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SUNDAY MAJORS: 'WestCliff21' Wins PokerStars Sunday Million
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dhubermexDavid Huber
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Dec 12th, 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 ...
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 ...
LanceLance Bradley
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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
 

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SUNDAY MAJORS: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Takes Down partypoker SHR
There was plenty of major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by the PokerStars Sunday Million which was won by 'AAadrift' for $157,465 followed by 816th-ranked 'StoyanB' of Bulgaria who earned $109,715 for second place. Fellow PocketFiver 'RafaCorreaBR' cashed for $76,447 in third place while 'WillDav11' walked away with $53,266 for fourth place.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 16th, 2017 0
ClubWPT 'King of the Club' Sending 16 Players to Play on TV for $37K
Players could find themselves sitting at a televised final table thanks to the King of the Club promotion from ClubWPT (WPT photo) Every April, the World Poker Tour season wraps up in Florida for a tournament series that is one of the most popular stops of the year. The Seminole Hard Rock Showdown series features both a WPT Main Event and the Tournament of Champions event. Thanks to ClubWPT, 16 ...
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Jan 16th, 2017 0
Luc Greenwood Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25K High Roller
Luc Greenwood outlasted a tough field in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25,000 High Roller (PokerStars Photo) The final day of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas included the conclusion of two of the marquee events on the schedule. While Christian Harder and Cliff Josephy were headlining the Main Event final table, the $25,000 High Roller final table included some of the biggest ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 15th, 2017 0
Christian Harder Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event
Christian Harder won the first ever PokerStars Championship event on Saturday, defeating Cliff Josephy heads-up to win PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PokerStars photo) Just 2.5 months ago Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy was at the final table of the WSOP Main Event with a player he once backed in the pre-Black Friday era of online poker. Josephy eventually finished eventually busted in third ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 15th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Continues Run at #1
Despite spending all week at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held on to the top spot.(PokerStars photo) It’s been 14 weeks since somebody other than Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. Gonzalez held on to the top spot this week despite the fact he played a full schedule at the ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 14th, 2017 0
New Year, New You: Considering your Future in Poker
As 2016 becomes 2017, we reach the time of year when everyone starts manically trying to plan the next 12 months of their future in the space of a few days. While many poker players are ahead of the curve in understanding where they want to go in life, it's easy to go through a whole year without thinking much about what you'll be doing the year after. In the case of many recreational ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Jan 14th, 2017 1
PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival Includes $75K Guarantee Main Event
With 2017 in full swing, PokerStars New Jersey is starting the year off in a major way. The PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival starts January 22 and runs through January 29, featuring eight days of tournament action.
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Jan 13th, 2017 0
Jeff Sessions Open to Revisiting Key Wire Act Interpretation
Jeff Sessions might be bad news for regulated online gaming in the United States. In the confirmation hearing this week regarding Sen. Jeff Sessions’ appointment as Attorney General, a brief exchange between Sessions and Sen. Lindsey Graham piqued the interest of the online poker world. Early in the eight-hour confirmation hearing, Graham asked Sessions for his thoughts on the Department ...
bames31Blair Ames
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Jan 13th, 2017 2
Sergio Garcia's Passion for Poker Driven by Competitive Spirit
In just a few days Sergio Garcia will board his private jet and make the 10,605-mile flight from The Bahamas to Singapore to play in his first golf event of 2017, the SMBC Singapore Open. Until then though, he’s chilling out at Atlantis Resort, an annual tradition for the 37 year old, and he even found his way into the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Garcia, widely regarded as ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 12th, 2017 0
Ross 'Acanthopis' Gottlieb: Treating Animals On And Off The Felt
Ross Gottlieb may be a veterinarian by trade but he is no stranger when walking in the poker jungle. (Will OC photo) Those among the New Jersey online poker fraternity who have a full-time profession other than poker often face difficulties in having time available to play. In that spirit, when the players in this group have time on their hands to play tournaments, they do everything in their ...
