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Tournament Review for May 19, 2014

The 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) wrapped up over the weekend with the $10,000+300 NLHE Main Event. Phillip Grindation Mcallister of the United Kingdom wound up in 5th place in the tournament for $350,838 while Canada's NeverScaredB (pictured) finished 6th for $279,225.

dhubermexdhubermex
Join Date: Jul 7th, 2005
May 19th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 23, 2014

This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its $10,000 Guarantee Nightly with first place paying over $2,000. On Monday, there was a two-way chop, with jOEYBEZZLER taking it down for $2,094. On Tuesday, four PocketFivers made the final table, with Frank Vulpis (Binkedit8899 on PocketFives, pictured) finishing in second place for $1,783. Back on April 4, Vulpus took third ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
May 23rd, 2014 1
Heads-Up with Ludovic Lacay (Cutsss)

A longtime member of PocketFives, Ludovic Cutsss Lacay (pictured) is a sponsored pro of Winamax, which accepts players from across the European Union. Lacay has $3.2 million in live cashes under his belt, according to the Hendon Mob, including a win in the EPT San Remo Main Event in 2012 for nearly a million bucks. The acclaimed poker pro sat down with PocketFives to talk about his career and ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 5th, 2014 1
"It's From the Film Rain Man. I Was Always Good with Numbers."

Last month, the PokerStars Micro Millions Main Event played out on the world's largest online poker site. The $22 buy-in tournament attracted a ridiculous field of over 63,000 entrants and, when it finally concluded, PocketFiver Raphael Jude RainmanRJA Augustin (pictured) came away with the win following a heads-up chop and ran off with $78,000, or nearly 3,600 times his buy-in.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 7th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for May 30, 2014

This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $10,000 Guarantee with a buy-in of $100. David Cheng (phatchoy888 on PocketFives) continued his tear on the virtual felts by winning the $10,000 Guarantee on Monday, taking home $2,094. Splits89 and Jamdizzi777 evenly chopped the Party/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee for $2,242 on Tuesday. VANGUARD was the victor on Wednesday, winning ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
May 30th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for April 11, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for two $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events on exceeded the guarantees. There were 223 runners with a total prize pool of 16,225.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Apr 11th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 13, 2014

This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its $10K Guarantee nightly. Bob Taylor (s.l. halper on PocketFives) finished in second place on Monday, taking home $1,829. The winner in the $10,000 Guarantee on Monday was KingsWin, who cashed for $2,511. ThreeBetYou took it down on Tuesday for $2,682. The winner of the Party/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday was PompiAA2, ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Jun 13th, 2014 1
PokerStars, Full Tilt Downloadable Clients Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug

According to a statement posted on the sites' blog, the Heartbleed Bug did not affect PokerStars' or Full Tilt Poker's real money clients. The bug attacked an issue in OpenSSL, but according to PokerStars officials, "At no stage were our downloadable clients on either PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker vulnerable to this issue at any time. This applies to both desktop and mobile clients."

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 14th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 20, 2014

This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its $50 buy-in $5,000 Nightly Guarantee along with a $100 buy-in $10,000 Nightly Guarantee. On Tuesday, four PocketFivers made the final table of the $10,000 guarantee, with Jesse Elliot (No_Xcape on PocketFives, pictured) leading the way with the win and taking home $2,069 after a chop heads-up. PocketFiver MikeG5 won the ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Jun 20th, 2014 1
Tournament Review for June 23, 2014

Over the weekend, PocketFives members were led by Steve betrthanphil Tripp of Canada (pictured - ranked #432 worldwide), who took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $79,116. Steve's three-way final table negotiation nearly earned him full first place prize money despite chopping the event with two other opponents.

dhubermexdhubermex
Join Date: Jul 7th, 2005
Jun 23rd, 2014 1
Winamax Awarding SISMIX Main Event Seat in PocketFives PLB Competition

In April, PocketFives and Winamax are teaming up for an exclusive PLB competition that's only open to players whose Winamax accounts were created through the links on PocketFives. The top prize this month is a €550 buy-in to Marrakech SISMIX Electro Poker Festival Main Event that takes place in May.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 15th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for June 27, 2014

