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Cathy Zhao Gives World Poker Tour Their Own Rising Star


In honor of International Women’s Day, PocketFives is shining the light on some of the women in poker who have made poker their lives and their careers and are an integral part of moving the game to new heights.

Any poker player who entered a World Poker Tour event over the last few years has likely run into Cathy Zhao at some point or another. The soft-spoken Zhao has quickly become a highly respected, very influential member of the poker world. She came to the United States for education, and ended up using her years of worldwide experience to bring a refreshing voice to a poker industry that is constantly evolving.

Super Bowl 55 Bets From David Baker, Tony Dunst, Chris Moneymaker


Super Bowl 55 is just hours away, and it is a matchup for the ages, as Patrick Mahomes leads the Kansas City Chiefs into battle, looking for their second straight Super Bowl title. Standing in their way is the most successful playoff quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, leading his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some of the biggest names in poker are betting on in the big game, and not just on which team is going to cover the spread.

Brimming With Confidence, Ryan Hagerty Back to Crushing Garden State


It’s been a tough time for poker players recently, especially in the United States. Casinos around the country were closed for most of 2020, and options stateside have been limited to online play in just a few states, primarily Nevada and New Jersey.

David Baker, Mark Gregorich Team Up for Las Vegas SuperContest Win


2020 was a long year for many professional poker players. Back in March, live tournaments and cash games virtually disappeared overnight in Las Vegas, and around the world, and over the summer, the halls of the Rio, normally packed to the brim with Davipoker pros and amateurs alike, were empty. As two-time WSOP bracelet winner David ‘ODB’ Baker put it, “2020 was a terrible year for me and most poker players. The bills don’t stop, but the games did.”

Kane Kalas Answers Call for Polk-Negreanu Grudge Match Commentary


Throughout the years, iconic sports moments have often been memorialized with the equally classic commentary that went with it. The Miracle on Ice will always be paired with Al Michaels and his unforgettable call of “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” Every Premier League fan around the world will always remember Martin Tyler yelling “Balotelli…Agurerooooooo!” when the Manchester City striker scored the winning goal to give his team their first EPL title ever in 2012. The list goes on and on.

WSOP: Adnan Hacialioglu Dominates $1K Turbo Final Table


Adnan Hacialioglu needed just seven hours to go from cards in the air to bracelet winner as the Finnish pro made quick work of the final table in Sunday’s World Series of Poker Online action. Hacialioglu finished on top of the field that saw almost 2,000 players come out and for his efforts, he earned his first WSOP bracelet, $259,872, and a WSOP Europe Package. 

WSOP: Bradley Ruben Makes Second PLO Final Table, Gets Bracelet #1


Bradley Ruben has had a successful World Series of Poker Online so far this summer, with six cashes, including the final table of Event #27 ($1,050 PLO Bounty). He finished fourth in that event for nearly $40,000, but on Sunday he was able to get to the top, taking home his first WSOP bracelet, and over $220,000 for winning Event #62 ($1,500 PLO).

WSOP: Alexander Stacey Takes Down $300 Monster Stack Six-Handed


Another WSOP bracelet of the summer has found a new home, and it belongs to Alexander Stacey, who beat a tough final table to earn over $127,000. The final table included Steve O’Dwyer, who brought the chip lead to the final table but he shipped out an early double up, and his stack continued to fall from there.

WSOP: Anatoly Suvarov Turns $150 Into $183,526, WSOP Bracelet


It took just over 14 hours to complete the most recent one day WSOP bracelet event on GGPoker, and the latest player to take home some hardware was Anatoly Suvarov. For defeating the massive player pool of 9,835, Suvarov will take home a career-best $183,526. Let’s take a closer look at the final table action to see how all of the chips ended up in Suvarov’s stack. 

WSOP: Canadian Daniel Dvoress Wins $1,500 Millionaire Maker


The final table of the $1,500 WSOP Millionaire Maker of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online looked to be Daniel Dvoress’s to lose when it started. He began with over 92 million chips, 31 big blinds at the time, while his closest competitor, Alejandro Caridad, had 64 million. Dvoress slowly extended his lead throughout the final table, going start to finish with the lead to lock up a score of over $1.5 million, along with his first WSOP bracelet.

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