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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
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
"The Adjustment From Heads-Up to MTTs Was Huge"

If you look down the list of the largest cashes for Alen Bilic (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as lilachaa, you'll see the PokerStars Sunday 500 four times. In fact, four of his top ten largest cashes ever have come from the Sunday tournament, which he final tabled thrice in 2013 (March, May, and August). Earlier this month, four was the magic number, as he won the PokerStars Sunday 500 ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 26th, 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 1, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey online poker, Chris White (zackbaker on PocketFives) made three final tables on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. On Friday night, White finished fourth in the $5,000 Guarantee and won the $10,000 Guarantee. On Saturday, he had an eighth place finish in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,864 on the weekend.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Sep 1st, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekday Tournament Review for September 5, 2014

This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Poker ran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantee tournaments. Jim Oriente (jimmyice99 on PocketFives) finished second in the $5,000 Guarantee on Tuesday and sixth in the same tournament the night before for a total of $1,135.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Sep 5th, 2014 1
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for September 15, 2014

This weekend in New Jersey, the Garden State Super Series continued to run on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. flushoff11 (Flushoff11 on PocketFives) won Event #9 ($20,000 Guarantee 6-Max), taking home $3,167. The winner of Event #10 ($20,000 Guaranteed Rebuy) was Katonik, who cashed for $4,190.

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Sep 15th, 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
Nevada Hits $1 Million in Online Poker Revenue for the First Time

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the regulated Nevada online poker sites hit $1 million in combined revenue in June, the first time that's happened since the market launched last year. The number was $1.037 million in a month, to be exact.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Jul 31st, 2014 1
Full Tilt Red Pros, Friends Eligible for Remission; Deadline is September 3

According to an update from Garden City Group, the appointed Claims Administrator for US Full Tilt Poker refunds, "It has been determined that players designated by Full Tilt Poker as 'professionals,' other than Team Full Tilt Players, will be able to submit Petitions for Remission to recover the portion of their account balance that is not attributable to compensation provided by FTP or ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 5th, 2014 1
The Best Birthday Present Ever?

Today is this author's birthday. Yes, hold your applause and direct all gifts to the PocketFives business address. Two weeks ago, Mike Bartholomew (pictured), who is known as AAcademiKK on PocketFives, won the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl for $25,000, defeating a field of nearly 600 entrants just two days before his birthday. We caught up with the Canadian to talk about his largest online ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 7th, 2014 1
PokerStars 7 Beta Now Available

PokerStars 7 has just been released in public Beta to .com, .eu, and .es players. The new client has a design that makes it easier for new and existing players to easily find the games they are looking for while having a flexible lobby layout with a few different views to keep just about any PokerStars player happy.

wackyJaxonwackyJaxon
Join Date: Apr 5th, 2006
Aug 7th, 2014 1
"I Would Regret It Later in Life if I Didn't Give Poker a Chance"

The final Sunday of July saw 2,901 entrants show up for the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars. With nearly $600,000 on the line, Jorge Alberto Carvalho Abreu (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as jorginho88, took home the win for $91,000. We caught up with the Portuguese player to learn about bringing his career online tournament earnings to nearly $500,000.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 8th, 2014 1
Dan Cates Hits $10 Million in High-Stakes Winnings at Full Tilt

According to HighStakesDB, Dan "jungleman" Cates (pictured) has hit $10 million in winnings at the high-stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker. He reached the mark after scooping $677,000 in a marathon session on Saturday. According to the tracking site, Cates played for 26 hours with a scant one-hour break.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 10th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with New Jersey Poker Player Paul Scaturro (rimmer27)

New Jersey poker player Paul Scaturro (rimmer27 on PocketFives, pictured) out of Old Bridge, New Jersey is a longtime PocketFives member who has over $600,000 in tracked online cashes. Scaturro plays under La_Flama_Blan27 on PartyPoker and Rungood27 on and Ultimate Poker. On July 26, he took down the $10,000 Guarantee and finished in second in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee the ...

DloricanDlorican
Join Date: Feb 9th, 2007
Aug 13th, 2014 1
Phil Ivey's Baccarat Partner Sues Foxwoods in New Edge-Sorting Case

The woman who allegedly used the controversial technique known as edge-sorting to help Phil Ivey (pictured) win millions of dollars playing baccarat has filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino claiming she and two companions are owed over $3 million for gambling sessions that took place there in 2011.

