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WSOP Preview: Eight Players to Keep An Eye on This Summer

Don't bet against Phil Hellmuth winning WSOP Bracelet #15 this summer The 2016 World Series of Poker gets cards in the air on Wednesday, July 1. Over the next five days PocketFives presents the 2016 WSOP Preview highlighting everything you need as the poker world heads to their own version of Summer Camp. With a record 69 bracelets on the line this year, the 2016 World Series of Poker could ...

PaulOresteenMay 29th, 2016 1
iPoker Restrictions Keep Following Sergio 'trujustrus' Cabrera

Because of iPoker regulations, Sergio 'trujustrus' Cabrera has lived in four countries in the last four years Imagine moving from your home to be able to play online poker with the masses only to have the country you moved to impose restrictions of their own. Then what' Is it time to pick up and move again or should you weather the storm' What about leaving the game behind altogether'

DanMay 29th, 2016 1
Russia's 'NoPlanB' Wins May PocketFives Leaderboard by 50 Points

Russia's Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov won the May PocketFives Leaderboard Like other poker players, Russia's Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov hit it big during the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker last month. During the series' Main Event, he made the final table and finished in ninth place for $104,000, the largest score of his online poker career. He also earned 756 PLB Points for ...

DanJun 6th, 2016 1
WSOP: Robert Mizrachi and Kyle Julius Win Bracelets, 'Jesus' Cashes

Kyle Julius now has a WSOP bracelet thanks to his win in the $1,000 Turbo Top-Up Monday’s action at the 2016 World Series of Poker featured Robert Mizrachi winning the fourth bracelet of his career and Kyle Julius getting rid of the goose egg next to his name while Colossus II, the second biggest live event in history, reached a final table.

LanceJun 7th, 2016 1
PocketFives Rankings: 'C Darwin2' Back on Top for 4th Time

Sweden's 'C Darwin2' became the #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings for the fourth time On February 10, Sweden's 'C Darwin2' ascended to the top of the PocketFives Rankings for the first time. He held down the #1 spot in the world for seven weeks before relinquishing his throne to fellow Swede 'lena900' on March 30.

DanJun 8th, 2016 1
How Preparation Can Pay Off at the Poker Table

Implementing a Pre-Game Routine One area in which I consistently see intermediate level poker players lacking is in their preparation for playing poker. As the saying goes, "to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail", and that’s no less true in poker than it is in any other discipline. If you don’t currently have any kind of procedure in place for what you do before each poker session, ...

theginger45Jun 8th, 2016 1
Rank & File: Former #1-Ranked Players Chasing Bracelets in 2016

Paul 'paulgees' Volpe is one of seven former #1-ranked players hoping to score their second career bracelet this summer. In the long and storied history of the PocketFives Rankings, there have been a grand total of 51 players who have earned the #1 spot. Chris Moorman, Annette Obrestad, Shaun Deeb, Sorel Mizzi and Yevgeniy Timoshenko are just a handful of the players who have seen their online ...

LanceJun 9th, 2016 1
WSOP: Alan Percal Wins $10K Heads Up, Justin Bonomo Runner Up Again

Alan Percal waited ten years to win his second WSOP bracelet. (WSOP photo) The 2016 World Series of Poker awarded two gold bracelets Thursday but was overshadowed by the record-setting $565 Pot Limit Omaha event. In other action the Dealers Choice championship and the Six Max closed out their respective Day 2s.

PaulOresteenJun 10th, 2016 1
GPL Debuts for Aaron Paul, The Cube and the Summer Series

Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul made his LA Sunset debut this week There were three big debuts in the Global Poker League this past week. The first was the Summer Series set of matchups that see inter-conference play for the first time, the second was the highly anticipated “Cube” that players play live heads-up matches in and the third was the debut of former Breaking Bad star Aaron ...

ShillibierJun 12th, 2016 1
The Week Ahead at the WSOP: Seniors, Millionaires, Championships

More WSOP bracelets on the line as the 2016 WSOP heads into Week 3 (WSOP image) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters it’s third week of action, the schedule just keeps trucking along. Over the next seven days there will be another 12 bracelets awarded including four in $10,000 buy-in Championship events. This coming weekend brings the Electric Daisy Carnival event which regularly draws ...

