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After a stellar season competing in multiple World Series of Poker events including two bracelet wins, Shaun Deeb claimed the WSOP Player of the year award. The New York poker pro faced stiff competition over the summer but by the end of the race, he had separated himself with a significant lead over the rest
Everybody who plays poker has heard of Chris Moneymaker. He took down the WSOP Main Event in 2003 as a virtual nobody, pocketing $2.5 million and instantly rising to fame. Given that his success was achieved through a $86 satellite tournament on PokerStars, overnight, online poker became a huge hit as record numbers of player
A relative newcomer to the poker scene picked up his first title Tuesday at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. Austin Farmer, a 22-year-old player out of Virginia, took down the $600 NLHE Six-max Big Blind Ante tourney for his first recorded title and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. The $23,648 first-place prize
Manu Gera took down the WSOP Circuit HORSE event at Thunder Valley in California, picking up her first cash ever at a WSOP Circuit tournament. The California resident earned her first WSOP Circuit ring and $8,303 with the title, overcoming a field that included players such as Howard Andrew, Vince Burgio, David Diiorio and last
The World Series of Poker Circuit announced its first ever online ring events for New Jersey and Nevada. It follows the first WSOP online bracelet events over the summer. The series begins September 18 and includes at least $700,000 in guaranteed prize pools. A total of 13 gold WSOP rings are up for grabs. Poker
You’re used to earning around $30,000 a year – certainly a shoestring budget in today’s economy. Out of nowhere, you finish fourth in a major poker tournament, earning over $2.8 million. What do you do with the new-found cash? If you’re Nic Manion you head to the nearest car dealership and buy a little muscle.
Jeff Fielder has been running strong at the poker tables for the past couple of years. He has already secured two WSOP Circuit rings, as well as two WPTDeepStacks victories that helped him build a bankroll sitting at around $1.6 million. He has now added another title to his name, that of the winner of
Joe Cada had his hopes of winning the WSOP Main Event snatched from him when he was eliminated in fifth place. While he wasn’t able to capture the $8.8-million top prize, he still walked away with $2.15 million. Not yet done with poker for the summer, he entered the $1,500 Closer event, taking it down
How do you turn $3,000 into $475,033? Take down a Pot-Limit Omaha six-max tournament at the WSOP. That’s what Dutch poker pro Ronald Keijzer did yesterday, outlasting 900 other players for the top prize and his first WSOP bling. The final table saw a lot of veteran players, including James Chen, Scott Bohlman, Ryan Lenaghan
At least he’s consistent. Phil Hellmuth is known more for his tantrums and colorful outbursts and not his 14 WSOP bracelets. It’s because of his flair for the dramatic that he won the nickname The Poker Brat, but his latest rant during the WSOP Main Event resulted in some calling for him to be penalized.