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SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Bager1988' Tops Sunday Million after Three-Way Chop

There was a three-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament over the weekend which resulted in 'Bager1988' taking home $146,004 for the official first place finish while 'elcoysa' cashed for $104,193 in second place and PocketFives member 'PieknaSprawa' received $90,761 for third.

dhubermexDec 19th, 2016 0
EPT: Jasper Meijer van Putten Wins EPT Prague

Jasper Meijer van Putten outlasted a field of 1,192 to win the final European Poker Tour Main Event title (PokerStars photo) There was a lot on the line coming into the final European Poker Tour Main Event. After 13 seasons, the PokerStars tour was making its final stop before the site-sponsored Championships and Festivals commence at the start of 2017. Headlining the storylines were David ...

Matt ClarkDec 20th, 2016 0
Scotland's Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen Has Sights Set on #1

Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen broke into the top 10 of the PocketFives rankings earlier this month (PokerStars photo) There are quite a few fun-loving characters on the European poker scene, but few are as universally liked as Scotland’s Ludovic ‘Ludovi333’ Geilich-Jonsen. His live poker resume boasts UK & Ireland Poker Tour and Wynn Classic wins, European Poker Tour and ...

SupafuzDec 22nd, 2016 0
Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman Lead Way for 888 poker Through 2016

Dominik Nitsche was one of many 888poker ambassadors who put together a great year on the live tournament circuit. The last 12 months have been prosperous ones for 888poker ambassadors. With a healthy roster of World Series of Poker bracelet winners and World Poker Tour champions, it is no surprise to see the team of professionals put together a combined total of over $2,100,000 in tournament ...

Matt ClarkDec 23rd, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Field Closing in on Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez

Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez saw his lead atop the PocketFives Rankings shrink this week. (SHRPO photo) Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez has now been the #1-ranked online poker player in the world but in the last week the two players right behind him, Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov and 'C Darwin2', continue to move closer to the top spot. While Gonzalez and Dimitrov continue to hold down ...

LanceDec 23rd, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Conor Beresford Wins PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

'Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford of the United Kingdom, currently the #16-ranked player in the world, won the Sunday Warm-Up and collected $43,217 while 88th-ranked Bryan 'bparis' Paris of Canada cashed for $31,362 in second place.

dhubermexDec 26th, 2016 0
888poker’s January Super XL Series VII Boasts $5M in Guarantees

888 poker has upped the guarantee to $5,000,000 for the fifth edition of the online series 888poker is kicking off 2017 in grand fashion with the seventh edition of its popular Super XL Series, this time bumping up its guaranteed prize pool to $5 million, $1 million more than the previous edition of the event. The action takes place from January 19-31 and features 63 events, including Main, ...

LandSharkDec 26th, 2016 0
NUMBER CRUNCH: Looking Back at Poker in 2016

Fedor Holz had

JessDec 28th, 2016 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio Gonzalez on Top, Conor Beresford Back in Top 10

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez remains the #1 ranked online poker player in the world for the 12th consecutive week. Even the best online poker players in the world took some time this past week to enjoy the holiday season and spend some time with family and friends rather than grinding away. That lead to a week with no changes at all in the top ten of the PocketFives Rankings with Fabrizio ...

LanceDec 29th, 2016 0
The Three Domains of Poker Learning

“A minute to learn, a lifetime to master” - that’s the old cliché about poker (along with a variety of other games, but we’ll forget about them), and it’s a well-founded statement to a degree. Of course the game is easy to pick up and learn, and of course, it takes time and effort to become a good player. However, one of the main reasons it takes so long is because the nature ...

theginger45Dec 29th, 2016 0
David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Proves Age Is No Barrier In New Jersey

David Coleman is already one of the top online players in New Jersey after starting to play tournaments full-time in 2016. If you are a regular follower of the monthly PocketFives New Jersey Online Rankings, you may notice that the age group of those in the top-10 more or less meet a certain consensus. The general range spans from players in their late-20s to late-30s with the occasional ...

Matt ClarkDec 30th, 2016 0
PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Five 'Must-Play' Events

The ballroom at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will be packed with poker players soon (PokerStars photo) In just over a week the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas will begin welcoming some of poker's best as well as a number of players hoping to strike it rich. Only this year they won't be chasing down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure title - thanks to the rebranding of ...

LanceDec 30th, 2016 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'tolstiykry' Wins First Sunday Million of 2017

The new year kicked off with a number of big scores in major online poker tournaments over the weekend, led by Russia's 'tolstiykry' who won the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $178,748. The second place finisher in that event was 'bob43155' who cashed for $122,915 followed by 'wonderboy_pl' (third place for $84,523). PocketFives member 'geo4ever89' of Romania came in fourth place and ...

dhubermexJan 2nd, 2017 0
Jake Cody Vlog Set to Take Over PokerStars Championship Bahamas

For the last seven weeks Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody has been giving fans a chance to get to know him better through his vlog (PokerStars photo) When the PokerStars Championship Bahamas gets underway later this week you might see Jake Cody walking the hallways of the Atlantis Resort, talking to himself. While plenty of poker players walk away from a tournament muttering under their breath or ...

