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RANKINGS: Former #1 Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen Storms into Top 10

Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen is making a charge at #1, but 'C Darwin2' seems to have a firm grasp on it after another monstrous week. Last month, former #1-ranked player Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen cracked the top 25 rankings and became just the fifth player to ever hit $10 million in lifetime earnings. It seems he's not interested in stopping there. Hunichen went from #13 in the world to #9 and ...

LanceOct 22nd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 25 - The Ruling

Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffOct 21st, 2017 0
Chris 'Apotheosis' Kruk Holds Down #1 Ranking in Canada

Canada's current Top 10 is replete with some of online poker's strongest players When it comes to the current crop of top-ranked online poker player in Canada, one must remember to shift their mindset to thinking of Canada as simply the location rather than the nationality. In the post-Black Friday online poker landscape, Canada has emerged as one of the major landing spots for many American ...

JWalshOct 20th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman Explains the Strategic Side of 888poker’s Flopomania

Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Moorman sees a lot of skill in 888poker's Flopomania game (WPT photo) It seems like the game of poker is always changing or evolving. Normally, that change is centered around the strategy of the game, but 888poker has taken the game down a bit of a different path with their latest innovation: Flopomania. The game is a variation on Texas Hold’em that ...

LanceOct 20th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Five Events You Just Have to Watch

The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has 11 bracelet events over three weeks of acton. The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe schedule gets underway Thursday afternoon at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. While there are 11 bracelet events on the schedule, there's a handful of events that, for one reason or another, you'll just have to ...

LanceOct 18th, 2017 0
Sit-n-Go 2.0 Returns to the Punta Cana Poker Classic

Poker is always being innovated further and Sit & Go 2.0 is the latest in

Matt ClarkOct 18th, 2017 0
Chris Ferguson Leads WSOP POY Race Headed Into WSOP Europe

Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson feeling the Player Of The Year the pressure This year's World Series of Poker Europe begins Thursday at King's Casino in Rosvadov, Czech Republic and along with it the race for the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year is enters its final lap. Players have 11 bracelet events left in which they can rack up cashes and add-on to their current point totals from this past summer. The ...

JWalshOct 17th, 2017 2
Dan DiZenzo Caps Off PokerStars NJCOOP with Main Event Title

Dan DiZenzo rose above

Matt ClarkOct 17th, 2017 1
Next Level Poker Tour Set for November Debut in Iowa

The Next Level

P5s StaffOct 17th, 2017 0
Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall Wins 888Live London Main Event, $117K

Tom 'Jabracada' Hall was all smiles after winning the 888Live London Main Event for $117,000 on Monday (888 photo) Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall began the final table of the 888Live London Main Event with a 2-1 chip lead over his nearest competitor and 31.5% of the total chips in play. It took him a little over eight hours, but Hall eventually ended up with all of the chips and a £78,888 ($117,805 ...

LanceOct 17th, 2017 0
Matt Kirk's Case Against Leon Tsoukernik Partially Dismissed

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King's Casino, battles high-stakes mainstay Matt Kirk in Nevada courts Clark County's Eighth Judicial Court ruled for a partial dismissal in the ongoing court battle between high-stakes grinder Matthew Kirk and the owner of King's Casino, Leon Tsoukernik. The lawsuit, filed by Kirk, seeks to recover $2,000,000 of an alleged $3,000,000 loan Kirk gave to Tsoukernik ...

JWalshOct 16th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Mike 'Pipedream17' Dietrich Wins Sunday Million for $142,000

'C Darwin2' added another Sunday Major to his credit this week Sunday saw some of the best online poker players in the world proving just that as they took home some of the week's marquee events. The current #1-ranked online poker tournament player in the world 'C Darwin2' of Sweden earned a victory in the partypoker High Roller on Sunday and took home $37,884. He was followed by Kenny ...

dhubermexOct 16th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: 'hellohellohello' Says Hello to $5M in Earnings

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

LanceOct 16th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Takes Top Spot Back from 'lena900'

Another week, another change atop the PocketFives Rankings as 'C Darwin2' takes back the #1 spot Just one week ago, 'lean900' took over the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings after a 12-week long reign by 'C Darwin2'. That's all part of the history books now as 'C Darwin2' jumped from the #3 spot back to the #1 spot thanks to a pair of qualifying cashes.

