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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
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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
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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
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Sep 22nd, 2014 0
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sep 12th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicked off this weekend and will offer $40,000,000 in guaranteed prizes over the next three weeks. As of 3:00pm Eastern Time Monday, several key WCOOP events were still in progress. We will update this article after the covered tournaments have concluded.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Sep 8th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series kicked off Sunday on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker with two events that featured three different level buy-ins (low, mid, and high). jeppy22 (jeppy22 on PocketFives) won the $15,000 Guarantee Six-Max, cashing for $2,008 after a five-way chop. Winning the GSSS $75,000 Guarantee was thearmature, who banked $7,478. AEIOwnYou was victorious in the ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 8th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six of its seven scheduled 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 Guarantee on Sunday. The Weekly-Warm-Up and the Re-Entry did not meet their guarantees, creating overlays.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 8th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 265 runners for a total prize pool of $19,628. Five PocketFives members cashed for $3,045 collectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 5th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee tournaments. Jim Oriente (jimmyice99 on PocketFives) finished second in the $5,000 Guarantee on Tuesday and sixth in the same tournament the night before for a total of $1,135.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 5th, 2014 1
 

Other Recent Articles

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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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Sep 4th, 2014 17
Payout Controversy Mars Seminole Hard Rock Super High Roller Event
In addition to the $10 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event that will play down to a champion on Wednesday, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida held a $100,000 Super High Roller tournament. While there haven't been any controversies in the Main Event, the Super High Roller was marred by a payout controversy.
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Sep 3rd, 2014 8
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Continues Reign at #1
On July 2, Canada's p0cket00 (pictured) ascended to the top of the PocketFives Poker Rankings and stayed there for six straight weeks. It was the longest run by any player since pessagno's eight weeks at #1 that started in August of last year. Then, p0cket00 was bucked by pleno1 on August 13 for one week, but quickly returned to the top spot on August 20. Now, we could see another streak ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 3rd, 2014 0
A Look Back: The State of Poker in 2009
This week, the cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout reported mostly negative news about the state of the online poker industry in its latest Scouting Report. Cash game traffic fell 1% from the week before and, compared to the same time last year, traffic is down 8%.
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Sep 2nd, 2014 6
The Allure of Six-Max Tournaments with "Spewy French Regs"
On the final weekend of July, Sweden's MangeJao, whose real name is Magnus Nordmark (pictured), won the Winamax High Roller for $14,000 following a two-way chop. The six-max tournament had 190 entrants and a buy-in of nearly $400, with the top 21 getting paid. Nordmark told us in an exclusive interview, "It felt good. It's always awesome to score a tournament win. I have been to too many second ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 2nd, 2014 0
"Everyone Was Folding Down to 2 Big Blinds Waiting for A-A"
The MicroMillions Main Event on PokerStars brought out almost 58,000 entrants, each paying $22. The result was that the $1 million guaranteed tournament ended up with a $1.1 million prize pool and, in the end, Diego dilimaa Lima (pictured) from Brazil walked away with a third place finish for $57,000, or 2,590 times his buy-in.
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Sep 2nd, 2014 5
Report: Could PokerStars Have Bought the New Orleans Saints?
According to a report by longtime poker industry veteran Nolan Dalla, PokerStars, now owned by Amaya Gaming, reportedly was floating the idea of buying the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006. At the time, Dalla was PokerStars' Director of Communications.
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Aug 31st, 2014 1
"Anyone Who Works Hard and Has Confidence in Himself Knows Anything is Possible"
One of the most recent members of the PocketFives community to hit $1 million in online tournament cashes is Portugal's Acacio Bispo (pictured). The 12th ranked player in his home nation, Bispo is the lone PocketFiver from the northeastern town of Macedo De Cavaleiros. Given how popular poker has become in Portugal, we thought the occasion would be appropriate for an interview.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 31st, 2014 6
MatveichukR Wins Sixth Triple Crown
Late last month, Russia's MatveichukR (pictured) took down his sixth PocketFives Triple Crown. If the award isn't familiar to you, the way to get one is to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments with at least 100 players each across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within seven days. PocketFivers have won 106 of them in 2014 and exactly 900 all-time.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 30th, 2014 1
National Conference Of State Legislatures Formally Opposes Federal I-Gaming Ban
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has formally adopted a resolution opposing the Sheldon Adelson-backed legislation known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 29th, 2014 4
Don't Call it a Comeback: Gus Hansen Up $731,000 on Thursday
He might be down almost $20 million lifetime in high-stakes online poker games according to HighStakesDB, but Danish poker pro Gus Hansen (pictured) mounted a comeback of sorts on Thursday, recording $731,000 in profit according to the tracking site. He is now down a little over $19 million lifetime.
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Aug 29th, 2014 3
PocketFives US-Friendly Poker League Restarts September 1 at NLOP
We're just a few days away from a new month of PocketFives League games at NLOP, or National League of Poker. Players from the United States are welcome and there are five League games on deck for September, each taking place on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm Eastern Time. Sign up for NLOP here so you can take part in our weekly League games.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 29th, 2014 7
PokerStars’ “Double Bubble” Tournaments Will Repay Half The Field
PokerStars announced that it will experiment with a tournament payout structure where an unprecedented 50% of the field receive their buy-in back. They’re calling the idea “Double Bubble” tournaments and plan to roll them out at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in early 2015.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 28th, 2014 12
PocketFives Rankings Update: veeea, 1bigacehole Crack Top 10
entering the busy time of year in the online poker world. On Wednesday, we had a little bit of a shakeup in the top 10 worldwide of the PocketFives Rankings, as two players returned to the upper echelons of the leaderboard. And don't worry, fans of p0cket00; your boy is still ranked #1 on our site.
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Aug 28th, 2014 0