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WSOP Preview: The Six WSOP Events You Just Have to Play

The 2016 WSOP gets underway Wednesday 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 World Series of Poker is a marathon, with 69 bracelet events this year over 48 days. Every poker player dreams of ...

PaulOresteenMay 27th, 2016 0
Super High Roller Bowl: Timofey Kuznetsov Leads After Day 1

Timofey Kuznetsov finds himself on top after Day 1 of the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl. Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov must really like the beds at Aria Resort & Casino. The young Russian poker pro has just two live scores to his credit and they’re both at the Las Vegas hotel. After Day 1 of the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, he's on pace for his third cash – and this could be a big one.

LanceMay 30th, 2016 0
Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Bags Overwhelming Day 2 Lead

Matt Berkey is two days away from the biggest score of his career. Only 16 players remain in the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl and 15 of them finished Day 2 looking up – way up – at the chip leader, Matt Berkey. The 34-year-old poker pro bagged up 2,816,000 to end Day 2, more than double that of his nearest competitor.

LanceMay 31st, 2016 0
Brazilians Dominate SCOOP - Sights Set on World Series of Poker

Brazilians like Andre Akkari could dominate the WSOP the way they did SCOOP. Brazilians are a very passionate people. In everything they do there is a lot of energy and intensity. When professional poker started in Brazil in 2005, some thought that those characteristics could reflect in a negative way in their performance at the tables. Fortunately, they are also very open to adaptation. And ...

sepradoMay 31st, 2016 0
May Legislative Recap: Battle in Pennsylvania Rages On

May was a busy month for online poker legislation in Pennsylvania The month of May was all about Pennsylvania. The Keystone State resumed its push for regulated internet gambling on May 24 with a hearing about a spending bill. That bill included an amendment containing the framework of HB 649, introduced by Rep. John Payne. HB 649 would green-light regulated online gaming in Pennsylvania, ...

DanMay 31st, 2016 0
Super High Roller Bowl: Kempe Leads, Seidel, Hellmuth Make Final Table

Rainer Kempe leads the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl final table. Rainer Kempe might have been one of the least celebrated players in the field when the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl began on Sunday, but the German poker pro now leads the seven-handed final and could be in line for a $5,000,000 score Wednesday night.

LanceJun 1st, 2016 0
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Now #1 in the PocketFives Rankings

Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao moved up one spot to #1 in the world (photo: PokerNews, Danny Maxwell) For the second time in his career, Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao is the #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings. He moved up one spot this week to wrestle the title away from Sweden's 'C Darwin2', who can now be found at #2.

DanJun 1st, 2016 0
Daniel Negreanu Documentary 'KidPoker' Now Available on Netflix

The long wait is over, 'KidPoker' is now available on Netflix. The documentary profiling the life of poker superstar Daniel Negreanu is now available on Netflix. The movie, called KidPoker, is now available to watch on the streaming service in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

DanJun 1st, 2016 0
Back-to-Back: Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky Tops May Cash Game Standings

Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky was the biggest winner at the high-stakes cash game tables in May with $272,242 in profit Oops, he did it again. After profiting $164,642 at the high-stakes cash game tables in April, Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky did it again in May, according to HighStakesDB. This time, Sulsky added $272,242 to his bottom line, edging out Dani 'supernova9' Stern by a mere $2,000.

DanJun 1st, 2016 0
Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman Tops Nevada Rankings Through May

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman continues to dominate the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman continued his dominance over Nevada online poker in the month of May after finishing atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankings for the fourth straight month.

SteveSchultJun 1st, 2016 0
2016 World Series of Poker Kicks Off with Casino Employees Event

The Casino Employees saw a rise in entries this year. The waiting is finally over. The 2016 World Series of Poker officially got underway Wednesday with the $565 Casino Employees Event. The event marks the start of 52 straight days of WSOP events at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Before cards were in the air, WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel addressed the players and staff and invoked the ...

LanceJun 2nd, 2016 0
Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Stays #1 in New Jersey Amid Sea of Change

Michael 'gags30' Gagliano is the #2-ranked player in New Jersey Spring is supposed to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb but thanks to May’s PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker series in New Jersey, that was not the case. Over $1,000,000 was up for grabs through nearly 60 events, offering a wide range of buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools. Those events saw ...

WILLOCJun 2nd, 2016 0
WSOP Preview: Navigating the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino

Beginning Thursday, thousands and thousands of poker players will be arriving in Las Vegas to play the 2016 World Series of Poker. They'll all be making their way to the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino for 52 days of bracelet chasing. For veterans of the scene or rookies making their first trip, surviving your time at the Rio can be a challenge in itself. That's why we've put together this quick ...

