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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 0
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
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 24, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, Fred BiggDaddy Ferrell made two final tables on Friday on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, finishing seventh in the $5,000 Guarantee and second in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,369.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 24th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 21, 2014
This week in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables, cashing for $6,874. nycdp123 took home a ticket to the WSOP Circuit Main Event being held at Planet Hollywood valued at $1,675. dudasdb cashed in three events for over $2,500 in value.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 21st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 21, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker continue the $5,000 and $10,000 Nightly Guaranteed tournaments despite a cutback in their overall MTT offerings. Mike mikewebb68 Webb made two final tables this week, coming in eighth and second in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,205. Rich Pker4Dummies Rodrigo shipped the $10,000 Guarantee on Thursday night, adding $2,365 to his bankroll.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 21st, 2014 1
Tournament Review for November 17, 2014
Major online poker tournament participation increased this past weekend following the conclusion of the World Series of Poker Main Event. The PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament was won by PhiRi1 of Belize, who received $177,218 for his victory as a result of a three-way chop. Fellow member KingKong0815 of Germany took home $165,462 for his 3rd place showing, while 278th-ranked ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Nov 17th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 17, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFivers made it to nine final tables cashing for over $6,000 collectively. JaminOnFaces had a first place finish. Fellow members Butters, georgemcfly (pictured) and Sir each cashed twice.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 17th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 17, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey Online Poker, Jesse No_Xcape Elliot (pictured) made back-to-back final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 guarantee, finishing fifth on Friday and then winning it on Saturday for a total of $2,676. Aaron nutsooncow Selig shipped the network's $10,000 guarantee Sunday night adding $2,979 to his bankroll and extending his hot streak. The winner of the ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 17th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 14, 2014
This week in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to eleven final tables cashing for over $8K collectively. PocketFivers butters and georgeMcfly had first place finishes. Both georgeMcfly and scross cashed twice this week.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 14th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 14, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, Mike Gags30 Gagliano and Jamie mmmWaWa Kerstetter chopped the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 guarantee on Monday night both banking over $850 each. Aaron nutsooncow Selig continues to run hot by finishing second in the network's $10,000 guarantee on Wednesday night pocketing $1,707.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 14th, 2014 1
Tournament Review for November 10, 2014
Major online poker tournament activity was down this weekend in anticipation of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event "November Nine" final table, which is set to begin Monday at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 10, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, Norman slystyle012 Michalek was runner-up in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Friday, taking home $1,938. Anthony Eatahoagie Cicali shipped the same tournament on Sunday, adding $3,010 to his bankroll. The winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was boxcar, cashing for a cool $10,138.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 10, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables and cashed for almost $9,000 total. Both Josh Reynolds (pictured) and Voff won a tournament and cashed twice over the weekend.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 7, 2014
This week in New Jersey, David phatchoy888 Cheng took down the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $2,300. On Thursday, misclick won the network's $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees, pocketing a total of $3,092.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Nov 7th, 2014 4
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 7, 2014
This week in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables, cashing for over $6,000 collectively. ValueTown (pictured) had a first place finish. georgemcfly, LuckSackGMZ, scross, Sir, and ValueTown each impressively cashed twice this week.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Nov 7th, 2014 0
 

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"Poker in Portugal is on the Rise"
Earlier this month, Portugal's faustideo, who is known as Pedro Faustino in the real world, final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Million and walked away with $58,000. There were a little more than 7,100 entrants that week and Faustino chalked up his largest online poker score to date by a factor of three.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 23rd, 2014 0
Felix Stephensen Paying 50% in Taxes on His WSOP Winnings
According to TheLocal.no, there's a massive tax bill awaiting 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen (pictured). The winner of $5.1 million in the Las Vegas tournament, Stephensen, who calls Norway home, will reportedly be taxed at a 50.4% rate, which is almost $2.6 million in real money.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 23rd, 2014 14
Backroom Deal in the Works for Passage of Adelson's RAWA?
