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Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky Tops Cash Game Leaderboard in April

Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky was the biggest winner at the high-stakes cash game tables in April After finishing third on the high stakes cash game leaderboard in March, Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky moved all the way to #1 in April. He earned $164,642 during the somewhat quiet 30-day period, according to HighStakesDB, beating out the next closest player by $63,000.

DanMay 4th, 2016 1
Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew Aiming for High-Level Twitch Stream

Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew's Twitch stream is quickly approaching a million views. Some Twitch streams are drier than the Mojave Desert. Some are full of high-level cash game content. Some are full of high-level tournament content. Some are merely gibberish. Twitch is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get.

DanMay 5th, 2016 1
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao's Hot Streak Earns Him April PLB Win

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao topped the April Monthly PLB race with 3,180.87 points (photo: Danny Maxwell) With 3,180 PLB Points, Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao from Brazil, who hit #1 worldwide a few days ago, won the April Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard (MPLB). This is his first MPLB win and the sixth all-time for Brazil.

DanMay 6th, 2016 1
Former #1 'C Darwin2' Opens 2016 SCOOP with Huge Win

The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker kicked off on Sunday Sweden's 'C Darwin2', currently rrnked #5 in the world, made a legitimate case for regaining the overall top spot Monday, with a $226,106 outright victory in Event #1(H), $1,050 buy-in NLHE event, on the opening day of PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker.

dhubermexMay 9th, 2016 1
PokerStars Hosting Americas Cup of Poker Live Final in New Jersey

The 2016 Americas Cup of Poker live final is heading to New Jersey Some of the best online poker players from North and South America are converging on New Jersey later this summer for the PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) live final - and for the first time since Black Friday, Team USA will be represented.

LanceMay 9th, 2016 1
Mike McDonald Wins EPT Player of the Year By Less Than a Point

Mike 'timex' McDonald won the EPT Season 12 Player of the Year race by less than a point over Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer After six festivals across two continents and hundreds of tournaments, the European Poker Tour Season 12 Player of the Year was determined by less than a point. The race literally went down to the very last event at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco.

DanMay 10th, 2016 1
Luke Schwartz, James Obst Grab SCOOP Titles on Day 3

Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz keeps piling up SCOOP titles - he now has five after winning another on Monday. James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst did the unthinkable on Tuesday. The Australian poker pro and former #1 ranked online player in the world won defended his PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title in the $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. Obst came to the final table with an ...

LanceMay 11th, 2016 1
Friends, Family, Fitness Keep Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff Thriving

Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff shares how he's managed to stay successful in poker for the last 10 years. As anyone who plays poker knows, spending long hours in front of the computer, your eyes darting back and forth across the screen as tables that require attention pop up, can be exhausting. So can live games in cold, dark tournament rooms around the world.

DanMay 14th, 2016 1
'Ssick_OnE' Wins Second SCOOP Title of 2016

Germany's 'Ssick_OnE' became the first two-time winner of the 2016 SCOOP after outlasting a stacked final table The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP, has been all about two countries: Brazil and Germany. The former is up to 12 victories in the first 60 tournaments, while Germany already has a repeat winner: 'Ssick_OnE'.

DanMay 15th, 2016 1
Nick Schulman, Matt Vengrin Win SCOOP Deuce Titles

Nick Schulman added a SCOOP title to his resume on Monday. (Photo WPT/Joe Giron) Nick Schulman is considered to be amongst the elite Deuce to Seven players in the world. Monday he proved it when he outlasted 135 other players to win the $2,100 buy-in Spring Championship of Online Poker event for just north of $65,000. Schulman beat Marco 'NoraFlum' Johnson, who won a SCOOP event on ...

LanceMay 17th, 2016 1
Jamie 'EzGame89' O'Connor Likens Leicester City FC to Poker

Jamie 'EzGame89' O'Connor compares Leicester City's improbable Premier League win to recreational players in poker Heading into the most recent Premier League season, Leicester City was a 5,000:1 underdog to win it all. You know what went down: one of the most improbable football wins the world has ever seen.

DanMay 18th, 2016 1
The Producer: WPT’s Mandy Glogow on Motherhood, Family, WIPHOF

World Poker Supervising Producer Mandy Glogow talks to Mike Sexton and Galen Hall during a WPT event. The end of every World Poker Tour season is always a busy one for Mandy Glogow. As the Supervising Producer for the TV product, Glogow goes from filming the final TV event of the season to jumping in to a production studio to put the finishing touches on the episodes that will air on TV ...

LanceMay 19th, 2016 1
Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe Wins Second Career SCOOP Title

Paul 'paulgees81 Volpe won his second PokerStars SCOOP title in a $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max event Thursday's action in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was all about two syllables: paul-gees. Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe, who has well over $5 million in career online tournament winnings, came out on top in a SCOOP $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max event for his second ...

