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

For the second time

LanceSep 19th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Chip-In! Players Help Raise Over 40K For Charity

Players helped raise much-needed funds on Tuesday during 888poker's XL Eclipse On Tuesday, 888poker's XL Eclipse offered giant guarantees with enormous payouts, but the main focus of the day was raising money for those in need. Of the 11 events on the day's slate, three were branded as “Chip-In!” tournaments – where all the tournament fees would be donated to the REG charity of choice, ...

JWalshSep 20th, 2017 0
WCOOP: Brazilians Dominate Podium, Take One Title

Brazilians took five of the nine podium spots in Tuesday's WCOOP action Brazilians have made a habit out of taking more than their fair share of COOP prize pools over the last few years. On Tuesday players from Brazil took all three podium positions in one event and took two of the three podium positions in another one.

LanceSep 20th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Smithstudent' Dominates Eight Max For XL Eclipse Win

888poker's XL Eclipse is headed into the home stretch. It was another action-packed Wednesday on 888poker as their popular XL Eclipse series hits the final stretch. With over $240,000 in guarantees spread over 13 contests, players got busy taking advantage of juiced prize pools and getting warmed up for the race to the Main Event this weekend.

JWalshSep 21st, 2017 0
Steffen Sontheimer Wins Poker Masters $100K, Takes Purple Jacket

Steffen Sontheimer won the $100K Poker Masters event to easily take home the Purple Jacket (PokerCentral photo) Steffen Sontheimer came into the $100,000 Poker Masters final event as the leading money earner through the first four $50,000 events. Sontheimer finished fourth in Event #1, won Event #2 and then finished fifth in Event #4. His total earnings were $1,221,000 and he was the ...

LanceSep 21st, 2017 0
WCOOP: Viktor Blom Ends WCOOP Drought with HORSE Victory

Viktor Blom finally got himself a WCOOP title on Wednesday (PokerStars photo) Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom has had all kinds of success in online poker. He's won (and lost) in the nosebleed cash games online and he's also found success in the tournament arena. He won the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event for $1,096,200 as well as two other SCOOP titles. But he'd never won a World ...

LanceSep 21st, 2017 0
PokerStars NJCOOP Returns In October With $1.2M In Guarantees

Online poker players in New Jersey should be making plans for NJCOOP in early October. Just as soon PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker is wrapping up, the world’s largest online poker site is all set to fire up a new poker series and this time...it's all for you, New Jersey. The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker returns September 30 - October 16 and they are bringing ...

JWalshSep 21st, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'Kaktus26rus' Scores XL Title, $26K In $100K Quarterback

888poker's XL Eclipse enters the final quarter of its massive schedule. 888poker's mega-series XL Eclipse officially entered the fourth quarter of their schedule on Thursday, highlighted by the six-figure guarantee of Event #152 ($215 $100,000 Quarterback NLHE). At the end of the day, 157 of the scheduled 197 events would be complete with 13 new champions being crowned.

JWalshSep 22nd, 2017 0
WCOOP: Connor Drinan Beats 'C Darwin2' for Second WCOOP Victory

Connor Drinan beat out 'C Darwin2' for his second career WCOOP victory on Thursday (WPT photo) While one of the storylines heading into the final weekend of PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is the number of first time WCOOP winners, there’s also been a handful of players that have picked up their second or third title. Connor Drinan joined that group on Thursday, beating the ...

LanceSep 22nd, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: Canada's 'alexos888' Becomes Two-Time XL Eclipse Champ

888poker's XL Eclipse heads into its final mammoth weekend. With only two days until 888poker's XL Eclipse $1,500,000 Main Event gets underway, players flocked to the 11 events on Friday's schedule to try and get some momentum heading into the mammoth final weekend of the series. Highlighted by a trio of Knockout tournaments, there were $180,000 in guarantees up for grabs and every single ...

JWalshSep 23rd, 2017 0
Guo Liang Chen Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open

Guo Liang Chen won $789,058 for taking down the WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event Friday in Atlantic City (WPT Photo) In yet another exciting final table in Season XVI of the World Poker Tour, Guo Liang Chen outlasted a final table that included Cliff Josephy and 2017 Winter Poker Open WPT final tablist Jia Liu. Final table play lasted for 10 hours and when the dust settled, it was Chen who ...

