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WSOP Main Event Restarts at 9:00pm ET on ESPN

Who are you rooting for' The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event restarts at 8:30pm Eastern Time from the Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas, with the rest of the world able to catch the action on a 30-minute delay starting at 9:00pm Eastern Time on ESPN and other outlets. Jorryt Van Hoof (pictured) will be your chip leader when play resumes at 89.6 million. Following him are Martin Jacobson ...

Dan Nov 11th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 2, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, the $50,000 Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker had an overlay of $10,780, which may have been due to the Super Bowl drawing people away from the virtual felts. A total of four PocketFivers made the Sunday Major final table, with Jesse No_Xcape Elliot (pictured, ranked 8th in New Jersey) leading the way with a second place finish good for $6,800. The winner of the ...

Dlorican Feb 2nd, 2015 1
PokerStars Celebrating Tournament Number One Billion

On the final day of November, PokerStars, the largest online poker site in the world, will host its one-billionth tournament. As expected, it's not your run-of-the-mill tournament, as the big one-billion will come with a $2 million guarantee and at least $200,000 for first place, all for a $109 buy-in. Visit PokerStars here.

Dan Nov 15th, 2014 1
Pala CEO Jim Ryan Talks New Internet Gambling Codes, California Bills

On Friday, PocketFives had the opportunity to sit down with Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan (pictured), who formerly held the same position at Excapsa and bwin.party. Ryan's newest venture has made inroads into the regulated New Jersey gaming market via an online casino and comes with a unique perspective on the future of our industry.

Dan Feb 6th, 2015 1
Viktor Blom Signing with Unibet?

A curious Tweet from Viktor Isildur1 Blom (pictured) has ignited a swarm of controversy across the poker industry on Monday, as the former Full Tilt sponsored pro may have signed with Unibet, at least in some capacity. Here's the text of the Tweet in question: "In Macau right now, but planning to play the @unibet cash game before @unibetopen at Aspers in London end of November. Looks fun!"

Dan Nov 17th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for February 9, 2015

This weekend in New Jersey, Sandi sandip815 Phelps continues her hot streak online by winning the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for $1,409. So far in 2015, she has six tournament wins across all sites. The network's $50,000 Sunday Major went over the guarantee by $7,165. When the dust settled, AA5454 outlasted a field of 309 runners to claim the top prize of $10,696.

Dlorican Feb 9th, 2015 1
Chemical Firm During the Week, $78K in the Warm-Up on Sunday

Earlier this month, 3,342 entrants showed up for the weekly PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, which meant a prize pool of $607,000. Muscling his way to second place was Germany's orhi83, who cashed for $78,000, the largest score of his career and his biggest haul since a $64,000 take in the Super Tuesday in 2013.

Dan Nov 22nd, 2014 1
Tournament Review for February 16, 2015

Brazil's rodrigo garrido portaleoni took home $166,746 over the weekend for winning the PokerStars Sunday Million after a 4-way chop. Canada's fournn and Smoothmover also earned big paydays as part of this deal, earning $98,249 and $130,714, respectively, for their third and fourth place finishes.

wackyJaxon Feb 16th, 2015 1
Navy Officer Denies Using Counterfeit Chips in Casino Despite Evidence

In a case that dates back to last year, a career Navy officer who was suspended from his position as the #2 man in control of the US nuclear submarine fleet and eventually lost said job has continued to deny that he was involved in a counterfeit poker chip ring despite the evidence presented in a thorough investigation.

Earl Burton Nov 27th, 2014 1
SealsWithClubs Shuts Down

Citing "several events related to operational security" that have resulted in the site operating "in a perpetual state of jeopardy," the bitcoin poker site SealsWithClubs is officially ceasing operations, effective immediately.