DanMay 20th, 2016 1
Stevan 'random.chu' Chew Racks Up Miles for Tournament Series

Stevan 'random.chu' Chew talks about traveling around the world for major poker tournament series like SCOOP and WCOOP (photo: ACOP) Now that it's the end of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP, players like Stevan 'random.chu' Chew who relocated during the tournament series are headed back home. The days of "poker tourism" are over, at least until the World Championship ...

DanMay 22nd, 2016 1
Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson is Literally a Rocket Scientist

Ireland's Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson is a rocket scientist turned poker player Normally when you call a person a "rocket scientist," you're kidding. When you call Ireland's Dan 'NukeTheFish' Wilson a "rocket scientist," however, you're telling the truth. Fact.

DanMay 23rd, 2016 1
SCOOP Low Main Event Champ Leandro Macedo Ready To Grind Again

Leandro ‘mmleandro’ Macedo might be playing more poker now thanks to his SCOOP Low Main Event win Leandro ‘mmleandro’ Macedo is the typical amateur player by definition. He got in touch with poker in 2008 with some online freerolls and tried to became a professional between 2009 and 2012, playing Omaha and Mixed cash games live and online. But that never really worked out well and his ...

sepradoMay 27th, 2016 1
WSOP Preview: The Six non-WSOP Events You Just Have to Play

Craig Varnell turned $565 into $330,000 at the 2015 WPT500 at Aria. The 2016 World Series of Poker gets cards in the air on Wednesday, July 1. Over the next five days PocketFives presents the 2016 WSOP Preview highlighting everything you need as the poker world heads to their own version of Summer Camp. The 2016 World Series of Poker’s footprint covers the entire Rio convention space and ...

PaulOresteenMay 28th, 2016 1
Anton 'surprisefirm' Petrov Brings Engineering Know-How to Poker

Anton 'surprisefirm' Petrov has experienced success in poker due to his background in engineering Poker is inherently a math-based game. And the most successful players know that math like the back of their hand. How many outs do I have' What are my implied odds' What are my pot odds' How much would I get in an ICM chop' It's all math in the end.

DanMay 29th, 2016 1
WSOP Preview: Eight Players to Keep An Eye on This Summer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LanceJun 29th, 2016 1
High Stakes Poker: Isildur1 Wins $3.5 Million in 2015

Viktor Blom was the biggest cash game winner in 2015 2015 is officially in the books. At the cash game tables that HighStakesDB tracks, the year was a busy one, and one player stood out from the pack: Isildur1, aka Viktor Blom. Isildur1 racked up $3.5 million in winnings at high-stakes cash game tables in 2015 on PokerStars, according to the tracking site, triple the next closest player.

DanJan 2nd, 2016 0
PocketFives Awards 97 Triple Crowns in 2015

Nico Fierro won 11 PocketFives Triple Crowns in 2015 There were a total of 97 PocketFives Triple Crowns awarded in 2015. Before we tell you who won, let's make sure we're all on the same page about what a Triple Crown is. In order to get one, a player must win three MTTs across three sites we track for the PocketFives Rankings within the same seven-day period. Each tournament must have a ...

DanJan 3rd, 2016 0
PocketFives US Poker League Returns January 6

If you haven't already heard, PocketFives has teamed up with to bring you a free weekly online poker league for US players. The games run every Wednesday night at 9pm ET and monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, even if you can't make every game in a month, there's still plenty to play for each week. Sign up for here. It's free.

DanJan 3rd, 2016 0
Tournament Review for January 4, 2016

Two PocketFives members who were previously ranked around the Top 1,000 worldwide had career outings in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament this weekend. The United Kingdom's retrorevenger took runner-up honors in the event for $135,100 and Germany's Nickel placed 3rd for $117,231 after a four-way final table chop was negotiated.

dhubermexJan 4th, 2016 0
PokerStars 2016 TCOOP: 50 Events, $15M Guaranteed, New Formats

At the end of January, PokerStars hosts the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker. Running January 21 - 31, TCOOP, now in its fifth year, has a total of $15 million in guarantees for the second consecutive year.

DanJan 4th, 2016 0
Sunday Second Chance Hand Analyzed by 2CardsCollege

In new hand analysis from 2CardsCollege, our coaches Yuri "iwantbearich" and Denis "Flat" analyze two interesting spots in major tournaments.

reckoner4Jan 5th, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: 'ChaosTheory', 'MastAAce08' Outpacing Field

Stats for ChaosTheory, the top-ranked player in Nevada It's a two-man race for the top spot in PocketFives' Nevada rankings right now between 'ChaosTheory' and 'MastAAce08'. The former is currently ranked #1 in the state with a PLB score of 1,971 points, while MastAAce08 trails by just 67. The two are 400 points ahead of the #3 ranked player in Nevada.

