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.

Poker News

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.

Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy – Starting Hands

By Rick Braddy

Welcome to the fifth in my Texas Holdem Poker Strategy Series, focusing on no limit Texas Holdem poker tournament play and associated strategies. In this article, we’ll examine starting hand decisions.

It may seem obvious, but deciding which starting hands to play, and which ones to skip playing, is one of the most important Texas Holdem poker decisions you’ll make. Deciding which starting hands to play begins by accounting for several factors:

* Starting Hand “groups” (Sklansky made some good suggestions in his classic “Theory of Poker” book by David Sklansky)

* Your table position

* Number of players at the table

* Chip position

Sklansky originally proposed some Texas Holdem poker starting hand groups, which turned out to be very useful as general guidelines. Below you’ll find a “modified” (enhanced) version of the Sklansky starting hands table. I adapted the original Sklansky tables, which were “too tight” and rigid for my liking, into a more playable approach that are used in the Poker Sidekick poker odds calculator. Here’s the key to these starting hands:

Groups 1 to 8: These are essentially the same scale as Sklansky originally proposed, although some hands have been shifted around to improve playability and there is no group 9.

Group 30: These are now “questionable” hands, hands that should be played rarely, but can be reasonably played occasionally in order to mix things up and keep your opponents off balance. Loose players will play these a bit more often, tight players will rarely play them, experienced players will open with them only occasionally and randomly.

The table below is the exact set of starting hands that Poker Sidekick uses when it calculates starting poker hands. If you use Poker Sidekick, it will tell you which group each starting hand is in (if you can’t remember them), along with estimating the “relative strength” of each starting hand. You can just print this article and use it as a starting hand reference.

Group 1: AA, KK, AKs

Group 2: QQ, JJ, AK, AQs, AJs, KQs

Group 3: TT, AQ, ATs, KJs, QJs, JTs

Group 4: 99, 88, AJ, AT, KQ, KTs, QTs, J9s, T9s, 98s

Group 5: 77, 66, A9s, A5s-A2s, K9s, KJ, KT, QJ, QT, Q9s, JT, QJ, T8s, 97s, 87s, 76s, 65s

Group 6: 55, 44, 33, 22, K9, J9, 86s

Group 7: T9, 98, 85s

Group 8: Q9, J8, T8, 87, 76, 65

Group 30: A9s-A6s, A8-A2, K8-K2, K8-K2s, J8s, J7s, T7, 96s, 75s, 74s, 64s, 54s, 53s, 43s, 42s, 32s, 32

All other hands not shown (virtually unplayable).

So, those are the enhanced Sklasky Texas Holdem poker starting hand tables.

The later your position at the table (dealer is latest position, small blind is earliest), the more starting hands you should play. If you’re on the dealer button, with a full table, play groups 1 through 6. If you’re in middle position, reduce play to groups 1 through 3 (tight) and 4 (loose). In early position, reduce play to groups 1 (tight) or 1 through 2 (loose). Of course, in the big blind, you get what you get.

As the number of players drops into the 5 to 7 range, I recommend tightening up overall and playing far fewer, premium hands from the better positions (groups 1 – 2). This is a great time to forget about chasing flush and straight draws, which puts you at risk and wastes chips.

As the number of players drops to 4, it’s time to open up and play far more hands (groups 1 – 5), but carefully. At this stage, you’re close to being in the money in a Texas Holdem poker tournament, so be extra careful. I’ll often just protect my blinds, steal occasionally, and try to let the smaller stacks get blinded or knocked out (putting me into the money). If I’m one of the small stacks, well, then I’m forced to pick the best hand I can get and go all-in and hope to double-up.

When the play is down to 3, it’s time to avoid engaging with big stacks and hang on to see if we can land 2nd place, heads-up. I tend to tighten up a bit here, playing very similar to when there’s just 3 players (avoiding confrontation unless I’m holding a pair or an Ace or a King, if possible).

Once you’re heads-up, well, that’s a topic for a completely different article, but in general, it’s time to become extraordinarily aggressive, raise a lot, and become “pushy”.

In tournaments, it’s always important to keep track of your chips stack size relative to the blinds and everyone else’s stacks. If you’re short on chips, then play far fewer hands (tigher), and when you do get a good hand, extract as many chips as you can with it. If you’re the big stack, well, you should avoid unnecessary confrontation, but use your big stack position to push everyone around and steal blinds occasionally as well – without risking too many chips in the process (the other players will be trying to use you to double-up, so be careful).

Well, that’s a quick overview of an improved set of starting hands and some general rules for adjusting starting hand play based upon game conditions throughout the tournament.

Until next time, best of luck to you at the Texas Holdem poker tables!

Rick

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Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win

By Alex Bannon

This article will reveal to you how to play Texas Holdem Poker and win. Read it now to learn how to win every time

Texas Holdem has gained significant ground in cash games during the recent past. The online poker sites offer a variety of games where the beginners can practice for free before starting on the real Hold em tables.

For beginners playing online is the best place to play because the poker sites handle the boring tasks over playing by themselves.

Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win – Before the Flop

If you are a new player of No Limit then you better restrict yourself to playing the AA-22 and the big connectors AK and AQ. This will surely help you avoid the vulnerability and still leave you a chance to make big money.

Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win – On the Flop

This is the most crucial stage of the Texas Hold em. You are advised to assess the relative strength of your holdings and release the hands that you suspect to be the second best.

Always make note of the stack size of yours and your opponents’. If you feel your opponent to be weak then take the lead with a raise. You are advised to fold while facing a bet until and unless you doubt the strength or weakness of your adversary.

Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win – On the Turn

As your target is obviously taking the lead and building the pot, you must stay focused and analyse the psychology of the opponents. Think twice and re-evaluate your hands before firing.

Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win – Strategy

Winning Texas Hold em requires as much skill as luck. But even more important factor is your strategy while betting. Your every move, bet, raise and call are as crucial as the cards in your hands. The strategy you need to adapt also depends upon your relative position around the table.

If you are sitting exactly beside the blinds you get almost no time to think and no chance to see others’ moves. When sitting in front of the small and big blinds, you get to witness others’ moves and get time to think and take appropriate action.

Play Texas Holdem Poker And Win – A Piece of Advice

Select the right table for the game. After all, you want at least 2-3 weaker players on the table when you sit down. Analyse the psychology of the players: who plays small hands, who intends to bluff, who can be bluffed, etc. Be respectful to the big raises, especially on the turn and river because such players usually don’t bluff.

Just use your brain on the right way and follow the info in this article and you too will be able to play Texas Holdem Poker and win every time.

