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Sunday Majors: David 'Ymobad' Imobach Chops Sunday Million
There was a heads-up chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament that involved two PocketFives members. David 'Ymobad' Imobach of Spain had his largest career online score with a $136,197 payday for the official 1st place finish as Poland's 'jacu131' likewise took home six figures and walked away with $131,273 for 2nd place. 'CROSA COLL' placed 3rd in that event for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 31st, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: David Peters Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Million
David Peters beat out 5,040 other players to win the PokerStars Sunday Million (WPT photo) Veteran PocketFives member David 'Davidp18' Peters (ranked #284 worldwide) took home the largest online tournament score over the weekend with an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $143,505. David now has more than $5 million in lifetime earnings in online poker tournaments dating back ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 24th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene Wins Sunday Grand
Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene was one of the Sunday Majors winners this week (WPT photo) Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene might be best known for being one of the best high stakes Pot Limit Omaha players online right now. Or possibly for his recent feud with Doug Polk. On Sunday he put all of that aside to take down a Sunday Major. The Vancouver resident earned $62,458 for winning the $1,050 buy-in ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 17th, 2016 2
Sunday Majors: 'EVERFR0ST' Grabs PokerStars Sunday Million Victory
'EVERFR0ST' won the PokerStars Sunday Million for a six-figure payday Another Sunday in the books meant another bunch of big winners in the Sunday Majors. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won outright by 'EVERFR0ST' who collected a six-figure payday of $142,425 for the win. Jon 'luckyfish89' Clark of the United Kingdom (ranked #172 worldwide) came in 2nd in that event for $99,947 while ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 10th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Greece's 'pejacpoker' Wins Sunday Million, $146K
Entry levels across major tournaments over the weekend returned to normal levels following the conclusion of the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. The Sunday Million was won outright by 'pejacpoker' who outlasted over 5,100 opponents to claim the $146,147 top prize. The runner-up score of $102,559 went to 'big_frae' as 'Jazzer32' was eliminated in third place for $71,972. ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 3rd, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Urbanovich Grabs WCOOP win, Bonomo Gets Super-Sized
Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo) The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the ...
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Sep 12th, 2016 0
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten Wins Sunday Supersonic
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten won the Sunday Supersonic this week (photo courtesy CordigoPoker) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its final weeks, there were a number of online tournament specialists who came up big over the weekend. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 5,668 entrants, and was won outright by 'Jay-Syl11' for $177,298. Second place was taken by 'bogurdan' for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jul 4th, 2016 0
'needdollarz' Chops Sunday Million, 'D0nKanaille_' Wins party HR
Sam 'TheSquid' Grafton took home $34,800 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Grand. There was a three-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'needdollarz' outlasted over 5,500 opponents to claim the $159,387 first place prize. Fellow Russian 'THCHunter' finished runner-up in that event for $116,000 while Daniel 'lucky_scrote' ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 27th, 2016 0
'Koby295' Tuns $4.40 Into Sunday Million Victory
There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'Koby295' earned close to original first place money by cashing for $188,929. He won his way into the Sunday Million earlier in the day in a $4.40 satellite - giving him an ROI on this tournament of over 4,200,000%. Akos 'Akker' Pasztor of Hungary was awarded the second-highest ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 20th, 2016 1
András 'probirs' Németh Wins Sunday Million
András 'probirs' Németh took down the Sunday Million for almost $165,000 (PokerStars photo) There were a number of online poker tournament players who had significant scores over the weekend, led by András 'probirs' Németh who won the Sunday Million for $164,244 following a three-way final table deal. Players 'Penelas08' and 'tricotijr' each collected over $149,000 for their respective ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 13th, 2016 0
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov Wins Two Sunday Majors
Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov grabbed two more victories on Sunday for almost $70,000. Major online poker tournament activity saw a slight decrease in activity this weekend as players flock to Las Vegas to compete in the 2016 World Series of Poker. One player in particular took full advantage of the softer fields. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov, the top-ranked player in Bulgaria, won the PokerStars Sunday ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 6th, 2016 2
