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Grandma Got Check-Raised by a Reindeer: Day 1 at the WSOPC in AC

17 December 2007, Created By: Owen Laukkanen
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Grandma Got Check-Raised by a Reindeer: Day 1 at the WSOPC in AC
Poker Claus has made his list and checked it twice, and by now he knows who has been naughty or nice. All the nice boys and girls are in Las Vegas for the WPT's Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio, but the naughty boys and girls? Well, they're in South Jersey. It's the World Series of Poker Circuit Event from Harrah's Atlantic City and the excitement, like the odor, is palpable. But it's better than a sugar plum, right?

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T-Minus Two Days and Counting: The Main Event Approacheth!

5 July 2007, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
T-Minus Two Days and Counting: The Main Event Approacheth!
Only one bracelet has yet to be awarded before the Big Dance begins in just two short days. Two of these sought-after pieces of WSOP bling were handed out today, in Events 52 and 53. Event 54 began with one of the most interesting fields we've seen thus far, taking us that much closer to what we've all been waiting for, the Main Event.

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Bling Bling: Batista Wins Caesars Indiana Main Event

3 November 2006, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Bling Bling: Batista Wins Caesars Indiana Main Event
This World Series Poker Circuit Event is over, and it's certainly been an interesting one. Although common courtesy is expected at the poker table, it's not too often that players go so far as to show almost every hand and even tell their opponents their holdings in order to save them a few chips. Here at Caesars Indiana we saw this along with one of the most decisive comebacks in circuit history.

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Southern Comfort: Holding it Down with the WSOPC

1 November 2006, Created By: Owen Laukkanen
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Southern Comfort: Holding it Down with the WSOPC
A little more than two weeks ago, PokerListings.com kicked off its expanded tournament coverage with a focus on the World Poker Tour Season 5 Festa al Lago event at Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Last week we raised the bar with our coverage of the WPT's next stop in Niagara Falls, including the most comprehensive coverage you could find of the Canadian Poker Open and a smorgasbord of features from the North American Poker Championship. Now it's time to take our coverage to the next level. That's right - I'm talking about the 2006 World Series of Poker Circuit events.

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What if You Held a Tournament and Nobody Covered It?

7 August 2006, Created By: Owen Laukkanen
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
What if You Held a Tournament and Nobody Covered It?
A few days ago, I used this blog space to talk about the introduction of Events 40-45 at this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP), the "Loser's Brackets"; low buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments that seem designed more to keep players in the Amazon Room after they've busted out of the Main Event than to actually crown WSOP bracelets to legitimate winners. Well, despite my protestations, the tournaments are taking place, and six people are going to win bracelets they may or may not really deserve.

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Selling Sex at the WSOP

28 July 2006, Created By: Chuck Ansbacher
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Selling Sex at the WSOP
Today the World Series of Poker officially exploded. What I thought was a zoo a few days ago now looks like single cow dairy farm compared to the absolute madness that is going on all over the Rio as we speak. The Media/Celebrity charity event is in full effect, the excitement of Main Event eve can be felt everywhere, and most importantly, the 2006 Gaming Life Expo opened its doors to throngs of poker junkies early this morning.

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Beware of Sharks: High-Stakes Cash Games at the WSOP

12 July 2006, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
Beware of Sharks: High-Stakes Cash Games at the WSOP
The tournaments here at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) certainly take up most of the spotlight and get the majority of the public's attention. What's less publicized but no less thrilling are the cash games. Just a few steps away from the tournament tables, there's a roped-off area which is under the constant surveillance of security personnel as well as a small group of Rio staffers who are headed by High Stakes Supervisor Tony Shelton. Tony was kind enough to give us an inside look at the ruthless high stakes cash games here at the World Series.

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Phil Hellmuth - Man on a Mission at the 2005 World Series of Poker

19 June 2005, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Cold Hard Facts
Phil Hellmuth - Man on a Mission at the 2005 World Series of Poker
Phil Hellmuth is one of the biggest stars in poker and he knows it. So far, he hasn't made any magic in the 2005 World Series of Poker (in the money twice) and I must say that I expect more of this man (he has won 9 WSOP bracelets). Phil hasn't won many major tournaments in recent years, although I suspect that's mainly because he's been busy with poker related business. For example, he represents online poker room UltimateBet.com. For more Phil Hellmuth trivia, keep reading today's blog.

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My First WSOP Tournament Experience, Part I

13 June 2005, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Tournament Trail
My First WSOP Tournament Experience, Part I
Friday, June 10, 2005, marked the first time I ever played in a WSOP event, the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament. I managed to take 102nd place, beating 1,300 players in the process and receiving $2,580 for my efforts. Erik Seidel came out on top and finally won this event last night, but this is how the tournament unfolded for me.

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