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WSOP Photo by Numbers: PLOMG! 5-Way All-Inz!

25 June 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
WSOP Photo by Numbers: PLOMG! 5-Way All-Inz!
Today's WSOP Photo by Numbers is another BJ Nemeth special, captured with about 80 players left in the $10,000 PLO Championship this afternoon. As BJ put it, "I've been covering major tournaments since 2004, and I can't recall ever seeing a five-way all-in situation this deep into a major event." Five players were all-in before the flop, and in Omaha no less! Read on for the full story of this photo, by the numbers of course.

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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.

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Audley Harrison WSOP Picture Book

16 June 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Audley Harrison WSOP Picture Book
We caught up with British Olympic boxing gold medal winner Audley Harrison today at the WSOP and we've got the pictures to prove it. Harrison is actually a legit poker player, having won more than $220,000 playing live tournaments, plus a lot of mid-stakes cash experience at Bellagio and the Commerce Casino.

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Paul "The Truth" Pierce WSOP Picture Book

12 June 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Paul "The Truth" Pierce WSOP Picture Book
If Shaquille O'Neal pulls a reporter over to tell him that someone is "the F****** Truth!" after a game, you know he's talking about one bad dude. He said that about Paul Pierce in 2001 and as Celtics fans know, nothing's changed. Pierce played his first WSOP event today and we've got the pictures to prove it. He was even nice enough to sit down and chat with us for a few minutes about poker. Click here if you're interested in hearing what he had to say or keep scrolling to see the pics.

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$25K Fantasy Poker: Lind Puts Team Lindgren in Lead

10 June 2011, Created By: Alexander Villegas
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
$25K Fantasy Poker: Lind Puts Team Lindgren in Lead
With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy league in our news section yesterday, but here’s a quick summary: Fifteen teams of professional poker players have pooled together and formed a WSOP Fantasy Poker League with a $25,000 buy-in. Each team was then given $200 to bid on nominated players. The order in which teams nominated players was then randomly selected and the bidding process began. With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy in our news section yesterday. But here’s a quick summary of the league. Fifteen teams of professional poker players have pooled together and formed a WSOP Fantasy Poker League with a $25,000 buy-in. Each team was then given $200 to bid on nominated players. The order in which teams nominated players was then randomly selected and the bidding process began. With 11 events concluded at this year’s WSOP, a couple of teams are starting to pull ahead of the pack in this year’s $25,000 WSOP WSOP Fantasy Poker League. We had an in-depth article about the $25K Fantasy in our news section yesterday. But here’s a quick summary of the league.

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Matt Stout Talks WSOP and Post-Black Friday Plans

8 June 2011, Created By: Alexander Villegas
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Matt Stout Talks WSOP and Post-Black Friday Plans
Despite great results live, poker pro Matt Stout spent the bulk of his time playing poker online. All that changed when Black Friday hit and he was no longer able to play on the three biggest online poker sites in the world. Right now Stout is at the World Series of Poker and we spoke with him about what he's going through post-Black Friday.

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Will the Real Matt Jarvis Please Stand Up?

3 June 2011, Created By: Alexander Villegas
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Will the Real Matt Jarvis Please Stand Up?
Event #4, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event is now under way. As expected, more and more pros are starting to pop up for the summer. If you walk through the tournament area you’ll see the likes of Liv Boeree, Matt Jarvis, Dwyte Pilgrim, Mike Matusow, Victor Ramdin, Kathy Leibert and ... Matt Jarvis? Hold on.

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WSOP 2011 By The Numbers

1 June 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
WSOP 2011 By The Numbers
The show has begun! The 2011 World Series of Poker has started at the Rio in Las Vegas and, as always, it will be a numbers game. Who wins the most bracelets. Who wins the most money. How big are the prize pools. How big is the field for the Main Event. How many Michelob Lights Scotty Nguyen will drink. Numbers numbers numbers. Always with the numbers. But before following the upcoming events live on PokerListings, here are a few WSOP numbers to keep in mind.

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WSOP Almost Here! Weekly WSOP 2011 Qualifier Guide

23 May 2011, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
WSOP Almost Here! Weekly WSOP 2011 Qualifier Guide
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes. This week we’re going to showcase some of the best satellites available on Paddy Power Poker, RedKings Poker and BetClic Poker.

