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'C Darwin2' Back Atop the PocketFives Rankings

Sweden's 'C Darwin2' moved up one spot in the PocketFives Rankings and is the new #1 ranked online poker player in the world. There are six Swedes in the top 20 of the PocketFives Rankings. And when one Swede falls out of the top spot worldwide, another swoops in to take his place. That's exactly what happened this week.

DanApr 27th, 2016 0
From 'Grim Reaper' to EPT Mainstay, Mad Harper Has Seen It All

Mad Harper has been with the European Poker Tour since Season 1 Twelve years ago, a relative unknown in the poker world began distributing PokerStars hats to players who busted from events on the European Poker Tour. If you went busto, she showed up with a baseball cap for your troubles. Now, she's still going strong with the EPT as its Media Coordinator as the tour gets ready to wrap its 12th ...

DanApr 26th, 2016 0
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini: Trivia Champ, Sunday Million Winner

Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini talks about his love for team trivia and winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. The flag of Greenland has only two colors on it: white and what other color' Answer: Red. What composer's Requiem Mass in D Minor was completed posthumously by Franz Xaver Süssmayr' Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. What was the last name of Roseanne's on-air family on the show "Roseanne"' ...

DanApr 25th, 2016 0
Jonathan 'Gil3000' Gill Uses Structure in an Unstructured World

Jonathan 'Gil3000' Gill just hit $1 million in career online tournament winnings and scored his first PocketFives Triple Crown. (photo: WPT) Many poker pros play the game for a living because of the flexibility it allows. If you feel like going to Cancun for the weekend, and you've got the cash, then go. If your friends are heading to the EPT Grand Final in Monaco, you can go too. Just be sure ...

DanApr 24th, 2016 3
Dara 'Doke' O'Kearney Wins Fifth PocketFives Triple Crown

Ireland's Dara 'Doke' O'Kearney won his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown. Five years ago, Ireland's Dara 'Doke' O'Kearney won his very first PocketFives Triple Crown. Six months later, he did it again, his second Triple Crown of 2011. He won one more in May 2013 and another two years later. On April 17, he polished off another milestone: Triple Crown number five.

DanApr 20th, 2016 1
PocketFives Rankings: Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis Enters Top 10

Greece's Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis moved up six spots to #8 in the PocketFives Rankings, entering the top 10 for the first time ever (photo: Merit Poker). As the old saying about the Trojan Horse goes, "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts." In the PocketFives Rankings, it's "Beware of Greeks cracking the top 10." This week, Greece's Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis moved up six spots to #8, ...

DanApr 20th, 2016 11
Mike 'm8675309a' Adamo Running a Bar and Winning Sunday Warm-Ups

Mike 'm8675309a' Adamo (at left), who owns SharkBite Bar and Grill in the Turks and Caicos, won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Admit it, you've dreamed of running a bar. Invite your friends over for a beer whenever you want, sing karaoke until daybreak, and come up with cocktails that even Jerry Thomas couldn't imagine. And what if that bar were ocean-side' And visited by sharks'

DanApr 19th, 2016 3
Faraz Jaka Bullish that Global Poker League Will Be a Home Run

San Francisco Rush manager Faraz Jaka knows the Global Poker League will be a winner. (Danny Maxwell photo) The inaugural season of the Global Poker League is underway. Twelve teams make up the league, and sitting in fifth place after the first two weeks of action in the Americas Conference is the San Francisco Rush, captained by none other than Faraz 'The-Toilet' Jaka.

DanApr 18th, 2016 0
After Two Years in Vancouver, David 'd.quang' Quang is Back Home

David 'd.quang' Quang's two-year run in Vancouver to clear his mind came to an end. Now, he's back in Ontario. American author Horace Greeley once popularized the phrase "Go West, young man." It was in reference to westward expansion of the United States in the 19th Century, but in the case of online poker pro David 'd.quang' Quang, "Go West, young man" meant a chance for clear air and a new ...

