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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2009 | WSOP2009 Tournaments

Cada Defeats Moon to Win 2009 WSOP Main Event

The wait was over, and a 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion was to be crowned. The most exciting tournament of the year reached its final stage - literally and figuratively - and the energy surrounding the heads-up match was nothing but...

2009 WSOP Main Event Final Table: Moon and Cada Set for Final Showdown

Players returned to the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event final table after dinner break with fresh faces. The seven remaining players were fully aware that they may be in for a long night, as the first seven hours of play only resulted in two...

2009 WSOP Main Event Final Table: Akenhead and Schaffel Exit Before Dinner Break

When the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event began in July, there were 6,494 players vying for the opportunity to be at the final table. But it wasn’t until the late-night hours of July 15 with the elimination of Jordan Smith in tenth place that...

WSOP Circuit Event Horseshoe Casino Chicago Dan Livingston

WSOP Circuit - Season Six Main Event Championship Event #11 No-Limit Hold’em Buy-In:  $5,000 (+200) Total Entries:  248   Total Prize Pool:  $1,190,800 October 23-25, 2009 Horseshoe Casino (Chicago) Official Report   Event #11 Headlines 1.  Dan...

Main Event Day 8: November Nine Set With Moon in Lead and Ivey in Spotlight

The last day of the World Series of Poker summer had arrived. It was Wednesday to everyone else in the world, but at the Rio’s Amazon Room, it was the final day of the summer and the opportunity to play poker well enough to make it to the most...

Main Event Day 7: Moon Takes 20 Million Chips and Lead into Final Day

It was to be a day of decisions. Whether those decisions had to do with what to eat for a pre-tournament meal or how much to reraise on the turn, the decisions would and could change 64 people’s lives. Busting out of the tournament today would...

Main Event Day 6: Darvin Moon Shines as Chip Leader

Three days remained in the playdown to the November Nine. The excitement in the field was palpable, as only 185 players started the day on Monday and only nine would finish on Wednesday night. The minimum payout for anyone eliminated on Day 6 was...

Main Event Day 5: Zackey Zooms to Chip Lead With Nearly 5 Million

The tournament was officially in its final days. It would only be a few days before the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event would be set, and Day 5 was one of the few where the field was manageable enough for some players to...

Main Event Day 4: Affleck Leads as Players Soar Into the Money

The day was unlike others of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event. It began with 789 players still holding on to a dream, one that would end in heartbreak for 141 of them who would leave the tournament less $10,000. The last 648 players...

Main Event, Day 4 – The Bubble Bursts

There is no moment in poker quite like the bubble bursting at the Main Event. It's my favorite experience in poker. For many people, especially those who have won their seat via a mega-satellite or on the Internet, the money is a significant deal...

Main Event Day 3: ElkY and Lacay Lead for France as Money Bubble Approaches

Sometimes, a day off is necessary, or at the very least welcomed. The day between 2B and 3 was Thursday and a day off, and it gave everyone the opportunity for a bit of downtime in Vegas. Whether it was playing in the turbo poker tournament for the...

Main Event Day 2B: Eastgate Still in Contention for a Repeat Title

It was a massive undertaking. The field for the day consisted of the combined finishers from Days 1C and 1D, the two largest of the starting days, and there were 2,924 players to fit into the Rio at the beginning of the day on Wednesday. In order to...

Main Event Day 2A: Gaw and Cloutier Lead at End of Their Second Day

The first day that the field begins the combination process is always an exciting one, as it is a sign that the number of players will soon be relatively manageable and all in the same place at the same time in a matter of days. Those who made it to...

Main Event Day 1D: Last Day Boosts Registration Over 6000 Players

The last of the four starting days of the 2009 World Series of Poker $10K Main Event is significant for several reasons, the most obvious being that the final numbers are reported. Until registration closes on Day 1D, there is mostly rampant...

Main Event Day 1C: Rep. Barney Frank Kicks Off Third Day

Poker and politics in the United States are intertwined not only by necessity in today’s age of online gaming but by history. Some of the most famous Presidents have been avid poker players, and many members of state and federal government are...

Main Event Day 1B: Decreased Turnout on 4th of July

Sometimes, one simple moment can sum up an entire experience. The World Series of Poker does it each year, and the 2009 Series was no different. That moment was the launch of Day 1B, as Doyle Brunson gave the “shuffle up and deal” command and...

Main Event Day 1A: The Biggest Game Gets Underway

It was a spectacle. The Rio Convention Center was ready for the throngs of people in every way possible, from the staff prepared to conduct registrations to the signage that boasts of numerous sponsorships. Televisions in the hallway played previous...

Event 56 $5K NLHE 6-H - Hawrilenko Claims Last WSOP Prelim Victory

The last preliminary tournament of the 2009 World Series of Poker was an opportunity. While many used the days before the $10K main event to rest and relax, others were anxious for the chance to cash in, make a final table of, and potentially win...

Day 36 Action: Six-Handed Players Seek Last Non-Main Final

It was only two days before the start of the 2009 World Series of Poker $10K Main Event. And it was a rather slow day as far as the tournament schedule, as the action wound down toward the “big dance.” While there were three tournaments making...

Event 55, 2.5K 2 To 7 Triple Draw: Mosseri Wins 1st Bracelet

Only 257 players took part in the $2,500 Deuce To Seven Triple Draw Event at the 2009 World Series of Poker meaning there was a better than average chance of making the money and winning a WSOP bracelet. Mike Sexton, Gavin Griffin and Billy Baxter...

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