[x]

See Where You Rank in Virginia

PocketFives Articles - Most Popular[ return to main articles page ]

 

Most Popular ArticlesResults 401 - 500

Article Author Publish Date Comments
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 30, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker attracted 288 players, generating a prize pool of $53,280. When the dust settled, andend was victorious, earning $10,656. Mike Gags30 Gagliano (pictured) pocketed $7,017 for his second place finish in the same tournament.

Dlorican Mar 30th, 2015 1
Paul and Darren Phua Request Permission to Play Poker While Awaiting Trial

Awaiting trial on charges of running an illegal gambling business, Malaysian businessman Paul Phua (pictured) and his son, Darren Phua, have petitioned the court for permission to enter casinos and play poker. Attorneys for the Phuas, David Chesnoff and Thomas Goldstein, insisted that the men had abided by the conditions of their pretrial release and asked that the court grant more freedom to ...

LandShark Jan 8th, 2015 1
"I Have Had a Goal Since Childhood to See All Seven Continents"

In the middle of December, selinantis (pictured) final tabled the PokerStars Sunday 500 and earned $35,000. There were over 700 entrants that day and selinantis, who calls Lithuania home, finished third among them. He has over $2.1 million in career online tournament winnings and sat down with PocketFives to talk about his sixth largest cash ever.

Dan Jan 9th, 2015 1
888, WSOP to Share Liquidity in New Jersey

Monday will be a big day for online poker players in New Jersey. To start the work week, WSOP's and 888 Poker's player pools will be partially merged in a move that will increase liquidity in the East Coast state.

Dan Jan 11th, 2015 1
New Dot-Poker Domains to Open in February

Beginning on February 5, a new dot-poker domain address will be opened up for usage. As it is the first of a three-phase operation, a restricted number of potential applicants will be approved. The applicants must be trademark holders that have been registered with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and these applications will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Earl Burton Jan 14th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Aaron Seligson (nutsooncow)

PocketFives caught up with Aaron nutsooncow Seligson (pictured, ranked #52 in New Jersey), who calls North Arlington home. Seligson converted to poker from playing other casino games such as blackjack and roulette in 2012 and has not looked back. With over $28,000 in tracked online cashes, some of his highlights include a win in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for $2,979, a third ...

Dlorican Jan 14th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for April 17, 2015

This week in New Jersey was the kickoff off the second NJCOP series that is running on PartyPoker/Borgata. Event #1 was a Player's Choice event, which was a $20,000 GTD with a $100 buy-in. It attracted 236 runners, with your winner being PokerKarma, who earned $4,057. Asher anthonymason Conniff (pictured) made the final table of the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 and $10,000 GTD on Wednesday night, ...

Dlorican Apr 17th, 2015 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 27, 2015

In one of the most anticipated, record-breaking weekends in regulated New Jersey online poker history, the PartyPoker/Borgata NJCOP II came to an end. On Sunday, there were a total of seven events which offered $355,000 in combined guaranteed prize pools, including a $150,000 guaranteed Main Event. That tournament had a total of 659 runners, with the winner being MattLoFan89, who will take home ...

Dlorican Apr 27th, 2015 1
Heads-Up with Twitch Sensation Jason Somerville

Earlier this year, Jason JCarver Somerville (pictured), now a PokerStars pro, began 70 straight days of live-streaming online poker on Twitch. We caught up with him on Day #60 of his campaign. You can catch him on Twitch seven hours a day live from Canada. However, now that he's just a week away from Day #70, what will happen next' And what does he see as the future of the game on Twitch' Read ...

Dan May 2nd, 2015 1
Full Tilt on New Jersey SNAFU: "At No Time Was a Real Money App Available"

According to a variety of sites, including Online Poker Report, Amaya Gaming has asserted that a mobile pop-up alerting players that real money Full Tilt games were available in New Jersey was an error. Call it a Garden State SNAFU that briefly energized the community that Full Tilt was going to enter the market effective immediately.

Dan Jan 22nd, 2015 1
PokerNews Speaks Out About Loss of WSOP Live Updates

In recent days, word broke that PokerNews would no longer be providing exclusive live updates of the World Series of Poker. Instead, WSOP officials will take on the task of providing live updates themselves. We've heard the WSOP's side of the story from Vice President Seth Palansky. Now, PocketFives sat down with Matt Parvis (pictured), Chief Creative Office of iBus Media, which owns PokerNews, ...

Dan Jan 30th, 2015 1
2015 WSOP Schedule Released

One day after the NFL's Super Bowl, the schedule for this year's Super Bowl of Poker, the 2015 World Series of Poker, was released. There are 68 events on deck in 2015 and the series runs from May 27 to July 14. Click here for the full schedule.

