Escazu, San Jose Costa Rica (PressExposure) November 11, 2008 -- PocketFivesLive.com, which provides coverage of online poker players in the biggest live tournaments, is headed to the worldâs largest casino, Foxwoods, site of the World Poker Tourâs World Poker Finals. In 2005, Nick âTheTakeoverâ Schulman proved that online poker players can dominate live poker tournaments by blazing through an 800 person field en route to a $2.1 million first place prize. Also last year, several PocketFives.com members finished in the money at Foxwoods, including Jonathan âFatalErrorâ Aguiar (17th place), Matt âmattg1983â Graham (21st place), and Steve âSteveDakotaâ Happas (33rd place).
In December, PocketFivesLive.com will travel to the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for one of the hallmark WPT events. Two PocketFivers have already laid claim to titles during Season VII of the WPT. Mike âSirWattsâ Watson took home victory in the Bellagio Cup IV for $1.6 million. Also at the final table was Luke âIWEARGOGGLESâ Staudenmaier, who finished in third place. Vivek âPsyduckâ Rajkumar won the Borgata Poker Open for $1.4 million. Visit PocketFivesLive.com for the best WPT coverage.
Meanwhile, PocketFives.com members won two major online poker tournaments over the weekend, as "chicagocards1" took down the PokerStars $200 Sunday rebuy for nearly $46,000, defeating fellow member "Belebacsi" of Hungary heads-up. "Rathrbboatn" won the Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed for $23,600, while "KenRetaard" was awarded $80,000 for his runner-up performance in the Full Tilt Poker $750K Guaranteed. "Hojomofo" received $52,500 for third place in that tournament and "Tokenizer" took home $41,400 for fourth place. "Jiacstrap" earned $71,300 for his final table appearance in the PokerStars Sunday Million and ranked online tournament pro Keven "Stamdogg" Stammen walked away with $55,600. "Masterace222" cashed for $40,000 in the Sunday Million, while "vrahimis" won $27,400 for seventh place.
PocketFiver Peter "breeth" Turmezey of Hungary moved up two spots in this week's Online Poker Rankings after taking down the PokerStars "Sunday 500" for $91,000 and the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $72,000 in recent weeks. Australian Jay "SEABEAST" Kinkade won the Monthly PLB for the month of October thanks in part to his $31,700 cash in the Full Tilt $1K Monday. "Belabacsi" was up 15 spots to #56 worldwide after taking home $34,600 for second in the Stars $200 Sunday rebuy. "Caio_pimenta" of Brazil entered the rankings at #73, enjoying a rankings boost from his second place effort in the Full Tilt $1 Million Guaranteed tournament for $113,000 and his victory in the PokerStars $1K Super Tuesday for another $78,000.
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