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Location for the 2008 WSOP Europe is Finalized

Back when plans for the 2008 WSOP Europe were being announced there was plenty of discussion about holding the event in multiple venues as has been done in the past.  And there were plenty of people who thought that this was a crazy and ridiculous idea.  Many thought...

Ladbrokes-Leaderboards Update Aug. 3rd

The month of August saw the ladbrokes leaderboards dominated by wildrick as he was able to grab a big lead early and easily hold onto it throughout the month of July. By the end, his lead had been cut down some to 248 points, but it was well ahead of the second place...

New 2005 WSOP Documentary is in the Works

The majority of movies that Hollywood has made about the game of poker have been pretty big disasters.  Often these films not only fail at the box office but they also fail to capture the essence of the game itself.  Well the movie industry is preparing to take...

ESPN begins showing Coverage of 2008 Tonight

Some poker fans are under the mistaken impression that they will have wait till November to watch the world’s biggest poker extravaganza – the WSOP. The truth is that they will only have to wait till November to watch the final table of the Main Event play...

WSOP Main Event Update – Day 2a

With only half of the World Series of Poker Main Event done, there is still plenty of time for players to make a move. In fact, they are still playing split days at the Rio with day 2a coming to a close early this morning. But Brian Schaedlich isn’t waiting to...

Ladbrokes-Leaderboards Update July 06

With just a couple of days left in the month, it appeared as if SOXxxxxx would be within striking range of repeating the position of monthly champion of the Ladbrokes Leaderboards. However, his lead was dwindling and wildrick, who was in second place, had been closing...

2008 WSOP – Event #40 – 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

Most card players in the world aren’t too keen on the game of 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.  That’s probably a good reason why only 238 players paid the $2,500 buy-in. But there were still some big name players fighting for the $547,400 prize pool.  John...

2008 WSOP – Event #39 – No Limit Hold’em

With 2,720 players paying the $1,500 buy-ins for Event #39, one would have thought that this No Limit Hold’em tourney would’ve lasted a lot longer.  But the truth is that the first day set the theme for super-quick eliminations. In fact, over 90% of the...

2008 WSOP – Event #39 – No Limit Hold'em

With 2,720 players paying the $1,500 buy-ins for Event #39, one would have thought that this No Limit Hold’em tourney would’ve lasted a lot longer.  But the truth is that the first day set the theme for super-quick eliminations. In fact, over 90% of the...

2008 WSOP – Event #38 – Pot Limit Hold'em

The 38th event of the 2008 WSOP would start off with some domination by Michael Binger as he bolted out to the lead in the $2,000 buy-in event.  He was quickly eyeing the top prize out of the $1,101,100 available.  But his day 1 lead wasn’t totally secure as a...

2008 WSOP – Event #38 – Pot Limit Hold’em

The 38th event of the 2008 WSOP would start off with some domination by Michael Binger as he bolted out to the lead in the $2,000 buy-in event.  He was quickly eyeing the top prize out of the $1,101,100 available.  But his day 1 lead wasn’t totally secure as a...

2008 WSOP – Event #36 – No Limit Hold'em

Quite a few players started the day in Event #36 as 2,447 players took part in the No Limit Hold’em tournament.  Very few players actually made it though to play for another day. Over 90% of the players that started wouldn’t get to see a piece of the...

2008 WSOP – Event #36 – No Limit Hold’em

Quite a few players started the day in Event #36 as 2,447 players took part in the No Limit Hold’em tournament.  Very few players actually made it though to play for another day. Over 90% of the players that started wouldn’t get to see a piece of the...

2008 WSOP – Event #35 – Seven Card Stud

As can be expected, Event #35’s regular Seven Card Stud tourney didn’t exactly pack the house at the Rio.  381 players paid the $1,500 buy-in to make the prize pool a modest $520,065. That didn’t put a damper on the competition at all though as...

2008 WSOP – Event #34 – Pot Limit Omaha W/ReBuys

For a Pot Limit Omaha tournament, Event #34 definitely had a decent prize pool going for it after 320 players bought in for $1,500 bringing the total to $2,407,125 (w/ the rebuys). A lot of big-time players took to the tables for this event as Phil Ivey, Lee...

2008 WSOP – Event 32 – No Limit Hold'em

Event #32 of the WSOP saw another No Limit Hold’em tournament draw a big crowd.  This time it was 2,304 people paying the $1,500 buy-in to make the prize pool worth $3,144,960. However, this huge field wouldn’t be quite so big at the end of the day as only...

2008 WSOP – Event 32 – No Limit Hold’em

Event #32 of the WSOP saw another No Limit Hold’em tournament draw a big crowd.  This time it was 2,304 people paying the $1,500 buy-in to make the prize pool worth $3,144,960. However, this huge field wouldn’t be quite so big at the end of the day as only...

Ladbrokes-Leaderboards Update June 21st

Last month’s race for the Ladbrokes Leaderboards title was pretty much a runaway contest as SOXxxxxx took over early on and never let go of the lead. Well the month of June has turned out to be a much tighter race as three different players have held the lead at...