Dan Feb 2nd, 2015 1
Nikki_Hefner Wins TCOOP Main Event for Record-Breaking Amount

The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, or TCOOP, wrapped up over the weekend with a record being set. Nikki_Hefner, a member of the Russia poker community, took down the TCOOP Main Event for $396,000 following a heads-up deal. In the process, he set a new record for the largest single cash in a TCOOP event, beating the previous mark of $382,000 set in last year's High Roller Event.

Dan Feb 3rd, 2015 1
Dan Bilzerian Escapes Jail Time for Explosives Charges, Will Record PSA

According to the Canadian Press and other sources, high-stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian (pictured) will avoid jail time on a felony explosives charge and will instead record a PSA for the Federal Bureau of Land Management.

Dan Feb 10th, 2015 1
William Hill in Talks to Buy 888

Shares of 888 Holdings boomed on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday as word broke that William Hill was in talks to buy the fellow gaming giant. Shares of 888 were up 26.50 pence apiece, or 18%, to settle at 171.50. 888 has already confirmed that it is in takeover talks with William Hill, eliminating any shred of doubt that a deal is being discussed.

Dan Feb 10th, 2015 1
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
High Stakes Poker: Alexonmoon Takes $474,000 from Kagome Kagome

On Monday, PocketFives published a story about Kagome Kagome being up a half-million dollars in three days at the online poker tables. To show how quickly fortunes can turn when you're playing for gobs of cash for hours on end, Kagome Kagome is quickly back to even on the week thanks to a $474,000 loss to Alexonmoon (pictured).

Dan Nov 4th, 2014 0
Live Poker Series in the USA: November, December 2014

Welcome to the PocketFives Tournament Preview presented by Poker Update. Every month, we will preview tournament series that are of interest to players in the United States, looking for good values, big fields, and the best venues for any size bankroll anywhere in the country.

Fox Nov 10th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for November 10, 2014

Major online poker tournament activity was down this weekend in anticipation of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event "November Nine" final table, which is set to begin Monday at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

dhubermex Nov 10th, 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
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
PocketFives Rankings Update: pleno1 New #1 Worldwide

After a one-week reign at #1 in the PocketFives Rankings by Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro, there's a new sheriff in town: England's Patrick pleno1 Leonard. He jumped from #3 to #1 this week and has 8,024 PLB Points, the only member of PocketFives with a PLB score north of 8,000. This is Leonard's second stint at #1; he was formerly at the top of the Rankings in mid-August. By the way, Fierro ...

Dan Nov 5th, 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
California's Pala Tribe Approved for Online Gambling in New Jersey

New Jersey gambling regulators have granted conditional approval for California's Pala Band of Mission Indians to operate an online gambling website through a partnership with Borgata in Atlantic City. The agreement will make Pala the first Indian tribe to offer i-gaming in the state.

LandShark Nov 6th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 7, 2014

This week in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables, cashing for over $6,000 collectively. ValueTown (pictured) had a first place finish. georgemcfly, LuckSackGMZ, scross, Sir, and ValueTown each impressively cashed twice this week.

stevebrogan Nov 7th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 10, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, Norman slystyle012 Michalek was runner-up in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Friday, taking home $1,938. Anthony Eatahoagie Cicali shipped the same tournament on Sunday, adding $3,010 to his bankroll. The winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major was boxcar, cashing for a cool $10,138.

Dlorican Nov 10th, 2014 0
Heads-Up with WSOP November Niner and Foosball Wizard Billy Pappas

Holding the sixth largest stack in the World Series of Poker Main Event when play resumes on Monday will be William Pappaconstantinou, better known as Billy Pappas (pictured). The Massachusetts poker player has 17.5 million in chips and told us, "I'm feeling pretty good. I'm quite nervous too. Some people are starting to recognize me. When that stuff happens, it starts to set in." Special thanks ...

Dan Nov 8th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 10, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables and cashed for almost $9,000 total. Both Josh Reynolds (pictured) and Voff won a tournament and cashed twice over the weekend.

stevebrogan Nov 10th, 2014 0
WSOP on ESPN: We Have Our November Nine

On Sunday, as the Green Bay Packers were eviscerating the Chicago Bears on NBC, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was playing down to its November Nine on ESPN. The final two prepackaged episodes aired before Monday's near-live final table begins at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2.

Dan Nov 10th, 2014 0
WSOP Main Event Resumes on ESPN2

The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event resumed on Monday night on a 30-minute delay on ESPN2. As each member of the November Nine zoomed across the Rio's Voodoo Zip Line, the camera panned into the 1,200-seat Penn and Teller Theater, which was electric. As Bluff's Lance Bradley put it, "Three minutes in and Politano's rail is already the greatest of all time. It’s not even close."