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland Wins PokerStars Sunday Grand
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland won the PokerStars Sunday Grand this weekend. As the poker world now turns its sights towards the 2016 World Series of Poker, there were a number of players who came up big over the weekend in online tournaments. One of those is longtime PocketFiver Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland. The 63rd-ranked player in the world outlasted a field of 200 to win the $1,050 ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 30th, 2016 2
'Ch4nsey' Takes Down partypoker Powerfest for $219,375
Some of Sunday's biggest winners came from the conclusion of partypoker Powerfest. While Sunday may have been all about the coming conclusion of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, the rest of the Sunday Majors schedule featured a number of other bigger buy-in events with big fields. There were none bigger than the partypoker Powerfest which wrapped up with a Main Event and a ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 23rd, 2016 0
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou Takes Down Sunday Grand
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou earned six figures on Sunday - but it wasn't from a SCOOP score. Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou took down the PokerStars Sunday Grand on Sunday, pocketing $110,250. The six-figure score puts the Cyprus-based poker pro within striking distance of the $3 million lifetime earnings mark. 'Graftekkel' finished runner-up for $79,380 while 'Stev0L_' finished 3rd ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 16th, 2016 0
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz Banks Six Figures for Sunday Grand Win
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz was one of Sunday's biggest winners. Online poker tournament activity picked up over the weekend due in large part to the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and one player more than happy to take advantage was veteran PocketFiver Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz. Playing from Canada, Strelitz took down the $1,050 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Grand outright for ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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May 9th, 2016 0
 

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RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Strengthens Hold on Top Spot
Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez added over 1,000 points to his PLB total this week Just over 10 days ago one player had a dominating Sunday in the partypoker High Roller and Super High Roller, winning both for just over $75,000. That player, ‘DrMikee’, was relatively unknown, making the feat even more special. It turns out that ‘DrMikee’ is actually the #1-ranked player in the world, ...
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Dec 1st, 2016 2
888Live Heading to King's Casino in Rozvadov this January
King's Casion in Rozvadov, Czech is the next stop for 888Live In October, 888poker held its first ever 888Live Festival in London’s Aspers Casino, drawing players from across the globe for a 10-day live poker tournament experience. Now, the site is gearing up to visit the second destination on the series’ schedule, Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and this time promises players even more ...
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Nov 30th, 2016 0
NJ Online Pro Dan ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig On Verge Of Live Breakthrough
Dan Sewnig has had a solid set of live results in 2016 Among the more scrutinized transitions in poker is carrying over success from the online world into the live arena. While the game is still effectively the same, the surrounding elements are different when playing live and there are players who struggle figuring out how to reconnect all the pieces.
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Nov 30th, 2016 4
Where Did All The Online Gambling Regulation Momentum Go?
Regulated online gaming once had a ton of momentum - so what happened' After being empowered by a 2011 opinion issued by the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, online gambling legalization at the state level came out of the gates at a full sprint. Within a year and a half of the OLC opinion being proffered in September 2011, three states passed legislation legalizing ...
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Nov 29th, 2016 4
Dates Revealed For First 2017 PokerStars Championships & Festivals
PokerStars Championship and Festival events are coming to the Bahamas, Panama, Rozvadov and other locations in 2017 (Neil Stoddart / PokerStars) When PokerStars announced changes to their long-standing European Poker Tour, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and Latin American Poker Tour series earlier this year, shockwaves were sent through the poker community. PokerStars initially announced that in lieu ...
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Nov 28th, 2016 2
Brian 'Stinger88' Hastings Moving on From Pro Poker Career
Brian Hastings is going from poker pro to entrepreneur (SHRPO photo) Once one of the most feared nosebleed stakes online cash game players in the world, Brian Hastings says he is "moving on from poker as a full-time job." Hastings made the announcement in a wide-ranging blog post on his website on Sunday. The three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner touched on his battles with ...
