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PocketFives Rankings Update: Big Huni #1 for Third Straight Week

For the third straight week, Chris Big Huni Hunichen (pictured) is the #1 player in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. This is his first stint at #1 and he is certainly making his presence felt, as he won the Betfair/iPoker €25,000 Grand Friday last week for $7,100 and the PokerStars Big $162 two days prior for another $18,000. He has 7,670 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the ...

Dan Feb 11th, 2015 1
"Thanks to All Who Believed in Me and My Abilities"

Late last month, Slovenia's Daniel koootnik Kotnik (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Million and earned $42,000. It remains his largest online poker cash to date by a factor of four and helped put him on the map in the PocketFives Rankings. We caught up with the European while he was firing up satellites for the Eureka Poker Tour.

Dan Feb 14th, 2015 1
PartyPoker, Dusk Till Dawn Running $1M Guaranteed Live/Online Tournament

Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham has hosted live tournaments with some of the biggest turnouts in history. The casino attracted an impressive 4,932 players for its Grand Prix in 2013, for example. It appears DTD is about to smash this figure by teaming up with PartyPoker for a $120 buy-in tournament featuring a huge $1 million guarantee. It's called the Grand Prix Million and runs from May 15 to 25.

wackyJaxon Feb 20th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player SirJWAB

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Sir aka SirJWAB, a PocketFives member from Nevada since 2009. With lifetime earnings approaching $100,000, Sir is seen making many final tables on . Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players.

stevebrogan Feb 28th, 2015 1
Tax Impact of Staking Arrangements

Staking arrangements are prevalent in almost every poker tournament these days. It's a great way to mitigate risk or play larger stakes than you normally would in order to increase your ROI. However, each year, the most prominent question poker players ask revolves around how to treat winnings when you have a backer or when you are backing someone else.

Ray Kondler Mar 3rd, 2015 1
Six-Max Games, Einstein References, and My Friend Mangejao

Earlier this year, Australia's sammejao (pictured) won the Winamax High Roller for the second time. His first taste of victory in it came in 2014 on a Sunday and was good for $20,000, while his latest go-around came during the week for almost $6,000. To win a high-dollar six-max tournament two times is quite a feat, so we thought an interview was appropriate.

Dan Mar 10th, 2015 1
High Stakes Poker: Ilari Sahamies Nearly Over $1 Million in 2015

We're two-and-a-half months into 2015, but according to HighStakesDB, one person is nearly at $1 million in profit for the year. Ilari Sahamies (pictured), who plays as Ilari FIN on PokerStars, currently has $954,000 in profit for 2015 and is up to $2.78 million since HighStakesDB began tracking him in 2011.

Dan Mar 12th, 2015 1
Sunday $100 Rebuy Win, Super Tuesday Final Table in the Same Week

The end of February was pretty lucrative for Audrius Miliauskas (pictured), who goes by Davydenko123 on PocketFives. On the 22nd, he won the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy after a four-way chop and put away $42,000. Two days later, he finished fourth in the site's Super Tuesday for another $45,000. It was a pretty profitable way to end the shortest month of the year.

Dan Mar 12th, 2015 1
Cash Plays? Not So Much at MGM Properties

According to Online Poker Report, cash will no longer play at MGM Resorts properties around the United States. The site pointed out that impacted poker rooms will include casinos from Las Vegas to Michigan: Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Mirage, Beau Rivage in Biloxi, and MGM Grand Detroit. The change will be enforced as of April 1.

Dan Mar 15th, 2015 1
Effect of WSOP on Nevada Online Poker Traffic

This week, the PokerScout Scouting Report released an in-depth look at revenue numbers for the Nevada online poker industry over the last few months. Although statistics haven’t been reported since November 2014, the Nevada online poker market – which has suffered through a bit of a downturn over the winter months – is looking forward to a boom this summer.

Earl Burton Mar 18th, 2015 1
What Online Poker Games Will Be Pooled in Delaware and Nevada?

On Tuesday, 888 Holdings released its financial figures for 2014 and among the highlights was word that a compact between Nevada and Delaware to pool online poker traffic is close to being a reality. As a matter of fact, the company said it had already achieved "successful deployment of shared poker network across states of Delaware and Nevada in March 2015, creating significant competitive edge ...

