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2005 WSOP champion Hachem eliminated

Australian Joe Hecham, the 2005 World Series of Poker Champion, was eliminated from the 2009 competition late Monday. Hachem was playing on the ESPN feature table with 2008 champion Peter Eastgate in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em world...

CityCenter's Baldwin advances to Day 4 at WSOP

CityCenter Chief Executive Officer Bobby Baldwin Photo by Craig L. Moran . CityCenter Chief Executive Officer Bobby Baldwin, who won the World Series of Poker in 1978, is poised for his best showing in the game’s signature tournament in 15 years...

Lakers' Farmar making his mark at WSOP

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar isn’t ready to give up the basketball court for the poker tables. He classified his performance so far in the main event of the 2009 World Series of Poker as beginner’s luck. Farmar, 22, fresh off helping the...

Three ex-champions among Hall of Fame nominees

Three former World Series of Poker champions head the list of 10 nominees to the Poker Hall of Fame. The candidates will be vetted by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, which will select the final list of candidates. The 15 living members of...

WSOP main event takes a break

The World Series of Poker’s main event will take a break Thursday. A bunch of journalists, bloggers and other media types (including yours truly) will take part in the annual non-cash media event.

2009 WSOP draws a record 60,875 entries

The 2009 World Series of Poker set a record for participation despite dire predictions that attendance would be down due to the sagging economy. Tournament officials said a record 60,875 players participated in 57 events over the six-week...

Entries in WSOP main event down from year ago

The 2009 World Series of Poker’s main event drew 6,494 entries, 350 fewer players than a year ago. However, some 500 potential participants were turned away Monday because tournament officials said the last day of the four-day opening round had...

Ex-ice hockey pro Cloutier leads WSOP opening day

Former professional hockey player Eric Cloutier emerged as the chip leader from the main event's opening day at the 40th World Series of Poker at the Rio. Cloutier, who briefly played for the Boston Bruins, held 150,750 chips, a 16,475 chip lead...