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2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Begins Today

It may have seemed like a lifetime ago, but the tournament poker world has only been on hiatus for about two weeks. That slight respite from play has left hundreds of players itching to get back to the felt and the only thing that will scratch that itch is one of poker’s major tournaments. That’s right…the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is set to open play today, with a plethora of action available. Once again back in its home at the Atlantis Resort Spa on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, the 2018 PCA is back in full swing after a one-year “dream” as the PokerStars Championship Bahamas. The PCA has traditionally been the “kickoff” for tournament poker in the New Year and 2018 isn’t breaking that tradition. In fact, the 2018 PCA is wasting no time in getting the eyes of the poker world focused on it. Saturday will mark the

“Molly’s Game” Premieres Today with Jessica Chastain Garnering Oscar Buzz

With Christmas just around the corner, time for many people might be a bit short. For those who are finished with their preparations (lucky dogs!), a movie might be in the cards. For those who have a fondness for poker, the latest attempt at a “poker movie” hits screens across the country and around the world today, with Oscar buzz aplenty. After a long buildup Molly’s Game, the directorial debut of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that stars Jessica Chastain as the titular star of the film and Idris Elba as her attorney. If you don’t know the story of the book penned by Molly Bloom, it is the story of a plucky underdog that was able to overcome the odds and become a winner… OK, that’s not true, at least most of it. Molly’s Game, based on the book of the same name written by Bloom, was her expose of her

World Poker Tour’s Borgata Poker Open Kicks Off Action Today

After a stop out in California earlier this month, the Season XV schedule of the World Poker Tour chugs eastward, setting its wheels down in Atlantic City and, in particular, the Borgata for its eponymous Borgata Poker Open. The Borgata Poker Open is being contested for the 14th time as a featured part of the WPT circuit and it has had just about as many changes to its tournament format in that time. When first contested in 2003, the buy-in was $ 5000 and only 235 players came out for the freeze-out tournament (Noli Francisco was the first-ever champion at a final table that also featured runner up Charlie Shoten, David Oppenheim and 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Carlos Mortensen). Only two years later in the midst of the “poker boom,” the buy-in was kicked up to $ 10,000 and 515 runners came to the line (Al Ardebili would

2016 World Series of Poker Festivities Begin Today

Here we are. Today, May 31st, is the first day of the 47th Annual World Series of Poker. With 69 events spanning a month and a half (not counting the break for the November Nine), the WSOP should prove once again to be one hell of an experience for all involved. There are no official events at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas today – that all starts tomorrow with the $ 565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em Event. Tuesday is the day players start getting warmed up. The Pavilion Room green section is open for cash games of all sorts of stakes and will be running non-stop around the clock. Single-table satellites also begin today, allowing players to start trying to qualify for some of the WSOP events on the cheap. Also kicking off on Tuesday are the popular Daily Deepstacks tournaments. These are one-day multi-table events,

PokerStars New Jersey Soft Launch Begins Today

Today is a historic day in the United States as it is the first day in which PokerStars is up and running as a legal, regulated online poker room. Wednesday marks the start of the “soft launch” for PokerStars in New Jersey, when the poker site will host live internet poker games on a limited basis for testing purposes. Assuming everything goes as planned, the full launch will be on March 21st. As this is just a testing period, PokerStars is capping the number of players that can be on at one time at 500. We are not quite sure, however, if this means 500 individual accounts can be logged on at once or 500 instances of players can be seated at once (for the latter, this would mean that, say, 250 players could be sitting at two tables each). We’re guessing it is the former, but either way, if