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2008 World Series: First of four Day 1s comes to a close

By the PokerStars blog team at the World Series in Las Vegas...We thought we might go our entire life without seeing Wayne Newton. We were almost certain we wouldn't ever hear him accompanied by a marching band. We would've placed good money down on Newton never uttering these four famous words: "Sh...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 3, 2008 1:15 AM

2008 World Series: A new HORSE rides into town

Monday was originally intended to be the quiet day, a day when aside from the pot limit Omaha, a few minor tournaments would play out in the usual way with players getting in their last preparations before the main event starts on Thursday. But even with the early fallers from the ranks of Team Poke...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 1, 2008 4:59 AM

2008 World Series: Third day of HORSE complete

As most people were leaving the Amazon Room late last night, Team PokerStars Pros Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu were chipped up in the $50,000 HORSE, their team-mate Victoria Coren and sponsored player Kiril Gerasimov were nearing the money in the $2,000 event, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 29, 2008 8:26 AM

2008 World Series: Day two is in the stables

Another fascinating day at the World Series, but just one in a long run that you could describe in the same way. By noon 805 players have signed on to play the $5,000 Short-handed hol’dem event, among them at least six members of Team PokerStars Pro. By the close of play just 90 had survived the act...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 27, 2008 5:27 PM

2008 World Series: HORSE coralled on day one

The focus on today was not on endings but beginnings. It was about the start of one event that completely overshadowed the rest.It marked the start of the $50,000 HORSE event, which saw the PokerStars media team on duty in the Amazon Room’s press box for the first time to watch over five days of pok...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 26, 2008 5:12 PM

2008 World Series: Ruthenberg strikes gold for Germany

Back home in Germany the soccer team has reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008 championships hoping to record two more wins for glory. Well, back in Las Vegas one of their countrymen has waved the flag early – Sebastian Ruthenberg, a PokerStars sponsored player, became the latest member of the team t...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 21, 2008 9:11 AM

2008 World Series: Super Dario wins first bracelet

He has numerous nicknames, from “Baby-faced assassin” to “Super Dario” to “Scarf Boy”. But whatever you want to call Dario Minieri you can now add World Series bracelet winner to his credentials after he won the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event, a title worth $528,418.Dario had started the f...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 19, 2008 9:53 AM

2008 World Series: Dario on form, chased by Chen

Dario Minieri was already playing at full speed before the World Series last year. Easy to find with his now trademark AS Roma scarf of claret and amber and hyper-aggressive play, Dario leaves a lasting impression before and after you’ve played against him, and this year is no different.Dario is cur...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 18, 2008 9:35 AM

2008 World Series: Negreanu and Garasimov in PLO final

With the champagne hardly touched from Barry Greenstein’s victory in the $1,500 Razz two more PokerStars players had made a final table.Team PokerStars Pro Daniel NegreanuFresh off his own success in the $2,000 Limit Hold’em – his fourth World Series bracelet – Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu si...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 16, 2008 4:52 PM

2008 World Series: Barry Greenstein wins Razz bracelet

A few days ago Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein took third place in the No-Limit 2-7 Draw event at the World Series. Well now he’s gone even better. After nine hours of play at the final table Greenstein won the $1,500 Razz event. It’s his third World Series bracelet and it made him $157,619.In ...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 16, 2008 10:17 AM

2008 World Series: Daniel Negreanu wins fourth bracelet

Has Daniel Negreanu been called “Kid” a little too long? Ten years ago it seemed fitting for a young brash pro, with bags of confidence and ego. So the name stuck. But tonight the Team PokerStars Pro took his place among the greats of the game by winning his fourth World Series bracelet.Daniel had b...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 12, 2008 11:55 PM

2008 World Series: Final tables galore

It’s been a busy time for Team PokerStars Pro. Barry Greenstein joined the final table of the No-Limit 2-7 Draw event and demonstrated why he remains one of the best players in the game. He finished third place, good for $225,552. Congratulations go to Barry.Barry Greenstein in the No-Limit 2-7 Draw...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 12, 2008 11:31 AM

2008 World Series: Greenstein makes final table

If you want an example of what has to be one of the toughest games played by the hardcore of the poker establishment you don’t have to go much further than the World Series No-Limit 2-7 with re-buys. The final table of this event at this years World Series, a $5,000 re-buy, should live up to this st...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 11, 2008 7:09 PM

2008 World Series: Weekend update

The 2008 World Series is just two weeks old but already Team PokerStars Pro are notching up some cash finishes, warming up for the big one you might say, if you needed warming up in the Nevada desert.Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin recorded two cash finishes this weekend. The first came in the $1,...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 9, 2008 4:58 PM

2008 World Series: Remember the name?

You may remember a certain 18 year old who walked into the EPT Grand Final in 2006 to become an EPT Champion. Unheard of, Jeff Williams made history and €900,000 in the process. One of his only regrets? That he wouldn’t be able to play in Vegas for a while. Jeff WilliamsWell, now 21, Jeff is where h...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 6, 2008 6:40 PM
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