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Duhamel, Hachem, Benyamine Still Going Strong at Players Championship

26 players remained in this year’s World Series of Poker Players Championship coming into Day 4.  The event will pay out close to $2 million to the winner and more than a million dollars to runner up.  The winner will also receive the coveted Chip Reese Trophy.

Don Nguyen led with chips coming into Wednesday while Mike Gorodinsky sat with the second largest stack.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/03/2013

Doyle Brunson Busts Out of 2013 Poker Players Championship

It was a good run while it lasted by the Texas Dolly, Doyle Brunson, busted out of this year’s WSOP Poker Players Championship in 53rd place.

Both David Benyamine and 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel, continued to sit among the top 5 chip leaders heading into the overnight hours Tuesday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jul/02/2013

Anthony Gregg Wins 2013 One Drop High Roller, Antonio Esfandiari Makes $1.4m

Anthony Gregg, also known as “Tony”, is the big $4.8 million winner of the 2013 One Drop High Roller event, which featured a $111,111 buy-in.  This is Gregg’s first WSOP bracelet. 

The 26-year-old from Columbia, Maryland was the winner of last August' Parx Open Poker Classic WPT Event, taking home $416,127.  He also finished 2nd at the PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo event last month. 

In just a very short period of time Gregg has become one of the top money earners in poker with $8,732,557 in winnings to date on the live circuit.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/29/2013

Antonio Esfandiari Still Going Strong at One Drop High Roller

You almost want to say “Hey, Antonio, let someone else win!”

Then again, a piece of us wants to see it happen again, and again, and again.

Antonio Esfandiari won last year’s big inaugural $1 million Big One for One Drop Event and the $18, 346,673 that came with it.

By Friday evening, with just 14 players left in the One Drop High Roller event, Esfandiari was still very much in the thick of things. 

Any place 5th or higher pays at least $1 million with 1st place paying $4.8 million. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/28/2013

Antonio Esfandiari is Beyond Sick! Eyes Another Big Money WSOP Title

Last year’s winner of the World Series of Poker One Drop, with the biggest prize ever given out in a single tournament, Antonio Esfandiari, is on a tear once again.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/28/2013

$111,111 Buy-In Kicks Off: Second Most Expensive Tournament in History of WSOP

The $111,111 buy-in event at this year’s World Series of Poker kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas.  It is the second most expensive tournament ever in the history of the WSOP, drawing 166 entrants, including some of the biggest names in poker.

Scroll down below to see the impressive prize pool, which will include a nearly $5 million to the 1st place winner and close to $3 million for 2nd place.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/26/2013

Poker Pro Kevin Boudreau Suffers Brain Hemorrhage While at WSOP

Shocking news confirmed Saturday by the poker community that pro Kevin “Phwap” Boudreau was hospitalized last week with severe bleeding in his brain.  He suffered a brain hemorrhage while on a dinner break at this year’s World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/23/2013

2013 World Series of Poker to Set Record for Participation: 44 Year High

LAS VEGAS - The 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has officially reached the halfway point, eclipsing more than a dozen records along the way and positioning this year’s slate of tournaments to become all-time highs.  

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/20/2013

Alexandre Chieng Wins 2013 APPT Macau Main Event

Alexandre Chieng has won the 2013 APPT Macau Main Event and the $278,940 that comes with it.

Chieng also earned himself a seat into the Macau ACOP Main Event this coming October for his efforts.

To date, Chieng has won close to a half million dollars in live tournament play and has 17 cashes.

Kenneth Leong finishes 2nd and takes home $179,088.

 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/17/2013

Event #29 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E Controversy Over a Conversation in Russian (Video)

PokerNews.com reported on the controversy at Table 376 over two players speaking Russian to one another.

The problem at Event #29: $5000 H.O.R.S.E had to do with the fact that neither players were involved in the hands when speaking Russian.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/16/2013

Doyle Brunson’s Son Todd Makes Final Table of WSOP Event 20

All eyes are on Todd Brunson, son of the Godfather of Poker and friend of Gambling911.com Doyle Brunson.

Todd has made the final table of the World Series of Poker Event 20 - Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.

While the elder Brunson is among poker’s most recognized names, Todd is certainly no slouch.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/12/2013

Neteller to Sponsor Italian Poker Tour

NETELLER, one of the world’s largest electronic payment organisations, is the new partner of the Italian Poker Tour in 2013.

An agreement has been signed between Optimal Payments Plc, the company which operates NETELLER, and IPT Service, the joint venture between PokerStars and the Pagano Group.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/10/2013

World Poker Tour 2013 Schedule Announced

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has unveiled its 2013 schedule Monday.

World Poker tour’s first televised event of Season XII will take place in Los Angeles when the WPT Legends of Poker returns to the famed Bicycle Casino on August 29. Other televised Main Tour events in 2013 include:

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/03/2013

Heartland Poker Tour Cruising Back to the Caribbean With Maria Ho

Port Canaveral, FL – By popular demand, Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) is heading back to the warm waters of the Caribbean with Card Player Cruises, sailing away on January 12, 2014 for a seven-day cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas.  The schedule for “HPT on the High Seas” will include an HPT Main Event, qualifying events, multiple side tournaments, and cash games, along with plenty of sun, sand, and surf. The cruise will depart from Port Canaveral, located near Orlando, Florida.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/03/2013

World Series of Poker 2013 Sets Record: Two More Bracelets Won

The 2013 World Series of Poker has set a new record for a live buy-in tournament.