LanceJan 3rd, 2017 0
Poker Decisions Never as Simple as Right or Wrong

You Never Know if You’re Right or Wrong If you spend a lot of time discussing poker, you’ve almost certainly had a discussion with someone about a situation where they encountered a simple ‘call or fold’ decision. Very often, these discussions will come up purely because the player made the decision to call and ended up losing the hand. Of course, it almost goes without saying ...

theginger45Jan 3rd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Mark 'wsopfreezer' Johns Finishes 2016 #1 in Nevada

Mark Johns

SteveSchultJan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Jeremy 'Jermz' Danger Finishes 2016 On Top in New Jersey

For much of the latter half of 2016, Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger was on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings. His domination over the rest of the state was rarely challenged during his time wearing the crown toward the end of the year. As a result, he comes into 2017 with the #1 ranking.

Matt ClarkJan 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Moves Up to #2, 'Progre69' Cracks Top 10

Fabrizio Gonzalez sits #1 for the thirteenth straight week - but he has a new threat closing in on him Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to hold on to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings but a familiar face has reappeared at #2. Sweden's 'C Darwin2' took over the #2 spot after a week that saw him record five cashes big enough to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest ...

LanceJan 4th, 2017 0
Pocket Up To $100K in 888 poker Treasure Quest Promo

Just a few days into the New Year, 888 poker has already kicked off its promotional schedule for 2017. On Tuesday, the Gibraltar-based site announced a pirate-themed promo called Treasure Quest, in which players can win awards of up to $100,000 each. The $1 million guaranteed Treasure Quest is a multi-day challenge, where players must complete portions of a map in exchange for unlocking ...

LandSharkJan 7th, 2017 0
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' Wins December PLB

Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli finished second among online tournament players in the world in December. (Codigo Poker photo) December featured another exciting race to the top on the PocketFives monthly PLB leaderboard. World #1-ranked player Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held the crown in November but ceded it to ‘C Darwin2’, who racked up over 2,600 points among his 20 highest ...

Matt ClarkJan 7th, 2017 0
SOMETIMES A FANTASY: Jason Mercier’s Extraordinary 2016

MIAMI 2017 When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and 2017 became real, Jason Mercier was at a Billy Joel concert in Miami, struggling to stay awake. While the Piano Man played all of his classic hits in front of a packed house, Mercier was closing the book on one of the most important and successful years of his life. In 2016, Mercier won a PokerStars Spring Championship of ...

LanceJan 8th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond Wins Sunday Million

Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $158,000 (PokerStars photo/Tomas Stacha) Major online poker tournament action picked up over the weekend following the New Year. There were two players who cashed for six-figures in the PokerStars Sunday Million Balazs ‘birs320’ Botond captured an outright victory, outlasting nearly 5,600 opponents to take home $158,982 ...

dhubermexJan 9th, 2017 0
New partypoker Live Tour Promises Multimillion Dollar Prize Pools

The Playground Poker Club will be the first venue to host a partypoker Live event when they bring the partypoker Million North America to Montreal in May. Partypoker is going on a world tour and giving poker players the chance to join them with the launch of partypoker Live. The new tour will be based around $5,300 buy-in main events with million dollar guarantees. The announcement comes in ...

LanceJan 10th, 2017 0
Mike McDonald Makes ‘Bank of Timex’ a Reality with PokerShares.com

Mike 'Timex' McDonald is ready to let the world buy shares of poker players in tournament around the world. (PokerStars photo) A few years ago Mike McDonald felt that some players were getting out of hand with how they priced themselves when selling pieces. As a bit of a lark he launched a Twitter account under the name @BankofTimex and started offering his own pricing on some players in high ...

LanceJan 10th, 2017 0
888poker Guarantees $500K in Special Edition ‘Super Whale’

888poker is upping the ante in their Baby Whale tournament with a special edition $500,000 guarantee. In their drive to bring recreational players to the table while adding value for seasoned pros, 888poker has announced that it will be running a Special Edition of its popular $100,000 guaranteed Baby Whale tournament this Sunday, bumping up the prize pool to an impressive $500,000. The ...

