It's a given that when the World Series of Poker kicks off, the rest of the poker world goes semi-comatose in response to the all-encompassing-action and opportunity offered at the world's biggest poker festival. If chips could talk, think of the wonderful stories that would hit the mainstream of the media — along with some we might not want to hear — but consider how many times they've been caressed, stacked, hoarded, sent out into the war zone to bring back all prisoners, dropped, lost, found, shuffled, even counterfeited, purchased, cashed in, and put in lock boxes. Obviously they can never give up their secrets so let's get to The Inside Shuffle.
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
The World Series of Poker is winding down as the remaining 746 players move into Day 4. Only one previous Main Event champion is still in the field, Huck Seed. Ryan Riess, Johnny Chan, Chris Moneymaker, and Robert Varkonyi are all out of contention.
Today is money day. Day 4 chip leader Andrew Liporace will be the one to beat and there are plenty of pros left in the field that will be trying to do just that.
Keep up with the action at PokerNews Live Reporting as play goes down to the bubble and beyond.
Phil Hellmuth Bluffs Off Main Event
Phil Hellmuth confesses: "I Bluffed Off My Main Event With 10-3 Offsuit!"
Winning 13 gold bracelets would require bluffing at certain points in a tournament but it's unusual for Hellmuth to behave like an adult about his actions at the table. He appears to be taking a new approach to poker and it shows in the following video with Caitlyn Howe:
Read the full article and the hand play where the 10-3 sent his chips off to another's stack and his dream for bracelet #14 is put on hold.
Memorable WSOP Meltdowns on Video
Jason Kirk over at CalvinAyre.com has compiled a 'few memorable WSOP meltdowns' with categories for each. If you love to watch poker hands and some of the pro players, this is the place to catch up with some of poker's most memorable moments past.
The one video of the group that will plague previous main event winner Scotty Nguyen for eternity is the one when he won the $50,000 HORSE tournament. It's an embarrassment to the poker world and to the Prince of Poker himself as witnessed in the following:
Get ready for a look back at the WSOP when you visit here.
NV Plans to Link Online Poker Websites
Nevada state gaming regulators are preparing a planned interactive gaming system after giving the tentative approval needed to begin to house online poker websites for multiple casinos.
The technology would allow multiple casinos to join the network and gives the potential to create more online poker tables. Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings would develop the inter-operator poker network.
Read more on Nevada's plan to link multiple online poker websites here.
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