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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
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
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 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
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
Three More Hands Analyzed by 2CardsCollege

Here is another edition of

WeightlessAug 21st, 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
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
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
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
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
"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
From $1.5 Million in Roulette Winnings to Chopping the Sunday Million

A man who once won $1.5 million in roulette just chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million two ways for $138,000. His name: Antonis ENIGMA4U4ME Poulengeris (pictured) and he finished fourth in the Sunday Million two years ago for $75,000. He's over $600,000 in online tournament winnings.

DanOct 6th, 2015 2
World Series of Poker Europe Kicks Off Thursday

For the first time in its history, World Series of Poker Europe will be played at the Spielbank Berlin Casino in Germany from October 8 to 24, meaning the series starts Thursday. Over the span of 16 days, 10 bracelet events will be contested that count toward official WSOP records. The fun begins on Thursday with a €2,200 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em event.

Earl BurtonOct 7th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Budlightjoe

We had the opportunity to chat with Nevada's Budlightjoe, aka Joseph Berg, a PocketFives member since August 4, 2015. To date, Joseph has won almost $14K on . Budlightjoe is a Nevada resident. Check out PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players.

stevebroganOct 9th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with #6 Ranked aguskb

Formerly a #1 player in the PocketFives Poker Rankings, Aaron aguskb Gustavson (pictured) can currently be found at #6. He's the top-ranked online player in Mexico and recently hit $4 million in career scores in tournaments we track. Not too shabby.

DanOct 11th, 2015 2
High Stakes Poker: Isildur1 Up $400,000 in October, $3.1 Million in 2015

We're 11 days into October and, already, Viktor Isildur1 Blom (pictured) is making the most of the month. According to HighStakesDB, Blom is up almost $400,000 this month, an average of $40,000 per day, at the high-stakes tables the site tracks. He has logged 123 sessions in October and almost 16,000 hands, meaning he's averaging $3,200 in profit per session and $24 in profit per hand.

DanOct 11th, 2015 2
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Alex Jim (AvonBarkz)

PocketFives had the opportunity to catch up with Alex AvonBarkz Jim (pictured), a Brooklyn resident who crosses the Hudson River to grind on regulated online poker websites offered in New Jersey. Surrounding himself with a successful group of poker players, Jim saw what playing poker could do for him financially that he decided to put school on hold to see where this game will take him.

DloricanOct 13th, 2015 2
"I'm Not Gonna Stop Until I've Earned Myself a House in Amsterdam"

In September, Malta's Steven SvZff van Zadelhoff hit $3 million in career online tournament scores. He is the third-ranked player in the European nation and plays as Viktor on Full Tilt Poker. He has several sizable scores to his credit, including a runner-up finish in a 2007 FTOPS event for $247,000 and a Sunday Million victory that same year for another $193,000.

DanOct 13th, 2015 2
"I Cringe" Talking About Working a Regular Job

It has been a groundbreaking year for Polish PocketFiver bartek901 (pictured), who earned his $1 million cash badge, final tabled the WCOOP Super Tuesday for $150,000, and took second in the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy for $64,000, just to name a few scores. He's the top-ranked Poland poker community member on PocketFives.

DanOct 17th, 2015 2
PocketFives Rankings: lena900 Back Up to #7

Swedes continue to make waves atop the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. They occupy the top two spots, three of the top seven spots, and seven of the top 19 spots. Making waves this week was Sweden's lena900, who moved up nine places to #7 in the world, four off his all-time high.

DanOct 21st, 2015 2
King Linc Wins Second Super Tuesday in Three Months

For the second time in the last three months, PocketFiver King Linc from Germany emerged as the champion of the $1,000 Super Tuesday on PokerStars, taking down almost $78,000 in the process.

Earl BurtonOct 21st, 2015 2
Borgata Chipgate Mastermind Gets 5 Years in Jail

On Thursday, Christian Lusardi (pictured), the mastermind behind the so-called Chipgate at Borgata, was sentenced to five years in jail. According to the Associated Press, "Lusardi also must pay $463,540 in restitution to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the revenue it lost when it canceled the 2014 tournament in Atlantic City and $9,455 to Harrah's Casino Hotel for damaging its plumbing."