2008 WSOP – Event #23 – No Limit Hold'em

People weren’t messing around in the 23rd event of the WSOP as, out of the 1,344 who paid the $2,000 buy-in, only 134 of them would be coming back to play for the available $2,446,000. It was no surprise to see big name players in this event either like T.J....

2008 WSOP – Event #23 – No Limit Hold’em

People weren’t messing around in the 23rd event of the WSOP as, out of the 1,344 who paid the $2,000 buy-in, only 134 of them would be coming back to play for the available $2,446,000. It was no surprise to see big name players in this event either like T.J....

2008 WSOP – Event #22 – H.O.R.S.E.

The ever growing popularity of the H.O.R.S.E. game in poker took another step up up in Event #22 of the WSOP.  414 players paid the $3,000 buy-in so they participate in the tourney that reached a prize pool of $1,142,640.  And the growing popularity of this game...

2008 WSOP – Event #17 – No Limit Hold'em Shootout

The amount of entries for Event #17 went to the cap as exactly 1,000 people took part in this No Limit Hold’em Shootout Tournament.  Their $1,500 buy-ins went on to make up the $1,365,000 prize pool up for grabs. Perhaps what made this event sellout so quick is...

Ladbrokes-Leaderboards Update June 14th

Last month’s leaderboards race at Ladbrokes saw woodcracker8 bolt out to an early lead with 410.  But woodcracker8 wasn’t that far ahead of wildrick who is usually at the top of every leaderboard race.  wildrick, who made a big run at the end of May to try...

2008 WSOP – Event #13 – No Limit Hold’em

After a few events in a row where the prize pool wasn’t exactly the highest, the stakes got raised a little in Event #13 where the total reached $3,213,100.  With 1,397 players paying the $2,500 buy-in, this No Limit Hold-em contest easily beat out last...

2008 WSOP – Event #13 – No Limit Hold'em

After a few events in a row where the prize pool wasn’t exactly the highest, the stakes got raised a little in Event #13 where the total reached $3,213,100.  With 1,397 players paying the $2,500 buy-in, this No Limit Hold-em contest easily beat out last...

2008 WSOP – Event #12 – Limit Hold’em

With all the No Limit Hold’em games that have been trotted out in the 2008 WSOP, a change of pace occurred in Event #12.  That’s because this tourney was all about Limit Hold’em. This $1,500 buy-in event saw 883 people ante up the entry fee and that...

2008 WSOP – Event #12 – Limit Hold'em

With all the No Limit Hold’em games that have been trotted out in the 2008 WSOP, a change of pace occurred in Event #12.  That’s because this tourney was all about Limit Hold’em. This $1,500 buy-in event saw 883 people ante up the entry fee and that...

WSOP-2008-Update – June 3rd

It’s now late afternoon on Tuesday and the only WSOP tournament in the bag as of now is the Event #1 that STHollywood reported on yesterday. Event #2, which was a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tourney, was supposed to be done by now.  However, an Event #2 record...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-17

It was truly the winner takes all in Event number 17 at the Full Tilt Online Poker Series.  That’s because this No-Limit Hold’em tournament was a 4 X Shootout affair meaning that only the winner of each table got to advance to the next round. And with the...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-8

There was certainly quite a variety of tournaments at the 8th annual Full Tilt Online Poker Series.  Stud games, PL Omaha, HORSE, Razz, and of course regular old Hold’em were all featured at the FTOPS.  But out of all of them, some people might consider the No...

WSOP-New Orleans Update – May 20th

The last WSOP Circuit event is coming to a close at Harrah’s in New Orleans. But the Main Event has just kicked off and Day 1 of the tournament is completed. In all, 249 players came to Harrah’s in search of the WSOP Circuit ring. The $5,000 buy-in was...

Bodog-offers Odds for Different Celebrities in WSOP

There hasn’t been much World Series of Poker news lately besides the hundreds (maybe thousands) of news stories and opinionated pieces that have dropped since the WSOP announced its final table move. Luckily, a breath of fresh air has come in the form of Bodog Poker...

Reasons for WSOP Final Table being Moved

It’s now official that the World Series of Poker final table will be shown on a tape delay, and a major tape delay at that. 117 days will have elapsed between the time that the nine people who will play at the final table are decided till the point at which they...

WSOP-Caesars-Palace Update – Apr. 29th

The 2008 World Series of Poker year may be winding down but the Circuit Event at Caesars Palace is just beginning.  Well, at least the Main Event is just beginning as the smaller tournaments have just finished up. And the best one of these may have been Event #11...

WPT World Championships Update – Apr. 22nd

For those who’ve been following the traditionally star-studded World Poker Tour all season long, your payoff is finally here with the Season 6 WPT World Championships.  And what a payoff it has been so far! In all, 545 players paid the hefty $25,000 entry fee...

WSOP Caesars Indiana Conclusion – Apr. 15th

For those who think that professional poker players have it made and their life travels straight down easy street, this year’s Caesars Indiana Main Event proved otherwise.  It became more of a contest to see who could stay fixated on the game than who had the...

WSOP 2008 Caesars Indiana Update – Apr. 8th

With just five days away from the $5,150 buy-in main event at Caesars Indiana, many poker fans can’t wait to see how their favorite players will fare at this latest World Series of Poker Circuit challenge.  However, you don’t have to wait for the action as...