Dan Mar 24th, 2015 1
Borgata Edge Sorting Lawsuit Against Phil Ivey to Proceed into Discovery Phase

A federal judge has denied poker pro Phil Ivey's motion to dismiss a lawsuit levied against him by Marina District Development Co., LLC, parent of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, in conjunction with Ivey's use of "edge-sorting" to win nearly $10 million at the casino in 2012. The case will now proceed into the discovery phase.

Dan Katz Mar 24th, 2015 1
Let's Get the Heck Out of the Cold!

In recent weeks, Jonathan G4uths Gauthier (pictured) was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and bagged $68,000. It was the largest cashed we've tracked for the Canadian by a factor of nine and he accordingly told us, "I am feeling super good. I've been waiting for that kind of ship for a long time."

Dan Mar 26th, 2015 1
"This is the Score I Have Been Looking For"

Recently, Luis Alberto Montano Rodriguez (pictured), known as Fizhh on PocketFives, came in second place in the PokerStars Sunday Million and cashed for $155,000. There was no chop to be had and Rodriguez, who calls Mexico home, outlasted over 7,000 opponents. We caught up with him to break down his big day.

Dan Mar 27th, 2015 1
David "Devilfish" Ulliott Reportedly Has Colon Cancer

According to posts on his Facebook page and comments made in a thread on Two Plus Two, veteran poker pro David "Devilfish" Ulliott (pictured) has colon cancer and may have a short time to live. As one person who claimed to be close to the situation commented, "Ulliott has colon cancer (maybe more) and indications suggest it is terminal. I do not know how long they have known about the cancer, ...

Dan Mar 29th, 2015 1
PokerStars Accepts First Sports Bet, Launching Daily Fantasy Sports

During the announcement of the company's financials for the previous year, Amaya Gaming Chief Executive Officer David Baazov (pictured) announced an extremely optimistic outlook in New Jersey and globally due to new innovations.

Earl Burton Apr 1st, 2015 1
New Jersey Championship of Online Poker II Announced

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP) is back for its second edition in a little more than a week on PartyPoker. The series takes place from April 16 to 26, guaranteeing $1 million over the 35 scheduled events with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $1,000. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players.

wackyJaxon Apr 7th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: veeea Threatening Top 10

This week in the PocketFives Rankings, veeea moved up from #30 to #13 after a rock solid showing in recent days. He's currently seven spots off his all-time high of #6 in the world. He won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic over the weekend for $51,000 and over 550 PLB Points to help his cause.

Dan Apr 8th, 2015 1
Who to Target, Who to Fade on DraftKings Fantasy Baseball on April 11

There are a ton of daily fantasy baseball games on tap for Saturday on DraftKings, which takes US players and received an exemption under the UIGEA. This is our first DFS baseball column of the season, so let's begin with a few guidelines that I find helpful in looking to set your lineups.

kellykip Apr 10th, 2015 1
"Poker is a Game of Constant Evolution"

Late last month, Vinicius Steves (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jason132008, took second place in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and bagged $61,000. That week's tournament had 2,585 entrants and the first place player, proh1t, earned $81,000. Steves explained, "It's a very important tournament, even more so for my buy-ins, and to get two great results in it make me very excited."

Dan Apr 12th, 2015 1
Court Convicts Three in the Violent Death of Poker Pro Mehmet Hassan

A woman and two men were found guilty in a UK court this week of murdering professional poker player Mehmet Hassan (pictured). Hassan, 56, had become romantically involved with Leonie Granger, 25, after meeting her in a Mayfair casino. But authorities say that the poker pro was little more than a target for an easy robbery by Granger, her boyfriend Kyrron Jackson, and Nicholas Chandler, both 28.

LandShark Apr 17th, 2015 1
Cops Shut Down APPT Nanjing Millions

According to Andrew Scott of World Gaming Magazine, the APPT Nanjing Millions, which was being held at the Wutaishan Sports Centre in China, was shut down by police. According to Scott, a sign on the venue's door read, "Due to the APPT Nanjing Millions tournament being suspected of illegal gambling, the police are now investigating and the event is being ceased. All related staff should go and ...

