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Nevada Rankings: 'APokerJoker2' Second After 12 Wins in January

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman climbed to #2 in Nevada It's amazing how quickly the PocketFives Rankings can change in one short month. It took only four weeks for Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman of Carson City to crack the top 10 of the rankings in Nevada and climb all the way to #2.

DanFeb 4th, 2016 0
Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Leads PocketFives Rankings By 13 Points

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is the top-ranked poker player in the world By the slimmest of margins – 13 points to be exact – 'Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov' leads the PocketFives Rankings. He is starting his third week at the top, but with a small lead, there could be a brand new #1 seven days from now.

DanFeb 3rd, 2016 2
Ari Engel Thinks Aussie Millions Might Propel Him to Play Higher

Ari Engel won the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event Life-changing money was awarded at this year's Aussie Millions. The annual poker series Down Under ended with 732 entrants showing up for the Main Event. In the end, a former #1 ranked player on PocketFives, Ari Engel, took it down for USD $1.1 million. He joins the ranks of former Aussie Millions Main Event winners like Tyron Krost, Alexander ...

DanFeb 3rd, 2016 10
Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano Wins $833K in Cash Games in January

Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano, image courtesy PokerNews 80 sessions. 18,126 hands. $383,800 in profit in a single day. One poker player did exactly that at the high-stakes cash game tables in January.

DanFeb 2nd, 2016 1
January Legislative Recap: Progress Slow in Key States

John Payne is spearheading iGaming legislation in Pennsylvania Only a month into 2016, there has been plenty of movement on the legislative front in the United States. Online poker could soon be regulated in Pennsylvania, while states like Washington and New York are seriously considering the same. Here's a recap of the major developments in January.

DanFeb 2nd, 2016 5
PocketFives US Online Poker League Restarts February 3

On Wednesday, February 3, a new month of PocketFives' US Online Poker League on will kick off. It's completely free to play and both monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, if you miss a week, there's still plenty to play for. If you don't already have a account, sign up for free by clicking here.

DanFeb 2nd, 2016 0
David Baazov Proposes Private Takeover of Amaya and PokerStars

Amaya CEO David Baazov In mid-2014, Amaya Gaming bought PokerStars and Full Tilt in a deal worth $4.9 billion, changing the online poker industry forever. Soon, there could be another upheaval for the company, this one led by its CEO.

DanFeb 1st, 2016 8
'AntonKrasch' Wins a TCOOP Event in 94 Minutes

On Saturday, one member of the online poker community bought into a tournament for $215. Ninety-four minutes later, he walked away with $25,000 and a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker title. In the short-term, that's a $16,000 per hour gig, or $4.50 per second.

DanJan 31st, 2016 0
WSOP Town Hall Discusses Shot Clocks, Colossus, New Playing Cards

On Thursday, World Series of Poker (WSOP) Executive Director Ty Stewart and Tournament Director Jack Effel hopped on Twitch for a special town hall meeting. It was two dudes sitting in a room going through PowerPoint, but plenty of changes, ideas, and feedback were discussed. Now, on to the highlights of the broadcast, which received about 250 concurrent viewers at its peak.

DanJan 29th, 2016 1
Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo Wins Second Career TCOOP Title

Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo won his second career TCOOP title The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker rolled on like a runaway freight train on Thursday, with four more events and four more winners. This time around, a top-50 ranked player earned his second TCOOP title.

DanJan 29th, 2016 0
Alex 'Assassinato' Fitzgerald Talks SpinAndGoStrategy, Coaching

It's not easy to coach day after day, week after week, year after year. Not only do your life circumstances change, but so does the industry you're coaching in. For Alex 'Assassinato' Fitzgerald, changing with the times has seemingly been a piece of cake.

DanJan 28th, 2016 3
'buzzard1881', 'ugritaly' Win Second 2016 TCOOP Titles

Sal 'ugritaly' Fazzino won his second 2016 TCOOP event Two players managed to win their second title of the 2016 PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker on Wednesday. Out of four events held, half crowned repeat winners. Who said skill is marginalized in turbos, anyway'

DanJan 28th, 2016 1
PocketFives Open for US Players Returns Thursday, $1,800 Added

On Thursday, the PocketFives Open for US players returns to with $1,800 in added cash and prizes. It's free to play and you don't need to be a paying member of to get in. While you wait for regulation across the US or in your state, you can play in this free tournament.

DanJan 27th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Maintains #1 Ranking

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is #1 for the second straight week Every streak starts somewhere, whether it's two complete passes in a row or two consecutive days without an accident on the job. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, Wednesday marked his second week in a row at #1 in the PocketFives Rankings.

