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GPL: Boeree Embracing New Opportunity as London Royals Manager

Liv Boeree is one of three female managers in the 12-team Global Poker League A common, almost regular topic of conversation in poker circles is women and their role in poker. That discussion in a whole is for a different day, but three female players will be playing a big role this year, as they manage their respective Global Poker League teams. While Maria Ho heads the Los Angeles team and ...

WILLOCFeb 25th, 2016 1
GPL: Rome Emperors Select Mustapha Kanit #1 Overall in Draft

Mustapha Kanit was the first player selected in the Global Poker League draft Mustapha Kanit is one helluva poker player. As of Thursday afternoon, he’s also the answer to a future trivia question. Who was the first player selected to play in the Global Poker League'

LanceFeb 26th, 2016 1
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
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
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
Top Players Dominating Early Garden State Super Series IV Action

Daniel 'leinad' Buzgon has two GSSS IV victories at the half way point of the series The fourth installment of the partypoker Garden State Super Series is turning into a showcase event for some of the top online poker players in New Jersey. A number of the top-ranked players in New Jersey have made multiple final tables so far, but nobody has had more success than Daniel 'leinad' Buzgon, who ...

WILLOCMar 6th, 2016 1
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
Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit Wins PokerStars Sunday Supersonic

Mustapha Kanit just keeps finding poker tournament to win. Sunday it was the PokerStars Supersonic. The PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament was won by PocketFiver 'CantWinAFlip' of the United Kingdom, who had a career outing and his first six-figure score for $174,952. PokerStars players 'M.Strelskaya' and 'spearjohn' walked away with $130,317 and $92,117 for their respective ...

dhubermexMar 7th, 2016 1
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
Stefan Schillhabel Wins World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star

Stefan Schillhabel outlasted Adam Geyer to win WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (Joe Giron photo) German poker players have had so much success on the international poker circuit the past three to four years that it's really no surprise when another German star emerges to take down a major title. That's exactly what happened Friday night in San Jose as Stefan Schillhabel came out on top of the World ...

LanceMar 12th, 2016 1
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
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
Vlad Darie Wins WPT Vienna Main Event; Dietrich Fast Fourth

Vlad Darie now has his name on the WPT Champions cup after emerging victorious in Vienna. When the final table of the World Poker Tour Vienna stop got underway on Sunday evening, all eyes were on Dietrich Fast. The German poker pro was second in chips behind Zoltan Gal and looking for his second WPT title in a little over two weeks after taking down the L.A. Poker Classic.

LanceMar 20th, 2016 1
Top Seed Carlos Mortensen Bounced from WPT Champions Challenge

Only three of the four top seeds are moving on to the WPT Champions Challenge Sweet 16. Even though they've had little trouble this year, number one seeds don’t always breeze through the NCAA tournament. Upsets happen. It seems that the World Poker Tour Champions Challenge is no different.

LanceMar 22nd, 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
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 27th, 2016 1
Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Indefinite Paid Leave of Absence

Amaya Chairman and CEO David Baazov has stepped aside - temporarily - to deal with insider trading allegations. Just days after being charged with insider trading, David Baazov has taken an indefinite paid leave of absence from his role as Amaya Chair CEO to deal with the allegations. He will remain a member of the board of directors.

LanceMar 29th, 2016 1
Ivey and Esfandiari Highlight WPT Champions Challenge Final Four

Only four players remain in the WPT Champions Challenge. After three weeks of fan voting the World Poker Tour Champions Challenge is down to just four players. And surprisingly, there isn't a single number one seed remaining.

LanceMar 30th, 2016 1
Global Poker League Releases Inaugural Schedule; Finals in London

The GPL schedule includes the finals in London this November. The Global Poker League is one of the most ambitious poker initiatives launched this year. With the inaugural season kicking off in less than a week, organizers announced the full schedule of events, which includes 15 game weeks, 400+ hours of live streamed content and a two-day final held at The SSE Arena in London at Wembley.

LandSharkMar 31st, 2016 1
Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Moves to Top Spot in New Jersey Rankings

Mike 'lav519' Lavenburg pushed his way into the top five this month in the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings. (Will O'Connor photo) While the addition of PokerStars in the marketplace might have changed the landscape of online poker in New Jersey over the last month, the changes to the PocketFives New Jersey Online Poker Rankings have not been as drastic. The same three players have remained at ...

