Justin Bonomo Wins One Drop For One Million at the 2018 WSOP

Boy wonder, Justin Bonomo, the star and cash leader at the WSOP, added another notch on his belt with the One Drop for Water event. He won and took home the $10,000,000 top prize along with a bracelet.
German boy wonder, Fedor Holz took second for $6 million.
Bonomo’s earnings are now around $43 million dollars with Holz’ at $33 million. Bonomo is now first in cash earnings. Negreanu needs a wake up call. Hello?
It’s Bonomo’s third gold bracelet. And if you can believe it, for 2018 Bonomo has won over $25 million dollars in tournaments. It’s really a historic event. Dan Colman is the other player who won over $22 in 2014.
He stated staying as focused as possible paid off.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3 Dan Smith $4,000,000
4 Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5 Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

Brian Hastings Wins H.O.R.S.E $3000 Event at the 2018 WSOP
Brian Hasting Won the H.O.R.S.E. $3000 buy-in event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his fourth gold bracelet and $232,202 in cash for first place. He triumphed over 354 fellow players.
Legendary online, he once took home over $4 million in a single cash game. He’s managed to extend his streak to live poker games as well. His four bracelets proves this point. He has career earnings of $3,323,752 as of 7/18.
The H.O.R.S.E. event had many bracelet winners as well. These tournaments bring a lot of players who are well rounded in the world of poker. Dutch Boyd, Jeff Madsen, Andrew Brown, John Hennigan, Ben Yu where some other notable players who either cashed or were in the event.
The final results were:

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Brian Hastings $233,202
2 Andrew Brown $144,128
3 Tim Martsers $97,340
4 Jeff Madsen $67,121
5 Lee Markholt $47,275
6 Hye Park $34,027
7 Dutch Boyd $25,040
8 Bruno Fitoussi $18,849

Ben Yu Wins $50,000 2018 WSOP High Roller Event
Be Yu has won the $50,000 WSOP $50,000 buy-in high roller event. He has cashed a whopping 14 times at the 2018 WSOP and got three final tables. The icing on the cake was this event. He picked up his third gold bracelet and whopping $1,650,000. He triumphed over 128 players who created a prize pool of $6,144,000.
Yu has now passed the $5 million dollar mark in earnings with over $2.5 million in this years WSOP. He won nearly $900,000 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. It’s amazing that so much could happen in such a short time moneywise. He’s 32 and from Ohio.
With a high buy-in like this many of today’s top poker players were in the event like Jack Schindler, John Racener, Nick Petrangelo among others.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Payout
1 Ben Yu $1,650,773
2 Sean Winter $1,020,253
3 Nick Petrangelo $720,103
4 Isaac Haxton $518,882
5 Igor Kurganov $381,874
6 Manig Loeser $287,174
7 John Racener $220,777
8 Jake Schindler $173,604

Joe Cada Wins $1500 Closer Event at 2018 WSOP
Having a great summer, Joe Cada has won the $1500 Closer event at the WSOP. The win brings his bracelet total to four. This was a massive event with 3,120 players who created huge prize pool. Cada took home $612,886 for the win and a gold bracelet.
He also made final table at the WSOP and bagged over $2 million there. He is one of two double bracelet winners for the 2018 WSOP along with Shaun Deeb.
His total earnings are now nearly $14 million dollars.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joe Cada $612,886
2 Paawan Bansal $378,765
3 Jeffrey Tanouye $278,774
4 Richard Ali $206,813
5 Eric Afriat $154,660
6 Richard Cox $116,595
7 James Poper $88,615
8 Brayden Gazlay $67,904
9 Joshua Turner $52,465

John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event
In 2016, John Cynn finished 11th in the WSOP Main event. Well, he finally took down the WSOP 2018 Main Event and took home a gold bracelet and $8.8 million dollars. The largest cash of his career. Amazing comeback from his previous attempt. It would be cool to see if he could pull down another win in the future.
The win brings his career earnings to nearly $10 million dollars. Most of it came from this event.
This is a much written about event. I will probably do another post just covering some of the highlights of the event itself.
To make a long story short, John Cynn and Tony Miles were heads up. It was a very long tournament with both players grinding at 5am. Miles tried to bluff with 8 and queen but lost to a hardcore three of a kind king hand from Cynn. Miles tried to blame fatigued on the loss but hey he took home $5 million.
In the interview both players look and sound pretty tired. They did play for over 12 hours. I guess it’s to be expected.
Check out the video clip below.

The final results were:

Place Player Earnings
1 John Cynn $8,800,000
2 Tony Miles $5,000,000
3 Michael Dyer $3,750,000
4 Nicolas Manion $2,825,000
5 Joe Cada $2,150,000
6 Aram Zobian $1,800,000
7 Alex Lynskey $1,500,000
8 Artem Metalidi $1,250,000
9 Antoine Labat $1,000,000

Guoliang Wei Wins 2018 WSOP Little One For One Drop Event

Getting the fourth bracelet in China’s history, Guoliang Wei has won the Little One for One Drop poker tournament at the 2018 WSOP. His payday is a whopping $559,332 and gold bracelet.
Other Chinese players who have bracelets include Jian Chen, Yue Du, and Yungpeng Zhou.
The final table had players from South Korea, Brazil, France and the Phillipines.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Guoliang Wei $559,332
2 Francois Tosques $345,415
3 Chris Staats $254,580
4 Sung Joo Hyun $189,098
5 Richard Douglas $141,565
6 Jon Hoellein $106,822
7 Renato Kaneoya $81,521
8 Erwann Pecheux $62,299
9 Lester Edoc $48,157

Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP
Las Vegas real estate agent Longsheng Tan has won the 2108 WSOP $1500 No Limit Holdem event. He triumphed over a field of 1351 players to take home the gold bracelet and $323,472.The event is the first since the start of the Main Event.
For Tan this has brought his earnings this year to $427,841.
Tan was chip leader going into the final day of the event. He managed to add to his chip lead with sending Adam Laskey to the rail.
Heads up play was between Jayaram Kovoorchathoth and Tan. It was brief , Tan won with a full house 7 and ace against Kovoorchathoth’s three of kind sevens. Runner up took home $199,862.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Longsheng Tan $323,472
2 Lanny Levine $199,862
3 Jayaram Kovoorchathoth $142,785
4 Trey Brabham $103,212
5 Adam Laskey $75,497
6 Stephen Bierman $55,892
7 John Pannucci $41,884
8 Georgios Tavoularis $31,775
9 Jason Paradis $24,409

Anderson Ireland Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty Event
New Orleans tour manager, 27 year old, Ireland Anderson has won the 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Bount event. He triumphed over a field of 833 to win the gold bracelet and $141,161.
He was knocked out of the Main Event and took a chance at this one. It paid off handsomely. He only started playing pot limit within the last year.
Heads up play was against former bracelet winner Matt O’donnell. It would a major battle since Ireland had a 5:1 chip lead. Ireland won with an all-in move and getting a straight.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Anderson Ireland $141,161
2 Matt O’Donnell $87,198
3 Joon Park $61,013
4 Michal Maryska $43,313
5 Hai Chu $31,203
6 Andrew Holland $22,816
7 Jonathan Thomas $16,937
8 Harry Pozefsky $12,767
9 Jameson Painter $9,776

Ronald Keijzer Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max Event
The $3000 Pot Limit Omaha 6 Max event was won by Ronald Keijzer. It was a huge prize pool and Keijzer took home a bracelet and $475,033 for the grand prize. This was Keijzer’s best cash to date.
A lot of attention has been going on the main event, but look at the cashes below. Maybe players should look for other tourneys as well.
Place Player Earnings
1 Ronald Keijzer $475,033
2 Romain Lewis $293,553
3 Scott Bohlman $199,572
4 Mo Abedi Arani $137,954
5 James Chen $96,987
6 Ryan Lenaghan $69,369

