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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
Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz Climbing to New Heights in Poker

Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz says poker is a lot like rock climbing If you've ever rock climbed, then you know it's in part about setting goals, achieving them, and then setting new goals. Get up to that next ledge, set your rope, and climb some more. When you've hit the summit, find another mountain to climb or find another course to conquer. Wash, rinse, repeat.

DanJul 18th, 2016 0
WSOP: Michael Ruane a Real Main Event Mystery - On Purpose


LanceJul 19th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Hits #3

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov is up to #3 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his best showing ever Every week, a member of the PocketFives community sets a new personal best. Whether it's their largest score ever or a milestone win, it happens every single week.

DanJul 20th, 2016 0
Learn to Stop Judging and Start Evaluating at the Poker Table

Changing your mindset at the table could lead to more profits It doesn't take more than five minutes of roaming around ‘poker Twitter’ during the World Series of Poker to recognise that making value judgments is just as much of a habit for poker players away from the table as it is at the table.

theginger45Jul 24th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'eightndeuce' and 'chess87' Chop Sunday Million

Two players took home six-figure scores in the PokerStars Sunday Million this week With the World Series of Poker now in the rearview mirror, a number of top players have returned home to the online grind. Two players chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million after getting heads-up. 'eightndeuce' and 'chess87' walked away with $162,387 and $159,000 respectively for their Sunday performance. ...

dhubermexJul 25th, 2016 0
What We Learned: The 2016 World Series of Poker

It's hard to look back at the 2016 WSOP as anything but the Summer of Jason Mercier The 2016 World Series of Poker is a wrap. Okay, yes there’s still the matter of playing down the final table of the Main Event beginning in October, but 68 of the 69 bracelets have been awarded, the Amazon Room is devoid of any poker tables and poker players have scattered around the world to rebuild their ...

LanceJul 26th, 2016 0
Players Gearing Up for £250,000 Guaranteed GUKPT Goliath Saturday

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath event starts Saturday in Coventry. Known as the largest poker event in all of Europe, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Goliath tournament kicks off Saturday at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England, and promises juicy cash games, a variety of side events and a £120 buy-in, £250,000 guaranteed Main Event which wraps up Sunday, August 7.

LandSharkJul 26th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Former #1s 'veeea', 'joaomathias' Climbing

Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, a former #1 on PocketFives, is inching closer to the top spot Once you hit #1 on PocketFives, you're in pretty elite company. Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, World Series of Poker November Niners Cliff 'JohnnyBax' Josephy and Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger, and Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz – they've all been at the top of the podium.

DanJul 27th, 2016 0
David Prociak Giving YouStake Backers a Second Shot at Big Payoff

A lot of YouStake investors passed on David Prociak's WSOP package. Oops. If you had been browsing on , the site that allows poker players to sell pieces of themselves in tournaments around the world, a little over eight weeks ago you would have seen a listing for a 2016 World Series of Poker package for David Prociak and you probably would have had one thought. Who the '#A*&%! is David ...

LanceJul 29th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Chad 'ihaterivers' Walker Wins Sunday Million

Canadian online tournament grinder Chad 'ihaterivers' Walker turned in a career performance over the weekend by winning the PokerStars Sunday Million for $194,372. 'Conglomo222' took home $134,518 for second place in that event while 'willywonko37' earned $93,097 for third.

dhubermexAug 1st, 2016 0
Pennsylvania Still a Must-Watch State for Online Poker Regulation

Pennsylvania remains a must-watch state for online poker legislation in 2016 For online poker supporters, June could best be summed up with the first half of a famous Shakespeare line, as the month was full of sound fury in multiple state legislators. Unfortunately, July completed the quote, as thus far, all of the hullabaloo that occurred in June has signified nothing. Even though no less ...

Steve RuddockAug 2nd, 2016 0
Rankings: Bobby 'Bcm4924' McLawhorn Holds on to Top Spot in Nevada

Bobby McLawhorn claimed the top spot in the Nevada Rankings for the second straight month For the second straight month, Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn sits atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. And for the second straight month, he had to edge out another grinder to do it.

