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WCOOP: Daniel Negreanu Beats Viktor Blom for HORSE Championship

Daniel Negreanu

LanceSep 25th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Dominik Nitsche Chops 888poker Super XL Main Event

Dominik Nitsche was one of the big non-WCOOP winners on Sunday. As the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker wraps up, there were plenty of marquee scores across several major online poker sites over the weekend including 888 poker pro Dominik Nitsche being one of three players to walk away from a three-way final table deal of the $1.5 Million Guaranteed Super XL Main Event. ...

dhubermexSep 26th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Mike Watson Beats Ben Sulsky for Eight-Game Championship

Mike 'SirWatts' Watson added another WCOOP title to his list of accomplishments. (PokerStars photo) We’re at the stage of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker where the time remaining can reasonably be measured in hours, not day. With the end of the online series nearing, Mike Watson went to work on Sunday in adding another WCOOP title to his credit.

LanceSep 26th, 2016 0
PokerStars Bringing COOP Action to New Jersey with $1.2M Guaranteed

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker runs for 16 days in October. While the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker winds down for the site’s global player base, New Jersey poker players will soon have a championship tournament series of their own to look forward to. The Isle of Man-based gaming giant announced the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, which plays out from ...

LandSharkSep 26th, 2016 0
888poker Giving Four Lucky Winners November Nine VIP Experience

888 poker is sending Four Lucky Winners to watch the 2016 November Nine up close (Joe Giron/WSOP photo) Every poker player dreams of entering the World Series of Poker Main Event and making an appearance in the November Nine. And each year hundreds of thousands of those same players watch from home as somebody else completes their dream.

PocketFivesOct 1st, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Greece's 'pejacpoker' Wins Sunday Million, $146K

Entry levels across major tournaments over the weekend returned to normal levels following the conclusion of the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. The Sunday Million was won outright by 'pejacpoker' who outlasted over 5,100 opponents to claim the $146,147 top prize. The runner-up score of $102,559 went to 'big_frae' as 'Jazzer32' was eliminated in third place for $71,972. ...

dhubermexOct 3rd, 2016 0
Brazil's Bruno Kawauti Turning "Sick Dreams" into Reality

Bruno Kawauti is one of Brazil's biggest poker stars Bruno Kawauti Talks Planning for the Future, and Predicting it Too There are not many things where, if you take 15th place, your life is going to completely change. That is the beauty of the World Series of Poker Main Event tough. Ever since Brasil’s Bruno Kawauti finished 15th in 2013, his life, his priorities, his opportunities all ...

JessOct 4th, 2016 0
Uncertainty Continues to Reign Supreme on iPoker Legislative Front

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is the man leading the latest attempt to revisit RAWA On the online gaming front, September raised more questions than answers, as two states continue to consider online gambling legalization and a new federal online gambling prohibition bill has surfaced in Congress. The Pennsylvania Senate's unwillingness to act on the gaming reform bill the House passed back ...

Steve RuddockOct 5th, 2016 0
WPT: Zachary Smiley Wins WPT Maryland Live for First Career Cash

Zachary Smiley has one career live cash - a World Poker Tour win (Joe Giron/WPT photo) At a final table that included current World Poker Tour Player of the Year frontrunner Benjamin Zamani, Season XIV breakout star Cate Hall and two-time WPT champion Darren Elias it was a relative unknown that was left standing on Wednesday night as WPT Maryland Live played down to a winner. Zachary Smiley, ...

LanceOct 6th, 2016 0
Sofia Lovgren on Running Deep in Small Buy-in, Big Field Tourneys

Sofia Lovgren If you don’t have $10,000 to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event, the highlight of your poker summer may very well be a small buy-in, huge field event like the Colossus, the Millionaire Maker, or the Monster Stack. After deep runs in both the Millionaire Maker and Colossus, 888 ambassador Sofia Lovgren is the perfect person to get tips and tricks from in order to ...

JessOct 8th, 2016 0
Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Spends Second Month Atop Nevada Leaderboard

Mark Johns continues to lead the way in Nevada In a nearly identical ranking from last month, Mark ‘wsopfreezer’ Johns spends his second straight month atop the Nevada Poker Rankings and is the top online tournament player for the month of September. There were no new players able to break into the rankings this month and aside from a little movement near the bottom of the top 10, eight ...

