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PocketFives Rankings: 'lena900' Hits #1 for First Time

'lena900' hit #1 this week in the PocketFives Rankings Three of the last four players to hit #1 on PocketFives all call Sweden home. The poker powerhouse has churned out top-tier talent after top-tier talent. The latest Swede to hit #1 is 'lena900', who moved into the top spot for the first time ever on Wednesday.

DanMar 30th, 2016 0
March Legislative Recap: Sheldon Adelson's 180

Sheldon Adelson will reportedly focus on off-shore, unregulated iGaming sites, photo: Forbes March was a busy month in the world of poker legislation. The highlight: a possible change in focus by Sheldon Adelson, the head of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the man who once pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to rid the US of online gambling.

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
Sit & Go Hero: partypoker’s Latest Spin on Lottery-Style Sit & Gos

partypoker's new Sit & Go Hero adds a bounty element to lottery-style games partypoker announced the launch of a new fast-paced tournament format this week called Sit & Go Hero. The game borrows heavily from PokerStars’ popular Spin & Go contests, but features a few twists of its own. Sit & Go Hero games are speedy four-handed tournaments featuring a bounty and a prize pool multiplier. ...

LandSharkApr 1st, 2016 0
Poker Decision Makers Heading to iGaming North America

Major decision makers from gaming companies will make their way to Las Vegas next week for the annual iGaming North America conference The annual iGaming North America conference returns to Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood on the famed Las Vegas Strip, April 5 to 7 and features a "who's who" of decision-makers from the live and online gaming arenas, including PocketFives.

DanApr 1st, 2016 0
PocketFives US Poker League Restarts April 6

The PocketFives Online Poker League at restarts on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:00pm ET If you're in the United States and yearning for some online poker, look no further than the PocketFives online poker league taking place at . It's completely free to play and monthly and weekly prizes are awarded. So, even if you can't make a few of the games each month, you still have a chance to take home some ...

DanApr 2nd, 2016 0
'alexangeo' Takes Down Sunday Million; Joao Mathias Wins Again

Joao Mathias continued his push toward the #1 ranking with another Sunday win. (CodigoPoker photo) Safe to say that 'alexangeo' probably had a better weekend than you. The Greek player took home $144,100 in a four-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, splitting the remaining $600,000 with a group that included 'neto gol' and 'Lekerov'.

dhubermexApr 4th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov Climbs Back to #2

Look out, world. Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is back up to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings Getting back to the top of the PocketFives Rankings is a lot like riding a bike: once you fall off, you get can get right back on. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, losing his grip on the top spot in the rankings in mid-February is probably just a distant memory, as he has risen all the way back to #2 worldwide.

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
Photo Finish: Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor Wins March Leaderboard

Hungary's Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor won the March Leaderboard (photo credit Danny Maxwell) Every point has been tallied, every chip has been counted and in one of the closest finishes in Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard history, Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor wound up on top after piling up 2,906 PLB Points during the month.

DanApr 6th, 2016 0
How Poker Players Can Fix Their Time Management Problem

If you don't think you have a time management problem, you're wrong. But it is fixable. I’m going to be honest with you right off the bat here. If you’re a poker player - either a professional, or a dedicated amateur - you probably have a time management problem. The reality is that whichever category you’re in, it’s always difficult to decide exactly how much time to dedicate to poker, ...

theginger45Apr 7th, 2016 0
Poker Track Pro: a Robust Live Poker Tracking Smartphone App

The Poker Track Pro app could be a gold mine for live players. The game of poker is a number-cruncher’s dream, and players who can recognize patterns in the data hold a distinct advantage over those who can’t. One of the most basic ways a player can analyze their game over time is by keeping an accurate log of their win/loss rate for each session they play. While developers were quick to ...

LandSharkApr 7th, 2016 0
Player Ecosystems a Point of Focus at iGNA 2016

From time to time I get to break away from my normal routine and attend industry events, and this week was one of those

AdamApr 7th, 2016 0
Alexandros 'alexangeo' Georgiopoulos Pairs Risk Management, Poker

Greece's Alexandros 'alexangeo' Georgiopoulos is pursuing a degree in risk management and won the Sunday Million Some people who play poker but don't plan to pursue the game professionally gravitate towards an occupation that has many of the same trademarks like math, risk, and wealth management.

