Player Profile: Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton

February 16th, 2009 No comments

Oneof Europe’s best young online poker players is Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton. Hailing from London, Laurence has recently vaulted himself into the No. 6 position on the pocketfives.com online tournament player standings with an amazing display of multi-tabling the biggest games online. “rivermanl” or “whatariver1” as he’s also known, not only plays in all the big online multi-table poker tournaments, but he also plays high limit sit-and-go and $25/$50 no limit holdem cash games, all at the same time.

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Player Profile: Jonathan “therookieqq9” Plens

February 15th, 2009 No comments

The country of Canada has produced a few big-name poker stars: Daniel Negreanu and Brad Booth, just to name a couple. But Canada is also producing some of the best online players as well, featuring frequently in world poker news and one of them is rapidly becoming one of the biggest names in online multi-table tournament poker. Jonathan “therookieqq9” Plens has been making his mark on the online poker player leaderboards for more than a year now, and recently has vaulted himself into the pocketfives.com top 10 online player standings by winning the pocketfives.com monthly PLB race in November 2008.

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Poker – Player Profile: Keven “stamdogg” Stammen

February 14th, 2009 No comments

One of online poker’s most consistent tournament players over the last couple of years is Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen of Coldwater, Ohio. In 2008 he had over 300 tournament cashes, and he’s earned over a half million dollars in winnings. Stammen is currently ranked No. 9 on the pocketfive.com online poker rankings, mainly due to some major cashes he’s had since November. Despite being an online veteran, Stammen is only 23 years old. He plays with wisdom and patience, and continues to improve his game as he balances online and live poker tournament play. Poker has become his profession, now that he’s been able to leave his old construction job behind.

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Player Profile: Erik “Erik123” Sagstrom

February 13th, 2009 No comments

One of the first Swedishonline poker stars is Erik “Erik123” Sagstrom. He began playing at the age of 17 and quickly established himself in some of the biggest limit hold’em games online. The Linkoping native was one of the first young players to drop out of school to play poker fulltime, back when most people didn’t even know what Texas hold’em was. His first big tournament win came in the 2003 WCOOP in the $300 no-limit hold’em event for $101,850. It was the biggest online tournament first-place prize pool at the time.

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Player Profile: Peter “breeth” Turmezey

February 12th, 2009 No comments

If we’re talking who the best online multi-table poker tournament players are, you can’t have the discussion anymore without talking about Peter “breeth” Turmezey. This Hungarian native has appeared out of nowhere in the last six months to climb all the way up the Pocketfives.com online poker rankings, and now sits in the No. 4 spot.

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