Matt ClarkMatt Clark
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Jan 12th, 2017 1
Swedes Dominate 2016 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard, ’C Darwin2’ Wins
Swedish players took the top two spots on the 2016 PocketFives Yearly Leaderboard. In one of the closest races in Leaderboard races PocketFives history, Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ won the PocketFives Yearly PLB, beating out ‘lena900’ by just 62.6 points. ‘C Darwin2’ finished the year with 19,198.31 PLB points - the fourth highest score for a winner. Over the course of 2016 ‘C ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 11th, 2017 0
888poker Guarantees $500K in Special Edition ‘Super Whale’
888poker is upping the ante in their Baby Whale tournament with a special edition $500,000 guarantee. In their drive to bring recreational players to the table while adding value for seasoned pros, 888poker has announced that it will be running a Special Edition of its popular $100,000 guaranteed Baby Whale tournament this Sunday, bumping up the prize pool to an impressive $500,000. The ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Jan 11th, 2017 0
Mike McDonald Makes ‘Bank of Timex’ a Reality with PokerShares.com
Mike 'Timex' McDonald is ready to let the world buy shares of poker players in tournament around the world. (PokerStars photo) A few years ago Mike McDonald felt that some players were getting out of hand with how they priced themselves when selling pieces. As a bit of a lark he launched a Twitter account under the name @BankofTimex and started offering his own pricing on some players in high ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 10th, 2017 0
New partypoker Live Tour Promises Multimillion Dollar Prize Pools
The Playground Poker Club will be the first venue to host a partypoker Live event when they bring the partypoker Million North America to Montreal in May. Partypoker is going on a world tour and giving poker players the chance to join them with the launch of partypoker Live. The new tour will be based around $5,300 buy-in main events with million dollar guarantees. The announcement comes in ...
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Jan 10th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond Wins Sunday Million
Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $158,000 (PokerStars photo/Tomas Stacha) Major online poker tournament action picked up over the weekend following the New Year. There were two players who cashed for six-figures in the PokerStars Sunday Million Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond captured an outright victory, outlasting nearly 5,600 opponents to take home $158,982 ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 9th, 2017 0
Sacheen Ramchandani Chasing Poker Dream from India to The Bahamas
Sacheen Ramchandani is ready to go on Day 1B of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) It’s a little over 9,000 miles – or 14,000 kilometers – from Mumbai, India to the Atlantis Resort and Casino where the PokerStars Championship Bahamas is happening this week, but it’s a trip that Sacheen Ramchandani was more than happy to make. Ramchandani is one of ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 9th, 2017 1
Jason Koon Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller
Jason Koon beat Charlie Carrel to win the $100,000 buy-in PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller (PokerStars photo) Jason Koon overcame one of the toughest high roller fields on the poker calendar to win the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller and a career-best $1,650,300. For the 31-year-old, the win brought back memories of time when he was playing smaller buy-ins but ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 9th, 2017 1
SOMETIMES A FANTASY: Jason Mercier’s Extraordinary 2016
MIAMI 2017 When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and 2017 became real, Jason Mercier was at a Billy Joel concert in Miami, struggling to stay awake. While the Piano Man played all of his classic hits in front of a packed house, Mercier was closing the book on one of the most important and successful years of his life. In 2016, Mercier won a PokerStars Spring Championship of ...
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Jan 8th, 2017 0
Dan Colman Looks Back at One Drop Win, 2016 WSOP Main Event Run
Dan Colman has a shot at another million dollar score in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller Just over two and a half years ago, Dan Colman stood on center stage at the World Series of Poker and posed in front of nearly $15 million in cash. Having won the second edition of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, Colman went from anonymous to poker famous with the literal ...
LanceLance Bradley
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Jan 8th, 2017 1
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' Wins December PLB
Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli finished second among online tournament players in the world in December. (Codigo Poker photo) December featured another exciting race to the top on the PocketFives monthly PLB leaderboard. World #1-ranked player Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held the crown in November but ceded it to ‘C Darwin2’, who racked up over 2,600 points among his 20 highest ...
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Jan 7th, 2017 0
Pocket Up To $100K in 888 poker Treasure Quest Promo
Just a few days into the New Year, 888 poker has already kicked off its promotional schedule for 2017. On Tuesday, the Gibraltar-based site announced a pirate-themed promo called Treasure Quest, in which players can win awards of up to $100,000 each. The $1 million guaranteed Treasure Quest is a multi-day challenge, where players must complete portions of a map in exchange for unlocking ...
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Jan 7th, 2017 0
Bahamas-Bound Poker Pros Make Last Flight Out of Fort Lauderdale
Asher Conniff and Jessica Dawley were at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport during Friday's shooting. (WPT photo) Just moments after a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and injuring at least another eight, a handful of poker players were waiting to board their flight to Nassau, Bahamas to play in the PokerStars Championship ...
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Jan 7th, 2017 1
Daniel 'wildman75' Buzgon: Drive For Show And Three-Bet For Dough
Daniel Buzgon is an accomplished poker player in his own right but he is also a menace on the golf course. (Will OC photo) While clicking buttons or riffling chips takes up most of the time spent in “the office” of a professional poker player, like any other job, there are hobbies that players enjoy taking part in when they aren’t grinding. When the weather cooperates, the golf course is ...