LandSharkJan 11th, 2017 0
Swedes Dominate 2016 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard, ’C Darwin2’ Wins

Swedish players took the top two spots on the 2016 PocketFives Yearly Leaderboard. In one of the closest races in Leaderboard races PocketFives history, Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ won the PocketFives Yearly PLB, beating out ‘lena900’ by just 62.6 points. ‘C Darwin2’ finished the year with 19,198.31 PLB points - the fourth highest score for a winner. Over the course of 2016 ‘C ...

LanceJan 11th, 2017 0
Sergio Garcia's Passion for Poker Driven by Competitive Spirit

In just a few days Sergio Garcia will board his private jet and make the 10,605-mile flight from The Bahamas to Singapore to play in his first golf event of 2017, the SMBC Singapore Open. Until then though, he’s chilling out at Atlantis Resort, an annual tradition for the 37 year old, and he even found his way into the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Garcia, widely regarded as ...

LanceJan 12th, 2017 0
PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival Includes $75K Guarantee Main Event

With 2017 in full swing, PokerStars New Jersey is starting the year off in a major way. The PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival starts January 22 and runs through January 29, featuring eight days of tournament action.

Matt ClarkJan 13th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Continues Run at #1

Despite spending all week at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held on to the top spot.(PokerStars photo) It’s been 14 weeks since somebody other than Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. Gonzalez held on to the top spot this week despite the fact he played a full schedule at the ...

LanceJan 14th, 2017 0
Christian Harder Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event

Christian Harder won the first ever PokerStars Championship event on Saturday, defeating Cliff Josephy heads-up to win PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PokerStars photo) Just 2.5 months ago Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy was at the final table of the WSOP Main Event with a player he once backed in the pre-Black Friday era of online poker. Josephy eventually finished eventually busted in third ...

LanceJan 15th, 2017 0
Luc Greenwood Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25K High Roller

Luc Greenwood outlasted a tough field in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25,000 High Roller (PokerStars Photo) The final day of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas included the conclusion of two of the marquee events on the schedule. While Christian Harder and Cliff Josephy were headlining the Main Event final table, the $25,000 High Roller final table included some of the biggest ...

LanceJan 15th, 2017 0
ClubWPT 'King of the Club' Sending 16 Players to Play on TV for $37K

Players could find themselves sitting at a televised final table thanks to the King of the Club promotion from ClubWPT (WPT photo) Every April, the World Poker Tour season wraps up in Florida for a tournament series that is one of the most popular stops of the year. The Seminole Hard Rock Showdown series features both a WPT Main Event and the Tournament of Champions event. Thanks to ClubWPT, 16 ...

PocketFivesJan 16th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Andras 'probirs' Nemeth Takes Down partypoker SHR

There was plenty of major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by the PokerStars Sunday Million which was won by 'AAadrift' for $157,465 followed by 816th-ranked 'StoyanB' of Bulgaria who earned $109,715 for second place. Fellow PocketFiver 'RafaCorreaBR' cashed for $76,447 in third place while 'WillDav11' walked away with $53,266 for fourth place.

dhubermexJan 16th, 2017 0
What We Learned: The PokerStars Championship Bahamas

The PokerStars Championship Bahamas had some highs and some lows (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) In August 2016 PokerStars announced a massive change to their live offering that saw all of their tour operations rebranded under the PokerStars Live name. The European Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and other smaller, regional tours were now PokerStars Championship ...

LanceJan 17th, 2017 0
2017 Super High Roller Bowl Details Announced; Aria Hosting Again

The Aria is once again hosting the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl this May (Aria photo) The Super High Roller Bowl is coming back for a third year, and just like years past the highest bankrolled players in the world will be heading to the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas at the end of May, just days before the 2017 World Series of Poker begins. Poker Central announced on Tuesday ...

SteveSchultJan 17th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' Passes Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez for #1

For the first time since early October the name at the top of the PocketFives Rankings is not Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez For the first time in 14 weeks Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez wakes up as something other than the #1-ranked online poker player in the world. Gonzalez fell to #2 this week after Sweden’s ‘lena900’ put together one of the most impressive weeks in recent ...

LanceJan 18th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman Ready for 888poker Super XL Series

Chris 'moorman1' Moorman is ready to take on the world in the 888poker Super XL Series For the next 13 days 888poker is hosting their latest installment of the Super XL Series but this one is easily the biggest and best yet - just ask online poker's all-time leader in tournament earnings, Chris Moorman. “I'm excited that 888poker is pumping up the guarantees and putting more money into ...

LanceJan 18th, 2017 0
Ryan 'shipthesherb' Hohner Puts The Winter Poker Open On Ice

Ryan Hohner has a chance at capturing an elusive six-figure score when play resumes Friday for the Winter Poker Open. The Event Center inside The Borgata has been buzzing this entire week with players taking their shot in the Winter Poker Open $2,000,000 guaranteed opening event. Over 4,000 entrants are anticipated to register when all is said and done, with a crop of top New Jersey online ...