This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 Guarantee, $5,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and $10,000 guarantee. nas1225 (nas1225 on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee on Monday for $1,000. pst34 (petey3412 on PocketFives) took down the $5,000 Guarantee Six-Max on Tuesday, winning $1,150. Jim Oriente (jimmyice99 on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee Six-Max on Wednesday ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Jun 27th, 2014 1
Next US Full Tilt Poker Refunds Coming By May 31

According to an update posted on the official Full Tilt Poker Claims website on Wednesday, the next round of US Full Tilt Poker refunds will be sent out by the end of May. About 1,000 people will get their money back this time around, over three years after Full Tilt vacated the US market on Black Friday.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 17th, 2014 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: lilachaa Reaches Highest Position Ever

The PocketFives Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday and, unlike last week, the top 10 worldwide remained relatively unchanged. Your #1 player in the world is still Anton VnilaVader Herrmann, who is one of four Swedes in the top seven of the Rankings and won the PokerStars Bigger $55 three days ago for $42,000 to solidify the top spot for the second straight week. Herrmann has about 300 PLB ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 23rd, 2014 1
NJCOP Main Event Has $34,000 Overlay, MikeFrancesa Wins

In case you missed it on Sunday, the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Main Event attracted a sizable field of 892 players at a buy-in of $185 apiece. Despite the nearly 900 players who turned out, the tournament, which took place on Borgata Poker and PartyPoker and guaranteed $200,000, still featured a $34,000 overlay. You probably won't hear any complaints from the users who cashed, ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 28th, 2014 1
"Confidence in Yourself Plays a Big Role in Getting Out of a Downswing"

Pavel Plesuv (pictured), who can be found on PocketFives under the user name 3p3nipa, rebounded from a downswing in impressive fashion by taking second in an FTOPS Two-Day Event, winning a separate FTOPS event, and taking down the PokerStars $162 Sunday Six-Max for $122,000 combined… all in just two weeks.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 29th, 2014 1
How Big Can the California Online Poker Market Get?

The online poker traffic monitoring site published its weekly Scouting Report on Monday, detailing some of the latest goings-on in the industry. A portion of the piece focused not on what happened in the past, but rather would could possibly happen in the future when it comes to the United States' potential golden poker goose: California.

Dan KatzDan Katz
Join Date: Jan 10th, 2012
Apr 30th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with Randy Lew (Nanonoko): The Next Ansel Adams?

In 2013, Team PokerStars Online member Randy Nanonoko Lew (pictured) logged five in the money finishes at the World Series of Poker, including a top-ten showing in a $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up tournament for $54,000, his largest WSOP cash to date. Now, Lew, whom we associate with mass-multi-tabling online, is one of the many players who are just three weeks away from descending on Sin ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 4th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Tommy Schenck (ThePimpOfPoker)

New Jersey online poker grinder Tommy ThePimpOfPoker Schenck (pictured) was one of many US players who relocated outside of the country in order to continue playing online poker after Black Friday. He plays in New Jersey under ShankU4Chips on and 888 Poker and under Pot4Jack0ff on Borgata Poker.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
May 6th, 2014 1
RuiNF Defeats lukethafluke in SCOOP Heads-Up Event

The high-stakes version of Event #8 of the ongoing PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was a $700 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up contest that brought out 765 players. In the end, it was only fitting that two PocketFivers chopped heads-up.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 7th, 2014 1
"He Can Take Beats for Days, But Still Returns Tomorrow to Grind Some More"

At one point last month, we interviewed back-to-back players from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is a rarity for any country, more or less Bosnia and Herzegovina. First it was Alen lilachaa Bilic, who is now #12 worldwide on PocketFives and, perhaps not coincidentally, a good friend of the second player from the European country we spoke to, Marko drjovaside Jovovic (pictured).

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 8th, 2014 1
"I Always Wondered How a Big Hit Could Change My Poker Career"

Late last month, Brazil's Luciano Santos de Hollanda (pictured), known as LucianoHollanda on PocketFives, earned his $1 million cash badge. He is the top-ranked player in the city of Curitiba and told us he's "feeling really good" about his brand new profile badge. Perhaps even more importantly, Hollanda is "even more excited about the game."

