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It may have taken along time, but Ian Johns has won his second gold bracelet at the WSOP in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament. Ten years earlier he won his first bracelet. In an amazing and exciting tournament, Johns was last at the end of the first day. He came back and finished in first place. He splits his time between Washington and Nevada and is a professional poker player. He won $212,604 and this brings his total WSOP earnings to $703,300.
H.O.R.S.E. has been featured at the WSOP for 15 years. It’s a mix of five poker games including Holdem, Omaha High Low, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Stud Eight or Better. Mix game tournaments have become more popular. These types of tournaments cover a wider spectrum of poker games. The first H.O.R.S.E. tournament was won by Doyle Brunson.
The top finishers were: Ian Johns $212,604 Justin Bonomo $131,412 Christoper Vitch $92,374 Noah Bronstein $65,866 Georgios Sotiropoulos $47,651 Andre Akkari $34,984 Svetlana Gromenkova $26,070 Scotty Nguyen $19,724
The 2016 Heads Up $10,000 at the WSOP was won by Alan Percal, a part time poker player. At 23 he is one of the youngest players at the tournament. Expect more from him in the road ahead. He’s had three WSOP Circuit cashes but this is his largest cash with $320,000. His full time job is an actuary working with statistics. He will continue to work full time rather than go professsional poker player. But he is definately someone to look at in the future in the world of poker.
The structure of the results are slightly different with the top two finishes acknowledged as such. Then, there are finalists, semi-finalists and so on. So you’ll see two people with the same prize.
The top final results were: Alan Percal $320,574 John Smith $198,192 Alex Luneau $123,929 Olivier Busquet $123,929 Matthew Diehl $56,202 Nick Yunis $56,202 Benjamin Geisman $56,202 Orlando Romero $56,202 Sam Stein $24,596
Antonio Esfandiari, the winner of $18,000,000 One Drop for Water in 2011 also cashed in the event for $24,596.
Persistence pays off is the case of Peter Eichhardt, the winner of the $1500 No Limit Holdem Tournament at the 2016 WSOP. He’s entered the Main Event eight times without cashing. This is his first major cash with $438,417. At the age of 50 he’s older than most of the players at the WSOP. The runner up, Davis Aalvik is 69.
At the final hand, he held king jack hearts. His opponent, Davis Aalvik, had king nine unsuited. The flop showed three hearts giving Eichhardt his massive victory. Aalvik settled for second place and $270,842.
Eichhardt is also a part time writer and worked in a casino in St. Petersburg in the 90s. Scenarios from this period give him most of his stories that basically crime stories. The tournament ran one day longer than expected. There were 2,016 entries with a total prize pool of $2,7721,600.
The top nine finishers are:
Peter Eichhardt $439,255
Davis Aalvik $270,842
Michael Addamo $196,202
John Racener $143,563
Tim Farrelly $106,115
Bruno Borges $79,241
Raymond Phu $59,787
Anthony Zinno $45,582
The WSOP has crowned another victor in the name of Ryan D’Angelo who won the Deuce Seven Draw Lowball Event. For his win, he will pocket $92,338. It’s a great return on the $1500 entry. This type of poker game is played usually only at high limit mixed cash games or at the WSOP Deuce Seven Draw Lowball Poker
This variant of poker is inverted in that the lowest hand wins. Since it is is draw game, two cards can be discarded and replaced for a better hand. Aces are always high. In 2-7 Draw poker, the best hand is 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 . So it is challenging game for most players who are use to the high cards, pairs, three of kind combination wins games. At the WSOP this is the lowest prize of any game. The glory in playing this game demonstrates being an all around great poker player. Many of the players in this game are multiple WSOP bracelet winners and all around great poker players like Erik Siedel who finished 25th but has 94 WSOP cashes under his belt.
For Ryan D’Angelo this marks his fourth final table at the WSOP and brings his total WSOP earnings to $750,959.
Other top place finshers were: John Monette $56,061 Tom Franklin $38,582 Dan Kelly $26,632 Konstantin Maslak $18,775 Todd Barlow $13,524 Alex Dovzhenko $9,959 Joao Vieira $7,501 Barry Greenstein $5,781
One of the exciting stories from the WSOP 2016 is the Colossus II. This is the second year of this event, a massive 21000+ entry event with the winner guaranteed $1,000,000. Benjamin Keeline took home the top prize. And his story illustrates how tough poker can be.