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Online Million Dollar Poker Tournaments at Americas Cardroom

Due to the success of their recent multiple Million Dollar Sunday Events, Americas Cardroom will be offering Million Dollar No Limit Holdem tournaments every Sunday starting in January 2018. If you’re not a member, now is great time to sign up and get the feel that will make you a winner. For new members, you get a wealth of bonuses including up to $1000 cash back, a couple of freerolls and free jackpot poker entries. Jackpot poker is played like a slots machine where you can win a random jackpot as you play poker. The poker game is run concurrently and is the standard no limit holdem poker.
As noted above, the Sunday Million Dollar Events will be every Sunday from January to March right now. If it works out, then you can expect it to continue. Many players at other online poker rooms have been disappointed with recent changes and have lead an exodus to other cardrooms. Americas Cardroom has picked up many new players and is now according to Forbes, one of the top ten cardrooms in the world. Great customer service, new offerings, nice bonuses all come together for a great way to spend the day. And Americas Cardroom is always on the forefront of whatever is new like mobile poker.
Mobile Poker
Play mobile poker games at Americas Cardroom. To get started you need an account already. From there go to play.americascardroom.eu and enter your username and password and you’re good to go. To get an account simply download the software to your computer, install and create a username and password. Just that simple. With mobile poker, you can play anywhere, anytime. And while Americas Cardroom has a wealth of big buck tournaments, you can play in free cash games, freerolls 24/7 or low to mid stakes poker tournaments and cash games. It’s got something for everyone from new poker players to the very experienced.
Upcoming Events
In November, there will be a High Five Series. The High Five Series is poker festival at ACR, they sponsor several times a year. The theme is “420”. The series culminates in a $420,000 Main Event and the winner not only gets the top cash prize but a bracelet as well.
Punta Cana Poker Results
For several years, ACR, has sponsored the Punta Cana Poker event in Santo Domingo. This year, 2017, Roberto Carvallo from Chile and Jamin Stokes split the first place prize and each got $97,590 after a long heads up match. Carvallo was declared the winner for the trophy and title with a pair of 3s. For members of ACR, there have been satellite tourneys for the event. The hotel in Santo Domingo rocks and looks like the kind that has been featured in many music videos of the “good life”.
Million dollar Sundays, mobile poker, and recurrent poker series as well as the land based Punta Cana Poker Classic are reasons to check ACR out. For new members, get a wealth of great incentives and for current members check out the great comp for players.

Erik Seidel Professional Poker Player Bio

If you thought poker was only for the young, think again. Erik Seidel is pushing 60 and is still going strong winning tournaments. He’s one of the most successful of all poker players. He joined the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010.
He started out playing backgammon but at Brooklyn College, he shifted to poker and hasn’t looked back. He started as stock broker on the American Stock Exchange and joined the Mayfair Club in New York.
The Mayfair Club was a cardroom in New York that was originally a bridge and backgammon club. It shifted to poker and cranked out some of the top poker players of the day including Jay Heimowitz, Mickey Appleman, Dan Harrington, Howard Lederer, Stu Ungar and more. The club was closed in 2000. But this was the area where Erik Seidel got the skills.
Professional Poker Highlights
European Poker Tour
In May 2015, Seidel won the European Poker Tour Super High Roller for over $2 million dollars. And that’s just part of his winning for that year. In 2015, Seidel took home over $4 million dollars in live tournament events alone. This doesn’t include private tournaments with wealthy high rollers or online games. In 2016, he took over $3 million dollars including a $158,479 win at the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo. He’s truly in the poker elite.
World Poker Tour
Seidel won the World Poker Tour at the 2008 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic for $992,890. In 2011 he was runner up for $155,103. Other notable World Poker Tour finishes include the WPT Five Diamond Classic where he took 4th place for $335,160 in 2016.
World Series of Poker
Seidel was runner up in his first major WSOP in 1988. He made the final table again in 1999. He’s had many cashes there and has won eight bracelets, the most recent in 2007. He is a flexible player with bracelets in Holdem, Omaha, and Deuce to Seven Draw. Only five other players have more bracelets than Seidel.
Aria High Roller
Seidel is a frequent casher at the Aria High Roller Bowl, a monthly tournament with today’s top players. His largest cash there was for over $500,000 in 2016.
Seidel in 2017 shows no signs of slowing down. His total earnings for the year that’s not even over yet are over $2 million dollars. His largest cash this year was the Poker Masters Event for almost $600,000. He also placed 3rd in the PokerStars Monte Carlo Eight Max for $461,570.
The amazing thing about Seidel is he’s older than most of players out there. Some say poker is for young guys only but Seidel is proving them wrong.

MOSS Cubed – Mini Online Super Series at Americas Cardroom September 24th till October 1st

Between Sept.24 till Oct.15, Americas Cardroom will be hosting their OSS Cubed or Online Super Series. This poker festival includes a wide range poker games and types from 06 cent buy-ins and all the way up to a 1,000 buy-in for the million dollar event. There will be three million dollar events with buy-ins from 250 and up to 1000. There are dozens of satellites to all the big buck events giving great incentive to join Americas Cardroom if you haven’t allready. There are three parts to the poker festival : OSS 3 cubed, MOSS, OSS and BOSS.
The varieties of games include no limit holdem, plo, seven card stud, and chose from turbos, kos, and gtds. It’s a great time to play.
For deposits, they primarily are pushing bitcoin.
Bitcoin for Deposits
To deposit by bitcoin, you have to get a wallet and source to buy the bitcoins. All the transactions are done through a QR code. A cellphone is necessary for verification. After that it’s as simple as getting the QR code from Americas Cardroom and transferring it from your wallet to your Americas Cardroom account.
Bitcoin seems to be the way many casinos are going these days. There’s much less of a trail and the fees are lower if you look in the right places.
Schedule of Events for MOSS
The schedule of events is below:

Sunday, September 24th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 1:00 PM $25,000 $5 + $0.50 5 HR LR
Sunday, September 24th 1:00 PM $4,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $4,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 2:00 PM $250,000 $50 + $5 5 HR LR
Sunday, September 24th 2:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 3:00 PM $60,000 $20 + $2 Regular
Sunday, September 24th 3:00 PM $10,000 $50 + $5 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 4:00 PM $5,000 $2 + $0.20 6 Max
Sunday, September 24th 4:00 PM $8,000 $25 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $8,000 GTD – 6-Max KO
Sunday, September 24th 5:00 PM $75,000 $50 + $5 6 Max
Sunday, September 24th 5:00 PM $5,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $5,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 6:00 PM $25,000 $28 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $25,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 8:00 PM $50,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $50,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 8:00 PM $7,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $7,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 9:00 PM $5,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $5,000 GTD
Sunday, September 24th 9:00 PM $10,000 $20 + $1 Hyper Mega Super KO
Sunday, September 24th 9:00 PM $25,000 $80 + $4 Hyper Mega Super KO
Monday, September 25th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 3:00 PM $10,000 $3 + $0.30 5 HR LR 6 Max
Monday, September 25th 3:00 PM $2,000 $5+$0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 3:30 PM $60,000 $20 + $2 5 HR LR
Monday, September 25th 4:00 PM $2,000 $15+$1.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD PLO Hi/Lo
Monday, September 25th 5:00 PM $10,000 $30+$3 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 6:00 PM $5,000 $3 + $0.30 R/A
Monday, September 25th 6:00 PM $30,000 $28+$2 OSS3 BIG10 – $30,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 7:00 PM $20,000 $8 + $0.80 Regular
Monday, September 25th 7:00 PM $40,000 $100+$9 OSS3 BIG10 – $40,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 8:00 PM $20,000 $50+$5 OSS3 BIG10 – $20,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 8:15 PM $25,000 $20 + $2 Regular 8 Max
Monday, September 25th 9:00 PM $2,500 $7+$0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,500 GTD 6-Max KO
Monday, September 25th 10:00 PM $3,000 $10+$1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Monday, September 25th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5+$0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 3:00 PM $8,000 $5 + $0.50 PLO 5 HR LR
Tuesday, September 26th 3:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 4:00 PM $2,000 $15 + $1.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD PLO Hi/Lo
Tuesday, September 26th 5:00 PM $200 $0.25 + $0.03 4 Max
Tuesday, September 26th 5:00 PM $10,000 $30 + $3 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 6:00 PM $40,000 $28 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $40,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 6:30 PM $15,000 $7 + $0.70 Regular
Tuesday, September 26th 7:00 PM $50,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $50,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 8:00 PM $25,000 $10 + $1 Regular
Tuesday, September 26th 8:00 PM $20,000 $50 + $5 OSS3 BIG10 – $20,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 9:00 PM $2,000 $2 + $0.20 NLO8 6 Max
Tuesday, September 26th 9:00 PM $2,500 $7 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,500 GTD 6-Max KO
Tuesday, September 26th 10:00 PM $3,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Tuesday, September 26th 10:15 PM $1,000 $1 + $0.05 Hyper Megastack
Tuesday, September 26th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 3:00 PM $10,000 $5 + $0.50 5 HR LR KO
Wednesday, September 27th 3:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 4:00 PM $2,000 $15 + $1.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD PLO Hi/Lo
Wednesday, September 27th 5:00 PM $10,000 $30 + $3 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 5:30 PM $8,000 $8 + $0.80 PLO8 6 Max
Wednesday, September 27th 6:00 PM $40,000 $28 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $40,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 6:30 PM $50 $0.10 + $0.01 TURBO Megastack
Wednesday, September 27th 7:00 PM $50,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $50,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 7:15 PM $80,000 $50 + $5 8 Max
Wednesday, September 27th 8:00 PM $30,000 $50 + $5 OSS3 BIG10 – $30,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 9:00 PM $2,500 $7 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,500 GTD 6-Max KO
Wednesday, September 27th 9:05 PM $8,000 $8 + $0.80 PLO 6 Max
Wednesday, September 27th 10:00 PM $3,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Wednesday, September 27th 10:15 PM $4,000 $5 + $0.50 TURBO Megastack
Wednesday, September 27th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 3:00 PM $5,000 $7 + $0.70 5 HR LR 6 Max PLO8 KO
Thursday, September 28th 3:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 4:00 PM $2,000 $15 + $1.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD PLO Hi/Lo
Thursday, September 28th 4:30 PM $50 $0.05 + $0.01 R/A
Thursday, September 28th 5:00 PM $10,000 $30 + $3 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 6:00 PM $5,000 $4 + $0.40 Regular
Thursday, September 28th 6:00 PM $40,000 $28 + $2 PHAT BIG10 – $40,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 7:00 PM $5,000 $7 + $0.70 PLO 6 Max KO
Thursday, September 28th 7:00 PM $60,000 $100 + $9 PHAT BIG10 – $60,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 7:30 PM $4,000 $2 + $0.20 Regular
Thursday, September 28th 8:00 PM $40,000 $50 + $5 PHAT BIG10 – $40,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 9:00 PM $5,000 $7 + $0.50 PHAT BIG10 – $5,000 GTD 6-Max KO
Thursday, September 28th 10:00 PM $1,000 $2 + $0.10 Hyper Turbo
Thursday, September 28th 10:00 PM $3,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Thursday, September 28th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 3:30 PM $4,000 $2.50 + $0.25 5 HR LR KO 6 Max
Friday, September 29th 3:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 4:00 PM $2,000 $15 + $1.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD PLO Hi/Lo
Friday, September 29th 5:00 PM $7,500 $8 + $0.80 Regular
Friday, September 29th 5:00 PM $10,000 $30 + $3 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 6:00 PM $25,000 $28 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $25,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 6:30 PM $4,000 $10 + $1 7c Stud Hi
Friday, September 29th 7:00 PM $30,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $30,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 7:00 PM $10,000 $5 + $0.50 Regular
Friday, September 29th 8:00 PM $20,000 $50 + $5 OSS3 BIG10 – $20,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 8:45 PM $50 $0.05 + $0.01 Hyper Megastack
Friday, September 29th 9:00 PM $2,500 $7 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,500 GTD 6-Max KO
Friday, September 29th 10:00 PM $3,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Friday, September 29th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 3:00 PM $2,400 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,400 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 3:30 PM $1,000 $0.50 + $0.05 5 HR LR
Saturday, September 30th 3:30 PM $4,000 $4 + $0.40 5 HR LR
Saturday, September 30th 4:00 PM $4,000 $20 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $4,000 GTD 6-Max
Saturday, September 30th 5:00 PM $8,000 $50 + $4 OSS3 BIG10 – $8,000 GTD Knockout
Saturday, September 30th 6:00 PM $30,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $30,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 6:00 PM $3,000 $8 + $0.80 SKO
Saturday, September 30th 7:00 PM $8,000 $30 + $3 OSS3 BIG10 – $8,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 7:00 PM $400 $0.50 + $0.05 4 Max
Saturday, September 30th 8:00 PM $3,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $3,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 8:00 PM $7,500 $3 + $0.30 Regular
Saturday, September 30th 9:00 PM $1,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $1,000 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 10:00 PM $600 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $600 GTD
Saturday, September 30th 10:15 PM $3,000 $4 + $0.40 PLO Hyper Megastack
Saturday, September 30th 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 12:00 AM $2,000 $3 + $0.30 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 1:00 PM $4,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $4,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 2:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 2:00 PM $150,000 $20 + $2 5 HR LR warm up
Sunday, October 1st 3:00 PM $10,000 $50 + $5 OSS3 BIG10 – $10,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 4:00 PM $450,000 $80 + $8 MOSS Main Event
Sunday, October 1st 4:00 PM $10,000 $10 + $1 TURBO Megastack
Sunday, October 1st 4:00 PM $8,000 $25 + $2 OSS3 BIG10 – $8,000 GTD – 6-Max KO
Sunday, October 1st 5:00 PM $98,000 $60 + $6 20 Package GTD PCPC
Sunday, October 1st 5:00 PM $5,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $5,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 6:00 PM $80,000 $50 + $5 Micro HR
Sunday, October 1st 6:30 PM $10,000 $20 + $2 7c Stud Hi Lo
Sunday, October 1st 7:00 PM $3,000 $2 + $0.20 Regular
Sunday, October 1st 8:00 PM $50,000 $100 + $9 OSS3 BIG10 – $50,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 8:00 PM $7,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $7,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 8:30 PM $12,500 $10 + $1 Super Stack Turbo
Sunday, October 1st 9:00 PM $5,000 $10 + $1 OSS3 BIG10 – $5,000 GTD
Sunday, October 1st 11:00 PM $2,000 $5 + $0.50 OSS3 BIG10 – $2,000 GTD

