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As hard as it may be to believe, the 2019 50th World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas is almost done. In our last post we reported on events #50 through #63, so we will now begin with Event #64.

Rick Alvarado

Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em This one was a little tough for the ultimate winner, Rick Alvarado, who finally snatched up his first bracelet and a cool $888,888 after re-buying a total of seven times.

 

 

John DoeEvent #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Was taken home by Nick Schulman, giving him his third gold WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of $463,670 after defeating a field of 193 hungry players.

 

 

David ODB BakerEvent #66: $1,500 Limit Hold’em David “ODB” Baker held on tight through four days of play to finally outwit a field of 541 players and come out on top to grab his second bracelet, along with $161,139 to help him celebrate this well-deserved win.

 

 

No information as of yet on Event #67: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

 

Event #68: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship Picked up by Nicholas “Illari” Baris, running off with his very first gold bracelet and a handsome pay out of $303,738.75. Not bad for one day’s work!

 

 

Jeremy SaderneEvent #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event After a wild three days, Jeremy Saderne conquered a field of 5,551 serious players to reach the finale and walk off with his first WSOP bracelet and a pocket full of gold totaling $628,654.

 

 

Joao VieiraEvent #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6 Handed delivered Joao Vieira his first bracelet and his first prize winnings of $758,011 after defeating Joe Cada heads-up.

 

 

Susan FaberEvent #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold’em Was the perfect tourney for Susan Faber to check off from her bucket list and win her first bracelet and $121,161.

 

 

Juha HelppiEvent #72: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship After a grueling three days of play, Juha Helppi walked away with his first bracelet, and a sweet $306,622.

 

 

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship Still in play….

Event #74: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams emerged victorious, picking up his first bracelet along with $411,560.70 for one day’s work. Not too shabby.

Event #75: $1000 +$111 Little One for One Drop Still being played.

Event #76: $800 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed won by Shawn “Bucky21” Buchanan to grab his first bracelet and first prize of $223,119.

That is all for now. After more than $26 million bucks paid to just the first place winners, that should be enough for you to make your final decision to start practicing for next year’s World Series of Poker.

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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

Poker fans that enjoy watching professional poker players battle it out live on the felt fell in love with a series called Poker After Dark that ran on NBC from 2007 until Black Friday, 2011. Some of the biggest names in poker played in the high-stakes cash games yet it felt like they were in your living room. Late at night you can still catch reruns and some of the most memorable highlights can be found on YouTube.

Well folks, get ready to fall in love again. Poker After Dark is back, produced by Poker Central and streamed to you exclusively on PokerGO. In fact, its first new episode debuted Monday night August 14th at 8 p.m. with following episodes to air at the same time Tuesday and Wednesday nights throughout the year.

To give you a taste of the caliber of the poker players participating, Monday night’s game featured Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Tom Dwan (one of the most popular high-stakes player from the original series) along with Jean-Robert Bellande, Lauren Roberts and Bill Klein. All six players began with a minimum of $100,000, with the blinds at $200/$400 and more than $2 million on the table.

The series has begun with No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em, but the producers are planning to include some of the mixed games like pot limit Omaha that are gaining in popularity in high-stakes action.

What made Poker After Dark such a fan favorite was the intimacy of the setting, and the producers of the revival have kept it that way. Although the expert commentary of Ali Nejad and Nick Schulman will be provided, the real fan appeal is that feeling of being a voyeur with the ability to listen to the banter/trash talk of the players. So, unlike the commentary-heavy coverage of the recent 2017 WSOP, Poker After Dark relies on the up close and personal style of the original series, bluffs, bad beats, controversies and all.

Of course, if you did what we did, you may no longer have a subscription to PokerGO. We paid for two months in order to watch all of the World Series. However, we had some complaints (let’s just say we weren’t always satisfied with the coverage) so we didn’t renew. With the advent of the new Poker After Dark, however, this may be the perfect time to re-think our decision. For $99 a year, it seems like there’s some great poker ahead of us.

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Dominik Nitsche

Twenty-one year old Dominik Nitsche from Minden, Germany was crowned winner of Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.  The last day started with just 51 players, out of a field of 4,620, still standing and still reaching for the bracelet. The remaining field was quickly cut to only 29 after just two hours, and down to just 16 after four short hours. Then young Nitsche roared like a tornado and blew everyone away to win his first WSOP bracelet and pocketed $654,797.

Nick Schulman is from Manhattan, New York. He is not just a pro poker player; he is also a smooth  pro pool player. He was the winner of Event #60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit). 101 of poker’s best put up $10,000 each to play in this challenging event. On June 12, 2009, Schulman won his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 World Championship No Limit 2-7 Draw event. This year he captured his second bracelet, plus the sum of $294,321 to add to his career winnings of more than $5 million.

And now there’s only one event left. With a field of 6,598 the Main Event, the one that determines the Final Table;  Event #61 No-Limit Hold ’em started when Director Jack Effel kicked off the tourney of all tourneys by stating “This is the day! The time is now!” The chase for this year’s elusive, most-coveted prize in the world of poker:  the title of Champion and the 2012 WSOP Gold Bracelet has started. Good luck to all!

Who do you think will be the Final Nine standing around the poker table at the end of this event? Who will be moving forward to the Final Table in October?

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