Former major league slugger Jose Canseco’s reattached finger fell off during a poker game in Las Vegas this week.
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The first question Martin Jacobson was asked by the media was on the subject of perfection. And the Swedish poker pro quickly dismissed the notion.
It was unusually quiet inside the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater for much of Tuesday night, but when the harmless king fell on the turn at 9:41 p.m., Martin Jacobson’s friends stormed the stage. And they definitely were not silent.
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.
It took more than three hours and 56 hands for the first elimination to occur at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. And for the second straight year, Mark Newhouse hit the rail first.
Analysts have long speculated about the coexistence of online poker and live casino poker rooms in Nevada.
Mark Newhouse understands he has a hallowed place somewhere in poker history. But he wants no part of the debate.
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.
Spoiler alert: When the World Series of Poker Main Event reconvenes in November, there won’t be many recognizable faces.
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.
Bryan Devonshire made it. He had the endorsement deal, and the house in Henderson. He was writing a syndicated poker column that allowed him to express his creativity.
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.
Mikiyo Aoki had a nice little vacation planned.
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.
Isaac Baron needed a break. After five years of traveling around the world playing the live-tournament circuit, the poker prodigy finally slowed down.
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.
Before Raj Vohra ventured to the casino for the first time, he printed out a poker cheat sheet with the hand rankings and studied it during the drive.
Josh Reichard came prepared. Not only did Reichard arrive Wednesday at the Rio Convention Center for Day 2C of the World Series of Poker Main Event wearing a Paul Pierce No. 34 Boston Celtics jersey, he had a Sharpie stashed in his pocket, too.
Martin Jacobson is off to a fast start in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. That’s the good news. The bad news is that having a lot of chips at this stage of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship is no guarantee of success.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Applicants for the four upstate New York casino licenses being granted this year are promising more jobs and tax revenue if they are allowed to develop resorts.
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