DraftKings has already crowned 10 millionaires in its weekly ‘Millionaire Maker’ contests alone so far in 2014 – and if things fall right this week at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic they might just help make another. Through weekly GPP (guaranteed prizepool) tournaments during the NFL season, DraftKings qualified 13 players for $12,600 […]
Just one hour remains on Day 5 of the 2014 World Series of Poker and Mark Newhouse continues to strengthen his bid for back-to-back November Nines by the hour. By the end of Level 24 Newhouse had crested to 8,269,000, which is almost 1 million more than he brought to the final table in 2013. […]
We’re entering the crucial stages of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, and with the first level of Day 5 in the books there’s a new chipleader in town. Kyle Keranen has been this deep in the Main Event once before, having finished 38th in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, and now he’s […]
Jon Aguiar is still alive in the Main Event, repping his company Draft Kings. He’d like to be able to keep things more real, but now has to choose his words carefully as a spokesman.
The first World Series of Poker Mixed Max bracelet took place at the 2011 WSOP Europe in Cannes, and there’s been one such event at every subsequent WSOP series except for WSOP Asia-Pacific. That first tournament drew 125 players for a €10,300 buy-in, as Michael Mizrachi beat Shawn Buchanan in the heads-up finale to win […]
Jon Aguiar has shifted his focus from professional poker to running a business, and has somewhat retired from the game. He did, however, make the trip to Hollywood, Flordia for the SHRPO.
The players fortunate enough to still be alive on Day 2A/B have completed 8 levels since the start of the 2013 WSOP Main Event and action has paused to give them time to refuel with dinner before playing two more levels tonight. Raj Vohra and Sergio Castelluccio appear to have strong holds on the chiplead […]
Thursday evening saw the first Australian win a bracelet at the 2013 WSOP in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hi-Lo event and two events neared final tables on their penultimate days. The $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event and the $2,500 Razz event played down to the final few tables of their respective tournaments and are […]
October 2011 Cover It was an interesting year for the poker industry. While the United States moved slowly towards legalized online poker and continued to feel the aftershocks of Black Friday, the live tournament circuit continued to grow here and abroad. Despite the disappearance of much of the televised poker programming that the ousted online […]
Jon Aguiar won his first career WSOP bracelet Monday in Cannes, dedicating the victory to his late grandfather. (Tim Fiorvanti photo) Jon Aguiar has a reputation for being a few things in the poker industry. He’s often loudly defiant of the status quo and not afraid to share his opinions when he thinks something is […]
Jon Aguiar won a marathon heads-up match with Brandon Cantu to capture his first career WSOP bracelet in the Mixed Max Event. (Tim Fiorvanti photo) Jon Aguiar’s path to his first World Series of Poker bracelet was a long and winding one, for sure. He cut his teeth in the online poker world as “FatalError” […]
Michael Mizrachi got off to a strong start on Day 1A, holding the end of day chiplead with 234,850, the only stack over 200,000 (Tim Fiorvanti photo) Saturday was the busiest day yet at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe, with the final two bracelet winners scheduled to be crowned and the biggest attraction […]
Faraz Jaka made the final four of the Mixed Max as he looks to add his 1st career WSOP bracelet to over $3 million in lifetime tournament earnings. (Tim Fiorvanti photo) With the start of the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event looming on Saturday afternoon, there’s still the matter of deciding two […]
Gavin Griffin is already among a select group of Triple Crown winners, but he looks to add his second WSOP bracelet on Sunday. (Heather Borowinski photo) We’re now a week into the 2012 World Series of Poker and Saturday may have been the busiest day thus far. A long bracelet drought was finally ended in […]