Americas Cardroom Million Dollar Sunday Results

This is the results of the Million Dollar Sunday tournament at Americas Cardroom. It’s really an encore Million Dollar Sunday tournament. Earlier this year, Americas Cardroom started offering the tournaments every Sunday but changed. Are they back for good? Who knows but it’s a great time to get into the game and join Americas Cardroom. As you can see, the tournament met it’s guarantee and went over by 70,000. The first place prize was over $200,000.

Texas Holdem Poker Strategies and Overview

Poker, especially texas holdem,  is popular game that gives players an opportunity to make lots of cash. The popularity exploded after cable tv showed the games and winnings. And there is the Chris Moneymaker effect which in effect brought millions of new players, spectators, and  wanna be players to the game.
Chris Moneymaker was an accountant who played online at PokerStars. He won a seat to the 2003 Main Event from an $86 satellite tournament and won the 2013 WSOP for $2.5 million dollars. He was the face of many players. A part time poker player who dreamed of the big payday and he got it! He became the best advertisement for poker players around the world.
Since then poker has taken off. The 2014 WSOP Main Event jackpot was $5 million dollars, then $7 million, peaking at the 2006 WSOP jackpot which was $12 million. While it hasn’t reached that level in a while, the 2018 Main event jackpot was $8.8 million.
The “Moneymaker Effect” is evident not only did it bring more players into the game, but all things related to poker bloomed including strategies.
There are many strategies for poker some better than others. Tournament play strategy varies from cash game strategy. Live strategy varies from online strategy.
Tournament Play Strategies
In any one tournament, you might have to employ various strategies to reach the final table. All the strategies center on getting more chips. That’s the bottom line – more chips and creating a large chip stack. Early tournament strategy varies from mid level and later periods of the tournaments.
Early Stage Poker Tournament Strategy
Early tournament strategy is basically the same strategy you want to use throughout the tournament. The main difference is you can take more risks. This is the time to play hands you have a hunch might win. Your suited 5-6 might make a straight or 5-5 might lead to a four of a kind. In general it’s easier to take a risk and often very profitable especially when you win major chip stacks with those harder to come by hands.
It’s important not to be extremely loose but loose enough for speculative hands to win. And if you enter a tournament early enough you’ll see you often don’t have to. You can build an extremely nice chip stack by staying open to the possibilities and you don’t even have to bet a lot. Just assessing the hand against the flop .
This period you also want to fold in some cases when very aggressive bettors re-raise. Don’t through caution to the wind. Stay loose enough to raise a hand but unless it’s ace-ace or high pair hole cards you will still find great results. Enough to take you beyond the early stage and bring you beyond the bubble.
Bubble Strategy
If you enter the tournament early enough you should have enough chips to take you beyond the bubble. But the bubble is a period when you can make more chips. The blinds are rising and you don’t want to be caught with low stack as they rise. I like to wait beyond the bubble to bet but will bet ace-ace or cards that tend win more than lose. Of course, you don’t always get great cards like that at the bubble. But waiting will give you a chance to cash and then resume the climb. Entering early enough in the tournament will often give you enough winning hands to make through the bubble with a great chip stack too. I say this often enter your tournaments early.
Post Bubble Strategy
You need to assess your chip stack and your betting at this point. If you got a major chip stack boost with earlier wins, it’s good to wait to play around the blinds. If you didn’t and need to increase your stack, play according to the rules above. The same things go a suited 4-5 could be a straight or flush. Don’t over bet but don’t miss out on a chip increasing stack either by folding either. There is an implied odds for each player and holding out for say and ace-ace pair while it could win it could also lose to a three of kind, flush or straight as well. Don’t hold out for those extremely rare high pairs that seem rarer when you need them. Play loose but don’t over bet. You should still see winning hands to make it through the tournament.
Final Table Strategy
Congratulations on the final table, a choice place for all players. Guess what? The same strategies that got you there will be the same will get you through to heads up. There are usually some players with more chips than others. They will often re-raise and many people will fold. This only increases their stack while other players wilt. A good thing to do here is re-raise if you stack is high and force players to fold if they think they don’t have a winning combination or play the blinds for great hands while folding the rest of the time. You still have nine or less players here who can have great hands. Unlike heads up, where there are only two players.
Heads Up Strategy
Heads up is the best place to be. The odds change here dramatically only because finally, you don’t have nine players at the table just two. Odds increase dramatically by having any pair or high card and you always play these because they win more often. Simply put, you worked hard to reach the final table but it’s usually much easier at this point because there are only two players and fewer potential hand combinations.

John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event

In 2016, John Cynn finished 11th in the WSOP Main event. Well, he finally took down the WSOP 2018 Main Event and took home a gold bracelet and $8.8 million dollars. The largest cash of his career. Amazing comeback from his previous attempt. It would be cool to see if he could pull down another win in the future.
The win brings his career earnings to nearly $10 million dollars. Most of it came from this event.
This is a much written about event. I will probably do another post just covering some of the highlights of the event itself.
To make a long story short, John Cynn and Tony Miles were heads up. It was a very long tournament with both players grinding at 5am. Miles tried to bluff with 8 and queen but lost to a hardcore three of a kind king hand from Cynn. Miles tried to blame fatigued on the loss but hey he took home $5 million.
In the interview both players look and sound pretty tired. They did play for over 12 hours. I guess it’s to be expected.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings
1 John Cynn $8,800,000
2 Tony Miles $5,000,000
3 Michael Dyer $3,750,000
4 Nicolas Manion $2,825,000
5 Joe Cada $2,150,000
6 Aram Zobian $1,800,000
7 Alex Lynskey $1,500,000
8 Artem Metalidi $1,250,000
9 Antoine Labat $1,000,000

 

 

Justin Bonomo Wins One Drop For One Million at the 2018 WSOP
Boy wonder, Justin Bonomo, the star and cash leader at the WSOP, added another notch on his belt with the One Drop for Water event. He won and took home the $10,000,000 top prize along with a bracelet.
German boy wonder, Fedor Holz took second for $6 million.
Bonomo’s earnings are now around $43 million dollars with Holz’ at $33 million. Bonomo is now first in cash earnings. Negreanu needs a wake up call. Hello?
It’s Bonomo’s third gold bracelet. And if you can believe it, for 2018 Bonomo has won over $25 million dollars in tournaments. It’s really a historic event. Dan Colman is the other player who won over $22 in 2014.
He stated staying as focused as possible paid off.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3 Dan Smith $4,000,000
4 Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5 Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

 

 

Brian Hastings Wins H.O.R.S.E $3000 Event at the 2018 WSOP
Brian Hasting Won the H.O.R.S.E. $3000 buy-in event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his fourth gold bracelet and $232,202 in cash for first place. He triumphed over 354 fellow players.
Legendary online, he once took home over $4 million in a single cash game. He’s managed to extend his streak to live poker games as well. His four bracelets proves this point. He has career earnings of $3,323,752 as of 7/18.
The H.O.R.S.E. event had many bracelet winners as well. These tournaments bring a lot of players who are well rounded in the world of poker. Dutch Boyd, Jeff Madsen, Andrew Brown, John Hennigan, Ben Yu where some other notable players who either cashed or were in the event.
The final results were:

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Brian Hastings $233,202
2 Andrew Brown $144,128
3 Tim Martsers $97,340
4 Jeff Madsen $67,121
5 Lee Markholt $47,275
6 Hye Park $34,027
7 Dutch Boyd $25,040
8 Bruno Fitoussi $18,849

Ben Yu Wins $50,000 2018 WSOP High Roller Event
Be Yu has won the $50,000 WSOP $50,000 buy-in high roller event. He has cashed a whopping 14 times at the 2018 WSOP and got three final tables. The icing on the cake was this event. He picked up his third gold bracelet and whopping $1,650,000. He triumphed over 128 players who created a prize pool of $6,144,000.
Yu has now passed the $5 million dollar mark in earnings with over $2.5 million in this years WSOP. He won nearly $900,000 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. It’s amazing that so much could happen in such a short time moneywise. He’s 32 and from Ohio.
With a high buy-in like this many of today’s top poker players were in the event like Jack Schindler, John Racener, Nick Petrangelo among others.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings
1 Ben Yu $1,650,773
2 Sean Winter $1,020,253
3 Nick Petrangelo $720,103
4 Isaac Haxton $518,882
5 Igor Kurganov $381,874
6 Manig Loeser $287,174
7 John Racener $220,777
8 Jake Schindler $173,604

Joe Cada Wins $1500 Closer Event at 2018 WSOP
Having a great summer, Joe Cada has won the $1500 Closer event at the WSOP. The win brings his bracelet total to four. This was a massive event with 3,120 players who created huge prize pool. Cada took home $612,886 for the win and a gold bracelet.
He also made final table at the WSOP and bagged over $2 million there. He is one of two double bracelet winners for the 2018 WSOP along with Shaun Deeb.
His total earnings are now nearly $14 million dollars.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joe Cada $612,886
2 Paawan Bansal $378,765
3 Jeffrey Tanouye $278,774
4 Richard Ali $206,813
5 Eric Afriat $154,660
6 Richard Cox $116,595
7 James Poper $88,615
8 Brayden Gazlay $67,904
9 Joshua Turner $52,465

July 15 2018 Americas Cardroom Million Dollar Tourney

The name says it all. On July 15, 2018, Americas Cardroom had its Million Dollar Sunday. The Million Dollar Sunday events were almost each and every Sunday till a massive ddos attack made the site scale back. But Americas Cardroom looks like it’s in full swing again.
The latest series featured only high stakes tournaments starting at $109 and going up to $2000 for the Million Dollar Sunday tournament.