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Jan 6th, 2017 1
Poker Pros Taking on New Artificial Intelligence Bot ‘Libratus’
Dong Kim is one of four pros playing AI program Libratus The last time poker players squared off against artificial intelligence in 2015, humans were able to prevail over the machine. Four poker pros took on AI bot ‘Claudico’ for 80,000 hands of heads-up No Limit Hold'em action. The battle saw $170 million wagered and the human team winning over $730,000 (in theoretical test money, that ...
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Jan 6th, 2017 2
Daniel Negreanu Sets High Expectations For 2017
Daniel Negreanu has a list of goals he is looking to achieve after a, by his standards, subpar 2016. (PokerStars photo) The start of the new year is rife with resolutions and for Daniel Negreanu, it is no different. The PokerStars Team Pro posted his annual list of goals on his Full Contact Poker blog in addition to a look back at his intentions from the previous year.
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Jan 5th, 2017 7
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Moves Up to #2, 'Progre69' Cracks Top 10
Fabrizio Gonzalez sits #1 for the thirteenth straight week - but he has a new threat closing in on him Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to hold on to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings but a familiar face has reappeared at #2. Sweden's 'C Darwin2' took over the #2 spot after a week that saw him record five cashes big enough to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest ...
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Jan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Finishes 2016 On Top in New Jersey
For much of the latter half of 2016, Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger was on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings. His domination over the rest of the state was rarely challenged during his time wearing the crown toward the end of the year. As a result, he comes into 2017 with the #1 ranking.
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Jan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Finishes 2016 #1 in Nevada
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Jan 4th, 2017 0
Despite No New iGaming Regulations in 2016, Hope Remains for 2017
As the calendar turns to 2017, Pennsylvania is still a must-watch state for iGaming regulation. Like years past, 2016 came and went without another state legalizing online gaming. Despite some serious hope in Michigan and Pennsylvania that an online gaming bill would pass in either state during the legislative session, the fact remains that no state has legalized online gaming since Delaware, ...
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Jan 3rd, 2017 2
Poker Decisions Never as Simple as Right or Wrong
You Never Know if You’re Right or Wrong If you spend a lot of time discussing poker, you’ve almost certainly had a discussion with someone about a situation where they encountered a simple ‘call or fold’ decision. Very often, these discussions will come up purely because the player made the decision to call and ended up losing the hand. Of course, it almost goes without saying ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Jan 3rd, 2017 0
Jake Cody Vlog Set to Take Over PokerStars Championship Bahamas
For the last seven weeks Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody has been giving fans a chance to get to know him better through his vlog (PokerStars photo) When the PokerStars Championship Bahamas gets underway later this week you might see Jake Cody walking the hallways of the Atlantis Resort, talking to himself. While plenty of poker players walk away from a tournament muttering under their breath or ...
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Jan 3rd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'tolstiykry' Wins First Sunday Million of 2017
The new year kicked off with a number of big scores in major online poker tournaments over the weekend, led by Russia's 'tolstiykry' who won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $178,748. The second place finisher in that event was 'bob43155' who cashed for $122,915 followed by 'wonderboy_pl' (third place for $84,523). PocketFives member 'geo4ever89' of Romania came in fourth place and ...
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Jan 2nd, 2017 0
PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Five 'Must-Play' Events
The ballroom at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will be packed with poker players soon (PokerStars photo) In just over a week the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will begin welcoming some of poker's best as well as a number of players hoping to strike it rich. Only this year they won't be chasing down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure title - thanks to the rebranding of ...
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Dec 30th, 2016 0
David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Proves Age Is No Barrier In New Jersey
David Coleman is already one of the top online players in New Jersey after starting to play tournaments full-time in 2016. If you are a regular follower of the monthly PocketFives New Jersey Online Rankings, you may notice that the age group of those in the top-10 more or less meet a certain consensus. The general range spans from players in their late-20s to late-30s with the occasional ...
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Dec 30th, 2016 0
The Three Domains of Poker Learning
“A minute to learn, a lifetime to master” - that’s the old cliché about poker (along with a variety of other games, but we’ll forget about them), and it’s a well-founded statement to a degree. Of course the game is easy to pick up and learn, and of course, it takes time and effort to become a good player. However, one of the main reasons it takes so long is because the nature ...
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Dec 29th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio Gonzalez on Top, Conor Beresford Back in Top 10
Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez remains the #1 ranked online poker player in the world for the 12th consecutive week. Even the best online poker players in the world took some time this past week to enjoy the holiday season and spend some time with family and friends rather than grinding away. That lead to a week with no changes at all in the top ten of the PocketFives Rankings with Fabrizio ...
