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Poker news tagged with '2017 wsop'

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sep
7

John Hesp’s 2017 WSOP success story to be turned into a movie

Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Hesp, poker movie
Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2017 by "T".

John Hesp, a 64-year-old grandpa from Bridlington, England, who won as a runner-up (4th place) of the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Main Event final table and took home $2.6 million, recently announced that his experience while he was in Las Vegas was utterly remarkable enough that it is going to be turned into a movie!


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aug
18

Naked poker player shot by cops outside church full of kids in Las Vegas

Tags: 2017 WSOP, depression, Jason Funke, Las Vegas
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 by "T".

On August 5 at around 11 a.m., a peculiar incident got a man shot by Las Vegas cops just outside a church filled with children. The man was identified to be 25-year-old Jason Funke, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, who happens to be the 490th finisher in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event that just concluded last month.


Read more » Naked poker player shot by cops outside church full of kids in Las Vegas

aug
3

Man on bail on manslaughter charge won $100K at 2017 WSOP Main Event

Tags: 2017 WSOP, bail, manslaughter, Paul Senat
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2017 by "T".

credit: pokernews.comA man from Florida who has been freed on bail on a manslaughter charge with a deadly weapon had actually participated in this year's WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, and got lucky to have won and collect more than $100K.


Read more » Man on bail on manslaughter charge won $100K at 2017 WSOP Main Event

jul
28

2017 WSOP Main Event winner’s friends now $40K richer from $60 investment

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Scott Blumstein, staking
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 by "T".

The 2017 WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein actually isn't the only man benefiting from the deuce on the river that took out Dan Ott on the final hand of poker's biggest tournament of the year. The world poker champion won for each of his four friends $40,750 out of the $8,150,000 he won, their massive reward for investing a tiny $60 a piece to support his $10,000 buy-in to the tournament.


Read more » 2017 WSOP Main Event winner’s friends now $40K richer from $60 investment

jul
27

Grandpa travels to Las Vegas just to check off bucket list - Wins $2.6 Million!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Bridlington, England, John Hesp
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 by "T".

Let's take a look at one of the runner ups of the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table, and you'd be surprised to learn that he's just an ordinary 64-year-old grandpa from Bridlington, England.


Read more » Grandpa travels to Las Vegas just to check off bucket list - Wins $2.6 Million!

jul
24

Scott Blumstein Wins The 2017 WSOP Main Event!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Daniel Ott, Scott Blumstein
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 by "T".

The poker world crowned a new world champion this weekend, as USA's Scott Bluemstein took down the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,150,000 and the gold and diamond covered bracelet! It was the first time Blumstein played the Main Event. It was a memorable one to say the least, as he took the chip lead on Day 7 and led the final table almost from start to finish!


Read more » Scott Blumstein Wins The 2017 WSOP Main Event!

jul
21

2017 WSOP Main Event: Scott Blumstein in massive lead after first day of final table concludes with 7 players

Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Hesp, Scott Blumstein
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 by "T".

Blumstein (left), Hesp (right)The plan for the first day of the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table was play down to 6 players, however, the eliminations took very long and tournament organizers finally called it a day at around 11:00 pm, when only 2 players had been sent packing. The two unfortunate players not to make it through the first day were Ben Lamb (9th for $1,000,000) and Jack Sinclair (8th for $1,200,000).


Read more » 2017 WSOP Main Event: Scott Blumstein in massive lead after first day of final table concludes with 7 players

jul
18

2017 WSOP Main Event: FINAL TABLE IS SET!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Hesp, Scott Blumstein
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by "T".

After over a week of intensive play, a massive field of 7,221 entries (the third biggest in WSOP Main Event history) have become only 9 players with the chance taking home the $8,150,000 first-place prize and become the world champion! 


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jul
17

2017 WSOP Main Event: 27 Players Left - 2015 Bracelet Winner In The Lead!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Ben Lamb, Christian Pham
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 by "T".

A lot has happened since our previous Main Event update last Friday, as over 1000 players have become only 27 players still with the chance of taking down the most highly regarded poker tournament in the world!