SteveSchultAug 2nd, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'philroyal888' Nearing Top 10 Return

UK poker player 'philroyal888' is up to #11 in the PocketFives Rankings The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings is full of some of the most heralded and successful online poker players around. It's no wonder that it's extraordinarily difficult to enter the top 10, even for those who have been there before.

DanAug 3rd, 2016 0
Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka Wins $243K in July Cash Games

Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka had $243,000 in high-stakes cash game profit in July, crushing the competition (image: CardPlayer) The high-stakes cash game leaderboard in July was officially a blowout. Sitting atop the field was Nikolaus 'RealAndyBeal' Jedlicka with a profit of $243,000 in ring games on PokerStars that HighStakesDB tracks. Everyone else had one-quarter or less of that.

DanAug 4th, 2016 0
Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov Wins MPLB for Second Time in Three Months

Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov won the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard for the second time in three months In a month that saw many of the top pros spend the first two weeks in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, Russia's Aleksandr 'NoPlanB' Mordvinov, ranked #3 in the world, struck gold once again.

DanAug 4th, 2016 0
Rankings: Keith ‘donnysack’ Donovan Still #1 in New Jersey

Save for the World Series of Poker Main Event, July is usually a slow time for the poker world and that slowness has seen the top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings remain more or less the same heading into the final month of the summer. The changes that have occurred are relatively small in nature but as the calendar turns, some players are putting themselves in great positions to end 2016 ...

WILLOCAug 5th, 2016 0
WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship Begins Tuesday

The best of the best from the WSOP Circuit are in Cherokee, NC for the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship. Later this week roughly 100 of the best players the WSOP Circuit has to offer will be in Cherokee, North Carolina for the $1,000,000 guaranteed WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship. And they should have some company. The GCC, which replaced the WSOP Circuit National ...

LanceAug 6th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila Takes Down Sunday Million

Major online poker tournament action over the weekend saw a number of well-known players compete for large cash prizes. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won by player Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila who received $131,000 as a result of a three-way final table deal. PocketFives member Fabiano 'kdrAS' Teixeira of Chile finished second for $110,000 and will likely move back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide ...

dhubermexAug 8th, 2016 0
World Poker Tour Honor Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott with Devilfish Cup

The World Poker Tour has partnered with Dusk Till Dawn to create The Devilfish Cup British poker legend Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott tragically passed away in April of last year after a short battle with terminal liver cancer. Now, the WPT Foundation and England’s Dusk Till Dawn poker club are teaming up to honor the memory of the poker pro with the inaugural Devilfish Cup, a £1 million ...

LandSharkAug 11th, 2016 0
Said El-Yousfi Wins WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship

Said El-Yousfi won the 2016 WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship Of the 126 players who made their way to Cherokee, North Carolina for the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship, none came any further than Said El-Yousfi. And none went home any richer. El-Yousfi, who qualified for the GCC by winning the Casino Championship in Marrakech, Morocco in January, beat out the field to win the ...

LanceAug 12th, 2016 0
'snapcall419' Wins Sunday Million, '$trateGema' Third Again

The final two players l in the PokerStars Sunday Million chopped up nearly $255,000 but the real story might be the third place finisher. 'snapcall419' took home $137,090 for the victory and 'Yorane Kerignard' of France received $117,376 for second place but '$trateGema' walked away with $73,640 for his second consecutive third-place finish.

dhubermexAug 15th, 2016 0
Unibet Open Heading to Bucharest for €500,000 Season Finale

The scenic

LandSharkAug 16th, 2016 0
Michael Phelps: "I Was Playing Pineapple" Before le Clos Showdown

Michael Phelps' 'game face' was all the rage at the Rio Olympics Michael Phelps’ Olympic career is now officially over and many are wondering if he may turn his attention to poker to fuel his competitive spirit. It seems he may have already done that - even during one of the most iconic moments of Rio games. In an interview with NBC TODAY Show’s Billy Bush, Phelps confessed that while ...

LanceAug 17th, 2016 0
Partypoker Doubles Caribbean Poker Party Guarantee to $2 Million

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is hosting the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party this November. Set at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in sun-soaked Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party is sure to be one of the most anticipated poker events of the year. Now, the online poker site is giving players even more reason to make the trip after doubling the guarantee of one of ...

