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WSOP: Martin Kozlov Wins $10K Six Max, Chris Vitch Wins Lowball Mix

The 2016 World Series of Poker crowned two new champions on Saturday, the Monster Stack Part Deux fielded a huge crowd and the $10,000 Seven Card Stud HiLo Championship was the late event.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
Jason Mercier Crushing WSOP Player of the Year Race with Two Wins

Jason receiving his second bracelet of the year from his father Rick. The 2016 World Series of Poker has 40 events in the books, a bit over halfway, and Player of the Year race is heating up. A handful of high value tournaments are slated over the next couple weeks and even though Jason Mercier’s lead looks to be solid, a win or couple deep runs from a contender could end the Summer of Mercier.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
$1 Million Guaranteed WPT500 Kicks Off Monday at Aria

The World Poker Tour and Aria Casino team together for a third annual WPT500 – an event that’s quickly found favor with players looking for a break from the grind of 2016 WSOP. The $565 buy-in event, complete with a $1 million guarantee, kicks off Monday with the first of nine starting flights.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
WSOP: Phillip McAllister Wins Gold, Justin Bonomo Leads Stud Hi-Lo

The 2016 World Series of Poker featured a single Shootout final table, the Monster Stack field assembled as one for the first time and two big bet action games kicked off on Sunday.

PaulOresteenJun 27th, 2016 0
'needdollarz' Chops Sunday Million, 'D0nKanaille_' Wins party HR

Sam 'TheSquid' Grafton took home $34,800 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Grand. There was a three-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'needdollarz' outlasted over 5,500 opponents to claim the $159,387 first place prize. Fellow Russian 'THCHunter' finished runner-up in that event for $116,000 while Daniel 'lucky_scrote' ...

dhubermexJun 27th, 2016 0
WSOP: Poker Players Championship Highlights Week Ahead

Michael Mizrachi has a shot to win a third $50,000 Poker Players Championship this week at the WSOP As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its fifth week of action there are at least two events on the schedule this week that will garner the attention of players - and they’re at both ends of the bankroll spectrum.

LanceJun 27th, 2016 0
WSOP: George Danzer Wins Fourth Career WSOP Bracelet

George Danzer won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event on Monday (WSOP photo) George Danzer beat a stacked final table on Monday night at the 2016 World Series of Poker to win the fourth WSOP bracelet of his career and first since 2014. Danzer now has more bracelets than any other German players after breaking the tie with Dominik Nitsche. “Everybody always tries to race for bracelets. ...

LanceJun 28th, 2016 0
Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen Trades Twitch for a Stable

Denmark's Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen talks about dropping Twitch in order to join a poker stable Sometimes secrets are made to be kept. For Denmark's Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen, joining a stable and learning more about poker than he ever thought possible meant his Twitch career had to come to a halt. After all, being in a stable meant a moratorium on spilling the beans.

DanJun 28th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli Joins Top 10

After entering his screen names into his PocketFives profile, Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli joined the top 10 of the rankings this week at #8 (photo: PokerStars) Board up your windows. Fill up those sandbags. Grab two of every animal. Hurricane Gabrieli is thrashing the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings. After entering his screen names into his PocketFives profile, Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli ...

DanJun 29th, 2016 0
WSOP: Hennigan, Wolansky, Mandavia Win Bracelets, Mercier Advances

John Hennigan was one of three WSOP bracelet winners on Wednesday. (WSOP photo) Three players found their way into the winner's circle on Wednesday at the 2016 World Series of Poker. John Hennigan won his fourth career WSOP bracelet, taking down the $10,000 Triple Draw Championship. Hennigan admitted after his win that he only played the event to get himself away from the cash games where he'd ...

LanceJun 30th, 2016 0
NetBet's Twister to Go Features Jackpots Up to €50,000

NetBet is launching a new promotion called Twister to Go Online casino site NetBet is ramping up its lottery-style game Twister Poker with a special promotion called Twister to Go. Jackpots up to €50,000 are available, which means a select few will hit it big. Twister to Go starts on July 4 and runs until July 17.

DanJun 30th, 2016 0
Four Ways to Help You Change Your Game for the Better

How to Implement Changes in Your Game It’s one thing to take a look at your game and figure out what changes you need to make, but it’s quite another to actually implement those changes effectively. Many people stumble during the process - they know what it is they need to change, but trying to change it does more harm than good. They take one step forward, and two steps back, and they ...

theginger45Jun 30th, 2016 0
Conquer Daily Challenges at PokerStarsNJ This Summer for a Shot at $50K

Launched to the delight of New Jersey poker players in March, the offering has been steadily building its player base with innovative promotions like Card Hunt, and events like the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker.

