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Tournament Review for June 29, 2015
Paul padjes Berende of the Netherlands (pictured) earned a payday of $140,315 for his runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend. With his heads-up chop of the flagship event, Paul could very well be on his way to a return entry into the Top 10 Worldwide Rankings soon. Fellow PocketFiver FlipMaster08 of Brazil took home $90,717 for his 3rd place showing in that ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 29th, 2015 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 29, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 11 final tables and cashed for $8,708. PaulDewald (pictured) won the Sunday $3K Six-Max for $1,523. redhat_jane took home over $2,278 with a 3rd place cash in the Saturday $3K Nightly and a 4th place cash in the Sunday $10K Reloader.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jun 29th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 29, 2015
This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, Eddie Pompiaa2 Roman and Eric epatrickpburg Patrick made the final table of both the $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees at PartyPoker/Borgata on Friday night. Roman finished ninth in the $5k and won the $10k for a total of $2,380. Patrick finished second in the $5k and 7th in the $10k for $1,343.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 29th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 26, 2015
This week in New Jersey, recent PocketFives interviewee Christian ChinIAM Soto made five final tables which included three in one night. Soto finished second and fifth in the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 guarantee, fifth in the network's $10,000 guarantee, fifth in the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,500 guarantee, and fifth in the $5,000 guarantee taking home a total of $2,749.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 26th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for June 22, 2015
Two members found themselves heads-up in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up over the weekend. Rupert Elder of the United Kingdom (pictured) and J4bberW0cky of the Czech Republic cashed for $65,186 and $56,058 in the Sunday Warm-Up, respectively, as a result of a heads-up deal. Both online tournament specialists will likely find their way back into the top 1,000 in the Worldwide Rankings following ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 22nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 22, 2015
This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, Kyle millertime4244 Miller won the $10,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata on Friday night, earning $2,250. Charlie seedload Zimmerman (pictured) finished fourth in the same tournament Friday and took it down himself on Sunday, pocketing a total of $3,362.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 22nd, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 22, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, 10 PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables and cashed for $10,835 collectively. PaulDewald finished first in the $3K Nightly on Sunday for $1,607. Mergulas cashed four times, taking home over $2,096 for his efforts.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jun 22nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 19, 2015
This week in New Jersey, PocketFiver skonn chopped the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee and shipped the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,500 Guarantee, earning a total of $2,088. After a long absence from the online felts of New Jersey, Tommy ThePimpOfPoker Schenck took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee on Thursday night for $1,125.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 19th, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 15, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to six final tables and cashed for $2,172 collectively. jmd123 (pictured) led the way with two cashes, taking home $941.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jun 15th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 15, 2015
This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, making four final tables on the PartyPoker/Borgata network was Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman, who finished fifth in the $5,000 Guarantee and second, third, and seventh in the $10,000 Guarantee for $3,805 total.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 15th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for June 15, 2015
Longtime PocketFives member busto_soon of the Netherlands was victorious in the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend and took home $170,385 as a result. The win marked his largest career online tournament cash. KunCheng of China finished second in that event for $126,915, while xkosssx placed fourth for $61,551.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jun 15th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 12, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Anthony Eatahoagie Cicali recorded two wins on Monday night winning the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee and Event #27 of the WSOP Online Championship for a combined $3,252.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 12th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for June 8, 2015
Lithuania's nbaslam captured this weekend's biggest online tournament cash among PocketFivers, taking second place in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $130,061. Three other PocketFivers were featured at the final table of this tournament: Ukraine's JGelades (sixth place for $36,283), Canada's ihaterivers (eighth place for $13,955), and Ukraine's psyhoagromor (ninth place for $8,931).
