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Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
Belarus online poker tournament specialist mincepie put in a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship event over the weekend for his largest career online score of $153,135. The effort will almost certainly put him back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings. PocketFiver jancsi69 of Hungary finished 6th in that event for $43,558. Top 100 ranked KKremate of Brazil came out on ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 11 final tables and took home a combined $12,922. The biggest winner was uncfan11, who took second place in the Fall Festival Main Event for $8,140. Josh Reynolds (pictured) logged three final tables, including a win in the Weekly Warm-Up, and took home $2,243 for his efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker increased its Sunday Major guarantee from $50,000 to $100,000. The tournament attracted a total of 512 runners, generating a prize pool of $94,720 (a $5,280 overlay). Once the dust settled, it was PocketFiver John ChalkyWhite Winter (pictured) who was victorious, banking a cool $20,967 after a three-way deal. This is the second time Winter has ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 17, 2014
This week in Nevada, nine PocketFives members cashed in 14 events for over $9,000, with Josh Reynolds winning over $3,300 for final tabling three events. Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley, asianhustler, and voff each made two final tables, winning over $2,500 collectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 17th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 17, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its daily $5,000 and $10,000 Guaranteed tournaments. Mike MikeyCasino Azzaro won the $10,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $2,365. George cicakman Cicak won the same tournament on Tuesday, pocketing $2,300.
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Oct 17th, 2014 4
Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
Fernando nandinhojah Araujo Abreu of Brazil (pictured, ranked #1,174 worldwide) made a strong case for re-entering the Top 1,000 Rankings over the weekend thanks to his 3rd place showing in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament for $103,408. The score represents his largest career online event cash.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 13th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PocketFiver jerseyjosh won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Friday, taking home $1,150. Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman, Jr. took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Sunday, pocketing $2,350.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 13th, 2014 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 13, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to final tables, taking home over $15,000 collectively. Both Aaron lvkid7 Bass (pictured) and Christine lindeyloo2 Lindley took first place finishes this weekend.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 13th, 2014 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 10, 2014
This week in New Jersey, laumserg (Mergulas on PocketFives) had back-to-back wins in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee, taking home a total of $2,035. DonCorleone (iLuvJerze on PocketFives) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, banking $2,055.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 10, 2014
In Nevada this week, six PocketFives members cashed in ten events for a total of $4,798. Of that amount, Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley (pictured) cashed for $1,983 in three events with first, fourth, and ninth place finishes.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 6, 2014
This weekend in Nevada, eleven PocketFives members made it to the final tables but only one, LuckSackGMZ took down a tournament. Derek Gomez (pictured, ranked #10 in Nevada) won the Ultimate Poker Sunday $10K event, winning $2,900. Overall, PocketFives members took home over $9K by cashing in thirteen events.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 6th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 6, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran their nightly $5,000 and $10,000 guarantees along with their $50,000 guarantee Sunday Major. Jesse No_Xcape Elliot was victorious in both $5,000 and $10,000 guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker on Saturday night pocketing a total of $3,450. Dave doubledave22 D'Alesandro recorded two final tables on Sunday. He finished second in the ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 6th, 2014 7
Tournament Review for October 6, 2014
Austrian Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz (pictured, ranked #4 worldwide) continued his winning streak in major online poker tournaments over the weekend with an outright victory in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Major for a payday of $38,240. Less than a week ago, the surging tournament specialist took home $1.3 million for his win in the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event and could be on his way to the top overall ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Oct 6th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 3, 2014
In Nevada this week, three PocketFives members made it to the final tables: Voff, Josh Reynolds and DatDude all cashed.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Oct 3rd, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 3, 2014
This week in New Jersey, Jim jimmyice99 Oriente made five final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker nightly guarantees, pocketing a total of $1,627. Jamie mmmWaWa Kerstetter won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 guarantee Double Chance on Tuesday, banking $1,150.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Oct 3rd, 2014 3
 

Other Recent Articles

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Nolan Dalla on Dan Colman: "Are You Kidding Me?"
In a recent segment on "Poker Night in America," Nolan Dalla (pictured) did what only Nolan Dalla is capable of doing. The show's creative director recently took the hammer to World Series of Poker One Drop champion Dan Colman, who has called poker a "very dark game" and "a distraction" despite winning over $22 million from live tournaments this year, according to the Hendon Mob. He ducked ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 22nd, 2014 7
"It's Difficult to Tell Whether You Played Really Well or Ran Like a God"
He might be a tad modest, but Rasmus Agerskov Larsen (pictured), known as RasA on PocketFives, won the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $68,000, defeating a group of 765 entrants. As he told us, "I'm feeling awesome about it. It's my favorite tournament of the regular Sunday Majors, so I am very happy I finally won it."
