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WSOP: NJ Grinder Scott Blumstein Leads Main Event Final Table

The 2017 WSOP Main Event final table includes Ben Lamb, Antoine Saout and New Jersey's own Scott Blumstein (WSOP photo / Joe Giron) Scott Blumstein came out to Las Vegas to play the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event because he felt like he was ready. He had hopes of cashing. Instead, the New Jersey native finds himself as the chip leader heading into the final table. “Surreal. I ...

LanceJul 18th, 2017 7
John Cosgrove Teaches by Day and Crushes by Night

John Cosgrove teaches

Matt ClarkAug 23rd, 2017 7
WSOP: Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event, $8.15M


LanceJul 23rd, 2017 5
New Poker After Dark Highlighted by Tom Dwan Return

Tom Dwan is the headliner in the first three episodes of Poker After Dark on PokerGO (WPT photo) When PokerGO announced they were bringing Poker After Dark back as part of their schedule, there was plenty of speculation as to who would be on the show. Fans seemed to want some of the players who played on the show before mixed in with some of the top younger talent that has emerged since the ...

LanceAug 11th, 2017 5
Daniel Negreanu Raises Stakes In Quest For Poker Masters Jacket

Daniel Negreanu's booking side bets in quest for Poker Masters Purple Jacket (WPT photo) Daniel Negreanu went looking for action and action came running. The Poker Masters, a series of five high roller tournaments from PokerGO, runs September 13-20. The series includes five events, the first four re-entry events come with a $50,000 buy-in while the final freezeout tournament is a three-day ...

JWalshSep 5th, 2017 5
WCOOP: Steven van Zadelhoff Wins WCOOP Main Event for $1.6M


LanceSep 27th, 2017 5
Freddy 'BiggDaddy' Ferrell Third NJ Player to Hit $1M Earnings Mark

Freddy 'BiggDaddy' Ferrell continues to be a force on the NJ online poker scene (WSOP photo) In the relatively brief history of New Jersey online poker, only three players can lay claim to tournament winnings in excess of $1 million within the state’s borders. On October 16, Freddy ‘BiggDaddy’ Ferrell became the third member of that club joining Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger and Yong ...

Matt ClarkOct 31st, 2017 4
PokerShares Offering WSOP Odds on Former #1-Ranked PocketFivers

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event begins this weekend and many of the former #1-ranked PocketFivers will be taking their place in the field and hoping to earn their place in poker history, the bracelet and of course a hefty paycheck. Mike 'Timex' McDonald announced PokerShares six months ago. The revolutionary poker investment and betting platform gives people the opportunity to ...

P5s StaffJul 7th, 2017 3
WSOP: Scott Blumstein Enters Day 5 Refreshed and Relaxed

Scott Blumstein has been among the chip leaders for most of the Main Event and is coming into Day 5 mentally ready for a deep run. Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event proved to be a moving day of sorts as less than 300 of the 1,084 players who entered the day moved on to Day 5. Scott ‘Sblum2711’ Blumstein started Day 4 top-10 in chips and maintained his stack around the 2,000,000 mark all day ...

Matt ClarkJul 15th, 2017 3
From PlanetPoker to PokerStarsNJ, "ActionBob" is Still Winning

Robert Hwang doesn't meet the criteria of most NJ Online players but his playing days dating back to the 1990's serve him well. The general assessment of most New Jersey online poker players is they are of a younger age and started playing a few years on either side of Black Friday. Robert ‘ActionBob’ Hwang first started playing online before most of his NJ opponents ever clicked a mouse.

Matt ClarkAug 3rd, 2017 3
William Kassouf Doesn’t Care That You Think His 15 Minutes is Up

William Kassouf is in Los Angeles for the first time, playing the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event (WPT photo) Eighteen months ago William Kassouf was still some random, relatively unknown British poker player who’d gotten a bit of poker fame after a hand with Vanessa Selbst. Now though, the 35 year old is a poker celebrity, playing on Poker After Dark and posing for selfies with ...

