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New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 27, 2015
This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers found themselves in the winner's circle across all regulated sites. Maureen Redhotmomma Ludwig won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday night, earning $2,190.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 27th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for March 23, 2015
It was another big Sunday online this past weekend, propelled by the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. The biggest winner on Full Tilt this Sunday was Elio the real roks Fox, who won $85,338 by outlasting 904 players in FTOPS Event #18. Sweden's Sheater, United Kingdom's Easylimp, and Russia's SENSIMIL1 also made the final table in this event.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 23rd, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 23, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 15 final tables, cashing for $13,073 collectively. butters won over $5,370 for taking down both the Sunday $10K Reloader and Sunday $3,000 Six-Max events. Earning over $2,300 was bassmaster, with cashes in four events. bcm4924 cashed in three events and took home $1,583.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 23rd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 23, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Yong ykwon17 Kwon final tabled the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights, recording a win and a second place finish for a total of $1,995. Jamie mmmWaWa Kerstetter accomplished the same feat with the network's $10,000 Guarantee. She finished fourth on Friday and shipped it on Saturday, pocketing a total of $2,945.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 23rd, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 20, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Mike Gags30 Gagliano made the final table of both the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 and $10,000 guarantee, earning a total of $1,941 for his respective second and third place finishes. Both final tables were broadcast during his live stream (pictured) on PocketFives TV, and can be viewed On Demand directly from the PocketFives TV page.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 20th, 2015 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 16, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, ten PocketFives members made it to 17 final tables, cashing for $11,030 total. Butters led the way with the most cashes, four, winning $2,137 for his efforts. The PocketFives member winning the most cash this weekend was bassmaster, taking home $3,440 for his two cashes. The only member with a first place finish was bcm4924, winning the Saturday Re-Entry event for ...
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 16th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 16, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Jesse No_Xcape Elliot (pictured) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Friday night, cashing for $2,190. Sandi sandip815 Phelps, who was the runner-up in this tournament, also finished second in the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday night for a total of $2,456.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 16th, 2015 5
Tournament Review for March 16, 2015
It was a huge Sunday online this past weekend with PokerStars hosting its 9th Anniversary of the Sunday Million with a $9 million guaranteed prize pool and the kickoff of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 16th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 13, 2015
This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers came away with multiple wins across all sites. aceszhuited took down the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee and finished second in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee, earning a total of $4,705.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 13th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 9, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, making the final table of both the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees on the same night was Jeremy Jermz Danger, who finished as the runner-up in both tournaments, earning a total of $2,235. Winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was GGlady, who outlasted a field of 313 runners to claim the top prize of $10,834.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 9th, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 9, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 12 final tables and cashed for $11,505 total. bassmaster cashed in three events, totaling $2,526. ValueTown had two cashes, totaling $1,962. VegasJF took down the Weekend Warm-Up for $2,548.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 9th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 9, 2015
biggest winners over the weekend came in the PokerStars Sunday Million, with Romania’s xkosssx (pictured) leading the way by besting the 7,193-player field for $215,795. Bulgaria's alcos picked up a huge payday in this tournament as well, taking home $115,088 for his third place finish.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 9th, 2015 3
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 6, 2015
This week in New Jersey, PocketFiver BlckJck made four final table appearances, which included third and fifth place finishes in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee, a win in the network's $10,000 Guarantee, and a fifth place in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,909.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 6th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 2, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to six final tables, cashing for $2,423 total. PremiumStud (pictured) cashed twice for $699 total.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 2nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 2, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman continued his consistent ways by making the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights, earning a total of $1,833. PocketFiver Billson shipped the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday night for $1,175.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 2nd, 2015 0
 

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"This is the Score I Have Been Looking For"
Recently, Luis Alberto Montano Rodriguez (pictured), known as Fizhh on PocketFives, came in second place in the PokerStars Sunday Million and cashed for $155,000. There was no chop to be had and Rodriguez, who calls Mexico home, outlasted over 7,000 opponents. We caught up with him to break down his big day.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 27th, 2015 1
Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting PokerStars in Illinois
This just in! PokerStars got some good news on Thursday after a judge dismissed a long-running lawsuit leveled against it by an Illinois woman who claimed to represent thousands of gamblers who had lost money while playing poker on the site.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 27th, 2015 0
TDA Announces Summit at Venetian, Poker Industry Revolts
On Thursday, the Tournament Directors Association, led by the esteemed Matt Savage (pictured), announced that the next TDA Summit will take place from June 16 to 17 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Savage added, "Registration details to follow shortly. Send your local TD please." Savage told PocketFives that he was not the one who negotiated the deal with Venetian, but rather just made the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 27th, 2015 3
Buy Barry Shulman's Las Vegas Home for $4.9 Million
If you're looking for a little "Louis XIV-inspired, three-floor penthouse" in Las Vegas, look no further than a $4.9 million pad just put on the market by Barry Shulman and his wife Allyn, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 26th, 2015 0
Poker Community Dismayed By RAWA Supporters' Ignorance
Wednesday's hearing on Restoration of America's Wire Act in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations predictably featured much fear-mongering from the bill's advocates, contrasted with cool-headed and fact-based testimony presented by its opponents. With the ability to watch the proceedings unfold online, the poker community got a front row seat ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 26th, 2015 2
Let's Get the Heck Out of the Cold!
