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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

Mike Del Vecchio

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
How to Qualify For the 2017 WSOP Main Event for Just $0.10

888poker is the only place offering official WSOP Main Event satellites online So you’ve made it through Step 1 of the 888poker World Series of Poker Main Event satellite program and now you’re wondering what’s next. Or, you’ve decided to jump in at Step 2. Either way, your Main Event qualification journey continues at the near rock-bottom price of 10 cents. Yes, just a dime can qualify ...

Matt ClarkMar 23rd, 2017 0
WPT500 Coming To Los Angeles And The Gardens Casino

WPT500 is coming to Gardens Casino from May 21-31. (WPT photo) The success of the WPT500 has been immense since first being introduced at Aria Casino and Dusk Till Dawn, in Nottingham, UK in 2014. Now another venue is set to host the budget-minded event as WPT announced WPT500 Los Angeles was coming to the Gardens Casino.

Matt ClarkMar 23rd, 2017 0
How to Qualify For the 2017 WSOP Main Event for Just $1

You could find yourself in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for just $1 thanks to 888poker We are at the approximate halfway point of our 888poker World Series of Poker Main event satellite series and now at Step 3. The buy ins are starting to get more serious as $1 now marks the entry fee to hop on the ladder.

Matt ClarkMar 24th, 2017 0
How To Qualify For The 2017 WSOP Main Event For Just $5

Congratulations, you have either qualified through the first three steps of the 888poker World Series of Poker Main Event satellite program, or you are ready to get your journey started at Step 4. The $5 step marks a jump from the previous step of $1 and is the last step of relatively small proportions before the $30 Step 5.

Matt ClarkMar 25th, 2017 0
Commerce’s #TheSocialExperiment: No Devices, Hoodies, Sunglasses

Players like Dietrich Fast are going to have to ditch the headphones and tablets to play #TheSocialExperiment (WPT Photo) At one point or another in your live poker travels you’ve probably found yourself at a table full of players wearing some combination headphones, sunglasses or hoodies all with their heads buried in their phones. Well, the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles has announced ...

LanceMar 25th, 2017 0
NJ SUNDAY MAJORS: 'Tiger915' wins Garden State Super Series Main Event

This week the New Jersey Sunday Majors featured the conclusion of the Spring edition of the partypokerNJ Garden State Super Series on top of the standard Sunday schedule. Event #10 of the GSSS was the $325 NL Hold'em Main Event event, which broke the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. 'Tiger15' won the event outright for $19,623 along with a $2,700 main event seat to the Borgata Spring Poker ...

Matt ClarkMar 27th, 2017 0
Dmitry Chop Wins partypoker Million Sochi, $225,000

Dmitry Chop took down the partypoker Live Million Sochi event Monday in the former Olympic host city. After five days of poker in the Russian resort town of Sochi, Dmitry Chop outlasted 1,169 other players to win the partypoker Live Million Sochi event and $225,000 US. The $1,100 buy-in tournament, the first partypoker Live event ever held in Russia, attracted 1,170 players to push the ...

LanceMar 28th, 2017 0
West Virginia Online Gaming Bill Unlikely to Gain Approval in 2017

West Virginia lawmakers have taken the first step towards legalizing online poker - but don't expect them to take the second any time soon. West Virginia is the seventh state to introduce online gaming legislation in 2017, but with the legislative session winding down – it ends in just two weeks – the proposal from Del. Shawn Fluharty isn’t expected to garner enough support in ...

bames31Mar 28th, 2017 0
888Live Announces London, Barcelona, Dublin Sao Paulo Stops

888poker team pros Bruno Politano, Chris Moorman, and Bruno Kawauti are excited for the release of the Live Festival and Local Event schedule. (888 photo). 888poker’s 2017 Live Festival season kicked off at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic and recently announced a full series in Barcelona in May. 888live is pleased to reveal seven more stops to add to their calendar. In total, ...

