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New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 17, 2015
This week in New Jersey was the kickoff off the second NJCOP series that is running on PartyPoker/Borgata. Event #1 was a Player's Choice event, which was a $20,000 GTD with a $100 buy-in. It attracted 236 runners, with your winner being PokerKarma, who earned $4,057. Asher anthonymason Conniff (pictured) made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 and $10,000 GTD on Wednesday night, ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 17th, 2015 1
Tournament Review for April 13, 2015
The biggest winner in online tournaments this past weekend was Canada's HAHALIVEPROS, who took home $183,000 for finishing on top of a heads-up deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Russia's Andrey aangierr Pateychuk also had a big payday in this tournament, winning $54,340 after a fifth place finish.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Apr 13th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 13, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, several PocketFivers had impressive paydays. Manhat10ite won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday, taking home $2,250. In the winner's circle of the network's $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was numbnuts, who earned the top prize of $10,249.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 13th, 2015 6
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 13, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 15 final tables, cashing for $16,006 total. The largest cash went to RichrdParker, who took fifth place in the Spring Poker Series Event #1. bcm4924 cashed four times, including a win in the Sunday Freeze-Out for a total of $2,536. Butters and VegasJF cashed once for $1,990 and $455, respectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 13th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 10, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Angel nutella Soto took down the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday night, banking $2,190. Thursday was PocketFiver epatrickpburg's turn to ship the same tournament. Epatrickpburg also managed to be the runner-up in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee for $2,361.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 10th, 2015 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 6, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, 13 PocketFives members made it to 16 final tables, cashing for $15,385 total, representing almost 20% of the available prize pool. Handsomemaxx, jmd123 (pictured), and Sir each won tournaments for over $5,493 collectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Apr 6th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 6, 2015
This week in New Jersey, we saw a decrease in the number of players grinding the virtual felt on Sunday due to the holiday. The PartyPoker/Borgata $50,000 Guarantee attracted 237 players, generating a prize pool of $43,845 ($6,155 overlay). In the end, PocketFiver sansara52 won the tournament outright, earning the highest weekend payday of $10,000.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 6th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for April 6, 2015
It was another big Sunday online this past weekend with many online tournament series taking place, including the Winamax's W Series, partypoker's Pokerfest, and PKR Poker's Springfest.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Apr 6th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 3, 2015
This week in New Jersey, making his return to the virtual felt after a short break due to playing more live poker was Jon itsmejon Borenstein (pictured, ranked 32nd in New Jersey). Borenstein wasted no time getting to work by making four final tables which included a win in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 guarantee, third in the network's $10,000 guarantee, fourth in the 888 Poker/WSOP ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Apr 3rd, 2015 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 30, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, 13 PocketFives members made it to 15 final tables, cashing for $22,219 total. bassmaster took down the Sunday $15K on WSOP for $6,919, his second takedown in a row in that event. bcm4924 took down the Weekend Warm-Up for $2,270. Butters cashed twice, winning over $640, and JaminOnFaces (pictured) took home $1,898 for his two cashes. JCHAK's second place finish in the ...
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 30th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 30, 2015
It was another big Sunday online this past weekend with both the Full Tilt Online Poker Series and PokerStars MicroMillions wrapping up with their main events, each boasting a healthy $1 million guaranteed in prizes.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 30th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 30, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker attracted 288 players, generating a prize pool of $53,280. When the dust settled, andend was victorious, earning $10,656. Mike Gags30 Gagliano (pictured) pocketed $7,017 for his second place finish in the same tournament.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 30th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 27, 2015
This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers found themselves in the winner's circle across all regulated sites. Maureen Redhotmomma Ludwig won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday night, earning $2,190.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 27th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for March 23, 2015
It was another big Sunday online this past weekend, propelled by the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. The biggest winner on Full Tilt this Sunday was Elio the real roks Fox, who won $85,338 by outlasting 904 players in FTOPS Event #18. Sweden's Sheater, United Kingdom's Easylimp, and Russia's SENSIMIL1 also made the final table in this event.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 23rd, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 23, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 15 final tables, cashing for $13,073 collectively. butters won over $5,370 for taking down both the Sunday $10K Reloader and Sunday $3,000 Six-Max events. Earning over $2,300 was bassmaster, with cashes in four events. bcm4924 cashed in three events and took home $1,583.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 23rd, 2015 0
 

Other Recent Articles

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Cops Shut Down APPT Nanjing Millions
According to Andrew Scott of World Gaming Magazine, the APPT Nanjing Millions, which was being held at the Wutaishan Sports Centre in China, was shut down by police. According to Scott, a sign on the venue's door read, "Due to the APPT Nanjing Millions tournament being suspected of illegal gambling, the police are now investigating and the event is being ceased. All related staff should go and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 17th, 2015 1
Court Convicts Three in the Violent Death of Poker Pro Mehmet Hassan
A woman and two men were found guilty in a UK court this week of murdering professional poker player Mehmet Hassan (pictured). Hassan, 56, had become romantically involved with Leonie Granger, 25, after meeting her in a Mayfair casino. But authorities say that the poker pro was little more than a target for an easy robbery by Granger, her boyfriend Kyrron Jackson, and Nicholas Chandler, both 28.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 17th, 2015 1
Who to Target, Who to Fade on DraftKings Fantasy Baseball on April 18
As always, the action will be hot and heavy on Saturday night over at DraftKings, where they are offering up MLB tourneys at every buy-in level imaginable. Let's see if we can spot a lineup that might help you stand out from the crowd and help you grab a handful of that cash! Sign up for DraftKings here.
