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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 tournaments witnessed a number of uncommon overlays this past weekend as top-ranked PocketFives members battled it out at a couple of key final tables. The largest cash prize on Sunday was awarded to 'WestCliff21' upon winning the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $142,336. The runner-up spot in that event went to 'nodnek111' who walked away with $99,887 while ...

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

Progressive

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

Mark Johns

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
ClubWPT 'King of the Club' Sending 16 Players to Play on TV for $37K

Players could find themselves sitting at a televised final table thanks to the King of the Club promotion from ClubWPT (WPT photo) Every April, the World Poker Tour season wraps up in Florida for a tournament series that is one of the most popular stops of the year. The Seminole Hard Rock Showdown series features both a WPT Main Event and the Tournament of Champions event. Thanks to ClubWPT, 16 ...

PocketFivesJan 16th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Takes Down partypoker SHR

There was plenty of major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by the PokerStars Sunday Million which was won by 'AAadrift' for $157,465 followed by 816th-ranked 'StoyanB' of Bulgaria who earned $109,715 for second place. Fellow PocketFiver 'RafaCorreaBR' cashed for $76,447 in third place while 'WillDav11' walked away with $53,266 for fourth place.

dhubermexJan 16th, 2017 0
What We Learned: The PokerStars Championship Bahamas

The PokerStars Championship Bahamas had some highs and some lows (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) In August 2016 PokerStars announced a massive change to their live offering that saw all of their tour operations rebranded under the PokerStars Live name. The European Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and other smaller, regional tours were now PokerStars Championship ...

LanceJan 17th, 2017 0
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Details Announced; Aria Hosting Again

The Aria is once again hosting the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl this May (Aria photo) The Super High Roller Bowl is coming back for a third year, and just like years past the highest bankrolled players in the world will be heading to the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas at the end of May, just days before the 2017 World Series of Poker begins. Poker Central announced on Tuesday ...

SteveSchultJan 17th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' Passes Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez for #1

For the first time since early October the name at the top of the PocketFives Rankings is not Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez For the first time in 14 weeks Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez wakes up as something other than the #1-ranked online poker player in the world. Gonzalez fell to #2 this week after Sweden’s ‘lena900’ put together one of the most impressive weeks in recent ...

LanceJan 18th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman Ready for 888poker Super XL Series

Chris 'moorman1' Moorman is ready to take on the world in the 888poker Super XL Series For the next 13 days 888poker is hosting their latest installment of the Super XL Series but this one is easily the biggest and best yet - just ask online poker's all-time leader in tournament earnings, Chris Moorman. “I'm excited that 888poker is pumping up the guarantees and putting more money into ...

LanceJan 18th, 2017 0
Ryan 'shipthesherb' Hohner Puts The Winter Poker Open On Ice

Ryan Hohner has a chance at capturing an elusive six-figure score when play resumes Friday for the Winter Poker Open. The Event Center inside The Borgata has been buzzing this entire week with players taking their shot in the Winter Poker Open $2,000,000 guaranteed opening event. Over 4,000 entrants are anticipated to register when all is said and done, with a crop of top New Jersey online ...

Matt ClarkJan 19th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Sweden’s ‘Ector’ Takes Down Fat Thursday SE on Day 2

Sweden got on the TCOOP leaderboard on Thursday with two big wins For those that have closely followed the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings over the past year or so there are two countries that seem to stand out the most; Brazil and Sweden. Day 1 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker featured a pair of wins for Brazil, Day 2 though saw Swedish players grab a pair of wins of their ...

LanceJan 20th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL Series: Chris Moorman Final Tables Opening Event

The 888poker Super XL Series got off to a flying start on Thursday with an online poker legend making his presence known and possibly the birth of another. Chris Moorman, an 888poker ambassador and online poker’s all-time leading tournament money winner, got straight to work by making the final table of the opening event.

LanceJan 20th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker Takes Second COOP Title

Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker won a TCOOP title the same week he won an Aussie Millions prelim event (Photo c/o Crown) Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker is having a pretty good week. Just four days ago the Austrian pro took down an Aussie Millions preliminary event for just over $30,000 US. On Saturday he grabbed a win on the virtual felt on Day 4 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. ...

LandSharkJan 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: Guarantees Smashed, As Did 'PuntSonPunt'

The 888poker Super XL series lived up to its name on Saturday with a super-sized slate of tournaments and $185,000 in guaranteed prize money. All six events easily surpassed the respective guarantees, with three tournaments effectively doubling the guaranteed prize pool. With so many big tournaments, there was, inevitably, a new frontrunner on the XL Series leaderboard.

JessJan 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'Mindcrushers' Wins Second Event on Busy Online Sunday

In a day filled with big tournaments and

JessJan 23rd, 2017 0
TCOOP: Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar’ Neto Grabs Second TCOOP Title

Sunday's action in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, eight players claimed championship titles, including Brazilian Geraldo Cesar 'GeraldoCesar' Neto, who pulled off his win after coming up just short of a win on Saturday. In the early hours of Sunday morning, two players, Colombia's Mayu 'marroca5' Roca and Finland’s ‘€urop€an’, came tantalizingly close to a ...

LandSharkJan 23rd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Tarmooo' Chops Sunday Million for $91K

There was plenty of major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by veteran PocketFives member TJ '1bigacehole' Ulmer of Australia (ranked #61 worldwide), who took home the largest score in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $113,330 after finishing in third place officially. PokerStars players 'Tarmooo' and 'olipetra' cashed for $91,853 and $83,823 for their respective first and ...

dhubermexJan 23rd, 2017 0
888poker SuperXL: 'Xp3ctNoMerc1' Takes No Prisoners IN PLO Event

A new week meant a new game for the players

JessJan 24th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo Wins Another Title for Brazil

Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo added a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker title to her growing collections of victories on Monday. The Brazilians claimed another title on Day 6 of play at the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, while players from the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Bulgaria celebrated victories of their own. With an advertised guarantee of just ...

LandSharkJan 24th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Honduras’ ‘luismi1912’ Wins Fat Tuesday SE, $89K

[CAPTION=98%] Anybody following the first seven days of action from the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker action will probably be somewhat surprised to learn that Brazilian players failed to win a TCOOP title on Tuesday - but they came as close as they could. Through the first four events on the Tuesday schedule, there had only been one Brazilian player at a final table. Gustavo ...

LanceJan 25th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Schedule: 74 Events, Three Online, $365 buy-in 'Giant'

The 2017 WSOP schedule has jam-packed 74 events into just 48 days (WSOP photo) The 2017 World Series of Poker schedule was released on Wednesday with a total of 74 events including eight events making their WSOP debut, three online events, 16 $10,000 or above Championship events as well as the return of popular branded events such as Colossus. "The focus of the schedule remains squarely on ...

LanceJan 25th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: ‘petrofv5501‘ and ‘Jaolito85’, Earn Victories

There were a total of six events on the 888poker Super XL Series schedule on Wednesday with Russia’s ‘petrofv5501‘ earning the biggest score of the day. After outlasting 694 other players, ‘petrofv5501’ and ‘YSoSerious’ agreed to a chop leaving the title and a little bit of cash to play for. After a brief heads-up ‘petrofv5501’ emerged victorious to take home $11,641.36. ...

LanceJan 26th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Returns to #1

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez is back on top of the PocketFives Rankings after spending one week at #2 (SHRPO photo) It would seem that Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez didn’t take too kindly to falling from the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week. The Uruguayan rebounded this past week to reclaim the top spot from Sweden’s ‘lena900’. Gonzalez had just two cashes big ...

LanceJan 26th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: Chris 'moorman1' Moorman Ships Event 38

It was a big day for a big name in the 888poker

JessJan 27th, 2017 0
Upswing Poker Can Up Your Game With the Postflop Engine

Doug Polk is

JessJan 27th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'HonorTheGame' and 'doitlikewond' Book Wins

Just one day after finishing third in an 888poker Super XL Series event, the United Kingdom's 'doitlikewond' navigated his way through a 410-player field to win Efvent #44 for just over $6,500. The final three players, 'Doitlikewond', 'TheMagicPike' and Yuriy 'Yurec1707 ' Zdanovskiy agreed to a chop that saw each player walk away with at least $5,900. In the end, 'doitlikewond' beat out ...

LanceJan 28th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao Collects Another Title for Brazil

João Simão grabbed himself a Turbo Championship of Online Poker title on Friday The Brazilians have shown themselves a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker, collecting several titles and making a host of final table appearances. On Friday, Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao gave his countrymen yet another reason to celebrate, snagging another victory along with ...

LandSharkJan 28th, 2017 0
Twitch Hype: Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot Joins 888poker

Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot is the newest member of team 888poker. 888poker’s team of ambassadors continues to add more star power following the announcement that Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot is joining the squad. Talbot has grown a massive following on Twitch, with his videos collecting over 3,500,000 views and thousands of subscribers paying for exclusive content. And for good reason. Talbot ...

Matt ClarkJan 28th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Brazil Books Seventh Win, Takes Lead for Overall Titles

Saturday’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker action saw the Brazilians take yet another title, giving them a one-title TCOOP lead over both the Netherlands and Sweden overall. PokerStars Team Pro Kosei 'shinbunshi' Ichinose took home Saturday’s first TCOOP bracelet in the $215 buy-in HORSE event. Proving his skill in not just No Limit Hold‘em, but in a variety of games, the Japanese ...

LandSharkJan 29th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo Chops PokerStars Sunday Million

There were quite a few large cashes over the weekend in major online poker tournaments as January winds to a close. 888poker held the $1,050 buy-in Main Event of its Super XL Series which boasted a $1.5 million guarantee. The tournament was won by 'Enigmasility' for $262,200 followed by Top 500-ranked 'Sphinx87' of Poland, who collected $190,500 for second place. 888 player 'gusfraba99' came ...

dhubermexJan 30th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Maxwell 'maxv2' Ludwig Wins Main Event for $489,000

Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Zamorano was one of the biggest winners on the final day of TCOOP (PokerStars photo) The final day of the 2017 PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker included eight tournaments, two Main Events and 11 different players walking away with six-figure scores. The first six-figure cash went to Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Zamorano. Beating out 569 entries ...

LanceJan 30th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'Enigmasility' Closes with Main Event Win, $262K

After ten

LanceJan 30th, 2017 0
Jared Tendler: Poker’s Mental Mechanic

Jared Tendler talks

theginger45Jan 31st, 2017 0
Libratus Beats Top Pros in NLHE; Scores Milestone Victory for A.I.

Top poker pros were no match for the Carnegie Mellon artificial intelligence unit 'Libratus'. Over the past 20 days, four top heads-up No Limit Hold’em players have been battling it out one-by-one against ‘Libratus’ - a Carnegie Mellon University Artificial Intelligence bot. The marathon challenge, which took place at Rivers Casino, in Pittsburgh, came to an end Monday with surprising ...

SupafuzJan 31st, 2017 0
Nominees for Third Annual GPI American Poker Awards Announced

The third annual American Poker Awards go February 23 in Beverly Hills, California Wednesday morning saw the announcement of all nominations for the third annual Global Poker Index American Poker Awards, which take place Thursday February 23 at the Sofitel Beverley Hills in Los Angeles. It’s World Poker Tour host and all-round legend of the game Mike Sexton who headlines the nominations ...

SupafuzFeb 1st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio Gonzalez Still #1, 'pappadogg' Cracks Top 10

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez held off a charging 'lena900' to stay ranked #1 in the world this week Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez regained the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week and then went about making sure he did everything in his power to stay there this week. Gonzalez had two scores big enough this week to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest PLB Points ...

LanceFeb 1st, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'trojanmouse' Wins “Champion of Champions”

The largest 888poker Super XL Series ever held wrapped up the best players from the 11-day series battling in a freeroll for a variety of World Series of Poker packages with ‘trojanmouse’ beating the field to win a package into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. ‘trojanmouse’ won the Champion of Champions freeroll to win the package worth $12,500. Over the course of the ...

SteveSchultFeb 2nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'CloverSparklesFartShovels' Starts 2017 #1 In Nevada

'CloverSparklesFartShovels'

SteveSchultFeb 2nd, 2017 0
EPT Founder John Duthie appointed President of partypoker LIVE

John Duthie brings over a decade of experience to the partypoker Live project (PokerNews photo) Having founded the European Poker Tour (EPT) back in 2004 and served as the tour’s Chief Executive Officer for eight years, John Duthie is now back in the live poker world with a new role as President of partypoker LIVE. partypoker said in a release that they are “delighted” to announce ...

SupafuzFeb 2nd, 2017 0
World Poker Tour: Daniel Weinman Wins Borgata Winter Poker Open

Daniel Weinman defeated one of the largest fields in WPT history to win the Winter Poker Open. (WPT photo) The largest field in the history of the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open assembled this week in Atlantic City. A total of 1,312 entrants created a prize pool of over $4,000,000 with almost $900,000 being awarded for first place. A talented group of players reached the final ...

Matt ClarkFeb 4th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Changes: More Online Events, Buy-in Levels, Live Updates

The 2017 World Series of Poker could be one of the busiest ever with 74 events over just 48 days (WSOP/Joe Giron photo) In a little over 100 days poker players from around the world will be making their way to Las Vegas for the 2017 World Series of Poker. The schedule includes a total of 74 bracelet events spread over 48 days, meaning the Rio Hotel convention center is going to be packed to ...

LanceFeb 4th, 2017 0