WILLOCApr 5th, 2016 1
GPL: Hong Kong Stars and New York Rounders Lead After Week 1

Davidi Kitai of the Paris Aviators won the first Global Poker League tournament. After months of build up and hype, the Global Poker League finally got cards in the air this week with three days of action and it was two players, Randy Lew of the Hong Kong Stars and Davidi Kitai of the Paris Aviators, who stole the show.

LanceApr 8th, 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
Becoming a Better Poker Player is All About Deliberate Practice

Alex 'Assassinato' Fitzgerald is back with another lesson on poker study habits. One of the first questions I’ll ask you if you ever do a lesson with me is, "How many hours a week do you study'" The answer most players had for many years was, "Once in a while." I’d ask what they meant by that and they’d explain that they watched a video on occasion. They admitted they probably did not ...

AssassinatoApr 15th, 2016 1
GPL: Dominik Nitsche Stars for Berlin Bears in Week 2 Action

Dominik Nitsche dominated Week 2 action of the Global Poker League. (PokerStars photo) Don’t call it a comeback just yet, but Week 2 of the Global Poker League’s inaugural season saw the Berlin Bears recover from a disastrous Week 1 with 15 points, good enough to move them out of the Eurasian Conference basement.

LanceApr 16th, 2016 1
NutsBet Chinese Poker Calculator Elevates Your OFC Game

The NutsBet app allows players to calculate optimal plays in Chinese Poker. Chinese Poker was a virtually unknown game until its introduction in the United States just a few years ago. Since then, it has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity and has particularly captivated the high-stakes community, always on the lookout for new games to master.

LandSharkApr 16th, 2016 1
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
Mike Shariati Climbs From Low Stakes to Win WPT Player of the Year

Mike Shariati has gone from low-stakes grinder to WPT Player of the Year. (Joe Giron/WPT photo) This time last year, Mike Shariati was just another poker player dreaming of a big break while grinding away in the low-stakes dailies at the Commerce or the Bike or Hawaiian Gardens in Los Angeles.

LanceApr 23rd, 2016 1
Farid Yachou Wins Monster WPT Tournament of Champions

Farid Yachou now has a Corvette and a few hundred thousand dollars after winning the WPT Tournament of Champions Farid Yachou seems to know how to make his tournament appearances count. Last May the Dutch amateur outlasted 340 other players to win WPT Amsterdam and $225,073. Part of that prize pool was a seat to the $15,000 buy-in WPT Tournament of Champions.

LanceApr 25th, 2016 1
Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Remains #1 Ranked Player in New Jersey

Steven '7douche' Madara is the #3-ranked player in New Jersey. The trend of the last few New Jersey Online Poker Rankings updates has been minimal changes at the top of the leaderboard, as a few players have seemingly cemented themselves on the podium spots over the last few months. That’s not the case heading into May, as a handful of players shot themselves not only into the top ten, but ...

WILLOCMay 3rd, 2016 1
Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky Tops Cash Game Leaderboard in April

Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky was the biggest winner at the high-stakes cash game tables in April After finishing third on the high stakes cash game leaderboard in March, Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky moved all the way to #1 in April. He earned $164,642 during the somewhat quiet 30-day period, according to HighStakesDB, beating out the next closest player by $63,000.

DanMay 4th, 2016 1
Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew Aiming for High-Level Twitch Stream

Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew's Twitch stream is quickly approaching a million views. Some Twitch streams are drier than the Mojave Desert. Some are full of high-level cash game content. Some are full of high-level tournament content. Some are merely gibberish. Twitch is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get.

DanMay 5th, 2016 1
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao's Hot Streak Earns Him April PLB Win

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao topped the April Monthly PLB race with 3,180.87 points (photo: Danny Maxwell) With 3,180 PLB Points, Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao from Brazil, who hit #1 worldwide a few days ago, won the April Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard (MPLB). This is his first MPLB win and the sixth all-time for Brazil.

DanMay 6th, 2016 1
Former #1 'C Darwin2' Opens 2016 SCOOP with Huge Win

The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker kicked off on Sunday Sweden's 'C Darwin2', currently rrnked #5 in the world, made a legitimate case for regaining the overall top spot Monday, with a $226,106 outright victory in Event #1(H), $1,050 buy-in NLHE event, on the opening day of PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker.

dhubermexMay 9th, 2016 1
PokerStars Hosting Americas Cup of Poker Live Final in New Jersey

The 2016 Americas Cup of Poker live final is heading to New Jersey Some of the best online poker players from North and South America are converging on New Jersey later this summer for the PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) live final - and for the first time since Black Friday, Team USA will be represented.

