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Texas Poker StoreBy: Queen of Hearts Paris

My husband and I are co-owners of the Texas Poker Store. He, o course, is known in the poker blogging world as “Pocket Bullets” Paris, so I have finally decided to take the name “Queen of Hearts” Paris; it’s only fair. I have to admit that he’s the bigger poker fan; after all, he’s the one who plays Texas Hold ‘Em once or twice a week with his poker buddies and stays up late playing poker online after I’ve drifted off to sleep. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in poker.

Fedor HolzIn fact, there’s one thing about poker that absolutely fascinates me, and it’s all about the money. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that a 22-year old kid can win $3 million + in one tournament, as did young German superstar, Fedor Holz, to start off 2016 with a bang at the Triton Super High Roller Series in the Philippines. It becomes especially amazing when added to the $1.5 million he pocketed in December at the Bellagio when he won the WPT $100,000 Alpha8 Las Vegas.

But that’s not even what I find the most fascinating part about the money in poker. What is even more enticing to me is what you can win when you come in third, like Devan Tang who won $1.4 million, or eighth, which earned Mike McDonald $351K. I mean, that’s not bad for coming in last. Of course, it can’t compare to the huge numbers the losing players take home in the World Series of Poker (remember 24-year old Josh Beckley who took home $4.4+million as the runner-up of the 2015 WSOP?)

The possibilities are endless and hope is always eternal when you make the decision to take a seat at one of the growing number of poker tournaments around the world.

I can’t wait to see how the money stacks up in the Aussie Millions!

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

It looked as though Joe McKeehen was never going to be stopped at the 46th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event, and indeed he wasn’t.

Joe McKeehen 2015 WSOP ChampionMcKeehen dominated the final table from the very start, he sat down with a huge chip lead on day one, and never let go. His attitude from the beginning was that he would win it all and he did just that, the 24-year-old poker pro dominated all the way and took home $7.68 million, along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Josh BeckleyJosh Beckley finished as runner up and takes home a more than substantial pay day of $4,470,896 for a young 24-year-old who has been playing professionally for less than one year. Neil Blumenfield, although at a young 61-year-old, he was considerably older than his last remaining opponents, he managed to hang on to take third place for a payout of $3,398,298. Our favorite Max Steinberg walked away with a very healthy $2,615,361 pay-out in fourth place.

Here are the final table results from the 2015 World Series of Poker.
1 – Joe McKeehen – $7,683,346
2 – Josh Beckley – $4,470,896
3 – Neil Blumenfield – $3,398,298
4 – Max Steinberg – $2,615,361
5 – Ofer Zvi Stern – $1,911,423
6 – Tom Cannuli – $1,426,283
7 – Pierre Neuville – $1,203,293
8 – Federico Butteroni – $1,097,056
9 – Patrick Chan – $1,001,020

I don’t know about any of you guys but this makes me wanna practice, practice, practice, and if we all do just that, plus study any poker DVDs and poker books that are available, maybe next year some of us will venture a little deeper into our WSOP dreams. Hope to see ya’ll there.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Well, I stayed to the bitter end, and although I tried to get more pictures for this report, when the final tenth player was knocked out, the house exploded into a crazed room filled with a cheering audience and a delirious Final Nine, making it impossible to get any pics.

It certainly was a long hard battle with an unbelievable amount of ups and downs for most of the 6,420 registered players to the 46th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event. But at the end it all came down, as always, to the Final Nine – The November Nine.

The 2015 November NineThe 2015 November Nine are:
Joe McKeehen – 63,100,000 chips
Zvi Stern – 29,800,000 chips
Neil Blumenfield – 22,000,000 chips
Pierre Neuville – 21,075,000 chips
Max Steinberg – 20,200,000 chips
Thomas Cannuli – 12,250,000 chips
Josh Beckley – 11,800,000 chips
Patrick Chan – 6,225,000 chips
Federico Butteroni – 6,200,000 chips

Daniel NegreanuUnfortunately, our favorite player, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, wasn’t quite able to hold on and was knocked out in 11th place. He was, very obviously, extremely disappointed. Better luck next time. It was a bit sad to watch him lay down on the floor only moments after he had done 30 pushups a couple of hands prior to his demise.

I’m on my way home now and will fill in more details in a later blog in the next few days.

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