DanApr 16th, 2016 3
Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman: Online Poker Star and "Glorified Housewife"

Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman has been balancing poker with being the father of a 6-year-old, photo: Poker Asia Pacific As anyone who has kids knows, they literally change their parents' lives. You suddenly have the lives of others in your hands and that carefree lifestyle you used to have is gone out the window. Bar-hopping' Nope. Staying up until 3am' Gone.

DanApr 16th, 2016 6
Looking Back at the Top 10 Ranked Players on Black Friday

Jordan 'Jymaster0011' Young, with Todd Brunson, was the #1 ranked online player on Black Friday. (PokerListings photo) Ask any member of the poker community and they can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing on April 15, 2011, a day that will forever live in poker lore as Black Friday. For the top 10 players on the the PocketFives Rankings that day, their world was forever ...

DanApr 15th, 2016 3
PokerStars EPT Grand Final Includes Record 302 Online Qualifiers

There are 302 online qualifiers in the EPT Grand Final Main Event in 2016, a new record. The 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final starts in a couple of weeks from the picturesque principality of Monaco. Its sandy beaches, steep cliffs, celebrities-a-plenty, and famed Grand Prix track will welcome a record number of online qualifiers from PokerStars this year.

DanApr 14th, 2016 2
PocketFives Rankings: Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Up 15 Spots to #6

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao was up 15 spots in the PocketFives Rankings this week to #6 after a Mountain Series win (photo credit Danny Maxwell) 872.35 PLB Points. That's how many Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao received for taking down the PokerStars Mountain Series Denali event over the weekend. The Brazilian earned $167,000 officially for the win in the $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy and was one ...

DanApr 13th, 2016 0
PokerStars Announces 2016 SCOOP Schedule, $40 Million Guaranteed

PokerStars announced the schedule for the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP One of the largest online poker festivals of the year is less than a month away. And this time around, it's bigger and better, with over $40 million in guaranteed prize money ripe for the taking.

DanApr 12th, 2016 0
"Breaking Bad" Actor Aaron Paul Joins LA Sunset GPL Team

"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul has been drafted by the Global Poker League's LA Sunset. Last week, "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul was a guest on the "Late Late Show with James Corden." This week, he's the newest member of the Global Poker League's LA Sunset, the second and final wild card pick from team manager Maria Ho.

DanApr 11th, 2016 10
'Sheater' Wins Fifth PocketFives Triple Crown

Sweden's 'Sheater' won his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown For the first time in more than two years, Sweden's 'Sheater' won a PocketFives Triple Crown. And this one was a milestone, as it marked the fifth won by the longtime online poker player who is nearing $7 million in career winnings. And amazingly, two of his Triple Crown qualifying wins this time around came against the same player.

DanApr 11th, 2016 0
'bidle' Wins DraftKings Masters Millionaire Maker

Danny Willett propelled 'bidle' to the win in the first DraftKings Millionaire Maker of the PGA season Unless you were camped out under a rock on Sunday, you know that The Masters golf tournament wrapped up at August National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It was a wild weekend, from heavy winds to a monumental implosion by 2015 winner Jordan Spieth.

DanApr 11th, 2016 1
Preben 'prebzzz' Stokkan Dishes on Poker in Norway

Preben 'prebzzz' Stokkan is the top-ranked online poker player in Norway Poker is incredibly different from country to country. From the robust live games in the UK to limited regulated online poker in the US, no matter where you go, poker is inherently different. And that's part of what makes the game so unique.

DanApr 9th, 2016 1
Alexandros 'alexangeo' Georgiopoulos Pairs Risk Management, Poker

Greece's Alexandros 'alexangeo' Georgiopoulos is pursuing a degree in risk management and won the Sunday Million Some people who play poker but don't plan to pursue the game professionally gravitate towards an occupation that has many of the same trademarks like math, risk, and wealth management.

