One more Saturday night! Another weird and wild weekend at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas at the 2017 World Series of Poker. Three more bracelets at stake. Ben Maya, a realtor from Israel, won Event #43 $1,500 NL SHOOTOUT. Maya faded a tough field and an even tougher final table for his first WSOP win. Maya won $238K and his first-ever bracelet. Also, a former collegiate golfer turned poker pro, Matthew Schreiber, outlasted 399 runners to win Event #44 $3K H.O.R.S.E. And lastly, the third bracelet on Saturday night went to Christopher Brammer. The British pro won Event #45 $5,000 NL (30 minute levels).
Another wild Friday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Reno-based bro Loren Klein won his second-career WSOP bracelet with a victory in Event #41 $1,500 PLO. Klein is closing in on $1.5M in career winnings at the WSOP. Also, over in Event #42, Dmitry Yurasov from Russia won the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship. Yurasov binked $776K for his first win.
Three bracelets up for grabs on Wednesday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Russian businessman Nadar Kakhmazov won Event #36 $5K NL Shorthanded for a $580K score. An accountant from North Carolina outlasted a pro-heavy final table to win Event #37 $1,000 NL. Thomas Reynolds from Raleigh, North Carolina won his first bracelet and $292K in cash. All hail the Limit Master! Joe McKeehen took down Event #38 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. The former WSOP Main Event champ won his second-career bracelet.
The 2017 WSOP is at the mid-way mark! A total of 37 events completed. David Bach is the sole double-bracelet winner this summer. We updated our running list of 2017 WSOP Bracelet Winners. Make sure you bookmark that page because we're updating the list daily! Click here to see who won bracelets at the 2017 WSOP.
Ship it again to Dr. James Moore! Another bracelet got awarded during the Bluebird Special Tuesday at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This special tournament, The Super Seniors, was exclusively for the 65+ and older crowd. The marathon-like final table of Event #35 $1,000 Super Seniors NL came down to a showdown between defending champion James Moore and Kerry Goldberg. It took 4:20 of real time before James Moore finally defeated Goldberg to win tournament, the bracelet, and $269K. Moore won the Super Seniors event in consecutive years. Quite a stupendous feat! Meanwhile, in a rare single-day event at the WSOP, a Swedish player took down Event #39 $1,000 NL Super Turbo BOUNTY. Sweden's Rifat Palev was the last one standing in the hyper-turbo quickie. Palev won $184K in a single day on a mere $1K investment.
Say hello to three new bracelet winners! It took four days, but Frank Maggio won the Seniors event. Maggio faded a record-setting crowd of 4,389 seniors to win his first bracelet and $617K in cash. In Event #33 $1,5000 Donkament, German pro Christopher Frank prevailed for a $385K score and the first victory for Germany this summer. Also, Ben Yu outlasted a stacked final table to win Event #34 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship. Yu shipped his second-career bracelet by beating Shaun Deeb heads-up for the win.
Super Sunday at the Rio with two WSOP bracelets on the line. Event #29 $2,500 NL needed an extra day to complete its final table. On Day 4 of the three-day affair, Gaurav Raina won his first bracelet when he came-from-behind to defeat James Calvo heads-up. Also, Russian businessman Vladimir Shchemelev won his second bracelet with a victory in Event #32 $1,500 Omaha8.
Ship it to Gunslinger two times! David 'Gunslinger' Bach won his second bracelet of the 2017 WSOP and his third overall. Bach outlasted a field of 150 horses in Event #30 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Bach survived a difficult final table that featured Daniel Negreanu and defending champion Jason Mercier. Bach won $383K and became the first double-bracelet winner of 2017.
Electric Friday night in Las Vegas. While the UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ cranked up around town celebrating Electric Daisy EDM music festival, three bracelets were at stake at the Rio Casino including the conclusion of the epic five-day endurance event. Joseph Di Rosa Rojas from Venezuela took down Event #23 The Marathon for a $690K score. Meanwhile, British pro Chris Moorman won Event #27 $3K NL 6-Handed for his first-ever bracelet. Also, Brian Brubaker shipped his first bracelet with a victory in Event #28 $1,500 Lowball Triple Draw.