LanceOct 15th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 24 - The Milestone

Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffOct 13th, 2017 0
New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware Enter Multi-State Player Pool Pact

New Jersey announces agreement to share player pool with Nevada and Delaware In what could be a boost to the existing regulated online poker market in the United States, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, the three states where online poker has been legalized and regulated, have agreed to a multi-state pact to begin player pools.

JWalshOct 13th, 2017 0
Matt 'papamat25' Iles Battles in Familiar Online Territory

Matt 'papamat25' Iles

Matt ClarkOct 13th, 2017 1
Alen 'lilachaa' Bilic Leads PocketFivers Crushing 888poker in 2017

Alen Bilic won almost $200K in a single event on 888poker earlier this year. (Neil Stoddart photo) Five different PocketFivers have had six-figure scores on 888poker so far in 2017, but none have managed to put up a bigger number than Alen 'lilachaa' Bilic. Looking at the top 25 cashes by PocketFives members on 888poker in 2017 shows scores ranging from just over $38,000 to nearly ...

LanceOct 13th, 2017 0
New Challenges Await WCOOP Main Event Champ Steven van Zadelhoff

Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff's life changed for the better after taking down the WCOOP Main Event(van Zadelhoff photo) The celebrations are over for Steven van Zadelhoff and now the 2017 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion is getting back to the thing he loves best; grinding. That doesn't mean that he didn't take some days off after winning $1.6 million though. ...

LanceOct 12th, 2017 1
PokerStars Rolls Out 'Power Up' for Game Real Money Play

PokerStars' Power Up gives players a new power packed gaming experience Commencing liftoff in 5,4,3,2... PokerStars' much-talked about twist on traditional Texas Hold'em, Power Up, was given clearance for a real-money soft launch on Tuesday. The poker variant combines the principals of traditional NLHE poker, in a three-handed Sit & Go format, with new game-changing “power” that allows ...

JWalshOct 10th, 2017 3
Punta Cana Poker Classic Looks To Raise The Player Experience

The Punta Cana Poker Classic offers players a little bit of poker paradise “Sun, fun, amazing poker and good people...” As the Punta Cana Poker Classic (PCPC) enters its eighth year, Phil Nagy, President of the PCPC, says players can expect more of the same good times they've experienced in the past when the five-day festival kicks off on October 24.

JWalshOct 9th, 2017 0
Sweden's Top 10 Features Online Poker's Cream of the Crop

The PocketFives

Matt ClarkOct 9th, 2017 1
Danielle Andersen Reflects on Summer Meeting with Howard Lederer

Danielle Andersen first ran into Howard Lederer during the 2016 WSOP Main Event. A chance encounter this summer at Bellagio gave her a chance to get answers to questions she had of the former Full Tilt Poker executive. Day 1 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event was sailing along for Danielle Andersen when she went from one side of the emotional spectrum to the other in a moment that had ...

LanceOct 9th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Viktor Blom Wins Sunday Grand PLO

Viktor Blom won the PLO version of the PokerStars Sunday Grand this week (Unibet photo) Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom is one of the most mercurial figures in online poker history. He's won and lost millions in the nosebleed cash games and won the 2013 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event. On Sunday he added to his own legend, beating out 148 other players to win the PokerStars ...

dhubermexOct 9th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen Fifth Player to Hit $10M

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

LanceOct 8th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 23 - The WPT 'Wunderkind'

Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffOct 8th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: ‘lena900’ Takes #1 Spot from ‘C Darwin2’

Sweden's 'lena900' returned to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings this week After 18 weeks looking up the PocketFives Rankings and seeing other players ahead of him, Sweden’s ‘lena900’ took over the #1 spot this week, passing two players in the process. Wins on 888poker and partypoker over the last seven days earned ‘lena900’ just over $51,000 and 624 PocketFives Leaderboard ...

LanceOct 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn Continues Nevada Domination

For the

Matt ClarkOct 6th, 2017 0
Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov Tops September High Stakes Winners

Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov won $378K in September playing the nosebleed stakes online. It only took 23 sessions for Russian high-stakes online phenom Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov to capture the top spot for online cash game profitability in the month of September, according to the data tracked by HighStakesDB.