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Dec 29th, 2016 0
Wayne Gerichten Turns Freeroll Wins into Cash, PSL Bahamas Trip
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Dec 28th, 2016 2
NUMBER CRUNCH: Looking Back at Poker in 2016
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Dec 28th, 2016 0
888poker’s January Super XL Series VII Boasts $5M in Guarantees
888 poker has upped the guarantee to $5,000,000 for the fifth edition of the online series 888poker is kicking off 2017 in grand fashion with the seventh edition of its popular Super XL Series, this time bumping up its guaranteed prize pool to $5 million, $1 million more than the previous edition of the event. The action takes place from January 19-31 and features 63 events, including Main, ...
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Dec 26th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Conor Beresford Wins PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
'Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford of the United Kingdom, currently the #16-ranked player in the world, won the Sunday Warm-Up and collected $43,217 while 88th-ranked Bryan 'bparis' Paris of Canada cashed for $31,362 in second place.
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Dec 26th, 2016 0
Chance Kornuth Explains Role Coaching November Niner Cliff Josephy
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Dec 23rd, 2016 6
Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman Lead Way for 888 poker Through 2016
Dominik Nitsche was one of many 888poker ambassadors who put together a great year on the live tournament circuit. The last 12 months have been prosperous ones for 888poker ambassadors. With a healthy roster of World Series of Poker bracelet winners and World Poker Tour champions, it is no surprise to see the team of professionals put together a combined total of over $2,100,000 in tournament ...
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Dec 23rd, 2016 0
Scotland's Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen Has Sights Set on #1
Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen broke into the top 10 of the PocketFives rankings earlier this month (PokerStars photo) There are quite a few fun-loving characters on the European poker scene, but few are as universally liked as Scotland’s Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen. His live poker resume boasts UK & Ireland Poker Tour and Wynn Classic wins, European Poker Tour and ...
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Dec 22nd, 2016 0
The Connection Between Game Selection and Confidence
Confidence at the table can be built up over time by practicing game selection. When starting out in poker, one of the biggest obstacles for many players is a lack of confidence in their own game. Every decision is laced with uncertainty, and even a short run of bad results can lead to a complete dissolution of a player’s faith in their own abilities. The reason for this is much simpler ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Dec 21st, 2016 1
Lessons Learned Propel Steve '7douche' Madara To NJ Stardom
Steve Madara captured his first major live title in September following years of dedication to his craft. At the tender age of 24, Steve ‘7douche’ Madara has endured a lifetime of accomplishment and hardship from poker. Only three months ago, Madara won the Almighty Stack event at the Borgata Poker Open for a $169,000 score that despite Madara’s young age, was years in the making.
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Dec 20th, 2016 11
888 Poker Raises BLAST Poker Max Prize to $1M for Holiday Season
BLAST Poker players could find themselves becoming a millionaire next week thanks to the latest promo from 888 poker Earlier this year, 888 launched its own take on the popular jackpot Sit & Go format called BLAST Poker, a four-handed, super-turbo No Limit Hold’em SNG which offers potential prize pools of up to 10,000X the buy-in. For the holidays, however, the online gaming giant is ...
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Dec 20th, 2016 1
EPT: Jasper Meijer van Putten Wins EPT Prague
Jasper Meijer van Putten outlasted a field of 1,192 to win the final European Poker Tour Main Event title (PokerStars photo) There was a lot on the line coming into the final European Poker Tour Main Event. After 13 seasons, the PokerStars tour was making its final stop before the site-sponsored Championships and Festivals commence at the start of 2017. Headlining the storylines were David ...
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Dec 20th, 2016 0
EPT: William Kassouf Chops His Way to High Roller Title
William Kassouf took down a big birthday payday (Image c/o PokerStars) William Kassouf decided to celebrate his birthday, well, like a boss. The British poker pro took down the last-ever European Poker Tour High Roller Event after a heads-up deal with Patrick Serda. Kassouf put his table talk to good use, negotiating a heads-up chop where he took home a little over €530,000 but got the ...
JessJessica Welman
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Dec 20th, 2016 2
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Bager1988' Tops Sunday Million after Three-Way Chop
There was a three-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament over the weekend which resulted in 'Bager1988' taking home $146,004 for the official first place finish while 'elcoysa' cashed for $104,193 in second place and PocketFives member 'PieknaSprawa' received $90,761 for third.
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Dec 19th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez Set to Close out 2016 at #1
Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has been #1 for nearly 11 straight weeks (SHRPO photo) It has been 75 days since Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez became the #1-ranked online poker player in the world and he doesn’t appear ready to let go of that position any time soon despite a full host of world class players doing their best to take it from him. Gonzalez didn’t put in a lot of ...
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