LandSharkJun 30th, 2016 0
WSOP: Shaun Deeb, Kristen Bicknell Each Win Second Bracelet

Shaun Deeb grabbed his second WSOP bracelet on Thursday in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event (WSOP photo) Just two bracelets were awarded on Thursday at the 2016 World Series of Poker and for both winners it was there second time winning one. Shaun Deeb beat a stacked final table to win the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event just one year after winning his first bracelet. Kristen Bicknell, the 2013 ...

LanceJul 1st, 2016 0
WSOP: With New Perspective Esther Taylor-Brady Excited for $50K PPC

Esther Taylor-Brady is hoping her deep runs in $10,000 Championship events pays off in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship It’s safe to say that most of the big storylines of each summer come from the higher buy-in $10,000 Championship events. The most notable names in poker use those tournaments to make their claim that they belong as part of the game’s elite. Players like Robert ...

WILLOCJul 1st, 2016 0
WSOP: Umerova Denies Farrell, Shack-Harris Leads $10,000 PLO

The first day of July crowned one new bracelet winner, left six players to return in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and two more events return a handful players for Day 3. The $888 Crazy Eights event brought out the crowds with two flights in the re-entry event.

PaulOresteenJul 2nd, 2016 0
Rank & File: Shaun Deeb Earns Second WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s

Shaun Deeb joined Paul Volpe as the only former #1-ranked players to win a bracelet this summer Shaun Deeb beat out a stacked final table to win the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event and earn the second bracelet of his career and second for former PocketFives #1-ranked players. Deeb's victory was one of just 21 cashes by this group in the last week. They've now recorded 75 WSOP cashes this summer ...

LanceJul 2nd, 2016 0
Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Grinds His Way to an MPLB Title

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov talks about grinding his way to his first PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard title Although grinding online poker games can be draining, it can also be extremely rewarding. For successful, +EV players, volume will invariably lead to deep runs and big scores. It's just a numbers game: the more you play, the more chances you have to hit it big. Case in point: ...

DanJul 2nd, 2016 0
WSOP: Brandon Shack-Harris Wins Pot Limit Omaha Championship

The 2016 WorldSeries of Poker hosted three final tables Saturday, though only one finished, alongside Day 1 of perhaps the most prestigious tournament of the year and the final two flights of the $888 Crazy Eights wrapped up.

PaulOresteenJul 3rd, 2016 0
WSOP: Jason Mercier Leading POY, Benny Glaser Distant Second

Jason Mercier continues to lead the WSOP Player of the Year race (WSOP photo) It’s no secret that the WSOP Player of the Year rankings are slightly weighted towards bigger buy-in events and through the holiday weekend, those bigger buy-in events are starting at the 2016 World Series of Poker. The $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship began Saturday and the $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha ...

WILLOCJul 3rd, 2016 0
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten Wins Sunday Supersonic

Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten won the Sunday Supersonic this week (photo courtesy CordigoPoker) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its final weeks, there were a number of online tournament specialists who came up big over the weekend. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 5,668 entrants, and was won outright by 'Jay-Syl11' for $177,298. Second place was taken by 'bogurdan' for ...

dhubermexJul 4th, 2016 0
Rankings: Bobby 'Bcm4924' McLawhorn Claims Top Spot in Nevada

The Nevada rankings saw a new player rise to Number 1 in June For the first time in fourth months, there is someone new atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn took over the top spot in June, a spot that was held by Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman for four consecutive months.

SteveSchultJul 4th, 2016 0
WSOP: Andrew Lichtenberger Wins Bracelet #1, Bonomo Leading $50K

Sunday at the 2016 World Series of Poker included a couple of players winning their first WSOP bracelets and a couple of brothers continuing to crush one of poker’s most prestigious events. Andrew ‘luckychewy’ Lichtenberger and Allan Le each won an event on Sunday while Michael and Robert Mizrachi are both in hot pursuit of $50,000 Poker Player Championship chip leader Justin Bonomo.

LanceJul 4th, 2016 0
WSOP: Hung Le Wins Crazy Eights, Bonomo Continues Leading PPC

Even with a city packed full of tourists for the July 4th weekend, the 2016 World Series of Poker continued on Monday with

LanceJul 5th, 2016 0
'C Darwin2' Dominates partypoker High Rollers, Now #1 on P5s

The profile and key stats for the new #1 ranked player on PocketFives, 'C Darwin2' The more tournaments you run deep in, the higher you're going to go in the PocketFives Rankings. The rankings formula emphasizes prize pools and finish positions, and Sweden's 'C Darwin2' put on a clinic over the last week in both to become the #1 player in all the land.

