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Sunday Super Knockout Hand Analyzed By the Experts at 2CardsCollege

A 2CardsCollege student's hand from the $320 Saturday Super Knockout on PokerStars. The student had a small sample of hands and played with his opponents. However, the villain is known to be a moderately aggressive, good regular.

WeightlessDec 8th, 2015 0
PPA: RAWA Calls RAWA Hearing "Hypocrisy," "Crony Capitalism"

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), held a hearing to debate the merits of Chaffetz's Restoring America's Wire Act, or RAWA. The bill, at the behest of Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, would ban internet gambling in the US, including in states where it's already regulated. Read a recap of the hearing here.

DanDec 9th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: IgorK Up to #7

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings received their weekly facelift. There were no new entrants in the top 10 worldwide this week, but we did have plenty of risers and fallers, including Simon IgorK Pedersen (pictured), who moved up two spots to #7.

DanDec 9th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 11, 2015

This week on the virtual felts of New Jersey, PocketFiver martycohen shipped the PartyPoker/Borgata $4,000 Guarantee Turbo, collecting the top prize of $2,500. Mike Lav519 Lavenburg took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, banking a total of $3,055.

RicanPhenomDec 11th, 2015 0
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill in Limbo

As 2015 draws to a close, Pennsylvania lawmakers are rushing to come to a consensus on a state budget package that is already six months overdue. As part of that effort, House Republicans have proposed adopting Representative John Payne's online gambling bill, HB 649, as a way to shore up the budget without raising taxes. Disagreements between the House GOP majority and the Republican-controlled ...

LandSharkDec 13th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 14, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, 16 PocketFives members made it to 19 final tables and cashed for $18,683 collectively, or 25% of the total prize pool. Two PocketFivers managed to take top prizes. jdrdmb won the Sunday $20K for $6,461 and came in second in the Sunday $3K Nightly for $1,013 for a total of $7,474. MastAAce08 won the Sunday $3K Nightly for $1,750.

stevebroganDec 14th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 14, 2015

PocketFives member Max yipyiphupbup Rotko of Finland more than tripled his previous career online tournament cash total over the weekend by taking down the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event for $149,235. The five-way final table deal also included Pedro The Mayor Demeyere of Brazil (pictured), who earned $97,565 for his official 4th place finish while dowghsantos (also of Brazil) ...

dhubermexDec 14th, 2015 0
6 Tips for Making it to the Final Two Tables

Every tournament player can tell fascinating stories about his wins and losses at final tables. That’s cool, we get it: there are no unimportant hands at this stage, every mistake can lead to a catastrophe, and coin flips can be really expensive. The success of a player is often measured not only by the number of cashes but the quantity of final tables he reached, especially in live ...

WeightlessDec 15th, 2015 0
bwin.party Shareholders Vote in Favor of GVC Sale

Shareholders of both bwin.party and GVC Holdings have overwhelmingly approved the latter's purchase of the former, that according to eGaming Review on Tuesday. bwin.party shareholders held a pair of meetings, a court meeting, and a general meeting. The court meeting vote was slightly less favorable to the acquisition, with 94.5% voting in favor compared to 99.9% in the general meeting. GVC ...

Dan KatzDec 15th, 2015 0
Grand Prix Poker Tour Online Leg Set for Sunday at PartyPoker

To say that the Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) has been a huge success might be an understatement. So far, the two live stops at Dusk Till Dawn and Stamford Bridge received huge turnouts with over 3,000 runners each.

wackyJaxonDec 16th, 2015 0
PokerStars Officially Launches BetStars Sports Book

On Friday to close out the work week, PokerStars, the largest online poker site in the world, announced that it has officially launched the online sports book BetStars "in select jurisdictions on the domains , Betstars.eu, and Betstars.uk." The site has also launched iOS and Android apps.

DanDec 18th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 18, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Tony pokerdorms Meza played the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guaranteed for the first time ever on Tuesday night and went on to ship it, earning $1,692.71. PocketFiver BinkedTheRiver won the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Monday night and then finished in second place in the same tournament on Wednesday, collecting a total of $6,235.

RicanPhenomDec 18th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player RomanianMike

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member RomanianMike, also known as Mihai Gingu. Mihai has been a PocketFives member since April 2015 and has cashed for over $16,000 on . You can find him on Twitter as @MihaiGingu.

stevebroganDec 18th, 2015 0
LAPT Season 9 Schedule Announced, Main Event Buy-Ins Slashed

This week, the schedule for Season 9 of the Latin American Poker Tour, or LAPT, was announced. The series gets underway in January with several major changes, the most major of which is cutting the Main Event buy-ins for LAPT Panama, Uruguay, and Brazil to $1,500. The buy-ins for Season 8 events ranged between $2,500 and $3,300.

