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Sweden's 'C Darwin2' #1 on PocketFives for Third Straight Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DanMar 12th, 2016 0
Leonard August, Moe Farah Close partypoker GSSS IV with Big Scores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LanceMay 12th, 2016 0
Shawn 'Buck 21' Buchanan Wins Fourth SCOOP Title

Shawn Buchanan Continues to add to his collection of SCOOP titles. If the early days of the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker are giving any indication of a theme, it's that the good poker players are good at poker. On Thursday, Shawn 'Buck 21' Buchanan joined a growing list of previous SCOOP winners to have added to their list of titles this year. Buchanan took down the $2,100 No Limit ...

LandSharkMay 12th, 2016 0
Two More SCOOP Wins For Brazil on Day 5, ‘Ssick_One’ Gets Another

For the talented players who have already won a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title at some point in their career, the first six days of the 2016 SCOOP have to give them reason to remain optimistic. Previous winners are doing well this year and Thursday’s action was no different.

LanceMay 13th, 2016 0
Players Invading Atlantic City for PokerStarsNJ Run It Up: Resorts

The Run It Up Resorts Rumble is the first live event PokerStars is hosting in New Jersey. Run It Up Legion is invading Atlantic City this weekend and we’re not just talking about the New Jersey chapter. Poker players and fans of Jason Somerville’s wildy popular Twitch stream are travelling from all over the Northeast for Saturday’s Run It Up Resorts Rumble at the Resorts Casino - the ...

LanceMay 13th, 2016 0
'begood9999', 'FLBonatto' Win 9th, 10th SCOOP Titles for Brazil

'begood9999' and 'FLBonatto' scored the ninth and tenth PokerStars SCOOP titles for Brazil this year After 17 events of the ongoing Spring Championship of Online Poker, and 51 total tournaments, players from Brazil have won 10 titles. That's one-fifth of the gold medals up for grabs.

DanMay 14th, 2016 0
Sebastian 'Seba29072' Saffari Making Poker a Side Gig

At age 30, England's Sebastian 'Seba29072' Saffari is taking his focus off poker and onto his dad's business It's never easy to walk away from a longtime gig. But sometimes, a change of scenery and a new challenge are just what the doctor ordered. Take Sebastian 'Seba29072' Saffari, for example. The English player just hit $4 million in career online tournament winnings, but is putting poker to ...

DanMay 14th, 2016 0
Andrejevic Wins WPT Amsterdam, Denies Zinno Historic Fourth Title

Andjelko Andrejevic captured his first WPT title Saturday in Amsterdam Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam, Anthony Zinno found himself within spitting distance of making [B]World Poker Tour /B] history. Zinno entered the final table of WPT Amsterdam with the third biggest stack and a chance at becoming the first player to win four WPT titles. Serbia’s Andjelko Andrejevic had other ideas ...

LanceMay 14th, 2016 0
Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou Takes Down Sunday Grand

Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou earned six figures on Sunday - but it wasn't from a SCOOP score. Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou took down the PokerStars Sunday Grand on Sunday, pocketing $110,250. The six-figure score puts the Cyprus-based poker pro within striking distance of the $3 million lifetime earnings mark. 'Graftekkel' finished runner-up for $79,380 while 'Stev0L_' finished 3rd ...

dhubermexMay 16th, 2016 0
Dan Smith, Shawn Buchanan Capture SCOOP Titles

Shawn Buchanan won his second SCOOP event in a week Sunday was a good day to be a pro in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP. Pros ruled the roost on the final day of the weekend, with several familiar faces winning events.

DanMay 16th, 2016 0
888 New Jersey Hosting Live Town Hall Meeting This Saturday

888 is looking for player feedback in the form of a town hall this Saturday. With competition in the New Jersey online gaming market on the rise, Garden State operators are working diligently to promote their US brands and fine-tune their products to keep current players happy. 888, for its part, is taking a novel approach to gathering feedback from customers and plans to hold a New Jersey town ...

LandSharkMay 16th, 2016 0
World Poker Tour Announces Season XV Schedule, TOC Returns

The World Poker Tour is hitting the road for Season XV With one event already in the books, the World Poker Tour announced the full Season XV schedule featuring 17 more open events and the return of the WPT Tournament of Champions. The new season, which started with the Canadian Spring Championship at the Playground Poker Club in early May, also has some new additions including the introduction ...

DanMay 17th, 2016 0
Brazil Takes Two More SCOOP Wins, Conor Beresford Grabs His First

Tuesday’s Spring Championship of Online Poker action featured several non-hold‘em, shorthanded events, including a series of Pot Limit Omaha and Stud Hi-Lo tournaments. Several well-known pros peppered the final tables of the less common variants, with the Brazilians once again making their mark, grabbing two more SCOOP titles.

LandSharkMay 18th, 2016 0
Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo Up 15 Spots in PocketFives Rankings to #8

Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo moved up 15 spots in the PocketFives Rankings to #8, his best showing ever There was a lot of movement in the top 10 of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings this week. What didn't change, however, was the #1 ranked player in the world, 'C Darwin2', who is enjoying his second straight week in the top spot.

DanMay 18th, 2016 0
Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah Beats Ari Engel for First SCOOP Title

Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah finally has a SCOOP bracelet to go with other titles. Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah already has a World Series of Poker bracelet and two World Championship of Online Poker titles to his name. Wednesday he beat another longtime online grinder to win the first Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career.

