Sunday June 17, 2018 at 4:10 am

Busy weekend at the Rio. Couple more bracelets were awarded to first-time winners. Hahn Tran took down Event #29 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw. WSOP Circuit ring winner Gal Yifrach needed a fourth day to win Event #28 $3,000 NL 6-Handed for a hefty score worth $461,798.

Who says weekends are dull in Vegas? Two more first-time bracelet winners binked events at the Rio Casino. On Friday night, Hahn Tran shipped Event #29 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw for his first bracelet win. won Event #28 $3,000 6-Handed was originally scheduled to play down to a champion on Friday, however, play was suspended with three to go. On the fourth day of action, Gal Yifrach added a piece of bracelet bling to his collection. The WSOP Circuit winner from Los Angeles picked off the one and only heads-up for the win.

Don't forget to check out our complete index of 2018 WSOP bracelet winners. We have been maintaining a comprehensive list.

Event #28 $3,000 NL 6-Handed- Final Results


6-max is always a fun event. The $3K version attracted 868 runners and a $2.3 million prize pool. First place would win nearly $462K. Not too shabby, eh? The top four places paid out six figures in this 5-max event.

Spanish pro Ana Marquez final tabled this event, but she was the first player to exit the 6-max final table. Darren Rabinowitz followed suit in fifth place. Aaron Mermelstein was the last player to bust on Day 3. With three to go, action got suspended due to darkness.

Event #28 needed an additional day of action to complete the final table. Three players returned for Day 4... James Mackey, Gal Yifrach, and Gary Hasson. Gal Yifrach bagged up the lead at the end of Day 3. Yifrach won a Circuit event at the Bicycle Casino in his hometown of Los Angeles last spring. He had a shiny Circuit ring, but was seeking his first bracelet. Meanwhile former bracelet winners Mackey and Hasson were looking to pad their own bracelet count.

Belgium's Hasson was the first player to hit the rail on Saturday. Hasson won nearly $194K for a third-place exit. The heads-up battle was set between two young guns... an entrepreneur from L.A. and a former online whiz and the infamous

It was Gal's day. He prevented Mackey from winning a second career bracelet. Alas, lost the dogfight and got shot down. Mackey walked away with a juicy consolation prize worth $285,377. Yifrach banked $461,798 for first place.

Yifrach now joins a special club of players with both a WSOP bracelet and WSOP Circuit ring.

Ben Plamer bubbled off the final table in seventh place.

AnatolyFilatov, Tony Dunst and Jason Mercier went on rather deep runs in this short-handed NL affair. The trio advanced to the final 3 tables. However, Mercier bounced in 16th place, Dunst was dunzo in 13th, and Filatov hit the road in 11th place.

Other notables who went rather deep in the 6-max and finished in the Top 50 included... Johnny Bax, Eric Baldwin, Greg Dyer, Olivier Busquest, Keith Lehr, Guillaume Diaz, Steve Gagliano, Jeremy Asmus, and Mike Watson

Other familiar names who cashed in the $3K included... Maing Loeser, Curt Kohlberg, Ryan Reiss, Martin Kozlov, Alex Keating, Morgan Machina, John Racener, James Akenhead, Richard Lee, Billy Jennings, Tony Cousineau, Esther Taylor, Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Vojtech Ruzicka and James Romero.

The Club Poker WSOP Name of the Day goes to an old friend... Athanasios Polychronopoulos. His name could be one of those impossible to spell words in the final round of the WSOP Spelling Bee.

2018 WSOP - Event #28 $3,000 NL 6-Handed

Entrants: 868

Prize Pool: $2,343,600

Payouts: 131


Final Table Results:

1. Gal Yifrach (USA) $461,798

2. James Mackey (USA) $285,377

3. Gary Hasson (Belguim) $193,716

4. Aaron Mermelstein (USA) $133,731

5. Darren Rabinowitz (USA) $93,917

6. Ana Marquez (Spain) $67,116

Event #29 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw - Final Results


Ship it to Austria!

Cash-game specialist Hahn Tran was in Las Vegas for a holiday. He normally plays cash games, but took a shot in Event #29 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw. Tran faded 356 players to ship his first bracelet. Tran was born in Vietnam, but currently resides in Vienna, Austria.

American pro Brian Hastings went deep in this Triple Draw event, but missed a chance to win a bracelet when he busted in fifth place.