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 10th, 2014 1
Bryan Devonshire (badbeatninja) – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile

Henderson, Nevada poker playe, Bryan badbeatninja Devonshire headed into Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in 16th place out of the 79 players remaining with 3,830,000 in chips.

wackyJaxonwackyJaxon
Join Date: Apr 5th, 2006
Jul 13th, 2014 1
Jason Mercier (treysfull21) Wins First SCOOP Title

Chalk up the first PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title for Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured). The longtime PocketFiver won a $215 Eight-Game event on Thursday and now needs a TCOOP victory to become poker's third Triple COOP champion.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 16th, 2014 1
"I'll See Things on Earth and Live Each Day Like It's the Best Day Ever"

Wade ricestud Townsend (pictured) has been on a tear so far this year. He opened 2014 by taking down the PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy for almost $60,000 officially. He final tabled an FTOPS tournament for $26,000 and then, in a one-week span earlier this month, won the PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 2X Chance and $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Cubed for about $50,000 total.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 18th, 2014 1
William Pappaconstantinou – 2014 WSOP Poker Player Profile

William Pappaconstantinou was an unknown poker player prior to his run in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Pappaconstantinou hails from Salem, New Hampshire and started Day 6 of the Main Event with 3,370,000 in chips, which was good for 25th place out of 79 players remaining.

wackyJaxonwackyJaxon
Join Date: Apr 5th, 2006
Jul 13th, 2014 1
Gus Hansen Wins $546,000, Still Down Almost $18 Million on Full Tilt

According to HighStakesDB, Gus Hansen (pictured) had a solid Sunday on the virtual felts of Full Tilt Poker, winning $546,000 at the cash game tables. However, he is still down almost $18 million since the site began tracking his account in 2006.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 19th, 2014 1
SCOOP Main Events Shell Out $12.7 Million, Ari Wins Low-Stakes Version

The three PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Events wrapped up on Monday and, when the smoke cleared, $12.7 million had been distributed to over 26,000 total entrants. All three Main Events more than doubled their guarantees.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 20th, 2014 1
Get a Big Score, Get the Heck Out of Europe During the Winter

In 2012, Bulgaria's Slaven Varnatrader Popov (pictured) won the PokerStars SCOOP Mid-Stakes Main Event for over a half-million dollars. Two years later, he followed up the colossal hit by final tabling a SCOOP $2,100 NLHE tournament for another $108,000, shooting him well over $1 million in tracked online poker scores. As a result, he did what any rational Bulgarian would do: headed to Asia to ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 21st, 2014 1
Dominik Nitsche (bounatirouIMO) Wins WSOP National Championship

The World Series of Poker National Championship crowned its first ever non-US winner on Saturday, Dominik Nitsche (pictured), who is known as bounatirouIMO here on PocketFives. The German raced through a field of 126 players for the win and collected $352,000 along with the first gold bracelet awarded this year. Prior to Saturday, no European had ever final tabled the National Championship.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 25th, 2014 1
PPA: Disputed Full Tilt Poker Claims Will Now Receive More Attention

This week, the official claims website for former US Full Tilt Poker players was updated to reveal that a new round of payments will be sent in mid-June. Totaling $15 million, the latest round of funding will be sent to players who "submitted complete, timely, or late petitions confirming their FTP account balance. Also included in this round of payments are affiliates who submitted petitions ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
May 30th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 14, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey online poker, several PockeFivers found themselves in the winner's circle. Bob Taylor (s.l. halper on PocketFives) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Friday for $1,000. Dan Cooley (rtheusa on PocketFives) took down the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Saturday, pocketing $2,300.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Jul 14th, 2014 1
Daniel Negreanu Puts Controversial Self-Help University Back in the Spotlight

Daniel Negreanu's recent blog post on Full Contact Poker lauding Choice Center has once again brought his association with the self-help organization into light, prompting a debate over whether the institution's primary focus is exploiting its members for financial gain. Read the post.

LandSharkLandShark
Join Date: Aug 2nd, 2013
May 31st, 2014 1
"WSOP $1,500 Six-Max Event Gets 1,587 Entries. Poker is Dead, Right?"