Matt ClarkJan 19th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Sweden’s ‘Ector’ Takes Down Fat Thursday SE on Day 2

Sweden got on the TCOOP leaderboard on Thursday with two big wins For those that have closely followed the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings over the past year or so there are two countries that seem to stand out the most; Brazil and Sweden. Day 1 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker featured a pair of wins for Brazil, Day 2 though saw Swedish players grab a pair of wins of their ...

LanceJan 20th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL Series: Chris Moorman Final Tables Opening Event

The 888poker Super XL Series got off to a flying start on Thursday with an online poker legend making his presence known and possibly the birth of another. Chris Moorman, an 888poker ambassador and online poker’s all-time leading tournament money winner, got straight to work by making the final table of the opening event.

LanceJan 20th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker Takes Second COOP Title

Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muhlocker won a TCOOP title the same week he won an Aussie Millions prelim event (Photo c/o Crown) Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker is having a pretty good week. Just four days ago the Austrian pro took down an Aussie Millions preliminary event for just over $30,000 US. On Saturday he grabbed a win on the virtual felt on Day 4 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. ...

LandSharkJan 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: Guarantees Smashed, As Did 'PuntSonPunt'

The 888poker Super XL series lived up to its name on Saturday with a super-sized slate of tournaments and $185,000 in guaranteed prize money. All six events easily surpassed the respective guarantees, with three tournaments effectively doubling the guaranteed prize pool. With so many big tournaments, there was, inevitably, a new frontrunner on the XL Series leaderboard.

JessJan 22nd, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'Mindcrushers' Wins Second Event on Busy Online Sunday

In a day filled with big tournaments and

JessJan 23rd, 2017 0
TCOOP: Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar’ Neto Grabs Second TCOOP Title

Sunday's action in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, eight players claimed championship titles, including Brazilian Geraldo Cesar 'GeraldoCesar' Neto, who pulled off his win after coming up just short of a win on Saturday. In the early hours of Sunday morning, two players, Colombia's Mayu 'marroca5' Roca and Finland’s ‘€urop€an’, came tantalizingly close to a ...

LandSharkJan 23rd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Tarmooo' Chops Sunday Million for $91K

There was plenty of major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by veteran PocketFives member TJ '1bigacehole' Ulmer of Australia (ranked #61 worldwide), who took home the largest score in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $113,330 after finishing in third place officially. PokerStars players 'Tarmooo' and 'olipetra' cashed for $91,853 and $83,823 for their respective first and ...

dhubermexJan 23rd, 2017 0
888poker SuperXL: 'Xp3ctNoMerc1' Takes No Prisoners IN PLO Event

A new week meant a new game for the players

JessJan 24th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo Wins Another Title for Brazil

Marcella ‘MenininhaMah’ Camargo added a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker title to her growing collections of victories on Monday. The Brazilians claimed another title on Day 6 of play at the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, while players from the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Bulgaria celebrated victories of their own. With an advertised guarantee of just ...

LandSharkJan 24th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Honduras’ ‘luismi1912’ Wins Fat Tuesday SE, $89K

[CAPTION=98%] Anybody following the first seven days of action from the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker action will probably be somewhat surprised to learn that Brazilian players failed to win a TCOOP title on Tuesday - but they came as close as they could. Through the first four events on the Tuesday schedule, there had only been one Brazilian player at a final table. Gustavo ...

LanceJan 25th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Schedule: 74 Events, Three Online, $365 buy-in 'Giant'

The 2017 WSOP schedule has jam-packed 74 events into just 48 days (WSOP photo) The 2017 World Series of Poker schedule was released on Wednesday with a total of 74 events including eight events making their WSOP debut, three online events, 16 $10,000 or above Championship events as well as the return of popular branded events such as Colossus. "The focus of the schedule remains squarely on ...

LanceJan 25th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: ‘petrofv5501‘ and ‘Jaolito85’, Earn Victories

There were a total of six events on the 888poker Super XL Series schedule on Wednesday with Russia’s ‘petrofv5501‘ earning the biggest score of the day. After outlasting 694 other players, ‘petrofv5501’ and ‘YSoSerious’ agreed to a chop leaving the title and a little bit of cash to play for. After a brief heads-up ‘petrofv5501’ emerged victorious to take home $11,641.36. ...

LanceJan 26th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez Returns to #1

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez is back on top of the PocketFives Rankings after spending one week at #2 (SHRPO photo) It would seem that Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez didn’t take too kindly to falling from the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week. The Uruguayan rebounded this past week to reclaim the top spot from Sweden’s ‘lena900’. Gonzalez had just two cashes big ...