Phil Hellmuth Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $5,000 Turbo No Limit Holdem Event
Extending his bracelet lead spectacular, Phil Helmuth has won his 15th gold bracelet at the WSOP with a win in the $5000 Turbo No Limit Holdem event. He was already the leader with 14 and he’s added another notch on his belt. Excellent for the 53 year old.
Hellmuth was in 8th place on the final day but by the final table, he moved to 2nd.
Wolansky went all-in but lost to Hellmuth three of kind 3s to secure the grand prizes of $485,082.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Phil Hellmuth $485,082
2 Steven Wolansky $299,807
3 Alan Sternberg $204,789
4 Aliaksei Boika $142,458
5 Kenneth Fishman $100,956
6 Matthew Glantz $72,911
7 Paul Hoefer $53,682
8 Ralph Wong $40,309
9 Eric Hicks $30,881

Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Six Max Limit Holdem Event
Yaser Al-Keliddar has won the $3000 Six Max limit holdem event. With a buy-in that large the payoff is great too. In this event, Al-Keliddar took home $596,700 and his first gold bracelet. There were 221 entries.
He is a recent convert to poker. His other gigs include law, real estate and stand up comedy.
The event was his largest cash to date, though he made a deep run in the Wynn Summer Classic Main event.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Yaser Al-Keliddar $154,338
2 Juha Helppi $95,380
3 Justin Thurlow $62,187
4 Andrew Yip $41,665
5 Mike Schneider $28,708
6 Barry Greenstein $20,358

Denis Timofeev Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
Denis Timofeev has won the 2018 WSOP $1000 Double Stack Turbo event. The 31 year old Russian triumphed over a field of 1,221 players getting his biggest cash ever of $199,586 and first gold bracelet.
He stated he likes playing turbo and hyper events online. Perhaps the experience online created a live casino type confidence with these events.
He previously cashed in PokerStars Panama event for $161,340.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Denis Timofeev $199,586
2 Leo Margets $123,297
3 Evan Lipshultz $87,831
4 Ben Yu $63,327
5 Justin Young $46,221
6 Juan Carlos Martin $34,157
7 Hien Nguyen $25,560
8 Thiago Nishijima $19,371
9 Jason Johnson $14,871

Jordan Polk Wins First WSOP Bracelet In 2018 $1,500 Mixed Holdem/Omaha Event
Jordan Polk has won the $1500 Mixed Holdem/Omaha event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his first bracelet and $197,461 in cash. There were 707 players in the event. Polk had been looking forward to the event.
Polk won over a final table that include Ryan Leng, and Dan Matsuzuki among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Jordan Polk $197,461
2 Fernando Brito $122,032
3 Jesse Vilchez $85,320
4 Dan Matsuzuki $60,556
5 Samuel Welbourne $43,641
6 Ryan Leng $31,942
7 Kevin Iacofano $23,751
8 Alexander Ziskin $17,945

Chance Kornuth Wins 2018 WSOP Online High Roller Tournament

Earning his second WSOP gold bracelet, Chance Kormuth has won the Online High Roller Tournament at the 2018 WSOP. The $3200 entry event had 480 players with a prize pool of $1.5 million dollars. He took home the main prize of $341,599.
Previously, he won in 2010’s WSOP pot limit omaha event. His total poker earnings from live events are now over $6 million dollars. Other top poker players in the event were John Hennigan, Jason Koon, and Chris Moorman among others.

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth $341,599
2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman $212,022
3 Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter $144,169
4 Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein $99,809
5 Frank’flcrivello’ Crivello $70,625
6 Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black $50,926
7 Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto $37,356
8 Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Mackoff $28,017
9 Pete ‘petechen’ Chen $21,596

Jeremy Perrin Wins 2018 WSOP $365 Giant No Limit Holdem Event
Jeremy Perrin has won the 2018 $365 Giant No Limit Holdem Tournament. It’s called Giant for a reason. Nearly 9000 players were in the event with a prize pool of $2,676,000. This is the second running of the tournament. There were five flights and it whittled down to the final table and winner Perrin.
This was Perrin’s first gold bracelet, he also gets $250,000 in cash.
The heads up play was between Perrin and Luis Vazquez. Perrin had a 6:1 chip lead. Vazquez seemed to close the gap but lost with an all-in shove. He took home $154,412 for his efforts.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jeremy Perrin $250,000
2 Luis Vazquez $154,512
3 Svetlozar Nestorov $117,531
4 Renato Kaneoya $89,686
5 Alexander Lakhov $68,605
6 Kevin Rines $52,721
7 Lawrence Chan $40,627
8 Matthew Smith $31,403
9 Daniel Fuhs $25,319

2018 WSOP $5,000 Six Max No Limit Holdem Tournament Won by Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande has won the $5000 Six Max No Limit Holdem Tourney at the WSOP 2018. He’d previously had two runner-up finishes in the WSOP this year but this is his first win. He takes home a gold bracelet and $616,302 in cash.
Bellande came to the final table with the chip lead. He was able to maintain it all the way to heads up against against Dean Lyall. Heads up started with Bellande holding a 2:1 chip lead. The final hand saw Bellande win with a queen pair. Lyall took the runner-up prize.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jean-Robert Bellande $616,302
2 Dean Lyall $380,595
3 Andrew Graham $254,684
4 Tay Nguyen $173,598
5 Eric Blair $120,669
6 Kacper Pyzara $85,570

Phil Galfond Wins 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Tournament
Winning is third gold bracelet, Phil Galfond has won the 2018 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Tournament. He takes home a whopping $567,788 for his efforts. He is an online legend but Omaha is one of his more recent poker games. There were 237 players in the tournament with a $10,000 buy-in.

The win boosts his career earnings to nearly $3 million. He has been involved with poker site
runitonce in addition to playing.
Other poker pros in the event include Ryan Laplante, and Nick Schulman among others.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Phil Galfond $567,788
2 Michael Mckenna $350,922
3 Ali Abduljabbar $240,497
4 Chad Power $168,275
5 Kwang Lee $120,263
6 Marco Johnson $87,830
7 David Baker $65,579
8 Chase Steely $50,086

Tim Andrew Wins 2018 WSOP $365 PLO Giant Tournament
The PLO $365 Giant tournament was won by Tim Andrew. This is a new tournament with a nice buy-in fee of $365. Canadian native, Tim Andrew took it down getting a gold bracelet and $116,015 in cash.
Though he arrived late, he was able to make up for it. Starting in third position for the final day, he won his way to heads up against Pedros Arroyo.
The heads up had Arroyo with a huge chip lead through aggressive play. That changed and Andrew made a comeback with some major hands. Finally, Andrew had an ace pair and went all- in sealing the tournament.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Tim Andrew $116,015
2 Pedro Arroyos $71,703
3 Robert Cicchelli $54,718
4 Sandeep Pulusani $42,172
5 Michael Mizrachi $31,304
6 James Sievers $23,796
7 Kevin Nomberto $18,444
8 Raymond “Trey” Walton $14,968
9 Srinivas Balasubramanian $11,093

Dan Matsuzuki Wins 2018 WSOP Stud Eight or Better
Arizona native, Dan Matsuzuki won the 2018 $10,000 Stud Eight or Better tournament. He hadn’t planned on joining till a friend convinced him. The event had 141 players with a top prize of $364,387.
For the 2018, he’s had five previous cashes. He was doing pretty good overall for the series.
Poker pros in the event include Daniel Negreanu, and Jesse Martin among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Dan Matsuzuki $364,387
2 Scott Bohlman $225,210
3 Ken Aldridge $154,648
4 Christopher Vitch $108,739
5 Daham Wang $78,337
6 Jerry Wong $57,855
7 Bryce Yockey $43,833
8 Joseph Michael $34,089