Several years ago, he’d won a WSOP Circuit ring and has pocketed over $400,000 in earnings over the years. That is good if you are part time poker player with a full time career elsewhere but for a professional poker player, it’s not much at all. Transportation and entertainment costs take a big bite out of the bottom line and can make small occasional wins look like little to show for results. Keeline left the world of poker for a while and took up being an Uber driver.
Poker earnings have to include costs of the tournaments and that may be travel related like hotel, transportation costs, entertainment costs as well as tournaments that might not have paid off costs as well. Making a clean profit in poker can be a very challenging. Keeline’s first entry was a washout, and had to enter a second time. And in more drama, he was down to a single $500 chip with antes at $500 and blinds $1500-$3000. So he came back from a very low point to overtake the competition and win the event for a massive payday of $1,000,000. The Colossus is one of the largest poker tournaments in history with over 21000 entries. The buy-in for the event is $565.
The final hand of the Colossus was no different for Benjamin Keeline. He had a pocket pair of jacks. His opponent, Jiri Horak from Czecholslavakia had Ace Nine unsuited. As the flop rolled out, an Ace and Nine appeared and victory looked likely for Horak but four of the five cards were spades giving Keeline a spade flush victory.
The top nine finishers were: Benjamin Keeline $1,000,000 Jiri Horak $618,000 Farhad Davoudzadeh $462,749 Richard Carr $348,462 Marek Ohnisko $263,962 Christopher Renaudette $201,151 Alex Benjamin $154,208 Jonathan Borenstein $118,937 Xiu Deng $92,291
Winning his fourth WSOP bracelet, Robert Mizrachi has won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event at the 2016 WSOP. In 2014 he won the Dealer’s Coice event and 2015 he won the Omaha Eight or Better event. For his win, he picks up a prize of $242,662 and gold bracelet.
He started the final day as chip leader and had quite few competitors. It’s not every day that a chip leader can hold that lead to first place but somehow he managed. Among his competitors were Ted Forrest and three time bracelet winner George Danzier.
The head to head tournament was comprised of Mizrachi and Matt Grapenthien, who previously won this event in 2014. Even though he lead going into the showdown, it took three hours of card playing till the final hand came.
The final hand was won by Mizrachi who had pocket aces against Grapenthien’s unsuited four and three. For second place Grapenthien picks up $149,976.
Kyle Julius wins his first bracelet and the $142,972 first place cash. He won over Belgium’s Bart Lybaert in the WSOP Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem Event. He triumped over a field of 667 players. This is the first bracelet of his professional poker career and at 29 is looking at the road ahead for his poker career.
The Top Up Turbo No Limit Holdem structure was unusual in that players could double their chip stacks from sit n go tourneys at the Rio and online. They could also purchase additional chips for $1000. About half of the players elected for additional chips bringing the total pool to $681,000. Innovation has been key with use of online tournaments and entries. Most of the tournaments have online registration as well.
Ben Yu was knocked out for third place by Julius and this set the final heads up match between Julius and Belgium’s Bart Lybaert. It was a brief round though with Julius going all-in with a 4 pair against Lybaerts King of clubs, nine of hearts. Though the flop revealed a king, it also revealed a four of clubs, giving Julius a three of a kind and a victory. Lybaert won $88,328 for his runner up position.
The WSOP is off to an exciting start. The Colossus is set to resume today June 7 for the final matches.
From May 31st to July 19th marks the 2016 WSOP. It’s the largest in history and there are games for all levels from one dollar buy-ins and up to the One Drop for Water $111,111 buy-in and there is the first leg of the famous Main Event.
The first event was the $565 Casino Employees event. It was won by Christopher Sand who took home over $75,000. There were a total of 731 entries with 110 winners. The Colossus one of the larger prize pool tournament is in full swing with a prize pool of $7,000,000. $1,000,000 is guaranteed to the winner of this tournament. It’s a five day event.
Stay tuned in for more updates from the WSOP 2016.
