[x]

See Where You Rank in Virginia

PocketFives Articles

Tournament Review Articles

Article Author Publish Date Comments
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 29, 2014
In Nevada, eight PocketFives members cashed in 14 events this weekend for a combined total of $9,300. Only voff managed to secure a win: the Saturday $3K for $1,228. beastmaster made four final tables for over $3,400.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 29th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 29, 2014
The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) launched its final events of the weekend, with the $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event final table playing out early Tuesday morning Eastern Time. PocketFives member CrownUpGuy of Austria (ranked #593) earned a payday of at least $1.1 million (6-way deal) as three-handed play continued Tuesday. Faraz The-Toilet Jaka (pictured) will also ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
See all articles by David Huber
Sep 29th, 2014 5
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 29, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker was back to its normal weekend MTT schedule, which is capped off by the $50,000 Guarantee. Jesse No_Xcape Elliot, (pictured, ranked #12 in New Jersey) won it, adding a cool $10,000 to his bankroll. This represents Elliot's largest cash since regulated online poker launched in New Jersey.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 29th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 26, 2014
This week in Nevada, eight PocketFives members showed up at the final tables this week. Two of them, Josh Reynolds (ranked #5 in Nevada) and Daniel voff Deveau (pictured - ranked #27 in Nevada), finished in first place.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 26th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 26, 2014
This week saw several of PocketFivers in the winner's circle in the New Jersey online poker scene. PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran their nightly $5,000 and $10,000 guarantee tournaments. Zachary stickyking Holzer (pictured, ranked #34 in New Jersey) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 guarantee on Tuesday cashing for $1,026.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 26th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 22, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, the Garden State Super Series on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker came to an end. pst34 (petey3412 on PocketFives) won Event 19 Low, a $10,000 Guarantee, taking home $3,952. Winning Event 19 Mid was eyeAMyou, who pocketed $6,916 after chopping with PocketFiver hort336.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 22nd, 2014 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 22, 2014
weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members showed up at the final tables. Two of them, CindrllaMan aka LuckSackGMZ (pictured) and BrainRapist aka PremiumStud, finished in first place.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 22nd, 2014 1
Tournament Review for September 22, 2014
The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued this weekend ahead of next Sunday's $10,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event. PocketFiver KKremate took home $356,965 for his runner-up performance in the WCOOP $2,000+100 NLHE Event #45. Jose gotocashier Quintas of Portugal (pictured, ranked #449) had a 3rd place showing in that event and received $269,545 while 135th ranked ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
See all articles by David Huber
Sep 22nd, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 19, 2014
Seven PocketFives members cashed this week in regulated Nevada online poker tournaments, with MrBeaumont (pictured) and voff registering wins. ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 253 runners for a total prize pool of 18,944 with 39 spots being paid.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 19th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 19, 2014
The Garden State Super Series was in its second week in New Jersey on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Winning his second event in the GSSS was Scott Sblum2711 Blumstein, who took down Event #14 High, a $20,000 Guaranteed 6-Max, for $4,443. Last Wednesday, Blumstein won Event #5 which was also a $20,000 Guarantee, for $3,679.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 19th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 15, 2014
The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the Winamax W Series both started their second weeks, which meant plenty of action online. As of 12:00 Eastern Time Monday, several key WCOOP events were still in progress. We will update this article after the covered tournaments are concluded.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
See all articles by Jason Glatzer
Sep 15th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 15, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series continued to run on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. flushoff11 (Flushoff11 on PocketFives) won Event #9 ($20,000 Guarantee 6-Max), taking home $3,167. The winner of Event #10 ($20,000 Guaranteed Rebuy) was Katonik, who cashed for $4,190.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 15th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 15, 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 395 runners vying for the 57 available prizes totaling $38,439.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 15th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 237 runners for a total prize pool of $18,289.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
See all articles by Steve Brogan
Sep 12th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014
This week in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series was in full swing on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, with six events that featured three buy-in levels (low, mid, and high). Halloween won Event #3 High, a PLO $20,000 Guarantee Six-Max tournament, cashing for $3,650. The winner of Event #4 High, a $15,000 Guarantee NLH Bounty, was Pete KingFi Tarsiewicz, who pocketed $2,850.