Dan Feb 20th, 2015 1
"It Was a Good MTT to Win Because Rebuys Are My Best Game"

Earlier this month, Portugal's skyboy (pictured) came away with an outright win in the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy. There were over 1,000 entrants and his reward for beating all of them was $55,000. "It was a good MTT to win because rebuys are my best game," he told us. In fact, his top three cashes dollar-wise are all in tournaments involving rebuys.

Dan Nov 30th, 2014 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 #1 for Third Straight Week

For the third straight week, Canada's p0cket00 (pictured) sits atop the PocketFives Poker Rankings, this time with a PLB score of 7,758 points. He holds a razor-thin 18-point lead over second place, but is enjoying his second stint in the top spot this year and his longest reign at #1 since late 2011.

Dan Dec 3rd, 2014 1
Who to Target and Who to Fade in This Week's FanDuel Sunday Million

"Look at you… In two years, they'll be marking your gravesite. Me' I'll be right here."

kellykip Dec 4th, 2014 1
Does An Extra $300,000 Really Attract Players?

PokerStars is into the second week of its December Festival, a month-long celebration in which at least $15 million in cash will be handed out across a wide variety of game types. Usually, poker room promotions focus on just tournament players or just cash game players, but this one has something for everybody. The first phase, the $1 Million Milestone Hands promotion, has wrapped up and, to put ...

Dan Katz Dec 9th, 2014 1
natfalber11 Wins FTOPS XXVII Main Event

On the same day that 2014 WSOP November Niner Jorryt Van Hoof won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, Brazil's natfalber11 took down the Full Tilt Online Poker Series Main Event for $212,000. More than $2 million was awarded during the final weekend of FTOPS XXVII.

Dan Dec 15th, 2014 1
Isildur1 Returns to Full Tilt After Two-Month Hiatus

In October, Viktor Isildur1 Blom and Gus Hansen parted ways with Full Tilt Poker, ending the re-launched site's experiment with sponsored pros. Full Tilt officials announced at the time, "We can confirm that Full Tilt's sponsorship of Viktor Blom (pictured) and Gus Hansen has expired. This follows a year-long review of the Full Tilt brand and a decision to move away from Pro-centric advertising ...

Dan Dec 18th, 2014 1
Who to Target, Who to Fade for Week 16 on FanDuel

This week's FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so get in and claim your share! In Week 15, mperillo86 and btong23 chopped first place with an identical score of 189.6. This winning total (3.16 points per $1,000 of salary), was down from the previous ...

kellykip Dec 18th, 2014 1
PokerStars to Engage in Discussions with California Lawmakers

Earlier this month, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced AB 9, otherwise known as the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015. The bill is similar to legislation filed last year, but contains a critical amendment that was seemingly written to block Amaya from launching PokerStars in the state.

LandShark Dec 20th, 2014 1
chicagocards1, luckychewy Win WPT Titles in Las Vegas

The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic and the televised WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas both wrapped up in recent days, with two members of the PocketFives community taking home titles. We'll start with the larger payday, $2.1 million, which went to Andrew luckychewy Lichtenberger (pictured) for taking down the Alpha8 event. In fact, it was the largest Alpha8 ever.

Dan Dec 21st, 2014 1
WSOP November Niner Martin Staszko Wins Sunday Warm-Up

Over the weekend, members of the PocketFives community took down the Winamax High Roller, 888 Mega Deep, 888 Sunday Challenge, and PokerStars Sunday Million. Given all the excitement, we thought we'd take some time to single out 2011 World Series of Poker November Niner Martin Staszko (pictured), who plays as filfedra on PokerStars according to PokerNews. Staszko won the Sunday Warm-Up II Double ...

Dan Dec 23rd, 2014 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: Romeopro, JMolloy Reenter Top 10

We'll start off this week's PocketFives Rankings Update by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! No matter what your plans are, we hope you have a wonderful day! Now, let's get to the business at hand. The PocketFives Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday and Yuri Martins is once again your top-ranked player. He has over 600 PLB Points more than second place to boot, meaning we'd expect to ...

Dan Dec 25th, 2014 1
What Are Your Poker Goals for 2015?