Galen Hall Wins 2018 WSOP $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Holdem Tournament
Hedge fund managaer Galen Hall has won the $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Holdem Tournament at the WSOP. The low buy-in of $888 helped create a massive field of 8,598 players with a prize pool of $6,871,521. It’s Galen Hall’s first gold bracelet. He takes home $888,888 for the win.
Hall previously won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2011 for $2.3 million. He has more than $5 million in live poker earnings to date.
Hall came into the final day with a small chip stack but knocked fellow players out as he climbed to the top – Alex Kuzmin and Andrey Zaichenko were some of his knockouts. With the Zaichenko knockout, Hall took the lead with three remaining players.
Heads up saw Hall against Eduards Kudrjavcevs. Kudrjavcevs went all-in but was called by Hall who won with nine pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Galen Hall $888,888
2 Eduards Kudrjavcevs $476,888
3 Niels Herregodts $355,888
4 Andrey Zaichenko $266,888
5 Alex Kuzmin $201,888
6 Jeremiah Miesen $153,888
7 Martin Stausholm $117,888
8 Philip Tom $90,888
9 Alexandre Novaes $70,546

High Stakes Pro Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP

Scott Seiver has won the $10,000 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 114 players who put up $10,000 for the event. The event tends to draw the big names in the poker world. Other notable poker players here included Nick Schulman, Maria Ho, and John Hennigan among others.
For Seiver the win gets him his second bracelet and $296,222 in cash.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Scott Seiver $296,222
2 Matthew Szymaszek $183,081
3 Anthony Zinno $129,186
4 Christopher Chung $93,009
5 Matt Glantz $68,352
6 Philip Cordano $51,296
7 Daniel Zack $39,329
8 Michael Moore $30,821
9 Ken Deng $24,700

Ryan Leng Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Holdem Bounty Event
Sustaining a chip lead going into the final day, Ryal Leng has won the 2018 WSOP $1500 No Limit Holdem Bount event. Bounty event give bonuses for knocking out players in this tournament it was $500.
For the win, Leng gets a bracelet and $272,765. As noted Leng’s lead only increased on the fourth and final day. He took out player after player ending in heads up against Ranno Soofia. Soofia went all-in with a nine pair but lost against Leng’s straight.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Leng $272,504
2 Ranno Sootla $168,329
3 Jay Farber $121,329
4 Christian Nolte $89,079
5 Javier Gomez $65,851
6 Russell Rosenblum $49,146
7 John Gulino $37,063
8 Mark Mazza $28,247
9 Mikhail Semin $21,759

2018 WSOP $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Won by Joey Couden
Winning his first ever gold bracelet, Joey Couden took down the 2018 WSOP $1500 Pot Limit Omaha event. His grand prize includes $244,370 in cash. The event had 935 players. Though basically an unknown player, Couden has cashed multiple times in the summer’s WSOP.
The top winners for the event were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joey Couden $244,370
2 Bruno Fitoussi $150,990
3 Eli Elezra $106,193
4 Mike Matusow $75,708
5 Christopher Conrad $54,738
6 Kim Kallman $40,141
7 Dustin Pattinson $29,862
8 Greg Jamison $22,541
9 Daniel Negreanu $17,268

Diogo Veiga Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 Big Blind Ante No Limit Holdem Event
Portugese poker pro, Diogo Veiga has won the 2018 WSOP $3000 Big Blind Ante No Limit Holdem event. He is the third player from Portugal to ever win a bracelet. For his win he gets a whopping $522,715.
The big blind ante format is just entering the WSOP for the first time this year. In a big blind ante event, players put up the ante for the entire table. In theory it speeds up the game. Its detractors say for low chip stack periods, putting up the ante for the entire table could wipe a player out. Most players agree, though, it speeds up the game.
On the final day, poker pro Barry Hutter seemed to have everything under control knocking out player after player. Hutter and Viega went heads up with Viega taking the lead by 3:1. Hutter moved all-in with ace ten, but the board proved victorious for Viega who won with a king pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Diogo Veiga $522,715
2 Barry Hutter $323,019
3 Radoslav Stoyanov $228,241
4 Jonathan Abdellatif $163,404
5 Tom McCormick $118,552
6 David Yan $87,179
7 Anna Antimony $64,991
8 Cathal Shine $49,126
9 Todd Ivens $37,660

Mike Takayama Wins $1000 No Limit Holdem Super Turbo Bounty Event at the 2018 WSOP
Whittling from a field of 2065, Mike Takayama has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Super Turbo event at the 2018 WSOP. He becomes the first Phillipines native to win a gold bracelet. He also takes home $198,568.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Mike Takayama $198,568
2 Lorenc Puka $122,627
3 Matthew Smith $88,938
4 Steve Jelinek $65,145
5 Spencer Baker $48,196
6 Kavish Shabbir $36,019
7 Elizabeth Montizanti $27,193
8 Jack Duong $20,743
9 Oliver Rusing $15,988

Ryan Tosoc Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Online No Limit Holdem Event
The largest online WSOP bracelet event, the $1000 Online No Limit Holdem event, was won by Ryan Tosoc. The event had 1635 players. He won top prize of a gold bracelet and$238,778. Tosoc has previously won the WPT Five Diamond Classic for nearly $2 million dollars. For this summer’s WSOP, he has two additional cashes under his belt.
The online event itself took 16 hours to complete. It came down to Tosoc and Anthony Maio. They were about even stack wise, when Maio went all-in with ace, nine of clubs. Tosoc called with ace jack unsuited. Tosoc won with ace pair and jack kicker.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Tosoc $238,778
2 Anthony Maio $175,206
3 Joel Feldman $124,570
4 James Robinson $89,777
5 Justin Lapka $65,391
6 Markus Gonsalves $48,306
7 Russell Powers $36,190
8 Aurelian Guiglini $27,377
9 Aditya Sushant $20,968

Calvin Anderson Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Razz Championship
The $10,000 Razz Event at the 2018 WSOP was won by Calvin Anderson. The event had 119 players. Anderson gets a gold bracelet and $309,220 for his efforts. This brings the 30 year old poker pros earnings to over $2 million dollars in live tourney earnings. This is his second gold bracelet.
In poker pros quest for respect, a Razz tournament such as this one is a sought after event. This event was no different attracting pros like John Hennigan, Mike Leah, and three time bracelet winner Frank Kassela among others.
Kassela knocked out Julien Martini to third place, setting the stage for heads up with Anderson. Anderson was on a roll leading 3:1 going into the final day. He kept his momentum with Kassela down to just two blinds for a chip stack. He was knocked out taking home $191,111.
The final result were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Calvin Anderson $309,220
2 Frank Kassela $191,111
3 Julien Martini $134,587
4 Mike Leah $96,744
5 Jerry Wong $71,014
6 Alex Balandin $53,253
7 John Hennigan $40,817
8 Dzmitry Urbanovich $31,992

Jessica Dawley Wins 2018 WSOP $1000 Ladies No Limit Holdem Championship
Poker pro Jessica Dawley has won the 2018 WSOP $1000 Ladies No Limit Holdem event. For the win, she gets $130,230 and her first gold bracelet. Her total poker earnings from live events are $733,413.
She knocked out Danielle Anderson with a king high straight and became chip leader. Though Jill Pike entered the day chip leader, she wasn’t able to maintain her dominance. She succumbed to Anderson with unsuited king and four against Dawley’s eight and five of hearts. The board gave Anderson a five pair for the win.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jessica Dawley $130,230
2 Jill Pike $80,444
3 Lisa Fong $55,812
4 Mesha James $39,334
5 Jacqueline Burkhart $28,167
6 Tara Cain $20,499
7 Weiyi Mo $15,167
8 Molly Mossey $11,411
9 Tara Snow $8,732