DloricanDennis Lopez
See all articles by Dennis Lopez
Sep 12th, 2014 0
 

Other Recent Articles

Article Author Publish Date Comments
Aggro Santos = Master of WCOOP Titles
In the span of a few days earlier this month, England's Scott Aggro Santos Margereson (pictured) won not one, but two PokerStars WCOOP titles. The first was worth $106,000 and came in a $320 No Limit Hold'em Zoom event. The second occurred two days later in the series' Sunday Warm-Up and was worth nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Not surprisingly, he has shot up to #33 worldwide in the ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 29th, 2014 10
A Three Week Old Son and a Sunday Brawl Win
It has been a big last month for Vasilis Mantis (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jellyfish223. Not only did he take down the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl outright for $33,000, but he also welcomed his first son into the world, who now checks in at around a month.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 28th, 2014 1
"Hopefully My Next Interview Will Be After Winning the WCOOP Main Event"
Two weeks ago, Alexander Ivanov (pictured), who is known as s3c3 on PocketFives, finished in second place in the Full Tilt Sunday Major, a $215 Re-Entry tournament, for $30,000. There were nearly 900 entrants and Ivanov, who calls Russia home, booked his second largest cash to date.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 27th, 2014 0
PokerStars Parts Ways with Joe Cada, Marcel Luske
After recently parting ways with a series of Latin American pros, PokerStars has confirmed that Joe jcada99 Cada (pictured), Marcel Luske, and Alex Kravchenko have also been cut from the company’s sponsored pro roster.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 26th, 2014 7
UK Gaming Regulations Delayed by One Month
The UK Gaming Commission has just announced on its website that it will postpone the implementation of the new gaming regime, UK Gaming (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, by one month from October 1 until November 1.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
See all articles by Jason Glatzer
Sep 26th, 2014 1
Which Former US Presidents Were Card Sharks?
US presidents are often faced with high risk decisions based on imperfect information. While poker players may not be shaping foreign policy, the game they both play is much the same. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the vernacular of poker has found its way into our descriptions of world events: all-in; raise; fold; and bluff are all terms which would fit neatly into any account of a ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 25th, 2014 2
WCGRider vs Denoking: The High-Stakes Battles Continue
In what has been one of the most interesting battles on the high-stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker, 2014 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Doug WCGRider Polk (pictured) has been squaring off against Denoking, with both players pulling out sizeable victories. Special thanks to HighStakesDB for the data used in this article.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
See all articles by Earl Burton
Sep 24th, 2014 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: PokerKaiser New #1
There's a brand new #1 ranked player on PocketFives. After a five-week reign by p0cket00, Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) assumed the position with 7,589 PLB Points, a scant 57 more than p0cket00, who now sits in second place. The PocketFives Rankings are recalculated every Wednesday.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 24th, 2014 1
Former Sponsored Pro William Reynolds Rips Ultimate Poker on Twitter
We reported to you late last week that Ultimate Poker, the first regulated online poker site in the US, had vacated the New Jersey market after alleging that its land-based partner, Trump Taj Mahal, had "multiple breaches" of contract. The casino has already filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and could close before the calendar year is through.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 23rd, 2014 21
Players with Disputed Full Tilt Poker Claims Likely Stuck Until 2015
The latest update for US players with disputed Full Tilt Poker claims comes from Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Executive Director John Pappas, who provided an update to PocketFives on Monday about the latest round of distributions in this forum thread.
Dan KatzDan Katz
See all articles by Dan Katz
Sep 23rd, 2014 1
Dan Cates on Tom Dwan: "He Failed to Uphold Any Promises He Made"
Let the drama and personal insults continue to fly! This week, PokerListings sat down with Dan Cates (pictured), who was formerly in the midst of the Durrrr Challenge with Tom Dwan. The challenge, which was set to last 50,000 hands, is only about 40% completed and, according to PokerListings and other sites, Cates is up $1.25 million thus far. If Cates is up after 50,000 hands, Dwan owes him ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 23rd, 2014 6
PPA: "No Reason to Believe Sheldon Adelson Supports Online Poker in Any Form"
In recent days, PokerUpdate and others have brought up the possibility of the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America's Wire Act (S 2159, RAWA) adding a carve-out for online poker during the so-called "lame duck" Congressional session in November. PokerUpdate reported on Saturday, "As Chris Grove reported from C5's US Online Gaming Conference, Bally Tech's John Connelly stated during a ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 22nd, 2014 6
Justin Archuleta Admits to Scamming the Poker Community Out of $280,000
In a lengthy post on Two Plus Two, Justin Archuleta (pictured) confessed to allegedly scamming the poker community out of nearly $300,000. Whether the post, which has morphed into a 42-page thread, is a level or the real McCoy remains to be seen, but it has garnered quite a bit of attention from those affected as well as players concerned about account security.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 22nd, 2014 12
"Getting 7,800 People in One Tournament is a Big Accomplishment"
One of the highlights of this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas was the $1,500 buy-in Monster Stack event, which drew a crowd of 7,862 entrants. Finishing second, and amazingly edging out nearly the entire field, was Joseph McKeehen (pictured), who is known as dude904 on PocketFives and calls North Wales, Pennsylvania home. McKeehen earned $820,000. Right before we talked to McKeehen, he ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 21st, 2014 5
Aviation Club de France Raided by Police, Future Unclear
Early Tuesday morning, more than two-dozen police officers raided the legendary Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris, arresting and charging 12 people connected with the iconic gambling establishment.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 20th, 2014 1
When is it Time to Play Like an Agro-Monkey?
