For many poker pros playing the World Series of Poker Main Event is a normal part of their schedule, something that’s never given a second thought. But for the thousands of amateur players migrate to poker’s Mecca to play a tournament they consider a bucket list event, some of them cash and a lucky few make […]
When players went to dinner in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, they were 51 spots away from the money. For 1,000 people, a cash of at least $15,000 would be just an hour away. For 51 unfortunate players, almost three full days of action in the Main Event would lead to a […]
The last preliminary event on the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule before the $10,000 Main Event kicked off at 4 p.m. with the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship. The $777 Lucky Sevens had two Day 1 flights and three events marched towards awarding a bracelet. Paul Hoefer Wins $1,111 Little One for One Drop & […]
There are only seven bracelets left to be won before things are packed up for the summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker, but there’s a lot left to be determined. Entire summers are made or drastically improved in the last few days leading up to the Main Event, and there are few better […]
There’s been a lot of record-breaking and history-making over the last few months on the World Poker Tour, and while it’s still incredibly early on in the World Poker Tour’s Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic James Carroll made an emphatic statement on Day 1A. The defending champion at Bay 101 put together yet another impressive […]
The final World Poker Tour event of 2014 kicked off Monday afternoon at the Bellagio, and if things continue at the current pace this event will far outdo the field it drew in 2013. By the end of Level 5 Monday night, a total of 402 entries were in the field – well above the […]
Only 10 people make the cut as finalists each year for the Poker Hall of Fame, leaving a few head-scratchers off the list each time. Players with all the necessary credentials are often left on the outside looking in, and the fate of poker industry ‘builders’ is left to the whims of the nominations process. […]
Day 2C of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event returned 2,571 players from the largest Main Event starting day in history (3,768). UFC announcer Bruce Buffer kicked off the action with and fired up the crowd with his explosive “Shuffle Up & Deal!” After three levels of play the field is down to […]
This is the 10th year that the WSOP has been held at the Rio convention center. Joe Hachem encouraged players to join him at WSOP APAC and kicked off the Main Event.
For most poker players the WSOP Main Event is the dream. In 2005 Joe Hachem travelled from Australia to Las Vegas to chase the dream and ended up winning the WSOP Main Event and $7.5 million. Saturday he gave words of wisdom to the Day 1A field before kicking things off with the “Shuffle Up […]
Up until one week ago at the 2014 World Series of Poker, Main Event champions were victims of a so-called “curse”. No Main Event winner who earned their title after Carlos Mortensen was able to win a bracelet after taking down the biggest tournament in all of poker. Joe Cada was the one to break […]
Greg Merson admits that he didn’t see any benefit in being an ambassador before, but now accepts that promoting himself and the game is best for everyone.
Mukul Pahuja has been on quite a run in tournaments over the last seven months, and he once again finds himself in a great position to contend for a major title at the 2014 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star. Pahuja enters the six-handed final table with 6,470,000, which is good enough for the overall chiplead […]
Lance and Tim are in Australia and break down the big stories at Aussie Millions. Joe Hachem reflects on his recent controversial remarks as does Jonathan Duhamel. Download