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WSOP field down to 18

It’s not always easy being the leader in the World Series of Poker. Anton Morgenstern, from Berlin, Germany, found that out the hard way today. Morgenstern was the chip leader with almost 22 million going into the seventh day of the Main Event. But...

Lane leads WSOP after fourth day

A battle of attrition on the fourth day of the World Series of Poker Main Event ended with Jon Lane ascending into the lead with more than 2.8 million in chips. Sami Rustom (2,485,000) was in second, with Grayson Ramage (2,438,000) in third. Play...

Brunson bows out of Main Event

Sergei Stazhkov played the role of the bad guy, knocking the legendary Doyle Brunson out of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Brunson bet 86,000, Stazhkov briefly paused before re-reaising all-in, and Brunson called all-in for 204,000 with K-10...

Love and poker: To have and to Hold 'Em

Scott Born sat down Wednesday at Table 429 in the Amazon Room at the Rio Convention Center and saw a familiar face: His wife, Laura Green. The newlyweds from Woodstock, Ga., are in Las Vegas for their honeymoon, and each entered the $10,000 buy-in...

Defending champ Merson poised for another run

It is rare for the defending champion to make a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event. In fact, since the starting fields for the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold'em World Championship hit quadruple digits in 2004, only three players...

'Texas Dolly' keeps the crowds on his side

Doyle Brunson is the sentimental favorite every summer during the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold'em World Championship. Maybe it's the fact that Brunson, 79, is a 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a two-time Main Event champion...

River runs kind when Coach needs it most

If you hear a loud scream at the Rio Convention Center, it's probably coming from Michael Lipman. Two days ago, the demonstrative Lipman erupted with excitement when he called for an eight and then rivered quads to survive an all-in bet during the $...

Day 1C hands: The royal rumor and more

With more than 3,400 players in action during Day 1C of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold'em World Championship, there's bound to be a few crazy hands dealt. Early Monday evening, word spread throughout the Rio Convention Center of a hand...

Chips don't lie

Gerard Pique did his best to remain anonymous Monday at the Rio Convention Center, but his massive chip stack made it kind of difficult to hide. Decked out in a New York Yankees cap and gold headphones, the star central defender for Barcelona and...

Poker boom celebrates anniversary

Ten years after Chris Moneymaker parlayed a $39 investment in an online poker tournament into a $2.5 million payday as the 2003 World Series of Poker champion, the “Moneymaker Effect” continues to impact the poker world.