DanApr 9th, 2016 0
DraftKings Running $4 Million Fantasy Baseball World Championship

On August 27, Toronto will host the finals of the DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship. On August 27, history will be made in Toronto, Canada. No, the world's largest maple tree won't be chopped down. Instead, Toronto will host the finals of the DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship (FBWC). It's one of the largest daily fantasy sports contests that will run this year and will ...

DanApr 7th, 2016 0
Joao 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otavio Parlaying $213K Score into More Live Play

Joao 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otavio won the Sunday Million and is using part of his winnings for live play If you were an up-and-coming poker player who just had a pile of cash fall into his lap, what would you do with it' How would it change your career' Would you play higher stakes' Would you swim your way out of make-up' Would you stake others in hopes that they'd have a monstrous score as well'

DanApr 7th, 2016 7
Photo Finish: Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor Wins March Leaderboard

Hungary's Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor won the March Leaderboard (photo credit Danny Maxwell) Every point has been tallied, every chip has been counted and in one of the closest finishes in Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard history, Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor wound up on top after piling up 2,906 PLB Points during the month.

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Climbs Back to #2

Look out, world. Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is back up to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings Getting back to the top of the PocketFives Rankings is a lot like riding a bike: once you fall off, you get can get right back on. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, losing his grip on the top spot in the rankings in mid-February is probably just a distant memory, as he has risen all the way back to #2 worldwide.

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
Fedor Holz Highlights 15th Annual European Poker Award Nominees

Fedor Holz will receive his 2015 GPI Player of the Year trophy at the European Poker Awards On May 3, a veritable who's who of the top names in European poker will gather at the Monte Carlo Bay and Resort in luxurious Monaco. Over the course of the evening, nine awards will be given out as part of the 15th Annual GPI European Poker Awards, honoring players for their achievements in 2015. The ...

DanApr 4th, 2016 3
PocketFives US Poker League Restarts April 6

The PocketFives Online Poker League at restarts on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:00pm ET If you're in the United States and yearning for some online poker, look no further than the PocketFives online poker league taking place at . It's completely free to play and monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, even if you can't make a few of the games each month, you still have a chance to take home some ...

DanApr 2nd, 2016 0
Dani 'supernova9' Stern Tops March High-Stakes Cash Leaderboard

Dani 'supernova9' Stern topped the high-stakes cash game leaderboard in March (photo credit Danny Maxwell/PokerNews) It was no April fool's joke. Dani 'supernova9' Stern topped the high-stakes cash game leaderboard for March, according to HighStakesDB and beat out all other competitors by almost $100,000.

DanApr 2nd, 2016 4
Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman Widens Lead in Nevada Rankings

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman widened his lead in the Nevada rankings After taking hold of top spot in the Nevada rankings in February, Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman made sure there was no changing of the guard in March. After holding down a 233-point lead last month over second place, Steinman widened his lead to over 500 points. He now sits with 2,393 points as the state's top-ranked player.

DanApr 1st, 2016 3
Poker Decision Makers Heading to iGaming North America

Major decision makers from gaming companies will make their way to Las Vegas next week for the annual iGaming North America conference The annual iGaming North America conference returns to Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood on the famed Las Vegas Strip, April 5 to 7 and features a "who's who" of decision-makers from the live and online gaming arenas, including PocketFives.

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
March Legislative Recap: Sheldon Adelson's 180

Sheldon Adelson will reportedly focus on off-shore, unregulated iGaming sites, photo: Forbes March was a busy month in the world of poker legislation. The highlight: a possible change in focus by Sheldon Adelson, the head of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the man who once pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to rid the US of online gambling.

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes' Love of Poker is a Family Affair

Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes and his wife rolling craps at their wedding Some players would say that getting a mental break from poker is healthy. Others grind non-stop until their routers burst into flames. Others have spouses, parents, friends, and family that play poker for a living.