Dan Apr 17th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Michael Gatto (wholefnshow)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Michael Gatto (pictured), aka wholefnshow, is no stranger to the online poker scene in Nevada. He has been a PocketFives member since 2007 and was a consistent winner in Ultimate Poker before the site's demise. His lifetime winnings there amounted to over $57,000 in the game formats of his choice. We have just started seeing Gatto play on WSOP as ...

stevebrogan Apr 19th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Jeff Dobrin (jmd123)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Jeff jmd123 Dobrin. He is no stranger to making final tables on a regular basis and has earned almost $40,000 to date on . Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players.

stevebrogan Apr 20th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Artim Zhuta (aceszhuited)

PocketFives caught up with Wayne resident Artim aceszhuited Zhuta (pictured, ranked 24th in New Jersey), who started playing poker at the age of 18 and hasn't looked back. He currently plays under the handles AcesZhuited on WSOP, zhumaster on PartyPoker, and zhuking on Borgata Poker.

Dlorican Apr 21st, 2015 1
"As Long As I'm Enjoying Playing and Getting Good Results, I'm Happy"

Late last month, Rasmus Agerskov Larsen (pictured), known as RasA on PocketFives, won the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $69,000. The field numbered 776 that day and Larsen booked his third largest tracked score to date.

Dan Apr 21st, 2015 1
"I Was a Student, and Students Always Need Money"

On the final weekend of March, Hungary's Charlisgore8 made the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million and bagged $57,000. It was his largest tracked cash to date by a factor of three, passing a $20,000 haul in the Sunday Storm last year.

Dan Apr 23rd, 2015 1
Be Your Own Legend

It's that time of year again. People are gearing up for the WSOP and WPT, which means a lot of MTT pros will have to put on pants to play poker and enter the lights of a brick-and-mortar casino. I was discussing the upcoming WPT tournament in Florida with Alex Assassinato Fitzgerald and, with his permission, wanted to share with you some thoughts.

theweatherman Apr 24th, 2015 1
WCGRider, Dong Kim, Bjorn Li, Jason Les Playing Heads-Up Against a Bot

Starting on Friday at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, four high-stakes poker pros will square off against an AI bot. The competition lasts for two weeks and will see Doug "WCGRider" Polk (pictured), Dong Kim, Bjorn Li, and Jason Les each play 20,000 hands heads-up against a bot developed by Carnegie Mellon University. The game is No Limit Texas Hold'em.

Dan Apr 24th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Megan Milburn (1timewonder)

PocketFives had to opportunity to chat with Megan 1timewonder Milburn (pictured), who made the move from Connecticut to New Jersey to play regulated online poker. She is known to many on the virtual felts as wolverine17, which is her handle on WSOP.

Dlorican Apr 28th, 2015 1
"Please, One Time, Take a Cab and Bring Me Some Red Bulls"

A week ago, the PokerStars Sunday Storm, an $11 buy-in tournament, celebrated its fourth anniversary. The result: 104,000 entrants and a prize pool that lapped $1 million. Coming in second place when all was said and done was Bulgaria's Georgi Nikolov (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as dscturrr and earned $56,000 following a five-way deal.

Dan Apr 28th, 2015 1
California Online Poker Bill Passes Through Committee

Don't break out the bubbly just yet, but Monday was a momentous day for United States online poker, as California's Assembly Governmental Organization Committee unanimously passed a pro-online poker bill, moving it to the floor of the full Assembly.

Dan Katz Apr 28th, 2015 1
Mustapha Kanit (lasagnaaammm) Wins EPT Grand Final €50K Super High Roller

Over the weekend, Mustapha Kanit (pictured, image courtesy EPT), who is known on PocketFives as lasagnaaammm, won the EPT Grand Final €50K Super High Roller, a one-day event, and banked €936,500. The Italian barreled through a 54-man field, which had 12 reentries and a prize pool of €3.2 million.

Dan May 3rd, 2015 1
Internet Gambling Does Not Increase Addiction Rates

Online gambling opponents like casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson claim that the legalization of the industry has the potential to turn everyday people into gambling addicts. But, like many other of his exaggerated predictions, he offers little hard evidence to back up those assertions. A recent study conducted by an addiction expert, however, reveals that online gambling does not create more problem ...