The picture says it all. The prize pool was nearly a million dollars at $988,000. There were 494 entries, some of whom got in with the satellite tournaments leading to the event. First prize was $200,000. This is excellent cash that’s lifechanging for many.
In the picture, you’ll see it was taken 9 hours into the event. That’s a long time but not even close to the finish. The tournament ended around 5am the next day. These tournaments are like those dancing contests they had in American history where the winner just had to keep dancing. It must awesome though to win.
Check out the top players here. In the coming photo you’ll see how it changed.

The video of this Million Dollar Sunday event is here

 

As the tournament played on we get to the final table below and the last final hands. This clip is 30 minutes. You can study it and see.

Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP

Las Vegas real estate agent Longsheng Tan has won the 2108 WSOP $1500 No Limit Holdem event. He triumphed over a field of 1351 players to take home the gold bracelet and $323,472.The event is the first since the start of the Main Event.
For Tan this has brought his earnings this year to $427,841.
Tan was chip leader going into the final day of the event. He managed to add to his chip lead with sending Adam Laskey to the rail.
Heads up play was between Jayaram Kovoorchathoth and Tan. It was brief , Tan won with a full house 7 and ace against Kovoorchathoth’s three of kind sevens. Runner up took home $199,862.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Longsheng Tan $323,472
2 Lanny Levine $199,862
3 Jayaram Kovoorchathoth $142,785
4 Trey Brabham $103,212
5 Adam Laskey $75,497
6 Stephen Bierman $55,892
7 John Pannucci $41,884
8 Georgios Tavoularis $31,775
9 Jason Paradis $24,409

Anderson Ireland Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty Event
New Orleans tour manager, 27 year old, Ireland Anderson has won the 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Bount event. He triumphed over a field of 833 to win the gold bracelet and $141,161.
He was knocked out of the Main Event and took a chance at this one. It paid off handsomely. He only started playing pot limit within the last year.
Heads up play was against former bracelet winner Matt O’donnell. It would a major battle since Ireland had a 5:1 chip lead. Ireland won with an all-in move and getting a straight.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Anderson Ireland $141,161
2 Matt O’Donnell $87,198
3 Joon Park $61,013
4 Michal Maryska $43,313
5 Hai Chu $31,203
6 Andrew Holland $22,816
7 Jonathan Thomas $16,937
8 Harry Pozefsky $12,767
9 Jameson Painter $9,776

Ronald Keijzer Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Event
The $3000 Pot Limit Omaha 6 Max event was won by Ronald Keijzer. It was a huge prize pool and Keijzer took home a bracelet and $475,033 for the grand prize. This was Keijzer’s best cash to date.
A lot of attention has been going on the main event, but look at the cashes below. Maybe players should look for other tourneys as well.
Place Player Earnings
1 Ronald Keijzer $475,033
2 Romain Lewis $293,553
3 Scott Bohlman $199,572
4 Mo Abedi Arani $137,954
5 James Chen $96,987
6 Ryan Lenaghan $69,369

Phil Hellmuth Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $5,000 Turbo No Limit Holdem Event
Extending his bracelet lead spectacular, Phil Helmuth has won his 15th gold bracelet at the WSOP with a win in the $5000 Turbo No Limit Holdem event. He was already the leader with 14 and he’s added another notch on his belt. Excellent for the 53 year old.
Hellmuth was in 8th place on the final day but by the final table, he moved to 2nd.
Wolansky went all-in but lost to Hellmuth three of kind 3s to secure the grand prizes of $485,082.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Phil Hellmuth $485,082
2 Steven Wolansky $299,807
3 Alan Sternberg $204,789
4 Aliaksei Boika $142,458
5 Kenneth Fishman $100,956
6 Matthew Glantz $72,911
7 Paul Hoefer $53,682
8 Ralph Wong $40,309
9 Eric Hicks $30,881

Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Six Max Limit Holdem Event
Yaser Al-Keliddar has won the $3000 Six Max limit holdem event. With a buy-in that large the payoff is great too. In this event, Al-Keliddar took home $596,700 and his first gold bracelet. There were 221 entries.
He is a recent convert to poker. His other gigs include law, real estate and stand up comedy.
The event was his largest cash to date, though he made a deep run in the Wynn Summer Classic Main event.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Yaser Al-Keliddar $154,338
2 Juha Helppi $95,380
3 Justin Thurlow $62,187
4 Andrew Yip $41,665
5 Mike Schneider $28,708
6 Barry Greenstein $20,358

Denis Timofeev Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
Denis Timofeev has won the 2018 WSOP $1000 Double Stack Turbo event. The 31 year old Russian triumphed over a field of 1,221 players getting his biggest cash ever of $199,586 and first gold bracelet.
He stated he likes playing turbo and hyper events online. Perhaps the experience online created a live casino type confidence with these events.
He previously cashed in PokerStars Panama event for $161,340.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Denis Timofeev $199,586
2 Leo Margets $123,297
3 Evan Lipshultz $87,831
4 Ben Yu $63,327
5 Justin Young $46,221
6 Juan Carlos Martin $34,157
7 Hien Nguyen $25,560
8 Thiago Nishijima $19,371
9 Jason Johnson $14,871

Jordan Polk Wins First WSOP Bracelet In 2018 $1,500 Mixed Holdem/Omaha Event
Jordan Polk has won the $1500 Mixed Holdem/Omaha event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his first bracelet and $197,461 in cash. There were 707 players in the event. Polk had been looking forward to the event.
Polk won over a final table that include Ryan Leng, and Dan Matsuzuki among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Jordan Polk $197,461
2 Fernando Brito $122,032
3 Jesse Vilchez $85,320
4 Dan Matsuzuki $60,556
5 Samuel Welbourne $43,641
6 Ryan Leng $31,942
7 Kevin Iacofano $23,751
8 Alexander Ziskin $17,945

Guoliang Wei Wins 2018 WSOP Little One For One Drop Event
Getting the fourth bracelet in China’s history, Guoliang Wei has won the Little One for One Drop poker tournament at the 2018 WSOP. His payday is a whopping $559,332 and gold bracelet.
Other Chinese players who have bracelets include Jian Chen, Yue Du, and Yungpeng Zhou.
The final table had players from South Korea, Brazil, France and the Phillipines.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Guoliang Wei $559,332
2 Francois Tosques $345,415
3 Chris Staats $254,580
4 Sung Joo Hyun $189,098
5 Richard Douglas $141,565
6 Jon Hoellein $106,822
7 Renato Kaneoya $81,521
8 Erwann Pecheux $62,299
9 Lester Edoc $48,157

Top Hands and Strategy Part 1

These are the highest rank of hands, Royal flush followed by a straight flush. If there are two straight flushes the player with the highest card will win.

Four of a kind is next. Like with flushed, if there are two four of kinds, the highest will win. Four of kind kings will beat four of kind queens.

Straights are next in the ranks of hands. If there are two straights, the player with the highest card will win.

When dealt your hand try to hold, if possible, when you have hands that will lead to these outcomes.

Jeremy Perrin Wins 2018 WSOP $365 Giant No Limit Holdem Event

Jeremy Perrin has won the 2018 $365 Giant No Limit Holdem Tournament. It’s called Giant for a reason. Nearly 9000 players were in the event with a prize pool of $2,676,000. This is the second running of the tournament. There were five flights and it whittled down to the final table and winner Perrin.
This was Perrin’s first gold bracelet, he also gets $250,000 in cash.
The heads up play was between Perrin and Luis Vazquez. Perrin had a 6:1 chip lead. Vazquez seemed to close the gap but lost with an all-in shove. He took home $154,412 for his efforts.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jeremy Perrin $250,000
2 Luis Vazquez $154,512
3 Svetlozar Nestorov $117,531
4 Renato Kaneoya $89,686
5 Alexander Lakhov $68,605
6 Kevin Rines $52,721
7 Lawrence Chan $40,627
8 Matthew Smith $31,403
9 Daniel Fuhs $25,319

2018 WSOP $5,000 Six Max No Limit Holdem Tournament Won by Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande has won the $5000 Six Max No Limit Holdem Tourney at the WSOP 2018. He’d previously had two runner-up finishes in the WSOP this year but this is his first win. He takes home a gold bracelet and $616,302 in cash.
Bellande came to the final table with the chip lead. He was able to maintain it all the way to heads up against against Dean Lyall. Heads up started with Bellande holding a 2:1 chip lead. The final hand saw Bellande win with a queen pair. Lyall took the runner-up prize.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jean-Robert Bellande $616,302
2 Dean Lyall $380,595
3 Andrew Graham $254,684
4 Tay Nguyen $173,598
5 Eric Blair $120,669
6 Kacper Pyzara $85,570

Phil Galfond Wins 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Tournament
Winning is third gold bracelet, Phil Galfond has won the 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Tournament. He takes home a whopping $567,788 for his efforts. He is an online legend but Omaha is one of his more recent poker games. There were 237 players in the tournament with a $10,000 buy-in.

