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WSOP: George Danzer Wins Fourth Career WSOP Bracelet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dhubermexJul 18th, 2016 0
Alisson 'heyalisson' Piekazewicz Climbing to New Heights in Poker

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

DanJul 18th, 2016 0
Bob, Charlie and a Life-Changing WSOP Main Event Journey

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LandSharkJul 26th, 2016 0