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The poker juggernaut continued for Joe McKeehen with this final table win over Joshua Beckley. Many people felt McKeehen wouldn’t last. It’s only the second time in WSOP history that the chip leader going into the final table has come out a winner. Jonathan Duhamel did it in 2008 but that’s all. Based on history, it was an unexpected win. But not for McKeehen. He compared the final table to a freeroll because of his chip stack but he cruised to the top with a nonchalant attitude.
McKeehen sent home six of the final table members in showdowns including Neil Blumenfield , 61, who took home $3.4 million for his efforts. He’s former software executive who sold his company to Intuit in 2013. He says the similiarities in poker and business are that the top 10% make any real money. In many ways this is true. These players have probably made more than 90% off all players during the entire poker playing career.
After knocking Blumenfield out his next victim was Joshua Beckley. Beckley held a pocket pair of 4s and as the flop came, a ten was all it took for McKeehen to claim with WSOP title. Beckley takes home $4.5 million for his work which is excellent.
His aggressive betting style didn’t aid him in getting more chips and now he goes back to Israel nearly $2,000,000 richer. Stern was up against Neil Blumenfield who had Ace King while Stern held Ace Jack. As the flop unfolded 7h, 5s, 3d, Blumenfield kept his lead. Then King of diamonds came on the turn giving Blumenfield the pair. The Queen completed the set. Stern bowed out at 5th place.
Max Steinberg is also out. He failed to get any great chip counts and a bluff left him in the dust against Neil Blumenfield. Steinberg had unsuited 2 and 3 against Blumenfield’s pair of Queens. He folded in a raise and left him with 18,250,000 chips. Finally Joe McKeehen stepped in with a raise holding Ace Queen, Steinberg who held Ace Jack went all in for 16,500,000 chips and was effectively out with Mckeehen’s Queen kicker. He’ll collect $2,600,000 for his work.
The remain three, Beckly, McKeehen, and Blumenfield meet Tuesday in the finale!!
Thomas Cannuli of New Jersey was the 6rh man out at the WSOP. He came in as the short stack.He lost to Max Steinberg. He went in with a pair of Aces and Steinberg held a pair of tens. The flop revealed Jack, Ten and a Six giving Steinberg, a three of a kind win.
Cannuli won $1,400,000 for all his work. This was just the 2nd hand of the night. Cannuli thanked everyone like a good sportsman and afterall he’s in his mid twenties and $1,400,000 is a great deal of money to have at that age. Steinberg’s stack was raised to over 31,000,000 chips and second on the leaderboard
People were looking for a David vs Goliath setting for the WSOP, they didn’t get that last night. Joe McKeehen continues his poker juggernaut increasing his lead over the table.
Patrick Chan was first out after two hands. McKeehen’s Ace and Four held up over Chan’s King and Queen for the win. Chan makes $1,001,000 for his efforts. Not to bad. Next to go was Federico Butteroni.
Federico didn’t reraise often. He waited patiently for nice hands but didn’t find any. He had some chip gains with an all-in with a Queen and nine. It bumped up his stack but not enough when coming up against McKeehen. McKeehen scored with an Ace King high hand over Ace high held by Butteroni. The Italian took home $1,097,000. and finally Pierre Neuville.
His chances were dashed with a straight against a flush from Tom Cannuli. Neuville with in with two Queens and raised. While Cannuli called with King and nine of hearts. The flop was Ace hearts , Jack diamonds and Ten of hearts. The turn was a 4 of hearts and Cannuli had it shut down. But later on against Mckeehen, Neuville lost with McKeehen getting a flush against an Ace high card . He goes back to Belgium with $1,203,000.
For the losers , they are really winners. They beat field of over 6000 players to go home with at least a million dollars. For day two, McKeehen has almost half of tables’ chips . This puts him in a formidable position. The action starts at 8pm est on ESPN.
The WSOP Final Table begins November 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm est. It’s the culumination of the Main Event Poker Tourney that started over the summer. And it could be interesting full of surprises. If history holds up, the chip leader Joseph McKeehan won’t win. Rarely do chip leaders continue the climb to the final table at the WSOP . One exception was Jonathan Duhamel who went in chip leader and won the Main Event in 2010. McKeehan hasn’t been resting on his laurels. He won the Wynn Fall Classic in October taking over $90,000 in the $300,000 Guarantee Championship.So look for fireworks, possible upsets or the poker juggernaut continues with McKeehen . As chip leader, all eyes are on him.
