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Tournament Review for August 18, 2014
Finland online poker tournament specialist European had his second-best career cash in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event over the weekend, winning it for a payday of $185,500 as a result of a heads-up chop. The victory puts the #24-ranked player worldwide on the fast track to earning a potential spot in the Top 10 for the first time ever.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Aug 18th, 2014 4
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 18, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran ten tournaments, which included the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major. Rodney Koodray (Vetstadium on PocketFives) finished third in the site's $10,000 Guarantee on Sunday for $1,438. The winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee was rockythecat, who took home the top prize of $10,000.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 18th, 2014 4
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 18, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. had 420 runners vying for the available prizes totaling $42,150.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 18th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for August 15, 2014
In Nevada, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled in addition to having a Tuesday ESPN play-a-long $2,500 Guaranteed event. All four of the $3,000 events exceeded the guarantees. There were 318 runners with a total prize pool of 18,775 vying for the 44 available payouts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 15th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for August 15, 2014
This week in New Jersey, Jack King (Jaybone2315 on PocketFives, pictured) made four final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee. King finished second on Monday, fifth and third on Tuesday, and eighth in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Thursday for a total of $1,900.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 15th, 2014 3
Tournament Review for August 11, 2014
PocketFiver krakts of Israel picked up his largest career online poker tournament cash over the weekend thanks to a 2nd place effort in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event for $179,510 (two-way deal). Fellow member andreyluis (ranked #530 worldwide) of Brazil finished 5th in the SM for $58,236--which is also his largest online event haul.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Aug 11th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 11, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Guarantee on Sunday. had 386 runners vying for the 54 available prizes totaling $18,400.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 11th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 11, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran ten tournaments, which included the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major. Mike Gags30 Gagliano, pictured, was victorious in the $50,000 Guarantee, banking the top prize of $9,134 in a chop heads-up. Gagliano's Sunday was not done there. He also won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee and finished third in the $10,000 ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 11th, 2014 4
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for August 8, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee tournaments. On Monday, the $10,000 Guarantee saw Jesse Ellitot (No_Xcape on PocketFives) and Eddie Roman (Pompiaa2 on PocketFives) finish in the top two spots, chopping heads-up for $2,135. romeo8880 (romeo8880 on PocketFives) made back-to-back final tables this week on PartyPoker/Borgata poker, ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 8th, 2014 3
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for August 8, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 360 runners with a total prize pool of $21,850. The player with the highest cash win was nuknuk420 with a payout of $1,553 for taking down Monday night's event. nuknuk420 has made three final tables this year, this being his first ever takedown of an event.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 8th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for August 4, 2014
High stakes online poker tournaments saw an overall increase in entrants over the weekend thanks to the start of the PokerStars WCOOP Challenge and Full Tilt FTOPS series.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Aug 4th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 4, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran ten tournaments that included the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major. Sean Sisco (sisco on PocketFives) won the $5,000 guarantee on Friday for $1,063. TastesRed (TasteRed on PocketFives) took down the $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday, pocketing $1,628. The winner of the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday major was Sveinbinder099, who chopped ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 4th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 4, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. had 467 runners vying for the 69 available prizes totaling $44,120.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 4th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for August 1, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee nightly tournaments. LuckySpewy (ykwon17 on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee on Monday for $1,008. Dan centrfieldr Lupo took down the $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday, cashing for $1,997 after chopping heads-up.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 1st, 2014 2
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for August 1, 2014
This week in Nevada, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 361 runners with a total prize pool of $21,160.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 1st, 2014 0
 

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Who's Your Pick to Win the 2014 WSOP Main Event?
