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Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 31, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, 11 PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables, winning over $7,000 combined. georgemcfly, lindeyloo22, and LuckSackGMZ (pictured) each cashed twice; both georgeMcfly and lindeyloo22 finished in first place.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 31st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 31, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, several PocketFivers found themselves in the winner's circle of the nightly guarantees. Josh jerseyjosh Baer won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $1,008. Mike Lav519 Lavenburg shipped the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday, banking $2,300. Wednesday was Jim jimmyice99 Oriente's turn to win the network's $5,000 ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 31st, 2014 1
Tournament Review for October 27, 2014
Kraig Cardshark927 Harper of Canada was the biggest winner in major online poker tournament action among PocketFives members over the weekend, taking home $138,633 for his 3rd place effort in the PokerStars Sunday Million (4-way deal).
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 27th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 27, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to final tables, winning a total of $5,323. Sir cashed in three events, winning over $2,000 for his efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 27th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 27, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, Maureen Redhotmomma Ludwig continued her hot run on the New Jersey regulated websites by winning the $5,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker on Friday, taking home $1,017.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 27th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 24, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to major final tables, taking home a combined $4,128. Finishing in first place were asianhustler and uncfan11 in the $3,000 Nightly events.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 24th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 24, 2014
This week in New Jersey, coming fresh off his second place finish in the Parx Big Stax Main Event on Tuesday for over $68,000, Jake jtsnakes Perry (pictured) returned to online poker and made back-to-back final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee. Perry finished seventh on Wednesday and took it down on Thursday for a total of $3,015.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 24th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
Belarus online poker tournament specialist mincepie put in a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship event over the weekend for his largest career online score of $153,135. The effort will almost certainly put him back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings. PocketFiver jancsi69 of Hungary finished 6th in that event for $43,558. Top 100 ranked KKremate of Brazil came out on ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 11 final tables and took home a combined $12,922. The biggest winner was uncfan11, who took second place in the Fall Festival Main Event for $8,140. Josh Reynolds (pictured) logged three final tables, including a win in the Weekly Warm-Up, and took home $2,243 for his efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker increased its Sunday Major guarantee from $50,000 to $100,000. The tournament attracted a total of 512 runners, generating a prize pool of $94,720 (a $5,280 overlay). Once the dust settled, it was PocketFiver John ChalkyWhite Winter (pictured) who was victorious, banking a cool $20,967 after a three-way deal. This is the second time Winter has ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 17, 2014
This week in Nevada, nine PocketFives members cashed in 14 events for over $9,000, with Josh Reynolds winning over $3,300 for final tabling three events. Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley, asianhustler, and voff each made two final tables, winning over $2,500 collectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 17th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 17, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its daily $5,000 and $10,000 Guaranteed tournaments. Mike MikeyCasino Azzaro won the $10,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $2,365. George cicakman Cicak won the same tournament on Tuesday, pocketing $2,300.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 17th, 2014 4
Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
Fernando nandinhojah Araujo Abreu of Brazil (pictured, ranked #1,174 worldwide) made a strong case for re-entering the Top 1,000 Rankings over the weekend thanks to his 3rd place showing in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament for $103,408. The score represents his largest career online event cash.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 13th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PocketFiver jerseyjosh won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Friday, taking home $1,150. Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman, Jr. took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Sunday, pocketing $2,350.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 13th, 2014 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to final tables, taking home over $15,000 collectively. Both Aaron lvkid7 Bass (pictured) and Christine lindeyloo2 Lindley took first place finishes this weekend.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 13th, 2014 2
 

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Heads-Up with Party/Borgata $50K Winner Rodney Koodray (Vetstadium)
On Sunday, October 26, Rodney Vetstadium Koodray (pictured, ranked #16th in New Jersey) outlasted a field of 264 players to come out victorious in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major, recording his largest online cash of $10,000. The win also earned him a $100K badge on PocketFives, which was one of his poker goals for 2014.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 30th, 2014 6
Bracelet Winner Darren Woods Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Collusion
Faced with a multitude of charges regarding online gambling fraud and collusion, 2011 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Darren Woods (pictured) opted to plead guilty to nine counts.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Oct 29th, 2014 12
What Online Poker Sites Fare the Best in SEO?
