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SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Kabotajoe' Takes Home $162K for Sunday Million Win

Online poker

dhubermexJul 24th, 2017 0
888poker Now Providing Exclusive WSOP Europe Satellites

888poker is the only place to qualify online for the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event. The 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is officially done and dusted, but that doesn't mean there isn't more bracelets up for grabs. This October, King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is playing host to WSOP Europe, with 11 events on the schedule. And 888poker is the only online poker room offering ...

P5s StaffJul 24th, 2017 0
RANK & FILE: Bryan Piccioli Closes Out $5M 2017 WSOP for Former #1s

Former #1-ranked PocketFivers had a pretty good overall summer. The 2017 World Series of Poker is over and once again, former #1 PocketFivers had a summer to remember, including two bracelet wins and another Main Event final table appearance.

LanceJul 25th, 2017 0
WPT Action Clock Hits All Stops on the Main Tour

The WPT Action Clock is coming to all Season XVI tour stops starting in Choctaw next week. The World Poker Tour Action Clock premiered two seasons ago at the WPT Tournament of Champions and received rave reviews upon its introduction. The concept has grown as players of both the professional and recreational ranks are looking to speed up play in the later stages of tournaments. Just announced ...

Matt ClarkJul 28th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Maintains Edge at #1

In the limited amount of time post-World Series of Poker that has seen a more consistent schedule from the top players in the world, 'C Darwin2' continues to hold down the #1 ranking.

Matt ClarkJul 29th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Doug Lang Wins Sunday Million for $165,300

Top 100 ranked

dhubermexJul 31st, 2017 0
WPT Choctaw Returns This Weekend With a $2,000,000 Guarantee

The World Poker Tour prepares to trek to Choctaw to start the US portion of Season XVI. (WPT photo) The World Poker Tour’s new season gets into full swing this week when it returns to Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK. This is the third time the WPT has made its way to Choctaw and is the only stop in the Midwest in Season XVI. In 2015 and 2016, the fields reached the 1,000 player mark and ...

Matt ClarkAug 1st, 2017 0
Jonatan 'Pot4etUS' Hellman Wins July PLB

Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman finished on

Matt ClarkAug 3rd, 2017 0
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Returns With The Big 4

Jason Koon won last year's

Matt ClarkAug 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Holds on to #1

For yet another week, ‘C Darwin2’ is on top of the online poker world and the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. ‘C Darwin 2’ had a busy couple days that included a third place finish in the partypoker $20,000 guaranteed High Roller on August 1 that earned him $6,440 and 117.39 PLB points.

Matt ClarkAug 6th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: ‘thx4urm0n3y’ Wins Sunday Million for Second Time

For the second time in 2017, Canada's thx4urm0n3y was the last player standing in the PokerStars Sunday Million. After negotiations with the other two final players, 'thx4urm0n3y' took home an even $168,000 while second place finisher 'diidums' was awarded $118,316 and 'Sanderssi' collected $110,834 for third place. 'thx4urm0n3y' won the Sunday Million in February, earning $145,747.41. ...

dhubermexAug 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn #1 in Nevada for Fourth Month


SteveSchultAug 8th, 2017 0
Upswing Poker Welcomes You To PLO University

Upswing Poker and Fernando Habegger present PLO University, the latest learning module from the website. (Upswing photo) Upswing Poker is dominating the poker training site landscape with access to premium content unavailable anywhere else. The No Limit Hold’em cash game and tournament lessons offered by Doug Polk, Ryan Fee, and now, Pratyush Buddiga is a step beyond the competition. No ...

Matt ClarkAug 8th, 2017 0
888Live Gets Ready to Set Sail For São Paulo

888Live Series travels to Brazil in the first week of September. (888Live photo) 888Live announced a full series of festivals in the spring with São Paulo, Brazil being one of the most anticipated. Live poker and 888 go well together in Brazil with an already feverish poker culture combined with 888 ambassadors like Bruno Politano and Bruno Kawauti always representing their native land in ...

Matt ClarkAug 9th, 2017 0
Jay Lee Wins WPT Choctaw Main Event in Dramatic Fashion

Jay Lee had every reason to smile after winning almost $600,000 and his first live tournament at WPT Choctaw (Joe Giron/WPT photo) Jay Lee had just over $10,000 in lifetime tournament earnings when he woke up on Tuesday morning. By the time he went to bed though, he'd added $593,173 to that total and added his name to the World Poker Tour Champions Cup after beating Jeb Hutton heads-up to win ...

LanceAug 9th, 2017 0
Sean Yu Wins WSOP Global Casino Championship, $296,941

Sean Yu closed out the WSOP Global Casino Championship in dominating fashion and beat a field of 124 to win the $296,941 first place prize. (WSOP photo) Sean Yu started his journey to the World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship last September by winning the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Planet Hollywood along with $170,000. The ring Yu won was his second and Thursday, he took down his ...

Matt ClarkAug 10th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 17 - The Producers

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.

