The final table of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold 'em World Championship was played over three days for the first time in the event's 46-year history, and the ESPN-friendly format appeared to be a hit.
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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.
Thanks largely to its more affordable buy-in, the World Series of Poker’s “Colossus” already has surpassed the 2006 Main Event as the largest live tournament in poker history. More than 14,000 players had registered by 2 p.m. Thursday.
The 46th World Series of Poker got underway Wednesday at the Rio Convention Center without the pomp and circumstance of past years.
The 46th annual World Series of Poker begins today at the Rio Convention Center with the first two of 68 bracelet events. Last year’s WSOP drew a record 82,360 entries from more than 100 countries and awarded a record $227 million in prize money for 65 events. Tournament officials are expecting a larger turnout this summer.
Former major league slugger Jose Canseco’s reattached finger fell off during a poker game in Las Vegas this week.
Ultimate Gaming, the nation’s first legal and regulated real money online wagering website, said Friday it was ending its Nevada-based operation, citing a lack of profitability from the 19-month-old business.
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.
Poker standout Daniel Negreanu and former World Series of Poker Tournament Director Jack McClelland were selected Thursday as 2014 inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame.
In its first year, WSOP.com has dealt more than 15 million hands of cash poker, and more than $363 million has been wagered. The website also has operated 14,564 tournaments in Nevada.
Analysts have long speculated about the coexistence of online poker and live casino poker rooms in Nevada.