Posts Tagged ‘wsop bracelet’

Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Phil Hellmuth at 2014 WSOPPhil Hellmuth is holding strong in Event#7: Seven Card Razz. The battle started at 2:30 pm PST and we’re sure it will be one for the books no matter what happens. This, after all, marks Hellmuth’s 50th final WSOP table, which is a remarkable feat all on its own, but it is also his 101st cash and could possibly bring him his 14th WSOP bracelet.

Vanessa Selbst at 2014 WSOPVanessa Selbst certainly did not disappoint her rail. She won her third bracelet in Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em. Takes home a nice little paycheck of $871,148, but more importantly, the 29-year-old poker pro has now written her name in stone  for the history books of the WSOP.  If there was ever any doubt, she now has the distinct status as one of the best in the game today. She won her third bracelet in one of the toughest fields by squashing Jason Mo in a very long heads-up battle that took four days of poker action against 130 of the toughest players the game has to offer. Mo ends up with 2nd place and $538,308

Here are all your current Bracelet winners

Roland Reparejo – Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em -$82,835)
Vanessa Selbst – Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em -$871,148)
Brandon Shack-Harris – Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha – $205,634
Kyle Cartwright – Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – $360,435
Tuan Le – Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship – $355,324

Lots more action coming our and your way from our guys at the 2014 WSOP. If you see us at the tables, stop and say hi.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

When you start your year being down a couple of million, a good player may decide to take a break from it all, or they may go on tilt and lose even more. But when you’re the best, when you’re Phil Ivey, you keep going … with a calm attitude, an icy look and a solid determination. That’s what makes Ivey a Poker Superstar and why he’s regarded by many as the best all-around poker player in the world today.

Phil IveyJust look at what happened this week. Even after still being down by more than two million at the beginning of the year, Ivey doesn’t panic, he doesn’t go on tilt, he freezes you with that icy look and takes your chips. He won $500,000.00 in just  two days. Keeping his name on top of the list of online poker’s biggest winners.

Whether he is winning online, taking another WSOP bracelet to add to his collection of nine already or reaching the final table at the WPT nine times, he has always remained cool, calm and collected. He has amassed more than $20,000,000 in tournament winnings and has also won millions playing online and in cash games. That’s what makes him the best. That’s what makes him one of our all time poker heroes.

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Vinny the GrinderBy The Grinder

I hope you all are sticking to your poker-related and other resolutions ten days into the New Year. Did you guys know about GPI—it’s the Global Poker Index—a technical rating system for poker players. Ole Schemion leads the list, but my man Dan “The Kid” Negreanu is a close second. Talk about grit and determination. Great start to an endless career. Olé!

2014 brings us some pinchy news too. Justin “BoostedJ” Smith, was recently busted, just like his alias, for collaborating with mafia running an illegal site. Hmm . . . I never really made close poker friends. Well done, Vinnie! Jokes aside, as singer Tommy Edwards would put it – “It’s all in the game!” But Id say, if there’s “Money for nothing, and chicks for free” there’s gotta be ‘Trouble, spelt with a Capital Tee.” Our Million Dollar Babies tend to shake it off easily and get on with the game, so I’m not too worried.

Dibella and LeFrancoisNow, back to business. Pokerstars Carribean Adventure 2014 (PCA) hosts its Main Event at the Atlantis Casino in the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas! Yes, rub it in. As if gambling for a living wasn’t enough, they get to gamble in heaven! This time we have 2011 WSOP Bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois, and 2012 PCA Main Event winner John Dibella on the heater. The regulars seem to do it again and again!

I’ve watched too many poker videos and tried to understand how they do it, and other than technical babble, I think it’s something to do with extreme focus. I remember  preaching my FIST theory to my friend in 2012. Hold out two fists. You have to practice one FIST – Focus, Intuition, Solitude, Technique . . . and you have to eliminate the other FIST – Fear, Indecisiveness, Somber, Tilt. These guys are doing exactly that. Almost like meditating at the poker table. As I get ready to channel my energies in 2014 from poker to some of my other hobbies, I’ll be playing at the Rumba Cafe Columbus tonight – music, not poker!

Keep your FOCUS!

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The first event at this year’s WSOP was the Casino Employees Event that took place May 27 and 28. In a field of 732 entries, the winner was Chiab “Chip” Saechao,  taking home $70,859 and this year’s first gold bracelet.

Event number two was taken down by Brent Hanks from Las Vegas. Hanks walked away with a sweet $517,725 from this year’s first $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’ em tournament. He also took home the second WSOP gold bracelet.

Event three was won by a guy who many claim to have the coolest name in poker — Leif Force. The force was certainly with him in a first-time poker tournament called “Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em / Pot Limit Omaha” with a $3,000 buy-in and a field of 317 entries.  Force ended up winning this new tourney format and pocketed a nice little sum of  $207,708 in prize money , and a brand new, shiny WSOP gold bracelet. The third for 2012.

Event number four was a  “Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better” and it belonged to Cory Zeidman. With this win Zeidman became  the fourth player to win a gold bracelet at this year’s WSOP and $201,559.

We were hoping to see Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu take Event five, but he was eliminated in 5th place a couple of hours ago and the table is now down to just three players  with Jivkov leading in poker chips by almost 2 million as of around 7 pm PST.

We’ll try to keep you in the game as much as possible.  In the meantime, let us know who you would like to see at the Final Table, and if you dare, go ahead and tell us who will walk away with the final WSOP bracelet.


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