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The doors to the Amazon Room at the Rio Convention Center opened at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, and spectators filed in hoping to watch some of poker’s biggest stars in action.
The storyline could not have been more perfect, the two-time champion and undisputed best player in the world facing off against a skinny, 24-year-old nobody from Madison, Wis. Except it wasn’t entirely true.
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.
France’s Hugo Pingray won the World Series of Poker Monster Stack event early Tuesday at the Rio Convention Center, outlasting Joseph McKeehen in a grueling heads-up duel that lasted more than three hours.
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.
John Morgan refuses to tell anyone what he had.
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.
The bad-beat stories went on and on at the dinner table, and young Karina Jett did her best to change the subject.
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.
Matthew Ashton originally planned to spend more time watching his native England in person in the World Cup.
George Danzer became the first two-time bracelet winner at this year’s World Series of Poker as he won the $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8 or Better event late Thursday at the Rio Convention Center.
This was expected to be the year of the Germans at the World Series of Poker, and so far the players from Deutschland have lived up to the hype. George Danzer became the first two-time bracelet winner at this year’s WSOP late Thursday at the Rio Convention Center.
A little-known bit of World Series of Poker trivia is that none of the past 12 Main Event champions has won a second bracelet. Joe Cada changed that on Monday night.
Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with being identified as the best female poker player in the world, which, by almost any measure, Vanessa Selbst is. But eventually Selbst would like to be mentioned in a broader poker discussion.
Dominik Nitsche of Germany became the youngest three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner late Tuesday as he won the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ’em tournament at the Rio Convention Center. Nitsche, 23, passed Phil Ivey as the youngest three-time champion.
Dan Heimiller of Las Vegas won the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold ’em Championship late Sunday during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center.
The idea came to Jonathan Dimmig in a dream, and it was too good not to write down.
Las Vegas resident Jonathan Dimmig won the “Millionaire Maker” tournament early Wednesday during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center.
It could have been due to the recent legalization of online poker in Nevada, or simply the lure of winning a seven-figure first prize for a minimal investment.
The “Millionaire Maker” tournament has become so popular at the World Series of Poker, there might not be enough seats at the Rio Convention Center for everyone who wants to play.