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.
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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.
Sunglasses covered his eyes, but Sylvain Loosli is not working undercover anymore. When he took over the chip lead in the World Series of Poker, information about his background was revealed.
A volatile game, poker can bust bankrolls and bury dreams. It also can work wonders for a player’s career, as Jackie Glazier has discovered.
All eyes were on Greg Merson as he made a graceful exit Saturday afternoon from the World Series of Poker. But not that long ago, no one was watching him.
It’s a test of endurance, both mental and physical, when 12-hour days begin piling up at the poker table. Sarah Herzali was feeling it Friday night.
Amid a constant rattlesnake buzz of chips being shuffled and stacked around the crowded room, Doyle Brunson sat quietly and studied the cards from under a white cowboy hat. The stars are falling by the wayside at the World Series of Poker. Brunson, 79, still was hanging on late into Thursday night.
Michael Mizrachi is poker’s grand old Duke of York. When he’s up, he’s up. And when he’s down, he’s down. Mizrachi endured one of those trademark swings during Day 2C of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship at the Rio Convention Center, dropping almost half of his stack early Wednesday afternoon before going on a spectacular hot streak that, at least temporarily, gave him the overall lead with 553,000 chips.
Larry Wells called his wife back in the small town of Anahuac, Texas, on Tuesday and had some good news. Erik Seidel, an eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, was seated to his left for Day 2A/2B of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship at the Rio Convention Center. Across the table was actor Ray Romano.
The stars arrived Monday at the World Series of Poker, and they weren’t alone.