LanceJan 26th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: Chris 'moorman1' Moorman Ships Event 38

It was a big day for a big name in the 888poker

JessJan 27th, 2017 0
Upswing Poker Can Up Your Game With the Postflop Engine

Doug Polk is

JessJan 27th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'HonorTheGame' and 'doitlikewond' Book Wins

Just one day after finishing third in an 888poker Super XL Series event, the United Kingdom's 'doitlikewond' navigated his way through a 410-player field to win Efvent #44 for just over $6,500. The final three players, 'Doitlikewond', 'TheMagicPike' and Yuriy 'Yurec1707 ' Zdanovskiy agreed to a chop that saw each player walk away with at least $5,900. In the end, 'doitlikewond' beat out ...

LanceJan 28th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao Collects Another Title for Brazil

João Simão grabbed himself a Turbo Championship of Online Poker title on Friday The Brazilians have shown themselves a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker, collecting several titles and making a host of final table appearances. On Friday, Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao gave his countrymen yet another reason to celebrate, snagging another victory along with ...

LandSharkJan 28th, 2017 0
Twitch Hype: Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot Joins 888poker

Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot is the newest member of team 888poker. 888poker’s team of ambassadors continues to add more star power following the announcement that Parker 'TonkaaaaP' Talbot is joining the squad. Talbot has grown a massive following on Twitch, with his videos collecting over 3,500,000 views and thousands of subscribers paying for exclusive content. And for good reason. Talbot ...

Matt ClarkJan 28th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Brazil Books Seventh Win, Takes Lead for Overall Titles

Saturday’s Turbo Championship of Online Poker action saw the Brazilians take yet another title, giving them a one-title TCOOP lead over both the Netherlands and Sweden overall. PokerStars Team Pro Kosei 'shinbunshi' Ichinose took home Saturday’s first TCOOP bracelet in the $215 buy-in HORSE event. Proving his skill in not just No Limit Hold‘em, but in a variety of games, the Japanese ...

LandSharkJan 29th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo Chops PokerStars Sunday Million

There were quite a few large cashes over the weekend in major online poker tournaments as January winds to a close. 888poker held the $1,050 buy-in Main Event of its Super XL Series which boasted a $1.5 million guarantee. The tournament was won by 'Enigmasility' for $262,200 followed by Top 500-ranked 'Sphinx87' of Poland, who collected $190,500 for second place. 888 player 'gusfraba99' came ...

dhubermexJan 30th, 2017 0
TCOOP: Maxwell 'maxv2' Ludwig Wins Main Event for $489,000

Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Zamorano was one of the biggest winners on the final day of TCOOP (PokerStars photo) The final day of the 2017 PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker included eight tournaments, two Main Events and 11 different players walking away with six-figure scores. The first six-figure cash went to Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Zamorano. Beating out 569 entries ...

LanceJan 30th, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'Enigmasility' Closes with Main Event Win, $262K

After ten

LanceJan 30th, 2017 0
Jared Tendler: Poker’s Mental Mechanic

Jared Tendler talks

theginger45Jan 31st, 2017 0
Libratus Beats Top Pros in NLHE; Scores Milestone Victory for A.I.

Top poker pros were no match for the Carnegie Mellon artificial intelligence unit 'Libratus'. Over the past 20 days, four top heads-up No Limit Hold’em players have been battling it out one-by-one against ‘Libratus’ - a Carnegie Mellon University Artificial Intelligence bot. The marathon challenge, which took place at Rivers Casino, in Pittsburgh, came to an end Monday with surprising ...

SupafuzJan 31st, 2017 0
Nominees for Third Annual GPI American Poker Awards Announced

The third annual American Poker Awards go February 23 in Beverly Hills, California Wednesday morning saw the announcement of all nominations for the third annual Global Poker Index American Poker Awards, which take place Thursday February 23 at the Sofitel Beverley Hills in Los Angeles. It’s World Poker Tour host and all-round legend of the game Mike Sexton who headlines the nominations ...

SupafuzFeb 1st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio Gonzalez Still #1, 'pappadogg' Cracks Top 10

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez held off a charging 'lena900' to stay ranked #1 in the world this week Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez regained the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week and then went about making sure he did everything in his power to stay there this week. Gonzalez had two scores big enough this week to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest PLB Points ...

LanceFeb 1st, 2017 0
888poker Super XL: 'trojanmouse' Wins “Champion of Champions”

The largest 888poker Super XL Series ever held wrapped up the best players from the 11-day series battling in a freeroll for a variety of World Series of Poker packages with ‘trojanmouse’ beating the field to win a package into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. ‘trojanmouse’ won the Champion of Champions freeroll to win the package worth $12,500. Over the course of the ...