The win boosts his career earnings to nearly $3 million. He has been involved with poker site Runitonce
in addition to playing.
Other poker pros in the event include Ryan Laplante, and Nick Schulman among others.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Phil Galfond $567,788
2 Michael Mckenna $350,922
3 Ali Abduljabbar $240,497
4 Chad Power $168,275
5 Kwang Lee $120,263
6 Marco Johnson $87,830
7 David Baker $65,579
8 Chase Steely $50,086

Tim Andrew Wins 2018 WSOP $365 PLO Giant Tournament
The PLO $365 Giant tournament was won by Tim Andrew. This is a new tournament with a nice buy-in fee of $365. Canadian native, Tim Andrew took it down getting a gold bracelet and $116,015 in cash.
Though he arrived late, he was able to make up for it. Starting in third position for the final day, he won his way to heads up against Pedros Arroyo.
The heads up had Arroyo with a huge chip lead through aggressive play. That changed and Andrew made a comeback with some major hands. Finally, Andrew had an ace pair and went all- in sealing the tournament.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Tim Andrew $116,015
2 Pedro Arroyos $71,703
3 Robert Cicchelli $54,718
4 Sandeep Pulusani $42,172
5 Michael Mizrachi $31,304
6 James Sievers $23,796
7 Kevin Nomberto $18,444
8 Raymond “Trey” Walton $14,968
9 Srinivas Balasubramanian $11,093

Dan Matsuzuki Wins 2018 WSOP Stud Eight or Better
Arizona native, Dan Matsuzuki won the 2018 $10,000 Stud Eight or Better tournament. He hadn’t planned on joining till a friend convinced him. The event had 141 players with a top prize of $364,387.
For the 2018, he’s had five previous cashes. He was doing pretty good overall for the series.
Poker pros in the event include Daniel Negreanu, and Jesse Martin among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Dan Matsuzuki $364,387
2 Scott Bohlman $225,210
3 Ken Aldridge $154,648
4 Christopher Vitch $108,739
5 Daham Wang $78,337
6 Jerry Wong $57,855
7 Bryce Yockey $43,833
8 Joseph Michael $34,089

Galen Hall Wins 2018 WSOP $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Holdem Tournament
Hedge fund managaer Galen Hall has won the $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Holdem Tournament at the WSOP. The low buy-in of $888 helped create a massive field of 8,598 players with a prize pool of $6,871,521. It’s Galen Hall’s first gold bracelet. He takes home $888,888 for the win.
Hall previously won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2011 for $2.3 million. He has more than $5 million in live poker earnings to date.
Hall came into the final day with a small chip stack but knocked fellow players out as he climbed to the top – Alex Kuzmin and Andrey Zaichenko were some of his knockouts. With the Zaichenko knockout, Hall took the lead with three remaining players.
Heads up saw Hall against Eduards Kudrjavcevs. Kudrjavcevs went all-in but was called by Hall who won with nine pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Galen Hall $888,888
2 Eduards Kudrjavcevs $476,888
3 Niels Herregodts $355,888
4 Andrey Zaichenko $266,888
5 Alex Kuzmin $201,888
6 Jeremiah Miesen $153,888
7 Martin Stausholm $117,888
8 Philip Tom $90,888
9 Alexandre Novaes $70,546

Chance Kornuth Wins 2018 WSOP Online High Roller Tournament
Earning his second WSOP gold bracelet, Chance Kormuth has won the Online High Roller Tournament at the 2018 WSOP. The $3200 entry event had 480 players with a prize pool of $1.5 million dollars. He took home the main prize of $341,599.
Previously, he won in 2010’s WSOP pot limit omaha event. His total poker earnings from live events are now over $6 million dollars. Other top poker players in the event were John Hennigan, Jason Koon, and Chris Moorman among others.

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth $341,599
2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman $212,022
3 Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter $144,169
4 Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein $99,809
5 Frank’flcrivello’ Crivello $70,625
6 Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black $50,926
7 Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto $37,356
8 Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Mackoff $28,017
9 Pete ‘petechen’ Chen $21,596

Tommy Nguyen Wins $1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP

From over 6,200 players, down to one winner, Tommy Nguyen has won the 2018 WSOP $1500 Monsterstack. In doing so, he takes home a gold bracelet and $1,037,451. This is the largest cash for the 28 year old Canadian. He only recently went pro after winning the Partypoker live for over $150,000.
The final day of the event, Nguyen was in 22nd place chip-wise with 29 players left. He, nonetheless, came back from a chip deficit and placed sixth at the final table when he lost an all-in bet sending him to the last place again. He came back with a double up and then knocked out Shyam Srinivasan for some nice chips.
The heads up came against James Carroll. By the final hand Nguyen held a 6:1 chip advantage. The final hand had Carroll going all-in but losing against Nguyen’s ace-king combo.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Tommy Nguyen $1,037,451
2 James Carroll $640,916
3 Frank Rusnak $475,212
4 Chris Chong $354,903
5 Daniel Corbett $266,987
6 Michael Benko $202,327
7 Shyam Srinivasan $154,463
8 Harald Sammer $118,802
9 Rittie Chuaprasert $92,061

High Stakes Pro Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP
Scott Seiver has won the $10,000 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 114 players who put up $10,000 for the event. The event tends to draw the big names in the poker world. Other notable poker players here included Nick Schulman, Maria Ho, and John Hennigan among others.
For Seiver the win gets him his second bracelet and $296,222 in cash.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Scott Seiver $296,222
2 Matthew Szymaszek $183,081
3 Anthony Zinno $129,186
4 Christopher Chung $93,009
5 Matt Glantz $68,352
6 Philip Cordano $51,296
7 Daniel Zack $39,329
8 Michael Moore $30,821
9 Ken Deng $24,700

Ryan Leng Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Holdem Bounty Event
Sustaining a chip lead going into the final day, Ryal Leng has won the 2018 WSOP $1500 No Limit Holdem Bount event. Bounty event give bonuses for knocking out players in this tournament it was $500.
For the win, Leng gets a bracelet and $272,765. As noted Leng’s lead only increased on the fourth and final day. He took out player after player ending in heads up against Ranno Soofia. Soofia went all-in with a nine pair but lost against Leng’s straight.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Leng $272,504
2 Ranno Sootla $168,329
3 Jay Farber $121,329
4 Christian Nolte $89,079
5 Javier Gomez $65,851
6 Russell Rosenblum $49,146
7 John Gulino $37,063
8 Mark Mazza $28,247
9 Mikhail Semin $21,759

2018 WSOP $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Won by Joey Couden

Winning his first ever gold bracelet, Joey Couden took down the 2018 WSOP $1500 Pot Limit Omaha event. His grand prize includes $244,370 in cash. The event had 935 players. Though basically an unknown player, Couden has cashed multiple times in the summer’s WSOP.
The top winners for the event were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joey Couden $244,370
2 Bruno Fitoussi $150,990
3 Eli Elezra $106,193
4 Mike Matusow $75,708
5 Christopher Conrad $54,738
6 Kim Kallman $40,141
7 Dustin Pattinson $29,862
8 Greg Jamison $22,541
9 Daniel Negreanu $17,268

Diogo Veiga Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Big Blind Ante No Limit Holdem Event

Portugese poker pro, Diogo Veiga has won the 2018 WSOP $3000 Big Blind Ante No Limit Holdem event. He is the third player from Portugal to ever win a bracelet. For his win he gets a whopping $522,715.
The big blind ante format is just entering the WSOP for the first time this year. In a big blind ante event, players put up the ante for the entire table. In theory it speeds up the game. Its detractors say for low chip stack periods, putting up the ante for the entire table could wipe a player out. Most players agree, though, it speeds up the game.
On the final day, poker pro Barry Hutter seemed to have everything under control knocking out player after player. Hutter and Viega went heads up with Viega taking the lead by 3:1. Hutter moved all-in with ace ten, but the board proved victorious for Viega who won with a king pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Diogo Veiga $522,715
2 Barry Hutter $323,019
3 Radoslav Stoyanov $228,241
4 Jonathan Abdellatif $163,404
5 Tom McCormick $118,552
6 David Yan $87,179
7 Anna Antimony $64,991
8 Cathal Shine $49,126
9 Todd Ivens $37,660

Mike Takayama Wins $1000 No Limit Holdem Super Turbo Bounty Event at the 2018 WSOP

Whittling from a field of 2065, Mike Takayama has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Super Turbo event at the 2018 WSOP. He becomes the first Phillipines native to win a gold bracelet. He also takes home $198,568.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Mike Takayama $198,568
2 Lorenc Puka $122,627
3 Matthew Smith $88,938
4 Steve Jelinek $65,145
5 Spencer Baker $48,196
6 Kavish Shabbir $36,019
7 Elizabeth Montizanti $27,193
8 Jack Duong $20,743
9 Oliver Rusing $15,988

Ryan Tosoc Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Online No Limit Holdem Event

