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2016-08-11 07:37
James Mackey wins WPT Choctaw for 666 758
A total of 1,066 players, mostly Americans, travelled to Choctaw, Oklahoma to participate in the $3,500 World Poker Tour Championship Event. They created a total prizepool of $3,619,070 with $666,758 for the eventual winner. After a long and hefty final table, James Mackey was too strong for his opponents and took home the victory.…
2016-08-11 07:03
Byron Kaverman wins over 500 000 in back to back victories in Aria High Rollers
Another month has passed by since Aria's last $25,000 High Rollers. Last month, Dani Stern managed to score back-to-back wins. This month, it was again one player who was the reason no one else could win; Byron Kaverman.…
2016-08-01 09:07
Fabrice Casano wins FPS Lille for 121 000
After all the action that happened in the past weeks in Las Vegas, it was time for another tournament in Europe. 726 players from all over Europe bought in for €1,100 at the Maine Event of the France Poker Series in Lille, creating a total prizepool of €726,000. Fabrice Casano turned out to be the strongest, taking home the trophy and €121,000.…
2016-07-19 12:23
The 2016 World Series of Poker November Nine
The 2016 World Series of Poker has almost come to an end. The last tournament that's still running is the $10,000 Main Event. 6,737 players dug deep in their pocket to participate in the tournament, and only nine players are left, all guaranteed $1 million. The play will return on October 30th, all players chase the $8 million first place money. A quick introduction to this year's November Nine, from fewest chips to chipleader.…
2016-07-18 08:07
10 000 World Series of Poker Main Event down to 27 players
The 2016 World Series of Poker is coming to a conclusion. The last event that isn't decided yet, is the $10,000 Main Event. This year's main event drew 6,737 players, and we are down to the final 27. Players continue tomorrow and they will play down to the coveted November Nine.…
2016-07-18 07:47
Dani Stern wins back to back 25K High Rollers in Aria
With all the action going on in the Rio during the World Series of Poker, we almost forget there are High Rollers going on regularly in the Aria resort. American pro Dani Stern managed to win two, back to back.…
2016-07-18 07:21
Michael Tureniec wins 1 111 Little One for One Drop for 525 520
Michael Tureniec is the final gold bracelet winner of the biggest and most succesful poker series in history. 4,360 players tried their luck in the final event, the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, creating a total prizepool of $3,924,000. Twelve players returned on the fourth and final day, all dreaming of taking home the bracelet.…
2016-07-12 06:15
Fedor Holz wins 111 111 High Roller for One Drop for 4 981 775
Nobody will deny that Fedor Holz is one of the best pokerplayers (No-Limit Hold'em Tournaments) out there at this moment. He has proven himself time and time again. Well, he's done it again, besting a field of 183 absolute high rollers in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, earning himself $4,981,775. He has a total of a little over $14,7 million in cashes just in 2016 now.…
2016-07-12 05:38
Tony Dunst wins 1 000 No Limit Hold'em for 339 254
The end of the 2016 World Series of Poker is coming to an end, with only seven more events to play, with of course the $10,000 Main Event being the most prestigious one, alongside the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop. Before we come to that, there are some smaller tournaments, such as event #63: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. 2,452 players entered the tournament, and in the end it was no one less than Tony Dunst who took home the bracelet.…
2016-07-11 05:32
Jens Jeans89 Kyllonen wins 25 000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha for 1 127 035
Online phenomenon Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen from Finland showed once again that he's not just a sicko behind his computer screen, besting a field of 184 players in the prestigious $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha. He knocked Tommy Le out in heads-up play to score his second 7-figure payday. His other score above a million was back in 2009, when he won EPT Kopenhagen for $1,120,815.…
2016-07-10 15:54
Doug Polk & Ryan Fee win the 1 000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em for 153 358