We're in the home stretch of 2014. In fact, just four days remain in this calendar year, which means it's time to reflect on the year that was and create a few goals for 2015. In a thread in the Poker Community forum, posters were sharing their goals and aspirations for next year. Whether it was building a bankroll or dabbling in live games, plenty of players are looking forward to the year to ...

Dan Dec 27th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for December 29, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to eight final tables, cashing for $6,695. Mike ValueTown Connors (pictured) took down the Sunday $15K for $4,376, while Butters and Handsomemaxx cashed in two events each.

stevebrogan Dec 29th, 2014 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
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
"Hey Dad, I Won $200 with $1"

Last month, Canada's Alexandre Fournier (pictured), known as fournn on PocketFives, was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million. His reward was $98,000, far and away his largest online poker cash to date, and, as a result, he has zoomed to #536 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings.

Dan Mar 2nd, 2015 1
PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Continues Reign at #1

On July 2, Canada's p0cket00 (pictured) ascended to the top of the PocketFives Poker Rankings and stayed there for six straight weeks. It was the longest run by any player since pessagno's eight weeks at #1 that started in August of last year. Then, p0cket00 was bucked by pleno1 on August 13 for one week, but quickly returned to the top spot on August 20. Now, we could see another streak ...

Dan Sep 3rd, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 8, 2014

The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicked off this weekend and will offer $40,000,000 in guaranteed prizes over the next three weeks. As of 3:00pm Eastern Time Monday, several key WCOOP events were still in progress. We will update this article after the covered tournaments have concluded.

dhubermex Sep 8th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 29, 2014

In Nevada, eight PocketFives members cashed in 14 events this weekend for a combined total of $9,300. Only voff managed to secure a win: the Saturday $3K for $1,228. beastmaster made four final tables for over $3,400.

stevebrogan Sep 29th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 6, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, eleven PocketFives members made it to the final tables but only one, LuckSackGMZ took down a tournament. Derek Gomez (pictured, ranked #10 in Nevada) won the Ultimate Poker Sunday $10K event, winning $2,900. Overall, PocketFives members took home over $9K by cashing in thirteen events.

stevebrogan Oct 6th, 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 Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 265 runners for a total prize pool of $19,628. Five PocketFives members cashed for $3,045 collectively.

stevebrogan Sep 5th, 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
"You Always Dream About Final Tabling the Sunday Million"

Last weekend's PokerStars Sunday Million featured a field of 7,133 entrants and paydays of at least $50,000 to over half the final table. Taking fourth place in the weekly blockbuster was Jase SSSMforlife Regina (pictured), who earned $75,000, bringing his career total to over $1.1 million. We sat down with the 70th ranked player worldwide and the #6 player in Ontario, Canada to talk about his ...

Dan Sep 6th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for January 12, 2015

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

Dlorican Jan 12th, 2015 0
Tournament Review for 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 September 8, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with six of its seven scheduled 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 Guarantee on Sunday. The Weekly-Warm-Up and the Re-Entry did not meet their guarantees, creating overlays.

stevebrogan Sep 8th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014

This week in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series was in full swing on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, with six events that featured three buy-in levels (low, mid, and high). Halloween won Event #3 High, a PLO $20,000 Guarantee Six-Max tournament, cashing for $3,650. The winner of Event #4 High, a $15,000 Guarantee NLH Bounty, was Pete KingFi Tarsiewicz, who pocketed $2,850.

Dlorican Sep 12th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for September 15, 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 Guarantee on Sunday. had 395 runners vying for the 57 available prizes totaling $38,439.

stevebrogan Sep 15th, 2014 0
High-Stakes Pro SanIker Pockets $2 Million in Two Months

After a dismal first half of the year at the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt, German high-stakes pro SanIker has put together a huge comeback, winning just under $2 million in less than 60 days.

LandShark Sep 12th, 2014 0
Is An Internet Gambling Upheaval Looming in the UK?

The Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill was passed by the United Kingdom's House of Lords and became a part of British law after it received Royal Assent on May 14, 2014. The UK gaming law includes stricter underage gambling controls, but perhaps more importantly a 15% point of consumption gaming tax for online gaming operators.

wackyJaxon Sep 12th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 12, 2014

In Nevada this week, ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 237 runners for a total prize pool of $18,289.

stevebrogan Sep 12th, 2014 0
"I Usually Tilt a Lot About Any Tech Problems During a Session"

Oh, tech problems. This author especially hates technology, like when he strolls over to his computer only to find 10 updates that have to be installed before he can check his e-mail. Also in my camp with a disdain for tech issues is Russia's harrrrmonica, who won the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl in recent weeks for $26,000.

Dan Sep 14th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 15, 2014

The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the Winamax W Series both started their second weeks, which meant plenty of action online. As of 12:00 Eastern Time Monday, several key WCOOP events were still in progress. We will update this article after the covered tournaments are concluded.

wackyJaxon Sep 15th, 2014 0
Technical Difficulties Disrupt GSSS Events in New Jersey

The PartyPoker Network experienced serious technical difficulties with the Garden State Super Series and other tournaments on Sunday night. One of the most anticipated weekends in New Jersey online poker, therefore, ended in great disappointment.

Dlorican Sep 15th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 19, 2014

The Garden State Super Series was in its second week in New Jersey on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Winning his second event in the GSSS was Scott Sblum2711 Blumstein, who took down Event #14 High, a $20,000 Guaranteed 6-Max, for $4,443. Last Wednesday, Blumstein won Event #5 which was also a $20,000 Guarantee, for $3,679.

Dlorican Sep 19th, 2014 0
888, iPoker in Tussle for #2 in Cash Game Traffic

We all know that PokerStars rules the roost in the online poker world in terms of cash game volume. It has been at the top of PokerScout's cash game traffic rankings for years and shows no signs of coming close to relinquishing that spot any time soon. With a seven-day average of 20,000 cash game players, it is eight-and-a-half times as large as its closest competitor. And that does not even ...

Dan Katz Sep 16th, 2014 0
PocketFives Rankings Update: veeea, PokerKaiser Enter Top 10

It's Wednesday, which means we have a brand new update to the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. There was a fair amount of movement within the top ten this week, including two new entrants, but what hasn't changed is our #1 ranked player, p0cket00 (pictured). The Canadian leads the way with 7,812 PLB Points, about 10% more than our second ranked player.

Dan Sep 17th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for September 19, 2014

Seven PocketFives members cashed this week in regulated Nevada online poker tournaments, with MrBeaumont (pictured) and voff registering wins. ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 253 runners for a total prize pool of 18,944 with 39 spots being paid.

stevebrogan Sep 19th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for October 6, 2014

Austrian Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz (pictured, ranked #4 worldwide) continued his winning streak in major online poker tournaments over the weekend with an outright victory in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Major for a payday of $38,240. Less than a week ago, the surging tournament specialist took home $1.3 million for his win in the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event and could be on his way to the top overall ...

dhubermex Oct 6th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 10, 2014

This week in New Jersey, laumserg (Mergulas on PocketFives) had back-to-back wins in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee, taking home a total of $2,035. DonCorleone (iLuvJerze on PocketFives) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee on Tuesday night, banking $2,055.

Dlorican Oct 10th, 2014 0
"Hopefully My Next Interview Will Be After Winning the WCOOP Main Event"

Two weeks ago, Alexander Ivanov (pictured), who is known as s3c3 on PocketFives, finished in second place in the Full Tilt Sunday Major, a $215 Re-Entry tournament, for $30,000. There were nearly 900 entrants and Ivanov, who calls Russia home, booked his second largest cash to date.