As a shout out to you’re not getting older but better, two players Pierre Neuville and Neil Blumenfield are also at the table. Neuville is 72 and Blumenfield 61.
Zvi Stern, who almost didn’t play the Main Event is also 2nd in chip count. He only decided to play the Main Event after United Airlines posted a cheap flight. He booked it Friday morning and was en route to Vegas Friday night. Luck was in the cards , since even if he doesn’t win the Main Event , he will still go home with $1,000,000. He’s had subsequent cashes including the 2015 WSOP Europe festival and Europe Poker Tour.
The remaining players are your everday WSOP players. All under 30. Max Steinberg is the most successful of the group with earnings around $2,000,000. He also cashed at the Big Poker Oktober – CPPT 2015. Joshua Beckley, another November Niner, has cashed since making the Final Table including a WSOP Circuit cash for $2200 in September 2015. He’s also a spokesman for America’s Cardroom featured prominently in ads for their Million Dollar Sunday Tourneys. Patrick Chan from Brooklyn, NY is still cashing including the WPT – Borgata Open at Atlantic City. Rounding out the November Nine are Federico Butteroni and Thomas Cannuli.
It will be an exciting tourney to say the least with possible upsets or predictable outcomes. The coverage is as follows:
Federico Butteroni is one of the November Nine WSOP finalist. He hails from Italy and speaks in a very thick Italian accent. At 25, he’s pretty much a vet in the poker world having recorded cashes from 2010. He thinks European players are more aggressive than Americans and more unpredictable as well. For the Final Table at the WSOP, he’s not sure of his strategy yet. He just wants to rest before the tournament. He’s the lowest stack of all players going into the Final Table with 6,200,000 chips. How will he do stay tuned for the November Nine Final Table.
Here’s a list of his recorded cashes:
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
29-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #59) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 3,622
24-Jun-2015 United States $ 235 No Limit Hold’em 3PM Rio Daily Deepstacks 2015, Las Vegas won $ 31,756
12-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Event #28) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 45,633
28-May-2015 Czech Republic € 199 No Limit Hold’em – IMOP Main Event IMOP – Italian Masters Of Poker, Rozvadov won $ 1,668
10-Jun-2014 Australia No Limit Hold’Em – Event #9 Sapphire Series Poker Challenge, Perth won $ 6,301
09-Jun-2014 Australia A$ 100 No Limit Hold’em – Monday Night Weekly Tournament – The Poker Scene Monday 2014 Crown Casino Perth Recurring Tournaments, Perth won $ 187
04-Jun-2014 Australia No Limit Hold’Em – Event #6 Sapphire Series Poker Challenge, Perth won $ 3,887
01-May-2014 Australia A$ 330 No Limit Hold’em Last Sunday of the Month 2014 Crown Casino Perth Recurring Tournaments, Perth won $ 3,246
09-Dec-2010 Italy IPT € 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event IPT – 2 – Sanremo III, Sanremo won $ 6,706
Here’s a video clip where he talks about being and Italian poker player and getting ready for the WSOP.
Though he’s in 8th place going into the Final Table, you can’t count New Yorker Patrick Chan out from winning the WSOP 2015. In fact, don’t be surprised if he takes it down. He’s from Brooklyn!!! The same place as Vanessa Selbst. He’s been cashing for years after starting out online pre-Black Friday and his list of cashes is impressive with $500,000 in live cashes not including the huge WSOP pay day ahead. His favorite casino is the Borgata.
