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The World Series of Poker’s Main Event officially drew 6,420 entrants, which is slightly down from the 6,683 runners in last year’s tournament. It is the 10th consecutive year that the event has drawn at least 6,300 participants. The winner will receive $7.68 million.
Hamid Feiz of Urbandale, Iowa, had the chip lead at the end of a rain-soaked Day 1B of the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship.
Jason Mercier’s Main Event got off to a dubious start Monday when his alarm didn’t go off because of a dead cellphone battery and he overslept.
William Kakon of Miami has the chip lead after Day 1A of the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship.
The Main Event continues at noon today at the Rio with Day 1B, and the true measure of the size of the field will come Tuesday when the majority of players register for Day 1C.
Erik Seidel is one of the most respected high-stakes tournament players in the world. The eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner will be part of the field when the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship begins today at the Rio Convention Center.
Paul Hoefer wasn’t involved in many pots during the first four hours of the final table for the World Series of Poker’s $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop event.
At the World Series of Poker, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is a celebrity. In the last five sessions of Congress, Barton has either been the primary sponsor or signed on to a bill that would legalize Internet poker in the U.S. His most reason version of the measure was introduced on June 25.
Jonathan Duhamel, the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner, outlasted several top pros to win the $111,111 buy-in High Roller for One Drop tournament at the Rio Convention Center. Duhamel won $3,989,985 in the event, which features the largest buy-in at this year’s WSOP.
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.
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.