LandShark May 7th, 2015 1
WSOP Europe Moves to Germany, Features 10 Bracelet Events

Plans for this year's World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) have just been announced. The event is slated to play out from October 8 to 24 at the Spielbank Berlin casino in Berlin, Germany. This year's series will be the eighth edition of the tournament and will feature 10 bracelet events along with cash games, satellites, and a variety of other tournaments.

LandShark May 8th, 2015 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for May 11, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to 12 final tables, cashing for $11,666 total. Butters led the charge, cashing in four events for $2,815. RichrdParker took a first place finish in the Saturday Night $3K for $1,766.

stevebrogan May 11th, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings: StrungOut1 About to Be #1

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankings have been recalculated. Moving up from #12 to #4 this week and knocking on the door of the top spot worldwide is Canada's StrungOut1. He just hit $4 million in career online tournament winnings and finished fourth in the Super Tuesday in March for $48,000.

Dan May 13th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Sergio Vigano (svigano)

PocketFives had the opportunity to catch up with Sergio svigano Vigano (pictured, ranked 145th in New Jersey), who was born and raised in Brazil, but has found a home in Marlton, New Jersey. Vigano's poker journey started out as a dealer in 2010 in a Florida casino, which eventually led to him playing Limit Hold'em. As time passed, he got into No Limit Hold'em and has improved year after year.

Dlorican May 20th, 2015 1
"My Strategy Involves Trying to Make Poker as Technical a Game as Possible"

Earlier this month, Nayeem Syed (pictured), known in the online poker world as dancingbudha, chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500 two ways for $50,000, far and away his largest online poker score to date.

Dan May 24th, 2015 1
2015 World Series of Poker Begins Wednesday

The 2015 World Series of Poker is set to kick off its first day of festivities at Noon Pacific Time on Wednesday. Over the span of the next seven weeks and 68 events, dreams will be realized, bankrolls will be crushed, and history will be made.

Earl Burton May 27th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for November 28, 2014

This week in New Jersey, Pocketfiver romeo8880 made two final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker on Monday night, winning the network's $5,000 guarantee and coming in seventh in the $10,000 guarantee for a total of $1,415. Kevin Sofcknsickk Campbell shipped the PartyPoker/Borgata poker $5,000 guarantee on Wednesday night, adding $1,197 to his bankroll.

Dlorican Nov 28th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 1, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to 10 final tables, cashing for $3,223. dudasdb cashed in three events, while Josh Reynolds (pictured) made it to two final tables.

stevebrogan Dec 1st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 28, 2014

This week in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to seven final tables, cashing for $3,246 collectively. JaminOnFaces cashed in two events for over $1,100. Both he and RichrdParker made it to second place.

stevebrogan Nov 28th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 12, 2015

New Jersey's largest online poker series, the Garden State Super Series, returned this weekend on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. The series has a total of 69 events featuring over $1 million in guaranteed prize money and runs from January 11 to 25 with three buy-in levels for each event.

Dlorican Jan 12th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for December 1, 2014

Canadian modzillapl will move back into the Top 200 once the new Rankings are released thanks to his runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up for $88,457 following a heads-up chop. Michael SilentPurple MacHugh (ranked #220 worldwide) will also make a rankings climb after receiving $78,323 for 4th place in the Sunday Million.

dhubermex Dec 1st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 1, 2014

This Thanksgiving weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker doubled the guarantee of its Sunday Major from $50,000 to $100,000. There were a total of 542 runners who generated a prize pool of $100,270. Mike MikeyCasino Azzaro (pictured) chopped it heads-up for a cool $19,285, officially finishing in second place. This score will put him over $100,000 in tracked online cashes. ...

Dlorican Dec 1st, 2014 0
Tournament Review for February 23, 2015

Mexico's Luis Alberto Fizhh Montano Rodriguez recording the biggest win by any PocketFiver this weekend, cashing for $155,269 for taking 2nd place in the PokerStars Sunday Million.

wackyJaxon Feb 23rd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 27, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Eddie Pompiaa2 Roman was runner up the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker Poker $5,000 guarantee on Tuesday night and then followed that up with a win in the network's $10,000 guarantee on Thursday earning a total of $2,995.

