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All In to Be Official WSOP Energy Drink in 2009 and Beyond

If you enjoyed the All In water and energy drinks aplenty at the 2008 World Series of Poker , it will come as good news that All In has signed a multi-year deal with the World Series of Poker to be the official energy drink and bottled water...

WSOP Circuit Indiana Day 1

What do you do with a spare $10,000 in Indiana in the fall? Play the WSOP Circuit event at Harrah's, that's what! 144 poker players ponied up the dough for the World Series of Poker Circuit event at Harrah's Indiana this week, and Day 1 was...

With Faith, Jerry Yang Wins the WSOP Main Event

Jerry Yang showed aggression quickly at the Final Table and never lost the chip lead after the 9th hand. The devout Christian knocked out seven of the eight players at the Final Table, including Tuan Lam heads-up over thirty-six hands. He takes...

WSOP Main Event Day 3: The Bubble Bursts and Dario Minieri Grabs the Chiplead

Day 3 was a play in three acts. Act I was Getting to the Bubble, shrinking 797 players to 635. Act II was the Bubble, getting rid of the fourteen players necessary to make the money. Act III was The Main Event Day 3: the Dario Minieri Show. Gus...

Table 48: Dario Minieri Vrooms to the Chip Lead

Dario Minieri brought his ultra-aggressive game to the WSOP last year, only to crash and burn as he ran into Dmitri Nobles. He's back from Rome and surged to the chip lead with a refined aggression. Dario sat at 1.0m in the 6s, with only Kevin Kim...

Several former Main Event winners still in the hunt (as are a few celebrities)

The last time I reported during Day 2A, there were still nine former World Series of Poker champions in the hunt. As we start Day 3 on Thursday, six of these are still alive and very much in the thick of things. Here's a recap of what has happened...

The Next Allen Cunningham?

Day 3 is the cash day, as 797 players work their way down to the 621 in the money. Several pros are positioned to blast their way through the bubble and have a chance at taking Allen Cunningham's place at the Main Event Final Table. Top players...

Split Squads Complete with Gus Hansen on Top

Day 2B and all the tricky logistics are now behind us at the World Series of Poker as play ended Wednesday with 459 players making it through to Day 3. 797 players begin Day 3, all looking up at WPT gorilla Gus Hansen, who has the chip lead at the...

WSOP Main Event Day 1A Recap: Let’s Get It Started

The Main Event started with minimal operational issues, and we're on the road to determine who will replace Jamie Gold as the WSOP Main Event champion. 1,287 players kicked off the WSOP Main Event, a turnout more like a $3k NLH event rather than...

Tom Schneider is the New Jeff Madsen with Second Bracelet

Tom Schneider became the first player to win his second WSOP bracelet this year, taking down the $1k Seven Card Stud Eight or Better title. Combined with his Omaha Hi/Lo and Stud Mixed Event title, he is the odds-on favorite to take the WSOP...

Unknown John Hanson Joins Toto Leonidas Atop HORSE Day 2; Will Day 3 Become a Shovefest?

A raging storm is brewing in the $50k HORSE Event as the betting structures are set to take center stage of the premier event in poker. No one thought there would be a lone stampede to the HORSE title, and Day 2 saw several studs push to join Day 1...

Ryan Young Dusts Dirksen for $1.5k NLH Bracelet

Ryan Young held the chip lead for two days then found himself in a real battle with top online cash player Dustin Dirksen. A key miscalculation by Dirksen led to a big double up late by Young, which he converted into a $615,955 top prize. The $1.5k...

Shankar Pillai 2007 WSOPShankar Pillai Takes Shak’s Stack for $3k NLH Event

Shankar Pillai made a big run from way back to beat Beth Shak heads-up and take the $3k NLH Event. Phil Hellmuth had a chance at his twelfth WSOP bracelet until Shak picked him apart at the Final Table. Some new players cashed for the first...

Sheiky, Hellmuth, and 3rd Wheel: $500 a Point at Chinese Poker

Phil Hellmuth may have won eleven WSOP bracelets and be able to dodge bullets, but it appears he has a bit of a soft spot for Chinese Poker. He wrote about losing $536k to Phil Ivey before the EPT Monte Carlo tourney. It was his biggest cash loss...

Scott Clements Takes a WSOP Bracelet in Omaha for the Second Straight Year

Scott Clements ran through 22 other players on Day 2, maintaining the chip lead he finished with on Day 1 to grab his second WSOP bracelet. He built a monster stack throughout the $1.5k PLO final table, taking down Eric "Lynch" Rizen in a...

Ryan Hughes Takes the Hi and Lo Roads for the $2k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo

Ryan Hughes from Phoenix took out Greg "Fossilman" Raymer and Doug Carli, outplaying 340 of the world's best Stud players to win his first WSOP bracelet. Chip counts to start the Final Table of eight players: Steve Graboski (373k) Ryan Hughes...

Saro Gazoyan Surges from Way Back for $5k LH World Championship

Eighth in chips to start the Final Table, Saro Getzoyan rode a late rush to knock out William Thorsson and Geoff Sanford to take the richest Limit Hold-Em prize in the history of poker. Limit Hold-Em is the game that many older players cut their...

The Essence of Satellites

Before the concept of an online qualifier was ever conceived, the WSOP introduced the satellite. It was a simple concept: ten players buy in for $1,000, and the winner gets a seat in the Main Event. Nowadays it's not so simple. Satellites have...

Sally Boyer Survives to Take the Ladies Event

After Katja Thater's abrupt departure, Sally Boyer rode a wave of late aggression win the $1k Ladies Event. Her victory came against the largest field ever assembled at women's poker tournament with 1,286 players. Vanessa Selbst seemed to be in a...

The Germans are Coming! Michael Keiner Takes the $1.5k Seven Card Stud Event

With the IUGEA legislation choking the online life from US poker, Europe has been the home of poker growth. Germans are overtaking the Scandinavians as ones to watch as Michael Keiner grabbed the $1.5k Seven Card Stud event. It was a small but...

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