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Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 237 runners for a total prize pool of $18,289.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 12th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014
This week in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series was in full swing on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, with six events that featured three buy-in levels (low, mid, and high). Halloween won Event #3 High, a PLO $20,000 Guarantee Six-Max tournament, cashing for $3,650. The winner of Event #4 High, a $15,000 Guarantee NLH Bounty, was Pete KingFi Tarsiewicz, who pocketed $2,850.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 12th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicked off this weekend and will offer $40,000,000 in guaranteed prizes over the next three weeks. As of 3:00pm Eastern Time Monday, several key WCOOP events were still in progress. We will update this article after the covered tournaments have concluded.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Sep 8th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series kicked off Sunday on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker with two events that featured three different level buy-ins (low, mid, and high). jeppy22 (jeppy22 on PocketFives) won the $15,000 Guarantee Six-Max, cashing for $2,008 after a five-way chop. Winning the GSSS $75,000 Guarantee was thearmature, who banked $7,478. AEIOwnYou was victorious in the ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 8th, 2014 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 8, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six of its seven scheduled major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Guarantee on Sunday. The Weekly-Warm-Up and the Re-Entry did not meet their guarantees, creating overlays.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 8th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014
In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 265 runners for a total prize pool of $19,628. Five PocketFives members cashed for $3,045 collectively.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 5th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee tournaments. Jim Oriente (jimmyice99 on PocketFives) finished second in the $5,000 Guarantee on Tuesday and sixth in the same tournament the night before for a total of $1,135.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 5th, 2014 1
Tournament Review for September 1, 2014
Rob rtinnion Tinnion of the United Kingdom (ranked #469 worldwide) was the biggest winner in online poker tournaments over the weekend, taking down the PokerStars weekly flagship event for a payday of $213,995.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Sep 1st, 2014 3
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 1, 2014
In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. Two events did not meet their guarantees; the Weekly-Warm-Up had an overlay of $200 and the Re-Entry event's overlay was $630.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Sep 1st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 1, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey online poker, Chris White (zackbaker on PocketFives) made three final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. On Friday night, White finished fourth in the $5,000 Guarantee and won the $10,000 Guarantee. On Saturday, he had an eighth place finish in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,864 on the weekend.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Sep 1st, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for August 29, 2014
This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee tournaments. Tuesday night, Jim jimmyice99 Oriente finished fifth in the $5,000 guarantee for $450 and then came in second in the $10,000 guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker banking $1,946. On Wednesday night, Exxplosive (Switcheroo on PocketFives) won the $5,000 guarantee and also came in second in ...
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 29th, 2014 8
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for August 29, 2014
ran all four $3000 events as scheduled. All of their events exceeded the guarantees. There were 280 runners with a total prize pool of $21,700.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 29th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 25, 2014
kicked off its weekend with six of their seven scheduled major events including The Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee.
stevebroganSteve Brogan
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Aug 25th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 25, 2014
This weekend in New Jersey Online Poker, Sean wishihAdsOMeLUcK Martin made four final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Martin finished 8th, second and seventh in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 guarantee and capped off his weekend by winning the network's $10,000 guarantee on Sunday for a total of $4,285 in cashes.
DloricanDennis Lopez
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Aug 25th, 2014 5
Tournament Review for August 25, 2014
Ireland online poker tournament specialist sluglife (pictured, ranked #1131 worldwide) earned his largest career online poker tournament score over the weekend upon placing 3rd in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event for $196,536 (five-way final table chop). Fellow PocketFiver Korw1n22 of the Ukraine took home $105,000 for 2nd place as part of the deal.
dhubermexDavid Huber
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Aug 25th, 2014 0
 

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Is An Internet Gambling Upheaval Looming in the UK?
The Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill was passed by the United Kingdom's House of Lords and became a part of British law after it received Royal Assent on May 14, 2014. The UK gaming law includes stricter underage gambling controls, but perhaps more importantly a 15% point of consumption gaming tax for online gaming operators.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Sep 12th, 2014 0
High-Stakes Pro SanIker Pockets $2 Million in Two Months
After a dismal first half of the year at the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, German high-stakes pro SanIker has put together a huge comeback, winning just under $2 million in less than 60 days.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 12th, 2014 0
PokerStars Applies for Trademark Protections with US Government
In advance of a potential return to the United States, the current ownership of PokerStars has applied for new trademark protections with the US Patent and Trademark Office, as reported by Pokerfuse.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Sep 11th, 2014 6
DOJ Sending $2 Million in Full Tilt Refunds to 600 Players
According to the most recent update on the official website, another $2 million will be distributed to 600 US claimants by the end of September. In case you're wondering who will be paid this time around, text found on the site explains that the $2 million is earmarked for those who "confirmed their FTP Account Balances. GCG is currently working with the bank selected by the DOJ to set up the ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 10th, 2014 3
PocketFives Rankings Update: MAMOHT_T Up to #5 Worldwide
It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been updated once again. We had several players enter the top 10 this week, but one thing that hasn't changed is our #1 player, p0cket00. In fact, p0cket00 holds a veritable stranglehold on the top spot with a PLB score of 7,708 points, almost 700 ahead of second place.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 10th, 2014 4
Daniel Negreanu Makes Poker Hall of Fame Ballot in First Year of Eligibility
The 10 finalists for this year's Poker Hall of Fame class have been announced. One name stands out on the list as a potential early favorite for this year's class, Daniel Negreanu (pictured). This author is once again on the voting panel for the Poker Hall of Fame and will likely be casting the majority of his votes to "Kid Poker."
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 9th, 2014 4
Sam Grafton's "Poker and Silence" About Dan Colman Gets Rave Reviews
We can't quit Dan Colman (pictured), can we' The $15 million winner of the 2014 World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop is on a tear we haven't seen in a quite some time. Since his big win, he placed third in the Aria $100,000 Super High Roller, second in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, and won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Sep 9th, 2014 4
PokerStars Meeting Former New Jersey Players
In recent days, PokerStars has been reaching out to former New Jersey VIP players and meeting with them via a series of summits in Jersey City and Atlantic City. The site, which Amaya Gaming purchased along with Full Tilt Poker three months ago, appears on track to enter the New Jersey market by the end of the year and perhaps as soon as next month.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 9th, 2014 8
"Cash is More Profitable, But I Love the Competitive Aspects of MTTs"
They call him Wicked617 on PokerStars and Tim Reilly (pictured) in the real world. Whatever you want to call him, he's relevant on our site because, in part, he took down the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy on the final day of August and came away with $51,000. Unlike other Sunday Majors we've reported on, this one had no chop.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 8th, 2014 2
"I Learned the Hard Way What Not to Do With Your Wages"
Last month, the Winamax High Roller, a $375 No Limit Hold'em tournament, drew 162 entrants and paid out a first place prize of $16,000. Its recipient was Scotland PocketFiver squire1888 (pictured), who is up to almost a half-million dollars in career online tournament winnings. "It was my first outright win in a while," squire1888 told PocketFives. "It's always a good feeling to get the monkey ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 7th, 2014 9
Renewable Utilities By Day, Chopping the Sunday 500 By Night
Cardiff, UK's Les lpacker Packer hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday 500 last month, chopping the tournament heads-up for $57,000 and officially taking first place. There were almost 700 entrants in the $530 buy-in event, crushing its guarantee and vaulting Packer to nearly $400,000 in lifetime online tournament winnings.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 7th, 2014 3
Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak Host Underground Poker on Discovery Channel
