Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 2

Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 2

As the pandemic forced poker players the world over to go into lockdown, former PokerStars employee Adam Hampton was the “go-to guy” when it came to setting up an online poker home game league.

In this second installment of a two-part series, Adam explains how the entire online home poker game experience he created for his group mirrored that of the online poker industry in general.

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Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 1

Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 1

As the pandemic forced poker players the world over to go into lockdown, former PokerStars employee Adam Hampton was the “go-to guy” when it came to setting up an online poker home game league.

In this first installment of a two-part series, Adam explains how the entire online home poker game experience he created for his group mirrored that of the online poker industry in general.

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EPT Online main event won by Swedish player ‘WhatIfGod’ for $1 million

EPT Online main event won by Swedish player ‘WhatIfGod’ for $1 million

Canadian professional Timothy Adams missed out heads-up as the first-ever EPT Online Main Event was won by ‘WhatIfGod’.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

Bernard Lee interviews longtime poker industry stalwart Garry Gates, who had a once-in-a-lifetime run in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, eventually making the final table and finishing in fourth place.

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The EPT Moves Online | Looking Back, Looking Forward

The EPT Moves Online | Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this feature we look back at the storied history of the European Poker Tour, which after 16 years will be holding its first tournament series online.

Longtime PokerStars stalwarts and company ambassadors chime in with their favorite and most memorable moments, and we preview what to expect from the first ever EPT Online in the coming days.

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Is PokerStars a Total Joke? (What You Need to Know)

Many people ask me these days, is PokerStars a total joke? And believe me, I get it!I have taken an unbelievable amount of bad beats on this site. So much so, that at times I am left wondering how it is not totally rigged for action? But is there some real treachery going on behind the scenes these days at PokerStars? Is PokerStars truly just a complete and total rigged joke?

That’s what

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Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

In this exclusive interview with Baard Dahl, Head of PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department, we discuss the nature of his team’s investigations against bots and collusion.

Baard also tells us about his professional background, shares his thoughts about the continuous progress in artificial intelligence, and reveals some fascinating insights about how his team works to ensure the security of online poker gameplay.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Maria Konnikova, accomplished poker player and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Maria talks about her 3.5-year long odyssey in the poker world, which saw her get coached by Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, climb to great heights and big wins, and being a PokerStars sponsored pro.

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PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

Bots and collusion in online poker are an extremely hot topic in the poker community these days. For the first time ever, PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department has publicly released numbers relating to their on-site security efforts.

In addition to an infographic sharing these numbers, we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with representatives of the company’s Gaming Integrity Department. Their answers to our questions are quite eye-opening, indeed!

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Steve O’Dwyer wins PokerStars SCOOP High Roller for $521,598

The popular American pro has locked up an online title that goes well with his many other achievements in poker.

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PokerStars PCA Report: Sam Greenwood wins the $100k for $1.7m

PokerStars PCA Report: Sam Greenwood wins the $100k for $1.7m

Another report from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Bahamas and Sam Greenwood has won the first of two $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em events, banking $1.7m in the process. When it comes to walnuts, Sam Greenwood’s is bigger and more impressive than most. The Canadian has just taken down the first of two $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em […]

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PokerStars Platinum Pass Adventure: storytellers, givers & gamers at the ready

PokerStars Platinum Pass Adventure: storytellers, givers & gamers at the ready

PokerStars continue the Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Platinum Pass Adventure giveaway with new competitions from Daniel Negreanu, Lex Veldhuis, Maria Konnikova, Jeff Gross, and Jennifer Shahade. I get it now. When the concept for PokerStars’ Platinum Pass Adventure first rolled out in May, I wasn’t a fan. I’ve changed my mind. In January, PokerStars will attempt […]

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Is PokerStars Rigged? Here Are the Facts

People still ask me all the time if PokerStars is rigged. Or if online poker in general is rigged.

And I have never written an article about it before because I think this just legitimizes what is inherently a pretty ridiculous question.

But I know that the emails and the comments about online poker being rigged won’t stop. And therefore hopefully this article will solve the Great Debate once

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Why HUDs are at the Center of a Philosophical Online Poker Civil War

This is a guest post by Ivan Potocki of BeatTheFish.com

Heads Up Displays, or HUDs as they are commonly referred to in the poker community, are among the most useful and most powerful tools serious poker players (grinders) have at their disposal.

While the exact setup and the on-screen appearance of a HUD can vary greatly, all of them have the same common goal: gather relevant information

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PokerStars Festival Dublin: McGinty & Silver win titles, Hand the McGregor of poker

PokerStars Festival Dublin: McGinty & Silver win titles, Hand the McGregor of poker

A round-up of news from the PokerStars Festival in Dublin including wins for Gary McGinty and Max Silver, and Fintan Hand wants to be the Connor McGregor of poker. Terrence Chan, no chance. Olivier Busquet, too dandy. ElkY, too pasty. Nope, none of these kick-ass poker stars is going to be the next big thing. […]

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