DanJan 27th, 2016 0
'Coolidge75' Wins DraftKings $1M NFL Conference Championship

Philly Brown and the Panthers helped 'Coolidge75' to victory On a two-game slate for the NFC and AFC Championship games, a field of 57,471 lineups were submitted for the DraftKings $1 Million NFL Conference Championship. Forget that there were only a handful of players to choose from. Sunday represented the final meaningful weekend of the season to play daily fantasy football.

DanJan 25th, 2016 0
'birdsin14' Wins FanDuel Conference Championship Sunday Million

The Carolina Panthers helped 'birdsin14' win the FanDuel Sunday Million The daily fantasy sports site FanDuel held a special Sunday Million for the NFL Conference Championships on Sunday. With just two games on the slate, it took a considerable amount of differentiation in order to claim the top spot on the leaderboard and the $100,000 first place prize.

DanJan 25th, 2016 0
UPDATED: PokerStars Meets With Stern, Haxton, Dvoress; No VIP Changes Coming

Isaac Haxton was one of three high stakes regulars to attend a meeting with PokerStars executives. Isaac Haxton, Dani Stern and Daniel Dvoress finally issued a statement Saturday night, detailing as much as possible their recent meeting with PokerStars and Amaya executives. If you were hoping that the site would backtrack on its many changes that have affected high-stakes and high-volume ...

DanJan 24th, 2016 8
'Sh4rK309' Outlasts 44,000 Rebuys to Win TCOOP Event #10

Mantas Bagocius won TCOOP Event #9 (image courtesy PokerNews) Plopping down $215 for an online poker tournament isn't an easy task for many people. Knowing whether you've made the money within a half-hour of registration closing, however, is pretty sweet. Such was the scene in the ninth event of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker on Saturday, a $215 No Limit Hold'em Zoom Re-Entry.

DanJan 24th, 2016 0
'buzzard1881' Wins TCOOP Event 6 for Second COOP Title

Not one, not two, not three, but four events took place on Friday in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. One of the big headlines of the day was one player winning his second COOP title.

DanJan 23rd, 2016 0
Brazilian Poker Hero Helio 'hneves182' Neves Hopes Country Changes

Banking $110,000 in four-and-a-half hours is one heck of a feat. Winning the first three-phase tournament ever held on PokerStars is quite impressive too. Add in beating a mammoth field of 53,311 entrants and you have yourself quite a day. However, the win comes with a silver lining for the community in his home nation.

DanJan 22nd, 2016 1
FanDuel Hosting NFL Sunday Million for AFC/NFC Championships

Will Cam Newton lead your team to victory on FanDuel this weekend' On Sunday, the daily fantasy sports site FanDuel is hosting an NFL Sunday Million for the AFC and NFC Championship games. It's only a two-game slate, which means the winner will need to have plenty of differentiation in his lineup in order to make it out of what could be a 46,000-man field.

DanJan 22nd, 2016 0
TCOOP Opens with Gusto, Helio 'hneves182' Neves Wins Event 1

Helio 'hneves182' Neves won the opening 2016 TCOOP event There's nothing like winning a five- or six-figure first place prize in a matter of hours. But, when you're playing large-field turbos, it's certainly possible. Thursday, in fact, saw several big winners as part of the first official day of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, or TCOOP.

DanJan 22nd, 2016 0
Alexandr 'Blackk' Trofimov Hits $5M in Online Tournament Cashes

Only 79 players have hit $5 million in online tournament cashes in MTTs that PocketFives tracks. It's clearly no simple feat. But in 2016 two players have already passed that milestone.

DanJan 20th, 2016 6
PocketFives Rankings: 'veeea' New #1 Worldwide

'veeea' is the new #1 ranked player on PocketFives We have a new #1 ranked player on PocketFives. After a 16-week run at #1, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' dropped to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings this week. Your new #1: 'veeea', who has been ranked #2 for much of the last four months.

DanJan 20th, 2016 1
'born2badbeat' Gets Instant Results, Chops Sunday Million

Imagine signing up for PokerStars and ten days later chopping the Sunday Million for six-figures. It sounds too good to be true, right' For one PocketFiver, that's exactly what happened.

DanJan 19th, 2016 6
'albert1010' Wins FanDuel Divisional Round Saturday Million

Jonathan Stewart was in the winning lineup of the FanDuel Saturday Million How do you win big-field daily fantasy sports tournaments on a short slate' Go against the grain. Case in point: 'albert1010', who won the FanDuel Saturday Million during the Divisional Round over the weekend for $120,000.

