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Tournament Review For April 14, 2014
The $600+35 NLHE FTOPS Main Event was won by Niall firaldo Farrell of the United Kingdom, who had a career high cash of $236,233 as a result of a three-way final table deal. With the win, he could move into the Top 100 worldwide for the first time ever in the PocketFives Rankings. Veteran PocketFiver Mike timex McDonald of Canada (pictured) was also involved in the chop, taking home an even ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 14th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 14, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events. had 401 runners vying for the 52 available prizes totaling $47,750. Three of the events had overlays totaling $3,950. One of the major events had a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 14th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 14, 2014
This weekend on the virtual felts in New Jersey, several PocketFivers made the final table of the nightly $10K Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. On Saturday, Brian Willis (WillisNYC on PocketFives, pictured) won it, banking the first place prize of $2,448. This follows up his win last weekend in the $25K Guarantee, where he took home $7,315, and his win in the WSOP $10K Guarantee on March ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 14th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 11, 2014
In the $10,000 Guarantee nightly tournament on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, PocketFiver Mike Gags30 Gagliano came out victorious on Monday, taking home $2,469. Making two final tables this week in the Party/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee was Kenny Egri Jr. (Sonofa_nh on PocketFives, pictured), finishing in second place both times for a total of $3,894. Egri has over $100,000 in recorded online cashes, ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 11th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for April 11, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for two $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events on exceeded the guarantees. There were 223 runners with a total prize pool of 16,225.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 11th, 2014 1
Tournament Review For April 7, 2014
Top 500 ranked Filurn of Denmark picked up his largest career online poker tournament cash over the weekend with a 3rd place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Michael (who is pictured and could very well move up to his all-time best worldwide ranking due to the score) cashed in for $186,600 as a result of a final table deal. He received the highest payout in the event despite his official ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 7th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 7, 2014
This weekend in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major, a familiar face was seen in the winner's circle. Mike Azzaro, who plays as MikeyCasino, outlasted a field of 304 runners to win the tournament, taking home $11,248. If you recall, Azzaro won the Party/Borgata $50,000 Guarantee on December 1 and then again on December 8 for a total of $15,140.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 7th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 7, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday along with the $5,000 Freezeout on Sunday. had 483 runners vying for the 61 available prizes totaling $56,210. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 7th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 4, 2014
In New Jersey, the $10K Guarantee ran this week on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker with PocketFivers represented at several final tables. On Monday, falcao (rooney on PocketFives) won the Party/Borgata $10K Guarantee, pocketing $2,200. Right behind him in second place was Matt Feeley (newagedp on PocketFives), winning $1,923.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 4th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for April 4, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for two $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events exceeded their guarantees. There were 237 runners with a total prize pool of 17,750 paid to 31 players.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 4th, 2014 0
Tournament Review For March 31, 2014
The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Challenge featured nine events over the weekend, with PocketFives members taking home a substantial amount of the prize money. In the $2,000+100 NLHE Main Event, pktsebens of Australia (pictured) made a strong case for getting back into the Top 500 worldwide rankings with a 3rd place showing for $292,320. David Bakes Baker finished ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Mar 31st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 31, 2014