SteveSchultOct 8th, 2016 0
WCOOP Main Event Win Helps Jonas 'Jownz' Lauck Top September MPLB


wackyJaxonOct 10th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'EVERFR0ST' Grabs PokerStars Sunday Million Victory

'EVERFR0ST' won the PokerStars Sunday Million for a six-figure payday Another Sunday in the books meant another bunch of big winners in the Sunday Majors. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won outright by 'EVERFR0ST' who collected a six-figure payday of $142,425 for the win. Jon 'luckyfish89' Clark of the United Kingdom (ranked #172 worldwide) came in 2nd in that event for $99,947 while ...

dhubermexOct 10th, 2016 0
How a DFS Lawsuit Could Stall New York's Online Poker Efforts

The New York Supreme Court could be the home to another obstacle for legal online poker in that state. A lawsuit challenging the legality of New York's daily fantasy sports law was filed last week with the New York Supreme Court. The lawsuit is contesting the New York DFS law on the grounds that the New York legislature overstepped its authority by classifying DFS as a game of skill, ...

Steve RuddockOct 14th, 2016 0
Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Represents the New Breed of Spanish Pro

Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado has made a name for himself online and live. (PokerStars photo) If you consider the statistics of just the European Poker Tour, you might think that the level of Spanish poker is amongst the lowest in Europe. It was just a year ago that Adrián Mateos broke the jinx, winning the first major EPT title for Spain. The biggest online tournaments, high stakes cash games ...

AlexHernandoOct 18th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzales Holding Strong at #1

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales seems to quite comfortable sitting at #1 (SHRPO photo) Just two weeks Uruguayan poker pro Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales took over the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings for the first time and he doesn’t seem to be willing to let go of it any time soon. Gonzales maintained his hold on top spot this past week and has nearly a 1,000-point lead over his ...

LanceOct 21st, 2016 0
Punta Cana Poker Classic Overcame Humble Beginnings to Flourish

The Punta Cana Poker Classic In just five days, poker players from all over the world will be sipping on complementary cocktails at the luxurious Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in the Dominican Republic, relaxing before the start of the seventh annual Punta Cana Poker Classic. The PCPC is the brainchild of online poker site True Poker, which conceived of the idea after asking themselves what ...

LandSharkOct 21st, 2016 0
Sofia Lovgren: From Eating Scorpions to World Poker Tour Dreams

Sofia Lovgren wants to be the first woman to win a World Poker Tour open event (WPT photo) Every week or two it seems someone is bringing up something on Twitter or other social media regarding gender and the poker world. A massive debate ensues, people take sides, and the rest of us just grab the popcorn. With that in mind, you would think the reality TV concept Girl Got Game, which put nine ...

JessOct 22nd, 2016 0
NJCOOP: ‘ShrimplyPibs’ Banks over $9K with Two First-Place Finishes

The inaugural PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker kicked off with a bang last week and has so far proven a big success, beating nearly every one of its guarantees. While 19 events have been checked off the schedule so far, players still have plenty more chances to get in on the action. That includes the festival’s much-anticipated $500 buy-in, $200,000 No Limit Hold‘em Main ...

LandSharkOct 23rd, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: David Peters Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Million

David Peters beat out 5,040 other players to win the PokerStars Sunday Million (WPT photo) Veteran PocketFives member David 'Davidp18' Peters (ranked #284 worldwide) took home the largest online tournament score over the weekend with an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $143,505. David now has more than $5 million in lifetime earnings in online poker tournaments dating back ...

dhubermexOct 24th, 2016 0
Five Questions with November Niner Fernando Pons

Fernando Pons returns to the 2016 WSOP Main Event as the shortest stack (WSOP photo / Joe Giron) Before the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table PocketFives is providing extensive coverage of the 2016 November Nine including player features, interviews, previews, and statistics. In this edition of Five Questions we introduce you to Fernando Pons. Fernando Pons, a native of Palma, Spain, has ...

AlexHernandoOct 24th, 2016 0
Kenny Hallaert's Passion for Poker Extends Beyond Playing the Game

Kenny Hallaert has a career in poker - just not as a player (WSOP photo / Joe Giron) Tournament director Kenny Hallaert wants to make something clear. Poker is not a job to him. Instead, it is a passion. The fact that the November Niner honoured commitments to work as a tournament director at two tournaments following the conclusion of this year's World Series of Poker shows that it is his ...