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 21st, 2014 1
Viktor Blom, Gus Hansen Part Ways with Full Tilt Poker
The rumors swirling over the last day or two were true: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen (pictured) are no longer sponsored pros of Full Tilt Poker. There had been reports of their likenesses being removed from the Full Tilt website, so the rumors were strong, but no public statement had been made as to whether it was just a site redesign or if, in fact, the two players were really not part ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Oct 21st, 2014 5
WSOP on ESPN: "I Play a Lot Better When I Get Kings Against Jacks"
The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event continued airing on ESPN on Sunday night with a pair of one-hour episodes beginning at 9:00pm Eastern Time. The program began with the start of Day 6 and 79 players remaining. Mark Newhouse (pictured), who made the 2013 November Nine, was chip leader, poised to become the first two-time November Niner.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 20th, 2014 0
"My Plans for the Money? Doubling Down on MTTs! #Vamos"
Earlier this month, PocketFiver David d.quang Quang (pictured) lit up the field of the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl, coming in second place for $17,000. There were 612 entrants and the cash helped push him to just shy of $2.5 million in lifetime scores. "It's always a great feeling to final table any major, but it's never an awesome feeling if you don't win it," he told us. "I also final tabled the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 19th, 2014 8
GSN Launches Survey About "High Stakes Poker"
Between 2006 and 2011, cable station GSN aired seven seasons of "High Stakes Poker." The poker show is probably this author's favorite in the genre, a high-takes cash game featuring some of the top players in the game including the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, and Doyle Brunson. It contained some of the richest pots in poker history.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 18th, 2014 15
"You Don't Go to the Galapagos to Play Poker"
"You don't go to the Galapagos to play poker." There's perhaps the understatement of the year and it came out of the mouth of TiltTheBho (pictured), who chopped the PokerStars WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up last month and earned $179,000. He officially took third place and was second in chips when the four-way deal was struck.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 18th, 2014 4
Aggressive Iowa Cops Seize $100,000 From Two Poker Players
A poker road trip turned into a nightmare for two California pros after they were stopped by Iowa police and stripped of their $100,000 cash bankroll last year. Now, the men are fighting to get the cash back and believe they were unjustly targeted and illegally stopped.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 18th, 2014 12
Sheldon Adelson Minion: "Gambling on the Internet is for Chumps"
In a rather peculiar move, the Philadelphia Tribune published an op-ed this week entitled "Hidden Dangers of Internet Gambling." Its author: former Denver mayor and current Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling minion Wellington Webb (pictured). The Coalition, as you probably know, is headed by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, whose casinos include the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas and ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 17th, 2014 28
George Danzer Wins 2014 WSOP Player of the Year
The title of 2014 World Series of Poker Player of the Year officially belongs to George Danzer (pictured). The German won three WSOP bracelets in 2014, becoming the sixth player ever to win three bracelets in a single year. In that elusive department, he joins Puggy Pearson, Ted Forrest, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Jeffrey Lisandro.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 16th, 2014 4
Phil Hellmuth Offered Spot on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap"
According to various news outlets, Phil Hellmuth (pictured), a 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and former Main Event champion, had a chance to appear alongside his better half on the ABC reality series "Celebrity Wife Swap." However, Hellmuth reportedly is leaning toward not appearing on the show out of deference to his bride.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 16th, 2014 2
Daniel Negreanu Calls Phil Ivey Edge-Sorting Verdict "Absurd"
Last week, a judge ruled against Phil Ivey in his high-stakes lawsuit against Crockfords casino in London, concluding that the poker pro had cheated by using edge-sorting to win $12.5 million at the baccarat tables. Daniel Negreanu (pictured), a six-time bracelet winner and friend of Ivey's, was stunned by the verdict and had some harsh words for the casino and the presiding judge in a recent ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 16th, 2014 9
Study: Experienced Poker Players Are More Emotionally Stable
One of the most important things a poker player can have at the tables is the ability to maintain a "level head" and use that tool to make the correct decision on the felt. Now, there is a study from Finland that has directly linked more experienced poker players with a more emotionally stable base.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Oct 15th, 2014 2
PocketFives Rankings Update: RuiNF Jumps to #8 Worldwide
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. One of the notable moves of the week went to Portugal's Rui RuiNF Ferreira (pictured), who moved up from #24 to #8 worldwide, his highest position ever. Ferreira has five wins in the last week:
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 15th, 2014 1
Spin and Gos Eroding PokerStars' Cash Game Traffic
The secret is out: Lottery Sit and Gos are popular. They caught on quickly when they were introduced by Winamax in July 2013, again when they were launched by iPoker earlier this year, and yet again when Full Tilt and PokerStars.es got on board more recently. But they officially hit the prime time when PokerStars rolled out its version, Spin and Go, on its dot-com site just a couple of weeks ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Oct 14th, 2014 29
Study: Poker Players Are Thin, Young, Like to Drink
The title of this article probably isn't mind-blowing, but it's interesting to see the results of a statistical study related to the demographics and habits of poker players. A report from of 2,131 active British gamblers was released in recent days and revealed that players in our industry tend to skew thin, young, and festive.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 14th, 2014 3
WSOP on ESPN: "Camp Counselors Shouldn't Give Off False Tells"
Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event aired on Sunday night on ESPN, going up against the Philadelphia Eagles' beat down of the New York Giants. When the first of two hour-long episodes began at 9:00pm Eastern Time, there were 139 players left and former #1 ranked PocketFiver Griffin Flush_Entity Benger (pictured) was third in chips.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 13th, 2014 0
BenFaz: "Big-Field Tournaments are a Marathon, Not a Sprint"
Last month, BenFaz came away with a third place finish as part of a chop of the PokerStars WCOOP Sunday Warm-Up, which attracted over 8,000 entrants. He walked away with $164,000, the second highest total of anyone, and boosted his lifetime winnings to over $800,000 online.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 13th, 2014 14
Pro Shakeup Continues, Marvin Rettenmaier Leaves PartyPoker
It has been a rough end of 2014 for sponsored pros of some of the largest online poker sites in the world. If you're a regular reader of PocketFives, you'll know last month, PokerStars parted ways with Marcel Luske and 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event winner jcada99 Joe Cada.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 13th, 2014 0
"Winning a Triple Crown Means a Big Psychological Impact"
On September 18, Andrei Krylou (pictured), better known as Happynose on PocketFives, won the first of three tournaments for his first Triple Crown. PokerStars was the site of the victory, which came in a $75 NLHE tournament. The next day, he was off to the races in the Full Tilt Benjamin, coming out on top for $3,200, and his final Triple Crown tournament was the iPoker Saturday Mosh Pit.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 12th, 2014 0
Discovery Channel Declines to Pick Up Underground Poker
According to co-host Antonio Esfandiari (pictured), Discovery Channel has passed on the opportunity to air additional episodes of "Underground Poker." The show, which starred Esfandiari and longtime cohort Phil Laak, profiled underground card games and the pilot took place in New Orleans.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 11th, 2014 1
"I'm Badly Craving Some Ridiculously Massive Live Score"
On the final weekend of September, Steve Illini213 Barshak (pictured) took down the 888 Poker Mega Deep outright for $33,000, defeating a field of 715 entrants. While it wasn't the largest score he has recorded, it snapped a month of bleeding. As he put it, "The WCOOP didn't go nearly as well as I hoped, but that's how it goes sometimes. It was a very rough three weeks before Sunday, so I am ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 11th, 2014 2
CrownUpGuy: "Give It All You Have and You'll Get There"
We haven't seen a run like Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz's (pictured) in some time. He hit it big last month in the WCOOP Main Event, winning it after a six-way chop for a staggering $1.3 million, one of the highest payouts ever logged by a PocketFiver. Last weekend, he took down the Full Tilt Sunday Major for another $38,000. On the same day he won the WCOOP Main Event, he finished third in the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 10th, 2014 7
25,000 MTTs, 1 Triple Crown
On September 14, PocketFiver MendaLerenda (pictured) came away with the win in the PokerStars.fr Big €100 for $6,100. And while it wasn't the heftiest sum of money ever, it marked the first leg of his very first PocketFives Triple Crown. In the span of a week, MendaLerenda went on to win the Full Tilt Tyrannosaurus Rex and PokerStars $109 NLHE Turbo 2X Chance to complete the bid.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 10th, 2014 1
Judge Rules Against Phil Ivey in London Edge-Sorting Case
Poker legend Phil Ivey (pictured) took one of the most expensive beats of his career on Wednesday when a London judge dismissed his $12.5 million suit against Crockfords Casino, ruling that the 38-year-old's actions had constituted cheating.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 9th, 2014 24
Dan Colman Continues to Roll, Wins WPT Alpha8 London
Despite saying that poker is a "very dark game," Dan Colman (pictured) has steamrolled the competition this year. In April, he won the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller for a blistering $2.1 million. He followed that up by taking down the WSOP's Big One for One Drop for $15.3 million, famously ducking the media after the victory and lambasting the game on Two Plus Two.
