Online Super Series in Full Swing at Americas Cardroom

Americas Cardroom is in full swing. It has been going with no dds attacks that plagued the site in the past. Million Dollars Sundays, $500,000 and $150,000 tournaments are some of the choices for members of this  who choose to join their most recent Online Super Series.

The OSS, is an online poker festival with new tournaments and a leaderboard for players who win frequently. The winner will also get an additional prize. Featured are a mix of No Limit Holdem, Omaha, PLO8 tourneys with a variety of buy-ins for all bankrolls. Americas Cardroom has recently added a new type of poker 6+ No Limit Holdem. This variety of NHL has cards starting at 6 and up. There are slight changes to hand values. For example, a flush beats a full house and three of a kind beats a straight. It’s something different if you want a change of pace in the poker you play. I don’t know if this will catch on and spread to other online poker sites if so, you can get in early!

These are results of the top tournaments of last week. There is the encore Million Dollar Sunday Event. Coming close to the guarantee of million. The top winner took home almost $200,000.

This tournament had a $2500 buy-in but Americas Cardroom has dozens of daily satellite tournaments where theoretically, you can join this tournament for free. If you win every step of the way. Also Americas Cardroom has a spin to join feature where you try your luck and join any tournament they feature for from 01 cent and up to a dollar a spin.

Additional tournaments from the OSS, Online Super Series are the $500,000 and $150,000 tournaments. They both have handsome payouts for winners and appealing to the professional poker players.

$500,000 OSS Results

The $150,000 OSS Result

Now is a great time to join Americas Cardroom or renew your previous relationship. Get new player bonuses, free cash, a freeroll. For existing members, signup with bonus code and get a 50 deposit bonus. The deposit bonus is given back to you as you play.  But the higher you reach in tournaments, the more you get back. Get your win on and join Americas Cardroom. There is something for everyone.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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

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.
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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
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 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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2017 Aria Super High Roller Bowl Poker Series

Perhaps the most exclusive of all highstakes poker tournaments, the Aria Super High Roller Bowl, is in full effect. 55 high stakes poker players will be competing in the event that sports a buy-in of $300,000. Yes that’s three-hundred-thousand dollar buy-in per seat. To be considered, potential players have to put down a $30,000 deposit! This will be the year’s most lucrative poker tournament.
The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl saw German poker player Raine Kempe pocket $5 million dollars. Fedor Holz, another German took home second place prize of $3.5 million dollars. The 2017 payouts are bigger. The first seven finishers will be in the money. Top prize is $6 million and second prize is $3.6 million. The seventh place finisher will get $600,000. The total payouts are $16,800,000. The Super High Roller Bowl runs from May 28th till June 1st.
The poker pros who are scheduled to be in this event and brief bio include:
Andrew Lichtenberger
From East Northport, Ny, Andrew Lichtenberger, 29, is an American poker player. Aka LuckyChewy, his total live poker earnings are almost $9 million dollars with his best cash at $1.7 million dollars in the 2014 World Poker Classic. His second best cash was last year in the 2016 $3000 No Limit Holdem Event 52 for $569,158. He is sponsored by Ivey Poker.

Andrew Robl
Aka good2cu is an American poker player from Michigan.Andrew Robl, 30, has gone broke several times before hitting it big. Though he focuses on cash games, he won the 2013 Aussie Millions for $1 million dollars. His total live earnings are over $4 million dollars.

Ankush Mandavia
From Georgia, Ankush Mandavia has total live earnings greater than $4 million dollars. His top cash was nearly $800,000 in the No Limit Holdem Eight Max event at the EPT XII Jan 2016.

Antonio Esfandiari
A former magician, Antonio Esfandiari, has made history in the poker world with the largest cash ever, The One Drop for Water Tournament where he took home over $18 million dollars. His total live earnings exceed $27 million dollars. He has been in several movies and involved with tv shows like “Underground Poker”, a three-part mini series on the Discovery Channel.