LanceAug 11th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Conor Beresford Wins partypoker High Roller

Perennial high stakes online tournament player 'probirs' of Hungary (ranked #11 worldwide) earned the top spot in the prestigious $2,600 buy-in "Super High Roller" tournament on Partypoker, followed by 'z4vor' in second place for $34,545. The United Kingdom's C=Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford might crack the top five in the PocketFives Rankings this week, thanks to a win in the partypoker $530 ...

dhubermexAug 14th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman's New Book Offers Readers Autobiography and Analysis

Chris Moorman's

LanceAug 14th, 2017 0
John Andress Beats Mike Leah to Win SHRPO High Roller

John Andress took home just over $800,000 for winning the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller (SHRPO photo) On Monday, on the bubble of the $25,000 High Roller event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, John Andress found himself as the center of attention with less than half of a big blind. While others waited for him to bust, Andress managed to survive the bubble and rebuild his stack ...

LanceAug 16th, 2017 0
Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO Championship After Epic Final Table

Martin Kozlov

Matt ClarkAug 16th, 2017 0
PokerStars Releases 2017 WCOOP Schedule; 162 Events Total

As far as online poker tournament series’ go, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker is the gold standard. As the days of August began to fade away, players anxiously awaited the release of the 2017 WCOOP schedule. The wait is now over. PokerStars released the complete schedule on Wednesday with 162 events - 81 at the High level and a mirrored 81 at the Low level - filling the ...

LanceAug 17th, 2017 0
WPT Replaces Tony Dunst with Phil Hellmuth as Raw Deal Host

Phil Hellmuth

Matt ClarkAug 17th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 18 - Reboot

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.

LanceAug 18th, 2017 0
888poker XL Eclipse Series Schedule; 197 Events, $9.1M Guaranteed

Every September the attention of the online poker world turns to the big series' put on by each of the top operators. While PokerStars announced their 2017 WCOOP schedule on Thursday, 888poker wants to make sure the world knows they're not messing around with their XL Eclipse series schedule.

LanceAug 18th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Swedes Refuse to Give Up Top Five; ‘C Darwin2’ Stays #1

At this point, it might just take a miracle or two for somebody to unseat the Swedish players from the top of the PocketFives Rankings. Yet again, Swedish players fill every single spot in the top five and have seven of the top 10. ‘C Darwin2’ maintained the #1 ranking despite putting in only a single day of play over the last week. Taking advantage of the Sunday schedule, ‘C ...

LanceAug 19th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Sam ‘TheSquid’ Grafton Passes $5M Earnings Mark

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 20th, 2017 0
Five Reasons You’ve Just Gotta Play 888Live Brazil

P5s StaffAug 21st, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'mdf92' Takes Home PokerStars Sunday Million Title

The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted more than 20,000 entrants for the second week in a row as a result of its half price buy-in format, with 'mdf92' taking home $212,110 for first place and 'ladygambiti' finishing runner-up for $151,189. Player '18055433805' was awarded $107,772 for third place in that event while 'DimaRu777' received $76,824 in fourth place.

dhubermexAug 21st, 2017 0
Igor Kurganov Wins PSC Barcelona €50K High Roller


LanceAug 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Hoping Flopomania Game Innovation Proves Player Friendly

888poker recently rolled out Flopomania - a game that takes all players directly to the flop. For the last few years online poker operators have been working hard to innovate their product offering in an attempt to give their existing players something new to try while also attracting a new, younger generation of players. The latest innovation comes from the minds at 888poker.

P5s StaffAug 22nd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 19 - The Lineup

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.

LanceAug 25th, 2017 0
Poker Pros Put “Money” To Work On Mayweather-McGregor Megafight

Mayweather vs. McGregor brings out the bettors this Saturday night Mayweather or McGregor' The entire sports world will come to a standstill this Saturday night as the once-in-a-generation boxing talent of Floyd “Money” Mayweather puts his perfect record at risk against the biggest superstar the UFC has to offer in “The Notorious” Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

JWalshAug 25th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Honors Continue to Pile Up for 'veeea' and 'kZhh'

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 27th, 2017 0
Scott Stewart Hoping for Fun and Success in "Hometown" WPT Legends

Scott Stewart on Day 1C of the 2017 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event Just six weeks ago, Scott Stewart was at the center of the poker universe, playing Day 7 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. Now he’s one of 300+ players packed into a ballroom at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles on Day 1C of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker. It’s a stark contrast that isn’t lost on ...

LanceAug 28th, 2017 0
Sebastian Sorensson Turns Satellite Into PSC Barcelona Victory


Matt ClarkAug 28th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'lena900' and 'inhoo' Each Grab Sunday Wins

The PokerStars Sunday Million saw a four-way final table chop over the weekend as 'Dimitri005' took home $132.437 as a result of an official first place finish, while PocketFives member 'SokyrkoDima' of the Ukraine earned a career online tournament best $110,851 in the runner-up position. 'Wh0AndBeni' finished third in that event for $87,717 and 'Akyllas1' walked away with $88,661 in fourth ...

dhubermexAug 28th, 2017 0
Notoriously Slow Jordan Cristos No Longer Shot Clock’s #1 Opponent

Jordan Cristos has a reputation for taking his time with every decision but he doesn't hate the shot clock conept any more (WPT photo) Sad day. Def an upside with recs wanting the clock and enjoying the game more. But They'd all still play if it was purist poker. Rip Pokez— Jordan Cristos (@jcinblue) July 28, 2017 That was WPT Champions Club member Jordan Cristos on the day that the ...

