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Tournament Review for December 15, 2014
Nathaniel natfalber11 Falber of Brazil, ranked #462 worldwide, won the Full Tilt FTOPS Main Event this weekend and took home $212,040 as a result. The marquee tournament victory will likely place the Brazilian in the Top 100 Worldwide Rankings for the first time in his career. Veteran PocketFiver and 38th-ranked Zackattak13, who has over $6.2 million in lifetime online tournament cashes, may soon ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Dec 15th, 2014 12
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 15, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to eight final tables, cashing for over $5,000. No one took a top spot, but SamanthaStacks did cash twice this weekend, taking home over $1,700 for her efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Dec 15th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 15, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PocketFiver JudgeBen made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Nightly Guarantee three straight nights. He finished in fourth place each night for a total of $1,515. Brian WillisNYC Willis won the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday night, banking $2,250. Winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was RiverMan, who ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 15th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 12, 2014
This week in New Jersey, Tom The Caretaker Schafer (pictured) recorded three tournament wins. Schafer won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights and then won the 888 Poker New Jersey High Roller $2,500 Guarantee for a total of $5,543. Just last month, Schafer won the WSOP $10,000 Guarantee twice in the same week. He has over $925,000 in tracked online cashes.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 12th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 8, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to seven final tables, cashing for $2,782 total. voff took down the Sunday Freezeout for $1,132 and BachoB cashed twice, taking home over $600 for her efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Dec 8th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for December 8, 2014
PocketFiver woohoo42 of Serbia had a career outing in the 888 Poker Super XL $1,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event over the weekend. He took the $600 buy-in tournament down for a payday of $199,403 and will likely enter the Top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings for the first time ever as a result. Fellow member dl184 of the United Kingdom placed 4th in that event for $54,197.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Dec 8th, 2014 5
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 8, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, 12 PocketFivers took down tournaments, which included all of the Sunday Majors. Chopping the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee were David phatchoy888 Cheng and letsflipit, who will both pocket $8,293 for their efforts.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 8th, 2014 4
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 5, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker launched its new tournament schedule, which saw the nightly $10,000 Guarantee get moved up an hour and the nightly $5,000 Guarantee become a turbo. Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman, Jr. made the final table of both the $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday, cashing for a total of $1,122.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 5th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 1, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to 10 final tables, cashing for $3,223. dudasdb cashed in three events, while Josh Reynolds (pictured) made it to two final tables.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Dec 1st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 1, 2014
This Thanksgiving weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker doubled the guarantee of its Sunday Major from $50,000 to $100,000. There were a total of 542 runners who generated a prize pool of $100,270. Mike MikeyCasino Azzaro (pictured) chopped it heads-up for a cool $19,285, officially finishing in second place. This score will put him over $100,000 in tracked online cashes. ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 1st, 2014 0
Tournament Review for December 1, 2014
Canadian modzillapl will move back into the Top 200 once the new Rankings are released thanks to his runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up for $88,457 following a heads-up chop. Michael SilentPurple MacHugh (ranked #220 worldwide) will also make a rankings climb after receiving $78,323 for 4th place in the Sunday Million.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Dec 1st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 28, 2014
This week in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to seven final tables, cashing for $3,246 collectively. JaminOnFaces cashed in two events for over $1,100. Both he and RichrdParker made it to second place.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 28th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 28, 2014
This week in New Jersey, Pocketfiver romeo8880 made two final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker on Monday night, winning the network's $5,000 guarantee and coming in seventh in the $10,000 guarantee for a total of $1,415. Kevin Sofcknsickk Campbell shipped the PartyPoker/Borgata poker $5,000 guarantee on Wednesday night, adding $1,197 to his bankroll.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 28th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for November 24, 2014
Romanian Joldis moiadcosmin Cosmin (pictured, ranked #1,251 worldwide) took home the largest payday among PocketFives members in major online poker tournament action over the weekend via a 3rd place showing in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $118,096 (five-way chop). Fellow member Ben f3nix35 Dobson of the United Kingdom finished 4th in that event for $103,639 while StoyanB of Bulgaria ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Nov 24th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 24, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables and cashed for $2,518, with asianhustler and BachoB each cashing twice. 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 and the Freezeout and $15,000 Guarantee on Sunday. had 542 runners vying for the 83 available prizes ...
