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"I Have Never Heard of Anyone Winning at Razz"

Last month, Woody CrazedZach Deck (pictured) won a pair of SCOOP events. The first was a $215 Stud tournament, while the second, which happened nine days later, was a $700 HORSE event. Deck's reward: $34,000 and two SCOOP titles.

Dan Jul 4th, 2015 2
"I Was Looking at Poker Hand Rankings While I Was Playing"

You remember the days of being a newbie in poker. For PocketFiver Simon Ronnow Pedersen (pictured), known as IgorK on our site, those days are, thankfully, long past. Last month, he took down the PartyPoker $200,000 Guaranteed for $32,000. He plays on the site under the user name SuzukiTorben007.

Dan Jul 3rd, 2015 0
WSOP Online Bracelet Event Attracts 905 Entrants

The first ever World Series of Poker online bracelet event attracted 905 entrants, creating a prize pool of $859,000. The top 100 will finish in the money, with a top prize of almost $200,000 on the line.

Dan Jul 3rd, 2015 2
Anthony Zinno Wins WSOP $25,000 PLO, Second in POY Race

Until Wednesday night, Anthony Zinno (pictured) had been having an impressive World Series of Poker, but had yet to capture his first bracelet. He had four top-seven finishes already and was coming off being crowned the World Poker Tour Player of the Year. Now, he's on his way to becoming the 2015 WSOP Player of the Year after taking down a $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.

Dan Jul 2nd, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: prebzzz Enters at #6

After reentering his screen names last week, Norway's prebzzz jumped nearly to the top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, landing at #6. This is the highest he has ever been in the Rankings and, not surprisingly, he's the top-ranked PocketFiver in Norway.

Dan Jul 1st, 2015 0
Anthony Zinno's Beastly 2015 WSOP

Reigning World Poker Tour Player of the Year Anthony Zinno (pictured) is at it again. He's leading a $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha event at the World Series of Poker with a dozen players remaining with a stack of 2.46 million and will add to an impressive 2015 WSOP run.

Dan Jul 1st, 2015 0
Jonathan Duhamel Wins WSOP High Roller for One Drop

2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel (pictured) has hit it big once again, this time taking down the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for nearly $4 million. The 27-year-old scored his second gold bracelet in his sixth career WSOP final table.

Dan Jun 30th, 2015 2
"It's Really Important to Be On Point with Your All-In Ranges"

At the start of this year's SCOOP on PokerStars, 1,100 people turned out for a $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Turbo. In the end, Ryan urbanlights Yu (pictured) finished in second place for a commanding $143,000. It was his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of two.

Dan Jun 28th, 2015 1
25th to 50th Percentile in WSOP DraftKings Event Will Cash for Less than Buy-In

Event #55 of the 2015 World Series of Poker began on Saturday. The $1,500 buy-in DraftKings 50-50 tournament featured a unique structure where half of the field will finish in the money. However, half of the runners who cash won't make their buy-in back. There were 1,123 entrants.

Dan Jun 27th, 2015 0
"I Like the Game and Like the Money, and There's Lots of Money in this Game"

Last month, Hungary's W_P_S was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Storm. His reward for making it to the final three of the 32,000-man tournament was $17,000. "I had a very tough year, so this helps me a lot now," he told us. "I had lot of crazy beats deep in past tournaments when the money was big."

Dan Jun 27th, 2015 2
Bryan Micon Pleads Guilty, But Avoids Jail Time

According to Vegas Inc and several other outlets, former SealsWithClubs owner Bryan Micon (pictured) has pleaded guilty to "operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system," but will not receive jail time. The site explained, "Micon's plea will allow him to avoid jail time and serve probation, after which he can file to have his record reflect a gross misdemeanor instead of a felony, according ...

Dan Jun 26th, 2015 0
Joe Barton Introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act

Let the barrage of online poker-related bills being introduced on Capitol Hill commence! On Thursday, one day after Senator Lindsey Graham introduced legislation to ban i-gaming in the US, Congressman Joe Barton (pictured) rolled out a bill to regulate internet poker.

Dan Jun 25th, 2015 0
PPA Blasts Lindsey Graham Over Introduction of RAWA in Senate

On Wednesday, while Congress was adjourned, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (pictured) introduced Restoring America's Wire Act in the US Senate. The legislation, driven at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, bans internet gambling and online poker in the US.