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Nov 28th, 2016 5
SUNDAY MAJORS: Romanian 'Dannyz0r' Wins PokerStars Sunday Million
Romanian 'Dannyz0r' captured the PokerStars Sunday Million this week for a $143,420 payday. . 'Ekmalian' earned a six-figure cash reward of $100,646 after coming in second place in that tournament, while 'limonadik586' and Rodrigo 'Terao90' Terao collected $70,630 and $49,566 for their respective third and fourth place finishes.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Nov 28th, 2016 1
More Wag And Less Bark For NJ Grinder Mike 'MikeyCasino' Azzaro
Mike 'MikeyCasino' Azzaro is a top 20 player in New Jersey (Borgata photo) The closeknit community of New Jersey online poker has allowed for players to connect and grow their games through another. Most of the bonds developed have been player-to-player but Mike 'MikeyCasino' Azzaro has found a special kinship of a different kind.
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Nov 26th, 2016 3
Sam Trickett Introduced as Newest partypoker Ambassador
Sam Trickett is now a member of partypoker's fast-growing group of ambassadors (WPT photo) Sam Trickett tends to be the life of the party at the table, so it is only fitting he is the latest pro to join the team at partypoker. The Brit announced his new role as a Global Ambassador for the online poker room this week. Trickett, who is the all-time UK money earner with over $20 million in ...
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Nov 25th, 2016 1
Unibet Celebrating Major Poker Software Update with €250K Promo
On December 1, online gaming group Unibet will unveil a new and improved version of its online poker client. To celebrate the launch of the totally revamped software, the Malta-based company will run a unique promo which will award €250,000 in prizes, and send one player on a 28-day trip to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Nov 24th, 2016 1
WPT: Niall ‘firaldo’ Farrell Wins partypoker WPT Caribbean
Niall ‘firaldo’ Farrell now has a WPT title to go along with his EPT win (WPT photo) Niall ‘firaldo’ Farrell is one step closer to being a part of poker’s Triple Crown after taking down the partypoker World Poker Tour Caribbean title for $330,000. 323 entrants took part in the $5,000 buy-in event and after starting the final table among the short stacks, Farrell wound up taking the ...
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Nov 24th, 2016 6
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez Has Firm Grasp on #1
Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez has been #1 in the world for seven straight weeks There was very little movement in the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings with Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez maintaining his hold on #1 for the seventh straight week. But Gonzalez didn't do it by sitting idly by, he went out and did what he could to hang on to top spot. Gonzalez recorded just seven cashes, ...
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Nov 23rd, 2016 1
Investment Firm Denies Involvement with Baazov's Bid to Acquire Amaya
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov may soon find himself answering questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission David Baazov, the founder of Amaya and the man responsible for guiding the company's purchase of PokerStars from the Scheinberg family in 2014, has found himself at the center of another controversy as he attempts to take the company private.
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Nov 23rd, 2016 0
If You Think You're Playing Your A-game, You're Wrong
As a coach, I’ve had several experiences where students have discussed their recent playing sessions or hand histories with me and said something along the lines of, “I really felt like I was playing well at this point in the tournament”. What’s interesting about this statement is that it is actually entirely self-contradictory, for reasons that aren’t always obvious. The reality ...
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Nov 22nd, 2016 1
PokerStars Christmas Festival: $2M Monday Million, $1M Freeroll
PokerStars is celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a calendar filled with goodies, including special giveaways and bonus opportunities, a $1 Million Freeroll and a special Monday Million tournament with a $2 million guarantee. In total, the site will award upwards of $5 million during its six-week long Christmas Festival.
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Nov 22nd, 2016 1
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'DrMiKee' Wins Both partypoker High Roller Events
Sunday's action saw 'DrMiKee' accomplish a rare feat, earning victories in both the $2,600 and $530 buy-in partypoker High Roller events for $42,875 and $32,390. High stakes online poker tournament specialist '3BunPass' of the United Kingdom (ranked #86 worldwide) once again made a marquee partypoker final table and walked away with $27,563 for the seconnd place effort in the Super High ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Nov 21st, 2016 1
Father of Two Craig Rubinstein Grinding His Way to the Top in NJ
Craig 'craigruby' Rubinstein found time away from the virtual felt re-energized his passion for the game. Craig 'craigruby' Rubinstein is not what you first envision as the prototypical New Jersey online tournament grinder. The 41-year-old father of two has only been playing full-time for less than a year but has come on strong over the last few months and recently cracked the top 10 of the ...
