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  1. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Get ready for an all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie bring you everything you need to know from the world of poker. The biggest news of the week dropped when the World Series of Poker announced the complete 2021 FALL live series. Everything you want to know about the biggest tournaments of the series including the Main Event, the weekend warrior tournaments, and the newest additions
  2. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. On an all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast, Lance and Donnie return to bring you all of the biggest news from around the world of poker. The U.S. Poker Open 2021 has returned after a year away and so far the healthy fields have reflected the appetite for high rollers to get to playing in live events. This includes Sean Perry, the polarizing pro who seems determined to play the part of "heel" with his bra
  3. The Spring online poker season just keeps on going. On Monday, 888poker announced full details for their XL Spring Series 2021 and have put together a week-long schedule that guarantees more than $1 million in prize pools. Beginning May 30, and featuring 25 events, the XL Spring Series has buy-ins from as low as $5.50 and a main event that features the biggest guarantee on the schedule. The series is comprised entirely of No Limit Hold'em events, and takes full advantage of the tournament formats popular on 888poker. Three events feature the Rebuy & Add-on format, six give bounty hun
  4. Pennsylvania online poker players now have a second place to play with the Thursday launch of BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in their home state. Powered by the partypoker US Network, this marks the second operator to launch in the Keystone State, ending the monopoly that PokerStars PA has had since launching in November 2019. “Pennsylvania customers will find that BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker provide engaging experiences for both new and seasoned players," said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker, BetMGM. "The partypoker US Network supports the online poker community, providing access
  5. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Get ready for another all-new, jam-packed episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie break down everything that took place in the world of poker. This week, the World Series of Poker expanded their summer online schedule and announced that beginning on August 1, thirty-three online gold bracelet events will be available on GGPoker for international players. At the same time, the Wynn in Las Vegas l
  6. The excitement of the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker may be winding down for international players, but for grinders in Michigan and New Jersey - it’s just getting started. PokerStars has unveiled the complete schedules for both the Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker as well as the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker. The two series will take place at the same time, running from May 8-24, and while both will feature the traditional SCOOP three-tiered buy-in format (High, Medium, and Low) the two series have been fine-tuned for each of the two U.S. m
  7. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Check out this week's all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie discuss everything that made news from this week in the world of poker. Up for discussion is the World Series of Poker has ended its decades-long deal with ESPN to bring its brand to the CBS Sports network. The deal includes more hours of more tournaments over the summer as well as the Main Event. Also this week, poker stre
  8. The first round of the PocketFives #1 Number One contest is complete and while all four #1 seeds had little trouble advancing to the second round, there were five first round upsets which could change the fates of a few of the former #1-ranked players. Hearts Bracket Chris 'moorman1' Moorman advanced to the second round thanks to his first round bye. The higher ranked seed in each of the seven other first round matches in the Hearts bracket also advanced. Chad 'M8kingmoves' Batista, who passed away in 2015, defeated Matt 'ch0ppy' Kay. #2 seed 'C Darwin2' moved past Yevgeniy 'Jovial Gent' Tim
  9. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. On this week's episode of The Fives, Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters get you up to speed on the early happenings of the GGPoker Spring Festival and the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, including the first player to win a million dollar score and one of the best player's in the world adding a pair of big wins. The duo also discuss the latest signings for Team PokerStars Pro, including a pair of
  10. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It's time for another all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie discuss an action-packed week in the world of poker. This week, the guys break down the ups and downs of the epic heads-up match between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu who battled it out in Round One of the latest edition of High Stakes Duel to the delight of poker fans. Also, the World Series of Poker has announced date
  11. GGPoker is smashing records in the online poker arena once again with its upcoming GG Spring Festival. The online poker series, which runs from April 4-28, promises at least $150 million in total guaranteed prize money, the highest series guarantee in online poker history. The festival includes more than 110 events each of which includes tiered buy-ins of Low, Medium, and High. Of the more than 300 tournaments, 39 of them will feature a prize pool guarantee of $1 million or more. The whole festival kicks off on April 3 when GGPoker partners with Canadian electric music producer and DJ de
  12. Though tens of thousands of players have made their way into the PocketFives Rankings since the website launched in 2005, just 60 different players have climbed to the top and held the #1 spot. This list of players who have been #1 includes some of the most respected and feared players in the game, spanning multiple eras of online poker. There’s no doubt that these 60 players are all great - but who is the greatest #1 of all time? It’s a question that’s never been asked. Until now. And the answer to that question is entirely up to you. Over the next 30 days, poker fans will have the o
  13. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It's time for a brand new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast! Lance and Donnie return from their one-week hiatus to break down all of the news from this week in the world of poker. It's been a wild two-week whirlwind for Candian poker pro and Twitch streamer Vanessa Kade who just this week ended up winning the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary event for a career-high score of $1.5 million. The guys br
