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2022 WSOP: Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty won by David Peters for $1.16M

Tags: 2022 WSOP, David Peters, High Roller, WSOP
Posted on 06 June 2022 by "T".


  • David Peters won his 4th gold bracelet and a $1.16 million top prize at the second event of the 2022 WSOP.
  • Phil Ivey is back!

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2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP)

Tags: Horseshoe, Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, WSOP, WSOP 2022
Posted on 09 March 2022 by "T".

The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be held for the very first time on the Las Vegas Strip, and there will be no vaccine requirement.

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Phil Hellmuth wins Record 16th WSOP Bracelet

Tags: Phil Hellmuth, WSOP
Posted on 21 October 2021 by "T".

On October 17 Sunday, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Phil Hellmuth has done it again.

Together with his wife, friends and dozens of fans watching at the PokerGO WSOP main stage, Phil Hellmuth finally captured his 16th WSOP gold bracelet.

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WSOP moves to CBS Sports in New TV Partnership Deal

Tags: 2021 WSOP, CBS, WSOP
Posted on 20 April 2021 by "T".

Out with ESPN, in with CBS Sports

CBS Sports has inked a multi-year rights agreement with PokerGO to become the new TV partner for the World Series of Poker Main Event and various other WSOP Bracelet events.

Starting this 2021, the CBS Sports Network will become the official television home of the WSOP.

The network will broadcast 15 hours of WSOP Main Event and 36 extra hours of 18 different Gold Bracelet poker events.

Read more » WSOP moves to CBS Sports in New TV Partnership Deal


WSOP is Back Live this 2021!

Tags: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, WSOP, WSOP 2021
Posted on 19 April 2021 by "T".

The gaming industry's biggest poker tournament series returns this 2021, the World Series of Poker announced at the beginning of April. This time around, the popular WSOP Main Event returns and it's going to be played on the live felt.

WSOP 2021

  • Duration: September 30 to November 23, 2021
  • Venue: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Chris Moorman vs Wife Katie Lindsay for WSOP Gold Ring

Tags: Chris Moorman, Katie Lindsay, partypoker, poker couples, WSOP
Posted on 29 January 2021 by "T".

On Wednesday evening, something unusually special happened online in the WSOP January Super Series when married poker couple Chris "Robotobob47" Moorman and Katie "katelin" Lindsay found themselves on a heads-up match for a coveted WSOP gold ring.

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Nevada Judge Unfreezes Nick Marchington's Winnings from 2019 WSOP Main Event

Tags: 2019 WSOP, C Biscuit poker staking, Nick Marchington, WSOP
Posted on 30 August 2019 by "T".

Nick Marchington, who was a final tablist in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, can now finally take home his prize money (worth $152,000) with him back to England, thanks to a Nevada judge clearing the way for him.

According to a report from Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday, a Las Vegas judge lifted an injunction that froze 10% of the $1.525 million winnings that Marchington earned in July at the WSOP Main Event for finishing 7th place.

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Phil Ivey spotted at 2019 WSOP Tournament

Tags: phil hellmuth, phil ivey, wsop
Posted on 11 June 2019 by "K".

Phil Ivey has been spotted playing a tournament last week at the 2019 WSOP, and to make things more interesting, he’s at the same table with his namesake, Phil Hellmuth.

How would you feel if you’re sandwiched between two great poker pros, a 10-time and a 15-time WSOP bracelet winner?

Read more » Phil Ivey spotted at 2019 WSOP Tournament


2019 WSOP: Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better won by Derek McMaster for $228,228

Tags: ben yu, david halpern, derek mcmaster, jason berilgen, joe aronesty, john esposito, patrick leonard, richard fuller, shannor shorr, tom mccormick, wsop, wsop 2019
Posted on 03 June 2019 by "K".

On June 2 (Sunday) a 46-year-old was able to reel in his very first gold bracelet after winning Event #4 of the 2019 WSOP. He says he was able to win thanks to the general ‘fun’ atmosphere at the final table.

2019 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
Buy-in: $1,500

Date: May 30 to June 2, 2019

Entries: 853

Prize pool: $1,151,550

Read more » 2019 WSOP: Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better won by Derek McMaster for $228,228


2019 WSOP: Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event won by Nicholas Haynes for $62,248

Tags: adam lamers, isaac hanson, jeffrey fast, jesse kertland, jorge ruiz, Nicholas Haynes, WSOP, WSOP 2019
Posted on 03 June 2019 by "K".