LanceJun 13th, 2016 1
Nurlan 'Nur1ck' Bobekov Wins Triple Crown #4

Australia's Nurlan 'Nur1ck' Bobekov shares keys to winning four PocketFives Triple Crowns (image: PokerNews) There have been 1,063 PocketFives Triple Crowns awarded over the last 11 years. A Triple Crown requires a player to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within a week. Each tournament has to have at least 100 entries and ...

DanJun 16th, 2016 1
WSOP: Jason Mercier Leading Another $10K, Danny Le Wins $1,500 Limit

Danny Le won his first career WSOP bracelet on Thursday in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event (WSOP photo) The 2016 World Series of Poker is really just some the Summer of Jason Mercier. Just 72 hours after Mercier finished runner-up in a $10,000 buy-in event, he’s leading the final 14 players in the $10,000 buy-in HORSE. Mercier is looking to become the first player in WSOP history to make three ...

LanceJun 17th, 2016 1
'Koby295' Tuns $4.40 Into Sunday Million Victory

There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'Koby295' earned close to original first place money by cashing for $188,929. He won his way into the Sunday Million earlier in the day in a $4.40 satellite - giving him an ROI on this tournament of over 4,200,000%. Akos 'Akker' Pasztor of Hungary was awarded the second-highest ...

dhubermexJun 20th, 2016 1
Anton 'aJarov' Yakuba Wins 5th Triple Crown, 2nd of June

Russia's Anton 'aJarov' Yakuba won his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown, his second of June It's hard enough to win one PocketFives Triple Crown, let alone five. But, Russia's Anton 'aJarov' Yakuba did exactly that, capturing the fifth Triple Crown of his career and, incredibly, his second of the month.

DanJun 23rd, 2016 1
Mike Leah Selling Pieces of his 2016 WSOP Action on YouStake

Mike Leah is selling pieces of his WSOP action on YouStake this year. (WPT photo) For professionals and recreational players alike, the World Series of Poker can be a stressful and busy time. Dealing with travel plans, accommodations, setting a tournament schedule and on top of all that, dealing with backers and piece buyers that are going to make playing in some of the world’s most ...

WILLOCJun 23rd, 2016 1
WSOP: Hani Awad, Mike Gathy Win Gold, Summer Solstice Heads Up for Day 5

The dog days of June in the 2016 World Series of Poker saw Event 40 of 69 kickoff and the five-day march of the Summer Solstice came to a near end. There was also a Six Max event running for a Day 3, Day 2 and Day 1 on Thursday.

PaulOresteenJun 24th, 2016 1
Mike 'norfair18' Phillips Mastering Spanish, Moving to Colombia

Mike 'norfair18' Phillips has been able to hop around the world thanks to a desire to master Spanish Remember in high school when you had to take a foreign language class' You were probably thinking, "Oh, this is going to be a giant waste of time" and then zoned out as you were taught French, Spanish, or for you Europeans out there, English.

DanJun 24th, 2016 1
Beyond the Bracelets: Jason Mercier’s $10K Championship Dominance

Jason Mercier has turned the $10,000 Championship events at the WSOP into his own personal playground. By finishing first, second and first in three consecutive $10,000 buy-in Championship events at the 2016 World Series of Poker events, Jason Mercier etched himself into the poker history books, but a deeper dive into the numbers shows just how special Mercier’s current run really is. These ...

LanceJun 24th, 2016 1
Rank & File: Josephy Gets on the Board, Moorman Heating Up

Former #1-ranked Chris Moorman hit a five-figure score this past week at the 2016 WSOP The fate of former PocketFives #1-ranked players hasn’t changed much through the third week of the 2016 World Series of Poker. Paul Volpe continues to be the class of the group and is the only one to grab a bracelet this summer, but there were a few who managed to make a bit of noise in the past week ...

LanceJun 25th, 2016 1
WSOP: College Prof Mitchell Towner Wins Monster Stack, $1.1M

Mitchell Towner had only planned to play one WSOP event this summer - and he won it (WSOP photo) Many recreational players anxiously await the WSOP schedule every year so that they can pick the one event they're going to play. Mitchell Towner was one of those players and when he saw the 2016 World Series of Poker schedule he realized the $1,500 Monster Stack would be happening pretty close to a ...