Dlorican Feb 27th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 20, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 12 final tables, cashing for $14,967 collectively. The largest individual cash belonged to bcm4924, who took home $5,032 for finishing fourth in the Spring Poker Series Main Event on Sunday. bcm4924 also cashed in three other events during the weekend for a grand total of $6,891.

stevebrogan Apr 20th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 1, 2015

This week in New Jersey, after one of the biggest weekends in regulated online poker history, all sites were back to their regular nightly schedules. Mitch money4bacon Friedberg took down the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Thursday night, banking $2,190.

Dlorican May 1st, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for May 4, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Atrim aceszhuited Zhuta made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Friday and Sunday, finishing second and sixth, respectively, for a total of $2,812.

Dlorican May 4th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for May 18, 2015

It was a huge weekend for tournament players with the start of the second week of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. Most of Sunday's SCOOP events were two-day events scheduled to end on Monday, May 18.

wackyJaxon May 18th, 2015 0
Weekday Tournament Review for May 22, 2015

It has been another exciting week online with the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in its second week on PokerStars, along with many big tournaments taking place on other sites.

wackyJaxon May 22nd, 2015 0
Tournament Review for May 25, 2015

It was a huge weekend for tournament players with the wrap-up of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. Most of Sunday's SCOOP events were two-day events scheduled to end on Monday, May 25.

wackyJaxon May 25th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 12, 2014

This week in New Jersey, Tom The Caretaker Schafer (pictured) recorded three tournament wins. Schafer won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights and then won the 888 Poker New Jersey High Roller $2,500 Guarantee for a total of $5,543. Just last month, Schafer won the WSOP $10,000 Guarantee twice in the same week. He has over $925,000 in tracked online cashes.

Dlorican Dec 12th, 2014 0
InterPoker Owners Targeting bwin.party?

With rumors swirling about the fate of the gambling giant bwin.party, industry insiders now believe that the company could soon be acquired by Intertain, a Canadian-based holding firm. Intertain is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is home to a variety of gambling brands including InterPoker, InterCasino, and Costa Bingo.

LandShark Dec 5th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 15, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, PocketFiver JudgeBen made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Nightly Guarantee three straight nights. He finished in fourth place each night for a total of $1,515. Brian WillisNYC Willis won the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday night, banking $2,250. Winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was RiverMan, who ...

Dlorican Dec 15th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 8, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to seven final tables, cashing for $2,782 total. voff took down the Sunday Freezeout for $1,132 and BachoB cashed twice, taking home over $600 for her efforts.

stevebrogan Dec 8th, 2014 0
My Thoughts on the Ever-Changing Global Gaming Market

Changes in online gambling regulations are what originally inspired the design of a global relocation service for online poker players that would ultimately become Poker Refugees. Since Black Friday, we have continued to witness numerous changes in countries' regulations as well as changes to online gaming providers' internal operational policies, all of which affect professional poker players.

KristinPokerRefugees Dec 9th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for December 22, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, Mike miw210 Wang won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday, banking $1,095. PocketFiver bigcakes won the network's $10,000 Guarantee the same night, earning $3,218. Winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was afa6543211, who will take home $10,000.

Dlorican Dec 22nd, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for December 26, 2014

This week in New Jersey, David Phatchoy888 Cheng (pictured, ranked 28th in New Jersey) made a total of four final tables. Cheng won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday, finished first and fifth in the 888 Poker High Roller $2,500 Guarantee, and took ninth in the WSOP $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,424.

Dlorican Dec 26th, 2014 0
Mike McDonald (Timex): "I've Been Playing Prismata 40 Hours a Week"

In an AMA on Reddit, longtime poker pro Mike timex McDonald (pictured) talked about his newfound love for a computer game called Prismata. He is apparently ranked fifth in the world at it and told readers, "I've been playing Prismata like 40 hours a week. I'm biased since my friends made it, but I'm over-the-top addicted."

