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PocketFives is one of the oldest and most established poker forums and communities in the world. It was founded way back in 2005 by three friends: Riley Bryant, Adam Small and Cal Spears. It is used by thousands of people from all over the world each day and while it focuses on online poker tournaments, it has information and threads on all poker topics.

They chose this name because the pocket fives hand is a very popular one, the favorite starting hand for many pro or amateur players. Also named as “presto”, this hand developed its own subculture, making it interesting and mysterious. And this was a perfect name for the community around this website.

In just 5 years the website reached 100,000 members from countries all over the world. They started by raking online players but eventually posted other information as well. Today they still have complex player rankings, including by country, city, region and other criteria.

The website has plenty of categories, including Poker Community, Advice and Strategy, Poker Sites, Live Poker, Legislation, Bad Beats, Reviews and other Off Topic discussions. They also have useful articles on various poker topics written by their staff, and also blog entries submitted by website members.

Now let’s see a bit more details about some of the people behind Pocketfives. The current President and Editor in Chief is Lance Bradley. He has been working in the online gaming industry for more than 17 years now, worked at multiple websites but also had his own. He graduated in journalism at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada and is now living in Atlanta together with his wife and daughter.

Donnie Peters is the Managing Editor and he also has many years of experience in the gaming industry. He began in 2008 with PokerNews, being a reporter at the 2008 WSOP. He was promoted as a Reporting Manager in 2009 and as a Editor in Chief in 2012. In 2016 he even got the award for the Media Person of the Year at the American Poker Awards. He also worked at the World Poker Tour as a Marketing Manager, and joined PocketFives in 2018.   

Kevin Mathers is the Community Manager and he began his career by being a moderator on the 2+2 forums. In 2008 he also made a Twitter profile a built a loyal poker community over the years. He was (and still is) the main source of information for many people when it comes to poker news, players, tournaments and more. He started to work at Bluff in 2010 and was named Poker Information Manager in 2012. He joined PocketFives in 2015 and he is now living in Atlanta as well. 

Other members of the staff include Jeff Walsh (Senior Writer), Aaron McBride (Writer), Jack Stanton (Writer) and Richard Procter (Editor). So here was some useful information about Don’t hesitate to visit this website for plenty of useful information, tips, rankings and much more.

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