On May 31 (Saturday) an Aria poker dealer was able to snag his very first gold bracelet after winning Event #1 of the 2019 WSOP. He says working as a dealer is a big part of the reason he was able to win his first WSOP bracelet.

2019 WSOP Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
Buy-in: $500

Date: May 29 to June 1, 2019

Entries: 685

Prize pool: $297,975

Read more » 2019 WSOP: Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event won by Nicholas Haynes for $62,248


2019 WSOP: Event #2: Brian Green defeats Ali Imsirovic to win First Bracelet of the 2019 WSOP

Tags: 2019 wsop, brian green, wsop
Posted on 31 May 2019 by "K".

The first bracelet of the 50th WSOP has finally been awarded, along with a sweet cash prize of $345,669!

On May 30 (Thursday), 2019 WSOP’s Event #2 ended with two friends battling it out for the top spot.

2019 WSOP Event #2: $10,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty

Buy-in: $10,000
Date: May 29-30, 2019
Entries: 204
Prize pool: $1,917,600

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Are You Ready for the 2019 WSOP?

Tags: 2019 WSOP, World Series of Poker, WSOP
Posted on 27 May 2019 by "T".

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is considered to be the richest, biggest and most prestigious poker gaming event in the world, having already given away over $2.99 billion in prize money. The WSOP is also well known for its prestigious gold bracelet since it is recognized worldwide as the game's ultimate prize.

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WSOP launches ‘First Fifty Honors’ Poll with Prizes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Tags: Anniversary, vote, wsop
Posted on 20 May 2019 by "K".

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), and to celebrate this incredible milestone, they will be honoring players who have helped make the yearly poker festival the most prestigious and longest-running poker tournament that we all know today.

What are the best things you have seen or remember so far about the WSOP? Vote to win prizes!

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WSOP 2019 – Make Your Trip to Vegas Come True with 888poker

Tags: 888poker, wsop
Posted on 16 May 2019 by "T".

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is considered as one of the most impressive series of poker tournaments in the world. Held annually in Las Vegas, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the WSOP, so things will definitely be made interesting for every player who attends this once-in-a-lifetime summer poker festival!

The 2019 WSOP is scheduled from May 28 to July 16 and will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. What’s great about this year’s WSOP is that 888poker shall return as its official sponsor; therefore, the poker site has created a lucrative promo for players who dream to fly to Vegas and play at the 2019 WSOP.Read more » WSOP 2019 – Make Your Trip to Vegas Come True with 888poker


Nine Online Bracelet Events set for 2019 WSOP

Tags: wsop, wsop 2019
Posted on 22 February 2019 by "K".

There will be a total of nine online bracelet events to be held for this year’s World Series of Poker, though it’s not yet confirmed whether players from New Jersey can join the poker festival.

The World Series of Poker held its very first gold bracelet online event back in 2015. Since then, there’s a total of nine bracelets and over $10M in prize money that have been awarded to players on It was announced yesterday (February 21) that there will be nine bracelets up for grabs this 2019 WSOP.

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2018 WSOP: Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed won by Gal Yifrach for $461,798

Tags: gal yifrach, wsop
Posted on 18 June 2018 by "K".

Gal Yifrach, born in Israel and now living in Los Angeles as an entrepreneur, has defeated an entry field of 868 players to secure his very first WSOP bracelet and a nice sum of $461,798 at the 2018 WSOP Event #28: $3,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em event.

This is the biggest score to date for the 31-year-old entrepreneur, whose biggest previous cash came from a win in the 2017 WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino $3,250 buy-in NLHE event for $90K.Read more » 2018 WSOP: Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed won by Gal Yifrach for $461,798


2018 WSOP: Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. won by John Hennigan for $414,692

Tags: john hennigan, wsop
Posted on 18 June 2018 by "K".

John Hennigan claims his 5th gold bracelet and a nice sum of $414,692 in this year’s WSOP Event #27 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E., after he successfully outlasted a field of 166 players.

The 47-year-old poker pro now is in rank with the likes of Allen Cunningham, Berry Johnston, Daniel Alaei, David Chiu, Gary “Bones” Berland, Jason Mercier, John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, and Stu Ungar as a five-time WSOP title winner.Read more » 2018 WSOP: Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. won by John Hennigan for $414,692


2018 WSOP: Event #24: THE MARATHON $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em won by Michael Addamo for $653,581

Tags: michael addamo, wsop
Posted on 18 June 2018 by "K".

