Friday June 21, 2024 at 2:35 pm

Chris 'BigHuni' Hunichen outlasted a fierce field of 112 entries to win his first bracelet with an impressive victory in 2024 WSOP Event #47 $100,000 High Roller NLHE. Hunichen banked nearly $2.84 million for the win and denied Jeremy Ausmus a chance at winning a seventh bracelet. The stacked final table also included Viktor Blom, Chance Kornuth, Justin Saliba, and Ike Haxton.

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Chris Hunichen - Event #47 $100,000 High Roller NLHE Winner (Pic by @WSOP)

Ship it to BigHuni!! Chris Hunichen dominated the virtual felt for years, but a WSOP bracelet was noticeably missing on his resume. Hunichen was on the short list of best players who never won a bracelet, but you can finally cross his name off that list after he stepped into the winner's circle for the first time at the WSOP.

2024 WSOP Event #47 $100,000 High Roller NLHE attracted 112 runners who generated a juicy prize pool worth $$10,836,000. Only the top 17 places paid out but the top three would lock up a seven-figure payout, with most of the cheddar set aside to the champion. Michael Jozoff bubbled the $100K High Roller final table in ninth place. The list of players who cashed in this $100K High Roller was a who's who including Andrew Lichtenberger, Nick Petrangelo, Justin Bonomo, Johannes Straver, Sergio Aido, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Henrik Hecklen and Giuseppe Iadisernia.

Event #47's treacherous final table included Isaac Haxton, Dan Aharoni, Justin Saliba, Latvia's Aleksejs Ponakovs, Chance Kornuth, Chris Hunichen, Jeremy Ausmus, and Swedish enigma Viktor 'Isildur' Blom. Haxton would be the first player to bow out when he was knocked out in eight place. Saliba attempted to win a bracelet for a third year in a row, but he was sent to the rail in sixth place. Kornuth missed his shot at a fourth bracelet when his run ended in fourth place. Blom had been chasing his first bracelet, but he met his fate in third place.

With two to go, Hunichen and Ausmus were heads up for the bracelet and a difference in over $1 million in prize money. Ausmus attempted to become only the tenth player in history to win seven bracelets and join Johnny World Hennigan in the Seven-Timers Club. He already won his sixth earlier in the series to join that exclusive club, but he's been on a heater the last few summers with two bracelets in 2021, two more in 2022, and one this year.

Alas, Hunichen denied Ausmus #7 and won his first bracelet in the process. Ausmus won $1,892,260 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh? Hunichen banked $2,838,389 for his WSOP victory much to the delight of a rowdy rail.

Chris 'DeathDonkey' Vitch won his third bracelet with a victory in Event #48 $1,000 PLO (8-Handed). The field was comprised of 2,212 entrants and a prize pool worth $1.94 million. The top 332 places paid out with $262,734 set aside to the winner. Vitch bested a final table that included Thomas Taylor, David Prociak, Joe Firova, Jay Harwood, Ioannis Angelou, Kharlin Sued, and Christopher Frank.

Australian pro James Obst won his second bracelet when he was the last player standing in Event #42 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. He first won a bracelet in 2017 in the $10K Razz Championship. This year's $10KStud Championship attracted 107 entries. The top 17 places paid out of the prize pool which fell short of $1 million. Obst defeated Paul Volpe heads up for the title and $260,658 in cash. Also at the final table were Jason Daly, Mike Lang, Robert Mizrachi, Juha Helppi, Andre Akkari, and Yuri Dzivielevski.

Event #44 $2,000 NLHE attracted 1,561 runners and a prize pool worth $2.77 million. Jared Kingery won his first bracelet and $410,359 when he picked off Spain's Javier Gomez in a heads-up battle. The final table also included two other players from Spain -- Juan Carlos Vecino and Javier Zarco -- for a total of three Spanish players in the top five.

Event #43 $1,500 Mixed PLO 8/Omaha 8/Big O attracted 853 entrants to this fun Omaha-centric tournament. The prize pool was $1.14 million thanks to 853 Omahaholis. Sweden's Magnus Edengren was the last player standing in Event #43, and he took down a first-place prize worth $196,970. Phil Hellmuth busted in fourth place for his deepest run this summer. The Poker Brat is chasing bracelet #18, and cashed in only three events so far in 2024. The final table also included Tim Seidensticker, James Juvancic, Joshua Adcock, Dylan Lambe, and Ying Chu.

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Thursday July 18, 2024 at 3:35 am
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Jonathan Tamayo wins 2024 WSOP Main Event

Say hello to the newest champion. American Jonathan Tamayo outlasted 10,112 runners and navigated a tough final table to win the 2024 WSOP Main Event. Tamayo snagged his first bracelet and $10 million in cash. American Jordan Griff was the runner up and he banked $6 million for second place. Swedish pro Niklas Astedt was knocked out in third place, which paid out $4 million.