This week, the popular Scouting Report from PokerScout took a look at SEO from the major non-US online poker sites. In other words, when a prospective customer searches terms like "poker," "online poker," "holdem," and "free poker," how do the major sites stack up' And, is there a correlation between SEO visibility and liquidity' Does a poor SEO result equate to a death sentence'
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 28th, 2014 0
Pro-Gambling Forces Leading Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling
According to an article published on Monday on , Sheldon Adelson's vaunted Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling is ironically being led by former lawmakers who were pro-gaming. Oops. The article singled out former New York Republican Governor George Pataki (pictured) and former Denver Democrat Mayor Wellington Webb, both of whom have been trumpeting the alleged evils of internet gambling to the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 28th, 2014 5
US Full Tilt Players with Incomplete Information Could See Claims Denied
In a notice posted on , the Garden City Group, the appointed Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt refunds, issued a warning on Monday to petitioners who failed to provide correct social security information. In fact, giving incomplete or incorrect social security information could result in a player's claim being denied.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 28th, 2014 0
PokerStars on FX Changes: "We'll Continue to Make Tough Calls"
As you probably know by now, PokerStars changed its foreign exchange policy in the last few days, which has elicited quite a reaction from the poker community. The site has introduced a margin of what appears to be about 2.5%, which only applies to deposits and withdrawals and not transfers within PokerStars. You'll only encounter a fee if you have to change currencies.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 27th, 2014 8
WSOP on ESPN: "Eleven Outs for Kentucky Justice"
A pretty entertaining pair of one-hour episodes highlighting Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event aired on ESPN on Sunday night starting at 9:00pm Eastern Time. Kyle Keranen was the start-of-coverage chip leader and the action was at the tail end of the sixth day of play.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 27th, 2014 3
How to Manage Two Kids and Final Table the Sunday Million
Earlier this month, tomnovicki (pictured) finished fifth in the PokerStars Sunday Million, banking $54,000. Perhaps more impressively, he did so while juggling two kids, one of whom was two days old and the other of whom is two years old. Yes, it sounds like complete bedlam.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 26th, 2014 3
Update on Ray Bitar: Forfeiture Details Released, "Dying" of Heart Ailment
In April, former Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar (pictured) pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in the online poker site's financial debacle and was sentenced to time served despite facing three-and-a-half decades behind bars. The reason: a potentially fatal heart condition that gave him a 50% chance of living less than a year. Six months later, his health condition seems to be status quo, ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 25th, 2014 11
"Never Give Up! Learn About Poker, Talk About Poker, Play Poker"
One of a handful of PocketFivers to receive a $1 million cash badge this month is Croatia's marko2701 (pictured). He is the top-ranked player in the capital city of Zagreb and is a brand new member of the PocketFives community. "I feel proud of myself. This is a result of three years of work and dedication to online poker," he told us in an exclusive interview.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 25th, 2014 1
What Do You Want to See at the 2015 WSOP?
Over the years, online poker sites and land-based venues have experimented with unique tournament structures and have even created new game variants, all in an attempt to attract more customers. The World Series of Poker, it seems, doesn't want to be left behind and has called out to players asking for suggestions on which events to include in next year's schedule.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 24th, 2014 9
Jean-Robert Bellande Needs to Lose 9 Pounds in 9 Days for $70K Weight Loss Bet
Reporting on a guy like Jean-Robert Bellande never gets old. The "Survivor: China" castaway is nearing the end of a weight loss bet to get down to 254 pounds by the end of October. According to F5 Poker, he has $70,000 in bets riding on it. However, with a week to go in October, can Bellande pull it off'
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 24th, 2014 18
Key to the Sunday Brawl: "I Play a Maximum of 18 Tables at the Same Time"
Earlier this month, Portugal's Tiago tiago_dias Dias (pictured, image courtesy PokerPT) finished in third place in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl. There were slightly more than 600 entrants that week and Dias' deep run was worth $13,000, bringing his lifetime total to nearly $800,000 in online tournaments. "I'm feeling very good," Dias told PocketFives. "I feel I am playing my best game."