WSOP 2017 Has New Structure Main Event Winner Crowned

Instead of the WSOP stopping and resuming in November, this year it was different. The series concluded in July with Scott Blumstein crowned winner. It was the third largest event in its history with 7221 entrants. Like other events, this was spread over several days or “flights”. The final nine who came out millionaires from the tournament battled it out for supremacy.
The field was half amateurs with little or no earnings playing poker and the other half poker pros with millions in previous earnings. This shows flexibility of poker that anyone can win from anywhere. It’s not restricted by experience or other factors.
Scott Blumstein pulled it off this time around. In the process, he gets his first bracelet and $8.15 million dollars. He was the youngest player at the table at 25. His previous largest cash was almost $200000 in the Borgota Summer Poker Open July 2016.
The final hand of the game came in a pair of deuces with the deuce appearing on the river. When everyone thought Ott would win with an ace, seven combo the deuce sent everyone in disbelief. Blumstein took the title with a deuce!
The top winners for the tournament were:
1 Scott Blumstein $8,150,000
2 Daniel Ott $4,700,000
3 Benjamin Pollak $3,500,000
4 John Hesp $2,600,000
5 Antoine Saout $2,000,000
6 Bryan Piccioli $1,675,000
7 Damian Salas $1,425,000
8 Jack Sinclair $1,200,000
9 Ben Lamb $1,000,000

Poker Hall of Fame Inducts Phil Ivey and David Ulliott

The Poker Hall of Fame inducted Phil Ivey and David Ulliott. The other potential members included David Chui, Matt Savage, Mori Eskandani, Max Pescatori, Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and Thor Hansen.
Ivey, with 10 bracelets and over 23 million in live poker earnings was eligible after turning 40. In a written statement he felt honored to be included and recognized he was lucky to be able to make a living playing poker. He also said he’s just as passionate about the game now as when he started.
David Ulliott is a lesser known British poker pro who died in 2015 from cancer.
In order to be considered players must be 40 or older, played in major competitions for high stakes, earn the respect of their peers. You don’t have to be a poker player to be inducted though for those who aren’t players, they must contribute to the growth of the game with positive results.

WSOP 2017 Part 4

This is the fourth part of the  WSOP 2017 results. Some notable things  include two Triple Crown players this year. One is Harrison Gamble and the other is Mohsin Charania who made their triple crowns with a win at the WSOP.

Tommy Le Wins $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event
Getting his first bracelet, Californian Tommy Le has won the Pot Limit Omaha event at the WSOP and $938,732. In 2016, he had multiple cashes playing pot limit at the WSOP. This year is his first top win.
The final day of the event started with Le in second chip position. He gained momentum knocking out several players. His heads up opponent, Chris Lee, dualed briefly. Le won with the top two pair against Lee’s lower two pair.
The top finishers were:
1 Tommy Le $938,732
2 Chris Lee $580,177
3 Hani Mio $397,836
4 Scott Clements $277,768
5 Jason Dewitt $197,533
6 Eoghan O’Dea $143,128
7 Murat Tolek $105,705
8 Miltiadis Kyriakides $79,599

Andres Korn Wins $5000 No Limit Hold’em Event
Argentinian Andres Korn wins the $5000 No Limit Hold’em Tourney at the WSOP. He becomes the second Argentinian to ever win a bracelet and he picks up $618,285 at the same time.
The final table was full of players without previous titles. This is rare for a tournament that has a huge pay day.
Korn managed to knock out several players. His heads up opponent was Pete Chen. Korn steamrolled against Chen with Chen having only 10 blinds in his stack. The final hand saw Korn win with two pair.
The top finishers were:
1 Andres Korn $618,285
2 Pete Chen $382,122
3 Thomas Boivin $264,306
4 Marton Czuczor $185,794
5 Mike Sowers $132,767
6 Simon Lam $96,472
7 Andrew Spears $71,300
8 Mark Zullo $53,615
9 Sergio Cabrera $41,031

Artur Rudziankov Win $1500 No Limit Hold’em Tourney
Becoming the second Czech to ever win a bracelet, Artur Rudziankov has won the $1500 No limit hold’ed event. Not only does he get a bracelet but also $395,918. He triumphed over field of 1763 entries.
In 2015, he placed second in the $1000 No Limit Hold’em event.
The top finishers were:
1 Artur Rudziankov $395,918
2 Mario Prats $244,611
3 Timothy Miles $176,455
4 Arman Zolnoorian $128,645
5 Christian Rudolph $94,799
6 Lee Watkinson $70,618
7 John Esposito Jr. $53,184
8 Martin Kabrhel $40,500
9 Scott Lychwick $31,187

Alexandru Papazian Wins $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em event
Becoming the first Romanian to ever win a bracelet, Alexandru Papazian won the $888 Crazy Eight No Limit Holdem event. The field was massive with over 8000 entrants. This is the second year of the event and the low entry fee almost guarantees many entrants. It’s an eight handed event with different strategy but the major goal is to win each hand.
He was in 2nd chip position on the final day and started eliminating players left and right. It came down to a heads up with Papizian and Killian Kramer that went into an extra day. When they returned it took only 29 hands for Papizian to be declared winner. He won with a two pair combo, king and nine, against Killian’s single nine pair.
The top finishers in the event were:
1 Alexandru Papazian $888,888
2 Kilian Kramer $463,888
3 Harry Lodge $344,888
4 Ioannis Konstas $257,888
5 James Cappucci $193,888
6 Vlad Darie $146,888
7 Michael Tureniec $112,888
8 Guillaume Diaz $86,888