DanJul 6th, 2016 0
Rankings: Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Remains #1 in New Jersey

Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano won a WSOP bracelet in June - and still managed to stay #2 in New Jersey While the end of the last New Jersey Online Poker Rankings update predicted some serious change to the top ten by the end of the summer, through one mouth of New Jersey’s best season, that change has not yet occurred. There has been some movement but that’s near the bottom of the rankings, ...

WILLOCJul 6th, 2016 0
Andreas Olympios Survives Wild Ride to Win WPT500 for $260,000

Andreas Olympios arrived at the final table with 15 big blinds and ran it up to win the title and $260,000.The third incarnation of the WPT500 at the Aria Resort and Casino proved to be more popular than ever with 3,956 entrants and a $2 million prize pool – double the advertised guarantee. The WPT did kick in a nominal sum for the attractive number for a $565 buy-in, but after an ...

PaulOresteenJul 7th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brian Rast Defeats Justin Bonomo for Second $50K PPC Title

The 2016 World Series of Poker could have sold some expensive seats in the Amazon Room as the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship crowned a repeat champ, though not the one many expected. The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Day 1 field watching the final table while the rest of the Rio was partying it up in the $1,000 Tag Team event.

PaulOresteenJul 7th, 2016 0
Joel 'Crackdel29' Visa Jordana Relives Spanish Black Friday

In 2011, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act upended the online poker market in the United States in a big way. Overnight, the four largest US-facing sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt, UB and Absolute Poker – vacated the American market. Since then, only three states have regulated the industry.

DanJul 7th, 2016 0
WSOP: Dark Horse David Prociak Wins $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo Bracelet

The Rio hosted one 2016 World Series of Poker final table – the last Stud event on the schedule and the vaunted $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event brings six players to final table Friday. Registration closed on Day 2 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller, the Tag Team event has nine remaining and two budget-priced, big bet games kicked off for the arriving Main Event crowd.

PaulOresteenJul 8th, 2016 0
PokerStars' Second $1 Million Freeroll Paying Out 75,000 Places


LandSharkJul 8th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Second Bracelet, Steven Wolansky Wants Main Event Run

Steven Wolansky won his second career WSOP bracelet earlier this summer - now he wants to find some success in the Main Event (WSOP photo) If you’ve played poker, you’ve certainly heard some “chip and a chair” stories where players have come back from sometimes overwhelming odds to either progress through or win a tournament. Most of those stories don’t involve being heads up for a ...

WILLOCJul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Three Return in $25K PLO, $111K One Drop Draws 157 Entrants

The final day of the 2016 World Series of Poker before the Main Event kicks off buzzed with the arrival of the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and the final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. The Ladies Championship also got underway and three bracelets were awarded for two events while a power couple got a little stronger.

PaulOresteenJul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Neil Blumenfield Back for Another Deep Main Event Run

Neil Blumenfield finished third in the 2015 WSOP Main Event and wants another deep run this year. This time last year Neil Blumenfield was just one of 6,420 players living out the dream of playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event. With just a handful of previous tournament cashes he was anonymous, but he stood out too. He wore round glasses befitting of a hipster some 40 years his ...

LanceJul 9th, 2016 0
Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin is the Real Life Version of Fight Club

Russia's Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin says there's a little Fight Club in all of us In 1996, 20 years ago, Chuck Palahniuk released a novel called Fight Club. The psychological thriller later caught the attention of director David Fincher, who turned it into a movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, two icons of the gambling film world with their roles in Rounders and Ocean's Eleven, respectively. ...

DanJul 10th, 2016 0
WSOP: High Powered Vegas Attorney David Chesnoff Back in Main Event

David Chesnoff is usually in a court room. Sunday he was playing in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. When Paul Phua and Richard Yong, the “Macau businessmen” who took the high stakes poker world by storm, were arrested two years ago at Caesars Palace and charged with running an illegal sports betting operation out of their villa, it was David Chesnoff’s phone that rang.