DanOct 22nd, 2015 2
Black Friday Whistleblower Daniel Tzvetkoff Living the High Life

Black Friday and the ramifications from that time still have repercussions today. Several major players in the online poker industry have served jail time and/or paid massive fines for their involvement and the industry in the United States has never recovered. But what happened to the man who "blew the whistle" and essentially brought down online poker as we knew it in the United States'

Earl BurtonOct 28th, 2015 2
November Nine Chip Leader dude904 Victorious in Wynn Fall Classic Main Event

Talk about a tune-up. PocketFiver Joseph dude904 McKeehen (pictured) won the Wynn Fall Classic Main Event this week and earned $90,000. Sure, it wasn't the largest score you'll see on the live circuit, but for a man about to play for a $7.6 million first prize in the World Series of Poker Main Event in two weeks, we're pretty sure the win is far more meaningful.

DanOct 29th, 2015 2
Mike McDonald (Timex) Has Suggestions for Speeding Up Tournaments

Fresh off a $550,000 score for taking down the High Roller Event at the EPT Battle of Malta, Mike timex McDonald (pictured) gave his thoughts, along with some unique suggestions, on how to combat stalling on the money bubble in tournaments.

LandSharkOct 30th, 2015 2
Thursday Thrill Hand Analysis from 2CardsCollege

Here is the Friday hand analysis from the experts at 2CardsCollege! By the way, don't forget that you too can send us your

WeightlessOct 30th, 2015 2
WSOP November Nine Betting Lines

On Sunday, November 8, the final nine of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event will reconvene at the Rio's Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas. Two days later, we'll have our newest World Champion of Poker. In case you're wondering, yes, you can bet on the Main Event at live casinos like Caesars properties in Las Vegas as well as a host of sites online.

DanOct 31st, 2015 2
Niall Farrell (firaldo) Wins EPT Malta Main Event

Longtime PocketFiver Niall firaldo Farrell (pictured) won the European Poker Tour's Malta Main Event for €534,000, or $587,000. Farrell made a deal heads-up with fellow PocketFiver Alen lilachaa Bilic, who cashed out for €440,000, or $484,000.

DanOct 31st, 2015 2
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 9, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Kevin Sofcknsickk Campbell (pictured) continued his run-good on the virtual felts by shipping the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee. He also came in second place in the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,000 Guarantee and finished eighth in the 888 Sunday Express $5,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,925.

DloricanNov 9th, 2015 2
WSOP Main Event Final Table: Day 1 Stats Breakdown

The first day of play at the 2015 WSOP Main Event is in the books and Joe 'dude904' McKeehen continues to lead. While his chip count - over 90,000,000 - is the probably the most important number heading into Monday night's action, there are a number of other stats from Day 1 that are worth taking a deeper look at.

P5s StaffNov 9th, 2015 2
Recap of 2015 WSOP Main Event TV Ratings

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania native Joe dude904 McKeehen dispatched his last remaining opponent, New Jersey's Josh asdf26 Beckley, to win the coveted WSOP Main Event gold bracelet and a $7.6 million payday. The final table was spread out over three days for the first time in the tournament's history, while being televised nearly live on ESPN.

LandSharkNov 12th, 2015 2
Bluff Catching in the War of the Blinds

The following hand analysis comes from the team at 2CardsCollege pro poker training.

WeightlessNov 13th, 2015 2
Tournament Review for November 16, 2015

PocketFives members were out in full force over the weekend, and took four of the top five spots in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament. 8th-ranked Artem veeea Vezhenkov of Uruguay (pictured) made a case for reaching the #1 spot worldwide for the first time in his career upon taking down the event outright for $183,675. Surprisingly, the Fallout video game series fan (which ...

dhubermexNov 16th, 2015 2
WPT Philippines to Feature Record $200,000 Super High Roller

On Tuesday, records were shattered at the World Poker Tour, as a $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller Event was announced for the tour's stop in the Philippines. The record-breaker starts on January 3, and the festival itself runs from January 2 to 8.

DanNov 17th, 2015 2
Pennsylvania Committee Approves iGaming Bill

Pennsylvania took a positive step towards legalizing online gambling on Wednesday after the House Gaming Oversight Committee passed iGaming bill HB 649 by a vote of 18-8.

LandSharkNov 19th, 2015 2
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for May 25, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, 10 PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables, cashing for $12,516 total. jmd123 garnered the most cash by coming in second in the Sunday $15K for 4,144. Stimey661 cashed in three events, taking home over $1,505 total.

stevebroganMay 25th, 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
No Laughing Matter: allinforthelolz Talks 888 Mega Deep Win

The 888 Poker Mega Deep brought out a field of 748 entrants earlier this month and Carl Johns (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as allinforthelolz, won it outright for $35,000. No, it's not a joke. Instead, it was Johns' third largest online MTT score to date. He won the Super XL version of the tournament last December for $39,000.