LandSharkAug 20th, 2016 0
PokerStars Going Global with PokerStars Live, Dropping EPT Brand

PokerStars has made major changes to its live tournament offering The European Poker Tour is going global and at the same time, ceasing to exist altogether. PokerStars announced sweeping changes to its live poker offering on Wednesday that sees the EPT-experience expanding beyond European borders with a new name: PokerStars Live.

LanceAug 24th, 2016 0
Rankings: 'C Darwin2' Still #1, Joao Simao Returns to Top 10

Joao ’joaosimaobh’ Simao found his way back into the top 10 this week (Danny Maxwell photo) Seven weeks ago 'C Darwin2' overtook Joao ’joaosimaobh’ Simao for the #1 spot on the PocketFives rankings and he hasn’t relinquished it since. The Swedish grinder added to his lead this week over Joao Mathias '‘joaomathias' Baumgarten, who also gave up ground to the rest of the field.

LanceAug 25th, 2016 0
Understand What Causes Your Opponents Pain to Book Bigger Wins

Understanding your opponents "pain thresholds" will lead to more profit for you Eliminating Your Poker Pain Threshold Recently, I was lucky enough to interview high-stakes live cash pro Matt Berkey for a podcast over at Tournament Poker Edge - one of the most interesting interviews I’ve been a part of to date. He raised an interesting concept, using terminology that isn’t really part of ...

theginger45Aug 25th, 2016 0
Mindset Coach Elliot Roe Focusing on Volume Play in Newest Video

Elliot Roe is one of poker's most sought after mindset coaches Volume is an area most players struggle with. Whether it’s not playing enough to achieve your goals or playing so much that you inevitably burn out, finding that perfect balance is very difficult.

P5s StaffAug 26th, 2016 0
888poker Bringing 888Live Festival to London this October

Eliot Hirn won the 888Live event in Innsbruck, Austria earlier this year For 10 days in October the city of London is going to be overrun by some of the smartest value-seeking poker players on the planet as 888poker brings the 888Live series to the English capital for the very first time. The Aspers Casino is hosting the 10-day festival beginning on October 13 with buy-ins ranging from £120 ...

LanceAug 27th, 2016 0
ESPN Coverage of the 2016 WSOP Main Event Begins September 11

The WSOP Main

LanceAug 29th, 2016 0
Nevada Rankings: Monster Month Moves Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns to #1

Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns jumped three spots to take the top spot of the Nevada Online Poker Rankings Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns had a monster month of August to take over the top spot in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. He leapfrogged Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn to claim the pole position from McLawhorn, who held it for the month of July.

SteveSchultSep 1st, 2016 0
WPT: Pat Lyons Wins Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker Main Event

Pat Lyons wins the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event, earning over $615,000. (Photo credit Joe Giron/WPT) Hours after making the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker final table at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, Pat Lyons tweeted: #SpoilerAlert I'm gonna win #legendsOfPoker @BicycleCasino #destiny #whiteRabbitDay I want this title #soBad #GodIsGood #loveLife #BeatLA— Pat Lyons ...

KevmathSep 2nd, 2016 0
California 2016 Online Poker Dream Dies, Pennsylvania Still Alive

If you follow the legislative doings in the online gambling world August was both an exciting and frustrating month. Late amendments reopened the door for California's online poker bill, and touched off a contentious debate over which group was most deserving of the title "obstructionist." But in the end 2016 ended the same as the last 10 in the Golden State, with the legislative deadline ...

Steve RuddockSep 2nd, 2016 0
First PokerStarsLive Festival Coming to Resorts AC in November

Resorts Atlantic City is hosting a PokerStarsLive Festival this November. Just two weeks ago PokerStars made one of the biggest announcements in their history regarding their live tournament schedule and branding. Live events now fall under two categories, the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festival, with events being held worldwide.

WILLOCSep 2nd, 2016 0
NJ Rankings: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Takes Over Garden State Top Spot

Jeremy ' Jermz' Danger passed Keith 'donnysack' Donovan for top spot in the New Jersey rankings in August. Over the last four summer months, the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings top ten has undergone some serious reconstruction. At the start of the summer, some of New Jersey’s top players, Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg and Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano to name a few, headed to Las Vegas for the ...

