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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Another eight events have now been completed at the 49th Annual WSOP and $3,716,140 of first prize money was picked up by the following bracelet winners for 2018.

Starting with Events #43 and #46  which had not been completed in time for our last report of the action going down at the Rio Hotel and Casino:

Timur Margolin Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by a new champion, Timur Margolin from Israel, and he gladly posed for his obligatory bracelet-holding photo before making his way to the cage to pick up his winnings of $507,274.


David BrookshireEvent #46: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better was completed after a long and hard battle that was eventually won by David Brookshire, who now adds his first WSOP Gold Bracelet to go with his WSOP Circuit Ring. Oh yeah, he also took home $214,291 to party with.

Tommy NguyenEvent #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK belongs to Tommy Nguyen, the first Canadian to take home gold, and the ninth millionaire crowned at this year’s WSOP. After a long and somewhat anxiety-ridden battle, Nguyen walked away with a sweet $1,037,451. Not bad for a $1,500.00 investment.

Loren KleinEvent #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship Loren Klein made it three in a row after destroying three-time WSOP bracelet winner Rep Porter. Klein walked away with not only his third bracelet in as many years, but also took home a massive $1,018,336.


Jay KwonEvent #50: $1,500 Razz was conquered by Razz Specialist Jay Kwon, who has stated that Razz is his favorite game. Kwon takes home the much coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $125,431.


Ryan LengEvent #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty was swept up by Ryan Leng for his very first WSOP gold bracelet along with a very juicy check for $272,765.



Scott SeiverEvent #52: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship was won by Scott Seiver, who has done so much in poker that he has earned the right to boast. After winning more than $23 million in live tournaments, he now takes home his second bracelet and adds another $296,222 to his war chest.

Joey CoudenEvent #53: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better even though “Kid Poker” (our “Queen of Hearts” Paris’s favorite player) did not make it all the way, we still watched until the very end when Joey Couden bested Bruno Fitoussi to take home his first WSOP Gold Bracelet and a fat paycheck of $244,370 to put a smile on his face.

First place winnings now top 14 million dollars with lots more coming. You still have time to go get your piece of the pie, and maybe even make it to a final table. Good luck.

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Jim "Pocket Bullets" ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

First things first. Our friend James Alexander, who finished 19th in the 2013 Main Event, finished in sixth place out of a sizeable field of 2,242 players in Event #17: $1000 No-Limit Hold’em.  This marked his fourth WSOP cash.  Although it was not as big as his Main Event winnings ($285,408), he still pocketed a very nice $58,758. The Flying Walrus in McAllen, Texas

Go James; I’m expecting at least one round of drinks at The Flying Walrus.

Now to pick up where we left off a few days ago. We left off at Event #11: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed which was wrapped up by Jean “Prince” Gaspard. So here we go, straight from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas.

Ryan LaPlanteEvent #12: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Ryan LaPlante, a 26-year-old poker pro from Brainerd, MN.,  collected $190,328 in prize money and his very first gold bracelet, making this one of the biggest wins of his career.  Event #12 ended up being his respectable 18th time to make the payouts at the WSOP. This was a record setting event with a huge total of 2,483 entrants which, of course, became the biggest Pot-Limit Omaha competition ever, at least in live poker history.

Reb PorterEvent #13: $1500 Seven Card Razz
Rep Porter, a poker pro from Woodinville, WA, won his third bracelet and entered into the exclusive three gold bracelet club.  Porter collected $142,624 in prize money by hanging strong during the fierce battles in the field of 461 entries.

Jason DeWittEvent #14: $1500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em
A professional poker player from San Diego, CA, Jason DeWitt, defeated a field of 7,190 entrants. DeWitt walked away with $1,065,403, plus his 2nd bracelet. He was quoted as saying “To win a tournament with a 7,000-player field is just insane. It’s just incredible.”

Paul VolpeEvent #15: $1500 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)
Paul Volpe conquered a field of 491 players and collected $149,943 in prize money, and his 2nd bracelet. Although winning any event is extremely satisfying, Volpe stated ““Honestly, the first win was more meaningful. It was on such a bigger stage because it was heads-up versus Daniel Negreanu.  There were so many more people sweating that one.  But this is also special because it’s Eight-Game Mix, which is very hard to do.  So, this one means a lot, but in a different way.”

Jason MercierEvent #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)
Jason Mercier ran over a field of only 100 players and became the newest member of poker’s elite four gold bracelet club. He became the 39th player in history with four or more WSOP titles to his name. Mercier collected $273,335 in prize money along with his fourth bracelet.

Chase BianchiEvent #17: $1000 No-Limit Hold’em
Chase Bianchi took down his premier WSOP cash, taking home a nice big paycheck for $316,920 and the much coveted gold bracelet to go along with it. This event recorded a total of 2,242 players. This is also the event that our friend, James Alexander, cashed out in 6th place.

Marco JohnsonEvent #18: $3000 H .O. R. S. E.
Marco Johnson. a professional poker player from Walnut Creek, CA, roped in the win of the H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This event lasted three days and nights. Johnson picked up $259,730 in prize money and his second gold bracelet by crushing a field of 400 hungry players.

Sam SoverelEvent #19: $1000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Sam Soverel, a professional poker player from West Palm Beach, FL, with more than two million dollars in total winnings, triumphed in this event consisting of a field of 1,106. Soverel raked in $185,317 in prize money and his very own first gold bracelet.

Ray DehKharghaniEvent #20: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship
Ray Dehkharghani walked off with all the marbles after trashing  Jason Mercier and a field of 100 hopeful players. Dehkharghani collected $273,338 in prize money and danced away with his first WSOP gold bracelet. This exciting tourney attracted 100 entrants.

We are now at better than $21 million paid out so far with still about 49 events to go. Y’all need to take your place at your local poker tables and practice, practice, practice, that is if you want a slice of the WSOP annual pie.

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