ShillibierOct 24th, 2016 0
Brazilian Grinder Joao Simao Named as Newest partypoker Ambassador

Joao Simao has joined partypoker as an Ambassador With a population of 200 million and a gambling market worth upwards of $17 billion, Brazil is a country which online poker operators have been eager to tap into. With that goal in mind, partypoker recently announced a partnership deal with Brazilian poker pro Joao ‘Joaosimaobh’ Simao, who will become the new face of the site in the South ...

LandSharkOct 25th, 2016 0
Five Questions With November Niner Jerry Wong

Jerry Wong might be the biggest unknown heading into the November Nine. Get to know him a bit here. (WPT photo) Before the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table PocketFives is providing extensive coverage of the 2016 November Nine including player features, interviews, previews, and statistics. In this edition of Five Questions we introduce you to Jerry Wong. Jerry Wong comes into the 2016 World ...

SteveSchultOct 26th, 2016 0
WSOP Europe Heading to King's Casino for 2017 and 2019

The King's Casino in Rozadov, Czech Republic is going to be hosting the next two WSOP Europe festivals, in 2017 and 2019. (Photo courtesy King's) The World Series of Poker announced that the World Series of Poker Europe is returning in the fall 2017, but with a brand new home that has been the host to some of poker's elite over the past few years. After holding the series in England, France, ...

SteveSchultOct 26th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The 2016 November Nine

There are more numbers in play at the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table that just the November Nine (WSOP Photo / Joe Giron) You’ve seen plenty of numbers related to the November Nine. You’ve seen ages and chip counts, number of bracelets and final tables. Let’s not forget lifetime tournament earnings and number of big blinds. Rather than examine the obvious stats, let’s get to know this ...

JessOct 26th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov Rockets to #2, ‘SixthSenSe19’ Still #1

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales is the #1-ranked player in the world for the third straight week.(SHRPO photo) For the last three weeks Fabrizio ‘SixthSenS19’ Gonzalez has been sitting pretty atop the PocketFives Rankings and watched as the players below him were unable to mount much of challenge. That’s no longer the case. Gonzalez is still the #1-ranked player in the world, but ...

LanceOct 26th, 2016 0
Moneymaker Excited for Inaugural PokerStars Festival New Jersey

Chris Moneymaker is one of the Team PokerStars Pros making their way to Atlantic City for the first ever Pokertars Festival New Jersey(PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) For the last six years American poker players have watched as PokerStars-branded live events took place in countries around the world other than their own. Not since Black Friday, when the North American Poker Tour was in the ...

LanceOct 27th, 2016 0
November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka Hoping to Make Czech Poker History

Vojtech Ruzicka could become the first Czech winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP photo/Joe Giron) You get the impression from 2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka that he really loves poker. He's already promised that he won't be retiring if he wins the Main Event and that he would continue to play high buy-in tournaments all around the world. But since the end of this ...

ShillibierOct 27th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The Last 10 WSOP Main Event Champions

Martin Jacobson came from a long way back to win the 2014 WSOP Main Event (WSOP photo) Over the past decade, more often than not, the guy with the most chips has not walked out of the Rio in Las Vegas with the bracelet. Sure, Joe McKeehen cruised to victory last year, as did Jamie Gold before them, but a quick look at the chip counts can tell you quite a bit about how varied the past decade of ...

JessOct 27th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The November Nine Chip Leaders

Cliff Josephy has an advantage heading into the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table - he's the chip leader - but how has that played out over the years' (WSOP photo/Joe Giron) Cliff 'JohnnyBax' Josephy has the chips and the experience on his side when he returns to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker Main Event, but is that enough to guarantee him a seat at heads-up action for the bracelet' ...

JessOct 29th, 2016 0
Five Questions with November Niner Kenny Hallaert

Get to know Kenny Hallaert a little bit better (WSOP photo / Joe Giron) Before the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table begins, PocketFives is providing extensive coverage of the 2016 November Nine including player features, interviews, previews, and statistics. In this edition of Five Questions we introduce you to Kenny Hallaert. PocketFives: You were paid $1,000,000 for finishing ninth back ...