LandSharkLandShark
Join Date: Aug 2nd, 2013
Aug 14th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with #4 Ranked huiiiiiiiiii

On the 10th day of August, Austria's huiiiiiiiiii (pictured) chopped the PokerStars Sunday 500, his second big-time Sunday Major win in the last two years. He is quickly nearing $3.6 million in career online poker tournament earnings and sits at #4 in the PocketFives Rankings. His chopping partner in the Sunday 500 was fellow PocketFiver lilachaa and he graciously sat down with us to talk about ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 16th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Christina Lindley (lindeyloo22)

PocketFives had the opportunity to sit down with one of our members, lindeyloo22 aka Christina Lindley (pictured). A member since 2010, her lifetime cashes are an impressive $924,000. Currently living in Nevada, she plays online poker using many different screen names for the sites she is active on like lindeyoo22, WHOAOHIIII, cristinalindley, frankputternuts, lindeyloo22, lindleyloo. Visit ...

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Aug 18th, 2014 1
Dan Cates Up Nearly $3 Million on Full Tilt This Year

About a week ago, PocketFives brought you an article about Dan "jungleman" Cates breaking $10 million in high-stakes winnings at Full Tilt Poker, a major milestone. Over the weekend, Cates (pictured) continued to roll, inching closer to $3 million in winnings on Full Tilt this year, according to HighStakesDB.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 18th, 2014 1
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player VPIHokie1970

PocketFives

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Aug 28th, 2014 1
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for August 29, 2014

ran all four $3000 events as scheduled. All of their events exceeded the guarantees. There were 280 runners with a total prize pool of $21,700.

stevebroganstevebrogan
Join Date: Jun 27th, 2012
Aug 29th, 2014 1
MatveichukR Wins Sixth Triple Crown

Late last month, Russia's MatveichukR (pictured) took down his sixth PocketFives Triple Crown. If the award isn't familiar to you, the way to get one is to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments with at least 100 players each across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within seven days. PocketFivers have won 106 of them in 2014 and exactly 900 all-time.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 30th, 2014 1
Report: Could PokerStars Have Bought the New Orleans Saints?

According to a report by longtime poker industry veteran Nolan Dalla, PokerStars, now owned by Amaya Gaming, reportedly was floating the idea of buying the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006. At the time, Dalla was PokerStars' Director of Communications.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Aug 31st, 2014 1
When is it Time to Play Like an Agro-Monkey?

On September 7, Poland's Barry86 came away with the win in the 888 Poker Mega Deep for $35,000. The $215 buy-in poker tournament attracted 765 entrants and Barry86 defeated a final table consisting of four other PocketFivers. He just passed $750,000 in online tournament winnings and seems poised to make a quick run at $1 million.

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Sep 20th, 2014 1
Aviation Club de France Raided by Police, Future Unclear

Early Tuesday morning, more than two-dozen police officers raided the legendary Aviation Club de France (ACF) in Paris, arresting and charging 12 people connected with the iconic gambling establishment.

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Join Date: Aug 2nd, 2013
Sep 20th, 2014 1
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.

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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.

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Apr 14th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for March 24, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with five major events including the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. had 313 runners vying for the 40 available prizes totaling $41,475. Two events did not meet their guarantees; the Re-Entry and the World Series of Poker Main Event qualifier ended up with overlays totaling $2,150, creating more value for players.

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Mar 24th, 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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Jun 16th, 2014 0
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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Jun 30th, 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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Jul 14th, 2014 0
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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Jul 21st, 2014 0
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
PocketFives Rankings Update: Flush_Entity Leaps to #4 Worldwide

The PocketFives Online Poker Rankings were recalculated on Wednesday, with Griffin Flush_Entity Benger (pictured) making a major splash. The former #1 player in our Rankings, last seen at the top in mid-2012, Benger moved up from #14 worldwide to #4 and is 700 points off the pole position.

DanDan
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Mar 26th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 4, 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 467 runners vying for the 69 available prizes totaling $44,120.

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Tournament Review for August 4, 2014

High stakes online poker tournaments saw an overall increase in entrants over the weekend thanks to the start of the PokerStars WCOOP Challenge and Full Tilt FTOPS series.

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Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for August 11, 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 Guarantee on Sunday. had 386 runners vying for the 54 available prizes totaling $18,400.

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Aug 11th, 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.

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Sep 8th, 2014 0
Tournament Review for September 22, 2014

The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued this weekend ahead of next Sunday's $10,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event. A pair of covered tournaments are still in progress at the time of this article's publication. We will publish the final results of those events once they have concluded.

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Sep 22nd, 2014 0
26% of New Jersey WSOP.com Players Connect Via Mobile Devices

New Jersey online poker is in full swing and, with 100 days of operation under its belt, has released data highlighting the enormous impact that mobile will play in the burgeoning market.

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Mar 27th, 2014 0
Tournament Review For March 31, 2014

The 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Challenge featured nine events over the weekend, with PocketFives members taking home a substantial amount of the prize money. In the $2,000+100 NLHE Main Event, pktsebens of Australia (pictured) made a strong case for getting back into the Top 500 worldwide rankings with a 3rd place showing for $292,320. David Bakes Baker finished ...