DanMay 25th, 2015 1
A Major Shakeup in the PocketFives Rankings

There was a major shakeup in the PocketFives Rankings this week thanks to thousands of PLB Points being awarded during the final weekend of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. However, if you're a fan of Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured), you can breathe a sigh of relief, as he's still our top-ranked player at 7,817 PLB Points.

DanMay 27th, 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
Who to Target and Who to Fade on DraftKings for May 30

With eight games on the Saturday night docket, the action will be intense over at DraftKings, where, as always, there is an MLB tournament for your desired buy-in level no matter how high or low you want to play or how many opponents you wish to take on. Sign up for DraftKings here. US players are welcome!

kellykipMay 29th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 29, 2015

This week in on the virtual felts of New Jersey, Justin PocketProfits Wong (pictured) won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, earning $2,292. Josh j2thez Ziegelbaum made the final table of the network's $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees, finishing first and second for a total of $2,663.

DloricanMay 29th, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 1, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables and cashed for $15,873 total. Butters took down the Sunday $15K and cashed in 6th in the $3K Nightly for a total payout of $7,317. Josh Reynolds (pictured) made his presence known with three cashes totaling $1,423.

stevebroganJun 1st, 2015 1
Robert Mizrachi Wins Third WSOP Bracelet, Ties Brother Michael

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the Colossus this weekend was Robert Mizrachi (pictured) winning his third World Series of Poker bracelet. We normally focus on online poker players, but the fact that Mizrachi has three bracelets, the same number as his brother Michael Mizrachi, is quite a feat.

DanJun 1st, 2015 1
MrSmokey1 Leads WSOP $1,500 NLHE Six-Max with 25 Left

Twenty-five players remain in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event at the 2015 World Series of Poker. As you'd expect with a Six-Max event, the field is loaded with members of the PocketFives community, including two-time bracelet winner Steve MrSmokey1 Billirakis (pictured), who leads the way. PocketFivers can be found in five of the top 14 spots.

DanJun 5th, 2015 1
Full Tilt Professionals Included in Latest Round of Refunds

According to a statement posted on Thursday from Garden City Group, the official Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt Poker payments, there's a new round of refunds coming. This one is set to include, for the first time, Full Tilt Poker "Professionals."

DanJun 6th, 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
Sexton, Busquet, Lindgren All Alive in WSOP Millionaire Maker

In 2013, the Millionaire Maker debuted at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the goal of which was to give those who couldn't shell out five-figure buy-ins the chance to play in a massive live tournament for a whopper of a potential prize.

Dan KatzJun 9th, 2015 1
Positive iGaming Hearing Held in Pennsylvania

While progress on online poker legislation has seemingly stalled in California, Pennsylvania has been making strides toward regulating the industry. On Wednesday, the Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee conducted a hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Senate on several aspects of the Commonwealth's gambling industry, including online and brick-and-mortar policy. Sourced ...

LandSharkJun 11th, 2015 1
SamENole Three-Handed for a WSOP Bracelet

Although he's nursing the short stack, Matt SamENole Smith (pictured) is three-handed for a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event. Crazily, Christian Pham, the wire-to-wire chip leader, entered the event by mistake and is now poised for his first WSOP bracelet.

DanJun 11th, 2015 1
How Good at Tournaments Are You Really?

Are you getting the tournament results you want' Or are you sick and tired of having bad luck against terrible players at a critical stage of the tournament'

DanJun 15th, 2015 1
PocketFives Open for US Players Returns Thursday, $2,300 in Added Cash and Prizes

We're happy to announce that we're bringing back the PocketFives Open for US players. This is our way of saying thank you to our US members for being patient while online poker is regulated in the US. We know it has taken a while already. It's going down this Thursday, June 18, on . Sign up for here.

DanJun 16th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: Sheater, veeea Reenter Top 10

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings have been recalculated. Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is at the top of the leaderboard once again this week. In fact, he has an 800-point lead over second place, so we wouldn't foresee him dropping from that perch anytime soon.

DanJun 17th, 2015 1
Can Pennsylvania Effectively Regulate Internet Gambling?

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (CERD) heard testimony from several of the state's regulators on Wednesday to assess the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's (PGCB) ability to police the online gambling industry. That would, of course, only happen if iGaming were legalized in the Commonwealth. Some information for this article was ...

LandSharkJun 18th, 2015 1
WCGRider, paulgees81, CrownUpGuy Make WSOP $10K Six-Max Final 12

Wow. If you're looking for a World Series of Poker tournament packed with talent, check out the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event, which is down to its final two tables. Nosebleed-stakes cash game player Doug WCGRider Polk is atop the field with a stack of 1.4 million, one of two players who bagged seven-figures.