On September 7, Poland's Barry86 came away with the win in the 888 Poker Mega Deep for $35,000. The $215 buy-in poker tournament attracted 765 entrants and Barry86 defeated a final table consisting of four other PocketFivers. He just passed $750,000 in online tournament winnings and seems poised to make a quick run at $1 million.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 20th, 2014 1
Ultimate Gaming Leaves New Jersey
On Friday, following word that its land-based partner casino, Trump Taj Mahal, is facing bankruptcy, Ultimate Gaming announced that it plans to withdraw from the regulated New Jersey marketplace. In doing so, Ultimate terminated its agreement with Trump due to "multiple breaches by Trump Taj Mahal Associates," according to a press release.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 19th, 2014 4
PokerStars.fr Withdraws from UK Market
Due to impending double-taxation issues, PokerStars.fr, the 11th largest site in the world in terms of cash game volume according to PokerScout, announced that it will withdraw from the UK market. PokerStars.fr is the second largest dot-fr site.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 19th, 2014 9
Mike Matusow Blames Full Tilt for Not Paying Ted Forrest's Weight Loss Bet
Earlier this month, six-time WSOP bracelet winner Ted Forrest went public with a gripe about a high-stakes weight-loss prop bet with Mike Matusow that had supposedly been left unpaid. But this week, "The Mouth" hit back, telling his side of the story and painting the circumstances surrounding the bet in a different light.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 18th, 2014 11
"Old Guys Can Still Win Online!"
On the first Sunday of September, longtime PocketFiver Ryan gutshtallin Welch (pictured), who joined our site in 2007, took down the PokerStars Sunday Million, a WCOOP event, after a seven-way chop for $200,000. There were over 11,600 entrants that week and Welch was one of two to pocket at least $200,000.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 18th, 2014 13
US Players: Special PocketFives Open on September 21
On September 21, we'll be running a special PocketFives Open for US players. This is our way of saying thank you to our US members who have stuck around after Black Friday and are anxiously awaiting regulated online poker in their state. Here's your chance to play against other members of PocketFives in a fairly competitive and fun environment. This time around, the PocketFives Open for US ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 18th, 2014 2
Roland de Wolfe Accused of Cheating Businessman in Poker Game
In a case going through the court system in London, a businessman is accusing two poker players, Josh Gould and live Triple Crown winner Roland de Wolfe (pictured), of colluding against him over a three-year timespan.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
See all articles by Earl Burton
Sep 18th, 2014 6
Morgan Stanley: 20 US States Will Regulate Online Gambling By 2020
According to a report from Morgan Stanley, 20 US states will have regulated internet gambling by 2020. Currently, three states are online – Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware – with others like Pennsylvania and California currently examining the issue.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 17th, 2014 4
PocketFives Rankings Update: veeea, PokerKaiser Enter Top 10
It's Wednesday, which means we have a brand new update to the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. There was a fair amount of movement within the top ten this week, including two new entrants, but what hasn't changed is our #1 ranked player, p0cket00 (pictured). The Canadian leads the way with 7,812 PLB Points, about 10% more than our second ranked player.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 17th, 2014 0
888, iPoker in Tussle for #2 in Cash Game Traffic
We all know that PokerStars rules the roost in the online poker world in terms of cash game volume. It has been at the top of PokerScout's cash game traffic rankings for years and shows no signs of coming close to relinquishing that spot any time soon. With a seven-day average of 20,000 cash game players, it is eight-and-a-half times as large as its closest competitor. And that does not even ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
See all articles by Dan Katz
Sep 16th, 2014 0
From Half a Big Blind to $213,000
On the final weekend of August, Rob rtinnion Tinnion hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Million, taking the tournament down outright for $213,000. There were over 7,100 entrants in the weekly $215 tournament and Tinnion was one of three to earn over $100,000.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 16th, 2014 8
"Having the Work You Do Culminate in an Insane Month is Incredible"
The last few weeks have been mighty kind to Mikael Viuff Hansen, who is better known in the online poker world as therealfuddebuf (pictured). This Danish player finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $114,000 in late August and followed that up with a second place showing in a WCOOP $215 Rebuy for $150,000 a week later. With over a quarter-of-a-million dollars in the books, he will ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 16th, 2014 2