DanMar 31st, 2016 6
PocketFives Rankings: 'lena900' Hits #1 for First Time

'lena900' hit #1 this week in the PocketFives Rankings Three of the last four players to hit #1 on PocketFives all call Sweden home. The poker powerhouse has churned out top-tier talent after top-tier talent. The latest Swede to hit #1 is 'lena900', who moved into the top spot for the first time ever on Wednesday.

DanMar 30th, 2016 0
Martin Jacobson and the Rise of Sweden as a Poker Powerhouse

Martin Jacobson's 2014 WSOP Main Event win was a watershed moment for poker in Sweden In 2014, Martin Jacobson's life was changed forever after he won the World Series of Poker Main Event. The Swedish poker player received the second largest cash prize ever given out in the WSOP's marquee tournament, $10 million, and was the first player from his home country to win it all.

DanMar 29th, 2016 3
New Father Paul '147_star' Williams' Near Miss Earns Him $64,000

Paul '147_star' Williams nearly missed late registration for the Sunday Million after the time change The Sunday Million waits for no man, ever, for any reason. For one poker player, forgetting to adjust his clock nearly cost him $64,000.

DanMar 28th, 2016 0
Diego Ventura Credits DeRose Method for Improved Play

Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura talks about how the DeRose Method has helped his poker game Professor DeRose began focusing on techniques like breathing education, concentration, and meditation in the 1960s. Now, he's known for the DeRose Method.

DanMar 26th, 2016 1
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Up Six Spots to #4

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov moved up to #4 this week, photo: WPT Swedes continue to dominate the top of the PocketFives Rankings. Four of the top five players in the world are from Sweden, yet it's the lone non-Swede who made waves last week, sending him to #4 worldwide.

DanMar 23rd, 2016 1
Amaya CEO David Baazov Charged with Insider Trading

Amaya CEO David Baazov is facing insider trading charges In the middle of June 2014, Amaya Gaming bought the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars and its sister site, Full Tilt Poker, for $4.9 billion. Amaya's stock, which is traded in Toronto under the symbol 'AYA', increased in value by 50% in the days leading up to the transaction, prompting an investigation by Canadian ...

DanMar 23rd, 2016 7
Grand Prix Poker Tour Heads to Leeds April 9-10

The Grand Prix Poker Tour invades Leeds from April 9 to 10 Elland Road, regularly home to thousands of rabid Leeds United F.C. fans, will play host to a different kind of game on April 9 and 10: poker. The Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT), sponsored by partypoker and Dusk Till Dawn, will invade the stadium's Centenary Pavilion over a two-day period with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line.

DanMar 22nd, 2016 0
PokerStars Changes Continue with Rake Increase

Players will be shelling out more rake in certain games at PokerStars The news over the last 24 hours has been all about PokerStars. And Monday afternoon even more news came in, as the online poker giant announced rake increases for Spin & Gos, multi-table tournaments, and ring games. According to a release announcing the change, the average increase across all games will be 4%.

DanMar 21st, 2016 11
Dan 'pimpbotlove' Barbarisi Wins DraftKings FHWC

Dan 'pimpbotlove' Barbarisi won the DraftKings Fantasy Hockey World Championship One day after 'pwnasaurus' won the DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship, another winner was crowned, this time on the hockey rink. His name: Dan 'pimpbotlove' Barbarisi. His first place prize: $100,000.

DanMar 20th, 2016 0
'pwnasaurus' Wins DraftKings FBWC for $1 Million

'pwnasaurus' won the DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship for $1 million. While Northern Iowa was busy sinking half-court shots to advance in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, NBA players James Harden, CJ McCollum, and Patrick Beverley helped one player on the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings win $1 million on Friday night.

