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.
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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.
Phil Ivey was stuck in reverse for most of the action during Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event but bagged up 522,500 tournament chips when play was halted early by officials.
Celebrity stargazing is an annual tradition during the World Series of Poker Main Event, and the Main Event had many stars for its opening.
Igor Dubinskyy of Ukraine won the $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop tournament at the World Series of Poker on Sunday night at the Rio Convention Center.
During the height of the poker boom, the Rio Convention Center was filled with crazy hats and outlandish outfits during the World Series of Poker’s Main Event.
Daniel Colman is best known as a trash-talking online poker giant. On Tuesday, he became one of the richest live-tournament players of all time.
Haixia Zhang texted her husband on Saturday night with some bad news.
Haixia Zhang of Los Gatos, Calif., won the Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the World Series of Poker on Sunday at the Rio Convention Center.
Phil Ivey won the $1,500 buy-in Eight-Game Mix event at the World Series of Poker to earn his 10th gold bracelet and ensure he and Daniel Negreanu will collect on “The Bet.”
John Hennigan won the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship early Friday during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center. It was the third career gold bracelet for the renowned high-stakes cash-game player known as “Johnny World,” who earned more than $1.5 million.
Robert Mizrachi won the first-ever $1,500 buy-in Dealer’s Choice event Saturday night during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center.