LanceAug 28th, 2017 3
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
'C Darwin2' on Overcoming Apathy and Never Accepting Downswings


SupafuzNov 15th, 2017 3
WSOP: Dry Spell For Mike Azzaro Might Be Turned Around By EDC Oasis

A trip to the desert might

Matt ClarkJun 22nd, 2017 2
RANKINGS: Swedes Now Own Top 5 Spots; ‘Lena900’ Remains #1

For the first time in the post-Black Friday history of the PocketFives Rankings, the top five spots all belong to players from one country. Anybody who has been paying attention to the rankings for the last few years won’t be surprised at all to learn that it’s the Swedes who now go #1 through #5.

LanceJun 25th, 2017 2
WSOP: Posthumous Gift Gives Five Friends a Main Event Dream

Judy and Tom O'Meara Sr.

LanceJul 10th, 2017 2
WSOP: Chris Conley Goes From ‘tonkaaaa’ Home Game to Main Event

Chris Conley is hoping to turn his domination of the 'tonkaaaa' home game into a huge Main Event score. Canadian poker pro Chris Conley is hoping to become the answer to a trivia question one day with an answer that doesn’t even seem possible. Which World Series of Poker Main Event winner paid the least to be in the Main Event they won' If Conley goes on to outlast the 2,000 or so ...

LanceJul 14th, 2017 2
WSOP: Bryan Piccioli Thriving Through Tragedy with Main Event Run

Bryan Piccioli is enjoying his deepest run in the WSOP Main Event and hopes to keep going. This time last year Bryan Piccioli, once the #1-ranked online poker player in the world, was deep in the World Series of Poker Main Event and updating his friends and family back home in Olean, New York as he made his way through the field. His parents, Dan and Diana, were following along right up until ...

LanceJul 17th, 2017 2
WSOP: Chip Leader Scott Blumstein Represents All Main Event Dreamers

Scott Blumstein heads to the final table of the 2017 WSOP Main Event with the chip lead. If you’re an online grinder working your way up from the microstakes, or maybe you make a 45-minute drive to your local casino once a week to play the $75 nightly tournament, then you should be cheering for Scott Blumstein when the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event final table begins on Thursday ...

LanceJul 20th, 2017 2
MILESTONES: Doug 'OU_dlanger610' Lang Cracks $4M 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

LanceAug 7th, 2017 2
PokerStars Brings Back the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

PokerStars is sticking around the Bahamas but bringing back the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure name. This time last year PokerStars that the European Poker Tour was dead and all live tournaments run by the online poker giant would be branded as PokerStars Live. That meant the end of the flagship live event, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - at least in name. When January rolled around and ...

LanceAug 10th, 2017 2
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
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 18th, 2017 2
PA House Passes HB 271, Effectively Regulating Online Poker

Online poker players in Pennsylvania got some great news on Thursday. Well Pennsylvania online poker players, all you need now is an autograph from Governor Tom Wolf and you'll be well on your way to playing regulated online poker soon. By a vote of 109-72, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 271, effectively regulating online poker, casino games and daily fantasy ...

LanceOct 26th, 2017 2
Brazil’s Vivian Saliba Becomes Latest 888poker Ambassador

Vivian Saliba joins Chris Moorman, Sofia Lovgren and Dominik Nitsche as an 888poker ambassador. 888poker continues to build its talented team of sponsored pros with the announcement that Brazil’s Vivian Saliba is its latest brand ambassador. The 24-year-old from Sao Paolo burst onto the poker scene this summer at the World Series of Poker when she had a deep run in the $10,000 Pot Limit ...

SupafuzNov 10th, 2017 2
Maxime Heroux Wins World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event

Maxime Heroux wills his way to the win at WPT Montreal. Montreal’s Maxime Heroux outlasted the 606-player field of the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event at the Playground Poker Club to take home his first WPT title and the first place prize of C$ 403,507 ($317,554).