"@WSOP $1,500 Six-Max event gets 1,587 entries, up from 1,069 in 2013. Poker is dead, right'" That was a Tweet from ESPN's Andrew Feldman lauding the growth in Event #11 of the 2014 World Series of Poker, which started on Monday and will crown a winner on Wednesday. Percentage-wise, attendance in the $1,500 Six-Max No Limit Hold'em tournament was up almost 50% year-over-year.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 3rd, 2014 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: lukethafluke Returns to #1 After One-Week Absence

It took all of one week for Sweden's Lukas lukethafluke Berglund (pictured) to reclaim his spot atop the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. Berglund was ranked #1 for one week from May 21 to 28 until fellow Swede r4ndomr4gs took over. Now, Berglund is back on top for the fourth time.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 4th, 2014 1
California Tribal Alliance Offers Online Poker Bill

As the debate rages on the Golden State about the future of online poker, the powerful California Indian Tribal Alliance has reached consensus on the framework of a bill for the state's General Assembly to consider.

Earl BurtonEarl Burton
Join Date: Oct 5th, 2006
Jun 4th, 2014 1
2014 WCOOP Main Event Featuring $10 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

In Las Vegas, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event will guarantee $10 million to its winner. Online, we're seeing another $10 million guarantee. This time, the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event will have a $10 million guaranteed prize pool, officials for the site announced on Wednesday.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 4th, 2014 1
Tournament Review for July 28, 2014

PocketFives member Beq of Finland earned his largest career online poker tournament score this Sunday with a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $158,165 as a result of a three-way final table deal. Fellow member DaDumon of Austria also had a career outing in the flagship event; placing 4th for $76,241.

dhubermexdhubermex
Join Date: Jul 7th, 2005
Jul 28th, 2014 1
WSOP.com Nevada Hits New Highs Thanks to World Series of Poker

It might have taken two weeks of the World Series of Poker being up and running, but , one of the three regulated online poker sites in Nevada, has hit record highs, according to the weekly PokerScout Scouting Report. By the way, if you're headed to Nevada, sign up for now and you'll be able to start playing as soon as you touch down in Vegas.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 9th, 2014 1
All Signs Point to Amaya-PokerStars Announcement

On Friday, we'd expect to hear news that Canadian-based Amaya Gaming will be purchasing the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the Isle of Man-based Rational Group. Blackstone, a US-based private equity firm, is reportedly raising $1 billion for the acquisition. All of this is according to Online Poker Report, Bloomberg, and our own sources.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 12th, 2014 1
Dutch Boyd, Eric Buchman Win WSOP Bracelets

Tuesday was a day that featured multiple bracelet winners at the top of leaderboards at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. We'll start with Dutch Boyd (pictured), who took down a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament for his third WSOP victory. A field of 1,688 entrants meant a payday of $288,000 and his first gold bracelet in four years. He is fresh off releasing a new book called "Poker ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 18th, 2014 1
cal42688 Going for Second WSOP Bracelet This Year in $10K Stud Hi-Lo

There are 13 players left in Event #38 of the 2014 World Series of Poker, a $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better tournament. Among those still in the hunt is Cal cal42688 Anderson, who is seeking his second bracelet of the year.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 19th, 2014 1
djk123 on Winning 2nd WSOP Bracelet: "It's Frustrating Getting 6th and 5th"

On Sunday, Dan djk123 Kelly (pictured) carried a major chip lead into the final table of a $1,500 Limit Hold'em tournament and closed it out, capturing his second World Series of Poker bracelet. Kelly, who lost the chip lead for much of the final table but managed to claw back, is over $2.2 million in career WSOP earnings and fresh off a solid 2013 WSOP that saw him cash ten times and reach two ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 23rd, 2014 1
PocketFives Open Returns Friday for a Special Football Edition

The big football tournament in Brazil is about to reach the knockout stage, which starts on Saturday. However, Friday is an off-day, with no games scheduled, so PocketFives is celebrating by bringing back the PocketFives Open. This is our main community-building event and we're holding it on 888 Poker. So, mark your calendars for this Friday, June 27, at 19:00 UK Time. This is a non-US ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 24th, 2014 1
WSOP Prize Pool at Three-Year High, Entrants at Three-Year Low

Through the first 46 events of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the total prize pool stands at a three-year high at $85.7 million, while the total number of entrants is at a three-year low of 48,620.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 24th, 2014 1
HustlerGrune, dude904 Among WSOP Monster Stack Leaders with 62 Left

What started as the third largest field in World Series of Poker history, and second largest when you just count unique entrants, is down to 62 players. The $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack will dole out a $1.3 million first place prize when a winner is crowned on Sunday or Monday. The restart happens on Sunday at 3:00pm PT.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 29th, 2014 1
Bowl with PocketFives on July 6 in Las Vegas

It's hard to believe it's already that time of year again, but the World Series of Poker Main Event is about to fire up on Saturday, July 5. PocketFives will once again be in Las Vegas for it and we're going to be bowling at the Gold Coast Bowling Center on Sunday, July 6 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm local time. It's completely free and you're invited!

