Saturday, 2 November 2019

Satellite Winner, Lukas Wahlster, Enjoys Travelling with the Intertops Team




After winning an online satellite at  Intertops Poker, Lukas Wahlster from Kaiserslautern, Germany is competing in the Caribbean Poker Tour event at Casino Royale. He brought his girlfriend with him. This is the third time that Lukas has won his way to a major tournament like this. Apparently he really likes St Maarten -- this is his 4th visit to the Dutch/French Caribbean island!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Tim O'Keefe Prepares for Another CPT St Maarten Tournament



Our buddy, Tim O'Keefe, is in St Maarten, psyching himself up for the CPT Main Event by hanging out at the pool during the day and playing some smaller tournaments in the evening.  As usual, Tim won his way to the Caribbean by winning an online satellite tournament at Intertops Poker.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

German Player is On His Way to the Caribbean for WSOPC


Sven Kolwes has won his way to the WSOPC Aruba in an online satellite tournament at Juicy Stakes Casino. Sven lives near Dortmund, Germany and is a regular at Juicy Stakes. His $2500 prize package includes $1700 buy-in to the Main Event, five nights luxurious accommodation at the Hilton Aruba and $500 toward travel expenses.

The World Series of Poker International Circuit heads to the beautiful island of Aruba November 21st. The action-packed schedule has 10 events, including the Main Event with its guaranteed prize pool of $250,000.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Poker em, Velden Austria -- July 2019

Rikard Aberg went to Velden, Austria with a group of players from Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Casino. They'd each won a prize package that included buy-in to the Main Event. Here's Rikard's videos:


A trip to a poker tournament can be so much more than just playing poker. During Poker EM in Velden, the Intertops qualifiers obviously played the Main Event, but they also enjoyed a great barbecue outside the casino, facing the beautiful lake W├Ârthersee.


Each year, the last two weeks in july, the best place to play poker in Europe is Velden Austria. Poker pro Erich Kollmann has come to Casino Velden each summer for his entire adult life and after a fourth place finish in the PLO championship on Monday, he welcomes all players to join him for Wednesday's Main Event start.


It is THAT time of the year, when Intertops travels to Velden with the online qualifiers to take part in the lovely Poker EM at Casino Velden. Poker Manager Hjalmar Lethin talks to Rikard Aberg about the coming week inside and outside the poker room and the great group of qualifiers who are representing Intertops in this tournament.


Aleksandr Bondarev from St Petersburg, managed to win one of the Poker EM satellites online on Intertops. He came all the way to Velden and he brought his friend and Mentor Aleksandr Kopasov, who will also play in the tournament. Here Bondarev talks about his way into poker, how he turned pro and why he really likes being in Velden.


One of the online satellite winners, in Intertops’ campaign leading to this year’s Poker EM in Velden, was Eduardo Rocha from Curitiba in Brazil. He is already loving the Austrian village by the lake W├Ârthersee.


Intertops online satellite winner Hussain Sajwani from Chicago, US, brought his girlfriend along for the poker adventure in Europe. After a really long trip across the pond, he is set to make his mark on European poker soil.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

WSOPC Caribbean St Maarten: Final Day, Phil Places 17th in Main Event


Down to fewer than ten big blinds, Intertops Poker qualifier Phillip Cardella moved all in and Michael Lech in the small blind reshoved.

Cardella had a flip with ace-queen suited against pocket jacks, but Lech immediately flopped a set and left his opponent drawing dead on the turn.

Nevertheless, our man Phil came in 17th, cashing in $3,500.

All of the players on the Intertops Poker / Juicy Stakes Casino team had a fantastic time and are looking forward to going back to St Maarten for some nice poker action and beautiful beaches.

Photos provided by TK Poker.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Main Event Day 2 was a tough one for Team Intertops


After almost nine levels of 60 minutes each, the 2019 WSOPC Caribbean $1,700 Main Event has reached the money. All remaining 18 players out of 165 entries have $3,500 locked up for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the top prize of $67,000.

Intertops Poker qualifier Phillip Cardella was one of the players that doubled on the stone-cold money bubble and bagged up 107,000. He's looking to get back into the action today at 3:30pm local time to fight for the prize money and the WSOPC ring.

While our other players were eliminated during Day 2, some went back playing various cash games or played at the Event #32 NLHE $400 like German qualifier Lukas Wahlster. This semi-turbo event saw a lot of action but Lukas made his way to the final table, eliminated in 6th place with TT against QQ. In addition to winning some nice extra cash for his trip he had a great time so far in the event and is enjoying his spare time in the Caribbean.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Team Intertops on the way to Day 2!

All of the players that won their way to the WSOPC Caribbean in St Maarten in satellites at Intertops Poker or Juicy Stakes Casino have survived Day 1A and are happy to enjoy a well deserved break today. 42 players out of the 74 entries in total bagged up chips, all on track to earn a portion of the guaranteed prize pool of $250,000.

Chip count for our players:
Phil C.: 79,100
Chris L.: 28,300
Lukas W.: 28,100 
Daniel L.: 22,700
Chris P.: 22,200

Saturday, 30 March 2019

WSOPC Main Event Day 1

After Day 1A this is the chip count for our boys:
Phillip Cardella 79,100 (12th)
Peter Gal 33,900 (32nd)
Chris Lampel 28,300 (34th)
Lukas Wahlster 28,100 (35th)
Daniel Lukacs 22,700 (39th)
Chris Perkins 22,200 (40th)

Chris Lampel

Chris Perkins

Lukas Wahlster

Phil Cardella



Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Online Satellite Champions Head to the Caribbean for the WSOPC St Maarten


Pics and videos from the Caribbean

We’re off to the Caribbean again this week with a group of online players that won seats at the WSOPC St Maarten Main Event.  Lukas, Daniel, Phil, Chris and Chris will converge on the Caribbean from Germany, Hungary and America.  We’ll follow their experience at the two-day tournament and we’ll hang out with them as they enjoy the unique tropical island.

In addition to the Main Event, there'll be lots of other action at the newly re-built Casino Royale, but for sure our players are going to want to hit the beaches and bars!



The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort where the players will be staying is between the casino and the famous beach where everyone goes to get blown around by KLM 747s. That may be how most people know St Maarten, but poker players know it as a great place to play poker!

“I played a $2 rebuy to win a seat into the $110 satellite where I won this trip!”  said Phil who also won his way to Punta Cana three years ago.  “I’m a recreational player.  I work for an architect firm in Pittsburgh, but I play tournaments at the casino near me every now and then.  Really looking forward to going back to St Maarten!”

Lukas has won a seat in St Maarten before and also won a satellite for the WPT National in Venice. Last fall he won his way into the €500,000 Malta Poker Festival.

“I’m bring my girlfriend with me so she can relax at the beach and pool while I’m in the casino, hopefully getting my first Hendon Mob listing!”  he said.  “It’s a win-win situation – if I bust out early, I can have some fun in the sun with my girlfriend!”

Chris Perkins won his way to St Maarten a couple of years ago. Since that first taste of international competition, he’s quit his day job and has been travelling and playing poker.

“I'm super excited to go back to the island,” said Chris. “I hope everything looks close to normal after the hurricane.” 

The WSOPC St Maarten, now in its fourth year, is a well-run tournament produced by TK Poker.  It attracts all kinds of players – professionals, semi-professionals, and recreational – from all over the world. In addition to the main event, there will be lots of cash games to keep the players busy. Not to mention 27 beaches…