Thomas Cannuli Wins $3,333 Online No Limit Event
Former November Niner, Thomas Cannuli, has the online $3,333 No Limit Holdem Event at the WSOP. This is the first gold bracelet for Cannuli. The win brings the 25 year old career earnings near the $2 million mark!
Cannuli was in third place till his pocket queens moved him up. An ace king flush increased his lead. It came down to three players who went all-in. Cannuli won with ten pair.
The top finishers were:
1 Thomas “FLOATZ” Cannuli $322,815
2 Tara “BeatrixKiddo” Cain $201,408
3 Adam “HLEDERERER” Owen $136,231
4 Daniel “Pepperprince” Zack $97,232
5 Darren “LegionofBoom” Rabinowitz $66,112
6 Blake “bk1048” Kelso $47,547
7 Vincent “AllinVin138” Moscati $34,859
8 Ryan “holdNfold” Jones $26,178
9 Millard “Undisputed23” Hale $20,168

Chris Klodnicki Wins $1500 No Limit Holdem Event
After three previous events, Chris Klodnicki has won the $1500 No Limit Holdem Event. He gets his first gold bracelet and $428,423 in the process. His total earnings are near the $10 million range not bad for the 32 year old.
The tournament drew 1956 entrants including other notable professional players as well. Klodnicki had gone all-in with an ace king winning with a flush. This was the turning point in the heads up against Emile Schiff. He basically won most of the hands since then winning with pocket threes.
The top finishers were:
1 Chris Klodnicki $428,423
2 Emile Schiff $264,692
3 Schuyler Thorton $191,453
4 Benjamin Zamani $139,896
5 Ulrich Schnetter $103,281
6 Darren Elias $77,047
7 Kenny Hallaert $58,083
8 Aditya Sushant $44,255
9 Dylan Hortin $34,083

James Calderaro Wins $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max
James Calderaro won his first bracelet and massive pay day of $1,289,074. It was the largest cash of his career.
This brings his earnings to more than $3.5 million. With a $25,000 buy-in, the table was full of notable players and high rollers including Esther Taylor, and Martin Kozlov among others.
The top finishers were:
1 James Calderaro $1,289,074
2 Alexey Rybin $796,706
3 Esther Taylor $543,713
4 Artem Babakhanyan $379,128
5 Bryce Yockey $270,242
6 Dario Sammartino $197,007
7 Dan Smith $146,961
8 Ben Tollerene $112,239

Harrison Gimbel Wins $645,922 in $3000 No Limit Holdem Event and Gets Triple Crown
Harrison Gimbel, 26, has won the $3000 No Limit Holdem Event. He gets his first gold bracelet and $645,922. He became the seventh player to win the Triple Crown.
A Triple Crown is bestowed on poker players after a World Poker Tour win, a WSOP bracelet and/or European Poker tour or PokerStars championship main event win. His online SCOOP main event with PokerStars earned him $1,122,873. In 2010, he won $2.2 million in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
The hard working 26 year old now has $ 4.6 million in live earnings and $2.8 million in online earnings.
The top finishers were:
1 Harrison Gimbel $645,922
2 Chance Kornuth $399,132
3 Ryan Van Sanford $285,148
4 John Griffin $206,119
5 Chris Farmer $150,772
6 Enio Bozzano $111,619
7 Vinicius Alves $83,644
8 Kristofer Homerding $63,457
9 James Gilbert $48,745

Mohsin Charania Wins $1500 NLH event and Triple Crown
32 year old poker pro from Chicago, Mohsin Charania has won the $1500 No Limit Holdem event getting his first gold bracelet and $364,438. In addition, he also has completed the Triple Crown. One of two players at the 2017 WSOP to do so along with Harrison Gimbel.
His live earnings are now more than $5.6 million.
Charania won over a field of 1580 players in the $1500 buy-in event that included Jason Mercier and Rainer Kempe.
The top finishers were:
1 Mohsin Charania $364,438
2 Cary Katz $225,181
3 Brandon Ageloff $161,844
4 Andy Frankenberger $117,611
5 Mikhail Rudoy $86,424
6 Samuel Phillips $64,226
7 Ian Steinman $48,276
8 Yanki Koppel $36,708
9 Milan Simko $28,239

WSOP 2017 Part 3

Pablo Mariz Wins $1500 Millionaire Maker Event
Canadian poker pro Pablo Mariz has won the $1500 Millionaire Maker Tourney at the 2017 WSOP. It is a true millionaire maker event, his take home is $1,221,407 for his first place finish. He has cashed four times in the 2017 WSOP, this being his largest cash and his first bracelet.
The top finishers were:
1 Pablo Mariz $1,221,407
2 Dejuante Alexander $754,499
3 Alex Farahi $561,530
4 Marc MacDonnell $420,805
5 Bryce Yockey $317,544
6 Yuriy Boyko $241,303
7 Jonathan Gray $184,663
8 Thiago Grigoletti $142,323
9 Hector Martin $110,476

John Monette Wins $10,000 2-7 Lowball Draw Event at the 2017 WSOP
Considered a specialty for professional players and a sign of a well rounded player low ball poker tends to attract a small crowd. Many pros go in hoping for a win to add to their professional legacy. John Monette hit the jackpot with a $256,610 win and bracelet.
Monette has cashed previously during this series. His career earnings are near $3 million dollars. This being his third bracelet, puts him in exclusive territory in the poker world.
The top finishers were:
1 John Monnette $256,610
2 Per Hildebrand $158,596
3 Darren Elias $110,944
4 Xavier Kyablue $79,016
5 James Chen $57,316
6 Mike Gorodinsky $42,357
7 Mike Leah $31,903
8 Paul Volpe $24,498

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas Wins The Marathon No Limit Event
The Marathon turned out to be a very popular event at this years WSOP. There were 1759 entrants creating a prize pool of over $4 million dollars. One variation in this event is each level is 100 minutes, it’s played out over 5 days. And players start out with deep stacks. For the Venezuelan native, Rojas gets his first bracelet and a whopping $690,469.
He is a part time poker player.
The top finishers in the event were:
1 Joseph Rojas $690,469
2 Alex Lynskey $426,663
3 Jeffrey Tomlinson $307,728
4 Timothy Reilly $224,316
5 Julian Stuer $165,277
6 Faraz Jaka $123,105
7 Andrew Jernigan $92,705
8 Pratik Ghatge $70,590
9 Maurice Hawkins $54,356