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jun 30th, 2014 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 New #1

Since last October, no one has been able to stay at the top of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings for longer than four weeks. Sure enough, this week was no exception, as Canada's p0cket00 regained the top spot worldwide, surpassing Sweden's r4ndomr4gs (pictured), who was ranked #1 for a week.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 2nd, 2014 1
SirWatts, dipthrong Finish 2-3 in WSOP $1,500 NLHE Mixed-Max

Two players who have been members of PocketFives since 2006 nearly scooped a World Series of Poker bracelet on Wednesday in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max event (#58). Mike SirWatts Watson (pictured) and Mark dipthrong Herm finished second and third, respectively.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 3rd, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 4, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 285 runners with a total prize pool of $20,975 and paying 45 spots.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Jul 4th, 2014 1
"Just Cooked a WSOP Main Event Breakfast: 6 Eggs and 8 Pieces of Bacon"

On Friday, PocketFives' co-founder Cal Spears was playing cash games in the mammoth Pavilion Room at the Rio in Las Vegas, one day before the start of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Out of the hundreds of tables set up in the room on the US Independence Day, only a few were in use. Finding Cal when this author woke up was easy; he was the only one there.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 5th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 11, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. Friday was the start of the "Last Chance" series, which has $100,000 in guarantees spread over eight days. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 379 runners, with a total prize pool of $30,675 and 64 spots being paid.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Jul 11th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Online Poker Player Dominick LoPresti (kickdj02)

Dominick LoPresti (kickdj02 on PocketFives, pictured) hailing from Sparta, New Jersey, is one of the more consistent online poker players in the Garden State. With over $24,000 in tracked online cashes, some of his results include a win in the $10,000 Guarantee for $2,800, two wins in the $5,000 Guarantee for a combined $2,719, and a win in the 888 Big Sunday $10,000 Guarantee for $3,500.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Jul 11th, 2014 1
The Opposite of an Epakfailer

About the same time as the World Series of Poker kicked off this year from Las Vegas, Mario Alina (pictured), who goes by Epakfailer on PocketFives, chopped the PokerStars $100 Rebuy three ways for $32,000. There were almost 900 entrants and Alina earned the third largest payout of the group.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 17th, 2014 1
What is gifuhorna? A Finnish Candy

Last month, Finland's gifuhorna won the Full Tilt Sunday Major, defeating a field of 850 players en route to a $34,000 payday. The top 90 finished in the money and the final table consisted of three PocketFivers, including Jeff YoungSupremacy Hakim. We virtually traveled to balmy Finland to get the scoop on his latest claim to fame.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 18th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for July 25, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 305 runners for a total prize pool of 21,675 and 55 spots being paid.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Jul 25th, 2014 1
Tournament Review For February 3, 2014

There were plenty of big winners in online poker tournaments over the weekend as the 2014 PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) concluded with the $665+35 NLHE Turbo Main Event. In that tourney, Denmark's blaaesh more than doubled his previous career cash total in online events with a 3rd place showing for $336,342. Due to a six-way final table deal, blaaesh took home the largest ...

dhubermexdhubermex
Join Date: Jul 7th, 2005
Feb 3rd, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 31, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. had 367 runners vying for the 48 available prizes totaling $48,445. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Mar 31st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 14, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events. had 401 runners vying for the 52 available prizes totaling $47,750. Three of the events had overlays totaling $3,950. One of the major events had a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Apr 14th, 2014 0
So You Want to Play Live Poker in North America in February?

As the temperature around the US starts to warm up, so does the tournament action. Welcome to the PocketFives Live Tournament Preview presented by . Let's take a look and see what's on deck.

