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As I stated on my last report a few days ago;  the 47th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well on its way at the world renowned Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and we promised to keep you in the know. So here, quickly, is what is happening as of now.Christopher Sands

Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em was taken by Christopher Sands who walked away with the first gold bracelet of 2016, and a sweet $75,157 after defeating 730 other hopeful entrants.

Event #2: $565 Colossus II No-Limit Hold’em is still being battled and it’s down to the final table with just 9 players left out of a record 21,613 dreamers who entered.Robert Mizrachi

Event #3: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship was championed by a familiar player, Robert Mizrachi, taking home his fourth WSOP gold bracelet and $242,662 in prize money.

Kyle JuliusEvent #4: $1000 Top Up Turbo No-Limit Hold’em  belongs to Kyle Julius. Kyle walked away with a fat check for $142,972 and his first WSOP gold bracelet after defeating a field of 667 entrants.

Event #5: $1500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed still being played with Lawrence Berg leading the field of 389.

Event #6: $1500 No-Limit Hold’em is on day 2 and moving along at super speed with only 321 players out of a field of 2,016.

Event #7: $1500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) is being battled on its first day with 52 remaining out of 279.

Maria HoEvent #8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E. has some well known faces like Maria Ho, the super hot celebrity spokesperson for the WinStar World Casino and current Manager of the L.A. Sunset team in the Global Poker League  (the same league that my partner, Lynn ‘Queen of Hearts” Paris, is currently keeping you all well informed about) and Arash Ghaneian, who won this event last year and took home his first gold bracelet.

Event #9: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship still to be determined.

That is all there is for now, but as always, we will bring all results to you as soon as our eyes and ears at the Rio report to us. In the meantime, good luck at the tables and hope to see ya’ at the Rio.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Meanwhile, back at the Rio Hotel and Casino the excitement keeps building as more and more pro and amateur poker players keep stuffing their pockets with cash and wrapping gold bracelets around their wrists. Here is the latest to catch you up.

Arash GhaneianEvent #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.  was taken by Las Vegas Poker Pro Arash Ghaneian. He was cheered to victory by his wife, who is pregnant with twins. His payday of $239,750 for first place will go a long way to help with expenses of their expected twins, plus he now has his first WSOP gold bracelet .

Jeffrey TomlinsonEvent #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed belonged to Jeffrey Tomlinson. Tomlinson, a high school teacher and football coach from Jupiter, Florida, and part-time amateur poker player surprised everyone when he held his ground and emerged victorious to take home a sweet $567,724 pay check and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Aaron WallaceEvent #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha was captured by Aaron Wallace after he turned his Satellite Entry into a pocketful of dollars in the largest Non-Texas Hold’em Tournament in history. He walked away with $226,985, his first ever WSOP cash and his first gold bracelet after defeating a total of 1,293 players.

Brian HastingsBrian Hastings, high-stakes cash game player from Hanover Township, PA, wrapped up Event #27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and stuffed his pockets with  $239,518 and his second WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #28: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em is still being played as of this posting it is heads up between Eric Place and Perry Shiao, our money is on the chip leader Eric Place with more than twice as many chips.

Phil GalfondPhil Galfond championed over Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship and walked away with $224,383 and his second WSOP gold bracelet. Although it was a rather small field of only 77 players, it was filled with poker pros like Eli Elezra, Erik Seidel, and more, but Galfond held strong and walked away with all the marbles.

Franko Ivan LucaThe first ever Argentinian, a 23 year-old poker pro picked up Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Franco Ivan Luca came to win and he did just that; he took Event #30 by the horns and never let go. Now he can go back home to Buenos Aires with his $353,391 in prize money and a shiny new gold bracelet from the World Series of Poker.

Jeff MadsenJeff Madsen won his fourth career World Series of Poker gold bracelet in Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and took home a fat pay check of $301,314 bringing his total WSOP earnings to more than 2.5 million dollars. Not bad for a 30 year-old.

We’ll be back with more the next time we hear from our eyes and ears at the Rio.

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