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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

The Inside Shuffle: Buying a Poker Pro; The Baywatch Babe is Back; Trouble and Victory in the $50K Players Championship and More…

Michael Mizrachi - Event 45 WSOP 2012
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Want to buy a poker pro? You aren’t alone but most of us simply can’t afford to keep some of them in chips, the ones that are for sale are usually a bad investment. But there are a few that have good reason to sell some of their action. Keep reading to find out who is selling their ‘drops’ at the World Series of Poker.

A former Playboy Playmate and Baywatch Babe has signed with a gaming company and plans to interact and chat you into their game creating competition for Zynga Poker. Do you think Zynga Poker is worried about Pamela Anderson’s face at BamPoker? Neither do we!

Read about the big hand controversy during the $50K Players Championship event at the 2012 WSOP that took almost an hour to settle - and who won.

Poker Pros for Sale at the Rio

We often wonder how players can afford big buy-in events at the World Series of Poker, especially the Big One For One Drop Charity event with the nose bleed $1 million buy-in. If you have scratched your head over the mind boggling buy-in, here is the secret; some poker pros sell off pieces of their action to be able to afford the hefty buy-in.

It is the rare player who can afford to pony up a million in cash without it putting a big crimp in their ability to eat, which is why some big names are looking for investors. On Wednesday Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier, and Ben Lamb took to Tweeting to advertise for potential buyers.

The biggest tournament in the world will kick off Sunday at 1:11 PM PST in the Amazon Room of the Rio Convention Center with 42 confirmed entries so far. Read more at

Pamela Anderson Returns to Online Poker

Former Playboy Playmate and Baywatch Babe Pamela Anderson is making news in the poker world again. Bouncing back from the fiasco that was Pamela Poker which was affiliated with Doyle’s Room, the Baywatched babe is back hawking BamPoker. The site is billed as a new virtual gambling site and will be available through Facebook. Pam is billed as BamPoker’s ambassador of poker.

Want to Holdem with Pam? She and creators of BamPoker are hoping a lot of people do because they are trying to compete with Zynga Poker. All we can say is, “Good Luck!”

Read more here.

$50K Poker Player’s Championship Hand Controversy

The WSOP 2012 Poker Players Championship event was halted for more than 45 minutes while the higher powers at the Rio tried to figure out what the problem was. It all revolved around a hand that went down between Shaun Deeb, Abe Mosseri, and Nikolai Yakovenko which resulted in a huge pot during the Pot-Limit Omaha round. Read about the hand from beginning to end on

And see what the pros had to say about the whole mess.

The $50K Players Championship Crowns a King

When the $50,000 Poker Players Championship started on Sunday, June 24th, no one had ever won the event twice. But after five days of intense poker and one long break (see Hand Controversy above), Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi did what no one had ever done before - won his second Poker Players Championship bracelet. He won the first one in 2010, which is also the year he came second in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Read more about event #45 at PokerNews Live Reporting.

With event #45 in the history books, there are only 16 events left to go at the WSOP including the $1 million Big One for One Drop and the much anticipated Main Event. So stay tuned to PokerWorks for all the latest and greatest from the Rio!

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