DanMar 19th, 2016 0
David 'davidv1213' Vamplew Focusing on Results, Not Spotlights

David 'davidv1213' Vamplew, who just hit $2 million in cashes, values results instead of the spotlight, photo: Neil Stoddart Some players really embrace the spotlight. Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are two who come to mind. Any poker TV show, any awards ceremony, any special event, any charity gala, they're there. But, the limelight isn't everyone's cup of tea.

DanMar 18th, 2016 1
Bahar 'bah22' Musa Navigating Poker and Life with a Young Family

Bahar 'bah22' Musa hit $2 million in career online winnings and has two kids under age four Having two kids under the age of four is not easy. At that age neither kid is self-sufficient and their needs are vastly different. When one poops in his diaper, the other dumps sand all over her new dress. And that's just a typical Monday.

DanMar 17th, 2016 6
888 New Jersey Launches Spring Fever Promo

Spring Fever is in the air at 888 New Jersey Wednesday's high in Atlantic City: 59 degrees. Thursday: 60. Spring is definitely in the air, and while it's not quite time to grab your sunscreen and surfboard, it's definitely time to play some online poker.

DanMar 16th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown Up Five Spots to #5

The top five of the PocketFives Rankings this week Sweden's 'C Darwin2' has a chokehold on the top spot in the PocketFives Rankings. He's been #1 since February 10, but there are several talented players nipping at his heels.

DanMar 16th, 2016 0
Nikolay 'NikolasDLP' Prokhorskiy: A Hearthstone Legend

Online poker pro Nikolay 'NikolasDLP' Prokhorskiy has obtained Legend status in Hearthstone. "I'll never stop enjoying it and learning new things about it." Those were Daniel Negreanu's comments to ESPN about an online card game called Hearthstone, one that several high-profile poker pros have begun playing.

DanMar 15th, 2016 1
DraftKings Running College Basketball Mania Survivor Series

Will Kansas carry someone to a DraftKings college basketball title' Starting Thursday, college basketball's big dance begins: the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Many people will feign illness on Thursday just to be able to watch the non-stop action. Over on DraftKings, plenty of drama will unfold for the series' first two weekends.

DanMar 13th, 2016 0
$2.6M in Refunds Coming for U.S. Full Tilt Players, Professionals

1,180 U.S. players and Professionals of the old Full Tilt Poker will be getting refunded soon More money from the old Full Tilt Poker, the one that fled the United States on Black Friday and was subsequently found to be insolvent, is headed to former United States-based players and pros.

DanMar 12th, 2016 2
Melanie 'Callisto 5' Weisner Pairs Poker with Pole Vaulting

Melanie 'Callisto 5' Weisner has started pole vaulting competitively In the olden days, the concept of pole vaulting came from people needing to traverse obstacles like creeks, marshes, and mud quickly and efficiently. Nowadays, it's a highly competitive Olympic sport whose champs include Germany's Raphael Holzdeppe and America's Jenn Suhr.

DanMar 12th, 2016 0
PocketFives Open Returns Sunday to 888 Poker - $2,000 Added

The PocketFives Open returns Sunday to 888 Poker On Sunday at 19:00 UK Time, the PocketFives Open for non-US players returns to 888 Poker. This is the first PocketFives Open since November and, this time around, there's $2,000 in added cash and prizes.

DanMar 11th, 2016 1
Dainis 'ex6tence' Budovskis Preaches Thinking Before Clicking

Latvia's Dainis 'ex6tence' Budovskis preaches thinking before you click in poker. There are countless factors that go into making one simple decision like whether to raise or fold at the poker table. Does your opponent's line make sense' What does your opponent think you have' Why did he take 10 seconds to act' How much should you bet' Why would you bet so much, Toto' Then you think to yourself, ...

DanMar 10th, 2016 3
Carson 'bustindanut' Barton Making His Mark on Poker, Lacrosse

Canada's Carson 'bustindanut' Barton is playing poker while trying to pursue professional lacrosse. Being passionate about two things doesn't always lead to being successful in both of those endeavors. Sure, Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders found success playing both football and baseball, but that's the exception, not the rule.

