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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

These days seems like you just finish one poker tournament in time to get ready for the next one. Around the globe, the biggest tournament, of course, is the World Series of Poker; in second place comes the Aussie Millions – Australia, followed by the Latin America Poker Tour – Brazil, then the World Series of Poker Circuit event in New Orleans. There are way too many for us to give you a complete list, but we will do our very best to keep you informed with plenty of time for you to gather your $$$, your senses, and of course, giving you enough time to sit at any poker table and hone your skills.

Super High Roller BowlFor now, here’s one for you to keep your eye on; perhaps you can shoot for it next year as it has already sold out for this year. In fact, hard as it is to believe, it sold out on the very first day with a buy-in of $300,000! There are a total of 50 players which created a prize pool of $15 million with $5 million going to the winner.

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl sold out so fast that it has been confirmed as the World Championship of High Stakes Poker. 35 seats were sold out the first day and the remaining 15 seats were held back and will be chosen by the Aria Resort and Casino.

Every player wants to play in The Super High Roller Bowl. Not everyone can get in. The following are the confirmed players for the tournament:

Christian Christner Antonio Esfandiari Igor Kurganov
Matt Berkey Connor Drinan Steffen Sontheimer
Jake Schindler Pratyush Buddiga Rainer Kempe
Sean Winter John Juanda Dominik Nitsche
Christoph Vogelsang Stefan Schillhabel Andrew Robl
Brian Rast Bryn Kenney Fedor Holz
David Peters Jason Les Ben Tollerene
Tom Marchese Erik Seidel Sam Soverel
Scott Seiver Ankush Mandavia David Einhorn
Nick Petrangelo Haralabos Voulgaris Isaac Haxton
Andrew Lichtenberger Doug Polk Ben Sulsky
Byron Kaverman Koray Aldemir

The remaining 15 players will be announced by the Aria Resort and Casino. If your name is not on the list above, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get in next year. Good luck to y’all.

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Jim "Pocket Bullets" ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

First things first. Our friend James Alexander, who finished 19th in the 2013 Main Event, finished in sixth place out of a sizeable field of 2,242 players in Event #17: $1000 No-Limit Hold’em.  This marked his fourth WSOP cash.  Although it was not as big as his Main Event winnings ($285,408), he still pocketed a very nice $58,758. The Flying Walrus in McAllen, Texas

Go James; I’m expecting at least one round of drinks at The Flying Walrus.

Now to pick up where we left off a few days ago. We left off at Event #11: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed which was wrapped up by Jean “Prince” Gaspard. So here we go, straight from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas.

Ryan LaPlanteEvent #12: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Ryan LaPlante, a 26-year-old poker pro from Brainerd, MN.,  collected $190,328 in prize money and his very first gold bracelet, making this one of the biggest wins of his career.  Event #12 ended up being his respectable 18th time to make the payouts at the WSOP. This was a record setting event with a huge total of 2,483 entrants which, of course, became the biggest Pot-Limit Omaha competition ever, at least in live poker history.

Reb PorterEvent #13: $1500 Seven Card Razz
Rep Porter, a poker pro from Woodinville, WA, won his third bracelet and entered into the exclusive three gold bracelet club.  Porter collected $142,624 in prize money by hanging strong during the fierce battles in the field of 461 entries.

Jason DeWittEvent #14: $1500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em
A professional poker player from San Diego, CA, Jason DeWitt, defeated a field of 7,190 entrants. DeWitt walked away with $1,065,403, plus his 2nd bracelet. He was quoted as saying “To win a tournament with a 7,000-player field is just insane. It’s just incredible.”

Paul VolpeEvent #15: $1500 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)
Paul Volpe conquered a field of 491 players and collected $149,943 in prize money, and his 2nd bracelet. Although winning any event is extremely satisfying, Volpe stated ““Honestly, the first win was more meaningful. It was on such a bigger stage because it was heads-up versus Daniel Negreanu.  There were so many more people sweating that one.  But this is also special because it’s Eight-Game Mix, which is very hard to do.  So, this one means a lot, but in a different way.”

Jason MercierEvent #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)
Jason Mercier ran over a field of only 100 players and became the newest member of poker’s elite four gold bracelet club. He became the 39th player in history with four or more WSOP titles to his name. Mercier collected $273,335 in prize money along with his fourth bracelet.

Chase BianchiEvent #17: $1000 No-Limit Hold’em
Chase Bianchi took down his premier WSOP cash, taking home a nice big paycheck for $316,920 and the much coveted gold bracelet to go along with it. This event recorded a total of 2,242 players. This is also the event that our friend, James Alexander, cashed out in 6th place.

Marco JohnsonEvent #18: $3000 H .O. R. S. E.
Marco Johnson. a professional poker player from Walnut Creek, CA, roped in the win of the H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This event lasted three days and nights. Johnson picked up $259,730 in prize money and his second gold bracelet by crushing a field of 400 hungry players.

Sam SoverelEvent #19: $1000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Sam Soverel, a professional poker player from West Palm Beach, FL, with more than two million dollars in total winnings, triumphed in this event consisting of a field of 1,106. Soverel raked in $185,317 in prize money and his very own first gold bracelet.

Ray DehKharghaniEvent #20: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship
Ray Dehkharghani walked off with all the marbles after trashing  Jason Mercier and a field of 100 hopeful players. Dehkharghani collected $273,338 in prize money and danced away with his first WSOP gold bracelet. This exciting tourney attracted 100 entrants.

We are now at better than $21 million paid out so far with still about 49 events to go. Y’all need to take your place at your local poker tables and practice, practice, practice, that is if you want a slice of the WSOP annual pie.

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