In New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker's Sunday Major this weekend was bumped up to a $100K guarantee, which attracted 544 runners, just meeting the guarantee. In the end, the winner was Appalachia, who took home a cool $17,140 after a final table deal was struck.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 31st, 2014 4
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 31, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. had 367 runners vying for the 48 available prizes totaling $48,445. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 31st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 28, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, Party/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $10K Guarantee. On Monday, DavidR888 (DavidR888 on PocketFives) finished in second place, taking home $1,527. Right behind him in third place was ItWasAllADream (Joey Gloves on PocketFives), winning $1,295. Exit9Polarizer (SmashMouthPoker on PocketFives) took down the Party/Borgata Poker $10K on Thursday, pocketing the top ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 28th, 2014 3
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for March 28, 2014
In Nevada, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 249 runners with a total prize pool of 18,025, paying a total of 33 spots.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Other Recent Articles

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PokerStars, Full Tilt Downloadable Clients Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug
According to a statement posted on the sites' blog, the Heartbleed Bug did not affect PokerStars' or Full Tilt Poker's real money clients. The bug attacked an issue in OpenSSL, but according to PokerStars officials, "At no stage were our downloadable clients on either PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker vulnerable to this issue at any time. This applies to both desktop and mobile clients."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 14th, 2014 1
"I've Had No Greater Thrill Than Winning That $1 Tourney All Those Years Ago"
In recent weeks, Nick PureCash25 Rampone (pictured) took down the Full Tilt Poker $250,000 Guaranteed after a heads-up chop for $47,000. He has had two tracked scores of over $100,000, but, according to our little chat, his most memorable in the money finish came in a $1 buy-in tournament nearly 10 years ago for $300. Here's what the member of the British Columbia poker community had to say.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 13th, 2014 8
Heads-Up with Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Davidi Kitai (legrouzin)
In mid-2012, Davidi Kitai (pictured), a Belgium native who is known on PocketFives as legrouzin, won the European Poker Tour's Main Event in Berlin for nearly a million bucks. In 2008, it was more of the same. That year, he took third in the EPT Barcelona feature tournament for $649,000. Kitai is a sponsored pro of Winamax, which accepts EU players, and you can sign up for Winamax here to be ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 13th, 2014 0
No Hockey? Time to Play Poker!
How did you get started in poker' Did you find the game because of a friend' Did you randomly run across it on television' Did your family play around a kitchen table' For Roundelay (pictured), who calls Newfoundland, Canada home, the cancellation of the 2004-2005 NHL season was enough to steer him to the game we all love. We caught up with him after he final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Second ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 12th, 2014 0
Gus Hansen: "I Can't Keep Losing. At Some Point, I Have to Quit"
Gus Hansen (pictured) is in the midst of the worst online poker downswing on the books. At $17.66 million in the hole, the Danish pro has more than doubled the losses of noataima, the second biggest money loser in recorded online history, according to HighStakesDB.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 12th, 2014 10
Borgata Sues Phil Ivey Over $9.6 Million Baccarat Win
According to and a variety of other outlets, the Borgata in Atlantic City has filed suit against poker pro Phil Ivey (pictured) over a $9.6 million baccarat win that occurred two years ago. The site explained, "While playing,Ivey allegedly cheated by fixating on pattern flaws on the back of the cards, a technique commonly known as 'edge sorting,' according to the lawsuit."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 11th, 2014 16
Phil Hellmuth Has Given Away 11 of His 13 WSOP Bracelets
According to a series of Tweets from Phil Hellmuth (pictured), the poker pro has given away 11 of his 13 World Series of Poker bracelets, mostly to family members. Hellmuth has the most number of WSOP bracelets of anyone, leading Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson by three. He has amassed $12.2 million in cereer WSOP cashes, the most of anyone not named Antonio Esfandiari.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 11th, 2014 10
