Monday July 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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Only 27 players remaining in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. At the start of Day 6, 85 players were still left in the hunt for the championship. By the end of the day, only 27 players remained and bracelet-winner Christian Pham bagged up the most chips. Kenny Hallaert and Mike Ruane were attempting to make back-to-back final tables in the Main Event. Kenny Hallaert's quest ended when he exited in 64th place. But Mike Ruane is still alive. Oh, and in the final bracelet event on the docket, Adrian Moreno from Southern California, won Event #74 Little One for One Drop for $528K score.

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John Hesp (Courtesy of Winamax)

And then there were 27. Who said Sundays in Vegas were boring? The 2017 WSOP Main Event played down from 85 to 27. Along the way, a couple of big names hit the bricks. But we also got a couple good stories coming out of the final three tables.

Christian Pham is most noted for being the guy who mistakenly registered for a non-NL event... then won the bracelet. He bagged up the most chips at the end of Day 6 with over 31M. France's Valentin Messina finished second overall with 28.6M. Jack Sinclair is third with 27.5M. Ben Lamb is still left in the hunt. He finished fourth on Day 6 with a 25.6M stack. Rounding out the top 5 is Pedro Oliveira.

And yes, John Hesp, the guy in the funky jacket. Whatever he's been doing... it worked. He is currently 6th out of 27.

Event #73 $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP – Day 6 Results

Former November Niner and French pro Antoine Sauot is still left in the hunt. Also, last year's November Niner Mike Ruane is trying to pull a Newhizzle and make consecutive Main Event final tables.

Also still alive... Marcel Luske. The Flying Dutchman is super short (26th out of 27). He'll need some help on Day 7 is he wants to final table the Main Event.

Several big names fell by the wayside on Sunday. Belgian tournament director Kenny Hallaert made another deep run, but he finally bowed out in 64th place. He missed his shot at consecutive final tables.

British pro Max Silver busto in 45th place, while American highballa Connor Drinan busted in 56th.

Jonathan Dwek, the gregarious Canadian who played the entire Main Event in a Superman costume, busted late on Day 6. Superman is nevermore.

Notables who busted on Day 6 included... Chris Wallace (32nd), Jonathan Dwek (38th), Brandon Myers (42nd), Dario Sammartino (43rd), Max Silver (45th), Connor Drinan (56th), Jingwei Zhang (62nd), Kenny Hallaert (64th), Shawn Daniels (72nd), Ian Johns (73rd), Nicolas Cardyn (74th), Matthias De Meulder (78th), Sebastian Comel (79th) and Martin Finger (80th).

2017 WSOP - Event #73 $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Entrants: 7,221

Prize Pool: $67,877,400

Payouts: 1,084

Players Remaining: 27

 

Chip Counts:

Christian Pham 31,440,000

Valentin Messina 28,590,000

Jack Sinclair 27,535,000

Ben Lamb 25,685,000

Pedro Oliveira 22,540,000

John Hesp 20,880,000

Randy Pisane 18,370,000

Scott Blumstein18,125,000

Richard Dubini 14,975,000

Bryan Piccioli 14,500,000

Richard Gryko 13,760,000

Jonas Mackoff 12,050,000

Michael Krasienko 11,430,000

Robin Hegele 11,150,000

Antoine Saout 9,945,000

Michael Ruane 9,340,000

Benjamin Pollak8,870,000

Alexandre Reard 8,580,000

Karen Sarkisyan8,105,000

Dan Ott7,815,000

Damian Salas 7,800,000

David Guay 7,400,000

Scott Stewart 6,230,000

Florian Lohnert5,360,000

Jake Bazeley 3,915,000

Marcel Luske 2,990,000

Michael Sklenicka 2,230,000

2017 WSOP - Event #74 Little One for One Drop - Final Results

Moreno Adrian LIL

We almost forgot to cover this one! Okay, not really. But with all eyes on the Main Event, it was easy to overlook the final and 74th event on the 2017 docket. The Little One for One Drop had a $1,111 buy-in.

The final event of the year was the last chance for many pros and dreamers to win a piece of history and the bling and the cash. In this case, it was over a half-mil in play.

And in the final event on the schedule, American Adrian Moreno defeated Martin Lesjoe of Norway heads-up to win the Little One for One Drop. The SoCal native slugged it out for nearly three hours before he knocked out the Norwegian. Moreno earned a payday worth $528K for fading a field of 4,391 runners. Quite a feat, eh?

American pro Matt Berkey finished in third, while France's Jimmy Guerrero took down fourth place.

Notables who went deep in the Lil One and cashed included... Matt Affleck, Dan Heimiller, Jean Gaspard, Ben Yu, Pieere Neuville, Ray Henson, David Bach, Jason Mercier, Blair Hinkle, Tony Dunst, Matt Stout, Shhanon Shorr, Will Molson, ODB, Adam Owen, Barry Shulman, Jesus Ferguson, Joe Tehan, and Joe Cheong.

