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The final table for the PokerStars NL Hold’em Players Championship is set. On Thursday, the final eight players will take their seats to play for a massive $5.1 million first-place prize in what is the largest $25,000 tournament of all time. New York tournament professional Scott Baumstein once again finished the day as the overnight chip leader with 10,725,000 chips. Baumstein, had a roller coaster ride on Day 4, even finding himself all in, at risk and behind only to survive and go on an incredible heater. “It’s a little surreal at the moment, with all of the chips, getting lucky,” sai
The accolades for the #2-ranked player in the world, Michael ‘mczhang’ Chi Zhang, continue to pile up. His remarkable month of securing six-figure scores has led him to take the top spot of the Monthy PocketFives Leaderboard for September. In what has been well documented in the pages of PocketFives over the past few weeks, the UK’s Zhang went on an incredible tear during the recent PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker as well as partypoker's POWERFEST. In total, Zhang recorded 17 PLB-qualifying scores in September for a total of 6447.67 PLB points. Even though he did not secure a w
The month of September was a big one for online poker as both PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker and partypoker’s POWERFEST brought out the biggest names in the game to compete for the largest prize pools of the year. Here are a few of the biggest PocketFives headlines in the month of September. WCOOP and POWERFEST Take Center Stage There’s no doubt about it, when the biggest online poker sites in the world offer massive guarantees, poker players from all over the world stop what they are doing to log on and grind. That is exactly what happened in September as both PokerStars
Online poker is a global game with players logging on and grinding from every part of the world. Every country has a #1-ranked player and here we take a look at some of those that lead the way in their home countries. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro - Finland Known for his involvement in the high stakes online cash games, Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro put on a clinic this fall when it came to his tournament play. So much so that it elevated him to a career-high ranking of #15 in the world and #1 in his home country of Finland. He grinded both partypoker’s and PokerStars’ fall series stringing togeth