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Oct 9th, 2014 13
Isai Scheinberg Wins UKIPT Isle of Man High Roller Event
For years, Isai Scheinberg (pictured), arguably the most important man in poker, has stayed out of the spotlight. Over the weekend, though, he stepped out of the shadows, bellied up to the poker table, and took down the £2,200 High Roller Event of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour Isle of Man stop.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Oct 8th, 2014 9
Recap: Phil Ivey Defends Edge-Sorting on 60 Minutes
With millions of dollars of baccarat winnings on the line, 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey (pictured) granted a rare interview to "60 Minutes Sports" this week, during which he defended his reputation while giving viewers a unique glimpse into his past.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 8th, 2014 5
Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Facing Extradition?
After two years of inaction following the indictment of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre (pictured) and other officials from Bodog Entertainment, US prosecutors in Maryland are now seeking to have those parties extradited to the United States.
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Oct 8th, 2014 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: Yuri Martins First #1 Player from Brazil in a Year
Congrats, Brazil. For the first time in a year, a player from your country is #1 in the PocketFives Poker Rankings. This time, it's Yuri Martins (pictured), who entered his poker site names at the beginning of October and consequently shot all the way to the top of the worldwide leaderboard.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 8th, 2014 10
PokerKaiser Earns Three Triple Crowns in September
Any way you slice it, September was a banner month for Chile's Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured). He ascended to the top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings on September 24 and seems poised to maintain the distinction of being our #1 player when the Rankings are recalculated on Wednesday.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 7th, 2014 9
WSOP on ESPN: "I Wonder if He Trash-Talks Locals"
On Sunday night, going up against the nationally-televised New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals NFL game, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event continued airing on ESPN. Two hours of action hit the small screen beginning at 9:00pm ET. This author tuned in at 10:00pm ET for an hour after the Sunday Night Football game ceased to be competitive.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 7th, 2014 3
PokerKaiser Wins September Monthly PLB
The final numbers are in for the September Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard, or PLB, on PocketFives. This time around, we have a two-time Monthly PLB winner: Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured). The Chilean racked up 4,026 PLB Points during the month, beating second place Yuri Martins by 47 points.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 5th, 2014 0
Phil Ivey: "My Job is to Lawfully Reverse or Reduce the Perceived House Edge"
This week has featured poker pro Phil Ivey (pictured) spinning his side of his now infamous edge-sorting tale. Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, has been in hot water on both sides of the Atlantic by virtue of allegedly edge-sorting in order to gain an advantage at forms of baccarat. As we reported last week, you can catch his side of the story on a special "60 Minutes ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 5th, 2014 7
"I Wouldn't Be Who I Am Today if it Weren't for Gangnam Style"
Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, revolutionized the world of pop music in 2012 with his hit "Gangnam Style." As a matter of fact, its music video was the first to reach a billion views on YouTube and one PocketFiver we're sure couldn't get enough of it was Costa Rica's Peter winwin07 Nigh (pictured), who finished third in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Major earlier this month for ...
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 4th, 2014 11
Steve Wynn on Online Gambling: "Where's the Business Opportunity?"
This week at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, casino tycoons Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn each took to the stage, giving keynote addresses during which they reiterated their objection and disdain for online gambling.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 3rd, 2014 10
Phil Ivey Opens Up To 60 Minutes About Edge-Sorting Scandal
While Phil Ivey may be known as one of the best poker players in the world, he’s also one of the most private. In fact, the 38-year-old’s shyness around the media only seems to increase the intrigue around his persona. But facing two lawsuits from big-name casinos, that’s all about to change. In an upcoming interview on 60 Minutes Sports, Ivey will speak to James Brown about his legal ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Oct 2nd, 2014 12
PPA: Sheldon Adelson "Forgets He Owns a Casino"
On Wednesday, Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (pictured) spoke at the G2E gaming industry conference held his home casino, the Venetian in Las Vegas. Adelson, as you may know, said he'll spend "whatever it takes" to outlaw online gambling in the United States and has become public enemy #1 in our industry.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 1st, 2014 12
Matt Savage: "Annie Duke Doesn't Deserve Blame for Epic Poker Failure"
In an interview with Lee Davy from , tournament director Matt Savage (pictured) discussed the demise of Federated Sports & Gaming and its pet project, the Epic Poker League. In it, Savage recounted his involvement with the group and, in particular, stated that the two major players in the organization, former World Series of Poker commissioner Jeffrey Pollack and Annie Duke, were not to blame ...