Event #24 $2,620 The Marathon No-Limit Hold’em of the 2018 WSOP has been won by Australian Michael Addamo, who now can join the roster of first-time WSOP bracelet winners. The five-day poker grind featured players starting the event with 26,200 in chips and competing with 100-minute levels. Just a bit down from last year’s 1,759 player field, the 1,637 entries created a prize pool of $3.8 million.

Read more » 2018 WSOP: Event #24: THE MARATHON $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em won by Michael Addamo for $653,581


Legends of Poker - Stu Ungar, the Greatest No-Limit Hold’em Tournament Player of All Time

Tags: poker legends, Stu Ungar, WSOP
Posted on 25 April 2018 by "T".

While many people in the poker world consider Stu Ungar to be one of the greatest poker players ever, few can dispute he was definitely the greatest No-Limit Hold'em player in the history of poker. According to Wikipedia, Stuart Errol Ungar was a professional poker, blackjack and gin rummy player, widely regarded to have been the greatest Texas Hold'em and gin player of all time.

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2014 WSOP Main Event Winner Martin Jacobson Joins 888Poker

Tags: 888poker, Martin Jacobson, wsop
Posted on 04 January 2018 by "T".

The second largest online poker website in the world, 888poker, has announced at the end of December 2017 that it has signed Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson as its latest ambassador to the brand.

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WSOP: Record-Breaking 10th Gold Ring For Maurice Hawkins!

Tags: Maurice Hawkins, WSOP
Posted on 13 April 2017 by "T".

Maurice Hawkins made it into the World Series of Poker history books on April 10th when winning the 2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for $97,561 and, more importantly, his 10th career WSOP Circuit gold ring!

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WSOP Signs Greg Merson

Tags: brand ambassador, gerg merson, WSOP
Posted on 19 September 2014 by "T".

2012 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Greg Merson has been seen wearing the WSOP patch since he parted ways with Ivey Poker in June, and that has obviously started some rumors. However, poker fans can now stop wondering and speculating as it has become official that Merson has been signed as WSOP's first Brand Ambassador!

"I'm very excited and honored to be representing the most prestigious brand in poker," said Merson. "I look forward to help making this the best online site in the U.S."

"Greg is a terrific ambassador for the game of poker. He loves the game, is passionate and opinionated about its future, and he will help us spread the word about our offerings and ensure the poker playing community has a respected, experienced voice to help shape WSOP moving forward," WSOP's Bill Rini said.

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Joe Cada On Winning His Second Gold Bracelet

Tags: 2009 Main Event, gold bracelet, Joe Cada, world series of poker, WSOP
Posted on 24 July 2014 by "T".

In 2009, at the age of 21, Joe Cada became the youngest Main Event winner ever after besting a field of 6,494 players. Many doubted that Cada was a serious poker player after the big win, but he probably silenced some of the critics when he took down Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship this summer.

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2013 WSOPE: Daniel Negreanu wins High Roller

Tags: daniel negreanu, nicolau villa-lobos, wsop, wsope
Posted on 25 October 2013 by "M".

dnNone other than maple syrup lover Daniel Negreanu was the last man standing in the WSOPE High Roller event which concluded today after three days of intense battle. The first place gave Negreanu €725,000 in prize money and yet another WSOP bracelet (his sixth WSOP bracelet in total).

The High Roller final table kicked off with Negreanu dead last which he explained to "I honestly felt like I was going to win [the event] the whole time," Negreanu admitted.  "The thing was I played the Main Event earlier and I sat with 10-15 big blinds the whole tournament. I was fighting it, but I ended up getting knocked out 25th. Then I thought to myself, 'Eight big blinds? How are they gonna knock me out again?' And once I doubled up and was at about 20 [big blinds]...once I was back in the mix and I doubled up again, I saw the faces, I saw the people looking around. I could sense it and I felt like, here it is, my opportunity to win this thing".