Read more » 2017 WSOP Main Event: 27 Players Left - 2015 Bracelet Winner In The Lead!

jul
14

2017 WSOP: 1084 Players Remain After Day 3

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Quan Zhou, Roger Campbell
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by "T".

Patrick LavecchiaDay 3 of the Main Event has come to an end and now there are only 1,084 players left. The money bubble bursted after about 14 hours of play on Day 3 when Quan Zhou and Roger Campbell were eliminated on 2 separate tables.


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jul
14

2017 WSOP Main Event: 1,524 Players Survived Day 2C

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Artan Dedusha, Ryan Hughes
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by "T".

photo by pokernews.com (Joe Giron)Day 2c of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event concluded with 1,524 players and Englishman Artan Dedusha in the chip lead with 680k in chips. Not far behind Dedusha in the final Day 2C chip counts was Ryan Hughes (picture), a US poker pro who has a fantastic winning streak this summer with a couple of final tables and and 15 cashes! 


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jul
13

2017 WSOP: Australia's Heidi May wins $1,000 Ladies NLHE

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Australia, Heidi May
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 by "T".

On July 9, Sunday was a memorable day for Australian Heidi May, who won 2017 WSOP's Event #70: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship $10,000 Buy-in (Ladies Discount to $1,000 Buy-in), a 3-day event which started on July 7, Friday at 11am.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Australia's Heidi May wins $1,000 Ladies NLHE

jul
12

2017 WSOP Main Event: About 1,100 players through from Day 2ab to Day 3

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Lawrence Bayley, Mickey Craft
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by "T".

 Mickey Craft (left) & Lawrence Bayley (right)The first Day 2 (Day 2ab) started on Tuesday with 2,219 players and finished a short while ago with roughly 1,100 survivors. Mickey Craft (from the 1a flight) and Lawrence Bayley (from Day 1b flight) were the top 2 players at the end of Day 2ab, both bagging over 600k in chips each.


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jul
12

2017 WSOP: Dieter Dechant wins The GIANT - $365 NLHE

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Dieter Dechant
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by "T".

On July 9, Sunday was an awesome day for Dieter Dechant, who won 2017 WSOP's Event #19: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em, an event which started on June 9 at 7pm. The event drew a massive number of 10,015 participants, building a prize pool of $3,004,500.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Dieter Dechant wins The GIANT - $365 NLHE

jul
12

2017 WSOP: Current WSOP.com Player of the Year doing well on live tables

Tags: 2017 WSOP, ApokerJoker2, Ian Steinman, WSOP Player of the year
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by "T".

Meet Ian ‘ApokerJoker2' Steinman, who reigned supreme at the WSOP.com online poker tournaments in 2016. This year, he's a name to watch out for as he's participating at the World Series of Poker live tables.


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jul
11

2017 WSOP: Day 1C Main Event Report

Tags: 2017 WSOP
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by "T".

As predicted, the final Day 1 flight of the WSOP $10,000 Main Event is the biggest ever in seven years. On July 10, Monday at the Rio Las Vegas, a total of 4,262 entrants gathered for Day 1C, the third and final starting day of the 2017 WSOP Main Event.


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jul
11

2017 WSOP: Day 1B Main Event Report

Tags: 2017 WSOP
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by "T".

Day 1B started at 11am on July 9, Sunday with players scattered about at the Brasilia Room and Amazon Room in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Day 1B's number of players signed up are so many, specifically 2,164, that the Amazon and Brasilia's Rooms were quickly jam-packed, which called for the Miranda Room to be occupied as well. Overall, the player turnout for Day 1A and Day 1B is 2,959.


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jul
10

2017 WSOP: Day 1A Main Event Report

Tags: 2017 WSOP
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 by "T".

Much like poker's Olympics, the most prestigious poker tournament in the world kicks off July 8 and ends in July 22 when a winner is declared and crowned at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.


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jul
10

2017 WSOP: UK's Elior Sion wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship event

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Elior Sion
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 by "T".

On July 6, Thursday was an awesome evening for a handful of poker pros, after the conclusion of the 2017 WSOP's Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed) tournament, a 5-day event which started on July 2, Sunday at 3pm.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: UK's Elior Sion wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship event

jul
7

2017 WSOP: Rulah Divine wins $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Rulah Divine
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2017 by "T".