PaulOresteenJun 2nd, 2016 0
PokerStars Launches Zoom Games and CardHunt Promo in New Jersey

PokerStarsNJ how has Zoom Poker and a new Card Hunt bonus program. While PokerStars’ ring-fenced New Jersey player base amounts to just a fraction of its total traffic, that hasn’t stopped it from rolling out features in the Garden State normally reserved for its main global network. This week, the company brought the New Jersey site even more into the fold, announcing the launch of Zoom ...

LandSharkJun 3rd, 2016 0
WSOP: CJ Sand Wins First Bracelet of 2016; Colossus II Underway

2015 Colossus champ Cord Garcia was among the 5,000 entries on Thursday. While the 2016 World Series of Poker officially got underway Wednesday with the start of the Casino Employees event, things really started on Thursday with the opening of the first open event, the $565 buy-in Colossus II. After drawing a record field last year, the 2016 version of the event was expected to be even bigger ...

LanceJun 3rd, 2016 0
Dzmitry Urbanovich Making WSOP Debut with Extra $2M On The Line

Dzmitry Urbanovich could win more from his bracelet bets this summer than he would from the WSOP itself. Every summer a group of fresh-faced 21 year olds make their inaugural trip to the World Series of Poker with hopes of becoming poker’s next big star. Most have honed their game playing online poker and may have tried their hand at European Poker Tour events before finding their way to Las ...

LanceJun 4th, 2016 0
WSOP: Robert Mizrachi Leads $10K Stud, Lindemuler Leads Colossus

Robert Mizrachi hunts for his fourth WSOP bracelet in the Stud Championship.The 2016 World Series of Poker wrapped up its opening weekend with the Colossus II and the $1,000 Top Up Turbo for the No Limit Hold’em crowd and the Seven Card Stud Championship and the $1,500 Dealers Choice for mixed game junkies.

PaulOresteenJun 6th, 2016 0
KidPoker Documentary 'Almost Wrecked' By Negreanu's Main Event Run

Daniel Negreanu and Francine Watson at a TIFF Q&A session after the first screening of KidPoker When word finally came down last week that KidPoker, the documentary about poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, had finally found mainstream distribution and is now available on NetFlix, Negrenau was obviously excited - but not nearly as excited - or relieved - as the film's director, Francine Watson.

LanceJun 7th, 2016 0
Michigan Online Poker Bill Passes Committee by an 8-1 Margin

Mike Kowall is leading the effort to regulate online poker in Michigan First it was John Harbaugh. Then it was Jon Bostic and Stevan Ridley. Now, online gambling could be coming to Michigan. On Wednesday, the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee in the Midwestern state approved a bill to regulate online gambling by an overwhelming 8-1 margin. But, that's just the first of many steps needed for it ...

DanJun 8th, 2016 0
WSOP: Ryan D'Angelo Wins First Bracelet, Addamo Leads $1500 NLHE

Ryan D'Angelo now has a WSOP bracelet to his name after winning the $1,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven. There were supposed to be two bracelets awarded Wednesday at the 2016 World Series of Poker, but Ryan D'Angelo ended up getting the spotlight all to himself. D'Angelo battled and beat John Monnette heads-up to win his event while the first $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event of the summer stopped with ...

LanceJun 9th, 2016 0
Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland: "Get Out of Your Hotel"

Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland talks about the importance of exploring the sights at each poker stop When you get caught up in grinding, then grinding some more, then playing a quick cash game in between meals, you can almost forget where you are. Whether you're at home with the sun shining brightly outside or sitting just feet from the Eiffel Tower, if you don't take a moment to soak up your ...

DanJun 9th, 2016 0
Chris 'moorman1' Moorman Newest Team 888poker Ambassador

Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, the most successful player in online tournament history, has signed with 888poker The most successful online tournament player in history has a new home. On Thursday, 888poker announced that it had signed Chris 'moorman1' Moorman to be a member of Team888. He'll play on that site under the user name '888moorman'.

DanJun 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Gaspard Wins First Bracelet, Negreanu Hunting Seventh

Long time tournament grinder Jean Gaspard won the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship Friday at the 2016 WSOP (WSPO photo) For 13 years now, Jean Gaspard has been grinding away on the live tournament circuit, travelling from coast to coast across the United States. Friday night at the 2016 World Series of Poker, Gaspard might have found his signature win. Gaspard beat out a tough final table to ...

LanceJun 11th, 2016 0
WSOP: LaPlante and Porter Grab Gold, Lederer Return Steals Spotlight

Ryan LaPlante won his first WSOP bracelet Saturday night in the $565 Pot Limit Omaha event (WSOP photo) Ryan LaPlante overcame the biggest Pot Limit Omaha field in live poker history to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet and Rep Porter won his third career bracelet Saturday night at the 2016 WSOP, but it was the return of one of poker’s most loathed individuals that caused the ...

LanceJun 12th, 2016 0
WSOP: Paul Volpe Wins Second Bracelet in Eight Game Mix

Paul Volpe was all business after winning second bracelet. Paul Volpe won his second WSOP bracelet on Sunday at the Rio at the 2016 World Series of Poker. The Millionaire Maker field finally combined for the first time while two vastly different events kicked off.