Ted Forrest Still Waiting for Payment from Mike Matusow for 2010 Weight Loss Bet
In August 2010, ESPN published an article saying that Ted Forrest (pictured) had won a "shocking" weight loss bet with Mike Matusow. The site quoted Forrest as saying, "We were at the Commerce a few months ago, we'd just had dinner, and I felt full and fat. I weighed about 188 in clothes. I bet him I'd weigh under 140 and he was like, 'No, it's impossible,' so he laid me 20-1 that I couldn't do ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 14th, 2014 16
"I Usually Tilt a Lot About Any Tech Problems During a Session"
Oh, tech problems. This author especially hates technology, like when he strolls over to his computer only to find 10 updates that have to be installed before he can check his e-mail. Also in my camp with a disdain for tech issues is Russia's harrrrmonica, who won the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl in recent weeks for $26,000.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 14th, 2014 0
BOA Freezes WCGRider's Accounts: "This is the Icing on the Cake"
In a series of Tweets posted last week, it was revealed that Doug Polk (pictured), who is known in the high-stakes online poker world as WCGRider, had his Bank of America accounts frozen. The bank's actions came in advance of Polk wanting to head to Canada for the ongoing WCOOP on PokerStars.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 13th, 2014 9
Heads-Up with #5 Ranked MAMOHT_T
Over the last weekend of August, Russia's MAMOHT_T (pictured) came away with the victory in the 888 Poker Mega Deep. Defeating a field of 681 entrants meant a $32,000 payday, as he defeated fellow PocketFiver Grind24seven heads-up.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 13th, 2014 2
Poker Players Sound Off About PokerTracker/Hold'em Manager Merger
Last month, the two leading poker tracking programs, PokerTracker and Hold'em Manager, announced they would be joining forces to create a new company called Max Value Software. The news of the merger led to much speculation in the poker community about the future of the popular applications and whether the alliance would create a monopoly that was detrimental to consumers.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 13th, 2014 2
Underground Poker: "I Think the Universe Just Took a Big Dump on Phil Laak"
On Wednesday, "Underground Poker" featuring Phil Laak (pictured) and Antonio Esfandiari aired on the Discovery Channel. If you've never heard of the show before, check out our official preview. This article is a recap of the one-hour pilot, which aired at 10:00pm Eastern Time in case you missed it.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 12th, 2014 7
Is An Internet Gambling Upheaval Looming in the UK?
The Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill was passed by the United Kingdom's House of Lords and became a part of British law after it received Royal Assent on May 14, 2014. The UK gaming law includes stricter underage gambling controls, but perhaps more importantly a 15% point of consumption gaming tax for online gaming operators.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
See all articles by Jason Glatzer
Sep 12th, 2014 0
High-Stakes Pro SanIker Pockets $2 Million in Two Months
After a dismal first half of the year at the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, German high-stakes pro SanIker has put together a huge comeback, winning just under $2 million in less than 60 days.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 12th, 2014 0
PokerStars Applies for Trademark Protections with US Government
In advance of a potential return to the United States, the current ownership of PokerStars has applied for new trademark protections with the US Patent and Trademark Office, as reported by Pokerfuse.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
See all articles by Earl Burton
Sep 11th, 2014 6
DOJ Sending $2 Million in Full Tilt Refunds to 600 Players
According to the most recent update on the official website, another $2 million will be distributed to 600 US claimants by the end of September. In case you're wondering who will be paid this time around, text found on the site explains that the $2 million is earmarked for those who "confirmed their FTP Account Balances. GCG is currently working with the bank selected by the DOJ to set up the ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 10th, 2014 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: MAMOHT_T Up to #5 Worldwide
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been updated once again. We had several players enter the top 10 this week, but one thing that hasn't changed is our #1 player, p0cket00. In fact, p0cket00 holds a veritable stranglehold on the top spot with a PLB score of 7,708 points, almost 700 ahead of second place.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 10th, 2014 4
Daniel Negreanu Makes Poker Hall of Fame Ballot in First Year of Eligibility
The 10 finalists for this year's Poker Hall of Fame class have been announced. One name stands out on the list as a potential early favorite for this year's class, Daniel Negreanu (pictured). This author is once again on the voting panel for the Poker Hall of Fame and will likely be casting the majority of his votes to "Kid Poker."