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Nov 19th, 2016 2
Mass. Tackling DFS, Online Lottery, Casino and Poker in 2017
Massachusetts has a lot of online gaming discussion on the table for next year A number of states will be looking into legalizing and regulating different versions of online gaming in 2017. Some will look into legalizing and regulating online casino and/or online poker. Others will continue to look into legalizing, and in some cases prohibiting, daily fantasy sports. And still others will take ...
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Nov 18th, 2016 1
WPT: Mike Sexton Wins partypoker.net WPT Montreal
Mike Sexton added some hardware to his World Poker Tour legacy on Thursday night in Montreal (WPT photo/Joe Giron) For nearly 15 years Mike Sexton has been the voice of World Poker Tour broadcasts. Thursday night in Montreal the Poker Hall of Famer was unable to be in the broadcast booth as he was busy adding his name to the WPT Champions Cup after overcoming Benny Chen heads-up to win the WPT ...
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Nov 18th, 2016 4
888 Poker Guarantees $500,000 for Mega Deep Fifth Anniversary
On Sunday, November 27, 888poker will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its popular Mega Deep tournament. To mark the special occasion, the site is boosting the event’s normal guarantee nearly fivefold to an impressive $500,000. The inaugural Mega Deep launched in January 2012, and started out as something of a well-kept secret amongst poker pros who frequented the event. Eventually, ...
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Nov 18th, 2016 1
PokerStars Announces First Changes to 2017 VIP Program
PokerStars continues to revamp their VIP program. When PokerStars launched its New Jersey site in March, it implemented a loyalty program which closely resembled the VIP Club offered to players at its international network. Both programs currently use StarsCoin as their currency and are based on a series of levels referred to as Steps. The system is heavily focused on the site’s poker room, ...
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Nov 16th, 2016 4
RANKINGS: Top 10 Shakeup as Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Comes in at #4
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Nov 16th, 2016 1
Dan Smith's Annual Charity Drive Aiming for $350,000 in Donations
Dan Smith is aiming to raise $350,000 for charities before year-end. (WPT photo/Joe Giron) They say the winter holidays are a season of giving. Acclaimed poker pro Dan Smith is taking that to another level with his charity drive, which could raise as much as $350,000 for a group of select charities. This is the second year in a row Smith has done a charity drive. In 2015, he and fellow poker ...
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Nov 16th, 2016 1
Ryan 'hags021' Hagerty Taking Love for Poker to New Heights in NJ
Ryan 'hags021' Hagerty put a journalism career on hold to chase down the pro poker dream (Borgata photo) The regulation of online poker in New Jersey has allowed for players who may not have otherwise had a chance to pursue the game of poker the opportunity to play the game they love. New Jersey has shown time and time again whether you are a longtime professional or a family man looking to ...
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Nov 15th, 2016 6
WSOP Circuit Adds Six International Stops This Season
The WSOP Circuit continues to expand its presence in international markets (WSOP photo) The World Series of Poker Circuit has added six stops to the tour’s international schedule, while making one slight change to its domestic schedule. The international additions start as early as November 22 with a stop kicking off in Sydney, Australia at The Star, the country’s second-largest casino. ...
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Nov 15th, 2016 1
Focusing on the Poker is the Easiest Way to Get In 'The Zone'
Focus: The Key to Better Decisions Novice poker players tend to spend a lot of time analyzing their results and trying to figure out the best way to generate a better win rate or a better ROI. This is partially because results are where the money comes from, and our society is inherently money-oriented, but it’s also because results provide validation for our efforts, and we’re ...
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Nov 14th, 2016 1
Sunday Majors: High Roller Win by 'lena900' Could Mean New #1
High stakes online tournament specialist, and the #4-ranked player in the world, 'lena900' won in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event on partypoker for $47,125. The victory could possibly move the Swedish star to #1 worldwide in this week's PocketFives Rankings update. Hungary's 'Bandika' took second place in that tournament for $30,450. The $530 buy-in High Roller saw ...
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Nov 14th, 2016 0
Nicolau Villa-Lobos Growing Poker at Home While Seeing the World
Poker success has opened a whole new world for 888poker ambassador Nicolau Villa-Lobos Nicolau Villa-Lobos has made a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event, he posted a runner-up finish to Mike Watson in the stacked High Roller field at the 2013 WSOP Europe series, but rather than travel the globe seeking only the toughest competition at the higher stakes, Villa-Lobos spends much of ...