We're three months away from the resumption of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event from the Rio in Las Vegas. The final nine features players from six countries including, for the first time ever, Brazil, whose representative, Bruno Politano, recently signed with 888 Poker.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 19th, 2014 4
dipthrong Wins FTOPS XXVI Leaderboard, Black Card Pro Sponsorship
Longtime PocketFiver Mark dipthrong Herm (pictured) dominated the competition in the most recent Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS, which wrapped up over the weekend. And when we say Herm dominated, we're not just throwing that term around lightly. In fact, the Toronto poker player won the FTOPS XXVI leaderboard by a commanding 219 points.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 18th, 2014 14
Dan Cates Up Nearly $3 Million on Full Tilt This Year
About a week ago, PocketFives brought you an article about Dan "jungleman" Cates breaking $10 million in high-stakes winnings at Full Tilt Poker, a major milestone. Over the weekend, Cates (pictured) continued to roll, inching closer to $3 million in winnings on Full Tilt this year, according to HighStakesDB.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 18th, 2014 1
Amaya: "No Disruption to Core Poker Offering" at PokerStars, Full Tilt
In an article that eGaming Review published on Friday, Amaya CEO David Baazov (pictured) reiterated his company's commitment to an online casino and sports book following the acquisition of the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The transaction officially closed earlier this month, well ahead of schedule.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 17th, 2014 8
"I Felt at the Top of the World After Playing a Long Session and Winning 32 Cents!"
On the final weekend of July, Brazil's capotinha (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy outright for $49,000. There were about 900 entrants in the tournament, which offered up a prize pool of $265,000. It was his largest online tournament cash by a factor of three and has helped drive his career total to just south of $1 million.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 17th, 2014 4
Newsweek on Ripping Online Poker: "No Bias For or Against Online Gambling"
In response to a letter to the editor, Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman (pictured) explained the rationale for and background to the cover story in the magazine's August 22 edition espousing the societal ills of online gambling. Despite not conveying any reaction from pro-gambling forces, Goodman asserted, "No view was unwelcome and there was no bias for or against online gambling. The focus ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 16th, 2014 5
Barry Greenstein Defends PokerStars Against Bad Actor Argument
Barry Greenstein (pictured), Poker Hall of Famer and Team PokerStars Pro, took to his blog this week to make a case for why his sponsor doesn't deserve to be labeled a "bad actor" and prohibited from doing business in the US by state governments considering legalizing online poker. Read the blog.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 16th, 2014 9
Heads-Up with #4 Ranked huiiiiiiiiii
On the 10th day of August, Austria's huiiiiiiiiii (pictured) chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500, his second big-time Sunday Major win in the last two years. He is quickly nearing $3.6 million in career online poker tournament earnings and sits at #4 in the PocketFives Rankings. His chopping partner in the Sunday 500 was fellow PocketFiver lilachaa and he graciously sat down with us to talk about ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 16th, 2014 1
PokerStars, Ultimate Poker Cut Sponsored Pros
August has not been a good month for sponsored poker pros. In recent weeks, three Latin American grinders have been confirmed cuts from Team PokerStars, while four more have seemingly disappeared from the US online site Ultimate Poker's roster.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 15th, 2014 4
PPA Calls Newsweek Attack on Online Poker "A Failure in Journalism"
On the cover of Newsweek Magazine's August 22 edition will be a child in a white t-shirt holding a tablet with playing cards on it. Below him in big black letters are the words "Poker Face," which accompany an article from Leah McGrath Goodman entitled, "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand."
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 15th, 2014 16
"I Wanted to Eat My Chinese Takeaway, So I Started Shoving All-In"
In recent days, Daniel Charlton (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as judgedredd13, was part of a three-way chop of Event #15 of the ongoing Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS, a $129 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Knockout. Charlton earned $42,000 as part of the chop, which came just four months after he was part of the historic 900 millionth tournament dealt on PokerStars. Charlton ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 14th, 2014 23
Phil Ivey's Baccarat Partner Sues Foxwoods in New Edge-Sorting Case
The woman who allegedly used the controversial technique known as edge-sorting to help Phil Ivey (pictured) win millions of dollars playing baccarat has filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino claiming she and two companions are owed over $3 million for gambling sessions that took place there in 2011.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 14th, 2014 1
Dan Colman: Poker is a "Distraction," We Should Stop "Idolizing" Players
On Tuesday night, the world watched as Dan Colman (pictured) won the World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop on ESPN. Colman was largely stoic after the final cards were dealt and for the most part looked stunned. He quickly declined interviews and exited the Rio while second place finisher Daniel Negreanu cordially stuck around, spoke to the press, and took pictures.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 13th, 2014 32
PocketFives Rankings Update: pleno1 New #1
Last week, we began our PocketFives Rankings Update by saying there was a very good chance we'd have a new #1 player worldwide this week. And, sure enough, our statement came true, as Patrick pleno1 Leonard (pictured) is your new top dog in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings this week, our first new #1 since July 2.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 13th, 2014 4
"For 3.5 Seconds, Toby Thought He Made the Best Fold in the History of Poker"
The title of this article is part of a quote from Aaron Jones reacting to a hand between Scott Seiver and Tobias Reinkemeier (pictured) that you can watch by clicking here. It occurred during the World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop coverage on ESPN on Tuesday night and set Twitter ablaze. In the hand, Seiver raised to 1.2 million before the flop with K-10 of spades and Reinkemeier, who ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 12th, 2014 21
My Plan? Continue Avoiding Real Work.