Chris Moorman Wins $3000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Event
Believe it or not Chris Moorman hasn’t won a bracelet yet. Well, that’s changed with this event. Moorman took down the $3000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em event for $498,682. His total live earnings are now over $5 million, while his online poker earnings are over $14 million dollars. Nearly $20 million bucks playing poker , those are nice numbers!
His first bracelet in his poker career shows how far you can go without having won a first place finish.
The top finishers were:
1 Chris Moorman $498,682
2 Bernardo Dias $308,166
3 Michael Gagliano $210,139
4 Steve Sung $145,634
5 John Gorsuch $102,605
6 Max Silver $73,510

Guarav Raina Wins $2500 No Limit Holdem Event
Getting his first gold bracelet, Guarav Raina has won the $2500 No Limit Hold’em Event. His previous cashes totaled less than $10,000, so this is a major pay day with the $456,822 first place finish.
Originally a 3 day event, playing was extended into a fourth day. Raina was heads up against James Calvo. Raina went from 4 million chips to chip leader with a king and two pair. The final hand saw Raina win with a three of a kind jack against Calvo’s queen pair.
The top finishers were:
1 Gaurav Raina $456,822
2 James Calvo $282,276
3 Asi Moshe $199,718
4 Edward Sabat $143,148
5 Eric Cloutier $103,957
6 Griffin Abel $76,506
7 Henric Stenholm $57,068
8 Giuseppe Pantaleo $43,154
9 Scott Margereson $33,087

Frank Maggio Wins $1000 Senior Tournament
The $1000 entry No Limit Hold’em Senior Event was won by Frank Maggio. It was a robust turnout with 5,389 entrants. Maggio who’s been at the WSOP for six years gets his first bracelet and the prize of $617,303.
His previous cashes had totalled only around $40,000 making this his largest cash.
The top finishers were:
1 Frank Maggio $617,303
2 William Murray $381,233
3 Dieter Dechant $281,691
4 Mark Lillge $209,715
5 Anthony Licastro $157,321
6 Gina Bacon $118,923
7 Lewis LeClair $90,594
8 Paul Spitzberg $69,552
9 Dan Heimiller $53,817

David Bach Wins $10000 H.O.R.S.E. Tournament
The event had a who’s who of poker including Daniel Negreanu, Eric Rodawig, Andrew Brown among others. And David Bach conquered the field winning the $10000 H.O.R.S.E. Tournament taking home $383,208 and his third bracelet.
He now has nearly $4 million in career earnings.
1 David Bach $383,208
2 Eric Rodawig $236,841
3 Don Zewin $163,557
4 Andrew Brown $115,484
5 Jason Mercier $83,415
6 Daniel Negreanu $61,677
7 Yuebin Guo $46,687
8 Jerry Wong $36,218

 

WSOP 2017 Highlights Part 2

Upeshka De Silva Wins $3000 Shootout Event
Earning his second career bracelet, Upeshka De Silva has won the $3000 Shootout Event at the WSOP 2017 defeating a field of 369 players. This is the Texan’s second career bracelet. In 2015, he took the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event for $424,577. He has nearly $2 million in career earnings. In order to win, a player has to win at three single table tournaments.
The top finishers were:
1 Upeshka De Silva $229,923
2 Louis Helm $142,115
3 Linglin Zeng $103,449
4 Jan Schwippert $76,018
5 Olivier Busquet $56,397
6 Casey Carroll $42,246
7 John Richards $31,955
8 Mark McMillin $24,410
9 Jean Gaspard $18,832
10 Taylor Paur $14,675

Ben Zamini Wins $1500 Omaha Eight or Better Event for $238,620
Winning over a field of 905 players, Ben Zamini took down the $1500 Omaha Eight or Better Event for $238,620. This is his second bracelet. His history is awesome with $4 million in live earnings and millions more made online. In 2015, he won a bracelet and $460,640 and bracelet in the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event.
The results were:
1 Ben Zamani $238,620
2 Jared Hemingway $147,428
3 Alex Ferrari $103,471
4 Ryan Paluf $73,647
5 Gary Vick $53,171
6 Forrest Auel $38,946
7 Scott Buller $28,948
8 Martin Corpuz $21,839
9 Dustin Sitar $16,726

Thomas Pomponio Wins Colussus Event at WSOP 2017
The four day 565 buy-in event the Colussus culminated in a hefty payday for Thomas Pomponio who took home the $1 million dollar prize. His best previous win was $6,824 in 2011.
The top results were:
1 Thomas Pomponio $1,000,000
2 Taylor Black $545,430
3 John Hanna $406,474
4 Mark Babekov $305,294
5 Kent Coppock $230,564
6 Erkut Yilmaz $175,208
7 Ralph Massey $133,975
8 Matt Affleck $103,090
9 Luke Vrabel $79,827

Doug Polk Wins $111,111 WSOP One Drop High Roller Event
From a field of 130 of the top poker professionals, Doug Polk emerged winner of the $111,111 WSOP One Drop High Roller Event. This is his third bracelet. His take home for the event is $3,686,865. The event is part charity to raise awareness of the need for clean water around the world. $500,000 was raised for the charity.
The tournament was halted when markings were found on the cards but resumed afte being cleared.
The heads up came down to Polk and Bertrand Grospellier. Both had two pairs but Polk’s pair was queen and ten against Grospellier’s jack and ten.
The top results were:
1 Doug Polk $3,686,865
2 Bertrand Grospellier $2,278,657
3 Dario Sammartino $1,608,295
4 Haralabos Voulgaris $1,158,883
5 Chris Moore $852,885
6 Martin Jacobson $641,382
7 Rainer Kempe $493,089
8 Andrew Robl $387,732

Abe Mosseri Wins $10000 Omaha Eight or Better
In a most watched event, Abe Mosseri has won the $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better Event. Daniel Negreanu was his heads up opponent, making this a most watched event. It was long heads up that was rescheduled to the fourth day. The final day took only four hands for Mosseri to be declared winner. He wins his second bracelet and $388,795 in cold hard cash for his win.
Mosseri is more use to playing cash games but has won over $2 million in tournaments.
Other top finishers include John Monette and Mike Matusow.
The results are:
1 Abe Mosseri $391,313
2 Daniel Negreanu $241,851
3 Yarron Bendor $166,895
4 Fabrice Soulier $118,340
5 Ilya Dyment $85,702
6 Ray Dehkharghani $63,419
7 Anthony Zinno $47,975
8 Mike Matusow $37,120
9 John Monnette $29,391