The heads-up between Negreanu and Nicolau Villa-Lobos reached its deciding moment when Villa-Lobos went all in holding a pocket of 5's  ( [5d] [5c] ) while Negreanu called and showed a pocket of J's ([Jd] [Js] ).
The flop: [Qd] [9h] [2d]
The turn: [Kd]
The river: [3c]

The WSOPE High Roller top 8 finishers:
1st: Daniel Negreanu – Canada - €725,000
2nd: Nicolau Villa-Lobo – Brazil - €450,000
3rd: Philipp Gruissem – Germany - €250,000
4th: David Peters – USA - €150,500
5th: Timothy Adams – Canada - €100,600
6th: Scott Seiver – USA - €74,600
7th: Jason Koon – USA - €63,500
8th: Erik Seidel – USA - €55,400

WSOP 2013: Main Event update

Tags: Anton Morgonstern, Main Event, Sylvain Loosli, wsop
Posted on 15 July 2013 by "M".

wsopDay six of event #62 concluded and only 27 players are remaining in this year's main event. The chip leader is Germany's Anton Morgenstern who's previous WSOP record is three cashes and total winnings of $33,206. On second place is Sylvain Loosli (France) with a chip difference of 7,830,000 from Morgenstern's chip count of 21,955,000.

The buy-in was $10,000 and the total prize pool is $59,708,800 with 648 places paid. The first place is worth $8,359,531. The remaining 27 players are listed below:

Player Chip Count
Anton Morgenstern 21,955,000
Sylvain Loosli 14,125,000
Chris Lindh 12,030,000
Fabian Ortiz 10,810,000
Carlos Mortensen 10,790,000
James Alexander 9,445,000
Jay Farber 8,975,000
Matthew Reed 7,705,000
Jason Mann  7,500,000
Amir Lehavot  7,385,000
Clement Tripodi 7,135,000
Sergio Castelluccio 6,560,000
Alexander Livingston 5,800,000
Mark Newhouse 5,785,000
Marc McLaughlin 5,415,000
Jan Nakladal 5,360,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 5,310,000
Maxx Coleman 3,830,000
Ryan Riess 3,830,000
Bruno Kawauti 3,580,000
Benjamin Pollak 3,230,000
Steve Gee 3,160,000
Rep Porter 2,675,000
Michiel Brummelhuis 2,245,000
JC Tran  1,970,000
Jorn Walthaus 1,900,000
David Benefield 1,840,000

Can anybody stop Viktor "Isildur" Blom??

Tags: Isildur, KPR16, WSOP
Posted on 09 July 2013 by "J".

While most of the bigtime pros is in Las Vegas for the WSOP Isildur seems to have decided against it, and can you really blame him? Who wants to sit endless hours at the Rio for an entire week just to (maybe) be able to book the same profit as you can over two sessions online?

Im guessing Isildur is rubbing his hands in front of the screen and thinking exactly that during these hours.

With another great session yesterday evening and night, he reached an overall profit of $ 1,180,000 for the last two days. A number that in itself is staggering high, but will be put further into perspective by the fact that it is more or less exactly the same as one were to win by finishing seventh at the WSOP Main Event.

The day before yesterday it was a short session at the No Limit Hold'em tables where the young Swede struck gold, while this time around it's been both NLHE and the expensive fixed limit games.

One of the players who got hit the hardest was Kyle 'KPR16' Ray, who have lost approximately $ 425,000 in just over 1000 hands on FLO8 with blinds at $ 2000/4000.

Hopefully for all the railbirds the games will keep going and the pots and the swings will be both entertaining and equally enormous.


'The Great Dane' Gus Hansen is ready for day 2 of the Main Event without playing a single hand

Tags: Durrrr, Gus Hansen, WSOP
Posted on 09 July 2013 by "J".

Gus Hansen was allegedly busy with a big cash game at ARIA casino when day 1C of the WSOP Main Event kicked of

And it dragged on. So much so, that alotta people feared that this year's world championship would be without Denmarks biggest poker star.

But now there is good news from Las Vegas.

The Dutch poker journalist Frank Up The Woerd, reports that Gus Hansen managed to sign up, and has simply been blinded down during her absence.

-17,875 chips to Gus Hansen after not having played all day. What an amazing structure!, Frank Op De Woerd writes on Twitter.

Also Tom 'durrrr' Dwan choose the cash games at ARIA instead of the tournament at the Rio, but just like Gus he chose to have the Main Event as a plan B. He is also ready for day 2 with 16,175 chips, writes Op De Woerd. At the same time he gives us a little hint about what the two high rollers have been up to:

- Open Face Chinese $ 3000 per. points must be fun, writes Frank Up The Woerd.


WSOP 2013: Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Tags: Athanasios Polychronopoulos, event #17, gold bracelet, wsop
Posted on 11 June 2013 by "M".

wsopAthanasios Polychronopoulos won his second WSOP gold bracelet by winning event #17 yesterday.

