Dmitrii Kovalevskii Leads in Chips at PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event Day 1A

Dmitrii Kovalevskii Leads in Chips at PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event Day 1A

Russian poker player Dmitrii Kovalevskii emerged chip leader at the end of Day 1A of PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event. Day 1A suffered a slow start as only several tables were in operation when the event kicked off at 2 pm local time. Six hours later when registration had already closed, the field had escalated to 54 players who all contributed with an entry fee of ₩1,650,000. The festival is currently taking place at the luxurious Paradise City Integrated Resort in the city of Incheon, which borders the South Korean…

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ChampionChips Tournament Series by 888poker to Start July 23rd

ChampionChips Tournament Series by 888poker to Start July 23rd

Online poker operator 888poker revealed details regarding its soon-to-start series of poker tournaments, aptly named ChampionChips. The new tournament series target players from all walks of life as the events’ buy-ins range from $1 to $55 to accommodate different bankroll sizes. The second largest poker network in the world is to host the ChampionChips series from July 23rd to July 30th and offers as much as $150,000 in monetary prizes. The online poker operator announced the new tournament series will feature a total of 18 different events, with buy-ins as…

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2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set with Scott Blumstein Emerging as Chip Leader

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set with Scott Blumstein Emerging as Chip Leader

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event has seen its final table set, with two players making their second appearance at the Main Event’s final. This year, not one, but two November Niners will be part of the event’s final table. The first one of them, the French poker player Antoine Saout, had his first appearance at the November Nine back in 2009. The other – Ben Lamb – became a November Niner two years later, in 2011. An interesting fact about their performances back then is that both…

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Adrian Moreno Conquers 2017 WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

Adrian Moreno Conquers 2017 WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

American poker player Adrian Moreno managed to get through a shaky final table, only to emerge victorious from the 74th event of the 2017 edition of the WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em. The player not only won the next-to-last gold bracelet that is to be awarded in over the 2017 WSOP, but also scooped a massive monetary prize estimated to $528,316, which also turned out to be the best one in his career. Up to date, the 48-year-old player has generated total live winnings of $663,056,…

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Patrick Lavecchia Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 WSOP Main Event Day 4

Patrick Lavecchia Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 WSOP Main Event Day 4

Yesterday night saw Day 3 of the 2017 WSOP Main Event end, with the money bubble being burst over the last official hand of the game. In addition, a number of players managed to surpass the 1,000,000-chip mark over this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker Main Event Day 3. Also, at the end of the night, the US poker player Patrick Lavecchia emerged as a chip leader, with a total of 1,552,000 chips on his account. Lavecchia has a narrow lead over the Portugal player Pawel Brzeski,…

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UK Supreme Court to Hear Phil Ivey’s Crockfords Casino Baccarat Case

UK Supreme Court to Hear Phil Ivey’s Crockfords Casino Baccarat Case

The legal battle between the world-famous poker player Phil Ivey and Genting Casinos UK is to be taken to the UK Supreme Court today. The Court is set to hear a legal argument in the case that will eventually determine if the £7.7-million winnings of Ivey must be paid out by the casino. Last year, the poker player lost the case before the Court of Appeal, but earlier in 2017 the UK Supreme Court granted with him permission to appeal that decision. The one-day hearing has been scheduled for July…

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Lawrence Bayley Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 3

Lawrence Bayley Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 3

Day 2A/B of the 2017 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event was completed on Tuesday night. The day saw a total of 2,219 players return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with their number being sharply reduced to 1,023 after five levels of play. With the day slowing going to its end, it was Mickey Craft who stood out from the rest of the players who took part in the competition. Craft became the first player who reached the 500,000 chip-mark and also managed to hold…

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Mike Wattel Takes Down the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship

Mike Wattel Takes Down the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship

The American Mike Wattel become a second-time winner of a World Series of Poker gold bracelet after emerging victorious from this year’s Event #72. The player took down the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship receiving the lion’s share of the tournament’s guaranteed prize pool. The Chandler, Arizona-based player was granted with a monetary prize estimated to $245,451 after he managed to overcome the competition of the largely professional players field. What is more, Wattel also faced strong rivalry over the final table play, as seven of the eight players…

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Heidi May Emerges Victorious from 2017 WSOP $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Heidi May Emerges Victorious from 2017 WSOP $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship

The Australian poker player Heidi May found her place among the World Series of Poker bracelet winners, after taking down the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship. This is a great success for May, who has managed to claim the title of one of the traditional WSOP events. This year’s edition of the WSOP $10,000 Laries No-Limit Hold’em has gathered a players field of 718 entries, with the young Australian player emerging as winner and taking home his first WSOP gold bracelet. The participants accounted for an overall guaranteed…

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Rulah Divine Wins His First WSOP Bracelet by Taking Down 2017 WSOP $1,000 NLHE

Rulah Divine Wins His First WSOP Bracelet by Taking Down 2017 WSOP $1,000 NLHE

The US poker player Rylah Divine registered his best live cash by emerging victorious from Event #63 of the 2017 edition of the World Series of Poker. The Las Vegas, Nevada-residing player has just won the 2017 WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, taking home a cash prize of $262,501 and scooping his first-ever gold bracelet. The 37-year-old player earned the biggest cash portion of the event’s guaranteed prize pool, which also turned out to be the largest one in his career so far. This was also Rulah Divine’s third career…

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