SteveSchultFeb 2nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'CloverSparklesFartShovels' Starts 2017 #1 In Nevada

'CloverSparklesFartShovels'

SteveSchultFeb 2nd, 2017 0
EPT Founder John Duthie appointed President of partypoker LIVE

John Duthie brings over a decade of experience to the partypoker Live project (PokerNews photo) Having founded the European Poker Tour (EPT) back in 2004 and served as the tour’s Chief Executive Officer for eight years, John Duthie is now back in the live poker world with a new role as President of partypoker LIVE. partypoker said in a release that they are “delighted” to announce ...

SupafuzFeb 2nd, 2017 0
World Poker Tour: Daniel Weinman Wins Borgata Winter Poker Open

Daniel Weinman defeated one of the largest fields in WPT history to win the Winter Poker Open. (WPT photo) The largest field in the history of the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open assembled this week in Atlantic City. A total of 1,312 entrants created a prize pool of over $4,000,000 with almost $900,000 being awarded for first place. A talented group of players reached the final ...

Matt ClarkFeb 4th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Changes: More Online Events, Buy-in Levels, Live Updates

The 2017 World Series of Poker could be one of the busiest ever with 74 events over just 48 days (WSOP/Joe Giron photo) In a little over 100 days poker players from around the world will be making their way to Las Vegas for the 2017 World Series of Poker. The schedule includes a total of 74 bracelet events spread over 48 days, meaning the Rio Hotel convention center is going to be packed to ...

LanceFeb 4th, 2017 0
Catalin Pop Wins 888Live Rozvadov Main Event

Catalin Pop defeated a field of 531 to win the first 888Live Main Event of 2017. (PokerNews photo) The first series of the opening 888Live Festival wrapped up Monday at King's Casino in Rozadov, Czech Republic as Catalin 'SrylGotOdds' Pop defeated a field of 531 entrants to claim top honors. The appropriately priced €888 Main Event had a €300,000 guarantee that was easily surpassed and ...

Matt ClarkFeb 6th, 2017 0
PokerStars Festivals Coming to Chile, Spain, South Korea and Uruguay

Five more PokerStars Festival events have been announced for Asia, Europe, and South America. (Neil Stoddart / PokerStars) With the first PokerStars Championships and Festivals of 2017 already in the books, the world leader in online poker announced today five more Festival stops across Asia, Europe, and South America for later this year.

Matt ClarkFeb 7th, 2017 0
Moe Farah Strikes Gold At Borgata Winter Poker Open

Moe Farah entered a field of 5,512 in the Winter Poker Open Event 1 and walked away over $171,000 richer after taking part in a seven-way deal. (Will OC photo) The 2017 Borgata Winter Poker Open wrapped up last week after handing out millions of dollars in prize money over 25 events with thousands of players competing at their chance at a piece of poker glory. The opening event of the WPO ...

Matt ClarkFeb 7th, 2017 0
PokerStars Championship Series Heads to Panama March 10-20

A total of 46 spade trophies will be up for grabs at PokerStars Championship Bahamas next month. The sunburns from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Championship event have worn off, but don’t worry, the next island PokerStars Championship Series (PCS) is just a month away. The next stop for PCS is the island of Panama from March 10-20 for a 46-event poker series at the Sortis Hotel, Spa, ...

JessFeb 8th, 2017 0
New Bill Proposes Nevada Lower Legal Gambling Age to 18

The Las Vegas strip could soon be full of players as young as 18 if one Nevada lawmaker has his way.(Wikipedia photo) A bill introduced in the Nevada Assembly proposes the state lower the legal gambling age from 21 to 18, but gaming officials are quick to push back on such a change. Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler submitted the proposal, Assembly Bill 86, at the request of a constituent ...

bames31Feb 9th, 2017 0
UK Grinder Conor Beresford: "I'm really just here for the money"

Conor Beresford has a one-track mind - not a #1 track mind (PokerStars photo) On , player rankings are obviously pretty darn important. But while some players revel in the glory of a high ranking, for others - like Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford - it’s really just a by-product or something far more important. “I don't really follow my rank that much to be honest,” Beresford says. ...

SupafuzFeb 9th, 2017 0
'Pappadogg' Learns New Tricks and Breaks Into Top 10

Germany's 'Pappadogg' has his sites set on being the #1-ranked player in the world. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but even when you’ve been playing poker for years you always need to be learning and improving, both on and off the tables. Just ask 'Pappadogg' - a player who has just broke into the worldwide top ten rankings for the first time, currently sitting in the #7 ...

SupafuzFeb 9th, 2017 0
10 Players We Hope to See in the Super High Roller Bowl Field

Daniel Negreanu and Kevin Hart are just two players that could round out the field of the PokerCentral Super High Roller Bowl (PokerStars photo) Just about two weeks ago, Aria poker room management was faced with a difficult decision. When registration opened for the 2017 PokerCentral Super High Roller Bowl, a total of 54 players put down a deposit to lock up their spot in the $300,000 buy-in ...