On the final Sunday in July, PocketFiver Beq was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and bagged $158,000, the second largest amount given out. There were almost 7,000 entrants in the Sunday Million that week and Beq, who calls Finland home, recorded his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of five.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 12th, 2014 1
Moorman1 Wins 22nd Triple Crown, 2nd of August
Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured) now has 22 PocketFives Triple Crowns, the most of anyone on our site by a mile, and just racked up his second award of August, a month that's only a dozen days old. With 22, Moorman has more Triple Crowns than the second and third place players on the Triple Crown leaderboard combined.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 12th, 2014 12
Morongo, PPA, Card Clubs Respond to California Online Poker Failure
Late last week, PocketFives brought you an article about the bills regulating online poker in California being shelved for 2014. The reason, according to bill author and State Senator Lou Correa: "Internet poker is an important public policy. We need to make sure it's done right."
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 11th, 2014 0
Alexonmoon Up $1.2 Million in August
Earlier today, PocketFives brought you word that Dan Cates had passed $10 million in winnings on Full Tilt Poker during his career. Now, with a little help from HighStakesDB, we'll turn our attention to Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau (pictured), who according to the tracking site is up $1.2 million in August.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 10th, 2014 0
Dan Cates Hits $10 Million in High-Stakes Winnings at Full Tilt
According to HighStakesDB, Dan "jungleman" Cates (pictured) has hit $10 million in winnings at the high-stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker. He reached the mark after scooping $677,000 in a marathon session on Saturday. According to the tracking site, Cates played for 26 hours with a scant one-hour break.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 10th, 2014 1
GovTrack: US Internet Gambling Prohibition Bills Have Slim Chance of Passing
According to GovTrack.us, which keeps tabs on US legislation and lawmaker voting records, the bills to prohibit internet gambling in the United States have a slim chance of being passed before the end of the current legislation session, which occurs at the end of the year. Any bills not acted upon by the end of 2014 will be considered dead and must be reintroduced in 2015 in order to be ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 9th, 2014 6
PocketFives Finally Interviews a Player from Iceland
We're pretty sure this is one of the first, if not the first, interviews we've ever done with a poker player from Iceland. After all, the island nation has fewer than 150 registered PocketFives members, so percentage-wise Iceland is a tiny blip on the poker radar. However, in recent weeks, Hrannar Hallgrimsson (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as hrabbi87, final tabled the PokerStars ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 9th, 2014 3
PayPal Eyeing Regulated US Online Gambling Sites?
According to a report from Chris Grove, PayPal could be eyeing regulated US online gambling. The easy-to-use online e-wallet that's accepted by a variety of internet- and land-based retailers "plans to announce a foray into processing regulated online gambling payments in the coming months, according to a source with knowledge of the company's plans."
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 8th, 2014 9
"I Would Regret It Later in Life if I Didn't Give Poker a Chance"
The final Sunday of July saw 2,901 entrants show up for the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars. With nearly $600,000 on the line, Jorge Alberto Carvalho Abreu (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jorginho88, took home the win for $91,000. We caught up with the Portuguese player to learn about bringing his career online tournament earnings to nearly $500,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 8th, 2014 1
California Online Poker Bill Shelved for 2014
One of the bills that many hoped would legalize online poker in California has been shelved, making it doubtful that there will be any movement by the state legislature on the issue this year.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 7th, 2014 13
The Best Birthday Present Ever?