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 24th, 2014 0
 

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Costa Rican Government Finally Realizes "Runner Runner" is a Bad Movie
It took 15 months, but the Costa Rican government has finally realized that the Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake online poker movie "Runner Runner" paints their country in a not-so-rosy light. Yes, it took over a year for the nation, which was formerly home to belly-up brands like Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker, to speak up. Apparently "Tico Time" is real.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 17th, 2014 6
PocketFives Rankings Update: Yuri Martins Reclaims #1 Spot
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. This week, we have a new #1 player in the world, Yuri Martins (pictured). The Brazilian has a brisk 8,433 PLB Points, which represents a commanding 742-point lead over second place. Martins was last ranked #1 in October and this is his second stint at the top.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 17th, 2014 2
Lawsuit, Restraining Order Filed Against California Online Gambling Site
A California Tribe thought to be launching the first post-Black Friday online poker room in the state was hit with a lawsuit from the US Government related to its online bingo site. According to a press release, the lawsuit and temporary restraining order are to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel from continuing to operate Desert Rose Bingo. They cite the Unlawful Internet Gambling ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 16th, 2014 0
Equity Poker Network Confirms DDOS Attacks
On Tuesday, the Equity Poker Network confirmed that its game servers have been suffering from distributed denial of service attacks, or DDOS. The press release outlined, "The DDOS attacks at EPN have occurred intermittently across the past six weeks, causing some short-term disruptions to Network connectivity and frustrating poker room outages." In most cases, Equity developers were quickly able ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 16th, 2014 0
Winning Poker Network Suffers Tech SNAFU During Million Dollar Tournament
A seven-figure online tournament met its demise because of technical problems this weekend when an ambitious event from the Winning Poker Network had to be halted mid-stream.
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Dec 16th, 2014 21
natfalber11 Wins FTOPS XXVII Main Event
On the same day that 2014 WSOP November Niner Jorryt Van Hoof won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, Brazil's natfalber11 took down the Full Tilt Online Poker Series Main Event for $212,000. More than $2 million was awarded during the final weekend of FTOPS XXVII.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 15th, 2014 1
WSOP November Niner Jorryt van Hoof Wins Sunday Warm-Up
Just one month removed from finishing third in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $3.8 million, Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, winning the weekly tournament for $91,000. He plays on PokerStars under the screen name TheCleaner11 and entered the nine-handed final table in third place out of almost 3,000 entrants.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 15th, 2014 0
Time to Terrorize Fish at the Live Poker Tables Following a Sunday Million Chop
A couple of weeks ago, moiadcosmin (pictured), who is known in the real world as Joldis Cosmin, was part of a five-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and reeled in $118,000. "I feel very good," the Romanian told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "Every player wants to do well in that MTT."
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 14th, 2014 0
From Poker to Daily Fantasy Sports with Brian Hastings
Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) was formerly a staple of the highest stakes online poker games on the planet. He faced off against some of poker's brightest minds on the cash game felts and has $1.3 million in career live tournament scores, according to the Hendon Mob. Now, he's a regular in daily fantasy sports games on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, which take US players.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 14th, 2014 8
Harry Reid: "Proliferation of Gambling on the Internet is Not Good for Our Country"
If you wanted to know where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV, pictured) stood on internet gambling, look no further than an article published on Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In it, Reid, clear as day, told the world, "I think the proliferation of gambling on the internet is not good for our country. I think it is an invitation to crime. I think it is hard to control for crime ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 13th, 2014 21
Amaya's Stock Tumbles 18% with Insider Trading Probe
On Thursday, PocketFives brought you an article about Canadian officials showing up at the offices of Amaya Gaming, the owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt, reportedly due to insider trading associated with the company's purchase of the Rational Group back in June. As you might guess, a visit from the fuzz didn't go over too well with investors. The verdict: the stock's price sank by 18% on ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 13th, 2014 2
Scaling the Sunday Million Like It's the Empire State Building
Last month, Germany's KingKong0815 (pictured) was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and put back $165,000, officially taking third place. "I'm pretty stoked," he told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "It still feels pretty unreal." Unreal like watching a giant ape climb the Empire State Building'
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 13th, 2014 0
paulwiter Counting Down to Second Supernova Elite of 2014
Uruguayan grinder Francisco "paulwiter" Garcia (pictured) became the first person from his country to reach the much sought after status of Supernova Elite on PokerStars earlier this year. But it seems he didn't spend too much time celebrating the achievement away from the tables. Now, Garcia is close to accumulating two million VPPs total to make Supernova Elite for the second time in 2014.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Dec 13th, 2014 6
BusinessWeek Profiles Cyber Attack on Las Vegas Sands
In February, PocketFives brought you a story about the websites of Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corporation being hacked due to remarks he made about nuclear weapons. Sorry poker players, you can't take credit for this one. Visitors to the websites of properties like the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas were unable to do much of anything except view the fruits of the hackers' labor.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 12th, 2014 5
Danish Poker Players Accused of Operating Multimillion Dollar Cheating Ring
Danish authorities have charged two people with aiding and abetting a third unnamed suspect in what could shape up to be one of the biggest online poker frauds of all time.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Dec 12th, 2014 6
Canadian Police Raid Amaya Offices
According to Forbes, Canadian officials raided the offices of Amaya Gaming in Montreal on Wednesday. According to the company, which purchased PokerStars and Full Tilt in June for $4.9 billion, the investigation centers on "trading activities in Amaya securities surrounding the Corporation's acquisition of [PokerStars and Full Tilt] in 2014."