Matt ClarkMar 28th, 2017 0
Overlays Galore With GlobalPoker.com March Madness Promo

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P5s StaffMar 30th, 2017 0
Upswing Poker Helps Steve Madara Go From ‘Bad Reg’ To Champion

Steve Madara utilized the tools available to him on Upswing Poker and won $169,000 at The Borgata Poker Open as a result. The opening and development of Upswing Poker brought a new poker training tool into the marketplace last year. In its relatively short time as an available tool, many customers have walked away satisfied with their experience with the product and are writing rave reviews ...

Matt ClarkMar 31st, 2017 0
partypoker Announces 2017 Powerfest Schedule With $20,000,000 In Guarantees

The 2017 Powerfest is the largest in history with $20,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools up for grabs. May is becoming one of the busiest months on the poker calendar and the announcement of the partypoker Powerfest schedule only solidifies that stranglehold. The series opens on May 7 and runs through May 21 with $20,000,000 in prizes guaranteed during the two-week long festival. Buy ins are ...

Matt ClarkApr 1st, 2017 0
How To Qualify For The 2017 WSOP Main Event For Just $30

Just one year ago, Fernando Pons turned a $30 satellite win into a trip to the WSOP Main Event final table. You can taste it. You can smell it. You’ve made it to Step 5 of the 888poker World Series of Poker Main Event satellites series and are ready to earn your Main Event seat. If the dream didn’t seem real before now, it certainly is now. Last year, 2016 November Niner Fernando Pons ...

Matt ClarkApr 2nd, 2017 0
THE MILESTONES: Berglin Hits $3M Earnings Mark, Ödeen Rises to #12

Each week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings Dennis 'Dberglin' Berglin Adds Name to $5 Million Earnings Club Dennis 'Dberglin' Berglin finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up on March 26 for $27,375 to pass the $3 million in lifetime earnings mark. He is the 308th ...

LanceApr 4th, 2017 0
Revamped 888poker XL Inferno Series Features $7.5M Guaranteed

In 2016, 888poker took the Super XL Series to new heights with bigger guarantees and a deeper schedule. Apparently, they weren't even close to being done with the improvements. This week the company announced they have rebranded the series and once again upped the guarantees. Over the course of the next year the company will run three separate XL Championship Series: XL Inferno in May, XL ...

LanceApr 4th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'CloverSparklesFartShovels' Still Top Dog in Nevada

'CloverSparklesFartShovels' keeps the top spot of the Nevada online poker rankings for the third consecutive month For the third consecutive month, ‘CloveSparklesFartShovels’ sits atop the PocketFives Nevada Online Poker Rankings, but it was Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn that made the most noise in March. McLawhorn jumped five spots all the way up to the runner-up spot for March. He had ...

SteveSchultApr 5th, 2017 0
Meet the Man at the Center of a Fast Growing Russian Poker Scene

Artur Voskanyan finds his company, Poker Club Management, in the center of the Russian poker scene. When 1,170 players made their way to Sochi, Russia to play in the partypoker Live Sochi Million, standing off on the side of the room was Artur Voskanyan - the person most responsible for making sure the record-breaking event went off without a hitch. Voskanyan is the CEO and owner of Poker ...

LanceApr 5th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon Earns Another Month At #1 In NJ

Yong

Matt ClarkApr 5th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Ryan Riess, Griffin Benger, Steve O'Dwyer & WPT Seminole

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P5s StaffApr 6th, 2017 0
Ryan Riess Wins World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Ryan Riess captured his first World Poker Tour title on Thursday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale (WPT photo / Joe Giron) The final table of the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale had an amazing group of players with storylines galore; Two former #1-ranked players on PocketFives, a World Series of Poker Main Event champion, a WPT Champions Club member, one of the ...

LanceApr 7th, 2017 0
Dusk Till Dawn Hosting partypoker Millions, £6 Million Guaranteed

Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, England is about to host some of poker's biggest stars. Considered by most to be the heart and soul of poker in England, the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham will soon be hosting some of the world's best poker players for one of the biggest guarantees any European event has held in years. The first ever parytpoker Millions takes over DTD April 14 - 23 ...