On July 5, Wednesday was truly a memorable day for Rulah Divine, who emerged triumphant on 2017 WSOP's Event #63: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament, a 3-day event which started July 3, Monday at 11am.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Rulah Divine wins $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

jul
7

2017 WSOP: Sebastian Langrock wins $1,500 NLHE/PLO tournament

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Austria, Ryan Laplante, Sebastian Langrock
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2017 by "T".

On July 5, Wednesday was definitely a great day for Sebastian Langrock, who was the last man standing on 2017 WSOP's Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix tournament, a 3-day event which started July 3, Monday at 3pm.


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jul
6

2017 WSOP: Thomas Cannuli wins $3,333 Online High Roller No-Limit Hold’em

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Thomas Cannuli
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017 by "T".

On the wee hours of Sunday, July 2, Thomas ‘FLOATZ' Cannuli bagged Event #61, the inaugural $3,333 Big Grind Online, also known as the WSOP.com Online High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament, a one-day unlimited re-entry event which was scheduled last Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:33pm.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Thomas Cannuli wins $3,333 Online High Roller No-Limit Hold’em

jul
5

2017 WSOP: Czech Republic's Artur Rudziankov Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Artur Rudziankov, Czech Republic
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 by "T".

With Artur Rudziankov's triumph at the 2017 WSOP Event #58 of $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, he now became the second Czech national to have ever won the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Czech Republic's Artur Rudziankov Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event

jul
4

2017 WSOP: Andres Korn wins $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Andres Korn, Argentina
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by "T".

It seems like for the many winning players who participated so far, this year's WSOP has become their groundbreaking year for nabbing their first ever gold bracelet, and Argentinian Andres Korn joins the list of WSOP's gold bracelet winners.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Andres Korn wins $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

jul
3

2017 WSOP: Jens Lakemeier wins $2,500 Big Bet Mixed Event

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Jens Lakemeier
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2017 by "T".

Jens Lakemeier has emerged victorious in the $2,500 Big Bet Mixed tournament of WSOP 2017 after besting a field of poker players totaling up to 179 entrants. Not only did he take home the event's title, but also he has claimed his first ever gold bracelet along with a guaranteed prize pool cash worth $112,232.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Jens Lakemeier wins $2,500 Big Bet Mixed Event

jun
21

2017 WSOP: Back-To-Back Titles For James Moore in Super Seniors Event

Tags: 2017 WSOP, James Moore, Kerry Goldberg
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by "T".

In 2016, James Moore topped a field of 1,476 entries in the Super Seniors Championship to lay hands on his first gold bracelet and $230,626, the biggest cash of his career! On Tuesday, Moore, 66, took down his second gold bracelet after once again winning the Super Seniors Event!


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Back-To-Back Titles For James Moore in Super Seniors Event

jun
19

2017 WSOP: David Bach Wins Third Career Bracelet In $10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Tags: 2017 WSOP, David Bach, h.o.r.s.e.
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 by "T".

The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, one of the highest regarded events of the World Series of Poker, attracted an elite field of 150 players and concluded on Sunday with David Bach as the winner!


Read more » 2017 WSOP: David Bach Wins Third Career Bracelet In $10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship

jun
16

Australia's James Obst Wins $10,000 RAZZ CHAMPIONSHIP

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Eric Kurtzman, James Obst, Razz
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 by "T".

James Obst emerged victorious in the $10,000 Razz Championship last night. Obst's victory earned him $265,138 in prize money and his first gold coveted bracelet!


Read more » Australia's James Obst Wins $10,000 RAZZ CHAMPIONSHIP

jun
16

High Stakes: Phil Ivey seen playing in Bobby's Room

Tags: 2017 wsop, bobbys room, Gus Hansen, high stakes, las vegas, Phil Ivey
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 by "T".

Phil Ivey has traveled to Las Vegas and was seen in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio casino playing a few high-stakes cash games, based on Gus Hansen's Facebook posts.