Dan Dec 11th, 2014 0
Scaling the Sunday Million Like It's the Empire State Building

Last month, Germany's KingKong0815 (pictured) was part of a three-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and put back $165,000, officially taking third place. "I'm pretty stoked," he told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "It still feels pretty unreal." Unreal like watching a giant ape climb the Empire State Building'

Dan Dec 13th, 2014 0
Winamax Million Event Begins Sunday, Three Day 1s

The first of three Day 1s in the popular Winamax Million Event as part of the Winamax Series XI took place on Sunday. Two more Day 1s are scheduled if you missed out, as Day 1B will take place on Monday and Day 1C will take place on Tuesday. All three starting days begin at 20:00 CET. The tournament has a €150 buy-in, allows rebuys, and, as its name suggests, guarantees €1 million.

Dan Jan 11th, 2015 0
Time to Terrorize Fish at the Live Poker Tables Following a Sunday Million Chop

A couple of weeks ago, moiadcosmin (pictured), who is known in the real world as Joldis Cosmin, was part of a five-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million and reeled in $118,000. "I feel very good," the Romanian told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "Every player wants to do well in that MTT."

Dan Dec 14th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 12, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables, cashing for over $10,000 collectively. lindeyloo22 brought home the most cash by finishing fifth in the WSOP Winter Poker Classic Main Event for $3,233. MrBeaumont's (pictured) three cashes in the $3K Nightly events netted him over $2,800 for his efforts. Handsomemaxx had three cashes and won over $1,100.

stevebrogan Jan 12th, 2015 0
WSOP November Niner Jorryt van Hoof Wins Sunday Warm-Up

Just one month removed from finishing third in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $3.8 million, Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, winning the weekly tournament for $91,000. He plays on PokerStars under the screen name TheCleaner11 and entered the nine-handed final table in third place out of almost 3,000 entrants.

Dan Dec 15th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for January 12, 2015

There was a five-way chop over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship tournament, led by PocketFiver PokerMachine of Portugal, who earned $180,000 for his official first place finish. Fellow member dennishtm of Germany walked away with an even $100,000 upon placing 5th, while stonsijones of Iceland cashed for $94,000 (2nd place officially).

dhubermex Jan 12th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 15, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to eight final tables, cashing for over $5,000. No one took a top spot, but SamanthaStacks did cash twice this weekend, taking home over $1,700 for her efforts.

stevebrogan Dec 15th, 2014 0
Equity Poker Network Confirms DDOS Attacks

On Tuesday, the Equity Poker Network confirmed that its game servers have been suffering from distributed denial of service attacks, or DDOS. The press release outlined, "The DDOS attacks at EPN have occurred intermittently across the past six weeks, causing some short-term disruptions to Network connectivity and frustrating poker room outages." In most cases, Equity developers were quickly able ...

Dan Dec 16th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 19, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series continued on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker with six events offering a total of $337,000 in guaranteed prize money. Event #13 High, a $100,000 guarantee, ended in a six-way chop. When the dust settled, it was TimmyKGB17 who was victorious, earning a $10,275 payday. PocketFiver Jordams jBEEZ_8X Cespedes finished in second place in the same ...

Dlorican Jan 19th, 2015 0
Lawsuit, Restraining Order Filed Against California Online Gambling Site

A California Tribe thought to be launching the first post-Black Friday online poker room in the state was hit with a lawsuit from the US Government related to its online bingo site. According to a press release, the lawsuit and temporary restraining order are to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel from continuing to operate Desert Rose Bingo. They cite the Unlawful Internet Gambling ...

Dan Dec 16th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for January 26, 2015

The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) continued this Sunday, with several PocketFives members making final tables in the events. Sweden's xtheWall was involved in a four-way chop of the Sunday Warm-Up, taking home $75,985 for his official 2nd place effort. Lebanon's niccc had a 3rd place showing in the $215 buy-in TCOOP #17 and collected $62,486.

dhubermex Jan 26th, 2015 0
Isaac Haxton Takes $180,000 from Viktor Blom in CAP PLO

On Saturday, Isaac Haxton (pictured) and Viktor Blom, better known as luvtheWNBA and Isildur1 online, respectively, took to the $200/$400 CAP PLO tables on Full Tilt, according to HighStakesDB. As the tracking site outlined, when all was said and done, Haxton ended the match up $180,000, not a bad haul for one day.