PaulOresteenJun 13th, 2016 0
The No. 1 Live Tourney Trick You're Not Using

Are you getting the results you deserve in live tournaments' Or are you sick of busting them to players who get lucky after you've worked hard for hours' Live tournaments can give you the biggest buzz in poker, but they can also be brutal.

P5s StaffJun 13th, 2016 0
András 'probirs' Németh Wins Sunday Million

András 'probirs' Németh took down the Sunday Million for almost $165,000 (PokerStars photo) There were a number of online poker tournament players who had significant scores over the weekend, led by András 'probirs' Németh who won the Sunday Million for $164,244 following a three-way final table deal. Players 'Penelas08' and 'tricotijr' each collected over $149,000 for their respective ...

dhubermexJun 13th, 2016 0
'icenigel' Looking Forward to partypoker Caribbean Poker Party

The partypoker Caribbean Poker Party takes place in November at the Hard Rock Punta Cana There's nothing like sun, sand, and surf to compliment a poker tournament. Whether it's the Bahamas or the Caribbean or southern France, a beautiful backdrop, complete with yachts and seagulls, is the perfect remedy for a bad day at the office and a perfect bonus to a big tournament win. Plus, it'll keep ...

DanJun 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: Jason Mercier Wins $10K NL Deuce to Seven, Six Figure Prop Bet

Jason Mercier now has four WSOP bracelets and a decent score from side bets . (WSOP photo) Monday night was a good night to be Jason Mercier. Not only did Mercier win his fourth career World Series of Poker bracelet and over $270,000, but he also cleaned up on the first of many bracelet prop bets he has this summer. Mercier beat Mike Watson to win the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Deuce to Seven ...

LanceJun 14th, 2016 0
Regulated Online Poker in Michigan: What Needs to Happen Next

Michigan could be welcoming online poker back sooner rather than later. Since State Senator Mike Kowall introduced an online gaming bill in April, Michigan has emerged as one of the most likely candidates to join Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey as states with legal online poker. That being said, Michigan's nascency on this issue caught many of analysts and pundits off guard, which has ...

Steve RuddockJun 14th, 2016 0
Phil 'philroyal888' Mighall Hunting for a Signature Win

Phil 'philroyal888' Mighall is hunting for a major live or online poker score Despite ascending all the way up to #8 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his highest mark ever, Phil 'philroyal888' Mighall is still hunting for that first signature win.

DanJun 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: DeWitt and Johnson Win Bracelets, Mercier Leading $10K Razz

For the first time at the 2016 World Series of Poker, three bracelets were awarded on a single day with Jason DeWitt and Marco Johnson grabbing the second WSOP bracelets of their careers. And just one day after winning the fourth bracelet of his career, Jason Mercier continued the hot streak into the $10,000 Razz Championship.

LanceJun 15th, 2016 0
Swedes Occupy Five of Top 10 Spots in the PocketFives Rankings

'eisenhower1' is one of five Swedes ranked in the top 10 on PocketFives (image: PokerNews) The Swedes are back in town. Players from Sweden own five of the top 10 spots worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings this week after 'eisenhower1' moved up three spots to #8. He's a former #1 player and could make a serious run to reclaim his crown.

DanJun 15th, 2016 0
Matas 'bebaimis777' Cimbolas Heading 'Down Under'

Matas 'bebaimis777' Cimbolas is moving "Down Under" later this year and will play more live games At a time when online poker players are trying to flee Australia due to its upside-down grinding schedule, Matas 'bebaimis777' Cimbolas is moving there later this year with his girlfriend. Sure, the online grind typically starts around 2:00 AM local time and the country is located decently far from ...

DanJun 15th, 2016 0
Daniel Negreanu Excited Now That Las Vegas NHL Team is Official

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be the home of the Las Vegas Black Knights beginning with the 2017-18 NHL season. Wednesday afternoon at the 2016 World Series of Poker Daniel Negreanu recorded the third cash of his summer. But it was some non-poker news that day before that might have made Negreanu the happiest.

LanceJun 15th, 2016 0
Advice For How to Avoid Poker's 'Echo Chamber'

When you're looking to improve your game, you should vary who you seek out for feedback. It’s occurred to this author recently that the poker community has a peculiar quality to it, particularly within the subsection that spends a lot of time discussing the game online. Discussions tend to follow a similar format, and the responses tend to come from the same demographic of people who frequent ...

theginger45Jun 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Mercier Denied, Soverel Wins, Negreanu Chasing Six Max Title

Ray Dehkharghani beat Jason Mercier heads-up for his first WSOP bracelet. (WSOP photo) Jason Mercier found himself heads-up for his second bracelet win in three days on Wednesday night at the 2016 World Series of Poker but it wasn’t meant to be as Mercier busted the $10,000 Razz Championship event in second place behind Ray Dehkharghani. Meanwhile Sam Soverel, who played in the $300,000 ...

