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.
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.
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.
Throughout her six-month deployment overseas, Jessica Dawley bonded with fellow soldiers by playing poker. On Friday, the former Air Force intelligence analyst turned poker pro will begin play in the World Series of Poker’s $1,000 buy-in Ladies No-limit Hold ’em Championship 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.
Dennis Phillips will be one of the most accomplished players in the field when the World Series of Poker’s $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-limit Hold ’em Championship begins Friday at the Rio Convention Center. The three-day event is open to players age 50 and older.
Perry Shiao, a 25-year-old poker dealer from Florida playing in only his second World Series of Poker event, won the $1,500 buy-in No-limit Hold ’em “Monster Stack” event Wednesday at the Rio Convention Center, walking away with $1,286,942.
Wade Townsend was drafted twice in the first round of the MLB Draft, endured an injury-ravaged professional career and never advanced past Double A. But along the way, Townsend turned to professional poker and discovered he didn’t need baseball to reach the major leagues.
Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” reflects my interest in photographing the World Series of Poker: studying poker players’ steely eyes and facial expressions.
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.
No matter how many World Series of Poker bracelets Robert Mizrachi collects and how much money he wins, he can’t seem to escape his younger brother Michael’s shadow. But Robert Mizrachi is hoping that will change after his most recent accomplishment matched his more famous brother with his third WSOP bracelet.
Lance Garcia, a 25-year-old from Houston, won the largest poker tournament in history Wednesday, capturing the World Series of Poker’s “Colossus” No-limit Hold ’em event at the Rio Convention Center. Garcia took home $638,880.
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.
Dealers are in it for the long haul at the 46th annual World Series of Poker, which is under way at the Rio. The tournament runs through July 14.
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