ShillibierOct 30th, 2016 0
November Nine Short Stack Fernando Pons Just Living a Dream

With just 12 big blinds to come back to, Fernando Pons was unsure how to prepare for the November Nine (WSOP photo/Joe Giron) Two years ago, in 2014, for the first time since the November Nine format was created, a Spanish player reached the final table of the WSOP Main Event. His name was Andoni Larrabe, a 22-year-old guy that eventually finished in sixth position in a tournament won by Martin ...

AlexHernandoOct 30th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: David 'Ymobad' Imobach Chops Sunday Million

There was a heads-up chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament that involved two PocketFives members. David 'Ymobad' Imobach of Spain had his largest career online score with a $136,197 payday for the official 1st place finish as Poland's 'jacu131' likewise took home six figures and walked away with $131,273 for 2nd place. 'CROSA COLL' placed 3rd in that event for ...

dhubermexOct 31st, 2016 0
Partypoker Awarding 30 Caribbean Poker Party Packages Each Week

is making it easy to get yourself a seat in the Caribbean Poker Party event/ In August, partypoker made a splash when it doubled the guarantee of its signature Caribbean Poker Party tournament, the partypoker Million, to a total of $2 million. Now, the site continues to sweeten the deal, this time announcing that it will give away 30 $6,000 CPP trip packages in each of its weekly ...

LandSharkNov 1st, 2016 0
Eduards Kudrjavcevs Wins Punta Cana Poker Classic, $143,675

Eduards Kudrjavcevs won the 2016 Punta Cana Poker Classic, $143,675. After coming close to wins across the globe, Eduards Kudrjavcevs finally has his first career live recorded poker title. With $194,000 in tournament earnings to his name coming into this event, Kudrjavcevs was an accomplished player in his own right but is now the owner of the Punta Cana Poker Classic officially making his ...

Matt ClarkNov 1st, 2016 0
NJCOOP: Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ Elliott Wins Two Titles And Ships Main Event

Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ Elliott wrapped up 2016 NJCOOP by winning the Main Event, his second win of the series (Borgata photo) The first ever PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker finished up this week after over two weeks of exciting action. In total, 43 events were played with over $1,200,000 in guarantees up for grabs. The action culminated on October 31 when Jesse ‘Rou$ey’ ...

Matt ClarkNov 1st, 2016 0
Pennsylvania Senate Now Has the Regulated iGaming Ball

All observers continue to be focused on the Pennsylvania Senate as the Keystone State crawls towards regulating iGaming If you’re among the people waiting for another state to legalize online poker your eyes were squarely focused on Pennsylvania in October. Unfortunately, the month came to a close without a definitive answer as to when online gambling will be legalized by the Pennsylvania ...

Steve RuddockNov 2nd, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Qui Nguyen walked away with a little bit more than $8,000,000 but that wasn't the only interesting number coming out of the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table (WSOP photo/Jayne Furman) You know the headlines, you know the bustouts, you saw what happened on TV. But there were many untold and unexplored stories of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event final table, so we decided to break some ...

JessNov 4th, 2016 0
PokerStars Live Festival New Jersey: A Tale of Two Qualifiers

Peter Smyth came all the way from England to play the PokerStars Festival New Jersey after winning an online qualifier (PokerStars photo / Joe Giron) Every time PokerStars hosts a live event, whether it’s the European Poker Tour, the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour or the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, there’s always a slew of players who have made their way to the tournament by qualifying ...

LanceNov 4th, 2016 0
Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Keeps Nevada Top Spot For Third Month

Mark Johns

SteveSchultNov 6th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'arkolino' and 'Nec Arg' Chop Sunday Million

There was a heads-up chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament this weekend, as players 'arkolino' and 'Nec Arg' took home $142,201 and $115,041 for their respective first and second place efforts in that event. 'BrunoSAP' was the third place finisher and received $73,603 while 'R3D**WOMEN' collected $51,284 in 4th.

dhubermexNov 7th, 2016 0
Sweden's 'lena900' Wins October Leaderboard, Third Win of 2016

Sweden's 'lena900' notched together another spectacular month and finished on top of the October MPLB with 3,770.24 points. 'lena900' has now won the MPLB three times this year, previously winning in back to back months in January and February. This ties him for the record for most MPLBs won in a year with Chile's Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro who claimed this honor three times in 2015.

wackyJaxonNov 8th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez On Top For Fifth Straight Week

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez seems pretty comfortable at the top of the PocketFives Rankings It might be harder to dislodge Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez from the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings than anybody imagined. The Uruguayan poker pro held onto the top spot this past week with only two cashes - and only one of them good enough to add to his lead. Gonzalez finished 109th in ...