In this No-Limit Hold'em event there were no less than 2,105 players and a total prize pool of $2,841,750. Polychronopoulos beat the runner-up Manuel Mutke by hitting a Queen of Clubs on the river, making a two pair - Jacks and Queens, against Mutke's pair of Jacks. Mutke got $322,908 for the second place while Polychronopoulos earned a healthy $518,755 for winning the event.
Polychronopoulos won his first gold bracelet in 2011, event #48 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, which gave him $650,223.

Below is the top ten finishers of the Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em:

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10 Things To Know About The 44th Annual WSOP

Tags: 2013, 44th annual wsop, information, things to know about, world series of poker, wsop
Posted on 31 May 2013 by "T".

On Wednesday, the 2013 World Series of Poker kicked off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and yesterday we posted our very first update on Event #1 and #2. WSOP posted 33 things to know about the 44th Annual WSOP on its website the other day. We have narrowed it down to the 10 things that we consider to be the most important.

1. This year's WSOP runs from May 29th thru July 15th.  The November Nine will play down to a new World Champion November 4th and 5th.

2. This year features 62 bracelet events, one more than offered last year.  The bracelets are once again furnished by Jason of Beverly Hills.

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'The Godfather of Poker' Retires From WSOP?

Tags: 2013 wsop, doyle brunson, gold bracelet, poker legend, the godfather of poker, twitter, world series of poker, wsop
Posted on 15 May 2013 by "T".

Doyle Brunson has won an impressive 10 WSOP Gold Bracelets in his poker career. He won the first bracelet back in 1976 ($5,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw) and his 10th bracelet in 2005 by winning the $5,000 Short-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event for $367,800 - one of the biggest tournament cashes in his career. His last WSOP cash occurred in 2009 when he finished in 17th place in the WSOP Europe £10,000 Main Event in London for £31,198. As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,000,000. He has totaled $2,945,053 in earnings from his 34 cashes at the WSOP

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Negreanu Wins WSOP APAC Main Event (AUD$1,038,825)

Tags: APAC, daniel negreanu, fifth bracelet, world series of poker, wsop
Posted on 16 April 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu took down the WSOP APAC Main Event for AUD$1,038,825 and received his fifth WSOP gold bracelet! He outlasted a field of 405 players and had to defeat a tough final table that included big names such as Benny Spindler, Thomas Russel and Winfred Yu.

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Jake Cody and PKR part ways

Tags: ept, jake cody, pkr, triple crown, wpt, wsop
Posted on 15 November 2012 by "M".

Jake Cody is back on the free-agent market again. The 24-year-old Brit joined PKR last November after winning the $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up event at the 2011 WSOP to complete poker's triple crown (EPT, WPT and WSOP titles).

He was the biggest name of Team PKR Pro during the year he represented PKR online and in different tournaments around the globe. It will be interesting to see if PKR will look for a new superstar in the poker world to join its Team PKR Pro, which today consists of four members: Vladimir "Beyne" Geshkenbein, Sofia "wellbet" Lövgren, Scott Shelley and Marc "Waswini" Bariller. 

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Greg Raymer wins 3rd win on the 2012 Heartland Poker Tour

Tags: freerolls, greg raymer, hpt, live poker, wsop
Posted on 24 October 2012 by "M".

gregraymerGreg Raymer followed up his great success on the 2012 Heartland Poker Tour with his third win on Monday's event at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel in Altoona, Iowa. Raymer was the last man standing out of a field of 185 participants. He left the event carrying a bag weighing $72,089.

This was Raymer's third win on the 2012 HPT. The previous wins on the tour were at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico and River City Casino in St Louis, Missouri.

Monday's HPT final table results:

Finishing position Player Prize amount
1 Greg Raymer $72,089
2 Chad Lawson $41,771
3 Craig Casino $26,275
4 Ben Stroh $22,233
5 Ed Sinnett $16,978
6 Josh Birkenbuel $14,526

Greg Raymer is the 2004 WSOP Main Event winner. He has a total of $7,217,206 in live event earnings and his online earnings are estimated to $184,823. His nickname "Fossil Man" comes from his hobby of collecting fossils which he often use as card protectors.


Poker Hall of Fame Announcement

Tags: Brian Sailor Roberts, Eric Drache, Poker Hall Of Fame, WSOP
Posted on 19 October 2012 by "M".

