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New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 28, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, mattyice (mattyice31 on PocketFives) was the winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday major, pocketing $9,310.
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Jul 28th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 28, 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 Sunday Guarantee. had 517 runners vying for the 78 available prizes totaling $51,175.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 28th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for July 28, 2014
PocketFives member Beq of Finland earned his largest career online poker tournament score this Sunday with a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $158,165 as a result of a three-way final table deal. Fellow member DaDumon of Austria also had a career outing in the flagship event; placing 4th for $76,241.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 28th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for July 25, 2014
This week in New Jersey, the $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees ran on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Having a productive week was Jamie Kerstetter (mmmWaWa on PocketFives, pictured) who made three final tables. Kerstetter came in second in the $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday, won the $5,000 Guarantee, and finished fourth in the $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday for a total of $3,596 in winnings.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jul 25th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 25, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 305 runners for a total prize pool of 21,675 and 55 spots being paid.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 25th, 2014 1
Tournament Review for July 21, 2014
Participation in major online poker tournaments increased this past weekend following the conclusion of daily activities at the World Series of Poker as well as the the 2014 World Cup.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 21st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 21, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees. A2ron02 (a2ron02 on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee on Friday, cashing for $812. Kyle Miller (millertime4244 on PocketFives) took down the same tournament on Saturday, banking $1,000. Exocomet (papsdee on PocketFives) won the $10,000 Guarantee on Sunday, pocketing $2,928.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jul 21st, 2014 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 21, 2014
In Nevada, 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 539 runners vying for the 75 available prizes totaling $53,330.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 21st, 2014 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for July 18, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees. Pells327 (pells327 on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $1,107. On Wednesday, Frank Vulpis (Binkedit8899 on PocketFives) made the final table of both nightly guarantees. Vulpis came in second in the $5,000 Guarantee and then came in third in the $10,000 ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jul 18th, 2014 4
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 18, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. This week, the Last Chance series was also included in the weekday results. That series concluded on July 17. Overall, there were 683 runners with a total prize pool of $84,275 and 119 spots being paid.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 18th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 14, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with ten major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee, the FreezeOut, and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee. The "Last Chance" series ran during the weekend and these results were also included. had 819 runners vying for the 122 available prizes totaling $98,925.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 14th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for July 14, 2014
Guarantees for major online poker tournaments were slashed over the weekend due to the World Cup final match. Lower MTT participation than general was commonplace on Sunday.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 14th, 2014 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 14, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, several PockeFivers found themselves in the winner's circle. Bob Taylor (s.l. halper on PocketFives) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Friday for $1,000. Dan Cooley (rtheusa on PocketFives) took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday, pocketing $2,300.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jul 14th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for July 11, 2014
This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees. Making four final tables this week on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker was brand new PocketFiver Kevin Campbell (Sofcknsickk, pictured). Campbell finished third in the $10,000 Guarantee, fourth in the $5,000 Guarantee, third in the $5,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and second in the $5,000 Guarantee ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jul 11th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 11, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. Friday was the start of the "Last Chance" series, which has $100,000 in guarantees spread over eight days. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 379 runners, with a total prize pool of $30,675 and 64 spots being paid.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jul 11th, 2014 1
 

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Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl Put Up $2.5 Million to Bail Out Phuas
It took a couple days, but Wei Seng "Paul" Phua and his son, Darren Phua, were finally released from federal custody on bail Monday after being detained for about two days. While it appears that they are certainly still in a heap of trouble, they have a couple deep-pocketed friends to thank for their current freedom.
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Jul 30th, 2014 0
"Even the Bad Beats Make You Want to Play More"
Our most recent PocketFives Open was held on 888 Poker during the off-day of the World Cup prior to the knockout round. As football fans around the world took a breather from rooting on their favorite countries, the PocketFives community event on 888 kicked off. Your winner: Michael SuarezisKing Lawrence, who calls the United Kingdom home. We caught up with our most recent PocketFives Open ...
