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Sunday Majors: Urbanovich Grabs WCOOP win, Bonomo Gets Super-Sized
Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo) The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the ...
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Sep 12th, 2016 0
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten Wins Sunday Supersonic
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten won the Sunday Supersonic this week (photo courtesy CordigoPoker) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its final weeks, there were a number of online tournament specialists who came up big over the weekend. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 5,668 entrants, and was won outright by 'Jay-Syl11' for $177,298. Second place was taken by 'bogurdan' for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 4th, 2016 0
'needdollarz' Chops Sunday Million, 'D0nKanaille_' Wins party HR
Sam 'TheSquid' Grafton took home $34,800 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Grand. There was a three-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'needdollarz' outlasted over 5,500 opponents to claim the $159,387 first place prize. Fellow Russian 'THCHunter' finished runner-up in that event for $116,000 while Daniel 'lucky_scrote' ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 27th, 2016 0
'Koby295' Tuns $4.40 Into Sunday Million Victory
There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'Koby295' earned close to original first place money by cashing for $188,929. He won his way into the Sunday Million earlier in the day in a $4.40 satellite - giving him an ROI on this tournament of over 4,200,000%. Akos 'Akker' Pasztor of Hungary was awarded the second-highest ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 20th, 2016 1
András 'probirs' Németh Wins Sunday Million
András 'probirs' Németh took down the Sunday Million for almost $165,000 (PokerStars photo) There were a number of online poker tournament players who had significant scores over the weekend, led by András 'probirs' Németh who won the Sunday Million for $164,244 following a three-way final table deal. Players 'Penelas08' and 'tricotijr' each collected over $149,000 for their respective ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 13th, 2016 0
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov Wins Two Sunday Majors
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov grabbed two more victories on Sunday for almost $70,000. Major online poker tournament activity saw a slight decrease in activity this weekend as players flock to Las Vegas to compete in the 2016 World Series of Poker. One player in particular took full advantage of the softer fields. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov, the top-ranked player in Bulgaria, won the PokerStars Sunday ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 6th, 2016 2
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland Wins PokerStars Sunday Grand
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland won the PokerStars Sunday Grand this weekend. As the poker world now turns its sights towards the 2016 World Series of Poker, there were a number of players who came up big over the weekend in online tournaments. One of those is longtime PocketFiver Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland. The 63rd-ranked player in the world outlasted a field of 200 to win the $1,050 ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 30th, 2016 2
'Ch4nsey' Takes Down partypoker Powerfest for $219,375
Some of Sunday's biggest winners came from the conclusion of partypoker Powerfest. While Sunday may have been all about the coming conclusion of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, the rest of the Sunday Majors schedule featured a number of other bigger buy-in events with big fields. There were none bigger than the partypoker Powerfest which wrapped up with a Main Event and a ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 23rd, 2016 0
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou Takes Down Sunday Grand
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou earned six figures on Sunday - but it wasn't from a SCOOP score. Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou took down the PokerStars Sunday Grand on Sunday, pocketing $110,250. The six-figure score puts the Cyprus-based poker pro within striking distance of the $3 million lifetime earnings mark. 'Graftekkel' finished runner-up for $79,380 while 'Stev0L_' finished 3rd ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 16th, 2016 0
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz Banks Six Figures for Sunday Grand Win
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz was one of Sunday's biggest winners. Online poker tournament activity picked up over the weekend due in large part to the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and one player more than happy to take advantage was veteran PocketFiver Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz. Playing from Canada, Strelitz took down the $1,050 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Grand outright for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 9th, 2016 0