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
29-May-2015 United States WSOP $ 565 No Limit Hold’em The Colossus (Event #5) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 7,170
19-May-2015 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em (Event #8)WSOP Circuit – Foxwoods, Mashantucket won $ 12,964
21-Apr-2015 United States $ 100 + 20 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Event #27) Borgata Spring Poker Open/WPT World Championship, Atlantic City won $ 364
09-Apr-2015 United States $ 160 No Limit Hold’em #3Liz Flynt Spring Classis 2015, Gardena won $ 900
12-Feb-2015 United States $ 570 No Limit Hold’em 2015 L.A Poker Classic, Los Angeles won $ 23,890
08-Feb-2015 United States $ 350 No Limit Hold’em – Shootout 2015 L.A Poker Classic, Los Angeles won $ 2,650
28-Jan-2015 United States $ 2,350 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax Championship Parx Casino Big Stax X, Bensalem won $ 71,449
17-Sep-2014 United States $ 260 + 40 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WPT Borgata Open, Atlantic City won $ 2,465
31-Jul-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax VII, Bensalem won $ 1,676
14-Jun-2014 United States $ 300 No Limit Hold’em – Encore Presentation Phamous Poker Series V, Las Vegas won $ 5,047
31-May-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Millionaire Maker (Event #8) 45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 100,689
05-Feb-2014 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry WSOP Circuit – West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach won $ 1,936
12-Nov-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Deep Stack- Re-Entry Borgata Fall Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 29,406
19-Aug-2013 United States $ 310 + 55 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo WSOP Circuit – Connecticut, Mashantucket won $ 1,182
11-Aug-2013 United States $ 520 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WSOP Circuit – Connecticut, Mashantucket won $ 3,804
26-Jun-2013 United States $ 185 No Limit Hold’em II Rio Daily Deepstacks 2013, Las Vegas won $ 309
30-May-2013 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #3) 44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013, Las Vegas won $ 2,619
14-May-2013 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Six Max Mega Stack Challenge XXVIII, Mashantucket won $ 607
06-Apr-2013 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Foxwoods, Mashantucket won $ 3,329
15-Mar-2013 United States $ 2,325 + 175 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Event Foxwoods Poker Classic, Mashantucket won $ 6,754
10-Mar-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Three-Play Deep Stack Poker Tournament, Atlantic City won $ 1,439
09-Mar-2013 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 1,055
01-Mar-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Re-entry WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 716
27-Jan-2013 United States WPT $ 3,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 28,207
25-Jan-2013 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 783
15-Jan-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 1,120
01-Dec-2012 United States DSPT $ 2,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Main Event DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship, Uncasville won $ 33,599
18-Nov-2012 United States $ 2,500 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Borgata Fall Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 131,895
11-Aug-2012 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Borgata $100,000 Guaranteed Saturday Series, Atlantic City won $ 28,279
22-Jul-2012 United States $ 1,000 + 90 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Deep Stack Double Play Open, Atlantic City won $ 3,212
01-Jul-2012 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #54) 43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012, Las Vegas won $ 2,667
19-Jun-2012 United States $ 600 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 6,852
11-Sep-2011 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry 2011 Borgata Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 1,083
11-Jun-2011 United States $ 340 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 2,294
21-May-2011 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Borgata $100,000 Guaranteed Saturday Series, Atlantic City won $ 689
16-Dec-2010 United States $ 570 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 1,163
Here’s a video clip with his foresight for the Final Table in November. He feels he could win with a good run of cards. Hello!! He also mentions where he grinds and mentions the Borgata Casino.
Max Steinberg is a 27 year old professional poker player who started cashing in tourneys in 2008. He has an impressive list of finishes and to date has nearly $2,000,000 in live tournament wins. He’s had 11 WSOP cashes. In 2013, he was in the Main Event when he knocked out Phil Ivey and went on to win $400,000 but this is his biggest cash to date . He’s guaranteed a million and potentially $7,600,000 in the November WSOP tournament.
Interesting to note, he won his seat this year with a Draft Kings satellite tournament for $27. Amazing! He’s also a spokesman for Draft Kings , the sport/poker site.