kellykipJP Silverstein
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Apr 16th, 2015 2
"The Asian Time Zones Make it Tough to Grind the Normal MTT Schedule"
Earlier this year, Mexico's Aaron aguskb Gustavson (pictured) earned his $3 million cash badge on PocketFives. It's fitting that we're interviewing him now for a feature article, as he is also at his all-time high in the PocketFives Poker Rankings at #21 in the world. He's a poker transplant living in Mexico.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 16th, 2015 0
BRAYD3N Dominates March Monthly PLB, Wins by 800 Points
With one score – yes one, single, solitary score - Brayden BRAYD3N Fritzshall (pictured) won the March Monthly PLB on PocketFives. It's one of the largest in the money finishes a PocketFives member has ever recorded and came with a victory in the Ninth Anniversary PokerStars Sunday Million.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 16th, 2015 0
Pennsylvania Internet Gambling Hearing Recap
Pennsylvania's House Gaming Oversight Committee held a hearing with industry executives on Thursday to discuss the possibility of legalizing online gambling in the Keystone State. Legislators specifically discussed Representative John Payne's House Bill 649, which would authorize any interactive internet games approved by the gaming control body.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 16th, 2015 4
Daniel Negreanu Live Streams on Twitch, Gets 150,000 Views
On Tuesday, Daniel Negreanu (pictured) took the world of Twitch by storm. Negreanu, camped out in Toronto, attracted a whopping 150,000 views in his first Twitch session. He Tweeted beforehand, "Thanks again to @jaimestaples for helping me set up @twitch and @JasonSomerville for making this platform cool. That was fun! More to come." Check out Negreanu's Twitch channel.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 15th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: PokerKaiser #1 By 1 Point
Here's something you don't see every day. On Wednesday, the PocketFives Poker Player Rankings were updated and Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) was #1 for the third consecutive week. However, nipping at his heels is Mike norfair18 Phillips, who is trailing Fierro by one PLB Point. The scores: 7,083.89 to 7,082.70.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 15th, 2015 5
Former Poker Pro Alex Jacob Tearing Up Jeopardy
Demonstrating an impressive overall knowledge of trivia, former poker pro Alex Jacob (pictured) is currently in the middle of a run on the game show "Jeopardy." His run began on Friday, where he was introduced as a "commodities trader" from Chicago, Illinois. Poker fans may have not identified Jacob when he first appeared on the small screen, as he has shed the fabulous afro that would ...