2017 WSOP - Event #74 $1,111 NL Little One for One Drop

Entrants: 4,391

Prize Pool: $3,951,900

Payouts: 659

 

Final Table Results:

1. Adrian Moreno (USA) $528,316

2. Martin Lesjoe (Norway) $326,314

3. Matt Berkey (USA) $240,588

4. Jimmy Guerrero (France) $178,764

5. Richard Dixon (USA) $133,868

6. Giuseppe Pantaleo (Germany) $101,041

7. Ricardo Ramos (USA) $76,871

8. Samuel Vonkennel (USA) $58,953

9. Alexandros Papadopoulos (Greece) $45,578

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Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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2018 WSOP Schedule officially released

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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What are cryptocurrencies? Why is half of my Twitter timeline clogged up with poker pros going nuts about Bitcoin? Why is the other half of Twitter whining about pros bragging about Bitcoin? And what the heck are CryptoKitties? Luckily, we have Doug Polk to get everyone up to speed on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The poker pro, popular YouTuber, and "crypto enthusiast" launched a CoinCentral.com, a news site for all things cryptocurrency. In addition, Polk launched a second YouTube channel to specifically discuss cryptos.

Friday December 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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WPT Bellagio: 90 remain in Five Diamond Classic Main Event

The WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic Main Event at the Bellagio Casino is down to 90 players out of the record-snapping field of 812 entrants. First place pays out $1,958,065 and second place gets $1.1M. The top 81 places get paid, so the bubble will pop early on Day 4. Blake Bohn is the chip leader with 871K. Among the former champs in the hunt for another WPT title... Chino Rheem, Daniel Strelitz, Matt Gianetti, Jared Jaffee. Anthony Gregg, Darren Elias, Mike Del Vecchio, and Ben Zamani. Other notables still alive on the bubble... Sylvian Loosli, Cate Hall, Steve Gross, Chip Jett, Amit Makhija, Ben Yu, The Dragon, Ralph Perry, Clayton Maguire, Jim Collopy, Eddy Sabat, Billy Baxter, Ashton Griffin, Danny Wong, Alex Foxen, Dan Colman, Lauren Roberts, Mike Gagliano, Farid Jatten, Chance Kornuth, Sean Perry, Matt Moss, and Steffen Sontheimer. For updates, follow along with the WPT reporting crew.

Thursday December 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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2018 WSOP schedule leaked?

Yesterday, there may or may not have been a leaked schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker. Was it a sloppy intern? Or rogue hackers? A couple of forum members on our parent site Club Poker snapped a couple of screencaps before the 77-event schedule was taken down. No one knows for sure if it is the 2018 final schedule, or a preliminary schedule. We can only confirm the date of the return of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, which will occur on July 15, 2018.

Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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Doug Polk: Truth on how your country plays poker?

And now for something completely different! Doug Polk posted a hysterical video breaking down the truth on how different countries played poker differently. The American pro (with a British mother) explained how Americans were super nitty and how they played differently from Brits, Scandis, Russians, French, Germans, and Brazilians. A nice light-hearted take on the varied styles in the poker universe.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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Monday December 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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Dan Smith wins Bellagio $100K Super High Roller

The Bellagio poker room in Las Vegas has been very active this week. Not only was it the scene of a daylight robbery, but the annual Five Diamond Classic is underway. The staff added a high roller event to the series and the $100,000 buy-in event attracted 39 runners. Dan Smith defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up for the victory. Smith won $1.4 million and Kid Poker banked $936K. Negreanu re-took first place on the All Time Money list with the runner-up finish.

Saturday December 2, 2017 at 11:11 pm
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Molly Bloom interview with Fortune

Molly Bloom, author of Molly's Game, appeared for an interview at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in California. A decade ago, Bloom ran some of the biggest high stakes games in New York City and Hollywood that featured A-list stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Tobey Maguire. "Players were winning and losing a million dollars a week," explained Molly Bloom. Watch/listen to the interview here.

Friday December 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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Viral Videos: Negreanu and the freezing Kevin Hart/Usain Bolt ice bath

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Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 3:18 am
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Monday November 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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2017 WSOP Circuit Paris coverage

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New Power Up Poker strategy site

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Watch live stream $25K Millions Super High Roller

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Poker pros and well-known Twitch streamers Lex Veldhuis and Jason 'jcarverpoker' Somerville will be joining other popular Twitch streamers for a special $100,000 Charity Invitational. Saturday's action live from the Aria Casino in Las Vegas will begin at 1:30pm PT on a 30-minute delay. On Friday, popular streamers such as Reckful, PMSProxy, Jeff Gross, OnScreen, itsHafu, MitchJones, Timmac, and Andy Milonakis. Check out $100,000 Charity Invitational via Somerville's Twitch feed, starting at 1:30 pm PT or 10:30pm CET.

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