Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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After a number of close calls Marco “CrazyMarco” Johnson won his first World Series of Poker bracelet this weekend after triumphing in Event #48, the $2,500 buy-in 6-Handed Limit Holdem tournament. After three runner-up finishes, including one earlier this year, the California poker pro finally captured his elusiveRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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Last year the Big One for One Drop tournament put a stamp on Antonio Esfandiari’s legacy in the poker world, sending “The Magician” from the ranks of solid pros to the upper echelon of poker players. This year the One Drop High Roller may have launched another HallRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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While it doesn’t boast the same $18 million first-place-prize, or the hefty $1 million buy-in of last year’s Big One for One Drop tournament, the $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller tournament is still one of the biggest WSOP tournaments in the history of the series, and withRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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Over the past few years the World Series of Poker has attempted a number of different measures to try to curb men from participating in the Ladies Tournament, from veiled threats to ridicule, but nothing seemed to work, as a handful of male players would enter the tournamentRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 28, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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In 2010 an unknown Russian poker player with a difficult to spell and pronounce name (I’m still not sure on the proper spelling or pronunciation) took the World Series of Poker by storm, making four final tables including a runner-up finish in the $50k Poker Players Championship. FastRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 27, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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166 players sat down at the Rio poker tables on Wednesday to play in the $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller tournament. With a near $5 million first-place prize the winner of the tournament will walk off with the 19th largest prize ever awarded in a World SeriesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 25, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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The name Steve Gross may not resonate with casual poker fans, but the man known as “gboro780” online is one of the most feared tournament players in the game, and someone virtually every poker players would rather not see at their tournament table. Despite his online success (someRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 23, 2013 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »
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Every year I pen some type of column on the Poker Hall of Fame around this time (right around when the nomination process begins) and this time around I’m going to revisit an older column from 2011 where I made some suggestions for ways the Poker Hall ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 22, 2013 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
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If last year was the Year of the Women at the World Series of Poker than 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the Resurgent Poker Pro, considering the number of players who have won a WSOP bracelet this year after a five-year or longer drought.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 22, 2013 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
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It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for one-time poker superstar Erick Lindgren. First Lindgren sat by while Full Tilt Poker imploded in the wake of Black Friday (Lindgren, a partial owner of the site, had been receiving hefty distributions for his ownership shares of FTP) cutting offRead Full Article