LanceJul 11th, 2016 0
Luke Schwartz Wins Sunday Million, 'C Darwin2' tops Sunday Grand

Luke Schwartz took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $130,718 There was a four-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament ever the weekend that involved three PocketFives members. Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz' of the United Kingdom earned $130,718 upon becoming the event's official winner, as 'Stoooookie!' finished second for $109,571. The UK's Jayme Jayme ...

dhubermexJul 11th, 2016 0
WSOP: Chris Moorman Offers Advice for Players Playing Day 1C

Chris Moorman is playing Day 1C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event When 888poker added Chris Moorman to their stable of ambassadors they added easily the most decorated online poker tournament player ever. He’s also won over $4 million on the live felt and has played the WSOP Main Event a number of times, cashing once, and he’s seen his fair share - and made his fair share - of mistakes along the ...

LanceJul 11th, 2016 0
Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop Embracing Life as a First-Time Dad

UK poker player Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop is adjusting to life as a first-time dad As any first-time parent will tell you, having a child is a world-changer. No days off. No bar-hopping (unless you get a sitter, in which case it's game on). But, you have a little one who thinks the world of you and relies on you to understand everything from talking to walking. The basic life functions.

DanJul 12th, 2016 0
Rank & File: Fedor Holz Wins Third WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s

Fedor Holz has shined brighter than any other former #1-ranked PocketFiver at the 2016 WSOP (WSOP photo) While the second flight of the 2016 World Series of Poker was underway, Fedor Holz was on the main stage beating Dan Smith for the first WSOP bracelet of his career and a cool $4,981,775. That victory was a historic one for Holz, but it also made him the third former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...

LanceJul 12th, 2016 0
WSOP: Valentin Vornicu Leads Main Event After Day 2AB

Valentin Vornicu is the only player with over 600,000 chips in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Valentin Vornicu has dominated the WSOP Circuit over the years. The California poker pro has won eight Circuit rings and on Day 2AB of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, he took a gigantic step towards winning his first WSOP bracelet.

LanceJul 13th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'JMolloy', 'Greenstone25' Back in Top 10

Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar re-entered the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week (image: WPT) It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: Hump Day. Okay, it means two things then: Hump Day and the latest update to the PocketFives Rankings. This week's major storylines: two new entrants into the top 10 and the world's #1 player widened his lead over the competition.

DanJul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Trading Coasts, Ebony Kenney is Loving California

Ebony Kenney would love nothing more than a deep run in the WSOP Main Event A few years ago Ebony Kenney went from relatively unknown small-time tournament player in Florida to one of the hottest players in a booming Florida poker market. She was in the World Poker Tour spotlight as a Season X “Ones to Watch” and found herself playing up and down the East Coast on a regular basis and ...

LanceJul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brazilians Top Day 2C of Main Event, Michael Mizrachi Climbing

Rafael Moraes is one of two Brazilian players in the top three on Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event Just two days after the World Series of Poker announced that Brazil would be hosting a WSOP Circuit stop as soon as October, two Brazlian players rose to the top of the chip counts on Day 2C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Gustavo Lopes finished with the biggest stack on Day 2C, bagging up 630,700. ...

LanceJul 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: 888 Poker Sends Almost 150 Qualifiers to WSOP Main Event

It's hard to miss the 888 poker players at the 2016 WSOP Main Event It’s nearly impossible to look around the remaining players in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and notice an abundance of 888 poker branding. The hats, shirts and patches adorned with the 888 poker logo seem to be everywhere - and that’s thanks to an extensive satellite campaign put on by the online poker site ...

LanceJul 15th, 2016 0
WSOP: Johnny Chan Happy to Remain Hidden at 2016 WSOP Main Event


LanceJul 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Bryan 'theczar19' Piccioli Leads Main Event After Day 4

Bryan “theczar19” Piccioli leads the 2016 WSOP Main Event after Day 4 Just 251 players remain in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and the chip leader is a very familiar name to anybody familiar with the PocketFives Rankings over the years. Bryan ‘theczar19’ Piccioli ended Day 4 with 4,026,000 and is the only player above 4 million.

LanceJul 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Jerry Wong Leading Main Event With Just 80 Left

Jerry Wong won a big hand late to take the Day 5 chip lead in the 2016 WSOP Main Event Jerry Wong took the chip lead late on Day 5 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event in a hand that eliminated Bryan Piccioli in 84th place. Wong ended up with 11,555,000 and heads into Day 6 with the lead and just 71 players between himself and a berth in the 2016 November Nine.

LanceJul 17th, 2016 0
Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman: Poker's Iron Chef

Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman has been able to crush online poker thanks to balanced meals he prepares (photo: Tomas Stacha) A number of poker players will tell you that a healthy, balanced diet improves their performance at the tables by leaps and bounds. Eat greasy pizza, a fatty cheeseburger, or a big old hunk of chocolate cake and your ability to call, raise, fold, and read other players ...

