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Poker News | World Series of Poker

From a humble beginning to a tidal wave of humanity coming together to vie for the yearly championship at a piece of green felt with a deck of cards as their master, the World Series of Poker invites you to send your champions, your kings, and those who would be. But remember, when they come home defeated, no one holds the crown and scepter for eternity.

Daniel Alaei - Event 61 WSOP 2013Daniel Alaei Won Bracelet Number Four in Event #61

Daniel Alaei won the fourth World Series bracelet of his career and took home $852,692 for his first-place score in Event 61 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He won this prestigious event in 2010 also. FINAL TABLE PAY OUTS *Place | Name | Prize...

Nikolaus Teichert - Event 56 WSOP 2013Event 56 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Won by Nikolaus Teichert

An extra day was added to the schedule in Event 56 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em and Nikolaus Teichert and Vincent Maglio returned to the Rio the following day to play out their heads-up match for a bracelet. It took less than an hour for Teichert to...

Brett Shaffer Event 53 WSOP 2013Brett Shaffer Took Home Gold in Event 53

Brett Shaffer defeated tough British pro David Vamplew in Event #53 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em when it got down to heads-up. Shaffer made it through a field of 2,816 runners to win the biggest $1,500 event of the summer so far; he collected his first...

Eli Elezra Event 59 WSOP 2013Event 59 $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball belonged to Eli Elezra

Daniel Negreanu was bracelet hunting; he'd already scored one this year and he only had to get through Eli Elezra to do it! Winning Event 59 $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball gave Elezra his second bracelet as well as $173,236, and kept...

Matt Perrins Event 57 WSOP 2013Matt Perrins wins Event 57 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

Matt Perrins scored his second career WSOP bracelet and $792,275 when he sat atop the field of the 784 runners that ponied up $5,000 for a shot at poker fame and glory. The young English poker pro started the final table as the chip leader and never...

Steve Sung - Event 52 WSOP 2013Steve Sung won Event 52 $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

The $25,000 buy-in Six-Max No Limit Hold’em event started with 175 players. It took only two days to get down to 18 and play kicked off on the final three tables. The final table was talented -- but Steve Sung managed to bring his raw talent...

Brandon Wong - Event 50 WSOP 2013Event 50 $2,500 10-Game Mix Six/Handed claimed by Brandon Wong

Brandon Wong played to win his first gold bracelet at the WSOP Asia-Pacific in Melbourne, Australia, two months ago. He was up against Phil Ivey, and Wong finished runner-up to the world's greatest player. Time changes everything. Wong sent...

Barney Boatman - Event 49 WSOP 2013Event #49 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Captured by Barny Boatman

Back in 2002 Barny Boatman had a great shot at a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event but ended up runner-up to Jay Sipelstein. But 11 years later, Boatman made it happen. Boatman bested a field of 2,247 to win...

Loni Harwood - Event 60 WSOP 2013Loni Hardwood Rules in Event 60 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em

The 2013 WSOP had already recorded Loni Harwood's two final table appearances but it took Event 60 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em for her to win her first WSOP bracelet. Harwood is now in third place on the WSOP Player of the Year leader board with her...

Marco Johnson Event 48 WSOP 2013Event #48 $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six/Handed champion Marco Johnson

Marco Johnson was 0-for-3 playing heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet; even finishing as runner-up to Ronnie Bardah in this same tournament last year. But all good things come to those who play good wait and Johnson defeated defeating...

Vladimir Shchemelev - Event 46 WSOP 2013$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Claimed by Vladimir Shchmelev

Day 3 of Event #46 started with 17 players and Russian Alexey Makarov was in the lead out of the Day 1 starting field of 435. But the championship belonged to another Russian player when the smoke cleared. Vladimir Shchmelev put in an...

Ben Volpe - Event 45 WSOP 2013Ben Volpe wins $1,500 Ante-Only NLH Event #45

The $1,500 Ante-Only No Limit Hold'em event started with 678 players who jumped into the second-ever event and built a prize pool of $915,300. Ben Volpe claimed his first bracelet and $201,399 in prize money after surviving a rocky heads-up match...

Matthew Ashton - $50K Poker Players ChampionshipMatthew Ashton Scoops $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Matthew Ashton made four final tables this summer at the 2013 World Series of Poker -- the fourth time was the charm as it saw him winning one of poker's most prestigious annual events -- the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. Event #55 brought...

WSOP2013 Poker Hall of Fame nominations are now open

The World Series of Poker opened nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Traditionally Hall of Fame nominees are elected annually -- one or two members are brought into the coveted class -- and a ceremony is held in conjunction with...

Sandeep Pulusani  - Event #44 WSOP 2013Sandeep Pulusani conquered Event #44 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em

The biggest cash of Sandeep Pulusani’s career was for $38,605 before he came, he battled, and conquered Event 44 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em -- and he had never made a final table of a WSOP event. Now he has it all and he jumped right up the ladder...

Dana Castaneda Event 54 WSOP 2013Dana Castaneda - first woman to win an open event in the 2013 WSOP

Dana Castaneda shook the dust out of the poker history archives at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Tuesday. Vanessa Selbst has long been the only woman to win an open event at the WSOP (Selbst took home her first bracelet in 2008 and won...

Jesse Martin - Event 43 WSOP 2013Jesse Martin takes down the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to 7 Draw Lowball

It took a little over six levels for the seven-handed final table to find a champion and Jesse Martin was 'da man' who beat out 2010 champion David "Bakes" Baker to stack the $153,524 in first-place prize money and grab the gold bracelet in Event...

Norbert Szecsi - Event 42 WSOP 2013Event #42 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em won by Norbert Szecsi

Twenty-two year old poker pro Norbert Szecsi became the first Hungarian to win a bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker. He claimed his first bracelet and the top prize of $345,037 and managed to do it in one of the quickest final tables so far...

Kristen Bicknell $10K Ladies NLH ChampionshipKristen Bicknell Grabs $10K Ladies NLH Championship White Gold Bracelet

The ladies came out to adorn the tables of the 2013 WSOP and enjoy the discounted buy-in price of $1,000 in Event #51 $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship. The prizepool swelled to $858,600 built by 954 of poker's finest and all had their...

Steve Gross - Event 41 WSOP 2013Steve Gross tops Event #41 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha/Six Handed

With 400 players buying in for $5,000 in Event #41 Pot Limit Omaha/Six Handed, the prizepool jumped to $1,880,000 with $488,817 of it reserved for first place. Although Steve Gross was well known by "gboro780" in online poker circles, and did have...

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