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 11th, 2014 3
Who to Target and Who to Fade on FanDuel: Week 15
This week's FanDuel Sunday Million offers 91,954 contestants the opportunity to vie for $2 million in prizes, with 17,475 (19%) earning prize money. Before we get into this Sunday's card, let's take a look back at Week 14's results. Player jrdcolts took down the $250,000 top prize with a score of 207.4 points; in this $60,000 salary cap tournament, his team accumulated an average of 3.45 points ...
kellykipJP Silverstein
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Dec 11th, 2014 2
"I'm Back Home to Punt the Rest of My Winnings on More Tournaments"
Last month, TheDegenFund was one of five people to chop the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. His reward was a healthy $52,000, $17,000 more than fourth place would have made otherwise, and he has since risen to #150 in the PocketFives Rankings, his all-time high.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 11th, 2014 7
Mike McDonald (Timex): "I've Been Playing Prismata 40 Hours a Week"
In an AMA on Reddit, longtime poker pro Mike timex McDonald (pictured) talked about his newfound love for a computer game called Prismata. He is apparently ranked fifth in the world at it and told readers, "I've been playing Prismata like 40 hours a week. I'm biased since my friends made it, but I'm over-the-top addicted."
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 11th, 2014 0
Potential DDOS Attacks Uncovered at Merge
Over the past few days, online poker players have alleged that the Merge Gaming Network is experiencing issues with a network attack or possibly cheating.
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Dec 10th, 2014 28
Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Arrested, Held Without Bail for Bomb-Making
On Wednesday morning, one of my non-poker playing friends texted me to say, "Your boy Dan Bilzerian (pictured) was arrested at LAX yesterday and is being held without bail. My wife thinks he's hot." Yes, this is what the mainstream world knows about poker pro Dan Bilzerian, the industry's bad boy and resident attention-seeker.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 10th, 2014 22
PocketFives Rankings Update: CrownUpGuy New #1
With impressive result after impressive result, we suppose it was only a matter of time until CrownUpGuy (pictured) became the #1 player in the PocketFives Poker Rankings. This week, he moved up two spots and officially became the new top dog on our site. His poker resume is quite impressive, as the Austrian won the WCOOP Main Event, Full Tilt Sunday Major, and PokerStars Sunday 500 in ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 10th, 2014 5
Adelson's Internet Gambling Prohibition Not Included in Final Spending Bill
The internet gambling world can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as, after a couple days' sweat, Sheldon Adelson's (pictured) pet project, Restoring America's Wire Act, did not make it into the final Congressional spending bill. The $1.1 trillion budget measure was agreed to on Tuesday and language banning internet gambling was not included.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 9th, 2014 8
Does An Extra $300,000 Really Attract Players?