Dan Jun 24th, 2015 2
oakes Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring By Hitting Quad Fives

Last month, Mike oakes O'Connell (pictured) scored his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring in style. On his final hand, he hit quads and pocketed $10,000 from the $365 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Oh yeah, the hand he hit quads on: pocket fives, of course.

Dan Jun 23rd, 2015 2
pleno1, Jovial Gent, elpim Make Final 26 of WSOP Extended Play Event

Twenty-six players remain in the $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker. At stake is a $478,000 first place prize and bracelet winner Barny Boatman (pictured) owns the lead with a stack of 1.15 million in chips.

Dan Jun 23rd, 2015 1
Bryan Micon Returning to Las Vegas to Face Gambling Charges

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, former SealsWithClubs head Bryan Micon (pictured) is returning to the US to face gambling charges. An arrest warrant for Micon was issued on April 28 and he reportedly had fled to the island of Antigua.

Dan Jun 22nd, 2015 1
WSOP Poker Player's Championship Attracts 77 Entrants

There were 77 entrants in this year's Poker Player's Championship at the World Series of Poker, down 25% from last year's tally of 102 as it currently stands. After five 100-minute levels of play, Scott Seiver (pictured) bagged up the Day 1 chip lead with 350,000 and leads a pack of 73 survivors.

Dan Jun 22nd, 2015 1
Jovial Gent Leading WSOP $1,500 Extended Play NLHE with 115 Left

There are 115 players remaining in the World Series of Poker's $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em event. It began with over 1,900 entrants on Saturday and a bracelet should be awarded on Tuesday. In the meantime, Yevgeniy Jovial Gent Timoshenko (pictured) is out in front with a stack of 405,000. He's the only person to cross the 400,000-chip mark.

Dan Jun 22nd, 2015 0
Ourgame Acquires World Poker Tour for $35 Million

On Sunday night, it was announced that Ourgame International Holdings has acquired the World Poker Tour for $35 million. It's an all cash transaction with no debt. Since 2009, bwin.party has owned WPT, which is renowned for its worldwide live tournaments and events.

Dan Jun 21st, 2015 0
stevie444 Leads WSOP $10K Stud Hi-Lo With 11 Left, Negreanu Also Alive

Eleven players remain in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Owning a healthy lead is PocketFiver Stephen stevie444 Chidwick (pictured), who will return to Sunday's finale with a stack of 808,000 in chips, 250,000 more than the next closest person.

Dan Jun 21st, 2015 0
Brian Hastings Becomes First Multi-Bracelet Winner of 2015 WSOP

Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) came into the 2015 World Series of Poker making bet after bet on Twitter. A week ago, he won his second career gold bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and collected more in bracelet bets than he won for first. On Saturday, he one-upped himself, winning another one and becoming the first repeat winner of the 2015 WSOP.

Dan Jun 21st, 2015 1
Brian Hastings, SirWatts, gpokerg Make Final 9 of WSOP $1,500 10-Game

Tournament after tournament at the 2015 World Series of Poker has featured brand name pros at the top of the leaderboard. Event #39, a $1,500 10-Game Mix, is no exception. We're down to our final nine and the group is loaded with talent, including three bracelet winners. In fact, 2015 bracelet winner Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) leads the way.

Dan Jun 20th, 2015 0
BeL0WaB0Ve Heads-Up for a WSOP $1,500 PLO Bracelet

Corrie Wunstel and Kevin BeL0WaB0Ve Saul (pictured) are heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. The two called it a day late Friday night and will return to the Rio on Saturday at 2:00pm Pacific Time. The winner gets $266,000 and a bracelet, while the runner-up pockets $165,000.

Dan Jun 20th, 2015 1
PokerKaiser Wins 10 Tournaments, 2 Triple Crowns in June

Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) has been tearing apart the online poker community this month. We're not even three weeks into June and the Chilean has already piled up 10 online MTT wins and two PocketFives Triple Crowns. And he still has two weeks left in the month to improve upon those numbers.

Dan Jun 19th, 2015 6
WCGRider, paulgees81, CrownUpGuy Make WSOP $10K Six-Max Final 12

Wow. If you're looking for a World Series of Poker tournament packed with talent, check out the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event, which is down to its final two tables. Nosebleed-stakes cash game player Doug WCGRider Polk is atop the field with a stack of 1.4 million, one of two players who bagged seven-figures.