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Jul 29th, 2014 0
Las Vegas Sands Has Spent $460,000 This Year Lobbying on Online Gambling
You might recall that Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (pictured) has pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to rid the United States of online gambling. In fact, he has corralled two lawmakers – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) – into introducing bills to do exactly that. How much money have Adelson and his Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling spent in ...
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Jul 27th, 2014 13
"I Never Thought I'd Be the Luckbox Who Could Win a Live Tournament"
Late last month, Dublin, Ireland's SuitedAcesBaby (pictured) finished second in the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy for $30,000. The tournament drew 769 entrants and had a prize pool that just barely passed its $225,000 guarantee. As he admitted, "The result came at the right time, as I was on a bit of a downswing." He was also headed to Las Vegas when we talked to him to partake in the final days ...
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Jul 26th, 2014 3
Harvard Study Finds Internet Gaming Doesn't Create More Problem Gamblers
A new series of studies conducted by the Harvard Medical School's Division on Addiction has concluded that internet gambling is not as addictive as many opponents of the industry claim.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jul 25th, 2014 5
Dan Bilzerian Says He Won $50 Million Playing Poker in the Last 12 Months
In May, poker playboy Dan Bilzerian (pictured) made headlines for throwing a naked porn star off a roof into a pool, only to have said porn star clip her foot and injure it, resulting in legal action. Now, Bilzerian is back in the news, this time after appearing on the "Howard Stern Show." Never a dull moment.
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Jul 25th, 2014 27
It's Raining Play Chips! First One Billion Chip Pot at Full Tilt
We normally wouldn't get very excited about any article related to play chip poker, but this is something you don't see every day. Last weekend, Full Tilt Poker dealt a one billion-chip pot. Yes, one billion play chips exchanged hands in a single pot, the first time that has happened in Full Tilt's history.
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Jul 25th, 2014 4
Parx Casino "Well Prepared" for Real Money Internet Gambling
With an eye toward online gambling legalization, Pennsylvania's Parx Casino (pictured) has inked a deal with Irish software maker GameAccount to provide a "gaming-as-entertainment" online experience for its customers.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jul 24th, 2014 9
Full Tilt Poker Denies Any Involvement with FTP Store Auction
This week, word of an auction of $3.5 million worth of Full Tilt Poker promotional items popped up on F5 Poker. The sale, run by J. Sugarman Auction Corp., features a host of Full Tilt shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, hats, books, DVDs, and more.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 24th, 2014 6
Churchill Downs Developing Online Casino Software
Operating in a state that tried to seize the domain names of over 140 internet gambling sites a few years ago, Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI) is developing its own online casino software, according to and several other news outlets.
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Jul 24th, 2014 2
I. Nelson Rose: Bad Actor Clauses Could Be Legal Under Vice Laws
In an article that will be published in the next issue of Gaming Law Review and Economics that Bluff Magazine previewed, Professor I. Nelson Rose (pictured) of says that "bad actor" clauses could be permitted since gambling is considered a vice. That opinion is in contrast to a theory put forth by Laurence Tribe, who said that bad actor clauses could be unconstitutional.
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Jul 23rd, 2014 5
Borgata Calls Phil Ivey Edge-Sorting "Premeditated, Practiced, and Intricate"
After lying dormant for much of the last few months, the lawsuit filed by Borgata in Atlantic City against poker pro Phil Ivey (pictured) over $9.6 million that Ivey won at baccarat has heated up in recent weeks.
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Jul 23rd, 2014 16
PocketFives Rankings Update: Easylimp Cracks Top 10 Worldwide
We have a brand new member of the top 10 worldwide in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, Easylimp (pictured). The England poker player moved up from #26 this week to #8, his first time cracking the top 10, on the strength of an outright win in the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $69,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 23rd, 2014 2
Do Lottery-Style Sit and Gos Crush Cash Game Traffic?
Lottery-type sit and gos are the new big thing in online poker, the next wave of games to attract casual players after fast-fold tournaments. To review, lottery sit and gos are short-handed, hyper-turbo, single-table tournaments with small buy-ins ranging from $1 to $10. Typically winner-take-all, they feature randomly drawn prize pools that are announced once the game starts.