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 8th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 8, 2015
This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, new PocketFiver Thatgood45 took down the $10,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata, defeating Sean wishihAdsOMeLUcK Martin heads-up to collect $2,188. Martin earned $1,797 for his second place finish.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Jun 8th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 8, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to ten final tables and cashed for $5,312 total. Earning the most, with three cashes, was JCHAK (pictured), who took home over $2,280.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Jun 8th, 2015 0
 

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Jason Mercier Finishes Runner-Up in WSOP PLO Championship for $572,889
Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) just fell short of winning his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet this year and his fourth overall after finishing in second place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $572,989.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 29th, 2015 1
"It's Really Important to Be On Point with Your All-In Ranges"
At the start of this year's SCOOP on PokerStars, 1,100 people turned out for a $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Turbo. In the end, Ryan urbanlights Yu (pictured) finished in second place for a commanding $143,000. It was his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of two.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 28th, 2015 1
Jason Mercier Leading the WSOP PLO Championship With 21 Remaining
Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) has been having an incredible few months dominating poker tournaments by just about anyone’s standards. After winning three SCOOP championships in May on PokerStars, he went on to win a bracelet in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #32: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed for $633,357.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 28th, 2015 2
25th to 50th Percentile in WSOP DraftKings Event Will Cash for Less than Buy-In
Event #55 of the 2015 World Series of Poker began on Saturday. The $1,500 buy-in DraftKings 50-50 tournament featured a unique structure where half of the field will finish in the money. However, half of the runners who cash won't make their buy-in back. There were 1,123 entrants.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 27th, 2015 0
"I Like the Game and Like the Money, and There's Lots of Money in this Game"
Last month, Hungary's W_P_S was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Storm. His reward for making it to the final three of the 32,000-man tournament was $17,000. "I had a very tough year, so this helps me a lot now," he told us. "I had lot of crazy beats deep in past tournaments when the money was big."
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 27th, 2015 2
WSOP PLO Championship and Ladies Event Kick Off
As the countdown begins to the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event starting next weekend, there are still a number of big events in progress and yet to be played.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 27th, 2015 1
Bryan Micon Pleads Guilty, But Avoids Jail Time
According to Vegas Inc and several other outlets, former SealsWithClubs owner Bryan Micon (pictured) has pleaded guilty to "operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system," but will not receive jail time. The site explained, "Micon's plea will allow him to avoid jail time and serve probation, after which he can file to have his record reflect a gross misdemeanor instead of a felony, according ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 26th, 2015 0
Sheldon Adelson's Venetian Poker Room Unfazed by His Anti-Online Poker Stance
In June 2013, Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson solidified his anti-online gambling stance in a Forbes editorial, calling the industry "fools gold." Needless to say, the poker community was outraged at the blatant hypocrisy of the billionaire's message and searched for ways to make their opinions known
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jun 26th, 2015 10
Mike Gorodinsky Wins WSOP Poker Player's Championship for $1.3 Million
Missouri's Mike Gorodinsky (pictured) etched his way into poker history on Thursday when after five days of play, he finished on top of the 84-player field to win the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Poker Player's Championship for $1,270,086.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 26th, 2015 0
Joe Barton Introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act
Let the barrage of online poker-related bills being introduced on Capitol Hill commence! On Thursday, one day after Senator Lindsey Graham introduced legislation to ban i-gaming in the US, Congressman Joe Barton (pictured) rolled out a bill to regulate internet poker.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 25th, 2015 0
Allegations of Brian Hastings Multi-Accounting Surface
A little more than a week ago, Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) became the first player to win multiple bracelets during this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) after first winning the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and subsequently winning the $1,500 Ten-Game Mix. Since then, Hastings has found himself immersed in a multi-accounting controversy after David Bakes Baker shared with ...
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 25th, 2015 36
Cross-Training for MTTs
We all know poker is getting more competitive. It's hard to go online these days without reading someone proclaiming the "death of poker" as soon as they find out they're no longer able to beat a game they once crushed.
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Jun 25th, 2015 1
Ireland's Doke Heads-Up For His First WSOP Bracelet
Ireland’s Dara Doke O’Kearney is vying for his first bracelet today when play resumes in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #45: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 25th, 2015 3
Vanessa Rousso Reveals What She'll Miss While on Big Brother
Successful poker players are known for their cunning, strategic thinking, focused aggression and downright manipulation at the tables. Those same skills can be just as useful in a variety of situations, from the negotiating table to stock market investing. They might also prove helpful to French-American poker pro Vanessa Rousso, who has been chosen to appear in the CBS hit reality show, Big ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jun 25th, 2015 0
PPA Blasts Lindsey Graham Over Introduction of RAWA in Senate
On Wednesday, while Congress was adjourned, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (pictured) introduced Restoring America's Wire Act in the US Senate. The legislation, driven at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, bans internet gambling and online poker in the US.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 24th, 2015 2
Players Campaigning for Devilfish to Enter Poker Hall of Fame
World Series of Poker officials announced late last week that nominations have been opened for the poker community to nominate qualified players for election to the Poker Hall of Fame. “This is about six weeks earlier than we normally do it,” noted Seth Palansky, the Vice President of Corporate Communications with Caesars Entertainment, to . “The goal was to take advantage of the added ...