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Apr 15th, 2015 6
The Power of Perspective
To view a situation clearly and objectively can be one of the hardest things in poker. As poker players, we constantly read and hear about the need to distance ourselves from our emotions and focus on making the best decision in every situation on a mathematical and purely analytical basis with no emotional considerations taken into account. This is rarely easy, but it's often necessary. ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Apr 15th, 2015 3
America's Cardroom: "Tell Your Bank It's for Sporting Goods from China"
If you need a firm case for regulation of online poker in the US, here's an example. Over the weekend, longtime PocketFiver Mike timex McDonald (pictured) posted on Twitter that he was having issues depositing onto America's Cardroom, an offshore US-facing site not licensed by any state. Note that PocketFives does not recommend playing on sites like ACR, which aren't regulated in the US but take ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 14th, 2015 26
PocketFives Community Scores 8 Triple Crowns in 6 Days
If you blinked, you missed the last six days of March. Members of the PocketFives community scored eight Triple Crowns in six days to end the month, one of the busiest spurts we've ever had. To put it in perspective, there were more Triple Crowns awarded in the last six days of March than there were the rest of the month combined.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 14th, 2015 0
PokerStars Milestone Hands: A Look Back
In its latest Weekly Scouting Report, PokerScout took a look at PokerStars' "meteoric" rise, framing the discussion around Stars' now-famous milestone hands. From the site's inception to its 10 billionth hand in mid-2007, more than five years passed. PokerStars celebrated by giving away loads of money for players involved in that hand and many hands leading up to it, and, from there, things took ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Apr 14th, 2015 2
"Get Off the Walmart Connection"
"Back in the day, I had a really bad internet connection, and apparently Walmart used to sell really bad internet, so my friends would always tell me to get off the Walmart connection. Actually, a couple of weeks after I made my PokerStars account, I got a job working at Walmart out of sheer coincidence."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 13th, 2015 5
Amaya Coming to the NASDAQ Stock Exchange
According to Seeking Alpha, we could see Amaya, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, debut on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in the United States "within two or three months or less." The allure for Amaya' Seeking Alpha explained that the move will allow the company to "sell its story to a dramatically broadened pool of investors."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 12th, 2015 3
Phil Ivey Appears in Chrysler 300 Commercial
Buzzing this weekend in the online poker world is a Chrysler 300 commercial that includes a brief appearance from poker pro Phil Ivey. It's notable because Chrysler is not a poker-related company; therefore, an appearance by a major poker player in a mass-market commercial is buzzworthy considering the difficulty of non-poker advertisers and sponsors nowadays.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 12th, 2015 3
"Poker is a Game of Constant Evolution"
Late last month, Vinicius Steves (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jason132008, took second place in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and bagged $61,000. That week's tournament had 2,585 entrants and the first place player, proh1t, earned $81,000. Steves explained, "It's a very important tournament, even more so for my buy-ins, and to get two great results in it make me very excited."
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 12th, 2015 1
High Stakes Poker: JayP-AA Up $1 Million in 2015
According to HighStakesDB, JayP-AA, who is known on PocketFives as jcp, has passed $1 million in profit at the high-stakes tables in 2015. He officially stands at $1.05 million in the black and has not fallen into the red at any point this year.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 11th, 2015 0
The Evolution of OFC
Many people, including some avid poker players, avoid OFC because it has such a complex set of rules. The time it takes to learn the game is often too big of an investment when you don't really know what the returns will be. So, in this post I want to reverse engineer the game using the method of the 5 Whys.
sandfarniaSand Farnia
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Apr 11th, 2015 2
"Now I Have the Money I Need to Buy a Bigger Apartment and a Car"
Last Month, Cosmin Calea (pictured), who is known as xkosssx on PocketFives, won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $215,000. There were almost 7,200 entrants that day and Calea was one of 1,080 to make the money. "I am very happy and excited about the successful performance I had," he told PocketFives after the final cards had been dealt. "A final table in the Sunday Million has been ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 11th, 2015 2
Who to Target, Who to Fade on DraftKings Fantasy Baseball on April 11
There are a ton of daily fantasy baseball games on tap for Saturday on DraftKings, which takes US players and received an exemption under the UIGEA. This is our first DFS baseball column of the season, so let's begin with a few guidelines that I find helpful in looking to set your lineups.
kellykipJP Silverstein
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Apr 10th, 2015 1
Morgan Stanley: Global Gaming Revenues Were $423 Billion in 2014
Morgan Stanley has released a report on the state of global gaming, focusing on casino data from 2014. The research highlights VIP play, shareholder returns, and mass-market revenue as three indicators that will shape the industry in 2015 and beyond.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 10th, 2015 0
Rand Paul: "I'm Opposed to Restrictions on Online Gambling"
Republican Presidential hopeful Rand Paul (pictured), who announced his candidacy on Tuesday, has come out against Sheldon Adelson's Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA. The bill would ban internet gambling in the United States, even in the three states where it's already regulated: New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 9th, 2015 9
80% of Full Tilt Poker Petitions Have Been Paid
According to Garden City Group, the appointed claims administrator for US Full Tilt Poker refunds, 80% of petitions have been paid back. The most recent round of payments came on March 31 and was the first destined for players with disputed totals. There were 3,100 payments sent totaling $2.5 million.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 9th, 2015 0
Poker Pro Alleges Theft by Hotel Staff at EPT Malta
In a disturbing trend, poker players have become the target of thieves during events held around the globe. These schemes can sometimes be complex and involve sophisticated malware planted on computers in order to access players' online accounts. Furthermore, it's not uncommon for poker players to carry large amounts of cash, which can prove irresistible to hotel staff with sticky fingers.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 9th, 2015 3
Wherefore Art Thou Romeopro?