Today is this author's birthday. Yes, hold your applause and direct all gifts to the PocketFives business address. Two weeks ago, Mike Bartholomew (pictured), who is known as AAcademiKK on PocketFives, won the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl for $25,000, defeating a field of nearly 600 entrants just two days before his birthday. We caught up with the Canadian to talk about his largest online ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 7th, 2014 1
Bellagio Robbery Suspect: "I Was Smoking Too Much, I Guess"
The man who allegedly used a BB gun to brazenly rob a cashier at the Bellagio in Las Vegas last weekend has been apprehended and charged with a myriad of offenses.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 6th, 2014 12
WSOP on ESPN: "When the Cards Turn Against You, They Turn Against You"
Coverage of the World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop continued on Tuesday night on ESPN. Two one-hour episodes began with 16 players left and Tom Hall was perched atop the chip counts. The One Drop dished out a $15 million top prize.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 6th, 2014 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: lena900 Jumps to #9 Worldwide
There wasn't a lot of movement this week in the top 10 worldwide of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, but Sweden's lena900 moved up from #18 to #9 and was the lone new face in the top 10. On July 29, lena900 won the PokerStars Super Tuesday for over $100,000 officially, a cash that pushed the Swede's PLB Point tally up by 741.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 6th, 2014 2
Phil Hellmuth Hawking Carl's Jr.
If you are a television connoisseur, you are probably quite familiar with commercials for Carl's Jr. restaurants (or Hardee's, depending on where you live). For years, a frequent advertising tactic of the fast food chain has been to have a sexy, often scantily clad woman chow down on an enormous burger. Paris Hilton was the first such pitch-woman for the restaurant and has now been brought back ...
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Aug 5th, 2014 15
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Accepting Direct Buy-Ins Via PokerStars
The Main Event of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open starts on August 28. Although it's a US-based event that takes place in South Florida, the tournament will see a number of players buy directly in through the PokerStars client.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 5th, 2014 0
Full Tilt Red Pros, Friends Eligible for Remission; Deadline is September 3
According to an update from Garden City Group, the appointed Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt Poker refunds, "It has been determined that players designated by Full Tilt Poker as 'professionals,' other than Team Full Tilt Players, will be able to submit Petitions for Remission to recover the portion of their account balance that is not attributable to compensation provided by FTP or ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 5th, 2014 1
moorman1 Wins Triple Crown #21 After Seven-Week Hiatus
After a seven-week hiatus from the online poker world due to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured) headed back to his computer and quickly earned his 21st PocketFives Triple Crown, extending his own record. He has ten more Triple Crowns than the next closest PocketFiver and has pretty much dominated every award we have on our site.
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Aug 4th, 2014 9
New US-Friendly PocketFives League Starts Tuesday on NLOP
The free PocketFives League on NLOP, which welcomes US players, returns for a new month on Tuesday, August 5. We're hitting the reset button on the standings, so everyone will be on equal footing, and there's no cost to play. NLOP is giving out a total of $500 in cash to the top five finishers.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 4th, 2014 0
15,609 Copies of Howard Lederer's "Secrets of NLHE" Sold at Auction
How much would you pay for 15,609 copies of "Secrets of No Limit Hold'em," an instructional DVD from former Full Tilt Poker front man Howard Lederer' Ten dollars' Twenty dollars' One dollar' Try ten cents. In a recent fire sale auction of Full Tilt Poker-related multimedia and gear, 15,609 copies of Lederer's DVD went for $1,560.90 total, or a dime each.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 3rd, 2014 6
"I Got 5th in the Sunday Million at 7am and Went to Work 90 Minutes Later"
In the second half of July, ten PocketFives members scored their $1 million cash badges. Among them was Conor Beresford (pictured, right), who is known as 1_conor_b_1 on PocketFives and captured his new profile badge on July 18. He gleaned, "It was a nice surprise when someone messaged me telling me I'd reached the $1 million cash badge milestone."
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 3rd, 2014 4
"That Might Be the Worst Beat in the History of Tournament Poker"
As you might know, on Tuesday night, PocketFives was camped out at Borgata in Atlantic City watching the finale of the first ever live PocketFives Open. Accordingly, we missed the premiere of ESPN's coverage of the Big One for One Drop, which created such a buzz in the mainstream world that we felt compelled to record a rerun and write about what ESPN commentator Lon McEachern argued could ...
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Aug 2nd, 2014 12
"If I Only Played for the Money, I'd Have Stopped Evolving a Long Time Ago"
Last month, Felipe Baraky Tavares (pictured) finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. While many players would be excited to find $47,000 sitting in their laps, Tavares wanted more, telling PocketFives, "It could have been better. I had an edge over the other two guys, but it went like that, so I'm fine. In poker, we're only really satisfied with first place."
