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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Global Poker Masters - World Cup 2015A couple of days ago, on Friday, March 20, at the Hilton Hotel, in St. Julians, Malta, the first-ever Global Poker Masters (GPM), also being being hailed as the “World Cup of Poker,”  started with a special draw party for players, tournament officials, and the media.There will be 25 total eight-max matches played in five rounds of five concurrent matches – which will be followed by the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals.

The first match began playing cards yesterday with 40 of poker’s best players forming eight teams representing eight countries including Russia, U.K., Ukraine, U.S.A, France, Italy, Canada and Germany. Each team has five players and the action was non-stop as every one of these players did their best to add points to their team.

Team USA at the Global Poker MastersMost of the glory on Saturday went to Dan Smith, the clear winner of the hand of the day securing a bye to the final table for Team U.S.A. The standings at the end of the day were:

Place    Team    Points Earned
1    Team USA    68,000*
2    Team Germany    67,000
3    Team Italy    62,000
4    Team Russia    60,000
5    Team France    52,000
6    Team Ukraine    50,000
7    Team Canada    43,000
8    Team UK    23,000**

*Team USA has earned a bye to the final table.
**Team UK has been eliminated.

The action continues today and we’re sure it will be heated.

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pocket-bullets-parisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The 2014 WSOP has entered into their history book more than a third of this year’s events and there is no denying that players from the U.S.A. have taken control, blowing away the competition at the Rio in Las Vegas. This year there were 65 bracelets to be awarded; thus far 23 of those have been snatched up with American players taking an overwhelming lead by slipping 20 of those bracelets on their wrists.

U.S. players have filled their bank accounts with $38, 059, 289.00 in winnings from a total of 2,720 cashes. The closest country now in distant second place is Canada with $1, 531, 605.00 with just over 270 cashes and no bracelets yet. The only other bracelet winners so far are Germany with two bracelets but only $972,205 and Belgium with one bracelet and just $660,793.

Here are the latest winners from the WSOP poker tables at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino:


Ted Gillis Wins Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em ($514,027) Texas

Kory Kilpatrick Wins Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout ($254,891) Georgia

Dominik Nitsche Wins Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em ($335,659) Germany

Christopher Wallace Wins Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship ($507,614) Minnesota

Doug Polk Wins Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em ($251,969) Nevada

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