Just over 6300 players signed up for the newly unveiled Millionaire Maker event, breaking the old record of almost 4000 set back in 2009. 

The individual who wins is guaranteed to walk away with a staggering $1 million with those making the final table also forecast to do well based on the number of entries and massive prize pool.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/03/2013

Unprecedented 6343 Entries at First Ever WSOP ‘Millionaire Maker’ Event

The numbers are in and they are staggering for the first ever World Series of Poker “Millionaire Maker” event. 

The WSOP reports that, after playing two separate flights Saturday (Day 1a and 1b), eight levels of grueling play whittled the field from 6,343 runners, an unprecedented number in terms of low buy-in WSOP tourneys, to 1,481 players.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/02/2013

World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker Event Debuts

The World Series of Poker will be introducing a Millionaire Maker bracelet event Saturday.

It is as described, the winner will walk away with a cool million dollars, guaranteed.

Even better, the initial investment is a mere $1500. No other tournament to date has ever offered a prize this big with a buy-in this small. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/01/2013

Live Webcast of 2013 GuangDong Asia Millions in Macau Online

MACAU, CHINA – PokerStars is set to host an online broadcast of the massive HKD $1,000,000 (USD $129k) ‘GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions’ (GDAM) Main Event from June 5-7, 2013. This continues the incredibly popular webcast coverage that was provided during the recent ninth season of the European Poker Tour, and will be available online at www.pokerstars.tv.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/31/2013

First World Series of Poker 2013 Event Will Award $850K

The Casino Employees event of the World Series of Poker 2013 drew 898 players, generated a $404,100 prize pool, and will award the winner almost $85K.

This is the first event of this year’s WSOP.

Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em / Eight Handed also kicked off Wednesday. 

WSOP.com Real Money Online Poker Room Launches With a Bang

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/30/2013

Viktor Blom Wins $1 Million at SCOOP Main Event

Another $1 million win for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

The online poker phenom has just won the popular SCOOP Main Event and the $1 million cash prize that comes with that honor.

Blom has been winning big in recent weeks at the high stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker, now owned by PokerStars.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/28/2013

David Sands Wins WPT World Championship Super High Roller

It is very rare that you make a World Poker Tour televised final table and still walk away empty handed, but that was what happened to three players on the final day of the World Poker Tour World Championship $100,000 Super High Roller event.

The high buy-in tournament attracted 21 players and so only the top three would walk away with prize money at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/27/2013

Controversial Poker Player Chino Rheem Wins $1.2 Mil at WPT Championship

David “Chino” Rheem has just won the 2013 $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship and the $1.150,297 cash prize that comes with it, much to the behest of some in the poker community.

Rheem, a finalist at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, has been a polarizing figure in the world of poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/25/2013

2013 World Series of Poker Europe Schedule Unveiled

The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe schedule has been released with the High Roller No-Limit-Hold’em event to take place October 22.

The Main Event will kick off on October 20 and continue on for seven days. 

Altogether there are a total of nine events taking place during this year’s WSOPE.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/22/2013

Red Bull Announces Exclusive Partnership With International Stadiums Poker Tour

It was announced on Tuesday that energy drink Red Bull will act as the official beverage choice at the first ever International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT).

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/21/2013

Pat Steele Wins $155k on Heartland Poker Tour

Mount Pleasant, MI - Just before play began Monday at Heartland Poker Tour’s nationally-televised Final Table, 37-year-old Pat Steele said he was “going to have a lot of fun here.”  That he did.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/21/2013

Max Altergott Wins €100,000 Super High Roller at EPT Grand Final 2013

German online high-stakes cash game player Max Altergott had never cashed in a live poker event before, but today he took down the prestigious €100,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final for a massive €1,746,400 first prize.

The other six players to make the money were Canadian Sorel Mizzi, Altergott’s roommate here in Monaco, who finished third, WSOP bracelet winner Timothy Adams, PCA High Roller runner-up Vladimir Troyanovskiy, PCA Super High Roller winner Scott Seiver and WSOP-E High Roller champion Mike Watson.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/16/2013

Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Season 7 Schedule Released

The PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) has released its APPT Macau* Season 7 schedule (see below), which will take place at 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams' from June 7-16.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/16/2013

Jason Mercier Leads at Final Table of 2013 Super High Roller EPT Grand Final

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, who bust the Main Event in seventh place two days ago for €137,000, is chip leader for the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €100k Super High Roller.

Mercier, who also won the Open Face Chinese tourney for €48,000 at the start of the festival, leads a star-studded final which includes PCA Super High Roller champion Scott Seiver, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, who was runner-up in the PCA $25k High Roller and EPT Barcelona Super High Roller finalist Mike Watson.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/14/2013

Jason Mercier Leads Super High Roller EPT Grand Final 2013

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, who bust the Main Event yesterday in seventh place, is chip leader in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €100k Super High Roller at the end of Day 1. Mercier has 1,183,000 with Sorel Mizzi currently second with 885,000. There were 41 players today, with seven re-entries. 30 players made it through Day 1 but those who were eliminated today have until play starts tomorrow at noon to re-enter.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/13/2013

Steve O’Dwyer Wins EPT Grand Final Main Event 2013 and €1,2 million

Steve O’Dwyer has won the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event for a massive €1,224,000 first prize after what many consider to be the best final table in history.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/12/2013

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