Jacquelyn Scott, a well-known recreational tournament player in her home state, defeated Hope Williams of Tempe, Ariz., to walk away with the $153,876 first prize in the Ladies No-limit Hold ’em Championship at the Rio Convention Center.
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Hollywood screenwriter Carol Fuchs became the first woman to win an open event at this year’s World Series of Poker as she took down the $1,500 buy-in Dealer Choice tournament early Sunday at the Rio Convention Center.
Mike Gorodinsky won the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship tournament at the World Series of Poker early Friday at the Rio Convention Center. He took home $1,270,086 and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy, named in honor of the late poker pro from Las Vegas.
The charity event at Jose Canseco’s home involved Jamie Gold in heads-up hold ’em vs. one of his admirers, a University of Montana graduate named Bradley Anderson. The former WSOP kingpin needed roughly 10 minutes to take the kid’s comped $1,000 buy-in.
Mike Gorodinsky won the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship tournament at the World Series of Poker early Friday at the Rio Convention Center.
Max Pescatori won his second event of the 2015 World Series of Poker as he took down the $10,000 buy-in Seven-card Stud High-Low Eight or Better Championship early Monday at the Rio Convention Center.
A 27-year-old recreational poker player from Westminster, Colo. entertained observers at the Rio Convention Center with his unique all-in call and won the World Series of Poker’s $1,500 buy-in “Millionaire Maker” No-limit Hold ‘em tournament late Tuesday.
Phil Hellmuth was in his element, soaking up all the attention when he started on a victory lap around the World Series of Poker’s main table.
Phil Hellmuth is one of 12 players remaining in the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in Razz Championship and will try for his record 14th bracelet Monday.
World Series of Poker officials said they are investigating allegations that a player cheated his way to a fifth-place finish in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-limit Hold ‘em Championship that ended Thursday.
Aditya Prasetyo, a professional poker player from Cambridge, Mass., will own a sizable chip advantage when the final table of the World Series of Poker’s “Colossus” No-limit Hold ‘em tournament begins Wednesday.
The “Colossus” event was billed as the People’s Poker Tournament, an invitation for anyone who’s ever played on a dusty table in the garage or quoted “Rounders” to mosey on down to the Rio Convention Center for their shot at a WSOP bracelet. And what better way to prove that than to have a lowly Review-Journal reporter sign up.
The numbers are in, and the World Series of Poker’s “Colossus” smashed the record for the largest live tournament in history.
This is what makes the World Series of Poker so inviting each year, players such as Paul Conelly and those journeys that bring them to the Rio, regular people with fascinating backgrounds who dream of reaching a final table and watching a river card turn in their favor to earn them massive amounts of cash.
James Woods already has a fictional high school named after him. Now, the Academy Award-nominated actor is hoping to add a real World Series of Poker bracelet to his list of accomplishments.
The 46th World Series of Poker got underway Wednesday at the Rio Convention Center without the pomp and circumstance of past years.
Martin Jacobson of Sweden and Norway’s Felix Stephensen will go heads-up Tuesday night for the World Series of Poker Main Event title and $10 million first prize.
Four Americans started at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. None remain.
Sure, it was a dream of his to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event. And when his friend texted that he would stake Pappaconstantinou the $10,000 buy-in, the man better known as “Billy Pappas” thought about taking him up on the offer.
Mark Newhouse became the first player since 2004 to reach back-to-back final tables of the World Series of Poker Main Event as Day 7 of the tournament concluded early Tuesday at the Rio Convention Center.
Jorryt van Hoof held the chip lead Monday during the first evening break on Day 7 of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Convention Center.
Martin Jacobson has 22.335 million chips with 27 players remaining and owns the chip lead heading into Day 7 of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship at the World Series of Poker.
Mark Newhouse opens Day 6 of the World Series of Poker Main Event as the chip leader with 7.4 million as he looks to become the first player in the “November Nine” era of the WSOP (since 2008) to reach two Main Event final tables.
Brazilian Bruno Politano leads a field of 146 remaining players in the World Series of Poker Main Event as they headed for a dinner break on Day 5.
Rocky McNatt, a 25-year-old from El Dorado, Calif., was among the chip leaders Friday during Day 4 of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship at the Rio Convention Center when he lost the biggest pot of the tournament to that point.
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