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Money in Your Pocket: That's What Matters

When players first start out in poker, one thing they tend to struggle with is the idea of Expected Value (EV). Getting used to the idea that there is a kind of 'theoretical money' that takes the place of actual dollars is a big step. Many people struggle with it and they end up thinking in very results-oriented terms throughout the early parts of their poker career.

theginger45Jul 25th, 2015 3
Lottery-Style Games Drag Cash Game Traffic Down 14% in 2015

According to PokerScout, lottery-style games have dragged cash game traffic on the world's online poker sites down 14% in the first half of 2015. As PokerScout explained, "Online poker traffic in the first half of 2015 was down 14% from last year, marking the fourth consecutive year of first half declines. The loss is the largest since 2011/2012, when Black Friday drove traffic down by 28%."

DanJul 26th, 2015 3
What Do We Think About on the Flop?

It's something most of us do hundreds, even thousands of times a day: decide how we want to continue with a hand. The information in a given hand is massively clarified from where it stood pre-flop. It's a huge turning point and one of the most important decision points in tournament poker. Do we c-bet or not' If so, what size' What's the board like and what can the turn and river hold for us'

jaimestaplesJul 30th, 2015 3
Heads-Up with San Jose's Flippa42

The most recent member of PocketFives to earn his $2 million cash badge is Costa Rica's Mike Flippa42 Carter (pictured), who did so on August 3. He plays as KaptianKush on PokerStars and Pokeherplayher on PartyPoker and sat down with us to talk about his successful career.

DanAug 5th, 2015 3
hneves182 Wins, Gets Second in Sunday 500 in Back-to-Back Months

In May, Helio hneves182 Neves (pictured) finished second in the PokerStars Sunday 500 and banked $63,000. In June, just one month later, he took the same tournament down for another $58,000. Over $120,000 later, Neves has been on fire in the weekly Sunday tournament. We caught up with the Brazilian to get his side of the story.

DanAug 7th, 2015 3
Smart Nutrition Mathematics

Poker and gambling continually evolve. During the different periods of its history, poker demanded different degrees of involvement and different sets of essential qualities necessary for success.

WeightlessAug 11th, 2015 3
From Poker to Daily Fantasy Sports, Part One: Introduction to DFS

You don’t know anything about sports' That’s fine. I do, and still felt outmatched when considering jumping into the

badbeatninjaAug 14th, 2015 3
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Stephanie Hubbard (stephhub31)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Stephanie stephhub31 Hubbard (pictured), who always knew the game of poker growing up, but started playing No Limit Hold'em in her college years. Before the launch of regulated online poker in New Jersey, you would more than likely have found her at a Borgata or Parx live event grinding long hours on the felt when she was not spending long hours at ...

DloricanAug 18th, 2015 3
Chip Leader dude904 Talks About the WSOP November Nine

In November, Joseph McKeehen (pictured), known on PocketFives as dude904, will hold the chip lead in the World Series of Poker Main Event as part of the 2015 WSOP November Nine. McKeehen has more chips than the second and third place players combined, so we caught up with the Pennsylvania native to get his thoughts just three months out.

DanAug 19th, 2015 3
Sheldon Adelson-Backed Group Sues for Wire Act Documents

The "conservative educational foundation" Judicial Watch, which is heavily supported by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (pictured), is doing its part by suing the US federal government for access to documents pertaining to the Department of Justice's 2011 reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

LandSharkAug 20th, 2015 3
Jason Koon Talks High-Stakes Cash Games in Vegas, Macau

We don't normally get a chance to talk about high-stakes live cash games here on PocketFives, so when we do, we're going to relish it. Recently, longtime PocketFiver Jason JAKoon1985 Koon (pictured) hit $4 million in career online tournament winnings and although that's where our conversation started, we quickly moved to high-stakes live games in Las Vegas and Macau. Now, it's on to the ...