Benjamin Sulsky
From Brewster, Mass. Benjamin Sulsky has nearly $2 million in live earnings. His greatest cash was over $1 million at the 2015 One Drop Event 58.
Benjamin Tollerene
From Texas, Benjamin Tollerine is an up and coming player. His most recent cash and one of his largest was over $500,000 in the Poker Stars Panama Event 5 in March 2017. His total earnings are near $3 million dollars.

Bill Klein
Bill Klein is a retired businessman turned poker pro. He’s had several cashes at the Aria including the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl for nearly $350,000. His largest cash was nearly $2.5 million dollars at the 2015 One Drop for Water Tournament.
William Perkins
A renaissance man in the making, William Perkins runs the Skylar Hedge Fund Investment group. He’s produced three major motion pictures and plays poker as a past time. His career earnings are nearly $3 million dollars. He is friends with Dan Bilzerian.

Robert Baldwin
One of the older players in the tournament at 65, Robert Baldwin is a casino executive who is CEO of Mirage Resorts and overseas several Mandalay Resort Group resorts. The Bellagio has a high stakes poker room named after him called “Bobby’s Room”. He has four WSOP bracelets under his belt.

Brian Rast
He was valedictorian at his high school but later dropped out of Stanford to become a poker player. He never looked back. He’s earned three WSOP bracelets and has made several videos on playing poker. A major poker player, his total earnings are over $20 million dollars.

Bryn Kenny
Bryn Kenny is no stranger to the Aria. He regularly plays the Monthly High Stakes Tournament there that has a $25,000 buy-in. His total winnings are over $14 million dollars. He was runner up in the Aria High Roller Series in both #54 and #55 and is second on their leaderboard.

Byron Kaverman
Another poker player familiar with the Aria High Roller Events, Byron Kaverman has nearly $10 million in live cashes. He cashed at the Aria Hotel Feb 4 in their Super High Roller for over $100,000. He also had multiple cashes over a million dollars at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas in January 2017.

Cary Katz
The student loan mogul and pro poker player had an opulent Las Vegas mansion on the market some years ago. He also founded Poker Central. He often plays at The Aria Super High Roller Event and cashed most recently March 4 for $92,000. His total earnings are over $10 million dollars.

Christian Christner
A newcomer in the high stakes poker world, his total earnings are slightly over $600,000. He has most recently cashed in PokerStars Championship Panama. He hails from Germany.

Christoph Vogelsang
One of Germany’s top poker players, Vogelsang has the Big One for One Drop under his belt for a whopping cash of $4.5 million in 2014. His total other cashes round out his total cashes of nearly $7.5 million dollars.
Other players who are scheduled to be in this event include Daniel Negreanu, Daniel Colman, Jason Mercier and more.

Aria Poker Room Highroller Series 54 Won by Scott Seiver

Aria Poker Room Highroller Series 54 Won by Scott Seiver. In this event, the top five finishers are the players in the money. For the Aria High Roller 54, Scott Seiver took the win for $342,240. This is his second top place finish. Last month he won second place for $232,632. In second place was Bryn Kenney, but he had more winning to do.
At the Aria High Roller 55, Bryn Kenny finished in runner up with a prize of $211,000. He is in second place on the leaderboard and has cashed in five of the last six High Roller Events and has career earnings of nearly $15,000,000, fifteen million dollars. Brian Rast took top prize and cashed out with $237,555.
Every month, the Aria Poker Room hosts a High Roller tournament with a buy-in of $25,000. These are titled Aria High Roller 54 and 55 for the month of March. The numbers represent the place in the series that started in 2015 and has picked up alot of steam. April will bring another High Roller Series 56 and 57. But in May will start the three day Super High Roller Bowl, which is one of the most lucrative tournaments today with selected players joining in a $300,000 buy-in event. And after the next major tournament is the 2017 WSOP.