JWalshNov 17th, 2017 2
Jon 'apestyles' Van Fleet Wins partypoker MILLIONS For Over $1M

Jonathan 'apestyles' Van Fleet recorded a carrer-best victory in the partypoker MILLIONS for over $1,000,000 Long-time, well-known online grinder Jonathan ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet outlasted the field of 1,047 runners in the partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,000,000 guaranteed to become the first ever MILLIONS champion and, more importantly, collect a career-high seven-figure score of $1,027,000.

JWalshDec 7th, 2017 2
WSOP: Chris Moorman Finally Captures First Bracelet in $3K Six Max

Chris Moorman

SupafuzJun 17th, 2017 1
WSOP: Chris Moorman Hoping Bracelet Win Leads to More Summer Success

Chris Moorman now has a WSOP bracelet to go with the rest of his accolades. In the early hours of Saturday morning in Las Vegas, Chris Moorman found himself in a spot he’d been in before: heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet. Twice in his career he’s gotten far enough in a tournament to be sitting across from just one player and in both cases, Moorman settled for second ...

LanceJun 19th, 2017 1
WSOP: Legally Blind, Steven Iglesias Tests Himself in $10K Six Max


LanceJun 23rd, 2017 1
WSOP: Mike Azzaro Keeps His Summer Hopes Alive By Playing The Long Game

Mike Azzaro is running out of time to turn his summer around. Poker tournament professionals are keenly aware of the fact that downswings are inevitable. The duration of them is a complete unknown but when they hit, there is no telling when the sun will shine once again. Mike Azzaro struggles continue this summer as he’s only put together a ledger of $3,850 in tournament earnings. July is ...

Matt ClarkJun 29th, 2017 1
RANKINGS: 'girafganger7' Back in Rankings, Takes Over Top Spot

In late May, Belgium's 'girafganger7' quietly removed his screennames from his PocketFives account and in the process gave up his control of the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings, allowing the Swedish players to eventually take over the top five spots. He's back this week though and has retaken the #1 spot and left six Swedish players in the top 10 looking up at him.

LanceJul 1st, 2017 1
WSOP: Chris Hunichen Looking to Main Event as Cap on Great Summer

Even over $500,000 in earnings so far this summer, Chris Hunichen is looking to cap things off with another deep WSOP Main Event run (PokerStars photo)[/CAPTION] Almost three weeks ago, Chris ‘Big-Huni’ Hunichen was heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet against Nadar Kakhmazov. Hunichen started with the chip lead, watched Kakhmazov even things up and eventually shook the Russian’s ...

LanceJul 9th, 2017 1
WSOP: Mike Azzaro Comes Into Day 2C With a Chance to Save his Summer

Mike Azzaro made Day 2C of the Main Event and is looking to better his Day 5 finish of a year ago. Over 7,000 entrants jumped in this year’s WSOP Main Event and roughly half of them returned Wednesday for Day 2C. Mike Azzaro is one of those players and is making his second straight Day 2 appearance. Last summer, Azzaro made a Day 5 run that wound up with him earning his best tournament ...

Matt ClarkJul 12th, 2017 1
WSOP: Gjergj Sinishtaj is the Piece Buying King of The Main Event

Gjergj Sinistaj

Matt ClarkJul 14th, 2017 1
RANKINGS: ‘C Darwin2’ Back on Top After 'girafganger7' Taps Out

For the last two weeks Belgium’s ‘girafganger7’ has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings, taking advantage of the fact that the talented group of Swedes behind him were cashing World Series of Poker glory in Las Vegas. Times have changed though. For the second time in the last six weeks, ‘girafganger7’ removed himself from the rankings, allowing every player below him ...

LanceJul 15th, 2017 1
WSOP: Former #1 Brian England Ends Summer with Main Event Run

Brian England finished 208th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. For one week, back in February 2014, Brian England was the #1-ranked online poker player in the world. This past week, England has spent every day battling against 7,220 other players in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. England started Day 5 as one of the shortest stacks in the room, but was happy with his table draw after ...