LanceFeb 14th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez Bounces Back to #1

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to fight it out with 'lena900' atop the PocketFives Rankings (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) For the fourth time in five weeks there has been a change at the top of the PocketFives Rankings but while change seems to be the constant at the top, it's just two players going toe-to-toe. Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez pushed past 'lena900' to retake ...

LanceFeb 15th, 2017 0
ARIA Expands Super High Roller Bowl Field to 56 Players

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl will be the largest field in the three-year history of the event (PokerCentral photo) When registration for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl opened last week a total of 54 players made the initial deposit to secure their spot in the biggest buy-in tournament of the year. Only problem is, there were only 35 seats available. The remaining 15 seats were being held ...

LanceFeb 16th, 2017 0
Army Vet Jeremy Linville Looks To Become ClubWPT 'King Of The Club'

Military veteran Jeremy Linville is one of the King of the Club WPT qualifiers for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. (Submitted photo) The latest ClubWPT promotion offers players the chance to become the 'King of the Club' and head to Hollywood, FL to play at a televised table for a shot at $37,000 in prizes. By qualifying through tournaments available on , 16 players earn a seat to ...

Matt ClarkFeb 17th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Vaillancourt, Delgado Book Victories on PokerStars

PocketFives members had a considerable amount of success in major online poker tournaments over the weekend, as the PokerStars Sunday Million was won outright by 'thx4urm0n3y' who collected $145,741 followed by 'tomc1s' who finished runner-up for $102,279. Relatively unknown Brazilian Neoriel Oliveira took home a career-best $71,776 for his third place performance in that tournament, which ...

dhubermexFeb 20th, 2017 0
Koray Aldemir Wins Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event

Koray Aldemir earned his first career main event win by topping an elite 39 player field. (WSOP photo) The Triton Super High Roller Series wrapped up another exciting festival filled with high rollers populated by the best players in the world. Capping off the series was the HKD$ 1,000,000 Main Event. Poker’s best and brightest were in the 39-player field with Phil Ivey among them.

Matt ClarkFeb 21st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez Holds Off 'lena900'

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez didn't have a single cash big enough to earn any PLB points this past week, but he still stayed #1. After three straight weeks with a change at the number one spot in the PocketFives Rankings there's finally some stability as Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez held on to the #1 spot for the second straight week. Making Gonzalez's accomplishment even more ...

LanceFeb 22nd, 2017 0
Darren Elias Earns Third WPT Title with Fallsview Victory

Darren Elias became one of just five players to win three World Poker Tour titles Friday night in Niagara Falls, Canada {WPT photo) Over the course of his career, Darren Elias has shown a real flair for the dramatic at World Poker Tour final tables. He added to his legacy Friday night in Niagara Falls, Ontario, winning WPT Fallsview for his third career WPT title. The final day of play ...

LanceFeb 25th, 2017 0
Doug Polk Releases 'Best Heads Up Course of All Time' on Upswing

Doug Polk believes he's the best Heads Up No Limit Hold'em player in the world - and now he's willing to teach everybody else how to be better (WPT photo) The man once known only as ‘WCGRider’ has been a busy guy of late. Not only has Doug Polk managed to create a YouTube channel with close to 70,000 followers that’s jam-packed with original content; he’s also found the time to get back ...

SupafuzFeb 28th, 2017 0
WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship Returning to Cherokee, NC

Harrah's Cherokee will host the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship this August (WSOP photo) For the third straight year the best players from the WSOP Circuit are going to be spending a few days in Cherokee, NC chasing down a WSOP bracelet, a big pay day and some ESPN screen time at the end of the summer. The World Series of Poker announced that the 2017 Global Casino Championship will ...

LanceMar 1st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon Moves Up To #1 In NJ

Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon's ascension to #1 marks the latest change in NJ Online rankings. (Will OC photo) There is yet another shakeup on top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings as Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon has taken the #1 spot from Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo. For the last few months, Kwon has been a familiar face near the top of the rankings but now wears the crown after completing a stellar ...

Matt ClarkMar 2nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'CloverSparklesFartShovels' Keeps Top Spot in Nevada

'CloverSparklesFartShovels' keeps the top spot of the Nevada online poker rankings for the second month in a row After starting out the new year on top of the PocketFives Nevada Online Poker Rankings, ‘CloverSparklesFartShovels’ holds on to the top spot for the second month in a row. He finishes February with a sizable lead over the rest of the field, almost 140 points ahead of his closest ...

