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Phil Ivey Claims 10th World Series of Poker Bracelet: Tied for Second All-Time

Phil Ivey has claimed his 10th World Series of Poker bracelet and is tied for 10th all-time after Phil Hellmuth with 13.   The 38-year-old Las Vegas resident is tied with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan although one can argue that Ivey’s wins are far more impressive due to the dramatic increase in player fields.

Ivey’s feat was accomplished at the $1,500 buy-in Eight Game Mix tournament in which he also walked away with  $167,332.  His last three victories have come in mixed game formats.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/29/2014

The Players Championship 2014 Final Table: John Hennigan Wins

The Players Championship 2014 Final got underway on Thursday at 2 pm PST (5 pm EST).

This event featured a $50,000 buy-in.  Ultimately it was John Hennigan who walked away the winner. 

The man known as Johnny World was final tabling this event for the second time in a row. After taking 12th in the 2012 PPC, Hennigan finished in third place last year, collecting over $685,000. Hennigan was heads-up for what would have been his third bracelet earlier this summer, but he lost to Ted Gillis in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/26/2014

George Danzer Wins WSOP Bracelet on Way to Becoming Player of Year

Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer has just won the WSOP Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship for $352,696.  Last week, he won the Seven Card Razz Championship for $294,792. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/20/2014

Current WSOP Player of the Year Leader George Danzer Leads at Event 38

The current World Series of Poker Player of the Year leader continues to prove why he should earn that title.  George Danzer came into Day 3 of Event #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship as the chip leader with 13 players remaining.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/19/2014

41 Players Confirmed for Big One For One Drop: Approaching 56 Cap

The World Series of Poker has confirmed that 41 players are signed up to take part in the upcoming Big One For One Drop, which could ultimately pay out over $20 million. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/18/2014

2009 World Series of Poker Champ Joe Cada Wins Second Bracelet

Team PokerStars Pro Joe Cada has just won the WSOP Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em Championship for $670,041.  His previous WSOP Bracelet was the 2009 WSOP Main Event, making him the first Main Event winner since Carlos Mortensen (2001) to subsequently win a WSOP bracelet.

The $670,041 that he won here takes his total live earnings to $10,296,221, which will propel him to 24th on the all-time money listing, just ahead of T.J. Cloutier.  It was his second largest live cash (behind the 2009 WSOP Main Event).

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/17/2014

Gus Hansen World Series of Poker Debut Interrupted by Pool Party

A Vegas pool party at some unknown location resulted in Danish poker pro Gus Hansen missing the World Series of Poker #35 $5,000 buy-in 8-handed No-Limit Hold'em event.

This was to be his debut at the 2014 WSOP.

“Pool party on Friday nite ruined my debut at the 2014 WSOP.   Maybe 5k 8 handed will be my first event” he tweeted.

Or maybe not.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/16/2014

A Bunch of WSOP Main Event Finalists on Verge of Making Final Cut in Event 32

Since winning the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event in 2009, 26-year-old Michigan native Joe Cada has come close to winning his 2nd bracelet.  He finished 2nd in Event 31 at the 2012 WSOP and 4th on two occasions at last year’s World Series of Poker. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/16/2014

Daniel Negreanu Closing in on Another WSOP Final Table

Finishing 2nd in the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #3, poker pro Daniel Negreanu is hoping to make a serious run in the Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.

Heading into the last day before the final table is determined, Negreanu was within striking distance of the top nine players. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/10/2014

George Danzer Wins 2014 WSOP $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship

Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer won the $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas a few hours ago. Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu was eliminated in tenth place.

This is Danzer’s first WSOP bracelet and tenth cash at the WSOP. Of those 10 cashes, Danzer has gone on to make the final table eight times, which is a remarkable record. He has been in great form recently, winning his fourth SCOOP title online at PokerStars last month.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/09/2014

Phil Hellmuth: ‘Crazy Frenchman is Going to Cost Me My 14th Bracelet’

Gunning for his 14th World Series of Poker bracelet, poker pro Phil Hellmuth went up against Frenchman Davidi Kitai….and it wasn’t going to be pretty.  Not only was Hellmuth eliminated, Kitai ultimately won the Event #15: No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/07/2014

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Selling Himself for $16,700: More Than a 2014 Ford Fiesta

Sexy, dark, brooding at times, temperamental on other occasions....likes fine dining restaurants, hanging out with celebrities, very big hands (er..ego).  Going rate: $16,700 a night.