LanceJun 16th, 2016 0
Rank & File: Volpe Adds Bracelet #2; Kelly, Holz & Deeb Cashing

Paul Volpe is the first former #1-ranked player to win a bracelet in 2016 (WSOP photo) The illustrious group of PocketFives former #1-ranked players are starting to rack up the cashes at the 2016 World Series of Poker but only one of them has managed to earn a bracelet to date. Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe broke through this past week to win the second gold bracelet of his career. All told, former ...

LanceJun 16th, 2016 0
PokerStars and Poker Players Alliance Team Up to #Fight4Poker

As more and more states are considering legislating and regulating online poker, PokerStars and the Poker Players Alliance

P5s StaffJun 17th, 2016 0
Gleb 'Ti0' Tremzin Dancing His Way to Poker Glory

Russia's Gleb 'Ti0' Tremzin has been helping his wife with her dance studio and pounding out six-figure online and live poker scores If your wife says "Jump," the proper response is, "How high'" If your wife says, "Market my dance studio," you do it. Sure, you might be missing out on a few final table opportunities or the new Game of Thrones, but at least your wife's business will be booming.

DanJun 18th, 2016 0
GPL: Randy Lew Earns Week 2 Summer Series Sweep

Randy Lew earned a full nine points for the Hong Kong Stars this week. It was a week of sweeps in Heat II of the cross conference Global Poker League Summer Series from the Cube in Las Vegas. Players are seemingly getting used to the feel of playing in the venue, and fans are warming to the concept of standing play inside of the Cube.

ShillibierJun 19th, 2016 0
WSOP: Ian Johns Win Second Bracelet of Summer, Seniors Returns Six

Cash game player Ian Johns now owns 3 WSOP bracelets.Lebron James finally brought home a championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals but the Golden Eagle trophy (Seniors Event) will have to wait one more day to add a new. While most of the attention is steered to big bet poker, Limit Hold’em got its day in the sun.

PaulOresteenJun 20th, 2016 0
The Week Ahead at the WSOP: The Solstice, The Monster, The Wizards

The fourth week of the 2016 WSOP schedule keeps recreational players in mind. Week 3 of the 2016 World Series of Poker turned into the World Series of Jason Mercier, and the Week 4 schedule offers a few opportunities for that to continue while there's also a bit of a focus on smaller buy-in, bigger field events with two of the WSOP's famous "gimmick" events running between now and ...

LanceJun 20th, 2016 0
WSOP: Glantz Leading $10K Omaha Hi-Lo but Mercier Lurking

Don’t look but Jason Mercier is heading to his fourth consecutive Day 3 of a $10,000 Championship event at the 2016 World Series of Poker. The current WSOP Player of the Year front runner is among the final 16 players in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. He’s going to have to overcome a group of talented players, including chip leader Matt Glantz, if he plans to win his third bracelet of ...

LanceJun 21st, 2016 0
WSOP: Mercier Falls Short in $10K, Moore and Ziskin Win Bracelets

On Tuesday, Jason Mercier found himself at yet another final table of a $10,000 buy-in event, but this time he wasn't able to seal deal and had to settle for an eighth place finish in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo event. Three players, including Benny Glaser, had to bag up at the end of another ten levels and will return on Wednesday to finish. While that event didn't quite reach a conclusion, two ...

LanceJun 22nd, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Back on Top

Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao became the #1 ranked player in the PocketFives Rankings for the third time in his career Since April 27, Sweden's 'C Darwin2' and Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao have been battling for the #1 spot worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings. 'C Darwin2' held down the lead from April 27 to May 4. Then, the Brazilian was #1 for a week before, like a playground ...

DanJun 22nd, 2016 0
Poker Hall of Fame Nominations Open – Phil Ivey Not Yet Eligible

Phil Ivey is going to wait one more year for Poker Hall of Fame eligibility. (WPT photo) The World Series of Poker – the custodians of the Poker Hall of Fame – have opened the public nomination process for the Class of 2016 and fans hoping to nominate one of the most dominant players of all time are going to have to wait one more year.

LanceJun 22nd, 2016 0
WSOP: Benny Glaser Wins Second Omaha Hi-Lo Bracelet of the Summer

Benny Glaser became the third player to win a second 2016 WSOP bracelet on Wednesday (WSOP photo) While Jason Mercier continues to be the top story of the 2016 World Series of Poker, Benny Glaser is doing his best to grab some of the headlines as well. On Wednesday the British poker pro won his second bracelet of the summer in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, taking it down just days after ...

LanceJun 23rd, 2016 0
Tomas 'dartazzzz' Jozonis: Future Beach Volleyball Star?

Tomas 'dartazzzz' Jozonis is the top-ranked Lithuanian online poker player and budding beach volleyball star Do you remember the beach volleyball scene in Top Gun' That completely needless scene to the tune of Kenny Loggins' "Hanging with the Boys"' For a few athletes, volleyball is more than just a beach day diversion.

