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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2010 | WSOP Sights and Sounds

The biggest melting pot of humanity the world will ever know is the WSOP!  Designed to crown champions in a variety of limits and games, six weeks of poker unfolds the culiminate in the crowning of one World Champion when the final nine take to the green felt in November. 

Sights and Sounds WSOP Main Event: Railbirds Play a Bigger Role on Day 5

Now is when it gets interesting. Day 4 of the 2010 World Series of Poker $10K NLHE World Championship took the players past the tension of the money bubble, the heartbreak of just missing a payout, and into the minimum amount of money that could...

Sights and Sounds of WSOP Main Event: Day 1D Completes the Field

Patience. The word kept coming up when thinking about Day 1D of the 2010 World Series of Poker $10K NLHE Championship and walking through the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas. Players who put up $10,000 to play in the biggest poker tournament in...

Sights and Sounds of WSOP Main Event: More to See on Day 1C

There was more to see on Day 1C than the obvious. And some of it was just a downright ridiculous spectacle. But let’s start with the obvious . There were more players on the third of four starting days of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event...

Sights & Sounds of WSOP Main Event: Seeing Through the Sea on Day 1B

It was only the second starting day of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, the $10K buy-in NLHE championship tournament that focused the eyes of the poker world and its fans squarely on the Rio in Las Vegas. Excitement was still in the air as...

Sights and Sounds of WSOP Main Event: Why They Play Day 1A

“I’ve been waiting for this day for nine years,” he said. John made little effort to quell his excitement as he anxiously waited for the doors to open to the Amazon Room. “Do you know when they let the players in? I’d like to find my seat.” There...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 34: Scotty Nguyen Out of Line, Twitter Welcomes Tom Dwan

In 2008 Scotty Nguyen embarrassed himself on national television for the way he acted during the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.  His performance, in terms of the way he finished the event, certainly wasn’t embarrassing.  He played great poker the...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 33: “The Anatomy of a Bad Beat,” Hellmuth Earning $2,000,000?

The “Poker Kitchen” can get a little crowded during breaks.  Sometimes when this happens you meet new people simply because everyone is looking for a place to sit so they can stuff some substance down their throats and get back to their tournament...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 30: The Player’s View

On Saturday I decided to put down the pen and paper for the day in favor of playing in the $1,000 no limit holdem event.  Playing in a World Series of Poker event was a first for me, and something I had been thinking about for a couple of years. ...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 29: Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth Race to 20?

Shortly after Phil Hellmuth was eliminated in 7th place in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better tournament, he was approached by a reporter who asked what he thinks of Ivey winning another bracelet.  Hellmuth said that while Ivey may...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 28: Frank Kassela “Lights Out,” Ivey Side Bets…

The World Series of Poker is truly a wonderful thing.  Each year poker playing representatives from approximately 120 countries, (more than the Olympics), embark on their poker journey to the Rio with their hopes and dreams of making it big in the...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 25: No Turn Around for Annette; Hellmuth Out Twice

Annette Obrestad was hoping to use the $10,000 Pot-Limit Holdem Championship as a springboard towards 2010 World Series of Poker success, but that wasn’t to be the case.  During the early morning hours of WSOP Day 25, Obrestad was eliminated after...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 24: Annette Obrestad Hopes for Turnaround, Heads-Up!

One of the biggest questions going into the 2010 World Series of Poker was: How will Annette Obrestad do?  The organizers of the WSOP were certainly awaiting her arrival.  Everywhere you turned in the Amazon or Pavilion poker rooms you were greeted...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 23 – Seniors Advance, Epic Final Table in the Making

As daylight broke on WSOP Day 23, Mike Ellis posed for pictures with his first career World Series of Poker bracelet after winning the $1,500 No Limit Holdem event.  In addition to being his first bracelet, it is also the fourth bracelet the United...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 22: World Series of Poker Platter

Right outside the main doors to the Amazon room there is a Steve Soffa/On Tilt display.  Soffa is the new designer of the World Series of Poker bracelets, which each new winner getting it engraved as they wish.  Additionally, Soffa has a number of...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 21: The World Sleeps-Poker Rools, David Levi Drama

It’s hard to imagine that there is a place other than the World Series of Poker where more people celebrate their greatest professional moments in the wee hours of the morning.  Nearly every morning before the sun comes up a poker player will be...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 20: No Moon Sightings, Karina Jett In Contention

One of the sounds heard multiple times a day while wandering through the halls and poker rooms at the 2010 World Series of Poker is the question: Where is Darvin Moon?  Of all the sights you’ll see at the WSOP, Moon is not one of them.  When the...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 19: Farha Wins Third Bracelet, No Final Tables Today

Today is the first time in two weeks that no final tables will be decided, but I’m sure that’s just fine for most members of the media.  The reason press row is grateful for a little rest today is because the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low-8 or Better World...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 18: Ladies Event Controversy, Bellande Prop Bet

Despite the Ladies event being over for nearly 24 hours, tons of controversy still surround the event.  Just taking a brief walk around, numerous conversations are still taking place on the subject.  One guy, who found himself between two women in...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 15: The (Almost) All Ladies Event, Doyle Responds to Annette

At 12:00pm “The First Lady of Poker,” Linda Johnson, officially started the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Event with the famous words “Let’s shuffle up and deal,” but she might as well have said, “Let’s start the madness.”  Before the first cards were even...

WSOP Sights and Sounds Day 14: World Cup and World Series

The “Bad Beat Bar” has barely seen any use during the World Series of Poker, except to host free WSOP seminars.  Tomorrow that is likely to change because it’s the start of the World Cup.  Soccer in America isn’t as popular as it is in most...

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