DanJan 19th, 2016 0
'JDUB1010' Wins DraftKings Divisional Round Millionaire Maker

A New England stack was your winning lineup in the DraftKings NFL Divisional Round Millionaire Maker. The reason: the Patriots were largely under-owned, going up against a juggernaut Kansas City defense that shut out Houston in the Wild Card Round and facing a litany of health questions.

DanJan 19th, 2016 0
Aaron 'aejones' Jones Wins DraftKings FFWC for $5 Million

Aaron 'aejones' Jones hoisting his $5 million check Poker players have historically found a tremendous amount of success at daily fantasy sports, or DFS. In fact, one of the first DFS sites, DraftDay, was founded by poker pros. Over the weekend, another longtime poker pro hit it big… $5 million big.

DanJan 18th, 2016 0
'buriedatsea' Hopes Sunday Million Chop Leads to Travel, Property

Who says cash game players - especially those who focus on heads-up games - can't steamroll tournaments' They typically swim with the sharks, and fish, during major tournaments and, as one interviewee put it, "go for the glory."

DanJan 17th, 2016 0
'Ballage87' Parlays Love of Chess into $826K in Poker Scores

Players who enjoy logic-driven, strategy-based games like chess typically have a leg up at poker. Another player who fits that mold is Hungary's 'Ballage87', who not only enjoys strategy games, but also figured out he could make money playing them.

DanJan 16th, 2016 0
Super High Roller Bowl Returns in 2016, $300,000 Buy-In

It's not every day that a $300,000 buy-in poker tournament comes along. It's one thing to play with your friends around the kitchen table for pizza money, but it's a whole different animal competing for an estimated $5 million first place prize. Oh, and there's a shot clock.

DanJan 15th, 2016 4
FanDuel Holding NFL Divisional Round Saturday Million

Demaryius Thomas is the most expensive receiver this week on FanDuel If your Saturday is looking dull, cold, or you just need a new hobby, the NFL Divisional Round begins at 4:35pm ET with Kansas City at New England. Get your popcorn read. Question marks on both sides of the ball could mean some sneaky daily fantasy football plays and should make for a weekend of low-scoring, defensive-driven ...

DanJan 15th, 2016 0
Organizers Say PokerStars Lost $1.3M in Rake During Latest Strike

Union leaders. Teachers. London Underground workers. Poker players. What do these four groups have in common' They've all gone on strike to protest changes in their industries. In order to gain any traction, however, a strike must be successful.

DanJan 14th, 2016 7
DraftKings Running NFL Divisional Round Millionaire Maker

Peyton Manning could help someone win $1 million this weekend If you're a fan of the Vikings, Bengals, Texans, or Redskins, you got to watch your team lose at home in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. Rather than throw in the towel on the NFL season, keep it going with some daily fantasy football.

DanJan 14th, 2016 0
'RhoNin' Ninjas Short Stack to Sunday 500 Final Table

When your A-K loses to A-Q and A-10 pre-flop for the chip lead deep in the PokerStars Sunday 500, you probably think it's over, right' Grab a beer, pack it in. You're stuck on the short stack with two tables to go, waiting for that perfect moment to strike... or punting your stack with 7-2.

DanJan 14th, 2016 0
Global Poker League Announces 12 Franchises, Managers

The Global Poker League, or GPL, has announced the names and locations of its 12 franchises. As a press release from GPL explained, there are "12 cities, 12 franchises, 12 brands, and as many reasons to build a platform to aggregate fan engagement for the 100 million poker fans (51 million in the USA) in the world."

DanJan 13th, 2016 1
PocketFives Rankings: Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman Up 9 Spots to #4

Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman moved up 9 spots in the rankings this week It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankings have been recalculated. And after a win in the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $57,000 officially, Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman moved up nine spots to #4 in the world, his best ranking ever.

DanJan 13th, 2016 2
DraftKings Announces Fantasy Basketball World Championship

Dubbed "the biggest live fantasy basketball contest ever," the Fantasy Basketball World Championship (FBWC) takes place in San Diego, California at the Hard Rock Hotel on March 18. The only way to get in this $4 million prize pool event is to qualify on DraftKings.

DanJan 12th, 2016 0
Paris 'prsalute' Tsokaridis Talks Greek Poker, Sunday Million Run

Paris 'prsalute' Tsokaridis To close out 2015, Paris 'prsalute' Tsokaridis finished fifth in the PokerStars Sunday Million and raked in $49,000. There were almost 6,000 entrants that day, who together built a prize pool north of $1.1 million. We rarely get to talk to Greek poker players, so when the eighth-ranked player in Greece final tables the Sunday Million, we wanted to reach out.