Dan Nov 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 14, 2014

This week in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to eleven final tables cashing for over $8K collectively. PocketFivers butters and georgeMcfly had first place finishes. Both georgeMcfly and scross cashed twice this week.

stevebrogan Nov 14th, 2014 0
Felix Stephensen Takes WSOP November Nine Chip Lead

On the 33rd hand of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Felix Stephensen (pictured) muscled the chip lead away from fellow European Jorryt Van Hoof. On a board of A-5-4-K-7, Stephensen fired out a bet of four million and Billy Pappas got out of the way. Just like that, we had our first November Nine chip lead change. Stephensen had Q-2, while Pappas had pocket eights. The pot was worth ...

Dan Nov 10th, 2014 0
Jorryt Van Hoof Assumes Massive WSOP Main Event Chip Lead

A huge pot was shipped to Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) on the 48th hand of final table play in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. On a board of K-K-10-5, according to WSOP coverage, "The river completed the board with the Ah and Felix Stephensen checked for a third time as Van Hoof bet out 3.4 million to make this pot bigger than three players' stacks - Martin Jacobson, Billy Pappas, and ...

Dan Nov 10th, 2014 0
Martin Jacobson Takes WSOP Main Event Chip Lead Three-Handed

We're three-handed at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and there has been plenty of drama thus far. You can catch the action on a 30-minute delay on ESPN and you will be able to watch until a winner is crowned at some point tonight. Three-handed play began at 9:00pm Eastern Time. Hole cards for anyone who enters a hand are being shown so you can follow along at home.

Dan Nov 11th, 2014 0
Jorryt van Hoof Eliminated in Third Place from the WSOP Main Event

Three hours into three-handed play at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and we have our first bust-out, Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured). He started three-handed as the chip leader, but after a series of missteps and seemingly looking rattled, he was the first elimination.

Dan Nov 11th, 2014 0
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
Heads-Up with Borgata Fall Poker Open Event #4 Champ Jake jtsnakes Perry

The Borgata Fall Poker Open is currently taking place in Atlantic City at the Borgata Hotel and Spa through November 21. PocketFives caught up with one of its own members and Event #4 champion, Jake jtsnakes Perry (pictured, image courtesy of Borgata blog), which was a $560 buy-in two-day event that attracted 207 entrants for a prize pool of $103,500. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker ...

Dlorican Nov 12th, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: Big Huni Jumps into Top 10

We had a fair amount of movement within the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week, including a 17-spot jump by longtime member Big Huni (pictured), who cracked the top 10 at #8 in the world. Hunichen won the PokerStars $109 NLHE Turbo on Tuesday for $10,000 after taking down the site's Big $55 seven days prior for $17,000.

Dan Nov 12th, 2014 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
Have PokerStars' Rake Increases Affected Cash Game Traffic?

As you probably know by now, PokerStars, the largest online poker site in the world, bumped the rake in its cash games, tournaments, and sit and gos. The cash game players most affected are high-stakes grinders, those who prefer Heads-Up No Limit Games. PokerStars doubled the maximum rake to $1 for all No Limit games in which two players are dealt cards at all levels below $25/$50. Above that, ...

Dan Katz Nov 14th, 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
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 17, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFivers made it to nine final tables cashing for over $6,000 collectively. JaminOnFaces had a first place finish. Fellow members Butters, georgemcfly (pictured) and Sir each cashed twice.

stevebrogan Nov 17th, 2014 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
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Jumps to #1

We have a new #1 ranked player on PocketFives. This time, coming off a win in the 888 Poker Whale over the weekend, p0cket00 (pictured) has assumed the top spot in the PocketFives Rankings for the ninth time in his career. This is his third stint at #1 this year.

Dan Nov 19th, 2014 0
"The Key to Winning Large-Field MTTs Is to Play a Lot"

On the first weekend of November, Brazil's Thulio Colle, known on PocketFives as MRCOLLE (pictured), hit it big in the PokerStars Sunday Million, chopping the tournament four ways and bagging $133,000. "I'm very happy because I've been devoting myself to poker for some time now, about two years, and the Sunday Million is what every player wants to do well in," Colle told PocketFives in an ...

Dan Nov 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for November 21, 2014

This week in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables, cashing for $6,874. nycdp123 took home a ticket to the WSOP Circuit Main Event being held at Planet Hollywood valued at $1,675. dudasdb cashed in three events for over $2,500 in value.

stevebrogan Nov 21st, 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
"Poker in Portugal is on the Rise"

Earlier this month, Portugal's faustideo, who is known as Pedro Faustino in the real world, final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Million and walked away with $58,000. There were a little more than 7,100 entrants that week and Faustino chalked up his largest online poker score to date by a factor of three.

Dan Nov 23rd, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 24, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables and cashed for $2,518, with asianhustler and BachoB each cashing twice. kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Guarantee on Sunday. had 542 runners vying for the 83 available prizes ...

stevebrogan Nov 24th, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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