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Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 2, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to six final tables, cashing for $2,423 total. PremiumStud (pictured) cashed twice for $699 total.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Mar 2nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 2, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman continued his consistent ways by making the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights, earning a total of $1,833. PocketFiver Billson shipped the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday night for $1,175.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Mar 2nd, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 2, 2015
Czech Republic's elof24 recorded the biggest win by any PocketFiver this weekend, taking home $100,000 for his outright win in the super-sized $500,000 Guaranteed on PartyPoker. Seven PocketFivers appeared at the final table of this tournament, including Chile's chilenocl, who cashed for $52,000; United Kingdom's bigal37, who cashed for $32,200; and Russia's umbroSS, who cashed for $25,950.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Mar 2nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 27, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Eddie Pompiaa2 Roman was runner up the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker Poker $5,000 guarantee on Tuesday night and then followed that up with a win in the network's $10,000 guarantee on Thursday earning a total of $2,995.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 27th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 23, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to seven final tables, cashing for $3,838 total. bcm4924 took first place in the Re-Entry Event on Saturday for $1,127. Butters cashed twice, taking home $459.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Feb 23rd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 23, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Renata LadyBlueSky Colache, who plays under the handle TaintedMaverick, placed second in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Friday and followed that up with a win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday, earning a total of $3,136.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 23rd, 2015 0
Tournament Review for February 23, 2015
Mexico's Luis Alberto Fizhh Montano Rodriguez recording the biggest win by any PocketFiver this weekend, cashing for $155,269 for taking 2nd place in the PokerStars Sunday Million.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Feb 23rd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 20, 2015
This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers reached multiple final tables earning big paydays. Sandi sandip815 Phelps (pictured, ranked 50th in New Jersey) continued her tear on the virtual felts in New Jersey by winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday and then followed that up with a second place finish in the same tournament the following night for a total of $3,722.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 20th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 16, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 10 final tables and cashed for $5,924 in total. Both bcm4924 and Butters had first place cashes for $2,340 and $1,665, respectively, while VegasJF managed to have two fifth place finishes for $1,604 total.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Feb 16th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 16, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey featured two $50,000 Guaranteed tournaments on two different networks. In the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major, NuttyBanana outlasted a field of 297 runners to claim the top spot, banking $10,280.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 16th, 2015 3
Tournament Review for February 16, 2015
Brazil's rodrigo garrido portaleoni took home $166,746 over the weekend for winning the PokerStars Sunday Million after a 4-way chop. Canada's fournn and Smoothmover also earned big paydays as part of this deal, earning $98,249 and $130,714, respectively, for their third and fourth place finishes.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Feb 16th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 13, 2015
This week in New Jersey, Krishna ninjaGO Kalidas finished second in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday, then followed that up with a win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee the following night, earning a total of $2,615.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 13th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for February 9, 2015
Rob rtinnion Tinnion of the United Kingdom (ranked #244 worldwide) captured an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend for $200,137. The win almost ensures that he will enter the PocketFives Top 100 for the first time in his career.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Feb 9th, 2015 4
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 9, 2015
This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to ten final tables and cashed for $7,320 total. bcm4924 led the way with three cashes for $3,352. Both PremiumStud (pictured) and Sir cashed twice this weekend.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Feb 9th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 9, 2015
This weekend in New Jersey, Sandi sandip815 Phelps continues her hot streak online by winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for $1,409. So far in 2015, she has six tournament wins across all sites. The network's $50,000 Sunday Major went over the guarantee by $7,165. When the dust settled, AA5454 outlasted a field of 309 runners to claim the top prize of $10,696.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Feb 9th, 2015 1
 

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Tax Impact of Staking Arrangements
Staking arrangements are prevalent in almost every poker tournament these days. It's a great way to mitigate risk or play larger stakes than you normally would in order to increase your ROI. However, each year, the most prominent question poker players ask revolves around how to treat winnings when you have a backer or when you are backing someone else.