DanJan 12th, 2016 1
'buttfumbletwo' Wins FanDuel NFL Saturday Million

AJ Green was on the winning FanDuel Wild Card Weekend Saturday Million lineup Wild Card Weekend has come and gone in the NFL. With 158.26 points, 'buttfumbletwo'won the FanDuel Wild Card Weekend Saturday Million, padding his bankroll by $120,000. He edged out the second place player by just 0.3 points. There were four games on the Wild Card slate.

DanJan 11th, 2016 0
'Uberdetroit007' Wins DraftKings Wild Card Millionaire Maker

Travis Kelce was on the winning DraftKings Millionaire Maker lineup this week By almost seven points, 'Uberdetroit007'won the NFL Wild Card Weekend Millionaire Maker on DraftKings. He was the only player to score over 200 points and finished with a Wild Card Weekend total of 200.36.

DanJan 11th, 2016 0
GPPT Heads to Old Trafford January 16 to 17

Old Trafford hosts the Grand Prix Poker Tour on January 16 and 17 From January 16 to 17, the PartyPoker-sponsored Grand Prix Poker Tour, or GPPT, heads to the 75,635-seat Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. The buy-in is £60+£10. According to Simon Trumper, Dusk Till Dawn's Club Director, GPPT Old Trafford will be the biggest event ever hosted in the North West of England.

DanJan 10th, 2016 0
Renan Carlos Bruschi Wins December Monthly PLB

Renan Carlos Bruschi won the December Monthly PLB It wasn't a landslide, but with one massive score, Brazil's Renan Carlos Bruschi put himself in position to win the December Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard, or PLB. Two other victories helped put him over the top for his first MPLB title. Bruschi took down the leaderboard in December with 2,989 PLB Points, 276 more than the next closest ...

DanJan 10th, 2016 0
'eisenhower1' Edges Out 'veeea' for 2015 Yearly PLB

'eisenhower1' won the 2015 PocketFives Yearly PLB By 128 points, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' won the 2015 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard, or Yearly PLB. He amassed 17,060 PLB Points over the course of the year and edged out Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov. Perhaps not surprisingly, 'eisenhower1' and 'veeea' are #1 and #2 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings entering 2016.

DanJan 9th, 2016 2
'ismo<3seppo' Wins PokerStars Yearly TLB For Third Straight Year

Aaron Gustavson finished third in the PokerStars Yearly TLB behind winner 'ismo

DanJan 8th, 2016 4
FanDuel Running $1.25 Million NFL Wild Card Saturday Million

Russell Wilson is the most expensive QB this weekend on FanDuel It's Wild Card Weekend in the NFL. FanDuel is still going strong and, in fact, is running a $1.25 Million Saturday Million. As its name suggests, the tournament kicks off on Saturday and includes all four Wild Card games.

DanJan 7th, 2016 0
DraftKings Running NFL Wild Card Millionaire Maker

Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger could lead you to victory on DraftKings If you'd like to be a millionaire this weekend and not have to win Powerball, check out DraftKings. The daily fantasy sports site is running a Wild Card Millionaire Maker for the first round of the NFL playoffs that has $3.5 million guaranteed and a capacity of 201,000 lineups. At the time of writing, the contest is ...

DanJan 7th, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: 'ChaosTheory', 'MastAAce08' Outpacing Field

Stats for ChaosTheory, the top-ranked player in Nevada It's a two-man race for the top spot in PocketFives' Nevada rankings right now between 'ChaosTheory' and 'MastAAce08'. The former is currently ranked #1 in the state with a PLB score of 1,971 points, while MastAAce08 trails by just 67. The two are 400 points ahead of the #3 ranked player in Nevada.

DanJan 7th, 2016 0
New Jersey Rankings: Mike 'JohnnnyDrama' Haberman Holds Top Spot

JohnnyDrama is the #1 player in New Jersey In New Jersey, Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman, is the top-ranked player as January begins. Haberman has a PLB score of 2,717 points, leading the second-ranked player, Jon itsmejon Borenstein, by 263.

DanJan 7th, 2016 2
WSOP.com Winter Poker Classic II Starts January 10

If you're in Nevada or New Jersey, the Winter Poker Classic II begins on Sunday, January 10. In Nevada, there's over $85,000 guaranteed, while in New Jersey, there's over $80,000 guaranteed. Eight events will be held in each state on .

DanJan 6th, 2016 9
PocketFives Rankings: 'DeathbyQuads', 'RoccoGe' Nearing Top 10

eisenhower1 is #1 for the 15th straight week It's Wednesday, which means we recalculate the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. Last week, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' led second-ranked 'veeea' by just 27 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the Rankings. This week, the Swede has widened his lead to 310 points. This is his 15th straight week at #1 in the world on PocketFives.