LanceJul 15th, 2017 1
MILESTONES: Croatia's Ivan 'Banicivan' Banic Approaching Top 10

Ivan Banic continues to move toward cracking the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings for the first time in his career (WSOP photo) Even though the Swedish contingent continues to dominate the top of the PocketFives Rankings, that hasn't stopped players from other countries from doing their best to dethrone the likes of 'C Darwin2' or 'lena900'.

LanceJul 24th, 2017 1
3 Glorious Days: The Scott Blumstein Main Event Final Table Rail

What are you supposed to expect when the event you grew up watching is suddenly live and in front of your own eyes' Scott Blumstein saw Chris Moneymaker win the Main Event when he was a teenager but never thought he’d make it to the poker’s biggest stage in his first ever attempt. Neither did most of his closest friends, many of whom were on the rail at the start of Thursday’s final ...

Matt ClarkJul 28th, 2017 1
Sofia Lövgren on her Main Event run, Sweden's crushers, and heading back to Asia

After cashing the WSOP Main Event,

SupafuzJul 31st, 2017 1
MILESTONES: '1bigacehole' Hits $9M in Career 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

Matt ClarkJul 31st, 2017 1
Rankings: Yong Kwon Climbs Back to #1 in New Jersey

Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon's is

Matt ClarkAug 3rd, 2017 1
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Stays on Top; Swedes Hold 7 of Top 10

For the fifth consecutive week 'C Darwin2' continued to hold down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings and the Swedish superstar has plenty of company from his fellow countrymen at the top of the rankings 'C Darwin2' is one of seven Swedish players in the top 10 including the all of the top five.

LanceAug 12th, 2017 1
MILESTONES: Kenny Hallaert Grabs Second Triple Crown

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

LanceAug 13th, 2017 1
RANKINGS: Russia's 'veeea' Begins Assault on Swedish Stronghold

Ever since Fabrizio 'SixthSense19' Gonzalez dropped out of the PocketFives Rankings top five, those spots have been held entirely by Swedish players. That's not the case anymore though as Russian pro and former #1-ranked 'veeea' moved up to #3. The only two players higher than him are 'lena900' and #1-ranked 'C Darwin2' - both Swedes.

LanceAug 26th, 2017 1
Valentin Vornicu Hopes to Turn First WPT Cash into a Victory

Valentin Vornicu finally has a WPT cash to his credit (WPT photo) When the bubble finally burst in the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event on Tuesday afternoon, Valentin Vornicu was one of the happier guys in the Bicycle Casino’s poker room. Guaranteed his first career WPT cash, Vornicu was hoping that his status as a Bike regular would help get him even deeper in the event.

LanceAug 30th, 2017 1
Asher Conniff Leads Hurricane Harvey Pledge

Asher Conniff

Matt ClarkSep 1st, 2017 1
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
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
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
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
Sweden's Top 10 Features Online Poker's Cream of the Crop

The PocketFives

Matt ClarkOct 9th, 2017 1
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
Matt 'papamat25' Iles Battles in Familiar Online Territory

Matt 'papamat25' Iles

Matt ClarkOct 13th, 2017 1
Dan DiZenzo Caps Off PokerStars NJCOOP with Main Event Title

Dan DiZenzo rose above

Matt ClarkOct 17th, 2017 1
MILESTONES: Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar Joins The $10M Club

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

JWalshOct 29th, 2017 1
partypoker Live 2018 Schedule Includes $100M Guaranteed


Matt ClarkOct 31st, 2017 1
Joe McKeehen Headlines Pennsylvania All-Time Online Earnings List

Before he

Matt ClarkNov 4th, 2017 1
Top Five Potential New Destinations for 888Live in 2018


Matt ClarkNov 6th, 2017 1
Kirk Files Motion To Dismiss Against Tsoukernik's $10M Counterclaim

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King's Casino, has filed a counterclaim against Matt Kirk for $10 million. The wranglings in the high-stakes heads-up legal drama between “Aussie” Matt Kirk and Leon Tsoukernik continued Tuesday as lawyers for Kirk filed a motion to dismiss Tsoukernik's $10 million counterclaim. In the counterclaim, Tsoukernik, the owner of the Czech Rebuplic's King's Casino, ...