DanJul 18th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Wins partypoker High Roller

Andras 'probirs' Nemeth won $46,775 on partypoker on Sunday (PokerStars photo) Andras 'probirs' Nemeth had himself a Sunday to remember on partypoker. The Hungarian poker pro outlasted 40 opponents in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event to win $37,925 and also managed to finish fifth in the $530 buy-in High Roller for an additional $8,850. While Nemeth was busy dominating partypoker, ...

dhubermexJul 18th, 2016 0
Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz Climbing to New Heights in Poker

Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz says poker is a lot like rock climbing If you've ever rock climbed, then you know it's in part about setting goals, achieving them, and then setting new goals. Get up to that next ledge, set your rope, and climb some more. When you've hit the summit, find another mountain to climb or find another course to conquer. Wash, rinse, repeat.

DanJul 18th, 2016 0
WSOP: Michael Ruane a Real Main Event Mystery - On Purpose


LanceJul 19th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Hits #3

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov is up to #3 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his best showing ever Every week, a member of the PocketFives community sets a new personal best. Whether it's their largest score ever or a milestone win, it happens every single week.

DanJul 20th, 2016 0
Learn to Stop Judging and Start Evaluating at the Poker Table

Changing your mindset at the table could lead to more profits It doesn't take more than five minutes of roaming around ‘poker Twitter’ during the World Series of Poker to recognise that making value judgments is just as much of a habit for poker players away from the table as it is at the table.

theginger45Jul 24th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'eightndeuce' and 'chess87' Chop Sunday Million

Two players took home six-figure scores in the PokerStars Sunday Million this week With the World Series of Poker now in the rearview mirror, a number of top players have returned home to the online grind. Two players chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million after getting heads-up. 'eightndeuce' and 'chess87' walked away with $162,387 and $159,000 respectively for their Sunday performance. ...

dhubermexJul 25th, 2016 0
What We Learned: The 2016 World Series of Poker

It's hard to look back at the 2016 WSOP as anything but the Summer of Jason Mercier The 2016 World Series of Poker is a wrap. Okay, yes there’s still the matter of playing down the final table of the Main Event beginning in October, but 68 of the 69 bracelets have been awarded, the Amazon Room is devoid of any poker tables and poker players have scattered around the world to rebuild their ...

LanceJul 26th, 2016 0
Players Gearing Up for £250,000 Guaranteed GUKPT Goliath Saturday

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath event starts Saturday in Coventry. Known as the largest poker event in all of Europe, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath tournament kicks off Saturday at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England, and promises juicy cash games, a variety of side events and a £120 buy-in, £250,000 guaranteed Main Event which wraps up Sunday, August 7.

LandSharkJul 27th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Former #1s 'veeea', 'joaomathias' Climbing

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, a former #1 on PocketFives, is inching closer to the top spot Once you hit #1 on PocketFives, you're in pretty elite company. Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, World Series of Poker November Niners Cliff 'JohnnyBax' Josephy and Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger, and Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz – they've all been at the top of the podium.

DanJul 27th, 2016 0
David Prociak Giving YouStake Backers a Second Shot at Big Payoff

A lot of YouStake investors passed on David Prociak's WSOP package. Oops. If you had been browsing on , the site that allows poker players to sell pieces of themselves in tournaments around the world, a little over eight weeks ago you would have seen a listing for a 2016 World Series of Poker package for David Prociak and you probably would have had one thought. Who the '#A*&%! is David ...

LanceJul 29th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Chad 'ihaterivers' Walker Wins Sunday Million

Canadian online tournament grinder Chad 'ihaterivers' Walker turned in a career performance over the weekend by winning the PokerStars Sunday Million for $194,372. 'Conglomo222' took home $134,518 for second place in that event while 'willywonko37' earned $93,097 for third.

dhubermexAug 1st, 2016 0
Pennsylvania Still a Must-Watch State for Online Poker Regulation

Pennsylvania remains a must-watch state for online poker legislation in 2016 For online poker supporters, June could best be summed up with the first half of a famous Shakespeare line, as the month was full of sound fury in multiple state legislators. Unfortunately, July completed the quote, as thus far, all of the hullabaloo that occurred in June has signified nothing. Even though no less ...

Steve RuddockAug 2nd, 2016 0
Rankings: Bobby 'Bcm4924' McLawhorn Holds on to Top Spot in Nevada

Bobby McLawhorn claimed the top spot in the Nevada Rankings for the second straight month For the second straight month, Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn sits atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. And for the second straight month, he had to edge out another grinder to do it.