British pro Cody Wagner bounced in fourth place.

David Prociak was seeking another bracelet to add to his collection. He got close... but whiffed. When Prociak hit the ropes in third place, it set up a heads-up bout between Tran and Oscar Johansson.

Hahn Tran picked off Oscar Johansson heads-up for the win. The Swede banked $72,471 for second place. Alas, Sweden will have to wait another day to win a piece of bling.

Tran walked away with his first bracelet and a score worth $117K. This Triple Draw event has a total prize pool just shy of $500K.

Jared Bleznick bubbled off the final table in seventh place.

Chainsaw Alert! Allen Kessler cashed in this event with a 49th place finish.

Players who went deep in this Triple Draw event included... Chris Vitch, Frank Kassela, Phil Hui, David the Dragon, Alessio Isaia, Daniel Ospina, and Shaun Deeb.

Other notables and familiar faces who cashed in Triple Draw included... Matt smith, Danny Wong, Craig Love, Yan Shing Tsang, Nicky Derke, Matt Savage, Wally Chambers, ODB Baker, Jon Turner, Adam Freidman, Sampo Ryynanen, Allen Kessler, David Bell, and Robert Goldfarb.

2018 WSOP - Event #29 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Entrants: 356

Prize Pool: $480,600

Payouts: 54

Final Table Results:

1. Hanh Tran (Austria) $117,282

2. Oscar Johansson (Sweden) $72,471

3. David Prociak (USA) $46,729

4. Cody Wagner (U.K.) $30,926

5. Brian Hastings (Brian Hastings) $21,021

6. Yong Wang (China) $14,687

Latest news
Monday July 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Joe Cada wins fourth bracelet with win in The Closer

A couple days after his exit at the Main Event final table, Joe Cada shipped The Closer for his second bracelet this summer and his fourth overall. Event #75 was the last $1,500 NL event on the schedule and this special blowout had 30-minute levels. Joe Cada faded a field of 3,210 runners to win $612,886. Cada banked nearly $3 million at the 2018 WSOP.

Monday July 16, 2018 at 8:20 am
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Ben Yu wins $50K High Roller and third bracelet

Ben Yu outlasted a star-studded final table to win Event #77 $50,000 NL High Roller (Big Blind Ante). Yu survived a field of 122 runners to win his third bracelet. First place paid out $1.65 million.Yu cashed in 15 events this year and moved into second place overall in the Player of the Year race. Yu pulled off an extremely a rare feat by finishing in first place, second place, third place, and fourth place in the same series.

Sunday July 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: John Cynn wins Main Event for $8.8 million

Say hello to the newest world champion, John Cynn! Cynn won his first-ever bracelet with a victory in Event #65 $10,000 Main Event Championship. Cynn faded a field of 7,874 runners, which is the second-biggest field in WSOP Main Event history. Cynn outlasted a final table that included 2009 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Cada, who busted in fifth place. Cynn rallied from behind to win a marathon heads-up affair against Tony Miles. Their ten-hour, 199-hand heads-up bout was the longest ever recorded in WSOP history. For a consolation prize, Miles banked $5 million for second place. Cynn won $8.8 million for first, plus the coveted special bracelet.

Saturday July 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Shaun Deeb wins 4th bracelet, back to first in POY

Shaun Deeb became the first player this year to win two bracelets at the 2018 WSOP. Deeb picked up his second bracelet of the summer and his fourth overall with a victory in Event #74 Big Blind Ante $10,000 NL 6-Handed. Deeb banked $814K for the win. He regained the top spot in WSOP Player of the Year standings, while former frontrunner Johnny World Hennigan slipped to second place.

Saturday July 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP Main Event: Tony Miles takes huge lead with 3 to go; Joe Cada 5th place

Day 9 of the WSOP Main Event saw the final table lose a trip of players as the field thinned from six to three. 2009 Main Event champ Joe Cada missed his shot at winning another World Championship when he busted in fifth place. Aram Zobian was knocked out in sixth place, and Nicolas Manion hit the rail in fourth place. With three remaining, Tony Miles sits atop a gigantic lead with 60% of the chips in play a stack worth a shade under 239M. John Cynn is in second with 128.7M. Mike Dyer is the shorty with 26.2M. They will crown a champion on Saturday night.

