2+2 Poster Makes Back-to-Back Final Tables at the PCA!
Talal "Raidalot" Shakerchi finished 8th at the PSPC and now sits at the Final Table of the PCA $100k.
You might already be familiar with the name Talal Shakerchi. If not, maybe “raidalot” jogs your memory. Either way, you’ll be hearing a lot more of those names over the coming days, because the 54 year-old businessman and highly successful self-titled “amateur” poker player has already accomplished something quite incredible in The Bahamas: He has made back-to-back Final Tables.
Shakerchi’s first deep run came in the now-famous PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, going all the way to the Final Table before busting out in eighth for a cool $509,000.
While Shakerchi calls himself an amateur—in the sense that he has a day job—his winnings both live and online would be the envy of almost everyone who calls themselves a poker professional. With his PSPC cash, his live winnings now stand at $6.7 million, sitting 4th on the England all time money list and 136th overall.
The PSPC final table wasn’t even his biggest score to date—that goes to his 4th place finish at the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl just last month for $1.2 million. He’s also had some great results online, including taking down the $10,000 SCOOP High Main Event in 2016 for a tidy $1,468,000.
And now he’s squaring off for potentially an even bigger score: He’s about to take his seat at the Final Table of the $100,000 Super High Roller here at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in The Bahamas. Just five players remain, and while Shakerchi is the short stack he still has over 40 big blinds, more than enough room to make some plays.
Shakerchi is also a prolific poster on the Two Plus Two Poker Forums under the username raidalot, where he has made over 2000 posts in his eleven year history—a veteran on the famous poker forums. And he’s been notably critical of PokerStars in the past, but it seems he’s giving props for the PSPC event.
“I’m not the biggest fan of stars in recent years but, credit where it is due, this event is a positive for the game and is a win-win for both stars and players,” he posted just last night. “I hope they repeat next year.
Save the Dates: PokerStars Announces SCOOP 2023
PokerStars has revealed the dates for the 2023 Spring Championship of Online Poker across all markets with .COM players still waiting for more details.
PokerStars Ontario Announces Inaugural ONSCOOP Series
The inaugural ONSCOOP at PokerStars Ontario will dish out at least CAD $1.8 million in prizes across 129 events divided into three tiers.
Don’t Miss Out on Irish Open Satellites Running on PokerStars
PokerStars is hosting Irish Poker Open satellites throughout the week, offering €1500 packages for all the winners.
Win Your Sunday Million Anniversary Seats via PokerStars Satellites
There are daily Sunday Million satellites running on PokerStars across all buy-in levels, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to play in one of the biggest tournaments of the year.
Get Busy With Some Bounty Action at PokerStars in March
With 169 individual events and $20,000,000 in guaranteed prizes, the Bounty Series on PokerStars promises plenty of great action the first half of March.
Flash or No Flash Spin & Goes at PokerStars Ontario?
PokerStars Ontario offers two variations of its popular Spin & Go format, allowing players to pick their preferred way to compete for big potential jackpots.
Don’t Miss Big Sunday Action at PokerStars Ontario
There is a rich schedule of PokerStars Ontario Bounty Builder Series events waiting for you this Sunday across all buy-in levels.
Stake & Be Staked Safely at WSOP Ontario
WSOP Ontario is the only poker site in the province offering an integrated staking platform available to all players.
PokerStars Giving Away Loads of Tournament Tickets via Mini EPT Paris
Mini EPT Paris runs on PokerStars alongside the live Main Event, featuring rich prizes and plenty of added tournament tickets.
WSOP Ontario Set to Send Players to the 2023 Main Event
Players will have ample opportunities to win dozens of WSOP Main Event seats playing various satellites hosted at WSOP Ontario.
CAD $700,000 up for Grabs in PokerStars Ontario New Series
Featuring 100 events and the popular PKO format, the PokerStars Ontario Bounty Builder Series isn’t the one you’ll want to miss out on.
Neymar Jr. Playing at Home Turf at PokerStars EPT Paris
The Brazilian superstar was in the crowd for the opening event of the inaugural EPT Paris by PokerStars.
PokerStars EPT Heads to Paris for the First Time Ever
PokerStars will be hosting the first European Poker Tour event in Paris this February, alongside the France Poker Series for those with smaller bankrolls.
PokerStars Ontario 50/50 Series Featuring $250k in Prize Money
With 50 tournaments at $50 each, PokerStars Ontario 50/50 Series promises a lot of hot action.
Tune In for the PokerStars PSPC Final Table Coverage
Live coverage will start at 19:00 CET, with players guaranteed seven figures and competing for the first place prize of $4,053,200.
Chinese New Year’s Series Another Success for PokerStars Ontario
The latest tournament series at PokerStars Ontario shattered guarantees left and right, promising great things to come.
$100,000 up for Grabs in PokerStars Ontario KO Weekend
The series features a dozen events spread over Saturday and Sunday, with the PokerStars Ontario $100 Sunday Special guaranteeing CAD $42,000 for the winners.
Mini PCA Online Series by PokerStars Brings Loads of Affordable Action
The series consists of 30 events with very affordable buy-ins, big guarantees, and added prizes that include tickets to upcoming live PokerStars tournaments.
PokerStars Reveals the Date for 17th Anniversary Sunday Million
The PokerStars flagship event will take place on March 26 and will feature the guaranteed prize pool of $7.5 million.
Vanessa Kade Receives a Surprise Platinum Pass from Poker Stars
Kade was thrilled to receive the news and pledged to share a portion of her future winnings with her Twitter followers and one of her favorite charity organizations.