In recent weeks, Jonathan G4uths Gauthier (pictured) was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and bagged $68,000. It was the largest cashed we've tracked for the Canadian by a factor of nine and he accordingly told us, "I am feeling super good. I've been waiting for that kind of ship for a long time."
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 26th, 2015 1
PPA On RAWA Hearing: "This Bill Should Die Today"
If you were hiding under a rock, you missed the two-hour-long fear-mongering fest that was a House Judiciary Subcommittee's hearing on Restoring America's Wire Act, a bill that comes at the behest of Sheldon Adelson. It ended with a threat for a markup and among those in the room on Capitol Hill during the hearing was Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas (pictured).
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 25th, 2015 2
House Judiciary Committee Hearing Recap: It's Fear-Mongering Time
On Wednesday, a Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee was charge with discussing Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA, a bill reportedly prompted by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and introduced in the House as HR 707 by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). It began an hour late and featured an intermission for "multi-trillion-dollar votes." You can check out the witness list and testimony by ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 25th, 2015 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: CrownUpGuy Retakes Top Spot Worldwide
It's that time of the week again. The PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been updated and Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz (pictured) has reclaimed the #1 spot in the world after a seven-day hiatus. Helping push him over the top were a fifth place finish in the Sunday Supersonic for $15,000 on March 8, a second place finish in the PokerStars $109 Cubed for $7,200 on March 5, and a win the same day in ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 25th, 2015 2
Nevada, Delaware Soft Launch Interstate Online Poker
In what was a very quiet move on Tuesday, Nevada and Delaware joined together in an interstate compact with the beginning of a "soft launch." Expected to extend over the coming week, the launch allows the three online poker rooms in Delaware and in Nevada to work out any kinks ahead of a full launch that is expected next week.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Mar 25th, 2015 3
Borgata Edge Sorting Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey to Proceed into Discovery Phase
A federal judge has denied poker pro Phil Ivey's motion to dismiss a lawsuit levied against him by Marina District Development Co., LLC, parent of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, in conjunction with Ivey's use of "edge-sorting" to win nearly $10 million at the casino in 2012. The case will now proceed into the discovery phase.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Mar 24th, 2015 1
What Online Poker Games Will Be Pooled in Delaware and Nevada?
On Tuesday, 888 Holdings released its financial figures for 2014 and among the highlights was word that a compact between Nevada and Delaware to pool online poker traffic is close to being a reality. As a matter of fact, the company said it had already achieved "successful deployment of shared poker network across states of Delaware and Nevada in March 2015, creating significant competitive edge ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 24th, 2015 1
888 Posts Record-Breaking 2014 Financials
According to iGaming Business and other outlets, 888 Holdings, which runs 888 Poker, has turned in a record-breaking 2014 calendar year with revenues of $455 million. That figure is up 14% over 2013 and, as outlined by IGB, "888 has announced a final dividend at 4.5 cents per ordinary share as well as an additional one-off dividend of 7.0 cents per share."