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Mar 31st, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for March 28, 2014

In Nevada, ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 249 runners with a total prize pool of 18,025, paying a total of 33 spots.

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Mar 28th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 7, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday along with the $5,000 Freezeout on Sunday. had 483 runners vying for the 61 available prizes totaling $56,210. 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.

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Apr 7th, 2014 0
Tournament Review For April 7, 2014

Top 500 ranked Filurn of Denmark picked up his largest career online poker tournament cash over the weekend with a 3rd place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Michael (who is pictured and could very well move up to his all-time best worldwide ranking due to the score) cashed in for $186,600 as a result of a final table deal. He received the highest payout in the event despite his official ...

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Apr 7th, 2014 0
Heads-Up with Nevada Poker Player Todd Jackson (orono)

PocketFives Member manifest, aka Todd Jackson (pictured), is following his poker dreams and recently won a seat in the World Series of Poker Main Event on . His user name is orono, named after his alma mater, the University of Maine at Orono. Manifest was the name of the garage band his friends and he played in growing up. When not playing poker, his other favorite games are NLH14 and ...

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Apr 2nd, 2014 0
Winamax Series IX Coming April 6 with €5 Million Guaranteed

Starting on April 6 is the ninth Winamax Series. This time around, 69 events will comprise the Winamax Series IX schedule, starting with a whopping eight events on April 6. Highlights of the first day include a €50 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Two-Day Event that will crown its champion on April 7 as well as a €300 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Six-Max Two-Day Event that guarantees €175,000. The final ...

DanDan
Join Date: May 1st, 2006
Apr 3rd, 2014 0
New Jersey Weekend Tournament Review for April 14, 2014

This weekend on the virtual felts in New Jersey, several PocketFivers made the final table of the nightly $10K Guarantee on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. On Saturday, Brian Willis (WillisNYC on PocketFives, pictured) won it, banking the first place prize of $2,448. This follows up his win last weekend in the $25K Guarantee, where he took home $7,315, and his win in the WSOP $10K Guarantee on March ...

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Apr 14th, 2014 0
High Stakes Poker: ragen70 Up $1.4 Million in Three Days

April has been mighty kind to ragen70, whose real name is Niklas Heinecker (pictured). He earned $514,000 at the Full Tilt Poker Triple Draw tables on Wednesday to bring his three-day haul to an impressive $1.4 million, according to HighStakesDB. And it's not like Heinecker is facing off against the peons of the poker world either. In fact, he has been battling some of the game's top minds.

DanDan
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Apr 3rd, 2014 0
Nevada Weekday Tournament Review for April 4, 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 exceeded their guarantees. There were 237 runners with a total prize pool of 17,750 paid to 31 players.

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Apr 4th, 2014 0
New York Online Poker Bill Going Nowhere in 2014

State Senator John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope, pictured) recently created a buzz in the online poker community when he introduced a bill that would legalize the industry in the state of New York. But almost as soon as he unveiled the legislation, Bonacic made it clear that he didn't expect the bill to pass anytime soon.

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Apr 4th, 2014 0
Nevada Weekend Tournament Review for April 21, 2014

In Nevada, kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the WSOP $10,000 Main Event Qualifier, Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. had 382 runners vying for the 50 available prizes totaling $45,200. 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.

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Apr 21st, 2014 0
Bounties, Bounties Everywhere at PocketFives Running Aces Live Event

Pictured here is the bounty package that was up for grabs on Saturday night at PocketFives' live event at Running Aces Harness Park outside of Minneapolis Minnesota. The special $300 Pro Bounty generated a field of 66 players and coughed up a top prize of $6,300.

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Apr 6th, 2014 0
WPT Championship Moves to Atlantic City This Month, $5 Million Guaranteed

The end-of-season World Poker Tour Championship is on the move. This year, the tournament will move across the United States from its old digs at the Bellagio in Las Vegas to the Borgata in Atlantic City. The action begins on April 21 and features the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, or NJCOP, running alongside it, giving players the chance to battle offline and online. Sign up for ...

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Apr 7th, 2014 0
Tournament Review For April 28, 2014

PokerStars concluded its two week promotional program over the weekend with "Tournament Number 900 Million" which featured a $1 Million Guaranteed prize pool as four P5s members reached its final table. Daniel judgedredd13 Charlton of the United Kingdom (pictured) earned his largest online tournament payday ever upon negotiating a three-way final table deal for $153,681 (3rd place officially). ...

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Apr 28th, 2014 0
"My Advice to Regs: Never Work on Your Game. You Just Have Bad Luck!"

You have to love the advice that GoGooseGo (pictured), whose goes by Paul, gave to his fellow regs on PocketFives: "Never work on your game. You just have bad luck!" All kidding aside, Paul final tabled the PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy last month, cashing for $23,000 following a fourth place finish. He is on the cusp of breaking $900,000 in tracked scores.

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Apr 8th, 2014 0