Sep 30, 2012 |

WSOPE Bracelet Winner Profile: Francisco De Costa Santos

Francisco Da Costa Santos celebrates his first WSOP bracelet. With four players left in the €1,650 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha event Saturday night at WSOP Europe Francisco De Costa Santos found himself face-to-face with the WSOP bracelet. Encased in a showcase next to the final table, the bracelet seemed to be all that mattered to the […]

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Jun 21, 2012 |

WSOP Bracelet Profile Winner: Naoya Kihara

ICHIBAN! Naoya Kihara is Japan’s first WSOP bracelet winner. Naoya Kihara is going to stand in front of his peers later this week and carry with him the weight of a nation. Kihara, who won the $5,000 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha event Wednesday, will be the first Japanese player to receive a WSOP bracelet in […]

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Dec 5, 2011 |

Jesper Hougaard Signs Sponsorship Deal with

Jesper Hougaard is now the Team Captain of Bet24’s Poker Team. Danish poker pro Jesper Hougaard has two claims to fame. Most importantly, in 2008, he became the first player to win World Series of Poker bracelets in Las Vegas and Europe in the same year. However, regular viewers of the WSOP on ESPN might […]

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Jul 3, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: David Singontiko

David Singontiko had the support of his family on his WSOP bracelet quest. After turning 21 in April David Singontiko set his sights on the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event at the 2011 World Series of Poker as the event he wanted to make his first ever WSOP event. He knew that not a lot […]

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Jun 27, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Justin Pechie

Justin Pechie skipped out on a move to Canada to play the WSOP and it paid off. Only a few months ago Justin Pechie had no plans on winning a bracelet at the 2011 World Series of Poker. He didn’t even have plans to be in Las Vegas for the summer. Pechie, an online poker […]

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Jun 25, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Mitch Schock

Mitch Schock is North Dakota’s first WSOP bracelet winner. Moments after winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet Mitch Schock was still bouncing with joy. It wasn’t the money. It certainly wasn’t the fame. Schock, who lives a simple life as a single dad with three kids, was overjoyed to be the first WSOP […]

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Jun 21, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Eric Rodawig

Eric Rodawig chose to specialize in Stud Hi-Lo and now calls himself World Champion. It’s not uncommon in the poker world to find players who play one game particularly better than they play others. Eric Radowig, a 26-year-old banker from Virginia, is in that boat but he’s not a No Limit Hold’em or Pot Limit […]

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Jun 20, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Chris Lee

Chris Lee has no reason to doubt his live game now that he has his first WSOP bracelet. Starting the 2011 World Series of Poker by going without a cash in his firs ten events, Chris Lee was beginning to question his abilities as a live tournament player. Having crushed the online game, in particular […]

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Jun 15, 2011 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier now has nearly $8,000,000 in lifetime earnings. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has won poker tournaments all around the world but early Wednesday morning he added a small piece of hardware to his collection that might just mean the most to him – and any poker player – a World Series of Poker bracelet. […]

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Jul 4, 2010 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Dan Kelly

dan-kelly When it comes to this year’s crop of WSOP rookies, Annette Obrestad clearly had the most pomp and circumstance surrounding her debut, but if there was another player who came even close to generating a comparable level of attention, it had to be Dan “djk123” Kelly. The 21 year-old college student has been destroying […]

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Jul 1, 2010 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile–Chance Kornuth

Insert witty play on the name Chance here Some might think that Chance Kornuth came out of nowhere to claim the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha WSOP bracelet, but those who follow the online poker scene have known that Kornuth is a player to be reckoned with for a few years now. The Colorado-based poker pro […]

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Jul 1, 2010 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Michael Linn

Mike Linn on the Grand Pavilion stage. Michael Linn is a 22 year-old up and coming poker player from La Jolla, California. He is an English major at Cal-Poly State University, where he learned to play poker his freshman year. His uncle is Barry Greenstein and Linn didn’t realize how high up the poker food […]

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Jun 29, 2010 |

WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile: Valdemar “Luigi” Kwaysser

The third bracelet in two years for Hungary. Valdemar “Luigi” Kwaysser is the second Hungarian to win a bracelet this year – the third overall – after winning the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship. Kwaysser prefers to go by “Luigi” because his name is difficult for others to pronounce and because he has an appreciation […]

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