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Jul 22nd, 2014 2
s_dot111 Third PocketFiver to Reach $7.5 Million in Online Cashes
Tuesday was a big day for Shyam s_dot111 Srinivasan (pictured), who became the third PocketFiver ever to reach $7.5 million in online tournament winnings. He joins p0cket00 as the second member of our community to do so this year, as p0cket00 captured the award in May.
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Jul 22nd, 2014 11
The Second Largest Triple Crown of 2014
On June 22, Scotland's Robbie Adreny Bull (pictured) earned the largest PocketFives Triple Crown in five months at 852 PLB Points. It was the largest Triple Crown points-wise since gifuhorna bagged one worth 888 points in January and, accordingly, the second largest of 2014.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 21st, 2014 10
Jerry Yang's Main Event Corum Watch on eBay
Popping up on eBay in recent days is the Corum watch won by 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jerry Yang that was given to him to commemorate his victory. The current bid is $901 and, at the time of writing, 32 bids had been entered to get to that number. The auction ends on July 24, at which point its buyer will get free shipping and a new piece of arm-wear. Hooray free shipping.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 20th, 2014 6
"All Poker Players Need a Good Support System"
Late last month, Steve Tripp (pictured), who goes by betrthanphil on PocketFives, chopped the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $79,000. He officially took down the tournament as well, which meant over 700 PLB Points added to his total. "I couldn't be happier," Tripp told PocketFives. "It was a good way to begin the summer." There were three players involved in the chop and Tripp had the largest ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 20th, 2014 6
"More Money to Be Made Playing Online During the WSOP Than at the WSOP"
Here's a thought you might have not had. What if playing online during the World Series of Poker is actually more profitable than going to the WSOP itself' Sure, if you win the WSOP Main Event, you'd be up $10 million, but for all but one member of the poker community, winning the Main Event isn't an option.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 19th, 2014 3
The Spewtard Wins Two Triple Crowns in First Two Weeks of July
The month of July has been mighty kind to longtime Australian PocketFiver The Spewtard (pictured), who goes by Dominic in the real world. He has taken down seven tournaments in the 19-day-old month a laid claim to two PocketFives Triple Crowns. If you're not familiar with the Triple Crown, it's given to anyone who can win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 19th, 2014 12
California Tribe Opening Online Poker Site Says Bad Actor Clause Won't Apply
In recent days, PocketFives brought you an article about the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Indians in California launching real money online poker games on . The rationale: a loophole in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that could allow legal online poker.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 18th, 2014 0
Former Utah Attorney Generals Linked to Online Poker Arrested
Former Utah Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow (pictured) were arrested this week and charged with an array of corruption offenses, some of which are linked to online poker payment processor Jeremy Johnson.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jul 18th, 2014 3
What is gifuhorna? A Finnish Candy
Last month, Finland's gifuhorna won the Full Tilt Sunday Major, defeating a field of 850 players en route to a $34,000 payday. The top 90 finished in the money and the final table consisted of three PocketFivers, including Jeff YoungSupremacy Hakim. We virtually traveled to balmy Finland to get the scoop on his latest claim to fame.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 18th, 2014 1
Johannes Strassmann Toxicology Reportedly Reveals Prohibited Drugs
New details have emerged from the autopsy of the late poker player Johannes Strassmann (pictured) that might shed some light on the circumstances behind the German poker pro's death in Slovenia last month.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jul 17th, 2014 4
The Opposite of an Epakfailer
About the same time as the World Series of Poker kicked off this year from Las Vegas, Mario Alina (pictured), who goes by Epakfailer on PocketFives, chopped the PokerStars $100 Rebuy three ways for $32,000. There were almost 900 entrants and Alina earned the third largest payout of the group.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 17th, 2014 1
World Cup Final Sinks Online Poker Traffic By 40%
On Sunday, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina played out from Brazil. Football fans from across the world tuned into the match, which – spoiler alert – saw Germany win 1-0 in extra time. As you might have guessed, many poker players, especially those in Germany and Argentina, were glued to the game. As a result, traffic on the world's largest online poker sites took a major ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 17th, 2014 0
Full Tilt Drops "Poker" from Domain, Moves to FullTilt.com and FullTilt.eu
If you blinked, then you might have missed that Full Tilt Poker has moved domains from to simply . For now, the brand is still called Full Tilt Poker, but with the addition of casino games in recent weeks and a pending purchase by Amaya Gaming, we could see the word "Poker" dropped from the "Full Tilt Poker" brand in the not-too-distant future.