Tommy Nguyen Wins $1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Holdem at the 2018 WSOP
From over 6,200 players, down to one winner, Tommy Nguyen has won the 2018 WSOP $1500 Monsterstack. In doing so, he takes home a gold bracelet and $1,037,451. This is the largest cash for the 28 year old Canadian. He only recently went pro after winning the Partypoker live for over $150,000.
The final day of the event, Nguyen was in 22nd place chip-wise with 29 players left. He, nonetheless, came back from a chip deficit and placed sixth at the final table when he lost an all-in bet sending him to the last place again. He came back with a double up and then knocked out Shyam Srinivasan for some nice chips.
The heads up came against James Carroll. By the final hand Nguyen held a 6:1 chip advantage. The final hand had Carroll going all-in but losing against Nguyen’s ace-king combo.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Tommy Nguyen $1,037,451
2 James Carroll $640,916
3 Frank Rusnak $475,212
4 Chris Chong $354,903
5 Daniel Corbett $266,987
6 Michael Benko $202,327
7 Shyam Srinivasan $154,463
8 Harald Sammer $118,802
9 Rittie Chuaprasert $92,061

2018 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Timur Margolin

Timur Margolin, a 34 year old Israeli, has won the $2500 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 1,248 players in the event. He takes home a gold bracelet and a whopping $507,274. The event had plenty of buzz with players like Chris Ferguson and Ryan Laplante all at the final table.
At the final table, Margolin took a major lead against Ferguson with a queen pair. Ferguson’s stack diminished after that. Margolin then knocked out Michael Marder to third place. This set up the heads up against Margolin and Ismael Bojang. Margolin’s stack was better by nearly a 3:1 margin when Margolin won with a top two pair. Bojang took second place with $313,444.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Timur Margolin $507,274
2 Ismael Bojang $313,444
3 Michael Marder $223,564
4 Chris Ferguson $161,371
5 Dylan Linde $117,894
6 Ryan Laplante $87,819
7 Jeff Hakim $65,284
8 Andre Haneberg $49,498
9 Joshua Bergman $38,009

David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Omaha/Stud Eight-Or-Better Event
The $2500 Omaha/Stud 8 or Better event at the WSOP was won by David Brookshire. There were 402 players in the event. This is a mixed game event that Brookshire, a Maryland native, has been doing well. He’s cashed recently in several tournaments playing this event including a WSOP Circuit ring, and even last week cashing for $13,861 in another Omaha/stud 8 or better event. This must greatly increase confidence going into a tournament like this.
For Brookshire, the great thing about winning is being able to use if for more tournaments.
The heads up was against Brendan Taylor. Even though at one point, Taylor had an 8:1 chip advantage, Brookshire was able to overcome the obstacle, take the lead and go on to win the event.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 David Brookshire $214,291
2 Brendan Taylor $132,443
3 Daniel Ospina $89,968
4 Ian Shaw $62,331
5 Tyler Groth $44,059
6 Hani Awad $31,789
7 William Shelton $23,421
8 Eric Rodawig $17,628

Loren Klein Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Loren Klein wins the World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. He gets his third gold bracelet and a little over $1 million dollars for the grand prize. This is is fifth WSOP final table in Pot Limit Omaha.
The final day, Klein was third in chip position. But he knocked out Scott Bohlman for a huge chip stack addition. Klein then knocked out Ryan Hughes. The final hand was with Rep Porter who went all-in with a king pair only to be outdone with an ace pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Loren Klein $1,018,336
2 Rep Porter $629,378
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $433,259
4 Jerry Wong $303,491
5 Ryan Hughes $216,391
6 Scott Bohlman $157,097
7 Mike Leah $116,166
8 Alexey Makarov $87,522

Jay Kwon Wins WSOP 2018 $1,500 Razz Event
Jay Kwon has won the 2018 Razz $1500 event at the WSOP. There were 389 players with pool of $525,150. Kwon took the bracelet and $125,431 grand prize. He defeated Poland’s top poker money man Dzmitry Urbanovich.
There are only two razz events on the WSOP schedule and it’s not as popular as the favorite no limit holdem.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Payout
1 Jay Kwon $125,431
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich $77,526
3 Adam Owen $52,536
4 Michael McKenna $36,234
5 Kevin Iacofano $25,637
6 Thomas Taylor $18,477
7 Jeffrey Mitseff $13,605
8 Jeanne David $10,240

2018 WSOP $1,000 Big Blind Ante Turbo No-Limit Holdem Won by Mario Pratas Garcia
Mario Pratas Garcia has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Turbo Big Blind tournament at the 2018 World Series of Poker. He triumphed over a field of 1,712 players and in turbo fashion – two days – took home a gold bracelet and $285,255 for his efforts.
The big blind ante format is a new format that has the big blind posting the blinds for the entire table. Its supporters say it makes tournament play go faster. However, those against it say during a low stack period, posting the big blind can wipe out a players’ chip stack. Most people who play agree it makes the game go faster.
The second day started with 41 players. Prats Garcia was in 8th place. In just several hours, the table whittled down to the final table. At the final table Prats Garcia had a 7 to 1 chip lead so it wasn’t really a big contest. Matthew Hunt went all-in and lost with a straight against Prats Garcia’s flush. Hunt took home $159,532 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Mario Prats Garcia $258,255
2 Matthew Hunt $159,532
3 Sebastian Dornbracht $114,909
4 Michael Wang $83,663
5 Mark Schluter $61,580
6 Gregory Worner $45,828
7 DJ MacKinnon $34,486
8 Martin Staszko $26,245
9 Lander Lijo $20,202

Matthew Mendez Wins 2018 WSOP $565 Online Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Online poker has made its way to the WSOP and Matthew Mendez has won the $565 Online Pot Limit Omaha event. He went heads up against Hungarian Marton Czuczor. In the end a straight was his game winning hand. Czuczor took home $82,865 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Mendez $135,077
2 Marton Czuczor $82,865
3 Anthony Zinno $57,299
4 Alex Smith $40,256
5 Ankush Mandavia $28,745
6 Ao Chen $20,859

Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Event
The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max at the 2018 WSOP was won by Shaun Deeb. There were 230 players who put up a whopping $25,000 buy-in for the event. He won his third gold bracelet and a whopping $1,402,683 for the first place finish. The live poker earnings for Deeb soared after this finish to nearly $6 million dollars.
The final table was evenly stacked but that changed with Deeb knocked out Jason Koon to take the lead. Later, Deeb got a straight against James Calderaro and sent him packing. Deeb’s final great hand was in heads up against Ben Yu. Deeb won with aces and deuces.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Shaun Deeb $1,402,683
2 Ben Yu $866,924
3 Scotty Nguyen $592,875
4 James Calderaro $414,134
5 Jason Koon $295,606
6 Ryan Tosoc $215,718
7 David Benyamine $161,020
8 Bogdan Capitan $123,004

Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship Title

“The Grinder” Michael Mizrachi,accomplished of the most amazing accomplishments in poker history. He triumphed over 87 of the world’s best players to win, for the third time, the World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Championship. The high stakes tournament has $50,000 buy-in! This brings his gold bracelet count to 4 and he gets a whopping $1,239,126 for his great run. The win also brings his poker career earnings to $16.7 million.

He won the event in 2010 as well as 2012. This is the 13th running of the event and is combination of eight poker games.

Mizrachi took the sail out Dan Smith’s chip stack playing deuce to seven triple draw cooler. Smith had his remaining chips sucked up by John Hennigan.

