WSOP Blog

WSOP live blog from the tournament floor w/ poker pro interviews, photos and side action from Las Vegas!            


Meet the 2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table: Player Bios

18 July 2017, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Meet the 2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table: Player Bios
The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set and — for the first time in over a decade — the winner will be decided in just a few days time. The so-called November Nine, which featured a 3+ month delay between the 10th elimination and the final table, was finally shuttered by the WSOP this year and replaced with a modest two-day break. That means media will have just two days to highlight the final nine players before they play to a winner.

» Read full post

Share:


WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History

23 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Mr. A-T, The Best 2nd-Best Player in History
Johnny Moss (Left) Photo: UNLV Special Collections via Wikipedia Commons “Legend” - a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated, Merriam Webster Dictionary Legend, icon, hero – all these are terms used way too often and too easily today. But Johnny Moss -- the first superstar of poker, the “Eye in the Sky” -- was all that and more. Among his many legendary feats? Moss somehow came first AND second in the first WSOP. And he played the most famous, 5-month long heads-up match ever played. Or did he?

» Read full post

Share:

WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker

16 June 2017, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: WSOP Blog
WSOP Stories: Billy Baxter, The Original Robin Hood of Poker
42 years after winning his first bracelet, Billy Baxter is still the uncrowned king of lowball poker. He's also, technically, the first "Robin Hood of Poker." In case you were thinking, “but I always thought the Robin Hood of Poker is Barry Greenstein," it is. But that’s a different story. And Billy Baxter was first.

» Read full post

Share:

The 2017 World Series of Sick Rides

11 June 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
The 2017 World Series of Sick Rides
The World Series of Poker parking lot is a gargantuan expanse that’s littered with some of the most expensive (and cheapest) cars that you can purchase. It makes sense considering winning a large tournament at the WSOP should be able to get you a decently equipped BMW or Mercedes at the very least. You’ll need something to haul all that cash around, right? We’re going to give you a peek at some of the cars that routinely make appearances in the VIP lot at the World Series of Poker.

» Read full post


A Look at the Brand-New 2017 World Series of Poker [Photos]

2 June 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
A Look at the Brand-New 2017 World Series of Poker [Photos]
If this is your first year attending the World Series of Poker you might not realize the event looked dramatically different just one year ago. Yes, there is still a seemingly endless sea of poker tables but the long-running series has actually undergone its most dramatic overhaul since introducing the gargantuan Pavilion Room in many years ago. The Amazon Room, which has long been the crown jewel of the WSOP with multiple feature tables and the ESPN mothership, is now just another room of poker tables. On the other hand the Pavilion Room has been renovated to include a high-stakes cash game area and lounge that’s sponsored by European poker giant King’s Casino. It’s a whole new world for the WSOP.

» Read full post

Share:

Who’s the Greatest Nov. 9er? All 80 Players Ranked by Results

26 May 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Who’s the Greatest Nov. 9er? All 80 Players Ranked by Results
The November Nine experiment is over. Earlier this month the WSOP announced that after nine years it was ditching the November Nine concept to play out the final table with a more reasonable two-day break. Some would argue the November Nine lasted a little too long but it has given us some interesting stories over the years. In total 80 players competed in the three-month delayed Sit & Go (that’s Mark Newhouse twice, natch) winning tens of millions. For some players their November Nine experience was just a stepping stone to a bigger poker career while others were basically never heard from again. We’re going to take a look at the most successful November Niners over its nine-year existance and what they accomplished when you take away their big Main Event score.

» Read full post

Share:


Don’t Bust! The WSOP Main Event Final Table Bubble Blog

11 August 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Don’t Bust! The WSOP Main Event Final Table Bubble Blog
You can’t beat the drama that surrounds the WSOP Main Event final table bubble. It’s arguably the single biggest bubble in poker with nine lucky players becoming millionaires, instant-fame and numerous sponsorship opportunities while one unlucky player becomes a minor footnote in poker. The stands are generally packed with friends, family and fans and — for one day at least — people are really, really interested in watching people play poker.