WILLOCSep 4th, 2016 0
PokerStars Festival Can Help Sell Legal Online Poker in the US

The PokerStars approach to live events, which includes what some label "poker tourism", may help it sell the need for regulated online poker in the United States. Last week PokerStars announced it would be rebranding all of its live poker events in an attempt to globalize the company's disparate poker tours. The first of these newly relabeled events, the PokerStars Festival New Jersey 2016 ...

Steve RuddockSep 5th, 2016 0
Dominik Nitsche Breaks Down the Tools to Succeed at No Limit

Dominik Nitsche

JessSep 7th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Cameron 'ishter11' Couch Wins Star-Studded Marathon Event

Cameron 'ishter11' Couch highlighted the 2016 WCOOP Day 4 winners It took him four days, but Cameron 'ishter11' Couch won the first World Championship of Online Poker title of his career on Wednesday. Couch beat out a final table that included a former two-time European Poker Tour High Roller winner and a WSOP bracelet winner to win the $1,050 Marathon Event for a seven-figure score and one of ...

LanceSep 8th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Stays #1, Holds Off Charging Brazilians

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao might be on his way back to the #1 ranking. (PokerStars photo) For the ninth straight week Sweden's 'C Darwin2' is sitting on top of the PocketFives rankings but if he's not careful, he's going to find two guys named Joao passing him by soon. 'C Darwin2' had just eight cashes over the last seven days and none were big enough to add to his lead. His biggest score was ...

LanceSep 8th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Shaun Deeb Wins Fourth WCOOP Title, Welcomes Second Child

Shaun Deeb was one of three WCOOP event winners on Thursday, but he got more than just another title and the prize money. (WPT photo). September 8, 2016 will probably go down as one of the strangest, if not most important, days in the life of Shaun Deeb. He began the day as one of five players left in the Event #12 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and ended it as the second ...

LanceSep 9th, 2016 0
WCOOP: '88maca88' Grabs Six Figure Score, First WCOOP Win

Players from Germany and Argentina reigned supreme in Friday's PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events, with each country taking home multiple first and second place prizes, with players from both countries doing their best to fill up the day’s final tables.

LandSharkSep 10th, 2016 0
Las Vegas Trip All About Rings for WSOP Circuit Star Josh Turner

WSOP Circuit grinder Josh Turner recently added another ring to his collection before giving away a different type of ring. Josh Turner won his fifth World Series of Poker Circuit ring last week in Las Vegas, but he left Sin City with his focus on another ring. An engagement ring. Last Monday, Turner won his fifth career Circuit ring in the $365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event at Planet ...

SteveSchultSep 11th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Christian Elgstrøm Wins Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Christian ‘CMoosepower’ Elgstrøm won his third COOP title on Saturday The second weekend of the World Championship of Online Poker included two No Limit Hold‘em tournaments, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship and a Five-Card Omaha Hi-Lo event. In two of those tournaments, players received some extra value for their money when the events failed to hit their guarantees.

LandSharkSep 11th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Urbanovich Grabs WCOOP win, Bonomo Gets Super-Sized

Dzmitry Urbanovich was one of the big names winning on Sunday (PokerStars photo) The 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Poker entered its second week with plenty of high stakes action including the start of the $102,000 Super High Roller event that played down to a final table. There were five WCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday alongside the regular Sunday Majors action with some of the ...

LanceSep 12th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz Chops $100K Super High Roller

Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz added another seven-figure score on Monday after chopping the WCOOP Super High Roller (WPT photo) Monday's World Championship of Online Poker action was dominated by the conclusion of the $100,000 Super High Roller event and when all was said and done, poker fans were mostly talking about the guy who didn't win, rather than the guy who did. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver ...

dhubermexSep 13th, 2016 0
Five States That Could Join Online Gaming Conversation in 2017

There are five states that could find themselves talking legal poker in 2017 Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, New York, and Massachusetts. That's the shortlist of states people are keeping an eye on when it comes to online gambling legalization in the United States. These are certainly good states to focus on, but there are also a handful of states that could be next year's ...

