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Pocket Bullets Paris

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Time to continue with our highlights of the 50th annual World Series of Poker, as relayed to us by our friends straight from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas:

Roman Korenev

Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon
was taken down by Roman Korenev after a long 6-day battle to pick up his first gold bracelet and a hefty $477,401.



Michael Mizrachi
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Michael Mizrachi walked away with his 5th bracelet and a nice $142,801.



Stephen Song
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Stephen Song fought like a true WSOP warrior to wrap his first gold bracelet around his wrist, and $341,854 to celebrate with his rail.



Greg Mueller
Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Greg Mueller took down a field of 172 players and walked away with an impressive $425,347 and his third WSOP bracelet.



Luis Zedan

Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
after a long arduous four days, Luis Zedan, with a giant smile, won the battle and picked up $236,673 and his first gold bracelet.



Thomas Cazayous
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
known by his opponents as the the “Silent Assassin,” Thomas Cazayous won the battle and took home $414,766 and his first bracelet.



Howard Mash
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
was crushed by Howard Mash to win his first bracelet and $662,594 after defeating a field of 5,916 players.



No report as of yet for Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw


Joseph CheongEvent #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em After years and years of playing professionally, Joseph Cheong picked up his first WSOP gold bracelet by taking down a field of more than 6,200 eager competitors and added to his already healthy bank account a fat $687,782.



Adam Friedman
Event #35: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship
Adam Friedman walked away with his third gold bracelet and $312,417.  Plus, he joined the back-to-back winners club by defending his 2018 title for the same event.



David Lambard
Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
David Lambard was all smiles when he knocked out the last of his opponents from a field of 313 entries to pick up his first bracelet and the tidy sum of $207,193.



Robert Mitchell
Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
was taken by Robert Mitchell giving him his first WSOP gold bracelet and a first place prize of $297,537 for his pocket aces.



Event #39 $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em still playing.


Ismael BojangEvent #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Ismael Bojang ran through a field of 1,216 anxious players to win his very first WSOP gold bracelet and $298,507 to add to his previous 10 cashes in the 2019 WSOP and to his 75th cash in professional poker.



There were also a couple of ONLINE tourneys that were conquered by the following digital gamblers:

Event #38: ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva won $100,262.72.

Event #46: $500 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Dan ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo knocked everyone out to win $145,273.90.

So there you have it.  After 23 days of the 50th WSOP,  there has already been more than $13,750,407 dollars paid just to the first place winners, and naturally a whole lot more to all who were lucky enough to make it past the bubbles.

Stay tuned for our next report from the floor at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the meantime, come visit us at the Texas Poker Store.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Mike KachanOur eyes and ears at the Rio Hotel and Casino called to tell us how flabbergasted they were at the ludicrous, nearly insane, amounts of money being pocketed at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker.

Mike “babyshark33” Kachan ran away with Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. He bagged $403,483 plus his first WSOP bracelet which he stated that he couldn’t wait to put on his 10-month-old son’s wrist.  “Babyshark33” eliminated Jeff Blenkarn heads-up, leaving him with out a bracelet but with $250,815 in cash.

Daniel Colemand and Daniel NegreanuThen came Event #57: The Big One for One Drop. Forty-two players ponied up $1,000,000 each to shoot for it all but when the dust settled after 114 hands played Daniel Colman, just 23 years of age and appearing at his first WSOP final table defeated Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu heads up. Coleman walked away with the title of Champion, a huge payday of  $15,306,668  and the platinum one of a kind bracelet.

Although this was  “Kid Poker’s” second runner-up finish at the 2014 WSOP taking second in Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship — the $8,288,001 he earned for 2nd place in Event# 57  is the largest score of his career. This makes him the all-time live tournament money earner. Topping the first ONE DROP winner, Antonio Esfandiari. Negreanu was heard telling news reporters on the scene that “The $8 million is good, but… it’s important to reinforce that $4.6 million was raised for charity. Otherwise, it’s a bunch of rich people with too much money gambling for stakes that are obscene.”

Here is the top ten list of money, bucks, moola, cash won by poker’s tournament players (according to the Hendon Mob.):

1. Daniel Negreanu – $29,796,381
2. Antonio Esfandiari – $26,244,377
3. Phil Ivey – $21,431,318
4. Erik Seidel – $20,445,359
5. Sam Trickett – $20,065,545
6. Daniel Colman – $18,200,842
7. Phil Hellmuth – $18,146,522
8. John Juanda – $16,052,904
9. Michael Mizrachi – $14,579,583
10. Scott Seiver – $12,607,348

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To us, the  WSOP reigns supreme above all other competitive events we can think of. It’s the only event where anyone from 21  to 100 years old, male or female, in good physical shape or not can all compete equally against each other, become champions and win more prize money than any other type of sporting event. And winning the World Series of Poker Main Event  is looked upon as the crowning achievement of a lifetime to millions of people around the world.

Mark KroonCurrently, at this year’s WSOP Main Event, Mark Kroon, from Madison, Wisconsin, reigns supreme at the end of Day 2C and is the only competitor entering Day Three with more than 500,000 poker chips in front of him. However, there are still 1754 pro and non-pro poker players anxiously waiting to dethrone Mr. Kroon.

Players like Victor Figueroa, currently in second place with 460,600 chips; Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, holding 394,000 shiny poker chips; legends like 79-year-old Doyle Brunson, with a chip count of 224,000, Phil Ivey with a healthy 198,800 chip count, and the almost 2,000 other still-kicking players all after that final table. Let’s not forget our favorite Poker Brat, Phil Hellmuth, who although he only has 49,200 chips entering day three, can never be counted out while he still has a chip on the table. So, Mr. Kroon, a friendly word of advice…. be careful, be wise and remember our motto: “Sometimes you can win with an ace high and other times you can’t win with quad aces,” Good luck, sir.

Victor Figueroa Michael Mizrachi Doyle Brunson Phil Ivey Phil Hellmuth
Victor Figueroa Michael Mizrachi Doyle Brunson Phil Ivey Phil Hellmuth

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World Series of Poker 2013 Championship BraceletIt’s getting really close now; the first day of the Main Event at the 44th Annual WSOP ended last night. 584 players survived the heated action and excitement of playing in the world’s biggest poker stage; the World Series of Poker Main Event. Poker super stars mingled with film stars, comedians, basketball stars, TV stars…all dropping their ten grand in for a chance at not only millions in return, but for the fame, the glory, the thrill that is unlike anything else in the world….being crowned the WSOP Champion.

Other action over the last two days on the poker tables at this year’s WSOP:

Matt PerrinsMatt Perrins, a 25-year-old poker pro from Rochdale, U.K., wasted no time in pushing through a field of 784 die-hard poker players to reach the final table with the chip lead. Perrins continued winning, eliminating player after player and building a huge chip lead to go heads-up against  Arthur Pro. He held that lead for most of the battle with Pro until the river favored Perrins, giving him his second WSOP bracelet and earning the prize of $792,275.

Eli ElezraOne of the most exciting events at this year’s WSOP which was filled with poker pros was Event 59, a $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tourney. The event drew 282 players and the final table included some deadly serious guys like Scott Seiver, David “ODB” Baker, David Chiu, Daniel Negreanu, and Michael Mizrachi. However, it was not to be for those boys as another deadly serious poker pro, Eli Elezra, had his way and knocked them all out until he was heads-up with his long-time friend, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu himself. Elezra put Negreanu away with a smile on his face as Negreanu squeezed his final card to reveal a King (not a good card in a lowball game), giving Elezra the win. Elezra grabbed his second gold bracelet and $173,236.

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