DanAug 20th, 2015 3
Isildur1 Up $2.5 Million in the Last 10 Days

Viktor Isildur1 Blom (pictured) probably doesn't want August to end. According to HighStakesDB, he is up $2.3 million this month and $2.5 million over the last 10 days. He won $600,000 on Saturday alone and continues to dominate the high-stakes online poker tables that HighStakesDB tracks. The question is, how long can he keep it up'

DanAug 30th, 2015 3
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Sean Martin (wishihAdsOMeLUcK)

PocketFives had the opportunity to catch up with Sean wishihAdsOMeLUcK Martin (pictured, ranked 10th in New Jersey), who is a part-time poker grinder from Woodbridge. Martin got started in poker by playing in some of the underground games that were held in New York and New Jersey, which helped developed his skills. Now with online poker being legal and regulated in the Garden State, when he ...

DloricanSep 1st, 2015 3
The Super Bowl of Low-Stakes Poker

In August, Brazil's Demitri1985 hit his first major career score, taking down the $11 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Storm to the tune of $17,000 after a seven-way chop. He only started playing poker full-time in the last year, but he is the latest in an ever-growing line of Brazilian players to win major tournaments.

DanSep 3rd, 2015 3
WSOP.com Nevada Now Accepting PayPal, New Jersey Coming Next Week

Some encouraging news coming from the regulated online poker market in the United States, as the Caesars-backed in Nevada is now accepting PayPal for player deposits.

DanSep 3rd, 2015 3
Examining Progressive Knockouts

The following article is from 2CardsCollege pro poker training and will take a look at progressive knockout tournaments

WeightlessSep 8th, 2015 3
DFS Daily Update for 9/16: BMW Championship

BMW Championship Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest, IL Par 71, 7,198 yards Greens are 5k ft2 on average at 12' on the stimpmeter 88 bunkers, 5 hazards. Twitter: @bmwchamps

badbeatninjaSep 16th, 2015 3
Reports of $258 Million Junket Heist in Macau

Continuing what has been a nearly two-year downswing, the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau cannot seem to pull out of its problems and despite some of poker's biggest high rollers constantly flooding the island. It also doesn't help when there is a multi-million heist from one of its major casinos.

Earl BurtonSep 16th, 2015 3
Mike Leah (goleafsgoeh) Captures Second WCOOP Title

Longtime PocketFives grinder Mike goleafsgoeh Leah (pictured) added another PokerStars WCOOP title to his name earlier this week after besting a field of 1,777 in Event #27, a $215 buy-in Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha tournament featuring progressive super-knockout bounties. When all was said and done, Leah banked a total of $37,226.91 after more than 13 hours of play.

LandSharkSep 17th, 2015 3
Shaun Deeb Wins Third WCOOP Bracelet

Writing about longtime PocketFiver Shaun shaundeeb Deeb (pictured) never gets old. Over the weekend, Deeb won his third PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker bracelet, his first in the last five years. This time, Deeb took down a $215 No Limit Hold'em Four-Max tournament.

DanSep 21st, 2015 3
Tournament Review for May 11, 2015

It was a huge weekend for online poker tournament players with the start of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars.

wackyJaxonMay 11th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 15, 2015

This week in New Jersey, continuing to run hot on the virtual felts is Anwar scaredmoney4 Montgomery who shipped the $5,000

DloricanMay 15th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Tom Macor (njhockey15)

PocketFives had the opportunity to catch up with Milltown resident Tom njhockey15 Macor (pictured, ranked 76th in New Jersey), who can be found on the ice playing hockey when not on the virtual felts in New Jersey. Macor was introduced to poker at the age of 13 and has been playing ever since.

DloricanApr 7th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 5, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Jack Jaybone2315 King made back-to-back final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee, finishing first and sixth for a total of $2,681.

DloricanJun 5th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 12, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Anthony Eatahoagie Cicali recorded two wins on Monday night winning the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee and Event #27 of the WSOP Online Championship for a combined $3,252.