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 24th, 2014 3
Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland Elected to Poker Hall of Fame
The Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2014 has been announced! After a multi-month public nomination process as well as voting from the living Hall of Fame members and a select group of media that included this author, Daniel Negreanu (pictured) and Jack McClelland have been elected. Negreanu, a six-time bracelet winner, and McClelland, a game-changing tournament director, were the only two this ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 23rd, 2014 2
Sports Books Set Odds for 2014 WSOP Main Event Winner
With the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event set to kick off in less than three weeks, gambling sites have started to post betting odds on which of the November Nine will go the distance to win the coveted gold bracelet and a cool $10 million for first place.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 23rd, 2014 4
PPA Singles Out "Poker Jokers"
It's almost election time in the United States, which means one-third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives will be up for grabs. Voters will head to the polls on the first Tuesday in November and, when they do, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) wants to remind them who has sided with Sheldon Adelson and his crusade to outlaw online poker in the US.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 23rd, 2014 3
Ari Engel (BodogAri) Wins Seventh WSOP Circuit Ring, Now Second All-Time
Known to many on PocketFives as BodogAri, Ari Engel has hit it big in the live poker world over the years. This week, Engel won his seventh World Series of Poker Circuit ring and moved into a tie for second all-time on that leaderboard behind only Alex Masek, who has eight. Also with seven Circuit rings is Chris Reslock.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 22nd, 2014 5
WCGRider Says He's "Insulted" By Daniel Negreanu's Cash Game Comments
In August, Daniel Negreanu took to Twitter to offer his commentary on the play during the 2014 World Series of Poker and, in particular, the "online" players he faced. Negreanu was less than complimentary of the attacking style employed by many online players and fell back on his success in live cash games to demonstrate his knowledge. This led to some in the Twitterverse deriding him, stating ...
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Oct 22nd, 2014 8
PocketFives Rankings Update: TheClaimeer Reenters Top 10
It's Wednesday, which means a brand new installment of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. This week, Rick TheClaimeer Trigg (pictured) reentered the top 10 after being ranked as high as #4 earlier this year. This week, he moved up from #23 to #10 after chopping a PartyPoker Pokerfest event heads-up for $35,000.
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Oct 22nd, 2014 1
Nolan Dalla on Dan Colman: "Are You Kidding Me?"
In a recent segment on "Poker Night in America," Nolan Dalla (pictured) did what only Nolan Dalla is capable of doing. The show's creative director recently took the hammer to World Series of Poker One Drop champion Dan Colman, who has called poker a "very dark game" and "a distraction" despite winning over $22 million from live tournaments this year, according to the Hendon Mob. He ducked ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 22nd, 2014 11
"It's Difficult to Tell Whether You Played Really Well or Ran Like a God"
He might be a tad modest, but Rasmus Agerskov Larsen (pictured), known as RasA on PocketFives, won the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $68,000, defeating a group of 765 entrants. As he told us, "I'm feeling awesome about it. It's my favorite tournament of the regular Sunday Majors, so I am very happy I finally won it."
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 21st, 2014 1
Viktor Blom, Gus Hansen Part Ways with Full Tilt Poker
The rumors swirling over the last day or two were true: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen (pictured) are no longer sponsored pros of Full Tilt Poker. There had been reports of their likenesses being removed from the Full Tilt website, so the rumors were strong, but no public statement had been made as to whether it was just a site redesign or if, in fact, the two players were really not part ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Oct 21st, 2014 5
WSOP on ESPN: "I Play a Lot Better When I Get Kings Against Jacks"
The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event continued airing on ESPN on Sunday night with a pair of one-hour episodes beginning at 9:00pm Eastern Time. The program began with the start of Day 6 and 79 players remaining. Mark Newhouse (pictured), who made the 2013 November Nine, was chip leader, poised to become the first two-time November Niner.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
"My Plans for the Money? Doubling Down on MTTs! #Vamos"
Earlier this month, PocketFiver David d.quang Quang (pictured) lit up the field of the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl, coming in second place for $17,000. There were 612 entrants and the cash helped push him to just shy of $2.5 million in lifetime scores. "It's always a great feeling to final table any major, but it's never an awesome feeling if you don't win it," he told us. "I also final tabled the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 19th, 2014 8
GSN Launches Survey About "High Stakes Poker"
Between 2006 and 2011, cable station GSN aired seven seasons of "High Stakes Poker." The poker show is probably this author's favorite in the genre, a high-takes cash game featuring some of the top players in the game including the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, and Doyle Brunson. It contained some of the richest pots in poker history.
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Oct 18th, 2014 15
"You Don't Go to the Galapagos to Play Poker"
"You don't go to the Galapagos to play poker." There's perhaps the understatement of the year and it came out of the mouth of TiltTheBho (pictured), who chopped the PokerStars WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up last month and earned $179,000. He officially took third place and was second in chips when the four-way deal was struck.