Friday July 13, 2018 at 5:14 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP Main Event: Mike Dyer leads final 6

The 2018 WSOP Main Event final table started on Thursday evening and played down to six players. Antoine Labat from France busted first in ninth place, followed by Artem Metalidi in 8th place, and Alex Lynskey in 7th place. At the end of Day 8, Mike Dyer bagged the lead and held more than twice as much as Nicolas Manion in second place. Joe Cada is somewhat short and fifth overall. John Cynn, Tony Miles, and Aram Zobian are all still left in the hunt for $8.8 million.

Thursday July 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Phil Hellmuth wins $5K NL for bracelet # 15

Phil Hellmuth won Event #71 $5,000 NL (30-minute levels). This two-day affair included expedited blinds. While all eyes were focused on the Main Event playing down to its final table, Hellmuth's event and final table flew under the radar. That is, until he got heads-up against two-time bracelet winner Steve Wolansky. Alas, Wolansky busted in second place and Hellmuth went on to win his 15th career bracelet.

Thursday July 12, 2018 at 8:20 am
Phil Hellmuth wins bracelet #15

While all eyes were focused on the Main Event, Phil Hellmuth's final table appearance in Event #71 $5,000 NL (30-minute Levels) flew under the radar. Phil Hellmuth defeated Steven Wolansky heads-up for the win. That victory marked a total of 15 WSOP bracelets for Hellmuth, who padded his all-time lead. Hellmuth banked $485,082 for first place. Stay tuned for our full recap of Hellmuth's final table.

Thursday July 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Nicolas Manion leads final table; 2009 Champ Joe Cada still alive

The 2018 WSOP Main Event reached its final table. Day 7 started with 26 players and they played down to nine. 2009 Main Event Champion Joe Cada is seeking his fourth bracelet and second world championship. Nicolas Manion is the big stack with 112.7M. The final table also includes Mike Dyer, Tony Miles, John Cynn, Alex Lynskey, Aram Zobian, Artem Metalidi, and Antoine Labat.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Aram Zobian leads final 27

After six days of action in the Main Event, only 27 players remain. Aram Zobian is the chip leader with 41.5M. 2009 Champ Joe Cada is still alive, but with a short stack. Benjamin Pollak, who finished in third place last year, had a quest to make back-to-back final tables. But his remarkable journey ended when he busted in 42nd place. Kelly Minkin, the last woman standing, busted in 50th place.

Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Mike Dyer leads final 109 players

And then there were 109 players remaining. Approximately two-thirds of the field busted on Day 5 of the 2018 WSOP Main Event. They started with 310 and play was suspended with 109 players remaining after a wild storm created a power outage at the Rio's Convention Center. With the lights out, Mike Dyer bagged up the big stack worth over 12.1M.

Sunday July 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Bubble time in the Main Event

Well, that was fast. The 2018 WSOP Main Event is now in the money. The money bubble burst on Saturday night and action was suspended with all 1,182 remaining players currently in the money. The lucky 1,182 will win at least $15,000 for a min-cash. In Sun Geoum from New York City is the big stack with nearly 1.7 million. Phil Ivey has a healthy stack and sits in the Top 75 in chips.

Friday July 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Shawn Daniels chip leader after Main Event Day 2A/B

The first part of Day 2 of the Main Event continued at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Only 2,460 players started Day 2A/2B and only approximately 1,235 players will be moving onto Day 3 from the A/B flights. Shawn Daniels bagged up the chip lead with 532,500. Former Main Event champs Johnny Chan, Jesus Ferguson, Scotty Nguyen, and Greg Merson survived the cut and advanced to Day 3.

Thursday July 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm
Breaking News
2018 WSOP: Main Event 2nd largest in history; $8.8M to first

Registration for the 2018 WSOP Main Event is officially closed. After the third opening flight of action, the official total is 7,874 players. That marked the second-largest in WSOP history. First place will win $8.8 million and everyone at the final table will win at least $1 million. The total prize pool is $74 million. Currently, only 5,940 players are alive in the Main Event out of 7,874 runners.

Free tournaments and added prizes

The Club Poker organizes freerolls and special tournaments with added prizes.
To qualify for free, register on our poker partners websites:

Tournaments Club Poker
Height of the 8's
Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm
$100 guaranteed
Big Poker League
Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Height of the 8's
Tuesday July 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm
$100 guaranteed
Big Poker League
Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 7:04 pm
$125 added
Height of the 8's
Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm
$100 guaranteed