LanceApr 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' Extends Lead, Conor Beresford Makes Big Jump

Had #1-ranked 'lena900' taken the last week off from grinding, he likely would have remained in the top spot of the PocketFives Rankings. Instead, the Swede had a week to remember, racking up over 1,000 PLB points and breaking the 10,000 point barrier to put himself well ahead of the rest of the field. The week started with a bang for 'lena900' with a win in the PokerStars Hot $215 on March ...

LanceApr 8th, 2017 0
THE MILESTONES: Renato ‘bauruzito’ Valentim Hits Career High #18

Renato ‘bauruzito’ Valentim could be the next Brazilian player to hit #1 in the world (PokerStars photo) Every Sunday The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings Another Brazil Superstar in the Making Brazil has a long history of being one of the most dominant countries in the ...

LanceApr 9th, 2017 0
Elliot Smith Wins PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event

Elliot Smith survived 12 hours of heads-up play to win the PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart) The final table of the PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event was part sprint, part marathon, but after all of it, Canadian Elliot Smith stood tall to win $370,508. The final table began with six players remaining and it didn’t take too long to get ...

LanceApr 9th, 2017 0
Daniel Weinman Wins WPT Season XV Tournament of Champions

Daniel Weinman grabbed his second WPT title of 2017 at the Season XV Tournament of Champions (WPT Photo/Joe Giron) Two months ago Daniel Weinman added his name to the World Poker Tour Champions Cup with a win at the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City. Sunday night in Hollywood, Florida the 29-year-old capped off Season XV of the WPT by winning the Tournament of Champions. "I feel ...

LanceApr 10th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Evandro 'Evitoy' Vitoy Chops PokerStars Sunday Million

Evandro 'Evitoy' Vitoy grabbed a huge score after chopping the Sunday Million three ways (PokerStars photo) Three players picked up six-figure paydays in the PokerStars Sunday Million, lead by Brazilian Evandro 'EVitoy' Vitoy who collected $136,000 following a three-way final table deal. 'shibonimo' and 'moysescohen' finished second and third, walking away with $128,554 and $109,156 ...

dhubermexApr 10th, 2017 0
888poker Makes WSOP Main Event Win Worth $10M for Qualifiers

Winning your way into the 2017 WSOP Main Event is a lot more lucrative now thanks to 888poker. Over the last ten years, winning the World Series of Poker Main Event has been worth between $7.6 million and $10 million to the eventual champion. It's life-changing money for sure, but now the folks over at 888poker want to make you even richer. As part of their Supersize ME promotion, any ...

P5s StaffApr 11th, 2017 0
How to Win Your Way Into the partypoker Millions at Dusk Till Dawn

Dusk Till Dawn is hosting the partypoker Millions event of 2017. Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, England, and partypoker are teaming up for the largest live event in partypoker history. The partypoker Millions is a £6,000,000 guaranteed event with a £5,300 buy-in and online qualifiers start at just $0.01. The partypoker Million event in Sochi, Russia drew record crowds with more ...

Matt ClarkApr 12th, 2017 0
PokerStars and WPT Team Up for MonteDam Swing, €50K in Prizes

This news might surprise the most casual of poker fans. The World Poker Tour is openly encouraging players to play in an upcoming PokerStars Championship event and PokerStars is encouraging players to make their way to Amsterdam for an upcoming WPT event. You read that right. Two of poker's biggest brands – both top-tier competitors in the live tournament landscape – have teamed up to ...

LanceApr 14th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'Lena900' Stays #1, but Fabrizio Gonzalez Trending Upward

Exactly one month ago Sweden’s ‘lena900’ climbed his way into the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings, passing Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez in the process. After a month of holding down the top spot without much competition, ‘lena900’ suddenly has Gonzalez approaching in the rearview mirror again. ‘Lena900’ cashed 24 times over the last week, but none were big enough ...

