Articles by: Kristi Strause

Sebastian Pauli Crowned EPT London Main Event Champion

Kristi Strause | October 19, 2014

Saturday was a very long day for the eight players that returned for the EPT London Main Event Final Table. It was a strenuous four hours before the first elimination of the day, and the remainder of the departures didn’t happen much quicker. After almost ten hours of play and seven eliminations, it was Sebastian Pauli who would […]

Sebastian Pauli Continues to Lead EPT Main Event Final Table

Kristi Strause | October 17, 2014

By the close of Day 5 of the EPT London Main Event, Sebastian Pauli, who had taken a late lead in the event at the close of Day 4, would remain at the top of the pack as the bags came out. With just 16 players returning for Day 5, only half of them bagged and tagged to claim their seats […]

Tristan Wade Wins First Circuit Ring, West Palm Beach Main Event Title

Kristi Strause | August 11, 2014

Tristan Wade, a 2011 World Series of Poker bracelet winner and South Florida native, decided to enter the first WSOP Circuit Main Event of the 2014-2015 season at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. With his family and friends sitting nearby to watch him seal the deal, Wade defeated a stacked final table, beating fellow bracelet-winner David Diaz heads up to […]

Just 45 Women Left Chasing Poker’s Biggest Title

Kristi Strause | July 10, 2014

It may be hard to be a woman in the poker world; numbers alone dictate you’re going to be the minority throughout the entire event. The WSOP Main Event is no different. Of the 6,683 total players; out of those competitors, only 282 were female. Not to say that some women aren’t more than happy to take their seats […]

Hui Dedicated Main Event to Harwood and Her Mom

Kristi Strause | July 10, 2014

A poker player’s life is hard, especially when the person you choose to spend it with is going through a rough time. Loni Harwood and Phil Hui, both WSOP bracelet winners, have learned to lean on each other as they deal with the ups and downs of the poker world and life. Hui recently won $286,976 by […]

The Shortest Stack, Giuseppe Pantaleo, on Day 2C of Main Event

Kristi Strause | July 9, 2014

For many players, making Day 2 of the Main Event is something to strive for, a goal for the beginner or the bucket-lister just to say that they survived a day of the tournament. But how far would you go to return for the second day, especially with ten million dollars on the line? At […]

Triana Iglesias Joins Other Celebrities in Support of 2014 Main Event

Kristi Strause | July 8, 2014

The 2014 Main Event of the World Series of Poker is for more than just poker superstars and serious grinders. The event attracts a wide variety of people, from first time poker players, 21-year olds out to make a splash in the real world, people crossing items off their bucket list, and of course, celebrities. This […]

Seidel, Rettenmaier Stay Near Top During Day 1B Of Main Event

Kristi Strause | July 6, 2014

Ray Romano came to play in Day 1B of the Main Event on Sunday, and he brought with him a special guest. His son, Matt Romano, who just turned 21, came along to play in his first WSOP. While Ray was seated at one of the feature tables in the Amazon Room after setting the cards […]

Eric Worre And The Table Of Champions On Day 1A Of Main Event

Kristi Strause | July 6, 2014

Sometimes, getting lucky at the WSOP does not necessarily mean that you’ve been getting dealt good cards. It might not even mean that you are winning or playing well. But in the case of Eric Worre, he got lucky, or unlucky, just by his table draw for Day 1A of the Main Event. Being at […]

Marty Mathis Grinding WSOP Main Event Day 1A; Mexico on Day 1B

Kristi Strause | July 5, 2014

Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis is not your normal 25-year-old poker player. A graduate of Florida State, Mathis has played poker for the last several years since finishing school. He travels the world and plays, mostly online, and has made Mexico his home base for the last few years. One of the most popular questions Mathis gets […]

Kenney and Jaddi Knock Out Bracelet Wins; Trickett Gets Second Chance

Kristi Strause | July 5, 2014

Not everyone was at a barbecue, grilling out and eating food on this festive holiday; they would not be found soaking up the sun at a pool with their friends either. As fireworks were going off in the distance, the last few events leading up to the Main Event here at the 2014 World Series of Poker were […]

Brunson Defeated Heads Up; Shack-Harris Takes WSOP POY Lead

Kristi Strause | July 4, 2014

With the Main Event right around the corner, the 2014 World Series of Poker is gearing up for the chaos in a big way. The week leading up to biggest event of the summer has been jam-packed with tournaments and charity events, preparing the players for the largest weekend of the summer. The Big One […]

Little One For One Drop Motivates Players To Give Back

Kristi Strause | July 3, 2014

Thursday has sometimes been known as thirsty Thursday; in the case of this particular Wednesday at the 2014 World Series of Poker, the players could definitely be described as thirsty for a bracelet win. As the series is quietly coming to a close, and the events left on the schedule are few and far between, […]

Esfandiari Denied Repeat in One Drop; Henson Earns First Summer Cash

Kristi Strause | July 1, 2014

The beginning of a busy week at the World Series of Poker brought a lot of events to a close, as the Main Event slowly approaches and the tournament schedule starts to empty out. The Monster Stack and the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em events finished up by the end of the evening, and the Big One For One Drop […]