SteveSchultAug 2nd, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'philroyal888' Nearing Top 10 Return

UK poker player 'philroyal888' is up to #11 in the PocketFives Rankings The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings is full of some of the most heralded and successful online poker players around. It's no wonder that it's extraordinarily difficult to enter the top 10, even for those who have been there before.

DanAug 3rd, 2016 0
Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka Wins $243K in July Cash Games

Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka had $243,000 in high-stakes cash game profit in July, crushing the competition (image: CardPlayer) The high-stakes cash game leaderboard in July was officially a blowout. Sitting atop the field was Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka with a profit of $243,000 in ring games on PokerStars that HighStakesDB tracks. Everyone else had one-quarter or less of that.

DanAug 4th, 2016 0
Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Wins MPLB for Second Time in Three Months

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov won the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard for the second time in three months In a month that saw many of the top pros spend the first two weeks in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, Russia's Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov, ranked #3 in the world, struck gold once again.

DanAug 4th, 2016 0
Rankings: Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Still #1 in New Jersey

Save for the World Series of Poker Main Event, July is usually a slow time for the poker world and that slowness has seen the top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings remain more or less the same heading into the final month of the summer. The changes that have occurred are relatively small in nature but as the calendar turns, some players are putting themselves in great positions to end 2016 ...

WILLOCAug 5th, 2016 0
WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship Begins Tuesday

The best of the best from the WSOP Circuit are in Cherokee, NC for the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship. Later this week roughly 100 of the best players the WSOP Circuit has to offer will be in Cherokee, North Carolina for the $1,000,000 guaranteed WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship. And they should have some company. The GCC, which replaced the WSOP Circuit National ...

LanceAug 6th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila Takes Down Sunday Million

Major online poker tournament action over the weekend saw a number of well-known players compete for large cash prizes. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won by player Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila who received $131,000 as a result of a three-way final table deal. PocketFives member Fabiano 'kdrAS' Teixeira of Chile finished second for $110,000 and will likely move back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide ...

dhubermexAug 8th, 2016 0
World Poker Tour Honor Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott with Devilfish Cup

The World Poker Tour has partnered with Dusk Till Dawn to create The Devilfish Cup British poker legend Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott tragically passed away in April of last year after a short battle with terminal liver cancer. Now, the WPT Foundation and England’s Dusk Till Dawn poker club are teaming up to honor the memory of the poker pro with the inaugural Devilfish Cup, a £1 million ...

LandSharkAug 11th, 2016 0
Said El-Yousfi Wins WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship

Said El-Yousfi won the 2016 WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship Of the 126 players who made their way to Cherokee, North Carolina for the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship, none came any further than Said El-Yousfi. And none went home any richer. El-Yousfi, who qualified for the GCC by winning the Casino Championship in Marrakech, Morocco in January, beat out the field to win the ...

LanceAug 12th, 2016 0
'snapcall419' Wins Sunday Million, '$trateGema' Third Again

The final two players l in the PokerStars Sunday Million chopped up nearly $255,000 but the real story might be the third place finisher. 'snapcall419' took home $137,090 for the victory and 'Yorane Kerignard' of France received $117,376 for second place but '$trateGema' walked away with $73,640 for his second consecutive third-place finish.

dhubermexAug 15th, 2016 0
Unibet Open Heading to Bucharest for €500,000 Season Finale

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LandSharkAug 16th, 2016 0
Michael Phelps: "I Was Playing Pineapple" Before le Clos Showdown

Michael Phelps' 'game face' was all the rage at the Rio Olympics Michael Phelps’ Olympic career is now officially over and many are wondering if he may turn his attention to poker to fuel his competitive spirit. It seems he may have already done that - even during one of the most iconic moments of Rio games. In an interview with NBC TODAY Show’s Billy Bush, Phelps confessed that while ...

LanceAug 17th, 2016 0
Partypoker Doubles Caribbean Poker Party Guarantee to $2 Million

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is hosting the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party this November. Set at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in sun-soaked Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party is sure to be one of the most anticipated poker events of the year. Now, the online poker site is giving players even more reason to make the trip after doubling the guarantee of one of ...

LandSharkAug 20th, 2016 0
PokerStars Going Global with PokerStars Live, Dropping EPT Brand

PokerStars has made major changes to its live tournament offering The European Poker Tour is going global and at the same time, ceasing to exist altogether. PokerStars announced sweeping changes to its live poker offering on Wednesday that sees the EPT-experience expanding beyond European borders with a new name: PokerStars Live.