LanceApr 15th, 2017 0
Sunday Majors: Jonathan ‘xMONSTERxDONGx’ Karamalikis Wins 888 Whale

Jonathan Karamilikis continues to be one of the best online poker grinders from Australia. Austrailia's Jonathan 'xMONSTERxDONGx' Karamalikis, the #6-ranked player in his home country and #170-ranked worldwide, added another impressive result on Sunday, beating out 214 others players to take down the $600 buy-in 888poker Whale to win $26,117. 'purplegerbil' cashed for $18,829 in second and ...

dhubermexApr 17th, 2017 0
888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman's Five Career-Best Performances

Chris Moorman took down the 2014 LA Poker Classic Main Event and earned his first major live win in the process. (WPT photo) Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman is a god walking among mortals. His list of poker accomplishments would make nearly any competitor blush and his combination of online and live results is nearly unmatched. We asked Moorman, an 888poker Ambassador, to compile his top-five ...

Matt ClarkApr 18th, 2017 0
Vojtech Ruzicka Wins partypoker LIVE Dusk Till Dawn High Roller

Vojtech Ruzicka captured the partypokerLive High Roller event at the Dusk Till Dawn. (PokerListings photo) Long before he made the World Series of Poker Main Event final table and the exclusive fraternity of November Nine members, Vojtech Ruzicka was a respected player and more than accomplished professional. Ruzicka added another great result to his poker resume today by winning the £10,300 ...

Matt ClarkApr 19th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: John Pappas, Bellagio High Rollers, WPT Beijing

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 StaffApr 20th, 2017 0
Tax Rate Issue Could Be Stumbling Block for iPoker in Pennsylvania

As Pennsylvania continues to discuss the specifics of an online gaming framework in the state, a new bill and continued debate over proposed tax rates have taken center stage. On April 4, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed H 271, which legalizes tablet gaming in airports. Although this bill only authorizes tablet gaming, legislators see this as their path to becoming the ...

bames31Apr 21st, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Big Sunday for Latvia's Dainis 'ex6tence' Budovskis

Two players chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million, as 'Drudz777' and 'mahmuttt88'earned $133,595 and $128,246 for their respective first and second place finishes. 'Anjeyyy' cashed for $75,773 in third place while 'WushuTM' placed fourth for $53,175 and 'EdiNegeR' pocketed $37,316 in fifth. Latvia's 'ex6tence' (ranked #115 worldwide) won the Stars Sunday Warm-Up outright for $53,438 followed ...

dhubermexApr 24th, 2017 0
THE MILESTONES: Top Five for 'girafganger7', Diego Ventura Wins Big

Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura had a massive win this week. (PokerStars photo / Neil Stoddart) 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 Belgium's 'girafganger7' Soars to Career-Best Rank Nobody had a bigger jump in the PocketFives Rankings this past week than Belgium's ...

LanceApr 24th, 2017 0
Super High Roller Bowl Brings 888poker Back as Presenting Sponsor

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LanceApr 25th, 2017 0
Dusk Till Dawn Thriving Under the Leadership Of Rob Yong

Rob Yong is the brains behind Dusk Till Dawn Casino and one of the most talked about poker tournaments of 2017. (WPT photo) Dusk Till Dawn Casino and partypokerLive aimed for the stars with their £6,000,000 guaranteed event that wrapped up last weekend in Nottingham, England. The event drew a total field size of over 8,500 entrants that played in online and live stages of the tournament before ...

Matt ClarkApr 25th, 2017 0
How to Win Your Way Into the partypokerLIVE MILLION North America

Playground Poker Club is playing host to partypokerLive Million North America. Playground Poker Club in Montreal has already hosted two World Poker Tour events and is now the site of the next partypokerLIVE event, Million. Similar to the event that recently wrapped up at the Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, England, this tournament starts with Phase 1.

Matt ClarkApr 26th, 2017 0
partypokerLIVE North America Ready to Take Over Montreal

Some of the best poker players in the world are headed to Montreal for partypokerLIVE North America. After a successful stop in Russia last month in Sochi and a record-breaking event at Dusk Till Dawn in England, partypokerLIVE is heading to North America. The partypokerLIVE MILLION North America stop takes place at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal from April 30 – May 10. The 11-day ...