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Oct 1st, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: CrownUpGuy Up to #4 After WCOOP Win
Following his massive $1.3 million payday for winning the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event, CrownUpGuy (pictured) has shot up to #4 in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, not surprisingly his highest position ever. He netted over 3,200 PLB Points for his win in the $5,000 buy-in tournament.
DanDan Cypra
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Oct 1st, 2014 2
Sickest Sunday Session Ever?
The title of this article was inspired by the title of a thread in the Poker Community forum talking about the sick Sunday of Pablo gordiju Gordillo (pictured), who won the PokerStars Sunday Kickoff for $26,000, the PokerStars Bigger $55 for $44,000, and the PokerStars Sunday Storm for $30,000. The three tournaments had almost 43,000 entrants combined and the fact that he won all of them on the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 30th, 2014 13
Bird's Eye View of the Regulated US Online Poker Markets
When individual US states were given the green light to legalize internet gambling, we got excited. When Ultimate Poker became the first legal, regulated online poker room to launch in Nevada in April 2013, we got really excited. It seems, though, that the excitement of the poker community alone has not been enough to allow poker to take off in the United States fully. Let's hit some of the ...
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Sep 30th, 2014 0
CrownUpGuy Wins WCOOP Main Event for $1.3 Million
PocketFiver CrownUpGuy (pictured), whose real name is Fedor Holz, won the 2014 PokerStars WCOOP Main Event early Tuesday morning for $1.3 million. The 21-year-old outlasted a field of 2,142 entrants in the $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament.
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Sep 30th, 2014 2
Aggro Santos = Master of WCOOP Titles
In the span of a few days earlier this month, England's Scott Aggro Santos Margereson (pictured) won not one, but two PokerStars WCOOP titles. The first was worth $106,000 and came in a $320 No Limit Hold'em Zoom event. The second occurred two days later in the series' Sunday Warm-Up and was worth nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Not surprisingly, he has shot up to #33 worldwide in the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 29th, 2014 10
A Three Week Old Son and a Sunday Brawl Win
It has been a big last month for Vasilis Mantis (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jellyfish223. Not only did he take down the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl outright for $33,000, but he also welcomed his first son into the world, who now checks in at around a month.
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Sep 28th, 2014 1
"Hopefully My Next Interview Will Be After Winning the WCOOP Main Event"
Two weeks ago, Alexander Ivanov (pictured), who is known as s3c3 on PocketFives, finished in second place in the Full Tilt Sunday Major, a $215 Re-Entry tournament, for $30,000. There were nearly 900 entrants and Ivanov, who calls Russia home, booked his second largest cash to date.
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Sep 27th, 2014 0
PokerStars Parts Ways with Joe Cada, Marcel Luske
After recently parting ways with a series of Latin American pros, PokerStars has confirmed that Joe jcada99 Cada (pictured), Marcel Luske, and Alex Kravchenko have also been cut from the company’s sponsored pro roster.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 26th, 2014 7
UK Gaming Regulations Delayed by One Month
The UK Gaming Commission has just announced on its website that it will postpone the implementation of the new gaming regime, UK Gaming (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, by one month from October 1 until November 1.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Sep 26th, 2014 1
Which Former US Presidents Were Card Sharks?
US presidents are often faced with high risk decisions based on imperfect information. While poker players may not be shaping foreign policy, the game they both play is much the same. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the vernacular of poker has found its way into our descriptions of world events: all-in; raise; fold; and bluff are all terms which would fit neatly into any account of a ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 25th, 2014 2
WCGRider vs Denoking: The High-Stakes Battles Continue
In what has been one of the most interesting battles on the high-stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker, 2014 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Doug WCGRider Polk (pictured) has been squaring off against Denoking, with both players pulling out sizeable victories. Special thanks to HighStakesDB for the data used in this article.
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Sep 24th, 2014 2