JWalshNov 15th, 2017 1
SUNDAY MAJORS: Johannes Korsar Wins PokerStars High Roller for $54K

Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar won a Sunday Major this week and should be moving on up the PocketFives Rankings (WPT photo) Sweden's Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar could move into the top five of the PocketFives Rankings this week thanks to an impressive Sunday that included a victory in the $2,100 buy-in High Roller event on Stars for $53,828 along with a third place showing in the Sunday 500. ...

dhubermexNov 20th, 2017 1
RANKINGS: Joe 'JoeMomasNuts' Mitchell Retains Nevada #1 Spot

Joe 'JoeMomasNuts' Mitchell holds on to the top spot in Nevada. Despite putting in next-to-no volume in November, online crusher and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Joe ‘JoeMomasNuts’ Mitchell retained his spot atop the Nevada online rankings.

JWalshDec 4th, 2017 1
RANKINGS: Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford Retains #1 Rank In The UK

Conor Beresford is the current king of the UK rankings. Photo: PokerStars. As an online poker powerhouse country, the UK continues to be in the conversation of producing some of the best poker players in the world. Just as the country itself has been a major world influence in popular culture, players hailing from UK have helped shape the modern-day poker landscape including old school ...

JWalshDec 8th, 2017 1
Before Turning 21, Sean Perry Predicted a WPT Five Diamond Victory

Sean Perry turned 21 just a few hours before the WPT Five Diamond Classic started and now he just what win the whole thing (WPT photo) Poker history is chock full of players who have called their shot. Lex Veldhuis did a few weeks ago, Mark Newhouse wishes he didn't do it when he finished ninth in the WSOP Main Event for a second consecutive year. In a lot of cases, it's a combination of ...

LanceDec 10th, 2017 1
2018 World Series of Poker Schedule Features 78 Bracelet Events

The Rio Hotel and Casino will be the epicenter of the poker world from May 30 - July 17, 2018. Poker players and fans got a bit of an early Christmas present on Tuesday as the 2018 World Series of Poker schedule was released. The schedule is, by far, the most robust yet, with 78 bracelet events spread over 49 days. “With today’s announcement, we hope there is enough time to adjust your ...

LanceDec 13th, 2017 1
WSOP: James Obst Breaks Through for First Bracelet in $10K Razz

James Obst has had a hot start to the 2017 and on Thursday night he captured the first bracelet of his career (WSOP photo) Thursday’s action in the 2017 World Series of Poker saw an Australian crusher finally take down his first gold bracelet, having made six final tables over the years. The day also saw a winner in the $1K PLO, the Marathon event play down to a final two tables, the $3K Six ...

SupafuzJun 16th, 2017 0
888poker Taking WSOP Circuit to South America; First Stop Argentina

The WSOP Circuit is heading to Argentina for the first time ever and 888poker can help you get there. 888poker is taking the WSOP Circuit to Argentina for the first time in August, with more South American events to be announced over the next few weeks. As part of 888poker’s ongoing partnership and exclusive sponsorship with the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, this exciting new event ...

SupafuzJun 16th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 12 - Walking Back to Rio

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 StaffJun 16th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Little Movement This Week, But WSOP Starting to Impact Top 10

Don’t look now, but the PocketFives Rankings could be in for a shake-up over the next five or six weeks as a number of the top-ranked players have made their way to Las Vegas for the 2017 World Series of Poker, giving those not making the trip an opportunity to catch up or even pass those above them.

LanceJun 17th, 2017 0
Resilience Defined: Sheddy Siddiqui Raising His Two Boys #ForCathy

Most of the world's best poker players are in Las Vegas right now, hunkered down at the World Series of Poker, playing every day, rattling chips and chasing bracelets just as they do every single summer. There's one familiar face missing this year though; Mohammad Siddiqui. His friends - and there are a lot of them – affectionately know him as just Sheddy.

