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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
XL Inferno: 'AlienArmy' Takes Home $291,000 for Main Event Victory

The 888poker XL Inferno tournament series concluded Sunday with the $1 million guaranteed Main Event. 'Alien_Army' topped all opponents with a $291,007 score for first place in the $1,050 No Limit Hold'em showcase which attracted over 1,300 entries. Second place went to 'stevachenko7' who reached a heads-up agreement to take home $226,718 with 'sngguru' receiving $166,550 in third. Russia's ...

dhubermexMay 22nd, 2017 0
PokerCentral Launches PokerGO Subscription Streaming Video App

PokerGO is the streaming

LanceMay 22nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Swedes Reign Supreme, 'lena900' Maintains Top Spot

As the

LanceMay 22nd, 2017 0
James 'Jaymo' Noonan Leads Ireland's Top 10 Online Poker Players

‘The luck

SupafuzMay 23rd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 9 - Let's Go Bowling

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 26th, 2017 0
partypokerLIVE Million Germany Coming to King's Casino

King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has become a pretty enticing destination for poker’s largest events. World Series of Poker Europe is coming to King’s in the fall and partypokerLIVE is making a stop there next month for the partypoker Million Germany series. Owned and operated by Leon Tsoukernik, King’s Casino sits just on the edge of the Czech Republic/Germany border. ...

Matt ClarkMay 27th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Predictions: The Most Anticipated Events

The 2017 WSOP is going to have plenty of money and 74 bracelets up for grabs (WSOP photo) With the 2017 World Series of Poker now just a few days away, PocketFives asked our writers to make some predictions about what to expect this summer. We've started by asking them which event, or events, they are most looking forward to following throughout the summer. Lance Bradley - President and ...

P5s StaffMay 27th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: The Mixed Game Aficionado's Schedule

Mixed games are all over the WSOP calendar with nearly half of the schedule featuring non-Hold'em and PLO tournaments. (Photo courtesy Jason Somerville) The World Series of Poker is the best tournament series on the planet because to the volume and variety available to its hundreds of thousands of customers. No Limit Hold’em events are the primary driver of customer traffic during the seven ...

Matt ClarkMay 28th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Predictions: The Good, The Bad & the Ugly of Field Sizes

With the 2017 World Series of Poker now just a few days away, PocketFives asked our writers to make some predictions about what to expect this summer. Now that we've already told you which events we're looking forward to most, we figured we'd get into some of the numbers in the key events on the schedule. Lance Bradley - President and Editor in Chief, PocketFives @Lance_Bradley The WSOP ...

P5s StaffMay 28th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 10 - The 2017 WSOP Preview

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 28th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'L1VeYRdrEamS' Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Million

Online poker tournament action saw a number of players take home huge cash prizes Sunday ahead of the 2017 World Series of Poker which begins this week. 'L1VeYRdrEamS' maximized overlay value in the PokerStars Sunday Million and earned $150,179 for the win. 'Timonpoika' finished second for $103,936 as 'disquesi!' received $71,932 in third. Vladislav 'vladulaNko' Donchev of Bulgaria (ranked ...

dhubermexMay 29th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: A Quick Guide to Playing Deuce to Seven

One of the more popular variants of poker outside of No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha is 2-7 Triple Draw (often referred to simply as “Deuce”). The game has been played for decades and in recent years a lot of the highest-stakes action online has been played in Deuce. The novelty of drawing cards, fast action and the possibility to make creative plays continues to make the game ...

AdamyidMay 29th, 2017 0
A Look at Ireland’s Top Five All-Time Money Winners

SupafuzMay 30th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: Negreanu's $25K Fantasy Draft Number Crunch

Daniel Negreanu's seventh annual $25K Fantasy Draft is set for Tuesday night (WPT photo) Tuesday night at the Aria Resort & Casino will see the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl put in another full day of play, but that's not the only big action going down there. Daniel Negreanu's annual $25,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Fantasy Draft is scheduled to get underway at 8 pm Las Vegas time. The annual ...