LanceNov 9th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: High Roller Win by 'lena900' Could Mean New #1

High stakes online tournament specialist, and the #4-ranked player in the world, 'lena900' won in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event on partypoker for $47,125. The victory could possibly move the Swedish star to #1 worldwide in this week's PocketFives Rankings update. Hungary's 'Bandika' took second place in that tournament for $30,450. The $530 buy-in High Roller saw ...

dhubermexNov 14th, 2016 0
Investment Firm Denies Involvement with Baazov's Bid to Acquire Amaya

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov may soon find himself answering questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission David Baazov, the founder of Amaya and the man responsible for guiding the company's purchase of PokerStars from the Scheinberg family in 2014, has found himself at the center of another controversy as he attempts to take the company private.

LanceNov 23rd, 2016 0
888 Poker Ambassador Chris Moorman Has a November to Remember

Chris Moorman won over $100,000 in November playing live events in the United States Chris 'moorman1' Moorman is easily the most decorated player in PocketFives history. He's the only player to earn more than $10,000,000 in lifetime online earnings and has more than $4,000,000 earnings than any other player. He's won the PocketFives Triple Crown a record 25 times and he's been the #1-ranked ...

LanceNov 29th, 2016 0
888Live Heading to King's Casino in Rozvadov this January

King's Casion in Rozvadov, Czech is the next stop for 888Live In October, 888poker held its first ever 888Live Festival in London’s Aspers Casino, drawing players from across the globe for a 10-day live poker tournament experience. Now, the site is gearing up to visit the second destination on the series’ schedule, Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and this time promises players even more ...

LandSharkNov 30th, 2016 0
Montreal Nationals Capture Global Poker League Season 1 Title

Following months of buildup and nearly eight months of play, the first Global Poker League champion was crowned Thursday night inside The Cube in Las Vegas. In a best-of-11 heads up format, the Montreal Nationals overcame a furious rally by the Berlin Bears to take down the trophy along with the $100,000 team prize.

Matt ClarkDec 2nd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger #1 for Fourth Straight Month in NJ

There is only one month left in 2016 and Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger is on the verge of closing out his spectacular streak to end the year strong. Danger has been on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings for four consecutive months now and is showing zero signs of slowing down.

Matt ClarkDec 3rd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Stays On Top in Nevada

Mark Johns barely edges out CloverSparklesFartShovels for his fourth straight month in the no. 1 spot of the Nevada Leaderboard Mark ‘wsopfreezer’ Johns has had a kung fu grip on the top spot of the PocketFives Nevada Online Poker Rankings. November was Johns’ fourth straight month holding down the top spot in the rankings and has really proved his dominance over the second half of the ...

SteveSchultDec 4th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Joe Cada Wins PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

Joe Cada added another Sunday Major to his online poker resume on Sunday with a win in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up (WPT photo) 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe 'jcada99' Cada won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and was awarded $57,441 for the win, with 'elementx8' cashing for $31,684 in the runner-up position. 'baeks22' came out on top in the $1,050 buy-in NLHE Sunday ...

dhubermexDec 5th, 2016 0
When it Comes to Poker, Simplicity is More Important than You Think

There are many qualities possessed to varying degrees by poker players all over the world - some are positive and some are negative, as with all things. One consistently intriguing and perhaps confusing reality, however, is that there is often some ambiguity as to which exact qualities belong in each category. An aptitude for simplicity and a no-nonsense approach are often regarded as ...

theginger45Dec 6th, 2016 0
WPT: Oleg Vasylchenko Wins partypoker WPT Prague

Oleg Vasylchenko outlasted a field of 167 to win the WPT partypoker Prague event (WPT photo) The poker world may have its eye currently set on Las Vegas and the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Classic, but over in the Czech Republic, the partypoker WPT Prague event drew a field of 167 to the Hotel Grandior. It took four days of play for the final table to be reached and 122 hands for Oleg ...