His recent cashes are below:
Aug 19, 2014 $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 2014 10th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship $1,000 won $3,431
Jul 15, 2013 WSOP $10,000 Main Event 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $10,000 won $50,752
Jun 20, 2013 Event 32 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $5,000 won $23,791
Jun 16, 2013 Event 27 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $3,000 won $231,501
Jun 12, 2013 Event 20 – $1,500 Omaha 8/OB 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $8,377
Jun 05, 2013 Event 9 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $3,000 won $39,756
May 24, 2013 No-Limit Hold’em 2013 WSOP National Championship $10,000 won $219,799
Feb 28, 2013 Event 4 – No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (64 Player Max) 2013 Chicago Poker Classic $5,000 won $15,637
Aug 29, 2012 Main Event (WPT) 2012 WPT Legends of Poker $3,500 won $293,490
Jul 02, 2012 Event 53 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $21,114
Jun 16, 2011 Event 20 – No-Limit Hold’em 2011 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III $1,070 won $2,567
Mar 24, 2011 Main Event 2011 Wynn Classic $5,000 won $71,974
Oct 04, 2010 EPT London Main Event 2010 PokerStars.com EPT London – Season VII $7,415 won $14,145
Jun 04, 2010 Event 8 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $352,916
May 24, 2008 No-Limit Hold’em Championship 2008 LAPT I – San Jose, Costa Rica $2,500 won $144,773
Here’s a recent video celebrating his November Nine victory;
He is the 2nd Final Table to also be an executive though retired. Pierre Neuville was a businessman who created a game, Eddy Merckx, named after a famous cyclist. He then went on to start a toy company that he later sold to Hasbro. Afterwards, he was vice president of Hasbro till he retired and from there went to start a personal consulting company with clients including Kevin Costner. At 72, he’s the oldest player in the Final Table, age is only a number!!
He started cashing in 2007 and hasn’t looked back! He’s been extremely successful in the European Poker Tour, EPT with over 15 final tables and has cashed in 39 events. Last year 2014, he had several WSOP cashes including taking home nearly $400,000 in the Six Handed Event. His most recent cash the million guarantee and potentially nearly $8,000,000 from the 2015 WSOP is his best cash to date. His total cashes are around $3,000,000. That’s a great way to retire!!
His recent live cashes history are below:
23-Aug-2015 Spain € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Bounty #27 EPT – 12 – ESPT – 6 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 968
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68)46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
05-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker (Event #16)46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 6,973
08-May-2015 Monaco € 2,000 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo ‘8 Handed’ (Event #78)EPT – 11 – FPS – 5 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 4,980
02-May-2015 Monaco EPT € 10,000 + 600 No Limit Hold’em – EPT Main Event (Event #27)EPT – 11 – FPS – 5 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 33,552
21-Mar-2015 Malta € 2,000 + 200 #18 No Limit Hold’em – IPT High Roller EPT – 11 – IPT – 7 – Malta, Portomaso won $ 42,032
06-Feb-2015 France € 500 + 50 #39 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Cash EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 968
05-Feb-2015 France € 1,000 + 100 #35 No Limit Hold’em – Cash – 6 Handed EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville 12th won $ 2,690
03-Feb-2015 France € 2,000 + 200 #24 No Limit Hold’em – Cash EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 4,200
17-Dec-2014 Czech Republic € 300 + 30 #57 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,933
14-Dec-2014 Czech Republic € 1,000 + 100 #36 No Limit Hold’em Holdem EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,852
07-Dec-2014 Czech Republic EKA € 1,000 + 100 #2 No Limit Hold’em EUREKA – Main Event EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,210
30-Nov-2014 Belgium € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Belgian Poker Challenge – Namur, Namur won $ 3,182
13-Oct-2014 England £ 2,000 + 150 #24 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo 8 Max EPT – 11 – UKIPT – 4 – London, London won $ 47,577
18-Sep-2014 Morocco 7,700 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Tanger Poker Festival VI, Tanger won $ 5,224
27-Aug-2014 Spain € 100 + 20 #43 No Limit Hold’em – Hyper Turbo EPT – 11 – ESPT – 5 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 356
16-Aug-2014 Spain ESTPT € 1,000 + 100 #2 No Limit Hold’em – Estrellas Main Event EPT – 11 – ESPT – 5 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 10,364
18-Jul-2014 Belgium WPTN € 675 + 75 WPTN Brussels Main Event WPT National Brussels Summer Poker Challenge 2014, Brussels won $ 15,691
11-Jul-2014 United States $ 235 No Limit Hold’em Rio Daily Deepstacks 2014, Las Vegas won $ 797
08-Jul-2014 United States $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em #60 Deepstack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas $ 2,679
01-Jul-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #60)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,460