LanceJun 29th, 2016 1
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates Tops June High-Stakes Cash Game Leaderboard

Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates topped the high-stakes cash game leaderboard in June After not appearing in the top 10 in May, Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates topped the high-stakes cash game leaderboard in June according to data compiled by HighStakesDB. The poker pro booked $148,507 in profit.

DanJul 4th, 2016 1
Bryan 'bparis' Paris Wins June Monthly PLB in a Landslide

Bryan 'bparis' Paris won the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard in June with 3,342 points, 500 more than the next closest player After a photo finish in May, the ending of the June Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard was anything but dramatic. Bryan 'bparis' Paris absolutely crushed the competition last month with 3,342.60 PocketFives Leaderboard Points, over than 500 more than the next closest player.

DanJul 5th, 2016 1
WSOP: David Peters Wins First Bracelet; Mizrachi Makes $50K Final Table

David Peters can no longer be considered one of the best players without a WSOP bracelet (WSOP photo) Three players won their first career bracelet at the 2016 World Series of Poker on Tuesday, but none will get more attention than the one that walked out of the latest $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event. David Peters, with wins all over the world over his career, finally broke through to capture the ...

LanceJul 6th, 2016 1
Beyond the Bracelets: Michael Mizrachi and the $50,000 PPC

Michael Mizrachi could add a third Poker Players Championship to his resume on Wednesday (WSOP/BLUFF photo) On Wednesday afternoon at the 2016 World Series of Poker the prestigious $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship will play down to a winner. While Justin Bonomo is the chip leader, Michael Mizrachi is right behind him and is hoping to win the event for an unprecedented third time. His ...

LanceJul 6th, 2016 1
WSOP: Main Event Bubble Bursts, Kenny Hallaert Leads Final 800

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LanceJul 15th, 2016 1
Poker Players Who Want to Win Need to Focus on Being Competitive

Winning at poker means learning what it really means to be competitive Living in Poker’s Competitive Paradigm An often overlooked aspect of the mental game in today's poker environment is the extent to which taking poker seriously and making an effort to improve your game requires a transformation in the way you look at the world.

theginger45Jul 16th, 2016 1
Fabiano 'kovalski1' Kovalski Says Brazil is on the Rise

Brazil's Fabiano 'kovalski1' Kovalski talks about his home country's rise in poker In just a few short days, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will play host to the Summer Olympics, hosting athletes, dignitaries, and fans from all over the world. And while sports like golf and gymnastics will be competed, poker won't. The day poker becomes an Olympic sport, however, you can bet your bottom dollar that ...

DanJul 22nd, 2016 1
Fabian Quoss Wins 2016 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge

Fabian Quoss won the Aussie Millions $100K Challenge After a four day break in action, the stacked final table of the 2016 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge final table resumed play on Friday night with Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene leading over Jason Mercier, Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz, Fabian Quoss, Connor Drinan and Sam Greenwood. It took just five hours to play down to a winner with Quoss outlasting ...

LanceJan 30th, 2016 0
'AntonKrasch' Wins a TCOOP Event in 94 Minutes

On Saturday, one member of the online poker community bought into a tournament for $215. Ninety-four minutes later, he walked away with $25,000 and a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker title. In the short-term, that's a $16,000 per hour gig, or $4.50 per second.

DanJan 31st, 2016 0
Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis Takes Down Sunday Million

Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Million When the PocketFives Rankings are updated later this week there's going to be a new player in the top 100. But that's probably not going to be front of mind for Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis' mind this morning after he wakes up realizing he took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $155,458.

dhubermexFeb 1st, 2016 0
Steve O’Dwyer Wins Aussie Millions LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge

Steve O'Dwyer has $2.7M earnings so far in 2016 Steve O’Dwyer did in January what most poker players dream of doing in their lifetime.

LanceFeb 1st, 2016 0
Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt TCOOP Main Event Win Highlights Final Day

Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt took down the PokerStars TCOOP Main Event Sunday Only five tournaments remained in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker on Sunday, including the much-anticipated $700 buy-in Main Event. After navigating a field of 4,077 players in more than five hours of play, Switzerland’s Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt emerged victorious, taking a record-breaking Main ...

LandSharkFeb 1st, 2016 0
PocketFives US Online Poker League Restarts February 3

On Wednesday, February 3, a new month of PocketFives' US Online Poker League on will kick off. It's completely free to play and both monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, if you miss a week, there's still plenty to play for. If you don't already have a account, sign up for free by clicking here.

