2009 World Series of Poker

2009 World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Updates: More Pros Bow Out, Shut Out

More big name pros have made early exits at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

On Monday, Huck Seed was out along with Jeff Madsen, Mark Seif, Eric Baldwin and Dario Minieri.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Day 1d Sells Out: $8 Million Prize Minimum

Whomever wins the 2009 World Series of Poker main event will be guaranteed at least $8 million.  This news follows after Daly 1d resulted in a sell out and many hundreds being SHUT OUT. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

Miami John Cernuto This Year’s WSOP Inspiration Story

John Cernuto was playing in one of the events leading up to the 2009 World Series Main Event when he literally went unconscious. 

He collapsed during Event #44 ($2,500 Razz) of an apparent heart attack, initial reports suggested, and was taken out by medics on a stretcher.  He awoke on the way out and even found enough strength to use his cell phone.

A few days later, he was released from the hospital and appeared back at the WSOP where he managed to win a cool $23,000 plus.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

When Poker Players Become Violent

What's next, World Series of Poker dealers wearing armor? 

Semi Pro poker player Thang Luu reportedly broke the hand of a dealer on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

World Series of Poker: Jeff Lisandro Continues to Amaze

At the time this story went to press Midnight leading into Monday morning Eastern Standard Time, Jeff Lisandro sat atop the leader board of the 2009 World Series of Poker.  This is an amazing feat

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

Doyle Brunson Thanks His Friends, Harrah’s and Good Genes

It's hard to believe it's been almost a month since I wrote a blog. Time has literally flown by during the WSOP and I don't believe how well I've held up through it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2009

Daniel Negreanu Infection Watch

With poker pro Daniel Negreanu confessing to having flu-like symptoms, it's just a matter of time before others playing along side the Canadian poker pro come down with a similar illness.  Negrean

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Annie Duke Won’t Be Making This Final

Annie Duke bowed out of the 2009 World Series of Poker after only one day Sunday.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

Barney Frank at the 2009 World Series of Poker

Everyone's favorite Congressman, Barney Frank, made an appearance at the 2009 World Series of Poker Sunday, perhaps even upstaging bracelet record holder, Phil Hellmuth, who arrived dressed as a Ro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

World Series of Poker: Who’s Out Early?

The 2009 World Series of Poker is just getting underway but already a number of big name poker pros and celebrities have left the building.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2009

Smallest Starting Day Since 2003 for a WSOP Event

Has the recession hit the 2009 World Series of Poker?  It sure seemed that was the case after Saturday's starting field attracted the smallest number of participants since 2003. 

873 players took to the table including the likes of Gambling911.com friend Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and Chris Ferguson.  That number still surpasses the total who played in 2003, which was 839.  This was also the year that Chris Moneymaker won and helped to kick start today's poker craze.  The following year attracted 2576 players. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Phil Hellmuth to Dress as a Roman Emperor

WHAT:                 PHIL HELLMUTH'S GRAND ENTRANCE TO THE 2009 WSOP MAIN EVENT

DATE:                    Sunday July 5, 2009

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/04/2009

Official Report on Ante-Up for Africa Poker Tournament

Ante-Up for Africa  is a No Limit Texas Hold-Em Tournament in association with the World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2009

2009 World Series of Poker First Eliminations

Day 1A of the 2009 World Series of Poker is now history and there were a few notable eliminations.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2009

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll for Poker High Roller

A few days ago we queried the whereabouts of Guy Laliberte, following his disappearance from the high stakes arena.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

PokerStars World Series of Poker $40 Million Prize Pool

The PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) returns on September 3, 2009 for its eighth year.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

Barney Frank at the World Series of Poker

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, will be available for interviews Sunday at this year's World Series of Poker, being held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.   Congres

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Expected to Set Records

One of the pieces of information Gambling911.com is anxiously awaiting in regard to the 2009 World Series of Poker is how many people will be playing in the main event, which starts today (July 3).

