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Pocket Bullets Paris

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

Here we go again, time for another recap of the ongoing 50th World Series of Poker now more than halfway through.

John HenniganEvent #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship John Hennigan, who many consider one of the best ever 7-Card Stud players, proved worthy of his reputation by taking down this event one more time. He won his 6th WSOP bracelet along with the first prize of $245,451 after beating  Daniel Negreanu heads up.


Aristeidis MoschonasEvent #42 $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed After coming back from having slightly less than one big blind left, Aristeidis Moschonas  held strong and took home his first gold bracelet and a sweet $194,759.



Loren KlineEvent #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Loren Klein came to play…and after running through 217 players, he mastered another win and his 4th consecutive WSOP bracelet and collected $127,808.



Asi MosheEvent #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty After outlasting a field of 1807, Asi Moshe walked away with his third gold bracelet and a rather large $253,933 to celebrate with.



Stephen ChidwickEvent #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller With more than 50 previous WSOP cashes, 13 final tables, and approximately $25 million in cold hard cash, but no bracelets … Stephen Chidwick finally grabbed his first WSOP gold bracelet and picked up an additional $1,618,417 to fatten his bank account.



Jiyoung KimEvent #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship South Korea’s Jiyoung Kim jumped with joy when she finally defeated Nancy Matson heads-up to take home her very first gold bracelet and a very nice $167,308.


And so it goes, after almost a month of hard hitting and ball busting poker playing, we’re now at more than $16 million dollars paid out to first prize winners.

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Exotic -sounding places like Macau, Montenegro and Malta represent just a few destinations for big-name professional poker players to travel to, sit down at the poker tables and win big. With poker becoming even more of a big deal all over the globe (consider the recently-formed GPL-India, GPL-China and GPL-Brazil) that’s a lot of frequent flier miles!

Take the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series, for example. The Triton series began in January 2016 as part of the WPT National Philippines. That event broke records for WPT as its highest buy-in event ever, at US $200,000 per entry. With 52 entries, my boy (GPL team member of the LA Sunset) Fedor ( @CrownUpGuy) Holz came away with the title and a whopping prizepool of US $3,072,748.

Naturally, when I was looking over the current SHR event happening now in Macau, I couldn’t help but notice that Fedor Holz had made the final table again. In fact, he’s in second place with 4,325,000 chips while the chip leader is Spanish phenom Adrian Mateos, with 4,785,000. Up for grabs is the top prize of $2.872 million.

The rest of the final table consists of Dietrich Fast (3,370,000), Kahle Burns (2,625,000), Timothy Adams (2,185,000), start of Day 2 chipleader Stephen Chidwick (1,395,000), Isaac Haxton (1,075,000), and Poker Hall of Fame member John Juanda (990,000).

And this is just one final table at one tournament. Poker is being played non-stop, everywhere (including Montenegro where the second in the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series took place, with the win by Manig Loeser from Germany.)

Follow the poker players and you’ll see the world. You might even be able to point out Montenegro and Macau on the map!

Send me your comments or thoughts!