LanceMay 9th, 2016 1
Mike McDonald Wins EPT Player of the Year By Less Than a Point

Mike 'timex' McDonald won the EPT Season 12 Player of the Year race by less than a point over Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer After six festivals across two continents and hundreds of tournaments, the European Poker Tour Season 12 Player of the Year was determined by less than a point. The race literally went down to the very last event at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco.

DanMay 10th, 2016 1
Luke Schwartz, James Obst Grab SCOOP Titles on Day 3

Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz keeps piling up SCOOP titles - he now has five after winning another on Monday. James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst did the unthinkable on Tuesday. The Australian poker pro and former #1 ranked online player in the world won defended his PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title in the $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. Obst came to the final table with an ...

LanceMay 11th, 2016 1
Friends, Family, Fitness Keep Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff Thriving

Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff shares how he's managed to stay successful in poker for the last 10 years. As anyone who plays poker knows, spending long hours in front of the computer, your eyes darting back and forth across the screen as tables that require attention pop up, can be exhausting. So can live games in cold, dark tournament rooms around the world.

DanMay 14th, 2016 1
'Ssick_OnE' Wins Second SCOOP Title of 2016

Germany's 'Ssick_OnE' became the first two-time winner of the 2016 SCOOP after outlasting a stacked final table The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP, has been all about two countries: Brazil and Germany. The former is up to 12 victories in the first 60 tournaments, while Germany already has a repeat winner: 'Ssick_OnE'.

DanMay 15th, 2016 1
Nick Schulman, Matt Vengrin Win SCOOP Deuce Titles

Nick Schulman added a SCOOP title to his resume on Monday. (Photo WPT/Joe Giron) Nick Schulman is considered to be amongst the elite Deuce to Seven players in the world. Monday he proved it when he outlasted 135 other players to win the $2,100 buy-in Spring Championship of Online Poker event for just north of $65,000. Schulman beat Marco 'NoraFlum' Johnson, who won a SCOOP event on ...

LanceMay 17th, 2016 1
Jamie 'EzGame89' O'Connor Likens Leicester City FC to Poker

Jamie 'EzGame89' O'Connor compares Leicester City's improbable Premier League win to recreational players in poker Heading into the most recent Premier League season, Leicester City was a 5,000:1 underdog to win it all. You know what went down: one of the most improbable football wins the world has ever seen.

DanMay 18th, 2016 1
The Producer: WPT’s Mandy Glogow on Motherhood, Family, WIPHOF

World Poker Supervising Producer Mandy Glogow talks to Mike Sexton and Galen Hall during a WPT event. The end of every World Poker Tour season is always a busy one for Mandy Glogow. As the Supervising Producer for the TV product, Glogow goes from filming the final TV event of the season to jumping in to a production studio to put the finishing touches on the episodes that will air on TV ...

LanceMay 19th, 2016 1
Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe Wins Second Career SCOOP Title

Paul 'paulgees81 Volpe won his second PokerStars SCOOP title in a $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max event Thursday's action in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was all about two syllables: paul-gees. Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe, who has well over $5 million in career online tournament winnings, came out on top in a SCOOP $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max event for his second ...

DanMay 20th, 2016 1
Stevan 'random.chu' Chew Racks Up Miles for Tournament Series

Stevan 'random.chu' Chew talks about traveling around the world for major poker tournament series like SCOOP and WCOOP (photo: ACOP) Now that it's the end of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP, players like Stevan 'random.chu' Chew who relocated during the tournament series are headed back home. The days of "poker tourism" are over, at least until the World Championship ...

DanMay 22nd, 2016 1
Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson is Literally a Rocket Scientist

Ireland's Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson is a rocket scientist turned poker player Normally when you call a person a "rocket scientist," you're kidding. When you call Ireland's Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson a "rocket scientist," however, you're telling the truth. Fact.

DanMay 23rd, 2016 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 27, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Dan RedsoxNets5 Sewnig (pictured) shipped the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee and finished second in the network's $10,000 Guarantee, banking a total of $3,400. PocketFiver MistaMenza won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, cashing for $3,357. This is the third time MistaMenza has won this tournament.

RicanPhenomNov 27th, 2015 0
Daniel Negreanu Talks Hair Transplants, Annie Duke, and Hearthstone

Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (pictured) is the star of a new documentary called "KidPoker", a film which follows the Toronto native's life from pool hustler to poker legend. Like any good celebrity with a project to promote, Negreanu took some time out to answer questions from fans in a Reddit AMA, during which he was predictably candid.

