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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

Although many poker fans still don’t believe it is legal to play online poker in the U.S., if you’re a poker player living in the United States and you want to play poker online, for real money, go for it!

But do your research first. The best online poker sites for U.S. players provide secure sites with cash gaming, tournament options, bonuses and
promotions, plus quality customer service with easy to use deposit and
withdrawal methods. Player information is protected and transactions are secure. Online real money poker rooms with a high satisfaction rating will have top quality software, a large selection of games, including cash gaming, SNGs, MTTs, guaranteed tournaments and more.

The two most highly recommended and best reviewed online poker sites are BetOnline Poker and Bovada Poker. However, there are numerous other options, including online poker sites in Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey and (for some unknown reason) Texas. So take a good look around before you invest your money . . . and then have yourself some fun, and accumulate some profits, from the comfort of your couch. Check out the online poker tables, click on the links below and get in on the action.

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Bovata:
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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

It’s hard to believe (and extremely embarrassing) that we managed to cover the 2019 World Series of Poker throughout more than 70 events, only to limp in with zero coverage of Event #73: the much anticipated $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. Yes, we reported which nine players made it to the Final Table, but that was it. We never even announced the winner of the dramatic heads-up play between 2nd place winner, Dario Sammartino  ($6 million) and the overwhelming chip Ensan Hossein leader and Main Event Champ, Hossein Ensan ($10 million and the World Championship Bracelet!). We have no excuse (at least not one we can share with y’all). In fact, all we can do is apologize profusely and carry on.

Interestingly, we have actually been watching a lot of late-night poker on television during the last couple of weeks. That’s because the World Poker Tour (WPT) broadcasts Main Tour events throughout the country at 8 p.m. on Sundays and 11 p.m. on Wednesdays on FSN. Each event is broken down into three one-hour episodes, anchored by the lovely Lynn Gilmartin, with witty and knowledgeable commentary by Tony Dunst and Vince Van Patten.

Of course, once the WSOP had run its course, the World Poker Tour (WPT) got underway for its 2019-2020 season. They just concluded the WPT Gardens Festival, won by 34-year-old Roger Teska. In addition to taking home $368,475 for the first Season XVIII championship, Teska also won a 2019 BMW X1 as well as a $15,000 seat in the WPT Tournament of Champions that takes place at the end of the season.

If you enjoy watching great poker players make their moves while you decide how you feel about their strategy from the comfort of your couch, the WPT provides many hours of enjoyment for poker players and fans alike. Check them out with the links below and you might learn enough to take down that big pot next time you find yourself at a poker table.

World Poker Tour on FSN 

Roger Teska celebrates his win at the WPT Gardens Poker Festival.

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Pocket Bullets Paris

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

After seven days of play, the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached the final table. After more than 8000 eager participants were systematically dwindled down to the final nine players the Final Table was set.

We’ve reported most of the results from all other events and now we’re ready to see who of the niners will take home the most coveted World Series of Poker championship, the Gold Bracelet, and $10,000,000 dollars to sweeten the moment.

We watched intently as Hossein Ensan moved up the field to take the lead. On day 4 he had around 3,000,000 in chips, day 5 he came in at just over 7,000,000 chips, then day 6 he amassed roughly 34,000,000 and looked unstoppable. By the end of day 7, Ensan was clearly the leader of the pack with an outstanding 177,000,000 chip count. The 2nd closest chip count belongs to Garry Gates, with just over 99 million chips.

And thus the Final Table has been set. Everyone will get a much needed rest until later today with play resuming at 6:30 p.m.

Here are the Final Nine:
Seat 1 – Hossein Ensan – 177,000,000 Chips – CHIP LEADER
Seat 2 – Nick Marchington – 20,100,000 Chips
Seat 3 – Dario Sammartino – 33,400,000 Chips
Seat 4 – Kevin Maahs – 43,000,000 Chips
Seat 5 – Timothy Su – 20,200,000 Chips
Seat 6 – Zhen Cai – 60,600,000 Chips
Seat 7– Garry Gates – 99,300,000 Chips
Seat 8 – Milos Skrbic – 23,400,000 Chips
Seat 9 – Alex Livingston – 37,800,000 Chips

Here’s the remaining final table schedule:

Sunday, July 14 – 6:30 p.m. PDT start. Live on ESPN2 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, July 15 – 6:30 p.m. PDT start. Live on ESPN starting at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 – 5:30 p.m. PDT start. Live on ESPN starting at 6:00 p.m. Play will continue until the 2019 World Champion of Poker is crowned.

Good luck gentlemen. We all know you need lady luck on your side now more than ever.

We recognize that other events have been played, big money has been won, and a few events are still being played concurrent to the Main Event . We will acknowledge all the winners in a final post.

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Pocket Bullets Paris

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

As hard as it may be to believe, the 2019 50th World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas is almost done. In our last post we reported on events #50 through #63, so we will now begin with Event #64.

Rick Alvarado

Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em This one was a little tough for the ultimate winner, Rick Alvarado, who finally snatched up his first bracelet and a cool $888,888 after re-buying a total of seven times.

 

 

John DoeEvent #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Was taken home by Nick Schulman, giving him his third gold WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of $463,670 after defeating a field of 193 hungry players.

 

 

David ODB BakerEvent #66: $1,500 Limit Hold’em David “ODB” Baker held on tight through four days of play to finally outwit a field of 541 players and come out on top to grab his second bracelet, along with $161,139 to help him celebrate this well-deserved win.

 

 

No information as of yet on Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

 

Event #68: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship Picked up by Nicholas “Illari” Baris, running off with his very first gold bracelet and a handsome pay out of $303,738.75. Not bad for one day’s work!

 

 

Jeremy SaderneEvent #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event After a wild three days, Jeremy Saderne conquered a field of 5,551 serious players to reach the finale and walk off with his first WSOP bracelet and a pocket full of gold totaling $628,654.

 

 

Joao VieiraEvent #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6 Handed delivered Joao Vieira his first bracelet and his first prize winnings of $758,011 after defeating Joe Cada heads-up.

 

 

Susan FaberEvent #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold’em Was the perfect tourney for Susan Faber to check off from her bucket list and win her first bracelet and $121,161.

 

 

Juha HelppiEvent #72: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship After a grueling three days of play, Juha Helppi walked away with his first bracelet, and a sweet $306,622.

 

 

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship Still in play….

Event #74: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams emerged victorious, picking up his first bracelet along with $411,560.70 for one day’s work. Not too shabby.

Event #75: $1000 +$111 Little One for One Drop Still being played.

Event #76: $800 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed won by Shawn “Bucky21” Buchanan to grab his first bracelet and first prize of $223,119.

That is all for now. After more than $26 million bucks paid to just the first place winners, that should be enough for you to make your final decision to start practicing for next year’s World Series of Poker.

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