According to a report from the Washington Post on Thursday, "Lobbyists for Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. have been working in recent weeks to press for quick passage of [Restoring America's Wire Act], holding discussions with aides to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)." If you don't already know, RAWA would ban internet gambling in the US ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 22nd, 2014 13
Chemical Firm During the Week, $78K in the Warm-Up on Sunday
Earlier this month, 3,342 entrants showed up for the weekly PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, which meant a prize pool of $607,000. Muscling his way to second place was Germany's orhi83, who cashed for $78,000, the largest score of his career and his biggest haul since a $64,000 take in the Super Tuesday in 2013.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 22nd, 2014 1
Dan Colman Pseudo-Apologizes to Phil Hellmuth, Takes Shots at Ryan Riess
Last week, World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop champ Dan Colman (pictured) provoked another firestorm of controversy after popping into a 2+2 thread and laying heavy criticism on 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. After watching his comments spread like wildfire through the poker community, the 24-year-old softened his stance on the "Poker Brat" and issued an apology of sorts. In the ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Nov 22nd, 2014 13
PokerStars Launching Sports Betting and Casino Games Globally
On Friday, PokerStars announced that it will roll out blackjack and roulette "on a market-by-market basis beginning this month with completion anticipated by the end of 2014 reaching nearly half PokerStars' current player base. PokerStars will add sports betting and other popular casino games in 2015. It also plans to launch a fully-featured casino on mobile and web in 2015."
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 21st, 2014 25
Terrence Chan Gives Insider's Account Of Ultimate Poker's Failings
In April 2013, Ultimate Poker dealt the first hand of regulated online poker in the US to much fanfare. Only a year-and-a-half later, the Station Casinos-owned venture announced that it was closing up shop in Nevada and New Jersey, citing a difficult regulatory environment and disappointing revenues.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Nov 21st, 2014 5
"The Key to Winning Large-Field MTTs Is to Play a Lot"
On the first weekend of November, Brazil's Thulio Colle, known on PocketFives as MRCOLLE (pictured), hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Million, chopping the tournament four ways and bagging $133,000. "I'm very happy because I've been devoting myself to poker for some time now, about two years, and the Sunday Million is what every player wants to do well in," Colle told PocketFives in an ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 20th, 2014 0
PPA on Ultimate Poker Closing: "Being First Does Not Equate to Being the Best"
One of the major headlines of November was the departure of Ultimate Gaming from the Nevada market. The company, which left New Jersey in September, said of shuttering its Nevada site, "The state-by-state approach to online gaming has created an extremely cost-prohibitive and challenging operating environment. These factors have combined to make the path to profitability very difficult and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 20th, 2014 4
Allen Kessler, Playground Poker Club Square Off Over Tournament Entry Fees
Recently, one of the more vocal members of the poker community, Allen Kessler (pictured), stood up to one of the up-and-coming poker rooms in North America regarding tournament entry fees, which erupted into a full-scale, public battle on a few fronts.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Nov 19th, 2014 11
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Jumps to #1
We have a new #1 ranked player on PocketFives. This time, coming off a win in the 888 Poker Whale over the weekend, p0cket00 (pictured) has assumed the top spot in the PocketFives Rankings for the ninth time in his career. This is his third stint at #1 this year.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 19th, 2014 0
Jose Canseco Loses Finger in a Poker Game
Anyone who has played poker knows that no matter how good you are, you have to expect to lose a hand every now and then. It's just a fact of life. What none of us expect, though, is to lose a finger at the table. That's exactly what happened to former baseball star Jose Canseco last Thursday, though. Yes, he lost a finger while playing poker.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Nov 18th, 2014 10
PPA: No Hearing to Ban Internet Gambling During Lame Duck
According to a Tweet from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), there will not be a hearing during the lame duck session of Congress to ban internet gambling in the United States. This should be welcome news for our community. The Tweet, which was posted by PPA Executive Director John Pappas on Monday, read in part, "Internet poker hearing in House Judiciary cmte has been pulled."
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 18th, 2014 7
"I Might Buy a Couple Pairs of Jordans and Get a Dope Jacket for the Winter"
You have to love poker players' plans for the money they win from tournaments. Many end up sinking a majority of it back into their bankrolls, and while we expect the same from Samuel Samuelbt Tsehai (pictured), he also told us that he told us he "might buy a couple pairs of Jordans and get a dope jacket for the winter." It's always the little things!
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 17th, 2014 3
Viktor Blom Signing with Unibet?
A curious Tweet from Viktor Isildur1 Blom (pictured) has ignited a swarm of controversy across the poker industry on Monday, as the former Full Tilt sponsored pro may have signed with Unibet, at least in some capacity. Here's the text of the Tweet in question: "In Macau right now, but planning to play the @unibet cash game before @unibetopen at Aspers in London end of November. Looks fun!"