JWalshOct 6th, 2017 0
Art Papazyan Wins WPT Maryland For Second Title of Season XVI

Art Papazyan claimed victory in his second WPT event of Season XVI by winning WPT Maryland. (Joe Giron/WPT photo) Art Papazyan came out of relatively nowhere to win the WPT Legends of Poker event to start Season XVI and claim the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race. Papazyan traveled to Maryland to play the WPT event at Live! Casino in an effort to chase points and is now a two-time WPT ...

Matt ClarkOct 5th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Reclaims #1 in New Jersey

David 'dehhhhh' Coleman regained the top spot in New Jersey with NJCOOP underway. Following a few months away from the top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman is back into first place. With the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker off and running in the garden state, Coleman could add more points to his lead before the end of October.

Matt ClarkOct 4th, 2017 0
German Rankings Continue to Be Dominated by One Name: 'nilsef'

A closer look at the current crop of Germany's online elite players Over the better part of the last decade, Germany has emerged as a literal breeding ground for poker players of the highest caliber. From their dominance in all things High Roller, including, most recently Steffen Sontheimer’s Poker Masters victory, to producing some of the most recognized names in the game like Fedor Holz, ...

JWalshOct 3rd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'ad144' Wins $148,800 for Sunday Million Victory

David Peters came

dhubermexOct 2nd, 2017 0
Dominik Nitsche Advances His Career to the High Roller Level

Matt ClarkOct 1st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: WCOOP Main Win Propels Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff to #2

Steven van Zadelhoff has reason to smile after winning the WCOOP Main Event on Tuesday for a career-best $1.6M score (PokerStars photo) Winning the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event came with a career-best $1.6 million score for Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff but it also came with enough PocketFives Leaderboard points to move the Dutch grinder to #2 in the world.

LanceSep 30th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 21 - The Guarantee, WCOOP & Borgata

Download the latest episode of THE FIVES now! Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffSep 29th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Oscar Serradell Smashes Through the $5M Ceiling

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

Matt ClarkSep 27th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Steven van Zadelhoff Wins WCOOP Main Event for $1.6M


LanceSep 27th, 2017 5
WCOOP: 'OverTheTop43' Earns Second WCOOP Title of 2017, $193K

Germany's 'OverTheTop43'

LanceSep 26th, 2017 0
888Live Returns To London: $800K in Guarantees, Shot Clock Debut

888poker returns to London for the 888Live London Poker Festival Mark your calendars and book your flights as 888Live returns to the city of London from October 5-16. Hosted once again by one of the best casinos in London, Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford City, 888Live in London promises perpetual poker action and over $800,000 in guaranteed prize pools spread out over 10 events. With a ...

JWalshSep 25th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: ‘C Darwin2’ Holds Onto #1; Chris Hunichen Cracks Top 25

'C Darwin2' continues to do the work necessary to maintain the #1 ranking. Events like PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker and partypoker’s Powerfest are designed for grinders capable of putting long hours over a concentrated amount of time. It should shock absolutely nobody that the players who inhabit the top of the PocketFives Rankings have also enjoyed success over the past ...

LanceSep 25th, 2017 0
WCOOP: ‘compris’ Adds WCOOP Title Four Months after SCOOP Win

In the same year that he won a SCOOP title, 'compris' added a World Championship of Online Poker win to the resume A lot is often made of players who, over the course of their poker career, pick up wins in all three ‘COOP series; Turbo, Spring and World. There’s only been a handful of players who have collected all three. On Sunday Sweden’s ‘compris’ took a giant step towards joining ...

LanceSep 25th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'NeverIsEasy' Wins partypoker Powerfest High Roller


dhubermexSep 25th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'CllsDntMttr' Wins XL Eclipse Main Event For $273K

888poker's XL Eclipse came to an end on Sunday with over $2.3 million in guarantees. The conclusion of 888poker's 197-event super-sized poker series, XL Eclipse, took place on Sunday with over $2.3 million guaranteed over the final 17 tournaments. Players registered in droves, driving prize pools to over $350,000 in excess of the already massive promised amounts. Anchored by the $1,500,000 ...

