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Your guide to Sochi and the PokerStars Festival

You've got your visa. You've booked your flights. Maybe you've even bolstered your bankroll with a nice online score. There's nothing left to do now but get excited about one of the more unique poker stops out there.Following on from May's PokerStars Championship, we're returning to the Russian city...more

by Jack Stanton on October 16, 2017 6:12 AM

Weekend Review: Sunday Million no longer a pipe dream for Dietrich

A brief round-up of the world of PokerStars this past weekend...Weekend highlights on PokerStars • Pipedream17 wins the Sunday Million • New look PokerStars School launched Pipedream17 wins Sunday Million A two way deal secured Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich a first prize of $142,000 in this week's S...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 16, 2017 4:38 AM

Are you dreaming big? Then try this experiment.

Earlier this week we featured a short interview with Jan-Mikael "Kesjan" Kesänen, winner of the Sunday Million last weekend, and now enjoying the prospect of $157,000 in his PokerStars account. In Kesänen's case it started with a dream. Two days before the win he'd had one of those dreams you might ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 13, 2017 4:39 AM

Weekend Warm-Up: Power Up and dreaming big

As well look forward to another weekend, here are some of the stories from the week on PokerStars.• PokerStars launches real money Power Up• Poker In The Ears episode 102• MEGASTACKS in New Jersey• Dreaming Big• More Winning MomentsPower Up gets real money launchThe big news from the week was the la...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 13, 2017 3:35 AM

A Winning Moment for #TeamTalon

You don't have to look far for stories during WCOOP. That was certainly the case during the most recent Series last month. The more you look the more you uncover, including this story, not from one of the big winners, but from the type of players who get an enormous kick out of a three-figure cash r...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 12, 2017 1:52 AM

PokerStars' futuristic Power Up goes live for real money

The year 2047 is apparently going to be a wild one. If you don't believe me, just do a quick Google search. Doomsayers are saying we'll see singularity by then, the earth will hit the point of climate departure, and everyone will be just a couple of years away from whatever happens (no spoilers!) in...more

by Brad Willis on October 10, 2017 6:27 AM

How to play Power Up

Here you'll find everything you need to know to get started with Power Up and how to play this great new game from PokerStars.• Introduction to Power Up• Logging in to play• How to play• Power cards and what they do• How to use your power cards• Frequently asked questionsIntroduction to Power UpSo, ...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 10, 2017 6:26 AM

For Jan-Mikael "Kesjan" Kesänen it started with a dream...

Jan-Mikael Kesänen had a dream. It was one of those perfect dreams. You might even had had one of these dreams yourself. Something fantastic happens, and the dream feels so real, and is so enjoyable, that waking up is nothing short of disappointing. In Kesänen's case the dream involved poker.For Jan...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 10, 2017 4:15 AM

Extending the runway: The flightpath of a recreational poker champion

As far as you and most of the rest of the poker world are concerned, there is a Finnish grinder who goes by the name messigoat10 who does pretty well for himself. Everyone can be forgiven for imagining this dude sitting in some Finnish outpost and using his winnings as mere accessories to his dashin...more

by Brad Willis on October 9, 2017 8:08 AM

Big Things

I came to Las Vegas this summer to attend the WSOP, same as I have annually since I was 20 years old. I had fallen in love with poker before I was old enough to battle at the Rio, and gladly spent that first pre-21 summer grinding online while rooting on my friends from the rail. Ever since, competi...more

by Jason Somerville on October 9, 2017 4:01 AM
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