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New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 26, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series II concluded on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. This big winner this weekend was Scott Sblum2711 Blumstein (pictured, ranked 17th in New Jersey), who shipped the $150,000 Guaranteed Main Event, outlasting a field of 755 runners for a cool $20,805 after a three-way deal at the final table. Blumstein is no stranger to big wins, as he won the ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 26th, 2015 1
Tournament Review for January 26, 2015
The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) continued this Sunday, with several PocketFives members making final tables in the events. Sweden's xtheWall was involved in a four-way chop of the Sunday Warm-Up, taking home $75,985 for his official 2nd place effort. Lebanon's niccc had a 3rd place showing in the $215 buy-in TCOOP #17 and collected $62,486.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 26th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 26, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to five final tables, cashing for $4,759. Both ValueTown and RWinn took down first place finishes this weekend, winning $1,828 and $964, respectively. bcm4924 finished second in the Weekly Warm-Up, cashing for $1,417. jmd123 (pictured) took third for $404 in the Re-Entry event.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jan 26th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for January 23, 2015
This week in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series II on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker continued to run, with four events offered at three buy-in levels for a total of $111,500 in guaranteed money. BobbyOboodi and Eddie Pompiaa2 Roman chopped Event #15 High, which was a $25,000 guaranteed heads-up event, earning $6,875 each. PocketFiver anthonymason, who plays under the handle mislclick on ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 23rd, 2015 2
Tournament Review for January 19, 2015
The United Kingdom's jambeyang had a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $77,728 as a result of a two-way chop. Mark dipthrong Herm (ranked #50 worldwide) pocketed $35,386 for his official 4th place finish in that event.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 19th, 2015 3
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 19, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series continued on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker with six events offering a total of $337,000 in guaranteed prize money. Event #13 High, a $100,000 guarantee, ended in a six-way chop. When the dust settled, it was TimmyKGB17 who was victorious, earning a $10,275 payday. PocketFiver Jordams jBEEZ_8X Cespedes finished in second place in the same ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 19th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 19, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to 10 final tables, cashing for $5,884. Butters led all PocketFivers with two cashes totaling over $2,400. PremiumStud (pictured) cashed twice for over $1,100. scross had two cashes for over $800. jms123's two cashes totaled $694.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jan 19th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for January 16, 2015
This week in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series II had six events with $116,500 in total guaranteed prize money up for grabs on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Off to a hot start is Mitch money4bacon Friedberg (pictured, ranked 25th in New Jersey), who shipped Event #4 High, a $15,000 guarantee, banking $3,061. This follows up his third place finish in Event #1 High last weekend for $6,750.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 16th, 2015 1
Tournament Review for January 12, 2015
There was a five-way chop over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship tournament, led by PocketFiver PokerMachine of Portugal, who earned $180,000 for his official first place finish. Fellow member dennishtm of Germany walked away with an even $100,000 upon placing 5th, while stonsijones of Iceland cashed for $94,000 (2nd place officially).
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 12th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 12, 2015
New Jersey's largest online poker series, the Garden State Super Series, returned this weekend on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. The series has a total of 69 events featuring over $1 million in guaranteed prize money and runs from January 11 to 25 with three buy-in levels for each event.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 12th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 12, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables, cashing for over $10,000 collectively. lindeyloo22 brought home the most cash by finishing fifth in the WSOP Winter Poker Classic Main Event for $3,233. MrBeaumont's (pictured) three cashes in the $3K Nightly events netted him over $2,800 for his efforts. Handsomemaxx had three cashes and won over $1,100.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jan 12th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for January 9, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Mike mikewebb68 Webb topped a field of 105 runners to take down the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 guarantee on Tuesday night pocketing $2,190.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 9th, 2015 4
Tournament Review for January 5, 2015
The first Sunday of the 2015 calendar year saw PocketFives members take the top four spots in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Kazakhstan's vip25459 (ranked #529 worldwide) captured an outright victory in that tournament for a payday of $99,884. Australian random.chu (pictured, ranked #388) put in a runner-up performance in that event for $74,435 while Tonyfish77 of the United Kingdom had a 3rd ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 5th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 5, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Rich Pker4Dummies Rodrigo made three final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, finishing second and fifth in the network's $10,000 Guarantee and third in the $5,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,452.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jan 5th, 2015 6
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 5, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to nine final tables and cashed for $5,400. Butters had an excellent weekend with three cashes including a first, third, and fourth place finish for over $2,900 total. Handsomemaxx cashed in two events.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jan 5th, 2015 0
 

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Can a Bot Play Perfect Heads-Up Limit Hold'em?