LanceJun 18th, 2017 0
WSOP: David Bach Wins $10K HORSE for Second Bracelet of the Summer

David Bach grabbed his second bracelet of the 2017 WSOP by taking down the $10,000 HORSE Championship (WSOP photo) We have the first multiple bracelet winner of the 2017 World Series of Poker, ladies and gentlemen. But before we give away his name, there was plenty of action elsewhere at the Rio too. Two players will be returning Sunday to duel in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em, the $1,500 Omaha ...

SupafuzJun 18th, 2017 0
RANK & FILE: Moorman’s Win Highlights Early Success for Former #1s

One bracelet win in the books already for Former #1s thanks to Chris Moorman (WPT photos) In the storied history of the PocketFives Rankings, no player is more decorated than Chris Moorman. He’s hit the #1 spot 13 times in his career, he’s won over $14,000,000 in online poker tournaments, he’s collected a total of 25 Triple Crown wins. He’s never been able to take that success and ...

LanceJun 18th, 2017 0
WSOP: Guarav, Shchemelev Win Gold; Deeb Leads $10K Triple Draw FT

Vladimir Shchemelev added a second bracelet to his collection on Sunday (WSOP photo) Sunday was a relatively busy day at the 2017 World Series of Poker, but only one bracelet was awarded and that came from an event that was supposed to have finished on Saturday. The $10,000 Triple Draw Deuce to Seven event played down to a final table and some of the best No Limit players in the world made ...

LanceJun 19th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Four Players Earn Six Figures in Sunday Million Chop

Four players walked away with six-figure cash paydays this Sunday in the PokerStars Sunday Million, which attracted more than 25,000 entrants to its "Half Price" format. PocketFives member 'Zicabo' of Serbia more than doubled his career online tournament earnings with a $195,867 haul for runner-up after being part of a four-way final table deal. 'buba971' was the official winner of the ...

dhubermexJun 19th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: ’rounder63’ Joins $8M Club, ‘kZhh’ Enters Top 100

Before this past week passed, there were just 15 players who had made more than $8 million in PocketFives tracked scores over the course of the career. Lead of course by recent WSOP bracelet winner Chris Moorman with a little bit more than $14,000,000 in earnings. This week another player did just enough to join this exclusive club.

LanceJun 19th, 2017 0
WSOP This Week: Six Max Madness, Big Time Bounties, Monster Stack

Week #4 2017 World Series of Poker gets going on Monday and there are 13 events on the schedule this week. Following Chris Moorman’s victory in the $3,000 Six Max last Friday, there are two more Six Max NLHE events that will award bracelets this week, including the highly coveted $10,000 Championship.

LanceJun 19th, 2017 0
WSOP: Verbal Scrap, Early Bustout Highlight Maurice Hawkins’ Week

Maurice Hawkins has just 55 players standing between him and the first WSOP bracelet of his career (WPT photo) In the previous installment of 50 Days and 50 Nights with Maurice Hawkins, the 10-time WSOP Circuit ring winner was cruising his way through the Marathon and appeared to be on track to win his first WSOP bracelet and pick up his biggest career score. That’s not what happened ...

LanceJun 20th, 2017 0
WSOP: Ben Yu Wins $10K Triple Draw, Bags $10K Limit Hold’em Chip Lead

Winning the $10K Triple Draw Championship bracelet was just part of Ben Yu's amazing day (WSOP photo) To say that Ben Yu had a good day Monday at the 2017 World Series of Poker would probably be an understatement. First he battled through a typically difficult final table in the $10,000 Triple Draw Deuce to Seven Championship to win his second career bracelet. He then registered late for the ...

LanceJun 20th, 2017 0
Buzzkills Beware: 888Live Bringing Shot Clocks to All Future Festivals

The Protection Poker Action Clock in use at the World Poker Tournament of Champions in 2016. (WPT photo) It seems like it is only a matter of time before every major tournament around the world is using some form of shot clock for their marquee events. 888poker is trying to get ahead of that curve. Beginning with the 888Live London Festival this October, all 888Live Festivals will use the ...

