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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

The 2018 Schedule for the 49th Annual World Series of Poker has been released and there has already been plenty of excitement. This year there will be a total of 78 bracelet events that include the return of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. The action will start on May 29th and run through to July 17. As expected, it will all take place at the fabulous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

If you intend on participating then get to the Rio by May 29 to register. Then on May 30th, Event 1, the $565 buy in “Casino Employees” will start at 11 a.m., followed by Event 2, a brand new $10,000 “No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty at 3 p.m. May will close out on Thursday, May 31st with Event 3, the familiar $3,000 “No-Limit Hold’em Shootout,” at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Event 4 will close the month with the $1,500 “Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.”

All that action and excitement just during the first few days of this year’s World Series of Poker! Will you be able to take it all in? Will you be there for any of it? If not, have no fears. Simply check here with us on a regular basis and we will keep you posted. As usual, our eyes and ears will be reporting to us from the Rio’s WSOP Events rooms. Just a heads up; the $1,000,000 buy in “The Big One for One Drop.” is scheduled as Event 78.

According to the official schedule from the WSOP, it looks like this year the hugely popular “Main Event,” Event 65A, will actually start on the morning of July 2nd through July 4th. On Day 3 all fields will merge and play everyday until there’s a Final Table and the ultimate crowning of this year’s World Series of Poker Champion.

Any of you have a favorite in mind?

Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Seven days into the 46th Annual WSOP and already it has been filled with plenty of exciting matches, record breaking numbers, and, as always, some controversy.

Brandon BarnetteWe already told you about the very first 2015 gold bracelet that was grabbed up by Brandon Barnette in Event#1: $565.00 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em. Barnette took home, not only the first bracelet of this year’s WSOP, but also his first bracelet ever plus a $75,704 payday with a sweet boat of  . Congrats Brandon.Michael Wang

Michael Wang took Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em also takes his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and bagged $466,120 of the prize money.

Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was championed by Robert Mizrachi earning $255,022 and his third gold bracelet.

Nick PetrangeloEvent #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout is scooped by Nick Petrangelo,  28-Year-Old Poker Pro who finally takes home his first gold bracelet, a sweet, well-earned check for $201,812 and crosses the $1 million mark for the year in tournament winnings.

Raymond HensonAnd now we come to the controversy of the brand new, record-breaking Event #5: THE COLOSSUS $565 No-Limit Hold’em. The controversy stems from the pay-out structure. There are a total of 22,374 entries with a total prize pool of $11,187,000. The pay-out of $638,880 for the winner is just under 6% of the overall take. I don’t understand why anyone would ever complain about investing $565.00 and get back more than a thousand times their investment in less than a week, and all while enjoying playing at the WSOP poker tables. Currently as of today June 2nd, it is down to 33 players. Raymond Henson is the current chip leader with 7,420,000 chips in play.

Last but not least for now, is our report from the floor at the Rio on Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold’em. An ecstatic 26-year-old John Reading mastered over a field of 1,436 hyper players and in just two days took away $252,068 in prize money along with his very first gold bracelet

John Reading

…. And as the excitement continues we will be telling you all about it as reported to us by our trusted friends at the Rio.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Everyone knows that Phil Hellmuth has been a reigning champion, perhaps the king of the World Series of Poker for more than 20 years. His dreams of winning the Main Event came true in 1989 when he became the youngest player, then a mere 24 years-old, to take home all the marbles. To date he has amassed a record 13 WSOP bracelets and more than 17 million in winnings, but he still has dreams.

Phill HellmuthHe was dreaming of taking home his 14th WSOP bracelet  when those dreams were shattered by Ted Forrest in a dramatic heads up. So now he just has to be happy with making his 101 in-the-money finishes, the record in WSOP history, and his 50 “Final Table” appearances. It was a brilliantly fought battle that lasted more than four hours when Forrest shattered Hellmuth’s dreams.

Ted ForrestForrest took the bracelet and a nice $121,196 to add to his piggy bank while a somewhat dejected Hellmuth walked away with $74,848 for second place. However, in a very un- “Poker Brat” manner Hellmuth tweeted out: “Congrats to my old friend Ted Forrest on winning #WSOP Razz tourn. If I had to lose to someone, I’m glad it was Teddy….2nd place for me.”

Another dreamer whose dreams have been realized was Alex Bolotin. He walked of with the win in Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout  and ran of with the WSOP bracelet and a sweet $259,211. And with a pair of kings, he shattered Dimitar Danchev’s dreams. Danchev had to settle for 2nd place and $160,410.

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