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 17th, 2014 1
Analyzing Mark Newhouse's WSOP Main Event Bust-Out Hand
One of the most memorable hands of the WSOP Main Event was Mark Newhouse's bust-out hand. It deserved the attention. Newhouse, after finishing ninth the year before, placed his tournament on the line by turning his pocket tens into a bluff. He made a decision few of us could make, and fewer would know if it were correct.
AssassinatoAlex Fitzgerald
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Nov 16th, 2014 14
Dan Colman Calls Phil Hellmuth "Spineless" and a "Cancer"
In a thread discussing Phil Hellmuth’s appearance on a podcast hosted by Rounders writer Brian Koppelman, 2014 Big One for One Drop winner Dan Colman (pictured) had some unexpectedly harsh words for the so-called Poker Brat.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Nov 16th, 2014 36
How ESPN’s Norman Chad Shaped Modern-Day Poker
If you’ve ever watched a broadcast of the World Series of Poker on ESPN, you’ll likely be familiar with ball-busting color commentator Norman Chad. Alongside partner Lon McEachern, Chad has served as the network’s WSOP funnyman since ESPN began covering the event in 2003. What many might not be aware of, though, is the 56-year-old’s decades-long past as a sports journalist and sharp ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Nov 15th, 2014 13
Ultimate Poker Ceases Nevada Operations
Ultimate Gaming, the parent company of Ultimate Poker, today announced it will discontinue all operations in the state of Nevada effectively immediately after complying with all of the state’s gaming regulatory requirements.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Nov 14th, 2014 9
Have PokerStars' Rake Increases Affected Cash Game Traffic?
As you probably know by now, PokerStars, the largest online poker site in the world, bumped the rake in its cash games, tournaments, and sit and gos. The cash game players most affected are high-stakes grinders, those who prefer Heads-Up No Limit Games. PokerStars doubled the maximum rake to $1 for all No Limit games in which two players are dealt cards at all levels below $25/$50. Above that, ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Nov 14th, 2014 0
Amaya Revenues Up 6x After PokerStars Purchase
In June of this year, Amaya Gaming announced it had purchased the Rational Group, the owners of Full Tilt and PokerStars. The transaction has set off a chain of events including increased rake at PokerStars' tables, changes to forex policies, and a rumored overhaul of the site's VIP program. The transaction has also increased Amaya's revenues by a factor of six, according to eGaming Review.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 14th, 2014 2
High Stakes Poker: Phil Ivey Up $700,000 Online in One Day
In the last 24 hours, Phil Ivey (pictured), who plays on Full Tilt under the user name Polarizing, is up $700,000, according to HighStakesDB. Most of his damage was done at the 2-7 and Eight-Game tables in heads-up sessions against fellow high-stakes pro Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritrsyn.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 13th, 2014 6
Heads-Up with #12 Ranked Rick Trigg (TheClaimeer)
Playing under the caps-lock-hitting tHeClaImEr1, Rick TheClaimeer Trigg (pictured) took down a $200 No Limit Hold'em PartyPoker Pokerfest event late last month after a two-way deal. His reward was $35,000, helping push his lifetime online tournament winnings north of $5.3 million.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 13th, 2014 6
CrownUpGuy's Hot Streak Continues, Wins PokerStars Sunday 500
The end of 2014 has been mighty kind to Austria's Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz (pictured). On the last weekend of September, he took down the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event for $1.3 million following a six-way deal. The following Sunday, he was back at it, winning the Full Tilt Sunday Major for another $38,000. And, in case you were caught up in the WSOP November Nine hoopla, you might have missed Holz ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 13th, 2014 6
bwin.party Confirms "Multiple Parties" Interested in Takeover
After rumors rampantly raced around the industry, it was confirmed by the second largest internet gaming company that it was in discussions with "multiple parties" regarding the sale of all or parts of the business.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Nov 12th, 2014 7
PocketFives Rankings Update: Big Huni Jumps into Top 10
We had a fair amount of movement within the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week, including a 17-spot jump by longtime member Big Huni (pictured), who cracked the top 10 at #8 in the world. Hunichen won the PokerStars $109 NLHE Turbo on Tuesday for $10,000 after taking down the site's Big $55 seven days prior for $17,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 12th, 2014 0
Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event
We have a winner! Martin Jacobson (pictured) has won the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, defeating Felix Stephensen heads-up after starting with nearly a 3:1 chip lead. Jacobson received a bundle of praise for playing a near-perfect game from many in the poker community throughout the night. The final tabled last 328 hands.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 12th, 2014 15