In heads up play, Mizrachi and Hennigan battled it out till Mizrachi raised from the button and Hennigan three-bet his raise. The flop came and Hennigan bet again and Mizrachi raised to two million chips. Hennigan bet 5.3 million chips.The flop brought flush draw for Mizrachi against straight draw for Hennigan. Mizrachi walked away with the cash, title and prestige.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Michael Mizrachi $1,239,126
2 John Hennigan $765,837
3 Dan Smith $521,782
4 Mike Leah $364,197
5 Benny Glaser $260,578
6 Aaron Katz $191,234

Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Super Senior’s No Limit Holdem Event
One of the oldest players to ever win a title took home th $1000 Super Senior event at the 2018 WSOP. From a field of 2,191 players, the action led to this 83 year old mother of poker pro Farzad Bonyadi. This is the first mother son duo to win WSOP titles. Farzad Bonyadi is a three time bracelet winner. She also won $311,451 for the event. To join the tournament, players need to be 60 years of age and up.
Believe it or not, she entered the final table in seventh position. She outlasted them all and won  in heads up play against Robert Beach with a nine pair.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Farhintaj Bonyadi $311,451
2 Robert Beach $192,397
3 Paul Lee $140,273
4 Linda Iwaniak $103,215
5 Russell Sutton $76,655
6 Alan Denkenson $57,465
7 Charles Thompson $43,489
8 Neil Henley $33,227
9 William Fogel $25,633

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 Seven Card Stud Event Won by Yaniv Birman

In a final table with four WSOP bracelet winners a player must be focused. But that was what Yaniv Birman was when he won the Seven Card Stud event and his first gold bracelet. Not only did he triumph over several bracelet winners, but also two previous two time winners, Ben Yu and Jesse Martin. For his effort, he wins $236,238 and his first gold bracelet.
Yaniv Birman outlasted a tough final table to win the 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 seven card stud event, earning $236,238 and his first gold bracelet in the process. The 35-year-old business owner from Los Angeles, California had to overcome four WSOP bracelet winners at the final table, including two two-time winners in Jesse Martin and Ben Yu.
There were 83 players who created a $780.200 prize pool. His winning hand was a pair of nines against a pair of threes from Jesse Martin.
The top results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yaniv Birman $236,238
2 Jesse Martin $146,006
3 Ben Yu $99,340
4 Lee Salem $69,928
5 Matt Grapenthien $50,669
6 James Obst $37,904
7 Joseph Cappello $29,306
8 Lars Gronning $23,443

Double Stack $1,000 No Limit Holdem Event Won by Robert Peacock at the 2018 WSOP
No pun intended but players flocked to the double stack $1,000 no limit holdem event which was won by Robert Peacock. A huge pool of $5,130,000 from 5,700 entries created a massive first place prize of $644,224. Peacock also gets his first bracelet.
He entered the final table in second position and managed to hold on till heads up against. Nicholas Salimbene. He held a 2:1 chip lead over him. He sent him to rail with a king kicker.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Robert Peacock $644,224
2 Nicholas Salimbene $397,908
3 Joshua Turner $294,760
4 Jacky Wong $219,952
5 Ralph Wong $165,342
6 Daniel Eichhorn $125,215
7 James Ostrowski $95,538
8 Pfizer Jordan $73,446
9 Takao Shimizu $56,981

Preston Lee Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Event At 2018 World Series of Poker

Winning his first gold bracelet, Preston Lee has won the $1,500 No limit holdem shoot out event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 908 players with a first place prize of $236,498 in his first major title. The style of the event is the sit n’go style tournament with players who won advancing the next day and same structure the next day. It was a three day event.

The final result were:

Place Player Payout
1 Preston Lee $236,498
2 Corey Dodd $146,146
3 Anthony Reategui $105,307
4 Dylan Linde $76,829
5 Jesse Kertland $56,763
6 Young Phan $42,476
7 Royce Matheson $32,198
8 Alexander Lakhov $24,728
9 Bas de Laat $19,245

$1,500 Limit Hold’em Bracelet At 2018 World Series of Poker Won by Robert Nehorayan

The limit holdem $1500 event was won by Robert Nehorayan. It’s his first gold bracelet and he gets $173,568. His previous cashes include the 2007 WSOP main event and a win in the 206 California State Poker Championship.
He stated getting great cards helped overcome any mixed feeling about frustration.
The top finishers were:

Place Player Payout
1 Robert Nehorayan $173,568
2 Kevin Song $107,242
3 David Gee $73,860
4 Terri Evanowski $51,733
5 Michael Jex $36,860
6 Brad Albrinck $26,725
7 Oleg Chebotarev $19,723
8 Matt Russell $14,820
9 Matt Woodward $11,343

Yueqi Zhu Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Mixed Omaha Eight-or-Better Event

For nearly 20 years, Yuegi Zhu has been going to the WSOP. Finally, after 72 WSOP cashes, he has got his first gold bracelet and $211,781 in the $1500 Mixed Omaha Eight or Better event. There were 773 entries in the tournament. He thought he was the only person to have the most top three cashes without a bracelet. That is now history.
He entered the final table in fifth place and managed to maneuver himself to the first place position when Gabriel Ramos went all-in with two pair against Zhu’s straight. Ramos took home $130,850 for his effort.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yueqi Zhu $211,781
2 Gabriel Ramos $130,850
3 Carol Fuchs $89,488
4 Matt Gregoire $62,226
5 Jon Turner $44,007
6 Peter Neff $31,662
7 Ryan Hughes $23,182
8 Nathan Gamble $17,279

Arne Kern Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event

The Millionaire Maker event at the WSOP is a coveted event due to the low entry and huge reward. This event had 7,361 entries with a prize pool of $9,937,350. It was the third largest field in the history of the event. Arne Kern, a German poker player, took it down with a first place finish, bracelet, and $1,173,223.
The four day event had plenty of well known players like Joe Mckeehen, Manig Loeser, Ralph Massey among others. McKeehen took the lead for part of the day but at the final table Kern and Sam Razavi won key hands that propelled both of them to the top. McKeehen, having lost a fair amount of chips, was just left with some big blinds and elimated in 3rd place. But this being his seventh final table for the year moves McKeehen into 5th place for the year. He also took home $538,276.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Arne Kern $1,173,223
2 Sam Razavi $724,756
3 Joseph McKeehen $538,276
4 Michael Souza $402,614
5 Justin Liberto $303,294
6 Manuel Ruivo $230,120
7 Barny Boatman $175,865
8 Ralph Massey $135,383
9 Sean Marshall $104,987

Benjamin Dobson Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better Event

British poker pro Benjamin Dobson has won the $1500 Seven Card Stud Eight or Better event at the WSOP 2018. There were a total of 596 players. For his efforts, he takes home $173,528 and his first gold bracelet.
He scored big at several key parts of the event with great pots.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Dobson $173,528
2 Timothy Finne $107,243
3 Jesse Martin $74,324
4 Richard Monroe $52,359
5 Tom McCormick $37,504
6 James Nelson $27,321
7 Georgios Sotiropo $20,248
8 Peter Brownstein $15,271

Filippos Stavrakis Wins $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2018 WSOP
From a field of 986 players, Filippos Stavrakis has won the $1000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at 2018 WSOP. For the win he gets his first gold bracelet and $169,842.
The event was played over several days with Stavrakis coming into the final day with the chip lead. He extended this lead till he and Jordan Siegel had taken control of the table. In the end, Stavrakis won.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Filippos Stavrakis $169,842
2 Jordan Siegel $104,924
3 Felipe Ramos $73,989
4 Clint Monfort $52,879
5 Peter Klein $38,309
6 Pascal Damois $28,137
7 Thayer Rasmussen $20,957
8 Georgios Karavokyris $15,832
9 Robert Cowen $12,133

