A 30-year-old union pipefitter from Missouri cashed in on his first trip to Las Vegas and the World Series of Poker in a big way.
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Ten days after winning his sixth World Series of Poker gold bracelet, Phil Ivey collected No. 7 and moved into a tie for sixth place on the tournament’s all-time individual event title list. Ivey, from Las Vegas, won the $2,500 buy-in Omaha High-Low...
Tomas Alenius came from being down 3 to 1 in chips to become the second Swedish-born player in history to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Alenius, a former blackjack dealer and online poker player from Stockholm, won the $1,500 buy-in...
A second Englander has won an individual event gold bracelet at this year's World Series of Poker.
Annie Duke, 43, is arguably one of the most successful female poker players on the circuit, and she is popular among poker fans. She's been playing in the World Series of Poker since 1994 and has cashed in 37 events, earning more than $1.13 million through this year's tournament at the Rio. Duke drafted a new legion of fans and followers as a contestant on the recently concluded television series "The Celebrity Apprentice."
John-Paul Kelly from Aylesbury, England, won the $1,500 buy-in pot-limit hold’em championship at the World Series of Poker Thursday night.
Brock Parker became the first player this year to win two events at the World Series of Poker.
World traveler Jeffrey Lisandro won his second World Series of Poker individual event title Sunday night, taking first place in the $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud competition.
Poker superstar Phil Ivey won his sixth career World Series of Poker individual event championship gold bracelet Thursday night.
Freddie Ellis, a 74-year-old real estate broker from Brooklyn, N.Y., won the 2009 World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud championship Wednesday night. But the runner-up, Eric Drache, is a name well known among the Las Vegas gaming...
Tom McEvoy of Las Vegas, the 1983 World Poker champion, won the first-ever Champions Invitational at the World Series of Poker Monday night at the Rio.
Las Vegan Thang Luu has pulled off one of the more unusual feats at the World Series of Poker. Luu, a 34-year-old native of Vietnam who has been in the United States for 17 years, won the $1,500 buy-in Omaha High-Low event for the second year in a...
With the economy suffering, event planners for the World Series of Poker devised the tournament’s own version of a stimulus package. Sunday was the second opening day of a $1,000 buy-in, no-limit hold’em event. Buy-ins for world championship events...
Twenty past World Series of Poker main event winners, representing a collective $78.4 million and some 70 individual event title gold bracelets, began the Champions Invitational this afternoon at the Rio. The two-day, no-limit hold’em event...
When the past World Series of Poker main event winners sit down this afternoon at the Rio for special free-roll game of no-limit hold’em, only one of the living champions will miss out on the action. He’ll be preoccupied on center-stage. Greg Raymer...
Peter Eastgate did the math. The odds aren't in his favor.
With 28 days to go before the start of the 40th World Series of Poker, officials said Tuesday they are confident the economic downturn that has zapped the gaming industry will not hurt the overall experience of the 57-event tournament.
Peter Eastgate of Denmark won the Main Event of the 2008 World Series of Poker early Tuesday morning, beating Russian Ivan Demidov. At age 22, Eastgate became the event's youngest-ever champion. Slideshow
DENNIS PHILLIPS, 53 ST. LOUIS position 1: $26,295,000
Dennis Phillips figures his replica St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap has another two days of life left in it.
IVAN DEMIDOV, 27 MOSCOW position 2: $24,400,000
Face it. Watching poker live or on television is hardly like watching Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream." There is the drama of winning millions of dollars and a shiny bracelet, and then there is an electroshock therapy scene that leaves you immobile.
PETER EASTGATE, 22 ODENSE, DENMARK POSITION 4: $18,375,000
DARUS SUHARTO, 39 TORONTO POSITION 6: $12,520,000