DloricanJun 12th, 2015 2
Three More Hands Analyzed by 2CardsCollege

Here is another edition of

WeightlessAug 21st, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for August 28, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Sean wishihAdsOMeLUcK Martin notched three final tables by finishing second and third in the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee and also coming in second in the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,500 Guarantee for a total of $3,485.

DloricanAug 28th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 4, 2015

This week on the virtual felts of New Jersey, the PartyPoker network had an increase in the buy-ins for its $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees ($55 and $109, respectively), which helped boost the prize pools and player payouts.

DloricanSep 4th, 2015 2
"Now I Have the Money I Need to Buy a Bigger Apartment and a Car"

Last Month, Cosmin Calea (pictured), who is known as xkosssx on PocketFives, won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $215,000. There were almost 7,200 entrants that day and Calea was one of 1,080 to make the money. "I am very happy and excited about the successful performance I had," he told PocketFives after the final cards had been dealt. "A final table in the Sunday Million has been ...

DanApr 11th, 2015 2
The Evolution of OFC

Many people, including some avid poker players, avoid OFC because it has such a complex set of rules. The time it takes to learn the game is often too big of an investment when you don't really know what the returns will be. So, in this post I want to reverse engineer the game using the method of the 5 Whys.

sandfarniaApr 11th, 2015 2
PokerStars Milestone Hands: A Look Back

In its latest Weekly Scouting Report, PokerScout took a look at PokerStars' "meteoric" rise, framing the discussion around Stars' now-famous milestone hands. From the site's inception to its 10 billionth hand in mid-2007, more than five years passed. PokerStars celebrated by giving away loads of money for players involved in that hand and many hands leading up to it, and, from there, things took ...

Dan KatzApr 14th, 2015 2
Who to Target, Who to Fade on DraftKings Fantasy Baseball on April 18

As always, the action will be hot and heavy on Saturday night over at DraftKings, where they are offering up MLB tourneys at every buy-in level imaginable. Let's see if we can spot a lineup that might help you stand out from the crowd and help you grab a handful of that cash! Sign up for DraftKings here.

kellykipApr 16th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 8, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Renata LadyBlueSky Colache took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee on Monday night, pocketing $1,124. Shipping three tournaments in a two-day span was Jake jtsnakes Perry (pictured, ranked #15 in New Jersey), which included the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,500 Guarantee, $2,000 Guarantee, and $5,000 Guarantee for a total of $3.901. Perry has over $268,000 in tracked ...

DloricanMay 8th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for May 11, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Kevin Sofcknsickk Campbell won the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights, padding his bankroll by an extra $2,250. Campbell also managed to final table the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee, finishing seventh for an extra $500.

DloricanMay 11th, 2015 2
How Good at Poker Are You Really? Find Out More Here

Here’s a simple truth — poker players find it hard to be honest about their game.

DanMay 19th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for May 25, 2015

This holiday weekend in New Jersey, the two Sunday Majors on the PartyPoker and 888 Poker networks had overlays over $10,000. Charlie seedload Zimmerman took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee on Friday night, banking $1,125.

DloricanMay 25th, 2015 2
Brian Lemke (ship_the_perc) Wins Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event

Last Friday, Brian Lemke (pictured, image courtesy SPO), known on PocketFives as ship_the_perc, came away with the win in the Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event in Atlantic City, earning $276,000. However, according to the event's blog, winning was anything but easy: "He bagged 31,700 chips at the end of Day 1 – just barely more than the 30,000 starting stack. He bagged 235,000 at the end of ...

DanApr 27th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 1, 2015

This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, winning both $10,000 Guaranteed tournaments on the PartyPoker and 888 Poker networks was Stephen sizzlinbetta Reynolds, who will pocket a total of $5,910. The winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was Skip_2_My_Lou, who earned the highest payday of the weekend at $10,000.

