Former major league slugger Jose Canseco’s reattached finger fell off during a poker game in Las Vegas this week.
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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.
Ten years ago, amateur poker player Tracy Doss moved to Vegas, started playing and took a beating. But this year, Doss won an online qualifer into last week’s 2014 WSOP National Championship.
Vanessa Selbst solidified her place as the best female poker player of all time, winning the $25,000 buy-in Mixed Max No-Limit Hold ’em event Friday during the 45th annual World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center.
It took an extra day, but Roland Reparejo won the first bracelet event of the 45th annual World Series of Poker on Thursday, prevailing in the $500 buy-in Casino Employees No-Limit Hold ’em tournament.
World Series of Poker officials promised theatrics this summer at the Rio Convention Center. They didn’t disappoint Tuesday with air cannons shooting free money over players and spectators.
Professional poker standout Phil Ivey has been sued in federal court by the Borgata in Atlantic City, which claimed the $9.6 million he won at the casino in 2012 was earned through cheating at high-stakes mini-baccarat.
The winner of the 2014 Main Event at the World Series of Poker will collect $10 million to celebrate the tournament’s 10th year at the Rio.
Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player from Las Vegas, declared himself the favorite in the days leading up to the final table of the 44th annual No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship. He then backed up his bravado by defeating Jay Farber in a heads-up tussle that lasted 91 hands and almost four hours.
Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player living in Las Vegas, won the 2013 World Series of Poker’s Main Event, defeating amateur Jay Farber in a heads-up battle that lasted nearly four hours.
Jay Farber started the final table of the WSOP Main Event as the least-accomplished player in the field. That didn’t stop the local VIP host from reaching the final two of the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship.
It’s unfair to compare Nevada’s adolescent Internet poker market to the pre-Black Friday online poker world that existed in the U.S. a few years ago.
The World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship resumes at 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater following a 3½-month hiatus.
The winners of the World Series of Poker Main Event have fit a specific profile during the “November Nine” era.
When the winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event is crowned this week, that player will take home millions of dollars, poker immortality, bragging rights for roughly forever and, of course, the World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet, the blingiest piece of championship jewelry in all of sports.
After a long week, and an especially long night, JC Tran is heading home to Sacramento, Calif., with big plans and a lot to look forward to in four months.