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 24th, 2015 5
Italy Wins Inaugural Global Poker Masters World Cup
The first edition of the Global Poker Masters World Cup took place over the weekend at the Hilton Portomaso in Malta, pitting the top eight GPI ranked teams against each other. After two days of play, sixth ranked Team Italy, represented by Mustapha Kanit, Rocco Palumbo, Dario Sammartino, Andrea Dato, and Giuliano Bendinelli, defied the odds and were crowned the first champions of the event.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 23rd, 2015 0
"Unfortunately, I'm a Massive Life Nit"
Late last month, England's Jonathan Gil3000 Gill (pictured) took fourth place in the PokerStars Sunday Million and put away $74,000. It was his largest online tournament score to date and he outlasted over 7,000 other entrants to get it. Gill has since shot up to the top 500 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings and gave us the run-down of his big hit.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 22nd, 2015 9
Chopping the Sunday Million the Day After Your Bachelor Party
Last month, Denmark's marktb (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $72,000. There were over 800 entrants that day and marktb bested a final table that included a half-dozen members of the PocketFives community. That score came a few years after a pretty memorable hit in the Sunday Million on a very special weekend. More on that to come.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 21st, 2015 0
The Ongoing Debate Over Tanking in Poker
Never too shy to speak his mind, Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu recently got caught up in another Twitter spat, this time with poker pro Jordan Cristos (pictured), who Negreanu believes slows tournament play by “tanking,” or taking an excessive amount of time before each decision.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 20th, 2015 9
Rick Salomon Reportedly Won $40 Million from Andy Beal
In the midst of a very messy separation, former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson claims that her estranged husband, wealthy poker player Rick Salomon, owes back taxes to the state of California for $40 million he won in ultra high-stakes heads-up matches with billionaire real estate mogul Andy Beal.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 19th, 2015 5
Taylor Paur (taypaur) Narrowly Misses Second Straight WPT Title
Taylor taypaur Paur just missed a chance at back-to-back World Poker Tour (WPT) titles recently, finishing in third place at the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event for $113,154.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 19th, 2015 2
Effect of WSOP on Nevada Online Poker Traffic
This week, the PokerScout Scouting Report released an in-depth look at revenue numbers for the Nevada online poker industry over the last few months. Although statistics haven’t been reported since November 2014, the Nevada online poker market – which has suffered through a bit of a downturn over the winter months – is looking forward to a boom this summer.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Mar 18th, 2015 1
Study Poker Like Don Quixote
Don Quixote was a middle-aged madman who believed the world was not chivalrous enough. So, he took a broken nag that he deemed his mighty steed and proclaimed himself a knight and ventured off into the world on a quest for adventure. To be a poker player, you have to be a little bit mad. You have to eschew the conventional and choose the riskier (and more exciting) path. Poker is a game that can ...
Jesterr01John Wood
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Mar 18th, 2015 6
GCG Confirms Some Disputed Full Tilt Claims Will Be Paid This Month
The Garden City Group (GCG), the Full Tilt Claims Administrator authorized by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, posted an update on its site on Monday with information about the next round of payments.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Mar 17th, 2015 7
Four-Figure Field Already Preregistered for WSOP Colossus Event
We're still more than two months away from the first ever World Series of Poker Colossus event and the field size is already in the four-figures, according to WSOP officials. The tournament has a $565 buy-in, will award a bracelet, and could boast the largest field in the history of live poker.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 17th, 2015 3
Ninth Anniversary Sunday Million Attracts 50,000 Entrants
Over the weekend, PokerStars ran a special Ninth Anniversary Sunday Million and the response was overwhelming. Over 50,000 entrants showed up, driving the prize pool north of $10 million. The tournament clocked in as the eighth richest in online poker history, trailing only five World Championship of Online Poker Main Events and two previous Sunday Million special anniversary tournaments.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 16th, 2015 4
A PhD in Astrophysics, But a Career in Poker
Over the first weekend in March, Dan NukeTheFish Wilson (pictured) was one-half of a heads-up chop of the PokerStars Sunday 500 and raked in $58,000. It was the largest score of his online tournament career by a factor of almost three and he has since shot up to #245 worldwide in the PocketFives Poker Rankings. We caught up with him to discuss his life, which included getting a PhD in ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 15th, 2015 2