Matt ClarkDec 6th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Swedes ‘C Darwin2’ and ‘lena900; Making Push for Top Spot

Another week has gone by and Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to find himself as the #1-ranked online poker player in the world, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t contenders out there doing their best to dethrone him. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov continues to hold on to the #2 spot, but should he look in his rearview mirror he’ll find two hard charging Swedish grinders who have ...

LanceDec 7th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'WestCliff21' Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Major online poker

dhubermexDec 12th, 2016 0
Learn How to Practice Emotional Control for Increased Profit

Raise your hand if you need help learning how to control your emotions at the poker table. (WPT Photo / Joe Giron) How to Practice Emotional Control Anyone who has done any work at all on their mental game as a poker player has heard a lot about the concept of ‘emotional control’. Traditional logic says it’s important to manage your emotions, not let them get out of hand, react as ...

theginger45Dec 12th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: The End of the European Poker Tour

The EPT wraps up its 13th season this week (Image c/o PokerStars) It is hard to believe thirteen seasons of the European Poker Tour have passed. It is harder to believe the tour is no longer going to exist. Thankfully for the European poker scene, the newly created PokerStars Festival series will continue to deliver poker to the masses, just under a different moniker. With the EPT wrapping up ...

JessDec 13th, 2016 0
The Breakout Stars of the European Poker Tour: 2004-2010

The European

SupafuzDec 14th, 2016 0
Progressive Knockouts and Fast Five Cash Games Added to partypoker


LandSharkDec 14th, 2016 0
The Breakout Stars of the European Poker Tour: 2011-2016

Over the

SupafuzDec 15th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez Set to Close out 2016 at #1

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has been #1 for nearly 11 straight weeks (SHRPO photo) It has been 75 days since Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez became the #1-ranked online poker player in the world and he doesn’t appear ready to let go of that position any time soon despite a full host of world class players doing their best to take it from him. Gonzalez didn’t put in a lot of ...

LanceDec 17th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Bager1988' Tops Sunday Million after Three-Way Chop

There was a three-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament over the weekend which resulted in 'Bager1988' taking home $146,004 for the official first place finish while 'elcoysa' cashed for $104,193 in second place and PocketFives member 'PieknaSprawa' received $90,761 for third.

dhubermexDec 19th, 2016 0
EPT: Jasper Meijer van Putten Wins EPT Prague

Jasper Meijer van Putten outlasted a field of 1,192 to win the final European Poker Tour Main Event title (PokerStars photo) There was a lot on the line coming into the final European Poker Tour Main Event. After 13 seasons, the PokerStars tour was making its final stop before the site-sponsored Championships and Festivals commence at the start of 2017. Headlining the storylines were David ...

Matt ClarkDec 20th, 2016 0
Scotland's Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen Has Sights Set on #1

Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen broke into the top 10 of the PocketFives rankings earlier this month (PokerStars photo) There are quite a few fun-loving characters on the European poker scene, but few are as universally liked as Scotland’s Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen. His live poker resume boasts UK & Ireland Poker Tour and Wynn Classic wins, European Poker Tour and ...

SupafuzDec 22nd, 2016 0
Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman Lead Way for 888 poker Through 2016

Dominik Nitsche was one of many 888poker ambassadors who put together a great year on the live tournament circuit. The last 12 months have been prosperous ones for 888poker ambassadors. With a healthy roster of World Series of Poker bracelet winners and World Poker Tour champions, it is no surprise to see the team of professionals put together a combined total of over $2,100,000 in tournament ...

Matt ClarkDec 23rd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Field Closing in on Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez saw his lead atop the PocketFives Rankings shrink this week. (SHRPO photo) Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez has now been the #1-ranked online poker player in the world but in the last week the two players right behind him, Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov and 'C Darwin2', continue to move closer to the top spot. While Gonzalez and Dimitrov continue to hold down ...

LanceDec 23rd, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Conor Beresford Wins PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

'Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford of the United Kingdom, currently the #16-ranked player in the world, won the Sunday Warm-Up and collected $43,217 while 88th-ranked Bryan 'bparis' Paris of Canada cashed for $31,362 in second place.

dhubermexDec 26th, 2016 0
888poker’s January Super XL Series VII Boasts $5M in Guarantees

888 poker has upped the guarantee to $5,000,000 for the fifth edition of the online series 888poker is kicking off 2017 in grand fashion with the seventh edition of its popular Super XL Series, this time bumping up its guaranteed prize pool to $5 million, $1 million more than the previous edition of the event. The action takes place from January 19-31 and features 63 events, including Main, ...