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event Won by John Hennigan
Joining the elite poker pro ranks, John Hennigan has won the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the WSOP 2018 and collects his fifth gold bracelet. Only a few players have reached five bracelets:Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen, and Jason Mercier among others.
The event had 166 players. For his win, he also gets $414,692. It was his 2nd final table for year. H.O.R.S.E. is a combination of poker games including Holdem, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Eight or Better.
The multi-day event had Hennigan in third place till a crucial hand of trip queens and king beat out Daniel Zack’s trip queen with a nine kicker. His scores continues with a seven card studn hand. Ultimately, Hennigan triumphed.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 John Hennigan $414,692
2 David Baker $256,297
3 Lee Salem $179,216
4 Iraj Parvizi $127,724
5 Randy Ohel $92,808
6 Albert Daher $68,783
7 Daniel Zack $52,016
8 Michael Noori $40,155

$10,000 Deuce to Seven Lowball Event Won by Brian Rast at the 2018 WSOP

The poker pro has done two things. First, he won the $10,000 Deuce to Lowball event. Secondly, he has joined the likes of poker greats Amarillo Slim, Bobby Baldwin and others who have four WSOP bracelets. In this event, he won over a field of 95 players. Even in the event, poker legend Doyle Brunson, who made final table, himself played. The first place finish reaps a $259,670.
The final day of the event had Rast in 4th place with 11 remaining players. Rast eliminated John Hennigan and then Doyle Brunson. Rast has stated he only plays with the best. This is often a key to success and becoming the best. Play with the best.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Brian Rast $259,670
2 Michael Wattel $160,489
3 Dario Sammartino $114,023
4 James Alexander $81,986
5 Shawn Sheikhan $59,669
6 Doyle Brunson $43,963
7 John Hennigan $32,796

Justin Bonomo Wins the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl

A limited playing field should mean limited winnings? Not quite. The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl is one of the most lucrative poker events in the poker world with a buy-in of $300,000 . Last year Christoph Vogelsang took home $6 million at the event. This year Justin Bonomo was the man who slayed the donkeys and took home $5 million defeating Dan Negreanu in the process.
The poker tournaments was a who’s who of the poker world. Players and personalities like Bill Perkins, Antonio Esfandiari, Fedor Holz, Brian Rast. In fact, anyone with $300,000 to play a poker should be pretty good. It was a collection of the world’s top poker players.
The structure is somewhat different. The top seven players are the only ones who cash. For every 20 paid entries, there are two satellite seats available. The tournament is a four day event.
For Bonomo, the win was a drop in the bucket for an otherwise stellar year.
The top finishers for the event were:
Justin Bonomo
Daniel Negreanu
Jason Koon
Mikita Badziakouski
Christoph Vogelsang
Nick Petrangelo

Benjamin Moon Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante Event

San Diego poker pro Benjamin Moon won the $1500 NHL Big Blind Ante. The big blind ante format is the new approach to poker tournaments. In the betting, the big blind puts up the ante for all players. In theory it saves time as someone with a low chip stack would put in some rounds all of their chips when it’s their turn at big blind. No waiting for that ace pair with this format. That is the criticism of the format. Those with weak cards would have to use their chips in any case and not hold on to to a small stack in hopes of something better.
Nonetheless, Moon won over field of 1300 players. He takes home $315,000. He also gets his first bracelet. Though new at the WSOP, the big blind ante format is de riguer in Los Angeles and San Diego where Moon plays regularly. He says it does in fact play faster.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Moon $315,346
2 Romain Lewis $194,837
3 Colin Robinson $138,938
4 Steven Snyder $100,268
5 Nhathanh Nguyen $73,242
6 Bohdan Slyvinskyi $54,160
7 Eric Polirer $40,549
8 Raymond Ho $30,742
9 Dutch Boyd $23,605

Roberly Felicio Wins Colossus Poker Tourney at 2018 WSOP
Brazilian restaurant owner, Roberly Felicio has won the Colossus. The tournament had a 565 buy-in and for his work, he took home $1 million dollars. He defeated Sang Liu. He previous won in last year’s Monster Stack. This tournament was also notable since Phil Ivey made his return and cashed in the tournament too.
The Colossus entries at 13,000 is the lowest turn out for the event since it started three years ago.
The results are:
Place Player Payout
1 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
2 Sang Liu $500,000
3 Joel Wurtzel $300,000
4 Scott Margereson $220,040
5 Tim Miles $166,091
6 Song Choe $126,158
7 Gunther Dumsky $96,431
8 John Racener $74,178
9 Steven Jones $57,425

Andrey Zhigalov Wins H.O.R.S.E. $1500 Event at WSOP
Russian accountant Andrey Zhigalov has won the H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2018 WSOP. In doing so, he wins his first gold bracelet and over $200,000 for the first place finish. He defeated a field of over 700 players.
He prefers mixed games and has had several cashes in mixed events but this is his largest to date.
Amazingly, he came back from being short stacked to taking a huge lead.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
2 Tim Frazin $125,336
3 Bradley Smith $87,769
4 Matt Woodward $62,379
5 Nicholas Derke $45,006
6 Sandeep Vasudevan $32,971
7 Scott Clements $24,531
8 J.W. Smith $18,541

Justin Bonomo Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship
Justin Bonomo Wins $10,000 Heads Up NHL Event at 2018 WSOP. Taking home his second bracelet and over $185,000 is just another notch on his belt for the year. He came to the final match with a 7:1 chip lead and pummelled runner up Jason McConnon. McConnon took home $115,000 for his efforts.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
Champion Justin Bonomo $185,965
Finalist Jason McConnon $114,933
Semi-Finalist Juan Dominguez $73,179
Semi-Finalist Martijn Gerrits $73,179
Quarter-Finalist Jan Eric Schwippert $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Mark McGovern $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Nicolai Morris $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Kahle Burns $31,086

Justin Bonomo is on a roll this year. He’s moved into third place on the money list. This year he added nearly $15 million dollars to his bottom line. He recently cashed for $5 million in the Super High Roller Bowl and $4.8 million in the Super High Roller Bowl China. His live event total is over $32 million dollars and sure to increase at his age of 32.

Play High Stakes Poker Online Without Breaking the Bank

By Eva Flores

The recent media blitz covering high profile events such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the World Poker Tour (WPT) has catapulted the once recluse game of backroom banter onto an international stage donned with high profile personalities and obscene sums of money being wagered at the turn of a card.

The notion that competitors could play high stakes poker online could not be conceived in the earlier days of the tournament back in the 70’s when WSOP was changed to an elimination style format. Now evolved, intense games of 100k wagers or better are conducted at Las Vegas poker tournaments at the Bellagio, Mirage, and Palms but with a high-tech twist. Arguably the most famous tournament in which the upper-crust play high stakes poker is the World Series of Poker tournament which is hosted at the Rio Las Vegas casino.

Buy-ins generally range from $1000 to $5000 and eventually move upward of $10,000 in the Championship tournament. Players can also enter the tournament by winning satellite tournaments without breaking the bank with buy-ins in the range of $300 to $1000. It is not an unusual event to find every player at the final table of a World Series of Poker Satellite tournament to also be found at the World Series of Poker Championship tournament itself so many players find this as viable alternative to otherwise have to pony up the full $10,000 entry fee in the main tournament.

With the recent rise of internet poker popularity, players can also play high stakes poker online to achieve the same goal. Online World Series of Poker Satellite Tournaments are held during the entire year. The convenience of playing high stakes poker online is unsurpassed if you’re looking to get in on high stakes action without breaking the bank. Real money poker sites have become wildly popular with stories of players winning pots in amounts as high as 400k or better. These players understand that when you play online poker for real money, bankroll management and patience are the keys to success. Be sure to play at an online poker room with a large player base so that satellite tournaments are held more frequently and most of all don’t forget to put on your best poker face.