Cash Plays? Not So Much at MGM Properties
According to Online Poker Report, cash will no longer play at MGM Resorts properties around the United States. The site pointed out that impacted poker rooms will include casinos from Las Vegas to Michigan: Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Mirage, Beau Rivage in Biloxi, and MGM Grand Detroit. The change will be enforced as of April 1.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 15th, 2015 1
Devil's Advocate: Learning to Exploit Yourself
Poker is, for the most part, a game of exploitation. The profitability – or lack thereof – of any given poker player is directly related to his ability to ascertain the strategies of opponents and identify the most profitable responses to those strategies. This is part and parcel of being a poker player and most players who reach a certain level are able to comfortably shift their mindset ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Mar 14th, 2015 7
Taylor Paur (taypaur) Wins WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star
Out of the six members of the World Poker Tour's Bay 101 Shooting Star final table, five were part of the PocketFives community. In the end, Taylor taypaur Paur (pictured) came out on top and took home a rock solid $1.2 million.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 14th, 2015 6
High Stakes Poker: bbvisbadforme Up $626,000 in March
If you're looking for a winner of the high-stakes poker realm in March so far, look no further than the Full Tilt member bbvisbadforme. According to HighStakesDB, bbvisbadforme is up $626,000 so far this month, more than three times the next closest player. Yes, more than three times the next closest person the site tracks.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 13th, 2015 0
More Drama: California Tribes Reiterate Opposition to PokerStars, Horse Tracks
Earlier in the year, expectations were high that California lawmakers would make online poker a reality in 2015. But, with the Golden State's gambling stakeholders at an impasse over a few key issues, analysts now believe that the prospect is slipping away. A letter recently sent to Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer by a powerful coalition of tribes does nothing to suggest these factions will ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 13th, 2015 2
PokerKaiser Wins 13th PocketFives Triple Crown
Only three players have ever recorded more than 10 PocketFives Triple Crowns: Chris moorman1 Moorman, who has a record 24; Peter Belabacsi Traply, who has 11; and Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured), who just earned his 13th, good for the second most all-time.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 13th, 2015 3
Sunday $100 Rebuy Win, Super Tuesday Final Table in the Same Week
The end of February was pretty lucrative for Audrius Miliauskas (pictured), who goes by Davydenko123 on PocketFives. On the 22nd, he won the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy after a four-way chop and put away $42,000. Two days later, he finished fourth in the site's Super Tuesday for another $45,000. It was a pretty profitable way to end the shortest month of the year.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 12th, 2015 1
Italy's Tax Authorities Want €300 Million in Back Taxes from PokerStars
Financial regulators in Italy have issued a statement accusing Halfords Media Italy S.r.l., a PokerStars owned marketing group, of skirting its tax obligation in the country to the tune of €300 million. Italy's financial police, the Guardia di Finanza del Comando Provinciale di Roma, allege that PokerStars used a financial practice called "transfer pricing" to artificially lower its taxable ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 12th, 2015 0
High Stakes Poker: Ilari Sahamies Nearly Over $1 Million in 2015
We're two-and-a-half months into 2015, but according to HighStakesDB, one person is nearly at $1 million in profit for the year. Ilari Sahamies (pictured), who plays as Ilari FIN on PokerStars, currently has $954,000 in profit for 2015 and is up to $2.78 million since HighStakesDB began tracking him in 2011.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 12th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: CrownUpGuy New #1
For the second time in his career, CrownUpGuy (pictured) is the #1 ranked player on PocketFives. This time, he moved up four spots on the week thanks to a final table in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic that was worth $15,000 and 207 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the Rankings.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 11th, 2015 9
Ty Stewart: "Statistically Harder to Win a WSOP Bracelet" Today
Over the past week, comments from WPT host Mike Sexton about the value of a WSOP bracelet have drawn the attention of the poker world. That attention grew even more significant when the Executive Director of the WSOP, Ty Stewart (pictured), replied to some of Sexton's arguments.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Mar 11th, 2015 2
Is RAWA All About the Money?