PokerStars is into the second week of its December Festival, a month-long celebration in which at least $15 million in cash will be handed out across a wide variety of game types. Usually, poker room promotions focus on just tournament players or just cash game players, but this one has something for everybody. The first phase, the $1 Million Milestone Hands promotion, has wrapped up and, to put ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Dec 9th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Online Poker Player Norman Michalek (slystyle012)
PocketFives had the chance to catch up with Westfield, New Jersey's Norman slystyle012 Michalek (pictured, ranked #51 in New Jersey), who plays under the handle Abnormalities on Borgata Poker. Over the summer, he took a three-month trip to Poland to visit family and then came back and went to work on the virtual felts.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Dec 9th, 2014 3
Report: PokerStars Gearing Up to Accept Bitcoin
According to Online Poker Report and other sources, PokerStars, the largest online poker room in the world, is preparing to accept Bitcoin. The site's timeline for doing so is not known, but Chris Grove from OPR told PocketFives that PokerStars has started to assemble the vendors that would be necessary to take Bitcoin.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 9th, 2014 7
My Thoughts on the Ever-Changing Global Gaming Market
Changes in online gambling regulations are what originally inspired the design of a global relocation service for online poker players that would ultimately become Poker Refugees. Since Black Friday, we have continued to witness numerous changes in countries' regulations as well as changes to online gaming providers' internal operational policies, all of which affect professional poker players.
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Dec 9th, 2014 0
Diving into Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker
Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker – POFC for short - has been on the rise in card rooms, online, and in the app stores
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Dec 8th, 2014 2
Another Move Coming for Poker Refugees in Mexico?
An upheaval of sorts could be in store for US online poker players who relocated to Mexico following Black Friday. According to iGaming Business, legislation could soon be passed in Mexico that would ring-fence that nation and could cause poker refugees to flee once more.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 8th, 2014 18
"I Ended Up Playing the Whole Final Table in the Hotel Lobby"
Imagine playing for the title in the PokerStars Sunday 500, a $530 buy-in tournament with one of the largest top prizes of the week, and being forced out of your hotel room because it's checkout time. Such was the nightmare of Alex lynskey99 Lynskey (pictured), who was in Hong Kong for the tournament, but had to play the final table from the corner of a bustling hotel lobby. Oops. Fortunately ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 7th, 2014 2
"Heads-Up Is Not As Lucrative As It Used to Be"
Last month in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl, Vancouver's Ankush pistons87 Mandavia (pictured) topped a field of 624 entrants for a $26,000 payday. Six of the top eight finishers that day were members of PocketFives and our community scooped 71% of the prize pool, or $88,000 in real money.
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Dec 7th, 2014 2
Poker Documentary "Nosebleed" Follows High-Stakes Pros Alexonmoon, Seb86
In the poker documentary "Nosebleed", director Victor Saumont follows high-stakes poker pros Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau (pictured) and Sebastian "Seb86" Sabic on a quest to capture their first World Series of Poker bracelet.
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Dec 6th, 2014 9
Daniel Negreanu's Take on Poker and Gambling
About a week ago, word broke that Vicky Coren, a longtime PokerStars pro, had left the site over its decision to introduce sports betting and casino games. The news rippled through the poker community and many sympathized with Coren for her decision.
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 6th, 2014 15
"The Chop Was Well-Timed Because I Just Bought a House for My Mother"
Last month, Brazil's Kelvin Kerber (pictured), who is known as kelvin_fpar on PocketFives, chopped the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy heads-up and earned $50,000, the largest amount given out. "I'm really happy about it," Kerber told PocketFives. "I had been chasing a result like that for a while. The chop was well-timed because I just bought a house for my mother." Son of the Year award!
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Dec 5th, 2014 11
From Poker to Daily Fantasy Sports with SamENole
A member of PocketFives ever since our first year in business, Matt SamENole Smith (pictured) has amassed $1.1 million in online tournament winnings along with almost $400,000 more at brick-and-mortar casinos. Now, he has turned his attention to daily fantasy sports (DFS) on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings and, in fact, is camped out in Atlantis in the Bahamas for a big daily fantasy football ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 5th, 2014 2
InterPoker Owners Targeting bwin.party?
With rumors swirling about the fate of the gambling giant bwin.party, industry insiders now believe that the company could soon be acquired by Intertain, a Canadian-based holding firm. Intertain is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is home to a variety of gambling brands including InterPoker, InterCasino, and Costa Bingo.
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Dec 5th, 2014 0
UK Internet Gambling Point of Consumption Tax in Full Effect
As of December 1, UK-facing online gaming operators are subject to a 15% Point of Consumption (POC) tax as part of the enforcement of the new gaming bill of the land, the UK Licensing and Advertising Act of 2014.
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Dec 4th, 2014 3
Who to Target and Who to Fade in This Week's FanDuel Sunday Million
"Look at you… In two years, they'll be marking your gravesite. Me' I'll be right here."
kellykipJP Silverstein
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Dec 4th, 2014 1
PPA on New California Online Poker Bill: "Too Many Flaws to Support It"
On Wednesday, PocketFives published an article about California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introducing AB 9, dubbed the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act. As several members of PocketFives pointed out, the intrastate online poker bill has some serious issues, as it requires deposits at brick-and-mortar casinos, criminalizes players who play on non-regulated sites, and shuts out companies like ...