Dan Jun 19th, 2015 1
Plattsburgh, kice32 Three-Handed for WSOP $3,000 HORSE Bracelet

Of the starting grid of 376 players in a $3,000 HORSE event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, just three remain. Longtime PocketFiver Matt Plattsburgh Vengrin (pictured) leads the final three, hunting for his first WSOP bracelet and the corresponding $261,000 first place payday.

Dan Jun 19th, 2015 0
Jason Mercier (treysfull21) Wins WSOP $5K NLHE 6-Max Event

Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) continues to dominate the poker world. On Wednesday, he won his third World Series of Poker bracelet after taking down a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event. He now has 43 WSOP cashes and 13 final tables that account for almost $3 million in career WSOP winnings.

Dan Jun 18th, 2015 4
bigdogpckt5s Banned from Twitch After Mistakenly Streaming Porn

"This just in: I Twitched while checking out porn without realizing it." Those were the words of Casey bigdogpckt5s Jarzabek (pictured), who was promptly banned from Twitch for violating its Terms of Service. The incident came a few months after a poker player was robbed during a live stream and serves as a warning for those of you using Twitch. Read the thread.

Dan Jun 17th, 2015 29
Andy McLEOD Leads WSOP $5K NLHE Six-Max Event with 20 Left

Twenty players remain in Event #32 of the 2015 World Series of Poker, a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. A familiar face leads the way with a stack of 1.9 million: James Andy McLEOD Obst (pictured), who has almost double the stack of the next closest player.

Dan Jun 17th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: Sheater, veeea Reenter Top 10

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is at the top of the leaderboard once again this week. In fact, he has an 800-point lead over second place, so we wouldn't foresee him dropping from that perch anytime soon.

Dan Jun 17th, 2015 1
moorman1, ElkY, JAKoon1985, Jymaster0011 Make Final 21 of WSOP $1K NLHE

At this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, no matter how big a tournament's field is, brand name pros are rising to the top. We've already seen pros like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Galfond, and Shaun Deeb win bracelets this year. Now, we could have bracelet #1 from Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured), the most successful PocketFiver in history.

Dan Jun 16th, 2015 3
PocketFives Open for US Players Returns Thursday, $2,300 in Added Cash and Prizes

We're happy to announce that we're bringing back the PocketFives Open for US players. This is our way of saying thank you to our US members for being patient while online poker is regulated in the US. We know it has taken a while already. It's going down this Thursday, June 18, on . Sign up for here.

Dan Jun 16th, 2015 1
Phil Galfond Wins WSOP $10K NL 2-7 Draw Lowball Bracelet

On Monday, Phil Galfond (pictured), known in the online poker world as OMGClayAiken, won his second World Series of Poker bracelet. Galfond took down the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship for $224,000. He recorded his 15th career WSOP cash and passed $2 million in career WSOP winnings.

Dan Jun 16th, 2015 0
KingDan, PearlJammer Make Final 6 of WSOP $10K NL 2-7 Draw Lowball

The final six of the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship at the World Series of Poker are set. As has been a common theme this year, the final table is loaded with talent. Dan KingDan Smith (pictured) is your chip leader with a stack of 661,000, about 100,000 ahead of the next closest person.

Dan Jun 15th, 2015 3
How Good at Tournaments Are You Really?

Are you getting the tournament results you want' Or are you sick and tired of having bad luck against terrible players at a critical stage of the tournament'

Dan Jun 15th, 2015 1
WSOP Monster Stack Draws 7,192 Entrants, Down 8% from 2014

The World Series of Poker Monster Stack held its second of two starting days on Saturday. While the attendance figure of 7,192 entrants was down about 8% from last year, it's still the third straight weekend of massive crowds at poker's most prestigious tournament series. Prior weekends have featured the Millionaire Maker ($1,500 buy-in, 7,275 entrants) and Colossus ($565, 22,374 entrants).

Dan Jun 14th, 2015 0
Brian Hastings Wins WSOP $10K Seven Card Stud Event

Brian Hastings (pictured), known on PocketFives as Stinger885, won his second career World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday night in a $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. His reward was $239,000, which came after outlasting a rock solid final table in which the top three finishers were all members of the PocketFives community.

Dan Jun 14th, 2015 2
Phil Hellmuth Thanks Aria During WSOP Bracelet Ceremony, Twitter Blows Up

In his acceptance speech on Saturday for his 14th World Series of Poker bracelet, Phil Hellmuth thanked his sponsors. He thanked Aria specifically for "sponsoring me and taking really good care of me" and went on to thank other sponsors in general. Perhaps a bit surprisingly, Twitter erupted.