The largest online WSOP bracelet event, the $1000 Online No Limit Holdem event, was won by Ryan Tosoc. The event had 1635 players. He won top prize of a gold bracelet and$238,778. Tosoc has previously won the WPT Five Diamond Classic for nearly $2 million dollars. For this summer’s WSOP, he has two additional cashes under his belt.
The online event itself took 16 hours to complete. It came down to Tosoc and Anthony Maio. They were about even stack wise, when Maio went all-in with ace, nine of clubs. Tosoc called with ace jack unsuited. Tosoc won with ace pair and jack kicker.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Tosoc $238,778
2 Anthony Maio $175,206
3 Joel Feldman $124,570
4 James Robinson $89,777
5 Justin Lapka $65,391
6 Markus Gonsalves $48,306
7 Russell Powers $36,190
8 Aurelian Guiglini $27,377
9 Aditya Sushant $20,968

Calvin Anderson Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Razz Championship

The $10,000 Razz Event at the 2018 WSOP was won by Calvin Anderson. The event had 119 players. Anderson gets a gold bracelet and $309,220 for his efforts. This brings the 30 year old poker pros earnings to over $2 million dollars in live tourney earnings. This is his second gold bracelet.
In poker pros quest for respect, a Razz tournament such as this one is a sought after event. This event was no different attracting pros like John Hennigan, Mike Leah, and three time bracelet winner Frank Kassela among others.
Kassela knocked out Julien Martini to third place, setting the stage for heads up with Anderson. Anderson was on a roll leading 3:1 going into the final day. He kept his momentum with Kassela down to just two blinds for a chip stack. He was knocked out taking home $191,111.
The final result were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Calvin Anderson $309,220
2 Frank Kassela $191,111
3 Julien Martini $134,587
4 Mike Leah $96,744
5 Jerry Wong $71,014
6 Alex Balandin $53,253
7 John Hennigan $40,817
8 Dzmitry Urbanovich $31,992

Jessica Dawley Wins 2018 WSOP $1000 Ladies No Limit Holdem Championship

Poker pro Jessica Dawley has won the 2018 WSOP $1000 Ladies No Limit Holdem event. For the win, she gets $130,230 and her first gold bracelet. Her total poker earnings from live events are $733,413.
She knocked out Danielle Anderson with a king high straight and became chip leader. Though Jill Pike entered the day chip leader, she wasn’t able to maintain her dominance. She succumbed to Anderson with unsuited king and four against Dawley’s eight and five of hearts. The board gave Anderson a five pair for the win.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jessica Dawley $130,230
2 Jill Pike $80,444
3 Lisa Fong $55,812
4 Mesha James $39,334
5 Jacqueline Burkhart $28,167
6 Tara Cain $20,499
7 Weiyi Mo $15,167
8 Molly Mossey $11,411
9 Tara Snow $8,732

2018 WSOP $1,000 Big Blind Ante Turbo No-Limit Holdem Won by Mario Pratas Garcia

Mario Pratas Garcia has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Turbo Big Blind tournament at the 2018 World Series of Poker. He triumphed over a field of 1,712 players and in turbo fashion – two days – took home a gold bracelet and $285,255 for his efforts.
The big blind ante format is a new format that has the big blind posting the blinds for the entire table. Its supporters say it makes tournament play go faster. However, those against it say during a low stack period, posting the big blind can wipe out a players’ chip stack. Most people who play agree it makes the game go faster.
The second day started with 41 players. Prats Garcia was in 8th place. In just several hours, the table whittled down to the final table. At the final table Prats Garcia had a 7 to 1 chip lead so it wasn’t really a big contest. Matthew Hunt went all-in and lost with a straight against Prats Garcia’s flush. Hunt took home $159,532 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Mario Prats Garcia $258,255
2 Matthew Hunt $159,532
3 Sebastian Dornbracht $114,909
4 Michael Wang $83,663
5 Mark Schluter $61,580
6 Gregory Worner $45,828
7 DJ MacKinnon $34,486
8 Martin Staszko $26,245
9 Lander Lijo $20,202

Matthew Mendez Wins 2018 WSOP $565 Online Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Online poker has made its way to the WSOP and Matthew Mendez has won the $565 Online Pot Limit Omaha event. He’s the first player to win an online event from outside Nevada.
He went heads up against Hungarian Marton Czuczor. In the end a straight was his game winning hand. Czuczor took home $82,865 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Mendez $135,077
2 Marton Czuczor $82,865
3 Anthony Zinno $57,299
4 Alex Smith $40,256
5 Ankush Mandavia $28,745
6 Ao Chen $20,859

Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Event
The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max at the 2018 WSOP was won by Shaun Deeb. There were 230 players who put up a whopping $25,000 buy-in for the event. He won his third gold bracelet and a whopping $1,402,683 for the first place finish. The live poker earnings for Deeb soared after this finish to nearly $6 million dollars.
The final table was evenly stacked but that changed with Deeb knocked out Jason Koon to take the lead. Later, Deeb got a straight against James Calderaro and sent him packing. Deeb’s final great hand was in heads up against Ben Yu. Deeb won with aces and deuces.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Shaun Deeb $1,402,683
2 Ben Yu $866,924
3 Scotty Nguyen $592,875
4 James Calderaro $414,134
5 Jason Koon $295,606
6 Ryan Tosoc $215,718
7 David Benyamine $161,020
8 Bogdan Capitan $123,004

2018 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin, a 34 year old Israeli, has won the $2500 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 1,248 players in the event. He takes home a gold bracelet and a whopping $507,274. The event had plenty of buzz with players like Chris Ferguson and Ryan Laplante all at the final table.
At the final table, Margolin took a major lead against Ferguson with a queen pair. Ferguson’s stack diminished after that. Margolin then knocked out Michael Marder to third place. This set up the heads up against Margolin and Ismael Bojang. Margolin’s stack was better by nearly a 3:1 margin when Margolin won with a top two pair. Bojang took second place with $313,444.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Timur Margolin $507,274
2 Ismael Bojang $313,444
3 Michael Marder $223,564
4 Chris Ferguson $161,371
5 Dylan Linde $117,894
6 Ryan Laplante $87,819
7 Jeff Hakim $65,284
8 Andre Haneberg $49,498
9 Joshua Bergman $38,009

David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Omaha/Stud Eight-Or-Better Event
The $2500 Omaha/Stud 8 or Better event at the WSOP was won by David Brookshire. There were 402 players in the event. This is a mixed game event that Brookshire, a Maryland native, has been doing well. He’s cashed recently in several tournaments playing this event including a WSOP Circuit ring, and even last week cashing for $13,861 in another Omaha/stud 8 or better event. This must greatly increase confidence going into a tournament like this.
For Brookshire, the great thing about winning is being able to use if for more tournaments.
The heads up was against Brendan Taylor. Even though at one point, Taylor had an 8:1 chip advantage, Brookshire was able to overcome the obstacle, take the lead and go on to win the event.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 David Brookshire $214,291
2 Brendan Taylor $132,443
3 Daniel Ospina $89,968
4 Ian Shaw $62,331
5 Tyler Groth $44,059
6 Hani Awad $31,789
7 William Shelton $23,421
8 Eric Rodawig $17,628

Loren Klein Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Loren Klein wins the World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. He gets his third gold bracelet and a little over $1 million dollars for the grand prize. This is is fifth WSOP final table in Pot Limit Omaha.
The final day, Klein was third in chip position. But he knocked out Scott Bohlman for a huge chip stack addition. Klein then knocked out Ryan Hughes. The final hand was with Rep Porter who went all-in with a king pair only to be outdone with an ace pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Loren Klein $1,018,336
2 Rep Porter $629,378
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $433,259
4 Jerry Wong $303,491
5 Ryan Hughes $216,391
6 Scott Bohlman $157,097
7 Mike Leah $116,166
8 Alexey Makarov $87,522

Jay Kwon Wins WSOP 2018 $1,500 Razz Event
Jay Kwon has won the 2018 Razz $1500 event at the WSOP. There were 389 players with pool of $525,150. Kwon took the bracelet and $125,431 grand prize. He defeated Poland’s top poker money man Dzmitry Urbanovich.
There are only two razz events on the WSOP schedule and it’s not as popular as the favorite no limit holdem.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Payout
1 Jay Kwon $125,431
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich $77,526
3 Adam Owen $52,536
4 Michael McKenna $36,234
5 Kevin Iacofano $25,637
6 Thomas Taylor $18,477
7 Jeffrey Mitseff $13,605
8 Jeanne David $10,240

Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Super Senior’s No Limit Holdem Event

One of the oldest players to ever win a title took home th $1000 Super Senior event at the 2018 WSOP. From a field of 2,191 players, the action led to this 83 year old mother of poker pro Farzad Bonyadi. This is the first mother son duo to win WSOP titles. Farzad Bonyadi is a three time bracelet winner. She also won $311,451 for the event. To join the tournament, players need to be 60 years of age and up.
Believe it or not, she entered the final table in seventh position. She outlasted them all and won in heads up play against Robert Beach with a nine pair.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Farhintaj Bonyadi $311,451
2 Robert Beach $192,397
3 Paul Lee $140,273
4 Linda Iwaniak $103,215
5 Russell Sutton $76,655
6 Alan Denkenson $57,465
7 Charles Thompson $43,489
8 Neil Henley $33,227
9 William Fogel $25,633