DanDec 19th, 2015 0
Tristan Wade (Cre8ive) Wins 2015 WPT DeepStacks Player of the Year

It's the end of December, which means the various Player of the Year races will come to a close. One leaderboard that has already wrapped up is for the WPT DeepStacks Player of the Year. Longtime PocketFiver Tristan Cre8ive Wade (pictured) took it down with 712 points, 118 more than the second place player.

DanDec 19th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player OICURMT

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member OICURMT, also known as Ken Goone. He lives in Nevada in the Green Valley area. He has been a member since June 2005 and started playing on in June 2014 and has won over $3,000 to date. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players.

stevebroganDec 19th, 2015 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member APokerJoker2, also known as Ian Steinman (pictured). He has been a member since January 2011, but recently moved to Nevada in July 2015 and is living in Carson City. His earnings since his move to Nevada on are over $13,000, while his lifetime online earnings are approaching $100,000.

stevebroganDec 20th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 21, 2015

PocketFives member maximilian74 recorded a six-figure score over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Million. He eventually cashed for $104,999 following a five-way chop in which he finished as the runner-up.

dhubermexDec 21st, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 21, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Ted ol muggins Ely chopped the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Friday night, banking a total of $2,957.64. PocketFiver Mikey_thekidd notched his first win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee, taking home $1,075.

RicanPhenomDec 21st, 2015 0
Hands Analyzed By 2CardsCollege

The following is hand analysis from 2CardsCollege pro poker training coach Yuri, aka iwantbearich. The villain is a good regular, playing 22/15 over 1,300 hands. His total 3-bet is 9.4%, CO 3-bet is 13%, continuation bet is 77% (82% in 3-bet pots), and CO call-open is 4%.

reckoner4Dec 21st, 2015 0
Aussie Millions Aligns with Jason Somerville for Twitch Broadcast

It would appear that Jason Somerville’s quest for poker world domination is taking him - and his ever popular Twitch stream - Down Under. Somerville, the most popular poker player on Twitch, has partnered with Crown Melbourne to stream the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event on from January 24 – February 1.

LanceDec 22nd, 2015 0
888 Poker Super XL Series Starts January 24

Online poker tournament players have something to look forward to in January, as the world's second largest online poker room, 888 Poker, announced the return of the Super XL Series.

wackyJaxonDec 23rd, 2015 0
Brian Rast Talks Boxing, Electric Cars, and SNGs

Brian Rast discussed boxing, electric cars, and sit and gos Joe "Chicago Joey" Ingram welcomed poker pro Brian tsarrast Rast to his popular Poker Life Podcast this week, where the pair discussed everything from Rast's upcoming charity boxing match to Elon Musk.

LandSharkDec 26th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 28, 2015

The PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament boasted a $5 million guaranteed prize pool over the weekend and eventually concluded with a seven-way final table chop. Brazilian Renan Carlos Bruschi (pictured) had plenty of reasons to smile once the special event concluded, as he had a career effort with an official 1st place finish and $354,187 to show for it. Fellow PocketFiver ...

dhubermexDec 28th, 2015 0
Betfair Officially Withdraws from Canada

Betfair is withdrawing from Canada on January 14 Betfair gave its Canadian customers a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings last week when it informed them that they will no longer be able to use the site. Betfair's customers were sent the following brief e-mail:

Dan KatzDec 28th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 28, 2015

Connor Berkowitz was among the big winners over the weekend in New Jersey This weekend in New Jersey, Anthony tonydatiger Maio took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $7,500 Guarantee on Christmas night, earning himself $2,736. Judy jqbpk772 Bielan chopped the network's $5,000 Guarantee the following night for $1,358, while fellow P5er MuckDaRags earned $1,300 for second place.

RicanPhenomDec 28th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings: Legenden Up 16 Spots to #6

The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week The PocketFives Online Poker Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday. eisenhower1, who calls Sweden home, closed out the 2015 calendar year as the #1 ranked player, having ascended to the throne on September 30. He has 7,313 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the Rankings, and leads second-ranked veeea by 27 points. Will we have a changing ...

DanDec 30th, 2015 0
History of Poker by 2CardsCollege: Paradise vs PokerSpot

In 2CardsCollege's previous article about the history of online poker, we told you about Planet Poker, the pioneer of this new-world business. The success of the poker site was phenomenal, but at the same time its owners ran into every trap possible and made a lot of mistakes, as the correct strategy was nowhere to look for. New problems were waiting for the site around every corner and there was ...

reckoner4Dec 31st, 2015 0
High Stakes Poker: Isildur1 Wins $3.5 Million in 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

reckoner4Jan 9th, 2016 0
Renan Carlos Bruschi Wins December Monthly PLB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DanFeb 4th, 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
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