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Jun 24th, 2015 3
Players Rue New Modiano Cards at 2015 WSOP
If you haven't heard, the World Series of Poker enlisted a new card supplier for this year, Italian card manufacturer Modiano. Like most high-quality decks that serious poker players use, Modiano's cards are plastic, a much more resilient, durable material than traditional paper cards. Modiano boasts that its cards are "thicker and heavier" than others, a set of traits that "enables Modiano ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Jun 24th, 2015 2
oakes Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring By Hitting Quad Fives
Last month, Mike oakes O'Connell (pictured) scored his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring in style. On his final hand, he hit quads and pocketed $10,000 from the $365 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Oh yeah, the hand he hit quads on: pocket fives, of course.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 23rd, 2015 2
pleno1, Jovial Gent, elpim Make Final 26 of WSOP Extended Play Event
Twenty-six players remain in the $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker. At stake is a $478,000 first place prize and bracelet winner Barny Boatman (pictured) owns the lead with a stack of 1.15 million in chips.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 23rd, 2015 1
Bryan Micon Returning to Las Vegas to Face Gambling Charges
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, former SealsWithClubs head Bryan Micon (pictured) is returning to the US to face gambling charges. An arrest warrant for Micon was issued on April 28 and he reportedly had fled to the island of Antigua.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 22nd, 2015 1
WSOP Poker Player's Championship Attracts 77 Entrants
There were 77 entrants in this year's Poker Player's Championship at the World Series of Poker, down 25% from last year's tally of 102 as it currently stands. After five 100-minute levels of play, Scott Seiver (pictured) bagged up the Day 1 chip lead with 350,000 and leads a pack of 73 survivors.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 22nd, 2015 1
Jovial Gent Leading WSOP $1,500 Extended Play NLHE with 115 Left
There are 115 players remaining in the World Series of Poker's $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em event. It began with over 1,900 entrants on Saturday and a bracelet should be awarded on Tuesday. In the meantime, Yevgeniy Jovial Gent Timoshenko (pictured) is out in front with a stack of 405,000. He's the only person to cross the 400,000-chip mark.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 22nd, 2015 0
Ourgame Acquires World Poker Tour for $35 Million
On Sunday night, it was announced that Ourgame International Holdings has acquired the World Poker Tour for $35 million. It's an all cash transaction with no debt. Since 2009, bwin.party has owned WPT, which is renowned for its worldwide live tournaments and events.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 21st, 2015 0
stevie444 Leads WSOP $10K Stud Hi-Lo With 11 Left, Negreanu Also Alive
Eleven players remain in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Owning a healthy lead is PocketFiver Stephen stevie444 Chidwick (pictured), who will return to Sunday's finale with a stack of 808,000 in chips, 250,000 more than the next closest person.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 21st, 2015 0
Brian Hastings Becomes First Multi-Bracelet Winner of 2015 WSOP
Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) came into the 2015 World Series of Poker making bet after bet on Twitter. A week ago, he won his second career gold bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and collected more in bracelet bets than he won for first. On Saturday, he one-upped himself, winning another one and becoming the first repeat winner of the 2015 WSOP.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 21st, 2015 1
Brian Hastings, SirWatts, gpokerg Make Final 9 of WSOP $1,500 10-Game
Tournament after tournament at the 2015 World Series of Poker has featured brand name pros at the top of the leaderboard. Event #39, a $1,500 10-Game Mix, is no exception. We're down to our final nine and the group is loaded with talent, including three bracelet winners. In fact, 2015 bracelet winner Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) leads the way.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 20th, 2015 0
BeL0WaB0Ve Heads-Up for a WSOP $1,500 PLO Bracelet
Corrie Wunstel and Kevin BeL0WaB0Ve Saul (pictured) are heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. The two called it a day late Friday night and will return to the Rio on Saturday at 2:00pm Pacific Time. The winner gets $266,000 and a bracelet, while the runner-up pockets $165,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 20th, 2015 1
PokerKaiser Wins 10 Tournaments, 2 Triple Crowns in June
Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) has been tearing apart the online poker community this month. We're not even three weeks into June and the Chilean has already piled up 10 online MTT wins and two PocketFives Triple Crowns. And he still has two weeks left in the month to improve upon those numbers.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 19th, 2015 6
WCGRider, paulgees81, CrownUpGuy Make WSOP $10K Six-Max Final 12