DanDan Cypra
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Jul 16th, 2014 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 at #1 for Third Straight Week
We're seeing a dynasty of sorts at the top of the PocketFives Rankings, as for the third straight week Canada's p0cket00 is #1 worldwide. Since March, we've had one player – Sheater – be ranked #1 for longer than three weeks, and no player has been #1 for longer than four weeks since last October.
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Jul 16th, 2014 2
California Indian Tribe Opening Online Poker Site Via Federal Loophole
While its state legislature continues to wrangle over the questions regarding regulation of online poker within its borders, a California Indian tribe is potentially moving forward with its own real money operation.
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Jul 16th, 2014 12
WSOP National Championship on ESPN: First Outdoor Final Table Since 1997
On Tuesday night, the 2014 World Series of Poker National Championship aired on ESPN, broadcasted outdoors from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The $10,000 buy-in tournament had played down to its final six, who convened in a tent in front of Bally's. It was the first outdoor WSOP final table since Stu Ungar won the Main Event in 1997 and the first WSOP bracelet awarded in New Jersey.
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Jul 16th, 2014 0
Sheldon Adelson Goes After PokerStars in New Jersey
The proposed deal between Amaya Gaming and the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has brought the world's largest online poker room back into the discussions for New Jersey's online gaming industry. In response, an ally of Sheldon Adelson's (pictured) Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling has penned an op/ed for the Newark Star-Ledger that advocates for the ...
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Jul 15th, 2014 22
2014 WSOP November Nine Set
We've reached the 2014 World Series of Poker November Nine. The Main Event played down to its final nine players on Monday night and six countries are represented, including, for the first time ever, Brazil. The other five nations that will be part of the 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine festivities are the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.
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Jul 15th, 2014 9
17 Players Remain in WSOP Main Event, Martin Jacobson Leads
We're coming down to the wire in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, which has 17 players remaining at the time of writing and will determine its November Nine this evening from the Rio in Las Vegas. Play began with 27 still standing at Noon Pacific Time on Monday and consolidated to two tables just a few hours later.
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Jul 14th, 2014 2
Scott Mahin – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
American poker player Scott Mahin had a deep run in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Heading into Day 7, Mahin had 1,460,000 in chips, which put him in 25th place with 27 players remaining. He ended in 18th place for $347,000.
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Jul 14th, 2014 0
Maximilian Senft – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Austria's Maximilian Senft went very deep in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, entering Day 7 in 20th place out of 29 players with about 3.9 million chips and ultimately landing in 11th place, two away from the 2014 WSOP November Nine, for $565,000.
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Jul 14th, 2014 0
Gal Erlichman – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Just like in 2013 when Amir Lehavot, an originally a citizen of the country, made the WSOP November Nine, Israel had one hope left if it were to earn another berth in the 2014 World Series of Poker final table. That is Gal Erlichman, another transplanted Israeli who lives in the United States, who came into Day 6 of the $10,000 buy-in tournament with 1.65 million in chips and in 50th place. He ...
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Jul 14th, 2014 2
Yorane Kerignard – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Yorane Kerignard, who entered Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event with 1.75 million chips, had built quite a name for himself on the global poker circuit. He has played virtually every major circuit, including the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour, and the WSOP, since 2009, building a resume that spanned 20 cashes at the time of his Main Event run in 2014.
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Jul 14th, 2014 0
Felix Stephensen – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
To say that Norway's Felix Stephensen, who sat with 1.355 million chips at the start of Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, had come out of nowhere would not be an understatement. According to the Hendon Mob, Stephensen had only earned two cashes in his tournament poker career for just over $22,000 in earnings prior to his big run in the Main Event. With this in mind, we have to ...