Three of a Kind Deuces Wins Million Dollar Tournament

Playing poker I often will fold a low pair like a two or three or actually anything less than seven or eight. Often a higher ranking King or Queen will come in a wipe out my hope for a flush. I did adjust the strategy for those potential three of a kind and full house combos. And I found a mixed bag of success. Sometimes, those low pairs might be a winner by themselves and could even lead to a fullhouse or four of a kind.
The strategy is to checkout the first three cards that come up and if it looks good hang in there. For example, I get dealt a pair of deuces. If an opponent raises, I often will call. The flop shows unsuited Ace, Three, Four. I have a potential straight and if an opponent raises I will hang in there for a five. If there is a re-raise and I don’t have anything by this time, I will often fold.
Another scenarios is with a pair of deuces and the flop shows Ace, King, Queen or a potential straight not with my hold cards, I will fold. After all, a three of kind isn’t much to a potential straight.
The other side of the equation is also true. If the flop gives you a three of kind, check out the cards around it. Potential straights not including your hole card might occur. Often flushes and straights don’t happen. Chasing a flush or straight really requires gut instinct . They do happen but less frequently than pairs or three of kinds.
Below is a video of the latter example. The board revealed a pair of twos and the winner had one deuce in his hand. There wasn’t much potential for straights in this hand so it was an instinct move on the winner. The winner in this tourney took home over $250,000 in the Americas Cardroom Million Dollar Tourney in December, 2016.
Three of a Kind Deuces Wins Million Dollar Tournament

Online Super Series, OSS, Returns to Americas Cardroom with Million Dollar Main Event

The incredibly popular OSS, Online Super Series returns to Americas Cardroom. It will run from December 7th to December 18th and will features over $3,000,000 in prize pools spread out over the twelve day period. There’s a total of 78 tournaments to play including a Million Dollar Main Event. There are several other highstakes poker tournaments as well including a$500,000 , $250,000, and several $100,000+ tournaments as well. Every day there will be something for all players bankrolls from small microstakes and up to large high stakes games. And even better, there are freerolls and satellite tournaments for all of the highstakes tournaments. Win your next tournament with a fraction of the entry fee if you have to pay at all. There are two freerolls for the Main Event everyday. And there are satellite tournaments for all the bigger, highstakes games.
Satellite tournaments are a great way to get into larger more profitable tournaments. Everyday at America’s Cardroom there are satellite tournaments for all the highstakes tournaments. Buy-ins are a fraction of the regular tournament cost. And you can take it as far as you can. Max Steinberg won a seat to the WSOP playing a satellite tournament. One great tip for satellites is to choose satellites with multiple winners instead of one and increase the chances of getting in .

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Check out the satellite schedule below:

Americas Cardroom Satellites

Every day there are satellites to larger big money tournaments
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Freeroll for the Million Dollar Main Event

Twice a day there are freeroll satellites for the Million Dollar Main event. Will you be the one? It’s a great time to join Americas cardroom. Get in on the big bucks!!!
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Americas Cardroom is one of the top ten US facing online poker rooms. Their customer service is excellent and they have phone service 24 hours a day. Don’t believe me call 1 877 314 4195 you will find someone there for all your needs. Also they have live chat and email. Their custome service is probably the reason they have become more popular. If you track America’s Cardroom OSS history, you will see each one has increased prize pools. This is the largest one to date and expect the Million Dollar tournament to go over $1,000,000. If you’re looking for a new cardroom check out Americas Cardroom.
For new depositors, you get a freeroll, 20 days of jackpot poker, and up to $1000 bonus. Breaking this down. The freeroll is a $250 New Depositor Freeroll. At whatever level you play, freerolls are often a great place hone your craft. Jackpot poker is like slots. You play poker at a 3 seat table and at any given time a jackpot can be won. The higher stakes the table, the higher the jackpot prize. The deposit bonus works like this. Once you make your deposit, it’s released back into your cash account as you continue to play. You will find the longer you stay in a game and bet, the more bonus money gets released. It’s a great bonus for poker players. A little incentive really but it will save you some money maybe even for another tournament! It’s a great time to play at Americas Cardroom.
The full OSS schedule is below:

OSS VIII Schedule

Date Time Event # GTD Buy in Details
Wednesday 7th December 2016 3:30 PM #1 $100,000 $100+$9 5 HR LR
Wednesday 7th December 2016 5:00 PM #2 $8,000 $24+$2 PLO8 KO 6 Max
Wednesday 7th December 2016 7:00 PM #3 $40,000 $100+$9 Regular
Wednesday 7th December 2016 8:00 PM #4 $20,000 $25+$2.5 Regular
Wednesday 7th December 2016 9:00 PM #5 $3,000 $5+$0.5 Regular
Thursday 8th December 2016 3:30 PM #6 $10,000 $8+$0.8 5 Hour LR
Thursday 8th December 2016 5:00 PM #7 $1,000 $4+$0.40 SKO
Thursday 8th December 2016 7:45 PM #8 $30,000 $80+$8 6 Max
Thursday 8th December 2016 8:30 PM #9 $50,000 $300+$20 Regular
Thursday 8th December 2016 9:30 PM #10 $5,000 $15+$1.50 Turbo
Thursday 8th December 2016 10:30 PM #11 $800 $2+$0.20 Super Mega Hyper
Friday 9th December 2016 3:30 PM #12 $30,000 $40+$4 5 HR LR
Friday 9th December 2016 4:30 PM #13 $4,000 $10+$1 PLO 6 Max
Friday 9th December 2016 6:30 PM #14 $8,000 $50+$5 SKO Super Stack Turbo
Friday 9th December 2016 8:00 PM #15 $35,000 $80+$8 8 Max
Friday 9th December 2016 9:00 PM #16 $3,000 $3+$0.30 4 Max
Friday 9th December 2016 10:30 PM #17 $1,000 $7+$0.35 PLO8 Hyper
Saturday 10th December 2016 3:30 PM #18 $7,500 $10+$1 PLO 5 HR LR
Saturday 10th December 2016 4:00 PM #19 $3,000 $5+$0.4 KO
Saturday 10th December 2016 5:30 PM #20 $25,000 $200+$15 SKO
Saturday 10th December 2016 7:00 PM #21 $25,000 $50+$5 6 Max
Saturday 10th December 2016 8:00 PM #22 $15,000 $20+$2 regular
Saturday 10th December 2016 9:00 PM #23 $2,000 $10+$1 PLO Turbo Superstack
Saturday 10th December 2016 9:30 PM #24 $500 $1+$0.10 Regular
Sunday 11th December 2016 2:00 PM #25 $60,000 $20+$2 5 HR LR
Sunday 11th December 2016 2:00 PM #26 $100,000 $50+$5 5 HR LR
Sunday 11th December 2016 3:00 PM #27 $500,000 $300+$20 Sunday Special
Sunday 11th December 2016 5:00 PM #28 $20,000 $60+$6 8 Max NLO8
Sunday 11th December 2016 7:30 PM #29 $12,500 $10+$1 Regular
Sunday 11th December 2016 8:00 PM #30 Cage Event $1000+$50 $1K CAGE
Sunday 11th December 2016 9:00 PM #31 $1,000 $2+$0.20 TURBO Megastack
Sunday 11th December 2016 9:00 PM #32 $10,000 $25+$2.50 TURBO Megastack
Sunday 11th December 2016 9:00 PM #33 $30,000 $100+$9 TURBO Megastack
Monday 12th December 2016 3:30 PM #34 $8,000 $10+$1 PLO8 5 HR LR 6 Max
Monday 12th December 2016 4:15 PM #35 $5,000 $40+$4 FT Experience
Monday 12th December 2016 7:30 PM #36 $20,000 $50+$5 6 Max
Monday 12th December 2016 8:00 PM #37 $40,000 $200+$15 8 Max
Monday 12th December 2016 8:30 PM #38 $4,000 $5+0.50 regular
Monday 12th December 2016 10:15 PM #39 $5,000 $25+$1.25 Hyper Megastack KO