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 Seven Card Stud Event Won by Yaniv Birman

In a final table with four WSOP bracelet winners a player must be focused. But that was what Yaniv Birman was when he won the Seven Card Stud event and his first gold bracelet. Not only did he triumph over several bracelet winners, but also two previous two time winners, Ben Yu and Jesse Martin. For his effort, he wins $236,238 and his first gold bracelet.
Yaniv Birman outlasted a tough final table to win the 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 seven card stud event, earning $236,238 and his first gold bracelet in the process. The 35-year-old business owner from Los Angeles, California had to overcome four WSOP bracelet winners at the final table, including two two-time winners in Jesse Martin and Ben Yu.
There were 83 players who created a $780.200 prize pool. His winning hand was a pair of nines against a pair of threes from Jesse Martin.
The top results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yaniv Birman $236,238
2 Jesse Martin $146,006
3 Ben Yu $99,340
4 Lee Salem $69,928
5 Matt Grapenthien $50,669
6 James Obst $37,904
7 Joseph Cappello $29,306
8 Lars Gronning $23,443

Double Stack $1,000 No Limit Holdem Event Won by Robert Peacock at the 2018 WSOP
No pun intended but players flocked to the double stack $1,000 no limit holdem event which was won by Robert Peacock. A huge pool of $5,130,000 from 5,700 entries created a massive first place prize of $644,224. Peacock also gets his first bracelet.
He entered the final table in second position and managed to hold on till heads up against. Nicholas Salimbene. He held a 2:1 chip lead over him. He sent him to rail with a king kicker.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Robert Peacock $644,224
2 Nicholas Salimbene $397,908
3 Joshua Turner $294,760
4 Jacky Wong $219,952
5 Ralph Wong $165,342
6 Daniel Eichhorn $125,215
7 James Ostrowski $95,538
8 Pfizer Jordan $73,446
9 Takao Shimizu $56,981

Preston Lee Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Event At 2018 World Series of Poker

Winning his first gold bracelet, Preston Lee has won the $1,500 No limit holdem shoot out event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 908 players with a first place prize of $236,498 in his first major title. The style of the event is the sit n’go style tournament with players who won advancing the next day and same structure the next day. It was a three day event.

The final result were:

Place Player Payout
1 Preston Lee $236,498
2 Corey Dodd $146,146
3 Anthony Reategui $105,307
4 Dylan Linde $76,829
5 Jesse Kertland $56,763
6 Young Phan $42,476
7 Royce Matheson $32,198
8 Alexander Lakhov $24,728
9 Bas de Laat $19,245

$1,500 Limit Hold’em Bracelet At 2018 World Series of Poker Won by Robert Nehorayan

The limit holdem $1500 event was won by Robert Nehorayan. It’s his first gold bracelet and he gets $173,568. His previous cashes include the 2007 WSOP main event and a win in the 206 California State Poker Championship.
He stated getting great cards helped overcome any mixed feeling about frustration.
The top finishers were:

Place Player Payout
1 Robert Nehorayan $173,568
2 Kevin Song $107,242
3 David Gee $73,860
4 Terri Evanowski $51,733
5 Michael Jex $36,860
6 Brad Albrinck $26,725
7 Oleg Chebotarev $19,723
8 Matt Russell $14,820
9 Matt Woodward $11,343

Yueqi Zhu Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Mixed Omaha Eight-or-Better Event

For nearly 20 years, Yuegi Zhu has been going to the WSOP. Finally, after 72 WSOP cashes, he has got his first gold bracelet and $211,781 in the $1500 Mixed Omaha Eight or Better event. There were 773 entries in the tournament. He thought he was the only person to have the most top three cashes without a bracelet. That is now history.
He entered the final table in fifth place and managed to maneuver himself to the first place position when Gabriel Ramos went all-in with two pair against Zhu’s straight. Ramos took home $130,850 for his effort.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yueqi Zhu $211,781
2 Gabriel Ramos $130,850
3 Carol Fuchs $89,488
4 Matt Gregoire $62,226
5 Jon Turner $44,007
6 Peter Neff $31,662
7 Ryan Hughes $23,182
8 Nathan Gamble $17,279

Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship Title

“The Grinder” Michael Mizrachi, accomplished one of the most amazing accomplishments in poker history. He triumphed over 87 of the world’s best players to win, for the third time, the World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Championship. This brings his gold bracelet count to 4 and he gets a whopping $1,239,126 for his great run. The win also brings his poker career earnings to $16.7 million.

He won the event in 2010 as well as 2012. This is the 13th running of the event and is combination of eight poker games.

Mizrachi took the sail out Dan Smith’s chip stack playing deuce to seven triple draw cooler. Smith had his remaining chips sucked up by John Hennigan.

In heads up play, Mizrachi and Hennigan battled it out till Mizrachi raised from the button and Hennigan three-bet his raise. The flop came and Hennigan bet again and Mizrachi raised to two million chips. Hennigan bet 5.3 million chips.The flop brought flush draw for Mizrachi against straight draw for Hennigan. Mizrachi walked away with the cash, title and prestige.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Michael Mizrachi $1,239,126
2 John Hennigan $765,837
3 Dan Smith $521,782
4 Mike Leah $364,197
5 Benny Glaser $260,578
6 Aaron Katz $191,234

Hanh Tran Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball Event

Going from an extremely low chip stack to first place at the final table, Hanh Tran has won the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball event at the 2018 WSOP. This is the Austrian’s first gold bracelet and he also takes home $117,282. Though he most plays cash games, this is the largest cash of his poker career.
Tran outlasted a field that included Brian Hasting, who was unable to pull it off and took the fifth place prize.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Hanh Tran $117,282
2 Oscar Johansson $72,471
3 David Prociak $46,749
4 Cody Wagner $30,926
5 Brian Hastings $21,021
6 Yong Wang $14,687

WSOP Marathon Event Won by Michael Addamo
The WSOP Marathon event, a five day tournament, concluded with Australian, Michael Addamo, taking a bracelet and first place. There were 1,637 players for the $2620 buy-in event. The 23 year old took home $653,581.
Addamo now living in Thailand due to Australia’s online poker ban, has nearly $2 million in live tournament winnings. His previous best cash was $197, 971 in the PokerStars Championship Macau.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 Michael Addamo $653,581
2 Mark Sleet $403,870
3 Bart Lybaert $290,315
4 Taylor Paur $210,995
5 Martin Jacobson $155,062
6 Ying Chan $115,244
7 Anton Morgenstern $86,631
8 Cate Hall $65,875
9 Ihar Soika $50,678

$3,000 Six-Max No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Gal Yifrach at the WSOP 2018
Los Angeles business man, Gal Yifrach, won the $3000 Six-max No Limit Holdem event. He dominated over a field of 868 players. He secured a gold bracelet and $461,798. This is the largest cash of his career. Last year he won nearly $100,000 in the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino event.
The tournament was cut short a day when the players agreed to end it with Yifrach in first place. By that time, his chip lead was astounding.
The final result were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Gal Yifrach $461,798
2 James Mackey $285,377
3 Gary Hasson $193,716
4 Aaron Mermelstein $133,731
5 Darren Rabinowitz $93,917
6 Ana Marquez $67,116

Ryan Bambrick Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2018 WSOP
The $1500 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2018 WSOP was won by Ryan Bambrick. He triumphed over a field of 799 players to take home the gold bracelet and $217,123. Though he’s played online for 15 years part time, he decided to give it go and play full time. This is his fourth cash at this year’s WSOP and first final table finish.
He started out as chip leader on the final day and was able to pull it off continuing his climb to the top.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Bambrick $217,123
2 Sampo Ryynanen $134,138
3 Tim McDermott $93,639
4 Phil Riley $66,342
5 Jared Ingles $47,713
6 Jody Fayant $34,843
7 Daniel Woolard $25,841
8 Randy White $19,469
9 Pushpinder Singh $14,904

2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Event Won by Steve Albini
Musician Steve Albini has won the 2018 WSOP Seven Card Stud event. He gets a bracelet and $105,629. The field had 310 entries with poker heavy weights like Chris Ferguson, Frankie O’dell and Jeffrey Lisandro among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Steven Albini $105,629 480
2 Jeffrey Lisandro $65,282
3 Katherine Fleck $43,765
4 Chris Ferguson $29,999
5 Frankie O’Dell $21,035
6 Paul Sexton $15,096
7 Michael Moore $11,095
8 Esther Rossi $8,355

Matthew Davis Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 No Limit Holdem Seniors Event
A record setting crowd of 5,918 set the tone to a great senior event with Matthew Davis winning the top prize. The pool was $5,326,200 and Davis, a professor, took home the $662,676 along with a gold bracelet. For the event, players have to be 50 and over. Get that 50, FIFTY, and over.
The final day saw Davis jump into the lead by knocking out Bill Bennett. He battled it out with Bill Stabler for a while but then regained his lead and took it all the way to the bank.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Davis $662,676
2 Bill Stabler $409,387
3 Scott Hamilton-Hill $303,807
4 Gary Friedlander $227,072
5 Bill Bennett $170,944
6 Rachel Delatorre $129,626
7 Frank Berry $99,015
8 Joe Schulman $76,191
9 Thad Smith $59,074