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Oct 18th, 2014 4
Aggressive Iowa Cops Seize $100,000 From Two Poker Players
A poker road trip turned into a nightmare for two California pros after they were stopped by Iowa police and stripped of their $100,000 cash bankroll last year. Now, the men are fighting to get the cash back and believe they were unjustly targeted and illegally stopped.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 18th, 2014 12
Sheldon Adelson Minion: "Gambling on the Internet is for Chumps"
In a rather peculiar move, the Philadelphia Tribune published an op-ed this week entitled "Hidden Dangers of Internet Gambling." Its author: former Denver mayor and current Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling minion Wellington Webb (pictured). The Coalition, as you probably know, is headed by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, whose casinos include the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 17th, 2014 28
George Danzer Wins 2014 WSOP Player of the Year
The title of 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year officially belongs to George Danzer (pictured). The German won three WSOP bracelets in 2014, becoming the sixth player ever to win three bracelets in a single year. In that elusive department, he joins Puggy Pearson, Ted Forrest, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Jeffrey Lisandro.
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Oct 16th, 2014 4
Phil Hellmuth Offered Spot on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap"
According to various news outlets, Phil Hellmuth (pictured), a 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and former Main Event champion, had a chance to appear alongside his better half on the ABC reality series "Celebrity Wife Swap." However, Hellmuth reportedly is leaning toward not appearing on the show out of deference to his bride.
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Oct 16th, 2014 2
Daniel Negreanu Calls Phil Ivey Edge-Sorting Verdict "Absurd"
Last week, a judge ruled against Phil Ivey in his high-stakes lawsuit against Crockfords casino in London, concluding that the poker pro had cheated by using edge-sorting to win $12.5 million at the baccarat tables. Daniel Negreanu (pictured), a six-time bracelet winner and friend of Ivey's, was stunned by the verdict and had some harsh words for the casino and the presiding judge in a recent ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 16th, 2014 9
Study: Experienced Poker Players Are More Emotionally Stable
One of the most important things a poker player can have at the tables is the ability to maintain a "level head" and use that tool to make the correct decision on the felt. Now, there is a study from Finland that has directly linked more experienced poker players with a more emotionally stable base.
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Oct 15th, 2014 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: RuiNF Jumps to #8 Worldwide
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. One of the notable moves of the week went to Portugal's Rui RuiNF Ferreira (pictured), who moved up from #24 to #8 worldwide, his highest position ever. Ferreira has five wins in the last week:
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 15th, 2014 1
Spin and Gos Eroding PokerStars' Cash Game Traffic
The secret is out: Lottery Sit and Gos are popular. They caught on quickly when they were introduced by Winamax in July 2013, again when they were launched by iPoker earlier this year, and yet again when Full Tilt and PokerStars.es got on board more recently. But they officially hit the prime time when PokerStars rolled out its version, Spin and Go, on its dot-com site just a couple of weeks ...
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Oct 14th, 2014 29
Study: Poker Players Are Thin, Young, Like to Drink
The title of this article probably isn't mind-blowing, but it's interesting to see the results of a statistical study related to the demographics and habits of poker players. A report from of 2,131 active British gamblers was released in recent days and revealed that players in our industry tend to skew thin, young, and festive.
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Oct 14th, 2014 3
WSOP on ESPN: "Camp Counselors Shouldn't Give Off False Tells"
Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event aired on Sunday night on ESPN, going up against the Philadelphia Eagles' beat down of the New York Giants. When the first of two hour-long episodes began at 9:00pm Eastern Time, there were 139 players left and former #1 ranked PocketFiver Griffin Flush_Entity Benger (pictured) was third in chips.
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Oct 13th, 2014 0
BenFaz: "Big-Field Tournaments are a Marathon, Not a Sprint"
Last month, BenFaz came away with a third place finish as part of a chop of the PokerStars WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up, which attracted over 8,000 entrants. He walked away with $164,000, the second highest total of anyone, and boosted his lifetime winnings to over $800,000 online.