Dan Dec 21st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 22, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 16 final tables, cashing for over $16,800. voff cashed in five events for almost $8,000 total, while Butters' three cashes totaled over $3,400.

stevebrogan Dec 22nd, 2014 0
Who to Target and Who to Fade for Week 17 on FanDuel

The Week 17 FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2.5 million in prize money to the top 21,840 finishers in the 114,942-player tournament. stevesokol21 took down last week's first place prize with a score of 177.12 points, slightly less than three points per $1,000 salary dollars spent. This is the final week of the regular season, so get in and use your football knowledge to take your shot at ...

kellykip Dec 26th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 13, 2015

This week in New Jersey, Krishna ninjaGO Kalidas finished second in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday, then followed that up with a win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee the following night, earning a total of $2,615.

Dlorican Feb 13th, 2015 0
GSSS II Offers More Games and Formats

If you haven't heard, PartyPoker and Borgata Poker in New Jersey have announced the schedule for the Garden State Super Series II, the second iteration of the ambitious online poker tournament series for New Jersey players. Sign up for Borgata Poker here and sign up for PartyPoker here!

LandShark Dec 26th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 20, 2015

This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers reached multiple final tables earning big paydays. Sandi sandip815 Phelps (pictured, ranked 50th in New Jersey) continued her tear on the virtual felts in New Jersey by winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Monday and then followed that up with a second place finish in the same tournament the following night for a total of $3,722.

Dlorican Feb 20th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 23, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Renata LadyBlueSky Colache, who plays under the handle TaintedMaverick, placed second in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Friday and followed that up with a win in the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday, earning a total of $3,136.

Dlorican Feb 23rd, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 2, 2015

Czech Republic's elof24 recorded the biggest win by any PocketFiver this weekend, taking home $100,000 for his outright win in the super-sized $500,000 Guaranteed on PartyPoker. Seven PocketFivers appeared at the final table of this tournament, including Chile's chilenocl, who cashed for $52,000; United Kingdom's bigal37, who cashed for $32,200; and Russia's umbroSS, who cashed for $25,950.

wackyJaxon Mar 2nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 2, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Mike JohnnnyDrama Haberman continued his consistent ways by making the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on back-to-back nights, earning a total of $1,833. PocketFiver Billson shipped the network's $5,000 Guarantee on Sunday night for $1,175.

Dlorican Mar 2nd, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 6, 2015

This week in New Jersey, PocketFiver BlckJck made four final table appearances, which included third and fifth place finishes in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee, a win in the network's $10,000 Guarantee, and a fifth place in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,909.

Dlorican Mar 6th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 13, 2015

This week in New Jersey, several PocketFivers came away with multiple wins across all sites. aceszhuited took down the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee and finished second in the 888 Poker/WSOP $10,000 Guarantee, earning a total of $4,705.

Dlorican Mar 13th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 5, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to nine final tables and cashed for $5,400. Butters had an excellent weekend with three cashes including a first, third, and fourth place finish for over $2,900 total. Handsomemaxx cashed in two events.

stevebrogan Jan 5th, 2015 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Knocking on the Door of #1

It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankings have been updated. On top for the fourth straight week is Brazil's Yuri Martins, who is enjoying the longest stint at the top of the Rankings for any PocketFiver since September and the third longest streak since April.

Dan Jan 7th, 2015 0
WSOP Polls Opinions on Main Event Payout Structure

Facing several years of declining World Series of Poker Main Event participation, the tournament's organizers sought a new marketing strategy that would create a splash and attract new faces. Their solution, implemented last year, was to bump the first place prize up to a massive $10 million and entice new players with the promise of an eight-figure payday.