LanceAug 24th, 2016 0
Rankings: 'C Darwin2' Still #1, Joao Simao Returns to Top 10

Joao ’joaosimaobh’ Simao found his way back into the top 10 this week (Danny Maxwell photo) Seven weeks ago 'C Darwin2' overtook Joao ’joaosimaobh’ Simao for the #1 spot on the PocketFives rankings and he hasn’t relinquished it since. The Swedish grinder added to his lead this week over Joao Mathias '‘joaomathias' Baumgarten, who also gave up ground to the rest of the field.

LanceAug 25th, 2016 0
Understand What Causes Your Opponents Pain to Book Bigger Wins

Understanding your opponents "pain thresholds" will lead to more profit for you Eliminating Your Poker Pain Threshold Recently, I was lucky enough to interview high-stakes live cash pro Matt Berkey for a podcast over at Tournament Poker Edge - one of the most interesting interviews I’ve been a part of to date. He raised an interesting concept, using terminology that isn’t really part of ...

theginger45Aug 25th, 2016 0
Mindset Coach Elliot Roe Focusing on Volume Play in Newest Video

Elliot Roe is one of poker's most sought after mindset coaches Volume is an area most players struggle with. Whether it’s not playing enough to achieve your goals or playing so much that you inevitably burn out, finding that perfect balance is very difficult.

P5s StaffAug 26th, 2016 0
888poker Bringing 888Live Festival to London this October

Eliot Hirn won the 888Live event in Innsbruck, Austria earlier this year For 10 days in October the city of London is going to be overrun by some of the smartest value-seeking poker players on the planet as 888poker brings the 888Live series to the English capital for the very first time. The Aspers Casino is hosting the 10-day festival beginning on October 13 with buy-ins ranging from £120 ...

LanceAug 27th, 2016 0
ESPN Coverage of the 2016 WSOP Main Event Begins September 11

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LanceAug 29th, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: Monster Month Moves Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns to #1

Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns jumped three spots to take the top spot of the Nevada Online Poker Rankings Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns had a monster month of August to take over the top spot in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. He leapfrogged Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn to claim the pole position from McLawhorn, who held it for the month of July.

SteveSchultSep 1st, 2016 0
WPT: Pat Lyons Wins Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker Main Event

Pat Lyons wins the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event, earning over $615,000. (Photo credit Joe Giron/WPT) Hours after making the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker final table at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, Pat Lyons tweeted: #SpoilerAlert I'm gonna win #legendsOfPoker @BicycleCasino #destiny #whiteRabbitDay I want this title #soBad #GodIsGood #loveLife #BeatLA— Pat Lyons ...

KevmathSep 2nd, 2016 0
California 2016 Online Poker Dream Dies, Pennsylvania Still Alive

If you follow the legislative doings in the online gambling world August was both an exciting and frustrating month. Late amendments reopened the door for California's online poker bill, and touched off a contentious debate over which group was most deserving of the title "obstructionist." But in the end 2016 ended the same as the last 10 in the Golden State, with the legislative deadline ...

Steve RuddockSep 2nd, 2016 0
First PokerStarsLive Festival Coming to Resorts AC in November

Resorts Atlantic City is hosting a PokerStarsLive Festival this November. Just two weeks ago PokerStars made one of the biggest announcements in their history regarding their live tournament schedule and branding. Live events now fall under two categories, the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festival, with events being held worldwide.

WILLOCSep 2nd, 2016 0
NJ Rankings: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Takes Over Garden State Top Spot

Jeremy ' Jermz' Danger passed Keith 'donnysack' Donovan for top spot in the New Jersey rankings in August. Over the last four summer months, the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings top ten has undergone some serious reconstruction. At the start of the summer, some of New Jersey’s top players, Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg and Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano to name a few, headed to Las Vegas for the ...

WILLOCSep 4th, 2016 0
PokerStars Festival Can Help Sell Legal Online Poker in the US

The PokerStars approach to live events, which includes what some label "poker tourism", may help it sell the need for regulated online poker in the United States. Last week PokerStars announced it would be rebranding all of its live poker events in an attempt to globalize the company's disparate poker tours. The first of these newly relabeled events, the PokerStars Festival New Jersey 2016 ...