PokerGeekPokerGeek
Join Date: Sep 3rd, 2008
Feb 1st, 2014 0
PocketFives Open Series Concludes Monday on 888 Poker

The final PocketFives Open in our very first three-tournament series takes place on Monday on 888 Poker. Anyone with an 888 account is welcome to play, but if you don't yet have an account at 888, sign up through the links on PocketFives, make a deposit, and play in Monday's Open to get one free month of PocketFives Training and a free PocketFives t-shirt. Additionally, you'll get an enhanced ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Feb 2nd, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 3, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey poker, the Borgata/PartyPoker $50K Guarantee saw 205 runners on Super Bowl Sunday, with F-350.Driver taking it down for $8,800. WPT champion Bobby Oboodi (pictured) was runner-up in the Party/Borgata $50K, taking home $5,850. Oboodi has over $1.4 million in live tournament winnings and won the WPT Borgata Open back in September 2011 for $922,000.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Feb 3rd, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 7, 2014

This week in New Jersey online poker, Borgata/PartyPoker ran its nightly $10K Guarantee, with first place prizes paying out as much as $2,000. On Monday night, three PocketFives members made the final table of the $10K guarantee on Borgata/Partypoker. Finally (finally on PocketFives) finished in fourth place, taking home $1,026. twelveparsecs (vetstadium on PocketFives, pictured) and ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Feb 7th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 3, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with four major events. had 233 runners vying for the 38 available prizes totaling $27,775. The player with the highest individual cash this weekend on was tahoescotty7 in the $15,000 Guaranteed, taking home $4,350. The $15K had an overlay of $2,400.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Feb 3rd, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 9, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six of its seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday as well as the $1,000 Freezeout on Sunday. The $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee was not run while the WSOP Online Championships were running.

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Jun 9th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 16, 2014

weekend in Nevada marked the conclusion of the Online Championships, with some of the largest individual payouts seen this year given a Main Event Guarantee of $200,000.

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Tournament Review for June 30, 2014

Jay FlopJay Stringer of Australia took home his largest online poker tournament score to date with a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship event for $135,608 over the weekend. He was followed by Brazilian Tonzera, who received $38,573 for his 6th place effort.

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Tournament Review For February 10, 2014

There was a five-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament over the weekend, with Brazilian CheVeaU taking home the largest prize of $161,880 for his victory. Canadian olligergely finished runner-up for $141,659 while lena900 and baeks22 earned $129,669 and $124,270 for their respective 4th and 5th place efforts.

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Feb 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for June 30, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout on Sunday. This week, we are seeing newcomers taking down the biggest prizes offered during the weekend events.

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Jun 30th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 14, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with ten major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee, the FreezeOut, and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee. The "Last Chance" series ran during the weekend and these results were also included. had 819 runners vying for the 122 available prizes totaling $98,925.

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Tournament Review for July 21, 2014

Participation in major online poker tournaments increased this past weekend following the conclusion of daily activities at the World Series of Poker as well as the the 2014 World Cup.

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Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for July 28, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee. had 517 runners vying for the 78 available prizes totaling $51,175.

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Jul 28th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for July 28, 2014

This week in New Jersey online poker, mattyice (mattyice31 on PocketFives) was the winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday major, pocketing $9,310.

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Jul 28th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for February 7, 2014

In Nevada, ran its four $3,000 Guaranteed events as scheduled, with all events exceeding the guarantees. There were 265 runners with a total prize pool of $18,025. The player with the largest cash was sandmanjd with a payout of $1,363, taking down Wednesday night's event.

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Feb 7th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 10, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey online poker, Borgata/PartyPoker changed the structure of its $50K Guarantee Sunday Major. The sites moved up the start time and structure to accommodate players' requests, including those from here on PocketFives. Borgata/Party also guaranteed $10K to the winner. After battling through a field of 378 players, Papo353 took down the tournament, winning $13,286.

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Feb 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 10, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with three major events. had 233 runners vying for the 40 available prizes that totaled $28,675. The player with the highest individual cash this weekend on was butters in the Sunday $15,000 Guarantee, taking home a prize of $5,768. It was butters' first ever cash since we started report results on the largest events in September 2013.

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Feb 10th, 2014 0
WSOP.com Launches World Series of Poker Satellites

It's hard to believe that we're only three months away from the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker. The annual gathering in the Nevada desert runs from May 27 to July 14. Right now, you can win your way in on , a regulated online poker site in Nevada. Register for here to get started.

