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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

A lot has happened at the 2018 WSOP in the last few days. Another nine events have been completed but it is still far from over. In fact, there are still another 16 events to go with several of them being two, three or more day-events including, of course, the main event which has already begun and will continue until a new Champion is crowned. Here are the latest bracelet winners:

Diogo Veiga Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Portugal’s Diogo Veiga ran away with this event stuffing his pockets with $522,715 and a brand new, shiny gold bracelet for defeating a field of 1,020 entries.



Giuseppe Pantaleo - Nikita Luther

Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em After a long hard-fought battle, the winning tag team was Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther. After taking down a field of 1,032 players, Giuseppe and Nikita both grabbed two coveted gold bracelets and $177,805 to split between them.


Calvin Anderson

Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship was taken away by Calvin Anderson who battled his way through a field of 119 hungry players. Anderson made his way through the crowds, smiling and showing off his second WSOP bracelet, to the cage to collect a nice fat check for $309,220.

Jessica DawleyEvent #57: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship Took a long time, but finally, after a full three days of play, Jessica Dawley grabbed up her first gold bracelet and a very nice first-prize of $130,230.


Jean-Robert BellandeEvent #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Jean-Robert Bellande smiled broadly to take his picture after defeating a field of 621 and taking his first bracelet and a hefty total of $616,302.


Mike TakayamaEvent #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty Mike Takayama made his way through a tough field of 2,065 players to take all the marbles home, including his first bracelet and $198,568 for his troubles.


Phil GalfondEvent #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Phil Galfond takes his third WSOP Gold bracelet along with $567,788 first prize money to help with all the expenses of bringing a new baby home sometime in Dec 2018. Congrats Phil and Farah.


Ryan TosocEvent #61: $1,000 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship Ryan “Toosick” Tosoc defeated Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio to take away his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $238,778.


Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed – $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place – Still being played

Chance KornuthEvent #63: $3,200 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller was conquered by Chance “BingShui” Kornuth after running through 480 other players and defeating David “bewater” Goodman heads up to take home a WSOP gold bracelet and a very nice $341,598.


Stay tuned. We still have another 16 or so final tables to go in the 49th World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

I just watched the first-ever all-female poker game for television, a 25-50 no limit holdem cash game presented by Poker Night in America. This was streamed live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. on December 2nd, but with all the holiday preparations I couldn’t watch the live show. However, I got my chance to catch the action last night when CBS Sports Network aired the first episode.

Ladies only Poker at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood FloridaThe first episode featured Danielle Andersen, Natasha Barbour, Lauren Billings, Jessica Dawley, Ebony Kenney, Jamie Kerstetter, Lily Kiletto, Doctor Jaclynn Moskow, and Vanessa Selbst and by the end of the episode all original nine players still remained. That left me with the opinion that the women were simply not as aggressive as their male counterparts, at least not last night. I didn’t see anyone splashing their poker chips and, in fact, only saw one All-In shove when Billings went up against Kiletto and was snap called. So Billings appeared to be the most aggressive, followed closely by Kerstetter and Selbst. It certainly is a whole lot different than when the boys play; they’re far more likely to beat you down with insults to try throwing you off your game. Of course, I’d need to see a lot more to be sure.

I don’t really have a grasp on the game thus far. Nevertheless, my chips are on Selbst to take it all. Hopefully, we’ll see more and won’t miss the broadcast of the final table. If we do then we’ll have to settle on looking back at all the reports. If you already know the results please don’t tell us . . . no spoiler alerts!

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