» Read full post

Share:



Phil Ivey: Agent Cristal

24 June 2015, Created By: Alexander Villegas
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Phil Ivey: Agent Cristal
Phil Ivey has been noticeably absent from the 2015 World Series of Poker. Not many people were surprised when Ivey didn’t show up the first few days, as he’s been known to show up late. But as championship event after championship event went by Iveyless, concern started to grow.

» Read full post

Share:


The Watch List: Five High-Stakes Poker Pros and Their Luxury Watches

31 May 2015, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog
The Watch List: Five High-Stakes Poker Pros and Their Luxury Watches
To most, spending five figures on a watch is unthinkable but for some high-stakes poker professionals it's an investment they can wear on their wrist. Noah Schwartz, Bryn Kenney, Eugene Katchalov, Doug Polk and John Racener have combined live tournament earnings of $32 million. The watches they were wearing when we spoke to them have a combined value of $116,000. We wanted to find out what kind of watches they were and why these pros love them. The answers were interesting and the price tags were astonishing.  

» Read full post


November Nine What-ifs: Who Came Close to Changing Poker History?

25 July 2014, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
November Nine What-ifs: Who Came Close to Changing Poker History?
Now that the 2014 November Nine is officially set, no matter where each of those nine players finishes there's one thing now guaranteed on top of that $730k payout: We're (probably) going to remember all of their names. Year 7 of the great Nov. 9 experiment has produced one of the more intriguing tables in recent history with the jaw-dropping back-to-back run of Mark Newhouse, the wire-to-wire steadiness of Swede Martin Jacobson and foosball wildcard Billy Pappas. How would we feel if a completely different set of nine players had survived the end game this year? How about any other year? It's hard to say, of course, and a semi-ridiculous proposition (you can't change the past after all). But it is fun to think about. And there's a very intriguing set of names to finish in the 10-50 slots over the past seven years. Would we be following Matt Affleck's poker exploits instead of Jonathan Duhamel's? Would Yevgeniy Timoshenko be a mainstream teenage hearththrob? Would Tiffany Michelle be a soap actress or a poker pro? Would women make up a bigger percentage of the poker world? Play along with our What-ifs as we look at the near misses in the history of the November Nine.

» Read full post



Full Player List and Bios for 2014 $1m WSOP Big One for One Drop

29 June 2014, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Full Player List and Bios for 2014 $1m WSOP Big One for One Drop
The 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop is shaping up to be the richest poker tournament in history with a projected first-place prize of over $20 million. Before the event begins, and PokerListings.com starts covering it live in Las Vegas, you need to get acquainted with the players who have a chance at poker's biggest prize ever. Today we'll run down the 41 players who have already committed to playing, complete with photos and bios. Action in the 2014 Big One for One Drop begins June 29 and you can follow the action live on PokerLisings.com.

» Read full post


A Crash Course for World Series of Poker Rookies

14 June 2014, Created By: Allen Rash
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
A Crash Course for World Series of Poker Rookies
Each summer a group of first time WSOP participants descend upon the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino looking to make their name in the game. But they quickly learn that playing in the WSOP is a little different than entering a tournament in your average brick and mortar casino. There are plenty of WSOP veterans walking the hallways around the Amazon Room, you can generally tell them by their slow gait and the “six-inches of vision” stare. Rookies are opposite, they have a hop in their step and their head is on a swivel taking it all in. Players coming to Vegas to grind a full schedule of tournaments may be ready to take on the world but often fall short when they don’t anticipate everything that can happen. Being the next poker wizard is more complicated than knowing the math and getting it in good.

» Read full post


Great Moments in World Series of Poker History Part 3

26 June 2013, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Great Moments in World Series of Poker History Part 3
In just a couple of weeks thousands of dream-filled hopefuls will take their seats in the 44th annual World Series of Poker Main Event. With its $10,000 buy-in and historic playing fields the Main Event has produced many of the greatest moments in World Series of Poker history. Guest blogger James Guill continues his Great Moments in WSOP History series with this Main Event-themed installment.

» Read full post

Share:


Great Moments in World Series of Poker History Part 1

3 June 2013, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Great Moments in World Series of Poker History Part 1
The 2013 World Series of Poker is entering its second week at the Rio in Las Vegas and, with a record-breaking start, promises to deliver another set of unforgettable poker moments. Now in its 44th year the WSOP has provided more of its share of great moments and in this ongoing blog series guest poster James Guill will take a look back at a few of the most memorable.