DanJun 24th, 2016 0
WSOP: Adrian Mateos Wins Second Bracelet, Rafael Lebron Wins First

Adrian Mateos won bracelet #2 on Friday - He's just 21 years old (WSOP photo) At just 21 years, Adrian Mateos has established himself as one of the best No Limit Hold'em tournament players in the world. At 19 he won the WSOP Europe Main Event. He followed that up by winning the European Poker Tour Grand Final at 20. Now, just days before his 22nd birthday, Mateos has a second WSOP bracelet ...

LanceJun 25th, 2016 0
WSOP: Martin Kozlov Wins $10K Six Max, Chris Vitch Wins Lowball Mix

The 2016 World Series of Poker crowned two new champions on Saturday, the Monster Stack Part Deux fielded a huge crowd and the $10,000 Seven Card Stud HiLo Championship was the late event.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
Jason Mercier Crushing WSOP Player of the Year Race with Two Wins

Jason receiving his second bracelet of the year from his father Rick. The 2016 World Series of Poker has 40 events in the books, a bit over halfway, and Player of the Year race is heating up. A handful of high value tournaments are slated over the next couple weeks and even though Jason Mercier’s lead looks to be solid, a win or couple deep runs from a contender could end the Summer of Mercier.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
$1 Million Guaranteed WPT500 Kicks Off Monday at Aria

The World Poker Tour and Aria Casino team together for a third annual WPT500 – an event that’s quickly found favor with players looking for a break from the grind of 2016 WSOP. The $565 buy-in event, complete with a $1 million guarantee, kicks off Monday with the first of nine starting flights.

PaulOresteenJun 26th, 2016 0
WSOP: Phillip McAllister Wins Gold, Justin Bonomo Leads Stud Hi-Lo

The 2016 World Series of Poker featured a single Shootout final table, the Monster Stack field assembled as one for the first time and two big bet action games kicked off on Sunday.

PaulOresteenJun 27th, 2016 0
'needdollarz' Chops Sunday Million, 'D0nKanaille_' Wins party HR

Sam 'TheSquid' Grafton took home $34,800 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Grand. There was a three-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, as 'needdollarz' outlasted over 5,500 opponents to claim the $159,387 first place prize. Fellow Russian 'THCHunter' finished runner-up in that event for $116,000 while Daniel 'lucky_scrote' ...

dhubermexJun 27th, 2016 0
WSOP: Poker Players Championship Highlights Week Ahead

Michael Mizrachi has a shot to win a third $50,000 Poker Players Championship this week at the WSOP As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its fifth week of action there are at least two events on the schedule this week that will garner the attention of players - and they’re at both ends of the bankroll spectrum.

LanceJun 27th, 2016 0
WSOP: George Danzer Wins Fourth Career WSOP Bracelet

George Danzer won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event on Monday (WSOP photo) George Danzer beat a stacked final table on Monday night at the 2016 World Series of Poker to win the fourth WSOP bracelet of his career and first since 2014. Danzer now has more bracelets than any other German players after breaking the tie with Dominik Nitsche. “Everybody always tries to race for bracelets. ...

LanceJun 28th, 2016 0
Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen Trades Twitch for a Stable

Denmark's Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen talks about dropping Twitch in order to join a poker stable Sometimes secrets are made to be kept. For Denmark's Jonas 'Palsgaard1' Christensen, joining a stable and learning more about poker than he ever thought possible meant his Twitch career had to come to a halt. After all, being in a stable meant a moratorium on spilling the beans.

DanJun 28th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli Joins Top 10

After entering his screen names into his PocketFives profile, Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli joined the top 10 of the rankings this week at #8 (photo: PokerStars) Board up your windows. Fill up those sandbags. Grab two of every animal. Hurricane Gabrieli is thrashing the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings. After entering his screen names into his PocketFives profile, Ivan 'Hurrrrican3' Gabrieli ...

DanJun 29th, 2016 0
WSOP: Hennigan, Wolansky, Mandavia Win Bracelets, Mercier Advances

John Hennigan was one of three WSOP bracelet winners on Wednesday. (WSOP photo) Three players found their way into the winner's circle on Wednesday at the 2016 World Series of Poker. John Hennigan won his fourth career WSOP bracelet, taking down the $10,000 Triple Draw Championship. Hennigan admitted after his win that he only played the event to get himself away from the cash games where he'd ...

LanceJun 30th, 2016 0
NetBet's Twister to Go Features Jackpots Up to €50,000

NetBet is launching a new promotion called Twister to Go Online casino site NetBet is ramping up its lottery-style game Twister Poker with a special promotion called Twister to Go. Jackpots up to €50,000 are available, which means a select few will hit it big. Twister to Go starts on July 4 and runs until July 17.