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High Stakes Poker – Are You Ready to Play Today and Win?

By Matthew Donaldson

When you hear “high stakes poker,” you would probably recall the hit television show on cable which started way back in 2006 and had run for already five seasons, the last of which ran on March until May of 2009. It is the same thing as saying there are poker gambling sites being run by individuals or groups, such as Pokerstars.com, that involve high stakes betting or gambling. They are considered high stakes gambling because of the amount of money being shelled out by many people and all that money are put as pot money for each poker game. Different types of gambling can involve high stakes and the most popular nowadays is betting on poker.

High stakes poker involves a great amount of money from poker players. Most poker players are very much experienced because they are the people who earn money from their businesses or jobs enough to be able to bet thousands of dollars on poker. They are also poker players who are serious about the game and are very much in the know of the ins and outs of poker. These are veteran poker players, rich poker players, celebrities, and big-time business owners who have that much money to bet their way into winning poker. These games are usually played inside rooms which are maintained by high-level security and are usually private.

There is not much difference between the regular poker game and poker. The only difference is the very large amount at stake when a player wins the game. The pot money is taken cared of by a group or company until the money is claimed by the winning party. This is how poker games are run, and the most popular way to play poker would be to do it through online gaming websites, such as Pokerstars.com, Partypoker, and many other poker game sites which allow high stakes betting and gambling.

If you would like to try playing the game and you have the money to bet on these high stakes gambling sites, you should expect that the games can be fast and the money can become gone as fast as a snap as well. This is the reality when it comes to these online poker gaming sites. If you are very optimistic that you can win, then you can go ahead and try to play poker with other online poker players. Get to know the game by playing real-time and mingle with other poker players through poker game forums available on the websites. You can also start winning by learning your opponents’ styles and by studying your hand history which can be retrieved through your online poker game.

High stakes poker is a serious game and should not be entered into lightly. You can lose a lot of money from betting, and unless you are ready to lose, you should think more than twice about joining. There are online poker training tools that can help you get a head start on your poker game strategy. Learn more about the game by reading e-books on poker and learn the good and bad sides of playing high stakes poker from poker players themselves on online forums or poker community blogs.

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Eli Elezra Vs Gus Hansen in High Stakes Poker

By Tamas Sziladi

In High Stakes Poker it is possible to observe such a Multi-level Thinking (MLT) that only the best of the best are capable of doing. In High Stakes Poker many great players play and it is a perfect opportunity to learn from Ivey, Dwan, Negreanu, Brunson, Hansen, Antonius or Farha. It is really amazing what goes through their mind during a given hand. In this article there is a little theory about MLT thinking and then comes a very interesting hand played between Eli Elezra and Gus Hansen in High Stakes Poker Season 6.

It is time to check out the memorable hand between Eli Elezra and Gus Hansen.

There are eight players at the table, the blinds are $400/$800 with a $200 ante. The stacks are extremely deep, most of the players bought in with $200 000 but Dwan and Ivey with $500 000 each. Gus Hansen raises to $4 200 in the fourth position with a speculative hand: 4s6s. Tom Dwan does not need too much of a hand for such a call but this time he even has a hand and makes the call (6cAc). Eli Elezra finds 8hKh in his big blind and decides to make the additional $3 400 to play the hand. The pot is $14 600 and three of them see the flop.

Elezra says: “I check in the dark.” This is an interesting play and has happened already a few times in High Stakes Poker to mislead the opponent and not give away kind of information about the hand. However he says right away: “No, no, no, wait! I did not check down there!” The following cards hit the table: Ks9h3d. And then the king hits and Elezra still checks his hand. Hansen as the original aggressor makes a $9 900 continuation bet (c-bet). Dwan folds quickly and Elezra makes a fast call. As you can observe the c-bet did not mean much to Elezra. He knew Hansen would make that bet with any kind of a flop, no matter if he hits or completely misses. There are no draws on the flop so Elezra decides to call and see how the hand further develops. The call seems reasonable because with a weak kicker (the eight) Elezra is probably worried that Hansen also has a king with a better kicker therefore he does not reraise. It is also interesting to mention Dwan’s play. He usually does not give up his hands so quickly and makes a call with nothing so he can bluff his opponent out at a later point of the hand. However with Elezra sitting behind him, he does not know what comes next so he makes a quick fold.

The pot is $34 400 and the turn card is 3c. This card has not changed much. Most likely the player who was on front on the flop is still on the front now. Hansen decides to shoot his second barrel and go on with his bluff with a $25 500 bet. Elezra thinks for a bit and decides to call. The pot is $85 400. When he made his decision he probably also thought: “If Hansen was bluffing then I am still ahead with the pair of kings and threes. If Hansen also has a king then I am most likely behind now, but with a call I can have the pot under control and see what the river card brings.”

The river is the As. Elezra checks, Hansen counts his chips and bets $62 200. Now this is the interesting part. This is where MLT comes into play. Elezra knows Hansen very well and they have played many times together. He knows that Hansen is capable of shooting three barrels with nothing.

Knowing that there is $147 600 in the middle, Elezra gets very good odds on his money. If he puts on Hansen on the four hand types as I have done and he thinks he would only win 1.5 times out of 4, it still makes sense to make the call. What I do not know is how Elezra gives the percentages of the four possible hands to Hansen. When I say the odds I consider the fact that there is a 25% chance for all four possibilities. Elezra knows Hansen a lot better so he might think the chance of a bluff is 40% and the other three possibilities are equaled at 20%. In this case the call makes even more sense. If he thinks Hansen has a 40% chance of having a monster and the other three possibilities have 20% then the call does not make so much sense. Elezra actually does not even think long, makes a fast call and wins $209 800. Hansen said after the hand that he had already decided before the river card that he would use the third barrel to chase Elezra away, but he did not want to see an ace. He pulled the trigger anyway (as Gabe Kaplan said). He did all the thinking and possible reactions of Elezra even before the last card hit. However Elezra is also a world class player and he read Hansen perfectly.

What can I say at the end of such a wonderful hand? It was very interesting to see it on TV and analyze it later on. For sure for me it would have been a lot harder to make a $62 200 call on the river with a king. There must be a reason why those players are sitting at the High Stakes Poker table. Their way of MLT makes them special players who can make great reads on their opponents.

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German Poker Player Christoph Vogelsang Wins $6 Million at the Super High Roller Bowl

German poker player, Christoph Vogelsang won the Aria Super High Roller Bowl and the $6 million dollar grand prize. The Super High Roller Bowl is one the most lucrative tournaments and is by invitation only. The buy-in for this event is $300,000. It’s a field of today’s poker superstars and a couple of other high roller players. The tournament itself started with a field of 56 players and was a multiple day event.
Vogelsang’s other major win came at the 2014 Big One for One Drop where he took home third place for $10 million dollars. His total live event poker earnings are nearly $14 million dollars. And he is second in the German poker list for poker earnings.
The final day, it’s a three day event, had Vogelsang in second place. Jake Schindler was chip leader with Pratyush Buddiga in third. Pocket aces from Schindler knocked Buddiga out against his pair of eights. The heads up was set with Schindler holding a major lead but Vogelsang “chipped” away at Schindler’s lead.
The final hand of the tournament was Schindler calling with 8 and Jack of hearts. Vogelsang checked with 10 of spades and 7 of clubs. The flop brought 10 of clubs, 3 of hearts and 2 of diamonds. The turn brought a 7 of hearts and Schindler bet 400,000. Vogelsang with two pair raised. The river brought a 2 of clubs. Schindler went all in as did Vogelsang who won with a two pair.
In short, Schindler was called on his bluff. But the strategy highlights bluffing and chasing a flush that will be covered in poker strategies.
The results of the Super High Roller Bowl are:

  1. Christoph Vogelsang $6,000,000
  2. Jake Schindler $3,600,000
  3. Stefan Schillhabel $2,400,000
  4. Leon Tsoukernik $1,800,000
  5. Byron Kaverman $1,400,000
  6. Pratyush Buddiga $1,000,000
  7. Justin Bonomo $600,000

May 28th – June 1st Marks the 2017 Aria Super High Roller Bowl Poker Tournament

One of the most lucrative poker tournaments, The Aria Super High Roller Bowl is slated to begin May 28th and will run till June 1st. 55 player each putting up $300,000 will have a chance to compete for the $6 million dollar first prize. This tournament is invitation only and includes some of the top names in poker.
The tournament is getting bigger each year and this is the largest prize pool by far. Last year’s tournament saw Germany’s Raine Kempe and Fedor Holz battle it out for first and second place. Outside of Americans, Germany has the second most amount of players. In this tournament cashes start at the last seven players and range from $600,000 and up to $6 million dollars. Total payouts will be nearly $17 million dollars.
Here is a list of some of poker players slated to be in the tournament with their histories:

Daniel Colman
He really has looked back since the One Drop for Water tournament in 2014 for nearly $14 million dollars, the second largest cash in poker history. He added several other 7 figure cashes to his total that summer as well. And even this year he’s added nearly $2 million dollars to his cashes for a total cash of nearly $28,000,000. At 26 years old, he’s one of the youngest players. He is also second in for the most cashes of an American player.

Dan Perper
With nearly $2 million in cashes, he’s nothing not to look at. The Illinois is an experienced poker player with many cashes under his belt including nearly $900,000 at the 2015 One Drop for Water Event.

Dan Shak
He is hedge fund manager and semi pro poker player who specializes in high stakes buy-in tournaments. He has nearly $9 million in earnings. His most recent cash was $86,400 at the Aria Super High Roller 13.

Dan Smith
One of the top 10 in the money of all time for Americans, Dan Smith is a force to reckon with. His total earnings are over $15 million dollars. This year is no exception with nearly $800,000 in cashes so far in 2017. It could be a very good year for him.

Daniel Negreanu
The Canadian has made a name for himself as the all time top of the in the money list with over $32 million dollars in poker winnings. Lately his streak has been off at the live tournaments. His most recent cash was over $250,000 at the PokerStars High Roller Event in the Bahamas.

David Einhorn
David Einhorn, a semi pro player, he is the founder of Greenlight Capital. He is a billionaire businessman. His most recent cash was $44,728 in 2014 in the No Limit Holdem Event 66. His total poker earnings are over $5 million dollars.

David Peters
Hailing from Ohio, Peters is a force to reckon with. He’s been a success almost from the start at age 21. He’s racked up over $15 million dollars in earnings. His most recent cashes was over $100,000 at the PokerStars Macau Event 28. For 2017, he’s made almost $450,000 in cashes.

Dominik Nitsche
Originally from Germany, Nitsche, who lives in Scotland, has an impressive list of cashes. In 2016, he cashed over $1 million dollars for the year. His most recent cash was $2000 in the Asian Championship of Poker.

Doug Polk
The California native has made his mark in the poker world. He specializes in heads up play. He ran a $20 deposit at PokerStars into $10,000 but still didn’t find lasting success till he decided to focus solely on poker. His most recent cash was $86,000 in the Aria High Roller 49.

These are some of the top players. Others include: Justin Bonomo, Jason Mercier, Fedor Holz, Erik Siedel, and others. The tournament starts May 28th and runs till June 1st.

Monthly High Roller Series at the Aria Poker Room

Every month, the Aria Poker Room hosts a High Roller tournament with a buy-in of $25,000. These are titled Aria High Roller 54 and 55 for the month of March. The numbers represent the place in the series that started in 2015 and has picked up alot of steam.
In this event, the top five are the players in the money. For the Aria High Roller 54, Scott Seiver took the win for $342,240. This is his second top place finish. Last month he won second place for $232,632. In second place was Bryn Kenney, but he had more to go.
At the Aria High Roller 55, Bryn Kenny finished in runner up with a prize of $211,000. He is in second place on the leaderboard and has cashed in five of the last six High Roller Events and has career earnings of nearly $15,000,000, fifteen million dollars. Brian Rast took top prize and cashed out with $237,555.
April will bring another High Roller but in May will start the three day Super High Roller Bowl, which is probably the most lucrative tournament today with selected players joining in a $300,000 buy-in event.

Americas Cardroom to Have Over 10 Highstakes Poker Tournaments in VIII Online Super Series

Americas Cardroom will be hosting over 10 highstakes poker games during the OSS, Online Super Series. This is the eighth super series and like wine gets better with age. There will be over 78 events, but for highrollers, there are over 10 highstakes tournaments including a million dollar Main Event. In addition, there’s a $500,000, $250,000 and several $100,000 events and there’s a combination of poker varieties including No Limit, PLO, and PLO8. It’s an exciting time for poker players. The series will run December 7th to the 18th
Americas Cardroom OSS has gotten larger and this is the largest of so far. Their customer service is very easy to access with a simple phone call 24 hours a day. This is one reason many players choose this poker site over others. Expect payouts quickly as well usually within two weeks.


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Below is a list of highstakes poker games at Americas Cardroom.

Million Dollar Sunday Tournament
The Million Dollar Main Event will be on December 18th. There are freerolls and satellites to this event. You can get in at a fraction of the $540 buy-in or free if you’re smart enough to enter the freerolls and win each time. There are two daily freerolls for this at 11:59 am and pm.
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$500,000 Tournament

Similar to the Main Event, this tourney has satellites and freerolls as well. You can join for a fraction of the cost. The players listed have already secured their seats via satellites. The date is December 11th.

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$250,000 Warmup GTD
This is another of the highstakes tournaments during the OSS at Americas Cardroom. There will be 25 levels. The buy-in is $100. I don’t see satellites yet but there will be some as they announce them later.
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$100,000 Warmup GTD
The OSS #1 will be the first tournament in the OSS. It’s 10,000 chips per entry and has a late entry period of five hours.

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OSS #20 $25,000 Super KO
This is a bounty tournament and get this – for each player you take out you get $100. The buy-in for this even is $215
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$30,000 Turbo Megastack
This is your classic tournament but the entry period is one and half hours and there are 5 minute levels. If you don’t like playing for 8 or more hours, then this tournament is for you.
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OSS #67 $30,000 6-Max KO
This is six to the table KO. Get $50 for each player you knock out.
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OSS #3 $40,000 GTD
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OSS #37 $40,000 GTD 8 Max
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OSS #75 $40,000 GTD
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OSS #9 $50,000 GTD
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OSS #69 $50,000 PLO SKO
Put your pot limit omaha skills to the test with this tournament. The buy-in is $530 and the bounty is $250 for each player you take out.
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OSS #50 $25,000 GTD NLO8
This is an Omaha Hi/lo event and one of the few in the series.
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This is an overview of the highstakes tournaments at Americas Cardroom. There are a total of 78 events. So, this is just a snapshot of some of the larger tournaments being offered. For new players, you get a sign up bonus up to $1000, a $250 freeroll you can use anytime and up to 20 days of jackpot poker. Jackpot poker is
a 3 seat game where you can win a random jackpot at anytime. The higher the table buy-in, the higher the jackpot.
If you’ve been thinking about Americas Cardroom, now is a great time to join. Simply download the software. Americas Cardroom uses Windows or Mac. Join today!!

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