Dan Jun 13th, 2015 6
Brian Hastings Leads WSOP $10K Seven Card Stud Event with 8 Left

Eight players remain in the World Series of Poker's $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, including three brand name members of the online poker community. Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured), a longtime fixture of the poker and daily fantasy sports worlds, leads the way with a stack of 770,000. Hastings was a top-five chip leader after Day 1 and has already cashed in three WSOP events this ...

Dan Jun 13th, 2015 0
"Don't Drink Too Much Alcohol the Night Before a Tournament"

Last month, Moscow's Ravic85 (pictured) took down the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy outright for $63,000. There were well over 1,100 entrants that day and Ravic85 outlasted five other PocketFives members at the final table. Now, he's camped out in Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker.

Dan Jun 12th, 2015 6
Sam Greenwood (Pudge714) Wins WSOP $1K NLHE Event

Two years ago, Sam Pudge714 Greenwood (pictured) won $100,000 in a tournament on the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings. At the time, it was one of the largest DFS prizes ever given out. Now, you can add a World Series of Poker bracelet to his resume.

Dan Jun 12th, 2015 4
PLO Bot Ring Reportedly Won $1.4 Million on PokerStars

The rumors are true. PokerStars confirmed to PokerNews that it's investigating an alleged bot ring permeating mid-stakes PLO tables. PokerStars explained in an email posted on PokerNews, "We are indeed aware of the online discussions alleging a group of accounts to be operating poker bots."

Dan Jun 11th, 2015 21
SamENole Three-Handed for a WSOP Bracelet

Although he's nursing the short stack, Matt SamENole Smith (pictured) is three-handed for a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event. Crazily, Christian Pham, the wire-to-wire chip leader, entered the event by mistake and is now poised for his first WSOP bracelet.

Dan Jun 11th, 2015 1
Daniel Alaei Wins Fifth WSOP Bracelet

On Wednesday, while much of the poker world was fixated on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Daniel Alaei (pictured) won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet. The 30-year-old took down the $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better Championship for $391,000, the second time in his career he's won it.

Dan Jun 11th, 2015 0
Website Hawking Marked WSOP Cards

Amid allegations that Valeriu Coca cheated by marking cards in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship at the World Series of Poker, word broke that a website is selling marked WSOP cards. The site: . The cost of the cards: about $90.

Dan Jun 10th, 2015 3
PocketFives Rankings: apostolis20, Fresh_Oo_D Crack Top 10

The PocketFives Rankings were updated on Wednesday and making waves was Greece's Apostolis apostolis20 Bechrakis (pictured), who cracked the top 10 worldwide by moving up three spots to #9. If his name is familiar, it's because he took down the low-stakes SCOOP Main Event late last month for $221,000 and 1,488 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the Rankings.

Dan Jun 10th, 2015 0
Adrian Buckley Scores Upset in WSOP Millionaire Maker

The 7,725-entrant Millionaire Maker wrapped up on Tuesday at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. A loaded final table ended with Adrian Buckley (pictured), a 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado, pulling the upset and winning his first bracelet in his first ever WSOP cash. He took home $1.2 million.

Dan Jun 10th, 2015 2
Phil Hellmuth Wins WSOP Bracelet #14

On Monday night, Phil Hellmuth (pictured) won his record-extending 14th World Series of Poker bracelet. He triumphantly Tweeted when the $10,000 Razz event was over, "BOOOM!! Won my 14th @WSOP Bracelet!!! Dedicated it to a friend I lost recently: Dave Goldberg. Giving my bracelet to Goldies family."

Dan Jun 9th, 2015 9
2CardsCollege Expanding with Apestyles, Assassinato

If you're not familiar with it, 2CardsCollege is the largest poker school in the Russian-speaking part of the world. Currently, the school regularly trains over 150 students. You might have seen a link that says "Poker School" on the top of our site. Well, it goes straight to 2CardsCollege.

Dan Jun 8th, 2015 1
Loaded Final 12 in WSOP $10K Razz Includes Hellmuth, Deeb, Seidel

If you're looking for an entertaining World Series of Poker tournament to rail on Monday night, check out the $10,000 Razz event, which is down to its final 12. The group is absolutely loaded with talent, headlined by 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (pictured) and Shaun shaundeeb Deeb, who is looking for bracelets in back-to-back events. Get your popcorn ready.

