Oct 30, 2014 | News |

PokerStars Rake Increase Explained: Who Will Be Affected?

Following another policy change that has raised the ire of some of their players, PokerStars seems to be taking the same approach to pulling off a Band-Aid that my mother advocates: Grab it and rip it off with one quick, painful yank. The handful of controversial changes/decisions the company has recently made have come in [...]

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Matt Culberson earned his first tournament cash in four years, winning the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event in St. Charles, Missouri. (Photo credit - Tim Fiorvanti)

Matt Culberson Wins HPT St Charles, $129,147

The Heartland Poker Tour debuted at the Ameristar Casino, Resort and Spa in St. Charles, Missouri drawing a field of 383 entries and generating a prizepool of $538,195. Matt Culberson had almost $500,000 in lifetime career earnings, but hadn’t played a tournament in several years, becoming a baseball coach. Culberson started the final table as [...]

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Jenniefer Shahade mulling a decision during one of her six heads-up matches. (Photo by Danny Maxwell/Courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
Oct 24, 2014 | News |

Jennifer Shahade: Blurring the Boundries Between Chess and Poker

Jennifer Shahade criss-crosses the globe changing hats as a professional poker player and master chess player. Sometimes she dons both, like at the recent UKIPT event on the Isle of Man where PokerStars hosted an international chess tournament and Shahade participated in an exhibition playing  six chess/poker matches simultaneously – where she won five of [...]

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