João 'joaosimaobh' Simão Wins partypoker SHR, Continues Push for #1
João Simão has been on a tear lately - he added another big win on Sunday. João joaosimaobh Simão entered Sunday as the #2-ranked player in the world and might have done enough to move himself into the top spot with a win in the biggest buy-in event on the Sunday Majors slate.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 2nd, 2016 0
Sweden's 'Discoovery' Wins partypoker Super High Roller
Later this week, the PocketFives Rankings might look a little bit different than they do right now. Swedish poker pro 'Discoovery' had a Sunday to remember and come Wednesday, he may find himself in the top 20 worldwide. He took down the $2,600 buy-in partypoker Super High Roller and finished fifth in the Sunday 500 - those two scores alone earned him just over $85,000 cash and 765 PLB points. He ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 25th, 2016 2
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini Wins PokerStars Sunday Million
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini walked away with a career-high score after winning the Sunday Million. (PokerNews photo) Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini of Australia had a career outing on Sunday in the PokerStars Sunday Million, taking down the event for a payday of $166,377 after a four-way deal, which approximately doubles his previous career online cash total. Fellow PocketFives member 'SamuW0makka' ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 18th, 2016 0
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates Wins PokerStars Sunday 500
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates won the PokerStars Sunday 500 A nosebleed-stakes player taking down the PokerStars Sunday 500 was your big headline over the weekend. Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates took down the $500 buy-in minefield and earned almost $65,000.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 11th, 2016 0
'alexangeo' Takes Down Sunday Million; Joao Mathias Wins Again
Joao Mathias continued his push toward the #1 ranking with another Sunday win. (CodigoPoker photo) Safe to say that 'alexangeo' probably had a better weekend than you. The Greek player took home $144,100 in a four-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, splitting the remaining $600,000 with a group that included 'neto gol' and 'Lekerov'.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Apr 4th, 2016 0
 

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Sunday Majors: Dominik Nitsche Chops 888poker Super XL Main Event
Dominik Nitsche was one of the big non-WCOOP winners on Sunday. As the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker wraps up, there were plenty of marquee scores across several major online poker sites over the weekend including 888 poker pro Dominik Nitsche being one of three players to walk away from a three-way final table deal of the $1.5 Million Guaranteed Super XL Main Event. ...
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Sep 26th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Daniel Negreanu Beats Viktor Blom for HORSE Championship
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Sep 25th, 2016 0
Punta Cana Poker Classic Expects Continued Growth In 2016
One of the premier poker tournaments in the Caribbean kicks off in about a month. The Punta Cana Poker Classic gets underway on October 25 at the Melia Caribe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. There is plenty of poker action for those in attendance. The series features 15 events over the six-day series, highlighted by the $1,650 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. The four-day Main Event ...
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Sep 24th, 2016 1
WCOOP: Patrick Leonard, Sean Winter Grab Six-Figure Wins
Patrick Leonard grabbed another WCOOP title on Friday (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard saw former #1-ranked players Shaun Deeb, ‘Eisenhower1’ and Dan Kelly winning 2016 World Championship of Online Poker titles and decided he wanted to join the club. He did just that on Friday afternoon, taking down Event #65, $700 Ultra Deep NLHE for $162,054.98. Leonard’s ...
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Sep 24th, 2016 0
WPT: Jesse Sylvia Wins Borgata Poker Open, $821,811
Jesse Sylvia finally got the monkey off his back Friday night, winning his first ever live title (WPT Photo) When the final table of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open began Friday afternoon, former World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia was the shortest stack at the table and seemed to have little hope of winning the title.
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Sep 24th, 2016 1
Early Stage Tournament Strategy with Nicolau Villa-Lobos
Nicolau Villa-Lobos thinks players should focus in the early parts of tournaments if they want to gain an avantage. In addition to earning over seven figures playing online, Brazil’s Nicolau 'nicofellow' Villa-Lobos has racked up the cashes at various events at the Brasilian Series of Poker. With so much experience in a wide range of buy-ins in BSOP events, Villa-Lobos is the perfect person ...
