“Make it rain” took on a more sinister meaning in Las Vegas Monday night, as play at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event had to be briefly paused due to a rain delay. Severe storms in the area—State of Emergency Alerts rang out on the hundreds of cell phones in attendance—caused a leak in the roof over the Rio…
Swede Martin Jacobson took poker's biggest prize with his first World Series of Poker bracelet in this year's Main Event, dispatching Norway's Felix Stephensen on the final table's 328th hand with trips 10s, a fitting hand to match his $10,000,000 prize.
The funniest man working for ESPN is most famous for a line that wasn't funny at all. Is that the punchline here? Nobody in newspapering over the past few decades has delivered as many morning-coffee-through-the-nose laugh lines as Norman Chad has in his media and football-betting columns. An unsentimental smart-ass…
Billy Pappas, the last true amateur of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and one of the best foosball players in the world, was eliminated early this morning in fifth place, taking home $2,143,794. It's a damn shame, because Billy was living the dream.
Oh god, we've all seen this happen, but you probably haven't seen it in a $1 million buy-in tournament. But with 18 out of 42 entrants remaining, and a $15 million prize sitting at the end, Connor Drinan saw his aces cracked by Cary Katz's.
There is a fascinating thread over at the Two Plus Two poker forums that starts off as an everyday tale of an attempted scam at Las Vegas's McCarran Airport, but spirals into something else entirely.
Remember the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker's Main Event? Phil Ivey, the consensus best player in poker, put his tournament on the line with Ace-King. His opponent—Darvin Moon, the consensus best logger in the Western Maryland panhandle—held a dominated Ace-Queen. Ivey was the overwhelming favorite.…
A record-breaking final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas finally came to an end this morning as 24-year-old Greg Merson put Jesse Sylvia all-in and took home the $8.53 million title.
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