DanMar 9th, 2016 3
PocketFives Rankings: 'DeathbyQuads' Up to #8

The top five of the rankings this week Swedes continue to dominate the top of the PocketFives Rankings and this week, another Swede played his way into the top 10. Debuting at #8, his highest ranking ever, 'DeathbyQuads' is the fifth player from Sweden in the top ten worldwide.

DanMar 9th, 2016 0
'One of a Kind' App Helps Manage Home Games

Start home games in minutes with the One of a Kind App You've been there before. Your friends come over for a home game. You crack open a few beers, put on the big game, and realize you have no idea how many chips to distribute, how long the blind levels should be, or what prizes should be awarded. All of that hassle is gone with the free One of a Kind App for iOS devices in the App Store.

DanMar 8th, 2016 0
Jonathan 'xMONSTERxDONGx' Karamalikis: Future Underwear Mogul?

Jonathan 'xMONSTERxDONGx' Karamalikis hopes his Big Stack Underwear line takes offl David Beckham has his own fragrance line. Kobe Bryant has his own line of sneaker. So does Michael Jordan. John Elway once sold five car dealerships for $80 million. Mike Ditka has a well-known chain of steakhouses.

DanMar 7th, 2016 1
Peter 'winwin07' Nigh Appreciating Life, Taking It All In

Peter 'winwin07' Nigh has an improved outlook on life Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. As Happy Gilmore once said, "Go to your happy place." Sometimes success in poker is all about taking a step back and appreciating life, no matter what challenges are thrown your way.

DanMar 5th, 2016 4
'Lena900' Goes Back-to-Back, Wins February PLB

Career stats for February's MPLB winner, 'lena900' Given that players from Sweden make up the top four worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, it should come as no surprise that a Swede won the February Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard, or MPLB. His name: 'lena900'. Not coincidentally, he won the MPLB in January as well.

DanMar 4th, 2016 0
Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman Climbs to #1 Ranking in Nevada

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman is the new #1 ranked player in Nevada There's a new top dog in town in Nevada. After entering the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings for Nevada in the beginning of January, Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman is now the new #1 player in the state.

DanMar 3rd, 2016 2
New Digs, Fourth Triple Crown for Brandon 'tedSTRETCH' Merrill

Brandon 'tedSTRETCH' Merrill won his fourth Triple Crown, credit: CodigoPoker Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery. A new perspective. Something different to wake up to every morning. For Brandon 'tedSTRETCH' Merril, a move from Costa Rica to Colombia meant a noticeable boost to his poker game.

DanMar 3rd, 2016 6
PocketFives Rankings: Swedes Hold Top Four Spots

'eisenhower1' is one of four Swedes at the top of the PocketFives rankings Sweden is dominating the PocketFives Rankings. It's not like this is anything new, as Swedes are typically staples of the top 10. However, this week, Swedes hold down the top four spots worldwide.

DanMar 2nd, 2016 1
Mikael 'ChaoRen160' Thuritz Tops February High Stakes Winners

Mikael 'ChaoRen160' Thuritz was the biggest high stakes cash game winner in February Every chip has been counted, every session has been accounted for, and Mikael 'ChaoRen160' Thurtiz came out on top of the online high stakes cash games in February.

DanMar 1st, 2016 0
February Legislative Recap: All Eyes on California

Online poker took center stage in California in February California is the largest state in the US at 38.8 million people. If it were its own country, California would be the 35th largest in the world, sandwiched in between Sudan and Poland. In February, all eyes were on the Golden State's deliberate, contentious march towards legalized online poker.

DanMar 1st, 2016 1
Paul 'Fold Machiii' Dando Using Confidence to Beat Variance

Paul 'Fold Machiii' Dando is using confidence to outlast variance Holding your head up in the face of adversity can be a daunting task. Staring down the face of a losing streak, some poker players would give up, walk away, and accept a 9-5 desk job. Being confident can be even more difficult considering how much poker changes from year to year.

