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LAPT Viña del Mar: A morning rumble and an afternoon tumble

It's been a massacre.We're 90 minutes into Day 3 and we're already down to our last 20 players.Players are now guaranteed $3,860, but they have bigger goals in mind, we're almost down to the final two tables.And that means we're getting closer to the final table.We've also seen a new chip leader eme...more

by Alex Villegas on March 24, 2012 6:34 PM

Jonathan Duhamel wins Canada's first WSOP Main Event bracelet

"It's a dream come true right now," Jonathan Duhamel said. That dream? Winning the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event.There will be those who look at how the 23-year-old PokerStars.net player started the final table and make the logical jump that the Canadian's road to victory this weekend was a...more

by Brad Willis on November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

Joe Cada makes history

by Simon Young on November 12, 2009 9:49 AM

PokerStars' Joe Cada wins WSOP Main Event - and $8.5million

There are people who cannot succeed without adversity. They need pressure. They require potential disaster to force them beyond even their own expectations. The poker world is just getting to know Joe Cada, but it's clear the new World Series of Poker champion thrives on the edge. In a heads-up batt...more

by Simon Young on November 12, 2009 9:45 AM

WSOP Main Event: New November Nine

It started with the sun high in the blue Nevada sky and was ended this evening by a man named Moon. The players, organisers and media expected to finish in the early hours of Thursday with daylight dawning in Las Vegas. Instead it was wrapped up by 11pm. But the November Nine are now known, named an...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 16, 2009 8:03 AM

WSOP Main Event: One day to go...

By Howard Swains...We were 64 and we dreamed of being 27. And true to its billing as the city where dreams are made, Las Vegas brought us to our target in record-quick time, with nary a nip nor tuck nor surgeon's scalpel in sight.The field of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker was trimmed t...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 15, 2009 11:01 PM

WSOP Main Event: Six days down, two more to go

One percent.By Brad WillisWhen the bombs finally fall, the sun melts the buildings, and the undead roam the plains, the population of the planet will be reduced to one percent of its current bursting-at-the-fault-lines population. It will be up to that one percent to repopulate Earth. Don't worry. I...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 14, 2009 1:04 AM

WSOP Main Event: Drama start to finish on day five

The day was drawing to a close, we'd lost another 200 players, and the sun was setting on another fine day in the desert. Walking the room was hardly an evening stroll but once Jack Effel came on the mike to announce that this would again be the last level of the day, with another early night besto...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 12, 2009 11:28 PM

WSOP Main Event: It must be nice...

It must be nice to be ElkY. On day four of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker, the Frenchman -- Bertrand Grospellier, to the uninitiated -- arrived three minutes late to the Amazon Room, sat down in the big blind and found pocket threes. Already the dominant overnight chip leader, with 1,40...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 10, 2009 11:22 PM

WSOP Main Event: Starting to get serious

As of tomorrow what you see is what you get. After six days of play - the combination of four day ones and two day twos - the field unites. The tension will switch up a notch, opponents will eye each other more suspiciously and the careless will catch themselves counting down places to the money, a ...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 9, 2009 1:44 AM

WSOP Main Event: Elky, citizen of the world

"Where is ElkY from?" That was just one of the questions bouncing all over media row tonight as reporters began building out their dossiers on Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. The scramble began just after 10:30pm when ElkY got paid off on a flopped set and became the first player in the 2009 WSOP to cr...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 8, 2009 11:13 PM

WSOP Main Event: Triumph for PokerStars players in day two

After four days of disunion and propagation, with players spread through numerous locations nursing mere saplings of chip stacks, today was the day that the scattered woodland took on the shape of a forest. All the disparate day 2a factions came together in the Amazon Room sometime during the third ...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 7, 2009 11:07 PM

WSOP Main Day: End of the longest days

There's a group of people who believe the ancient Mayans predicted the world would end on one particular day (December 21, 2012 to be precise). These believers are preparing for End Times as we speak. As that date is less than two years away, we have an idea. We suggest we play Day 1 of the WSOP eve...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 6, 2009 11:49 PM

WSOP Main Event: The second half of day one

Walking through the hallway of the Rio as the last level of the day got underway, We've gotta get out of this place by the Animals belted out over the PA system, a poignant escort perhaps to those who had fallen in what has been a busy day 1c. I was all set to make references to midnight crying, or...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 5, 2009 11:43 PM

WSOP Main Event: That's it for day 1b

Day 1b at the 2009 World Series Main Event started with some very familiar words. Sure, Doyle Brunson uttered "Shuffle up and deal," but barely had he done so than an even more regular refrain began to ring out: "All in and call on table X!" The eliminations started exceptionally early today, and ri...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 4, 2009 11:37 PM
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