LandSharkNov 28th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 30, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, 16 PocketFives members made it to 18 final tables and cashed for $19,326 collectively, or 27% of the total prize pool. MastAAce08 took down both Saturday and Sunday $3K Nightly events, cashing for $3,192, while iLvpoon took down the Sunday Six-Max for $1,202.

stevebroganNov 30th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 30, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, the PartyPoker network hosted a $100,000 guarantee for a $215 buy-in. A total of 576 players showed up, generating a prize pool of $115,200. When the smoke cleared, the winner of this tournament was OldSpice1968, who outlasted Joseph JOEYdaMUSH Galazzo to claim the top prize of $19,895. Galazzo (pictured) will earn a nice pay day of $14,284 for second place, which is ...

RicanPhenomNov 30th, 2015 0
PartyPoker Introduces Power Series

Online poker tournaments have become much more interesting on PartyPoker thanks to the introduction of the Power Series, which has over 150 tournaments at buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $1,050 with over $1.6 million in guaranteed prize pools. The names of the tournaments are broken out among Featherweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight, and High Rollers. Additionally, there are plenty of ways to ...

wackyJaxonDec 1st, 2015 0
PartyPoker Offering Gladiator Challenge in December

Are you ready for the Gladiator' No, we aren't talking about the Russell Crowe blockbuster movie, but we are instead talking about how you can earn up to $4,000 in cold hard cash on PartyPoker in the Gladiator promotion running in December.

wackyJaxonDec 1st, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: SvZff Up to #4

Steven van Zadelhoff (pictured), aka SvZff on PocketFives, is up to #4 worldwide in our Online Poker Rankings this week. In mid-November, he won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and Winamax High Roller on the same day for almost $100,000 total and just lapped $3.5 million in online tournament winnings.

DanDec 2nd, 2015 0
veeea Runs Away with November Monthly PLB

For the second time in his career, veeea (pictured) has won the PocketFives Monthly PLB, or MPLB. And this time, he ran away with it, defeating the second place player by 300 points to tally a score of 3,164. His first MPLB win came in August 2014 and was worth 3,108 points.

DanDec 3rd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 4, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Jamie mmmWawa Kerstetter continued her run-good online by shipping the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 guarantee and coming in seventh in the network's $10,000 guarantee on the same night earning a total of $2,400.

RicanPhenomDec 4th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with #4 Ranked SvZff

This week, Steven van Zadelhoff (pictured), known on our site as SvZff, moved up to #4 in the world in the PocketFives Rankings, his highest position ever. Some of his recent momentum came after he took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and Winamax High-Roller on the same day, an incredible accomplishment. Consequently, van Zadelhoff is knocking on the door of #1 worldwide.

DanDec 4th, 2015 0
Lithuanian Law Won’t Let Tony G Run for Prime Minister

Poker pro, businessman and politician Antanas Guoga, better known as Tony G, was dealt some bad news recently when he discovered that due to his dual citizenship, he would not be eligible to run for Prime Minister of his native Lithuania.

LandSharkDec 4th, 2015 0
Hands Analyzed by 2CardsCollege: Exceptional Circumstances

Vasily Ravic85 Tsapko (pictured), fourth in Main event of the World Championship of Online Poker, shares his memories of the brightest day in his career and analyzes several important hands with his colleague from 2CardsCollege, Vadim vadka Shlez.

WeightlessDec 5th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Ireland's Doke

In November, Ireland's Dara Doke O'Kearney (pictured) finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $36,000 after a heads-up chop. He has had a blockbuster 2015, finishing second in a World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas and final tabling another one in Berlin. O'Kearney has been a member of PocketFives since 2010, so we wanted to catch up with one of our favorite Irishmen.

DanDec 5th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 7, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, 22 PocketFives members made it to 30 final tables cashing for $27,286 collectively or 37% of the total prize pool. There were five members that finished in first place this weekend: ChaosTheory in the Sunday $3K Re-Entry event for $1,083, MastAAce08 in the Sunday $10K Re-Loader event for $4,062, CheckRaizeU in the Sunday Freeze-Out for $1,579, Wolf_51 in the Sunday $3K ...

stevebroganDec 7th, 2015 0
Sunday Super Knockout Hand Analyzed By the Experts at 2CardsCollege

A 2CardsCollege student's hand from the $320 Saturday Super Knockout on PokerStars. The student had a small sample of hands and played with his opponents. However, the villain is known to be a moderately aggressive, good regular.