Dan Sep 27th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 17, 2014

This week in Nevada, nine PocketFives members cashed in 14 events for over $9,000, with Josh Reynolds winning over $3,300 for final tabling three events. Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley, asianhustler, and voff each made two final tables, winning over $2,500 collectively.

stevebrogan Oct 17th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker increased its Sunday Major guarantee from $50,000 to $100,000. The tournament attracted a total of 512 runners, generating a prize pool of $94,720 (a $5,280 overlay). Once the dust settled, it was PocketFiver John ChalkyWhite Winter (pictured) who was victorious, banking a cool $20,967 after a three-way deal. This is the second time Winter has ...

Dlorican Oct 20th, 2014 0
Bird's Eye View of the Regulated US Online Poker Markets

When individual US states were given the green light to legalize internet gambling, we got excited. When Ultimate Poker became the first legal, regulated online poker room to launch in Nevada in April 2013, we got really excited. It seems, though, that the excitement of the poker community alone has not been enough to allow poker to take off in the United States fully. Let's hit some of the ...

Dan Katz Sep 30th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 20, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, nine PocketFives members made it to 11 final tables and took home a combined $12,922. The biggest winner was uncfan11, who took second place in the Fall Festival Main Event for $8,140. Josh Reynolds (pictured) logged three final tables, including a win in the Weekly Warm-Up, and took home $2,243 for his efforts.

stevebrogan Oct 20th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for October 20, 2014

Belarus online poker tournament specialist mincepie put in a runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million flagship event over the weekend for his largest career online score of $153,135. The effort will almost certainly put him back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide Rankings. PocketFiver jancsi69 of Hungary finished 6th in that event for $43,558. Top 100 ranked KKremate of Brazil came out on ...

dhubermex Oct 20th, 2014 0
Matt Savage: "Annie Duke Doesn't Deserve Blame for Epic Poker Failure"

In an interview with Lee Davy from , tournament director Matt Savage (pictured) discussed the demise of Federated Sports & Gaming and its pet project, the Epic Poker League. In it, Savage recounted his involvement with the group and, in particular, stated that the two major players in the organization, former World Series of Poker commissioner Jeffrey Pollack and Annie Duke, were not to blame ...

Earl Burton Oct 1st, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for October 24, 2014

This week in New Jersey, coming fresh off his second place finish in the Parx Big Stax Main Event on Tuesday for over $68,000, Jake jtsnakes Perry (pictured) returned to online poker and made back-to-back final tables in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee. Perry finished seventh on Wednesday and took it down on Thursday for a total of $3,015.

Dlorican Oct 24th, 2014 0
PokerKaiser Wins September Monthly PLB

The final numbers are in for the September Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard, or PLB, on PocketFives. This time around, we have a two-time Monthly PLB winner: Nicolas PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured). The Chilean racked up 4,026 PLB Points during the month, beating second place Yuri Martins by 47 points.

Dan Oct 5th, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for November 3, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees along with the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major. PocketFiver iganatz won the network's $10,000 Guarantee on Friday, taking home $2,400.

Dlorican Nov 3rd, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 10, 2014

In Nevada this week, six PocketFives members cashed in ten events for a total of $4,798. Of that amount, Christina lindeyloo22 Lindley (pictured) cashed for $1,983 in three events with first, fourth, and ninth place finishes.

stevebrogan Oct 10th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for November 3, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, 12 PocketFives members made it to 16 final tables, cashing for over $10,000 collectively. Only DatDude and georgemcfly were able to make it to first place. They also had two cashes each this weekend along with asianhustler and voff.

stevebrogan Nov 3rd, 2014 0
"Winning a Triple Crown Means a Big Psychological Impact"

On September 18, Andrei Krylou (pictured), better known as Happynose on PocketFives, won the first of three tournaments for his first Triple Crown. PokerStars was the site of the victory, which came in a $75 NLHE tournament. The next day, he was off to the races in the Full Tilt Benjamin, coming out on top for $3,200, and his final Triple Crown tournament was the iPoker Saturday Mosh Pit.