David Pham Wins $1500 No Limit Hold’em Event
Earning his third bracelet as a poker player, David Pham has won the $1500 No Limit Hold’em Event at the WSOP 2017. His last WSOP wins were more than 10 years ago in the 2001 S.H.O.E. and 2006 No Limit Hold’em Shootout events. It was a massive win with him taking home $391,960.
The final results were:
1 David Pham $391,960
2 Jordan Young $242,160
3 Roman Korenev $174,559
4 Melissa Gillet $127,180
5 Kevin Trettin $93,667
6 Nathan Pfluger $69,741
7 Billy Rogers $52,503
8 Huihan Wu $39,969
9 Aditya Agarwal $30,773

Adrian Mateos Diaz Wins Heads Up $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Event
Becoming the youngest player to even win three bracelets, Adrian Mateos Diaz is clearly on a roll in the world of poker at age of 22. In four years, he was won over $9 million in live tournaments. His other notable finishes were the 2013 WSOP Europe for $1.4 million, and the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo 2017. For his win, Diaz takes home $336,656. His opponent in the event was 72 year old John Smith.
John Smith is a business man who owns and asphalt company in SoCal. He finished last year in the same event 2nd place and in 16th place in 2014.
The final hand saw Diaz win with a flush and straight draw.
The final results were:
Champion Adrian Mateos Diaz $336,656
Finalist John Smith $208,154
Semifinalist Charlie Carrel $112,379
Semifinalist Ryan Riess $112,379

Anthony Marquez Wins $1500 Six Max No Limit Holdem Event
Californian Anthony Marquez wins his first bracelet with his win in the $1500 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Event. The field started with 1748 entries as it wound down. His first place prize includes a bracelet and $393,273. In the final day, he knocked out 4 players as he made his way to the heads ups match against Demosthenes Kiriopoulos. Marquez won with a king kicker against Kiriopoulos pair of tens with jack kicker.
The final results were:
1 Anthony Marquez $393,273
2 Demosthenes Kiriopoulos $242,978
3 Daniel Weinman $170,477
4 Steven Buckner $121,114
5 Matt Berkey $87,141
6 Ilkin Amirov $63,506

WSOP 2017 Highlights Part 1

The 2017 is a mixture of new and old faces. Joseph Mckeehen appeared and won the $10,000 Limit Hold’em event for over $300,000 and new comer Nathan Gamble won the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo Eights or Better for over $200,000. Since there are so many events instead of previously writing each one down. I decided to group them all in a series of single posts.

Nathan Gamble Wins $1500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better

With a name like Gamble it’s no wonder he’s in. Thank God he won and took the top prize of $223,339. The ginger Texan stated he was in shock after the win. Though this is his fourth Omaha event and previously he’s cashed in three of them. The original field was 830. Gamble entered the final day in 14th place. The final hand saw Gamble take the top prize with eight full of jacks against Adam Hendrix low pair.
The top winners in the event were:
1 Nathan Gamble $223,339
2 Adam Hendrix $137,992
3 Ray Henson $96,555
4 Michael Gross $68,544
5 Marco Johnson $49,379
6 Miguel Use $36,106
7 Fernando Macia $26,803
8 Millard Hale $20,205
9 Wendy Weissman $15,470

Christopher Brammer Wins $5000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em

British professional poker player Chris Brammer has won the $5000 No Limit Hold’em event. In the process, he’s picked up his first bracelet. He came close in 2012 making the final table and finishing fifth, but this is first win in the event. This is his first final table in five years. In turbo events blinds increase quickly creating many all-in opportunities. He got lucky winning most of them. There were 505 entries. Brammer takes home over $500,000 for his efforts.
The final hand saw Brammer heads up against Jeff Schenker. Brammer went all-in with queen ten of hearts against Schenker’s ace jack unsuited. The flop brought a pair of tens for Brammer and that’s all that was needed to win.
There results were:
1 Christopher Brammer $527,555
2 Jett Schencker $326,051
3 Yevgeniy Timoshenko $223,547
4 Rui Ye $156,022
5 Tobias Ziegler $110,845
6 Oliver Weis $80,196
7 Michael Brinkenhoff $59,107
8 Alex Foxen $44,395
9 Diego Sanchez $33,993

Matthew Schreiber Wins $3000 H.O.R.S.E. Event
The $3000 H.O.R.S.E. Event was won by Matthew Schreiber. H.O.R.S.E., a type of stud poker, isn’t the most popular form of poker. But many pros like to play to be considered well rounded players. There were 399 entries for the event. Schreiber takes home $256,226.
The top finishers were:
1 Matthew Schreiber $256,226
2 Phillip Hui $158,361
3 David Steicke $107,458
4 Tom Koral $74,382
5 Ryan Himes $52,542
6 Matthew Honig $37,892
7 Ryan Hughes $27,910
8 Brendan Taylor $21,007
Ben Maya Wins $1500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Event
An Isreali realtor, Ben Maya, has won the $1500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Event and his first bracelet. He is mostly a cash game player and this is his first WSOP cash. He doesn’t consider himself to be a great player and feels tournaments are too long, but somehow he took home the first place prize.
In shootout style poker, the player must win at their table they’re playing on in order to advance. It’s three day event.
The final table was between Maya and Belgian player Thomas Boivin. Maya sealed his win with a full house.
The top finishers were:
1 Ben Maya $257,764
2 Thomas Boivin $159,273
3 Tim West $115,297
4 Phachara Wongwichit $84,453
5 Alexander Rocha $62,602
6 Steve Foutty $46,969
7 Joe Cook $35,673
8 Paul Michaelis $27,431
9 Jonathan Little $21,360

Dmitry Yurasov Wins $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Event

Russian poker pro Dmitry Yurasov wins his first bracelet in the $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em event and the $775,923 pay day! His total earnings previously were $1.2 million. So this event really boosts that figure considerably. The event had 322 entries.
Yurasov entered the final table with a 5 to 1 chip lead against Tommy Chen. It took only nine hands for Yurasov to win with the final hand, pocket aces, sealing the win. Isn’t life grand?
The top results were:
1 Dmitry Yurasov $775,923
2 Tommy Chen $479,561
3 Jacob Powers $308,783
4 Artem Metalidi $204,128
5 Albert Daher $138,644
6 Kristen Bicknell $96,823