DanFeb 28th, 2016 6
Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar Preaching Importance of Balance

"It takes a lot of work to be a winning player now." A quote from a man who has been around poker for ten years that undoubtedly rings true with players everywhere.

DanFeb 28th, 2016 1
'marroca5' Going Aggro-Cultural in 2016

Will we see less of 'marroca5' in 2016' Colombia's Mayu 'marroca5' Roca Uribe has been on a heater lately. A week ago, he won the PokerStars Thursday Thrill for $51,000, his eighth largest cash all-time. Two days later, he hit $4 million in career online tournament scores, only the sixth player this year to pass that mark. However, 2016 and beyond could mean big changes to this successful ...

DanFeb 26th, 2016 6
2016 American Poker Awards Results, Kevmath Gets Jury Award

The 2016 American Poker Awards winners Thursday night at the posh SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, a veritable "who's who" of the poker world gathered for the second annual American Poker Awards (APA). The brainchild of Global Poker Index founder Alex Dreyfus, the awards honor the best the industry had to offer in 2015.

DanFeb 26th, 2016 0
PokerStars Launching in New Jersey on March 21

The long-awaited return of the PokerStars brand to the US market is here… almost. Amid the hoopla of the ongoing Global Poker League draft, which is taking place in Los Angeles, officials from Amaya Gaming's headquarters in Montreal dropped a bombshell.

DanFeb 25th, 2016 11
DraftKings Running Millionaire Maker for The Masters

It's hard to believe that it's almost time for daily fantasy golf to return. In just over one month, The Masters returns to Augusta, Georgia. And with a new round of The Masters comes another chance for anyone to turn $20 into $1 million. It's the golf season's first major, and one site is celebrating in a big way.

DanFeb 25th, 2016 0
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' #1 on PocketFives for Third Straight Week

Stats for 'C Darwin2', the top-ranked player in the world It's officially a three-peat. For the third straight week, Sweden's 'C Darwin2' is #1 in the PocketFives Rankings. It's his longest stint at the top. Can he make it four in a row next week'

DanFeb 24th, 2016 0
Latest California Online Poker Bill Punishes Offshore Players

Online poker players in California have reason to be concerned about the latest regulation efforts A new bill in California that would license and regulate online poker would also make it a felony for players to play on an offshore online poker site - even before regulated sites are up and running.

DanFeb 23rd, 2016 3
'Pokerfan89gr' Could Leave Greece to Get to the Next Level

'Pokerfan89gr' could leave Greece in order to play online poker Everyone hates taxes. Getting a root canal is probably preferable to forking over hard-earned money. For Americans, it was doubly painful that Black Friday in 2011 fell on April 15. For one Greek poker community member, a hefty tax burden could cause him to move permanently.

DanFeb 20th, 2016 0
Patrick 'schtruddle' Groppi Leading New Generation of Egyptian Players

Patrick 'schtruddle' Groppi is the top-ranked player in Egypt Some countries aren't known for producing a crop of well-known poker players. Take Egypt, for example, which has just four players in the PocketFives Rankings and the top live money winner from Egypt, according to the Hendon Mob, is Ahmed Abd El Fatah, who is #8,132 on the all-time money list worldwide.

DanFeb 19th, 2016 0
Ben 'BenFaz' Farrell on the Power of Groups

Without his Skype group, 'BenFaz' wouldn't be where he is today The age-old phrase "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" has applications in poker. A highly potent "group think" can help players soak up knowledge at a much quicker pace than they could on their own.

DanFeb 18th, 2016 6
Dreyfus: Media Partnerships, Team Sponsorships Key to GPL Success

The 12 GPL founding franchises The impending launch of the Global Poker League has plenty of people in the poker industry excited. It also has some detractors, but league founder Alex Dreyfus is sticking to his vision of introducing the game of poker to people around the world through the uniquely formatted league.