Ray KondlerRay Kondler
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Mar 3rd, 2015 1
Jason Somerville Starts 70-Day Twitch Campaign for PokerStars
Late last week, professional poker player and insanely popular online streamer Jason JCarver Somerville (pictured) was announced as the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro. It was not the most shocking of news, but it was still a welcome decision, especially after Somerville was unceremoniously dumped by Ultimate Poker. He kept streaming his online poker sessions, though, and this weekend began ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Mar 3rd, 2015 3
Takeaways from the American Poker Awards Conference
Last week, the first ever American Poker Conference preceding the American Poker Awards took place in Los Angeles. A four-panel agenda featuring some of the brightest and most visible minds in the industry led to a few takeaways, which I wanted to share.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 3rd, 2015 0
"Hey Dad, I Won $200 with $1"
Last month, Canada's Alexandre Fournier (pictured), known as fournn on PocketFives, was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million. His reward was $98,000, far and away his largest online poker cash to date, and, as a result, he has zoomed to #536 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 2nd, 2015 1
It's Time to Dumb Down Poker TV
Remember the early World Poker Tour broadcasts on Travel Channel' Each of them opened with an explanation of how to play poker and WPT host Mike Sexton's signature "it takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master." All it takes is 60 seconds for me to be able to play No Limit Hold'em' Sign me up.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 1st, 2015 9
American Poker Awards: "One of the Most Exciting Nights in Poker History"
On Friday, PocketFives was privileged to be in attendance for the first ever American Poker Awards, held at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. Two-hundred and fifty of the brightest and most influential minds in the industry, along with a cavalcade of players, descended upon a ballroom for a four-hour event featuring booze, chicken, and flatulence. Oh yeah, there were awards given out too. Kara Scott ...
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 1st, 2015 4
Two Sunday Major Final Tables, One Win for Zaureos in Februry
On the second weekend of February, Edgar Roberto Briga Claro Valente Oliveira, known as Zaureos on PocketFives, won the Full Tilt Sunday Major for $39,000. It was his largest cash to date and came in a tournament he's highly familiar with. "I feel really happy because it's one of my favorite tournaments and it's really fulfilling to win it," he told us.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 1st, 2015 3
"The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get"
In February, the Dominican Republic's Alberto Meran won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up following a five-way deal. He blasted through a field of almost 2,900 entrants en route to a $74,000 score, as the tournament beat its guarantee by 14%. His payday was the largest given out by about $20,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Mar 1st, 2015 2
How Do You Follow Up a Second Place TLB Finish?
Back in 2013, New Zealand's asjbaaaf (pictured) won the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy for almost $80,000. That score jump-started what, two years later, is still a lucrative poker career. In fact, just a couple of months into 2015, he has already won the PokerStars Big $162 for $18,000 and final tabled the 888 Poker Whale for $13,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 28th, 2015 10
Nolan Dalla Blasts the AGA for “Betraying” Poker Players
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has lobbied on behalf of gambling industry stakeholders since its beginnings in 1996. But from its very inception, the trade group has taken a frustratingly wishy-washy stance on online gambling – first opposing it, while later supporting it, then taking no stance at all. WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla recently took to his blog to highlight the AGA’s ...
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Feb 27th, 2015 2
Victoria Coren Mitchell Wins Big at the 2014 British Poker Awards
On Monday, the UK’s best and brightest poker players gathered for the 2014 British Poker Awards at London’s Hippodrome Casino, where former PokerStars pro Victoria Coren Mitchell scooped up three of the prestigious accolades.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Feb 26th, 2015 5
PocketFives Rankings Update: norfair18 Up 23 Spots to #6
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. Up 23 spots this week to settle at #6, his highest position ever, is norfair18 (pictured). In the last eight days, this Mexico-based poker player has won the PokerStars Super Tuesday and PartyPoker $100,000 Guaranteed for a healthy $140,000 combined.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 25th, 2015 8
High-Stakes Player Tests Skill Versus Luck in PokerStars Spin & Gos
If you're not familiar with them, in PokerStars Spin & Go tournaments, the prize pool isn't known by the players until registration has completed. They were thought to have more of a "luck" factor than skill with their winner-take-all format. However, a notable high-stakes sit and go player has, through a lengthy test, possibly shown that skill trumps luck in Spin & Gos.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Feb 25th, 2015 5
Shared Poker Liquidity Between Nevada and Delaware "Imminent"
According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, poker liquidity sharing between Nevada and Delaware should go live in four to six weeks, meaning we're dangerously close to the first regulated multi-state compact coming to fruition.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 24th, 2015 12
"It's Filled with Guys with Deep Pockets Willing to Gamble it Up Early"
The title of this article is a scouting report of the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy, which runs once a week and, earlier this month, attracted just over 900 entrants. Taking second on the final leaderboard was Andy wiisssppppaa Taylor (pictured), who earned $36,000.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 24th, 2015 4
