Kristen Foxen Robs Negreanu of His Second 2024 Tournament Win

Daniel Negreanu came close to winning his second title of the year but was stopped in his tracks by Kristen Foxen.

Canadian poker superstar Daniel Negreanu started the new year on a good note, winning the first High Roller event of the 2024 PokerGO Tour (PGT) and bagging $218,400 for his efforts.

A couple of days ago, KidPoker found himself in a position to win another PGT accolade as he got all the way down to heads-up in a $10,000 event. However, this one didn’t have the Canadian’s name on it, as he couldn’t get past Kristen Foxen, his last obstacle on the way to the second title of 2024.

Foxen started the final skirmish with a chip lead, but Negreanu put up a great fight and managed to close the gap. However, this wasn’t enough, as Kristen’s aggressive play, combined with a good run of cards, helped ensure her eventual victory.

Foxen took home $165,000 and climbed to the second spot on the PGT leaderboard, while Daniel cashed for another $105,000. With a win and a second-place finish barely two weeks into 2024, Negreanu is setting the tone for the rest of the year as he seeks redemption for less-than-stellar 2023.

There are many more tournaments coming up in the following weeks and months, and it will be interesting to see if Kid Poker can keep the momentum going and have the cards cooperate, as his poker skills are beyond any doubt.

published 3 months ago • by permalink

PokerStars Announces New & More Generous Rewards System

A new rewards scheme at PokerStars brings more value for high-volume grinders and recreational players alike while making things much simpler.

PokerStars has come out with a big announcement, letting players know about major changes to the rewards program. The new loyalty scheme, set to kick in on January 22, will be much more straightforward and will offer a chance to get up to 60% rakeback.

On the overall, the program will offer more rewards for all players, completely moving away from Weekly Challenges and also putting a lot of focus on Power Path.

From January 22, there will be zero personalization, and players will know exactly what they stand to get back, with regular returns going up to 40%. However, there is more, as PokerStars is introducing two new tiers beyond the Black tier.

These will be called Select and Select+, aiming at high-volume players and giving them a chance to get as much as 60% of their rake back. At the same time, players on the other end of the spectrum, i.e. low-stakes recreationals can look forward to a free $0.50 Power Path ticket every single day, regardless of their volume.

The new PokerStars rewards scheme represents a significant shift for the operator, and it’s something to look forward to. Check out a more in-depth look at the fresh program, or head over to PokerStars and join the action in preparation for the big day!

published 3 months ago • by permalink

WSOP 2024 Full Schedule Dropping Soon!

It looks like the WSOP is gearing up to announce the full 2024 schedule in the coming days.

After a stellar week for the WSOP at Thunder Valley, Choctaw Durant, King’s Rozvadov, Deerfoot and Marrakech events, the operator has hinted that the full WSOP 2024 schedule will be coming soon!

The WSOP has already confirmed dates for the live series. It will take place between May 28 and July 17 at the Horseshoe and Paris Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. The 2024 WSOP Main Event runs from July 3 to 17.

Mystery Millions, Millionaire Marker and Seniors Championship will all make a return, we just don’t know when!

As soon as the full schedule is released players can start making plans as to which events they want to play. Already the WSOP is running a US promotion for players in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and New Jersey.

All players need to do is make a real-money deposit between using the code EVENT24 until January 29, to be entered into a freeroll that will play out on January 31. The winner of the freeroll will win a seat to the 2024 Main Event, which usually costs $10,000 to buy-in.

published 3 months ago • by permalink

Get Your Instant Killer Whale Status at GGPoker

The promotion gives you a chance to earn 50% weekly cashback at GGPoker for 100 days and allows you to obtain the Platinum Whale status at reduced requirements.

Starting today, January 15, GGPoker is offering all players with a Fish Buffet status lower than Platinum Whale a chance to instantly upgrade to a promotional Killer Whale status, giving them an opportunity to receive up to 50% cashback over the 100-day span.

Becoming a Killer Whale is easy. Simply log into your GGPoker account, click on the Fish Buffet icon, and if you qualify for the status upgrade, there will be a big green button that you can click to receive an instant upgrade.

Any Fish Points you already have in your account will be converted to cash at the average rate of the level you’re converting from, and for the next 100 days, the Killer Whale status will be active, giving you 50% weekly cashback.

The promotion is also meant to help you fast-track your way to the Platinum Whale status. Earn 400,000 Fish points within these 100 days, and you’ll unlock the Platinum Whale rank, active for the next 365 days. Starting from scratch, this status requires 3,000,000 points, so this is a huge boost.

The Killer Whale promo remains active until February 15, so if you want to take advantage of it, head over to GGPoker, check your account (or create one), and get started!

published 3 months ago • by permalink

Epic Journey of French Qualifiers for 2023 PokerStars Players Championship

Relive the greatest PokerStars Players Championship moments through the eyes of online qualifiers!

If you love stories about poker online poker qualifiers and their journeys as they take on some of the biggest live tournaments in the world, the latest documentary by Victor Saumont is well worth your time. The documentary follows the journeys of 79 French qualifiers during the 2023 PokerStars Players Championship that took place early in 2023 in the Bahamas.

Although the film is in French, there are English subtitles, so you’ll be able to enjoy all of the 80+ minutes, filled with interesting stories, exciting moments, and a fair few successes, as 12 of those 79 qualifiers made the money, winning well over $700,000 combined.

These players found their way to the 2023 PSPC in many different ways. Some got there following the Road to the PSPC, others took advantage of the Platinum Pass promo, and some even made it via PokerStars freerolls.

All this is to say that the documentary represents a great mix of different stories and will keep you entertained for the entire duration, which is quite an achievement of its own.

And, of course, if you get inspired by these stories, there are always ample opportunities over on PokerStars to script your own poker adventure. Head on over, grab your welcome bonus, and, who knows, you might be featured in a next film similar to this one!

published 3 months ago • by permalink