P5s StaffJun 20th, 2017 0
WSOP: James Moore Books Historic Back-to-Back Bracelet Wins

James Moore went back-to-back in the Super Seniors event (WSOP photo) It’s not uncommon to have a player win World Series of Poker bracelets in back-to-back years, but what James Moore pulled off on Monday is really rare. Moore took down the Super Seniors event on Tuesday for the second consecutive year. Moore’s win was historic, but a lot of people were talking about other events happening ...

LanceJun 21st, 2017 0
WSOP: Calvin Anderson Back in Las Vegas with More Balanced Approach

Calvin Anderson hasn't played a single WSOP event yet this summer - and he's just fine with that (PokerStars photo) A few days before the 2017 World Series of Poker began, WSOP bracelet winner and former #1-ranked player on PocketFives, Calvin Anderson fired out a tweet that caught a lot of people off guard.

LanceJun 21st, 2017 0
WSOP: Ian O’Hara Represents the New Era of American Young Guns

Ian O'Hara is just 23 years old, but already has the respect of some of the game's best (Seminole photo) It all started with a tweet from PocketFives Community Manager Kevin Mathers in early May asking who the best American player under the age of 25 was. Of those that responded, the overwhelming opinion was one player: Ian O’Hara.

LanceJun 22nd, 2017 0
WSOP: Joe McKeehen Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Limit Hold’em

Joe McKeehen

SupafuzJun 22nd, 2017 0
WSOP: Carrel Leads $10K Six Max Final 24, Akkari Leads $3K HORSE

Ernest Bohn was the sole bracelet winner on Thuesday at the 2017 WSOP (WSOP photo) Just the one bracelet to tell you about from Thursday’s 2017 World Series of Poker, but there are plenty of exciting events going on. The $10K Six Max No Limit Hold’em Championship is down to 24 players, while the $3,000 HORSE finished its Day 1 with dozens of big names through.

SupafuzJun 23rd, 2017 0
Final Week to Qualify for a WSOP Main Event Package at 888poker

888poker is the only place to qualify online for the 2017 WSOP Main Event So far 66 online poker players have won their entry into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event through 888poker. With the Main Event just over two weeks away, this is the final weekend to qualify and get yourself to Las Vegas with a chance at winning $10 million.

dhubermexJun 23rd, 2017 0
WSOP: Dmitry Yurasov Takes Down $10K Six Max for First Bracelet

Dmitry Yurasov

SupafuzJun 24th, 2017 0
WSOP: Mike Leah Multi-tabling His Way to Potential Cashes Record

Three cashes in a single day are just a result of the way Mike Leah approaches the WSOP grind each year. Earlier this week, Mike Leah pulled off something that just might be some sort of World Series of Poker record when he cashed in three events in the same day. It’s impossible to verify since the WSOP doesn’t keep those sort of records, but Leah was able to do it because of the way the ...

LanceJun 24th, 2017 0
WSOP: British Rail Returns for Chris Brammer, Wins $5K Turbo

Chris Brammer joined Chris Moorman as former #1-ranked PocketFivers to capture 2017 WSOP bracelets (WSOP photo) Saturday nights in Las Vegas are usually pretty wild, and Saturday night at the 2017 World Series of Poker was no different. Three bracelets were awarded (including one with a rowdy British rail) while two popular tournaments kicked off their Day 1s.

SupafuzJun 25th, 2017 0
WSOP: Nathan Gamble Wins Sunday's Only Bracelet; Hellmuth Lurking

Just one bracelet awarded on Sunday and it went to Texas' Nathan Gamble (WSOP photo) Another massive Day 1 field took over most of the tables on Sunday at the 2017 World Series of Poker but that didn't stop Nathan Gamble from emerging on top of a talented group of players to win the only bracelet awarded. Phil Hellmuth also spent the day positioning himself for another shot at bracelet #15.