DanJan 7th, 2016 0
Matt Glantz Joins Rush Street as Consultant, Poker Night Producer

Matt Glantz will work with Rush Street Gaming and Poker Night in America Matt Glantz has inked a deal with casino operator Rush Street Gaming to develop the company’s portfolio of full-service poker rooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York. In addition, the Keystone State-native will serve as a producer and talent manager for the brand’s Poker Night in America TV and web series.

LandSharkJan 8th, 2016 0
How Mastering Poker Skills Improves Your Life Away From the Felt

When professional poker players are asked how the game affects their life, they usually say it gives them money and freedom. In the meantime, the poker lifestyle is considered to be unhealthy: a bad regimen, burned nerves, poor nutrition, and social skills that leave a lot to be desired. However, people forget that poker is not just a specific way to earn money, but also serious training for ...

reckoner4Jan 10th, 2016 0
Renan Carlos Bruschi Wins December Monthly PLB

Renan Carlos Bruschi won the December Monthly PLB It wasn't a landslide, but with one massive score, Brazil's Renan Carlos Bruschi put himself in position to win the December Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard, or PLB. Two other victories helped put him over the top for his first MPLB title. Bruschi took down the leaderboard in December with 2,989 PLB Points, 276 more than the next closest ...

DanJan 10th, 2016 0
GPPT Heads to Old Trafford January 16 to 17

Old Trafford hosts the Grand Prix Poker Tour on January 16 and 17 From January 16 to 17, the PartyPoker-sponsored Grand Prix Poker Tour, or GPPT, heads to the 75,635-seat Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. The buy-in is £60+£10. According to Simon Trumper, Dusk Till Dawn's Club Director, GPPT Old Trafford will be the biggest event ever hosted in the North West of England.

DanJan 10th, 2016 0
Ten Things to Know about the 2016 Aussie Millions

The 2016 Aussie Millions gets underway Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne. Fitting this premier event into an already tight poker calendar gets harder and harder ever year, but the great hosts at Crown Casino have figured it out and are ready to roll. For most of the next 2.5 weeks, the attention of the poker world will be on Melbourne as the world's poker elite make their to Crown to play ...

LanceJan 12th, 2016 0
'RhoNin' Ninjas Short Stack to Sunday 500 Final Table

When your A-K loses to A-Q and A-10 pre-flop for the chip lead deep in the PokerStars Sunday 500, you probably think it's over, right' Grab a beer, pack it in. You're stuck on the short stack with two tables to go, waiting for that perfect moment to strike... or punting your stack with 7-2.

DanJan 14th, 2016 0
'Ballage87' Parlays Love of Chess into $826K in Poker Scores

Players who enjoy logic-driven, strategy-based games like chess typically have a leg up at poker. Another player who fits that mold is Hungary's 'Ballage87', who not only enjoys strategy games, but also figured out he could make money playing them.

DanJan 16th, 2016 0
Number Crunching: PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars TCOOP Begins January 21 On January 21, PokerStars launches a new season of TCOOP, or the Turbo Championship of Online Poker. This year, there's a total guarantee of $15 million. With the help of MacroPoker, 2CardsCollege analyzed the statistics of the previous three series and present the most interesting stats and number they found.

reckoner4Jan 16th, 2016 0
'buriedatsea' Hopes Sunday Million Chop Leads to Travel, Property

Who says cash game players - especially those who focus on heads-up games - can't steamroll tournaments' They typically swim with the sharks, and fish, during major tournaments and, as one interviewee put it, "go for the glory."

DanJan 17th, 2016 0
'BOOMALOOM' Dominates Sunday Majors with Two PartyPoker Wins

70th-ranked online poker tournament player 'joppiesaus' of Malta captured an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $80,707. PocketFives members took the top six spots in the event, including 2nd and 3rd place efforts from 'Chapex' of Peru and 'MacEremeev' of Russia, who took home $60,274 and $42,907 for their respective finishes.

dhubermexJan 18th, 2016 0
GPI Announces Nominees for 2nd Annual American Poker Awards

The 2nd Annual American Poker Awards are February 25 in Beverly Hills After collecting votes from over 80 industry heavyweights, the Global Poker Index has chosen the nominees for its 2nd Annual American Poker Awards. The event returns to the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 25, and will recognize North America’s standout poker players, industry professionals and tournaments of 2015.

LandSharkJan 21st, 2016 0
Magic-Poker App Puts Customization in Players' Hands

Magic-Poker is quickly gaining in popularity The poker app marketplace is a crowded one, but nearly six months after launch, Magic-Poker is already turning heads. The South Korean-developed app can be downloaded from iTunes for iOS devices and from Google Play for Android devices. Miran Park, the Global Business Head for Minosday, explained that developing an app on multiple operating ...