In the last couple of weeks, we've learned that the main man in the US Senate championing Sheldon Adelson's (pictured) legislation to ban internet gambling, Lindsey Graham, has never sent an e-mail. We've also learned that Adelson's camp was a no-show at the Conservative Political Action Conference to debate the merits of i-gaming. Are those championing Adelson's Restoring America's Wire Act, or ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 10th, 2015 8
Andy McLEOD Final Tables Sunday 500, $100 Rebuy
Over the weekend, longtime PocketFiver James Andy McLEOD Obst (pictured) finished third in both the PokerStars Sunday 500 and Sunday $100 Rebuy for over $60,000 total. He doesn't have his screen names entered in his PocketFives profile, but after a comment from one PocketFiver that read "a third in the Sunday 500 and a third in the Sunday Rebuy, pretty sick for Andy McLEOD," we thought an ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 10th, 2015 3
Pala Puts the Brakes on New Jersey Online Poker Room
If you haven't heard, PokerStars and New Jersey have been an ongoing soap opera in the online poker industry. One minute it looks like PokerStars is not going to be permitted entry into the market, the next minute everything looks rosy, then a minute later they are back on the outs.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Mar 10th, 2015 0
Six-Max Games, Einstein References, and My Friend Mangejao
Earlier this year, Australia's sammejao (pictured) won the Winamax High Roller for the second time. His first taste of victory in it came in 2014 on a Sunday and was good for $20,000, while his latest go-around came during the week for almost $6,000. To win a high-dollar six-max tournament two times is quite a feat, so we thought an interview was appropriate.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 10th, 2015 1
Lawmaker Trying to Outlaw Online Gambling Has Never Sent an E-Mail
This author went out and had a great evening stuffing his face with local foods and planned to sleep off his coma when he came home. But, any time we can point out the fallacies of those who are crusading against internet gambling in the United States, we're going to do so. We're like a mini-Rich Muny. Therefore, we present Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC, pictured), who despite taking such a ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 8th, 2015 10
SealsWithClubs Cashouts End May 5
In breaking news, cashouts on the now-defunct bitcoin online poker site SealsWithClubs will end on May 5, according to a message posted on the SealsWithClubs website. The memo, which was posted on March 5, read in part, "The cashout system will only be maintained for another sixty (60) days. All activity on the sealswithclubs.eu domain will cease on May 5, 2015. After this date, it will not be ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 8th, 2015 0
Mike Sexton Questions the Value of WSOP Bracelets
In a blog recently published on PartyPoker's website, World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton (pictured) questioned the value of World Series of Poker bracelets and called out the WSOP for a few other reasons. Sexton is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and owns one WSOP bracelet, which came in a Stud High-Low event in 1989.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 8th, 2015 26
Celebratory McDonald's Breakfast with Double Sausage and Egg
A few weeks ago, Jareth jareth3542 East (pictured) took down the Full Tilt Sunday Major outright for $41,000, defeating a field of 675 entrants. "One word that springs to mind is 'relief,'" he told us following his big hit. "On PokerStars and Full Tilt, I have been making a lot of big final tables recently and getting eighth and ninth place every time. It was getting really frustrating, so to ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 7th, 2015 6
Dutch Player Gets Supernova Elite in Less Than Two Months
After coming off what he calls a "lazy" 2014, Dutch grinder Martijn "'Quadchrazs" Ardon (pictured) has become the first to hit Supernova Elite at PokerStars this year, and at the same time, has broken the all-time record for the fastest to ever achieve the status. He officially achieved the milestone on February 21.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 6th, 2015 14
Anthony Zinno Becomes Third Three-Time WPT Winner
History was made on Thursday, as Anthony Zinno (pictured) became just the third person ever to win three World Poker Tour titles. He took down the LA Poker Classic for $1 million after having just seven big blinds four-handed to stamp his place in poker lore.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 6th, 2015 2
Jason Koon (JAKoon1985) Wins Super Tuesday, LAPC High Roller
We're pretty sure Jason JAKoon1985 Koon's favorite day of the week is officially Tuesday. Koon (pictured) has made the last two Tuesdays count, winning the PokerStars Super Tuesday and LA Poker Classic Turbo High Roller on back-to-back weeks for a combined $550,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 5th, 2015 8
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce Two Online Gambling Bills
Pennsylvania is widely seen as one of the US states likely to legalize online gambling in the next few years. While the Commonwealth has taken a slow and steady approach to regulation, Keystone State lawmakers recently introduced two bills that could bring Pennsylvania closer to that goal. Visit PocketFives' Pennsylvania poker community for the latest news and discussion from Pennsylvania ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Mar 5th, 2015 6
Staring at a Screen for 14 Hours: "It Doesn't Happen that Often"
In the middle of February, the 888 Poker Mega Deep pulled in 829 entrants and offered up a prize pool of $165,000. The money made a 14-hour tournament much more palatable to Polish PocketFiver aimazing (pictured), who told us, "I'm feeling awesome. It's my biggest score ever. However, I felt a little bit disappointed since I lost heads-up to a recreational player." He took second for $22,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 5th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: PokerKaiser Reclaims #1 Spot
For the first time since November of last year, Chile's Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is the #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings. He swapped spots with Chris Big Huni Hunichen to claim the honors and is ranked #1 for just the second time in his career and the first time since last November.
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Mar 4th, 2015 2