LanceJun 26th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'daskalos' Takes Home $165,000 in Sunday Million

Cyprus online poker tournament specialist 'daskalos' earned his largest career online event cash this weekend with a victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million for an even $165,000 following a heads-up final table chop. 'cxde' was awarded $127,329 for runner-up, while 'Cashcid Linc' collected $82,748 in third and 'minicooler' received $57,268 for fourth.

dhubermexJun 26th, 2017 0
RANK & FILE: Christopher Brammer Adds Second Bracelet for Former #1s

Chris Moorman and Christopher Brammer both won their first WSOP bracelets this summer. (WSOP photo) It took a while for the former #1-ranked players to get going at the 2017 World Series of Poker, but now that the Main Event is a little over two weeks away, the group of elite players is clearly hitting its stride. With 52 cashes and $2,561,302 in earnings through 46 events, the group still has ...

LanceJun 26th, 2017 0
WSOP: Christopher Vitch Wins $10K Stud Hi-Lo; Hellmuth Denied #15

Christopher Vitch now has two WSOP bracelets after winning the $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship on Monday (WSOP photo) Phil Hellmuth woke up Monday morning with a chance at adding his 15th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship event but as the cards played out, Hellmuth didn’t even make the final table. Instead it was yet another repeat bracelet winner ...

LanceJun 27th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: ‘selinantis’ Tops $3M, ‘kZhh’ Keeps Climbing Top 100

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

LanceJun 27th, 2017 0
WSOP: Brian Yoon Wins Monster Stack for Third Career Bracelet

Brian Yoon won

SupafuzJun 29th, 2017 0
WSOP: Mohsin Charania Completes Triple Crown with $1,500 NLHE Win

Mohsin Charania won his first career WSOP bracelet on Thursday to add his name to the list of Triple Crown winners (WSOP photo) Two more players earned their first World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday with one player finally completing live poker’s version of the Triple Crown and another player winning an event in a game he just doesn’t play that often. The second-to-last $10,000 ...

LanceJun 30th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 14 - The Bends

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 StaffJun 30th, 2017 0
WSOP: Koral Wins Stud Bracelet, Clements Leads $10K PLO Finale

Tom Koral won his first WSOP bracelet on Friday, despite facing a 17:1 heads-up chip deficit (WSOP photo) Yet another busy day is in the books at the 2017 World Series of Poker. There's just the one new bracelet to tell you about from Friday, but it set up some exciting play for tomorrow. Saturday will see a final table take place in the $10,000 PLO 8-handed Championship, plus a lot more. ...

SupafuzJul 1st, 2017 0
WSOP: Tommy Le Wins $10K PLO for First Bracelet and $938K

Tommy Le beat a final table full of PLO bosses to win his first WSOP bracelet (WSOP photo) One of our first-time bracelet winners from Saturday has made five career WSOP PLO final tables, including a runner-up finish in last year’s $25K. Another just won his first bracelet in what’s also his first recorded live cash. The third won his bracelet whilst sat in front of a computer. That, and ...

SupafuzJul 2nd, 2017 0
Beyond the Bracelets: Phil Hellmuth

Phl Hellmuth and the WSOP almost go hand in hand, but what about some of the other things The Poker Brat has done in poker' (WSOP photo) The greatest player in World Series of Poker is Phil Hellmuth. If you don’t believe that, just ask him, he’ll tell you. But Hellmuth has been playing now for 30 years and has accomplished things that a lot of players will only ever be able to dream about: ...

LanceJul 3rd, 2017 0
WSOP: Andres Korn Wins Gold for Argentina, $50K PPC Underway

Argentina now has two WSOP bracelet winners after Andres Korn won the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event on Sunday (WSOP photo) Sunday was an exciting day at the 2017 World Series of Poker. Not only were two shiny gold bracelets awarded, but arguably the most prestigious tournament of the summer kicked off its Day 1. Here’s a run through all of Sunday's WSOP action.

SupafuzJul 3rd, 2017 0