DanDan Cypra
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Dec 4th, 2014 4
New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California
The state of California is considering a new bill that would allow its citizens to participate in a state-regulated online poker market. Introduced earlier this week by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D - Los Angeles, pictured), the bill, known by AB 9 or "The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015," has been marked at this point with an "urgency" status, which means that if ...
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Dec 3rd, 2014 22
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 #1 for Third Straight Week
For the third straight week, Canada's p0cket00 (pictured) sits atop the PocketFives Poker Rankings, this time with a PLB score of 7,758 points. He holds a razor-thin 18-point lead over second place, but is enjoying his second stint in the top spot this year and his longest reign at #1 since late 2011.
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Dec 3rd, 2014 1
moorman1 Wins 24th PocketFives Triple Crown
What do you give the most successful PocketFiver in history' How about a record-extending 24th PocketFives Triple Crown, more than twice what the next closest person has' Oh yes, Chris moorman1 Moorman has now won two-dozen Triple Crowns, including four this year, blowing the rest of the poker community out of the water.
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Dec 3rd, 2014 11
He Gone! Yahoo Poker to Shut Down at Year's End
Just a month after launching a Texas Hold'em game on its website, Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting the game down at the end of the year. Fortunately for those concerned with the image of poker, this is not a poker-only closure, but rather the end of all "Classic Yahoo Parlor games."
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Dec 2nd, 2014 5
Betfair Closes New Jersey Online Poker Site
According to US Poker, Betfair has officially closed its online poker room in New Jersey after it had largely been a non-factor. As the site outlined, "Betfair New Jersey posted $0 in October 2014 poker rake, according to tax returns filed with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Its poker tables earned $1 in September. Betfair New Jersey's poker rake through the first 10 months of ...
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Dec 2nd, 2014 5
"Most People Have No Idea What Poker Is About and Will Never Consider It a Career"
Earlier this month, Hong Kong's noclue_just (pictured) finished second in the PokerStars Sunday 500 to CrownUpGuy and earned $47,000. "I feel very happy and excited about it," he told PocketFives in an exclusive post-game interview. "This is my biggest score ever in a tournament." noclue_just plays poker full-time online and live and said he'd use the money to build a bigger bankroll and move up ...
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Nov 30th, 2014 5
"It Was a Good MTT to Win Because Rebuys Are My Best Game"
Earlier this month, Portugal's skyboy (pictured) came away with an outright win in the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy. There were over 1,000 entrants and his reward for beating all of them was $55,000. "It was a good MTT to win because rebuys are my best game," he told us. In fact, his top three cashes dollar-wise are all in tournaments involving rebuys.
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Nov 30th, 2014 1
Documentary Captures Mark Newhouse's Reaction to Main Event Defeat
When Mark Newhouse (pictured) overcame staggering odds to secure a seat at his second WSOP Main Event final table in a row this year, hopes were high that the Chapel Hill native would take home a larger chunk of the prize pool than he did for his ninth place finish in 2013. But, after his all-in river bluff was called by William Tonking, Newhouse was once again the first November Niner to be ...
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Nov 29th, 2014 9
Heads-Up with Sunday Warm-Up Winner Big Huni
Last weekend, Costa Rica's Chris Big Huni Hunichen (pictured) came away with the win in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up following a heads-up chop with Phemo. His reward was $89,000 and he became the ninth PocketFiver ever to pass $7 million in online tournament scores for his career.
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Nov 28th, 2014 4
Vicky Coren Quits PokerStars for Site's Promotion of Casino Games
UK poker player and media personality Vicky Coren (pictured) has announced that she will no longer represent PokerStars due to the company's decision to offer casino games alongside its online poker product.
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Nov 27th, 2014 39
Future of High Stakes Poker, Heads-Up Poker Championship in Doubt
According to PokerNews' Chad Holloway, the futures of "High Stakes Poker" and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship are in doubt. As Holloway quoted the producers of both shows as saying, "From @Poker_Prod: 'No talks of HSP been initiated to us by GSN. And likewise, NBC has not confirmed the Heads-Up event for 2015.'"
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Nov 27th, 2014 6