PocketFives Articles - Most Popular[ return to main articles page ]


Most Popular ArticlesResults 301 - 400

Article Author Publish Date Comments
'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
Leonard August, Moe Farah Close partypoker GSSS IV with Big Scores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DanMay 2nd, 2016 0
João 'joaosimaobh' Simão Wins partypoker SHR, Continues Push for #1

João Simão has been on a tear lately - he added another big win on Sunday. João joaosimaobh Simão entered Sunday as the #2-ranked player in the world and might have done enough to move himself into the top spot with a win in the biggest buy-in event on the Sunday Majors slate.

dhubermexMay 2nd, 2016 0
Poker Pros Looking Forward to 2016 PokerStars SCOOP

Poker pros like Liv Boeree are looking forward to the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP (photo: PokerStars) Just a few days from now, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker will kick off. There are 55 events that have a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $40 million.

DanMay 3rd, 2016 0
Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman #1 in Nevada for Third Straight Month

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman continues to lead the Nevada rankings It seems that nothing is going to be able to shake Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman from the #1 spot in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. Steinman finds himself sitting on top of the leaderboard for the third straight month and the group of players chasing him did their best in April to close the gap.

LanceMay 3rd, 2016 0
Holz, Gale and Urbanovich Win 2016 European Poker Awards

Dzmitry Urbanovich won Breakout Player of the Year at the 2015 European Poker Awards The 15th edition of the European Poker Awards was held on Tuesday night at the Blue Gin Bar at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel in Monaco. After a 60-minute happy hour for all attendees, 11 awards were doled out.

DanMay 3rd, 2016 0
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Takes Top Spot in PocketFives Rankings

For the second time in his career, Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao is #1 in the PocketFives Rankings There's a brand new #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings. For the second time in his career, Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simaohas claimed the top spot. His first time as the #1-ranked player was in January 2015 and he is one of only two Brazilians to top the leaderboard.

DanMay 4th, 2016 0
Fabian Quoss Says Break in One-Day High Roller Was Welcome

Fabian Quoss says the overnight break in the €50K Super High Roller during the EPT Grand Final Main Event was much-needed. (photo: Danny Maxwell) The €50,000 Single-Day Super High Roller during the 2016 PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monaco turned into a veritable marathon. And not a half marathon… the full, 26.2-mile one. Play started at 12:30pm from the Monte Carlo Bay ...

DanMay 5th, 2016 0
Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz Discovering His Ikigai

Can poker help Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz achieve Ikigai' "Every single one of us should strive to discover his reason for being, his Ikigai." That's the sticky you'll find when you look at Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz's Twitter feed. And for Holz, poker might not be the path to his Ikigai.

DanMay 6th, 2016 0
Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz Banks Six Figures for Sunday Grand Win

Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz was one of Sunday's biggest winners. Online poker tournament activity picked up over the weekend due in large part to the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and one player more than happy to take advantage was veteran PocketFiver Daniel 'Deoxyribo' Strelitz. Playing from Canada, Strelitz took down the $1,050 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Grand outright for ...

dhubermexMay 9th, 2016 0
Anthony Zinno Making Mixed Games a Focus Ahead of WSOP

Anthony Zinno believes practicing Mixed Games ahead of the World Series of Poker is the key to success(Neil Stoddart/EPT Photo) This year, 69 events appear on the World Series of Poker schedule. Of those, 31 are non-Hold'em tournaments, or almost half the schedule. You'll find Anthony Zinno in many of them, and if he finds success, he can point to hard work and practice ahead of the WSOP.

DanMay 9th, 2016 0
Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes, Fellow Brazilians Dominate SCOOP Day 2

Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes was part of the Brazilian brigade that dominated Day 2 of PokerStars SCOOP Brazilian grinders dominated the second day of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, taking home three of the six titles up for grabs, but nobody had a bigger score than Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes who walked away with over $300,000 for his win.

LandSharkMay 10th, 2016 0
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl Going Live on CBS Sports Network

Brian Rast is one of 49 players confirmed for the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl which will air live on CBS Sports Network this summer. Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Jason Mercier and 46 of poker’s biggest ballers are going to be live and in prime time later this summer as the $300,000 buy-in Poker Central Super High Roller Bowl is being broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

LanceMay 12th, 2016 0