DloricanJun 1st, 2015 2
Who to Target and Who to Fade on DraftKings for May 2

With a slate of eight games, Saturday night promises to offer some hefty tournament prizes over at the US-facing daily fantasy sports site DraftKings, where, as is the case every day of the season, they are offering up MLB tournaments at every buy-in level imaginable. So, it's once again time to dig in to the offerings and see if we can bite into some juicy profit centers! Sign up for ...

kellykipMay 1st, 2015 2
Nevada Gaming Releases Details of SealsWithClubs Investigation

Last week, an article that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal outlined an investigation by Nevada authorities into the bitcoin online poker site SealsWithClubs that ended in an arrest warrant being filed for founder Bryan Micon (pictured).

DanMay 4th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for June 29, 2015

Paul padjes Berende of the Netherlands (pictured) earned a payday of $140,315 for his runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend. With his heads-up chop of the flagship event, Paul could very well be on his way to a return entry into the Top 10 Worldwide Rankings soon. Fellow PocketFiver FlipMaster08 of Brazil took home $90,717 for his 3rd place showing in that ...

dhubermexJun 29th, 2015 2
Why Poker Players Have Been Buzzing About IRS Form 5754

There has been much discussion recently about the World Series of Poker not accepting Form 5754, which could transfer the tax liability in a poker tournament to another individual. You can read the WSOP's stance in this PocketFives thread. We sat down with Kondler and Associates' Ray Kondler to get his thoughts.

DanMay 8th, 2015 2
chicagocards1 Wins Second SCOOP Title

The 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway and, already, Mohsin chicagocards1 Charania (pictured), who is playing under the user name sms9231, has made waves, taking down Event #4's high-stakes version for $198,000. The $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Turbo is one of just four Turbos on the schedule and was the first SCOOP event to finish.

DanMay 10th, 2015 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for May 11, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to 12 final tables, cashing for $11,666 total. Butters led the charge, cashing in four events for $2,815. RichrdParker took a first place finish in the Saturday Night $3K for $1,766.

stevebroganMay 11th, 2015 2
Calvin Anderson Wins Record 6th SCOOP Title

In a $2,100 Stud event held this week during the ongoing PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP, PocketFiver Calvin cal42688 Anderson (pictured) made history. Anderson recorded his sixth SCOOP title, surpassing fellow PocketFiver Shaun shaundeeb Deeb, who was perhaps not coincidentally also at the final table. Deeb owns five career SCOOP victories.

DanMay 15th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Ryan Lee (Acpoker0271)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Ryan Acpoker0271 Lee (pictured), who used to play a lot of cash games at Borgata, but then converted to playing online more since regulated poker launched in New Jersey in late 2013. Lee works for Child Protective Services in New Jersey full-time, so poker is more of a part-time hobby for him when he is not out playing sports or catching a comedy show ...

DloricanJul 21st, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 3, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, PocketFivers shipped several tournaments. Jaime mmmWaWa Kerstetter won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Friday and then followed that up with a third place finish in the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Saturday for a total of $2,540. Mike mikewebb68 Webb took down the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Saturday for $1,125.

DloricanAug 3rd, 2015 2
"My Strategy Involves Trying to Make Poker as Technical a Game as Possible"

Earlier this month, Nayeem Syed (pictured), known in the online poker world as dancingbudha, chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500 two ways for $50,000, far and away his largest online poker score to date.

DanMay 24th, 2015 2
What You Need to Know About the WSOP Colossus

The World Series of Poker Colossus, which starts Friday with the first set of flights, will likely go down as the largest-field live tournament in history. Reportedly, we could see as many as 20,000 entrants at $565 a pop. The tournament has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and, after seeing a ton of buzz on PocketFives, we caught up with Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth ...

DanMay 26th, 2015 2
2015 World Series of Poker Begins Wednesday

The 2015 World Series of Poker is set to kick off its first day of festivities at Noon Pacific Time on Wednesday. Over the span of the next seven weeks and 68 events, dreams will be realized, bankrolls will be crushed, and history will be made.

Earl BurtonMay 27th, 2015 2
Dealer Claims Pinnacle Entertainment Shortchanges Employees

A dealer at a Missouri casino has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing his employer of breaking federal and state wage laws by failing to compensate its staff members fairly for their work.

