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Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten Wins Sunday Supersonic
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten won the Sunday Supersonic this week (photo courtesy CordigoPoker) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its final weeks, there were a number of online tournament specialists who came up big over the weekend. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 5,668 entrants, and was won outright by 'Jay-Syl11' for $177,298. Second place was taken by 'bogurdan' for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 4th, 2016 0
'needdollarz' Chops Sunday Million, 'D0nKanaille_' Wins party HR
Sam 'TheSquid' Grafton took home $34,800 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Grand. There was a three-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'needdollarz' outlasted over 5,500 opponents to claim the $159,387 first place prize. Fellow Russian 'THCHunter' finished runner-up in that event for $116,000 while Daniel 'lucky_scrote' ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 27th, 2016 0
'Koby295' Tuns $4.40 Into Sunday Million Victory
There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'Koby295' earned close to original first place money by cashing for $188,929. He won his way into the Sunday Million earlier in the day in a $4.40 satellite - giving him an ROI on this tournament of over 4,200,000%. Akos 'Akker' Pasztor of Hungary was awarded the second-highest ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 20th, 2016 1
András 'probirs' Németh Wins Sunday Million
András 'probirs' Németh took down the Sunday Million for almost $165,000 (PokerStars photo) There were a number of online poker tournament players who had significant scores over the weekend, led by András 'probirs' Németh who won the Sunday Million for $164,244 following a three-way final table deal. Players 'Penelas08' and 'tricotijr' each collected over $149,000 for their respective ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 13th, 2016 0
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov Wins Two Sunday Majors
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov grabbed two more victories on Sunday for almost $70,000. Major online poker tournament activity saw a slight decrease in activity this weekend as players flock to Las Vegas to compete in the 2016 World Series of Poker. One player in particular took full advantage of the softer fields. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov, the top-ranked player in Bulgaria, won the PokerStars Sunday ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 6th, 2016 2
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland Wins PokerStars Sunday Grand
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland won the PokerStars Sunday Grand this weekend. As the poker world now turns its sights towards the 2016 World Series of Poker, there were a number of players who came up big over the weekend in online tournaments. One of those is longtime PocketFiver Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland. The 63rd-ranked player in the world outlasted a field of 200 to win the $1,050 ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 30th, 2016 2
'Ch4nsey' Takes Down partypoker Powerfest for $219,375
Some of Sunday's biggest winners came from the conclusion of partypoker Powerfest. While Sunday may have been all about the coming conclusion of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, the rest of the Sunday Majors schedule featured a number of other bigger buy-in events with big fields. There were none bigger than the partypoker Powerfest which wrapped up with a Main Event and a ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 23rd, 2016 0
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou Takes Down Sunday Grand
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou earned six figures on Sunday - but it wasn't from a SCOOP score. Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou took down the PokerStars Sunday Grand on Sunday, pocketing $110,250. The six-figure score puts the Cyprus-based poker pro within striking distance of the $3 million lifetime earnings mark. 'Graftekkel' finished runner-up for $79,380 while 'Stev0L_' finished 3rd ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 16th, 2016 0
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz Banks Six Figures for Sunday Grand Win
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz was one of Sunday's biggest winners. Online poker tournament activity picked up over the weekend due in large part to the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and one player more than happy to take advantage was veteran PocketFiver Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz. Playing from Canada, Strelitz took down the $1,050 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Grand outright for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 9th, 2016 0
João 'joaosimaobh' Simão Wins partypoker SHR, Continues Push for #1
João Simão has been on a tear lately - he added another big win on Sunday. João joaosimaobh Simão entered Sunday as the #2-ranked player in the world and might have done enough to move himself into the top spot with a win in the biggest buy-in event on the Sunday Majors slate.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 2nd, 2016 0
Sweden's 'Discoovery' Wins partypoker Super High Roller
Later this week, the PocketFives Rankings might look a little bit different than they do right now. Swedish poker pro 'Discoovery' had a Sunday to remember and come Wednesday, he may find himself in the top 20 worldwide. He took down the $2,600 buy-in partypoker Super High Roller and finished fifth in the Sunday 500 - those two scores alone earned him just over $85,000 cash and 765 PLB points. He ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 25th, 2016 2
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini Wins PokerStars Sunday Million
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini walked away with a career-high score after winning the Sunday Million. (PokerNews photo) Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini of Australia had a career outing on Sunday in the PokerStars Sunday Million, taking down the event for a payday of $166,377 after a four-way deal, which approximately doubles his previous career online cash total. Fellow PocketFives member 'SamuW0makka' ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 18th, 2016 0
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates Wins PokerStars Sunday 500
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates won the PokerStars Sunday 500 A nosebleed-stakes player taking down the PokerStars Sunday 500 was your big headline over the weekend. Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates took down the $500 buy-in minefield and earned almost $65,000.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 11th, 2016 0
'alexangeo' Takes Down Sunday Million; Joao Mathias Wins Again
Joao Mathias continued his push toward the #1 ranking with another Sunday win. (CodigoPoker photo) Safe to say that 'alexangeo' probably had a better weekend than you. The Greek player took home $144,100 in a four-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, splitting the remaining $600,000 with a group that included 'neto gol' and 'Lekerov'.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 4th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Joao 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otavio Wins Sunday Million
João 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otávio won the PokerStars Sunday Million. (SuperPoker photo) The past weekend represented a career outing for Brazilian João 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otávio, who earned an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament for $213,725. He was followed by 'extragloves' and 'gimpshow' who pocketed $157,255 and $113,984 for their respective second and third ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Mar 28th, 2016 0
 

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PocketFives Rankings: Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Hits #3
Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov is up to #3 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his best showing ever Every week, a member of the PocketFives community sets a new personal best. Whether it's their largest score ever or a milestone win, it happens every single week.
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Jul 20th, 2016 0
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Jul 19th, 2016 6
WSOP: Michael Ruane a Real Main Event Mystery - On Purpose
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Bob, Charlie and a Life-Changing WSOP Main Event Journey
Monday at the 2016 WSOP Main Event, 27 players will play down to just nine - the November Nine. And while those players are living out the fantasy of nearly every poker player alive, one man is leaving Las Vegas and the WSOP with a lifelong dream fulfilled and a truly enriched life because of it. Life-changing money. Life-changing fame. That’s why most of the 6,737 players made their way ...
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Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz Climbing to New Heights in Poker
Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz says poker is a lot like rock climbing If you've ever rock climbed, then you know it's in part about setting goals, achieving them, and then setting new goals. Get up to that next ledge, set your rope, and climb some more. When you've hit the summit, find another mountain to climb or find another course to conquer. Wash, rinse, repeat.
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Jul 18th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Wins partypoker High Roller
Andras 'probirs' Nemeth won $46,775 on partypoker on Sunday (PokerStars photo) Andras 'probirs' Nemeth had himself a Sunday to remember on partypoker. The Hungarian poker pro outlasted 40 opponents in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event to win $37,925 and also managed to finish fifth in the $530 buy-in High Roller for an additional $8,850. While Nemeth was busy dominating partypoker, ...
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Jul 18th, 2016 0
Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman: Poker's Iron Chef
Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman has been able to crush online poker thanks to balanced meals he prepares (photo: Tomas Stacha) A number of poker players will tell you that a healthy, balanced diet improves their performance at the tables by leaps and bounds. Eat greasy pizza, a fatty cheeseburger, or a big old hunk of chocolate cake and your ability to call, raise, fold, and read other players ...
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Jul 18th, 2016 0
WSOP: Vojtech Ruzicka Surges to Main Event Day 6 Chip Lead
The eventual Main Event winner walks away with this special Main Event Champion bracelet. Czech poker pro Vojtech Ruzicka ended an abbreviated Day 6 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event with the chip lead after eliminating two players on two separate hands in the last few minutes of play. Ruzicka ended the day with 26,415,000 which puts him ahead of Michael Ruane and former ...
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Jul 18th, 2016 2
WSOP: Jerry Wong Leading Main Event With Just 80 Left
Jerry Wong won a big hand late to take the Day 5 chip lead in the 2016 WSOP Main Event Jerry Wong took the chip lead late on Day 5 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event in a hand that eliminated Bryan Piccioli in 84th place. Wong ended up with 11,555,000 and heads into Day 6 with the lead and just 71 players between himself and a berth in the 2016 November Nine.
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Jul 17th, 2016 0
WSOP: Griffin Benger Wasn’t Even Going to Play the Main Event
Griffin Benger is suddenly among the chip leaders of the WSOP Main Event. Griffin Benger, one of the most decorated players in PocketFives history, had no intentions of playing even a single event at the 2016 World Series of Poker. He’d been in Malta working as one of two commentators for the Global Poker League and playing a little bit on online, mostly on Sunday.
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Jul 17th, 2016 2
WSOP: Bryan 'theczar19' Piccioli Leads Main Event After Day 4
Bryan “theczar19” Piccioli leads the 2016 WSOP Main Event after Day 4 Just 251 players remain in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and the chip leader is a very familiar name to anybody familiar with the PocketFives Rankings over the years. Bryan ‘theczar19’ Piccioli ended Day 4 with 4,026,000 and is the only player above 4 million.
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Jul 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Johnny Chan Happy to Remain Hidden at 2016 WSOP Main Event
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Poker Players Who Want to Win Need to Focus on Being Competitive
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Jul 16th, 2016 1
WSOP: Main Event Bubble Bursts, Kenny Hallaert Leads Final 800
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Jul 15th, 2016 1
WSOP: Busting Phil Hellmuth a Literal Dream Come True for Sara Hall
Sara Hall was the executioner of Phil Hellmuth's 2016 WSOP Main Event dreams Sara Hall isn’t just some amateur taking a shot at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. She’s an accomplished player, having won a WSOP Circuit ring and she most recently got close to winning Casino Champion at the Circuit stop at Horseshoe Baltimore. On Thursday however, she found herself in a spot many ...
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Jul 15th, 2016 3
WSOP: 888 Poker Sends Almost 150 Qualifiers to WSOP Main Event
It's hard to miss the 888 poker players at the 2016 WSOP Main Event It’s nearly impossible to look around the remaining players in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and notice an abundance of 888 poker branding. The hats, shirts and patches adorned with the 888 poker logo seem to be everywhere - and that’s thanks to an extensive satellite campaign put on by the online poker site ...
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Jul 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brazilians Top Day 2C of Main Event, Michael Mizrachi Climbing
Rafael Moraes is one of two Brazilian players in the top three on Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event Just two days after the World Series of Poker announced that Brazil would be hosting a WSOP Circuit stop as soon as October, two Brazlian players rose to the top of the chip counts on Day 2C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Gustavo Lopes finished with the biggest stack on Day 2C, bagging up 630,700. ...
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Jul 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Trading Coasts, Ebony Kenney is Loving California
Ebony Kenney would love nothing more than a deep run in the WSOP Main Event A few years ago Ebony Kenney went from relatively unknown small-time tournament player in Florida to one of the hottest players in a booming Florida poker market. She was in the World Poker Tour spotlight as a Season X “Ones to Watch” and found herself playing up and down the East Coast on a regular basis and ...
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Jul 13th, 2016 0
Owain 'sngwonder' Carey Uses Innate Logic to Dominate Poker
Some people are innately good at math. Once they start learning addition and subtraction, they're instantly ahead of their peers. They're the guys you turn to for help in your linear algebra class. They're the guys who successfully sent a spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.
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Jul 13th, 2016 2
PocketFives Rankings: 'JMolloy', 'Greenstone25' Back in Top 10
Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar re-entered the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week (image: WPT) It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: Hump Day. Okay, it means two things then: Hump Day and the latest update to the PocketFives Rankings. This week's major storylines: two new entrants into the top 10 and the world's #1 player widened his lead over the competition.
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Jul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: Valentin Vornicu Leads Main Event After Day 2AB
Valentin Vornicu is the only player with over 600,000 chips in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Valentin Vornicu has dominated the WSOP Circuit over the years. The California poker pro has won eight Circuit rings and on Day 2AB of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, he took a gigantic step towards winning his first WSOP bracelet.
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Jul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: With Bracelet in Hand, Fedor Holz Retiring From Poker
Fedor Holz collects his World Series of Poker bracelet On Tuesday afternoon Fedor Holz stood on stage at the 2016 World Series of Poker and was awarded the bracelet he won in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller just two days earlier. In a quick speech he thanked his friends, his family, and the woman who cooked his food all summer long.
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Jul 13th, 2016 8
Rank & File: Fedor Holz Wins Third WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s
Fedor Holz has shined brighter than any other former #1-ranked PocketFiver at the 2016 WSOP (WSOP photo) While the second flight of the 2016 World Series of Poker was underway, Fedor Holz was on the main stage beating Dan Smith for the first WSOP bracelet of his career and a cool $4,981,775. That victory was a historic one for Holz, but it also made him the third former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...
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Jul 12th, 2016 0
Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop Embracing Life as a First-Time Dad
UK poker player Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop is adjusting to life as a first-time dad As any first-time parent will tell you, having a child is a world-changer. No days off. No bar-hopping (unless you get a sitter, in which case it's game on). But, you have a little one who thinks the world of you and relies on you to understand everything from talking to walking. The basic life functions.
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Jul 12th, 2016 0
WSOP: Main Event Records Broken, Ivey Returns, Sheehan Leads
Clayton Maguire wasn't part of the Main Event field on Monday - he was too busy winning the first bracelet of his career. Both Day 1A and Day 1B of the 2016 World Series of Poker saw small increases in field size and Day 1C continued that trend, putting a WSOP Main Event record to rest in the process. A total of 4,240 players played on Monday, the single largest starting day field in WSOP Main ...
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Jul 12th, 2016 2
WSOP: Chris Moorman Offers Advice for Players Playing Day 1C
Chris Moorman is playing Day 1C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event When 888poker added Chris Moorman to their stable of ambassadors they added easily the most decorated online poker tournament player ever. He’s also won over $4 million on the live felt and has played the WSOP Main Event a number of times, cashing once, and he’s seen his fair share - and made his fair share - of mistakes along the ...
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Jul 11th, 2016 0
Luke Schwartz Wins Sunday Million, 'C Darwin2' tops Sunday Grand
Luke Schwartz took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $130,718 There was a four-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament ever the weekend that involved three PocketFives members. Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz' of the United Kingdom earned $130,718 upon becoming the event's official winner, as 'Stoooookie!' finished second for $109,571. The UK's Jayme Jayme ...
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Jul 11th, 2016 0
WSOP: Fedor Holz Wins One Drop HR, Main Event Draws 1,733 for 1B
Fedor Holz has had himself quite the summer. The former PocketFives#1-ranked player had won a couple of Aria High Rollers, finished runner-up in the Poker Central Super High Roller Bowl and he capped it all off on Sunday by winning the One Drop High Roller for his first career bracelet. Holz’s victory came while Day 1B of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event played out around him and ...
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Jul 11th, 2016 3
WSOP: Danielle Andersen Confronts Howard Lederer Over WSOP Return
Danielle Andersen found herself sitting across from Howard Lederer on Day 1B of the 2016 WSOP Main Event In a matter of minutes Sunday night, Danielle Andersen’s 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event went from enjoyable to emotionally draining and it had absolutely nothing to do with the cards. It had everything to do with one of the, if not THE central Black Friday villain, Howard Lederer.
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Jul 11th, 2016 23
WSOP: High Powered Vegas Attorney David Chesnoff Back in Main Event
David Chesnoff is usually in a court room. Sunday he was playing in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. When Paul Phua and Richard Yong, the “Macau businessmen” who took the high stakes poker world by storm, were arrested two years ago at Caesars Palace and charged with running an illegal sports betting operation out of their villa, it was David Chesnoff’s phone that rang.
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Jul 11th, 2016 0
WSOP: Big One for One Drop Returns - Recreational Players Only
Big One for One Drop is back for 2016 - but with significant changes The biggest buy-in poker tournament - the Big One for One Drop - in history is back for 2016, but there are a few important changes that will be sure to catch a few people by surprise. “The Big One for One Drop is back. This time at the iconic casino in Monte Carlo in a new reinvented format for recreational players ...
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Jul 11th, 2016 3
Strategy: Your Fight For Control is Costing You Money
Why You Need to Stop Fighting to Control Poker We’ve all played poker with people who love to talk about how unlucky they are. Sit down at any low-stakes cash table in Las Vegas or any home game in London and everyone will have a story for you about their latest bad beat or a big hand they lost. These stories will often be accompanied by a muttered self-admonition, along the lines of, ...
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Jul 10th, 2016 4
WSOP: Main Event Begins, Kyllonen, Dunst, Bowker Win Bracelets
After nearly five weeks of events, the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off on Saturday with 764 players showing up for Day 1A action. And while the Main Event was kicking off, five other events continued including three that awarded bracelets to some well-known players.
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Jul 10th, 2016 2
Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin is the Real Life Version of Fight Club
Russia's Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin says there's a little Fight Club in all of us In 1996, 20 years ago, Chuck Palahniuk released a novel called Fight Club. The psychological thriller later caught the attention of director David Fincher, who turned it into a movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, two icons of the gambling film world with their roles in Rounders and Ocean's Eleven, respectively. ...
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Jul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Neil Blumenfield Back for Another Deep Main Event Run
Neil Blumenfield finished third in the 2015 WSOP Main Event and wants another deep run this year. This time last year Neil Blumenfield was just one of 6,420 players living out the dream of playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event. With just a handful of previous tournament cashes he was anonymous, but he stood out too. He wore round glasses befitting of a hipster some 40 years his ...
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Jul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Three Return in $25K PLO, $111K One Drop Draws 157 Entrants
The final day of the 2016 World Series of Poker before the Main Event kicks off buzzed with the arrival of the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and the final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. The Ladies Championship also got underway and three bracelets were awarded for two events while a power couple got a little stronger.