DanJan 6th, 2016 2
December Legislative Recap: RAWA, Pennsylvania, California

John Pappas, Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance December capped off a relatively quiet year on the poker legislation front in the US. However, the month itself was fairly eventful. Let's take a look back at what legislative events happened in December, in case you missed it.

DanJan 5th, 2016 5
rahuld76 Wins FanDuel Week 17 Sunday Million

JJ Watt and the Texans defense propelled rahuld76 to victory rahuld76 took down the Week 17 FanDuel Sunday Million. Rather than stack a quarterback with his receiver or tight end, as is customary, rahuld76 stacked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with his running back, Rashad Jennings. The duo was 18% and 9% owned, respectively, and scored a combined 42 points.

DanJan 5th, 2016 0
Pickle45 Wins Week 17 DraftKings Millionaire Maker

Rashad Jennings helped Pickle45 score $1 million in Week 17 Week 17 of the NFL is always an odd beast. We saw the Washington Redskins pull their starters before halftime, a former Colts practice squad member get playing time at quarterback in the Titans/Colts game, and all but two Steelers largely disappoint against Cleveland after an injury to DeAngelo Williams.

DanJan 5th, 2016 0
Over 1,600 Players Registered for Latest PokerStars Boycott

A second boycott of PokerStars is underway. It began on January 1 and runs through Thursday, organized by , Tiltbook, Gypsy Team, and several high-stakes players. As the group put it in a thread on 2+2, "We refuse to play on PokerStars for those seven days and are cashing out at least 10% of our bankrolls on the first day of the boycott." The strike is in response to a reduction in benefits to ...

DanJan 5th, 2016 9
PokerStars 2016 TCOOP: 50 Events, $15M Guaranteed, New Formats

At the end of January, PokerStars hosts the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker. Running January 21 - 31, TCOOP, now in its fifth year, has a total of $15 million in guarantees for the second consecutive year.

DanJan 4th, 2016 0
Nine Players Ranked #1 on PocketFives in 2015

Yuri Martins opened 2015 as the #1 ranked player There were nine players who laid claim to the title of #1 in the PocketFives Rankings in 2015. Plus, there were 14 lead changes during the year, which means there was plenty of movement atop of the Rankings. Let's take a look back at the #1 ranked players of 2015.

DanJan 4th, 2016 2
PocketFives US Poker League Returns January 6

If you haven't already heard, PocketFives has teamed up with to bring you a free weekly online poker league for US players. The games run every Wednesday night at 9pm ET and monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, even if you can't make every game in a month, there's still plenty to play for each week. Sign up for here. It's free.

DanJan 3rd, 2016 0
PocketFives Awards 97 Triple Crowns in 2015

Nico Fierro won 11 PocketFives Triple Crowns in 2015 There were a total of 97 PocketFives Triple Crowns awarded in 2015. Before we tell you who won, let's make sure we're all on the same page about what a Triple Crown is. In order to get one, a player must win three MTTs across three sites we track for the PocketFives Rankings within the same seven-day period. Each tournament must have a ...

DanJan 3rd, 2016 0
High Stakes Poker: Isildur1 Wins $3.5 Million in 2015

Viktor Blom was the biggest cash game winner in 2015 2015 is officially in the books. At the cash game tables that HighStakesDB tracks, the year was a busy one, and one player stood out from the pack: Isildur1, aka Viktor Blom. Isildur1 racked up $3.5 million in winnings at high-stakes cash game tables in 2015 on PokerStars, according to the tracking site, triple the next closest player.

DanJan 2nd, 2016 0
Nine Players Passed $7.5 Million in Career Winnings in 2015

Bryan Paris was one of nine players to pass $7.5 million in career online tournament winnings in 2015 In 2015, nine members of the PocketFives community passed $7.5 million in career online tournament winnings. It started in January with Bryan bparis Paris, who passed $7.5 million and is already up to $8.5 million, meaning he has amassed about $1 million in winnings in the last year. Paris' ...

DanJan 2nd, 2016 3
DraftKings Running NFL Season Finale Millionaire Maker

Will you select Todd Gurley in the DraftKings Season Finale Millionaire Maker' This Sunday, DraftKings is running a special Season Finale Millionaire Maker for Week 17 of the NFL. The last week of the season usually involves navigating which teams are resting their starters, which players will get an extra-long audition for 2016, and which teams are still jockeying for playoff spots. ...

DanDec 31st, 2015 0
Smeckten Wins Fifth PocketFives Triple Crown

Smeckten won his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown On Tuesday, Sweden's Smeckten captured his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown. It was his second of the month and the 56th earned by a player from the European country over the years. Smeckten told PocketFives shortly afterwards, "It was a good way to end the year. The last tournament for my fifth Triple Crown is the last tournament I'll enter this ...

