Archive for June 2014

Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

It’s hard to keep our attention on the World Series of Poker while the World Cup is on, but for now, here are the latest happenings from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

John HenniganJohn Hennigan wins Event #46: the $50,000 Poker Players Championship after defeating over 100 of the world’s best players. Hennigan not only takes home $1,517,767 but also a WSOP gold bracelet, and the prestige of etching his name on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

Jesse McEuenJesse McEuen wins Event#47 – $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold’em. McEuen ran over a field of 714 players to get to his first-ever final table then, with pocket-aces, took down Jonas Lauck heads-up to take home a very sweet  $212,093 and his first gold bracelet.

Tyler PattersonTyler Patterson wins Event #48 –  $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low. It was a long 6 1/2 hour heads-up battle against two-time WSOP champion Scott Clements but Patterson held on and denied Clements his third bracelet . Finally he can walk proudly with his first brand new gold bracelet and $270,992 in his pocket.

Miscikowski SzecsiEvent #49 is still playing and it’s down to heads-up between David Miscikowski and Norbert Szecsi. In the meantime we have our old favorite, Phil IveyPhil Ivey, taking home his 10th bracelet in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix and adds $167,332 to his bankroll.

 

 

Brazil vs ChileAnd now, Saturday the 28th of June, we have to go watch the latest happenings from Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte in Brazil. It is Brazil 1 – Chile 1 – and going into the 30-minute overtime. Who’s your favorite?

 

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy Pocket Bullets Paris

The action keeps getting heavier and heavier at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker. It continues to get more and more difficult to rake in all the poker chips on the table and walk away with the title of WSOP Champion, the gold bracelet and the purse that goes along with that title.

Since our last post only two more bracelets have been won, only two more events have concluded and neither of them was a cake-walk.Jordan Morgan

Jordan Morgan emerged victorious in Event #44 after an exhausting  battle with Evan McNiff. Morgan pocketed the top prize of $478,102, and his first WSOP gold bracelet while McNiff walked away with his bracelet dreams shattered but $295,727 richer.

Will GivensWill Givens took over Event #45 after playing 176 hands through six levels of play. He walked away with $306,634 and his first golden bracelet. Givens barely dodged a flush-draw to defeat Angela Prada-Moed heads-up giving her a career-high payday of $189,632 and the thrill of having reached her second final table.

The action will continue later today and we expect that the excitement will continue to mount.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The 45th Annual World Series of Poker continues at The Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with no surprises to speak of. Just new shiny gold bracelets to wrap around the title winners’ wrists and lots of money awarded to fatten their bank accounts.

Sean DempseySean Dempsey took Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em and banked his second six-figure payday from the WSOP. The difference is that this one is nearly five times more than the last one; this time he grabbed $548,460. Plus he has claimed his first piece of jewelry and the title of “WSOP bracelet winner.”

Robert Mizrachi

 

Robert Mizrachi rolled over 418 players in  Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer’s Choice.  He took down his second gold bracelet plus a check for $147,092 and the recognition of winning the first-ever dealer’s choice event.

Michael Drummond

 

Michael Drummond won Event #42: the $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha. Drummond captured his first WSOP gold bracelet and $541,747 in prize money to put into his piggy bank.

Dan KellyWe also saw Dan Kelly capturing the title for Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. Along with the title of WSOP champion, he took home his 2nd Bracelet plus a sweet $195,167 for his troubles. Kelly is not new to the WSOP scene; he won his first bracelet in the $25,000 NLHE Six Handed tournament for a staggering $1,315,518 back in 2010. He has a mind-blowing history that includes cashing 22 more times and making five final tables.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Thursday brought us two more bracelet winners at this year’s WSOP . No bracelets were awarded on Friday, so today should be a huge day for some while others will be hanging their heads down low because their dreams of grabbing a bracelet were shattered, at least temporarily if they’re considering entering more events.

Here is what has been happening since our last blog:

Brandon Paster27-year-old Brandon Paster defeated Marcel Vonk  to win Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for his first bracelet and $264,400 in prize money. Paster was overjoyed as he was heard to say  “my biggest score by a couple hundred thousand dollars.”

30-year-old George Danzer  won Event #38 – Seven CarGeorge Danzerd Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better – for his second Championship Bracelet of the 2014 WSOP  and another payday, this time for $352,696 – defeating John Racener, the 2010 WSOP Main Event 2nd place winner. Danzer’s first bracelet of the summer was Event #18: $10,000 Seven-Card Razz Championship and a payday of $294,792. Plus he placed fifth in Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball for $70,308. Do the math – that boy has already taken almost three-quarters of a million bucks. What a summer.

Sometimes events go longer than expected and that is the case with Even #39 No-Limit Hold’em. With 992 entries, as of about 3:30 PST it was down to three guys fighting it out at the final table: Sean Dempsey, Ryan Jaconetti and Jacob Schindler – good luck guys.

Davide SurianoOn the other hand Event #40: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by 25-year-old Davide Suriano for his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and a $335,553 pay day. Congratulations Davide!

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