$10,000 Deuce to Seven Lowball Event Won by Brian Rast at the 2018 WSOP

Poker pro has done two things. First, he won the $10,000 Deuce to Lowball event. Secondly, he has joined the likes of poker greats Amarillo Slim, Bobby Baldwin and others who have four WSOP bracelets. In this event, he won over a field of 95 players. Even in the event, poker legend Doyle Brunson, who made final table, himself played. The first place finish reaps a $259,670.
The final day of the event had Rast in 4th place with 11 remaining players. Rast eliminated John Hennigan and then Doyle Brunson. Rast has stated he only plays with the best. This is often a key to success and becoming the best. Play with the best.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Brian Rast $259,670
2 Michael Wattel $160,489
3 Dario Sammartino $114,023
4 James Alexander $81,986
5 Shawn Sheikhan $59,669
6 Doyle Brunson $43,963
7 John Hennigan $32,796

Arne Kern Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event

The Millionaire Maker event at the WSOP is a coveted event due to the low entry and huge reward. This event had 7,361 entries with a prize pool of $9,937,350. It was the third largest field in the history of the event. Arne Kern, a German poker player, took it down with a first place finish, bracelet, and $1,173,223.
The four day event had plenty of well known players like Joe Mckeehen, Manig Loeser, Ralph Massey among others. McKeehen took the lead for part of the day but at the final table Kern and Sam Razavi won key hands that propelled both of them to the top. McKeehen, having lost a fair amount of chips, was just left with some big blinds and elimated in 3rd place. But this being his seventh final table for the year moves McKeehen into 5th place for the year. He also took home $538,276.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Arne Kern $1,173,223
2 Sam Razavi $724,756
3 Joseph McKeehen $538,276
4 Michael Souza $402,614
5 Justin Liberto $303,294
6 Manuel Ruivo $230,120
7 Barny Boatman $175,865
8 Ralph Massey $135,383
9 Sean Marshall $104,987

Benjamin Dobson Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better Event

British poker pro Benjamin Dobson has won the $1500 Seven Card Stud Eight or Better event at the WSOP 2018. There were a total of 596 players. For his efforts, he takes home $173,528 and his first gold bracelet.
He scored big at several key parts of the event with great pots.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Dobson $173,528
2 Timothy Finne $107,243
3 Jesse Martin $74,324
4 Richard Monroe $52,359
5 Tom McCormick $37,504
6 James Nelson $27,321
7 Georgios Sotiropo $20,248
8 Peter Brownstein $15,271

Filippos Stavrakis Wins $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2018 WSOP
From a field of 986 players, Filippos Stavrakis has won the $1000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at 2018 WSOP. For the win he gets his first gold bracelet and $169,842.
The event was played over several days with Stavrakis coming into the final day with the chip lead. He extended this lead till he and Jordan Siegel had taken control of the table. In the end, Stavrakis won.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Filippos Stavrakis $169,842
2 Jordan Siegel $104,924
3 Felipe Ramos $73,989
4 Clint Monfort $52,879
5 Peter Klein $38,309
6 Pascal Damois $28,137
7 Thayer Rasmussen $20,957
8 Georgios Karavokyris $15,832
9 Robert Cowen $12,133

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event Won by John Hennigan
Joining the elite poker pro ranks, John Hennigan has won the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the WSOP 2018 and collects his fifth gold bracelet. Only a few players have reached five bracelets:Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen, and Jason Mercier among others.
The event had 166 players. For his win, he also gets $414,692. It was his 2nd final table for year.
The multi-day event had Hennigan in third place till a crucial hand of trip queens and king beat out Daniel Zack’s trip queen with a nine kicker. His scores continues with a seven card studn hand. Ultimately, Hennigan triumphed.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 John Hennigan $414,692
2 David Baker $256,297
3 Lee Salem $179,216
4 Iraj Parvizi $127,724
5 Randy Ohel $92,808
6 Albert Daher $68,783
7 Daniel Zack $52,016
8 Michael Noori $40,155

Adam Friedman Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Six-Max Event

36 year old poker pro Adam Friedman won the $10,000 Dealers’s Choice Six-Max event at the WSOP 2018. He triumphed over a field of 111 and in the process won his second gold bracelet and $293,275. His live tourney earning are almost $2.5 million.
The Dealer’s Choice event allows players to choice from a variety of poker games with variants of flops, draws and stud. Players are able to select from 20 different poker games. The prestige in winning the event comes from being considered a top all around poker player.
The final hand was stud eight or better with Friedman winning with a queens up. He played against Stuart Rutter who finished in second place taking home $181,258.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Adam Friedman $293,275
2 Stuart Rutter $181,258
3 Alexey Makarov $127,487
4 Chris Klodnicki $90,713
5 David Baker $65,308
6 Marco Johnson $47,579

Ognyan Dimov Wins the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Six-Max No Limit Holdem Event
Ognyan Dimov has won the $1500 Six-Max NLH event at the 2018 WSOP. He is the third Bulgarian to ever win a title. This is his first gold bracelet and he takes this along with the $378,743 first place prize. He is 2/3 of the way to winning poker’s triple crown.
Dimov quickly knocked out players on his way to winning the title at the final table.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ognyan Dimov $378,743
2 Antonio Barbato $233,992
3 Nick Schulman $163,785
4 Ryan D’Angelo $116,118
5 Joey Weissman $83,396
6 Yue Du $60,686

Craig Varnell Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $565 Pot-limit Omaha Event
Triumphant over a field of 2419 players, Craig Varnell has won the $565 Pot limit Omaha event at the WSOP. For his efforts he takes home $181m790 and a gold bracelet. It’s his third final table finish.
He took chip lead after knocking out Jonathan Duhamel in the final table. With over 75 percent of the chips in play he took on Maxime Heroux. His lead only increased after that ultimately winning over Seth Zimmerman. His winning hand was a straight up.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Craig Varnell $181,790
2 Seth Zimmerman $112,347
3 Omar Mehmood $81,852
4 Maxime Heroux $60,190
5 Christopher Trang $44,677
6 Jonathan Duhamel $33,477
7 Shaome Yang $25,325
8 Jason Lipiner $19,344
9 Ilian Li $14,920

Jeremy Wien Wins $5000 No Limit Holdem Big Blind Ante Event
Winning over a field of 518 players, Jeremy Wien has won the WSOP $5000 NHL Big Blind Ante event. Wien, a derivatives trader from Mt. Kisco, NY gets his first gold bracelet and $537,710. It’s his first final table though he’s had several cashes. He did say he had a bracelet ceremony planned in his head. This gives some insight into a type of strategy called visualization. See yourself in a ceremony speech is like meditation towards the goal.
Laka lead for most of the day with Wien in second place but heads up against Wien, Laka yielded to second place.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jeremy Wien $537,710
2 David Laka $332,328
3 Eric Blair $228,307
4 Jake Schindler $159,575
5 John Amato $113,510
6 Shawn Buchanan $82,199
7 David Peters $60,618
8 Richard Tuhrim $45,538
9 Patrick Truong $34,862

Philip Long Wins the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Eight-game Mixed Event
Winning his first gold bracelet and $147,348, Phillip Long has won the Eight-game Mixed event at the 2018 WSOP. There were many notables in the event including Daniel Negreanu and John Racener among others. There were 481 entrants.
Mixed event poker games are a benchmark in deciding if a player is a great all around player. Many poker pros play these events for the prestige in winning such an event.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Philip Long $147,348
2 Kevin Malis $91,042
3 Daniel Negreanu $59,788
4 John Racener $40,151
5 Per Hildebrand $27,587
6 Nicholas Derke $19,404

Roberly Felicio Wins Colossus Poker Tourney at 2018 WSOP

Brazilian restaurant owner, Roberly Felicio has won the Colossus. The tournament had a 565 buy-in and for his work, he took home $1 million dollars. He defeated Sang Liu. He previous won in last year’s Monster Stack. This tournament was also notable since Phil Ivey made his return and cashed in the tournament too.
The Colossus entries at 13,000 is the lowest turn out for the event since it started three years ago.
The results are:
Place Player Payout
1 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
2 Sang Liu $500,000
3 Joel Wurtzel $300,000
4 Scott Margereson $220,040
5 Tim Miles $166,091
6 Song Choe $126,158
7 Gunther Dumsky $96,431
8 John Racener $74,178
9 Steven Jones $57,425

Andrey Zhigalov Wins H.O.R.S.E. $1500 Event at WSOP
Russian accountant Andry Zhigalov has won the H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2018 WSOP. In doing so, he wins his first gold bracelet and over $200,000 for the first place finish. He defeated a field of over 700 players.
He prefers mixed games and has had several cashes in mixed events but this is his largest to date.
Amazingly, he came back from being short stacked to taking a huge lead.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
2 Tim Frazin $125,336
3 Bradley Smith $87,769
4 Matt Woodward $62,379
5 Nicholas Derke $45,006
6 Sandeep Vasudevan $32,971
7 Scott Clements $24,531
8 J.W. Smith $18,541

Justin Bonomo Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship
Justin Bonomo Wins $10,000 Heads Up NHL Event at 2018 WSOP. Taking home his second bracelet and over $185,000 is just another notch on his belt for the year. He came to the final match with a 7:1 chip lead and pummelled runner up Jason McConnon. McConnon took home $115,000 for his efforts.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
Champion Justin Bonomo $185,965
Finalist Jason McConnon $114,933
Semi-Finalist Juan Dominguez $73,179
Semi-Finalist Martijn Gerrits $73,179
Quarter-Finalist Jan Eric Schwippert $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Mark McGovern $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Nicolai Morris $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Kahle Burns $31,086

Justin Bonomo is on a roll this year. He’s moved into third place on the money list. This year he added nearly $15 million dollars to his bottom line. He recently cashed for $5 million in the Super High Roller Bowl and $4.8 million in the Super High Roller Bowl China. His live event total is over $32 million dollars and sure to increase at his age of 32.