WeightlessDec 8th, 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
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 10th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 11, 2015

This week on the virtual felts of New Jersey, PocketFiver martycohen shipped the PartyPoker/Borgata $4,000 Guarantee Turbo, collecting the top prize of $2,500. Mike Lav519 Lavenburg took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, banking a total of $3,055.

RicanPhenomDec 11th, 2015 0
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill in Limbo

As 2015 draws to a close, Pennsylvania lawmakers are rushing to come to a consensus on a state budget package that is already six months overdue. As part of that effort, House Republicans have proposed adopting Representative John Payne's online gambling bill, HB 649, as a way to shore up the budget without raising taxes. Disagreements between the House GOP majority and the Republican-controlled ...

LandSharkDec 14th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 14, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, 16 PocketFives members made it to 19 final tables and cashed for $18,683 collectively, or 25% of the total prize pool. Two PocketFivers managed to take top prizes. jdrdmb won the Sunday $20K for $6,461 and came in second in the Sunday $3K Nightly for $1,013 for a total of $7,474. MastAAce08 won the Sunday $3K Nightly for $1,750.

stevebroganDec 14th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 14, 2015

PocketFives member Max yipyiphupbup Rotko of Finland more than tripled his previous career online tournament cash total over the weekend by taking down the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event for $149,235. The five-way final table deal also included Pedro The Mayor Demeyere of Brazil (pictured), who earned $97,565 for his official 4th place finish while dowghsantos (also of Brazil) ...

dhubermexDec 14th, 2015 0
6 Tips for Making it to the Final Two Tables

Every tournament player can tell fascinating stories about his wins and losses at final tables. That’s cool, we get it: there are no unimportant hands at this stage, every mistake can lead to a catastrophe, and coin flips can be really expensive. The success of a player is often measured not only by the number of cashes but the quantity of final tables he reached, especially in live ...

WeightlessDec 15th, 2015 0
bwin.party Shareholders Vote in Favor of GVC Sale

Shareholders of both bwin.party and GVC Holdings have overwhelmingly approved the latter's purchase of the former, that according to eGaming Review on Tuesday. bwin.party shareholders held a pair of meetings, a court meeting, and a general meeting. The court meeting vote was slightly less favorable to the acquisition, with 94.5% voting in favor compared to 99.9% in the general meeting. GVC ...

Dan KatzDec 15th, 2015 0
Grand Prix Poker Tour Online Leg Set for Sunday at PartyPoker

To say that the Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) has been a huge success might be an understatement. So far, the two live stops at Dusk Till Dawn and Stamford Bridge received huge turnouts with over 3,000 runners each.

wackyJaxonDec 16th, 2015 0
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
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 18, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Tony pokerdorms Meza played the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guaranteed for the first time ever on Tuesday night and went on to ship it, earning $1,692.71. PocketFiver BinkedTheRiver won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Monday night and then finished in second place in the same tournament on Wednesday, collecting a total of $6,235.

RicanPhenomDec 18th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player RomanianMike

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member RomanianMike, also known as Mihai Gingu. Mihai has been a PocketFives member since April 2015 and has cashed for over $16,000 on . You can find him on Twitter as @MihaiGingu.

stevebroganDec 18th, 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
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
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player OICURMT

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member OICURMT, also known as Ken Goone. He lives in Nevada in the Green Valley area. He has been a member since June 2005 and started playing on in June 2014 and has won over $3,000 to date. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players.

stevebroganDec 19th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member APokerJoker2, also known as Ian Steinman (pictured). He has been a member since January 2011, but recently moved to Nevada in July 2015 and is living in Carson City. His earnings since his move to Nevada on are over $13,000, while his lifetime online earnings are approaching $100,000.

stevebroganDec 21st, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 21, 2015

PocketFives member maximilian74 recorded a six-figure score over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Million. He eventually cashed for $104,999 following a five-way chop in which he finished as the runner-up.

dhubermexDec 21st, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 21, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Ted ol muggins Ely chopped the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Friday night, banking a total of $2,957.64. PocketFiver Mikey_thekidd notched his first win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee, taking home $1,075.