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Jul 14th, 2014 0
William Tonking – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Sitting on a 1.295 million chip stack and in 58th place at the start of Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was New Jersey’s William Tonking, who has already made his largest tournament cash of his career, but was looking to make this one the biggest of all in winning the Main Event.
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Jul 13th, 2014 3
Matthew Haugen – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Coming into Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Matthew Haugen was one of the shorter stacks in the Amazon Room with only 760,000 in chips. Don't let this mislead you, however, as Haugen has a decent background when it comes to dealing with massive tournament fields. He led when 291 players remained and constantly found himself near the top of the chip counts on Day 6. He ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Eddy Sabat – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Coming into Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Los Angeles' Eddy Sabat was looking to claim something that he has pursued for the last seven years – a WSOP bracelet. With his 2.215 million in chips, good for 39th place at the start of Day 6, Sabat was in an excellent position to add to what had already been a very successful tournament poker career. He finished in 16th place ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Oscar Kemps – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
The Netherlands, in addition to being an excellent breeding ground for football players, has also lent some of its favorite sons to the game of poker. Such players as Noah Boeken, Rob Hollink, and the legendary Marcel Luske have plied their trade on the global tournament circuit for years, carrying the flag of the Netherlands. A player that may soon join them in that pursuit is a young newcomer ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Michael Kamran – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
It is the dream of every tournament grinder to play on the "big stage" that is the World Series of Poker Main Event. For the 2014 WSOP Main Event, that mantle was being carried by Los Angeles' Michael Kamran. Kamran entered Day Six of the 2014 WSOP Main Event in 34th position, roughly the middle of the field, with a 2.6 million chip stack that he meticulously built.
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Luis Assuncao – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
One of the charming aspects of the World Series of Poker is that it is truly a world event. Players come from around the globe to take part in the tournament and one of those players, Brazil's Luis Assuncao, was poised to make a move toward becoming the first Brazilian World Champion. He is known on PocketFives as eduardogarla and ultimately took 34th place in the 2014 WSOP Main Event for ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Christopher Greaves – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
An excellent component of the World Series of Poker is that it draws out the biggest pros in the game as well as those who are looking to make their mark. One of the people who has made a deep run at the 2014 WSOP Main Event falls into the latter category, Zionsville, Illinois' Christopher Greaves. He finished in 12th place for $565,000.
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Vladimir Bozinovic – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
In a very short time, Serbia poker player Vladimir Bozinovic has been able to build a poker resume that anyone would be envious of. He was looking to add to that resume in starting the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event's Day Six with 2.91 million in chips among the 79 players that remain. However, he finished in 46th place for $152,000, the last player paid out before the jump to $186,000.
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Thomas Sarra – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Every year at the World Series of Poker, there are a few players deemed "amateurs" who defy the odds and make their runs toward history. There was the young accountant with the unlikely name of Chris Moneymaker in 2003; in 2006, it was an unknown Hollywood talent agent named Jamie Gold; and, in 2007, it was an unknown Jerry Yang who bashed his way to the title. Thomas Sarra was looking to be the ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Matt Waxman – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Entering Day Six of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, then-29-year-old poker pro Matt Waxman was in the middle of the pack of the 79 remaining players with 3.125 million in chips. Unlike some of his remaining competition, this wasn't the pride of Parkland, Florida's first time at the rodeo.
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Isaac Baron (WestmenloAA) – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Arguably one of the most accomplished online players in the game, PocketFives member Isaac mr. menlo Baron has parlayed his success on the virtual battlegrounds to make his own name in the physical arena of tournament poker. Coming into Day Six of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Baron sat on a stack of 3 million in chips, good enough to hold down the 28th position at the start of the ...
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Jul 13th, 2014 0
Brian Hastings – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile
Arguably one of the most accomplished players that made it to Day Six of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was Brian Stinger885 Hastings. The then-26-year-old from Hanover Township, Pennsylvania had been able to build a career out of the online poker world while dabbling in the live tournament poker scene since 2008. Hastings exited the 2014 Main Event in 64th place for $103,000.
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