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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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“I May Be Bluffin’…But You’ll Never Know” is the song that we wrote and produced for the Texas Poker Store, looking at the faces around the poker tables at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker you can easily see that the song’s title applies to damn near every player there, pro and amateur alike. Our eyes and ears on the floor at the Rio have reported some major bluffs that were not called and they swear they could read the lip read of the  bluffers silently singing, ” I’m all in; I’m in it to win…I may be bluffin’ but you’ll never know.”

Here’s the latest from the Rio…

Norbert SzecsiEvent 42, a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em drew 2,100 players. Among them was 22 year-old Norbert Szecsi from Budapest, Hungary who was determined to put Hungary on this year’s bracelet board . Szecsi seemed to embody the spirit of “I May Be Bluffin'” by going All-In several times and daring anyone to call him. That strategy worked for him and he eventually crushed Dennis Gnidash heads-up to win his first-ever final table, the WSOP title to go along with his first gold bracelet and a grand total of $345,037 to help pay for the celebration with his rail supporters.

Jesse MartinA decade older, Jesse Martin from Los Angeles, California by way of  Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, won his first gold bracelet at  33 years 0f age in Event 43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball tournament. This victory was long in the making, Martin had cashed 30 times at the WSOP before finally winning the championship title and bracelet and to go along with it the sweet sum of $253,524 to bring his career earnings to just about $700,000.  Martin outplayed a very heavily competitive field to go heads-up against the formidable poker pro David “Bakes” Baker. Martin finally took Baker down after the ninth hand gave him the lowest hand and the championship.

Sandeep PulsaniThen there was 24 year old Sandeep Pulusani from Hunstville, Alabama, who our sources swear he was mouthing “I May Be Bluffin'” during Event 44, a $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Pulusani pushed through a series of all ins, several bad beats and finally holding  he called Niall Farrell’s all in push with . The flop gave Pulsani a and the river sealed the deal with an , eliminating Farrell and giving Pulusani his first title, gold bracelet and $592,684. Not to shabby of a payday.

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