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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2008 | Poker Personalities

Until you face someone down across the green felt, you really never know what lurks inside.  Until you follow a cocktail waitress through a crowded poker room, you really never know what she hears.  Until you push a broom as a porter, you never see the junk humanity throws at you.  Until you stand behind the cashier’s window at tournament buy in time – or the pay-out window, you never quite understand the meaning of pressure.  Until you deal the card on the river that busts out a poker pro, you never really get to see how they react to a loss.  The personalities of poker are too complex and varied to paint in a few pages but please check back often because that is our intent here at PokerWorks – to give you a glimpse of the real world of poker and it is definitely not the TV version.

The Round Table – Tiffany Michelle Making it through the Main

She is well known for her on camera interviews with all of the poker players on PokerNews.com, but now she is the one being interviewed. Tiffany Michelle talks about her experiences in the Main Event on the dinner break of day 4. I can’t believe I...

The Round Table – Adam ‘Roothlus’ Levy Main Event Updates

Adam has cashed for over a million online and already has 5 cashes going into the Main Event of the 2008 WSOP. He shares the roller coaster that was his first 2 days of the biggest event in poker. I started out the Main Event with a decent table...

WSOP Diary of Tom Schneider: Focused but Frustrated and Felted

This wasn’t the positive World Series of Poker experience that Tom Schneider had in mind. After a stellar WSOP in 2007, with three final tables – two of which were bracelet victories – and the Player of the Year title, he had high hopes for a...

WSOP Diary of Kristy Gazes: On Main Event Day, It’s All Good

The history between Kristy Gazes and the World Series of Poker has been a rocky one. While she excels at other tournament series on a regular basis, the WSOP has been somewhat of a thorn in her side. Her best performance at the WSOP was in 2001...

WSOP Diary of Scott Clements: Rested and Ready for Main Event

It didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was damn close. Scott Clements came to the 2008 World Series with some specific goals in mind: five cashes, two final tables, and one bracelet. Going into the main event, he was just a tad short, with four...

The Round Table - Mark Seif at the 2008 Series

Mark Seif knows a thing…or 2 about poker at the World Series. In 2005 he won back-to-back bracelets, besting thousands of players to pick up the wins. He has cashed for 2 million dollars in worldwide tournaments and is at the 2008 WSOP looking for...

The Round Table – Mike Matusow Finds Solace at the Series

He has very publicly ridden the ups and downs of poker and shared his feelings with the world along the way. After winning a weight loss bet with Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow showed up at the 2008 WSOP … pounds lighter and ready for a great...

WSOP Diary of Scott Clements: Hitting Halftime

More than half of the events of the 2008 World Series of Poker have been completed. Nearly half of the actual days of WSOP play are yesterdays. And the players are feeling it. For those committed to playing quite a few events and accomplishing...

Fish Wins Bracelet – A Conversation With Scott Seiver

I first met Scott Seiver at the 2007 World Series of Poker. I noticed this jolly, happy go lucky guy playing poker, laughing, and having a good time. He looked like he'd be more at home as an extra in a Chris Farley or Adam Sandler movie than at a...

WSOP Diary of Tom Schneider: Focused & Motivated

Most would call it, at the very least, an above-average start to the 2008 WSOP – three cashes, including one final table and the near-miss of another. But Tom Schneider has higher expectations. They are not unreasonable, as his goals spurred him on...

WSOP Diary of Kristy Gazes: Positivity and a Topless Pool

Everyone knows Kristy. No matter where we try to chat for these WSOP Diary segments, people see her and want to say hello, grab a hug, or ask how she is doing. And it’s easy to see why she is so popular – she is far and away one of the most genuine...

Liebert in the Limelight – Kathy Makes First 2008 WSOP Final Table

She is the top female tournament earner in the history of poker with over $4.5 million thus far. She has more accomplishments on her poker resume in a span of 14 years than most players could hope to accumulate throughout a lifetime. And yet Kathy...

WSOP Diary of Scott Clements: Looking for a Three-peat

From a business and mortgage background, Scott Clements went from a home game in his garage to the professional circuit in what seemed like no time. And with a quiet and humble personality, not to mention a very respectful attitude toward the game...

Maria Ho Back To Try Again

Every year as the Main Event gets closer to the final table, the question comes up “will a woman make the final table” and “can a woman win the Main Event?” With the exception of Barbara Enright who finished 5th in 1995 no woman has done so. Last...

WSOP Diary of Kristy Gazes: Starting Down but Staying Determined

Known as an outspoken yet respectful pro, Kristy Gazes is welcomed at any table. Though her long-proven skills in most variations of poker give opponents a reason to be fearful, her sense of humor, honesty, and understanding of the game’s ups and...

WSOP Diary of Tom Schneider: 2007 POY Ready to Repeat

Out of the world of high-limit cash games, typically in Arizona casinos, Tom Schneider has made quite an impact on the poker tournament scene over the past several years. And the stellar year he had at the 2007 World Series of Poker catapulted him...

Kristy, Tom, and Scott to Share Experiences

One of the great things about the World Series of Poker is the personal stories that emerge. While victories typically determine which stories get reported, it is important to take into consideration the ups and downs, which are sometimes extreme...

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

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