Cole South Recounts Isildur1's Run-In with Brian Hastings
Old memories were drudged up late last week as one of online poker's most successful players, Cole South (pictured), was interviewed by Joe "Chicago Joe" Ingram on his Poker Life podcast. The podcast was quite lengthy – about three hours – so there were plenty of topics discussed, but one of particular interest was about a controversial incident from more than five years ago that resulted in ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Feb 24th, 2015 3
Former Lock Poker Rep: "Player Balances Won't Be Honored"
In an interview with Pokerfuse that was published on Monday, former Lock Poker rep Shane Bridges claimed it was unlikely that players would be paid out any time soon: "I never had access to any real financials," Bridges said, "but with no significant movement on cashouts and promises of the big turnaround now being 12 months old, it would be my assumption that player balances won't be honored ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 23rd, 2015 14
Bryan Micon: "A Bunch of Guys With Guns Broke Down My Door"
In a five-minute YouTube video, Bryan Micon (pictured) told the poker world about a "traumatizing" event involving cops showing up with guns at 8:00 in the morning to serve a warrant, events that ultimately resulted in the closure of SealsWithClubs last week via a rather cryptic statement. Micon, who is now camped out in Antigua, lashed out against a US "nanny state" and plans to re-launch his ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 23rd, 2015 6
Naked Fist-Pumping and Personal Pleasure Palaces
Earlier this month, London's ravenjetbyrne (pictured) took down the 888 Poker Sunday Challenge and walked away with $25,000, his second career victory in that tournament. There were almost 1,000 entrants that day and ravenjetbyrne was the lone PocketFiver at the final table. We caught up with him to get his take on his big day. You'll be able to tell by his responses that he also writes stand-up ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 22nd, 2015 4
Daniel Negreanu Tells You Who Should Be Barred from the WSOP
In a recent blog that appeared on FullContactPoker, Daniel Negreanu (pictured) ran down a list of six people who some have argued should be forever barred from the World Series of Poker. As he put it, "I've always been of the position that unless people have been found to actually cheat at poker, they should be allowed to attend." That's the main criteria you'll see Negreanu use throughout his ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 21st, 2015 24
PPA Calls House Subcommittee Hearing to Ban i-Gaming "A Real Threat"
Last week, PocketFives brought you an article about a hearing scheduled for March 5 in the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to discuss a bill from Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) that would ban internet gambling in the US. The bill, called Restoring America's Wire Act, reportedly comes at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 21st, 2015 4
DaMatrix Cashes in 70+ Tournaments on February 18
On February 19, London's DaMatrix (pictured) posted on Twitter, "Cashed in over 70 tournaments yesterday to break the record of 58 by @MidEGambler1 @PocketFives. Only 1 today tho." We counted 76 MTT cashes for DaMatrix on February 18 that made it to his profile and the feat is pretty astounding.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 20th, 2015 19
Two Sunday Million Final Tables, One Win for JimyJamonas
On Super Bowl Sunday, JimyJamonas, from Israel, headed up a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million. He cashed for $170,000 and officially took first place, telling us, "I'm really happy! I know there's a lot of luck involved regardless of how well I played, so it was a really nice turn of events." It was his second time final tabling the large-field tournament.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 20th, 2015 6
PartyPoker, Dusk Till Dawn Running $1M Guaranteed Live/Online Tournament
Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham has hosted live tournaments with some of the biggest turnouts in history. The casino attracted an impressive 4,932 players for its Grand Prix in 2013, for example. It appears DTD is about to smash this figure by teaming up with PartyPoker for a $120 buy-in tournament featuring a huge $1 million guarantee. It's called the Grand Prix Million and runs from May 15 to 25.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Feb 20th, 2015 1
SealsWithClubs Shuts Down
Citing "several events related to operational security" that have resulted in the site operating "in a perpetual state of jeopardy," the bitcoin poker site SealsWithClubs is officially ceasing operations, effective immediately.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 20th, 2015 1
High Stakes Poker: JayP-AA Resurfaces, Up $800K in 2015
Relatively unknown high-stakes poker player JayP-AA has been dominating the competition at the Pot Limit Omaha tables on PokerStars, raking in almost $800,000 this year.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Feb 20th, 2015 0
Chris Grove Breaks Down US i-Gaming
Heading up the ship at Online Poker Report is Chris Grove (pictured), who has as much knowledge about the past, present, and future of internet gambling in the US as anyone you'll find. On the heels of Thursday's revelation that a House Subcommittee will discuss banning internet gambling in the US on March 5, we caught up with Grove to get his take on where we stand entering the third month of ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 19th, 2015 5
Resorts Gets Green Light for Online Casino in New Jersey
Resorts Casino Hotel will soon become the fifth Atlantic City property to offer online gambling inside New Jersey. Resorts, which holds the distinction of being the first casino to open outside of Las Vegas, announced Wednesday that it had received a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to accept online bets at .