Jorryt van Hoof Eliminated in Third Place from the WSOP Main Event
Three hours into three-handed play at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and we have our first bust-out, Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured). He started three-handed as the chip leader, but after a series of missteps and seemingly looking rattled, he was the first elimination.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 11th, 2014 0
Martin Jacobson Takes WSOP Main Event Chip Lead Three-Handed
We're three-handed at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and there has been plenty of drama thus far. You can catch the action on a 30-minute delay on ESPN and you will be able to watch until a winner is crowned at some point tonight. Three-handed play began at 9:00pm Eastern Time. Hole cards for anyone who enters a hand are being shown so you can follow along at home.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 11th, 2014 0
PokerStars in "Time Out" in New Jersey
In case you're wondering why PokerStars has not been approved for a license in New Jersey, the reason is that the site is in "time out," according to internet gambling advocate and State Senator Raymond Lesniak. Yes, PokerStars is in the same state my two-year-old son is in when he throws blocks at the television. The reason PokerStars is off the grid right now in the Garden State: Las Vegas ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 11th, 2014 13
WSOP Main Event Restarts at 9:00pm ET on ESPN
Who are you rooting for' The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event restarts at 8:30pm Eastern Time from the Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas, with the rest of the world able to catch the action on a 30-minute delay starting at 9:00pm Eastern Time on ESPN and other outlets. Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) will be your chip leader when play resumes at 89.6 million. Following him are Martin Jacobson ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 11th, 2014 1
Van Hoof, Jacobson, Stephensen to Vie for WSOP Main Event Title
We're down to three players in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. After 244 hands, play ended at the Rio in Las Vegas during the morning rush hour on the East Coast. Jorryt Van Hoof, Martin Jacobson, and Felix Stephensen (pictured) will fight for a $10 million top prize on Tuesday night starting at 8:30pm ET, with the action airing on a half-hour delay starting at 9:00pm ET on ESPN.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 11th, 2014 5
Mark Newhouse Finishes Ninth in WSOP Main Event for Second Straight Year
It took 56 hands, but we had our first elimination from the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. The man who exited first for the second straight year: Mark Newhouse, who called a 3bet from William Tonking pre-flop to see a flop of 2-4-J.
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Nov 10th, 2014 19
Jorryt Van Hoof Assumes Massive WSOP Main Event Chip Lead
A huge pot was shipped to Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) on the 48th hand of final table play in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. On a board of K-K-10-5, according to WSOP coverage, "The river completed the board with the Ah and Felix Stephensen checked for a third time as Van Hoof bet out 3.4 million to make this pot bigger than three players' stacks - Martin Jacobson, Billy Pappas, and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
Felix Stephensen Takes WSOP November Nine Chip Lead
On the 33rd hand of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Felix Stephensen (pictured) muscled the chip lead away from fellow European Jorryt Van Hoof. On a board of A-5-4-K-7, Stephensen fired out a bet of four million and Billy Pappas got out of the way. Just like that, we had our first November Nine chip lead change. Stephensen had Q-2, while Pappas had pocket eights. The pot was worth ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
WSOP Main Event Resumes on ESPN2
The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event resumed on Monday night on a 30-minute delay on ESPN2. As each member of the November Nine zoomed across the Rio's Voodoo Zip Line, the camera panned into the 1,200-seat Penn and Teller Theater, which was electric. As Bluff's Lance Bradley put it, "Three minutes in and Politano's rail is already the greatest of all time. It’s not even close."
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
Live Poker Series in the USA: November, December 2014
Welcome to the PocketFives Tournament Preview presented by Poker Update. Every month, we will preview tournament series that are of interest to players in the United States, looking for good values, big fields, and the best venues for any size bankroll anywhere in the country.
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
Howard Lederer Attends Poker Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
On Sunday, the Poker Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Downtown Las Vegas. Amid a crowd that included poker legends like Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, and Lyle Berman was a curious face: Howard Lederer (pictured). According to Caesars officials, one of the 2014 inductees, reportedly Jack McClelland, invited Lederer to come.