Earlier this month, a team of researchers at the University of Alberta announced that they have developed a computer program that can "play an essentially perfect game of poker." The program, named Cepheus, was developed by Michael Bowling, Neil Burch, Michael Johanson, and Oskari Tammelin.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Jan 27th, 2015 8
urbanlights Finishes Top Three in the Super Tuesday Twice in a Month
If you missed it, Ryan urbanlights Yu (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars Super Tuesday twice in December, finishing in third place on the 16th and as the runner-up two days before the end of the year. Together, the two un-chopped scores meant over $136,000 in real money along with almost 1,000 PLB Points.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 27th, 2015 2
Internet Gambling About to Become Even More Complicated in the UK
Players in the United Kingdom may have more hurdles to cross in order to be able to enjoy online poker from the comfort of their own homes due to new internet filters that will block adult-related material. Starting as soon as this week, UK residents who wish to play online might have to contact their internet service provider and ask them to remove the adult content block.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jan 26th, 2015 5
Dan Cates Throws Chips "Like a Baseball Player" at an Opponent
Sunday was a bad day to be Dan Cates (pictured), as running kings into aces multiple times at the Aussie Millions proved too much for the high-stakes poker pro to stomach. During the series' $100,000 Challenge, Cates ran kings into aces twice, but couldn't control his emotions the second time around and snapped.
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Jan 26th, 2015 19
"I Also Enjoy Playing Video Games, Especially FIFA on PlayStation 4"
To close out the 2014 calendar year, hbo06 (pictured) was part of a six-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million Special Edition for a commanding $241,000. A few weeks later, he is at his all-time high in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings at #1,099 worldwide and plays as manipulator on PokerStars and dajmiczipsy on 888 Poker.
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Jan 25th, 2015 0
Report: Todd Brunson Wins $5 Million from Andy Beal
According to PokerNews, Todd Brunson (pictured) took $5 million off billionaire Andy Beal over the weekend. The game was $50,000/$100,000 Heads-Up Limit Hold'em inside Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. PokerNews explained, "Each bought in for $5 million and when all was said and done, Brunson held all the chips."
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 25th, 2015 10
$1 Million in Tournament Winnings for Five Straight Years: Repeatable?
While poker superstars like Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey top the list of WSOP bracelet winners, only one player can boast earning $1 million in tournaments for five years in a row.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jan 25th, 2015 2
New Online Poker Bill Introduced in California
A second bill regulating online poker has been introduced in California, according to CardPlayer and other sites. The bill is the brainchild of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer and is called the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 24th, 2015 0
WSOP Staking Could Be in Danger
The Nevada State Senate has proposed a bill, which, if passed, would make taking a piece of action of another player, or staking, within the state's borders a felony.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jan 24th, 2015 54
PocketFives TV to Launch Sunday with PokerStaples
This Sunday, PocketFives TV will launch with an exclusive one-hour stream featuring PocketFiver jaimestaples, who is also known as PokerStaples on Twitch. The exclusive live stream will take place from 9:00am to 10:00am Eastern Time and can be viewed directly on our PocketFives TV page.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 24th, 2015 13
"To Succeed in Poker, You Need to Have the Whole Package"
Earlier this month, Antonio Da Silva (pictured), who is known online as Tonyfish77, finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $52,000. It was a life-changer on every level and represented his largest tracked cash to date by a mile. Now, he is considering quitting his construction job to jump into the online poker world. We caught up with Da Silva, who calls the English resort town of ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 23rd, 2015 7
The Second Largest PocketFives Triple Crown in 15 Months
On January 3, Austria poker player monzemann (pictured) completed the third and final leg of a PocketFives Triple Crown. The award is given to anyone who can win three tournaments across three different sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within seven days. Each tournament must have at least 100 entrants and at least a $10,000 prize pool. Ultimately, monzemann recorded the second largest ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 23rd, 2015 6
Full Tilt on New Jersey SNAFU: "At No Time Was a Real Money App Available"
According to a variety of sites, including Online Poker Report, Amaya Gaming has asserted that a mobile pop-up alerting players that real money Full Tilt games were available in New Jersey was an error. Call it a Garden State SNAFU that briefly energized the community that Full Tilt was going to enter the market effective immediately.