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Feb 19th, 2015 4
House Subcommittee Hearing to Ban Internet Gambling Scheduled for March 5
According to Michelle Minton and Online Poker Report, a hearing is scheduled for March 5 in the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to discuss Congressman Jason Chaffetz's Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA. The bill would prohibit online gambling in the US, including in the three states where it's already regulated: New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 19th, 2015 2
"I Might Buy My New French Bulldog Puppy, Pierre, a New Collar"
Earlier this month, longtime PocketFiver Spraggs (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars TCOOP Main Event and put back $159,000. "I'm so happy," Spraggs told PocketFives following the biggest tournament score of his career. "I feel very lucky to have weaved through a big field in such a huge tournament. I'd always aimed to eventually have a huge six-figure score like this; I just can't believe ...
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 19th, 2015 0
Morongo Chairman: California Indian Tribes Should Work Together for i-Gaming
After being splintered over the issue of regulated online poker in the state of California, one of the leaders of the most powerful Indian tribes says it is time that tribes "work together" to hammer out a compromise.
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Feb 18th, 2015 0
pleno1 Final Tables Every PokerStars Sunday Major
Over the weekend, Patrick pleno1 Leonard (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy outright for $52,000. Impressively, he has now final tabled every Sunday Major that PokerStars offers: the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up, Sunday $100 Rebuy, Sunday 500, and Sunday Second Chance. It's no wonder that Leonard is ranked #6 worldwide on our site.
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Feb 18th, 2015 10
PocketFives Rankings Update: MendaLerenda Nearly Cracks Top 10
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankings have been updated. Chris Big Huni Hunichen is at the top spot for the fourth straight week and seems poised to be ranked #1 again next week, as he has an almost 300-point lead on second place with 7,657 PLB Points.
DanDan Cypra
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Feb 18th, 2015 0
Self-Awareness: Poker's Invisible Edge
Spend five minutes in the company of a group of poker players and you're almost guaranteed to hear the word 'edge' used once or twice. It's undoubtedly one of the most common words in today's poker vernacular since it represents such a broad concept – it simply refers to any situation where one player possesses some kind of advantage over another. Players might refer to a skill edge, ...
theginger45Matthew Hunt
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Feb 17th, 2015 8
Caesars, PokerStars Teaming Up Against Sheldon Adelson
Late last week, Caesars Entertainment reversed its long-held stance that PokerStars should not be permitted access to the United States online poker market, a change that has been lauded by the industry. This week, the company took the next step, telling Chris Krafcik of Gambling Compliance that it was time to not only support PokerStars, but also to team up with the internet poker behemoth.
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Feb 17th, 2015 10
High Stakes Poker: Sebastian Ruthenberg Up $570,000 Over the Weekend
It was a good weekend to be high-stakes poker pro Sebastian Ruthenberg (pictured), who according to HighStakesDB was up $570,000 total on Saturday and Sunday. He plays under the handle taktloss47 on Full Tilt and raked in $209,000 on Saturday. The German followed that up with a $361,000 haul on Sunday.
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Feb 16th, 2015 0
US Attorney General Nominee: Address Internet Gambling Through Legislation
In January, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hijacked a critical Attorney General confirmation hearing to spread the gospel of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson. The latter, whose properties include the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas, has pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to rid the US of online gambling and online poker. Now, the Attorney General nominee has responded after Graham ...
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Feb 16th, 2015 8
Takeover Talks End for William Hill, 888
Last week, PocketFives reported that William Hill was in talks to purchase its live and online gaming rival 888. One week later, those talks appear dead, according to eGaming Review and a regulatory filing, after the two sides were unable to overcome "a significant difference of opinion."