Matt ClarkSep 23rd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 21 - The Masters, Sontheimer, Hellmuth, ROI

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

P5s StaffSep 23rd, 2017 0
WCOOP: Andrey ‘Kroko-dill’ Zaichenko Defends $1K Omaha Hi-Lo Title

Andrey Zaichenko defended his title in the $1K Omaha Hi-Lo WCOOP event (PokerStars/Neil Stoddart photo) Saturday’s World Championshiop of Poker Action final table action on PokerStars, which consisted of just two events playing to a winner, had a bit of a theme to it: back- to-back. Russia’s Andrey Zaichenko won the same event he won last year, $1,050 Eight Max Omaha Hi-Lo, while the ...

LanceSep 24th, 2017 0
XL Eclipse: 'CllsDntMttr' Wins XL Eclipse Main Event For $273K

888poker's XL Eclipse came to an end on Sunday with over $2.3 million in guarantees. The conclusion of 888poker's 197-event super-sized poker series, XL Eclipse, took place on Sunday with over $2.3 million guaranteed over the final 17 tournaments. Players registered in droves, driving prize pools to over $350,000 in excess of the already massive promised amounts. Anchored by the $1,500,000 ...

JWalshSep 25th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'NeverIsEasy' Wins partypoker Powerfest High Roller

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dhubermexSep 25th, 2017 0
WCOOP: ‘compris’ Adds WCOOP Title Four Months after SCOOP Win

In the same year that he won a SCOOP title, 'compris' added a World Championship of Online Poker win to the resume A lot is often made of players who, over the course of their poker career, pick up wins in all three ‘COOP series; Turbo, Spring and World. There’s only been a handful of players who have collected all three. On Sunday Sweden’s ‘compris’ took a giant step towards joining ...

LanceSep 25th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: ‘C Darwin2’ Holds Onto #1; Chris Hunichen Cracks Top 25

'C Darwin2' continues to do the work necessary to maintain the #1 ranking. Events like PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker and partypoker’s Powerfest are designed for grinders capable of putting long hours over a concentrated amount of time. It should shock absolutely nobody that the players who inhabit the top of the PocketFives Rankings have also enjoyed success over the past ...

LanceSep 25th, 2017 0
888Live Returns To London: $800K in Guarantees, Shot Clock Debut

888poker returns to London for the 888Live London Poker Festival Mark your calendars and book your flights as 888Live returns to the city of London from October 5-16. Hosted once again by one of the best casinos in London, Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford City, 888Live in London promises perpetual poker action and over $800,000 in guaranteed prize pools spread out over 10 events. With a ...

JWalshSep 25th, 2017 0
WCOOP: 'OverTheTop43' Earns Second WCOOP Title of 2017, $193K

Germany's 'OverTheTop43'

LanceSep 26th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Oscar Serradell Smashes Through the $5M Ceiling

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

Matt ClarkSep 27th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 21 - The Guarantee, WCOOP & Borgata

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

P5s StaffSep 29th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: WCOOP Main Win Propels Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff to #2

Steven van Zadelhoff has reason to smile after winning the WCOOP Main Event on Tuesday for a career-best $1.6M score (PokerStars photo) Winning the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event came with a career-best $1.6 million score for Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff but it also came with enough PocketFives Leaderboard points to move the Dutch grinder to #2 in the world.

LanceSep 30th, 2017 0
Dominik Nitsche Advances His Career to the High Roller Level

Matt ClarkOct 1st, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'ad144' Wins $148,800 for Sunday Million Victory

David Peters came

dhubermexOct 2nd, 2017 0
German Rankings Continue to Be Dominated by One Name: 'nilsef'

A closer look at the current crop of Germany's online elite players Over the better part of the last decade, Germany has emerged as a literal breeding ground for poker players of the highest caliber. From their dominance in all things High Roller, including, most recently Steffen Sontheimer’s Poker Masters victory, to producing some of the most recognized names in the game like Fedor Holz, ...

JWalshOct 3rd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: David 'dehhhhh' Coleman Reclaims #1 in New Jersey

David 'dehhhhh' Coleman regained the top spot in New Jersey with NJCOOP underway. Following a few months away from the top of the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman is back into first place. With the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker off and running in the garden state, Coleman could add more points to his lead before the end of October.

Matt ClarkOct 4th, 2017 0
Art Papazyan Wins WPT Maryland For Second Title of Season XVI

Art Papazyan claimed victory in his second WPT event of Season XVI by winning WPT Maryland. (Joe Giron/WPT photo) Art Papazyan came out of relatively nowhere to win the WPT Legends of Poker event to start Season XVI and claim the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race. Papazyan traveled to Maryland to play the WPT event at Live! Casino in an effort to chase points and is now a two-time WPT ...

Matt ClarkOct 5th, 2017 0
Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov Tops September High Stakes Winners

Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov won $378K in September playing the nosebleed stakes online. It only took 23 sessions for Russian high-stakes online phenom Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov to capture the top spot for online cash game profitability in the month of September, according to the data tracked by HighStakesDB.

JWalshOct 6th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Bobby 'bcm4924' McLawhorn Continues Nevada Domination

For the

Matt ClarkOct 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: ‘lena900’ Takes #1 Spot from ‘C Darwin2’

Sweden's 'lena900' returned to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings this week After 18 weeks looking up the PocketFives Rankings and seeing other players ahead of him, Sweden’s ‘lena900’ took over the #1 spot this week, passing two players in the process. Wins on 888poker and partypoker over the last seven days earned ‘lena900’ just over $51,000 and 624 PocketFives Leaderboard ...

LanceOct 7th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 23 - The WPT 'Wunderkind'

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 StaffOct 8th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen Fifth Player to Hit $10M

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

LanceOct 8th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Viktor Blom Wins Sunday Grand PLO

Viktor Blom won the PLO version of the PokerStars Sunday Grand this week (Unibet photo) Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom is one of the most mercurial figures in online poker history. He's won and lost millions in the nosebleed cash games and won the 2013 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event. On Sunday he added to his own legend, beating out 148 other players to win the PokerStars ...

dhubermexOct 9th, 2017 0
Danielle Andersen Reflects on Summer Meeting with Howard Lederer

Danielle Andersen first ran into Howard Lederer during the 2016 WSOP Main Event. A chance encounter this summer at Bellagio gave her a chance to get answers to questions she had of the former Full Tilt Poker executive. Day 1 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event was sailing along for Danielle Andersen when she went from one side of the emotional spectrum to the other in a moment that had ...

LanceOct 9th, 2017 0
Punta Cana Poker Classic Looks To Raise The Player Experience

The Punta Cana Poker Classic offers players a little bit of poker paradise “Sun, fun, amazing poker and good people...” As the Punta Cana Poker Classic (PCPC) enters its eighth year, Phil Nagy, President of the PCPC, says players can expect more of the same good times they've experienced in the past when the five-day festival kicks off on October 24.

JWalshOct 9th, 2017 0
Alen 'lilachaa' Bilic Leads PocketFivers Crushing 888poker in 2017

Alen Bilic won almost $200K in a single event on 888poker earlier this year. (Neil Stoddart photo) Five different PocketFivers have had six-figure scores on 888poker so far in 2017, but none have managed to put up a bigger number than Alen 'lilachaa' Bilic. Looking at the top 25 cashes by PocketFives members on 888poker in 2017 shows scores ranging from just over $38,000 to nearly ...

LanceOct 13th, 2017 0
New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware Enter Multi-State Player Pool Pact

New Jersey announces agreement to share player pool with Nevada and Delaware In what could be a boost to the existing regulated online poker market in the United States, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, the three states where online poker has been legalized and regulated, have agreed to a multi-state pact to begin player pools.

JWalshOct 13th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 24 - The Milestone

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 StaffOct 13th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Takes Top Spot Back from 'lena900'

Another week, another change atop the PocketFives Rankings as 'C Darwin2' takes back the #1 spot Just one week ago, 'lean900' took over the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings after a 12-week long reign by 'C Darwin2'. That's all part of the history books now as 'C Darwin2' jumped from the #3 spot back to the #1 spot thanks to a pair of qualifying cashes.

LanceOct 15th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: 'hellohellohello' Says Hello to $5M in Earnings

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

LanceOct 16th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Mike 'Pipedream17' Dietrich Wins Sunday Million for $142,000

'C Darwin2' added another Sunday Major to his credit this week Sunday saw some of the best online poker players in the world proving just that as they took home some of the week's marquee events. The current #1-ranked online poker tournament player in the world 'C Darwin2' of Sweden earned a victory in the partypoker High Roller on Sunday and took home $37,884. He was followed by Kenny ...

dhubermexOct 16th, 2017 0
Matt Kirk's Case Against Leon Tsoukernik Partially Dismissed

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King's Casino, battles high-stakes mainstay Matt Kirk in Nevada courts Clark County's Eighth Judicial Court ruled for a partial dismissal in the ongoing court battle between high-stakes grinder Matthew Kirk and the owner of King's Casino, Leon Tsoukernik. The lawsuit, filed by Kirk, seeks to recover $2,000,000 of an alleged $3,000,000 loan Kirk gave to Tsoukernik ...

JWalshOct 17th, 2017 0
Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall Wins 888Live London Main Event, $117K

Tom 'Jabracada' Hall was all smiles after winning the 888Live London Main Event for $117,000 on Monday (888 photo) Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall began the final table of the 888Live London Main Event with a 2-1 chip lead over his nearest competitor and 31.5% of the total chips in play. It took him a little over eight hours, but Hall eventually ended up with all of the chips and a £78,888 ($117,805 ...

LanceOct 17th, 2017 0
Next Level Poker Tour Set for November Debut in Iowa

The Next Level

P5s StaffOct 17th, 2017 0
Sit-n-Go 2.0 Returns to the Punta Cana Poker Classic

Poker is always being innovated further and Sit & Go 2.0 is the latest in

Matt ClarkOct 18th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Five Events You Just Have to Watch

The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic has 11 bracelet events over three weeks of acton. The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe schedule gets underway Thursday afternoon at King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. While there are 11 bracelet events on the schedule, there's a handful of events that, for one reason or another, you'll just have to ...

LanceOct 18th, 2017 0
Chris Moorman Explains the Strategic Side of 888poker’s Flopomania

Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Moorman sees a lot of skill in 888poker's Flopomania game (WPT photo) It seems like the game of poker is always changing or evolving. Normally, that change is centered around the strategy of the game, but 888poker has taken the game down a bit of a different path with their latest innovation: Flopomania. The game is a variation on Texas Hold’em that ...

LanceOct 20th, 2017 0
Chris 'Apotheosis' Kruk Holds Down #1 Ranking in Canada

Canada's current Top 10 is replete with some of online poker's strongest players When it comes to the current crop of top-ranked online poker player in Canada, one must remember to shift their mindset to thinking of Canada as simply the location rather than the nationality. In the post-Black Friday online poker landscape, Canada has emerged as one of the major landing spots for many American ...

JWalshOct 20th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 25 - The Ruling

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 StaffOct 21st, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Former #1 Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen Storms into Top 10

Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen is making a charge at #1, but 'C Darwin2' seems to have a firm grasp on it after another monstrous week. Last month, former #1-ranked player Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen cracked the top 25 rankings and became just the fifth player to ever hit $10 million in lifetime earnings. It seems he's not interested in stopping there. Hunichen went from #13 in the world to #9 and ...

LanceOct 22nd, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Another Super High Roller Win for #1 'C Darwin2'

Another Sunday, another Sunday Major title for the #1-ranked online poker player in the world The #1 ranked online poker tournament player in the world had himself another great Sunday. 'C Darwin2', of Sweden, once again finished atop the leaderboard when all was said and done in the partypoker Super High Roller event, taking home a cash prize of $52,246. He also finished second in the 888 ...

dhubermexOct 23rd, 2017 0
Matt Savage Burns Suit to Raise Money for Mexico Earthquake Victims

Savage's signed suit raised thousands for those in need From the smoldering ashes of a Matt Savage suit, something very good will rise. As the players who made Day Two of the World Poker Tour bestbet Bounty Scramble in Jacksonville took their seats in search of making the Final Table, renown tournament director Matt Savage was possibly simply searching for something to wear. Much to his ...

JWalshOct 23rd, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Oleksandr Shcherbak Wins €1,100 Monster Stack

Oleksandr Shcherbak won the opening event of WSOP Europe 2017 (WSOP photo) For the last five days the tables at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic have been buzzing as WSOP Europe 2017 kicked off with the €1,100 Monster Stack event. On Monday after that buzz hit a fever pitch as Ukrainian Oleksandr Shcherbak eliminated four of his final eight opponents in the €1,100 Monster Stack ...

LanceOct 24th, 2017 0
I F*cked Up: Daniel Weinman Plays the Wrong Game

Even a World Poker Tour Champion like Daniel Weinman is capable of forgetting what game it is (WPT photo) I F*cked Up is a PocketFives series where the game's best tell stories of where they got it wrong. Mistakes happen every day in poker and let these players be the first to tell you it happens to everyone. Two-time World Poker Tour Champions Club member Daniel Weinman rarely made any ...

Matt ClarkOct 25th, 2017 0
Phil Ivey Loses UK Court Case Versus Crockfords Casino, Out £7.7M

Phil Ivey loses court case against London casino Phil Ivey has officially lost his £7.7 million UK-based court case against London’s Crockfords Club. As previously reported in The Guardian, Ivey, arguably one of the most famous poker players on the planet, had challenged a 2016 majority decision in the court of appeals which dismissed his multi-million dollar claim against Genting ...

JWalshOct 25th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford is #1 in the United Kingdom

This isn't Conor Beresford - but it could be. He holds the #1 spot in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is home to a poker-crazed culture and the world’s all-time leading online tournament casher, Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman. He might be the big name, but the top 10 for the U.K. is filled with some of the world’s best and others who are on the verge of their first major splash.

Matt ClarkOct 26th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Andreas Klatt Wins €1,100 Pot Limit Omaha

Earlier this year, German poker pro Andreas Klatt took home the title of WPT/PokerStars Championship MonteDam Swing winner. While it showcased his ability in a couple different events in different countries, it's not exactly the most prestigous title in the poker world. Klatt picked up something with much more prestige on Tuesday afternoon, beating 522 other players to win Event #2 (€1,100 ...

LanceOct 26th, 2017 0
Paul Petraglia Denies Sam Panzica Historic Repeat WPT Victory

Paul Petraglia topped the World Poker Tour bestbet Bounty Scramble field to win his first WPT title. (WPT photo) In the history of the World Poker Tour, no player has ever won the same event twice. Sam Panzica had a chance to be the first to do it on Wednesday, but ran into local player Paul Petraglia who played his way to victory, forcing Panzica to settle for runner-up in the event he won ...

LanceOct 26th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Martin Kabrhel Wins €1,100 Super Bounty Turbo

Martin Kabrhel couldn't be happier to capture the bracelet in WSOPE Event #3 With over $3,000,000 in recorded lifetime earnings and a pair of World Series of Poker Circuit rings, Czech Republic poker pro Martin Kabrhel has had much to celebrate in his extensive poker career. On early Thursday morning though Kabrhel reached a new high as he emerged victorious in the WSOPE Event #3 (€1,100 ...

JWalshOct 26th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 26 - The Edge

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.

LanceOct 27th, 2017 0
PokerStars Offering New Jersey Players 2018 PCA Satellites

PokerStars includes New Jersey in their efforts to bring more qualifiers to the PCA. New Jersey residents looking to escape the dead-of-winter winds may have just gotten their wish. For the first time since their re-entry into the United States online poker market, PokerStars is offering New Jersey online poker players a way to win a premiere package to fly to the Bahamas and take a seat in ...

JWalshOct 27th, 2017 0
Win Your Way To The 2018 PokerStars PCA In 100-Seat Giveaway

PokerStars' PCA Ultra Satellite guarantees an 100 online qualifiers Even before Christian Harder hoisted the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas trophy, officials at the worldwide leader in online poker, PokerStars, knew that in 2018 they would need to make changes. Registration for the newly re-branded tournament was the lowest it had been in a decade and so in order to get back on track, ...

JWalshOct 28th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Theodore McQuilkin Wins €1,650 Six Max NLHE

Theodore McQuilkin made his first World Series of Poker cash a memorable one. (WSOP photo) On Monday morning, 24 year old Theodore McQuilkin will back at work at the real estate company he is part-owner of. On Saturday at the World Series of Poker Europe however, McQuilkin did what every part-time poker player dreams of - won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. McQuilkin beat out 239 ...

LanceOct 29th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'APonakov' Wins Sunday Million for $158,000

The PokerStars Sunday

dhubermexOct 30th, 2017 0
Chilean Roberto Carvallo Wins Punta Cana Poker Classic

dhubermexOct 30th, 2017 0
Fortune Favored The Brave: Key Hands From 888Live’s 2017 Season

Tom Hall played a key hand to win 888Live in London in October While it is true that in tournament poker just about every hand counts, for those who make it deep - perhaps even to the end - often times there are one or two hands that can be looked back upon as being a crucial development to the story of the tournament. Those hands and decisions are even more magnified when playing in major ...

JWalshOct 31st, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Lukas Zaskodny Wins €2,200 PLO, Denies Allen Kessler

Lukas Zaskodny beat Allen Kessler heads up to win his first career bracelet on Monday (WSOP photo) When the final table of Event #4 (€2,200 Pot Limit Omaha) at 2017 WSOP Europe began, Allen Kessler was looking for his first career bracelet. The player affectionately known as “the Chainsaw” had cashed 53 times at the WSOP, but has never won an event. Three times in his career he has been ...

LanceOct 31st, 2017 0
888Live Season in Review: London, Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Oh My!

Catalin Pop took

JWalshNov 1st, 2017 0
PlayMGMPoker Offering NJ Players Qualifiers for WPT Five Diamond

Players will pack

JWalshNov 1st, 2017 0
Poker World Reacts To Chris Ferguson Winning WSOP Bracelet #6

Ferguson elicits

JWalshNov 2nd, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon Rides Strong NJCOOP to the Top of NJ

Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon is back

Matt ClarkNov 2nd, 2017 0
How to Qualify for the WPT Five Diamond on playMGMpoker

The Bellagio plays host to the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Through the recently announced partnership between the World Poker Tour and playMGMPoker, New Jersey players have the unique opportunity to satellite online into one of the most esteemed live tournaments in any given year - the World Poker Tour Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event.

JWalshNov 2nd, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Matous Skorepa Crowned €550 Colossus Champion

Matous Skorepa beat out 4,114 other players to win the Colossus event at WSOP Europe 2017. (WSOP photo) Local Czech grinder, Matous Skorepa found the finish line in the World Series of Poker Europe Event #5 (The Colossus, €550 No-Limit Hold’em) besting 4,115 runners on his way to first WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of €270,015 ($317,269).

JWalshNov 2nd, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Niall Farrell Wins €25K HR, Completes Triple Crown

Niall Farrell became the first Scottish player to win a WSOP bracelet Thursday night at WSOP Europe (WSOP photo) Over the course of his career, Niall Farrell has had a couple of close calls at the World Series of Poker. A second in 2013, another second in 2016. Two other final tables. But he’s never been able to close one. He’s won a World Poker Tour and a European Poker Tour title. ...

LanceNov 3rd, 2017 0
Sweden's 'C Darwin2' Cruises His Way to October PLB Title

Steven van Zadelhoff followed up his great September with the #5 spot in October's PLB (PokerStars photo) With PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and all of the other major September series' in the rearview mirror, it was back to the grind for the online regs in October. The Monnthly PLB race featured many familiar faces at the top and one of the most prominent coming out on top in ...

Matt ClarkNov 3rd, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 27 - The Plot Twist

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.

LanceNov 3rd, 2017 0
Team PokerStars Online Pros Break Down Power Up

PokerStars PowerUp hopes to add a new dimention of strategy to the classic poker game. PokerStars' new variant on the game of poker, Power Up, is back up and running in the PokerStars lobby giving players a whole new set of strategies to employ in order to take the game of Hold’em to the next level.

JWalshNov 3rd, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Albert Hoekendijk Wins Little One for One Drop, $198K

While most of the poker world that was watching WSOP Europe action on Saturday was focused on the €111,111 One Drop High Roller or Day 1A of the Main Event, the €1,111 Little One for One Drop was playing down to a winner. Dutchman Albert Hoekendijk ended up being the last player standing, topping an 868-player field to win his first career bracelet and the first for the Netherlands since ...

LanceNov 5th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: Chris Moorman Wins Triple Crown #26, Fierro Passes $11M

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

JWalshNov 6th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: Dominik Nitsche Wins One Drop High Roller, Bracelet #4

Dominik

LanceNov 6th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: 'G A W' Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday million was chopped four ways. There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, as 'G A W' finished in first place for a cash score of $120,685 followed by 'beginner27' in the runner-up position for $118,653. Eckardt 'vanselow' Vanselow of Costa Rica placed third and collected $69,651 and 'Ottodif' walked away with $84,661 in fourth place.

dhubermexNov 6th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: 'C Darwin2' Stays #1, Connor Drinan Cracks Top 10

Connor Drinan used a massive Sunday score to move into the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings (WPT photo) The last week was basically more of the same for the players at the top of the PocketFives Rankings as 'C Darwin2' held on to the #1 spot. The Swedish superstar wasn't the only player to hold on to his spot. The top four are the same as last week as Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff, 'lena900' ...