Dan Oct 12th, 2014 0
Pro Shakeup Continues, Marvin Rettenmaier Leaves PartyPoker

It has been a rough end of 2014 for sponsored pros of some of the largest online poker sites in the world. If you're a regular reader of PocketFives, you'll know last month, PokerStars parted ways with Marcel Luske and 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event winner jcada99 Joe Cada.

Dan Oct 13th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for November 3, 2014

Thulio MRCOLLE Colle of Brazil (pictured, ranked #509 worldwide) had a career outing over the weekend upon placing 3rd in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event for $133,775 (4-way final table chop). Fellow member Pedro faustideo Faustino of Portugal placed 5th in that event for $58,253.

dhubermex Nov 3rd, 2014 0
WSOP on ESPN: "Camp Counselors Shouldn't Give Off False Tells"

Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event aired on Sunday night on ESPN, going up against the Philadelphia Eagles' beat down of the New York Giants. When the first of two hour-long episodes began at 9:00pm Eastern Time, there were 139 players left and former #1 ranked PocketFiver Griffin Flush_Entity Benger (pictured) was third in chips.

Dan Oct 13th, 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
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
WSOP on ESPN: "I Play a Lot Better When I Get Kings Against Jacks"

The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event continued airing on ESPN on Sunday night with a pair of one-hour episodes beginning at 9:00pm Eastern Time. The program began with the start of Day 6 and 79 players remaining. Mark Newhouse (pictured), who made the 2013 November Nine, was chip leader, poised to become the first two-time November Niner.

Dan Oct 20th, 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
Tournament Review for December 1, 2014

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

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

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

Dlorican Dec 1st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 24, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, five PocketFives members made it to major final tables, taking home a combined $4,128. Finishing in first place were asianhustler and uncfan11 in the $3,000 Nightly events.

stevebrogan Oct 24th, 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
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for October 27, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to final tables, winning a total of $5,323. Sir cashed in three events, winning over $2,000 for his efforts.

stevebrogan Oct 27th, 2014 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Jon Ryan (Cyanever)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with member Jon Cyanever Ryan (pictured). On PocketFives, Ryan is known as uncfan11. From 4:00pm until Midnight, you can find him grinding MTTs on . While most of his success is in the lower buy-in events ranging from $3 to $20, he takes his occasional shots at larger events with very good results.

stevebrogan Oct 28th, 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
US Full Tilt Players with Incomplete Information Could See Claims Denied

In a notice posted on , the Garden City Group, the appointed Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt refunds, issued a warning on Monday to petitioners who failed to provide correct social security information. In fact, giving incomplete or incorrect social security information could result in a player's claim being denied.

Dan Oct 28th, 2014 0
What Online Poker Sites Fare the Best in SEO?

This week, the popular Scouting Report from PokerScout took a look at SEO from the major non-US online poker sites. In other words, when a prospective customer searches terms like "poker," "online poker," "holdem," and "free poker," how do the major sites stack up' And, is there a correlation between SEO visibility and liquidity' Does a poor SEO result equate to a death sentence'

Dan Oct 28th, 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
Ivey Poker Social Media App Suspended Until 2015

Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey (pictured) has announced that his free-to-play Facebook app, Ivey Poker, will be temporarily suspended.

LandShark Oct 30th, 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
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for October 31, 2014

This weekend in Nevada, 11 PocketFives members made it to 14 final tables, winning over $7,000 combined. georgemcfly, lindeyloo22, and LuckSackGMZ (pictured) each cashed twice; both georgeMcfly and lindeyloo22 finished in first place.

stevebrogan Oct 31st, 2014 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player William Jacobs (georgemcfly)

PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member William georgemcfly Jacobs (pictured). He has won over $14,000 playing on and Ultimate Poker since both sites started up in Nevada. On most weeknights, you will not see him playing any earlier than 6:00 pm.

stevebrogan Nov 3rd, 2014 0