SteveSchultApr 27th, 2017 0
#1 Aussie Rory Young Makes Rosarito, Mexico "Home" for SCOOP Grind

Australia's top-ranked online poker player, Rory Young, adopted a new kitten just days after arriving in Rosarito for SCOOP The top-ranked online poker player in Australia isn't actually in Australia right now. Rory Young is hanging out in Rosarito, Mexico with a few other grinders, preparing for the grind that is the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. And he couldn't be any ...

LanceApr 28th, 2017 0
Bryn Kenney Wins PSC Monaco Super High Roller, $1.94 Million

Bryn Kenney won the PokerStars Championship Monaco Super High Roller event on Saturday (PokerStars photo/Tomas Stacha) In the era of High Roller of Super High Roller tournaments, maybe no player has enjoyed more success than American Bryn Kenney. He’s had six High Roller or Super High Roller wins, two seven-figure scores and 29 six-figure scores. On Saturday in Monaco the 31-year-old added ...

LanceApr 29th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Ewald Mahr Olivera Chops Way to Sunday Million Win

Peru's #4-ranked online poker player, Ewald 'SPEWTARD' Mahr Olivera is on his way up in the next set after rankings after winning the PokerStars Sunday Million after making a deal with three players remaining. Mahr Olivera walked away with $155,589 for the win, while 'leopol6d1988' earned $89,401 for finishing in second place, and 'antispeed' pocketed $106,002 for finishing third. ...

dhubermexMay 1st, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: The Five Bracelet Events You Just Have to Play

The World Series

Matt ClarkMay 2nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Claims Top Spot In New Jersey

David 'dehhhhh' Coleman is the new #1 ranked player in New Jersey heading into NJSCOOP. There’s a new sheriff in the state of New Jersey and his name is David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman. The New Jersey Online Poker Rankings have been in flux for most of 2017 and Coleman represents the latest shakeup.

Matt ClarkMay 3rd, 2017 0
Win Super High Roller Bowl VIP Backstage Passes from 888poker

Some of the biggest names in poker are headed to Aria Hotel & Resort in a few weeks for the third annual Super High Roller Bowl. Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel and Dan Smith are just some of the 56 players in the field this year, and now 888poker wants to put you front and center for all of the action.

P5s StaffMay 5th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 6 - Fame Game

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 StaffMay 5th, 2017 0
Raffaele Sorrentino Beats Andreas Klatt to Win PSC Monte-Carlo Main Event

Raffaele Sorrentino won the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event on Friday (Neil Stoddart/PokerStars) When the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event final table kicked off on Friday afternoon, all eyes were on Andreas Klatt as he attempted to win his second event of the week. Italy’s Raffaele Sorrentino had other ideas though and eliminated the final four players, including ...

LanceMay 5th, 2017 0
StakeKings Awarding WSOP Monster Stack Package to Top SCOOP Backer

Buying pieces of some of the best online poker players in the world as they chase down riches from PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is going to send somebody to Las Vegas with a chance to win hundreds of thousands of their own. Each month offers a leaderboard that tracks how well those buying pieces do. They’ve stepped up big for May’s leaderboard to take full advantage ...

P5s StaffMay 6th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Swedes Cruising, 'lena900' on Top, Andreas Berggren Charging Hard

One of the busiest two-week spans in the online poker tournament schedule is just hours away and Sweden's 'lena900' enters into it as the top-ranked online poker player in the world for the seventh straight week. 'Lena900' had four cashes big enough this week to add to his PLB points total. he finished fourth in the partypoker Super High Roller on Sunday for $11,255 and 144.36 points. He ...

