Just three left in the race for WSOP glory

July 22, 2017

Friday afternoon saw the remaining seven survivors of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table reconvene to play down to the final three, with chip leader Scott Blumstein streets ahead of his nearest rival on178,300,000, trailed by Benjamin Pollack (77,525,000) and former top chip holder, John Hesp (22,475,000). Blumstein used his advantage skilfully […]

World Series of Poker Main Event final table now has just seven players

July 21, 2017

There was plenty of drama after the World Series of Poker Main Event final table kicked off with nine finalists late afternoon Vegas time on Thursday, with Ben Lamb exiting on just the fourth hand after being eliminated by another low stack, Brit Jack Sinclair. Lamb’s reward for running this deep in the world’s toughest […]

Pokerstars withdraws real-money-play from Colombian market

July 21, 2017

In a player and website communication, PokerStars has withdrawn real-money-play from the newly regulated Colombian market following the publishing of a 325-page unlicensed operator blacklist. Local players were informed of PokerStars’ withdrawal, effective Monday 17 July, late last week in an email that cited “restrictive regulations in a closed market generate a situation that is […]

World Series of Poker final table line-up

July 20, 2017

Tomorrow (Thursday) will see the nine survivors of an original field of 7,221 in the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event return to the felt with ambitions to claim the $8.15 million reserved for the ultimate winner. However, everyone around the table will be well rewarded, with the first elimination cashing a million […]

888Poker to again sponsor WSOP Europe

July 19, 2017

The World Series of Poker, King’s Casino and 888Poker have announced that their ongoing sponsorship will extend to the upcoming WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic this year. The event will be hosted at King’s Casino from October 19 – November 10, with prize guarantees of over Euro 20 million, and 888Poker will once again […]

World Series of Poker Main Event reaches final table

July 18, 2017

Day 7 action in the World Series of Poker Main Event came to a conclusion just after 1.30 am Tuesday morning local time when Michael Ruane – a November Niner from last year – busted out at 10th for $825,001 after a last-gasp attempt against Argentinian player Damian Salas to stay in the game failed. […]

Record breaking stats at WSOP

July 17, 2017

With the 48th World Series of Poker now in its final stages, the organisers have released numbers showing the size and scope of this most prestigious of poker tournaments, noting that this year’s event has proved to be the biggest since 2010. Among the mass of statistics published Monday by the organisers: * This year’s […]

World Series of Poker Main Event now down to last 27 players

July 17, 2017

The main event action at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is now down to just 27 players following the elimination of Josh Horton by Jack Sinclair early Monday morning Vegas time. Horton took home $214,913 for surviving most of an original starting field of 7221 players, but just missed the 27 cut-off […]

Just 85 players remain after day 5 of the WSOP Main Event

July 16, 2017

Day 5 of the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas kicked off mid-morning Saturday on a schedule that called for five-and-a-half levels. Argentinian pro Damian Salas held the overnight chip and managed to stay with the big stacks for most of Day 5, finally bagging 8.4 million chips to claim fifth position […]

Day 4 of World Series of Poker Main Event concludes

July 15, 2017

Day 4 of the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event concluded Friday night local time in Las Vegas with three more former main event champions eliminated. Carlos Mortensen, Joe Cada and Scotty Nguyen all busted out, Nguyen surprisingly early in the day. Day 4 started with 1,084 players all in the money, creating […]