Steve RuddockSep 13th, 2016 0
The Difference Between Knowledge and Performance

Understanding the difference between knowledge and performance might help you understand what's really happening at the table In any competitive field, be it poker, sports, athletics, business, or whatever else you might be involved in, the ability to perform regularly at a high level is a fundamental building block of success. After all, if you have all the tools but don’t put them into ...

theginger45Sep 14th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Charlie Carrel, Ami Barer Both Grab WCOOP Victories

Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel added "WCOOP champ" to his list of accomplishments Wednesday (PokerStars Photo/Neil Stoddart) The cream is really rising to the top in the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Following wins by Shaun Deeb, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Connor Drinan and 'Eisenhower1', a former Aussie Millions Main Event winner and an EPT Grand Final High Roller champ both found ...

dhubermexSep 14th, 2016 0
Rankings: ‘C Darwin2’ Still #1 with Fellow Swede ’lena900’ Up to #2

The one constant with the PocketFives Rankings the past 10 weeks has been the name at the top and the frequency at which the name in the #2 spot has changed. Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ has been #1 since July 6 and since then a handful of players have occupied the spot right behind him. For the third week in a row the player sitting second has changed with another Swede, ‘lena900’, moving ...

LanceSep 14th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Andrey 'Kroko-Dill' Zaichenko Wins Second WCOOP Title

Andrey Zaichenko added a second World Championship of Online Poker title on Thursday (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Day 11 of the World Championship of Online Poker featured the final tables of two No Limit Hold’em tournaments along with that of the Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Each event easily surpassed its guarantee, and in one case more than doubled it.

LandSharkSep 16th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Wins Fourth COOP Title

Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez took down the WCOOP Triple Draw Championship on Saturday(SHRPO photo) While Triple Draw 2-7 isn’t the most popular poker variant around, the game’s $1,050 buy-in World Championship of Online Poker Championship event drew 121 entries and 23 reentries, enough to create a $144,000 prize pool and surpass its $100,000 guarantee.

LandSharkSep 18th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Kelly Wins WCOOP #5, Colman Chops Grand

Former #1-ranked Dan Kelly won another WCOOP title on Sunday (WPT photo) Stop us if you've heard this one before. Former #1-ranked player in the world wins World Championship of Online Poker event. Sunday marked the third time this year that a player once ranked #1 on PocketFives has won a WCOOP title. Dan 'djk123' Kellly beat out 721 other players to win the $700 Mix Max No Limit Hold'em event ...

dhubermexSep 19th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Doug Polk Breaks Twitch Record with Massive Score

Doug Polk earned nearly a half million dollars while live on Twitch on Monday He may not have walked away with the title on Monday, but Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk earned mid-six figures for finishing runner-up in a World Championship of Online Poker High Roller event and did it all while streaming on Twitch. In the process the high stakes poker pro smashed the Twitch record for biggest score while ...

dhubermexSep 20th, 2016 0
WCOOP: 'Azrarn' Beats James Obst for Limit Poker Championship

Three more players won WCOOP titles on Tuesday Day 17 of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker saw three more players walk away from as champions while a highly decorated online poker legend had to settle for a runner-up finish.

LanceSep 21st, 2016 0
The Dangers of Cognitive Dissonance in Poker

Poker players need to learn how to eliminate cognitive dissonance from their thinking If you’ve ever argued about anything on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered pretty much every kind of flawed logic and fallacy imaginable. You’re probably deeply versed in cognitive dissonance even if you’re not the type to post online about politics or your favourite movies, since most of us are ...

theginger45Sep 22nd, 2016 0
WCOOP: 'sousinha23', 'MITS 304', 'jorginho88' Win Titles on Day 18

The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker has most definitely hit the home stretch with just four days left of new events. Wednesday's action included three players winning WCOOP titles for the first time in their careers and a Championship final table that was loaded with star power.

LanceSep 22nd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: 'joaomathias' Bounces 'C Darwin2' From #1 Spot

'Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten retook the #1 spot this week for the first time since 2015 For 10 straight weeks Sweden's 'C Darwin2' held down the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings and fought off all of those who came calling for the crown. Well that streak is over now after Brazilian Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten put together a solid enough week to climb all the way up from ...

