Author: jeremy

Charlie Carrel Wins 2017 PokerStars SCOOP Main Event

Congratulations to Charlie Carrel, who has won the 2017 PokerStars SCOOP “High” Main Event. And kudos as well to Gimbel who likewise earned seven figures after the heads-up deal. It was just a few months ago the young U.K. pro Charlie Carrel a few days removed from another deep tournament run by him, in that case to a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller. Since that chat he’d collect four more final tables, including one earlier this month in the High Roller at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®. Among the topics we discussed was...

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“Alien_Army” Wins XL Inferno Main Event for $291,007

The final day of the $7,500,000 XL Inferno Championships was a record-breaking one as the $1,050 Main Event achieved the largest prize pool in 888poker history! It was a fitting way to end our most profitable, longest series to date, one that encompassed 197 events over two weeks. Among the XL Inferno’s other achievements was last Tuesday’s highest buy-in tournament ever held on 888Poker with the $5,200 buy-in High Roller, which generated an $810,000 Prize pool. Read about all the best story lines and more below. Austria’s “Alien_Army” Wins XL Inferno M.E for $291,007 The keystone event on Sunday’s schedule was the $1,500,000...

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888poker XL Inferno Series Day 14: “PokerMogo” Wins Second Title

Day 14 of the $7,500,000 XL Inferno Championships was comprised of 13 events, and some interesting stories came out of Saturday’s action. That included a deep run by 888poker Ambassador Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot and Romania’s “PokerMogo” taking down his second title of the series. Romania’s “PokerMogo” Captures Second Title A week ago, Romania’s “PokerMogo” topped a massive field of 1,171 players to win the $160 buy-in Event #97 $200,000 Tune Up for a hefty $44,996 payday. On Saturday, he showed the world he’s no one hit wonder as he navigated a field of 282 players to win Event #173...

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888poker XL Inferno Series Day 13: Argentina’s “Dmilito22” Captures 2nd Title

888poker XL Inferno Series Day 13 saw 11 more players add their names to the history books, each of who locked up a seat into the XL Champion of Champions tournament. Thus far, 165 seats have been awarded for that event which will see three lucky winners receive packages to the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, Argentina’s “Dmilito22” topped a field of 258 players to win the $160 buy-in Event #134 $20,000 Crocodile for $7,914 and his first XL Inferno title. On Friday, he won his second title in as many days after he...

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Poker Pro Kevin Martin Wins ‘Big Brother Canada’ Season 5

Kevin Martin, the 24 years-old professional poker player, took home the title in Season 5 of ‘Big Brother Canada.’ Team PokerStars Online member Kevin Martin won $100,000 grand prize along with a $30,000 home furnishing makeover from The Brick, and a new 2017 Toyota 86. Kevin received all nine of the jury votes to secure his victory. “I came here with one goal and one goal only: to make it to the end,” said Kevin. “I haven’t had a single ally in the house for the whole second half of the game, so every morning I would wake up and do nothing...

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