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 2nd, 2014 2
Amaya Officially Seals the Deal With PokerStars
Just three months ago, almost no one would have predicted that the relatively unknown gaming systems supplier Amaya was in advanced talks to purchase the parent company of the online poker behemoth PokerStars. Yet on Friday, the Canadian firm announced the completion of its acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt, instantly transforming it into the biggest publicly traded online gambling company ...
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Aug 1st, 2014 4
Paddy Power Suffers "Historical Data Breach"
On Thursday, Paddy Power issued a press release warning users of a "historical data breach" that occurred back in 2010. Four years later, Paddy Power is learning the "full extent" of the issue, which affected nearly 650,000 customers.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 1st, 2014 3
Three US Senators Send Letter to DOJ Supporting Bill Banning Online Gambling
As part of a campaign to put the brakes on internet gambling in the US, three Senators sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday asking for his agency's support for a bill that would reinstate the Wire Act and rid the US of online gambling, even those sites in regulated markets.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jul 31st, 2014 12
Nevada Hits $1 Million in Online Poker Revenue for the First Time
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the regulated Nevada online poker sites hit $1 million in combined revenue in June, the first time that's happened since the market launched last year. The number was $1.037 million in a month, to be exact.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 31st, 2014 1
Amaya Shareholders Approve PokerStars, Full Tilt Purchase
On Wednesday, shareholders of Amaya Gaming approved the acquisition of the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt. Following the go-ahead from shareholders, Amaya Chairman and CEO David Baazov commented, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend my appreciation to shareholders for their overwhelming support of the acquisition of Rational Group."
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Jul 31st, 2014 0
Greg Merson Explains WPT500 Rant
Nearly three weeks after he issued a Twitter tirade against the World Poker Tour and its $500 buy-in Las Vegas tournament, the WPT500, 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg Merson (pictured) has responded to critics who thought he took his criticism too far.
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Jul 30th, 2014 11
Mike Barletta Wins Borgata PocketFives Open, gboro780 Second
There were 538 entrants in the first ever Borgata PocketFives Open live event in Atlantic City. The $400 buy-in tournament passed its $150,000 guarantee by $38,000 and a four-way chop around 10:30pm local time on Tuesday ended it. There was a huge Day 1B turnout on Monday that included eight bounty players.
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Jul 30th, 2014 14
Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl Put Up $2.5 Million to Bail Out Phuas
It took a couple days, but Wei Seng "Paul" Phua and his son, Darren Phua, were finally released from federal custody on bail Monday after being detained for about two days. While it appears that they are certainly still in a heap of trouble, they have a couple deep-pocketed friends to thank for their current freedom.
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Jul 30th, 2014 0
"Even the Bad Beats Make You Want to Play More"
Our most recent PocketFives Open was held on 888 Poker during the off-day of the World Cup prior to the knockout round. As football fans around the world took a breather from rooting on their favorite countries, the PocketFives community event on 888 kicked off. Your winner: Michael SuarezisKing Lawrence, who calls the United Kingdom home. We caught up with our most recent PocketFives Open ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 29th, 2014 0
Las Vegas Sands Has Spent $460,000 This Year Lobbying on Online Gambling
You might recall that Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (pictured) has pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to rid the United States of online gambling. In fact, he has corralled two lawmakers – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) – into introducing bills to do exactly that. How much money have Adelson and his Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling spent in ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 27th, 2014 13
"I Never Thought I'd Be the Luckbox Who Could Win a Live Tournament"
Late last month, Dublin, Ireland's SuitedAcesBaby (pictured) finished second in the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy for $30,000. The tournament drew 769 entrants and had a prize pool that just barely passed its $225,000 guarantee. As he admitted, "The result came at the right time, as I was on a bit of a downswing." He was also headed to Las Vegas when we talked to him to partake in the final days ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 26th, 2014 3
Harvard Study Finds Internet Gaming Doesn't Create More Problem Gamblers
A new series of studies conducted by the Harvard Medical School's Division on Addiction has concluded that internet gambling is not as addictive as many opponents of the industry claim.
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Jul 25th, 2014 5