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/03/2009

World Series of Poker Parties Among the Best

Oh how Jenny Woo and the gang are going to regret missing Doyle Brunson's big bash.  We were invited, but none of us are currently in Las Vega

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/02/2009

Have You Met DaBeear?

If you're a Pokertube regular, then you are no doubt familiar with the gruff, Scottish phenomenon that is ‘DaBeear'.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/02/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Main Event Kicks Off Friday

All the parties, all the celebrations and all that money....for some.  A few thousand people will be descending upon Las Vegas to take part in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, which begi

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/02/2009

A-List Stars to Play in 2009 World Series of Poker

By Melissa Arseniuk, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/02/2009

Liquored Up Phil Hellmuth Trapeze Stunt

He's still alive and posting on Twitter so we'll assume he's all right, but had we caught poker pro Phil Hellmuth's earlier Tweets we would surely have been cringing....actually we still are.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/01/2009

Poker players finding tougher game at World Series

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Things have gotten tough at the tables.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2009

UltimateBet’s Brand Cantu Wins WSOP Bracelet in Event #48

Cantu's second career bracelet won in Event #48 of the World Series of Poker just days after a profitable 2nd place finish.

Miami, FL (Marketwire) July 1, 2009 - How do you spot an UltimateBet player in Vegas at this year's WSOP? Just look for bling. Brandon Cantu today added to the growing number of UltimateBet players who have won bracelets at this year's World Series of Poker. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2009

Best Poker Chat Put Downs

What's the best poker chat put-down you've witnessed at the poker tables? 

Do you opt for an all out, foul-mouthed tirade (and get the inevitable chat ban warning mail), or do you prefer a more subtle, cunning response? There are a number of put downs being discussed at the Two Plus Two Forums

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2009

Iran National Anthem Played at World Series of Poker

Bahador Ahmadi, a Canadian born Iranian, won $278,104 and a gold bracelet this past weekend at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Ahmadi requested that the Iranian National Anthem be played in order to pay his respect to all those looking for reform in that troubled nation.  Most of those in the room stood up to show their respect Pokerati reports that he told Nolan Dalla after his win:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/30/2009

Daniel Negreanu Skips the Sushi for White Rice

Daniel Negreanu is stunned to find himself attracted to a girl whose last name isn't Nguyen, Tran, Ming, Minh, Le, Lui, Yeh, Su, Chung, Chin, Chan or Woo. He likes Asians, people.  This according to WickedChopsPoker.com.  Though we really don't need WCP to uncover Negreanu's lust for Asian women.  After all, it was Negreanu who was briefly married to female poker pro Evelyn Ng.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/30/2009

WSOP Academy Hosts First Annual Tournament Of Champions

Winner of 11-person tournament on July 1 to win $10,000 seat to the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event

LAS VEGAS - The World Series of Poker Academy, poker's premier series of instructional camps where participants learn first-hand from the world's greatest players, will host the first annual WSOP Academy Tournament of Champions on July 1, 2009, 8:00pm PST, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/30/2009

Annie Duke Pays $10,000 If She Makes 2009 WSOP Final Table

She made it all the way to the Celebrity Apprentice Season two Final, ultimately losing out to comedian Joan Rivers.  Now poker pro Annie Duke, arguably the most famous woman in the game today, ha

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/30/2009

Breaking News

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Trainer Bob Baffert is facing two lawsuits from gamblers claiming they lost money lost money due to his "illegal, drug-induced win by Medina Spirit."

Midnight Bourbon New Favorite to Win Preakness Stakes

Midnight Bourbon New Favorite to Win Preakness Stakes

BetOnline has instilled Midnight Bourbon as the new Preakness Stakes favorite based on the race day action coming in.  He had been at 5-1 odds the day prior.

2021 Preakness Stakes Morning Odds

2021 Preakness Stakes Morning Odds

The Preakness Stakes morning odds hadn't changed much from the day prior with Medina Spirit favored and Concert Tour having relatively short odds.