DanDec 30th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings: Legenden Up 16 Spots to #6

The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week The PocketFives Online Poker Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday. eisenhower1, who calls Sweden home, closed out the 2015 calendar year as the #1 ranked player, having ascended to the throne on September 30. He has 7,313 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the Rankings, and leads second-ranked veeea by 27 points. Will we have a changing ...

DanDec 30th, 2015 0
ehafner Gets First and Second in Week 16 DraftKings Main Event

Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson led ehafner to victory on DraftKings In a pretty impressive showing, ehafner got both first and second in the Week 16 DraftKings NFL Main Event, which had a buy-in of $1,500. Amazingly, ehafner earned a total of $1.35 million for his first and second place finishes, scoring 233.32 points with one lineup and 229.52 points with the other. He beat out third place ...

DanDec 29th, 2015 0
onefifty9n2 Wins Week 16 FanDuel Sunday Million

Tim Hightower helped onefifty9n2 win the Week 16 FanDuel Sunday Million It took 16 weeks of NFL action for Will Tye and Keyshawn Martin to appear in a winning FanDuel Sunday Million lineup together. onefifty9n2 was your winner in Week 16, amassing 201.10 points. He had one player score less than five points, but it was enough to win the $175,000 first place prize.

DanDec 29th, 2015 0
"Every One of My Friends Said I Was a Poker Genius"

A couple of weeks ago, benatias made the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and banked $28,000, his largest score ever. That cash comes on the heels of wins in the $320 Saturday Super Knockout and Big $109 this year and the Israeli is up to over $600,000 in online MTT scores.

DanDec 29th, 2015 3
Every Day There's a Guy Working Harder than You

In mid-November, Vinicius Coutinho (pictured), known on PocketFives as VinnyCout, outlasted a field of 32,447 entrants to win the PokerStars Sunday Storm. His reward was $25,000, or 2,400 times his buy-in, and he edged out fellow PocketFiver jjshooter heads-up after a two-way chop.

DanDec 27th, 2015 2
"It's Pretty Crazy to Win the Sunday Million"

Earlier this month, Max yipyiphupbup Rotko (pictured) won the PokerStars Sunday Million after a five-way chop and earned $149,000, far and away his largest score to date. There were 5,766 entrants that day and the Fin helped PocketFivers grab almost 40% of the prize pool. He's a student who plays poker on the side, so we virtually traveled to Finland to talk about his career-defining cash.

DanDec 26th, 2015 2
A Sunday Million Six-Figure Score and WSOP Main Event Day 7 Run

Up to $2.4 million in career online tournament winnings after hitting $2 million in November is hownorez (pictured) from the Czech Republic. "I feel good about it," he told us of his new profile badge, "but profit is more important to me than winnings. Fortunately, I was able to make some decent profit recently too."

DanDec 25th, 2015 1
DraftKings Running $1,500 Buy-In Week 16 NFL Main Event

Kirk Cousins could lead you to a $1 million payday on DraftKings this weekend If you received a bunch of money for Christmas this year, we have a way you can spend all of it on daily fantasy sports. Enter DraftKings, which is running a mammoth $1,500 buy-in NFL Main Event in Week 16. This 2,960-player contest features $4 million in total prizes and pays out the top 589 finishing positions. ...

DanDec 24th, 2015 0
p0cket00 Hits $9 Million in Online MTT Cashes

This week, Ontario, Canada's p0cket00 became the second person ever to hit $9 million in career online tournament winnings. The other person to do so: Chris moorman1 Moorman, who hit $10 million in online tournament winnings in 2013.

DanDec 24th, 2015 5
Dank18 Wins Week 15 FanDuel NFL Sunday Million

David Johnson helped Dank18 win the FanDuel Sunday Million The Week 15 FanDuel Sunday Million ended with a one-point win for Dank18, who turned $25 into $175,000. All Dank18 needed was the Denver Broncos to explode, and that's exactly what happened, as Brock Osweiler threw for three touchdowns and almost 300 yards.

DanDec 23rd, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: eisenhower1's 3-Month Stint at #1

eisenhower1 has been ranked #1 on PocketFives since September 30 It's Wednesday, and every Wednesday the PocketFives Rankings are recalculated. This week, Sweden's eisenhower1 remained at the top with a PLB score of 7,773 points, the metric used to determine the Rankings. He has been the top dog on PocketFives since September 30 and looks poised to round out the 2015 calendar year in first ...

