The Weekly Turbo: Let The Online Poker Games Begin

The Weekly Turbo: 888, SCOOP, WSOP

This week in poker was a busy one with the start of the 888poker XL Inferno Series and the Spring Championship of Online Poker. WPT MonteDam Swing is underway and the partypoker LIVE Million North America just finished.

If that doesn't already make you overwhelmed, or make you wonder how you'll trace all the action you missed, we got you covered.

The Winner's Circle

Jean-Pascal Savard

Jean-Pascal Savard took down the biggest poker tournament in Canadian history, the partypoker MILLIONS North America Main Event.

“jayser1337” had a fantastic Sunday, winning a $1 million guaranteed tournament at partypoker.

Sam Taylor won $390,103 at Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship, his best cash ever.

WSOP bracelet winner Mike Cordell added a second Circuit ring to his collection in Baltimore.

Christopher Savov shipped the 8-Max at the Playground Poker Spring Classic for $9,715 after a deal between the final seven players.

After cashing in two previous DTD200 events, Mark Stokes finally took one down in the third attempt.

Sweden's Jerry "Perrymejsen" Ödeen was the biggest winner in Sunday tournaments at 888poker after taking down The Whale April 2 for $29,117.

"Check^On123" is the latest PokerStars millionaire. Here's the science behind a shock like that.

Martin Finger and Jonathan Duhamel worked out a deal and flipped for the trophy. Duhamel took the win in the Event #5: $2,500 NL Hold’em Second Chance.

Nick Nickoletopoulos caught a three-outer on the river to best Sébastien Drolet-Poitras in Event #9: $330 NL Hold’em Bounty

888poker XL Inferno Series


The Game Changers


The WSOP implemented new clock rules in hopes of killing the ability to stall out on the bubble.

Alex Dreyfus outlines plans for esports, GPL Season 2 and multi-gaming in the future.

Andreas Klatt has won the Barcelona package. WPT Amsterdam ME could mean more to him than most.

The Unibet Open is returning to Copenhagen for the fourth time.

The Summer Grind Tour features hundreds of events including three WSOP online bracelet events. Here's the schedule.

Finishing our Poker & Pop Culture "California swing" is a look at a recent documentary on Gardena.

The Mediterranean Poker Cup gave its top event winners over $1.1 million in cash, record payouts.

The more risks you take, the more dopamine is produced by the brain. 888poker eMagazine created a study of more than a dozen countries to see which of them was the luckiest.

888poker is taking back the game by going one step further for its players, announcing its initiative, Taking Back the Game.

Bryn Kenney holds off Sergio Aido and Daniel Dvoress to keep lead in GPI Player of the Year race.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the scene for the Winamax SISMIX Main Event May 17-21.

Visible devastation is a sign of a good hand, or at least an interesting one. Check out these other hands from PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo.

At peak times, Global Poker has 130-140 $weeps cash games running with over 1,000 people seated.

Inside Gaming: Caesars gets the go-ahead for its bankruptcy plan; Trump Taj Mahal sale was for less than first reported.

Huge guaranteed prize pools are just one reason to play in the Poker King Cup.

Any poker variant can be played at the Cash Game Festival Gibraltar May 17-21.

Amaya's new focus on online casino and sportsbook resulted in increased revenue for first quarter.

King's Casino will put top esports gamers to the test with the King's Poker Gamers Contest.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo hand

An aces-versus-kings hand from PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo didn't "play itself" as such hands often go.

When the antes are big in seven-card stud, stealing is worthwhile. Some considerations when you do.

Consider how you'd try to extract value in this tourney hand after flopping a set in a three-bet pot.

You can qualify into Powerfest events at partypoker for as low as $0.01.

Learn to balance your play when facing observant opponents and encountering common hold'em situations.

The TigerGaming Bad Beat Jackpot has grown to unprecedented levels, approaching $600,000.

Four players left, three spots pay. Know when to call and when to shove when on the bubble of a SNG.

Complete simple poker missions to be rewarded with €1,000 and €10,000 freeroll entries at Everest Poker.

Here are Tommy Angelo's 35 live poker rules to follow regarding game play, table talk, strategy and more.

Playing PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker? Some tips to ensure you play your A-game.

Win a share of at least €1 million in the partypoker MILLION Germany.

Nick Binger discusses and the many ways it can help poker players improve.

Beat Slotomania's loyalty scheme and collect free coins to play slots forever!

You reraise a middle position raiser with J-J and get four-bet. LearnWPT analyzes the situation.

All new BGO Casino players can claim 200 free spins and up to €100 in bonus cash!

Check Tape

Ari Engel Calling the Clock

Ari Engel sold water, peanuts and hot dogs at baseball games. More random facts from random questions with this poker pro.

Throwback Thursday: Should a 30-second shot clock be implemented in live poker?

Mike McDonald visits the PokerNews Podcast to discuss his latest victory.

Monaco is known for its high life and expensive tastes. Laura Cornelius takes you through some tips to survive if you don't have any yachts or bling watches.

Mustapha Kanit dishes on other players and nearly loses his front teeth at PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo.

Here's what all the players at Monte Carlo thought about The Social Experiment at Commerce Casino.

Jason Wheeler provides his top tips for SCOOP.

Raffaele Sorrentino won the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo and spoke with PokerNews right after his win.

Here's a recap of all the latest and greatest happenings at PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo.

Julian Stuer took down the PokerStars Championship 25K High Roller for just over €1 million and talked to PokerNews.

  • 888poker XL Inferno and SCOOP have started. WSOP is coming. Let the poker madness begin.

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