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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

Here’s our latest recap of the 2019 50th World Series of Poker currently going strong at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas. We last left off at Event #47 and as of right now, Events #48 and #49 have no updates yet. So we will start with Event #50.

Kainalu McCue-UncianoEvent #50: Monster Stack – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em has created the newest millionaire. Kainalu McCue-Unciano defeated a field of 6,035 hungry players and walked off with his first WSOP bracelet and an incredibly sweet payday of $1,008,850.

 

 

Yuri Dzivielevski

Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better was conquered by Yuri Dzivielevski after a grueling three days, and more than 30 levels, to pick up his first gold bracelet plus a healthy $213,750 for his hard work.

 

 

Dash DudleyEvent #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ended on day 4 with Dash Dudley battling his way through to grab his first WSOP gold bracelet and an impressive $1,086,967 to party with.

 

 

Santiago SorianoEvent #53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack a field of 3,759 entries saw this event come to a close with Santiago Soriano on top to pick up his first gold bracelet and a nice $371,203. You know he’s going to remember this day forever.

 

Kevin Gerhart
Event #54: $1,500 Razz
another first time bracelet winner, Kevin Gerhart was all smiles after coming out on top and picking up his bracelet and $119,054.

 

 

Jason Gooch
Event #55: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
was taken down by Jason “TheBigGift” Gooch for his first gold bracelet and $241,492.94.

 

 

Jonas Lauck
Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty
after just 15 or so hours of play, Jonas Lauck was rushed by his rail to congratulate him for winning his very first bracelet and a cool $260,335.

 

 

Phil HuiEvent #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship after winning what many consider the toughest tournament worldwide, Phil Hui picked up his second bracelet plus $1,099,311. And, he will be forever remembered with his name engraved in the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

 

Joe ForesmanEvent #59: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship saw Joe Foresman holding strong after defeating a field of 6,140 competitors to grab his first WSOP bracelet, and take home a fat payday of $397,903, plus an added $10,000 seat into the 50th WSOP Main Event. Good luck Joe.

 

Anthony ZinnoEvent #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better there were more than a thousand players throwing everything they had at this event but only one could be named the winner. That was Anthony Zinno, who was proud to pose with a big smile and his second gold bracelet before he  rushed to the cashier to pick a sweet $279,920.

 

Sejin Park
Event #61: COLOSSUS – $400 No-Limit Hold’em
Sejin Park picked up his second bracelet and $451,272 after a rather fast five hours or so pushing through a field of 13, 109.

 

 

Scott SeiverEvent #62: $10,000 Razz Championship Scott Seiver, no stranger to the WSOP, captured his third bracelet, defeating a small field of just 116 and taking home $301,421 to add to his almost five million dollars of WSOP earnings.

 

 

Anatolii Zyrin
Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
conquered by Anatolii Zyrin for his first bracelet accompanied by a healthy $199,838. Way to go, Anatolii!

 

 

That is as far as we can take it for now, come back soon for what might be the final 2019 50th World Series of Poker reports. For those of you who may be wondering, there has now been more than $22 million dollars paid out to first prize winners.

Stay tuned for our next report from the floor at the Rio All-Suite
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the meantime, come visit us at the Texas Poker Store.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Another eight events have now been completed at the 49th Annual WSOP and $3,716,140 of first prize money was picked up by the following bracelet winners for 2018.

Starting with Events #43 and #46  which had not been completed in time for our last report of the action going down at the Rio Hotel and Casino:

Timur Margolin Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by a new champion, Timur Margolin from Israel, and he gladly posed for his obligatory bracelet-holding photo before making his way to the cage to pick up his winnings of $507,274.

 

David BrookshireEvent #46: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better was completed after a long and hard battle that was eventually won by David Brookshire, who now adds his first WSOP Gold Bracelet to go with his WSOP Circuit Ring. Oh yeah, he also took home $214,291 to party with.

Tommy NguyenEvent #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK belongs to Tommy Nguyen, the first Canadian to take home gold, and the ninth millionaire crowned at this year’s WSOP. After a long and somewhat anxiety-ridden battle, Nguyen walked away with a sweet $1,037,451. Not bad for a $1,500.00 investment.

Loren KleinEvent #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship Loren Klein made it three in a row after destroying three-time WSOP bracelet winner Rep Porter. Klein walked away with not only his third bracelet in as many years, but also took home a massive $1,018,336.

 

Jay KwonEvent #50: $1,500 Razz was conquered by Razz Specialist Jay Kwon, who has stated that Razz is his favorite game. Kwon takes home the much coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $125,431.

 

Ryan LengEvent #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty was swept up by Ryan Leng for his very first WSOP gold bracelet along with a very juicy check for $272,765.

 

 

Scott SeiverEvent #52: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship was won by Scott Seiver, who has done so much in poker that he has earned the right to boast. After winning more than $23 million in live tournaments, he now takes home his second bracelet and adds another $296,222 to his war chest.

Joey CoudenEvent #53: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better even though “Kid Poker” (our “Queen of Hearts” Paris’s favorite player) did not make it all the way, we still watched until the very end when Joey Couden bested Bruno Fitoussi to take home his first WSOP Gold Bracelet and a fat paycheck of $244,370 to put a smile on his face.

First place winnings now top 14 million dollars with lots more coming. You still have time to go get your piece of the pie, and maybe even make it to a final table. Good luck.

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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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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Sometimes there is way too much action to pay attention to all of it at once. Yesterday was one of those times. I was pumped up for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Fight of the Century at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and the European Poker Tour Grand Final High Roller Poker Championship at the Monte Carlo Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

As a betting man, my money was on Floyd Mayweather and although the fight seemed to be a dance off more than the brutal and blood thirsty event that everyone seemed to anticipate, at the end Mayweather won by a unanimous decision.  Dance moves at the Fight of the CenturyThe purse for the fight was set at $300 million to be split between the two fighters at a 60/40; that gave Mayweather a bit over $179 million or approximately five million dollars per minute of the dance. While Pacquiao, whose dancing was not quite as impressive as the moves put on by Mayweather, and therefore was the designated loser of the Fight of The Century, still makes out like a champ, taking home right around $120 million, or about three and a half million per minute of dancing … errr … fighting.

Erik Seidel After the fight I had to find out what was going on in Monaco at the Final Table of the EPT Grand Final Super High Roller event. I was rooting for either Erik Seidel or Scott Seiver, both from the U.S., to take all the chips and walk off with the title and, albeit measly by comparison to the fight purse, two and a quarter million dollars. After many, many hands and much shuffling of chips, one by one of these champions  got knocked out, with Seiver being one of the first final nine out in quick order. Heads up between Dzmitry Urbanovich and Erik Seidel began just after the dinner break. Seidel played very patiently for a couple of hours waiting for just the right moment. Urbanovich shoved all in with theking-diamonds-9-spades and Seidel snap called with a dominating 10-clubs-10-hearts. The dealer flipped  a board of theboard and gave Seidel the win. That win pushed Seidel from fifth to third on the poker’s all-time money list, surpassing Phil Ivey, with more than $22 million in career tournament cashes.

I for one would rather win $22 million playing poker than chance getting the crap beat out of me for 120 million, but I would take the latter if all I really had to do was throw a bunch of punches and dance around for 36 minutes. What about you?

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