Loren Klein Wins $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Event

For the second time in two years, Loren Klein has won a bracelet. He is a WSOP veteran with cashes as far back as 2010. The largest cash of his career was $552,713 in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. The event had a total of 870 entries. His take home for the event was $231,483. The final hand gave Klein a nut flush of hearts with a queen against Chun Law’s jack high flush.
The results for the event were:
1 Loren Klein $231,483
2 Chun Law $143,017
3 Danny Wong $100,360
4 Jeff Williams $71,423
5 Jordan Spurlin $51,559
6 Oskar Silow $37,762
7 Timothy Batow $28,066
8 Sergej Barbarez $21,172
9 Benjamin Juhasz $16,215
Joe McKeehen Wins $10,000 Limit Hold’em Event
He took down the Main Event in 2015 and he’s been back ever since cashing last year as well as this year in $10,000 LH event. It’s his second bracelet and he took home the top prize of $311,817. The event was flanked with top poker players like Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, J.C. Tran among others.
Though he started out as the shortest stack, he was able to outlast them and thrive. The final hand pitted McKeehen against Jared Talarico. McKeehen won with five pair.
The results for the event were:
1 Joseph McKeehen $311,817
2 Jared Talarico $192,717
3 Sorel Mizzi $135,985
4 Ben Yu $97,904
5 J.C. Tran $71,949
6 Robert Campbell $53,995
7 Ray Henson $41,399
8 Terrence Chan $32,443
9 Aaron Sacks $26,000

Thomas Reynolds Wins the $1000 No Limit Holdem Event

A 62 year old accountant rules over a field of 2,020 to win the $1000 No Limit Holdem Event. He took home $292,880 and his first gold bracelet. He’s had small WSOP Circuit cashes in the past but this is his first title.
The top finishers in the event were:
1 Thomas Reynolds $292,880
2 James Hughes $180,919
3 Reginald Hampton $131,061
4 Eric Blair $95,899
5 Michael Gathy $70,884
6 Vlad Darie $52,932
7 Chris Johnson $39,937
8 Chad Eveslage $30,448
9 Joep Raemaekers $23,460

Nadar Kakhmazov Wins the $5000 No LImit Hold’em Six Max Event

Defeating a field of 574 players, Russian businessman Nadar Kakhmazov has won the $5000 No LImit Hold’em Six Max Event. It’s been a great year for Kakhmazov who’s won nearly a million dollars in the past two months. At the PokerStars Sochi Main event he took home $63,720 and the Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main Event, he won $395,888.
The final day he started in 3rd place with chips. He persevered and went to heads up against Chris Hunchen with a 3:1 chip advantage. The final hand saw Kakhmazov win with a pair of queens with seven kicker .
The results were:
1 Nadar Kakhmazov $580,338
2 Christopher Hunichen $358,677
3 Kenny Hallaert $238,855
4 Sam Soverel $162,257
5 Faraz Jaka $112,585
6 Christian Rudolph $79,611

Poker Strategy – Playing Poker Using Profitable Decisions

The beginning poker player often has a hard time progressing to winning poker player. Without a coach to guide the poker player decisions aren’t often evaluated and therefore unlearned. Even with a coach, players might find it not as helpful since every player has strengths and weaknesses including coaches.
Certain decisions will be more profitable than others. For cash games assessing other players is to your benefit. For tournament players, there are three major areas decisions will have a major impact: late entry, the bubble and final table. Performance at these three areas can ensure profitable poker play.
Most people can’t find their own weaknesses. An outside objective partner even if not a coach can often be assistance here. Learning has to be a complete focused experience covering all aspects. This method covers weak areas as well as opens up new strategies making the player more robust than ever.
No one ever fixes everything instantly. And you’ll see flexibility is still important in the game. Assessing a player is weak and raising, you might find they win with a strong hand. Or a three bet with the same hand might not work at one time but work in the same game later.
It’s important to cover each part of the betting area from pre-flop to river and size up decisions. If you can fix the weak areas in your game by identifying the skills needed, you will find your weak areas will diminish and you will have more profitable outcomes.

Super High Roller Bowl with $300,000 Buy-in Won by Christoph Vogelsang

  1. Nabbing his first tournament title, German poker player, Christoph Vogelsang has won the Aria Super High Roller Bowl and the $6 million dollar grand prize. The Super High Roller Bowl is one the most lucrative tournaments and is by invitation only. The buy-in for this event is $300,000. It’s a field of today’s poker superstars and a couple of other high roller players.
    Vogelsang’s other major win came at the 2014 Big One for One Drop where he took home third place for $10 million dollars.
    The final day, it’s a three day event, had Vogelsang in second place. Jake Schindler was chip leader with Pratyush Buddiga in third. Pocket aces from Schindler knocked Buddiga out against his pair of eights. The heads up was set with Schindler holding a major lead but Vogelsang “chipped” away at Schindler’s lead.
    The final hand of the tournament was Schindler callling with 8 and Jack of hearts. Vogelsang checked with 10 of spades and 7 of clubs. The flop brought 10 of clubs, 3 of hearts and 2 of diamonds. The turn brought a 7 of hearts and Schindler bet 400,000. Vogelsang with two pair raised. The river brought a 2 of clubs. Schindler went all in as did Vogelsang who won with a two pair.
    Don’t cry for Schindler, he walks away with $3.6 million dollars.

The top finishers in the event were:

  1. Christoph Vogelsang $6,000,000
  2. Jake Schindler $3,600,000
  3. Stefan Schillhabel $2,400,000
  4. Leon Tsoukernik $1,800,000
  5. Byron Kaverman $1,400,000
  6. Pratyush Buddiga $1,000,000
  7. Justin Bonomo $600,000

Get to the 2017 WSOP for .28 cents – Satellite Seats at Americas Cardroom

 On July 2nd, 2017, Americas Cardroom will host it’s satellite to the WSOP 2017. There will be 50 winners of a WSOP package that includes the $10,000 entry fee, $2500 for travel expenses, 24 hour cash out for Bitcoin users and a $540 satellite buy-in.
Buy-ins start at 28 cents. So, if you’re looking for a new cardroom or new to online poker, this is a great place to start. Everyday there are multiple satellite tournaments for these events at various buy-ins. Take a look and sign up today.
“Vegas Baby”
Step Name Buy-in 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Step 0 WSOP Step 0/7 $0.25+0.03 Step 1 Entry $0.30 $0.30
Step 1 WSOP Step 1/7 $1.50+0.15 Step 2 Entry Step 2 Entry $0.30
Step 2 WSOP Step 2/7 $6+0.60 Step 3 Entry Step 3 Entry Step 3 Entry $4.50
Step 3 WSOP Step 3/7 $15+1.50 Step 4 Entry Step 4 Entry $25
Step 4 WSOP Step 4/7 $50+5 Step 5 Entry Step 5 Entry Step 5 Entry
Step 5 WSOP Step 5/7 $140+10 Step 6 Entry Step 6 Entry $180
Step 6 WSOP Step 6/7 $500+40 Step 7 Entry $775 $465 $310
Step 7 WSOP Step 7/7 $2,800+150 1 WSOP Package 1 WSOP Package $200
 Max Steinberg was a player in the 2015 WSOP who took it to the final table that started from an online satellite entry. So Magic does happen!!


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