LandSharkMay 19th, 2016 0
GPL: Montreal Nationals Make Big Moves in Week 7

Alexandre Luneau had a strong Week 7 for the Paris Aviators. In the week that it was announced that the Global Poker League playoff are going to take place at TwitchCon in San Diego, there were a whole host of talking points from Week 7 of the Global Poker League. This week marked the halfway point of the Six Max competitions and is also the penultimate week before the ‘Summer Series’ ...

ShillibierMay 20th, 2016 0
European Poker Tour Continues to Evolve, Grow Under Edgar Stuchly

EPT President Edgar Stuchly joined the tour in 2011 The European Poker Tour just wrapped up its 12th season. While it may seem like a relatively simple endeavor to put on six festivals, it's anything but. With an array of languages, local laws, customs, and player demands, running the EPT is a full-time job. The man who fills those shoes: EPT President Edgar Stuchly.

DanMay 21st, 2016 0
Doug ‘WCG|Rider’ Polk Wins First SCOOP Title, Brazil Adds Another

Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk won six figures and a SCOOP title on Saturday. (WPT photo) Saturday afternoon Doug ‘WCG|Rider’ Polk captured his first career Spring Championship of Online Poker title by beating one of the tougher No Limit Hold’em fields the festival has to offer. Polk beat out 150 other players to win Event 43, a $2,100 NLHE event for $115,000. And he did it all live on Twitch. ...

LanceMay 22nd, 2016 0
'Ch4nsey' Takes Down partypoker Powerfest for $219,375

Some of Sunday's biggest winners came from the conclusion of partypoker Powerfest. While Sunday may have been all about the coming conclusion of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, the rest of the Sunday Majors schedule featured a number of other bigger buy-in events with big fields. There were none bigger than the partypoker Powerfest which wrapped up with a Main Event and a ...

dhubermexMay 23rd, 2016 0
SCOOP: Buchanan, Brazil Win Again, Main Events Reach Final Table

Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan closed down SCOOP with another win and six figure score. If the Spring Championship of Online Poker had a winner’s ceremony where the national anthem of the champion’s country was played, everybody would know the words to the Brazil anthem by now. On Monday Brazil notched their 20th 2016 SCOOP title with crizh’s win in Event 56 (L).

LanceMay 24th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: 'Pot4teUS', 'NoPlanB' Join Top 10

Sweden's 'Pot4teUS' moved up 10 spots to #5 in the world in the PocketFives Rankings The recently-completed PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) brought plenty of chances for players to pocket six-figures in a variety of games. And with that came plenty of chances to make moves in the PocketFives Rankings. When the smoke cleared, two players punched their tickets into the top ...

DanMay 25th, 2016 0
Canadians Win 14 Events During 2016 SCOOP, Earn $10.1 Million

Canada's Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan won three SCOOP titles in 2016 The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker saw a handful of countries bag double-digit titles. Among them was Canada, whose players won 14 SCOOP events,, tied for the third most overall with Germanytrailing Brazil's 21 and the UK's 20. It had 43,454 entrants overall in SCOOP events this year, good for fifth worldwide.

DanMay 25th, 2016 0
Live Success Has NJ Grinder Geno 'GRaman32' Raman Excited for WSOP

Geno 'GRaman32 Raman has found two big live scores recently and is on his way to Las Vegas for the WSOP Sports are ingrained in our society. From a very young age, American children are throwing a ball, swinging a bat, competing at some level. For Geno 'GRaman32' Raman, that competition, that sport was football. From the day he could fit into shoulder pads, his life was engulfed with the game. ...

WILLOCMay 25th, 2016 0
Australians Win 5 SCOOP Events in 2016, Earn $2.9 Million

James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst won his fourth career SCOOP title in 2016, one of five that Australians won this year The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker crowned five winners from Australia. The land down under was tied for ninth worldwide with Finland with five event wins, and the entire world trailed Brazil's 21 victories during the 2016 SCOOP. Australia was in a three-way tie for ...

DanMay 25th, 2016 0
Canada's Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah Dishes on Dual SCOOP Wins

Canada's Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah talks about winning two SCOOP titles in 2016 and about repping his home country The 48th event of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker ended with a win by Canada's Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah. The $2,100 Seven card Stud tournament had a field of 65 entrants and Leah's victory was memorable not only because he booked a $42,000 payday, but also because it ...

DanMay 26th, 2016 0
Australia's James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst Warns of 'Metabolic Chaos'

Australia's James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst relives winning his fourth SCOOP title and warns fellow Aussies about metabolic chaos Series like the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) can be a grind for anyone. Doing so at unnatural hours of the day can lead to a host of health problems. Just ask Australia's James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst, who won his fourth SCOOP title this year, ...

DanMay 26th, 2016 0
Jason Lavallee Leads Montreal Nationals Past 100 Point Mark

The Montreal Nationals broke the 100-point barrier this week thanks to a record setting performance by Jason Lavallee. In the final week before the Global Poker League heads to Las Vegas for the ‘Summer Series’, there were teams moving in both Conferences with the Montreal Nationals becoming the first team to hit triple digits in points thanks to an outstanding performance from Jason ...

ShillibierMay 27th, 2016 0
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