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Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 16, 2011

16 May 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 16, 2011
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes. This week we’re going to showcase the best satellites available on Poker770, PKR Poker and Ladbrokes Poker.

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Pros' Picks - Who to Watch at WSOP 2011

10 May 2011, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Pros' Picks - Who to Watch at WSOP 2011
The WSOP is just around the corner and, since PokerListings.com will be reporting on the whole thing, we needed a little guidance from the pros as to who we should keep an eye on. We’ve spent the last few days speaking with pros of all shapes and sizes, getting their expert opinions on who’s poised to post big results this summer in Las Vegas. These seven players are worth listening to. Between them they’ve won more than $20 million playing live poker tournaments. Read on for their picks for who to watch at the 2011 WSOP.

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Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 9, 2011

10 May 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 9, 2011
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Goes. This week we’re going to showcase some of the best satellites available on Winner.com Poker, Everest Poker and Betfair.

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Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 2, 2011

2 May 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , The Online Grind
Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide - May 2, 2011
The 2011 WSOP is looming and, like every year, there are countless ways to qualify. From now until the 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerListing.com will be highlighting some of the best options available through our online poker partners. We’ll give you an in-depth look at all the various satellites including steps programs, multiple seat guaranteed tournaments and Sit & Gos.

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Say Hello to the Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide

25 April 2011, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Say Hello to the Weekly WSOP Qualifier Guide
The World Series of Poker season is approaching fast and we know you're all wondering where the best WSOP satellites are online. If you're looking for the best ways to qualify for this year's WSOP Main Event, or find a cheap way to play some prelims, this is a series you should keep an eye on. The satellites will be low buy-in, high buy-in and everything in between. We’ll highlight huge tournaments as well as Sit & Go step programs. In addition we’ll also give you our PokerListings’ pick of the week, which will be a particularly value-packed satellite.  This week we’ll kick things off by taking a look at the various offers from 888poker, William Hill and Cake Poker.

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WSOP Momentum: Phil Ivey

17 May 2010, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Industry Insider
WSOP Momentum: Phil Ivey
Momentum is a huge force in poker. Whether it's a cash-game heater, a multi-event MTT streak or picking up where you left off at the 2009 WSOP, winners just seem to keep on winning. With the 2010 WSOP just weeks away we're taking a look at the people who will be riding a wave of 2009 WSOP success into this year's Series. There's only one choice for the first entry: Phil Ivey.

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Phil Ivey Busts WSOP Main Event Final Table

8 November 2009, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Phil Ivey Busts WSOP Main Event Final Table
The poker world just had a knife plunged into its heart and that knife came in the form of a bad beat laid on Phil Ivey at the final table of the 2009 WSOP Main Event. Ivey was the fan favorite, the best player not only at this table but at any table anywhere where poker is played. We wanted him to win the Main Event and, chances are if you're reading this, you did too. It wasn't to be however. He played well and despite losing a few key pots he put himself in a great spot to make a run at the title. In the end he went out like so many of us have, holding the best hand and watching helplessly as the dealer laid his demise down on the felt. A-K for Ivey against Darvin Moon's A-Q. A queen on the flop and it was all over. Ivey gets seventh place and $1.4 million and change but the poker world gets nothing but a pervading sense of disappointment. Ivey, our hats are off to you. You're still the man. Even if we now know for sure that you're mortal.

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November Nine Profile: Phil Ivey

2 November 2009, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Industry Insider
November Nine Profile: Phil Ivey
The 2009 WSOP Main Event final table is less than a week away and before we do the deed we wanted to get you in the mood with a fresh series of profiles. The first choice was obvious: Phil Ivey. Unlike the vast majority of the poker world Phil Ivey didn't have to make the November Nine to get a spot in the limelight. The limelight follows Ivey wherever he goes. Entering the final table seventh in chips with 9.765 million he's got his work cut out for him. Ivey is a mythical figure that walks among us. Even before this year's World Series of Poker, he was regarded by most as the best all-around player in the game. He crushes online. He crushes live. He treats tournaments, cash games, prop bets and high stakes pit games as his personal ATM.