LanceSep 22nd, 2016 0
Partypoker MILLIONS Comes with £5M Guarantee, £1M To Winner

The partypoker MILLIONS will pay £1,000,000 to the eventual champion Online poker powerhouse Partypoker has announced the £5 million partypoker MILLIONS, a hybrid online and live poker event which guarantees a massive £1 million to the winner. The tournament is a throwback to the site’s landmark PartyPoker Million events, which began over 15 years ago and were instrumental in the ...

LandSharkSep 23rd, 2016 0
WCOOP: Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda Wins the $2,100 PLO Championship

Patrick ‘prepstyle71’ Serda won $202,930.71 for taking down the PLO Championship Thursday’s World Championship of Online Poker action included a No Limit Hold‘em tournament, a Pot Limit Omaha Championship and a low buy-in HORSE event. Each tournament smashed its guarantee, underscoring PokerStars’ strength in the online poker world, as well as the popularity of the series.

LandSharkSep 23rd, 2016 0
Early Stage Tournament Strategy with Nicolau Villa-Lobos

Nicolau Villa-Lobos thinks players should focus in the early parts of tournaments if they want to gain an avantage. In addition to earning over seven figures playing online, Brazil’s Nicolau 'nicofellow' Villa-Lobos has racked up the cashes at various events at the Brasilian Series of Poker. With so much experience in a wide range of buy-ins in BSOP events, Villa-Lobos is the perfect person ...

JessSep 23rd, 2016 0
WCOOP: Patrick Leonard, Sean Winter Grab Six-Figure Wins

Patrick Leonard grabbed another WCOOP title on Friday (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard saw former #1-ranked players Shaun Deeb, ‘Eisenhower1’ and Dan Kelly winning 2016 World Championship of Online Poker titles and decided he wanted to join the club. He did just that on Friday afternoon, taking down Event #65, $700 Ultra Deep NLHE for $162,054.98. Leonard’s ...

LanceSep 24th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Daniel Negreanu Beats Viktor Blom for HORSE Championship

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LanceSep 25th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Dominik Nitsche Chops 888poker Super XL Main Event

Dominik Nitsche was one of the big non-WCOOP winners on Sunday. As the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker wraps up, there were plenty of marquee scores across several major online poker sites over the weekend including 888 poker pro Dominik Nitsche being one of three players to walk away from a three-way final table deal of the $1.5 Million Guaranteed Super XL Main Event. ...

dhubermexSep 26th, 2016 0
WCOOP: Mike Watson Beats Ben Sulsky for Eight-Game Championship

Mike 'SirWatts' Watson added another WCOOP title to his list of accomplishments. (PokerStars photo) We’re at the stage of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker where the time remaining can reasonably be measured in hours, not day. With the end of the online series nearing, Mike Watson went to work on Sunday in adding another WCOOP title to his credit.

LanceSep 26th, 2016 0
PokerStars Bringing COOP Action to New Jersey with $1.2M Guaranteed

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker runs for 16 days in October. While the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker winds down for the site’s global player base, New Jersey poker players will soon have a championship tournament series of their own to look forward to. The Isle of Man-based gaming giant announced the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, which plays out from ...

LandSharkSep 26th, 2016 0
888poker Giving Four Lucky Winners November Nine VIP Experience

888 poker is sending Four Lucky Winners to watch the 2016 November Nine up close (Joe Giron/WSOP photo) Every poker player dreams of entering the World Series of Poker Main Event and making an appearance in the November Nine. And each year hundreds of thousands of those same players watch from home as somebody else completes their dream.

PocketFivesSep 30th, 2016 0
Bob, Charlie and a Life-Changing WSOP Main Event Journey

Monday at the 2016 WSOP Main Event, 27 players will play down to just nine - the November Nine. And while those players are living out the fantasy of nearly every poker player alive, one man is leaving Las Vegas and the WSOP with a lifelong dream fulfilled and a truly enriched life because of it. Life-changing money. Life-changing fame. That’s why most of the 6,737 players made their way ...