A good escort might go for over $1,000 an evening. 

Phil Hellmuth?

Yep, he’s charging $16,700.

Oh, and you won’t even get the sex!

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/05/2014

WSOP No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Fina - Negreanu vs. Volpe: So Who Won?

A handful of big name poker players have made the final table of the World Series of Poker Event #13: No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball with the top three finishes all having some degree of name recognition.  These included the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Paul Volpe, the later of whom ultimately won.  All of those playing at the final table had enjoyed past success on the live tournament circuit.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2014

$10m Top Prize for WSOP Main Event Gets Lukewarm Support From Barry Shulman

LAS VEGAS -- Controversies at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) are like pimples on a teenager's face--they are always there, and there are a lot of them.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/03/2014

Martin Meciar Wins Eureka 4 Rozvadov for €87,600

PokerStars Qualifier Martin Meciar became Slovakia's first ever Eureka champion after beating a 493-player field in Rozvadov to scoop €87,600. The original first prize was six thousands more but Meciar made a heads up deal with Michael-David Passy and then it took him only couple of hands to eliminate his last opponent and seize even €10,000 left for the winner.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/03/2014

Phil Hellmuth Just Misses 14th WSOP Bracelet Win: Ted Forrest Wins 6th Bracelet

It happened three times during the 2011 World Series of Poker, record bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth oh so close to winning another bracelet before bowing out in 2nd place.

It’s happened again in this year’s $1,500 Razz event, which drew 352 players, resulting in a $475,200 prize pool.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/02/2014

Eureka 4 Rozvadov Main Event Final Table Determined

Final table of the €1,100 Eureka 4 Rozvadov Main Event is set with eight players (out of 493) remaining in a race for a€93,600 first prize. Martin Meciar from Slovakia will start the finale as a chip leader, he finished day 3 with 2,200,000 chips after he bust Ismail Kalkan in 9th place.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/02/2014

Bert Green Leads Last 24 Players Into Eureka Rozvadov Day 3

Eureka 4 Rozvadov Main Event is down to just 24 players who will return tommorow to play for a chair at the final table. They made impressive run to advance into day 3 in a 493-player field with the eventual champion taking home €93,600.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/01/2014

Phil Ivey And The 2014 WSOP: Is He In Or Is He Out?

Hamlet famously once asked, "To be or not to be?"

For the folks who run the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the question seems to be, "Ivey or not Ivey?"

That's Ivey as in Philip Dennis Ivey Jr.--Phil to his pals--one of the best professional poker players on the planet.

And one of the most controversial.

Three years ago, Ivey skipped the WSOP for the first time in his career because he was involved in a huge controversy.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/29/2014

Russian Player Wins $1 Million in PokerStars 2014 SCOOP High Stakes Event

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Russian player Ivan ‘vandir4rek’ Soshnikov won the 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event ‘High’ tournament for more than $1 million on Monday night, in what turned out to be a record field of 657 players for the event, easily surpassing the 2010 record of 615. It meant the total prize pool of $6,570,000 was more than double the $3 million guarantee.    

Submitted by Press Release on, May/20/2014

Phil Ivey Wins Over $500k in Two Days: Blom Drops $380,000

Poker icon Phil Ivey won $441,380 over a two day period after 835 hands were played in six different sessions concluding on Tuesday.

Most of his winnings on Tuesday came during a session played in the late morning at the $1,500/$3,000 8-game tables, according to PokerNews.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2014

Poker Pro Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow’s Life to Hit the Big Screen

Variety Magazine reported Monday that poker pro Mike “The Mouth” Matusow’s life would be made into a film.

The project is currently in development as a biopic by 1984 Professional Defense Contractors.

Matusow is one of the most colorful players in the game having had bouts with drug addiction, sex, promiscuity and other depravities we can’t get into on this family website.  