Dan Jun 8th, 2015 3
Shaun Deeb Wins WSOP $10K PLHE Bracelet

For much of the final table, Shaun shaundeeb Deeb (pictured) was the chip leader of the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship at the World Series of Poker. The 29-year-old father of one ended up triumphing over arguably the most talented final nine at the 2015 WSOP thus far to claim his first bracelet.

Dan Jun 7th, 2015 5
WSOP Millionaire Maker Attracts 7,275 Entrants, Down 8% from 2014

In 2013, a field of 6,343 entrants turned out for the first ever World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker. The $1,500 buy-in tournament returned last year and was the second largest WSOP event at the time with 7,977 entries. On Saturday night, the attendance for the 2015 Millionaire Maker was announced at 7,275, meaning the field size dipped a modest 8% year over year. It remains 18% above the ...

Dan Jun 6th, 2015 3
Full Tilt Professionals Included in Latest Round of Refunds

According to a statement posted on Thursday from Garden City Group, the official Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt Poker payments, there's a new round of refunds coming. This one is set to include, for the first time, Full Tilt Poker "Professionals."

Dan Jun 6th, 2015 1
Shaun Deeb Has Commanding Lead in WSOP $10,000 PLHE with 7 Left

At the time of writing, there are seven players left in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Your leader by a sizable margin right now: longtime PocketFiver Shaun shaundeeb Deeb (pictured).

Dan Jun 6th, 2015 0
AnteSvante Wins May PLB

The points have been awarded and, by the slimmest of margins, Anton AnteSvante Wigg (pictured) won the May Monthly PLB on PocketFives with 3,529 points. He was about 70 points ahead of Chris moorman1 Moorman, who finished in second place with 3,461 points.

Dan Jun 5th, 2015 4
Alleged WSOP $10K Heads-Up Cheater Calls Allegations a "Fantasy"

On Thursday, Twitter erupted over allegations that Valeriu Coca (pictured) may have cheated during the World Series of Poker's $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em event. Connor blanconegro Drinan spoke on behalf of several players charging that Coca was possibly using invisible ink to mark the cards while wearing special sunglasses that would allow him to see it.

Dan Jun 5th, 2015 7
MrSmokey1 Leads WSOP $1,500 NLHE Six-Max with 25 Left

Twenty-five players remain in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event at the 2015 World Series of Poker. As you'd expect with a Six-Max event, the field is loaded with members of the PocketFives community, including two-time bracelet winner Steve MrSmokey1 Billirakis (pictured), who leads the way. PocketFivers can be found in five of the top 14 spots.

Dan Jun 5th, 2015 1
How Did You Celebrate? I Went to Work Six Hours Later

Last month, Filip Milovanovic (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as F1kus, was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and bagged $55,000. He officially took fourth place and is now closing in on $300,000 in online tournament winnings.

Dan Jun 4th, 2015 0
Jack Effel on WSOP Cheating Allegations: "We Take Integrity Very Seriously"

Twitter has been busy on Thursday after allegations of cheating were brought against Valeriu Coca in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up event at the World Series of Poker. It's important to note that Coca has not been found to be in violation of any WSOP rule thus far.

Dan Jun 4th, 2015 0
paulgees81 Makes Finals of WSOP $10K Heads-Up Event

Event #10 of the 2015 World Series of Poker is down to its final two. The $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up event began with 143 entrants and on Thursday we'll see the dramatic conclusion between Paul paulgees81 Volpe (pictured) and Keith Lehr.

Dan Jun 4th, 2015 0
Sauce1234, Phil Ivey Top High-Stakes Leaderboard in May

As we turn the page to June, it's time to look back at some of the biggest winners at the high-stakes online tables in May, according to HighStakesDB. The leaderboard is chalk full of brand name poker players this time around.

Dan Jun 3rd, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: PokerKaiser #1 for Fifth Straight Week

For the fifth straight week, Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is the #1 player in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. He originally ascended to the top on May 6 and has a PLB score of 7,763 points, 400 more than the next closest player.

Dan Jun 3rd, 2015 0
cal42688, Phil Galfond in Final 7 of WSOP $10K 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Event

Event #7 of the 2015 World Series of Poker, a $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournament, is down to its final seven. If you're looking for heavy-hitters, look no further than the group of 12 that cashed in this 109-man tournament. At stake is $322,000 and a gold bracelet.