LanceMay 6th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: Alexandre Almeida Grabs Opening Day’s Biggest Score

The 888poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series got underway Sunday with 16 different events awarding over $1 Million total in cash prizes. Brazilian Brazil's Alexandre 'Xandee1991' Almeida had a career outing and picked up his largest ever online MTT score with a $53,015 take-home victory in the $160 buy-in Opening Event which boasted a field of 1,447 players. The win will likely ...

dhubermexMay 8th, 2017 0
THE MILESTONES: Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren Grabs Two Triple Crowns

Every Sunday

LanceMay 8th, 2017 0
WPT Partners with Adda52 to Bring WPTDeepStacks to India

The World Poker Tour and WPTDeepStacks are bringing the WPT experience to India in November 2017. It seems the World Poker Tour is determined to make sure they really are a global poker. While the tour is currently running WPT and WPT DeepStacks events in Amsterdam, they've announced plans to expand into India and partner with a real power player in the country that has a population of 1.3 ...

Matt ClarkMay 8th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'UHYC9_888', 'Jab0c0', 'COMINGTHRU' Win Big on Day 2

The 888poker XL Inferno series continued Tuesday with a number of European-based PocketFives members reaching final tables and claiming their share of cash prizes. 'V.BlomFan60' was awarded the largest XL Inferno score of the evening upon taking down the $160 buy-in Crocodile event for $8,969. 'Gotyoudude' earned a payday of $6,721 for second place in that event with Kevin 'kevlar1991' Frame ...

dhubermexMay 9th, 2017 0
SCOOP: Diego Bittar One of Four Brazilians with Day 2 Victories

In 2016, Brazilian players won an amazing 21 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles. If the opening events of 2017 SCOOP are any indication, they’re going to have little-to-no trouble smashing that number this year. Brazilian players won four SCOOP titles on Monday, with Diego ‘Mr.Bittar’ Bittar leading the way with a $246,504 score in Event #4 High ($2,100 No Limit ...

LanceMay 9th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'anteen' Takes Down High Roller for $116,974 Score

The 888poker XL Inferno series continued Tuesday with dozens of poker enthusiasts and pros taking home big-time cash prizes. 'anteen' earned an outright victory in the $2,100 buy-in High Roller event for $116,974 to lead all of Tuesday's winners. 'Kannwas' cashed for an even $85,800 in second place, 'R1valdo10' was awarded $64,636 in third. 'diosmono69' received $46,620 upon finishing in ...

dhubermexMay 10th, 2017 0
Jean-Pascal Savard Wins partypokerLIVE MILLION North America

LanceMay 11th, 2017 0
SCOOP: ‘anti-durrr’ Takes Down Super Tuesday SE, Irish Stars Shine

There were just six PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker final tables on tap Wednesday and none bigger than the conclusion of the Super Tuesday Special Edition, but it was also a big day for two of Ireland’s top-ranked players. The 1,408-player field of Event #12 High ($1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday SE) got down to heads-up before ‘anti-durrr’ and former WSOP Main Event champ ...

LanceMay 11th, 2017 0
PocketFives Offering $50,000 Cash Bonus for SCOOP-Powerfest Double

The next two weekends of online poker already promise to be some of the biggest of the year with the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and partypoker Powerfest offering million dollar guarantees. PocketFives has found a way to make it even bigger - $50,000 bigger. Any PocketFives member who final tables both of the selected tournaments, one on partypoker and one on PokerStars ...

P5s StaffMay 11th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 7 - The Rule Change

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 StaffMay 11th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'mne_d0edet1' Takes Down Eight Max For $15,540

The 888poker XL Inferno burned white-hot again on Wednesday with 13 events on the schedule. More of the familiar favorites were on the schedule once again, including the Lighting, Breeze, and Swordfish. The largest victory of the day for the top PocketFivers came from Joao Mathias 'joao_mathias' Baumgarten, who shipped the Wednesday Challenge for $8,642.

Matt ClarkMay 11th, 2017 0
SCOOP: Russia's 'BIack88' Chops Way to $25K NLHE High Roller Title

Thursday's action in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was all about star power. Among the winners were a recent November Niner, a young high roller powerhouse, a Russian online poker legend and, of course, a couple of Brazilians. Leading the way was Russia's 'Black88' who topped the 125-player field in the $25,000 High Roller event for $702,658.76. Runner-up 'fish2013' ...