PPA Takes a Stand, Calls Chaffetz/Graham Legislation "Misguided"
On Thursday, the Poker Players Alliance, the primary lobbying voice for poker players in the US, called legislation from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) "misguided" and launched a national call to action campaign to encourage Americans to fight back. The organization has launched a detailed, informative web page allowing players to e-mail, meet, and call their ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 11th, 2014 2
Borgata Debuts High-Tech Tournament Chips After Counterfeiting Fiasco
The Borgata in Atlantic City has taken the initiative to beef up security in its poker tournaments by introducing brand new chips boasting several modern-day features designed to thwart counterfeiters. The purchase of the high-tech chips was reportedly the direct result of the scandal allegedly caused at least in part by Christian Lusardi, a North Carolina man who was charged with introducing ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 10th, 2014 2
Chatting with BillyChat: "Fingers Crossed I'll Be Lifting a Trophy Very Soon"
We think Billy BillyChat Chattaway (pictured) might have one of the most-fun-to-say names on PocketFives. Just try saying it five times fast. The Londoner came out on top in the Ongame ChampionChip last month for $13,000 and, given he's approaching $2 million in tracked scores, we figured it was time to catch up.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 10th, 2014 3
Heads-Up with Christina Lindley (lindeyloo22)
In February, Nevada's Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley (pictured) brought home the win in a Venetian Deep Stack event for $71,000, defeating a field of 317 entrants. That score came just a few months after a final table in a World Poker Tour event in Paris, a score that was worth $112,000. We caught up with her to gab about the World Series of Poker Main Event and her life away from the game. Visit ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 10th, 2014 5
"I Believe Poland Can Be One of the Best Poker Nations in the World"
On the last day of March, the PartyPoker $200,000 Guaranteed featured a final table that included four members ranked in the top 500 on PocketFives. Among them was Poland's danking, who drove to a first place finish, bringing home a payday of $28,000. There were over 1,100 entrants and danking has risen all the way to #5 in his home nation. We caught up with the Podkarpackie resident to talk ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 9th, 2014 2
High Stakes Poker: Jedlicka Returns After 18-Month Absence, Wins $750,000
After taking an 18-month hiatus from the nosebleed stakes at Full Tilt Poker, Niki "Jedlicka" Jedlicka (pictured) made a big splash. One of the first sightings of Jedlicka was on Monday when he stepped up for action at the Eight-Game Mixed tables. Playing a 12-hour session over two tables, the Austrian was able to take down $120,000.
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Apr 9th, 2014 8
Main Event Starts Friday at PocketFives Running Aces Live Series
If you're looking for some live poker this weekend, then check out the Main Event of the PocketFives live series going on at Running Aces in Columbus, Minnesota. On Friday, the first of two Day 1s in the $750 buy-in Main Event will take place starting at 5:00pm local time. On Saturday, Day 1B will occur starting at 2:00pm and the fields will combine to determine a winner on Day 2 on Sunday at ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 9th, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: moorman1 Back on Top
For the 13th time, Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured) is on top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. When the leaderboard was recalculated on Wednesday, Moorman rose one spot from #2 tto #1 and was last ranked atop the pack in mid-March. Did we mention that the Brit is fresh off winning the World Poker Tour's LA Poker Classic last month for $1 million' Must be nice!
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Apr 9th, 2014 0
2011 WSOP November Niner Sam Holden Semi-Retires from Poker
On Saturday, Sam SamDMND Holden (pictured) announced that he is taking a "semi-retirement" from poker to pursue further academic and professional goals.
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Apr 8th, 2014 15
"My Advice to Regs: Never Work on Your Game. You Just Have Bad Luck!"
You have to love the advice that GoGooseGo (pictured), whose goes by Paul, gave to his fellow regs on PocketFives: "Never work on your game. You just have bad luck!" All kidding aside, Paul final tabled the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy last month, cashing for $23,000 following a fourth place finish. He is on the cusp of breaking $900,000 in tracked scores.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 8th, 2014 0
"It's From the Film Rain Man. I Was Always Good with Numbers."