Dan Jun 2nd, 2015 3
GoLeafsGoEh, JJProdigy Make Final 39 of WSOP Colossus

The World Series of Poker Colossus, which attracted over 22,000 entrants is, within a matter of days, already down to just 39. Nine PocketFivers are among the group and everyone is trailing the chip-leading stack of Raymond Henson, who has 7.4 million, 600,000 more than the next closest person.

Dan Jun 2nd, 2015 2
How To Win The Money You Deserve Playing Poker

Let me ask you a question – are you happy with your poker results right now'

Dan Jun 2nd, 2015 0
PocketFives US-Friendly Online Poker League Returns in June

On Wednesday, our free, US-friendly online poker league at returns! We had an excellent showing in May, with PocketFiver jp1979 taking down the overall leaderboard and earning $200 in cash.

Dan Jun 1st, 2015 3
Robert Mizrachi Wins Third WSOP Bracelet, Ties Brother Michael

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the Colossus this weekend was Robert Mizrachi (pictured) winning his third World Series of Poker bracelet. We normally focus on online poker players, but the fact that Mizrachi has three bracelets, the same number as his brother Michael Mizrachi, is quite a feat.

Dan Jun 1st, 2015 1
Poker Community Upset at WSOP Colossus Payouts

The final numbers for the 2015 World Series of Poker Colossus were unveiled on Sunday night and, although the tournament broke records across the board, a chunk of the community was outraged over the 5.7% of the prize pool allocated to first place. Meanwhile, 2,241 entrants of the 22,374 who entered will finish in the money, with a minimum cash of $1,096.

Dan May 31st, 2015 19
Final 2015 WSOP Colossus Numbers: 22,374 Entrants, $638,000 to First

It took until Sunday night, but the final numbers for the 2015 World Series of Poker Colossus are in. The result was as expected: the largest-field live poker tournament in history. This author said from the get-go that the Colossus, which had a $565 buy-in, would fetch over 20,000 entrants and was dead on. The final attendance figure: 22,374. Who says poker is dying'

Dan May 31st, 2015 0
New Jersey's Michael Wang (miw210) Wins WSOP $5K NLHE Bracelet

On Friday, Livingston, New Jersey's Michael miw210 Wang (pictured) became the first open bracelet winner of the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP). He took down a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event for his first WSOP title.

Dan May 30th, 2015 0
"I Was One-Tabling at 9:30am While Sipping Beers From the Mini Bar"

Earlier this month, Martin Mulsow (pictured with Sam TheSquid Grafton), known on PocketFives as moertelmu, came away with the win in the 888 Poker Sunday Challenge for $25,000. There were over 900 entrants that day and Mulsow helped push his career online tournament cash total to over $2.6 million. You can find him on 888 under the screen name IknowUfish.

Dan May 30th, 2015 5
WSOP Colossus Kicks Off

Throughout most of the weekend, PocketFives' WSOP coverage will be focused on the Colossus, the massive $565 buy-in tournament with a $5 million guarantee. Word on the street is that this tournament, which is assured the title of the largest live poker tournament ever held, could break 20,000 entrants.

Dan May 29th, 2015 0
Doc Sands, BrynKenney, Greg Merson Make Final 20 of WSOP $5K NLHE

It should be an entertaining finish to Event #2 ($5,000 NLHE) of the 2015 World Series of Poker. On Saturday, the field will play down to a winner. Twenty runners remain on Friday out of the starting grid of 422, including several PocketFivers and one former Main Event champion. Stay tuned to PocketFives for the latest WSOP coverage, brought to you by Tournament Poker Edge.

Dan May 29th, 2015 6
Amaya's NASDAQ Debut Coming June 8

If you think Amaya Gaming, which owns PokerStars and Full Tilt and is reportedly in talks to buy bwin.party, is going to explode in value, now is your time to cash in. This week, Amaya was green-lit for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Its shares will begin trading on June 8.

Dan May 28th, 2015 4
California Online Poker Bill Passes Committee

On Thursday, history was made in California, as AB 431, a shell bill calling for licensing and regulating online poker, passed the California Assembly Appropriations Committee. Gambling Compliance's Chris Krafcik pointed out that it might sit idle for the foreseeable future, however, Tweeting, "Bill heads to Assembly floor, where it will remain inactive until after upcoming hearings."