DanDec 23rd, 2015 2
Why the WSOP Colossus is Paying $1 Million to First

The WSOP Colossus in 2015 Late last week, the dates for the 2016 World Series of Poker were announced. The tournament series runs from May 31 to July 18 and the details of several events were unveiled, including the second running of the Colossus. Dubbed Colossus II, the $565 buy-in tournament guarantees $7 million (up from $5 million in 2015) and offers a $1 million first place prize, up from ...

DanDec 22nd, 2015 10
Smeckten Wins Fourth PocketFives Triple Crown

Smeckten just won his fourth PocketFives Triple Crown In recent days, Sweden's Smeckten won his fourth PocketFives Triple Crown, his first of 2015. If you're not familiar with the award, a Triple Crown requires a person to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within a week. Each tournament must have at least 100 players and a real ...

DanDec 22nd, 2015 6
Phil Ivey, Dan Cates Confirmed for $200K Buy-In Triton SHR Series Cali Cup

Several big names have thrown their hats into the ring for the Triton SHR Series Cali Cup, a $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller event that begins on January 3 at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila, Philippines, which is also hosting the WPT National Philippines event at the same time.

DanDec 21st, 2015 2
Poker Community Dominates DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship

On Sunday, the DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) was held in San Diego, featuring 200 entries and a massive prize pool. Everyone who played was guaranteed $20,000, while the top 10 received $100,000 plus a ticket to the $15 Million FFWC Grand Final, which will take place on January 16 and 17. The winner of the Grand Final gets $5 million and the finale will be covered for a ...

DanDec 21st, 2015 0
Kevin Eyster (1SickDisease) Wins WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Kevin Eyster (pictured), known on PocketFives as 1SickDisease, won the World Poker Tour's Five Diamond World Poker Classic on Saturday night at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for $1.5 million. He'll also get a seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

DanDec 20th, 2015 4
Tristan Wade (Cre8ive) Wins 2015 WPT DeepStacks Player of the Year

It's the end of December, which means the various Player of the Year races will come to a close. One leaderboard that has already wrapped up is for the WPT DeepStacks Player of the Year. Longtime PocketFiver Tristan Cre8ive Wade (pictured) took it down with 712 points, 118 more than the second place player.

DanDec 19th, 2015 0
LAPT Season 9 Schedule Announced, Main Event Buy-Ins Slashed

This week, the schedule for Season 9 of the Latin American Poker Tour, or LAPT, was announced. The series gets underway in January with several major changes, the most major of which is cutting the Main Event buy-ins for LAPT Panama, Uruguay, and Brazil to $1,500. The buy-ins for Season 8 events ranged between $2,500 and $3,300.

DanDec 19th, 2015 0
2016 WSOP Dates Announced, Colossus to Guarantee $1 Million to First

On Friday, the dates for the 2016 World Series of Poker were announced. The annual festival in Las Vegas will run from May 31 to July 18 at the Rio. It's the 47th running of the series and its first open event will be the second edition of the Colossus, which begins June 2.

DanDec 18th, 2015 2
PokerStars Officially Launches BetStars Sports Book

On Friday to close out the work week, PokerStars, the largest online poker site in the world, announced that it has officially launched the online sports book BetStars "in select jurisdictions on the domains , Betstars.eu, and Betstars.uk." The site has also launched iOS and Android apps.

DanDec 18th, 2015 0
IgorK Wins Second Triple Crown in Two Months

For the second time in two months, Simon Ronnow Pedersen (pictured), known on PocketFives as IgorK, has won a PocketFives Triple Crown. This time around, his Triple Crown quest began on December 8 with a win in the William Hill €25,000 Grand Tuesday for $6,600 and 170 PLB Points. That tournament drew 154 entrants and Pedersen was one of three members of our community to cash in it.

DanDec 17th, 2015 1
DraftKings Running Final Millionaire Maker of 2015

On Sunday, the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings is running what it claims is the final NFL Millionaire Maker of 2015. The buy-in, which was a scant $3 last week, is back up to $20 this week and the field is capped at 286,200 lineups. First place takes home $1 million and the total guaranteed prize pool is $5 million.

DanDec 17th, 2015 0
Lucky Ace Poker Closing, Players Moving to 888

According to SBC News and an FAQ formerly found on its site, Lucky Ace Poker is closing by December 28. Players will be funneled to 888 Poker, which ran Lucky Ace on the same network.

DanDec 16th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: Swedes Claim 4 of the Top 6 Spots

Sweden's C Darwin2 continues to climb the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. This week, he moved up from #9 to #5, three spots shy of his highest ranking ever. Much of his gain came after winning the PokerStars Hotter $162 over the weekend, a score that netted him over 300 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the Rankings.