DanApr 9th, 2016 0
Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates Wins PokerStars Sunday 500

Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates won the PokerStars Sunday 500 A nosebleed-stakes player taking down the PokerStars Sunday 500 was your big headline over the weekend. Dan 'w00ki3z.' Cates took down the $500 buy-in minefield and earned almost $65,000.

dhubermexApr 11th, 2016 0
'Sheater' Wins Fifth PocketFives Triple Crown

Sweden's 'Sheater' won his fifth PocketFives Triple Crown For the first time in more than two years, Sweden's 'Sheater' won a PocketFives Triple Crown. And this one was a milestone, as it marked the fifth won by the longtime online poker player who is nearing $7 million in career winnings. And amazingly, two of his Triple Crown qualifying wins this time around came against the same player.

DanApr 11th, 2016 0
PokerStars Announces 2016 SCOOP Schedule, $40 Million Guaranteed

PokerStars announced the schedule for the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP One of the largest online poker festivals of the year is less than a month away. And this time around, it's bigger and better, with over $40 million in guaranteed prize money ripe for the taking.

DanApr 12th, 2016 0
PocketFives Rankings: Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Up 15 Spots to #6

Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao was up 15 spots in the PocketFives Rankings this week to #6 after a Mountain Series win (photo credit Danny Maxwell) 872.35 PLB Points. That's how many Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao received for taking down the PokerStars Mountain Series Denali event over the weekend. The Brazilian earned $167,000 officially for the win in the $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy and was one ...

DanApr 13th, 2016 0
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini walked away with a career-high score after winning the Sunday Million. (PokerNews photo) Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini of Australia had a career outing on Sunday in the PokerStars Sunday Million, taking down the event for a payday of $166,377 after a four-way deal, which approximately doubles his previous career online cash total. Fellow PocketFives member 'SamuW0makka' ...

dhubermexApr 18th, 2016 0
partypoker GPPT Glasgow Comes with Potential $50K Bonus

Normally home to Scottish football club Queen's Park F.C., Hampden Park will play host to the next stop on Grand Prix Poker Tour in May. Normally packed with Scotland’s most diehard football fans, Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow will instead play host to the next stop on the partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour on May 14 and 15. On the pitch, players will do battle for their share of a guaranteed ...

LandSharkApr 18th, 2016 0
Faraz Jaka Bullish that Global Poker League Will Be a Home Run

San Francisco Rush manager Faraz Jaka knows the Global Poker League will be a winner. (Danny Maxwell photo) The inaugural season of the Global Poker League is underway. Twelve teams make up the league, and sitting in fifth place after the first two weeks of action in the Americas Conference is the San Francisco Rush, captained by none other than Faraz 'The-Toilet' Jaka.

DanApr 18th, 2016 0
Newest partypoker Powerfest Guarantees $7.8M over 172 Events

The partypoker Powerfest is back - this time with more events and even bigger guarantees. Due to the smashing success of partypoker’s $5 million Powerfest series earlier this year, the online poker site has decided to bring the festival back, this time guaranteeing a record-breaking $7.8 million in prize money over 172 events.

LandSharkApr 20th, 2016 0
Jason Somerville Hosting Run It Up Rumble in New Jersey May 14

Jason Somerville is giving PokerStarsNJ a chance to get up close and personal with him and his Team PokerStars Pro friends. (Neil Stoddart photo) Jason Somerville is ready to rumble. The Team PokerStars Pro will be hosting a special Run It Up event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on May 14 and he’s bringing along a bunch of his Team Pro friends. Run It Up, Somerville’s Twitch ...

LanceApr 20th, 2016 0
888poker Super XL Series Comes with $3 Million Guarantee

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LandSharkApr 21st, 2016 0
Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini: Trivia Champ, Sunday Million Winner

Nelson 'FeCoNiCuZn' Maccini talks about his love for team trivia and winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. The flag of Greenland has only two colors on it: white and what other color' Answer: Red. What composer's Requiem Mass in D Minor was completed posthumously by Franz Xaver Süssmayr' Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. What was the last name of Roseanne's on-air family on the show "Roseanne"' ...

DanApr 25th, 2016 0
From 'Grim Reaper' to EPT Mainstay, Mad Harper Has Seen It All

Mad Harper has been with the European Poker Tour since Season 1 Twelve years ago, a relative unknown in the poker world began distributing PokerStars hats to players who busted from events on the European Poker Tour. If you went busto, she showed up with a baseball cap for your troubles. Now, she's still going strong with the EPT as its Media Coordinator as the tour gets ready to wrap its 12th ...