A new form of poker is added to the schedule of this year's World Series of Poker – Tag Team Poker. The $1,000 buy-in is split among 2-4 players on every team and those teammates can tag in and out at any point their teammate is not in an active hand. Every player on the team needs to play at least one orbit and each teammate must check in at their table prior to the end of late registration. A fun new format, especially for Doug Polk and Ryan Fee. Out of 863 entrants, their team was number one after three days of play.…
2016-07-08 19:17
Yue Du wins 5 000 No Limit Hold'em for 800 586
863 players entered the 59th event of the World Series of Poker: the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, creating a total prizepool of a little of $4 million. 47 players returned on the third day, the plan was to come to a conclusion, but they didn't succeed in this. Six players had to return on the fourth and final day, all chasing the bracelet and the big bucks. In the end, it was Chinese Yue Du who drew the longest straw, earning his second WSOP-cash and first bracelet.…
2016-07-08 10:41
David Prociak wins the 1 500 Seven Card Stud Hi Lo 8 or Better for 156 546
521 players tried their luck at the 60th event of the World Series of Poker: the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Fourteen of them got to return on the third and final day, with Brandon Shack-Harris chasing his second bracelet of these series. David Prociak didn't let that happen and Shack-Harris had to settle with second place.…
2016-07-07 10:19
Brian Rast wins 50 000 Poker Players Championship 6 handed
One of the most prestigious tournaments of the World Series of Poker is the star studded $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-handed). A total of 91 of the best players in the world dug deep in their pockets to enter the tournament. In the end it was Brian Rast who beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to score the bracelet and $1,296,097.…
2016-07-06 09:52
David Peters finally seals the deal wins 1 500 No Limit Hold'em for 412 557
If we take a look at Peters' World Series of Poker resumé, we see eight final tables before this event, with pretty much finishes in all spots but the one that's worth the most. Until now. Peters bested a field of 1,860 players in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em to win his first golden bracelet, along with the $412,557 price money.…
2016-07-06 09:20
Corey Thompson wins 1 000 No Limit Hold'em 30 minute levels for 221 163
The 58th event of the World Series of Poker, the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) drew 1,397 entrants, all looking for some fast-paced action. Only 28 of them made it to the second and final day, all chasing the bracelet and the big bucks. In the end, it was Corey Thompson who beat Enrico Rudelitz heads-up and won his first golden bracelet.…
2016-07-05 07:26
Hung Le wins 888 Crazy Eights for 888 888
After two long days of poker the enormous 6,761 players field was reduced to only twelve players in the $888 Crazy Eights 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. They returned for the conclusion, with a $442,790 difference between 12th place finish and the winner. A lot of money to play for. In the end, it was Vietnamese immigrant Hung Le who won the bracelet and the huge amount of money.…
2016-07-05 06:56
Andrew Lichtenberger wins 3 000 No Limit Hold'em for 569 158
On the third and meant-to-be final day of the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em, 31 out of 1,125 players returned, planning to play down to a winner. However, an extra day had to be added to conclude the heads-up match between Andrew Lichtenberger and Craigh Blight with Lichtenberger having a 3:1 chiplead. He never gave this away and collected his first bracelet.…
2016-07-04 10:24
Brandon Shack Harris wins 10 000 Pot Limit Omaha for 894 300
The $10,000 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Championship saw 400 players buying in, creating a total prizepool of $3,760,000. $894,300 of this prizepool was to be taken by the winner, along with the coveted bracelet. At the end of the road, it was Brandon Shack-Harris who was the strongest, earning his second WSOP-bracelet.…
2016-07-04 06:41
Allan Le wins 1 500 Mixed PLO 8 Omaha 8 8 and Big O for 189 223
668 players registered for the $1,500 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha 8/8; and Big O. This is a new event for the WSOP, combining three Omaha hi-lo variations in rotation: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better, Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better, and Big O (5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better). Each game will be played for seven hands, the maximum number of players at each table is seven. Five players returned on day 4, with Allan Le coming out the strongest.…

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