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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

Here we go again, time for another recap of the ongoing 50th World Series of Poker now more than halfway through.

John HenniganEvent #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship John Hennigan, who many consider one of the best ever 7-Card Stud players, proved worthy of his reputation by taking down this event one more time. He won his 6th WSOP bracelet along with the first prize of $245,451 after beating  Daniel Negreanu heads up.


Aristeidis MoschonasEvent #42 $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed After coming back from having slightly less than one big blind left, Aristeidis Moschonas  held strong and took home his first gold bracelet and a sweet $194,759.



Loren KlineEvent #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Loren Klein came to play…and after running through 217 players, he mastered another win and his 4th consecutive WSOP bracelet and collected $127,808.



Asi MosheEvent #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty After outlasting a field of 1807, Asi Moshe walked away with his third gold bracelet and a rather large $253,933 to celebrate with.



Stephen ChidwickEvent #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller With more than 50 previous WSOP cashes, 13 final tables, and approximately $25 million in cold hard cash, but no bracelets … Stephen Chidwick finally grabbed his first WSOP gold bracelet and picked up an additional $1,618,417 to fatten his bank account.



Jiyoung KimEvent #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship South Korea’s Jiyoung Kim jumped with joy when she finally defeated Nancy Matson heads-up to take home her very first gold bracelet and a very nice $167,308.


And so it goes, after almost a month of hard hitting and ball busting poker playing, we’re now at more than $16 million dollars paid out to first prize winners.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

It seems like there is never a break during the World Series of Poker and this year is no exception. It’s damn near impossible to report on all the action at the many poker tables on the floors of the Rio Hotel and Casino.

In our last blog from this year’s WSOP we reported on all the action up to the conclusion of event 16 with the phenomenal Justin Bonomo picking up his 2nd bracelet and a sweet $185,965. And now we have the daunting task of bringing you up to date with 15 more gold bracelets handed out and a total of $5,285,234 DOLLARS in first prize moneys alone. Here is a quick list of all the latest WSOP Bracelet Winners and Champions:

Ognyan Dimov


Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed picked up by Ognyan Dimov for his first bracelet and $378,743.



Adam Friedman

Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed belonged to Adam Friedman taking down his second bracelet and $293,275.



Craig Varnell


Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha – Craig Varnell won his first bracelet and took home $181,790.



Jeremy Wien


Event #20: Big Blind Antes $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em conquered by Jeremy Wien – first bracelet and a fat $537,710.


Arne Kern


Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER – Our favorite event was won by Arne Kern – first bracelet and now new Millionaire with the prize of $1,173,223.


Philip Long


Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix – picked up by Philip Long first bracelet and $147,348.



Brian RastEvent #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship – Brian Rast ran away with his fourth bracelet and $259,670.



Michael Addamo

Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em taken by Michael Addamo  winning his first bracelet and a fat $653,581.



Benjamin DobsonEvent #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better checked off by Benjamin Dobson picks up his first bracelet and $173,528.



Filippos StavrakisEvent #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha – Filippos Stavrakis grabs his bracelet and $169,842.




John HenniganEvent #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. belonged to John Hennigan who won his fifth bracelet and a cool $414,692.




Gal Yifrach Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed picked up by Gal Yifrach for his first bracelet and $461,798.




Hanh TranEvent #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – Hanh Tran wins his first bracelet and $117,282.




Ryan BambrickEvent #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – Ryan Bambrick grabs his first WSOP gold bracelet and pockets $217,123.




Steven AlbiniEvent #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud – finished with Steven Albini walking away with his first gold bracelet and $105,629.

So after the cashier payed out a grand total of $5,285,234 just in first prize money and handed out another 15 Gold WSOP Bracelets, everyone left somewhat enriched by their winnings, or if nothing else, by their experience at the 49th Annual World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. And there is a lot more action still to experience. Hope to see you there.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

It’s hard to keep our attention on the World Series of Poker while the World Cup is on, but for now, here are the latest happenings from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

John HenniganJohn Hennigan wins Event #46: the $50,000 Poker Players Championship after defeating over 100 of the world’s best players. Hennigan not only takes home $1,517,767 but also a WSOP gold bracelet, and the prestige of etching his name on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

Jesse McEuenJesse McEuen wins Event#47 – $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold’em. McEuen ran over a field of 714 players to get to his first-ever final table then, with pocket-aces, took down Jonas Lauck heads-up to take home a very sweet  $212,093 and his first gold bracelet.

Tyler PattersonTyler Patterson wins Event #48 –  $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low. It was a long 6 1/2 hour heads-up battle against two-time WSOP champion Scott Clements but Patterson held on and denied Clements his third bracelet . Finally he can walk proudly with his first brand new gold bracelet and $270,992 in his pocket.

Miscikowski SzecsiEvent #49 is still playing and it’s down to heads-up between David Miscikowski and Norbert Szecsi. In the meantime we have our old favorite, Phil IveyPhil Ivey, taking home his 10th bracelet in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix and adds $167,332 to his bankroll.



Brazil vs ChileAnd now, Saturday the 28th of June, we have to go watch the latest happenings from Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte in Brazil. It is Brazil 1 – Chile 1 – and going into the 30-minute overtime. Who’s your favorite?


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To say that this year the action at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker has been explosive is somewhat of an understatement when you consider the number, more than 75,000, of registered players so far,  and the huge number of dollars awarded to so many of those same players. There are 62 bracelet events and a mind boggling 480 poker tables set up and ready for play. With those kind of numbers we’d expect explosive. And the real explosions won’t even start until July 15 when the Main Event concludes with the confirmation of the Final 9.

For now here are your latest winners:

Nikolaus TeichertNikolaus Teichert, a 55-year-old poker pro from Germany, battled heads-up with Vincent Maglio in event 56, a $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament that started with a field of 1,736 hungry players. Teichert disposed of Maglio quickly after coming back from a much-needed rest. He takes home a huge payday of $730,736 plus his first gold bracelet.

Matthew AshtonAt less than half of Teichert’s age, 25-year-old Matthew Ashton, a poker pro from Liverpool, England, reigned supreme over what is arguably one of the most prestigious tournaments in poker. That is the annual Poker Players Championship that commemorates the legendary, late Chip Reese. Ashton held strong against a formidable field of 132 seasoned pros that included the likes of Jonathan Duhamel, Don Nguyen, and John Hennigan. Ashton fought heads-up against Nguyen in this $50,000 Poker Players Championship event and came out on top to take home the Chip Reese Trophy, his first WSOP gold bracelet and an outstanding payday of $1,744,989 big bucks.

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