DanJun 30th, 2016 0
Four Ways to Help You Change Your Game for the Better

How to Implement Changes in Your Game It’s one thing to take a look at your game and figure out what changes you need to make, but it’s quite another to actually implement those changes effectively. Many people stumble during the process - they know what it is they need to change, but trying to change it does more harm than good. They take one step forward, and two steps back, and they ...

theginger45Jun 30th, 2016 0
Conquer Daily Challenges at PokerStarsNJ This Summer for a Shot at $50K

Launched to the delight of New Jersey poker players in March, the offering has been steadily building its player base with innovative promotions like Card Hunt, and events like the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker.

LandSharkJun 30th, 2016 0
WSOP: Shaun Deeb, Kristen Bicknell Each Win Second Bracelet

Shaun Deeb grabbed his second WSOP bracelet on Thursday in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event (WSOP photo) Just two bracelets were awarded on Thursday at the 2016 World Series of Poker and for both winners it was there second time winning one. Shaun Deeb beat a stacked final table to win the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event just one year after winning his first bracelet. Kristen Bicknell, the 2013 ...

LanceJul 1st, 2016 0
WSOP: With New Perspective Esther Taylor-Brady Excited for $50K PPC

Esther Taylor-Brady is hoping her deep runs in $10,000 Championship events pays off in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship It’s safe to say that most of the big storylines of each summer come from the higher buy-in $10,000 Championship events. The most notable names in poker use those tournaments to make their claim that they belong as part of the game’s elite. Players like Robert ...

WILLOCJul 1st, 2016 0
WSOP: Umerova Denies Farrell, Shack-Harris Leads $10,000 PLO

The first day of July crowned one new bracelet winner, left six players to return in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and two more events return a handful players for Day 3. The $888 Crazy Eights event brought out the crowds with two flights in the re-entry event.

PaulOresteenJul 2nd, 2016 0
Rank & File: Shaun Deeb Earns Second WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s

Shaun Deeb joined Paul Volpe as the only former #1-ranked players to win a bracelet this summer Shaun Deeb beat out a stacked final table to win the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event and earn the second bracelet of his career and second for former PocketFives #1-ranked players. Deeb's victory was one of just 21 cashes by this group in the last week. They've now recorded 75 WSOP cashes this summer ...

LanceJul 2nd, 2016 0
Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Grinds His Way to an MPLB Title

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov talks about grinding his way to his first PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard title Although grinding online poker games can be draining, it can also be extremely rewarding. For successful, +EV players, volume will invariably lead to deep runs and big scores. It's just a numbers game: the more you play, the more chances you have to hit it big. Case in point: ...

DanJul 2nd, 2016 0
WSOP: Brandon Shack-Harris Wins Pot Limit Omaha Championship

The 2016 WorldSeries of Poker hosted three final tables Saturday, though only one finished, alongside Day 1 of perhaps the most prestigious tournament of the year and the final two flights of the $888 Crazy Eights wrapped up.

PaulOresteenJul 3rd, 2016 0
WSOP: Jason Mercier Leading POY, Benny Glaser Distant Second

Jason Mercier continues to lead the WSOP Player of the Year race (WSOP photo) It’s no secret that the WSOP Player of the Year rankings are slightly weighted towards bigger buy-in events and through the holiday weekend, those bigger buy-in events are starting at the 2016 World Series of Poker. The $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship began Saturday and the $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha ...

WILLOCJul 3rd, 2016 0
Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten Wins Sunday Supersonic

Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten won the Sunday Supersonic this week (photo courtesy CordigoPoker) As the 2016 World Series of Poker enters its final weeks, there were a number of online tournament specialists who came up big over the weekend. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 5,668 entrants, and was won outright by 'Jay-Syl11' for $177,298. Second place was taken by 'bogurdan' for ...

dhubermexJul 4th, 2016 0
Rankings: Bobby 'Bcm4924' McLawhorn Claims Top Spot in Nevada

The Nevada rankings saw a new player rise to Number 1 in June For the first time in fourth months, there is someone new atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn took over the top spot in June, a spot that was held by Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman for four consecutive months.

SteveSchultJul 4th, 2016 0
WSOP: Andrew Lichtenberger Wins Bracelet #1, Bonomo Leading $50K

Sunday at the 2016 World Series of Poker included a couple of players winning their first WSOP bracelets and a couple of brothers continuing to crush one of poker’s most prestigious events. Andrew ‘luckychewy’ Lichtenberger and Allan Le each won an event on Sunday while Michael and Robert Mizrachi are both in hot pursuit of $50,000 Poker Player Championship chip leader Justin Bonomo.

LanceJul 4th, 2016 0
WSOP: Hung Le Wins Crazy Eights, Bonomo Continues Leading PPC

Even with a city packed full of tourists for the July 4th weekend, the 2016 World Series of Poker continued on Monday with

LanceJul 5th, 2016 0
'C Darwin2' Dominates partypoker High Rollers, Now #1 on P5s

The profile and key stats for the new #1 ranked player on PocketFives, 'C Darwin2' The more tournaments you run deep in, the higher you're going to go in the PocketFives Rankings. The rankings formula emphasizes prize pools and finish positions, and Sweden's 'C Darwin2' put on a clinic over the last week in both to become the #1 player in all the land.