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Jan 22nd, 2015 1
Barry Greenstein Says He Won $5 Million in Cash Games at the 2003 WSOP
While poker Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein (pictured) may be well-known today, the three-time bracelet winner was an unknown entity during his first forays into the Las Vegas poker scene in the 1990s. In an interview with PokerNews, Greenstein revealed how he got his start in poker and how he banked double the $2.5 million won by Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 WSOP Main Event.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jan 22nd, 2015 6
PPA: "No Doubt" Anti-Internet Gambling Legislation Will Be Re-Introduced
We closed the 2014 calendar year focusing on legislation spearheaded by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson called Restoring America's Wire Act. The bill, which would have banned internet gambling and online poker in the US, ended up being stunted in the waning moments of Congress, but according to Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas (pictured), a bill like it will soon ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 22nd, 2015 4
High Stakes Poker: joiso Up Almost $1 Million in January
It has been a good year to be poker pro Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn (pictured). Despite 2015 being just three weeks old, Kostritsyn is up almost $1 million already at the high-stakes tables, according to HighStakesDB. In fact, he piled up almost $200,000 in profit on Wednesday alone and is the month's biggest winner thus far.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 22nd, 2015 0
A Not-So-Random Score for random.chu
To open 2015, a field of 3,181 entrants descended on the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. When all was said and done, Stevan random.chu Chew (pictured) from Adelaide, Australia came away with $74,000 after bowing out in second place. It was his largest online poker score ever and helped grow his lifetime total to over $2.2 million.
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Jan 22nd, 2015 10
Daniel Negreanu Pushing for NHL Team in Las Vegas
One of the passions of Daniel Negreanu (pictured) – besides playing poker, of course – is the national sport of his native Canada, hockey. Recently on his blog at Full Contact Poker, Negreanu offered his thoughts on the game and, in particular, the drive to bring the first professional sports team to his second home, Las Vegas.
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Jan 21st, 2015 4
PocketFives Rankings Update: joaomathias Takes Over #1 Spot
A five-week run at the top of the PocketFives Poker Rankings by Yuri Martins came to an end on Wednesday, as joaomathias (pictured) claimed the #1 spot for the first time ever. The Brazilian finished third in the PokerStars Big $109 in recent days for $12,000. In January alone, he has 68 tracked online MTT scores for $146,000 combined, and we're only 21 days in.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 21st, 2015 6
Marc-Andre Ladouceur Wins Sunday 500
Perhaps lost in the shuffle of a bundle of wins by high-stakes pros over the weekend was a victory by Montreal's Marc-Andre Ladouceur (pictured) in the PokerStars Sunday 500. He outlasted fellow pro David donkcommited Miscikowski after a heads-up chop and earned $59,000 to Miscikowski's $60,000. Ladouceur plays on PokerStars under the user name FrenchDawg.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 20th, 2015 0
"I Won a Satellite to the Sunday Million and Somehow Won It"
That quote comes from the poker story of Paul pvas2 Vas Nunes (pictured). Without a miracle last-minute satellite entry into the Sunday Million, he may not be playing poker today. We caught up with him following a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy in which he brought home $46,000. We reached out to the England poker player to get the deets on his latest cash.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 20th, 2015 4
Gold Rush or Fool's Gold?
If you don't already know, Gold Rush, as the name might imply, is a promotion aimed at those who play Full Tilt's fast-fold game, Rush Poker. Unlike many of Full Tilt's promotions, there is no opting-in involved here. You play, you're in. And it is really easy to understand, too – there are no leaderboards or points systems or anything like that. Whenever a player participates in a Rush Poker ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Jan 20th, 2015 0
A Special Sunday Million for donkab0mber
On one of the final days of 2014, Aditya Sushant (pictured), known on PocketFives as donkab0mber, final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Million Special Edition and earned $52,000. The tournament brought out well over 31,000 people, making it one of the largest Sunday Millions in history, and the top 5,220 players made the money.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 19th, 2015 7
Lex Veldhuis: Antonio Esfandiari is "Worthless"
Broadcast in recent days on the Poker Life Podcast was an interview with Lex Veldhuis (pictured), who donned his PokerStars patch in what would turn out to be a rather controversial two-hour sitting. It began with Veldhuis lambasting 2012 World Series of Poker One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 18th, 2015 23
DooshCom Sentenced to 15 Months in Jail for Online Poker Fraud
According to various outlets, Darren Woods (pictured), who is known in the industry as DooshCom, has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars for online poker fraud. The UK player was also ordered to return £1 million. However, if he fails to return the money, he'll face another six years in the clinker.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 17th, 2015 7
"I Was the Guy Who Hated Poker and Didn't Want to Play with My Friends"
Just before the calendar rolled over to 2015, da Ape took down the PartyPoker $200,000 Guaranteed, outlasting a field of 969 entrants. The Thai player is up to almost three-quarters of a million dollars in tracked online MTT cashes and can be found at #378 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his all-time high.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 17th, 2015 0
Who to Target and Who to Fade on Conference Championship Weekend on FanDuel
This week's FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so since you're watching anyway, make Championship Sunday a little more fun and get in! In last week's three-way tie for first, a score of 170.88, or 2.85 points per $1,000 in salary dollars, was ...
