PocketFives About Us
230 4th Ave. North, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 1 615 290 5592
To submit a support request, visit our Contact Us page.
PocketFives.com is a popular online poker forum and community launched in early 2005 by Vanderbilt University graduates Cal Spears, Adam Small, and Riley Bryant. PocketFives focuses on online poker tournament play, but players of all types from around the globe use the site on a daily basis.
Why do we call ourselves PocketFives? If you don't already know, pocket fives is the most culturally rich hand in poker. Nicknamed "presto," this hand has developed its own subculture, particularly in online card rooms and message boards, since the early 1990s. The proliferation of online poker has since solidified this hand in poker lore. It has a certain mystique, which made the name a perfect fit for our community.
Within five years of its launch, PocketFives grew to over 100,000 members from all over the world. Our site originally gained fame by ranking online poker players. Since then, the PocketFives Rankings have become the standard by which online poker players are measured. We've also diversified to display Country Rankings and Sortable Rankings that allow users to determine who the top players are in a particular city or region.
PocketFives offers unique content about poker news, legislation, tournament results, interviews, and lifestyle. Our team of experienced content writers brings the industry to life on a daily basis. Here's an overview of our writing staff.
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Twitter - @Lance_Bradley
Lance Bradley began working in the online gaming industry in 2001 with Bodog. From early-2004 until mid-2006 Bradley was the Poker Room Manager for the online gaming company.
After leaving Bodog he launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com, which he ran for two years before joining BLUFF in 2008 as Managing Editor. He was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. In August 2015, Bradley was named PocketFives President and Editor in Chief.
Bradley graduated from the Applied Journalism program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. He now lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
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Twitter - @pocketfives
Dan Cypra has been contributing to PocketFives since 2006 and became its Editor-in- Chief in 2011. He's one of the youngest students ever to graduate with an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Mary.
Cypra is been a member of the medial voting panel for the Poker Hall of Fame and also contributes to ESPN's poker rankings, "The Nuts." He has written articles for a variety of poker news outlets, including PokerSoftware, Poker News Daily, MacPoker, and TheNuts. Cypra also authors several monthly articles in Poker Pro Magazine.
When he's not writing about poker, Cypra is busy hosting a weekly bar trivia game in Nashville or keeping stats for his beloved Vanderbilt Commodores, a position he's held since 1999.
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Twitter - @Kevmath
Kevin Mathers first established himself in the poker community as a moderator on 2+2 before joining Twitter in 2008 where he quickly developed one of the largest legit followings in the poker industry.
Since then he’s come the go-to source for nearly any tidbit of poker information as players, operators and media rely heavily on him. The Syracuse native was hired by BLUFF in October 2010 and was named Poker Information Manager in April 2012.
Mathers joined PocketFives in September 2015 as the Community Manager. He now calls Atlanta home.
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"dhubermex" began playing online poker in 2004. He quickly became profitable in low- stakes sit and gos on PokerStars, often playing 10 or more tables at once. He eventually moved up to multi-tabling $55 sit and gos on PokerStars before moving on to MTTs in 2007, a year in which he was a profitable mid-stakes online tournament player.
In 2008, Huber served as Editor-in-Chief of PocketFives.com and still works with PocketFives as an administrative member, Podcast host, and forum moderation consultant. Huber is a resident of Mexico and his "dhubermex" handle is one of the most recognized names on PocketFives.
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Dan Katz has been in the poker industry since 2005, serving primarily as a poker news writer for a number of websites. A micro-to-low stakes casual online player before becoming involved in writing, Dan has also written many strategy articles geared towards the novice recreational player who wants to gain a more solid footing in the game. Dan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Emory University, so a career in poker made perfect sense. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.
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Twitter - @BillGrins
Bill Grinstead has hands-on experience in every aspect of the online poker industry. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing, he traveled to Costa Rica, securing a job with a popular online poker site during the industry's boom years.
He soon found that playing poker full-time was much more profitable than his day job and decided to go pro, specializing in mid-stakes Limit Hold'em. Utilizing his experience in marketing, web design, and content writing, he went on to create a profitable affiliate website to supplement his online poker earnings.
After 10 years of living in Costa Rica, he decided to move back to the United States and now lives in Atlanta where he works as a writer in the poker industry.