Posts Tagged ‘Bryan Hollis’

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It’s unbelievable how time flies when you’re playing poker, and never more so than at the World Series of Poker. It has now been 30 days since the kick-off of the 2017 WSOP with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, taken down by Poker Dealer Bryan Hollis. There have been 50+ events completed, slightly more than 115 Million Dollars awarded in total prize money and more than 50 + WSOP gold bracelets to the first place winners.  Here are the latest Event Winners:

Nathan GambleEvent #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was captured by Nathan Gamble who, after stating “Let’s get this done in one hand,” ended his day with a giant smile, his first gold bracelet, and a sweet $223,339 to take back home.

Brian Yoon

Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK was taken down by Brian Yoon. After four days of battling back and forth, he snatched up his third gold bracelet and a MONSTER first prize payout of $1,094,349.

 

Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch won his second bracelet in Event #48 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Vitch took this one down after running through a small field of only 125 competing players. After picking up the title, bracelet and $320,193 he stated; “It was just one of those days where everything really went my way.”

Louie CalvoEvent #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed had a total of 630 entries all anxious to grab the bracelet. It was Louie Calvo who got the job done and walked away with all the goodies; the bragging rights of championship, his first coveted golden bracelet, and the first prize dollars in the amount of $362,185.

 

Chris Bolek

Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY took four days to wipe-out the field of 1,927 players to reach the final table. Chris Bolek held on tight and took down the title, his first gold bracelet and $266,646 dollars to help ease the pain of it all.

 

Bryce Yockey

Bryce Yockey won Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship and walked away with a very handsome $511,147 dollars, the rights to claim the title of the very first $10K PLO8 tournament in the history of the WSOP, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

 

 

Mohsin CharaniaMohsin Charania runs away with Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’Em. This win gave Charania his first WSOP gold bracelet and a payday that would make anyone smile to the tune of $364,438.

 

 

Max SilverEvent #53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed with a small field of only 256 hungry players was taken down by Max Silver for $172,645 dollars to add to his more than $3,000,000 in past winnings, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

 

And we still have more than twenty (20) events to go with millions more on the line. Are you gonna get any of it?

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It’s a little difficult to keep on top of everything that is happening at the World Series of Poker. Did you realize that the WSOP is larger than football, baseball, basketball or hockey in overall numbers? For example last year the WSOP attracted more than 107,000 players from over 100 countries and paid out more than $221 million to the winners.

This year the series is expected to be bigger and richer than ever with a total of 74 different events to be played out over the course of 54 days. That, my friends, is more than just a little difficult to keep on top of. Most other sporting events that fans follow are linear in nature. At some point, in other words, it comes down to the top eight, then the top four, and then the two finalists and then the champion. That model even holds true for the Global Poker League.

Not so in poker, especially at the WSOP. There are numerous events going on, some simultaneously, and if you’re an avid fan like we are at the Texas Poker Store, you have a lot of “favorite players” to keep your eyes on, as well as favorite events. So, we love the COLOSSUS ever since its inauguration in 2015 when Cord Garcia plopped down his $565.00 buy-in,  and triumphed over a field of more than 22,000 players to collect his gold bracelet and more than half a million dollars.

Other big favorites, including ours, is the $1,500 No-Limit Texas Hold’em; the Millionaire Maker with its $1,500 buy-in and guaranteed $1 million first prize, and, of course, the WSOP Main Event, which last year boasted more than 6,700 players and paid the winner, Qui Nguyen, more than $8 million.

With all of the above in mind, we can tell you the following:

Of the finished events:

Event 1 – Casino Employees $565 No-Limit Hold’em won by Bryan Hollis

Event 2 – $10,000 Tag team NL Hold’em won by Igor Kuganov and Liv Boeree

Event 3 -$3000 NL Hold’em Shootout won by Upeshka De Silva

Event 4 -$1500 Omahi Hi-Lo 8 or Better won by Benjamin Zamani

As of this writing, the leader in the $111,111 HIGH ROLLER for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em is the hugely popular Bertrand” Elky” Grospellier, who holds a commanding chip lead with only nine players remaining. Martin Jacobson, Dario Sammartino, Chris Moore and Rainer Kempe are also among the last nine. With a first-place prize of $3,686,865and a bracelet, this should be one helluva final table!

Of course, by the time we publish, that all might change. That’s just part of why we love the compelling and unpredictable world of poker!

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