Poker Hall of Fame recently announced that Eric Drache and Brian 'Sailor' Roberts are the 2012's inductees. There will be an official cermony held at the Rio in Las Vegas just before the final table of the WSOP main event kicks off on October 30th!

Brian “Sailor” Roberts earned his nickname from serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. As a poker player he travelled alongside Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim. He won two WSOP bracelets in his career: 1974's Deuce to Seven Draw event and the 1975 Main Event. He passed away on the 23rd of June 1995.

Eric Drache is mostly known for his contribution to poker as a poker manager/cardroom manager even though he is a pretty successful seven-card stud player. He finished on 2nd place three times in WSOP stud events: 1973, 1981 and 2009. According to wikipedia, Drache invented satellite tournaments and ante structures among other things.


Ryan Young Killed in Car Accident

Tags: car accident, poker player, rip, ryan young, wsop
Posted on 02 August 2012 by "T".

Poker pro Ryan Young passed away on Monday at the age of 28. There are very few details of Young's death, but most sources claim that he died in a car accident. Young was a well-known face in the poker community for his fantastic achievements at the World Series of Poker, where he has cashed 12 times and won 1 bracelet (2007 WSOP event #35: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em).



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Daniel Negreanu helped Jason Somerville come out of the closet

Tags: come out of the closet, daniel negreanu, gay, jason somerville, wsop
Posted on 18 July 2012 by "T".

It was Valentine's Day in Februrary this year when 25-year-old poker pro Jason Somerville revealed to the world, in a blog post, that he was homosexual. In a recent interview, Somerville talked about why he decided to make the announcement at that time.

"My boyfriend suddenly told me that he wanted to join me to PCA (PokerStars Carribean Adventure) in January. At first I was like "hmmm",  and then thinking "but what am I going to do about it?" said Somerville and continued...

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2012 WSOP Event #46: Weissman wins

Tags: Jeremy Quehen, Joey Weissman, No Limit Holdem, WSOP
Posted on 29 June 2012 by "M".

wsop2012Thursday night concluded event #46, the $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament, and the winner was the firstime WSOP winner Joey Weissman. He left the final table with $694,609 in prize money and his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.

The 24 year old american has a WSOP record that shows two cashes from last year's No-Limit Hold’em #28 in which he earned $11,407 for finishing on the 44th place and event #20 where he ended up on the 74th place and won $4,572.

Event #46 had 1,607 entrants and the final table went on for more than nine hours. The runner up was the french player Jeremy Quehen who was chasing the first french WSOP win in 2012. It was the first time Quehen cashed in the WSOP, after the duel that took nearly three hours. His 2nd place gave him $429,535.


2012 WSOP: 6th Italian WSOP Winner in History wins event #44

Tags: Dario Alioto, Dario Minieri, Jeffrey Lisandro, Max Pescatori, Nelson Robinson, No-limit Holdem, Poker, Valter Farina, WSOP
Posted on 27 June 2012 by "M".

wsopThe 6th Italian to ever win a Gold Bracelet in the history of the WSOP was declared the winner of the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event #44 which concluded late on Tuesday eve.

Rocco Palumbo of Genoa was the last remaining player of the 2,949 entrants that battled it out for three long days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Besides the Gold Bracelet, Palumbo left the ESPN Main stage with $464,464 in prize money and could proudly enter the exclusive group of Italian WSOP winners which up until Tuesday eve only included Valter Farina, Dario Minieri, Dario Alioto, Jeffrey Lisandro and Max Pescatori.

Palumbo's  previous WSOP record shows a 81st placement in this year's No-Limit Hold'em event #41 which earned him $8,791.

The runner up was the american poker pro Nelson Robinson whose past WSOP merits dates back to 2009 and includes 6 cashes and total earnings of $262,381.


Durrrr finally back in Vegas

Tags: Durrrr, Phil Ivey, WSOP
Posted on 27 June 2012 by "J".

2012 WSOP: Event #41 & #43

Tags: Event, Greg Ostrander, Henry Lu, Neil Channing, No-limit Holdem, Poker, WSOP
Posted on 26 June 2012 by "M".

wsopMonday night presented two new first-time Gold Bracelet winners in the events #41 & #43.