Wednesday July 17, 2024 at 12:32 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: Niklas 'Lena900' Astedt leads final 3

The 2024 WSOP Main Event final table began on Tuesday and only three players remain. Swedish pro Niklas 'Lena900' Astedt is the current chipleader with 223M followed by Americans Jonathan Tamayo (197M) and Jordan Griff (187M). On Wednesday, a new champion will be crowned in Las Vegas and the history will be made by one of the final three when the last player standing ships $10 million.

Monday July 15, 2024 at 12:51 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: Final Table set, Jordan Griff is chip leader

After eight tumultuous and exhilarating days of action, the 2024 WSOP Main Event has reached its final table. With nine to go, American Jordan Griff bagged the lead with 143.7M at the end of Day 8. The final table also includes American pro Brian Kim (94.6M), Swedish online shark Niklas 'Lena900' Astedt (94.2), Joe Serock (83.6M), Jason Sagle (67.3M), Boris Angelov (52.9M), Jonathan Tamayo (26.7M), Malo Latinois (25.5M), and Andres Gonzalez (18.3M). Action resumes on Tuesday in Las Vegas and a new champ will be crowned on Wednesday.

Sunday July 14, 2024 at 12:54 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: Malo Latinois Leads Final 18 after Day 7

The 2024 WSOP Main Event continued with an exhilarating Day 7 that saw the field cut down from 59 to 18. France's Malo Latinois bagged the chip lead with 61.3M, but there are some big names still alive including Sweden's Niklas Astedt (50M), and Canadian pro Kristen Foxen (47.4M) who is also the last woman remaining at the final two tables. Six-time bracelet winner Brian Rast saw his epic Main Event run end in 24th place.

Saturday July 13, 2024 at 12:59 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: Kevin Davis leads final 59 on Day 6

After five days of action, the 2024 WSOP Main Event had only 160 players remaining. On Day 6, over a hundred players were knocked out and only 59 players survived. American Kevin Davis bagged the chip lead with 26.25M. The Top 5 also includes Shundan Xiao (23.9M), Malo Latinois (22.37M), Guillermo Sanchez Otero (31.97M), and Yake Wu (20.87M). Niklas Astedt, Kristen Foxen, Brian Rast, and Brandon Cantu are among the notables still remaining.

Friday July 12, 2024 at 1:42 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: 160 players remain after Day 5

The 2024 WSOP Main Event continued with 464 players returning for Day 5, but only 160 players were still alive by the end of the evening. Once again, American Stephen Song bagged up the chipl ead. Song (12.3M) is a smidge above Carlos Caldas (12.1M) from Brooklyn via Portugal in second overall. Yeah, three Portuguese players are in the Top 5 including Diogo Coelho (9.95M) in third and Manuel Machado (8.83M) in fifth overall. American Yegor Moroz is fourth with 9.47M. Among the notables still alive are Swedish pro Niklas 'Lena900' Astedt, Brian Rast, Tony Dunst, Danielle Andersen, Alex Keating, and Brandon Cantu.

Thursday July 11, 2024 at 4:15 pm
2024 WSOP Main Event: Stephen Song, Adrian Mateos chipleaders after Day 4

The money bubble popped early on Day 4 of the 2024 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas. By the end of the evening, 464 players survived and will return for Day 5 on Thursday. American Stephen Song bagged the chip lead with 4.75M and Spanish pro Adrian Mateos is right behind him with 4.5M. Also in the Top 5 in chips are Will Berry (4.46M), Aloisio Dourado (4.3M), and Biao Ding (4.26M). Other notables still alive include Phil Ivey, Matt Stout, Brian Rast, Brandon Cantu, Nacho Barbero, Antoine Saout, Tony Dunst, Ami Barer, Kristen Foxen, and Noah Boeken.

Wednesday July 10, 2024 at 4:26 pm
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2024 WSOP Main Event: Another record-setting field with 10,112 runners

The 2024 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas is the largest in history with 10,112 runners. This year's massive field eclipsed last year's number by 69 entries. The total prize pool will be over $94 million with $10 million set aside for the champion. The money bubble will burst early on Day 4 and the top 1,517 runners will earn a cut of the prize pool. Spain's Francisco Perez Moreno is the chip leader with a stack of 2.18M with 1,524 players remaining.