DanJul 6th, 2016 0
Rankings: Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Remains #1 in New Jersey

Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano won a WSOP bracelet in June - and still managed to stay #2 in New Jersey While the end of the last New Jersey Online Poker Rankings update predicted some serious change to the top ten by the end of the summer, through one mouth of New Jersey’s best season, that change has not yet occurred. There has been some movement but that’s near the bottom of the rankings, ...

WILLOCJul 6th, 2016 0
Andreas Olympios Survives Wild Ride to Win WPT500 for $260,000

Andreas Olympios arrived at the final table with 15 big blinds and ran it up to win the title and $260,000.The third incarnation of the WPT500 at the Aria Resort and Casino proved to be more popular than ever with 3,956 entrants and a $2 million prize pool – double the advertised guarantee. The WPT did kick in a nominal sum for the attractive number for a $565 buy-in, but after an ...

PaulOresteenJul 7th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brian Rast Defeats Justin Bonomo for Second $50K PPC Title

The 2016 World Series of Poker could have sold some expensive seats in the Amazon Room as the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship crowned a repeat champ, though not the one many expected. The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Day 1 field watching the final table while the rest of the Rio was partying it up in the $1,000 Tag Team event.

PaulOresteenJul 7th, 2016 0
Joel 'Crackdel29' Visa Jordana Relives Spanish Black Friday

In 2011, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act upended the online poker market in the United States in a big way. Overnight, the four largest US-facing sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt, UB and Absolute Poker – vacated the American market. Since then, only three states have regulated the industry.

DanJul 7th, 2016 0
WSOP: Dark Horse David Prociak Wins $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo Bracelet

The Rio hosted one 2016 World Series of Poker final table – the last Stud event on the schedule and the vaunted $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event brings six players to final table Friday. Registration closed on Day 2 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller, the Tag Team event has nine remaining and two budget-priced, big bet games kicked off for the arriving Main Event crowd.

PaulOresteenJul 8th, 2016 0
PokerStars' Second $1 Million Freeroll Paying Out 75,000 Places


LandSharkJul 8th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Second Bracelet, Steven Wolansky Wants Main Event Run

Steven Wolansky won his second career WSOP bracelet earlier this summer - now he wants to find some success in the Main Event (WSOP photo) If you’ve played poker, you’ve certainly heard some “chip and a chair” stories where players have come back from sometimes overwhelming odds to either progress through or win a tournament. Most of those stories don’t involve being heads up for a ...

WILLOCJul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Three Return in $25K PLO, $111K One Drop Draws 157 Entrants

The final day of the 2016 World Series of Poker before the Main Event kicks off buzzed with the arrival of the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and the final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. The Ladies Championship also got underway and three bracelets were awarded for two events while a power couple got a little stronger.

PaulOresteenJul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: Neil Blumenfield Back for Another Deep Main Event Run

Neil Blumenfield finished third in the 2015 WSOP Main Event and wants another deep run this year. This time last year Neil Blumenfield was just one of 6,420 players living out the dream of playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event. With just a handful of previous tournament cashes he was anonymous, but he stood out too. He wore round glasses befitting of a hipster some 40 years his ...

LanceJul 9th, 2016 0
Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin is the Real Life Version of Fight Club

Russia's Egor 'Egorrr' Boriskin says there's a little Fight Club in all of us In 1996, 20 years ago, Chuck Palahniuk released a novel called Fight Club. The psychological thriller later caught the attention of director David Fincher, who turned it into a movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, two icons of the gambling film world with their roles in Rounders and Ocean's Eleven, respectively. ...

DanJul 9th, 2016 0
WSOP: High Powered Vegas Attorney David Chesnoff Back in Main Event

David Chesnoff is usually in a court room. Sunday he was playing in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. When Paul Phua and Richard Yong, the “Macau businessmen” who took the high stakes poker world by storm, were arrested two years ago at Caesars Palace and charged with running an illegal sports betting operation out of their villa, it was David Chesnoff’s phone that rang.

LanceJul 11th, 2016 0
Luke Schwartz Wins Sunday Million, 'C Darwin2' tops Sunday Grand

Luke Schwartz took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $130,718 There was a four-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament ever the weekend that involved three PocketFives members. Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz' of the United Kingdom earned $130,718 upon becoming the event's official winner, as 'Stoooookie!' finished second for $109,571. The UK's Jayme Jayme ...

dhubermexJul 11th, 2016 0
WSOP: Chris Moorman Offers Advice for Players Playing Day 1C

Chris Moorman is playing Day 1C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event When 888poker added Chris Moorman to their stable of ambassadors they added easily the most decorated online poker tournament player ever. He’s also won over $4 million on the live felt and has played the WSOP Main Event a number of times, cashing once, and he’s seen his fair share - and made his fair share - of mistakes along the ...