Last month, the PokerStars Micro Millions Main Event played out on the world's largest online poker site. The $22 buy-in tournament attracted a ridiculous field of over 63,000 entrants and, when it finally concluded, PocketFiver Raphael Jude RainmanRJA Augustin (pictured) came away with the win following a heads-up chop and ran off with $78,000, or nearly 3,600 times his buy-in.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 7th, 2014 1
WPT Championship Moves to Atlantic City This Month, $5 Million Guaranteed
The end-of-season World Poker Tour Championship is on the move. This year, the tournament will move across the United States from its old digs at the Bellagio in Las Vegas to the Borgata in Atlantic City. The action begins on April 21 and features the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, or NJCOP, running alongside it, giving players the chance to battle offline and online. Sign up for ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 7th, 2014 0
Bounties, Bounties Everywhere at PocketFives Running Aces Live Event
Pictured here is the bounty package that was up for grabs on Saturday night at PocketFives' live event at Running Aces Harness Park outside of Minneapolis Minnesota. The special $300 Pro Bounty generated a field of 66 players and coughed up a top prize of $6,300.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 6th, 2014 0
Online Poker Sites in Nevada Have Generated $8.5 Million in Revenue
According to iGaming Business and other reports, the regulated online poker sites in Nevada have amassed $8.5 million in revenue since their inception. Ultimate Poker, the first regulated online poker site in Nevada, launched on the last day of April 2013, nearly one year ago. Last September, joined in the party, and in February, Real Gaming, which is affiliated with South Point, came online in ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 6th, 2014 2
"I've Been Living Out of a Suitcase for the Last Year and a Half"
Poker players inherently travel quite a bit. With live events sprawled throughout the world and online regulations being different in each country, professional players can live quite a nomadic lifestyle. Take Bret vertigo007 Gross (pictured), for example, who has traveled across half of the continents in the world in the last two years playing poker. We caught up with him after he won the 888 ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 5th, 2014 4
Heads-Up with Ludovic Lacay (Cutsss)
A longtime member of PocketFives, Ludovic Cutsss Lacay (pictured) is a sponsored pro of Winamax, which accepts players from across the European Union. Lacay has $3.2 million in live cashes under his belt, according to the Hendon Mob, including a win in the EPT San Remo Main Event in 2012 for nearly a million bucks. The acclaimed poker pro sat down with PocketFives to talk about his career and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 5th, 2014 1
New York Online Poker Bill Going Nowhere in 2014
State Senator John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope, pictured) recently created a buzz in the online poker community when he introduced a bill that would legalize the industry in the state of New York. But almost as soon as he unveiled the legislation, Bonacic made it clear that he didn't expect the bill to pass anytime soon.
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Apr 4th, 2014 0
Second Round of US Full Tilt Poker Refunds Totals $5 Million
According to a message posted on the official Full Tilt Poker claims website, the second round of payments issued to former US Full Tilt players totaled $5 million. The distributions were made on April 1 and Garden City Group, the appointed claims administrator in the case, sent 2,200 of them for an average of $2,272 each.
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Apr 4th, 2014 3
Florida Governor Rick Scott Supports Internet Gambling Ban
According to a statement posted on his Twitter feed, Rick Scott (pictured), the Governor of Florida, says he supports a ban on internet gambling in Florida and at the Federal level in the United States. Scott Tweeted, "Although a national ban would be a better approach, I support a ban on internet gaming in Florida."
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Apr 4th, 2014 6
Isn't it Ironic? Las Vegas Sands Board Member Invests in Online Gambling
While Sheldon Adelson is right in the thick of his anti-internet gambling crusade, one of his Las Vegas Sands Board members has been busy buying up a massive stake in an online gaming giant. Jason Ader, founder of the investment firm SpringOwl, has acquired a 6.1% share of bwin.party, giving him a controlling interest in the London Stock Exchange-traded business.
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Apr 3rd, 2014 4
Lottery Association: US Gambling "Should Be Left Up to States"
A letter from the Executive Director of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, David Gale (pictured), has outlined the organization's stance on internet gambling and online poker in the United States. The letter, dated March 31, was sent to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has authored a bill to restore the Wire Act of 1961 and ban internet gambling in the United ...
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Apr 3rd, 2014 1
High Stakes Poker: ragen70 Up $1.4 Million in Three Days
April has been mighty kind to ragen70, whose real name is Niklas Heinecker (pictured). He earned $514,000 at the Full Tilt Poker Triple Draw tables on Wednesday to bring his three-day haul to an impressive $1.4 million, according to HighStakesDB. And it's not like Heinecker is facing off against the peons of the poker world either. In fact, he has been battling some of the game's top minds.