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Feb 11th, 2014 0
"I've Only Registered for the Sunday Brawl Once, and I Won It"

Germany's rounder3989 is one-for-one in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl. That's not an easy tournament to win either, as it brought out 1,186 entrants in mid-January and awarded a first place prize of $47,000. The bottom line: it was a good weekend to be rounder3989. Amazingly, it was the first time he had ever registered for the Sunday Brawl.

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Feb 13th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for February 14, 2014

In Nevada, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for two $1,500 seats to the 2014 WSOP. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 255 runners, with a total prize pool of $16,675 being awarded to 36 players. The player with the largest cash this week was Kody10 with a payout of $1,326, taking down Thursday night's event. ...

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Tournament Review For February 17, 2014

Up and coming poker tournament specialist wademan of the Russian Federation received his largest career online event score over the weekend with a chopped win in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $500k Guaranteed. His final payday was $94,321. Fellow PocketFives member Francis Nohaymiedo Cruz of the Dominican Republic (pictured, ranked #608 worldwide) likewise enjoyed a career day with his 3rd place ...

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Feb 17th, 2014 0
So Many Brazilians, So Little Time

I don't know about you, but it feels like we constantly write about Brazilian success stories here on PocketFives. Obviously, the Brazil poker community must be doing something right, as another one of its members has excelled in a major tournament. This time, it was Bernardo Dias, who goes by bedias here on PocketFives and was part of a four-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy for ...

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Feb 15th, 2014 0
Heads-Up with "Bet Raise Fold" Star, New Ultimate Poker Pro Danielle Andersen

Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen (pictured) went from the woman behind one of the most well-known screen names at $25/$50 games on Full Tilt Poker to a household name in the industry via the media juggernaut known as "Bet Raise Fold." The documentary, a product of Taylor Caby and Jay Rosenkrantz, chronicled Andersen, a devoted mother and wife, trying to realize her dream in poker. This week, she ...

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Feb 20th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for February 17, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with four major events. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 WSOP Main Event worth $10,000. The tournaments had 270 runners vying for the 36 available prizes totaling $36,100. The player with the highest individual cash this weekend on was l3alance in the WSOP Main Event Qualifier, winning a $10,000 seat.

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Feb 17th, 2014 0
Two-Thirds of a Live Poker Triple Crown and a MiniFTOPS Title

In 2012, Rocco RoccoGe Palumbo (pictured) won a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event for nearly a half-million dollars. One year later, he took down a World Poker Tour title in Venice and captured $180,000. As if all that success weren't enough, Palumbo won a Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS Two-Day Event for another $93,000 in mid-January.

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Feb 19th, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: lukethafluke Nearing 8,000 PLB Points

For the third straight week, Sweden's lukethafluke (pictured) is perched atop the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. This time, he is on the verge of making history. The Swede has the chance to become the first PocketFiver since cal42688 last October to generate more than 8,000 PLB Points, the metric used to order the Rankings.

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Feb 19th, 2014 0
Tournament Review For February 24, 2014

PocketFives members placed in the top three spots of the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship over the weekend, led by Mexico's WormNorton who took home $232,444 for his outright win. Fellow members bazeman (pictured) and veryking finished 2nd and 3rd for $170,456 and $116,220 respectively. PocketFiver pleno1 of the United Kingdom received the largest payday in the Stars Sunday Warm-Up despite his ...

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Feb 24th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for February 28, 2014

In New Jersey online poker this week, Borgata/PartyPoker ran its nightly $10K Guarantee, with first place payouts ranging from $1,300 up to $2,100. On Wednesday night, three PocketFivers made the final table, led by the second place of greenscarecrow (greenscarecrow on PocketFives), who chopped for $1,878. On Thursday night, Chopitup99 (Chopitup99 on PocketFives) finished in third place in the ...

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Feb 28th, 2014 0
Heads-Up With Nevada Poker Player luckisreal

With over 19 cashes in Nevada on Ultimate Poker totaling $9,700, including three first place finishes in a row in the Nightly $2,500, and with nine cashes on for over $2,100, who can deny that luckisreal' And that's for just the first two months of 2014! He ended 2013 with results almost equal to what he has to date this year.

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Feb 24th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 3, 2014

This weekend on the New Jersey virtual felts, Borgata/PartyPoker increased its guaranteed prize pool for the Sunday major from $50,000 to $100,000. This resulted in a 786-player turnout, which saw the guarantee go over by over $45,000. kobe4prez92 took down the tournament, which paid out $26,901 for the top prize. stevemadars (7douche on PocketFives) finished in sixth place, taking home $3,562.

