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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

And thus as this year’s exciting, sometimes even thrilling, often hard to imagine what some of the thousands of adventurous players did or did NOT do, this year’s WSOP is fast coming to a conclusion, with only 22 players left out of a field of 7,721 of Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship. And it has most definitely  proven, once again, that poker is not a hobby, but after 47 years is a full-fledged competition for the title of WORLD CHAMPION of POKER.

Starting today’s report with the thrilling ride taken by Adrian Moreno that concluded yesterday at close to midnight when he overcame a field of 4391 for Event #74: The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em. For his efforts Moreno takes home his first gold bracelet and $528,316.00.

As far as the Main Event goes, it is most definitely approaching the Final Table. As of 4:30 pm Central Time there are 22 players still breathing with the highest chip count going to John Hesp with 41.665,000 chips and the lowest belongs to, for the moment, Alexandre Reard with a tiny stack of 4.130,000 chips. The Final Nine players will earn the following amounts:

1st – $8,150,000 2nd -$4,700,000 3rd – $3,500,000
4th – $2,600,000 5th – $2,000,000 6th – $1,675,000
7th – $1,425,000 8th – $1,200,000 9th – $1,000,000

Who are you rooting for? Right now I’m going with Ben Lamb who is currently in 9th place with 17,760,000 chips to move around.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

After 72 Events have been completed, the 48th Annual World Series of Poker continues at a break neck speed with the Main Event’s Final table just around the corner;  you can spot anxious players rubbing their hands in anticipation and dreaming of the Championship Title.

Chris KlodnickiEvent #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em took longer than expected and a 4th day was added with Emile Schiff and Chris Klodnicki returning for a final table heads-up duel. It was Klodnicki who emerged victorious and took home $428,423 dollars to add to his poker winnings of more than nine million and his very first, finally, gold WSOP bracelet.

 

James CalderaroEvent #67: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller was conquered by James Calderaro for his first gold bracelet and $1,289,074 to add to his many other poker victories. And he does it not just for the thrill of victory but also for his kids. He gave his WPT Championship to his first born son and this bracelet will go to his second son.

 

Harrison GimbelEvent #68: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by  Harrison Gimbel, giving him a sweet check for $645,922 but most importantly, his first WSOP gold bracelet. With this win Gimbel became poker’s newest “Triple Crown” winner. To earn a Triple Crown, a player has to win a World Poker Tour main event, a WSOP bracelet, and an EPT or PokerStars Championship main event and Gimbel accomplished just that with this win.

 

Jason Gola

Event #69: $1,500 Razz gave Jason Gola $132,957 and his first WSOP gold bracelet after taking down David “ODB” Baker after a six-hour heads-up. Gola outlasted a tough table that included Phil Hellmuth who was knocked out in sixth place by Baker.

 

Heidi May

 

Heidi May captured her first bracelet in Event #70: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship after she easily destroyed Deborah “Debs the Destroyer Worley-Roberts and picked up $135,098 for the win.

 

Nipun "Javatinii" Java

Event #71: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship was picked up by Nipun “Javatinii” Java. For his victory, he won $237,668 as well as his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

 

 

Mike WattelEvent #72: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship – Mike Wattel won his second WSOP gold bracelet and the $245,451 first prize when he ran over infamous Chris “Jesus” Ferguson after six hours of heads up play.

 

The Main Event is well on its way and we will keep you posted as our eyes and ears at the Rio report to us on all final tables action.

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Tommy Le It was fun watching Tommy Le heads up against Chris Lee in Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Out of a field of  428 entries and a grueling four days of intense back and forth play to get to the final two players, Le took it away from Lee bringing home $938,732 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

 

Tom KoralEvent #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud was captured by Tom Koral to win his first WSOP bracelet and stuff $96,907 into his bank roll. After more than 50 World Series of Poker cashes and five final tables to his name without ever wrapping his hands around that elusive gold bracelet, it was very sweet when he finally, after 13 years of playing at the WSOP, was able to take home the glory.

 

Andres KornAndres Korn became only the second Argentinian to ever win WSOP gold after taking down Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Korn beat out a field of 623 players to win $618,285 and the elusive gold bracelet about which he stated  “The money’s beautiful, but my main thing was the bracelet.”

 

 

Smith SirisakornSmith Sirisakorn pocketed $215,902 and his first WSOP bracelet for taking down Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix. Sirisakorn outlasted a field of 405 players, which was a helluva show from someone who had no live cashes to his name and, in his own words, “I’m in a shock, I’m still kinda dazed.”

 

 

Artur RudziankovEvent #58: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by Artur Rudziankov after running through a field of 1,763 hungry competitors in a grueling four days of play. Rudziankov beat out Mario Prats in a back and forth heads-up battle taking home his first gold bracelet and a fat check for $395,918, not too shabby of a payday.

 

 

Jens LakemeierEvent #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix was captured by Jens Lakemeier beating out a field of 197 players to take home his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet along with a sweet $112,232 dollars to celebrate with, defeating Jason Stockfish after less than ten hands heads-up.

 

Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed  is still being played out and it is down to 21 players as of today at 4 pm PST……

 

Thomas "FLOATZ" CannuliEvent #61: $3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. A field of 424 entries played out the first ever WSOP.com Online High Roller and after a short 12 hours of play Thomas “FLOATZ” Cannuli  came out on top of the heap with all smiles and took home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a nice paycheck of  $322,815.

After all the final table action thus far at the 2017 World Series of Poker from the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino there has been $127 million or so paid out in prize money with close to three million of it paid out to these last lucky seven new bracelet owners.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It’s unbelievable how time flies when you’re playing poker, and never more so than at the World Series of Poker. It has now been 30 days since the kick-off of the 2017 WSOP with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, taken down by Poker Dealer Bryan Hollis. There have been 50+ events completed, slightly more than 115 Million Dollars awarded in total prize money and more than 50 + WSOP gold bracelets to the first place winners.  Here are the latest Event Winners:

Nathan GambleEvent #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was captured by Nathan Gamble who, after stating “Let’s get this done in one hand,” ended his day with a giant smile, his first gold bracelet, and a sweet $223,339 to take back home.

Brian Yoon

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK was taken down by Brian Yoon. After four days of battling back and forth, he snatched up his third gold bracelet and a MONSTER first prize payout of $1,094,349.

 

Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch won his second bracelet in Event #48 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Vitch took this one down after running through a small field of only 125 competing players. After picking up the title, bracelet and $320,193 he stated; “It was just one of those days where everything really went my way.”

Louie CalvoEvent #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed had a total of 630 entries all anxious to grab the bracelet. It was Louie Calvo who got the job done and walked away with all the goodies; the bragging rights of championship, his first coveted golden bracelet, and the first prize dollars in the amount of $362,185.

 

Chris Bolek

Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY took four days to wipe-out the field of 1,927 players to reach the final table. Chris Bolek held on tight and took down the title, his first gold bracelet and $266,646 dollars to help ease the pain of it all.

 

Bryce Yockey

Bryce Yockey won Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship and walked away with a very handsome $511,147 dollars, the rights to claim the title of the very first $10K PLO8 tournament in the history of the WSOP, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

 

 

Mohsin CharaniaMohsin Charania runs away with Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’Em. This win gave Charania his first WSOP gold bracelet and a payday that would make anyone smile to the tune of $364,438.

 

 

Max SilverEvent #53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed with a small field of only 256 hungry players was taken down by Max Silver for $172,645 dollars to add to his more than $3,000,000 in past winnings, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

 

And we still have more than twenty (20) events to go with millions more on the line. Are you gonna get any of it?

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