Steve RuddockSep 5th, 2016 0
Dominik Nitsche Breaks Down the Tools to Succeed at No Limit

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JessSep 7th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Cameron 'ishter11' Couch Wins Star-Studded Marathon Event

Cameron 'ishter11' Couch highlighted the 2016 WCOOP Day 4 winners It took him four days, but Cameron 'ishter11' Couch won the first World Championship of Online Poker title of his career on Wednesday. Couch beat out a final table that included a former two-time European Poker Tour High Roller winner and a WSOP bracelet winner to win the $1,050 Marathon Event for a seven-figure score and one of ...

LanceSep 8th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Stays #1, Holds Off Charging Brazilians

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao might be on his way back to the #1 ranking. (PokerStars photo) For the ninth straight week Sweden's 'C Darwin2' is sitting on top of the PocketFives rankings but if he's not careful, he's going to find two guys named Joao passing him by soon. 'C Darwin2' had just eight cashes over the last seven days and none were big enough to add to his lead. His biggest score was ...

LanceSep 8th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Shaun Deeb Wins Fourth WCOOP Title, Welcomes Second Child

Shaun Deeb was one of three WCOOP event winners on Thursday, but he got more than just another title and the prize money. (WPT photo). September 8, 2016 will probably go down as one of the strangest, if not most important, days in the life of Shaun Deeb. He began the day as one of five players left in the Event #12 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and ended it as the second ...

LanceSep 9th, 2016 0
WCOOP: '88maca88' Grabs Six Figure Score, First WCOOP Win

Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday's PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables.

LandSharkSep 10th, 2016 0
Las Vegas Trip All About Rings for WSOP Circuit Star Josh Turner

WSOP Circuit grinder Josh Turner recently added another ring to his collection before giving away a different type of ring. Josh Turner won his fifth World Series of Poker Circuit ring last week in Las Vegas, but he left Sin City with his focus on another ring. An engagement ring. Last Monday, Turner won his fifth career Circuit ring in the $365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event at Planet ...

SteveSchultSep 11th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Christian Elgstrøm Wins Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Christian ‘CMoosepower’ Elgstrøm won his third COOP title on Saturday The second weekend of the World Championship of Online Poker included two No Limit Hold‘em tournaments, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship and a Five-Card Omaha Hi-Lo event. In two of those tournaments, players received some extra value for their money when the events failed to hit their guarantees.

LandSharkSep 11th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Urbanovich Grabs WCOOP win, Bonomo Gets Super-Sized

Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo) The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the ...

LanceSep 12th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz Chops $100K Super High Roller

Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz added another seven-figure score on Monday after chopping the WCOOP Super High Roller (WPT photo) Monday's World Championship of Online Poker action was dominated by the conclusion of the $100,000 Super High Roller event and when all was said and done, poker fans were mostly talking about the guy who didn't win, rather than the guy who did. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...

dhubermexSep 13th, 2016 0
Five States That Could Join Online Gaming Conversation in 2017

There are five states that could find themselves talking legal poker in 2017 Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, New York, and Massachusetts. That's the shortlist of states people are keeping an eye on when it comes to online gambling legalization in the United States. These are certainly good states to focus on, but there are also a handful of states that could be next year's ...

Steve RuddockSep 13th, 2016 0
The Difference Between Knowledge and Performance

Understanding the difference between knowledge and performance might help you understand what's really happening at the table In any competitive field, be it poker, sports, athletics, business, or whatever else you might be involved in, the ability to perform regularly at a high level is a fundamental building block of success. After all, if you have all the tools but don’t put them into ...

theginger45Sep 14th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Charlie Carrel, Ami Barer Both Grab WCOOP Victories

Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel added "WCOOP champ" to his list of accomplishments Wednesday (PokerStars Photo/Neil Stoddart) The cream is really rising to the top in the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Following wins by Shaun Deeb, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Connor Drinan and 'Eisenhower1', a former Aussie Millions Main Event winner and an EPT Grand Final High Roller champ both found ...

dhubermexSep 14th, 2016 0
Rankings: ‘C Darwin2’ Still #1 with Fellow Swede ’lena900’ Up to #2

The one constant with the PocketFives Rankings the past 10 weeks has been the name at the top and the frequency at which the name in the #2 spot has changed. Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ has been #1 since July 6 and since then a handful of players have occupied the spot right behind him. For the third week in a row the player sitting second has changed with another Swede, ‘lena900’, moving ...

LanceSep 14th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Andrey 'Kroko-Dill' Zaichenko Wins Second WCOOP Title

Andrey Zaichenko added a second World Championship of Online Poker title on Thursday (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Day 11 of the World Championship of Online Poker featured the final tables of two No Limit Hold’em tournaments along with that of the Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Each event easily surpassed its guarantee, and in one case more than doubled it.

LandSharkSep 16th, 2016 0