Nov 10, 2013 |

The Week That Was: Ryan Riess Wins WSOP Main Event

The Week that Was highlights the biggest news in poker of the week. Ryan Riess winning the World Series of Poker Main Event dominated the headlines with the 23-year-old’s $8.3 million win. Also, New Jersey issued approvals for real-money online poker to some operators. Ryan Riess Wins the 2013 WSOP Main Event Ryan Riess entered […]

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Nov 6, 2013 |

Ryan Riess Within Reach of 2013 WSOP Main Event Title

Ryan Riess and Jay Farber slowed down for just a few moments on the heels of two explosive hands which saw pots in excess of 50 million. Riess held a slight chip lead with 102 million to Farber’s 88 million. Farber’s rail chanted “Six high” in reference to Farber’s big bluff and Riess’ rail responded […]

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Nov 5, 2013 |

How and Why Sylvan Loosli Was Eliminated in 4th Place

Sylvain Loosli returned to the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event sixth in chips with 19,600,000. The first couple of hours Loosli didn’t play many hands and dipped as low as around 10 million but after the third elimination he put his stack in play more often. Loosli picked up two […]

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Nov 7, 2010 |

November Nine: Cheong’s Demise Sets Up Duhamel-Racener Battle

When play got down to the final three players, many thought it was a foregone conclusion that Jonathan Duhamel and Joseph Cheong would be battling heads-up for the bracelet.  As this final table has reminded us though, in poker there are no foregone conclusions.  Instead of a Cheong vs. Duhamel showdown, poker fans will be […]

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Nov 7, 2010 |

November Nine: Grinder Goes Out 5th, Filippo Finishes 4th

There is only one elimination to go before play ends for the night and this event is quickly becoming a two-horse race thanks to the near back-to-back eliminations of Michael Mizrachi and Filippo Candio in fifth and fourth places respectively.  With Jonathan Duhamel taking care of Grinder and Cheong disposing of Candio, the two young’uns […]

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Nov 7, 2010 |

November Nine: Racener and Duhamel Double Up; Cheong Leads

Things are starting to get down to the nitty gritty as the final five each vie for one of the coveted spots in Monday’s heads-up battle. The decision making is becoming more deliberate, the all-ins are coming at a faster clip, and the dramatic suck outs of the all-in situations just keep coming, most recently […]

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Nov 7, 2010 |

November Nine: Dolan Out Sixth, Racener Doubles

John Racener Doubles Up Michael Mizrachi raised to 2,500,000 form under the gun and John Racener moved all-in behind him for 9,825,000. Action folded back around to Mizrachi, who thought a while before calling. Mizrachi showed A8 and Racener had the best of it with AK. Racener held his advantage on the T22 flop and […]

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Nov 7, 2010 |

November Nine: Jason Senti Exits in Seventh Place

Candio has been a lot more active since play resumed The post- dinner break lethargy often associated with poker tournaments doesn’t seem to be an issue here, as players are four-betting, shoving all-in, and getting involved in pots while they still can before the escalating blinds make it increasingly difficult to avoid getting all their […]

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Nov 6, 2010 |

November Nine: Grinder On Top at Dinner Break

 The players are now on a 90-minute dinner break and the player many had predicted would win the whole shebang is now in the chiplead. Michael Mizrachi has pushed his way to the top of the chip stacks while John Racener has finally found some magic.  John Racener Effectively Doubles Up Action folded to John Racener […]

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Nov 6, 2010 |

November Nine: Jarvis Out 8th, Grinder’s Got Chips

We only lost one player the past hour, but the chips have been flying and the counts have seen people chipping up and. While Jonathan Duhamel is holding on to the chip lead still, Joseph Cheong and Michael Mizrachi are nipping at his heels, while John Dolan is having a hard time holding on to […]

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