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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

The 49th Annual World Series of Poker  ran from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it has now come to an end.  There were a record 78 bracelet events and more than $267 million dollars paid out in prize money from all 78 events. We have had a lot of up and down emotions throughout our reports. We will conclude this series with our final coverage of this year’s spectacular series closing with none other than The Big One For One Drop.

Joe CadaEvent #75: The Closer – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) – $1 Million Guarantee – Joe Cada, who came in 5th at the Main Event’s final table, went on to win “The Closer” for his second bracelet of this series. This makes it a total of four bracelets for Cada, who not only bagged a lot of chips at this year’s WSOP but undoubtedly bagged a lot of new fans as well.


Justin Bonomo Event #78: The Big One for One Drop – $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em  Twenty-Seven High Roller players dropped a million dollars each for the chance to take home some of the $24,840,000 prize pool. But at the end it was Justin Bonomo who triumphed and picked up the win and with that, took over the top spot on the all-time money list of Poker Winnings. Bonomo earned  a very very sweet $10 million after a heads-up battle with Fedor Holz (who had to settle for $6 million) That win put his total cashes at just under $43 million, surpassing the long-time top money earner, our favorite, Daniel Negreanu ($39,656,197).

Now we all have to get back to our normal daily routines until next year, when the sure to be historic 50th Anniversary of the World Series of Poker is celebrated. The remaining questions  would be; Will we see you there? Will you get to a final table?

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris48th Annual WSOP 2017

The WSOP has announced that their Flagship Weekend Events have been solidified for the 48th World Series of Poker 2017 and the full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released sometime in February.

There will be six straight weeks of Huge Events, starting with the $565 Colossus III– June 2-3-4; the $1500 Millionaire Maker –  June 10, 11,: the $1,000 Seniors & Super Seniors – June 16,18; the 1,500 Monster Stack – June 24,25; the $888 Crazy Eights – July 2, & the $10,000 Main Event- July 8,9,10.

The 48th World Series of Poker will officially open its doors at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 30th.

If you have good credit, you will be able to use your credit card as a payment option. The WSOP this year has been granted regulatory approval for credit card transactions up to $10,000, meaning players may now buy into the Main Event and most other WSOP events with an approved credit card.

Although it’s very early to be talking about this, we thought that by letting you know now rather than later, it will give you plenty of time to get your game ready. You have enough time to get a poker table and accessories from the Texas Poker Store and practice to perfect your game plan.

Did you know that the WSOP has awarded more than $2.4 billion in prize money since 1970. The more you know!

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Adrian BuckleyYoung Adrian Buckley runs away with Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. This marked Buckley’s first ever WSOP win, in fact, it is his first cash at any WSOP event. With that this 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado takes home, not only his first gold bracelet but a sweet paycheck for $1,277,193. Big Bucks for Mr. Buckley.

Phil HellmuthThen came Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship, not a game that I personally like very much, but one that I’m certain  Phil “The Poker Brat” Hellmuth loves. Hellmuth dominated the  final table to earn his record-extending 14th WSOP bracelet. He gets $271,105 for this victory, bringing his lifetime earnings at the WSOP to an astounding $12,783,905 with a record 109 cashes at the WSOP and, ready for this? 52 of those being final table appearances.

John GaleAnd from the other side of the big pond we have England’s John Gale claiming Event #18: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em. Gale takes home first place prize money of $298,290 and his second career gold bracelet.


Matt ElseyEvent #19: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed belonged to Matt Elsby, from Torrance, CA now residing in Chandler, AZ . Elsby knocked down a field of 319 hungry poker players to take home $230,799, in this his third WSOP cash, and his very first gold bracelet.

Ben ZamaniBen Zamani scooped up his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet victory. Zamani avenges a runner-up finish from less than one week ago by capturing Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and taking home $460,640 in pocket change. With his spot in the winner’s circle cemented, Zamani now owns two cashes at the 2015 Series totaling more than $600,000 and vaulting him into Player of the Year contention.

Daniel AlaeiEvent #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was taken down by Daniel Alaei. Remarkably this California native has now picked up his fifth career gold bracelet an he is just 30-years old. Alaei collects $391,037, but he’ll be remembered mostly being the second-youngest player in history  to have that many wins.

Sam GreenwoodSam Greenwood is the latest winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker.  Greenwood tops 1,915-Player Field in Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and Wins $318,977 along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Christian PhamVietnamese-born poker pro now living in St. Paul, MN, Christian Pham, accidentally signed up for the wrong tournament, and wins his first gold bracelet. Pham won Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and collected $81,314 in prize money, not too shabby for sitting down at the wrong poker table.  This marked his third occasion to cash at the 2015 series, way to go Christian, that’s the way to make the best out of your mistakes.

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The 2014 WSOP has entered into their history book more than a third of this year’s events and there is no denying that players from the U.S.A. have taken control, blowing away the competition at the Rio in Las Vegas. This year there were 65 bracelets to be awarded; thus far 23 of those have been snatched up with American players taking an overwhelming lead by slipping 20 of those bracelets on their wrists.

U.S. players have filled their bank accounts with $38, 059, 289.00 in winnings from a total of 2,720 cashes. The closest country now in distant second place is Canada with $1, 531, 605.00 with just over 270 cashes and no bracelets yet. The only other bracelet winners so far are Germany with two bracelets but only $972,205 and Belgium with one bracelet and just $660,793.

Here are the latest winners from the WSOP poker tables at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino:


Ted Gillis Wins Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em ($514,027) Texas

Kory Kilpatrick Wins Event #20: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout ($254,891) Georgia

Dominik Nitsche Wins Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em ($335,659) Germany

Christopher Wallace Wins Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship ($507,614) Minnesota

Doug Polk Wins Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em ($251,969) Nevada

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