Phil Hellmuth built a big lead on one key hand, then cruised to victory over Tom Dwan in a $200,000 buy-in heads-up No-limit Hold’em match on PokerGO.
Phil Hellmuth’s 7-0 streak in the made-for-TV poker format ended in August when he lost to high-stakes standout Tom Dwan in a $100,000 buy-in match.
Ali Imsirovic, who was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and lives in Washington, won 14 events and earned more than $6 million in prize money.
Taylor Black won the World Poker Tour’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $1.2 million at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor.
The player prevailed in a field of 688 entries in the 10,350-euro buy-in No-limit Hold’em event in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, earning 1,276,712 euros.
Jeremy Ausmus won the $50,000 buy-in Pot-limit Omaha High Roller, earning $1,188,918. It was his second bracelet of this year’s World Series of Poker.
Koray Aldemir won the World Series of Poker Main Event on Wednesday night at the Rio, prevailing in the field of 6,650 entries to win $8 million.
Eli Elezra has won four WSOP bracelets and has played in some of the biggest cash games in the world in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio.
George Holmes, 49, of Atlanta, has cashed only one other time in a poker tournament. Now he’s guaranteed at least $3 million in the WSOP Main Event at the Rio.
Koray Aldemir has the chip lead with nine players remaining in the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em World Championship at the Rio.
Joe Marincola, a 36-year-old from Philadelphia, didn’t have the money to buy in to the World Series of Poker Main Event, but he didn’t let that stop him from chasing his dream.
The amateur player, then an accountant from Tennessee, helped ignite the mid-2000s poker boom with his victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Ryan Cristopherson, of Spokane, Washington, won a last-minute one-hand satellite to earn the final seat in the WSOP Main Event, the $10,000 No-limit Hold’em World Championship.
Poker legend Doyle Brunson played most of the day next to a player dressed as a pirate, while Phil Hellmuth entered the WSOP Main Event dressed as Gandalf the White.