28-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #55)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,881
25-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #49)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 9,224
22-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #45)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 2,253
18-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 3,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #39)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 16,573
15-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #33)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,266
10-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em – Six Handed (Event #24)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas 2nd won $ 385,041
07-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #19)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,154
01-May-2014 Monaco € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Bounty 8 MaxEPT – 10 – FPS – 4 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 3,665
25-Apr-2014 Monaco € 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – FPS High RollerEPT – 10 – FPS – 4 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 5,666
29-Mar-2014 Belgium € 900 + 99 High Roller Planet Poker Deepstack Series, Namur won $ 20,615
12-Mar-2014 Morocco 9,900 No Limit Texas Hold’em Main Event Tanger Millionaire Maker, Tanger won $ 2,457
06-Mar-2014 Belgium WPTN € 1,350 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event win2day.be WPT National Brussels, Brussels won $ 5,630
27-Jan-2014 France € 800 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Random Bounty EPT – 10 – FPS – 3 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 2,803
Here’s a recent video clip:
What is a CEO doing at the WSOP? Ask Neil Blumenfield, president and COO of Elastic Intelligence. This company is at the forefront of accessing and sharing data that is in a cloud. Not clouds in the sky , computer clouds where information and data is kept. Their application is a breakthrough in the industry and was bought buy Intuit. The prez is Neil Blumenfield who also is a finalist in the WSOP 2015. It’s amazing that someone with his background is also a poker champ. He’s had modest cashes of around $150,000, but the million dollar payday and potentially more is his greatest. He’s also one of the oldest players at age 61 but not the oldest.
His cash history is scattered across the years. In 2008, he won over $15,000 in the Nevada State Poker Championship. In 2014, he place 286th in the WSOP Main Event. He’s also scored well in the Heartland Poker. He also placed in the WSOP Seniors Event.
His top live cashes history are below:
Jul 16, 2012 $10,000 WSOP Main Event 2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker won $38,453
Jan 27, 2014 $1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 2014 HPT – California – Thunder Valley won $37,749
Aug 18, 2015 $5,250 No-Limit Hold’em $5 Million GTD 2015 SHR Poker Open won $25,000
Oct 05, 2008 No-Limit Hold’em State Championship – Event 28 2008 1st Annual State of Nevada Championship Poker Tournament won $15,930
Jun 17, 2015 $600 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors $50K GTD 2015 Wynn Summer Classic won $4,641
Here’s a video clip of an interview.
Ofer Zvi Stern, mostly called Zvi Stern, is one your typical poker players. He plays with hoodie on , sunglasses so you can’t catch and facial expressions but he plays hard and going into the WSOP Final Table in November his chip count is a nice 29,000,000. He’s from Israel and is the 2nd Israeli to make the November Nine Final Table, Amir Levohat made it in 2013. He’s had only two live cashes of about $100,000 to his name but feels confident and this is poker where anything can happen and anyone can win no matter their chip count going into Final Table. His new live cash total is over $1,000,0000 so he’s definately doing something right.
His live cash history is below:
27-Aug-2015 Spain € 500 + 50 Pot Limit Omaha #50 EPT – 12 – ESPT – 6 – Barcelona, Barcelona 10th € 2,260 won $ 2,588
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
07-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Handed (Event #19) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 9,501
01-Jun-2015 United States $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em MSPT Main Event #19 Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 2,512
29-May-2015 United States WSOP $ 565 No Limit Hold’em The Colossus (Event #5) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 3,009
12-Jan-2015 Bahamas $ 24,000 + 1,000 #24 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller 8 Handed PCA – 2015, Paradise Island won $ 44,540
01-Jul-2008 United States WSOP $ 1,500 Limit Hold’em – Shootout 39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008, Las Vegas won $ 5,055
10-Jul-2007 United States WPT $ 10,000 + 300 Bellagio Cup III – No Limit Hold’em Bellagio Cup III, Las Vegas won $ 41,310
06-Aug-2006 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em 37th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2006, Las Vegas won $ 39,530
05-Aug-2006 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em 37th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2006, Las Vegas won $ 1,289
Here is his interview from Poker News on Youtube: