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Tournament Review For April 21, 2014
PocketFives members saw plenty of action at final tables over the weekend, as Marius superfolde Folde of Norway collected $78,263 for his 5th place effort in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event as a result of a 7-way chop. In the Stars Sunday Warm-Up, Romania's 1banditpanda made a strong case for moving up the worldwide rankings with a victory for $73,927. He has been ranked as ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 21st, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 21, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the WSOP $10,000 Main Event Qualifier, Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. had 382 runners vying for the 50 available prizes totaling $45,200. 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 21st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 21, 2014
This weekend kicked off the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, which will run from April 19 to April 27 with $600,000 guaranteed across 15 events.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 21st, 2014 3
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for April 18, 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 their events exceeded the guarantees. There were 236 runners with a total prize pool of $17,000.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 18th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 18, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, Norman Michaelek (slystyle012 on PocketFives, pictured) made three consecutive final tables. On Monday, he finished in third place in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee, winning $1,332. On Tuesday, he finished fourth in the WSOP $5,000 Guarantee for $400. Lastly, on Wednesday, Michalek won the Party/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee, pocketing $2,325 ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 18th, 2014 1
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
 

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Who is LarsLuzak?
Off to a hot start in 2014 is PocketFives member LarsLuzak (pictured), who is known in the real world as Sami Kelopuro. This Finnish poker pro has a final table in the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Main Event and a win in the site's $250,000 Guaranteed already this year for a combined $134,000. Additionally, he has one of the largest cashes ever recorded by a PocketFiver. We'll have more on that to come.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 23rd, 2014 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: lilachaa Reaches Highest Position Ever
The PocketFives Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday and, unlike last week, the top 10 worldwide remained relatively unchanged. Your #1 player in the world is still Anton VnilaVader Herrmann, who is one of four Swedes in the top seven of the Rankings and won the PokerStars Bigger $55 three days ago for $42,000 to solidify the top spot for the second straight week. Herrmann has about 300 PLB ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 23rd, 2014 1
Gibraltar Power Station Explosion Wreaks Havoc on Online Poker Rooms
An explosion at a Gibraltar power station on Sunday (pictured, image courtesy Telegraph) put a damper the Easter festivities of many people in the territory, as electricity to the area was knocked out for several hours. The blast's effects were not just felt locally, though, as the lack of power started a ripple effect, blacking out telecommunications services used by online gambling operators ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Apr 22nd, 2014 4
Blair Hinkle (blur5f6) First to Win Same WSOP Circuit Main Event 3 Times
History is being made across the live felts this week. On Sunday, Vicky Coren became the first two-time European Poker Tour Main Event champion after a win in San Remo. On Monday, one day later, PocketFiver Blair blur5f6 Hinkle (pictured) became the first person ever to win a World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event three times at the same stop. Hinkle took down the Council Bluffs Main Event for ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 22nd, 2014 8
PPA: "We Have Been Playing Defense Against the New Federal Bills"
We're four months into 2014, a year that has been a mixed bag on the legislative front. While a bill proposed by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) would lay the groundwork for regulated online poker in the US, bills from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) would ban the game, including the legal markets in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. However, there has been little to no ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 22nd, 2014 4
Patrik Antonius Up $1.3 Million in the Last Two Weeks
According to HighStakesDB, Finland's Patrik Antonius (pictured) has been on fire lately. In fact, Antonius, who plays as "FinddaGrind" on Full Tilt, is up $1.3 million in the last two weeks and a total of $773,000 in 2014.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 22nd, 2014 3
Vicky Coren-Mitchell Becomes First Two-Time EPT Champion
History was made over the weekend in San Remo, Italy, as Victoria Coren-Mitchell (pictured), a member of Team PokerStars Pro, became the first two-time European Poker Tour champion. Her reward was €476,100. Coren-Mitchell, who calls the United Kingdom home, formerly won the 16th EPT Main Event, which took place in London in 2006. This weekend, she took down the 98th EPT Main Event, which had a ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 21st, 2014 7
"I'm Lucky Enough to Have Chris Moorman as a Friend"
Success in poker is partly about who you surround yourself with. For PocketFiver Jonas donut604 Mackoff (pictured), a solid core of poker minds helped push him to the top of the pack in a Full Tilt Poker $340 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry FTOPS event earlier this month for a solid $117,000. That score came on the heels of a chop in the PokerStars Super Tuesday.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 21st, 2014 4
"There's No Better Way to Enjoy Your Money"
Last month, Bernardo bedias Dias (pictured) came away with the win in the PokerStars Sunday Million and boosted his bankroll by $233,000. It was the largest Sunday score for any PocketFiver that week and Dias defeated PokerStars player RudiTurbo heads-up in the 7,789-entrant field.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 20th, 2014 4
"It's My First Big Win Where I'm Really Proud of the Way I Played"
On the first weekend of April, Fedor Holz (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as CrownUpGuy, took down the PokerStars Sunday 500 for an even $75,000 after a heads-up chop. The tournament paid out nearly a half-million dollars and Holz, who calls Austria home, continued a tradition of an early morning breakfast after big poker wins. Let's check out what he had to say.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 19th, 2014 6
New Details Emerge About Phil Ivey's Alleged Edge-Sorting at Borgata
More details have emerged in Borgata's lawsuit against poker legend Phil Ivey, his supposedly accomplice Cheng Yin Sun, and card manufacturer Gemaco. Ivey (pictured) and Sun are being accused of using a technique known as "edge-sorting" to make off with $9.8 million at the baccarat tables, while Gemaco is being sued for producing the flawed cards that allowed the pair to gain the statistical ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 19th, 2014 8
Heads-Up with FTOPS Main Event Champion firaldo
Last weekend, Scotland's Niall firaldo Farrell (pictured) struck gold in the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Main Event, coming away with the win for $236,000 following a three-way chop. The tournament, a $635 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry event, drew over 2,500 entrants, four of whom walked off with six-figures. We caught up with Farrell to break down his landmark score that has shot him up to #35 worldwide ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 18th, 2014 9
"I Told Myself I Wasn't Shaving Until I Made $50K This Year"
On the last Sunday of March, Miguel kingmiguel3 King (pictured) took down the iPoker Network Sunday Special to the tune of $34,000. He beat a field of over 2,200 entrants in the $95 No Limit Hold'em tournament and, unfortunately for his facial hair, it was time for a shave. "I can shave now," King joked. "I told myself I wasn't shaving until I made $50,000 this year."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 18th, 2014 3
Casino High Rollers Might Have to Divulge Finances
The US Treasury Department has recently hinted that it will require much more vigilant action by casinos to combat money laundering, leading gambling executives to fear that high rollers will stay away from the tables rather than provide more intimate details about their finances.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 17th, 2014 4
"I Learned a Lot From Spewing Away All That Money"
Orjan athilla Skommo (pictured) isn't the first PocketFives member we've interviewed who hit it big, lost most of it, and then built up a usable bankroll. In fact, that trend seems to be rather common. But, it's what you learn from the experience that defines you as a poker player.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 17th, 2014 5
Next US Full Tilt Poker Refunds Coming By May 31
According to an update posted on the official Full Tilt Poker Claims website on Wednesday, the next round of US Full Tilt Poker refunds will be sent out by the end of May. About 1,000 people will get their money back this time around, over three years after Full Tilt vacated the US market on Black Friday.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 17th, 2014 1
Beat 900 Other Players? Not a Challenge!
Late last month, the 888 Poker Sunday Challenge, a $90 No Limit Hold'em tournament, drew a field of 893 players. Among them was PocketFiver Joldis moiadcosmin Cosmin (pictured), who waltzed to a $24,000 payday after claiming gold. He admitted, "This is the first time someone has wanted to interview me," which made us feel quite flattered.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 16th, 2014 7
PocketFives Rankings Update: VnilaVader New #1 Player After Shakeup
There was a major shakeup this week atop the PocketFives Poker Rankings when the leaderboard was recalculated on Wednesday. Let's start with last week's #1, Chris moorman1 Moorman, who slid to #5 with 7,225 PLB Points. It was, incredibly, Moorman's 21st stint at #1 and he remains within striking distance of the top spot, which Sweden's Anton VnilaVader Herrmann (pictured) now owns with 7,516 PLB ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 16th, 2014 0
Borgata Chipgate Ruling: "Don't Know Whether to Waste Winnings on a Lawyer"
On Monday, New Jersey gaming officials and Borgata announced the resolution to the counterfeit chip incident that plagued the first event of the Borgata Poker Open in January. At the time the fake chips were discovered, the tournament was frozen with 27 players remaining. As we told you on Monday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement ruled that those 27 players will each receive ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Apr 15th, 2014 11
Brent Beckley: Absolute Poker's Transaction Coding "Wasn't About Being Shady"
In an article that appeared late last month on , Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley (pictured, image courtesy August Miller Photo) talked about the history of what was once one of the largest online poker rooms in the world. Then, Black Friday forced Absolute and its sister site, , out of the American market. Later, the rooms reportedly entered liquidation with no sign that players will ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 15th, 2014 14
Check Out the New PocketFives Rail Feature
There's a brand new feature on PocketFives that launched today called Rail. Each member of PocketFives now has their own personal Rail to keep tabs poker-wise on anyone they'd like, similar to Twitter. To view your Rail, just click on the link that says "Rail" at the top of the site underneath the PocketFives logo. You must be logged in to see and use the new Rail feature.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 15th, 2014 5
Hank Mlekoday Wins PocketFives Main Event at Running Aces
On Sunday, the second and final day of the PocketFives Main Event at Running Aces played out. The capstone of a 13-day series, the $750 Main Event sported a field of 111 entrants and the top 12 finished in the money. In the end, a three-way chop saw Hank Mlekoday of Minneapolis (pictured) receive $18,802 and the crystal trophy.
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Apr 14th, 2014 0
Resolution Issued in Borgata Chipgate Scandal
It has been three long months, but we have a resolution in a tournament marred by fake chips at Borgata in Atlantic City. New Jersey gaming officials and Borgata announced on Monday that each of the final 27 players, who have watched the prize pool sit frozen since January, will receive $19,323. Read the ruling.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 14th, 2014 8
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.
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Apr 13th, 2014 9
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.
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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."
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
DanDan Cypra
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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