DanDec 16th, 2015 1
TheBrewster Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker for Week 14

Over the weekend for Week 14 of the NFL season, DraftKings ran a special $3 buy-in NFL Millionaire Maker that literally drew a million entries and offered up a top prize of $1 million. In the end, TheBrewster took it down with 242.88 points, beating out sylbester, who took second place, by a scant 1.7 points.

DanDec 15th, 2015 0
Pennsylvania Internet Gambling Bill Dead for 2015

According to eGaming Review, a bill from Representative John Payne (pictured) that would regulate online gambling in Pennsylvania is dead for the 2015 calendar year. Many in the industry had thought the measure would be voted on over the weekend, but that never came to fruition.

DanDec 15th, 2015 8
The Weekend Joke: "Oh, You Could Just Win the Million"

In November, Steve McNallyville McNally (pictured) finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Million following a six-way chop and put back $103,000. It was the second largest score of his career and his second cash over $100,000, raising his career total past $5.1 million. McNally is the 11th ranked PocketFiver in Mexico, where he moved from the USA four years ago.

DanDec 13th, 2015 3
Alex Masek Wins Record-Setting 9th WSOP Circuit Ring

On Friday, Alex Masek (pictured) won a $365 buy-in No Limit Hold'em event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles for a record ninth World Series of Poker Circuit ring. He earned $12,000 to boot. It was his first ring in over 20 months and, since his last title, he has recorded seven top-four finishes, missing out on a ring each time.

DanDec 12th, 2015 2
Online Gaming Target of Half of Recorded DDoS Attacks in Q3 2015

According to the Q3 2015 State of the Internet Security Report, the online gaming industry was the target of half of the recorded distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the third quarter of 2015. Online gaming came in at exactly 50%, followed by software and technology at 25% and financial services at 7%.

DanDec 12th, 2015 4
Daniel Negreanu Says He Tried to Delay VIP Changes at PokerStars to 2017

In a new blog on FullContactPoker, PokerStars front man Daniel Negreanu (pictured) told readers, "I've spent the last month having internal discussions in the hopes of delaying the changes until January 1st, 2017." The changes in question refer to PokerStars' recent changes to their VIP program that will greatly alter benefits to high-stakes players.

DanDec 11th, 2015 4
Steve O'Dwyer (MrTimCaum) Wins EPT Prague Super High Roller for $816,000

Longtime PocketFiver Steve MrTimCaum O'Dwyer (pictured) hit it big on Thursday, winning the EPT Prague Super High Roller Event after a heads-up chop for $816,000. He's the first person to win multiple EPT Super High Roller Events.

DanDec 10th, 2015 1
DraftKings Running $3 Buy-In NFL Millionaire Maker for Week 14

This Sunday, December 13, the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings is running a special $3 buy-in NFL Millionaire Maker for Week 14. It has a $2.5 million guaranteed prize pool and first place, as you might have already guessed, will take home $1 million, or 333,333 times their investment.

DanDec 10th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: IgorK Up to #7

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings received their weekly facelift. There were no new entrants in the top 10 worldwide this week, but we did have plenty of risers and fallers, including Simon IgorK Pedersen (pictured), who moved up two spots to #7.

DanDec 9th, 2015 0
PPA: RAWA Calls RAWA Hearing "Hypocrisy," "Crony Capitalism"

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), held a hearing to debate the merits of Chaffetz's Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA. The bill, at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, would ban internet gambling in the US, including in states where it's already regulated. Read a recap of the hearing here.

DanDec 9th, 2015 0
House Oversight Committee Hearing: Everyone Turns on Jason Chaffetz

On Wednesday, a hearing in the House Oversight Committee entitled "A Casino in Every Smartphone – Law Enforcement Implications" took place. It started 30 minutes late and was led by committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT, pictured), a minion of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson. Chaffetz is trumpeting Restoring America's Wire Act (RAWA), which would ban all forms of online gambling in the ...

DanDec 9th, 2015 5
Brian Rast, Sorel Mizzi Fighting for Charity on December 30

Well this should be interesting. On December 30, at the height of college bowl season, Brian tsarrast Rast (pictured) and Sorel Imper1um Mizzi, both poker pros, will square off in a boxing match in Las Vegas. No, not at a poker table. Instead, the pair will meet at the Syndicate MMA Gym at 6:00pm local time. All proceeds will go to the REG Charity.

DanDec 8th, 2015 2
1DontTryThisAtHome1 Wins Week 13 DraftKings Millionaire Maker

It was a pretty high-scoring week on the major daily fantasy sports sites. It seems like a bundle of players had multiple visits to the end zone and it took a massive score of 276.46 points for 1DontTryThisAtHome1 to take down the DraftKings Millionaire Maker. Here was his winning lineup:

DanDec 8th, 2015 0