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PokerStars Championship Barcelona: Player of the... what now?

One of the contests that has flown under the radar this year has been the PokerStars Championship Player of the Year. Unlike other years this has taken on an event specific formula, with the winner of each event leader board (rather than a season long one) earning a $16,000 VIP Point package to the ...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 15, 2017 2:48 AM

Five reasons to play Barcelona (that you might not have considered)

We're fast approaching the next event on the PokerStars Championship schedule, with Barcelona little more than a week away. It's probably the most popular stop on the PokerStars calendar and with good reason. Here we present five of them in a not so subtle format. We went for obvious because in shor...more

by Stephen Bartley on August 9, 2017 2:50 AM

Barcelona: A guide to one of Europe's hippest and hottest poker destinations

Ever since Sweden's Alexander Stevic won the first ever stop on the inaugural season of the European Poker Tour (EPT) for €80,000 back in 2004, Barcelona's appeal as a poker destination has soared. This stunning city on Spain's east coast has consistently been a magnet for players, which is why it c...more

by Julian Rogers on August 3, 2017 6:56 AM

PokerStars Championship Barcelona: Seat open for Zedd!

Anton Zaslavski has a poker table in his house. He plays cards with his buddies just like any normal guy...except his poker table is personalized. And most of the people who know him don't know him by his Zaslavski surname.Most people of the five million people who follow him on Twitter just call hi...more

by Brad Willis on July 31, 2017 7:48 AM

Shirshikov tames Troyanovskiy to claim PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Ev

Champion! Pavel ShirshikovThe first major PokerStars tournament to be held in Russia is over, and tonight a 30-year-old professional player from St Petersburg named Pavel Shirshikov hoisted the PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event trophy.Shirshikov wins more than 29 million rubles--around $500,0...more

by Howard Swains on May 31, 2017 10:49 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Main Event final table live updates

This is an archive of full event coverage from PokerStars Championship Sochi. Click through for a full tournament recap.NOTE: For local readers who have been using pokerstarssochilive.com, go to www.pokerstars-ee.com/ru/blog/ to read the coverage. 9:15pm: Shirshikov ships it!Level 28 - Blinds 40,000...more

by Live reporting team on May 31, 2017 12:47 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Final table player profiles

A little bit more information about our final six players. (Research by Jan Kores, Media Coordinator).Seat 1: Seyed Ghavam, 35, Tehran, IranSeyed Ghavam is an amateur player, but is involved with gambling as a career: he runs a sports book. Ghavam, who will turn 36 next week, plays most of his poker...more

by Live reporting team on May 31, 2017 12:23 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Lavrentiy Ni leads last six into final table

It proved to be another speedy day in Sochi. The plan to reduce the remaining field of the PokerStars Championship Main Event from 16 to six took less than four and a half hours, and it leaves us with the prospect of an enticing finale tomorrow. Lavrentiy Ni, a 28-year-old from Almaty, Kazakhstan, i...more

by Live reporting team on May 30, 2017 1:41 AM

Another day at Sochi summit for Shirshikov, with ElkY and Moneymaker chasing

The inaugural PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event is nearing its business end, and despite a starting field of names typed predominantly with the neglected keys of the laptop, there's still a whole lot of mainstream interest going into Day 5.With 16 players left, two absolute global superstars ...more

by Live reporting team on May 29, 2017 2:13 AM

PokerStars Championship Sochi: Pavel Shirshikov leads with 30 left in Main E

"Pay that man his money."Teddy KGB's famous quote seems fitting in the character's motherland tonight as we burst the bubble on Day 3 of the inaugural PokerStars Championship Sochi Main Event. When proceedings began at midday we were 27 players off the money and four hours later the lucky 55 remaini...more

by Live reporting team on May 28, 2017 1:07 AM
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