LanceJul 11th, 2016 0
Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop Embracing Life as a First-Time Dad

UK poker player Shane 'AKJMoscow' Mossop is adjusting to life as a first-time dad As any first-time parent will tell you, having a child is a world-changer. No days off. No bar-hopping (unless you get a sitter, in which case it's game on). But, you have a little one who thinks the world of you and relies on you to understand everything from talking to walking. The basic life functions.

DanJul 12th, 2016 0
Rank & File: Fedor Holz Wins Third WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s

Fedor Holz has shined brighter than any other former #1-ranked PocketFiver at the 2016 WSOP (WSOP photo) While the second flight of the 2016 World Series of Poker was underway, Fedor Holz was on the main stage beating Dan Smith for the first WSOP bracelet of his career and a cool $4,981,775. That victory was a historic one for Holz, but it also made him the third former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...

LanceJul 12th, 2016 0
WSOP: Valentin Vornicu Leads Main Event After Day 2AB

Valentin Vornicu is the only player with over 600,000 chips in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Valentin Vornicu has dominated the WSOP Circuit over the years. The California poker pro has won eight Circuit rings and on Day 2AB of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, he took a gigantic step towards winning his first WSOP bracelet.

LanceJul 13th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'JMolloy', 'Greenstone25' Back in Top 10

Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar re-entered the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week (image: WPT) It's Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: Hump Day. Okay, it means two things then: Hump Day and the latest update to the PocketFives Rankings. This week's major storylines: two new entrants into the top 10 and the world's #1 player widened his lead over the competition.

DanJul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: After Trading Coasts, Ebony Kenney is Loving California

Ebony Kenney would love nothing more than a deep run in the WSOP Main Event A few years ago Ebony Kenney went from relatively unknown small-time tournament player in Florida to one of the hottest players in a booming Florida poker market. She was in the World Poker Tour spotlight as a Season X “Ones to Watch” and found herself playing up and down the East Coast on a regular basis and ...

LanceJul 13th, 2016 0
WSOP: Brazilians Top Day 2C of Main Event, Michael Mizrachi Climbing

Rafael Moraes is one of two Brazilian players in the top three on Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event Just two days after the World Series of Poker announced that Brazil would be hosting a WSOP Circuit stop as soon as October, two Brazlian players rose to the top of the chip counts on Day 2C of the 2016 WSOP Main Event. Gustavo Lopes finished with the biggest stack on Day 2C, bagging up 630,700. ...

LanceJul 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: 888 Poker Sends Almost 150 Qualifiers to WSOP Main Event

It's hard to miss the 888 poker players at the 2016 WSOP Main Event It’s nearly impossible to look around the remaining players in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and notice an abundance of 888 poker branding. The hats, shirts and patches adorned with the 888 poker logo seem to be everywhere - and that’s thanks to an extensive satellite campaign put on by the online poker site ...

LanceJul 14th, 2016 0
WSOP: Johnny Chan Happy to Remain Hidden at 2016 WSOP Main Event


LanceJul 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Bryan 'theczar19' Piccioli Leads Main Event After Day 4

Bryan “theczar19” Piccioli leads the 2016 WSOP Main Event after Day 4 Just 251 players remain in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and the chip leader is a very familiar name to anybody familiar with the PocketFives Rankings over the years. Bryan ‘theczar19’ Piccioli ended Day 4 with 4,026,000 and is the only player above 4 million.

LanceJul 16th, 2016 0
WSOP: Jerry Wong Leading Main Event With Just 80 Left

Jerry Wong won a big hand late to take the Day 5 chip lead in the 2016 WSOP Main Event Jerry Wong took the chip lead late on Day 5 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event in a hand that eliminated Bryan Piccioli in 84th place. Wong ended up with 11,555,000 and heads into Day 6 with the lead and just 71 players between himself and a berth in the 2016 November Nine.

LanceJul 17th, 2016 0
Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman: Poker's Iron Chef

Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman has been able to crush online poker thanks to balanced meals he prepares (photo: Tomas Stacha) A number of poker players will tell you that a healthy, balanced diet improves their performance at the tables by leaps and bounds. Eat greasy pizza, a fatty cheeseburger, or a big old hunk of chocolate cake and your ability to call, raise, fold, and read other players ...

DanJul 18th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Wins partypoker High Roller

Andras 'probirs' Nemeth won $46,775 on partypoker on Sunday (PokerStars photo) Andras 'probirs' Nemeth had himself a Sunday to remember on partypoker. The Hungarian poker pro outlasted 40 opponents in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event to win $37,925 and also managed to finish fifth in the $530 buy-in High Roller for an additional $8,850. While Nemeth was busy dominating partypoker, ...

dhubermexJul 18th, 2016 0