Event #41, the $3,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, resulted in the 1,000th bracelet to be won in the WSOP history and it was the american, former police officer and Calvin Klein menswear model, Greg Ostrander that walked away with the jewlery but also the amazing first prize of $742,072. Ostrander's WSOP records shows total winnings of $43,968 from 2011 where he ended up in the money in two events: event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship where he finished 232nd which gave him $40,654 and a 160th placement in the No-Limit Hold’em event #38 where he earned $3,314.

After his win, published a short interview with Ostrander where he answered the question What is toughest -- being a model, a poker player, or a police officer?
Ostrander replied: "The toughest is probably a poker player because you don’t have benefits thrown at you.  It is a grind, you can have one large score that would set you for life, but if you do not and just have a chunk of scores the variance is so great and that is why people have a lot of backers.  As far as job wise, being a cop is probably the best because financially it was fine, benefits were awesome, you had vacation and everything was there for you.  But the modeling was toughest -- being out in front of people in my underwear was kind of tough!"

Event #43, the $1,500 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, gave the 22 year old, Broklyn born Henry Lu  his first Gold Bracelet and a healthy cash prize of $654,380 for being the last man standing out of the 2,770 entrants that battled it out for three days. Henry Lu's previous WSOP merits shows a total of $15,558 in winnings from last year's event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em in which he finished at 79th place and the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event #18 that placed him on 56th place.
The runner up was UK's Neil Channing who, according to, "barely missed the chance at what would have been his long-awaited first WSOP victory". Mr. Channing's WSOP past dates back all the way to 2001 and shows total WSOP earnings of $768,531.


2012 WSOP Event #36: Craig McCorkell - UK's first WSOP 2012 Winner

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, Craig McCorkell, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, Poker, WSOP
Posted on 22 June 2012 by "M".

wsopThursday night delivered some of the best poker action so far in the 2012 WSOP. It was the No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event that brought on some of the loudest crowds at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in this year's WSOP. UK's Craig McCorkell was the last man standing after the battle. The victory resulted in 2012's first British Gold Bracelet and a healthy bag of money for McCorkell - $368,593.

When only three players remained in the game, the 2004 Pot-Limit Hold'em winner Antonio Esfandiari was holding an estimated 80% of the chips.  Then something happened... reporter Nolan Dalla explains the events: "the most stunning turn of events at this year’s WSOP took place when Esfandiari not only lost the chip lead, he was ultimately knocked out of the tournament.  All it took were three brutal hands for “the Magician” to completely disappear from the ESPN Main Stage".

Esfandiari went all-in with a pocket of 9's facing Jeremiah Fitzpatrick's pocket 7's. The flop showed a 7 and Fitzpatrick, who's best WSOP record shows a 102nd placement in 2009's No Limit Hold'em event 11, terminated Esfandiari. Fitzpatrick was in a great position for the Gold Bracelet.

Thirty minutes into the heads-up between Fitzpatrick and McCorkell, the chips had turned to McCorkell's favour. The final hand gave McCorkell the bracelet with a pair of eights. Nolan Dalla describes the last hand of event 36 as "Oddly enough, the final board was an inappropriately anti-climatic swan song of a thrilling final table that included  nine full hours of ecstasy, tragedy, jubilation, and heartbreak".


2012 WSOP Event #34: First Japanease Player to Win A Gold Bracelet at the WSOP

Tags: 2012 wsop, Chris De Maci, event 34, NAOYA KIHARA, WSOP
Posted on 21 June 2012 by "M".

Naoya KiharaThe winner of event #34, Naoya Kihara took his nation's first ever WSOP Gold Bracelet last night when he won the Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha event and won $512,029 in prize money.

The 30 year old Japanease player made his WSOP debut in last year's WSOP where he managed to get in the money by finishing 653rd in event #58 which gave him $19,359. The former school teacher turned poker pro is mostly playing online poker but according to Kihara now "hopes to travel around the world and play in more live tournaments with this victory".

At the final table in event #34, Kihara was accompanied by two former Gold Bracelet winners; the 2008 Pot-Limit Hold'em winner Davidi Kitai (finished at 5th) and the No-Limit Hold'em winner of 2010 Jason DeWitt (finished at 8th). The runner-up was Chris De Maci who's WSOP record shows a 12th placement in 2005's Hold'em event #9.

As for the future, Kihara is hoping to get an online sponshorship deal but also, according to, to "become a poker ambassador in his home country, as well as throughout Asia".


