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WSOP: Ryan D'Angelo Wins First Bracelet, Addamo Leads $1500 NLHE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LanceJun 28th, 2016 0