LanceMay 30th, 2017 0
Ryan Fee Rediscovers Happiness Running Upswing Poker

Being a successful poker player wasn't enough for Ryan Fee - he wanted more - and found it with Upswing Poker (WPT photo) Ryan Fee became one of the best poker players on the planet by honing his craft online. He earned a mainstream poker following, however, by founding Upswing Poker - a training site created by Fee, Doug Polk and Matt Colletta. Fee and Polk are the prominent faces of the ...

SteveSchultMay 30th, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: Get to Know the Ins and Outs of Badugi

Some WSOP players may not have a lot of experience playing Badugi. In the last decade or so, Badugi has become a common fixture in mixed cash games across the world, with high stakes games running online also. The game features a different hand ranking system to conventional forms of poker, leaving some to question if the game has any place at the World Series of Poker and if the game should ...

AdamyidMay 30th, 2017 0
partypoker Rolls Out New Diamond Club VIP Program

partypoker's new top tier of their VIP program aims to reward high volume players with increased rakeback. In an online poker landscape where many sites are cutting rewards and scaling back cash bonuses to high volume players, partypoker is reversing the trend with the implementation of their new Diamond Club VIP Program. Players that earn 100,000 points over the course of a calendar year ...

SteveSchultMay 31st, 2017 0
2017 WSOP: Learn All the Intricacies of Big O

In recent years, Pot Limit Five Card Omaha Hi-Lo (or as it’s much more widely referred to; Big O) has become an increasingly popular variant in cash games at the WSOP, cardrooms across the US and online poker. Whilst still lacking its own bracelet event, the game’s popularity has been recognized by featuring in the two Dealers Choice bracelet events ($10,000 and $1,500) as well as the ...

AdamyidMay 31st, 2017 0
2017 WSOP Predictions: The Race for Player of the Year

Five PocketFives writers came up with just three names when it came to who will 2017 WSOP Player of the Year. With the 2017 World Series of Poker now just a few days away, PocketFives asked our writers to make some predictions about what to expect this summer. Now that we've already told you which events we're looking forward to most, we're now making our picks for 2017 WSOP Player of the Year.

P5s StaffMay 31st, 2017 0
This Week at the WSOP: Michael Phelps, Colossus, $111K One Drop

Players get their

LanceMay 31st, 2017 0
How to Follow the 2017 WSOP Action From Home

For poker fans, the World Series of Poker is one of the most exciting times of the year. With the game’s best competing for 74 bracelets and millions of dollars over the course of seven weeks, there is plenty of action for fans to sweat. If you aren’t in Las Vegas on the rail, there are several options for fans to follow the action from the comfort of their own home.

SteveSchultJun 1st, 2017 0
WSOP: Team Doug Polk Leads Tag Team Event After Opening Day

Doug Polk already has one WSOP Tag Team bracelet to his name, after Day 1 of the $10K Championship, he's well positioned for another one. (WPT photo)[/CAPTION] The 2017 World Series of Poker got underway Wednesday with two bracelet events starting and it ended with a familiar face sitting atop the chip counts.

LanceJun 1st, 2017 0
WSOP: Former #1-ranked Players Back Hunting Bracelets

Paul Volpe, Cliff Josephy, Ari Engel, Chris Moorman, Patrick Leonard and Shaun Deeb are among the group of elite players to have been ranked #1 on PocketFives at some time in their careers. In 2016, we chronicled the adventures of all of the former #1-ranked players in PocketFives history as they chased down World Series of Poker glory. We followed Fedor Holz winning his first bracelet and the ...

LanceJun 1st, 2017 0
WSOP: Boeree and Kurganov Take Tag Titles, Jacobson Leads One Drop

Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree took down the $10,000 Tag Team Championship on Friday for the first career bracelets (WSOP photo) Since they first started dating a few years ago, Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov have been one of poker's "power couples". On Friday night at the 2017 World Series of Poker, they proved that, winning the $10,000 Tag Team Championship for the first WSOP bracelets of their ...

LanceJun 3rd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 11 - The Draft

Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffJun 3rd, 2017 0
WSOP: De Silva, Zamani Grab Bracelets, Grospellier Leads One Drop

Upeshka De Silva was one of three WSOP bracelet winners on Saturday (WSOP photo) Weekends at the World Series of Poker are always busy, and the first Saturday of the 2017 WSOP was no exception with six events running at once, including two flights of Colossus and the first of three online events on the schedule. Before the day wrapped up, three players walked away with bracelets including a ...

LanceJun 4th, 2017 0
David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Finishes May #1 In New Jersey

David 'dehhhhh' Coleman went back-to-back to finish #1 in New Jersey for the second consecutive month. PokerStarsNJ NJSCOOP dominated the New Jersey online poker landscape in May and the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings were shaken up as a result. The one thing that did not change, though, is the #1 ranked player in the state, as David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman retained his top spot among New ...

Matt ClarkJun 4th, 2017 0
Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn Keeps Top Spot in Nevada Rankings

Bobby

SteveSchultJun 4th, 2017 0
WSOP: Grospellier leads One Drop, Obst, Bleznick hunt Lowball gold

Bertrand Grospellier takes a chip lead into the final table of the One Drop High Roller (Neil Stoddart photo / PokerStars) There goes the first weekend at the 2017 World Series of Poker. No bracelets were awarded on Sunday, but a couple of tournaments did reach a one-table set up. That means there will be two final tables taking place today (Monday), and one of them is the biggest buy-in of ...

SupafuzJun 5th, 2017 0
Sunday Majors: 'Greenstone25' Claims partypoker High Roller

Swedish online poker tournament specialist Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar (ranked #14 worldwide) captured an outright victory

dhubermexJun 5th, 2017 0
Michal Mrakeš takes down partypoker LIVE MILLION Germany for €200K

Michal Mrakes took down the partypokerLIVE Million Germany Main Event. (partypoker photo) Another successful live tournament series is in the books for partypokerLIVE A total of 820 players took their shot in the €1,100 partypoker LIVE MILLION Germany Main Event, and when all was said and done it was the Czech Republic’s Michal Mrakeš who finished on top, cashing for €200,000. Mrakeš ...

SupafuzJun 6th, 2017 0
WSOP: Doug Polk Takes Down One Drop High Roller for Bracelet #3

Doug Polk earned his third career bracelet after taking down the $111,111 One Drop High Roller Monday (WSOP photo) Doug Polk and Jesse Martin both took home World Series of Poker bracelets on Monday with Polk winning the $111,111 One Drop High Roller and Martin showing off his Triple Draw skills. Monday also saw another busy day in Colossus III and a completely unknown storming to the top of ...

LanceJun 6th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' Back on Top after 'girafganger7' Drops Out

Sweden's 'lena900' is back on top of the PocketFives Rankings after 'girafganger7' withdrew his name from the Rankings this past week. This marks the fifth time that 'lena900' has held down the number one spot in his career. 'Girafganger7' spent just one week holding down the top spot. Despite cashing 14 times this past week, none were big enough to add to his PLB points total and the ...

LanceJun 6th, 2017 0
Mike Azzaro Takes His First Step Toward WSOP Glory

Mike Azzaro is taking

Matt ClarkJun 6th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Renato Almeida Prado Valentim Continues to Climb

Over the

LanceJun 7th, 2017 0
WSOP: Negreanu and Mosseri Set for $10K O8 Duel Wednesday

Daniel Negreanu is heads-up for the seventh bracelet of his career. (WPT photo) For the first time at the 2017 World Series of Poker an event wasn't able to finish inside of the scheduled number of days and now poker's most marketable name is coming back for Day 4 of Event #9 with a bracelet in sight. Daniel Negreanu and Abe Mosseri are the only two players left in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight ...

LanceJun 7th, 2017 0
An Inside Look at the Upswing Poker Lab from Doug Polk

One of the most popular products that Doug Polk and Ryan Fee’s new endeavor, UpSwing Poker offers is ‘The Poker Lab’, and with Polk taking down the World Series of Poker $111,111 One Drop tournament earlier this summer for $3.7 million, it’s a training platform that many more people are going to be interested in. So let’s break down what you get when you sign up for UpSwing ...

SupafuzJun 7th, 2017 0
WSOP: Negreanu denied by Mosseri, Pomponio Takes Down Colossus

It took Abe Mosseri just four hands on Wednesday to win his second career bracelet, beating Daniel Negreanu heads-up in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (WSOP photo) Wednesday proved to be a busier day than expected at the 2017 World Series of Poker. That’s in part due to the extra day needed for Event #9, the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Daniel Negreanu ...

SupafuzJun 8th, 2017 0
PokerStars Adds World's Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, to Stable

Usain Bolt is bringing his 'run good' to PokerStars. Just six weeks after announcing a partnership with Hollywood heavyweight Kevin Hart, PokerStars has dipped back into the celebrity pool and partnered with eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. “PokerStars is a winner and I’m happy to join Kevin in helping to bring poker and PokerStars to the masses. It’s a challenging game ...

LanceJun 8th, 2017 0
WSOP: No Cashes, Some Boredom Lead Maurice Hawkins to ‘Fun It Up’

Over the next 50 days, Maurice Hawkins plans to win at least a couple of bracelets and a staggering amount of money. In the first installment of 50 Days and 50 Nights, we introduced you to 10-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins and went over his blueprint for finding success at the 2017 World Series of Poker. Now it’s time to talk about the first week, how he’s feeling and what ...

LanceJun 8th, 2017 0
Satellite Into the WSOP Main Event This Week on 888poker

888poker is the only place to qualify online for the 2017 WSOP Main Event More than 50 online poker players have already won their entry into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, and there is still time for you to do so as well. 888poker, the official WSOP satellite provider, has a number of sub-satellite "Steps" for players to move up the ladder throughout June and compete for a ...

dhubermexJun 9th, 2017 0
WSOP: Pham, Kassela Each Win Bracelet #3; $10K Heads Up Down to 4

Frank Kassela was one of two players to take home their third career WSOP bracelet on Thursday (WSOP photo) The ninth day of the 2017 World Series of Poker was all about joining the three-time bracelet winner’s club. Not one but two poker veterans managed to win their third gold bracelets on Thursday, while the prestigious $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship is down to the ...

SupafuzJun 9th, 2017 0
WSOP: Adrian Mateos Becomes Youngest Ever To Win Three Bracelets

Adrian Mateos bested John Smith in the $10,000 Heads Up Championship to win the third bracelet of his career. {WSOP photo) A 70-year-old army veteran by the name of John Smith was the talk of the 2017 World Series of Poker Friday, as he had a heads-up shot at winning the very event he finished runner-up at last year. Meanwhile, one of poker's fastest rising stars became the youngest ever player ...

SupafuzJun 10th, 2017 0
Master Heads-Up No Limit with One Drop High Roller Champ Doug Polk

Doug Polk has three WSOP bracelets to his credit and is willing to teach you his secrets for heads-up No Limit Hold'em (WSOP photo) Having won his third World Series of Poker bracelet and $3,686,865 by taking down the One Drop High Roller earlier this month, Doug Polk has further cemented himself as one of the best poker players in the world, and only increased the level of demand for his ...

SupafuzJun 10th, 2017 0
WSOP: John Racener Wins First Bracelet, Millionaire Maker Underway

On Saturday, John Racener won his first bracelet and dedicated the victory to his late mom (WSOP photo) Saturday saw two gold bracelets won at the 2017 World Series of Poker. It also saw two events with massive fields record another day in the books. Without further ado, here’s a run through all of Saturday's action.

SupafuzJun 11th, 2017 0
WSOP: Tyler Smith wins PLO bracelet in record-breaking event

Tyler Smith topped the biggest Pot Limit Omaha field ever to win his first WSOP bracelet (WSOP photo) The second weekend of the 2017 World Series of Poker has come to an end, so while you sip your Monday morning coffee and prepare yourself for another week, why not catch up on all of Sunday’s action from the Rio'

SupafuzJun 12th, 2017 0
WSOP This Week: The Marathon, The $10Ks and The Seniors

The third week of the 2017 World Series of Poker begins Monday and with the Electric Daisy Carnival set to take over Las Vegas, the schedule turns its attention to the Seniors set. There are 14 events kicking off this week, starting with another one of the WSOP "gimmick" events.

LanceJun 12th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'kZhh' Scores $176K For Sunday Million Victory

Hungarian online poker tournament specialist 'kZhh' (ranked #156 worldwide) had a career-best performance this weekend, winning the PokerStars Sunday Million for $176,213 upon defeating fellow PocketFives member Sharad 'Keenyle' Rao of India who was awarded $121,949 in second place. 'nestoneto' finished third in that event for $84,399 while 'frank29929' collected $58,410 in fourth ...

dhubermexJun 12th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'lena900' and Five Other Swedes Dominate Top 10

The PocketFives Rankings have long been a playground for Swedish players. Just last week 'lena900' moved back into the top spot for the fifth time in his career and now there's six Swedes in the top 10 with another two knocking on the door.

LanceJun 12th, 2017 0
Meet Fernando Habegger, Upswing Poker's PLO University Professor

Fernando Habegger is the leader of Upswing Poker's Pot Limit Omaha learning tool, 'PLO University'. (Upswing photo) The introduction of Upswing Poker’s PLO University adds another immaculate training tool to what is already the top destination for those looking to become better at poker. The Upswing Lab and all of its other products have captured the imagination of thousands of customers ...

Matt ClarkJun 13th, 2017 0
WSOP: Ron Ware Gets 8 Game Redemption with Bracelet Win

Ron Ware captured the first WSOP bracelet of his career on Monday night in the $1,500 Eight Game (WSOP photo) There was just one bracelet awarded Monday at the 2017 World Series of Poker as a mixed game grinder who got oh-so-close to winning one last year, finally got his hands on poker's most desired piece of jewelry. That might have been the only bracelet handed out, but there was plenty of ...

LanceJun 13th, 2017 0
A Tough Opening Stretch Isn't Creating Doubt for Mike Azzaro

Mike Azzaro's summer is

Matt ClarkJun 14th, 2017 0
WSOP: John Monnette Takes Down $10K No Limit Deuce for Third Bracelet

John Monnette now has three WSOP bracelets after taking down the $10K No Limit Deuce to Seven Championship. (WSOP photo) Through the first 20 events or so at the 2017 World Series of Poker, one of emerging themes is the number of bracelets being won by players who already have won from a previous year. That trend continued on Wednesday with John Monnette winning his third career bracelet. ...

LanceJun 14th, 2017 0
WSOP: Mariz Takes Down Millionaire Maker; Obst Leads $10K Razz

Canadian Pablo Mariz took down the $1,500 Millionaire Maker Wednesday at the 2017 WSOP (WSOP photo) It took 20 events at the 2017 World Series of Poker for Canada to bag its first bracelet of the year, but that win has come in one of the biggest ROI spin ups available on the schedule. While a Canadian took down the Millionaire Maker, Wednesday (14th) also saw a Limit Hold’em champ crowned, a ...

SupafuzJun 15th, 2017 0
WSOP: Maurice Hawkins Within Arms Reach of Bracelet #1 in Marathon

Maurice Hawkins has just 55 players standing between him and the first WSOP bracelet of his career (WPT photo) In the first installments of 50 Days and 50 Nights, we introduced you to 10-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins and talked about his first 10 days at the 2017 World Series of Poker. Things weren't going well then, but the last few days has brought about a real change, or ...

LanceJun 15th, 2017 0
WSOP Main Event Satellites Continue This Week at 888Poker

888poker is the only place to qualify online for the 2017 WSOP Main Event A total of 60 online poker players have already won their entry into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, and there is still time for you to do so as well.

dhubermexJun 16th, 2017 0
WSOP: James Obst Breaks Through for First Bracelet in $10K Razz

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

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

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

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

Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and interview players and industry leaders.

P5s StaffJun 16th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Little Movement This Week, But WSOP Starting to Impact Top 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe McKeehen

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

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

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

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

dhubermexJun 23rd, 2017 0