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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2008

2008 WSOP Smashes Records

The following news release provides a look at the explosive growth of poker and interesting facts pertaining to the WSOP.  Graciously provided by Seth Palansky, please enjoy: By Every Measure, 2008 World Series of Poker® Experiences...

Sights and Sounds of the WSOP Main Event Final Table

Promoted as the biggest thing to hit poker since the hole card camera, the World Series of Poker Main Event delay and its “November Nine” had a lot to live up to. The setting was the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio in Las Vegas, the players and...

Peter Eastgate of Denmark Wins 2008 WSOP Main Event

It was the evening of November 10th, 2008 when the two finalists in the 2008 World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold’em Championship event came to the table to play for the ultimate poker victory. Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov were as ready as they...

ESPN TO AIR WORLD SERIES OF POKER FINAL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

ESPN has graciously released a trivia sheet concerning the production of the WSOP.  Please Enjoy. SAME DAY COVERAGE OF POKER’S GREATEST PRIZE A capacity crowd packed the Penn and Teller Theater Sunday as November Nine was trimmed to a pair of...

WSOP Final Table Results in European Heads-Up Match

The final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event was determined on July 15th. With the late-night elimination of Dean Hamrick, the nine remaining poker players were set to return on November 9th for a final table hyped by the media and...

WSOP November Nine - A Look at the Full Tilt Pros

Within days, the 2008 World Series of Poker main event will host its final table with the nine finalists who have waited several months for the opportunity to finish what they started. Though each of them were awarded $900,670 as they departed Las...

WSOP November Nine - A Look at the PokerStars Pros

The 2008 World Series of Poker main event final table is right around the corner, and the nine finalists have waited several months for the opportunity to play for the $9.1 million first prize. Six of those final table players signed sponsorship...

ESPN TO PRESENT SAME DAY COVERAGE OF POKER’S GREATEST PRIZE

Thanks to ESPN, we are publishing the following for all the followers of the WSOP 2008 Final Table .  Norman Chad has a comment on each of the November Nine.  Enjoy! WORLD SERIES OF POKER FINAL TO AIR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 The most-anticipated...

World Series of Poker Final Table Preview

The 39th World Series of Poker Main Event final table “Nine” will reconvene on November 9th to duke it out for the top prize of $9,119,338, the second highest payout in WSOP history.  The four month delay between deciding the final table and playing...

WSOP Event #48 Recap

The $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship, Event #48, was held on June 27th – June 29th attracting a record 2,317 entries. The top 198 finishers collected prize money from the massive prize pool totaling $$4,216,940. This was the largest...

2008 World Series of Poker – The Highlight Reel

The most exciting, prestigious, and massive poker tournament series in the world has come and gone, for the most part. With the exception of the WSOP main event final table scheduled to take place on November 9th and 10th, the bulk of the 2008 World...

2008 WSOP Event #35 Recap

The 1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud championship was held on June 18th-20th, attracting 381 players, all hoping to finish in the top 40 and collect a slice of the $520,065 prize pool. This Stud event has a long rich history, having debuted at the WSOP...

WSOP Event #29 Recap

The 2008 World Series of Poker Event # 29 was held on June 15-17, 2008. This event was No-Limit Hold’em, with a Buy-In of 3,000 and a prize pool: $ 1,976,160. The tournament attracted a highly-competitive field of 716 entries and the top 72...

Employees, Charity and Media Event Results

The majority of the events at the 2008 World Series of Poker were highly publicized with live updates from the official WSOP reporters and logged on various websites, blogs, and poker publications. Bracelet winners were made known and final table...

This One Time... At Poker Camp – The 2008 WSOP Comes To An End

As the lights were turned off on the 2008 World Series of Poker, not many people noticed Dean Hamrick. They were too busy celebrating the good fortune of the “November Nine.” Players and their friends and family were high fiving and hugging one...

WSOP Main Event Day 7 Recap

This was it. With the exception of the final table scheduled for November, this would be the most tense and potentially exciting day of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event. Out of the original starting field of 6,844 players, only 27 remained...

The 'Nonymous Nine – More From Day 7 Of The WSOP Main Event

5:10 p.m. ESPN and Harrah's dream is shattered. With the blinds at 60,000/120,000, Dennis Phillips opened the pot from under the gun to 500,000. Peter Eastgate flat called from middle position and Tiffany Michelle called as well from the big...

And Down The Stretch They Come – Day 7 Of The WSOP Main Event

1:55 p.m. Jeffrey Pollack gathered the 27 remaining players around one table and had a discussion with them about if they make it to the final nine. He told them there would be a meeting tomorrow between one and four where they will go over what...

WSOP Main Event Day 6 Recap

79 players returned for day 6 action knowing that they were only 70 players away from reaching poker immortality and a shot at over 9 million dollars. Playes such as Phil Hellmuth, Victor Ramdin, Thomas Keller, and Mike Matusow entered play as the...

Sweating Tiffany Michelle (kinda) – Day Six Of The WSOP Main Event

4:50 p.m. They improved the rail and I once again have better access for watching Tiffany Michelle playing. I joined the action right as she lost a big pot to Ivan Demidov. She had made a bet of 500K on the turn and 800K on the river and he...

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The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

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