Last month, Roman Romanovskyi (pictured), known as Romeopro on PocketFives, scooped his fourth PocketFives Triple Crown. He has now won one a year since 2012 and, this time around, took down the PartyPoker Saturday Major, Winamax Top 50, and PokerStars $109 Rebuy. We caught up with the Kiev resident to talk about his latest claim to fame.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 9th, 2015 3
Wake Up at 7, Play Poker from 8 to 8, Sleep, Do it Again
Last month, romdom came away with an outright win in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $80,000. There were 2,667 entrants that day and, accordingly, he told us, "It feels great. I have been working really hard on my game and it finally paid off." He booked his third largest career online poker score.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 8th, 2015 3
PocketFives Rankings: veeea Threatening Top 10
This week in the PocketFives Rankings, veeea moved up from #30 to #13 after a rock solid showing in recent days. He's currently seven spots off his all-time high of #6 in the world. He won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic over the weekend for $51,000 and over 550 PLB Points to help his cause.
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Apr 8th, 2015 1
Alleged Borgata Chipgate Mastermind Jailed for Copyright Infringement
Last week, Christian Lusardi (pictured), the alleged mastermind behind the Borgata "chipgate" scandal, pled guilty to two federal charges: copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels. He earned a five-year prison sentence and another three years of probation following his release. Lusardi will also have to pay restitution of over $1.1 million.
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Apr 8th, 2015 6
The "Slowroll" to End All Slowrolls
At the Irish Poker Open over the weekend, Andreas Gann (pictured) of Germany dished out the slowroll to end all slowrolls. Right or wrong, intentional or not, it was a slowroll, but it has certainly gained the attention of our community, so we wanted to highlight what happened. The full video is given at the bottom of this article. When you're done watching the five-minute hand, leave a comment ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 7th, 2015 31
Controversy Erupts as Check Shove Poker Tour Offers to Buy Players' Action
The organizers of a nascent poker tour engaged in a practice that, while not necessarily against the rules or an all-out poker crime, was certainly off-putting to many poker players.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Apr 7th, 2015 9
Can Anyone Stop CrownUpGuy?
Over the weekend, Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz (pictured) won the Full Tilt Sunday Major for $41,000. The feat itself is impressive, as Holz defeated a field of 664 entrants and a top ten that featured four members of the PocketFives community. What's more impressive is the fact that Sunday marked the second time Holz had won the tournament in the last six months. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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Apr 6th, 2015 7
Poker World Mourns Loss of David Devilfish Ulliott
On Monday, David "Devilfish" Ulliott (pictured) lost his battle with colon cancer. One of the true faces of the poker community, he will be missed. Accordingly, our industry mourned his loss, with a variety of high-profile pros extending their sympathies to Ulliott's family and thanking "Devilfish" for the memories. He was 61.
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Apr 6th, 2015 5
There Have Been No Lock Poker Payments in One Year
April 2 was an anniversary of sorts. No, not for marriage or some sort of heroics. Instead, it had been exactly one year since Lock Poker paid anyone, according to US Poker and Two Plus Two. And yet the site is still dealing cards.
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Apr 5th, 2015 10
Will Harry Reid Push RAWA as His Final Act?
Happy Easter from everyone at PocketFives. We hope our entire community is having a wonderful, relaxing day. All of the restaurants around this author's house are closed, so I decided I'd get a jump-start on work with several news articles that have been piling up over the weekend. The first item on the agenda: Harry Reid (pictured).
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Apr 5th, 2015 5
Out of the Hospital, Into the 888 Mega Deep Winner's Circle
Last weekend was a whirlwind one for Rick TheClaimeer Trigg (pictured), who checked into the hospital for a gallbladder problem, only to be discharged and win the 888 Poker Mega Deep. No, we can't make this stuff up. "I pleaded with the doc to let me out on Sunday," Trigg told us. Yes, that's impressive. "They gave me antibiotics by tablet and sent me on my way." The result: a win in the Mega ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 4th, 2015 6
TDA Bails from Venetian, Will Hold Summit at Aria
After a considerable amount of pressure from the poker community, the Tournament Directors Association, or TDA, announced on Twitter on Friday that its summit will switch venues from Venetian to Aria. The event will take place on June 26 and 27 and registration details will follow.