LandSharkDec 26th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: Looking Back at Poker in 2016

Fedor Holz had

JessDec 28th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio Gonzalez on Top, Conor Beresford Back in Top 10

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez remains the #1 ranked online poker player in the world for the 12th consecutive week. Even the best online poker players in the world took some time this past week to enjoy the holiday season and spend some time with family and friends rather than grinding away. That lead to a week with no changes at all in the top ten of the PocketFives Rankings with Fabrizio ...

LanceDec 29th, 2016 0
The Three Domains of Poker Learning

“A minute to learn, a lifetime to master” - that’s the old cliché about poker (along with a variety of other games, but we’ll forget about them), and it’s a well-founded statement to a degree. Of course the game is easy to pick up and learn, and of course, it takes time and effort to become a good player. However, one of the main reasons it takes so long is because the nature ...

theginger45Dec 29th, 2016 0
David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Proves Age Is No Barrier In New Jersey

David Coleman is already one of the top online players in New Jersey after starting to play tournaments full-time in 2016. If you are a regular follower of the monthly PocketFives New Jersey Online Rankings, you may notice that the age group of those in the top-10 more or less meet a certain consensus. The general range spans from players in their late-20s to late-30s with the occasional ...

Matt ClarkDec 30th, 2016 0
PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Five 'Must-Play' Events

The ballroom at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will be packed with poker players soon (PokerStars photo) In just over a week the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will begin welcoming some of poker's best as well as a number of players hoping to strike it rich. Only this year they won't be chasing down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure title - thanks to the rebranding of ...

LanceDec 30th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'tolstiykry' Wins First Sunday Million of 2017

The new year kicked off with a number of big scores in major online poker tournaments over the weekend, led by Russia's 'tolstiykry' who won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $178,748. The second place finisher in that event was 'bob43155' who cashed for $122,915 followed by 'wonderboy_pl' (third place for $84,523). PocketFives member 'geo4ever89' of Romania came in fourth place and ...

dhubermexJan 2nd, 2017 0
Jake Cody Vlog Set to Take Over PokerStars Championship Bahamas

For the last seven weeks Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody has been giving fans a chance to get to know him better through his vlog (PokerStars photo) When the PokerStars Championship Bahamas gets underway later this week you might see Jake Cody walking the hallways of the Atlantis Resort, talking to himself. While plenty of poker players walk away from a tournament muttering under their breath or ...

LanceJan 3rd, 2017 0
Poker Decisions Never as Simple as Right or Wrong

You Never Know if You’re Right or Wrong If you spend a lot of time discussing poker, you’ve almost certainly had a discussion with someone about a situation where they encountered a simple ‘call or fold’ decision. Very often, these discussions will come up purely because the player made the decision to call and ended up losing the hand. Of course, it almost goes without saying ...

theginger45Jan 3rd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Finishes 2016 #1 in Nevada

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SteveSchultJan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Finishes 2016 On Top in New Jersey

For much of the latter half of 2016, Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger was on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings. His domination over the rest of the state was rarely challenged during his time wearing the crown toward the end of the year. As a result, he comes into 2017 with the #1 ranking.

Matt ClarkJan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Moves Up to #2, 'Progre69' Cracks Top 10

Fabrizio Gonzalez sits #1 for the thirteenth straight week - but he has a new threat closing in on him Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to hold on to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings but a familiar face has reappeared at #2. Sweden's 'C Darwin2' took over the #2 spot after a week that saw him record five cashes big enough to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest ...

LanceJan 4th, 2017 0
Pocket Up To $100K in 888 poker Treasure Quest Promo

Just a few days into the New Year, 888 poker has already kicked off its promotional schedule for 2017. On Tuesday, the Gibraltar-based site announced a pirate-themed promo called Treasure Quest, in which players can win awards of up to $100,000 each. The $1 million guaranteed Treasure Quest is a multi-day challenge, where players must complete portions of a map in exchange for unlocking ...

LandSharkJan 7th, 2017 0
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' Wins December PLB

Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli finished second among online tournament players in the world in December. (Codigo Poker photo) December featured another exciting race to the top on the PocketFives monthly PLB leaderboard. World #1-ranked player Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held the crown in November but ceded it to ‘C Darwin2’, who racked up over 2,600 points among his 20 highest ...