LanceOct 1st, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: Greece's 'pejacpoker' Wins Sunday Million, $146K

Entry levels across major tournaments over the weekend returned to normal levels following the conclusion of the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. The Sunday Million was won outright by 'pejacpoker' who outlasted over 5,100 opponents to claim the $146,147 top prize. The runner-up score of $102,559 went to 'big_frae' as 'Jazzer32' was eliminated in third place for $71,972. ...

dhubermexOct 3rd, 2016 0
Brazil's Bruno Kawauti Turning "Sick Dreams" into Reality

Bruno Kawauti is one of Brazil's biggest poker stars Bruno Kawauti Talks Planning for the Future, and Predicting it Too There are not many things where, if you take 15th place, your life is going to completely change. That is the beauty of the World Series of Poker Main Event tough. Ever since Brasil’s Bruno Kawauti finished 15th in 2013, his life, his priorities, his opportunities all ...

JessOct 4th, 2016 0
Uncertainty Continues to Reign Supreme on iPoker Legislative Front

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is the man leading the latest attempt to revisit RAWA On the online gaming front, September raised more questions than answers, as two states continue to consider online gambling legalization and a new federal online gambling prohibition bill has surfaced in Congress. The Pennsylvania Senate's unwillingness to act on the gaming reform bill the House passed back ...

Steve RuddockOct 5th, 2016 0
WPT: Zachary Smiley Wins WPT Maryland Live for First Career Cash

Zachary Smiley has one career live cash - a World Poker Tour win (Joe Giron/WPT photo) At a final table that included current World Poker Tour Player of the Year frontrunner Benjamin Zamani, Season XIV breakout star Cate Hall and two-time WPT champion Darren Elias it was a relative unknown that was left standing on Wednesday night as WPT Maryland Live played down to a winner. Zachary Smiley, ...

LanceOct 6th, 2016 0
Sofia Lovgren on Running Deep in Small Buy-in, Big Field Tourneys

Sofia Lovgren If you don’t have $10,000 to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event, the highlight of your poker summer may very well be a small buy-in, huge field event like the Colossus, the Millionaire Maker, or the Monster Stack. After deep runs in both the Millionaire Maker and Colossus, 888 ambassador Sofia Lovgren is the perfect person to get tips and tricks from in order to ...

JessOct 8th, 2016 0
Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Spends Second Month Atop Nevada Leaderboard

Mark Johns continues to lead the way in Nevada In a nearly identical ranking from last month, Mark ‘wsopfreezer’ Johns spends his second straight month atop the Nevada Poker Rankings and is the top online tournament player for the month of September. There were no new players able to break into the rankings this month and aside from a little movement near the bottom of the top 10, eight ...

SteveSchultOct 8th, 2016 0
WCOOP Main Event Win Helps Jonas 'Jownz' Lauck Top September MPLB


wackyJaxonOct 10th, 2016 0
Sunday Majors: 'EVERFR0ST' Grabs PokerStars Sunday Million Victory

'EVERFR0ST' won the PokerStars Sunday Million for a six-figure payday Another Sunday in the books meant another bunch of big winners in the Sunday Majors. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won outright by 'EVERFR0ST' who collected a six-figure payday of $142,425 for the win. Jon 'luckyfish89' Clark of the United Kingdom (ranked #172 worldwide) came in 2nd in that event for $99,947 while ...

dhubermexOct 10th, 2016 0
How a DFS Lawsuit Could Stall New York's Online Poker Efforts

The New York Supreme Court could be the home to another obstacle for legal online poker in that state. A lawsuit challenging the legality of New York's daily fantasy sports law was filed last week with the New York Supreme Court. The lawsuit is contesting the New York DFS law on the grounds that the New York legislature overstepped its authority by classifying DFS as a game of skill, ...

Steve RuddockOct 14th, 2016 0
Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Represents the New Breed of Spanish Pro

Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado has made a name for himself online and live. (PokerStars photo) If you consider the statistics of just the European Poker Tour, you might think that the level of Spanish poker is amongst the lowest in Europe. It was just a year ago that Adrián Mateos broke the jinx, winning the first major EPT title for Spain. The biggest online tournaments, high stakes cash games ...

AlexHernandoOct 18th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzales Holding Strong at #1

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales seems to quite comfortable sitting at #1 (SHRPO photo) Just two weeks Uruguayan poker pro Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales took over the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings for the first time and he doesn’t seem to be willing to let go of it any time soon. Gonzales maintained his hold on top spot this past week and has nearly a 1,000-point lead over his ...

LanceOct 21st, 2016 0