kellykipJP Silverstein
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Jan 16th, 2015 0
California Online Poker Bill Amended, In-Person Registration Requirement Axed
According to a press release, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (pictured) will be making tweaks to his proposed intrastate online poker bill (AB 9), removing language that required players to register at a brick-and-mortar casino. Gatto commented, "My goal remains creating a sensible framework for a new California industry. That will involve a thoughtful process of consultation with all of the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 16th, 2015 4
Gus Hansen Invests Millions into Bridge Shuffling Machine
While most known for high-stakes poker, Gus Hansen (pictured) is also considered a formidable bridge player. After a break from the tables at Full Tilt, the Great Dane recently surfaced in the Danish press and revealed that he is investing "millions" into a bridge shuffling machine that will speed up play and solve problems unique to the game.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jan 16th, 2015 6
Poker Refugees Launches Fly First Class
All aboard! Poker Refugees has launched a novel, new service to help players save money on airfare while traveling in comfort and style. It's called Refugees Fly First Class and enables clients to fly in first or business class for 40% to 70% off normal flight prices. The service is open to anyone and is absolutely free to use. Anyone can book online.
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Jan 16th, 2015 2
Caesars Division Files for Bankruptcy
On Thursday, a division of Caesars Entertainment filed for bankruptcy. According to the LA Times, "The division, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., owns and operates most of Caesars' 50 properties worldwide." Caesars officials said the casinos would remain open and few changes were expected while the company sorts out a reported $18.4 billion in debt.
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Jan 16th, 2015 0
Ilkin Garibli Wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Event
Not only did the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event wrap up on Wednesday with Kevin Schulz taking down the title, but the PCA High Roller Event also crowned a winner. Ilkin Garibli (pictured) won the record-breaking $25,000 buy-in tournament after a heads-up chop with PocketFiver Joe daPHUNNIEman Kuether.
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Jan 15th, 2015 0
Jason Somerville Pioneers Online Poker Streaming on Twitch
WSOP bracelet winner Jason JCarver Somerville is on the forefront of poker players using the video streaming site Twitch to broadcast online sessions to fans in near-real-time. The 27-year-old Hold'em specialist believes the site offers an engaging experience that most mainstream poker shows can't match. Check out Somerville's Twitch stream.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jan 15th, 2015 8
Kevin Schulz Wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event
We have a winner in the Bahamas, the site of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. American Kevin Schulz (pictured) came away with the title on Wednesday and banked $1.4 million. According to PokerStars, Schulz is an online grinder who fled to Mexico after Black Friday to continue playing online poker. There were 816 entrants in the 2015 PCA Main Event.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 15th, 2015 5
New Dot-Poker Domains to Open in February
Beginning on February 5, a new dot-poker domain address will be opened up for usage. As it is the first of a three-phase operation, a restricted number of potential applicants will be approved. The applicants must be trademark holders that have been registered with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and these applications will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Jan 14th, 2015 1
Benny Binion Biography Could Appear on the Big Screen
Relativity Media has purchased the screen rights to Doug Swanson's book "Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion," the biography of the legendary creator of the World Series of Poker.
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Jan 14th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: Yuri Martins #1 for Fifth Straight Week
For the fifth straight week, Brazil's Yuri Martins (pictured) is the #1 player in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. He ascended to the throne on December 17 and hasn't looked back since. The man they call theNERDguy on PokerStars is up to $4.5 million in tracked online tournament cashes and showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, Brazilians are #1 and #2 in the Rankings this week.
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Jan 14th, 2015 2
cswidler Simultaneously Final Tables Sunday Supersonic, Gets 32nd in PCA Main Event
Pretty impressive news coming out of the Bahamas, the site of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The weekend's Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars brought out $1,238 entrants. The prize pool of the $215 buy-in tournament swelled to $291,000 and, when the smoke cleared, PocketFiver Carter cswidler Swidler (pictured) finished fourth for $21,000.