Tuesday 13th December 2016 3:30 PM #40 $7,500 $5+$0.50 6 Max 5 HR LR
Tuesday 13th December 2016 4:30 PM #41 $6,000 $20+$2 PLO
Tuesday 13th December 2016 6:45 PM #42 $7,500 $10+$1 Regular
Tuesday 13th December 2016 8:00 PM #43 $15,000 $30+$3 R/A
Tuesday 13th December 2016 8:30 PM #44 $2,000 $3+$0.30 4 Max
Tuesday 13th December 2016 10:15 PM #45 $15,000 $50+$5 Super Stack Turbo
Wednesday 14th December 2016 3:30 PM #46 $35,000 $30+$3 5 HR LR
Wednesday 14th December 2016 4:30 PM #47 $2,000 $2+$0.20 R/A
Wednesday 14th December 2016 6:45 PM #48 $30,000 $50+$5 Regular
Wednesday 14th December 2016 7:00 PM #49 Cage Event $5000+$100 $5K CAGE
Wednesday 14th December 2016 7:30 PM #50 $25,000 $200+$15 NLO8
Wednesday 14th December 2016 8:00 PM #51 $5,000 $5+$0.50 Regular
Wednesday 14th December 2016 10:15 PM #52 $4,000 $20+$2 PLO Superstack Turbo
Thursday 15th December 2016 3:30 PM #53 $5,000 $10+$1 5 HR LR SKO
Thursday 15th December 2016 4:30 PM #54 $10,000 $40+$4 Megastack Turbo
Thursday 15th December 2016 6:45 PM #55 $5,000 $20+$2 PLO 6 Max
Thursday 15th December 2016 7:30 PM #56 $30,000 $80+$8 Regular
Thursday 15th December 2016 8:30 PM #57 $1,500 $2+$0.20 Regular
Thursday 15th December 2016 10:15 PM #58 $300 $1+$0.10 Super Stack Turbo
Friday 16th December 2016 3:30 PM #59 $40,000 $50+$5 5 HR LR
Friday 16th December 2016 4:30 PM #60 $1,000 $5+$0.50 NLO8 SKO
Friday 16th December 2016 6:45 PM #61 $10,000 $20+$2 R/A
Friday 16th December 2016 7:30 PM #62 $5,000 $5+$0.50 Regular
Friday 16th December 2016 8:00 PM #63 $30,000 $50+$5 Regular
Friday 16th December 2016 10:15 PM #64 $6,000 $10+$0.50 Hyper Super Stack
Saturday 17th December 2016 3:30 PM #65 $50,000 $75+$7.50 5 HR LR
Saturday 17th December 2016 5:00 PM #66 $8,000 $20+$2 Regular
Saturday 17th December 2016 6:45 PM #67 $30,000 $150+$10 6 Max KO
Saturday 17th December 2016 7:30 PM #68 $3,500 $7+$0.70 Megastack Turbo
Saturday 17th December 2016 8:00 PM #69 $50,000 $500+$30 PLO SKO
Saturday 17th December 2016 10:00 PM #70 $4,000 $10+$1 Regular
Sunday 18th December 2016 1:00 PM #71 $250,000 $100+$9 5 HR LR Warm up 8 Max
Sunday 18th December 2016 2:00 PM #72 $60,000 $20+$2 5 HR LR
Sunday 18th December 2016 4:00 PM #73 $1,000,000 $500+$40 MAIN
Sunday 18th December 2016 6:00 PM #74 $10,000 $10+$1 Regular
Sunday 18th December 2016 8:00 PM #75 $40,000 $100+$9 BIG10
Sunday 18th December 2016 8:00 PM #76 $20,000 $40+$4 Regular
Sunday 18th December 2016 8:30 PM #77 $40,000 $80+$8 Megastack Turbo
Sunday 18th December 2016 10:00 PM #78 $5,000 $40+$2 Hyper SK $40 buy in $40 bounty