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Nov 10th, 2014 9
WSOP on ESPN: We Have Our November Nine
On Sunday, as the Green Bay Packers were eviscerating the Chicago Bears on NBC, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was playing down to its November Nine on ESPN. The final two prepackaged episodes aired before Monday's near-live final table begins at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 10th, 2014 0
"Having My Own Dramatic Series on HBO Would Be a Dream Come True"
A couple of weeks ago, Simon pokerbrat13 Charette (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $95,000. There was no chop in sight and the field numbered 3,037. Charette told PocketFves in an exclusive interview, "I feel great. I ran extremely well in the Warm-Up. I was all-in pre-flop a lot more often than usual and won them all. I've had plenty of Sunday final tables this year, but ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 9th, 2014 2
Mark Newhouse: "Stakes Are Even Higher" at This Year's WSOP
On Monday, Mark Newhouse (pictured) will be one of nine players vying for a $10 million top prize in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Newhouse, as you probably know by now, made history as the first ever two-time November Niner and is the first person to make back-to-back Main Event final tables since Dan Harrington in 2003 and 2004. Newhouse, however, navigated fields of over 6,000 ...
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Nov 9th, 2014 2
Heads-Up with WSOP November Niner and Foosball Wizard Billy Pappas
Holding the sixth largest stack in the World Series of Poker Main Event when play resumes on Monday will be William Pappaconstantinou, better known as Billy Pappas (pictured). The Massachusetts poker player has 17.5 million in chips and told us, "I'm feeling pretty good. I'm quite nervous too. Some people are starting to recognize me. When that stuff happens, it starts to set in." Special thanks ...
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Nov 8th, 2014 0
Darren Elias Becomes First Player to Win Back-to-Back WPTs in Same Season
History was made in the Caribbean on Friday, as longtime PocketFiver Darren darrenelias Elias (pictured) became the first person ever to win back-to-back World Poker Tour Main Events in the same season.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 8th, 2014 5
Global Poker Index's Next Steps to Sportify Poker
In just two years, the Global Poker Index (GPI) has made huge strides in positioning itself as the authority on poker rankings. But that was only one piece of the puzzle, never the end game. Now, CEO Alexandre Dreyfus has announced the next step in GPI's plan to "sportify" poker and bring the game a whole new level of exposure.
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Nov 7th, 2014 3
Heads-Up with WSOP November Niner Bruno Politano
On Monday, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event will resume from Las Vegas with the November Nine. The short stack in the room will be Brazil's Bruno Politano, but according to WSOP officials, he'll have the largest rail in the Penn and Teller Theater at 120 friends and family (and potentially more). He'll be repping 888 Poker at the final table.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 7th, 2014 4
California's Pala Tribe Approved for Online Gambling in New Jersey
New Jersey gambling regulators have granted conditional approval for California's Pala Band of Mission Indians to operate an online gambling website through a partnership with Borgata in Atlantic City. The agreement will make Pala the first Indian tribe to offer i-gaming in the state.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Nov 6th, 2014 0
Do You Remember Your First Sunday Major Win?
In recent days, Jimmy JMolloy Molloy (pictured) raced through the field of the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy, coming away with the win for $46,000 after a heads-up chop with fellow PocketFives member besserweg. "It feels great to finally get one through on a Sunday," Molloy told us. "I am really happy about it."
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 6th, 2014 4
Will Internet Gambling Prohibition Be Addressed During the Lame Duck Session?
With elections having come and gone in the United States, lawmakers will return to Washington, DC for a so-called "lame duck" session next week. Rumors have been flying around our community about a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee to address legislation from Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to prohibit online gambling. PocketFives caught up with Poker Players Alliance Executive Director ...
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 6th, 2014 5
Phil Ivey to Appeal Edge-Sorting Decision in Crockfords Case
Almost a month after the London High Court handed down its ruling in the case between poker pro Phil Ivey (pictured) and the London casino Crockfords, finding in favor of the casino, Ivey looks as if he will be appealing the decision.
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Nov 5th, 2014 5
What to Expect at this Year's WSOP November Nine
If you're thinking of heading to the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio on Monday for the long-awaited restart of the World Series of Poker Main Event or are planning on watching the gala unfold on television, expect "the craziest year yet," according to Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth Palansky.
DanDan Cypra
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Nov 5th, 2014 2