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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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Our blogger Vinny, who posts under the guise of the “Grinder” in “Confessions of A Grinder” is currently at the WSOP and we expect to see some pics that we will share with y’all in the next few days. In the meantime, here is what’s happened since we last reported;

Benny ChenOn Tuesday Benny Chen, 32 years old, from Prince Edward Island, Canada, may no longer be considered just an amateur poker player who manages a restaurant as his real job, because he is now a millionaire after winning the first-ever “Millionaire Maker” No Limit Hold’em Event at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker.  Chen fought valiantly through a very lengthy final table and defeated Michael Bennington heads-up earning him a nice little pay day of $1,199,104 plus, of course, the sought-after WSOP gold bracelet. Chen became the second Canadian bracelet winner of this series.

Matthew WaxmanMatthew Waxman took control over a  field of 1,837 players and eventually battled hard in the biggest heads-up fight of his young career against former bracelet winner Eric Baldwin, taking Baldwin down after six hours and more than 200 hands  to grab a payday of $305,952, plus his first very own shiny new WSOP bracelet.

Michael Malm29-year-old Michael Malm from Coquilam, British Columbia, reigned over Event 8  to become the third Canadian-born champion of the WSOP 2013. It wasn’t easy but he pushed through and took his first bracelet and $225,104 in the $2,500 Eight Game Mix event.

Cliff JosephyCliff Josephy,  considered by many to be a legend of the online poker world, has claimed his second gold bracelet by showing a bunch of younger poker pros that you don’t have to be young to win. New Yorker Josephy championed the final table of the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout and took home not only bracelet number two but a little check for $299,486.

Brent WheelerBrent Wheeler never gave up and finally, after the third time of reaching the final table, he broke through a field of 645  in the $1,500 Limit Hold’em  Event 10. Coming from St. Charles, IL. Wheeler had cashed at a couple of final tables before, but finally on Thursday morning he crushed the hopes of Mark Mierkalns and stopped him from becoming the fourth Canadian to take a bracelet home. Wheeler takes home not only the bracelet he snatched away from Mierkalns but he adds a cool $191,605 to his bank account.

Levi BergerLevi Berger came out victorious in the $2,500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em Event, winning his first bracelet and earning him the sweet sum of $473,019 after defeating two-time gold bracelet winner Scott Clements.  Berger, a 22-year old from Los Angeles, California, originally hails from Ottowa, Canada, adding to the hot run the Canadian players are having this year.

We are very excited about this year’s WSOP Events thus far and we have our eyes and ears on the floor at the Rio watching as many poker tables as we can, so stay tuned we’ll be bringing you lots more action.

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