SteveSchultMar 3rd, 2017 0
Sweden’s ’C Darwin2’ Cruises to February Monthly Leaderboard Victory

Swedish players took the top three spots in the February Monthly Leaderboard For the third consecutive month, and fourth time in five months, a Swedish player topped the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard. ‘C Darwin2’ piled up 3,540.45 in the shortest month to win the Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard for the second time this year. Three finishes worth more than 500 PLB points each were the ...

LanceMar 5th, 2017 0
Hearing for Online Gaming Bill in Michigan Set for Wednesday

Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall continues to lead the charge toward regulated online poker in Michigan. Like a handful of other states, Michigan has been here before. A state representative introduces legislation that would legalize online gaming and the proposal passes a committee vote, only to fall short of becoming law due to a variety of other factors.

LanceMar 6th, 2017 0
The Upswing Poker Lab: The Ultimate Poker Training Experience

Upswing Poker Co-Founder Doug Polk wants you to become a better poker player by using the Upswing Poker Lab. (Photo c/o Upswing Poker) The marketplace for poker training websites is always in flux and the release of Upswing Poker in 2016 provided a new option for players looking to improve their game. Led by Doug Polk and Ryan Fee, the site contains all the tools necessary for anyone looking ...

Matt ClarkMar 7th, 2017 0
Kara Scott: From a Small Canadian Town to Poker's Biggest Stages

Two weeks ago, inside the packed-to-capacity ballroom of a posh Beverly Hills hotel, a small-town Canadian girl stood in front of some of poker’s best players and most important movers and shakers and simply put, owned the room. As Kara Scott looked out at the crowd at the 2016 American Poker Awards, where she was serving as host, she can be forgiven if she took a moment or two to reflect ...

LanceMar 8th, 2017 0
World Poker Tour Season XV Debuts Sunday on Fox Sports Regional

The World Poker Tour Season XV broadcasts begin Sunday on Fox Sports (WPT Photo/Joe Giron) Fret not poker fans. New episodes of the World Poker Tour are coming to Fox Sports Regional soon. Really soon actually. Beginning this Sunday, March 12, Fox Sports Regional will begin airing 27 episodes from Season XV of the World Poker Tour. This marks the beginning of a five-year extension that WPT ...

LanceMar 10th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Five Swedes Chasing #1 Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez

Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to lead the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings but has a group of Swedes behind him For the fourth consecutive week Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez remained as the world’s #1-ranked online poker player, but there’s five different players from Sweden attempting to chase him down. Gonzalez has 154.38 PLB point lead over his next closest ...

LanceMar 11th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Admiral19793' Books Outright Sunday Million Win

Players were once again in full force at the virtual felts over the weekend millions of guaranteed cash prizes were awarded in major events. 'Admiral19793' captured an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million and took home a whopping $153,203 for the win. 'GrekoGreg' finished in second place and cashed for $107,511 while 'solanj' earned a payday of $75,448 for third. PocketFives ...

dhubermexMar 13th, 2017 0
Mike Del Vecchio Wins WPT Rolling Thunder To Close Out The California Swing

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Matt ClarkMar 16th, 2017 0
Chicago to Vegas or Tulsa: Julie Anna Cornelius Never Flies Solo

Julie Anna Cornelius and her husband, Darin Dobler, keep themselves busy year-round by traveling around the world. (Submitted photo) It isn’t easy to travel and play poker for a living. The amount of time, energy, and money that is spent trying to make a living in what can be a lonely setting takes it toll on players. Julie Anna Cornelius spends more than her fair share of hours traveling ...

Matt ClarkMar 16th, 2017 0
Former Banker Felipe Ramos Now Making Bank as Brazilian Poker Grows

Felipe Ramos has gone from working in a bank to being one of Brazil's best poker players (PokerStars photo) In a parallel universe somewhere, Felipe Ramos is wearing a suit and tie, boarding a commuter train and heading into his job at Bank of America in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He takes a few phone calls, helps a couple customers with some financial planning and then jumps back on the train and ...

LanceMar 19th, 2017 0
Kenneth Smaron Wins PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event

Kenneth Smaron took down the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event Monday (PokerStars photo) The second PokerStars Championship Main Event wrapped up Monday night in Panama with Kenneth Smaron navigating his way through a tough final table on his way to winning $293,860. When the final six players bagged up their chips on Sunday night, Russia’s Denis Timofeev had the chip lead and ...

LanceMar 21st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' Holding Strong at #1, Nicolas Fierro Rising

After taking over the top spot from Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez last week, Sweden's 'lena900'' maintained the #1 ranking in the PocketFives Rankings thanks to one big score. Outlasting 494 other players in the Winamax XTREM earned 'lena900' $13,798 and 250.20 PLB points. He now leads Gonzalez by 467.87 points. Gonzalez was in Panama the entire week for the PokerStars Championship ...

LanceMar 22nd, 2017 0