Wow. If you're looking for a World Series of Poker tournament packed with talent, check out the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event, which is down to its final two tables. Nosebleed-stakes cash game player Doug WCGRider Polk is atop the field with a stack of 1.4 million, one of two players who bagged seven-figures.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 19th, 2015 1
Plattsburgh, kice32 Three-Handed for WSOP $3,000 HORSE Bracelet
Of the starting grid of 376 players in a $3,000 HORSE event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, just three remain. Longtime PocketFiver Matt Plattsburgh Vengrin (pictured) leads the final three, hunting for his first WSOP bracelet and the corresponding $261,000 first place payday.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 19th, 2015 0
Erick Lindgren Files for Bankruptcy for the Second Time
No one can deny that tournament pro Erick Lindgren (pictured) has had a stellar career at the poker tables. But, a penchant for betting on sports and playing table games has left him near penniless, with creditors demanding the repayment of millions. Unable to cope with his financial burdens, the two-time bracelet winner recently filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in just three ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jun 18th, 2015 6
Can Pennsylvania Effectively Regulate Internet Gambling?
Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (CERD) heard testimony from several of the state's regulators on Wednesday to assess the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's (PGCB) ability to police the online gambling industry. That would, of course, only happen if iGaming were legalized in the Commonwealth. Some information for this article was ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jun 18th, 2015 1
Jason Mercier (treysfull21) Wins WSOP $5K NLHE 6-Max Event
Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) continues to dominate the poker world. On Wednesday, he won his third World Series of Poker bracelet after taking down a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event. He now has 43 WSOP cashes and 13 final tables that account for almost $3 million in career WSOP winnings.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 18th, 2015 4
bigdogpckt5s Banned from Twitch After Mistakenly Streaming Porn
"This just in: I Twitched while checking out porn without realizing it." Those were the words of Casey bigdogpckt5s Jarzabek (pictured), who was promptly banned from Twitch for violating its Terms of Service. The incident came a few months after a poker player was robbed during a live stream and serves as a warning for those of you using Twitch. Read the thread.
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Jun 17th, 2015 28
Vanessa Rousso Joins the Cast of Big Brother
Ending a few years' span in which no prominent poker player was a part of any of television's most-watched reality shows, Vanessa Rousso (pictured) announced on Tuesday that she will be taking part in the upcoming season of the CBS program "Big Brother."
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Jun 17th, 2015 0
Andy McLEOD Leads WSOP $5K NLHE Six-Max Event with 20 Left
Twenty players remain in Event #32 of the 2015 World Series of Poker, a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. A familiar face leads the way with a stack of 1.9 million: James Andy McLEOD Obst (pictured), who has almost double the stack of the next closest player.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 17th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: Sheater, veeea Reenter Top 10
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is at the top of the leaderboard once again this week. In fact, he has an 800-point lead over second place, so we wouldn't foresee him dropping from that perch anytime soon.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 17th, 2015 1
Amaya Gaming Insider Trading Investigation Heats Up
In December, Canadian officials raided the offices of Amaya Gaming, the previously fairly anonymous online gambling firm that announced a $4.9 billion deal to purchase PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker six months earlier.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Jun 16th, 2015 3
moorman1, ElkY, JAKoon1985, Jymaster0011 Make Final 21 of WSOP $1K NLHE
At this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, no matter how big a tournament's field is, brand name pros are rising to the top. We've already seen pros like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Galfond, and Shaun Deeb win bracelets this year. Now, we could have bracelet #1 from Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured), the most successful PocketFiver in history.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 16th, 2015 3
PocketFives Open for US Players Returns Thursday, $2,300 in Added Cash and Prizes
We're happy to announce that we're bringing back the PocketFives Open for US players. This is our way of saying thank you to our US members for being patient while online poker is regulated in the US. We know it has taken a while already. It's going down this Thursday, June 18, on . Sign up for here.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 16th, 2015 1
Phil Galfond Wins WSOP $10K NL 2-7 Draw Lowball Bracelet
On Monday, Phil Galfond (pictured), known in the online poker world as OMGClayAiken, won his second World Series of Poker bracelet. Galfond took down the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship for $224,000. He recorded his 15th career WSOP cash and passed $2 million in career WSOP winnings.
