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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2012

The 43rd running of the World Series of Poker will find the biggest tournament ever staged having a massive $1,000,000 buy-in, The Big One for One Drop. A total of 61 events will hit the biggest poker stage in the world and all final tables will be televised. It's a long, hot run through enemy territory when you're in search of gold. Follow the action here.

Gregory Merson - WSOP 2012Greg Merson Claims 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship

Greg Merson won the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Hailing from Laurel, Md., Merson had to fight through a field of 6,598 players to claim the title and $8,531,853 and poker's most coveted...

WSOP Main Event 20122012 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Three: Merson, Sylvia, and Balsiger

The 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table kicked off after a 190-day break. The Rio’s Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas was filled with cheering fans, media, and family and friends of the final nine on Monday night. After almost...

Phil Hellmuth WSOPE Main EventPhil Hellmuth Hits Lucky #13 and Breaks Records at the WSOP Europe 2012

Last year Phil Hellmuth ended up with a second place finish three times in his run for his 12th bracelet, it had to be devastating, almost like a jinx had settled in and he couldn't get past it. But this year he took down Event #18 and picked up...

October Nine WSOP 2012The 2012 WSOP Summer Ends, Excitement Builds for the October Nine

The 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event started with 6,598 players. Each had their heart set on entering that exclusive playing field known as the "October Nine" and playing for a first place prize of $8,527,982 (with added interest pending)...

Nick Schulman - WSOP 2012Nick Schulman Claims Deuce to Seven Title for Second Time in Four Years

The Deuce to Seven Lowball No Limit Event #60 found 101 entries all settling into their seats with visions of a gold bracelet and the first place prize dancing through their head. It was never going to be easy, for one thing there were too many...

Dominik NitscheDominik Nitsche Collected $654,797 and a Gold Bracelet in Event #59 NLH $1,000

Event #59 held a massive roll call for 4,620 players in $1,000 No Limit Holdem Event. First Place had Dominik Nitsche's name on it but the rest of the payday would be divided up between the remaining 465 places finishing in the money. The four-day...

Viacheslav Zhukov - WSOP 2012Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split Gets Second Bracelet for Viacheslav Zhukov

With a buy-in of $3,000, how many Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split players does it take to build a prize pool of $1,435,980? Can't do the math? You are forgiven, that's the 'net prize pool' which means it took 526 players. Fifty-four of those...

Gregory Merson - WSOP 2012Greg Merson Razes the Six-Handed No Limit Holdem $10,000 Buy-in and Finds Gold

The final table of Event #57, Six-Handed No Limit Holdem with a $10,000 buy-in, brought 474 players to the felt in search of the gold bracelet and the first place prize of $1,136,197 that would go home with the winner. The prize pool grew to a...

Tomas Junek - WSOP 2012No Limit Hold'em, Event #56, Tomas Junek Claims First WSOP Win in Czech Republic History

Tomas Junek wrote his name on the pages of poker history when he made it through 2,798 runners to claim a first place prize of $661,022. This was Junek's first time to cash at the World Series of Poker and he did one fine job of it - and it was...

Will Jaffe WSOP 2012Event #54 No Limit Hold'em $1,000 Buy-in Taken Down by Will Jaffe

Event #54 had a huge field of 3,221 building a prize pool of $2,898,900 and paying 324 places with $500,075 going home with the winner. It was scheduled for a three-day event but the heads-up final that took nearly four hours brought an...

Neil Willerson - 2012 WSOPNeil Willerson Bests 3,165 Players in Event #53 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem

The $1,500 NLH event was scheduled for three days but the final two refused to just give up and go to sleep so an unscheduled fourth day was added. With 3,166 players jumping in to compete, the prize pool grew to $4,274,100. First place would...

Yen Dang WSOP 2012 Ladies EventLadies No Limit Hold'em $1,000 Buy-in WSOP 2012 Won by Yen Dang

The Ladies No Limit Holdem event started with 936 players but not all of them were female. The prize pool of $842,400 would see that 117 were paid with the winner claiming a first place prize of $170,587. The Muck over at PokerNews.com has a...

Panayote "Peter the Greek" Vilandos - Event 50 WSOP 2012Panayote Vilandos Wins Third WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 50 - $5,000 No Limit Holdem

The WSOP $5,000 buy-in No Limit Holdem event kicked off on June 28th with a total prize pool of $4,704,700 and a field of 1,001 of which 117 would take home money. Panayote "Peter the Greek" Vilandos played through three days of tough...

Greg Hobson WSOP 2012 Event 49Ante-Only No Limit Holdem $1,500 Buy-in WSOP 2012; New Tournament, New Bracelet Winner, Greg Hobson

The Ante-Only event is a 'first-ever' tournament that debuted at the 2012 WSOP. Although Greg Hobson had cashed three times at the WSOP in previous tournaments, this event marked his 'first-ever' gold bracelet. To get that bracelet Hobson had to...

Kenny Hsiung - WSOP Event 48Black Friday got Kenny Hsiung but he got the 2012 WSOP Event 48 Limit Holdem

A prize pool of $674,310 grew out of the pockets of the 247 players that showed up on June 26th to play for a First Place prize of $165,205 knowing 26 others would finish in the money and the rest would go home with memories of straights vs...

Steven Loube - WSOP 2012Steven Loube's Las Vegas Vacation Turns into a WSOP Gold Bracelet

Steven Loube's friend talked him into playing the three-day World Series of Poker Event #47 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8 or Better. That’s what friends are for, to take you down roads you might not otherwise ever discover. Loube had to make it...

Joe Weissman Event 46 WSOP 2012Joey Weissman Won $694,609 in Event 46 - $2,500 NLH Event

Just 1,607 players showed up - and one dog - for the 2012 World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) 46th event, No Limit Holdem with a $2,500 buy-in. The prize pool rang up at $3,655,925 and 171 players would see a piece of it. Joey Weissman took the...

Antonio Esfandiari wins Big Drop WSOP 2012Antonio Esfandiari Just Went to #1 in "All-time Money Winners List"

The WSOP Big One for One Drop found Antonio Esfandiari claiming the single largest prize in sports' history. And he took home a specially designed platinum Richard Mille bracelet from the WSOP 2012 Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One...

Michael Mizrachi - Event 45 WSOP 2012Event 45 $50,000 Poker Players Championship – Welcome Back Michael Mizrachi!

Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi is the first player to win the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy TWICE! It's Mizrachi's third consecutive year for adding a gold bracelet to his collection and it completely reconfirms that we are looking at a poker robot...

Rocco Palmbo WSOP 2012Rocco Palumbo Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet and $462,464 Prize Money

Did you notice the title? Of course you see it is Rocco Palumbo taking down the victory, stacking up the cash, and flaunting the gold bracelet to everyone, but do you see the nice 'even' numbers in the amount he won? Of course you...

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