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Less Than 100 Players Remain In World Series Of Poker Main Event

Less Than 100 Players Remain In World Series Of Poker Main Event | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

Less than 100 players remain out of the 6,598 who ponied up $10,000 to try to win the World Series of Poker Main Event — the tournament that grabs the most attention every year.


All remaining players are inching closer to the $8.5 million top prize and a bracelet. Paul Volpe ended day 4 with the chip lead and slipped on the leader board on day 5, but with 3.25 million he’s still a force in the event.


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Biggest prize in poker history set for Vegas this week

Biggest prize in poker history set for Vegas this week | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Businessmen and professional gamblers will meet in Las Vegas this week for a poker tournament with the biggest top prize in poker history.


High rollers from the worlds of business and professional poker will sit down in Las Vegas Sunday for the start of a three-day poker tournament that costs $1 million to enter. They'll play for an international charitable cause and the biggest top prize in poker history - more than $18 million.


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Mike Sexton Discusses Poker Player Etiquette And Final Table Dress Codes

Mike Sexton Discusses Poker Player Etiquette And Final Table Dress Codes | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Mike Sexton is considered to be one of poker’s greatest ambassadors and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contributions to the game.


Sexton has been the play-by-play announcer for the World Poker Tour for the last 10 seasons, but spends every summer battling it out as a player at the World Series of Poker, where he has earned a bracelet and a Tournament Of Champions victory.


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Play With the Pros in Vegas Championship

Play With the Pros in Vegas Championship | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Big Plans this Summer? Playing poker with the pros in Las Vegas sounds like a great idea! Here is your chance to make it to Las Vegas and play among the pros in the most prestigious poker festival of the year.


Register now for the Play With the Pros in Vegas Championship on Card Player Poker and get there for free by winning the $2,000 Las Vegas prize package on June 23rd at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT


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Scotty Nguyen Denied Another WSOP Bracelet by Joe Cassidy

Scotty Nguyen Denied Another WSOP Bracelet by Joe Cassidy | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Somehow young poker player Joe Cassidy managed to deny two World Series of Poker multi-bracelet winners, Phil Ivey and Scotty Nguyen, from capturing another.


And consider this, between the two of them, Ivey and Nguyen have a total of 13 WSOP bracelets. For Cassidy, this is his first upon winning the Event #24: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better. With that bracelet he also receives a sweet $294,777. That will go on top of his lifetime live tournament winnings of just over $1.3 million.


This event started four days ago with 256 players. Cassidy went head to head with Nguyen Thursday afternoon following Ivey bowing out in third place Wednesday evening.

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Phil Hellmuth Wins 12th World Series of Poker Bracelet

Phil Hellmuth Wins 12th World Series of Poker Bracelet | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

Early Monday morning, Phil Hellmuth broke his own World Series of Poker bracelet record by winning Event #18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz at the 2012 World Series of Poker, and capturing his 12th WSOP bracelet. "It feels incredible. I've been grinding so hard," Hellmuth told PokerNews' Lynn Gilmartin shortly after his victory.

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ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012

ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

Once again in 2012 the World Series of Poker Main Event Final table will be broadcast live with a 15 minute time delay.



Another WSOP final event will also be broadcast live with the same delay. The player hole cards will also be revealed as part of the airing for both events on ESPN.


The million dollar buy-in “Big One For One Drop” will be televised live and is expected to draw some top name pros.


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ESPN Announces 2012 World Series of Poker Television Broadcasting Schedule

ESPN Announces 2012 World Series of Poker Television Broadcasting Schedule | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
ESPN has released the schedule for their television and live streaming broadcast coverage of the 2012 World Series of Poker.


Once again, the WSOP main event will be the primary focus, with episodes of the year’s biggest poker event kicking off on Tuesday, August 14th and continuing until the final table plays out with a 15-minute delayed virtually- live broadcast of the final table on Tuesday, October 30th.


Preceding the main event coverage will be two new events to ESPN’s coverage, the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop no-limit hold’em event and the WSOP Circuit National Championship.


Commentators Lon McEachern and Norman Chad will once again be calling the action, with reporter-at-large Kara Scott also returning for 2012.

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WSOP One Drop: Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth Says ‘Time to Man Up’ | Gambling911.com

Phil Hellmuth was among the 21 remaining at this year’s much ballyhooed World Series of Poker One For One Drop – No Limit Hold’em Event.


It’s a $1 million buy-in that will end up paying $18,346,673 to the winner and $10,112,001 to the runner up, which itself would become the third biggest cash of any poker tournament to date after the One Drop win and 2006 WSOP Main Event win by Jamie Gold. Since that Main Event, first place wins have fallen short of the $10k mark.


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Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Wins Second WSOP $50,000 Players Championship Title

Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Wins Second WSOP $50,000 Players Championship Title | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has won the World Series of Poker $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship eight-game mix for the second time. The event has been around for just seven years. Mizrachi defeated Chris Klodnicki heads-up to become the first player ever to win this prestigious title twice.


Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has won the World Series of Poker $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship eight-game mix for the second time. The event has been around for just seven years. Mizrachi defeated Chris Klodnicki heads-up to become the first player ever to win this prestigious title twice.


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Matchbook Media Announces World Series Of Poker Pools

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It’s good news today for sports bettors and poker fans alike as Matchbook.com announces the launch of its new content hub aimed at all levels of sports bettors, MatchbookMedia.com, and is kicking things off World Series of Poker style with its exciting first pool.


The Matchbook Pools will give away a rake of cash every month, starting with the WSOP One Drop Pool which sees $5,000 in total ($1,000 for first) for the best handicapper of the $1 million Big One for One Drop event on Jul. 1. Those taking part must pick the side they think will last longer across 12 match-ups, which include Sam Trickett versus Tobias Reinkemeier and Guy Laliberte versus Andy Beal.


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Phil Ivey Leads as Current 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year

Phil Ivey Leads as Current 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Phil Ivey hasn’t won any of the 2012 World Series of Poker events yet, but he’s already amassed quite a payday of well over $500K, finishing in the money in four different events.


He is currently the leader to be named WSOP 2012 Player of the Year. The breakdown for the top 10 appears below. The WSOP Player of the Year Standings are a cumulative measure of performance. Players will only receive points for open bracelet events...


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Annie Duke Verbally Attacked At WSOP 2012

Annie Duke Verbally Attacked At WSOP 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Annie Duke has been cashing in at poker tournaments since 1994 and has risen to become the third highest earning female player in the history of the game with $4,270,549 earnings.


Nevertheless, the mother of four hasn’t been so successful in gaining the respects of her poker peers, who over the years have resented her involvement with UltimateBet, the Epic Poker League and the fact her brother Howard Lederer partly owns Full Tilt Poker.


Other people, including Daniel Negreanu, have complained about her arrogance and lack of etiquette around the table, such that her presence at WSOP 2012 has created a fair bit of tension amongst some of her more ardent opposers.


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2012 WSOP Begins in Grand Style

2012 WSOP Begins in Grand Style | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

The motto, effectively parroted the past few years on the World Series of Poker Circuit, encouraged poker players to compete in various events around the country, which are spread out over the nine months when the WSOP “big one” is dormant. The National Circuit is potential stair ladder to greater success for many poker players, who may not quite have the bankrolls or skills necessary to come and play with the best at the world, at the WSOP.


Nick Jivkov, a 34-year old semi-pro poker player and business owner from Des Plaines, IL took the slogan literally. He cashed ten times in various WSOP Circuit events around the country during the last few years, ultimately winning a gold ring in 2010 at the IP in Biloxi. Until this year. Jivkov had yet to cash in any WSOP event in Las Vegas.


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Nevada Gambling Control Allows Betting on WSOP

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It has been confirmed that gamblers will be able to put wagers on the WSOP this year. This confirmation was made after the Gambling Control Board of Nevada ruled that bookmakers who are licensed, and follow certain standards will be eligible to make and take bets on the last day of each event. This ruling excludes several events, these excluded events are the first event, the fifth event and the 1 million buy in event that is done for charity.


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World Series of Poker $1M buy-in to set record - CBS News

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$1 million buy-in tournament will generate the richest top prize in poker history at more than $12 million...




...and potentially more if additional players get in.


Series officials planned to announce Thursday that 30 players are committed to participate in the Big One for One Drop starting July 1 in Las Vegas.


That number puts the top prize at $12.3 million, which is more than the $12 million Jamie Gold won in 2006 for beating over 8,700 players at no-limit Texas Hold 'em in the $10,000 buy-in main event.


The final table will air live on ESPN, series spokesman Seth Palansky told The Associated Press. The winner will also earn a specially designed platinum bracelet.


Eight-time gold bracelet winner Erik Seidel has joined the field, along with the chief executives of a private college lender and a stock trading firm.


The field is a mix of high-stakes poker sharks known for their tremendous skills and wealthy businessmen for whom $1 million isn't much to spend. Of the 30 players in the field so far, only 10 are professional poker players.


Players such as Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan and Daniel Negreanu are salivating at the chance to match up against lesser players, but billionaires like casino owner Phil Ruffin, and tournament organizer and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte say they won't be as nervous with seven figures at stake.


The 30 confirmed players have already put up their buy-ins, and series officials expect to reach a cap of 48 entries. With that many players, the top prize would be $18.3 million.


The $1 million buy-in tournament includes a roughly 11 percent cut for charity but doesn't include the normal fees charged by the series for holding the tournament.


Laliberte organized the tournament with WSOP officials to raise money for One Drop, a non-governmental organization he founded that pushes for access to water in poor countries.

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