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DJ Pattiecake Final Tables PokerStars Sunday 500 Twice in October

DJ Pattiecake Final Tables PokerStars Sunday 500 Twice in October

During the month of October, Chris DJ Pattiecake Lovett (pictured) final tabled the $500 buy-in PokerStars Sunday 500 twice. Yes, not once, but twice did Lovett make his way to the final table of the challenging Sunday Major and came away with about $50,000 in cash to show for it. Lovett can be found at [...]

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PartyPoker Launches Downloadable Mac Client

PartyPoker Launches Downloadable Mac Client

Gone are the days of Instant Play for PartyPoker’s Mac players. PartyPoker, the second largest online poker room in the world, recently launched a downloadable Mac client. As PartyPoker’s website eloquently puts it, PartyPoker’s Mac version means “Poker for everyone” and you can now fire up cash games on your own computer without having to [...]

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888 Rolls Out 888Poker+ Software

888 Rolls Out 888Poker+ Software

Brand new on 888, the flagship site of its own network, is the 888Poker+ software. The new client includes what 888 refers to as the “PokerCam revolution,” as you can now see and hear fellow online poker players sprinkled all over the world on webcam tables. Cash games, tournaments, and sit and gos all have [...]

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Ongame Network Added to PocketFives Rankings

Ongame Network Added to PocketFives Rankings

You asked for it, we delivered. I’ve been asked dozens and dozens of times over the last few months, “When will the Ongame Network be added to the PocketFives Rankings?” Well, as of October 25th, your wish has been granted. On Tuesday, we added the Ongame Network to our Rankings, meaning that scores you make [...]

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Absolute Poker: We are Still in Discussions with the DOJ

Absolute Poker: We are Still in Discussions with the DOJ

It’s been five months since officials from Absolute Poker issued public comment regarding U.S. player funds. In the interim, according to PokerScout, the CEREUS Network, which includes Absolute Poker and UB, has shed 99% of its cash game traffic. An Absolute Poker spokesperson told PocketFives recently that the site is still working to forge an [...]

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PokerStars Set to Deal 70 Billionth Hand

PokerStars Set to Deal 70 Billionth Hand

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, is revving up to deal its 70 billionth hand, which is expected to happen sometime in November. The count stands at 69.65 billion at the time of writing and PokerStars, which is known for big-time promotions, is doling out $750,000 in cash to celebrate its latest claim to [...]

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PPA: Follow-Up House Committee Hearing Could Come Soon

PPA: Follow-Up House Committee Hearing Could Come Soon

The major story in the online poker industry today was a hearing in the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade focused on internet gambling and online poker. The subcommittee or its parent, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, could convene in the “next few weeks” to dive further into the issue, according to Poker [...]

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Andrew Chen (achen) Breaks Down PokerStars Sunday Million Chop

Andrew Chen (achen) Breaks Down PokerStars Sunday Million Chop

On October 16th, Andrew achen Chen (pictured) was part of a five-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million. He came away with $112,000 and, perhaps more importantly, his first six-figure online score. Lest we forget that Chen has experienced a considerable amount of success in the live poker world, including a win in the NAPT [...]

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Greg Raymer Talks FairPlayUSA, Online Poker Regulation

Greg Raymer Talks FairPlayUSA, Online Poker Regulation

If you haven’t already heard, 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer (pictured) has latched on with FairPlayUSA, joining the group’s Board of Advisors. Raymer, who also serves on the Board of the Poker Players Alliance, has been actively involved in the fight to legalize and regulate online poker in the United [...]

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Tournament Review for October 31, 2011

Several PocketFives members took home scores of over $50,000 in major online poker tournament action over the weekend, led by Zilkar Zilkar Baranow of Brazil, who pocketed $149,679 for his runner-up performance in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship event following a four-way final table deal. Fellow member MarkusG earned $57,916 for his 5th place [...]

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