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Main Event Snapshot: Balmigere Makes World-Class Laydown

29 October 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Balmigere Makes World-Class Laydown
With the latest two Main Event episodes airing last night, we're now down to the final two tables. This week we saw Ivey looking ridiculously human mucking a flush with no action on the river (late night at Bobby's Room anyone?) and Nick Maimone looking Moneymakeresque, getting in bad and hitting every time. We were also forced to suffer through more of Norman Chad's stupid jokes and awful poker commentary. Side note: If I have to listen to Norman Chad tell one more person to "bet to see where he's at" I'm going to kill a kitten. But I digress. This week's snapshot comes not from this week's broadcast but from last week's. It was a hand too good to pass up and we really didn't see any hands played to the river on the latest broadcasts. Without further ado.

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Main Event Snapshot: Phillips Traps the Champ

17 October 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Phillips Traps the Champ
Every year when the Main Event gets under 100 players, it still surprises me how many awful players have managed to get through. From the last two episodes on ESPN there are two mind-numbingly horrible hands that come to mind. In one, a player checks through fives full against two players that obviously don't have a better full house. In the other, some random jock calls a raise with 8-2o out of the big blind vs. Phil Ivey only to flop a pair and fold. (Hoping for an 822 flop? Makes sense.) Luckily, awful hands weren't the only thing featured.

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Main Event Snapshot: Shulman Value-Bet Bluffs ElkY

8 October 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Shulman Value-Bet Bluffs ElkY
Tuesday during World Series of Poker season is quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the week. Last night ESPN aired two more episodes on the road to this year's Main Event final table, getting us officially up to mid-way through Day 6. With just under 150 players left, it's now just a 15-table sit-and-go to the bracelet. Today's snapshot features a a blind vs. blind hand involving CardPlayer's Jeff Shulman and the infamous Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier The Set-up: With the blinds $6,000/$12,000, the hand kicks off with a raise to $35,000 in the small blind from Shulman.

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Main Event Snapshot: Donations for Ivey

25 September 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Donations for Ivey
With ESPN airing two more episodes on Tuesday night we're now in the money and finished with Day 4. The Day 4 coverage saw two story lines: people playing ridiculously - almost embarrassingly - tight on the money bubble, and the feature table donating chips to Phil Ivey. In this hand we have the latter, post bubble bust.The Setup: With the blinds $3,000/$6,000, Phil Ivey raises it up to $16,000 in the cut-off. Bernhard Perner makes the call in the small blind and David Wickham calls in the big blind.

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Main Event Snapshot: Nielsen Punks Two Aussies

17 September 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Nielsen Punks Two Aussies
ESPN just waxed off its Day 3 coverage of the 2009 Main Event last night and naturally we have another Main Event snapshot. Last night's feature table had two notable Aussies: WSOP player of the year Jeffery Lisandro and 2005 Main Event winner Joe Hachem. In this hand, it's Australia vs the world when Claus Nielsen gets not one but both to lay down better hands.The Set Up: With the blinds $1,000/$2,000, Claus Nielsen raises it up to $5,200 from middle position.

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Main Event Snapshot: Lindgren Plays Small Ball

27 August 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Strategy Snapshots
Main Event Snapshot: Lindgren Plays Small Ball
The second batch of WSOP Main Event episodes aired on ESPN this week, covering the final two Day 1 heats. The latest feature tables see Daniel Negreanu, sick, sniffling and playing quite bad even by Daniel Negreanu standards, and the 2008 POY Erick Lindgren. To say Lindgren was playing small ball would be an understatement. He was playing tiny ball, seemingly unwilling to risk any chips at all. As Mike Matusow pointed out in episode one, the Main Event is a marathon, not a sprint, so playing small ball and avoiding big pots early is certainly a sound strategy. When the tournament takes more than a week, you can't make Day 7 if you're knocked out in a big pot on Day 1. The second episode opens with one of Erick's small ball hands.

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Phil Ivey: Good for Poker?

21 July 2009, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Phil Ivey: Good for Poker?
Each year, the Main Event final table rolls around and we look up and down the roster desperately searching for someone who is "good for poker." Someone who can take our game to new heights. Ever since Moneymaker shipped it in 2003 we've been chasing that poker boom dragon. Deep down we know the 2003 boom will never be replicated in size, but we'll settle for even just a small bang. In these tough, post-UIGEA times, we need someone who can stand on the world stage, draw attention to the game and bring new players along for the ride.

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