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jun
15

2017 WSOP: Canada's Pablo Mariz Wins Millionaire Maker Championship!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Millionaire Maker, Pablo Mariz
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by "T".

This year's $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker event drew a field of 7,759 entries to create a $10,477,350 prize pool. The top 1,165 finishing players in this event received a slice of the massive prize pool and Canada's Pablo Mariz earned $1,221,407 as well as his first gold bracelet for the victory!


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Canada's Pablo Mariz Wins Millionaire Maker Championship!

jun
14

John Monnette Defeats Per Hildebrand Heads-Up To Capture Third Bracelet in $10k Lowball Championship

Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Monnette, lowball, Per Hildebrand
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by "T".

Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship attracted some of the world's most talented poker players. The final table was played on the third day and it only took 2,5 hours to go from eight to three players: Darren Elias (USA), Per Hildebrand (Sweden) and John Monnette (USA).


Read more » John Monnette Defeats Per Hildebrand Heads-Up To Capture Third Bracelet in $10k Lowball Championship

jun
13

2017 WSOP: John Racener Wins $10k Dealers Choice Championship

Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Racener
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by "T".

After many second and third place finishes, Flordia poker pro and 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener finally got his first gold coveted bracelet early on Sunday morning after having successfully survived a tough 102-player field in the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship!


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jun
12

2017 WSOP: Adrian Mateos Becomes Youngest 3-Time Bracelet Winner In WSOP History!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Adrian Mateos, John Smith
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 by "T".

The $10,000 heads-up championship concluded last Friday night with 22-year-old Spaniard Adrian Mateos as the champion after defeating highway contractor John Smith, 70, from California in the final round!


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Adrian Mateos Becomes Youngest 3-Time Bracelet Winner In WSOP History!

jun
8

2017 WSOP: Abe Mosseri defeats Daniel Negreanu to win $10k Omaha Event!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Abe Mosseri, Daniel Negreanu
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2017 by "T".

Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo or Better Championship drew 154 entries and it took four days of play to boil down the tallented field poker players to a winner. The tournament should have ended on Tuesday but time run out and a fourth day was added. On Wednesday, Abe Mosseri (USA) and Daniel Negreanu (Canada) were the only players returning to the final table, with Mosseri having a 2-1 chip lead.


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Abe Mosseri defeats Daniel Negreanu to win $10k Omaha Event!

jun
7

2017 WSOP: Doug Polk Wins $111,111 One Drop High Roller!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Doug Polk, high roller
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by "T".

On Tuesday, American poker pro and popular video blogger Doug Polk took home the biggest cash of his career after winning the 2017 WSOP $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller! Polk bested a field of 130 players to lay hands on the massive $3,686,865 first-place prize as well as his third WSOP bracelet!


Read more » 2017 WSOP: Doug Polk Wins $111,111 One Drop High Roller!

jun
6

Negreanu agrees on prop bet to win three bracelets at WSOP 2017

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Ben Lamb, Daniel Negreanu, prop bet
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by "T".

Daniel NegreanuJust like any other gambler, poker players need diversity and constant action. That said, playing for millions of dollars in poker cash games and in WSOP tournaments just isn't enough for some individuals looking for more thrill and excitement.


Read more » Negreanu agrees on prop bet to win three bracelets at WSOP 2017

may
16

2017 WSOP: November Nine Concept Removed!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, ESPN, November Nine, Poker Central
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by "T".

On Wednesday, WSOP.com announced that this summer's Main Event final table will be played already in July! This means that the November Nine concept, which was implemented in 2007, has been sacked and poker fans all over the world will not have to wait four months to watch the final table!


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dec
20

2017 WSOP scheduled for May 30 to July 17

Tags: 2017 WSOP
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by "T".

According to WSOP.com, the WSOP announces their most popular festival scheduled to run right May 30 to July 17 next year. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart stated in a release, "We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and successful 2017. We are busy trying to finalize the entire 2017 WSOP schedule. We anticipate a similar series to last year with a few new wrinkles, but ensuring a broad array of options to satisfy every potential participant."


Read more » 2017 WSOP scheduled for May 30 to July 17


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