  14. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. On this week's episode of The Fives Poker Podcast, Lance and Donnie talk about the World Poker Tour's return to Las Vegas and the amazing run that Qing Liu is on right now and his shot at making WPT history. They also discuss the complaints aired by WPT Venetian eighth place finisher Jared Jaffee about how the final stages of the tournament were handled. Following Michael Addamo's win in the partypoker MILLION
  15. Everything seems to be falling into place for PocketFivers over on 888poker. Despite February being the shortest month of the year, PocketFivers outperformed the totals of January in each of our tracked categories. With a brand new tournament lineup being rolled out, PocketFivers have even more ways to get involved in the action-packed events taking place at 888poker. One thing that wasn’t brand new in February was the absolute dominance of Portugal's Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Just last month, Ferreira dominated on 888poker including as the top earner, in which he pulled in just over $
  16. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Don't miss this week's all-new episode of The FIVES as Lance and Donnie are joined by none other than 15-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth! Hellmuth hypes up and breaks down his upcoming High Stakes Duel against Daniel Negreanu set to take place in mid-March on Poker. Plus, Lance and Donnie bring you all of the latest news from around the world of poker. Listen in! Subscri
  17. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Buckle up folks ... fresh off of his $1.2 million win over Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk joins co-hosts Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters to talk about how much he ACTUALLY won, what he thinks of his longtime rival now, and what's next for him and his career. Lance and Donnie also get into Chris Moneymaker's new sponsorship, the launch of PokerStars in Michigan, what GGPoker's licensing in Pennsylvania means for pl
  18. There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a great start to the year for PocketFivers over on 888poker. With 888poker’s rollout of their “Made To Play” software now in full effect, players piled into the lobbies of 888’s robust tournament schedule and, of course, took advantage of the return of their Sunday Sale promotion to pad their bankrolls in January. Perhaps no one enjoyed last month on 888poker more than Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Typically this column breaks out the players into three categories - Top Earners, Most Cashes, and Most Wins - while celebrating the players who top each cat
  19. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. A busy week in the poker world gives Lance and Donnie plenty to discuss on this episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast. For the first time in nearly a year, the World Poker Tour crowned a new champion in a live venue with a nearly record-sized field turning up for the Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock. That wasn't the only headline that the World Poker Tour found itself in this week. The company wa
  20. This weekend just got a little bit brighter for online poker players. The now legendary Sunday Sale at 888poker is back and gives those players the chance at massive prize pools at a decent discount. This Sunday, January 24, 888poker is hosting their usual assortment of tournaments but have cut the buy-in by 50% on three of the marquee events - all while keeping the guarantees the same as previous weeks. Things get underway at 16:30 GMT with the $20,000 guaranteed Monsoon. Instead of the normal $55 buy-in, grinders can get in on the action for just $27.50. Action starts with 50,000 chips
  21. In poker, the only thing worse than being forced to listen to someone else’s bad beat story is suffering a brutal bad beat of your own. GGPoker is helping players better deal with the sting of getting coolered by rewarding them with cash prizes with their latest promotion called GGCare. GGCare is a new rewards promotion for their online players who suffer from bad beats, suckouts, or unavoidable coolers. Without having to opt-in, when a player runs into a particularly bad beat or cooler, GGCare kicks in. A pop-up window appears in the client and lets that player know that they’ve been grant
  22. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land poker players were playing, getting in one last hand. The bad-regs were grinding at the tables with care in hopes that some run good soon would be theirs. The locals were nestled, all snug in their seats, with visions of jackpots brought on by bad beats. Playing live on the strip, no PokerBros app. Is that Mike Postle with his phone in his lap? When out in the lobby, someone backed up a truck. I sprang from my seat to see what the f**k. There was Doug Polk celebrating a win, and Joey beside him, a shit-eating grin. Th
  23. After 34 events and more than $1 million in total prizes won, 888poker’s XL Winter Series wrapped up on Sunday with ‘Kazi070486’ winning the $500,000 GTD Main Event PKO for $34,685 plus an additional $26,178 in bounties for a total score of $60,863. The final event in the nearly two-week-long series drew a total of 1,824 entries, which provided players some extra value to the tune of $44,000 in overlay. After eleven and a half hours, Russia’s ‘Kazi07086’ walked away with the outright win, besting Denmark’s ‘Acp0lle’ in heads-up play. As the runner-up, ‘Acp0ll3’ took home $34,683 as well as
  24. November was a virtual feast for all of the PocketFivers who enjoyed the new “Made To Play” mobile poker platform over on 888poker. Whether they were taking advantage of the Early Bird Rackback program or just extracting the incredible value in the online site’s tournament schedule, it was clear that players had plenty to be thankful for last month. ’BillySlater’ took home the title of 888poker Top Earner for the month of November after putting together a string of nine cashes for a total of $20,373. A mid-stakes grinder, ‘BillySlater’ picked up his largest score across all platforms when h
  25. Hot on the heels of their recently released “Made To Play” mobile poker app, more changes are in store for 888poker as they announced a rebranding of their championship online poker series from XL Blizzard to XL Winter Series. While the name may have changed the concept is the same, an 11-day series which kicks off on December 10 is filled with value-heavy tournaments for low-to-mid stakes players. The 2020 XL Winter series features 34 events with the majority of buy-ins ranging from $5-$50 and over $1 million in total prize money guaranteed. The Main Event The bulk of that guaranteed mon
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