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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

As the 48th Annual World Series of Poker continues making dreams come true for some and dashing the hopes of others, here are the results for Events 23-30.

Joseph Di Rosa RojasJoseph Di Rosa Rojas ran away with the first WSOP event of its kind, Event #23: The Marathon $2620  No-Limit Hold’em,  to pick up his first WSOP gold bracelet and the tidy sum of $690,469 dollars for his efforts. He eliminated Alexander Lynskey in a heads-up war with pocket 10s after the board was kind to him and paired queens, giving Rojas a higher two pairs (10s and queens) than Lynskey’s  pair of nines and sixes.

Shane BuchwaldIn Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold’em, Shane Buchwald won $177,985 and the gold bracelet in his first-ever WSOP event. He was quoted as saying he was headed to culinary school and might never play again!

 

 

Tyler GrothEvent #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha was conquered by Tyler Groth after running over a field of 1,058. Groth took home his first bracelet and a cool $179,126 — not a bad R.O.I for a mere $1,000 buy-in. He took the title with a bigger full house of aces over tens against Jonathan Zarin’s boat of sixes over jacks.

 

 

James ObstJames Obst plopped down 10K for Event #26: the $10,000 Razz Championship, defeating a field of 97 players and picked up a sweet return of $265,138, the coveted gold bracelet and the right to call himself a WSOP Champion after knocking out Eric Kurtzman.

 

 

Chris MoormanChris Moorman, who has over 18 million dollars in poker earnings, won Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and finally captured his first gold bracelet by outlasting 957 tough players before going head-to-head with Bernardo Dias for more than a three-hour final table battle; he took the whole ballgame with an ace-king over Dias’ king-ten. Holding his brand new and only gold bracelet, Moorman pocketed a sweet  $498, 682 greenbacks to add to his impressive earnings.

Event #28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw with just 326 entries was taken down by mixed-game pro Brian Brubaker who went home with a first-place prize payout of $109,967. Brubaker grabbed his first gold bracelet with a giant smile after knocking out Brendan Taylor.

 

 

We watched the final table of Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship because our favorite poker player, Daniel Negreanu was still in it, and although he got sent to the rails in 6th place it’s always good to watch him in his natural element, chasing bracelets. But, at the end of the day, it was David Bach who ran over runner-up Eric Rodawig and collected $383,208, as well as his third WSOP gold bracelet.

We’ll be back with more results from final tables and other highlights from the 2017 WSOP in a few days.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

As of today there have already been 23 Events completed at the 2017 WSOP with a total Prize Pool of just a shade under 53 million dollars and we’re still not even halfway there, with more than 50 events to go. For those few people that still have no clue just how rich the WSOP payouts are, take this in and wonder no more — thus far the 48th Annual WSOP has paid out more than 10 million dollars in first place prize money alone.

2017 WSOP Bracelet WinnersAt this point the biggest winner (in terms of $$$) is, by far, Doug Polk who walked away from Event 6 the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop with a sweet paycheck of $3,686,865 and his third Gold Bracelet. Not a bad payday for four days work. You might remember that Lynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris mentioned him in her WSOP Highlights blog just a few days ago.

The following is a list of the current winners that have taken home first place prize dollars along with the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelets.

  • Bryan Hollis – Event 1 – $68,817
  • Team Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree – Event 2 – $273,964
  • Upeshka De Silva – Event 3 – $229,923
  • Benjamin Zamani – Event 4 – $238,620
  • Thomas-Pomponio – Event 5 – $1,000,000
  • Doug Polk – Event 6 – $3,686,865
  • Jesse Martin – Event 7 – $130,948
  • Joseph “ul_gg” Mitchell – Event 8 – $122,314
  • Abe Mosseri – Event 9 – $388,795
  • Team Aditya Sushant – Nipun Java – Event 10 – $150,637
  • David Bach- Event 11 – $119,399
  • David “Dragon” Pham – Event 12 – $391,960
  • Frank Kassela – Event 13 – $89,151
  • David Singer – Event 14 – $203,709
  • Adrian Mateos – Event 15 – $324,470
  • Anthony Marquez – Event 16 – $393,273
  • John Racener – Event 17 – $273,962
  • Tyler Smith – Event 18 – $244,344
  • Pablo Mariz – Event 20 – $1,221,407
  • Ron Ware – Event 21 – $145,577
  • John Monnette – Event 22 – $256,610
  • Shane Buchwald – Event 24 – $177,985