RicanPhenomDec 21st, 2015 0
Hands Analyzed By 2CardsCollege

The following is hand analysis from 2CardsCollege pro poker training coach Yuri, aka iwantbearich. The villain is a good regular, playing 22/15 over 1,300 hands. His total 3-bet is 9.4%, CO 3-bet is 13%, continuation bet is 77% (82% in 3-bet pots), and CO call-open is 4%.

reckoner4Dec 21st, 2015 0
Aussie Millions Aligns with Jason Somerville for Twitch Broadcast

It would appear that Jason Somerville’s quest for poker world domination is taking him - and his ever popular Twitch stream - Down Under. Somerville, the most popular poker player on Twitch, has partnered with Crown Melbourne to stream the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event on from January 24 – February 1.

LanceDec 22nd, 2015 0
888 Poker Super XL Series Starts January 24

Online poker tournament players have something to look forward to in January, as the world's second largest online poker room, 888 Poker, announced the return of the Super XL Series.

wackyJaxonDec 23rd, 2015 0
Brian Rast Talks Boxing, Electric Cars, and SNGs

Brian Rast discussed boxing, electric cars, and sit and gos Joe "Chicago Joey" Ingram welcomed poker pro Brian tsarrast Rast to his popular Poker Life Podcast this week, where the pair discussed everything from Rast's upcoming charity boxing match to Elon Musk.

LandSharkDec 26th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 28, 2015

The PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament boasted a $5 million guaranteed prize pool over the weekend and eventually concluded with a seven-way final table chop. Brazilian Renan Carlos Bruschi (pictured) had plenty of reasons to smile once the special event concluded, as he had a career effort with an official 1st place finish and $354,187 to show for it. Fellow PocketFiver ...

dhubermexDec 28th, 2015 0
Betfair Officially Withdraws from Canada

Betfair is withdrawing from Canada on January 14 Betfair gave its Canadian customers a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings last week when it informed them that they will no longer be able to use the site. Betfair's customers were sent the following brief e-mail:

Dan KatzDec 28th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 28, 2015

Connor Berkowitz was among the big winners over the weekend in New Jersey This weekend in New Jersey, Anthony tonydatiger Maio took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $7,500 Guarantee on Christmas night, earning himself $2,736. Judy jqbpk772 Bielan chopped the network's $5,000 Guarantee the following night for $1,358, while fellow P5er MuckDaRags earned $1,300 for second place.

RicanPhenomDec 28th, 2015 0
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
History of Poker by 2CardsCollege: Paradise vs PokerSpot

In 2CardsCollege's previous article about the history of online poker, we told you about Planet Poker, the pioneer of this new-world business. The success of the poker site was phenomenal, but at the same time its owners ran into every trap possible and made a lot of mistakes, as the correct strategy was nowhere to look for. New problems were waiting for the site around every corner and there was ...

reckoner4Dec 31st, 2015 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
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
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
Tournament Review for January 4, 2016

Two PocketFives members who were previously ranked around the Top 1,000 worldwide had career outings in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament this weekend. The United Kingdom's retrorevenger took runner-up honors in the event for $135,100 and Germany's Nickel placed 3rd for $117,231 after a four-way final table chop was negotiated.

dhubermexJan 4th, 2016 0
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
Sunday Second Chance Hand Analyzed by 2CardsCollege

In new hand analysis from 2CardsCollege, our coaches Yuri "iwantbearich" and Denis "Flat" analyze two interesting spots in major tournaments.

reckoner4Jan 5th, 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
Matt Glantz Joins Rush Street as Consultant, Poker Night Producer

Matt Glantz will work with Rush Street Gaming and Poker Night in America Matt Glantz has inked a deal with casino operator Rush Street Gaming to develop the company’s portfolio of full-service poker rooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York. In addition, the Keystone State-native will serve as a producer and talent manager for the brand’s Poker Night in America TV and web series.

LandSharkJan 8th, 2016 0
How Mastering Poker Skills Improves Your Life Away From the Felt

When professional poker players are asked how the game affects their life, they usually say it gives them money and freedom. In the meantime, the poker lifestyle is considered to be unhealthy: a bad regimen, burned nerves, poor nutrition, and social skills that leave a lot to be desired. However, people forget that poker is not just a specific way to earn money, but also serious training for ...

reckoner4Jan 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
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
Ten Things to Know about the 2016 Aussie Millions

The 2016 Aussie Millions gets underway Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne. Fitting this premier event into an already tight poker calendar gets harder and harder ever year, but the great hosts at Crown Casino have figured it out and are ready to roll. For most of the next 2.5 weeks, the attention of the poker world will be on Melbourne as the world's poker elite make their to Crown to play ...

LanceJan 12th, 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
'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