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Nov 10th, 2016 1
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez On Top For Fifth Straight Week
Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez seems pretty comfortable at the top of the PocketFives Rankings It might be harder to dislodge Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez from the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings than anybody imagined. The Uruguayan poker pro held onto the top spot this past week with only two cashes - and only one of them good enough to add to his lead. Gonzalez finished 109th in ...
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Nov 9th, 2016 0
Sweden's 'lena900' Wins October Leaderboard, Third Win of 2016
Sweden's 'lena900' notched together another spectacular month and finished on top of the October MPLB with 3,770.24 points. 'lena900' has now won the MPLB three times this year, previously winning in back to back months in January and February. This ties him for the record for most MPLBs won in a year with Chile's Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro who claimed this honor three times in 2015.
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Nov 8th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'arkolino' and 'Nec Arg' Chop Sunday Million
There was a heads-up chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament this weekend, as players 'arkolino' and 'Nec Arg' took home $142,201 and $115,041 for their respective first and second place efforts in that event. 'BrunoSAP' was the third place finisher and received $73,603 while 'R3D**WOMEN' collected $51,284 in 4th.
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Nov 7th, 2016 0
Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Keeps Nevada Top Spot For Third Month
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Nov 6th, 2016 0
Team PokerStars Online's Kevin Martin Shining in New Reality
Kevin Martin went from reality TV to Team PokerStars Online in under a year. (PokerStars photo/Joe Giron) If you want to make Kevin Martin roll his eyes, just call him a Reality TV star. “I don't identify with that word at all. Especially, there's something with the American shows, they get a little bit of fame, but a Canadian reality TV star is even more of an asterisk,” said Martin, ...
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Nov 5th, 2016 4
Ranking: Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger Stays #1 in New Jersey
Two months on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings is a great accomplishment in itself, but Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger is soaring to new heights, as he has been number one for three consecutive months now. Danger was active throughout the whole month and put together many quality results in the BorgataPoker Garden State Series and the PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online ...
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Nov 5th, 2016 1
Jason Acosta Wins PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey Main Event
Jason Acosta grabbed his biggest live score after taking down the PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey (PokerStars photo / Joe Giron) Jason Acosta qualified for the PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey Main Event on not for $200, not for $109, not for $39 - but for 5,000 StarsCoins. Late Friday night in Atlantic City the 30-year-old from Little Ferry, NJ turned that small investment into a ...
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Nov 5th, 2016 2
PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey: A Tale of Two Qualifiers
Peter Smyth came all the way from England to play the PokerStars Festival New Jersey after winning an online qualifier (PokerStars photo / Joe Giron) Every time PokerStars hosts a live event, whether it’s the European Poker Tour, the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour or the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, there’s always a slew of players who have made their way to the tournament by qualifying ...
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Nov 4th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table
Qui Nguyen walked away with a little bit more than $8,000,000 but that wasn't the only interesting number coming out of the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table (WSOP photo/Jayne Furman) You know the headlines, you know the bustouts, you saw what happened on TV. But there were many untold and unexplored stories of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event final table, so we decided to break some ...
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Nov 4th, 2016 0
Jesse ‘No_Xcape’ Elliott Continues Impressive Run Live and Online
Jesse 'No_Xcape' Elliott has NJCOOP in his rearview mirror as he chases down the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event title Earlier this week Jesse ‘No_Xcape’ Elliott, the #10-ranked online poker player in New Jersey, thought he had put the exclamation point on an impressive run of poker when he took down the first ever PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Main Event for ...
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Nov 4th, 2016 4
Taking on Team PokerStars Pro Randy 'nanonoko' Lew in Atlantic City
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Nov 3rd, 2016 2
Pennsylvania Senate Now Has the Regulated iGaming Ball
All observers continue to be focused on the Pennsylvania Senate as the Keystone State crawls towards regulating iGaming If you’re among the people waiting for another state to legalize online poker your eyes were squarely focused on Pennsylvania in October. Unfortunately, the month came to a close without a definitive answer as to when online gambling will be legalized by the Pennsylvania ...