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Mar 3rd, 2014 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Online Poker Player Ronny Lin (sldpkr)

When we first saw sldpkr playing on in Nevada, we immediately thought it was short for "solid poker." It turns out that was not the case, but Ronny Lin has been playing solid poker as of late. On back-to-back days last week, Lin outlasted the rest of the 163-player field in the 9:00pm $5 Rebuy on on Thursday and almost duplicated the feat by finishing second out of 158 players on Friday. He ...

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Feb 26th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for March 7, 2014

This week in New Jersey, Borgata/PartyPoker ran its nightly $10K Guarantee, with first place paying out as much as $2,200. PocketFiver Mike Gags30 Gagliano bested a field of 120 runners to take down the Boragata/PartyPoker $10K on Monday. He took home $2,184 for his efforts. Also making the final table that day was Scott Pendergrast (mindwise on PocketFives), who finished in third place, ...

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Mar 7th, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: moorman1 Just 63 Points from #1

There wasn't a lot of movement in the top 10 of the PocketFives Poker Rankings this week. Instead, the major plotline involved Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured), the most decorated PocketFiver in history, who is just 63 PLB Points away from overtaking the #1 spot. Moorman was last ranked #1 in December 2013 for the span of a week.

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Feb 26th, 2014 0
PokerStars MicroMillions 7 Guarantees $5 Million

March 13 marks the start of PokerStars' seventh running of its hugely popular MicroMillions series. MicroMillions 7 offers a litany of events in every discipline of poker at minimal costs. The cheapest events for the tournament series cost only $0.11 and go up to $22 for the Main Event that begins on March 23. Over the span of ten days, 100 tournaments will make up the MicroMillions 7 schedule, ...

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Feb 26th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for March 10, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey online poker, Borgata/PartyPoker ran its $10K nightly guarantee. On Friday, Jake Perry (jtsnakes on PocketFives) outlasted a field of 109 players to win the $10K, taking home $2,000. ArtVandelay won the $10K on Saturday, pocketing $2,202. The Borgata/Party $50K Guarantee Sunday Major experienced technical difficulties with 12 players left. This resulted in the ...

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Mar 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for February 28, 2014

Dominating the news this week in Nevada is the awarding of 2014 World Series of Poker seats valued at $1,500 each. is putting up three of these a week, building interest in the upcoming series as well as the online poker site itself through these promotions.

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Feb 28th, 2014 0
Garden City Group Issues 27,500 Full Tilt Payments Totaling $76 Million

On Friday, Garden City Group, the appointed Claims Administrator charged with disbursing Full Tilt Poker funds to US players, held its first round of repayments. It had been over 1,000 days – nearly three years – since US players were separated from their funds on Black Friday, which meant cause for celebration in the poker community.

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Mar 1st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 3, 2014

We're just a few months away from the start of the World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas and excitement is beginning to build. Just about every week from now until the Main Event, is running satellites for the Main Event as well as for any $1,500 event. These tickets are non-transferable and may only be used for the purpose stated in the tournament lobby.

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Mar 3rd, 2014 0
Total Domination: moorman1 Becomes First 4-Time Monthly PLB Winner

February was a monster month for Chris moorman1 Moorman (pictured, right), the most acclaimed PocketFiver in history. Moorman recorded a lofty 203 cashes in online MTTs for nearly $300,000 total during the stanza, an average of about $1,400 each. As a result, Moorman blew away the competition in the February Monthly PLB race, winning by over 800 points, one of the largest margins of victory we ...

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Mar 4th, 2014 0
Mad Month Underway at 888 Poker in New Jersey

It's a mad month at 888 Poker in New Jersey, one of the state's legal and regulated online poker sites. Playing on the big college basketball tournament that's about to take place, 888 Poker is holding a Mad Month promotion that includes a big $88,888 Grand Final and plenty of $8,888 freerolls. Get started here.

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Mar 5th, 2014 0
Heads-Up with #3 Ranked Sheater

Sweden continued its attack on the upper reaches of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings this week, claiming three of the top four spots worldwide. Holding down the fort at #3 worldwide and #2 in Sweden is Sheater, who took down the Winamax Grand Tournament over the weekend, a $1,311 buy-in tournament, for a cool $45,000.

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