Benjamin Moon Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante Event
San Diego poker pro Benjamin Moon won the $1500 NHL Big Blind Ante. The big blind ante format is the new approach to poker tournaments. In the betting, the big blind puts up the ante for all players. In theory it saves time as someone with a low chip stack would put in some rounds all of their chips when it’s their turn at big blind. No waiting for that ace pair with this format. That is the criticism of the format. Those with weak cards would have to use their chips in any case and not hold on to to a small stack in hopes of something better.
Nonetheless, Moon won over field of 1300 players. He takes home $315,000. He also gets his first bracelet. Though new at the WSOP, the big blind ante format is de riguer in Los Angeles and San Diego where Moon plays regularly. He says it does in fact play faster.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Moon $315,346
2 Romain Lewis $194,837
3 Colin Robinson $138,938
4 Steven Snyder $100,268
5 Nhathanh Nguyen $73,242
6 Bohdan Slyvinskyi $54,160
7 Eric Polirer $40,549
8 Raymond Ho $30,742
9 Dutch Boyd $23,605

William Reymond Wins the WSOP 2018 365 Online Event and First Bracelet

William Reymond wins 365 Online Event
French journalist William Reymond has won the 365 Online event at the 2018 WSOP. He defeated a field of nearly 3000 to claim the first gold bracelet of the WSOP and nearly $155,000. The tournament lasted a grueling 12 hours. The entry fee was a miniscule $365.

$100,000 High Roller Event

In the WSOP’s first ever $100,000 High Roller event, Nick Petrangelo has walked away with his second bracelet and first place prize of nearly $3 million dollars. There were over 100 entries. The 31 year old Massachusetts native now has nearly $15 million in lifetime earnings.
The event itself featured a who’s who of the poker world including Fedor Holz, Adrian Mateos, and Jaon Koon among other players. Petrangelo won with a two pair of aces and eights. The results are below:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Nick Petrangelo $2,910,227
2 Elio Fox $1,798,658
3 Aymon Hata $1,247,230
4 Andreas Eiler $886,793
5 Bryn Kenney $646,927
6 Stephen Chidwick $484,551
7 Jason Koon $372,894
8 Adrian Mateos $295,066
9 Fedor Holz $240,265

$1500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Won by Julien Martini

He made “julien” of all his fellow poker players and emerged to win the $1500 Omaha 8 or better event. Though, originally scheduled for 3 days it hadn’t finished and a 4th day added. The field of 911 players “prophetic” were eliminated bust by bust. The heads up came down to Kate Hoang and Julien Martini. Martini won not only nearly $240,000 but also his first bracelet. Runner up Kate Hoang took home $148,000.

Elio Fox Wins $10,000 Turbo Bounty
Elio Fox has won the $10,000 Turbo Bounty event at this years’ WSOP. He took home his second gold bracelet and nearly $400,000 for his efforts. The prize pool of $2,284,200 was split among 37 top finishers.
The final results are below:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Elio Fox $393,693
2 Adam Adler $243,323
3 Paul Volpe $169,195
4 Danny Wong $119,659
5 Charles Yohannan $86,096
6 Alex Foxen $63,042
7 David Eldridge $46,993
8 Taylor Black $35,671
9 Joseph Cada $27,582

Joe Cada Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

Joe Cada, 2009 Main Event champ, has won his third gold bracelet to win the 2018 WSOP $3000 Shootout Event. He won from a field of 363 entrants including Joseph Mckeehen. For the 30 year old player it brings his winnings to nearly $11 million dollars. A nice sum for a 30 year old.
The final results are:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Joseph Cada $226,218
2 Sam Phillips $139,804
3 Joseph McKeehen $101,766
4 Jack Maskill $74,782
5 Harry Lodge $55,480
6 Ihar Soika $41,559
7 Anthony Reategui $31,435
8 Taylor Wilson $24,013
9 Joshua Turner $18,526

WSOP, World Series of Poker, Starts May 30, 2018

The WSOP, World Series of Poker, starts today May 30, 202018. There will be 78 poker events including 9 new events add to the roster. Over $200 million will be on tables this year. Only the creme de la crop of over 100,000 players will be fortunate to take home any of the cash, though. Poker pros and wannabees are bracing with edge of their seat action for the next crop of big winners. History is made every year with these new winners and seasoned champs. I’m wondering if Phil Ivey will appear here. He’s been laying low from the highly promoted tournaments lately.
Popular events like the Colossuss, the Millionaire Maker tournament, Monster Stack and Crazy Eights will come back. As noted above, there are nine new tournaments this year. Some of the tournaments will start after the Main Event including the Big One for One Drop, the $10,000 six max, the $50,000 high roller tourney and the $1,500 NLH with 15,000 starting chips and 30 minute levels. This year’s tournament concludes July14.
Most tournaments start at either 11 am or 15:00. Weekend tournaments are 10 am or 17:00.
Bracelet events will use the Big Blind Ante format. This format of playing has the big blind putting up the ante for the entire table. It’s hope this format speeds up the game. But there are detractors who feel a small stacked player who might be forced to go all-in at their turn with a poor hand. They would rather not put up the entire table’s ante and their stack into and lose. This is the first year of this and it will be interesting to see if it makes it to next year’s WSOP. Eight of the bracelet tournaments will use this method.
Two Daily Deepstack tourneys and several of the Mega Satellites as well as the weekend high roller events will use this new format.
The entire 202018 WSOP events are below:

$565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees
May 30, 2018 – May 31, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $3K Bounty (20 min levels)
May 30, 2018 – May 30, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max)
May 31, 2018 – Jun 02, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
May 31, 2018 – Jun 02, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 04, 2018
Buy-in: $100,000

$365 No-Limit Hold’em Giant
Jun 01, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$565 No-Limit Hold’em Colossus $1 Million 1st Place GTD
Jun 02, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
Jun 02, 2018 – Jun 04, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 03, 2018 – Jun 05, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$365 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 03, 2018 – Jun 03, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$365 Pot-Limit Omaha Giant
Jun 03, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $365

$1,500 Dealer’s Choice Six Max
Jun 04, 2018 – Jun 06, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 05, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Jun 05, 2018 – Jun 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Jun 06, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (512 max)
Jun 06, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 07, 2018 – Jun 09, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Dealer’s Choice Six Max
Jun 07, 2018 – Jun 09, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 08, 2018 – Jun 10, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 08, 2018 – Jun 11, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker
Jun 09, 2018 – Jun 13, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Eight Game Mix Six Max
Jun 09, 2018 – Jun 11, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Jun 10, 2018 – Jun 12, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon (26,200 starting chips; 100 min levels)
Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $2,620

$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 13, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 12, 2018 – Jun 14, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Jun 12, 2018 – Jun 14, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 13, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Jun 13, 2018 – Jun 15, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jun 14, 2018 – Jun 16, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Seven Card Stud
Jun 14, 2018 – Jun 16, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors
Jun 15, 2018 – Jun 17, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$50,000 Poker Players Championship Six Max
Jun 15, 2018 – Jun 19, 2018
Buy-in: $50,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
Jun 16, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Big O
Jun 16, 2018 – Jun 2018, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors
Jun 17, 2018 – Jun 19, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 18, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Seven Card Stud
Jun 18, 2018 – Jun 20, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max)
Jun 19, 2018 – Jun 21, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event
Jun 19, 2018 – Jun 21, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$1,500 Limit Hold’em
Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $25,000

$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jun 21, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Jun 21, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes (30 min levels)
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 23, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$2,500 Mixed: Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018
Buy-in: $2,500

$565 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max WSOP.com Online
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018
Buy-in: $565

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 25, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 Razz
Jun 24, 2018 – Jun 26, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em $500 Bounty
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$10,000 Limit Hold’em
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 26, 2018 – Jun 28, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jun 26, 2018 – Jun 28, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$1,000/Team No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team (2-4 person)
Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 Razz
Jun 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies
Jun 28, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $300 Bounty (20 min levels)
Jun 29, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jun 29, 2018 – Jul 01, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 29, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$888 No-Limit Hold’em Crazy Eights $888,888 1st Place GTD
Jun 30, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $888

$3,200 No-Limit Hold’em WSOP.com Online
Jun 30, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Buy-in: $3,200

$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB
Jul 01, 2018 – Jul 03, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Jul 02, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Jul 05, 2018 – Jul 07, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty
Jul 06, 2018 – Jul 08, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,111 No-Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop
Jul 07, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,111

$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max
Jul 08, 2018 – Jul 10, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Max
Jul 09, 2018 – Jul 11, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 min levels)
Jul 10, 2018 – Jul 11, 2018
Buy-in: $5,000

$1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em & Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max
Jul 10, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (30 min levels)
Jul 11, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes Six Max
Jul 11, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018
Buy-in: $10,000

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (30 min levels) $1 Million GTD
Jul 12, 2018 – Jul 15, 2018
Buy-in: $1,500

$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Jul 12, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $3,000

$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Antes
Jul 13, 2018 – Jul 14, 2018
Buy-in: $50,000

$1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Big One for One Drop
Jul 15, 2018 – Jul 17, 2018
Buy-in: $1,000,000

The Million Dollar Sunday Tournaments at Americas Cardroom

The Million Dollar Sunday Tournaments at Americas Cardroom has become a big success. Originally slated for a three month run, it will now be a feature each and every Sunday. There are dozens of freeroll and satellite tournaments to the event making the accessibility even greater. The buy-in for the event is $250 making it a low cost way to score big bucks.