Dan May 28th, 2015 7
PocketFives New Jersey Baseball Ticket Giveaway

PocketFives is giving you 2 free tickets worth up to $75 combined to the Phillies, Yankees, or Mets. All you need to do is sign up for one of Tropicana Casino, Virgin Casino, or 888 Poker, all of which are licensed in New Jersey, make a deposit of at least $20, and wager real money at least once on anything you want by the end of the day on May 31.

Dan May 28th, 2015 1
ludovi333, ender555 Top Three in Chips After Day 1 of WSOP $5K NLHE

The 2015 World Series of Poker kicked off on Wednesday with two events: the $500 Casino Employees Event and a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. The latter had a field of 422 and, after one day of play, Ludovic ludovi333 Geilich and Joe ender555 Ebanks (pictured) sat in second and third, respectively, behind chip leader Darryl Ronconi.

Dan May 28th, 2015 8
A Major Shakeup in the PocketFives Rankings

There was a major shakeup in the PocketFives Rankings this week thanks to thousands of PLB Points being awarded during the final weekend of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. However, if you're a fan of Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured), you can breathe a sigh of relief, as he's still our top-ranked player at 7,817 PLB Points.

Dan May 27th, 2015 1
What You Need to Know About the WSOP Colossus

The World Series of Poker Colossus, which starts Friday with the first set of flights, will likely go down as the largest-field live tournament in history. Reportedly, we could see as many as 20,000 entrants at $565 a pop. The tournament has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and, after seeing a ton of buzz on PocketFives, we caught up with Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth ...

Dan May 26th, 2015 2
lasagnaaammm Wins SCOOP Main Event Outright for $1.3 Million

Overnight, Mustapha lasagnaaammm Kanit (pictured) hit the jackpot in the high-stakes Main Event of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, taking the tournament down outright for $1.3 million. It was his second SCOOP title and marked the sixth largest online cash ever by a member of PocketFives.

Dan May 26th, 2015 12
No Laughing Matter: allinforthelolz Talks 888 Mega Deep Win

The 888 Poker Mega Deep brought out a field of 748 entrants earlier this month and Carl Johns (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as allinforthelolz, won it outright for $35,000. No, it's not a joke. Instead, it was Johns' third largest online MTT score to date. He won the Super XL version of the tournament last December for $39,000.

Dan May 25th, 2015 1
ale6ka Rakes $40,000 in Bounties in SCOOP Variable Levels Win

The final weekend of SCOOP began with Belarus PocketFiver ale6ka coming away with the win in a $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max Variable Level Progressive Super Knockout (say that ten times fast) for $111,000 following a heads-up deal. As if the agreed-upon prize money weren't enough, ale6ka also banked $40,000 in bounties for over $150,000 total.

Dan May 24th, 2015 1
"My Strategy Involves Trying to Make Poker as Technical a Game as Possible"

Earlier this month, Nayeem Syed (pictured), known in the online poker world as dancingbudha, chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500 two ways for $50,000, far and away his largest online poker score to date.

Dan May 24th, 2015 2
The End of Sheldon Adelson? Graft Accusations to Be Heard in the US

Those of you rooting for the demise of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (pictured) might have finally gotten your wish. On Friday, the Guardian published an article saying that Adelson will soon face graft accusations in a US court of law.

Dan May 23rd, 2015 19
plplaya Becomes 8th Person to Win Multiple SCOOP Events in 2015

To close out the week, Woody CrazedZach Deck (pictured), who is known on PokerStars as plplaya, became the eighth person to win more than one SCOOP event this year. Overall, he earned his third career SCOOP title; he is the 14th person to have won at least three SCOOP tournaments.

Dan May 23rd, 2015 7
WPTPoker.com Closing June 3

According to a press release sent out on Friday by bwin.party, , a site on the PartyPoker network branded to the World Poker Tour, will shut down on June 3. Officials cited an "ongoing company strategy" as the reason for the closure, adding, "bwin.party has made the decision to focus our online poker efforts entirely on our lead brands: PartyPoker and bwin Poker."

Dan May 22nd, 2015 3
dragonwarior Wins 2 SCOOP Titles in 1 Day

Winning one SCOOP title is impressive enough. Winning two in a lifetime is pretty impressive. Winning two in a single day is almost unheard of, but that's exactly what happened to Canada's dragonwarior this week.