WSOP Big One for One Drop champ Antonio Esfandiari (pictured) and fellow poker pro Phil Laak have hooked up with the Discovery Channel to create the pilot episode of "Underground Poker," a show which they say goes against the grain of traditional poker programming.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 6th, 2014 6
Sheldon Adelson on Internet Gambling in 2001: "Our Hat Will Be in That Ring"
In case you think that Las Vegas Sands head Sheldon Adelson (pictured) has a longstanding hatred for the internet gambling industry, you should check out an article from 2001 that appeared in the Las Vegas Sun. In it, Adelson charged that his company will "be in that ring," referring to the internet gambling arena, and praised lawmakers for pursuing pro-internet gambling legislation.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 6th, 2014 10
"You Always Dream About Final Tabling the Sunday Million"
Last weekend's PokerStars Sunday Million featured a field of 7,133 entrants and paydays of at least $50,000 to over half the final table. Taking fourth place in the weekly blockbuster was Jase SSSMforlife Regina (pictured), who earned $75,000, bringing his career total to over $1.1 million. We sat down with the 70th ranked player worldwide and the #6 player in Ontario, Canada to talk about his ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 6th, 2014 0
Sheldon Adelson to Spend Nearly $100 Million on Senate Midterms
GOP insiders say that casino tycoon and staunch internet gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson (pictured) could donate up to $100 million through various conservative political organizations and "dark money" channels in an effort to win back the Senate for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections in the US.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Sep 5th, 2014 15
"After We Accepted the Deal, There Was Still $5K for 1st, But None of Us Knew It"
Last month, Paul Febers (pictured), known on PocketFives as xxCelticFCxx, was part of a three-way chop of a Full Tilt Online Poker Series $129 No Limit Hold'em Knockout event. His reward was $37,000, the third largest score we've tracked for him.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 4th, 2014 12
Dan Colman Wins Seminole Hard Rock Main Event, Now #3 on All-Time Money List
Despite calling poker a "distraction" and a "very dark game" as well as refusing media interviews, Dan Colman (pictured) has certainly demonstrated that he's a force to be reckoned with. On Wednesday, Colman won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, which had a $2.5 million overlay and a $10 million guarantee, to take home $1.4 million.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 4th, 2014 17
Payout Controversy Mars Seminole Hard Rock Super High Roller Event
In addition to the $10 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event that will play down to a champion on Wednesday, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida held a $100,000 Super High Roller tournament. While there haven't been any controversies in the Main Event, the Super High Roller was marred by a payout controversy.
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Sep 3rd, 2014 8
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Continues Reign at #1
On July 2, Canada's p0cket00 (pictured) ascended to the top of the PocketFives Poker Rankings and stayed there for six straight weeks. It was the longest run by any player since pessagno's eight weeks at #1 that started in August of last year. Then, p0cket00 was bucked by pleno1 on August 13 for one week, but quickly returned to the top spot on August 20. Now, we could see another streak ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 3rd, 2014 0
A Look Back: The State of Poker in 2009
This week, the cash game traffic monitoring site PokerScout reported mostly negative news about the state of the online poker industry in its latest Scouting Report. Cash game traffic fell 1% from the week before and, compared to the same time last year, traffic is down 8%.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Sep 2nd, 2014 6
The Allure of Six-Max Tournaments with "Spewy French Regs"
On the final weekend of July, Sweden's MangeJao, whose real name is Magnus Nordmark (pictured), won the Winamax High Roller for $14,000 following a two-way chop. The six-max tournament had 190 entrants and a buy-in of nearly $400, with the top 21 getting paid. Nordmark told us in an exclusive interview, "It felt good. It's always awesome to score a tournament win. I have been to too many second ...
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 2nd, 2014 0
"Everyone Was Folding Down to 2 Big Blinds Waiting for A-A"
The MicroMillions Main Event on PokerStars brought out almost 58,000 entrants, each paying $22. The result was that the $1 million guaranteed tournament ended up with a $1.1 million prize pool and, in the end, Diego dilimaa Lima (pictured) from Brazil walked away with a third place finish for $57,000, or 2,590 times his buy-in.
DanDan Cypra
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Sep 2nd, 2014 5
Report: Could PokerStars Have Bought the New Orleans Saints?