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Jul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Second Bracelet, Steven Wolansky Wants Main Event Run
Steven Wolansky won his second career WSOP bracelet earlier this summer - now he wants to find some success in the Main Event (WSOP photo) If you’ve played poker, you’ve certainly heard some “chip and a chair” stories where players have come back from sometimes overwhelming odds to either progress through or win a tournament. Most of those stories don’t involve being heads up for a ...
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Jul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Dark Horse David Prociak Wins $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo Bracelet
The Rio hosted one 2016 World Series of Poker final table – the last Stud event on the schedule and the vaunted $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event brings six players to final table Friday. Registration closed on Day 2 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller, the Tag Team event has nine remaining and two budget-priced, big bet games kicked off for the arriving Main Event crowd.
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Jul 8th, 2016 0
WSOP: Ten Years Later, Jamie Gold Thinks He's Returning to Form
Jamie Gold is hoping to return piles of cash for his YouStake investors. Ten years ago, before the reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion was even out of high school, Jamie Gold entertained, confused and shocked the poker world by winning the largest WSOP Main Event in history. A record 8,773 entrants, along with Gold’s $12,000,000 purse for the victory, still stand as the biggest ...
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Jul 7th, 2016 2
Joel 'Crackdel29' Visa Jordana Relives Spanish Black Friday
In 2011, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act upended the online poker market in the United States in a big way. Overnight, the four largest US-facing sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt, UB and Absolute Poker – vacated the American market. Since then, only three states have regulated the industry.
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Jul 7th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brian Rast Defeats Justin Bonomo for Second $50K PPC Title
The 2016 World Series of Poker could have sold some expensive seats in the Amazon Room as the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship crowned a repeat champ, though not the one many expected. The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Day 1 field watching the final table while the rest of the Rio was partying it up in the $1,000 Tag Team event.
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Jul 7th, 2016 0
Andreas Olympios Survives Wild Ride to Win WPT500 for $260,000
Andreas Olympios arrived at the final table with 15 big blinds and ran it up to win the title and $260,000.The third incarnation of the WPT500 at the Aria Resort and Casino proved to be more popular than ever with 3,956 entrants and a $2 million prize pool – double the advertised guarantee. The WPT did kick in a nominal sum for the attractive number for a $565 buy-in, but after an ...
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Jul 7th, 2016 0
Rankings: Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Remains #1 in New Jersey
Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano won a WSOP bracelet in June - and still managed to stay #2 in New Jersey While the end of the last New Jersey Online Poker Rankings update predicted some serious change to the top ten by the end of the summer, through one mouth of New Jersey’s best season, that change has not yet occurred. There has been some movement but that’s near the bottom of the rankings, ...
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Jul 6th, 2016 0
Beyond the Bracelets: Michael Mizrachi and the $50,000 PPC
Michael Mizrachi could add a third Poker Players Championship to his resume on Wednesday (WSOP/BLUFF photo) On Wednesday afternoon at the 2016 World Series of Poker the prestigious $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship will play down to a winner. While Justin Bonomo is the chip leader, Michael Mizrachi is right behind him and is hoping to win the event for an unprecedented third time. His ...
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Jul 6th, 2016 1
'C Darwin2' Dominates partypoker High Rollers, Now #1 on P5s
The profile and key stats for the new #1 ranked player on PocketFives, 'C Darwin2' The more tournaments you run deep in, the higher you're going to go in the PocketFives Rankings. The rankings formula emphasizes prize pools and finish positions, and Sweden's 'C Darwin2' put on a clinic over the last week in both to become the #1 player in all the land.
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Jul 6th, 2016 0
WSOP: David Peters Wins First Bracelet; Mizrachi Makes $50K Final Table
David Peters can no longer be considered one of the best players without a WSOP bracelet (WSOP photo) Three players won their first career bracelet at the 2016 World Series of Poker on Tuesday, but none will get more attention than the one that walked out of the latest $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event. David Peters, with wins all over the world over his career, finally broke through to capture the ...
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Jul 6th, 2016 1
2016-17 WSOP Circuit Schedule Includes 28 Stops, Championship at Cherokee
With the start of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event just a few days away, the bulk of the 47th annual WSOP will soon come to a close. But while we wait for the final table to be played out in November, the organization will be keeping poker players busy with the start of the 2016-17 WSOP Circuit.
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Jul 5th, 2016 2
Pennsylvania Still Most Likely to Pass Online Poker Bill in 2016
Pennsylvania may be the next state to make online poker legal. Lawmakers in several states managed to do the impossible; they kept online poker supporters glued to their computers and mobile devices to watch live streams of the tedious and confusing goings on that takes place during legislative sessions, as two legislative bodies voted on and passed an online gaming bill, the New York State ...
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