The winner of this event took home nearly $200,000. Not bad for a day’s work!!!
WSOP Qualifiers
Americas Cardroom will offer 50 packages worth $12,500 for the 2018 WSOP. Included in the package is a seat to the Main Event and travel expenses and hotel. The qualifier schedule is from April 22nd to June 24th with a $300 buy-in. Be there or be square! This is really the chance of a lifetime to players. If you’re confident and think you can do it, you probably will. The most recent player who made final table at the WSOP from an online satellite entry was Max Steinberg. So it does happen.
In addition to the qualifiers, there are automatic win to the WSOP by playing the Jackpot Poker tourneys. A random player will win while playing the ever popular Jackpot poker. And there are also the steps tournaments. A much lower cost way to enter. The first step starts at .30 cents. You have the chance to win your way to the top from steps 1 through 7.
High Five Series in April
From April 18th to April 22nd ACR will sponsor the High Five Tournament series. Over $1.5 million is on the table in guaranteed prize pools and it features a $420,000 Main Event. A variety of tournaments will be featured including regular, rebuys/addons, turbos, mega stack, knock outs. Games featured are Nhl and Plo.
Now is a great time to join Americas Cardroom. It’s now available in mobile as well.

How To Get a Freeroll Password to Americas Cardroom

It’s very easy to get a freeroll seat to a tournament at Americas Cardroom. First, you need an account to play and you have to download the software and install it to your computer. Once you’ve done this you can play on your computer or mobile phone. For the mobile phone login all you need is your username and password.
Depending on the day, you can find a selection of passwords here. That’s all it takes and you’re free to play on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.


Million Dollar Freerolls and Satellites
Americas Cardroom has freeroll 24/7. Check through the freeroll list and you will also find freerolls to big money tournaments as well. Their Million Dollar Sunday tournament has freerolls as well as their other high stakes tournaments. You never know and if you’re on your ps and qs you might come out a major winner with major money. The average take home for the million dollar tournaments top winner is $180,000 but it depends on the amount of players. That’s a great pay day. In addition to freerolls, Americas Cardroom has high payout one dollar entry fee tournaments as well.
One Dollar Entry Free Tournaments
Americas Cardroom has started offering $1000 and $2000 prize pool tournaments where the entry fee is simply one dollar. That’s a great return on your investment! And if you’re able to go all the way it’s some very nice money compared to the entry fee. If you haven’t checked out Americas Cardroom, it’s time to take a look.

Fedor Holz Crownupguy Poker Phenom Mini Bio

With earnings over $25,0000,000 and being in his early twenties, Fedor Holz is regarded as one of today’s top poker players. He’s from Germany but lives in Austria. This is little bio on Fedor Holz and his exciting poker history.
His mother was a teen mom and he grew up with a distant father and two younger sisters. He started playing poker at around 16, a common age for many of today’s top players. After graduating from secondary school, he went to college to study computer science. He got sick and had to stop and then continued playing poker. After six months he committed himself to playing poker and hasn’t looked back.
His early years, he was out on his own living modestly. Maybe spending $400 per month. His first live cash that counted was in Rozvadov. In that event, the $500 Euro No Limit Holdem event, he cashed for nearly $20,000, finishing in second place. Shortly afterwards he won his first tournament at the Lebanese Poker Cup. Though the cash was around $5000, I’m sure the self confidence boost was great.
After that he moved to Austria and stayed with a group of poker players. This was according to him a great experience since they supported each other.
When asked if money was a motivation he states yes and no. That money is a driving factor at some point. At the beginning of his career, money was more a motivating factor than at the point he is at right now. It’s  interesting since he makes the most money now with high stakes tournaments than at the beginning of his career. The money seems like how it for many who’ve reached a goal. Once there it’s not as great a thrill as in the beginning. He has many more options now and does things outside of poker as well.
On his success, he says it’s really a mindset. To improve one’s game everyday is what counts and it takes focus to improve the game that makes individuals succeed. He also says there are only a handful of players out there who are focused like this and those who do are today’s top poker players. The other side of the success, having so much money at a young age is something he has to deal with consistently as well. He seems pretty level headed about it though. In addition to poker, he’s also the CEO of Primed Mind, a success program.
Primed Mind is an App. Users listen to a mindset coach named Elliot. The goal is to allow visualization, and relaxation techniques to set goals. The ultimate agenda is create self confidence, better health, personal growth and recovery skills. He along with Nathan Schmitt and Duane Ludwig are the three key people at Primed Mind along with Elliot Roe, the mindset coach.
Not only is he still winning at poker but also balancing himself out through other ventures. He “retired” from poker only to come out of his retirement and continue playing and winning all over again. And he’s unstoppable.
For the year 2017, here’s a look at his top cashes.

Poker Tournament     Buyin       Cash Result

2017 Bellagio High Roller Series      $25,000          $85,000

2017 Triton Super High Roller Series   $128,150       $2,131,740

2017 Grand Prix Austria             $2,609                     $40,460

2017 Poker Masters        $100,000                              $504,000

2017 Poker Masters            $50,000                        $550,000

2017 Triton Super High Roller Series $32,022 $451,386

2017 Aria Summer High Roller Series $50,000 $417,600

2017 Aria Summer High Roller Series $50,000 $330,660

2017 Aria 10K-01 Event          $10,500                   $42,000

2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo   $5,677    $62,283

2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo $54,526  $348,582

2017 PokerStars Championship Macau $51,473     $877,392

2017 Aussie Millions        $8,009                      $254,600

2017 Aussie Millions          $75,000                     $266,293

His total take home from 2017 is over $6 million dollars. And he’s only 24. You could say it was a very good year!

Fedor Holz online poker results are nothing less than phenomenal as well. At PokerStars, his nickname is Crownupguy. He has ranked number one several times when he allowed his results to be tracked.

Fedor Holz is a phenomenal poker player. At 24, he’s done what many only wish they could do. It seems there is no stopping him and look for him to be someday in the Poker Hall of Fame along with Ivey, Negreanu, Doyle and other top poker players who’ve made a great name for themselves in the world of poker.

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Bad Beat Jackpot Winner Takes Home $200,000
Bad Beat Jackpot has $200,000 Winner at Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania
The largest badbeat jackpot ever paid out by Rivers Casino was won for nearly $200,000. A bad beat is a hand that would otherwise but lost to a better hand.
It was the first time in two years since the jackpot was won and climbed to a half million dollar total. The jackpot was divided among all eight players at the table. The winner won $192,234.85. He had four eights. The second payout was for $144,172. He had a straight flush. The remaining players at the table each received $24,028.
Rivers Casino has a 30 table poker room and 92 table games and a gaming floor with 3000 slots machines. There are also restaurants and concert hall.
Foxwoods Features Million Dollar Guarantee December 2017
Between December 1 to the 11th, Foxwoods will be host a 12 event poker series that features a million dollar guarantee.
The series starts with $500,000 guarantee nhl $600 buy-in event. And there are satellites to the event with $120 satellite tourneys.
Another high stakes tourney is the $250,000 guaranteed no limit holdem event with a $1650 buy-in that is done in various stages over several days. Other events include Omaha eight or better, a senior’s event and ladies event.
Foxwoods is the long standing casino and hotel with premier entertainment, gaming and shopping.
Radioactive Playing Cards Found in Berlin Germany
Playing cards laced with radioactive iodine were found in a Berlin restaurant. Detectives theorize a hidden detector worn by a player could all players to recognize certain cards. This was discovered at a waste treatment facility. It was traced from the restaurant. The restaurant in question though doesn’t have a gambling room.

PLO Player Cumicon Retires at 30 with $7 Million Dollars in Winnings
Between 2013 and 2017, a poker player named Cumicon took home over $7 million dollars and retired from poker. He played PLO and mostly online at PokerStars. Most over the games were heads up cash games from $2/4 and up to $200/400.
Cumicon is per profile a 30 year old man from New York.
Cumicon has been featured several times in Poker News on highlights of poker events. He’s also featured in Pocketfives.