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Apr 3rd, 2014 0
PocketFives Live Event at Running Aces Kicks Off, Tony Lazar Wins Event #1
Tuesday marked the start of PocketFives' first live poker festival. The site: Running Aces Harness Park outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twenty-six events are on tap in total, including a special $300 Pro Bounty this weekend and a $750 Main Event that starts on April 11. View the schedule.
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Apr 2nd, 2014 2
Fraternal Order of Police: "Online Gambling Ban Benefits Criminals"
Following the introduction of legislation last week from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz to ban online gambling and poker in the United States, a key organization responsible for implementing laws came out against their efforts.
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Apr 2nd, 2014 4
PocketFives Rankings Update: Hooray for huiiiiiiiiii
It was a good week to be Austria's huiiiiiiiiii (pictured), who shot up 12 spots to #4 in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, his highest position ever. The top-ranked player in Austria, huiiiiiiiiii earned $11,000 after a runner-up finish in the PokerStars.fr Night on Stars on Sunday. Two days prior, he hit the jackpot in a WCOOP Challenge $215 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy, officially taking home ...
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Apr 2nd, 2014 1
Zoom Poker Up to 29% of PokerStars' Cash Game Traffic
In early 2010, Full Tilt Poker launched a new variant called Rush Poker, introducing players to the wild world of fast-fold poker. Since then, many sites have started their own versions of fast-fold poker games, all more or less the same as Rush. What looked to some people as initially just a gimmick has proven to be a very popular game with staying power.
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Apr 1st, 2014 7
"To Beat Poker, You Have to Be Poker"
Here's a new adage for you: "To beat poker, you have to be poker." We'll tell you why we care about that phrase in the first place in a little bit, but in the meantime, we'll say that Andy andyh26 Holman took down the PokerStars Sunday Storm last month for a commanding $36,000 after a three-way deal.
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Apr 1st, 2014 1
Victims in Borgata Tournament Marred By Fake Chips Still Awaiting Resolution
To start off 2014, the opening event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open was canceled when 27 players remained after officials found "a significant number of counterfeit chips." The tournament carried a healthy $2 million guarantee and first place was scheduled to make $372,000. Two months later, its remaining participants are anxiously awaiting a resolution.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 31st, 2014 1
New York Online Poker Bill Introduced, PPA Calls It "A Great First Step"
New York could soon be hopping into the online poker scene, as a bill to legalize and regulate the game was introduced in the state's Senate in recent days. It's numbered S 6913 and allows "Omaha Hold'em and Texas Hold'em poker as well as any other poker game that the Commission determines is the material equivalent of either of those, whether in a cash game or tournament." Read the legislation ...
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Mar 31st, 2014 5
"Obviously I Need to Cooler the Heck Out of People at the Final Table"
Two weeks ago, Mexico's Dan Eich64 Eichhorn (pictured) drove to a second place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. His reward was a blistering $78,000 and he nearly defeated a sizable field of over 3,300 entrants. Eichhorn is up to $613,000 in tracked cashes in his PocketFives profile from over 2,000 in the money finishes.
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Mar 30th, 2014 4
Don't Just Sit There! TryToExploit
One of the largest cashes by any PocketFiver recently went to Jose Carlos Garcia (pictured), who is known on our site as TryToExploit. His victory came in the PokerStars Sunday Million after a heads-up chop and was worth a swashbuckling $230,000. The Million that week was gigantic, with well over 9,000 entrants and a prize pool that passed $1.8 million.
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Mar 29th, 2014 2
Tom Dwan: Baccarat the Way to Recoup Million-Dollar Losses in Macau
Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond (pictured) has been having a rough year at the tables online. After starting March off strong and winning over $220,000, the high-stakes grinder quickly lost it all back, plus another $1.2 million, in just a few sessions. The sudden downswing led Galfond to post a lighthearted Tweet about his current misfortune: "What's the best way to make a quick $1.4m back' Asking ...