Matt ClarkJan 7th, 2017 0
SOMETIMES A FANTASY: Jason Mercier’s Extraordinary 2016

MIAMI 2017 When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and 2017 became real, Jason Mercier was at a Billy Joel concert in Miami, struggling to stay awake. While the Piano Man played all of his classic hits in front of a packed house, Mercier was closing the book on one of the most important and successful years of his life. In 2016, Mercier won a PokerStars Spring Championship of ...

LanceJan 8th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond Wins Sunday Million

Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $158,000 (PokerStars photo/Tomas Stacha) Major online poker tournament action picked up over the weekend following the New Year. There were two players who cashed for six-figures in the PokerStars Sunday Million Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond captured an outright victory, outlasting nearly 5,600 opponents to take home $158,982 ...

dhubermexJan 9th, 2017 0
New partypoker Live Tour Promises Multimillion Dollar Prize Pools

The Playground Poker Club will be the first venue to host a partypoker Live event when they bring the partypoker Million North America to Montreal in May. Partypoker is going on a world tour and giving poker players the chance to join them with the launch of partypoker Live. The new tour will be based around $5,300 buy-in main events with million dollar guarantees. The announcement comes in ...

LanceJan 10th, 2017 0
Mike McDonald Makes ‘Bank of Timex’ a Reality with PokerShares.com

Mike 'Timex' McDonald is ready to let the world buy shares of poker players in tournament around the world. (PokerStars photo) A few years ago Mike McDonald felt that some players were getting out of hand with how they priced themselves when selling pieces. As a bit of a lark he launched a Twitter account under the name @BankofTimex and started offering his own pricing on some players in high ...

LanceJan 10th, 2017 0
888poker Guarantees $500K in Special Edition ‘Super Whale’

888poker is upping the ante in their Baby Whale tournament with a special edition $500,000 guarantee. In their drive to bring recreational players to the table while adding value for seasoned pros, 888poker has announced that it will be running a Special Edition of its popular $100,000 guaranteed Baby Whale tournament this Sunday, bumping up the prize pool to an impressive $500,000. The ...

LandSharkJan 11th, 2017 0
Swedes Dominate 2016 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard, ’C Darwin2’ Wins

Swedish players took the top two spots on the 2016 PocketFives Yearly Leaderboard. In one of the closest races in Leaderboard races PocketFives history, Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ won the PocketFives Yearly PLB, beating out ‘lena900’ by just 62.6 points. ‘C Darwin2’ finished the year with 19,198.31 PLB points - the fourth highest score for a winner. Over the course of 2016 ‘C ...

LanceJan 11th, 2017 0
Sergio Garcia's Passion for Poker Driven by Competitive Spirit

In just a few days Sergio Garcia will board his private jet and make the 10,605-mile flight from The Bahamas to Singapore to play in his first golf event of 2017, the SMBC Singapore Open. Until then though, he’s chilling out at Atlantis Resort, an annual tradition for the 37 year old, and he even found his way into the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Garcia, widely regarded as ...

LanceJan 12th, 2017 0
PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival Includes $75K Guarantee Main Event

With 2017 in full swing, PokerStars New Jersey is starting the year off in a major way. The PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival starts January 22 and runs through January 29, featuring eight days of tournament action.

Matt ClarkJan 13th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Continues Run at #1

Despite spending all week at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held on to the top spot.(PokerStars photo) It’s been 14 weeks since somebody other than Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. Gonzalez held on to the top spot this week despite the fact he played a full schedule at the ...

LanceJan 14th, 2017 0
Christian Harder Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event

Christian Harder won the first ever PokerStars Championship event on Saturday, defeating Cliff Josephy heads-up to win PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PokerStars photo) Just 2.5 months ago Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy was at the final table of the WSOP Main Event with a player he once backed in the pre-Black Friday era of online poker. Josephy eventually finished eventually busted in third ...

LanceJan 15th, 2017 0
Luc Greenwood Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25K High Roller

Luc Greenwood outlasted a tough field in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25,000 High Roller (PokerStars Photo) The final day of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas included the conclusion of two of the marquee events on the schedule. While Christian Harder and Cliff Josephy were headlining the Main Event final table, the $25,000 High Roller final table included some of the biggest ...

LanceJan 15th, 2017 0