LandShark Jan 9th, 2015 0
PocketFives Interview with Nevada Poker Player Daniel "voff" Deveau

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member Daniel voff Deveau. Daniel’s lifetime cashes of just over $1,000,000 speak to his ability and love of the game. A former Bostonian, Daniel has lived in the Las Vegas area since 2006. His twitter account name is @DRDeveau. Daniel shares with us his story.

stevebrogan Jan 9th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 23, 2015

It was another big Sunday online this past weekend, propelled by the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. The biggest winner on Full Tilt this Sunday was Elio the real roks Fox, who won $85,338 by outlasting 904 players in FTOPS Event #18. Sweden's Sheater, United Kingdom's Easylimp, and Russia's SENSIMIL1 also made the final table in this event.

wackyJaxon Mar 23rd, 2015 0
Tournament Review for March 30, 2015

It was another big Sunday online this past weekend with both the Full Tilt Online Poker Series and PokerStars MicroMillions wrapping up with their main events, each boasting a healthy $1 million guaranteed in prizes.

wackyJaxon Mar 30th, 2015 0
Ilkin Garibli Wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller Event

Not only did the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event wrap up on Wednesday with Kevin Schulz taking down the title, but the PCA High Roller Event also crowned a winner. Ilkin Garibli (pictured) won the record-breaking $25,000 buy-in tournament after a heads-up chop with PocketFiver Joe daPHUNNIEman Kuether.

Dan Jan 15th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for April 6, 2015

It was another big Sunday online this past weekend with many online tournament series taking place, including the Winamax's W Series, partypoker's Pokerfest, and PKR Poker's Springfest.

wackyJaxon Apr 6th, 2015 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 6, 2015

This week in New Jersey, we saw a decrease in the number of players grinding the virtual felt on Sunday due to the holiday. The PartyPoker/Borgata $50,000 Guarantee attracted 237 players, generating a prize pool of $43,845 ($6,155 overlay). In the end, PocketFiver sansara52 won the tournament outright, earning the highest weekend payday of $10,000.

Dlorican Apr 6th, 2015 0
Caesars Division Files for Bankruptcy

On Thursday, a division of Caesars Entertainment filed for bankruptcy. According to the LA Times, "The division, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., owns and operates most of Caesars' 50 properties worldwide." Caesars officials said the casinos would remain open and few changes were expected while the company sorts out a reported $18.4 billion in debt.

Dan Jan 16th, 2015 0
Who to Target and Who to Fade on Conference Championship Weekend on FanDuel

This week's FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so since you're watching anyway, make Championship Sunday a little more fun and get in! In last week's three-way tie for first, a score of 170.88, or 2.85 points per $1,000 in salary dollars, was ...

kellykip Jan 16th, 2015 0
"I Was the Guy Who Hated Poker and Didn't Want to Play with My Friends"

Just before the calendar rolled over to 2015, da Ape took down the PartyPoker $200,000 Guaranteed, outlasting a field of 969 entrants. The Thai player is up to almost three-quarters of a million dollars in tracked online MTT cashes and can be found at #378 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his all-time high.

Dan Jan 17th, 2015 0
High Stakes Poker: JayP-AA Up $1 Million in 2015

According to HighStakesDB, JayP-AA, who is known on PocketFives as jcp, has passed $1 million in profit at the high-stakes tables in 2015. He officially stands at $1.05 million in the black and has not fallen into the red at any point this year.

Dan Apr 11th, 2015 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for January 19, 2015

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to 10 final tables, cashing for $5,884. Butters led all PocketFivers with two cashes totaling over $2,400. PremiumStud (pictured) cashed twice for over $1,100. scross had two cashes for over $800. jms123's two cashes totaled $694.

stevebrogan Jan 19th, 2015 0
Gold Rush or Fool's Gold?

If you don't already know, Gold Rush, as the name might imply, is a promotion aimed at those who play Full Tilt's fast-fold game, Rush Poker. Unlike many of Full Tilt's promotions, there is no opting-in involved here. You play, you're in. And it is really easy to understand, too – there are no leaderboards or points systems or anything like that. Whenever a player participates in a Rush Poker ...

Dan Katz Jan 20th, 2015 0
Marc-Andre Ladouceur Wins Sunday 500

Perhaps lost in the shuffle of a bundle of wins by high-stakes pros over the weekend was a victory by Montreal's Marc-Andre Ladouceur (pictured) in the PokerStars Sunday 500. He outlasted fellow pro David donkcommited Miscikowski after a heads-up chop and earned $59,000 to Miscikowski's $60,000. Ladouceur plays on PokerStars under the user name FrenchDawg.

Dan Jan 20th, 2015 0