DanApr 26th, 2016 0
How a Star Was Born: The Rise of Jaime Staples

It's a hot, humid April Sunday afternoon in Augusta, Georgia. Millions of people from around the world are tuned in to their televisions to watch the final round of the Masters. As the final pairing head to the 18th green, thousands of fans in attendance are in an all-out sprint to get to a spot where they can see the final, championship-winning putt.

LanceApr 27th, 2016 0
'C Darwin2' Back Atop the PocketFives Rankings

Sweden's 'C Darwin2' moved up one spot in the PocketFives Rankings and is the new #1 ranked online poker player in the world. There are six Swedes in the top 20 of the PocketFives Rankings. And when one Swede falls out of the top spot worldwide, another swoops in to take his place. That's exactly what happened this week.

DanApr 27th, 2016 0
April Legislative Recap: California iPoker Bill Passes Committee

Adam Gray's bill regulating online poker in California highlighted legislative developments in the United States in April April was a banner month for online poker in California. The dream of regulated online poker in the Golden State took a major step forward in the final week of April, as the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee passed AB 2863 unanimously, 18-0.

DanApr 27th, 2016 0
The Force of Habit: It Can Make or Break a Poker Player

Creating new habits could be they key to becoming a winning poker player. We all have habits, both inside and outside of poker. Some are good, some are bad, but if you’ve ever tried to break a bad one, you’ll know how difficult it can be. But developing positive habits is crucial to success in any area of life, and poker players struggle against bad habits more than most. Let’s take a ...

theginger45Apr 30th, 2016 0
Ronaldo Goes From Football Superhero to Poker Player

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Luis Nazario busted on Day 1 of the EPT Grand Final Main Event, but finished sixth in a charity event (photo: PokerStars) Emerson called him "number one in everything." Alessandro Nesta called him "the hardest attacker I've ever had to face." Coach Bobby Robson said he was "the fastest thing I've ever seen running with the ball."

DanMay 1st, 2016 0
Qualifiers, First-Timers Invade EPT Grand Final Main Event

Ben Dobson was one of the 300-plus qualifiers in the field in the EPT Grand Final Main Event. Monaco isn't the simplest place to get to. If you're from the US, chances are it requires multiple flights to get to Nice. If you're from Europe, it's probably a flight or two. Then, it's a 30-minute car ride, 30-minute train ride, or seven-minute whirlybird adventure to get there.

DanMay 1st, 2016 0
EPT Announces Season 13 Dates for Barcelona, Malta, Prague

The European Poker Tour announced dates for its Season 13 stops in Barcelona, Malta, and Prague (photo: PokerStars) The 12th season of the European Poker Tour is wrapping up this week in Monaco with the conclusion of the series' Main Event and EPT High Roller on Friday. But there's no rest for the weary, as EPT officials announced dates for the first three stops of Season 13.

DanMay 2nd, 2016 0
João 'joaosimaobh' Simão Wins partypoker SHR, Continues Push for #1

João Simão has been on a tear lately - he added another big win on Sunday. João joaosimaobh Simão entered Sunday as the #2-ranked player in the world and might have done enough to move himself into the top spot with a win in the biggest buy-in event on the Sunday Majors slate.

dhubermexMay 2nd, 2016 0
Poker Pros Looking Forward to 2016 PokerStars SCOOP

Poker pros like Liv Boeree are looking forward to the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP (photo: PokerStars) Just a few days from now, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker will kick off. There are 55 events that have a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $40 million.

DanMay 3rd, 2016 0
Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman #1 in Nevada for Third Straight Month

Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman continues to lead the Nevada rankings It seems that nothing is going to be able to shake Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman from the #1 spot in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. Steinman finds himself sitting on top of the leaderboard for the third straight month and the group of players chasing him did their best in April to close the gap.

LanceMay 3rd, 2016 0
Holz, Gale and Urbanovich Win 2016 European Poker Awards

Dzmitry Urbanovich won Breakout Player of the Year at the 2015 European Poker Awards The 15th edition of the European Poker Awards was held on Tuesday night at the Blue Gin Bar at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel in Monaco. After a 60-minute happy hour for all attendees, 11 awards were doled out.

DanMay 3rd, 2016 0
Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao Takes Top Spot in PocketFives Rankings

For the second time in his career, Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao is #1 in the PocketFives Rankings There's a brand new #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings. For the second time in his career, Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simaohas claimed the top spot. His first time as the #1-ranked player was in January 2015 and he is one of only two Brazilians to top the leaderboard.

DanMay 4th, 2016 0