Posts Tagged ‘WSOP Champion’

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

As we continue with the madness, drama, and excitement that has defined the World Series of Poker for the last 48 years, we recognize that every year has brought bigger and bigger audiences and thousands more participants. Imagine how shocked Johnny Moss, the winner of the first real Main Event against only a handful of players, would be to witness this year’s Main Event, with a players’ list surpassing 7,800 and a prize pool of $74,015,600. Of course, we’re all waiting to see who wins the 2018 championship, but there are still a lot of great poker players in the hunt.

In the meantime, we’ll bring you up to date on a few events that had not been completed as of our last report:

Jeremy PerrinEvent #6: GIANT – $365 No-Limit Hold’em was finally concluded when Jeremy Perrin defeated Luis Vazquez in heads-up to take home his very first gold bracelet along with the sweet sum of $250,966.


Tim AndrewEvent #11: PLO GIANT – $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Not easy to run over a field of 3,250 entries but Tim Andrews managed to do just that to take away his first bracelet and $116,015.


Galen Hall Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Galen Hall was all smiles as he turned over pocket nines to top jack-ten and take it all down. Hall picked up his first WSOP bracelet and a dazzling $888,888 to fatten his bank account.

And now for the latest:

Dan MatsuzukiEvent #64: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship was taken down by Dan Matsuzuki to win his first gold bracelet and pocket $364,387 for his effort. Not bad, Dan.

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship – STILL IN PLAY


Longsheng TanEvent #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Longsheng Tan managed to hold on to take home his first WSOP bracelet and $323,472 to celebrate with.



Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty  Anderson Ireland emerged victorious after ten hours of play at the final table to grab his first bracelet and the top prize of $141,161. Not a bad paycheck for a few days of work/fun.


So another couple of million dollars paid out in just first prize money with only six more events completed and we still have a long ways to go with more than 10 events remaining, including of course, The Main Event Final Table.

If you want to get in on all this action you better get yourself a nice poker table and practice, practice, practice  as much as you can. Then maybe by next year, you too could walk away with your own bracelet and tons of cash from the 50th World Series of Poker.

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Dr. Matthew GreeneWe mentioned back at the beginning of the month that we had our first photo contest winner, Dr. Matthew Greene.  When we congratulated Dr. Greene of Urban Optics in College Station, Texas for being the winner he was, not only delighted but also genuinely surprised that he had garnered the most votes for his photo entry, “Two Pairs”. We delivered his prize, a beautiful set of 300 11.5 Gram Striped Dice Poker Chips in an attractive Cigar Tray Mahogany Chip Case and he proudly posed for this picture holding his winnings.

It’s not too late for you to join Dr. Greene in the winners’ circle (although July is almost over and we will be announcing our July winner soon) you still have one more week left. Or you can  enter our August photo contest and jump into the winner’s circle with your kick butt poker photo. Just go to to our Facebook page and click on the Photo Contest tab or click here

While you’re there don’t forget to enter our other super-hot contest “Predict the 2013 WSOP Champion.” All you need to do is go to, look for the tab that says “Your 2013 WSOP Prediction” click it and enter to win. If you’re on your mobile device, then click here to access the contest. Just follow the directions, it’s easy and a lot of fun. See y’all in the Winners’ Circle.

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Ok,  it’s time to update and  catch y’all up on  the current winners at the 2012 WSOP. This year has already been full of surprises with lots of 1st time-ever bracelet winners and first time-ever event types such as the “$5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max.” So here are your current bracelet winners  and their total winnings:

Event 1 – Chiab Saechao  – Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em – $70,859
Event 2 – Brent Hanks – No-Limit Hold’em – $517,725
Event 3 – Leif Force – Heads Up No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha – $207,708
Event 4 – Cory Zeidman – Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better – $201,559
Event 5 – Nick Jivkov – Pot-Limit Hold’em – $189,818
Event 6 – Aubin Cazals – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max – $480,564
Event 7 – Andy Bloch – $1,500 Seven Card Stud – $126,363
Event 8 – Herbert Tapscott – $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better – $264,400
Event 9 – Ashkan Razavi – $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $781,398
Event 10 – John Monnette – $5,000 Seven Card Stud – $190,826

And the newest winner taking Event 11  is Vincent van der Fluit  winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event and taking home  $265,221 along with his very first WSOP gold bracelet. Congrats Vincent. So there have been 11 – 2012 WSOP Gold Bracelets taken thus far and more than 16 million dollars in prize money…WOW. We still have a long way to go before we get to the Final Nine at the end of October to crown this year’s ultimate WSOP Champion. Anyone want to place some poker chips on who will be in the Final Nine?

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