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Feb 16th, 2015 0
Doyle Brunson Makes Home Page of TMZ for Bruce Jenner Comments
On Sunday, Poker Hall of Famer Doyle Brunson (pictured) made the home page of TMZ for all the wrong reasons. Rather than tout Brunson's accomplishments or talk about his ongoing health battles, TMZ showcased a series of Tweets Brunson sent about former Olympian and current reality TV star Bruce Jenner becoming more like a woman.
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Feb 15th, 2015 25
888 Pro Bruno Politano: "My Advice is Study, Study, Study"
Last week, 888 Poker hosted the PocketFives Open. We had well over 200 players enter including two 888 sponsored pros: Bruno Politano (pictured) and Sofia Lovgren. The former finished eighth in last year's World Series of Poker Main Event and said of that experience, "It was the best experience of my life. It was amazing! I wish all professional poker players could live that experience one day ...
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Feb 15th, 2015 4
TheSquid on Triple Crown #9: "Following in the Footsteps of the Master"
Earlier this month, Sam TheSquid Grafton (pictured) earned his ninth PocketFives Triple Crown. The award requires a person to take down three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within seven days. As he put it, "I'm following in the footsteps of the master, moorman1," who has a record-setting two-dozen Triple Crowns, 12 more than the next ...
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Feb 15th, 2015 8
Caesars: "PokerStars Should Be Considered for Legalization in the US"
In a Tweet posted on Friday, Gambling Compliance's Chris Krafcik confirmed that Caesars Entertainment, which was historically opposed to companies like PokerStars entering the regulated US market due to their acceptance of real money players after 2006, has started humming a new tune.
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Feb 14th, 2015 4
"Thanks to All Who Believed in Me and My Abilities"
Late last month, Slovenia's Daniel koootnik Kotnik (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Million and earned $42,000. It remains his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of four and helped put him on the map in the PocketFives Rankings. We caught up with the European while he was firing up satellites for the Eureka Poker Tour.
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Feb 14th, 2015 1
How Many Friends Can You Fly to Uganda for $75,000?
Late last month, xtheWall (pictured), who calls Sweden home, was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. His reward was the largest amount given out in the chop, $75,000, which also was his largest online tournament cash to date. "I feel great about it," the Swede told us in an exclusive interview. "I was inspired by ImDoneCallin, who reached the final table the week before."
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Feb 13th, 2015 7
Chris Christie Blocking PokerStars in New Jersey as a Favor to Sheldon Adelson
In September of last year, New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak hinted that PokerStars' approval to operate in the Garden State was imminent. But as the months pass by, many are wondering just what, exactly, is holding up the process. Speaking to Business Insider, several political insiders place the blame squarely on the shoulders of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and New Jersey Governor ...
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Feb 13th, 2015 35
HustlerGrune's Life-Changing Story
Earlier this month, Zachary HustlerGrune Gruneberg (pictured) was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $47,000. More so than the money, a chop in one of the biggest tournaments of the week marked another milestone in his courageous journey from the depths of addiction.
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Feb 12th, 2015 17
French High Roller Arnaud Mimran Arrested for Tax Evasion and Murder
French businessman and high-stakes poker player Arnaud Mimran (pictured) has been arrested by France's National Judicial Customs Department for his alleged involvement in a number of financial frauds, along with multiple murders.
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Feb 12th, 2015 4
PocketFives Rankings Update: Big Huni #1 for Third Straight Week
For the third straight week, Chris Big Huni Hunichen (pictured) is the #1 player in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. This is his first stint at #1 and he is certainly making his presence felt, as he won the Betfair/iPoker €25,000 Grand Friday last week for $7,100 and the PokerStars Big $162 two days prior for another $18,000. He has 7,670 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the ...
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Feb 11th, 2015 1
US Regulatory Agency Investigating Amaya Over PokerStars Purchase
Following an ongoing investigation by the Canadian regulatory agency for financial transactions, an agency in the United States has also launched an investigation into Amaya Gaming and its purchase of PokerStars in 2014.
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Feb 11th, 2015 2
William Hill in Talks to Buy 888
Shares of 888 Holdings boomed on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday as word broke that William Hill was in talks to buy the fellow gaming giant. Shares of 888 were up 26.50 pence apiece, or 18%, to settle at 171.50. 888 has already confirmed that it is in takeover talks with William Hill, eliminating any shred of doubt that a deal is being discussed.
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Feb 10th, 2015 1