DanJun 19th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 19, 2015

This week in New Jersey, PocketFiver skonn chopped the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee and shipped the 888 Poker/WSOP $2,500 Guarantee, earning a total of $2,088. After a long absence from the online felts of New Jersey, Tommy ThePimpOfPoker Schenck took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee on Thursday night for $1,125.

DloricanJun 19th, 2015 1
BeL0WaB0Ve Heads-Up for a WSOP $1,500 PLO Bracelet

Corrie Wunstel and Kevin BeL0WaB0Ve Saul (pictured) are heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. The two called it a day late Friday night and will return to the Rio on Saturday at 2:00pm Pacific Time. The winner gets $266,000 and a bracelet, while the runner-up pockets $165,000.

DanJun 20th, 2015 1
Brian Hastings Becomes First Multi-Bracelet Winner of 2015 WSOP

Brian Stinger885 Hastings (pictured) came into the 2015 World Series of Poker making bet after bet on Twitter. A week ago, he won his second career gold bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and collected more in bracelet bets than he won for first. On Saturday, he one-upped himself, winning another one and becoming the first repeat winner of the 2015 WSOP.

DanJun 21st, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for June 22, 2015

This weekend on the virtual felts of New Jersey, Kyle millertime4244 Miller won the $10,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata on Friday night, earning $2,250. Charlie seedload Zimmerman (pictured) finished fourth in the same tournament Friday and took it down himself on Sunday, pocketing a total of $3,362.

DloricanJun 22nd, 2015 1
WSOP Poker Player's Championship Attracts 77 Entrants

There were 77 entrants in this year's Poker Player's Championship at the World Series of Poker, down 25% from last year's tally of 102 as it currently stands. After five 100-minute levels of play, Scott Seiver (pictured) bagged up the Day 1 chip lead with 350,000 and leads a pack of 73 survivors.

DanJun 22nd, 2015 1
Bryan Micon Returning to Las Vegas to Face Gambling Charges

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, former SealsWithClubs head Bryan Micon (pictured) is returning to the US to face gambling charges. An arrest warrant for Micon was issued on April 28 and he reportedly had fled to the island of Antigua.

DanJun 22nd, 2015 1
pleno1, Jovial Gent, elpim Make Final 26 of WSOP Extended Play Event

Twenty-six players remain in the $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker. At stake is a $478,000 first place prize and bracelet winner Barny Boatman (pictured) owns the lead with a stack of 1.15 million in chips.

DanJun 23rd, 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
Bryan Micon Pleads Guilty, But Avoids Jail Time

According to Vegas Inc and several other outlets, former SealsWithClubs owner Bryan Micon (pictured) has pleaded guilty to "operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system," but will not receive jail time. The site explained, "Micon's plea will allow him to avoid jail time and serve probation, after which he can file to have his record reflect a gross misdemeanor instead of a felony, according ...

DanJun 26th, 2015 1
WSOP PLO Championship and Ladies Event Kick Off

As the countdown begins to the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event starting next weekend, there are still a number of big events in progress and yet to be played.

wackyJaxonJun 27th, 2015 1
"It's Really Important to Be On Point with Your All-In Ranges"

At the start of this year's SCOOP on PokerStars, 1,100 people turned out for a $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Turbo. In the end, Ryan urbanlights Yu (pictured) finished in second place for a commanding $143,000. It was his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of two.

DanJun 28th, 2015 1
Jason Mercier Finishes Runner-Up in WSOP PLO Championship for $572,889

Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured) just fell short of winning his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet this year and his fourth overall after finishing in second place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $572,989.

wackyJaxonJun 29th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Chad Dubik (Flushoff11)

PocketFives had the chance to catch up with Chad Flushoff11 Dubik (pictured), a diehard Buffalo Bills fan and a New Jersey online poker grinder. Part of the Moneymaker boom, Dubik started with friendly home games and now plays every nightly guaranteed tournament offered on the regulated poker sites in the Garden State.

DloricanJun 30th, 2015 1
Stevie444 Hunting For WSOP Bracelet in Dealer Choice Championship

The 2015 World Series Main Event starts in just one day. In the meantime, there is plenty of excitement going on during Independence Day over at the Rio Hotel and Casino.

wackyJaxonJul 4th, 2015 1
WSOP Main Event Begins Today

The day many poker players around the world look forward to has finally come. The 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event kicks off the first of its three opening day flights today at 12:00 PST. The remaining two opening flights will begin at the same time on Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7.

wackyJaxonJul 5th, 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
Despite Flash Floods, WSOP Main Event Day 1B Gets 1,716 Entrants

It was a stormy afternoon in Las Vegas on Monday. This author's plane took off shortly before 4:00pm PT, but within a couple of hours, pictures on Twitter surfaced of a rain storm soaking Las Vegas.