There is a lot more ahead. There are still more than fifty Final Tables to be conquered; will you be at one of them? Will you join the group of  conquerors of this 2017 World Series of Poker? If you ARE there, don’t forget to take a picture or video holding a sign that has three little words on it – TEXAS POKER STORE – You would make us very happy and we generously reward those who make us happy. Check out the entry details here…

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It’s a little difficult to keep on top of everything that is happening at the World Series of Poker. Did you realize that the WSOP is larger than football, baseball, basketball or hockey in overall numbers? For example last year the WSOP attracted more than 107,000 players from over 100 countries and paid out more than $221 million to the winners.

This year the series is expected to be bigger and richer than ever with a total of 74 different events to be played out over the course of 54 days. That, my friends, is more than just a little difficult to keep on top of. Most other sporting events that fans follow are linear in nature. At some point, in other words, it comes down to the top eight, then the top four, and then the two finalists and then the champion. That model even holds true for the Global Poker League.

Not so in poker, especially at the WSOP. There are numerous events going on, some simultaneously, and if you’re an avid fan like we are at the Texas Poker Store, you have a lot of “favorite players” to keep your eyes on, as well as favorite events. So, we love the COLOSSUS ever since its inauguration in 2015 when Cord Garcia plopped down his $565.00 buy-in,  and triumphed over a field of more than 22,000 players to collect his gold bracelet and more than half a million dollars.

Other big favorites, including ours, is the $1,500 No-Limit Texas Hold’em; the Millionaire Maker with its $1,500 buy-in and guaranteed $1 million first prize, and, of course, the WSOP Main Event, which last year boasted more than 6,700 players and paid the winner, Qui Nguyen, more than $8 million.

With all of the above in mind, we can tell you the following:

Of the finished events:

Event 1 – Casino Employees $565 No-Limit Hold’em won by Bryan Hollis

Event 2 – $10,000 Tag team NL Hold’em won by Igor Kuganov and Liv Boeree

Event 3 -$3000 NL Hold’em Shootout won by Upeshka De Silva

Event 4 -$1500 Omahi Hi-Lo 8 or Better won by Benjamin Zamani

As of this writing, the leader in the $111,111 HIGH ROLLER for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em is the hugely popular Bertrand” Elky” Grospellier, who holds a commanding chip lead with only nine players remaining. Martin Jacobson, Dario Sammartino, Chris Moore and Rainer Kempe are also among the last nine. With a first-place prize of $3,686,865and a bracelet, this should be one helluva final table!

Of course, by the time we publish, that all might change. That’s just part of why we love the compelling and unpredictable world of poker!

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Every year at this time we practice our poker skills prior to heading to Las Vegas to rake in all the excitement of the yearly World Series of Poker . This year is no different, we’ve been grinding online non-stop, fast and furious for what seems like forever, just trying to perfect our skills in a non-perfectible game of (mostly) luck.

We have tried all the usual “Free-Roll Games,”  from the WSOP’s own free online game to the WPT’s game, to Facebook’s Zynga and several others. You can find dozens, if not hundreds, of free-roll sites online as well as many free-roll games around your local communities, including the many restaurants and bars that also offer free-roll games.

Free-roll games, whether online or live, are a great way to practice your game without risking the family’s jewels. Once you feel confident with your game skills and you think you might be ready for the big time , then why not head for Vegas by the end of May and sign up for the 2017 World Series of Poker? The 48th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) officially opens its doors Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Start off slowly and carefully. Sign up for the$565.00 Colossus III on June 2, and if you reach cash then continue working your way through as many events as you dare to try. Then maybe, just maybe, if Lady Luck, and your learned skills hold up for you and you win enough cash, you might wanna try dropping 10 GRAND for the Main Event and possibly change your life forever, especially if you make it to the final table.

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