LanceAug 29th, 2017 0
The World Poker Tour’s Unlikely Billionth Dollar Man: TJ Shepherd

TJ Shepherd was short-stacked and happy to have a shot at finishing 47th (WPT photo/Joe Giron) For most people, finishing 47th place in a World Poker Tour event isn’t something worth getting excited about. Often times it returns a small profit and bitter memories of a missed opportunity at a life-changing score. TJ Shepherd isn’t most people though and on Tuesday when he busted in 47th ...

LanceAug 30th, 2017 0
Qualify on 888poker for the WSOP Europe Main Event

This October, bracelet hunters and poker players from around the globe will make their way to the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic when the World Series of Poker returns to Europe for the first time since 2015.

JWalshAug 30th, 2017 0
Former WPT Champ, Full-Time Dad JC Tran Proving He Can Still Hang

JC Tran might have been focusing on family the last few years, but he's still got the chops to play (WPT photo/Joe Giron) There once was a time where JC Tran one of the most feared players at every World Poker Tour stop. And he was at every WPT stop. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Atlantic City to Mashantucket, if there was a WPT event going on, Tran was there, usually building stacks on ...

LanceAug 31st, 2017 0
Five 888poker XL Eclipse for the Big Swinging High Roller

888poker's XL Eclipse offers some of the biggest online buy-ins of the season. 888poker's massive online tournament series XL Eclipse is right around the corner. With over 197 events in a scant 15 days, starting on Sunday, September 10, and over $9 million in guaranteed money up for grabs, the schedule of events has more than earned it's XL moniker.

JWalshAug 31st, 2017 0
Small Buy-Ins Provide Huge Value During 888poker's XL Eclipse

888poker's XL Eclipse hopes to have a set of tournaments in everybody's range. Just because you may not be firing multiple bullets into 888poker's XL Eclipse biggest events, doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of amazing value to be found in the super-sized online poker series. With 197 events to choose from, spread out over 15 days, starting on September 10, there is bound to be a few ...

JWalshAug 31st, 2017 0
Phil Hellmuth Heads to WPT Legends Final Table with New Tactic

Phil Hellmuth is back at a World Poker Tour final table for the first time since 2010. (WPT photos/Joe Giron) It’s been over seven years since Phil Hellmuth last appeared at a World Poker Tour TV final table. His bustout from the 2010 Bay 101 Shooting Star event became one of those Phil Hellmuth moments that everybody remembers.

LanceAug 31st, 2017 0
Art Papazyan Beats Phil Hellmuth to Win WPT Legends of Poker

Art Papazyan won the 2017 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Thursday night at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles (WPT photo/Joe Giron) The final table of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Thursday night in Los Angeles was a star-studded affair highlighted by Phil Hellmuth chasing his first WPT title. In the end though it was local cash game pro Art Papazyan who emerged victorious, beating ...

LanceSep 1st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Back in Action, Robin 'inhoo' Ylitalo Moves to #3

It seems that knocking ‘C Darwin2’ out of the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings might be impossible. After taking nearly two full weeks off of online play, ‘C Darwin2’ returned to the virtual felt this week and despite not recording a single qualifying cash, can still call himself the top-ranked player in the world.

LanceSep 2nd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Chris Hunichen Wins partypoker Super High Roller

Veteran PocketFives member Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen of Costa Rica (ranked #82 worldwide) came up big in the partypoker "Super High Roller" event Sunday, cashing for $143,325 after outlasting a highly competitive field in the $5,200 buy-in Powerfest showcase event.

dhubermexSep 4th, 2017 0
WCOOP: 'KumariOy' Grabs $187K and First Title of 2017

The 2017 PokerStars

Matt ClarkSep 5th, 2017 0
Qualify for 888poker's XL Eclipse Series For Only One Cent

888poker made waves

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
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: 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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Five Players to Watch at the Inaugural Poker Masters

Fedor Holz

LanceSep 13th, 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
WCOOP: Argentine 'IlDepredator' Wins First WCOOP Title

Jeff Gross and Andre

JWalshSep 14th, 2017 0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'nipa3p3' Wins partypoker Super High Roller

'nipa3p3' took home

dhubermexSep 18th, 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
WCOOP: ‘power2prut’ Wins $2,100 Sunday Million Special Edition

For the second time

LanceSep 19th, 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: 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: '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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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: 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: '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
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'NeverIsEasy' Wins partypoker Powerfest High Roller


dhubermexSep 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