According to a report by longtime poker industry veteran Nolan Dalla, PokerStars, now owned by Amaya Gaming, reportedly was floating the idea of buying the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006. At the time, Dalla was PokerStars' Director of Communications.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 31st, 2014 1
"Anyone Who Works Hard and Has Confidence in Himself Knows Anything is Possible"
One of the most recent members of the PocketFives community to hit $1 million in online tournament cashes is Portugal's Acacio Bispo (pictured). The 12th ranked player in his home nation, Bispo is the lone PocketFiver from the northeastern town of Macedo De Cavaleiros. Given how popular poker has become in Portugal, we thought the occasion would be appropriate for an interview.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 31st, 2014 6
MatveichukR Wins Sixth Triple Crown
Late last month, Russia's MatveichukR (pictured) took down his sixth PocketFives Triple Crown. If the award isn't familiar to you, the way to get one is to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments with at least 100 players each across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within seven days. PocketFivers have won 106 of them in 2014 and exactly 900 all-time.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 30th, 2014 1
National Conference Of State Legislatures Formally Opposes Federal I-Gaming Ban
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has formally adopted a resolution opposing the Sheldon Adelson-backed legislation known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 29th, 2014 4
Don't Call it a Comeback: Gus Hansen Up $731,000 on Thursday
He might be down almost $20 million lifetime in high-stakes online poker games according to HighStakesDB, but Danish poker pro Gus Hansen (pictured) mounted a comeback of sorts on Thursday, recording $731,000 in profit according to the tracking site. He is now down a little over $19 million lifetime.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 29th, 2014 3
PocketFives US-Friendly Poker League Restarts September 1 at NLOP
We're just a few days away from a new month of PocketFives League games at NLOP, or National League of Poker. Players from the United States are welcome and there are five League games on deck for September, each taking place on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm Eastern Time. Sign up for NLOP here so you can take part in our weekly League games.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 29th, 2014 7
PokerStars’ “Double Bubble” Tournaments Will Repay Half The Field
PokerStars announced that it will experiment with a tournament payout structure where an unprecedented 50% of the field receive their buy-in back. They’re calling the idea “Double Bubble” tournaments and plan to roll them out at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in early 2015.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 28th, 2014 12
PocketFives Rankings Update: veeea, 1bigacehole Crack Top 10
entering the busy time of year in the online poker world. On Wednesday, we had a little bit of a shakeup in the top 10 worldwide of the PocketFives Rankings, as two players returned to the upper echelons of the leaderboard. And don't worry, fans of p0cket00; your boy is still ranked #1 on our site.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 28th, 2014 0
888 Poker Set to Offer Online Poker Room in Nevada
After getting into the New Jersey online gaming scene full bore, 888 Holdings has been taking a little longer to join in with the Nevada industry. According to the Chief Executive Officer of 888, that should be changing within the next six months.
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Aug 27th, 2014 0
Poker Community Divided on Political Statements at the Table
It has been a fun week in the poker world. That period after the World Series of Poker where everyone sinks into a mild depression is over and major live tournament is back. The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker and European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Events are running right now, but things really kicked into high gear last week with the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller Event. Popular WSOP analyst ...
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Aug 26th, 2014 13
Allen Kessler Boycotts Legends Of Poker Due To Quantum Reloads
Poker pro Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler has for years been a staple at the Legends of Poker series held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. But this time around, he’s planning on boycotting the event due to a new tournament buy-in innovation known as Quantum Reload, something he thinks is bad for poker.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 23rd, 2014 18
Daniel Negreanu Would ‘Bet A Million’ He Could Beat $25/50 Online
Fresh off his second place finish in the million-dollar WSOP Big One for One Drop, Daniel Negreanu seems as confident as ever. But after some recent comments on social media claiming that he could beat high-limit online cash games, some high-stakes regulars believe the Canadian pro has bitten off more than he can chew.
LandSharkBill Grinstead
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Aug 22nd, 2014 23
PokerTracker, Holdem Manager Merge
The leading poker tracking and HUD software providers PokerTracker and Holdem Manager have merged, officials announced on Thursday. Read the merger release and FAQ.
wackyJaxonJason Glatzer
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Aug 21st, 2014 9
PocketFives Rankings Update: European Up 20 Spots to #4
It's Wednesday, which means we have recalculated the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. Finland's European chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend for $185,000. The result was a trip to the top five of the Rankings and a 1,156-PLB Point boost. European has $1.6 million in online tournament winnings and three six-figure scores to his credit.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 20th, 2014 4
Stakes, Rake, Liquidity: Cash Game Player Trends Since 2010
According to the PokerScout Scouting Report, the last four years have shown a shift in player preferences on PokerStars in terms of the stakes they play. Looking at levels that range from $0.01/$0.02 to $2/$4, the shift has shown a predominance toward lower-stakes play. From 2010 to 2013, play at $0.02/$0.05 showed an increase of 55% and, looking at the 2013 to 2014 comparison, the $0.01/$0.02 ...
Earl BurtonEarl Burton
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Aug 20th, 2014 3
Final Deadline Set for US Full Tilt Poker Claims
The Garden City Group, the firm appointed by the Department of Justice to serve as the Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt Poker fund reimbursements, posted a notice on its website, , that the final deadline for claims is imminent.
Dan KatzDan Katz
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Aug 19th, 2014 6
Who's Your Pick to Win the 2014 WSOP Main Event?
