PokerStars Home Games allow you to set up a private members club where you can play cash games and tournaments. All games can be for play money and real money, so you don't need to spend anything if you don't want to.
You can invite whoever you want and even keep track of tournament leaderboard standings.
PokerStars Home Games allow you to take the banter of your local home game onto the online felt, even allowing you to play with poker friends from all over the world.
Aliaksandr Shylko opened to 500,000 from under the gun with and Nacho Barbero was busy talking to the rail and didn't notice the raise. Barbero raised to 5,125,000 in the small blind with , thinking he was just putting Max Menzel to the test in the big blind.
Menzel folded and Shylko jammed all in for around 12,000,000 which got a quick fold from the dumbfounded Barbero as the chip lead exchanged hands.
One man responsible for making that happen was Managing Director of North America for PokerStars Severin Rasset, who helped usher in a similar liquidity merge in Europe.
“We had similar things happening in Portugal, which was operating as a closed liquidity for a while,” he explained. “Portugal has about 14 million inhabitants. So, very similar to the size of New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Then Portugal joined with Spain, which was a big, dynamic change to the market.”
He added: “I've been through quite a lot of these changes in the regulatory and so just using this experience while getting the most out of the team in the US and plugging my experience in with their expertise and their own experiences, I think we're gonna have a really good mix.”
Rasset recently spoke to PokerNews at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in the Bahamas about recent developments concerning PokerStars US including the reveal that they’re offering $1 million in guarantees each week, updates on Pennsylvania and Nevada, and the potential return of live events in America.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team has been on-site to offer live updates from a slew of PCA tournaments. Here’s a look at five of the more interesting hands captured in our live updates from the PSPC, including one that happened at the final table not long ago and could very well cost one player millions of dollars.
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