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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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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

These days seems like you just finish one poker tournament in time to get ready for the next one. Around the globe, the biggest tournament, of course, is the World Series of Poker; in second place comes the Aussie Millions – Australia, followed by the Latin America Poker Tour – Brazil, then the World Series of Poker Circuit event in New Orleans. There are way too many for us to give you a complete list, but we will do our very best to keep you informed with plenty of time for you to gather your $$$, your senses, and of course, giving you enough time to sit at any poker table and hone your skills.

Super High Roller BowlFor now, here’s one for you to keep your eye on; perhaps you can shoot for it next year as it has already sold out for this year. In fact, hard as it is to believe, it sold out on the very first day with a buy-in of $300,000! There are a total of 50 players which created a prize pool of $15 million with $5 million going to the winner.

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl sold out so fast that it has been confirmed as the World Championship of High Stakes Poker. 35 seats were sold out the first day and the remaining 15 seats were held back and will be chosen by the Aria Resort and Casino.

Every player wants to play in The Super High Roller Bowl. Not everyone can get in. The following are the confirmed players for the tournament:

Christian Christner Antonio Esfandiari Igor Kurganov
Matt Berkey Connor Drinan Steffen Sontheimer
Jake Schindler Pratyush Buddiga Rainer Kempe
Sean Winter John Juanda Dominik Nitsche
Christoph Vogelsang Stefan Schillhabel Andrew Robl
Brian Rast Bryn Kenney Fedor Holz
David Peters Jason Les Ben Tollerene
Tom Marchese Erik Seidel Sam Soverel
Scott Seiver Ankush Mandavia David Einhorn
Nick Petrangelo Haralabos Voulgaris Isaac Haxton
Andrew Lichtenberger Doug Polk Ben Sulsky
Byron Kaverman Koray Aldemir

The remaining 15 players will be announced by the Aria Resort and Casino. If your name is not on the list above, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get in next year. Good luck to y’all.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Sometimes there is way too much action to pay attention to all of it at once. Yesterday was one of those times. I was pumped up for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Fight of the Century at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and the European Poker Tour Grand Final High Roller Poker Championship at the Monte Carlo Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

As a betting man, my money was on Floyd Mayweather and although the fight seemed to be a dance off more than the brutal and blood thirsty event that everyone seemed to anticipate, at the end Mayweather won by a unanimous decision.  Dance moves at the Fight of the CenturyThe purse for the fight was set at $300 million to be split between the two fighters at a 60/40; that gave Mayweather a bit over $179 million or approximately five million dollars per minute of the dance. While Pacquiao, whose dancing was not quite as impressive as the moves put on by Mayweather, and therefore was the designated loser of the Fight of The Century, still makes out like a champ, taking home right around $120 million, or about three and a half million per minute of dancing … errr … fighting.

Erik Seidel After the fight I had to find out what was going on in Monaco at the Final Table of the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller event. I was rooting for either Erik Seidel or Scott Seiver, both from the U.S., to take all the chips and walk off with the title and, albeit measly by comparison to the fight purse, two and a quarter million dollars. After many, many hands and much shuffling of chips, one by one of these champions  got knocked out, with Seiver being one of the first final nine out in quick order. Heads up between Dzmitry Urbanovich and Erik Seidel began just after the dinner break. Seidel played very patiently for a couple of hours waiting for just the right moment. Urbanovich shoved all in with theking-diamonds-9-spades and Seidel snap called with a dominating 10-clubs-10-hearts. The dealer flipped  a board of theboard and gave Seidel the win. That win pushed Seidel from fifth to third on the poker’s all-time money list, surpassing Phil Ivey, with more than $22 million in career tournament cashes.

I for one would rather win $22 million playing poker than chance getting the crap beat out of me for 120 million, but I would take the latter if all I really had to do was throw a bunch of punches and dance around for 36 minutes. What about you?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Mike KachanOur eyes and ears at the Rio Hotel and Casino called to tell us how flabbergasted they were at the ludicrous, nearly insane, amounts of money being pocketed at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker.

Mike “babyshark33” Kachan ran away with Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. He bagged $403,483 plus his first WSOP bracelet which he stated that he couldn’t wait to put on his 10-month-old son’s wrist.  “Babyshark33” eliminated Jeff Blenkarn heads-up, leaving him with out a bracelet but with $250,815 in cash.

Daniel Colemand and Daniel NegreanuThen came Event #57: The Big One for One Drop. Forty-two players ponied up $1,000,000 each to shoot for it all but when the dust settled after 114 hands played Daniel Colman, just 23 years of age and appearing at his first WSOP final table defeated Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu heads up. Coleman walked away with the title of Champion, a huge payday of  $15,306,668  and the platinum one of a kind bracelet.

Although this was  “Kid Poker’s” second runner-up finish at the 2014 WSOP taking second in Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship — the $8,288,001 he earned for 2nd place in Event# 57  is the largest score of his career. This makes him the all-time live tournament money earner. Topping the first ONE DROP winner, Antonio Esfandiari. Negreanu was heard telling news reporters on the scene that “The $8 million is good, but… it’s important to reinforce that $4.6 million was raised for charity. Otherwise, it’s a bunch of rich people with too much money gambling for stakes that are obscene.”

Here is the top ten list of money, bucks, moola, cash won by poker’s tournament players (according to the Hendon Mob.):

1. Daniel Negreanu – $29,796,381
2. Antonio Esfandiari – $26,244,377
3. Phil Ivey – $21,431,318
4. Erik Seidel – $20,445,359
5. Sam Trickett – $20,065,545
6. Daniel Colman – $18,200,842
7. Phil Hellmuth – $18,146,522
8. John Juanda – $16,052,904
9. Michael Mizrachi – $14,579,583
10. Scott Seiver – $12,607,348

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