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 9th, 2014 4
Sam Grafton's "Poker and Silence" About Dan Colman Gets Rave Reviews
We can't quit Dan Colman (pictured), can we' The $15 million winner of the 2014 World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop is on a tear we haven't seen in a quite some time. Since his big win, he placed third in the Aria $100,000 Super High Roller, second in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, and won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
Dan KatzDan Katz
See all articles by Dan Katz
Sep 9th, 2014 4
PokerStars Meeting Former New Jersey Players
In recent days, PokerStars has been reaching out to former New Jersey VIP players and meeting with them via a series of summits in Jersey City and Atlantic City. The site, which Amaya Gaming purchased along with Full Tilt Poker three months ago, appears on track to enter the New Jersey market by the end of the year and perhaps as soon as next month.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 9th, 2014 9
"Cash is More Profitable, But I Love the Competitive Aspects of MTTs"
They call him Wicked617 on PokerStars and Tim Reilly (pictured) in the real world. Whatever you want to call him, he's relevant on our site because, in part, he took down the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy on the final day of August and came away with $51,000. Unlike other Sunday Majors we've reported on, this one had no chop.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 8th, 2014 2
"I Learned the Hard Way What Not to Do With Your Wages"
Last month, the Winamax High Roller, a $375 No Limit Hold'em tournament, drew 162 entrants and paid out a first place prize of $16,000. Its recipient was Scotland PocketFiver squire1888 (pictured), who is up to almost a half-million dollars in career online tournament winnings. "It was my first outright win in a while," squire1888 told PocketFives. "It's always a good feeling to get the monkey ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 7th, 2014 9
Renewable Utilities By Day, Chopping the Sunday 500 By Night
Cardiff, UK's Les lpacker Packer hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday 500 last month, chopping the tournament heads-up for $57,000 and officially taking first place. There were almost 700 entrants in the $530 buy-in event, crushing its guarantee and vaulting Packer to nearly $400,000 in lifetime online tournament winnings.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 7th, 2014 3
Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak Host Underground Poker on Discovery Channel
WSOP Big One for One Drop champ Antonio Esfandiari (pictured) and fellow poker pro Phil Laak have hooked up with the Discovery Channel to create the pilot episode of "Underground Poker," a show which they say goes against the grain of traditional poker programming.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 6th, 2014 6
Sheldon Adelson on Internet Gambling in 2001: "Our Hat Will Be in That Ring"
In case you think that Las Vegas Sands head Sheldon Adelson (pictured) has a longstanding hatred for the internet gambling industry, you should check out an article from 2001 that appeared in the Las Vegas Sun. In it, Adelson charged that his company will "be in that ring," referring to the internet gambling arena, and praised lawmakers for pursuing pro-internet gambling legislation.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 6th, 2014 10
"You Always Dream About Final Tabling the Sunday Million"
Last weekend's PokerStars Sunday Million featured a field of 7,133 entrants and paydays of at least $50,000 to over half the final table. Taking fourth place in the weekly blockbuster was Jase SSSMforlife Regina (pictured), who earned $75,000, bringing his career total to over $1.1 million. We sat down with the 70th ranked player worldwide and the #6 player in Ontario, Canada to talk about his ...
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 6th, 2014 0
Sheldon Adelson to Spend Nearly $100 Million on Senate Midterms
GOP insiders say that casino tycoon and staunch internet gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson (pictured) could donate up to $100 million through various conservative political organizations and "dark money" channels in an effort to win back the Senate for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections in the US.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
See all articles by Bill Grinstead
Sep 5th, 2014 15
"After We Accepted the Deal, There Was Still $5K for 1st, But None of Us Knew It"
Last month, Paul Febers (pictured), known on PocketFives as xxCelticFCxx, was part of a three-way chop of a Full Tilt Online Poker Series $129 No Limit Hold'em Knockout event. His reward was $37,000, the third largest score we've tracked for him.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 4th, 2014 12
Dan Colman Wins Seminole Hard Rock Main Event, Now #3 on All-Time Money List
Despite calling poker a "distraction" and a "very dark game" as well as refusing media interviews, Dan Colman (pictured) has certainly demonstrated that he's a force to be reckoned with. On Wednesday, Colman won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, which had a $2.5 million overlay and a $10 million guarantee, to take home $1.4 million.
DanDan Cypra
See all articles by Dan Cypra
Sep 4th, 2014 17