Another Thursday, and another pair of bracelets were on the line at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. This time, both winners were first-time champs at the WSOP. Tyler Groth shipped the PLO bracelet when he won Event #25 $1K PLO. Over in the $10K Razz Championship, Aussie pro James Obst won Event #26 for a $265K score.
Pablo Mariz from Montreal, Canada is the newest millionaire in poker. Mariz faded a massive field of 7,761 runners to win the 2017 WSOP Milly Maker. Mariz won $1.2 million and his first bracelet. The entire prize pool surged to over $10.4 million. Also, American online poker exile Shane Buchwald took down Event #24 $1,500 Limit Hold'em for his first bracelet.
WSOP Event #22 Lowball Championship was a small field with only 92 runners, but a stacked field and one of the deepest thus far at the 2017 WSOP. John Monnette went into the final table of $10K Deuce to Seven Lowball with the lead and big stack. He attempted to go wire-to-wire for his third-career bracelet. And he got there. John Monnette defeated Sweden's Per Hildebrand heads-up for the Lowball bracelet and $256K in cash.
Ship it to Grumpy! Monday night at the Rio. One mixed-game bracelet up for grabs. Ron Ware a.k.a. Grumpy won the mental game and endured a slow grind to win Event #21 $1,5000 8-Game Mixed for a $145K score. Fabrice Soulier went deep but busted in fourth place. Meanwhile, over in the Milly Maker... Elky is still alive with a healthy stack and 138 runners remaining.
Tyler Smith, a cash-game semi-pro and businessman from Mississippi, ended a two-year hiatus from playing tournaments so he could buy into Event #18 $565 PLO. And as luck would have it... Smith went on to make the final table and eventually win the PLO bracelet. Smith won $224K for first place. Although this was his first WSOP bracelet win, Smith also has a WSOP Circuit ring in his collection. Smith binked a Circuit event at Harrah's in New Orleans in 2008.
It seemed like an ordinary Saturday night in Sin City, but underneath the glitz and bright lights of the Strip, a pair of poker pros won their first bracelets at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas... and one of them dedicated the emotional victory for his deceased mother. Anthony Marquez, a high-stakes cash-game specialist from Southern California, finally broke through on the tournament side of the felt. He won 6-max NL after taking down Event #16 for his first-ever bracelet. Former November Niner John Racener cashed in 50 WSOP events before shipping his first bracelet. Racener, playing in his 13th career final table, won Event #17 $10K Dealers Choice Championship for a $274K score. Racener defeated two-time bracelet winner Viacheslav Zhukov heads-up for the win and prevented Mike Matusow from winning his fifth bracelet. Upon his victory, Racener revealed a t-shirt with a handwritten message: FOR MOM.
Another wild Friday night in Vegas. As the 2017 WSOP headed into its second weekend in Sin City, a couple more events at the Rio Casino played down to a champion. Adrien Mateos shipped his third WSOP bracelet and made history in the process by winning Event #15 $10K Heads-Up Championship. Mateos is now the youngest player to win three bracelets at 22-years old. The Spanish pro established himself as a legit threat to the old guard. Mateos defeated 70-year old military veteran and Purple Heart winner, John Smith. Also, after whiffing for the last nine years, David Singer won his second-career bracelet with a victory in Event #14 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
A couple of old-school pros won their third-career bracelets last night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. David "The Dragon" Pham won Event #12 $1,500 NL for his first bracelet in over a decade. The Dragon previously won two bracelets and ended a decade-long drought. The Dragon shipped nearly $392K for winning Event #12 and his total career earnings are closing in on $10 million. Frank Kassela won his third-career bracelet when he took down Event #13 $1,500 NL Deuce to Seven Lowball.