P5s StaffJan 21st, 2016 0
TCOOP Opens with Gusto, Helio 'hneves182' Neves Wins Event 1

Helio 'hneves182' Neves won the opening 2016 TCOOP event There's nothing like winning a five- or six-figure first place prize in a matter of hours. But, when you're playing large-field turbos, it's certainly possible. Thursday, in fact, saw several big winners as part of the first official day of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, or TCOOP.

DanJan 22nd, 2016 0
'buzzard1881' Wins TCOOP Event 6 for Second COOP Title

Not one, not two, not three, but four events took place on Friday in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. One of the big headlines of the day was one player winning his second COOP title.

DanJan 23rd, 2016 0
'Sh4rK309' Outlasts 44,000 Rebuys to Win TCOOP Event #10

Mantas Bagocius won TCOOP Event #9 (image courtesy PokerNews) Plopping down $215 for an online poker tournament isn't an easy task for many people. Knowing whether you've made the money within a half-hour of registration closing, however, is pretty sweet. Such was the scene in the ninth event of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker on Saturday, a $215 No Limit Hold'em Zoom Re-Entry.

DanJan 24th, 2016 0
Sunday Hand Analysis from 2CardsCollege

'Mozgolom26' Zaytsev, a 2CardsCollege coach, analyzes three of his most interesting hands from the high-stakes Sunday tournaments. The hands were played in different tournaments that have one thing in common: in order to make optimal decisions, he had to estimate his opponents' ranges correctly and take all of the necessary stats into account.

reckoner4Jan 25th, 2016 0
George Lind and Stephen Woodhead Grab Second COOP Titles Sunday

Team PokerStars Online Pro George 'Jorj95' Lind added a second COOP title to his resume Sunday Many online poker grinders dream of winning a single PokerStars COOP title in their career. An SCOOP or TCOOP or WCOOP title would be a crowning achievement for most players. On Sunday however, George ‘Jorj95’ Lind and Stephen ‘woody1234321’ Woodhead added the second COOP wins of their careers ...

LandSharkJan 25th, 2016 0
Thiago 'Thi_cortes' Cortes Wins TCOOP Event #23, $64,604

There was plenty of action on Day 5 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, with all four scheduled tournaments easily surpassing their guarantees, three of them by nearly double. Grinders from Brazil, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland all claimed TCOOP titles, with PocketFiver Thiago 'Thi_cortes' Cortes taking home the biggest score of the day, nearly $65,000, for his ...

LandSharkJan 26th, 2016 0
Konstantinos ‘arxigos’ Nanos Wins Second TCOOP Title and $161,164

Konstantinos ‘arxigos’ Nanos Won Another TCOOP Title on Tuesday Day 6 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker featured four tournaments, all of which brought prize pools surpassing their guarantees. Europe dominated Tuesday's events, with players from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary taking home titles.

LandSharkJan 27th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Maintains #1 Ranking

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is #1 for the second straight week Every streak starts somewhere, whether it's two complete passes in a row or two consecutive days without an accident on the job. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, Wednesday marked his second week in a row at #1 in the PocketFives Rankings.

DanJan 27th, 2016 0
PocketFives Open for US Players Returns Thursday, $1,800 Added

On Thursday, the PocketFives Open for US players returns to with $1,800 in added cash and prizes. It's free to play and you don't need to be a paying member of to get in. While you wait for regulation across the US or in your state, you can play in this free tournament.

DanJan 27th, 2016 0
2CardsCollege's History of Poker: Moneymaker Effect, Poker Boom

In our previous article from 2CardsCollege, we ended when PokerStars first showed up. However, turning the company into the giant that we know now was still far, far away. Paradise Poker's position in the market was still firm, and the richest company - PartyPoker - was growing faster than everyone by throwing tons of money at its players.

reckoner4Jan 27th, 2016 0
Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo Wins Second Career TCOOP Title

Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo won his second career TCOOP title The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker rolled on like a runaway freight train on Thursday, with four more events and four more winners. This time around, a top-50 ranked player earned his second TCOOP title.

DanJan 29th, 2016 0
Aussie Millions TD Joel Williams is the Man On Top Down Under

Aussie Millions Tournament Director Joel Williams Almost 20 years ago a young, inexperienced blackjack dealer went to his first day of work at Crown Casino in Melbourne. Within minutes of his shift starting though, he was already wondering if he’d need to make a career change.

LanceJan 29th, 2016 0
Fabian Quoss Wins 2016 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LanceFeb 23rd, 2016 0
888 Poker Signs Kara Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DanMar 12th, 2016 0