DanFeb 2nd, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: 'APokerJoker2' Second After 12 Wins in January

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman climbed to #2 in Nevada It's amazing how quickly the PocketFives Rankings can change in one short month. It took only four weeks for Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman of Carson City to crack the top 10 of the rankings in Nevada and climb all the way to #2.

DanFeb 5th, 2016 0
'kyleeeOMC' is Making His Dad Proud

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

DanFeb 13th, 2016 0
Partypoker Garden State Super Series IV Promises $1M in Guarantees

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

DanFeb 14th, 2016 0
Chris 'moorman1' Moorman Takes Down Yet Another Sunday Major

Chris 'moorman1' Moorman continues to dominate the online MTT scene Online poker's all-time tournament money leader continues to find ways to add to his already impressive resume. On Sunday Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, online poker's all-time leading tournament money winner, took down the 888 Poker $100K Sunday Challenge for $18,809 to push his career earnings total to over $13 million.

dhubermexFeb 15th, 2016 0
Rome Emperors Win First Pick in Global Poker League Draft

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

DanFeb 16th, 2016 0
Patrick 'schtruddle' Groppi Leading New Generation of Egyptian Players

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

DanFeb 19th, 2016 0
888's $1 Million 'Live the Game' Campaign Focuses on Fun

The 888 'Live the Game' marketing campaign is all about the good times, not the grind. Modern poker strategy has become so refined that today’s amateur players stand little chance when pitted against a table full of calculating professional grinders. The disparity in skill level is so pronounced that many of the industry’s leading operators have turned their focus to attracting and ...

LandSharkFeb 19th, 2016 0
'Pokerfan89gr' Could Leave Greece to Get to the Next Level

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

DanFeb 20th, 2016 0
Martin Jacobson Highlights Sunday's Big Online Winners

Martin Jacobson isn't exactly resting on his laurels. As a former WSOP Main Event champion, Martin Jacobson has very little to prove. That doesn't stop him from trying, however. On Sunday, Jacobson took down the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic Six-Max event for $46,220. Jacobson wasn't Sunday's biggest winner, though - that honor went to 'stardust167', who won the PokerStars Sunday Million ...

dhubermexFeb 22nd, 2016 0
GPL: Sao Paulo Metropolitans' Akkari Excited to Represent Brazil

Andre Akkari represents Brazil in the GPL - but that doesn't mean he's only drafting his fellow countrymen. Andre Akkari is a very proud Brazilian. He bleeds gold and green. So when the Global Poker League came calling for him to be the manager of the only Brazilian team – the Sao Paulo Metropolitans - in their inaugural season, Akkari was more than happy to answer.

LanceFeb 22nd, 2016 0
PocketFives Predicts the Winners of the 2016 American Poker Awards

The poker world's elite will gather Thursday night in Beverly Hills at a swank $500-per-night hotel to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of some of their own. The second annual GPI American Poker Awards are designed to recognize the people who have made an impact on the poker industry in 2015.

P5s StaffFeb 22nd, 2016 0
GPL: Moneymaker the Face and Name of the Las Vegas Franchise

Chris Moneymaker is the only GPL manager with a team named for him. 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker is already credited with being one of the driving forces of poker's explosion in popularity following his win, but over a decade later Moneymaker is part of what he hopes to be a second boom. Moneymaker is heading up the Las Vegas-based Global Poker League team ...

WILLOCFeb 22nd, 2016 0
2016 World Series of Poker Schedule Released

The 2016 WSOP schedule seems built to bring in big crowds again. (Joe Giron photo) Poker players and fans who have been eagerly anticipating the release of the 2016 World Series of Poker schedule have to wait no longer. Event organizers released the final schedule on Tuesday and it includes a number of changes to key events.

LanceFeb 23rd, 2016 0
888 Poker Signs Kara Scott

Kara Scott is the newest brand ambassador for 888 Canadian poker player and media presenter Kara Scott has inked a deal with 888 Poker to become one of the iGaming giant's brand ambassadors.