Dan May 21st, 2015 9
Two Guys from Shawinigan Final Table the Sunday Million the Same Month

Late last month, Sammy Lafleur (pictured), known on PocketFives as illraiseyou8, made the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million and earned $40,000. There were almost 6,400 entrants and Lafleur, part of the Quebec poker community, was one of 990 to make the money. It was the second time a person from his hometown final tabled the Sunday Million in a month.

Dan May 21st, 2015 1
Nicolas Chouity (niccc) Wins Third SCOOP Title

Old school poker pros have seemed to have a leg up so far during the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP. Jason Mercier has won three titles already, while veterans mindgamer and veeea have earned six-figure paydays for wins. Enter Nicolas niccc Chouity (pictured), who won his second SCOOP title of 2015 on Wednesday, his third overall.

Dan May 21st, 2015 3
Luke Schwartz Wins Third SCOOP Title

Luke Schwartz (pictured), who plays on PokerStars as lb6121, won his third SCOOP title this week after taking down a $1,050 Pot Limit Five-Card Omaha High-Low Six-Max event. The tournament spanned two days, drew 125 entrants, and sported 69 rebuys and 102 add-ons. Eighteen players made the money and the final seven returned for a Day 2 to determine a winner.

Dan May 20th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: mindgamer Up 56 Spots to #8

A big tournament series like SCOOP means big changes in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, which were recalculated on Wednesday. PokerKaiser retained the top spot by a fairly wide margin, as his 7,744 PLB Points were 800 more than the second place player. Therefore, we'd expect to see PokerKaiser, who won last week's Winamax High Roller, on top again next Wednesday.

Dan May 20th, 2015 1
"It Was Kind of an Old School Final Table"

Earlier this month, Jon apestyles Van Fleet (pictured) ran away with the win in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl and took home $22,000. In the process, he defeated a field of 533 entrants and a final table loaded with former World Series of Poker bracelet winners and European Poker Tour champions.

Dan May 19th, 2015 11
How Good at Poker Are You Really? Find Out More Here

Here’s a simple truth — poker players find it hard to be honest about their game.

Dan May 19th, 2015 2
Chris Moorman Wins PokerStars Sunday 500

Over the weekend, Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured) continued to dominate the online poker community, winning the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $87,000. He Tweeted shortly after the tournament ended, "Oi Oi won the @PokerStars Sunday 500 outright with no deals."

Dan May 18th, 2015 13
Jason Mercier Wins Third SCOOP Title of 2015

You have to be kidding me. Less than a week after winning two SCOOP events in two days, Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) was back at it, taking down a $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Four-Max event for $178,000 following a heads-up chop. It was his third SCOOP win of 2015.

Dan May 18th, 2015 3
"As a Food Aficionado, Living Here Opens a Lot of Doors"

On the last weekend of April, Russian transplant harrrrmonica, who now lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, won the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl outright for $25,000. There were almost 600 entrants and harrrrmonica won the tournament for the second time in eight months.

Dan May 17th, 2015 3
mindgamer, veeea Nab Six-Figure SCOOP Titles

The 2015 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker continues to be lucrative to members of the PocketFives community. The latest players to score SCOOP titles: Stefan mindgamer Jedlicka and Artem veeea Vezhenkov, both top-70 players in the PocketFives Rankings.

Dan May 17th, 2015 1
"When You're Married with Kids, It's a Lot Different Than When You're 24"

Recently, PocketFiver Matthew Generaly Lee (pictured) won a World Series of Poker Circuit Event for $36,500. It was a $365 No Limit Hold'em tournament and marked an epic milestone in a poker career that began with an Aruba live tournament package in 2004. He was congratulated en masse in this PocketFives thread, so we thought an article would be appropriate.

Dan May 16th, 2015 0
James Obst Defeats Joe Cada in SCOOP $1,050 PLO Six-Max Event

"So much for the game being unbeatable and new Europeans taking over the game. Good to see regs from 10+ years ago still on top of the game, as James Andy McLEOD Obst (pictured) shipped the PLO SCOOP High the other day. First ballot shoe-in for the Online Poker Hall of Fame."

Dan May 15th, 2015 5
#BeastMode: Moorman1 Wins Triple Crown #25

Seriously' This author came home from a delicious Mexican lunch only to see an e-mail from the agent of Chris Moorman1 Moorman (pictured) saying he had won his 25th PocketFives Triple Crown. I think it's safe to say that Moorman is not human.

Dan May 15th, 2015 9