LanceMay 12th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'bananove' Ships Over $20,000 $215 Quarterback Win

Day 5 of 888poker's XL Inferno provided 13 more stellar events that drew in some of the best and brightest in online poker. The largest win of the day belonged to 'bananove' for taking down the $215 Quarterback. A total of 599 entrants populated the field, including fifth place finisher Adrian 'ADRI_ATM' Mateos, but 'bananove' defeated them all to win the $20,895 first place prize that was ...

Matt ClarkMay 12th, 2017 0
888poker Ads Focused on 'Taking Back the Game', Calls Out Buzzkills

It seems that 888poker isn't ready to just sit back and enjoy their position as the world's second largest online poker room. In an aggressive marketing campaign announced this week, entitled 'Taking Back the Game', 888poker is taking clear shots at other competitors and some of the more common complaints players have about them. “For many years, 888poker has been celebrated as a platform ...

P5s StaffMay 12th, 2017 0
SCOOP: Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard Takes Down $215 Heads Up PLO

Twice in his career Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard has been the #1-ranked online poker tournament player in the world. For the better part of the last year he’s been in and out of the top 10 of those rankings and on Friday afternoon he took a big step toward moving up those rankings with a win in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Leonard beat Gavin ‘gavz101’ Cochrane ...

LanceMay 13th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Early SCOOP, Powerfest Results Lead to Top 10 Shake Up

The name on top of the PocketFives Rankings didn’t change this week, but there was plenty of movement in the top 10 behind ‘lena900’. Eight of the top 10 changed this week including two Swedes taking over the #2 and #3 spots. The first week of PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker and partypoker Powerfest had an impact on nearly every player and ‘lena900’ is no different. ...

LanceMay 13th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'JDias99' Winning Crazy 8, $16,919 Highlights Day 7

The headline

Matt ClarkMay 14th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: Juanki 'B4NKR0LL3R' Vecino has Breakout with WHALE Win

The 888poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series continued Sunday with more than $1.2 million in cash prize money awarded to players. PocketFives member 'juanki9605' of Spain (who goes by 'B4NKR0LL3R' at 888 Poker) had a breakout evening by winning the $600 buy-in WHALE event for $50,947 while final-tabling two other XL Inferno Sunday events. 'Kannwas' finished second in the Whale for ...

dhubermexMay 15th, 2017 0
THE MILESTONES: Chris 'Gettin Daize' Oliver Blazes Past $9M Mark

The opening week of the busy Spring season for online poker players allowed a number of the best tournament players to reach some impressive milestones with former #1-ranked Chris 'Gettin Daize' Oliver headlining the list. Oliver, who was ranked #1 twice for a total of 16 weeks in 2010, posted a 35th place finish in PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Event #8 High ($530 NLHE ...

LanceMay 15th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: World #2-ranked inhoo Wins Crocodile

The 888 Poker

dhubermexMay 16th, 2017 0
SCOOP: Hallaert, Mateos, Wasserson Win Titles Despite Outage Issue

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is one of the highlights of the online poker calendar year. A widespread outage on Monday however put a damper on the festivities as a number of events were cancelled as players were unable to connect to PokerStars. Before all of that though, Kenny ‘SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert, Adrian ‘Amadi_017’ Mateos and Eric ''thechips55' Wasserson each ...

LanceMay 16th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman Holds Court as All-Time PocketFives Accolades King

Chris Moorman has made more money playing poker tournaments online than anyone in history. (World Poker Tour photo) Like any good treasure hunt, the allure of booty that comes with collecting a PocketFives badge draws the best out of competitors. Officially labeled as “accolades”, badges are earned by achieving various tasks including a Triple Crown, #1 ranking status, and earnings ...

Matt ClarkMay 16th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'spud_gun888' Wins Super High Roller Chip-In for $186K

Six-figure

dhubermexMay 17th, 2017 0
Sweating High Stakes Action Part of the Fun For StakeKings Users

Ethan Brandenburg doesn’t have the bankroll to play $100,000 super high roller events. As a school teacher in New Jersey, he probably needs to save for several years to even dream of putting up that kind of money. With the rise of staking websites, Brandenburg is able to buy small pieces of players in an effort to get in on the action without risking huge sums of money to play himself.