LandSharkMay 28th, 2015 2
The Pareto Principle: Applications in Poker

The more one begins to understand the nuances of the game of poker, the easier it is to start believing that the concepts central to comprehending the game on a deep level are inapplicable in any other field. After all, in what other areas of our lives do we find ourselves regularly attributing mathematical denominations to other people's actions and trying to figure out how to best exploit ...

theginger45Aug 12th, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for August 24, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Ted ol muggins Ely made three final tables, winning the $10,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata, finishing third in the 888 Big Sunday $10,000 Guarantee, and getting ninth in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,621.

DloricanAug 24th, 2015 2
GoLeafsGoEh, JJProdigy Make Final 39 of WSOP Colossus

The World Series of Poker Colossus, which attracted over 22,000 entrants is, within a matter of days, already down to just 39. Nine PocketFivers are among the group and everyone is trailing the chip-leading stack of Raymond Henson, who has 7.4 million, 600,000 more than the next closest person.

DanJun 2nd, 2015 2
Tuan Le Becomes First Repeat WSOP Champ Since 2009

For the second time in less than a week, the history books have been rewritten at the 2015 World Series of Poker. After the enormous success of the Colossus and the resulting outrage over the payouts, the Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball World Championship saw its defending champion duplicate a feat that hadn't been done since 2009.

Earl BurtonJun 3rd, 2015 2
Ivan Demidov Says His 2008 WSOP Backer Is Paying Up

In the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, Russian grinder Ivan Demidov (pictured) battled his way through 6,843 entrants to take second place after being bested by Peter Eastgate in a lively heads-up match. For the win, Eastgate took home $9.1 million, leaving Demidov with a consolation prize of $5.8 million. But in a recent interview, the Russian poker pro claimed he never saw one cent of ...

LandSharkJun 5th, 2015 2
Adrian Buckley Scores Upset in WSOP Millionaire Maker

The 7,725-entrant Millionaire Maker wrapped up on Tuesday at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. A loaded final table ended with Adrian Buckley (pictured), a 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado, pulling the upset and winning his first bracelet in his first ever WSOP cash. He took home $1.2 million.

DanJun 10th, 2015 2
Brian Hastings Wins WSOP $10K Seven Card Stud Event

Brian Hastings (pictured), known on PocketFives as Stinger885, won his second career World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday night in a $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. His reward was $239,000, which came after outlasting a rock solid final table in which the top three finishers were all members of the PocketFives community.

DanJun 14th, 2015 2
oakes Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring By Hitting Quad Fives

Last month, Mike oakes O'Connell (pictured) scored his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring in style. On his final hand, he hit quads and pocketed $10,000 from the $365 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Oh yeah, the hand he hit quads on: pocket fives, of course.

DanJun 23rd, 2015 2
PPA Blasts Lindsey Graham Over Introduction of RAWA in Senate

On Wednesday, while Congress was adjourned, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (pictured) introduced Restoring America's Wire Act in the US Senate. The legislation, driven at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, bans internet gambling and online poker in the US.

DanJun 24th, 2015 2
"I Like the Game and Like the Money, and There's Lots of Money in this Game"

Last month, Hungary's W_P_S was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Storm. His reward for making it to the final three of the 32,000-man tournament was $17,000. "I had a very tough year, so this helps me a lot now," he told us. "I had lot of crazy beats deep in past tournaments when the money was big."

DanJun 27th, 2015 2
Jason Mercier Leading the WSOP PLO Championship With 21 Remaining

Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) has been having an incredible few months dominating poker tournaments by just about anyone’s standards. After winning three SCOOP championships in May on PokerStars, he went on to win a bracelet in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #32: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed for $633,357.

wackyJaxonJun 28th, 2015 2
Jonathan Duhamel Wins WSOP High Roller for One Drop

2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel (pictured) has hit it big once again, this time taking down the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for nearly $4 million. The 27-year-old scored his second gold bracelet in his sixth career WSOP final table.

DanJun 30th, 2015 2
WSOP Online Bracelet Event Attracts 905 Entrants

The first ever World Series of Poker online bracelet event attracted 905 entrants, creating a prize pool of $859,000. The top 100 will finish in the money, with a top prize of almost $200,000 on the line.

DanJul 3rd, 2015 2
"I Have Never Heard of Anyone Winning at Razz"

Last month, Woody CrazedZach Deck (pictured) won a pair of SCOOP events. The first was a $215 Stud tournament, while the second, which happened nine days later, was a $700 HORSE event. Deck's reward: $34,000 and two SCOOP titles.

DanJul 4th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings: aguskb Up 22 Spots to #7

We had two new entrants this week into the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings, which were recalculated on Wednesday. We'll start with one of the biggest advancers inside the top 100, Aaron aguskb Gustavson (pictured), who shot up 22 spots from #29 to #7. This is his highest position ever in the Rankings.

DanJul 8th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with New Jersey Online Poker Player Vince Ciccotelli (PeoplesChamp)

PocketFives caught up with Vince PeoplesChamp Ciccotelli (pictured, ranked 29th in New Jersey), who is very into fitness as well as playing ice hockey when he is not playing poker online. A recent Rutgers graduate, he started getting into poker during the MoneyMaker boom and continues to play as a hobby.

DloricanJul 8th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with New Jersey WSOP Bracelet Winner Connor Berkowitz (nyr9414)

In just his second WSOP event, Manalapan, New Jersey resident Connor Berkowitz (pictured), better known as nyr9414 on PocketFives, topped a massive field of 4,422 runners to win his first gold bracelet along with the top prize of $487,784.

DloricanJul 8th, 2015 2
How to Sell Stakes Successfully

Backing/staking is an irreplaceable tool for building a poker player's career. Any talented player may find himself in a situation where backing is the only way to continue playing. A severe downswing or a need to spend most of a bankroll on unforeseen needs sometimes leave a person no choice other than to quit playing or sell stakes.

WeightlessJul 21st, 2015 2
"Shout Out to Aggro Santos for Helping with Timbey Nonsense Spots"

Just before the main chunk of the World Series of Poker began, Donald d7o1d1s0 Rae won the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $20,000. There was no chop that day in the 474-man field and Rae was one of two UK PocketFivers to make the top five.

DanJul 29th, 2015 2
Chris Grove: "Calling a DFS Game 'Fantasy' Does Not Ensure Protection"

On Wednesday, Online Poker Report's Chris Grove (pictured) published a series of Tweets regarding the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS). As we've written about before, Nevada gaming officials are digging into the legality of DFS and could potentially shut the industry down in the state or change the way it's taxed and licensed. Other states could soon follow. Check out Chris on Twitter.

DanJul 29th, 2015 2
Report: Theft Results in Major Shakeup at Aria Poker Room

According to reports from Todd Witteles and Allen Kessler on Two Plus Two and Poker Fraud Alert, there has been a major shakeup at the Aria Poker Room in Las Vegas, allegedly due to theft.

DanJul 30th, 2015 2
Three Hands Analyzed

As you probably all know, analysis of hands played is a big part of working on one's game. Obviously, we pay a lot of attention to this part of the learning process at the 2CardsCollege training program. In fact, analysis of the hands by trainees is a good indicator for their coach on how well they've digested the new theoretical knowledge and whether they successfully apply it in their game.

WeightlessJul 31st, 2015 2
PartyPoker Eliminates Many Withdrawal Fees

On Friday, PartyPoker announced that it will no longer be charging for withdrawal fees for most of its options effective immediately. MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, bank transfers, Kalixa Pay, goplay prepaid MasterCard, ClickAndBuy, and PayPal will now be free of charge, with the site absorbing any costs into its overhead.

wackyJaxonAug 2nd, 2015 2
Say Hello to the Top-Ranked PocketFiver in Bulgaria

In June, Alex Dimitrov (pictured), known on PocketFives as alexd2, won the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy for $38,000 under the screen name grinder1992. There was no chop that day and Dimitrov led the six PocketFivers at the final table.

DanAug 2nd, 2015 2
Play Live Tournaments? Check out the BPL Card

If you play live poker tournaments, one major issue is handling a lot of cash. In most cases when you register for a tournament, you will need the buy-in in cold hard cash, and if you wind up finishing in the money, you will have a similar problem of once again walking around with money.

wackyJaxonAug 4th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings: PokerKaiser #1 for 14th Straight Week

For the 14th straight week, Chile's Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is the top dog in the PocketFives Rankings. He has been #1 ever since May 6 and is enjoying the longest run by anyone at #1 since Cal cal42688 Anderson did so for 22 weeks in late 2012 and early 2013. In fact, Fierro's 14 weeks are tied for the eighth longest run ever.

DanAug 5th, 2015 2
The Power of a Poker House

In recent weeks, Brazil's Joao Simao (pictured), known on PocketFives as joaosimaobh, won the PokerStars Sunday Second Chance and Full Tilt Super Sized Sunday on the same day for a combined $60,000. He's a proud Brazilian who has successfully managed to balance poker and his family and even final table a few major live tournaments. In fact, he has $3.2 million in tracked online tournament ...

DanAug 16th, 2015 2
Forbes Report: Wall Street Reshaping Online Gambling Industry

We tend to think of online gambling as the Wild West, where mavericks build empires from humble offices, compete against each other, come up with the next big thing, and develop the next big marketing idea.

Dan KatzAug 18th, 2015 2
Two Wins, Four Final Tables in the Sunday Million for CheVeaU

Last year, Brazil played host to the World Cup. Next year, it'll host the Olympics. The South American nation has had a host of success online as well. Late last month, in fact, Guilherme Cheveau (pictured), known on PocketFives as simply CheVeaU, won the PokerStars Sunday Million after a four-way chop for $153,000. Incredibly, it was his second time chopping the Sunday staple.

DanAug 25th, 2015 2
The Proper Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner of a Poker Player

In the first article about the proper diet the 2CardsCollege nutritionist studied the set of nutrients necessary for brain's effective functioning and taught to convert this set into portions of meals. For the second article, we’ve asked the expert to set out menu for each meal.

WeightlessAug 25th, 2015 2
Patrik Antonius Feeling Healthy, Still Making Crazy Prop Bets

Finnish high-stakes poker pro Patrik Antonius took a moment to speak with PokerNews during the Main Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) stop in Barcelona. He gave an update on the state of high-stakes cash games and shared the details of a bizarre prop bet.

LandSharkAug 27th, 2015 2
Florida Poker Tournament Marred By Alleged Chip Controversy

A tournament meant to celebrate the second year of existence of a Florida poker room has instead become the target of rumors about the staff's conduct after a huge chip controversy and other incidents that allegedly occurred.

Earl BurtonSep 2nd, 2015 2
"I Also Enjoy Indulging in the Occasional Game of Battlefield"

In August, Andrew APD Dean (pictured) was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday 500. All three finishers walked away with about the same amount of money, between $47,000 and $51,000, and Dean told us, "It was awesome. The Sunday 500 will always have a special place in my heart because it was my first legit score when I started playing MTTs."

DanSep 5th, 2015 2
"At Some Point in a Tournament, the Adrenaline Level Rises"

In August, PocketFiver David Buetta (pictured) chopped the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy heads-up for $27,000 and officially took second place. While the five-figure score certainly wasn't anything to scoff at, he told us, "It's always nice to finish that high in a tough online MTT, but obviously you always want to finish first." He was one of six PocketFivers at the final table.

DanSep 11th, 2015 2
RuiNF Tearing Up 2015 WCOOP, Wins Sunday Kickoff for Kicks

Rui RuiNF Ferreira (pictured) has been making waves during the ongoing PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. For his latest trick, the Czech Republic poker player won a $215 No Limit Hold'em Big Antes event with an optional reentry for $59,000. But that was only part of a highly successful run so far that has resulted in Ferreira sitting atop the WCOOP Leaderboard after 20 events.