LanceNov 6th, 2017 0
888poker NJ Kicks Off $500,000 GTD New Jersey Poker Classic Series

Matt ClarkNov 6th, 2017 0
888poker Partners With WPTDeepStacks To Offer Online Qualifiers

World Poker Tour and 888poker annouunced a new global partnership that will ultimately send players to WPTDeepStacks events A new global partnership between 888poker and the World Poker Tour will allow players from all over the world to qualify for select live WPTDeepStacks events while playing on 888poker.

JWalshNov 7th, 2017 0
World Poker Tour Returns To Playground Poker Club For WPT Montreal

Mike Sexton looks to

JWalshNov 7th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Joe 'JoeMomasNuts' Mitchell Moves Into #1 Spot in Nevada

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Matt ClarkNov 7th, 2017 0
Carlo ‘Ravenswood13’ van Ravenswoud Tops October High Stakes Winners

Carlo van Ravenswoud

JWalshNov 8th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: Talented Russian Top 10 Headlined by World #5 'veeea'

Russian players continue to pile up impressive numbers with 'veeea' leading the way. Even before Ivan Demidov made the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event final table, Russia was a burgeoning poker powerhouse. That has translated to the online game where a few of the nation’s finest have been in and currently reside inside the PocketFives worldwide top-10. Without further adieu, ...

Matt ClarkNov 9th, 2017 0
PokerStars Online High Roller Series Features $11.5M Guaranteed

Nick Petrangelo won a WCOOP High Roller earlier this year - the new PokerStars High Roller series could be right up his alley. There’s good news for both the high rollers and high stakes railbirds alike, as PokerStars has just announced a new big-buy-in tournament series with over $11.5 million in guarantees. The series, simply named ‘High Rollers’, features 22 tournaments and runs ...

SupafuzNov 10th, 2017 0
Chris Ferguson Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year

Matt ClarkNov 10th, 2017 0
WSOP Europe: 888poker Qualifier Marti Roca De Torres Wins Main Event

Marti

JWalshNov 11th, 2017 0
MILESTONES: #1-Ranked 'C Darwin2' Exceeds $7 Million In Earnings

Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

JWalshNov 12th, 2017 0
RANKINGS: ‘C Darwin2’ Remains #1, ‘rolandbauer’ Joins Top 25

'C Darwin2' continues to pile up results to improve his grasp on the #1 ranking. It seems like there’s nothing that can shake Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ from his perch atop the PocketFives Rankings. For the fifth straight week, ‘C Darwin 2’ holds down the #1 spot after a week that saw him add over 450 PLB points to his total thanks to a pair of wins.

LanceNov 12th, 2017 0
The Fives Podcast: Episode 28 - THE BAD GUYS WIN

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. GREAT NEWS: The Fives is now available on GooglePlay and Stitcher. Check out the links below to get listening on your favorite podcast app.

LanceNov 12th, 2017 0
Qualify for World Poker Tour Five Diamond Sunday on playMGMpoker

NJ poker players can win their way into the WPT Five Diamond in Las Vegas on Sunday. Poker players in New Jersey can win their way to the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic on Sunday, thanks to . The Super Satellite, which has a $535 buy-in runs at 6:20 pm Sunday night and awards one WPT package, valued at $12,000, for every 24 players in the tournament. There is at least one seat ...

P5s StaffNov 12th, 2017 0
Rob Yong Sheds Light On Matt Kirk v. Leon Tsoukernik Lawsuit Drama

Rob Yong tried to negotiate

JWalshNov 13th, 2017 0
SUNDAY MAJORS: Nick Petrangelo Wins PokerStars Sunday High Roller

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dhubermexNov 13th, 2017 0
A Sideshow No Longer: Tony Dunst Takes His Seat in WPT's Big Chair

Sometime next spring, loyal World Poker Tour fans will tune into the WPT Choctaw broadcast on Fox Sports and might be a little bit startled, not so much by what they see, but rather what they hear. After serving as the lead commentator and de facto voice of the WPT for 15 seasons, Mike Sexton retired before the start of Season 16. When it came to filling that void, WPT executives and ...

LanceNov 13th, 2017 0
I F*cked Up: 888poker's Bruno Politano Punts It Off Three-Handed

Before making the

Matt ClarkNov 13th, 2017 0
Five Online Poker Providers Who Could Launch in Pennsylvania

Who are

Matt ClarkNov 14th, 2017 0