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Apr 3rd, 2015 4
Researchers Mathematically Determine Poker is a Game of Skill
Researchers have analyzed a huge database of hand histories in the hopes of determining conclusively whether skill dominates luck in poker, or vice-versa.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 3rd, 2015 11
PPA Anticipates Mark-Up of RAWA
A week ago, a hearing in a House Subcommittee discussed the merits of the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA, which would ban online gambling in the US, including in the three states where it's already regulated. There have been several legislation-related headlines in recent days, so to get caught up on them and discuss the possibility of RAWA advancing, we sat down ...
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 2nd, 2015 8
How You Get Banned from the WSOP
A company-wide casino ban slapped on one professional poker player has sparked a debate about the power which such businesses are legally allowed to wield. TwoPlusTwo user NNNobodYYY argues that the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore acted unethically and perhaps outside of the law when it ejected him from the property on various occasions.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Apr 2nd, 2015 6
The Most Final Tables in 24 Hours
In recent days, a thread appeared on PocketFives asking for who has the most number of final tables in tournaments we track in a 24-hour period. It turns out the answer is 27, set by Cristian ErMataNinho Sasso (pictured) in December 2013.
DanDan Cypra
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Apr 2nd, 2015 5
How to Run an OFC Tournament: With Shootouts
When it comes to OFC tournaments, there is a right way and a wrong way to run them. Unfortunately, it seems that the wrong way is becoming the standard and as an OFC lover, it makes me sick.
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Apr 1st, 2015 0
veeea Wins 10 Tournaments, 2 Triple Crowns in 10 Days
The last 10 days of March were mighty kind to veeea, who won 10 tournaments and a pair of PocketFives Triple Crowns. No joke. He reentered his screen names in recent days and has quickly climbed to #30 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings.
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Apr 1st, 2015 11
PocketFives Rankings: Battle Between PokerKaiser, CrownUpGuy Continues
The battle for #1 worldwide in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings continued this week, as Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is once again the top dog, claiming the title from Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz. The two have jockeyed back and forth for the last month, each taking the #1 spot away from the other every time the Rankings have been recalculated.
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Apr 1st, 2015 0
PokerStars Accepts First Sports Bet, Launching Daily Fantasy Sports
During the announcement of the company's financials for the previous year, Amaya Gaming Chief Executive Officer David Baazov (pictured) announced an extremely optimistic outlook in New Jersey and globally due to new innovations.
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Apr 1st, 2015 1
Delaware Benefitting from Online Poker Merger with Nevada
It was only a week ago that the online poker player pools of Nevada and Delaware were merged in the United States' first interstate online poker compact, but the change is already paying dividends for the First State. According to PokerScout's Weekly Scouting Report, the effect the merger has had on cash game traffic has been nothing less than substantial.
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Mar 31st, 2015 6
ChicagoJoey Live-Streaming PLO on Twitch for 750 Straight Days
According to his Twitter account, the boisterous ChicagoJoey (pictured) will be live-streaming PLO on Twitch for 750 straight days. Yes, that's more than two years. A week ago, he Tweeted, "Will be streaming some form of PLO on @Twitch for the next 750 days straight (no joke)." No joke indeed. He added that most of what he'd be playing was "as Level 1 as it gets."
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Mar 30th, 2015 6
lasagnaaammm Wins FTOPS XXVIII Main Event
Over the weekend, the 28th Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS, wrapped up. The FTOPS XXVIII Main Event drew 1,260 entrants, creating a prize pool of almost $1.2 million, which lapped the $1 million guarantee. In the end, United Kingdom's Mustapha lasagnaaammm Kanit took it down for $239,000.
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Mar 30th, 2015 5
PokerKaiser Wins 14th PocketFives Triple Crown, 4th This Year
2015 has been mighty kind to Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured). This year, which mind you is three months old, he has won four PocketFives Triple Crowns, an award that requires a person to take down three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings in a seven-day period. On March 26, he won his 14th career PocketFives Triple Crown, his second of ...
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Mar 29th, 2015 3
David "Devilfish" Ulliott Reportedly Has Colon Cancer
According to posts on his Facebook page and comments made in a thread on Two Plus Two, veteran poker pro David "Devilfish" Ulliott (pictured) has colon cancer and may have a short time to live. As one person who claimed to be close to the situation commented, "Ulliott has colon cancer (maybe more) and indications suggest it is terminal. I do not know how long they have known about the cancer, ...
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Mar 29th, 2015 1