SteveSchultMay 18th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: 'RagingStoic', 'Dmilito22 ' Highlight Day 11 Champs

Another 13 888poker XL Inferno events were on the schedule on Wednesday with a number of top-100 players grabbing big scores. The biggest winner on the day was 'RagingStoic' who took down Event #137 ($109 Eight Max) for just over $13,000. He beat out #27-ranked 'Namlleh' heads-up for the win. Leandro 'Dmilito22' Bustillo, the #2-ranked Argentinian in the world, beat out 257 other players ...

LanceMay 18th, 2017 0
SCOOP: 'psjebemvas' Denies Justin Bonomo Second 2017 SCOOP Title

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker continues to draw in large fields for new events and that trend continued on Thursday. Fields in the hundreds and thousands turned out for tournaments such as the Total Knockout Bounty event and the No Limit Omaha Win The Button. A few familiar faces took down titles including Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth. Kornuth finished on top in Event #39 ...

Matt ClarkMay 19th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker Wins Quarterback for $26K

Of the 12 events on the Day 12 888poker XL Inferno, none were bigger than the $215 Quarterback. Thomas 'WushuTM' Muhlocker beat out the 587-player field to win just over $26,000 - the biggest single score on Thursday. That final table also included Adrian 'ADRI_ATM' Mateos. Fresh off of his PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker win, the Spanish phenom finished sixth for $5,892.62.

LanceMay 19th, 2017 0
SCOOP: 12 More Champs Crowned, Headlined By 'B1GL1P$$$', ‘lena900’

In the lead-up

Matt ClarkMay 20th, 2017 0
XL Inferno: Leandro 'DMilito22' Bustillo Books Second Win

The 888 Poker XL Inferno online poker tournament series entered its final weekend Friday with PocketFives members coming out on top in a number of the larger events. 'SmallKindB' of the Czech Republic (ranked #223) led the way with a $5,644 score for first place in the Crocodile. 'Juanfran1973' took home $4,069 for runner-up in that event, followed by #271-ranked Ivan 'ivanascasubi' Vilchez ...

dhubermexMay 20th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 8 - The WSOP Shakeup

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 StaffMay 20th, 2017 0
SCOOP: 'ross_654' Wins Event #46-High For Almost $100,000

The end of another fantastic PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is in sight and six more winners were crowned on Saturday. SCOOP Event #46 ($1,050 NLHE + Rebuys) featured 189 total entries plus more than twice that in rebuys. ross_654 emerged victoriously from the final table to win $99,330. Sami 'Lrslzk' Keopuro continued his strong SCOOP with his third final table of this week, ...

Matt ClarkMay 21st, 2017 0
XL Inferno: ‘PokerMogo’ and ‘Gandalf_MRS’ Each Grab Second Title

As the 888poker XL Inferno draws to a close on Sunday, only a handful of players have managed to win more than one event. Two more players added their names to that list on Saturday as ‘PokerMogo’ and ‘Gandalf_MRS’ each managed to navigate their way to another XL Inferno title. While those two may have each grabbed their second win of the series, neither of them were Saturday’s ...

LanceMay 21st, 2017 0
Just One Penny Could Send You to partypoker LIVE Germany

King's Casino is a few weeks away from playing host to partypoker MILLION Germany. In the search for a new contender for best live poker series of 2017, partypoker LIVE has emerged as the clear front-runner. Having already traveled through Russia, England, and Canada, partypoker LIVE is establishing itself as a can’t-miss stop for future years.

Matt ClarkMay 22nd, 2017 0
SCOOP: Brian Rast, Andy Laurie Steal Show on Final Sunday

While most of the poker world had their eyes focused on the opening day of the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Events, there were 18 other events that wrapped on Sunday with three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brian Rast beating a stacked final table to win the first SCOOP title of his career. Rast beat out 156 other players, including a final table that ...

LanceMay 22nd, 2017 0