Kid Poker denied! The busiest day at the 2017 WSOP featured the conclusion of four bracelet events including a heads-up bout between Daniel Negreanu and Abe Mosseri. Event #9 $10,000 Omaha8 needed an extra day to finish up the final table. Day 4 went quick and Abe Mosseri beat Negreanu for his second-career bracelet. Also, David 'Gunslinger' Bach won his second bracelet when he took down Event #11 $1,500 Dealers Choice. Thomas Pomponio, a butcher from New Jersey, took down The Colossus for a $1 million score. And India-born Aditya Sushant and Nipun Java shipped Event #10 $1,000 Tag Team.
The 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas will feature 74 bracelet events and the Main Event that will actually conclude in July this year. Yes, no more November Nine! In addition to the $10,000 buy-in Main Event Championship and the $50,000 Players Championship, there will be a $111,111 High Roller for One Drop. Also, the 2017 WSOP includes populist events such as the $565 Colossus III, The Milly Maker, The Marathon, and the newly added The Giant with a $365 buy-in. We compiled a list of 2017 WSOP bracelet winners that will be updated daily, so bookmark this link!
The 2017 WSOP hit an unexpected snag last night when the final table of Event #9 $10,000 Omaha 8 needed an extra day to complete the three-day event. Daniel Negreanu is heads up with Abe Mosseri for the bracelet, but Negreanu trails 2-1 in chips. Negreanu also has numerous bracelet prop bets on the line. Only one player stands in his way for winning his first one of the season and seventh in his career. Meanwhile, the Colossus III is down to the final table with $1 million at stake for first place.
Doug Polk defeated Elky heads-up to win the 2017 WSOP High Roller for One Drop. The $111,111 buy-in event had a prize pool worth $13.7 million. Doug Polk won approximately $3.6M for first place. Polk picked up his third total bracelet. In Event #7 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, Jesse Martin won his second overall bracelet when he bested a field of 225 lowball enthusiasts.
The 2017 WSOP High Roller affair for One Drop had a buy-in worth $111,111. The total prize pool swelled to $13.7 million. Nine players are still alive and fighting for a first-place payday worth approximately $3.6M. Elky a.k.a. Bertrand Grospellier is the big stack with nine to go. Also, still alive... Doug Polk, Martin Jacobson, Dario Sammartino, Chris Moore, Andrew Robl, Rainer Kempe, Michael Kamran, and Haralabos Voulgaris.
A pair of players earned their second-career bracelets. Upeshka De Silva won Event #3 $3,000 NL SHOOTOUT for bracelet #2. Upeshka De Silva won nearly $230K for outlasting 369 players. Benjamin Zamani won Event #4 $1,500 Omaha 8 for a $238K score. Zamani outlasted a field of 905 runners to win his second bracelet. Joseph 'ul_gg' Mitchell binked the first online event of the year. ul_gg won Event #8 $333 WSOP.com ONLINE NL for a score worth $122K.
The 2017 World Series of Poker kicked off on Wednesday at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. In the first three days of action, a couple of bracelets were awarded. Poker dealer Bryan Hollis from Maryland won Event #1 $565 Casino Employees NL. In the $10K tag-team, Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov both won bracelets after shipping Event #2. They won $273,964 combined and promised to donate half of their winnings to Raising for Effective Giving (REG) charity.
Christoph Vogelsang survived a five-hour heads-up battle to win the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. The German pro edged out Jake Schindler heads-up for the win and $6 million in cash. Jake Schindler earned $3.6 million for a runner-up finish. Christoph Vogelsang faded a field of 56 runners for the victory. This marks back-to-back SHRB wins for Germany. Rainer Kempe won the event last year.
Down to three at the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. The $300,000 buy-in event attracted 56 runners as the prize pool ballooned to $16.8 million. First place pays out $6 million. American Jake Schindler has a hefty chip lead, but two Germans are still alive -- Stefan Schillhabel and Christoph Vogelsang.