LandSharkFeb 24th, 2016 0
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' #1 on PocketFives for Third Straight Week

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

DanFeb 24th, 2016 0
2016 American Poker Awards Results, Kevmath Gets Jury Award

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

DanFeb 26th, 2016 0
Mikael 'ChaoRen160' Thuritz Tops February High Stakes Winners

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

DanMar 1st, 2016 0
GPL: Celina Lin Hopes Locals Lead to Hong Kong Stars Success

Celina Lin relied heavily on her personal connections to construct the Hong Kon Stars roster. One of the core concepts of the Global Poker League is taking a game that has always been about individuals and making it about a team of players and personalities.

LanceMar 1st, 2016 0
'Lena900' Goes Back-to-Back, Wins February PLB

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

DanMar 4th, 2016 0
Norwegian Poker Championships Kick Off in Ireland on March 11

The 2016 Norwegian Poker Championships will be held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland Norway’s best and brightest poker players are flocking to Ireland for the 2016 Norwegian Poker Championships sponsored by sites like Guts Poker. For the fifth consecutive year, the series will be hosted at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, where 75 events will be spread from March 11-20. Players will ...

LandSharkMar 4th, 2016 0
Poker's Unofficial All-Star Game: The WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star

The Bay 101 Shooting Star event is one of the most unique WPT events on the schedule Some of the biggest stars in poker - most of them in fact - are on their way to San Jose, California to play in one of the longest-running World Poker Tour events. This isn’t just some standard WPT event, though.

LanceMar 6th, 2016 0
'One of a Kind' App Helps Manage Home Games

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

DanMar 8th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'DeathbyQuads' Up to #8

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

DanMar 9th, 2016 0
Caesars, One Drop Auctioning Off WSOP "Shuffle Up and Deal" Honors

Poker fans can bid on a chance to play an important role on poker's biggest stage. For poker fans and players alike, making it to the WSOP Main Event final table is a dream come true and, for most, completely unrealistic. Now, thanks to Charity Buzz, a site that puts once-in-a-lifetime experiences up for auction in the name of charity, some lucky soul is going to get a chance to get exclusive ...

LandSharkMar 10th, 2016 0
Melanie 'Callisto 5' Weisner Pairs Poker with Pole Vaulting

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

DanMar 12th, 2016 0
Leonard August, Moe Farah Close partypoker GSSS IV with Big Scores

Moe Farah was one of the big winners in partypoker GSSS IV action Sunday The second and final week of the partypoker Garden State Super Series followed the same trends as the first, with big name players rising to the top of some of the series’ biggest events. That started with Leonard 'smoothustler' August and Moe 'MoeFarah' Farah claiming massive scores through the second Sunday of the ...

WILLOCMar 14th, 2016 0
PartyPoker Running Exclusive PocketFives GPPT Qualifiers

The partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) has made a name for itself with its low buy-ins and massive guarantees. After several live stops at some of the UK's most famed football stadiums this year, the site will bring the seventh leg of the tour online, with a massive $109 buy-in, $500K guaranteed event.

LandSharkMar 14th, 2016 0
World Poker Tour Gets Into the Madness with WPT Champions Challenge

The WPT Champions Challenge pits some of poker's biggest stars up against each other Sure, everybody at your workplace is focused on just how awesome their NCAA March Madness bracket is. Paul from accounting is convinced that the six-seed he’s got going to the Elite Eight is his key to victory. You’ve got a bracket too – everybody does – but thanks to the World Poker Tour you’re also ...

LanceMar 14th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown Up Five Spots to #5

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

DanMar 16th, 2016 0
888 New Jersey Launches Spring Fever Promo

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

DanMar 16th, 2016 0
PokerStars is Back in New Jersey - Sign Up Now

Nearly five years after they left the United States entirely, PokerStars is back for real money in New Jersey and comes complete with all the features that made them the world’s largest online poker site. Whether you love cash games, multitable tournaments or sit n gos, PokerStarsNJ has what you’ve been missing. They’ve even added a few new features that poker players around the world ...

P5s StaffMar 21st, 2016 0
Grand Prix Poker Tour Heads to Leeds April 9-10

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

DanMar 22nd, 2016 0
WPT Adds $200K in Cash and Prizes to Tournament of Champions

If your name is on the WPT Champions Cup, you can play in the WPT Tournament of Champions. To the surprise of many, the World Poker Tour announced last November that it would be scrapping its annual season-ending WPT Championship in favor of an invite-only Tournament of Champions event. With the event a little over a month away, the WPT has released some more details on the exclusive event, ...

LandSharkMar 23rd, 2016 0
PokerStars Mountain Series Guarantees $4 Million in April

This week has been an eventful one for PokerStars. On Monday, the iGaming giant celebrated its return to the US market, launching in New Jersey after getting the green light from state regulators there. That same day, the site drew fire for its decision to increase rake for select games in its share liquidity market.

LandSharkMar 24th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Joao 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otavio Wins Sunday Million

João 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otávio won the PokerStars Sunday Million. (SuperPoker photo) The past weekend represented a career outing for Brazilian João 'XxJoaoFeraxX' Otávio, who earned an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament for $213,725. He was followed by 'extragloves' and 'gimpshow' who pocketed $157,255 and $113,984 for their respective second and third ...

dhubermexMar 28th, 2016 0
New Father Paul '147_star' Williams' Near Miss Earns Him $64,000

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

DanMar 28th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'lena900' Hits #1 for First Time

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

DanMar 30th, 2016 0
March Legislative Recap: Sheldon Adelson's 180

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

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
Sit & Go Hero: partypoker’s Latest Spin on Lottery-Style Sit & Gos

partypoker's new Sit & Go Hero adds a bounty element to lottery-style games partypoker announced the launch of a new fast-paced tournament format this week called Sit & Go Hero. The game borrows heavily from PokerStars’ popular Spin & Go contests, but features a few twists of its own. Sit & Go Hero games are speedy four-handed tournaments featuring a bounty and a prize pool multiplier. ...

LandSharkApr 1st, 2016 0
Poker Decision Makers Heading to iGaming North America

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

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
PocketFives US Poker League Restarts April 6

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

DanApr 2nd, 2016 0
'alexangeo' Takes Down Sunday Million; Joao Mathias Wins Again

Joao Mathias continued his push toward the #1 ranking with another Sunday win. (CodigoPoker photo) Safe to say that 'alexangeo' probably had a better weekend than you. The Greek player took home $144,100 in a four-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, splitting the remaining $600,000 with a group that included 'neto gol' and 'Lekerov'.

dhubermexApr 4th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Climbs Back to #2

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

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
Photo Finish: Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor Wins March Leaderboard

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

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
How Poker Players Can Fix Their Time Management Problem

If you don't think you have a time management problem, you're wrong. But it is fixable. I’m going to be honest with you right off the bat here. If you’re a poker player - either a professional, or a dedicated amateur - you probably have a time management problem. The reality is that whichever category you’re in, it’s always difficult to decide exactly how much time to dedicate to poker, ...

theginger45Apr 7th, 2016 0
Poker Track Pro: a Robust Live Poker Tracking Smartphone App

The Poker Track Pro app could be a gold mine for live players. The game of poker is a number-cruncher’s dream, and players who can recognize patterns in the data hold a distinct advantage over those who can’t. One of the most basic ways a player can analyze their game over time is by keeping an accurate log of their win/loss rate for each session they play. While developers were quick to ...

LandSharkApr 7th, 2016 0
Player Ecosystems a Point of Focus at iGNA 2016

From time to time I get to break away from my normal routine and attend industry events, and this week was one of those

AdamApr 8th, 2016 0
Alexandros 'alexangeo' Georgiopoulos Pairs Risk Management, Poker

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

DanApr 9th, 2016 0
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates Wins PokerStars Sunday 500

Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates won the PokerStars Sunday 500 A nosebleed-stakes player taking down the PokerStars Sunday 500 was your big headline over the weekend. Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates took down the $500 buy-in minefield and earned almost $65,000.

dhubermexApr 11th, 2016 0
'Sheater' Wins Fifth PocketFives Triple Crown

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

DanApr 11th, 2016 0
PokerStars Announces 2016 SCOOP Schedule, $40 Million Guaranteed

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

DanApr 12th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Up 15 Spots to #6

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

DanApr 13th, 2016 0
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini walked away with a career-high score after winning the Sunday Million. (PokerNews photo) Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini of Australia had a career outing on Sunday in the PokerStars Sunday Million, taking down the event for a payday of $166,377 after a four-way deal, which approximately doubles his previous career online cash total. Fellow PocketFives member 'SamuW0makka' ...

dhubermexApr 18th, 2016 0
partypoker GPPT Glasgow Comes with Potential $50K Bonus

Normally home to Scottish football club Queen's Park F.C., Hampden Park will play host to the next stop on Grand Prix Poker Tour in May. Normally packed with Scotland’s most diehard football fans, Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow will instead play host to the next stop on the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour on May 14 and 15. On the pitch, players will do battle for their share of a guaranteed ...