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Nov 2nd, 2016 0
Qui Nguyen Wins 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event
Qui Nguyen has 8 million reasons to smile after winning the 2016 WSOP Main Event (WSOP Photo / Jayne Furman0 When the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event final table began on Sunday night, nobody thought Qui Nguyen had a chance at overcoming a field that included two former #1-ranked players on PocketFives, a talented European poker pro, a former PokerStars SuperNova Elite and two young ...
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Nov 2nd, 2016 3
NJCOOP: Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ Elliott Wins Two Titles And Ships Main Event
Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ Elliott wrapped up 2016 NJCOOP by winning the Main Event, his second win of the series (Borgata photo) The first ever PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker finished up this week after over two weeks of exciting action. In total, 43 events were played with over $1,200,000 in guarantees up for grabs. The action culminated on October 31 when Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ ...
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Nov 1st, 2016 0
NJ Grinder Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo Combines Family With Poker
Daniel Lupo holds down a full-time job as well as a top-five ranking in New Jersey (Borgata photo) In the competitive world that is New Jersey online poker, most of the names and faces at the top of the PocketFives rankings are players who make their primary living from playing poker. In the case of Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo, the full-time architect has been making his mark on the New Jersey ...
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Nov 1st, 2016 4
WSOP Main Event: Qui Nguyen Show Continues as Final Table Down to 3
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Nov 1st, 2016 3
Eduards Kudrjavcevs Wins Punta Cana Poker Classic, $143,675
Eduards Kudrjavcevs won the 2016 Punta Cana Poker Classic, $143,675. After coming close to wins across the globe, Eduards Kudrjavcevs finally has his first career live recorded poker title. With $194,000 in tournament earnings to his name coming into this event, Kudrjavcevs was an accomplished player in his own right but is now the owner of the Punta Cana Poker Classic officially making his ...
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Nov 1st, 2016 0
Partypoker Awarding 30 Caribbean Poker Party Packages Each Week
is making it easy to get yourself a seat in the Caribbean Poker Party event/ In August, partypoker made a splash when it doubled the guarantee of its signature Caribbean Poker Party tournament, the partypoker Million, to a total of $2 million. Now, the site continues to sweeten the deal, this time announcing that it will give away 30 $6,000 CPP trip packages in each of its weekly ...
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Nov 1st, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: David 'Ymobad' Imobach Chops Sunday Million
There was a heads-up chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament that involved two PocketFives members. David 'Ymobad' Imobach of Spain had his largest career online score with a $136,197 payday for the official 1st place finish as Poland's 'jacu131' likewise took home six figures and walked away with $131,273 for 2nd place. 'CROSA COLL' placed 3rd in that event for ...
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Oct 31st, 2016 0
WSOP Main Event: Qui Nguyen Takes Massive Chip Lead with 5 Remaining
The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event has new chip leader with five left: Qui Nguyen (WSOP photo/Joe Giron) All eyes were on chip leaderCliff Josephy as the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event final table got underway in Las Vegas on Sunday night, but it took just one hand for another player to let it be known that this wasn't simply going to be a coronation for one of online poker's most ...
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Oct 31st, 2016 4
November Nine Short Stack Fernando Pons Just Living a Dream
With just 12 big blinds to come back to, Fernando Pons was unsure how to prepare for the November Nine (WSOP photo/Joe Giron) Two years ago, in 2014, for the first time since the November Nine format was created, a Spanish player reached the final table of the WSOP Main Event. His name was Andoni Larrabe, a 22-year-old guy that eventually finished in sixth position in a tournament won by Martin ...
AlexHernandoAlex Hernando
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Oct 30th, 2016 0
Five Questions with November Niner Kenny Hallaert
Get to know Kenny Hallaert a little bit better (WSOP photo / Joe Giron) Before the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table begins, PocketFives is providing extensive coverage of the 2016 November Nine including player features, interviews, previews, and statistics. In this edition of Five Questions we introduce you to Kenny Hallaert. PocketFives: You were paid $1,000,000 for finishing ninth back ...
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