Matusow has also spent time in jail and once attempted suicide.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/13/2014

Danish Poker Sensation Gus Hansen Has Lost Nearly $18 Mil at Full Tilt Poker

HighStakesDB.com released a report that Danish poker pro Gus Hansen has lost $17.8 million just playing at Full Tilt Poker, making him one of the biggest all-time losers on that site.

While Hansen first started playing at Full Tilt Poker approximately ten years ago, most of his losses have occurred over the past year-and-a-half.

He is down nearly $3 million this year alone.  Last year he dropped nearly $8 million.

Prior to 2012, Hansen had taken a brief hiatus from high stakes online poker games.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/11/2014

Oh Crap! Poker Scammer Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo Now Cleaning Toilets

One of the most notorious poker players in recent times, Portugal’s Jose “Girah” Macedo, is now reportedly cleaning toilets.

Once considered a "poker prodigy" among other players, Macedo got caught up in an internet cheating scandal that he later admitted to.

In the past year, Macedo has started his own cleaning business along with a group of friends. The business has reportedly made €240,000.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/11/2014

Philipp Gruissem Wins EPT Grand Final €25K High Roller

EPT London High Roller champion Philipp Gruissem has won the €25k High Roller for €993,963 at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final after beating PCA Super High Roller champion Scott Seiver. After the elimination of Belgian #1 Davidi Kitai in third place, Gruissem, 27, and Seiver, 29, cut a heads-up deal and then went all-in blind in the final hand. Today’s victory puts Gruissem at the top of the German all time money list, ahead of 2011 world champion Pius Heinz.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/02/2014

Monte-Carlo EPT Grand Final Main Event 2014 Final Table Determined

Seven of Friday’s eight finalists in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event won their seats on PokerStars for just €1,700 between them - and stand to win up to €3.7m.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/01/2014

Poker Player, Former Stock Broker Does Not Have to Pay Child Support

A United Kingdom appeal judge, Lord Justice Longmore, has ruled that a professional poker player and former stock broker will not have to pay child support since his income is not from ‘gainful employment’.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/28/2014

Keven Stammen Wins the WPT Championship 2014

There are few soft spots in a field as talented as the 328 that entered the World Poker Tour World Championship sponsored by partypoker at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, and so it is fitting that there were no soft spots at the final table of six.

 

The table included Keven Stammen, Byron Kaverman, Tony Dunst, Ryan D'Angelo, Curt Kohlberg, and Abe Korotki, and in the end a large starting stack proved to be the difference in a relatively even collection of top poker talent.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/27/2014

Macau Regulars Dominate in Super High Roller Final 2014

Seven Macau high-stakes cash game players came to compete in this year’s €100k Super High Roller - and three of them have made the final. They include chip leader Rono Lo (aka Lo Shing Fung) who has 4,558,000, some distance ahead of Germany’s sensational Ole Schemion who has 2,818,000. Lo’s friends Richard Yong and Paul Phua will also be back in the Salles des Etoiles at 1pm tomorrow, having outlasted 42 of the entrants (so far) and now all guaranteed at least €241,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/25/2014

Miles Austin Now Ranks Among Top Athletes to Become Celebrity Poker Players

Two big names were out of the 2014 WPT World Championship Thursday.  Dallas Cowboys player Miles Austin and World Series of Poker bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth were ousted after going deep into the remaining 42 players.  Austin did outlast Hellmuth for the recod.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/24/2014

Breaking News

New York Mobile Sports Bets Wil Likely Pass New Jersey for No. 1

New York Mobile Sports Bets Wil Likely Pass New Jersey for No. 1

New York likely surpassed New Jersey for the top spot in the U.S. sports betting market during the first two weekends that mobile bets were offered, according to a company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are.

DraftKings Pulls Out All The Stops in Final Petition Push....Offers Free Cash?

DraftKings Pulls Out All The Stops in Final Petition Push....Offers Free Cash Enticement?

DraftKings is not hiding the fact that they want to enter the Florida market.  While ads pushing a sports betting petition airing on television in the Sunshine State do not mention the company, DraftKings is now promoting the campaign via Twitter with their name all over it.

Is NYC Really Getting a Casino?

Is NYC Really Getting a Casino?

New York City could become the next Las Vegas.  New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Tuesday proposed a $216.3 billion budget that would bring casino gambling to the Big Apple.