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  1. Brian Altman found a nice rhythm, hitting the gym, eating the same things at the same time, and getting focused on the task at hand during the short walk from his hotel to the poker room where the World Poker Tour was holding their first-ever Main Tour stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida. For the better part of two days, Altman was sitting with a below-average stack. But by the end of Day 2, Altman surged in the chip counts and finished the day with a top 10 stack and a notion that, maybe, he was in a position to take down his third WPT title. “I mean, as
  2. Hosted by Lance Bradley, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker.This week on The FIVES, Lance Bradley is joined by PocketFives senior writer Jeff Walsh to break down a busy week in the world of poker. First up, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu battled in Round 3 of High Stakes Duel II and the outcome was no different from the first two. So, where does the undefeated Hellmuth go from here and how will Negreanu rebound headed into a busy season of WSOP bracelet hunting. Phil Ivey is back in t
  3. When the six-handed final table of the inaugural World Poker Tour Tampa stop began on Tuesday afternoon at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, Brian Altman held almost three times as many chips as his closest competitor and more than the rest of the table combined. The reigning WPT Player of the Year and two-time WPT Champions Club member needed just three hours to collect the rest of the chips and etch his name on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup for the third time. Altman is now one of five players with three WPT wins to their credit and sits just one victory behind the
  4. After 471 days of waiting, the six players who made the final table of the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open in January 2020 finally got the opportunity to play for the title and mid-six-figure payday on Sunday night. Veerab Zakarian clearly didn't mind the wait. Originally scheduled to be played in April 2020 in Las Vegas, the final table was one of three TV final tables postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final six players, who last sat together on January 31, 2020 gathered at the PokerGO Studio on Sunday night and through seven hours of play, Zakarian eliminate
  5. The World Poker Tour has a new champion and his name is Aaron Van Blarcum. Van Blarcum was victorious in the Season XVIII WPT Legends of Poker Main Event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, topping the field of 520 entries to score the tournament’s $474,390 first-place prize. The win proved the largest live tournament score for the Dallas, Texas, native, crushing his previous best of nearly $51,000. Included in the prize for Van Blarcum was a $15,000 entry to the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. "It feels great," Van Blarcum told the WPT afterwards. "I planned on playing in six
  6. Little Neck, New York's Allan 'Treeoflife' Cheung became the latest player to strike gold at the 2020 World Series of Poker after defeating the 1579-entry field in Event #22 ($500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack) to win the $120,082.95 first-place prize and his first career gold bracelet. Cheung needed to fade a talented final table that included two-time World Poker Tour Champion Brian Altman, top-10 ranked U.S. online pro Daniel Buzgon, WSOP bracelet winner Terrell Cheatham and Myles Kotler, who just last week finished as the runner up in Event #18. Kotler began the final table with the biggest s
  7. In the 18 seasons of the World Poker Tour, multiple players have managed to win more than one main tour title. But until Wednesday night, no player had ever won the same event twice. Brian Altman changed that and made WPT history in the process. Altman beat out the 843-player field to win the Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open to match his victory in the event five years earlier. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Party Poker NJ”] The final table began with Altman holding onto a small chip lead over John Dollinger. It took just over 30 minutes t
  8. Geovanne 'Grande_Prego' Pereira took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $145,753 after defeating 'AndyKidPoker' in the final showdown. A total of 5,835 entrants took part and meant that the prize pool once again exceeded its guarantee and was set at $1,167,000. A familiar name in the world of online poker 'anteen' took the bronze medal worth $77,595, before the final two players agreed to a money-deal. The action then recommenced and saw 'Grande_Prego' take the title nearly 14 hours after the tournament had begun. 'AndyKidPoker' added a massive $122,386 to their bankroll, just over thre
  9. Just nine days ago, Brian Altman won the World Poker Tour Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open for the second time in his career. On Thursday, Altman made the final table of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open and now has a shot at a third WPT win. The final six players now head to Las Vegas to play down to a winner on April 1 at the HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor. [ptable zone=“Borgata Poker”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”] Altman might be the headliner, but he doesn't have the chip lead. Veerab Zakarian bagged up 11,990,000 and will be the player on top when
  10. The World Poker Tour just completed its Season XVIII trip to Casino Sochi in Russia, with Aleksey Badulin winning the WPT Russia title for $261,571. Badulin topped a field of 489 entries to become the newest member of the WPT Champions Club and he’s earned a $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. WPT Russia Final Table Results Aleksey Badulin - $261,571 Vlada Stojanovic - $185,831 Ernest Shakaryan - $135,833 Vahe Martirosyan - $102,488 Sergey Kharlamov - $78,837 Roman Timergazin - $60,254 [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zgone
  11. There’s a reason that summer in Las Vegas is often called ‘poker player summer camp’ and it’s not just because the World Series of Poker is going on. During the summer bracelet chasing takes center stage in Sin City but over the past decade, many other Las Vegas poker rooms have battled with the WSOP for the hearts and minds of the poker playing public by consistently scheduling competing summer series that offer players excellent value through great structures and big guarantees. Here's a quick look around the city at some of those non-WSOP tournaments keeping poker players in action.
  12. “Please one time…this is destiny!” - Nitis Udornpim The World Poker Tour welcomed a new member to their Champions Club on Wednesday as Baltimore’s Nitis Udornpim topped a field of 495 entries to win the WPT Maryland at Live! Casino title and with it the $319,415 first-place prize. After four days of play, Udornpim’s first WPT cash turned into his first WPT title as he battled from the bottom end of the chip counts to run white-hot at the end of the final table. Eventually, he battled and defeated Stephen Deutsch in heads up play to lock in the win, put his name on the cup and punch his t
  13. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10K Main Event came to a conclusion on Wednesday night and it was veteran poker professional David 'Chino' Rheem who finished in first place taking home the $$1,567,100 first place prize. For Rheem, it seemed as if he was simply finishing what he started. On Day 4, Rheem ran hot and surged to take a chip lead that he would never surrender while at the final table. Throughout the day, Rheem continually put pressure on all of his opponents, opening liberally, flatting to take flops in position and staying active both with his play and his table talk. I

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