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Mar 29th, 2014 1
Marvin Rettenmaier on a Poker Shot Clock: It's Impossible to Implement
The concept of a shot clock in poker, in which a person would have only a limited amount of time to act, has taken off recently. The World Poker Tour, for example, surveyed its clientele, who voted 80-20 in favor of implementing a maximum amount of time to act. That spurred World Series of Poker officials to comment that we might see a shot clock on the Circuit this year.
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Mar 28th, 2014 12
"There is No Better Game in the World for Me than Poker"
A recent running of the Winamax High Roller, a €300 buy-in tournament, saw Austria's Josip Jozinho6 Simunic (pictured) come away with the win and earn $20,000. He blasted through the 200-player field and told us, "I feel great. I have been running well online and live the last few moths, so I feel very confident and happy." He was one of two PocketFivers to crack the final table of the Winamax ...
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Mar 28th, 2014 2
From Five Big Blinds to a Third 888 Sunday Challenge Win
The classic poker cliché "a chip and a chair" runs pretty true for Edmonton's aznxray (pictured), who stormed to a win in the 888 Poker Sunday Challenge despite being down to just five big blinds when four players remained. It was his third Sunday Challenge win all-time, which is pretty impressive considering the tournament drew 1,000 players on that fateful day.
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Mar 27th, 2014 2
US Banning Internet Gambling is "Ludicrous and Downright Foolish"
On Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced legislation to ban internet gambling in the United States sans horse racing, which was given a carve-out. Among those groups weighing in on the bills is the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, or SSIGI. Needless to say, the organization was floored about the legislation, which follows the ...
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Mar 27th, 2014 11
Democratic Governors Association Opposes Bill Banning Internet Gambling
Following the introduction of legislation in the US Congress by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz that looks to ban online gambling and poker, Democratic Governors from 11 states replied with a letter to the major players in Congress denouncing the move.
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Mar 26th, 2014 5
Heads-Up with 2009 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Cada (jcada99)
Last weekend, Joe jcada99 Cada (pictured), who won the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, added to his bankroll by taking down the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $42,000. The field numbered over 1,000 entrants and Cada defeated fellow online and live pro Kevin ImaLuckSac MacPhee heads-up. The Michigan native who plays online poker across the bridge in Windsor, Canada has undergone vast changes ...
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Mar 26th, 2014 4
PPA: Internet Gambling Bills Would Shut Down Regulated Sites in NJ, NV, DE
According to Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas, the draft bills circulating from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) that would ban online gambling in the US would also put an end to the existing regulated sites in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. However, compromises could be made as the bills, which were dropped on Wednesday, are advanced ...
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Mar 26th, 2014 12
PocketFives Rankings Update: Flush_Entity Leaps to #4 Worldwide
The PocketFives Online Poker Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday, with Griffin Flush_Entity Benger (pictured) making a major splash. The former #1 player in our Rankings, last seen at the top in mid-2012, Benger moved up from #14 worldwide to #4 and is 700 points off the pole position.
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Mar 26th, 2014 0
Texas Governor Rick Perry Voices Concerns About US Online Gambling
More powerful names in the world of politics are joining the side of Sheldon Adelson in the fight against online poker. Texas Governor Rick Perry (pictured) and former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln have taken up the cause rather vocally, lending their weight in the escalating struggle.
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Next Up for US Full Tilt Poker Refunds: Players with Minor Banking Errors
It's almost the three-year anniversary of Black Friday and, seemingly just in time, more US players are reportedly in line to receive their Full Tilt Poker refunds. This time around, according to the Vice President of Player Relations for the Poker Players Alliance Rich TheEngineer Muny, players with minor banking errors that are now corrected will be paid out. The time frame: around the end of ...
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Two-Time March Triple Crown Winner and New Delicatessen Owner
It has been a huge month of March for Austria's 23NoraB (pictured), who has won two PocketFives Triple Crowns so far well over 1,500 PLB Points combined. He has won four Triple Crowns in total, one-fifth of the haul for his home nation. We caught up with 23NoraB to talk about his recent run and his new delicatessen in Panama City, Panama.
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