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Sep 23rd, 2016 0
WCOOP: Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda Wins the $2,100 PLO Championship
Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda won $202,930.71 for taking down the PLO Championship Thursday’s World Championship of Online Poker action included a No Limit Hold‘em tournament, a Pot Limit Omaha Championship and a low buy-in HORSE event. Each tournament smashed its guarantee, underscoring PokerStars’ strength in the online poker world, as well as the popularity of the series.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 23rd, 2016 0
Partypoker MILLIONS Comes with £5M Guarantee, £1M To Winner
The partypoker MILLIONS will pay £1,000,000 to the eventual champion Online poker powerhouse Partypoker has announced the £5 million partypoker MILLIONS, a hybrid online and live poker event which guarantees a massive £1 million to the winner. The tournament is a throwback to the site’s landmark PartyPoker Million events, which began over 15 years ago and were instrumental in the ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 23rd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: 'joaomathias' Bounces 'C Darwin2' From #1 Spot
'Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten retook the #1 spot this week for the first time since 2015 For 10 straight weeks Sweden's 'C Darwin2' held down the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings and fought off all of those who came calling for the crown. Well that streak is over now after Brazilian Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten put together a solid enough week to climb all the way up from ...
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Sep 22nd, 2016 0
WCOOP: 'sousinha23', 'MITS 304', 'jorginho88' Win Titles on Day 18
The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker has most definitely hit the home stretch with just four days left of new events. Wednesday's action included three players winning WCOOP titles for the first time in their careers and a Championship final table that was loaded with star power.
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Sep 22nd, 2016 0
The Dangers of Cognitive Dissonance in Poker
Poker players need to learn how to eliminate cognitive dissonance from their thinking If you’ve ever argued about anything on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered pretty much every kind of flawed logic and fallacy imaginable. You’re probably deeply versed in cognitive dissonance even if you’re not the type to post online about politics or your favourite movies, since most of us are ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Sep 22nd, 2016 0
WCOOP: 'Azrarn' Beats James Obst for Limit Poker Championship
Three more players won WCOOP titles on Tuesday Day 17 of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker saw three more players walk away from as champions while a highly decorated online poker legend had to settle for a runner-up finish.
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Sep 21st, 2016 0
Rush Street Well Positioned to Be Major Player in US Online Gaming
Rush Street Gaming has entered into real money online play in New Jersey under their SugarHouse brand. Rush Street Gaming recently launched its first real-money US online gambling site, the online casino in New Jersey. Rush Street doesn't own or operate an Atlantic City casino. The launch was made possible thanks to a deal between Rush Street and Golden Nugget that allows the ...
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Sep 20th, 2016 3
WCOOP: Doug Polk Breaks Twitch Record with Massive Score
Doug Polk earned nearly a half million dollars while live on Twitch on Monday He may not have walked away with the title on Monday, but Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk earned mid-six figures for finishing runner-up in a World Championship of Online Poker High Roller event and did it all while streaming on Twitch. In the process the high stakes poker pro smashed the Twitch record for biggest score while ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Sep 20th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Kelly Wins WCOOP #5, Colman Chops Grand
Former #1-ranked Dan Kelly won another WCOOP title on Sunday (WPT photo) Stop us if you've heard this one before. Former #1-ranked player in the world wins World Championship of Online Poker event. Sunday marked the third time this year that a player once ranked #1 on PocketFives has won a WCOOP title. Dan 'djk123' Kellly beat out 721 other players to win the $700 Mix Max No Limit Hold'em event ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Sep 19th, 2016 0
Robert 'Ethanolol' Iwan Wins Two Mini-WCOOP Titles On Same Day
Robert Iwan beat out nearly 30,000 players to win two Mini-WCOOP titles in one day. With the massive fields associated with them, winning two Mini-World Championship of Online Poker titles on PokerStars is an achievement that most poker players don’t accomplish in their entire poker career. Last week, Robert Iwan, known to his online opponents as 'Ethanolol, won two mini WCOOP titles in one ...
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Sep 19th, 2016 2
WCOOP: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Wins Fourth COOP Title
Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez took down the WCOOP Triple Draw Championship on Saturday(SHRPO photo) While Triple Draw 2-7 isn’t the most popular poker variant around, the game’s $1,050 buy-in World Championship of Online Poker Championship event drew 121 entries and 23 reentries, enough to create a $144,000 prize pool and surpass its $100,000 guarantee.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 18th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Dejan ‘Dejanaceking’ Divkovic Secures Second COOP Title of the Year
Dejan ‘Dejanaceking’ Divkovic won a WCOOP title on Friday to go with the SCOOP title he won earlier this year The three World Championship of Online Poker finishing on Frirday all easily surpassed their guarantees, and in one case skyrocketed to create a nearly $2 million prize pool.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 17th, 2016 1
WCOOP: Andrey 'Kroko-Dill' Zaichenko Wins Second WCOOP Title
Andrey Zaichenko added a second World Championship of Online Poker title on Thursday (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Day 11 of the World Championship of Online Poker featured the final tables of two No Limit Hold’em tournaments along with that of the Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Each event easily surpassed its guarantee, and in one case more than doubled it.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 16th, 2016 0
New Son, Another COOP Title: A Crazy Day in the Life of Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb keeps adding to his family and to his collection of COOP titles (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Shaun Deeb had more than one reason to celebrate earlier this month, after clinching his second PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title in two years, and almost simultaneously welcoming his second child into the world. While Deeb was hard at work maintaining his position as ...
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Sep 16th, 2016 4
WCOOP: Finland's '€urop€an' Wins Super Tuesday, $297,250
New Samuel '€urop€an' Vosden won his first WCOOP title on Wednesday. (PokerStars photo / Neil Stoddart) You know you've got the respect of other players at the final table when chop discussions start and you end up with an opportunity to walk away with more than first place was supposed to pay. That's exactly what happened to Finland's Samuel '€urop€an' Vosden late Wednesday night as he ...
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Sep 15th, 2016 3
Rankings: ‘C Darwin2’ Still #1 with Fellow Swede ’lena900’ Up to #2
The one constant with the PocketFives Rankings the past 10 weeks has been the name at the top and the frequency at which the name in the #2 spot has changed. Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ has been #1 since July 6 and since then a handful of players have occupied the spot right behind him. For the third week in a row the player sitting second has changed with another Swede, ‘lena900’, moving ...
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Sep 14th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Charlie Carrel, Ami Barer Both Grab WCOOP Victories
Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel added "WCOOP champ" to his list of accomplishments Wednesday (PokerStars Photo/Neil Stoddart) The cream is really rising to the top in the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Following wins by Shaun Deeb, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Connor Drinan and 'Eisenhower1', a former Aussie Millions Main Event winner and an EPT Grand Final High Roller champ both found ...
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Sep 14th, 2016 0
The Difference Between Knowledge and Performance
Understanding the difference between knowledge and performance might help you understand what's really happening at the table In any competitive field, be it poker, sports, athletics, business, or whatever else you might be involved in, the ability to perform regularly at a high level is a fundamental building block of success. After all, if you have all the tools but don’t put them into ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Sep 14th, 2016 0
Five States That Could Join Online Gaming Conversation in 2017
There are five states that could find themselves talking legal poker in 2017 Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, New York, and Massachusetts. That's the shortlist of states people are keeping an eye on when it comes to online gambling legalization in the United States. These are certainly good states to focus on, but there are also a handful of states that could be next year's ...
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Sep 13th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz Chops $100K Super High Roller
Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz added another seven-figure score on Monday after chopping the WCOOP Super High Roller (WPT photo) Monday's World Championship of Online Poker action was dominated by the conclusion of the $100,000 Super High Roller event and when all was said and done, poker fans were mostly talking about the guy who didn't win, rather than the guy who did. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...
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Sep 13th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Urbanovich Grabs WCOOP win, Bonomo Gets Super-Sized
Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo) The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Sep 12th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Christian Elgstrøm Wins Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship
Christian ‘CMoosepower’ Elgstrøm won his third COOP title on Saturday The second weekend of the World Championship of Online Poker included two No Limit Hold‘em tournaments, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship and a Five-Card Omaha Hi-Lo event. In two of those tournaments, players received some extra value for their money when the events failed to hit their guarantees.
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Sep 11th, 2016 0
Las Vegas Trip All About Rings for WSOP Circuit Star Josh Turner
WSOP Circuit grinder Josh Turner recently added another ring to his collection before giving away a different type of ring. Josh Turner won his fifth World Series of Poker Circuit ring last week in Las Vegas, but he left Sin City with his focus on another ring. An engagement ring. Last Monday, Turner won his fifth career Circuit ring in the $365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event at Planet ...
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Sep 11th, 2016 0
WCOOP: '88maca88' Grabs Six Figure Score, First WCOOP Win
Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday's PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables.
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Sep 10th, 2016 0
Chris Moneymaker Highlights 2016 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees
Chris Moneymaker is one of 10 nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame (PokerStars photo) The list of players eligible for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2016 include two former WSOP Main Event champions, a highly respected tournament director, five players with strong ties to the success of poker in their home country and the son of a current Hall of Famer who has dominated cash games in ...
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Sep 9th, 2016 3
WCOOP: Shaun Deeb Wins Fourth WCOOP Title, Welcomes Second Child
Shaun Deeb was one of three WCOOP event winners on Thursday, but he got more than just another title and the prize money. (WPT photo). September 8, 2016 will probably go down as one of the strangest, if not most important, days in the life of Shaun Deeb. He began the day as one of five players left in the Event #12 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and ended it as the second ...
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Sep 9th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Stays #1, Holds Off Charging Brazilians
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao might be on his way back to the #1 ranking. (PokerStars photo) For the ninth straight week Sweden's 'C Darwin2' is sitting on top of the PocketFives rankings but if he's not careful, he's going to find two guys named Joao passing him by soon. 'C Darwin2' had just eight cashes over the last seven days and none were big enough to add to his lead. His biggest score was ...
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Sep 8th, 2016 0
Mercier and Somerville Team Up for WCOOP Super High Roller Stream
Boasting over 13 million views and nearly 200,000 follows to his Run It UP poker stream on Twitch, Jason Sommerville is by far the most popular poker broadcaster on the site. While his average shows attract several thousand fans apiece, that number can skyrocket when the Team PokerStars Pro finds himself at a final table, playing for thousands of dollars.
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Sep 8th, 2016 3
WCOOP: Cameron 'ishter11' Couch Wins Star-Studded Marathon Event
Cameron 'ishter11' Couch highlighted the 2016 WCOOP Day 4 winners It took him four days, but Cameron 'ishter11' Couch won the first World Championship of Online Poker title of his career on Wednesday. Couch beat out a final table that included a former two-time European Poker Tour High Roller winner and a WSOP bracelet winner to win the $1,050 Marathon Event for a seven-figure score and one of ...
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Sep 8th, 2016 0
Dominik Nitsche Breaks Down the Tools to Succeed at No Limit
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Sep 7th, 2016 0
Why Successful Poker Players Shouldn’t Fear Variance
EPT Barcelona winner Sebastian Malec may have understood the truth about variance (PokerStars photo / Neil Stoddart) If you spend a lot of time discussing hands on poker forums, with friends and fellow players, or with a poker coach (or, like me, with poker students), there’s a certain type of thought process with which I guarantee you’ve come into contact. It goes a little bit like ...
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Sep 7th, 2016 3
Fifth Triple Crown Leads Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov to August MPLB Win
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov wion the August MPLB and his fifth Triple Crown Bulgaria's Aleks 'alexd2' Dimitrov has been tearing things up this year and recently climbed up to third place in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings, his all-time high. Last month was a particularly good month for Dimitrov, as he won the August Monthly Points Leaderboard with 3,016.82 points despite playing for less than ...
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Sep 7th, 2016 4
Former #1-ranked Player 'Eisenhower1' Earns Second WCOOP Title
WCOOP is underway with a former top-ranked PocketFiver grabbing an early win This time last year Sweden's 'eisenhower1' was the top-ranked online poker player in the world. With the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker now underway, he may be making a move back up the standings relatively quickly. The Swedish pro continued his winning ways Tuesday by taking down the $215 ...
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Sep 6th, 2016 2
PokerStars Festival Can Help Sell Legal Online Poker in the US
The PokerStars approach to live events, which includes what some label "poker tourism", may help it sell the need for regulated online poker in the United States. Last week PokerStars announced it would be rebranding all of its live poker events in an attempt to globalize the company's disparate poker tours. The first of these newly relabeled events, the PokerStars Festival New Jersey 2016 ...
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Sep 5th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Connor Drinan Takes Down First 2016 WCOOP Event
Entry Numbers were up across the board in the Sunday Majors with 2016 World Championship of Online Poker getting underway on PokerStars. Five WCOOP events started on Sunday but only one of them finished, with a recent EPT High Roller winner walking away with yet another big score. Connor Drinan, who won the EPT Barcelona €10,300 High Roller last week, walked away with the first WCOOP title ...
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Sep 5th, 2016 1
NJ Rankings: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Takes Over Garden State Top Spot
Jeremy ' Jermz' Danger passed Keith 'donnysack' Donovan for top spot in the New Jersey rankings in August. Over the last four summer months, the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings top ten has undergone some serious reconstruction. At the start of the summer, some of New Jersey’s top players, Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg and Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano to name a few, headed to Las Vegas for the ...
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Sep 4th, 2016 0
Rankings: 'C Darwin2' Holds #1, Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov Charging
How good are things going for 'C Darwin2', the #1 ranked online poker player in the world, right now' This past week he managed to hang on to the top spot in the PocketFives rankings despite not recording a single qualifying cash.
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Sep 3rd, 2016 1
First PokerStarsLive Festival Coming to Resorts AC in November
Resorts Atlantic City is hosting a PokerStarsLive Festival this November. Just two weeks ago PokerStars made one of the biggest announcements in their history regarding their live tournament schedule and branding. Live events now fall under two categories, the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festival, with events being held worldwide.
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Sep 2nd, 2016 0
California 2016 Online Poker Dream Dies, Pennsylvania Still Alive
If you follow the legislative doings in the online gambling world August was both an exciting and frustrating month. Late amendments reopened the door for California's online poker bill, and touched off a contentious debate over which group was most deserving of the title "obstructionist." But in the end 2016 ended the same as the last 10 in the Golden State, with the legislative deadline ...
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Sep 2nd, 2016 0
WPT: Pat Lyons Wins Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker Main Event
Pat Lyons wins the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event, earning over $615,000. (Photo credit Joe Giron/WPT) Hours after making the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker final table at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, Pat Lyons tweeted: #SpoilerAlert I'm gonna win #legendsOfPoker @BicycleCasino #destiny #whiteRabbitDay I want this title #soBad #GodIsGood #loveLife #BeatLA— Pat Lyons ...
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Sep 2nd, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: Monster Month Moves Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns to #1
Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns jumped three spots to take the top spot of the Nevada Online Poker Rankings Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns had a monster month of August to take over the top spot in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. He leapfrogged Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn to claim the pole position from McLawhorn, who held it for the month of July.
SteveSchultSteven Schult
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Sep 1st, 2016 0
How to Turn Strengths and Weaknesses into Profit
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you identify them in others too(Image courtesy stanciuc /123RF) Turning Your Weaknesses into Strengths Frequently one of the first parts of the poker coaching process involves the coach asking the student about their perceived strengths and weaknesses. There are two common trends in this area - number one, their perceptions in both categories ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Aug 31st, 2016 2
ESPN Coverage of the 2016 WSOP Main Event Begins September 11
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Aug 29th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Matt 'VegasDietz' Dietrich Books Sunday Million Win
Matt 'VegasDietz' Dietrich was the big winner on Sunday but Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov earned two wins and could find himself in the PocketFives Rankings top five. There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, as Matt 'VegasDietz' Dietrich earned $122,108 for the official victory while 'donki4' won $102,475 for runner-up. Dennis 'DeLaBijen' Bijen and '39REDMAN' walked away ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Aug 29th, 2016 1