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Qui Nguyen Wins the WSOP 2016 Main Event

Starting the final table of the WSOP 2016 Main Event has paid off well for Qui Nguyen. He won the event and the $8 million dollar first place prize. Though it wasn’t always smooth sailing, he pulled out a win which has become expected for those who play aggressively.
He came into the final table winning small to medium and several large pots against Gordon Vayo who was second in chip count and Gordon Josephy who was third. Josephy came out early moving up but his rise was crimped by Vayo who was dealt some strong hands as Josephy doubled up. He was left short stacked. He rallied for a bit till being eliminated by Vayo. Josephy took home $3.5 million for his work. This set the stage for Nguyen and Vayo.
The heads up match was long at 8 hours with many twists and turns. Vayo had gotten the chip lead briefly but that was changed after half an hour. The two battled back and forth till Nguyen took control. He went all-in on the river and Vayo folded with 80,000,000 chips on the table. Later Nguyen took another chunk of chips leaving Vayo weakened.
Nguyen continued to build on his lead eventually winning with a pair of kings against Vayo’s jack – ten spades combination.
Highlights of the tournament are in the video below.

Nguyen’s win highlights the effects of aggression in poker. If you sit at a table, you see it all the time. Players who raise often, even with questionable hands, often come out ahead.
The results were:
Qui Nguyen $8,005,310
Gordon Vayo $4,661,228
Cliff Josephy $3,453,035
Michael Ruane $2,576,003
Vojtech Ruzicka $1,935,288
Kenny Hallaert $1,464,258
Griffin Benger $1,250,190
Jerry Wong $1,100,076
Fernando Pons $1,000,000
For most of the players, this is a high point of the poker career. Nguyen had his largest cash at this event. His previous top finish was $9000 and he earned his first bracelet. It’s rare to have repeat winners who place tops in the Main Event over and over.

Day Two of the WSOP 2016 Final Table – Nguyen Extends Chip Lead

On day two of the WSOP Final Table, Qui Nguyen has extended his lead to nearly 200,000,000 chips. He stayed aggressive winning medium pots and he got one large pot against Ruane, who he eliminated with an ace – jack combination. Nguyen didn’t start off so well though. He doubled up and lost to Ruane with pocket sixes against Ruane’s pocket eights. Nonetheless, he still retained control of the board.
At one point in the tournament, Vayo held the chip lead. He eliminated Ruzicka with a pair of eights against a ace – king combination from Ruzicka who also bluffed.
The remaining three will battle it out for the last of the series. The chip counts of the remaining players are:
Nguyen 197,600,000
Vayo 89,000,000
Josephy 50,000,000

WSOP Final Table Day One

Qui Nguyen has taken over the lead in day one of the final table and has a major chip lead. The action leading to the four bust outs are:
Fernando Pons went all-in with ace-six but lost when Cliff Josephy won with three of kind of kings. Jerry Wong was next with a pocket jacks being overruled by Vojtech Ruzicka’s pocket queens. Griffin Benger was next out when a pocket tens from Gordon Vayo won over Benger’s ace- nine combo.
The biggest hand of the night however went to Nguyen who took Kenny Hallert out with a pair of aces against Hallaert’s ace queen of clubs. Though that was the biggest hand of the night, Nguyen had been leading for most of the night. That hand was more or less the cap of a successful night at the table.
The remaining players are guaranteed at least $1.9 million.
There are five players remaining.
Chip counts for the remaining players are:
Nguyen 128,625,000
Josephy 63,850,000
Vojtech Ruzicka 62,250,000
Vayo 58,200,000
Ruane 23,700,000
All the players who busted out are guaranteed at least a million dollars . First place finish will take home $8 million dollars.