Doyle Brunsons's Tribute to Amarillo Slim

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, tribute, wsop
Posted on 10 May 2012 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough" the 78-year-old poker legend writes about his good old friend Amarillo Slim, who passed away last month at the age of 83. Brunson writes, for example, about the phone call he made to Amarillo Slim when he was in a hospice and when the two of them traveled the US looking for poker games to take part in.

Below is the full version of Doyle's blog "You Only Live once. If you work it right, once is enough".

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Amarillo Slim Passes Away at 83

Tags: amarillo slim preston, death, doyle brunson, poker legend, rip, wsop
Posted on 30 April 2012 by "T".

The poker world lost an icon yesterday as five-time World Series of Poker Champion "Amarillo Slim" Preston passed away just after midnight at a hospice near his home in Amarillo, Texas.

His family was by his side from the day he was hospitalized till the very end. Preston's daughter confirmed the poker legend's death by releasing a statement regarding her father's passing:

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Phil Hellmuth: "Many poker players have taken drugs"

Tags: adderall, adhd, drugs, interview, phil hellmuth, wsop
Posted on 12 April 2012 by "T".

In a recent interview with QuadJack's Poker Radio, Phil Hellmuth, 11-time WSOP Bracelet winner, talked about the drug addiction many famous poker players have/have had.

"There's a drug, I don't know the name of it, but it's something like speed. I'm talking about a really heavy drug. Many poker players have taken this drug in the past 10 years. Almost all players who took this drug has won 1 or 2 million dollars over a 6-8 month period. But then the effect of the drug stopped working, which left many of them with a drug addiction. I smoked weed about 25 years ago or something like that. But I'm not a person who's into drugs at all."

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WSOP Bracelet Winner starts site to stop cheaters

Tags: cheaters, fraudsters, Todd Dan Druff Witteles, wsop
Posted on 06 March 2012 by "T".

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles has launched a site dedicated to keep cheaters and fraudsters away from the poker community. The site features a blog from Witteles and a forum where poker players can discuss poker cheaters and how to avoid them. Also, there will be a radio show on the site in the near future.

"Why did I start this site? Because I love the game of poker. And because I hate what the scumbags and criminals are doing to it. Prior to the "boom" of 2003, the poker community was small and close-knit. Cheating was localized to a few people engaging in collusion or other small-time scams. Times have changed. Poker has become big business, and the massive amount of money involved has attracted many bottom-feeders of our society," Wittleles writes on his site.



Russian Poker Pro Passes Away at 47

Tags: dies, funeral, Nikolay Evdakov, poker pro, rip, russia, wpt final, wsop
Posted on 08 February 2012 by "T".

The Russian poker community has lost one of its greatest players as poker pro Nikolay Evdakov passed away on Monday this week. He died at the age of only 47 and no reason to his sudden death has been given.

Evdakov made a name for himself in the poker world during the 2008 World Series of Poker when he beat the most cashes during one WSOP record. In total, he cashed in 10 events and his best result was a 14th place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. Last year he reached the quarter finals in the WSOP $25k NLH heads-up event, and the year before that he finished 9th in the World Poker Tour Final.

The funeral of Nikolay Evdakov will be held in his hometown next Wednesday. Rest in peace! 



Ben Lamb rewarded with the Player Of The Year title

Tags: ben lamb, player of the year, wsop
Posted on 03 January 2012 by "T".

Ben Lamb had a fantastic 2011 with not less than 5 big cashes at the World Series of Poker. A few days ago he was also given the prestigious Player Of The Year title by one of the most popular poker magazines in the world. In total, Ben Lamb has $6,575,016 in lifetime tournament winnings - of which $5,352,970 comes from the 2011 World Series of Poker. In other words, it wasn't a big surprise that he was among the favorites to take home the title.

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WPT, EPT, GSOP Live: 11 Days of Poker in Prague

Tags: ept, gsop live, prague, wsop
Posted on 01 December 2011 by "T".

Today an intensive tournament period begins in the capital of Czech Republic, Prague. For 11 days World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour and GSOP Live will be played, and lots of pros are expected to take part.

First out is Day 1a of the WPT Prag main event. The buy-in is €3500 and the tournament is a multi entry tournament, which means that players that get knocked out during Day 1a can enter Day 1b as well. Hopefully this will give the tournament a nice prize pool.

On Monday, the same day as the WPT final table will be played, PokerStars EPT Prag will kick off and be played till Saturday. And during EPT also GSOP Live will begin. GSOP Live will continue until December 11th.


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