We're three months away from the resumption of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event from the Rio in Las Vegas. The final nine features players from six countries including, for the first time ever, Brazil, whose representative, Bruno Politano, recently signed with 888 Poker.
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 19th, 2014 4
dipthrong Wins FTOPS XXVI Leaderboard, Black Card Pro Sponsorship
Longtime PocketFiver Mark dipthrong Herm (pictured) dominated the competition in the most recent Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS, which wrapped up over the weekend. And when we say Herm dominated, we're not just throwing that term around lightly. In fact, the Toronto poker player won the FTOPS XXVI leaderboard by a commanding 219 points.
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Aug 18th, 2014 15
Dan Cates Up Nearly $3 Million on Full Tilt This Year
About a week ago, PocketFives brought you an article about Dan "jungleman" Cates breaking $10 million in high-stakes winnings at Full Tilt Poker, a major milestone. Over the weekend, Cates (pictured) continued to roll, inching closer to $3 million in winnings on Full Tilt this year, according to HighStakesDB.
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Aug 18th, 2014 1
Amaya: "No Disruption to Core Poker Offering" at PokerStars, Full Tilt
In an article that eGaming Review published on Friday, Amaya CEO David Baazov (pictured) reiterated his company's commitment to an online casino and sports book following the acquisition of the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The transaction officially closed earlier this month, well ahead of schedule.
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Aug 17th, 2014 8
"I Felt at the Top of the World After Playing a Long Session and Winning 32 Cents!"
On the final weekend of July, Brazil's capotinha (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy outright for $49,000. There were about 900 entrants in the tournament, which offered up a prize pool of $265,000. It was his largest online tournament cash by a factor of three and has helped drive his career total to just south of $1 million.
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Aug 17th, 2014 4
Newsweek on Ripping Online Poker: "No Bias For or Against Online Gambling"
In response to a letter to the editor, Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman (pictured) explained the rationale for and background to the cover story in the magazine's August 22 edition espousing the societal ills of online gambling. Despite not conveying any reaction from pro-gambling forces, Goodman asserted, "No view was unwelcome and there was no bias for or against online gambling. The focus ...
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Aug 16th, 2014 5
Barry Greenstein Defends PokerStars Against Bad Actor Argument
Barry Greenstein (pictured), Poker Hall of Famer and Team PokerStars Pro, took to his blog this week to make a case for why his sponsor doesn't deserve to be labeled a "bad actor" and prohibited from doing business in the US by state governments considering legalizing online poker. Read the blog.
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Aug 16th, 2014 9
Heads-Up with #4 Ranked huiiiiiiiiii
On the 10th day of August, Austria's huiiiiiiiiii (pictured) chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500, his second big-time Sunday Major win in the last two years. He is quickly nearing $3.6 million in career online poker tournament earnings and sits at #4 in the PocketFives Rankings. His chopping partner in the Sunday 500 was fellow PocketFiver lilachaa and he graciously sat down with us to talk about ...
DanDan Cypra
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Aug 16th, 2014 1
PokerStars, Ultimate Poker Cut Sponsored Pros
August has not been a good month for sponsored poker pros. In recent weeks, three Latin American grinders have been confirmed cuts from Team PokerStars, while four more have seemingly disappeared from the US online site Ultimate Poker's roster.
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Aug 15th, 2014 4
PPA Calls Newsweek Attack on Online Poker "A Failure in Journalism"
On the cover of Newsweek Magazine's August 22 edition will be a child in a white t-shirt holding a tablet with playing cards on it. Below him in big black letters are the words "Poker Face," which accompany an article from Leah McGrath Goodman entitled, "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand."
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Aug 15th, 2014 16
"I Wanted to Eat My Chinese Takeaway, So I Started Shoving All-In"
In recent days, Daniel Charlton (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as judgedredd13, was part of a three-way chop of Event #15 of the ongoing Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS, a $129 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Knockout. Charlton earned $42,000 as part of the chop, which came just four months after he was part of the historic 900 millionth tournament dealt on PokerStars. Charlton ...
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Aug 14th, 2014 23
Phil Ivey's Baccarat Partner Sues Foxwoods in New Edge-Sorting Case
The woman who allegedly used the controversial technique known as edge-sorting to help Phil Ivey (pictured) win millions of dollars playing baccarat has filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino claiming she and two companions are owed over $3 million for gambling sessions that took place there in 2011.
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Aug 14th, 2014 1