» Read full post

Share:

$1 Million Big One for One Drop at 2012 WSOP: Player List and Bios (UPDATED!)

29 June 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
$1 Million Big One for One Drop at 2012 WSOP: Player List and Bios (UPDATED!)
In 2012 Guy Laliberté and the WSOP are taking tournament poker to astronomical new heights with the world’s first $1 million buy-in event. The maximum 48 players have now committed to playing, which begs the question, “Who in their right mind would spend a million dollars on a poker tournament?” Well, we’re here to answer that question, along with everything else you might be wondering about this super-mega-ultra high roller WSOP bracelet event.

» Read full post


WSOP Photo By Numbers: Controversial $50k Hand

29 June 2012, Created By: BJ Nemeth
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
WSOP Photo By Numbers: Controversial $50k Hand
It takes more than a couple of raises to get deep stacks all in preflop in Pot-Limit Omaha. But that was briefly overlooked late on Day 2 of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, and the resulting chaos is the subject of today’s Photo By the Numbers. Check out the full reporting of the hand, or keep reading for the bare bones version. With about 65 players remaining, there were five preflop limpers in front of Nikolai Yakovenko, who raised from the big blind. The first three limpers called, and then Shaun Deeb moved all in from the button with a short stack. The small blind folded, and Yakovenko reraised the pot -- but much less than his entire stack. The next two players folded, and Abe Mosseri -- who also had a bigger stack than the raise -- tanked for at least five minutes before he called and turned over his hand. Deeb and Yakovenko revealed their hands too, and since the players were clearly treating it like an all-in situation, the dealer treated it that way too -- and ran the board. Deeb flopped a set of jacks and rivered a spade flush to win the main pot and triple up, while Mosseri's pocket aces held up against Yakovenko's pocket kings to win the larger side pot. That's when Yakovenko pointed out that he technically wasn't all in, because it had only been a pot-size raise before the flop. "Floor!" Match up the numbers on the photo and the descriptions below to get the whole story.

» Read full post

Share:

Niall "onehandturks" Charlton Full Interview Transcript

12 October 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Niall "onehandturks" Charlton Full Interview Transcript
Niall “onehandturks” Charlton is in Cannes playing the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe and he sat down with us to talk about the online grind and life outside of the game. Charlton plays high-stakes Pot-Limit Omaha online, up to $100/$200, and according to highstakesdb.com he’s profited to the tune of $320,000 so far this year. Charlton took a few minutes to chat on a break from the €5k PLO WSOPE event to speak with us.

» Read full post

Share:

No Second for Sexton - WSOP Photo Blog

18 June 2011, Created By: BJ Nemeth
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
No Second for Sexton - WSOP Photo Blog
Mike Sexton came painfully close to his second WSOP bracelet this afternoon in Las Vegas but Chris Viox had other ideas. The two returned to the ESPN stage to battle it out heads-up in the $1,500 Stud Hi-Low event and we've got the story for you right here in picture form. Look at the photos and read the captions underneath for a little context.

» Read full post


Bloggers
The Poker Reporter Blog

The Poker Reporter Blog

Poker news, gossip, parties, donkstrikery and functioning illiteracy with the PL.com crew!
Latest Posts 's Page  
WSOP Blog

WSOP Blog

WSOP live blog from the tournament floor w/ poker pro interviews, photos and side action from Las

Latest Posts 's Page  
Positively Nerd Street

Positively Nerd Street

Pr0n for the poker nerd. Hardware, software, gadgets, etc; like poker, but from the future.
Latest Posts 's Page  
The Guest Blog

The Guest Blog

A menagerie of poker pros, celebrities, poker writers and industry figures.
Latest Posts 's Page  
Battle of Malta Blog

Battle of Malta Blog

Photo essays, player profiles, travel tips, off-the-cuff interviews and more from Battle of Malta!
Latest Posts 's Page  
×

Sorry, this room is not available in your country.

Please try the best alternative which is available for your location:

Close and visit page