DanSep 14th, 2015 2
PartyPoker Pokerfest Postponed Until October 25

The online portion of the Pokerfest tournament series at PartyPoker was scheduled to begin this Sunday, September 27. PartyPoker has just shared with us, however, that the series has been postponed for a month and will now begin on Sunday, October 25.

wackyJaxonSep 25th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings: eisenhower1 Leaps to #1

It was a pretty turbulent week at the top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. For the first time in his career, Sweden's eisenhower1 is our new #1 player. He has a massive PLB score of 8,113 points, the most this author can remember seeing by any player in quite some time, and leads second-ranked Tiny_molester by a healthy 1,300 points.

DanSep 30th, 2015 2
Big Up to the Goat Crewdem

In August, UK PocketFiver Fold Machiii (pictured) finished in fourth place in a rock solid final table of the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy. He cashed out for $15,000, his fifth largest score to date, and has successfully pulled past $1.3 million in career winnings. He's up to #124 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his highest slotting ever, and is #12 in the UK.

DanOct 3rd, 2015 2
Impact of PokerStars Being Licensed in New Jersey

The biggest news story last week was the licensure of PokerStars in New Jersey. When the site will launch isn't clear, but what we do know is the world's largest online poker room returning to the US for the first time since Black Friday will have major ramifications for the industry.

DanOct 4th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for May 18, 2015

It was a huge weekend for tournament players with the start of the second week of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. Most of Sunday's SCOOP events were two-day events scheduled to end on Monday, May 18.

wackyJaxonMay 18th, 2015 1
Weekday Tournament Review for May 22, 2015

It has been another exciting week online with the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in its second week on PokerStars, along with many big tournaments taking place on other sites.

wackyJaxonMay 22nd, 2015 1
Tournament Review for May 25, 2015

It was a huge weekend for tournament players with the wrap-up of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. Most of Sunday's SCOOP events were two-day events scheduled to end on Monday, May 25.

wackyJaxonMay 25th, 2015 1
Weekday Tournament Review for May 29, 2015

Prize pools were down this week for online tournaments now the the SCOOP is over and the World Series of Poker has begun. Despite numbers being down, it was still an exciting week for many PocketFivers who recorded big cashes.

wackyJaxonMay 29th, 2015 1
New Jersey Championship of Online Poker II Announced

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP) is back for its second edition in a little more than a week on PartyPoker. The series takes place from April 16 to 26, guaranteeing $1 million over the 35 scheduled events with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $1,000. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players.

wackyJaxonApr 7th, 2015 1
2CardsCollege Expanding with Apestyles, Assassinato

If you're not familiar with it, 2CardsCollege is the largest poker school in the Russian-speaking part of the world. Currently, the school regularly trains over 150 students. You might have seen a link that says "Poker School" on the top of our site. Well, it goes straight to 2CardsCollege.

DanJun 8th, 2015 1
Cross-Training for MTTs

We all know poker is getting more competitive. It's hard to go online these days without reading someone proclaiming the "death of poker" as soon as they find out they're no longer able to beat a game they once crushed.

theginger45Jun 25th, 2015 1
Tournament Review for July 6, 2015

PocketFives member groengras of the Netherlands was victorious in the PokerStars Sunday 500 tournament over the weekend, and collected $48,563 as a result of a heads-up chop. The win will likely catapult him back into the Top 1,000 Rankings this week.

dhubermexJul 6th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for July 24, 2015

This week on the virtual felts of New Jersey, Matt mattybuns1 Laverty made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 guarantee on back-to-back nights finishing fifth on Monday and then winning on Tuesday for a total of $3,184.

DloricanJul 24th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 27, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Kenny Sonofa_nh Egri, Jr. took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Friday night, banking $2,272.

DloricanJul 27th, 2015 1