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Jan 13th, 2015 2
bparis Becomes Fifth Person Ever to Hit $7.5 Million in Online Cashes
On Sunday, Bryan bparis Paris (pictured) became just the fifth PocketFiver ever to hit $7.5 million in online tournament cashes and the first to do so since November. To that end, Paris joins a prestigious group that also includes Jeremy daisyxoxo Fitzpatrick, Shyam s_dot11 Srinivasan, p0cket00, and Chris moorman1 Moorman.
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Jan 13th, 2015 2
Rhyno2008 Wins Sunday Million for $217K, Wakes Up Parents at 6am
A few days before Christmas, Pablo Nerro (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as Rhyno2008, won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $217,000, defeating a field of 7,420 entrants. He took down the lion's share of the almost $1.5 million awarded and shot up to #3 in his home country of Uruguay.
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Jan 12th, 2015 3
Lawmaker: PokerStars Will Launch in New Jersey in March
According to State Senator Raymond Lesniak (pictured), PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, will launch in New Jersey in March. Now that the so-called "lame duck" session of Congress in the US is behind us and lawmakers around the country have taken their posts, the focus in New Jersey may now shift to PokerStars being licensed.
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Jan 11th, 2015 14
888, WSOP to Share Liquidity in New Jersey
Monday will be a big day for online poker players in New Jersey. To start the work week, WSOP's and 888 Poker's player pools will be partially merged in a move that will increase liquidity in the East Coast state.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 11th, 2015 1
OMG BWFCLEE FTW
A few days before Christmas, Santa visited Lee BWFCLEE Taylor (pictured) in a big way. As part of Double Vision Sunday, Taylor was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and earned $84,000, officially taking second place. As a result, he has leapt over $1.6 million in career online tournament winnings.
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Jan 10th, 2015 9
Horses and Chickens and a Girlfriend, Oh My!
When you date someone, everything they love becomes everything you love. For PocketFiver girafganger7 (pictured), that meant horses and chickens. Luckily, he chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million Double Vision late last month for $88,000, the third largest amount given out in the four-way deal. We're sure that money will go a long way in helping his animal friends.
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Jan 10th, 2015 17
WSOP Polls Opinions on Main Event Payout Structure
Facing several years of declining World Series of Poker Main Event participation, the tournament's organizers sought a new marketing strategy that would create a splash and attract new faces. Their solution, implemented last year, was to bump the first place prize up to a massive $10 million and entice new players with the promise of an eight-figure payday.
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Jan 9th, 2015 0
"I Have Had a Goal Since Childhood to See All Seven Continents"
In the middle of December, selinantis (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars Sunday 500 and earned $35,000. There were over 700 entrants that day and selinantis, who calls Lithuania home, finished third among them. He has over $2.1 million in career online tournament winnings and sat down with PocketFives to talk about his sixth largest cash ever.
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Jan 9th, 2015 1
Steve O'Dwyer (MrTimCaum) Wins PCA Super High Roller for $1.8 Million
Highly successful PocketFiver Steve MrTimCaum O'Dwyer (pictured) can add another feather to his cap. On Thursday, he won the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas for $1.8 million. He told PCA officials, "I ended Day 1 not very happy about it and now I've ended the tournament feeling pretty good about it. I don't really care about the money ever. I just ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 9th, 2015 12
Who to Target, Who to Fade in the Divisional Round on FanDuel
This week's FanDuel Saturday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for the $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so get in the playoff spirit and claim your share! In last week's Wild Card round, jerstein took down first place with a score of 149.66. Sign up for FanDuel here!
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Jan 8th, 2015 3
"It Feels Great to Start the New Year With a Big Score"
On the very first Sunday of 2015, Mat Checktrap11 Cuthbertson (pictured) chopped the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy two ways and walked off with $47,000. There were 942 entrants that day and Cuthbertson, who has almost $1 million in career online MTT winnings, took home 17% of the $276,000 prize pool. The London resident was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about it.
DanDan Cypra
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Jan 8th, 2015 4
Paul and Darren Phua Request Permission to Play Poker While Awaiting Trial
Awaiting trial on charges of running an illegal gambling business, Malaysian businessman Paul Phua (pictured) and his son, Darren Phua, have petitioned the court for permission to enter casinos and play poker. Attorneys for the Phuas, David Chesnoff and Thomas Goldstein, insisted that the men had abided by the conditions of their pretrial release and asked that the court grant more freedom to ...
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Jan 8th, 2015 1