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 16th, 2015 0
Changes in Third-Party Software Coming to PokerStars
In response to some well publicized issues, PokerStars recently proposed changes to its terms of service for third-party software. These proposed changes were announced by PokerStars Steve on TwoPlusTwo and include prohibiting many programs that reduce the requirements of a person playing, services that facilitate hole card sharing, and tools that provide real-time advice based on the current ...
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Jun 15th, 2015 10
KingDan, PearlJammer Make Final 6 of WSOP $10K NL 2-7 Draw Lowball
The final six of the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship at the World Series of Poker are set. As has been a common theme this year, the final table is loaded with talent. Dan KingDan Smith (pictured) is your chip leader with a stack of 661,000, about 100,000 ahead of the next closest person.
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Jun 15th, 2015 3
How Good at Tournaments Are You Really?
Are you getting the tournament results you want' Or are you sick and tired of having bad luck against terrible players at a critical stage of the tournament'
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 15th, 2015 1
WSOP Monster Stack Draws 7,192 Entrants, Down 8% from 2014
The World Series of Poker Monster Stack held its second of two starting days on Saturday. While the attendance figure of 7,192 entrants was down about 8% from last year, it's still the third straight weekend of massive crowds at poker's most prestigious tournament series. Prior weekends have featured the Millionaire Maker ($1,500 buy-in, 7,275 entrants) and Colossus ($565, 22,374 entrants).
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Jun 14th, 2015 0
Brian Hastings Wins WSOP $10K Seven Card Stud Event
Brian Hastings (pictured), known on PocketFives as Stinger885, won his second career World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday night in a $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. His reward was $239,000, which came after outlasting a rock solid final table in which the top three finishers were all members of the PocketFives community.
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Jun 14th, 2015 2
Phil Hellmuth Thanks Aria During WSOP Bracelet Ceremony, Twitter Blows Up
In his acceptance speech on Saturday for his 14th World Series of Poker bracelet, Phil Hellmuth thanked his sponsors. He thanked Aria specifically for "sponsoring me and taking really good care of me" and went on to thank other sponsors in general. Perhaps a bit surprisingly, Twitter erupted.
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Jun 13th, 2015 6
Could Documents Alleging Criminal Activity By Sheldon Adelson Be Unsealed?
What started as a relatively mundane wrongful termination lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands Macau has spiraled into something much more serious after possible links to organized crime groups were brought to light during trial. Now, a nonprofit arm of the Guardian news publication has filed a motion to unseal a document compiled by a former Hong Kong police chief that is believed to spell out ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jun 13th, 2015 7
Brian Hastings Leads WSOP $10K Seven Card Stud Event with 8 Left
Eight players remain in the World Series of Poker's $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, including three brand name members of the online poker community. Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured), a longtime fixture of the poker and daily fantasy sports worlds, leads the way with a stack of 770,000. Hastings was a top-five chip leader after Day 1 and has already cashed in three WSOP events this ...
DanDan Cypra
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Jun 13th, 2015 0
"Don't Drink Too Much Alcohol the Night Before a Tournament"
Last month, Moscow's Ravic85 (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy outright for $63,000. There were well over 1,100 entrants that day and Ravic85 outlasted five other PocketFives members at the final table. Now, he's camped out in Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker.
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Jun 12th, 2015 6