LandSharkApr 18th, 2016 0
Faraz Jaka Bullish that Global Poker League Will Be a Home Run

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

DanApr 18th, 2016 0
Newest partypoker Powerfest Guarantees $7.8M over 172 Events

The partypoker Powerfest is back - this time with more events and even bigger guarantees. Due to the smashing success of partypoker’s $5 million Powerfest series earlier this year, the online poker site has decided to bring the festival back, this time guaranteeing a record-breaking $7.8 million in prize money over 172 events.

LandSharkApr 20th, 2016 0
Jason Somerville Hosting Run It Up Rumble in New Jersey May 14

Jason Somerville is giving PokerStarsNJ a chance to get up close and personal with him and his Team PokerStars Pro friends. (Neil Stoddart photo) Jason Somerville is ready to rumble. The Team PokerStars Pro will be hosting a special Run It Up event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on May 14 and he’s bringing along a bunch of his Team Pro friends. Run It Up, Somerville’s Twitch ...

LanceApr 20th, 2016 0
888poker Super XL Series Comes with $3 Million Guarantee


LandSharkApr 21st, 2016 0
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini: Trivia Champ, Sunday Million Winner

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

DanApr 25th, 2016 0
From 'Grim Reaper' to EPT Mainstay, Mad Harper Has Seen It All

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

DanApr 26th, 2016 0
How a Star Was Born: The Rise of Jaime Staples

It's a hot, humid April Sunday afternoon in Augusta, Georgia. Millions of people from around the world are tuned in to their televisions to watch the final round of the Masters. As the final pairing head to the 18th green, thousands of fans in attendance are in an all-out sprint to get to a spot where they can see the final, championship-winning putt.

LanceApr 27th, 2016 0
'C Darwin2' Back Atop the PocketFives Rankings

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

DanApr 27th, 2016 0
April Legislative Recap: California iPoker Bill Passes Committee

Adam Gray's bill regulating online poker in California highlighted legislative developments in the United States in April April was a banner month for online poker in California. The dream of regulated online poker in the Golden State took a major step forward in the final week of April, as the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee passed AB 2863 unanimously, 18-0.

DanApr 28th, 2016 0
The Force of Habit: It Can Make or Break a Poker Player

Creating new habits could be they key to becoming a winning poker player. We all have habits, both inside and outside of poker. Some are good, some are bad, but if you’ve ever tried to break a bad one, you’ll know how difficult it can be. But developing positive habits is crucial to success in any area of life, and poker players struggle against bad habits more than most. Let’s take a ...

theginger45Apr 30th, 2016 0
Ronaldo Goes From Football Superhero to Poker Player

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Luis Nazario busted on Day 1 of the EPT Grand Final Main Event, but finished sixth in a charity event (photo: PokerStars) Emerson called him "number one in everything." Alessandro Nesta called him "the hardest attacker I've ever had to face." Coach Bobby Robson said he was "the fastest thing I've ever seen running with the ball."

DanMay 1st, 2016 0
Qualifiers, First-Timers Invade EPT Grand Final Main Event

Ben Dobson was one of the 300-plus qualifiers in the field in the EPT Grand Final Main Event. Monaco isn't the simplest place to get to. If you're from the US, chances are it requires multiple flights to get to Nice. If you're from Europe, it's probably a flight or two. Then, it's a 30-minute car ride, 30-minute train ride, or seven-minute whirlybird adventure to get there.

DanMay 1st, 2016 0
EPT Announces Season 13 Dates for Barcelona, Malta, Prague

The European Poker Tour announced dates for its Season 13 stops in Barcelona, Malta, and Prague (photo: PokerStars) The 12th season of the European Poker Tour is wrapping up this week in Monaco with the conclusion of the series' Main Event and EPT High Roller on Friday. But there's no rest for the weary, as EPT officials announced dates for the first three stops of Season 13.

DanMay 2nd, 2016 0