DanFeb 17th, 2016 3
'C Darwin2' Pads PocketFives Rankings Lead

Stats for the top-ranked players on PocketFives Players from Sweden continue to reign over the rest of the online poker community. This week in the PocketFives Rankings, four of the top six players worldwide, and five of the top eight, hail from the Scandinavian country. And the #1 player, who calls Sweden home, just padded his lead over the pack.

DanFeb 17th, 2016 1
Rome Emperors Win First Pick in Global Poker League Draft

The Global Poker League held its draft lottery on Tuesday "Tonight is a very special night," Global Poker League mastermind Alex Dreyfus opened by saying. "It's the first show about GPL, and it's the draft. The draft was the important key element." Those were some of the first words spoken on Tuesday as part of the GPL's Draft Lottery show, which aired on Twitch and occurred just one month after ...

DanFeb 16th, 2016 0
Partypoker Garden State Super Series IV Promises $1M in Guarantees

The partypoker Garden State Super Series IV is the next big online series for New Jersey players. Online poker players in New Jersey can go ahead and circle the dates - February 28 - March 13 - on their calendar for the next installment of the partypoker Garden State Super Series. Over those 14 days players will be able to grind away, event after event, day after day, in pursuit of their share ...

DanFeb 14th, 2016 0
Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo Emphasizing Quality Over Quantity

Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo is going to be playing less online in 2016 Remember when Michael Jordan retired from the NBA to play minor league baseball' Remember when Steve Perry left the band Journey to pursue a solo gig' Sometimes, a new challenge is just what the doctor ordered.

DanFeb 14th, 2016 2
'kyleeeOMC' is Making His Dad Proud

There's a silver lining to everything. Heck, there's even an Academy Award nominated movie devoted to the topic. For Spain's 'kyleeeOMC', losing a loved one, even though very tragic, resulted in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grind poker.

DanFeb 13th, 2016 0
Chris Moorman, Fedor Holz Among 203 Players Eligible for GPL Draft

Chris 'moorman1' Moorman is one of 203 players eligible for the Global Poker League Draft The draft is one of the highlights of any sporting event's season. The NFL Draft is spread over multiple days and attracts hundreds of reporters and thousands of fans. The NBA Draft is only two rounds, upping the drama. Fantasy football enthusiasts probably already have next season's draft date circled on ...

DanFeb 12th, 2016 6
Sweden's 'lena900' Wins January Monthly PLB Title

Eight wins. Thirty top-ten finishes. 2,981.55 points. And that was just one month. The scores have been calculated. We've made a list. We've checked it twice. 'lena900' won the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard, or MPLB, in January with a total of 2,981.55 PLB Points. He led the second place total belonging to Bryan 'bparis' Paris by 200.

DanFeb 11th, 2016 6
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' #1 on PocketFives for First Time

'C Darwin2' is the #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings It has been a volatile last four weeks in the PocketFives Rankings. On January 20, Sweden's 'eisenhower1', who had been #1 for four months, was bucked from the top spot worldwide. Then, 'veeea' assumed the helm for three weeks. Now, there's a new sheriff in town.

DanFeb 10th, 2016 2
PokerStars Replacing Regular Heads-Up Cash Games with Zoom Pools

Over the past three months, change after change has rocked the landscape at PokerStars. From reducing rewards for high-stakes players to restricting certain poker software, PokerStars has made a litany of moves in order to improve the poker ecosystem. On February 12, another major change will occur.

DanFeb 9th, 2016 9
'Relaxing' Juggling Poker, Staking, School, Work, Girlfriend

School, work, poker, lady friends, a brand new stable, backlogged episodes of "Game of Thrones." It's hard keeping up with everything, especially if you're trying to jump-start your poker career.

DanFeb 8th, 2016 2
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 11
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