JWalshSep 25th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko Defends $1K Omaha Hi-Lo Title

Andrey Zaichenko defended his title in the $1K Omaha Hi-Lo WCOOP event (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Saturday’s World Championshiop of Poker Action final table action on PokerStars, which consisted of just two events playing to a winner, had a bit of a theme to it: back- to-back. Russia’s Andrey Zaichenko won the same event he won last year, $1,050 Eight Max Omaha Hi-Lo, while the ...

LanceSep 24th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Brazil’s Rui 'Grobbshinit' Rodrigues Earns Six Max Title

888poker's XL Eclipse offers over $300,000 in guarantees on Saturday. The penultimate day of 888poker's XL Eclipse was one of their biggest yet. With over $300,000 in guarantees spread over 13 tournaments, including a trio of 6-Max tournaments, there was plenty of money up for grabs before Sunday's super-sized schedule and the $1,500,000 XL Eclipse Main Event.

JWalshSep 24th, 2017 1
The Fives Podcast: Episode 21 - The Masters, Sontheimer, Hellmuth, ROI

Download the latest episode of THE FIVES now! Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffSep 23rd, 2017 0
WCOOP: Nick 'caecilius' Petrangelo Wins $25K High Roller, $625K

Nick Petrangelo scored a six-figure payday and a WCOOP title on Friday (WPT photo) The final high roller event on the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedule wrapped up on Friday night with Nick Petrangelo beating out a talented final table to win over $600,000 after chopping things up with Bryn Kenney and 'bartek901'.

LanceSep 23rd, 2017 1
Guo Liang Chen Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open

Guo Liang Chen won $789,058 for taking down the WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event Friday in Atlantic City (WPT Photo) In yet another exciting final table in Season XVI of the World Poker Tour, Guo Liang Chen outlasted a final table that included Cliff Josephy and 2017 Winter Poker Open WPT final tablist Jia Liu. Final table play lasted for 10 hours and when the dust settled, it was Chen who ...

Matt ClarkSep 23rd, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Canada's 'alexos888' Becomes Two-Time XL Eclipse Champ

888poker's XL Eclipse heads into its final mammoth weekend. With only two days until 888poker's XL Eclipse $1,500,000 Main Event gets underway, players flocked to the 11 events on Friday's schedule to try and get some momentum heading into the mammoth final weekend of the series. Highlighted by a trio of Knockout tournaments, there were $180,000 in guarantees up for grabs and every single ...

JWalshSep 23rd, 2017 0
WCOOP: Connor Drinan Beats 'C Darwin2' for Second WCOOP Victory

Connor Drinan beat out 'C Darwin2' for his second career WCOOP victory on Thursday (WPT photo) While one of the storylines heading into the final weekend of PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is the number of first time WCOOP winners, there’s also been a handful of players that have picked up their second or third title. Connor Drinan joined that group on Thursday, beating the ...

LanceSep 22nd, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Kaktus26rus' Scores XL Title, $26K In $100K Quarterback

888poker's XL Eclipse enters the final quarter of its massive schedule. 888poker's mega-series XL Eclipse officially entered the fourth quarter of their schedule on Thursday, highlighted by the six-figure guarantee of Event #152 ($215 $100,000 Quarterback NLHE). At the end of the day, 157 of the scheduled 197 events would be complete with 13 new champions being crowned.

JWalshSep 22nd, 2017 0
PokerStars NJCOOP Returns In October With $1.2M In Guarantees

Online poker players in New Jersey should be making plans for NJCOOP in early October. Just as soon PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker is wrapping up, the world’s largest online poker site is all set to fire up a new poker series and this time...it's all for you, New Jersey. The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker returns September 30 - October 16 and they are bringing ...

JWalshSep 21st, 2017 0
WCOOP: Viktor Blom Ends WCOOP Drought with HORSE Victory

Viktor Blom finally got himself a WCOOP title on Wednesday (PokerStars photo) Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom has had all kinds of success in online poker. He's won (and lost) in the nosebleed cash games online and he's also found success in the tournament arena. He won the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event for $1,096,200 as well as two other SCOOP titles. But he'd never won a World ...

LanceSep 21st, 2017 0
Steffen Sontheimer Wins Poker Masters $100K, Takes Purple Jacket

Steffen Sontheimer won the $100K Poker Masters event to easily take home the Purple Jacket (PokerCentral photo) Steffen Sontheimer came into the $100,000 Poker Masters final event as the leading money earner through the first four $50,000 events. Sontheimer finished fourth in Event #1, won Event #2 and then finished fifth in Event #4. His total earnings were $1,221,000 and he was the ...

LanceSep 21st, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Smithstudent' Dominates Eight Max For XL Eclipse Win

888poker's XL Eclipse is headed into the home stretch. It was another action-packed Wednesday on 888poker as their popular XL Eclipse series hits the final stretch. With over $240,000 in guarantees spread over 13 contests, players got busy taking advantage of juiced prize pools and getting warmed up for the race to the Main Event this weekend.

JWalshSep 21st, 2017 0
Chris Moorman on How To Maximize Profits in a Longer Series

Chris Moorman has some great tips for how to take advantage of long online series'. One of the busiest periods of online poker tournaments is in the home stretch with many more massive guarantees yet to be paid out in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and the 888poker XL Eclipse. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver and current 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman has played in more ...

Matt ClarkSep 20th, 2017 2
WCOOP: Brazilians Dominate Podium, Take One Title

Brazilians took five of the nine podium spots in Tuesday's WCOOP action Brazilians have made a habit out of taking more than their fair share of COOP prize pools over the last few years. On Tuesday players from Brazil took all three podium positions in one event and took two of the three podium positions in another one.

LanceSep 20th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Chip-In! Players Help Raise Over 40K For Charity

Players helped raise much-needed funds on Tuesday during 888poker's XL Eclipse On Tuesday, 888poker's XL Eclipse offered giant guarantees with enormous payouts, but the main focus of the day was raising money for those in need. Of the 11 events on the day's slate, three were branded as “Chip-In!” tournaments – where all the tournament fees would be donated to the REG charity of choice, ...

JWalshSep 20th, 2017 0
WCOOP: ‘power2prut’ Wins $2,100 Sunday Million Special Edition

For the second time

LanceSep 19th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Finland's 'gifuhorna' Takes Home XL Eclipse Title #2

There were 13 new tournaments on Monday during 888poker's XL Eclipse. In addition to the return of PLO to the XL Eclipse schedule, 888poker unveiled their latest tournament theme catered to those players who always want to know “what'd you have'” A pair of “ShowMe!” tournaments added a new wrinkle to the game where every winning hand would be revealed. Every bluff, every value bet and ...

JWalshSep 19th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'nipa3p3' Wins partypoker Super High Roller

'nipa3p3' took home

dhubermexSep 18th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Phillip Gruissem Adds WCOOP Title to Impressive Resume

Phillip Gruissem now has a WCOOP title to go along with all of the other titles he's won over the course of his career. (WPT photo) Sunday was yet another busy day on the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedule with four events wrapping up and one of poker's top players walking away with his first WCOOP title. Philipp 'philbort' Gruissem beat out the 676-player field in ...

LanceSep 18th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Graftekkel' Victorious in Event #100 for $64K

888poker's XL Eclipse provided a super-sized Sunday slate of tournaments. It was another gigantic Sunday slate of tournaments on 888poker's XL Eclipse schedule. With over $1 million dollars in guarantees on the table, players flocked to compete for the crazy amount of value offered over the course of the 16 contests.

JWalshSep 18th, 2017 0
Brandon Adams Beats Doug Polk to win Poker Masters $50,000 Event #4

Brandon Adams won the final $50,000 buy-in Poker Masters event on Sunday (PokerCentral photo) Heading into the final table of the last $50,000 Poker Masters event on Sunday afternoon, it looked like German Steffen Sontheimer might be on his way to a second win. The German came into the final table behind only Doug Polk and Brandon Adams in chips. When the dust settled though, Sontheimer ...

LanceSep 18th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen Win First Title, 53K

Two More WCOOP Events Wrapped Up On Friday/ Former worldwide #1-ranked player Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen has finally captured his first WCOOP title in Event #40-High ($530 5-Card PLO 6-Max) on Friday. According to the Pokerstars blog, it was Hunichen's fifth trip to a WCOOP final table, twice before he made it to heads-up play, but he previously hadn't been able to take home the trophy. This ...

JWalshSep 17th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'GSwarrior30', 'progree69' Capture Second XL Titles

A pair of PocketFivers claimed their second titles during 888poker's XL Eclipse On Saturday, during their online mega-series XL Eclipse, 888poker offered three different versions of their popular signature “Crazy 8” event while providing over $330,000 in guarantees. The combination of both helped make Saturday one of the most popular days so far as a completed full week of XL Eclipse ...

JWalshSep 17th, 2017 0
WCOOP: ‘CROSA COLL’ Wins Thursday Thrill SE for First COOP Title

Three players grabbed the first WCOOP win of their careers on Saturday/ Saturday’s World Championship of Online Poker action was all about first time champions. Three different events wrapped up on the High side, with three players each emerging to win the first WCOOP title of their careers.

LanceSep 17th, 2017 0
Bryn Kenney Outlasts Erik Seidel to Win Poker Masters Event #3

Bryn Kenney took home another six-figure score by winning Poker Masters Event #3 on Saturday (Poker Central photo) While the storyline from the first two Poker Masters final tables has been the success of the Germans in the field, one of the questions heading into the final table of Event #3 was where are the Germans' There were no German players among the final seven players in Event #3 but ...

LanceSep 17th, 2017 0
Steffen Sontheimer Beats Fedor Holz to Win Poker Masters Event #2

Steffen Sontheimer beat Fedor Holz to win Poker Masters Event #2 and take the lead for the Purple Jacket (PokerCentral photo) On Thursday night, in the opening event of the Poker Masters, Steffen Sontheimer had to settle for a fourth place finish as Nick Schulman went on to victory. Friday night Sontheimer made up for it by posting a comeback for the ages against his good friend Fedor Holz to ...

LanceSep 16th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Apsauginis' Knocks Out #3-Ranked 'tutten7' For $6K

Knockdown, drag-out action over at 888poker during XL Eclipse on Friday. There were bounty hunters abound during the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule on Friday. For the first time since the start of the series, players had an extra incentive to go for the kill in the form of bounty tournaments. In fact, as not to overwork players before a massive online poker weekend, there were only eleven ...

JWalshSep 16th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: #5-Ranked Robin 'Inho' Ylitalo Takes XL Title, $21K

Number 5-ranked tournament player, 'Inho' leads the way in Day 5 XL Eclipse action. current Worldwide #5-ranked player Robin 'Inho' Ylitalo found himself atop the payouts at the end of Thursday's slate of XL Eclipse tournaments over on 888poker. The 13-event grouping brought with it over $350,000 in guarantees as the poker series has now completed one-third of its scheduled 197 events.

JWalshSep 15th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Former #1 'girafganger7' Wins WCOOP Super Tuesday SE, $197K

A former #1-ranked PocketFivers took down his first WCOOP title on Thursday Over the last year, Belgium's 'girafganger7' has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings on two occasions. There's a good chance we could see him back there soon. On Thursday night he won his first World Championship of Online Poker title after beating out a star-studded field in Event #34 ($1,050 Super ...

LanceSep 15th, 2017 1
Nick Schulman Wins Poker Masters $50,000 Event #1 for $918K

Nick Schulman won $918,000 for winning the first $50,000 buy-in Poker Masters event (PokerCentral photo) When PokerGO announced the Poker Masters series as part of the live streaming schedule, many people hoped that Nick Schulman would be one of the voices in the booth, calling the action. Schulman had other ideas. Schulman beat out a final table that included four of the German pros that ...

LanceSep 15th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Argentine 'IlDepredator' Wins First WCOOP Title

Jeff Gross and Andre

JWalshSep 14th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Triple_20' Bests Stacked Final Table For Eight Max Title

XL Eclipse continues to offer more action everyday at 888poker XL Eclipse was in full swing on Wednesday, offering up another hefty slate of online tournaments with enticing guarantees to match. 888poker fired up another 13 events of their September poker series and with them nearly a quarter million dollars was up for grabs.

JWalshSep 14th, 2017 0
Five Players to Watch at the Inaugural Poker Masters

Fedor Holz

LanceSep 13th, 2017 0
The Growing History of the Punta Cana Poker Classic

In its eighth year, the Punta Cana Poker Classic continues their rich tradition The Punta Cana Poker Classic has established itself as one of the most inviting poker vacation tour stops of the calendar year. Since their inaugural tournament back in 2010, they have created a must-play event that has blended plentiful poker and beautiful beaches into a one-of-a-kind experience. Now in their, ...

JWalshSep 13th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Germany's 'DSmunichlife' KOs His Way to Title and $90K Score

Three more players won their first WCOOP title on Tuesday. Tuesday's action in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker saw three more High events wrap up with Germany's 'DSmunichlife' taking home the biggest score of the day. Beating out a 3,686-player field in Event #30 High ($215 No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO)), 'DSmunichlife' earned $52,722.77 in prize money plus an ...

LanceSep 13th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Roman 'Romeopro33' Romanovsky Wins High Roller Title #2

XL Eclipse unleashed the first of the High Roller contests on Tuesday One of the most anticipated tournaments on the 888poker XL Eclipse schedule was Event #36, the $2100 buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed High Roller. That, along with its $215 Mini High Roller and the nine additional contests that took place Tuesday meant that there was $950,000 in guaranteed money up for grabs.

JWalshSep 13th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Two More $9 Million Club Members; Brazilians Rising Too

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

LanceSep 12th, 2017 0
Haraldo Silva Wins 888 Live Sao Paulo, Now Headed to WSOP Europe

Haraldo Silva won just over $64,000 and a WSOP Europe Main Event package for taking down 888 Live Sao Paulo (888 photo/Joe Giron) 888 Live traveled to Brazil this week for their latest live Festival. Another huge turnout followed in one of the most poker-crazed nations in the world. Sao Paulo played host to a field of nearly 900 entrants and the heroics of Haraldo Silva, who came out on top to ...

Matt ClarkSep 12th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Patrick 'prepstyle71' Serda Wins High Roller, $469K

Patrick Serda hit the biggest online tournament score of his career on Monday after winning the WCOOP $10K High Roller (PokerStars photo) Patrick Serda was a pretty busy guy this weekend. On Saturday, he played Day 1B of the World Cup of Cards main event in Montreal and managed to end the day with an above average stack. On Sunday, he played Day 1 of the $10,000 buy-in World Championship of ...

LanceSep 12th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Former #1-ranked Nicolas 'PKaiser' Fierro Earns Victory

XL Eclipse provided an action packed Monday at 888poker Monday brought with it a new slate of XL Eclipse tournaments over at 888poker. The online site sought to kick off the work week with $175,000 worth of guarantees spread out over 13 events, including the first Pot Limit Omaha offerings on the XL Eclipse schedule.

JWalshSep 12th, 2017 0
Almost Paradise: Punta Cana Poker Classic Returns in October

The 2017 Punta Cana Poker Classic is right around the corner Paradise seekers get ready: the Punta Cana Poker Classic is right around the corner. Bountiful beaches and jam-packed poker action, the five-day affair is a dream poker vacation for both players and adventure seekers alike. Check out a few reasons why perhaps you should consider hopping a flight to the “Coconut Coast” and play ...

JWalshSep 11th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Joao Simao Takes Down partypoker SHR for $123,725

[CAPTION=98%] There was a heads-up chop in the $5,200 buy-in Powerfest #112, as 'FKTheseGuysBro' and 'Hahaha_Owned' took home $245,770 and $231,380 for their respective first and second place finishes. Third place went to 'orud74' who collected $138,000 while 65th-ranked 'Gedis11' of Lithuania took home $105,000 in fourth and 'PokerG1rl69' walked away with $85,500 in fifth.

dhubermexSep 11th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier Grabs WCOOP Title, $97K

Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier keeps adding titles to his collection (PokerStars photo) Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier has quietly put together an impressive list of accomplishments over the last few years. In that time, the German has won a pair of European Poker Tour side events, an Aussie Millions sides event, two Spring Championship of Online Poker titles and earlier this summer he won his ...

LanceSep 11th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Parker 'tonkaaaa' Talbot, 'tutten7' Score Sunday Wins

Guarantees were smashed on Day 1 of 888poker's XL Eclipse Two weeks worth of anticipated online action kicked off on Sunday as 888poker's mammoth, 197-event online poker series, XL Eclipse, finally arrived. The action got off to a fast start with 16 featured No Limit Hold'em events taking place throughout the day. The $1.2 million in Sunday's guarantees were shattered as over 15,000 entrants ...

JWalshSep 11th, 2017 1
The Fives Podcast: Episode 20 - The Legend

Download the latest episode of THE FIVES now! Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

LanceSep 10th, 2017 0
WCOOP: ‘magiet12’ Comes From Behind to Win $100K, WCOOP Title

German players took

LanceSep 10th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'veeea' Charges to #2; Trails 'C Darwin2' By 23 Points

#1 remained the same this week, but 'veeea' seems intent on taking over. Every year the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker causes the PocketFives Rankings to shift dramatically. It took just four events for the first of the top-ranked players to grab a title and make a big move upward. Russia's 'veeea' won Event #4 ($1,050 Progressive KO) for almost $200,000 and 781.34 PLB points ...

LanceSep 9th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Bruno 'great dant' Volkmann Scores Title, $144K After Chop

Four more WCOOP titles were won on Friday. Over the last several years, Brazilian poker players have found success in all of the PokerStars COOP events as they ascended to the top of the poker world. Bruno 'great dant' Volkmann became the latest Brazilian to grab a COOP title after taking down a World Championship of Online Poker event on Friday. Volkman beat the 862-entry field in Event ...

LanceSep 9th, 2017 0
Parker Talbot: Home Games to Twitch Star to 888poker Ambassador

Parker 'tonkaaaap' Talbot represents a new breed of poker superstar for 888poker. Nine months ago 888poker added another player to their impressive group of ambassadors that might have left casual poker observers asking themselves, 'Uhh, who the hell is Parker Talbot'' 888poker's team of ambassadors already included the likes of online poker's all-time tournament earnings leader Chris ...

LanceSep 8th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Jon 'PearlJammer' Turner Wins First WCOOP Title

Jon Turner can now add "WCOOP champ" to his list of accomplishments (WPT Photo) Jon 'PearlJammer' Turner was once ranked as high as #3 in the world on PocketFives. He now spends a good chunk of his time in Las Vegas, playing live poker, but when the big online series run, Turner heads to Mexico to play. And with PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker underway, Turner is in action and ...

LanceSep 8th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Bobby McLawhorn #1 in Nevada for Fifth Straight Month

Make it five months in a row that Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn sits atop the Nevada Online Poker Rankins It’s a new month and the summer is finally behind everybody, but the story is still the same for the Nevada Online Poker Rankings. There wasn’t any movement at all in the top half of the rankings and Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn finished atop the leaderboard for the fifth consecutive ...

SteveSchultSep 8th, 2017 0
Russian 'veeea' Takes Down PocketFives August Monthly PLB

A former #1-ranked player emerged as the August Monthly PLB winner In perhaps what has become routine, Russian online crusher 'veeea', earned himself yet another accolade as the current #4-ranked online player in the world found himself sitting on top of the Monthly Leaderboard for the month of August. His remarkable resume of results in August not only helped him accumulate enough PLB ...

JWalshSep 7th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Austria's 'flauschi16' Banks $198K for Super Tuesday Win

Wednesday's action in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker included four more players walking away with High titles and a pair of highly-respected online grinders both coming close to a pair of wins. The big winner was Austria's 'flauschi16', who beat out a field of 2,679 players to win the half price Super Tuesday for $197,977.83. 'GadMO' finished runner-up for $139,990.26.

LanceSep 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Yong Kown Holds Steady at #1 in New Jersey

Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon is #1 in New Jersey for the second consecutive month. (Will OC photo) Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon reclaimed his place at #1 in the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings in July, maintaining his hold over David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman for the second straight month.

Matt ClarkSep 6th, 2017 0
WCOOP: #4-ranked 'veeea' Wins Progressive KO for Second WCOOP Title

Anybody who closely follows the PocketFives Rankings knows that every time the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker rolls around, the Rankings see some seismic shifts. With Day 2 of WCOOP now in the books, it looks like there is already going to be some movement near the top.

LanceSep 6th, 2017 0
Qualify for 888poker's XL Eclipse Series For Only One Cent

888poker made waves

Matt ClarkSep 6th, 2017 0