DanJul 7th, 2015 1
GVC/Amaya Offers to Buy bwin.party for $1.4 Billion

Online gaming firm GVC Holdings, in conjunction with Amaya Gaming, has confirmed its offer to buy iGaming giant bwin.party for £908 million (around $1.4 billion dollars).

LandSharkJul 9th, 2015 1
Thomas Kearney – 2015 WSOP Poker Player Profile

Thomas Kearney came into the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event already quite familiar with the WSOP, though he only has three lifetimes cashes in the Series. Kearney is an online grinder who plays on the one viable online poker site in Nevada, . Best known by his screen name, Butters, has done very well for himself online, especially considering the iffy liquidity in Nevada. He exited the ...

Dan KatzJul 14th, 2015 1
Blake Bohn – 2015 WSOP Poker Player Profile

In every major poker tournament, there is usually a player who has come close to taking down a major title but has come up just short in the end. For the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, that player is Blake Bohn, who has a lengthy record of success on the tournament poker trail but has yet to capture that elusive first major victory. Bohn came into Day 7 of the battle for the November ...

Earl BurtonJul 14th, 2015 1
Nevada's Butters Leads WSOP Main Event with 27 Remaining

We're down to the final 27 in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. You'll notice that we've published a series of player bios on the group, which we'll update as eliminations occur throughout the day on Tuesday. The field will be whittled all the way down to the November Nine on Tuesday starting at Noon PT.

DanJul 14th, 2015 1
Heads Up with New Jersey Poker Player Ryan Hagerty (hags021)

PocketFives had the opportunity to catch up with Ryan hags021 Hagerty, (pictured, ranked 37th in New Jersey) who took up poker in high school with friends playing home games and then made the transition to online poker where he was able to improve his craft. Hagerty is a Rowan University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mostly writes about sports, but is looking to get into ...

DloricanJul 14th, 2015 1
WSOP Attendance Up 25% in 2015 to 103,512

Due in part to the Colossus, a $565 buy-in tournament that fetched a field of 22,374 entrants, attendance at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas was up 25% to 103,512 this year. That number represents a new all-time high for the annual tournament series.

DanJul 16th, 2015 1
"It Would Be Really Cool to Be Ranked #1 at the End of the Year Online"

In May, Anton AnteSvante Wigg (pictured) won the PokerStars Sunday 500 and raked in $90,000. There was no chop to be had and Wigg, who is #7 in the PocketFives Rankings, booked his third largest cash to date.

DanJul 18th, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 20, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables and cashed for $12,968 collectively. bcm4924 had two first place finishes, a second place finish, and an eighth place finish, winning over $5,952. luckboxkins won the Sunday $2K Freeze-Out for $1,388. tonydatiger won the Sunday $3K Re-Entry for $1,506.

stevebroganJul 20th, 2015 1
Tournament Review for July 20, 2015

Veteran PocketFiver Jon apestyles van Fleet of Canada (pictured) was the biggest winner among P5s members in online tournaments over the weekend, placing 3rd in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament for $89,350. With the score, van Fleet enters elite territory with more than $7 million in career online tournament cashes. Currently ranked #33 worldwide, apestyles could re-enter ...

dhubermexJul 20th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with #39 Ranked girex91, Malta's Top Dog

Last month, Davide girex91 Marchi (pictured) hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Million, finishing second after a three-way chop for a commanding $135,000. It was the second largest amount given away in the deal after almost 5,800 people entered.

DanJul 21st, 2015 1
Antonio Esfandiari: "I Didn't Start Taking Poker Seriously Until Three Years Ago"

After several delays, Joe "Chicago Joey" Ingram finally was able to bring poker pro Antonio Esfandiari (pictured) to his "Poker Life" podcast after the conclusion of the 2015 World Series of Poker. Over the span of roughly 45 minutes, the duo talked about a wide array of subjects that were poker and non-poker related.

Earl BurtonJul 22nd, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: eisenhower1 Back in the Top 10

Another week, another PocketFives Rankings update. This time, a familiar face returned to the top 10: eisenhower1. The Swede moved up 14 spots and now sits at #8 in the world, six off his all-time high. Can he make a run at #1'

DanJul 22nd, 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