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Oct 13th, 2014 14
Pro Shakeup Continues, Marvin Rettenmaier Leaves PartyPoker
It has been a rough end of 2014 for sponsored pros of some of the largest online poker sites in the world. If you're a regular reader of PocketFives, you'll know last month, PokerStars parted ways with Marcel Luske and 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event winner jcada99 Joe Cada.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 13th, 2014 0
"Winning a Triple Crown Means a Big Psychological Impact"
On September 18, Andrei Krylou (pictured), better known as Happynose on PocketFives, won the first of three tournaments for his first Triple Crown. PokerStars was the site of the victory, which came in a $75 NLHE tournament. The next day, he was off to the races in the Full Tilt Benjamin, coming out on top for $3,200, and his final Triple Crown tournament was the iPoker Saturday Mosh Pit.
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Oct 12th, 2014 0
Discovery Channel Declines to Pick Up Underground Poker
According to co-host Antonio Esfandiari (pictured), Discovery Channel has passed on the opportunity to air additional episodes of "Underground Poker." The show, which starred Esfandiari and longtime cohort Phil Laak, profiled underground card games and the pilot took place in New Orleans.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 11th, 2014 1
"I'm Badly Craving Some Ridiculously Massive Live Score"
On the final weekend of September, Steve Illini213 Barshak (pictured) took down the 888 Poker Mega Deep outright for $33,000, defeating a field of 715 entrants. While it wasn't the largest score he has recorded, it snapped a month of bleeding. As he put it, "The WCOOP didn't go nearly as well as I hoped, but that's how it goes sometimes. It was a very rough three weeks before Sunday, so I am ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 11th, 2014 2
CrownUpGuy: "Give It All You Have and You'll Get There"
We haven't seen a run like Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz's (pictured) in some time. He hit it big last month in the WCOOP Main Event, winning it after a six-way chop for a staggering $1.3 million, one of the highest payouts ever logged by a PocketFiver. Last weekend, he took down the Full Tilt Sunday Major for another $38,000. On the same day he won the WCOOP Main Event, he finished third in the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 10th, 2014 7
25,000 MTTs, 1 Triple Crown
On September 14, PocketFiver MendaLerenda (pictured) came away with the win in the PokerStars.fr Big €100 for $6,100. And while it wasn't the heftiest sum of money ever, it marked the first leg of his very first PocketFives Triple Crown. In the span of a week, MendaLerenda went on to win the Full Tilt Tyrannosaurus Rex and PokerStars $109 NLHE Turbo 2X Chance to complete the bid.
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Oct 10th, 2014 1
Judge Rules Against Phil Ivey in London Edge-Sorting Case
Poker legend Phil Ivey (pictured) took one of the most expensive beats of his career on Wednesday when a London judge dismissed his $12.5 million suit against Crockfords Casino, ruling that the 38-year-old's actions had constituted cheating.
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Oct 9th, 2014 24
Dan Colman Continues to Roll, Wins WPT Alpha8 London
Despite saying that poker is a "very dark game," Dan Colman (pictured) has steamrolled the competition this year. In April, he won the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller for a blistering $2.1 million. He followed that up by taking down the WSOP's Big One for One Drop for $15.3 million, famously ducking the media after the victory and lambasting the game on Two Plus Two.
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Oct 9th, 2014 13
Isai Scheinberg Wins UKIPT Isle of Man High Roller Event
For years, Isai Scheinberg (pictured), arguably the most important man in poker, has stayed out of the spotlight. Over the weekend, though, he stepped out of the shadows, bellied up to the poker table, and took down the £2,200 High Roller Event of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man stop.
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Oct 8th, 2014 9
Recap: Phil Ivey Defends Edge-Sorting on 60 Minutes
With millions of dollars of baccarat winnings on the line, 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey (pictured) granted a rare interview to "60 Minutes Sports" this week, during which he defended his reputation while giving viewers a unique glimpse into his past.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 8th, 2014 5
Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Facing Extradition?
After two years of inaction following the indictment of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre (pictured) and other officials from Bodog Entertainment, US prosecutors in Maryland are now seeking to have those parties extradited to the United States.
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Oct 8th, 2014 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: Yuri Martins First #1 Player from Brazil in a Year
Congrats, Brazil. For the first time in a year, a player from your country is #1 in the PocketFives Poker Rankings. This time, it's Yuri Martins (pictured), who entered his poker site names at the beginning of October and consequently shot all the way to the top of the worldwide leaderboard.
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Oct 8th, 2014 10
PokerKaiser Earns Three Triple Crowns in September
Any way you slice it, September was a banner month for Chile's Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured). He ascended to the top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings on September 24 and seems poised to maintain the distinction of being our #1 player when the Rankings are recalculated on Wednesday.
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Oct 7th, 2014 9