Posted by Carolyn on Nov 08, 2017 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Live Poker News, Poker Gossip, Poker Players, US Poker News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Chris Ferguson is going to be crowned 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year (POY). This news was announced by the World Series of Poker (WSOP)earlier this week via Twitter after the elimination of John Racener who was in second place in the race for WSOPRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 11, 2012 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

The poker tournament schedule is winding down for the year, and attendance seems to be up as players fight for Player of the year awards and to end the year on a good note. From Vancouver, to Florida, to Macau, there is plenty of action, and huge prizesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 02, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

Since 2002 the World Series of Poker Main Event Champion has been decided by fairly anonymous players. These players have left as WSOP Main Event champions or runner-ups, with huge expectations heaped upon their shoulders, but since 2002 very few winners or runners-up have lived up to theseRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 03, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

As the Saturday action came to a close it was very clear that this Sunday was going to be one of the busiest days at the World Series of Poker, as two tournaments will be awarding bracelets (the $5k Mix-Max and the $1,500 Omaha 8) Day 1b ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 30, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

The first new event on the 2012 World Series of Poker schedule was a hit before the first card was even dealt. The $3,000 Heads-up NLHE/PLO tournament reached its cap of 512 players, selling out well before the start of the tournament. The tournament itself is one ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 29, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

After two Day 1 starting flights the World Poker Tour stop in Jacksonville attracted a total of 320 entries, which includes 63 re-entries by players who busted on Day 1a and put-up another $5,000 to play on Day 1b of the event. The Bestbet Jacksonville Open as theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 26, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

With late registration open until the start of Day 2 on Saturday the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic saw the total number of entrants jump from the 523 players who registered on Friday to 549 by the time the tournament recommenced on Saturday. At the end ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 09, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Yesterday we worried the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure might not reach 1,000 entrants for the first time since 2008, but a solid turnout on Day 1b of the event put those fears to rest. In all 654 players registered on Day 1b of the tournament, which when addedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 23, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

If you were given the choice of any WPT tournament held in the US to win, the World Poker Tour stop in Jacksonville would be pretty low in the list. This isn’t because the WPT Jacksonville has a paltry prize-pool (first-place clocked in at $325k) or that theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 20, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

As a new stop on the World Poker Tour –not to mention having the dubious honor of being the first WPT Main Event in the US that will not air on TV—the WPT treated the Jacksonville Championship with very low expectations, pinning a mere $500k guarantee to theRead Full Article