Monday July 1, 2024 at 1:42 pm
2024 WSOP: Scott Seiver snags third bracelet this summer

Scott Seiver navigated a tough final table and a stacked final day to win 2024 WSOP Event #72 $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (7-Handed) for $411,041. The victory marked his third bracelet win this summer, and he moved into the exclusive Seven Timer's Club with bracelet #7. Meanwhile, France's Elie Nakache took down Event #66 $10,000 PLO Championship for a $1.3 million score when he outlasted 726 runners.

Saturday June 29, 2024 at 2:11 am
2024 WSOP: Daniel Negreanu wins $50K Poker Players Championship

Daniel Negreanu won the 2024 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $1.17 million and he also picked up bracelet #7. Kid Poker had been chasing a bracelet for over a decade and had multiple close calls before he finally won a seventh bracelet. Negreanu outlasted a tough final five that included Chris Brewer, Dylan Smith, Bryce Yockey, and David Benyamine.

Tuesday June 25, 2024 at 4:02 am
2024 WSOP: Santhosh Suvarna ships $250K Super High Roller

Another busy weekend in Las Vegas at the 2024 WSOP. Brazilian pro Yuri Dzivielevski won his fifth bracelet and third bling in the last two years with a victory in Event #53 $3,000 Nine Game Mix (7-Handed) for a $215,982 score. Santhosh Suvarna from India was the last player standing in Event #55 $250,000 Super High Roller NLHE when he outlasted 75 runners to win $5.4 million and his second bracelet.

Monday June 17, 2024 at 7:57 pm
2024 WSOP: Scott Seiver wins second bracelet this summer

It was a busy weekend at the 2024 WSOP. Scott Seiver became the first player to win multiple bracelets at the 2024 WSOP when he took down Event #40 $1,500 Razz, which also marked his sixth bracelet. Sergio Aido outlasted 177 runners to win his first bracelet with a victory in Event #39 $50,000 High Roller NLHE, which paid out a little more than $2 million. Meanwhile, Phillip Hui banked $193,545 and his fourth bracelet with a win in Event #35 $1,500 HORSE.

Friday June 14, 2024 at 4:56 am
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2024 WSOP: Phil Ivey wins bracelet #11 in $10K Triple Draw

All eyes were on Phil Ivey at the final table of 2024 WSOP Event #29 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship. First place paid out $347,440, but Ivey was gunning for bracelet #11 and his first WSOP victory in ten years. It came down to a heads-up joust between Danny Wong and Ivey. When the dust settled, Ivey locked up an eleventh bracelet and moved into second place on the all-time list behind Phil Hellmuth's 17 victories.

Monday June 10, 2024 at 1:53 pm
2024 WSOP: Sean Troha, John Racener, Dylan Weisman latest bracelet winners

The 2024 WSOP continued and on Sunday night, Sean Troha won his third bracelet with a victory in Event #24 $10,000 PLO 8 Championship. He has now won a bracelet in three straight summers and took down a second PLO8 Championship since 2022. A pair of pros secured their second-career bracelets at the end of last week. Dylan Weisman binked Event #18 $1,500 PLO for a $294K payday, and John Racener rallied from behind to win Event #19 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for a $308K score.

Friday June 7, 2024 at 2:50 am
2024 WSOP: Scott Seiver, Robert Mizrachi join the Five Timers Club

The second week of the 2024 WSOP saw two pros secure their fifth bracelet when Scott Siever and Robert Mizrachi joined the Five Timers Club. Seiver banked $426,744 for winning Event #10 $10,000 Omaha 8 Championship, and Mizrachi took down Event #13 $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship for $333,045. Also, David Prociak and Simeon Spasov won their second bracelets. Meanwhile, first-time winners included Nick Guagenti and France's Thibault Perissat.

Monday June 3, 2024 at 10:12 pm
2024 WSOP: Johnny World ships seventh bracelet

Several players collected their first bracelet in the opening week of the 2024 World Series of Poker. That list includes Asher Conniff, Jose Garcia, Daniel Willis, James Chen, and Darius Samuel. Meanwhile, Johnny "World" Hennigan shipped his seventh-career bracelet with a victory in Event #7 $1,500 Dealer's Choice for a score worth $138,296, and Bryce Yockey took down his second bracelet in Event #8 $5,000 PLO (8-Handed).

Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 2:28 pm
2024 WSOP Online bracelet schedule released

The 2024 World Series of Poker Online released their schedule with 30 bracelets at stake this summer for online poker players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Michigan. All three states are now a part of a shared liquidity player pool, which will boost the numbers of players taking a shot at an online bracelet. Online poker players in Pennsylvania have their own WSOP Online series with seven bracelets up for grabs.

Friday May 24, 2024 at 11:54 pm
Tournament Wrap-Up: Jessica Vierling, Mikalai Vaskaboinikau, David Ko, Wiktor Malinowski winners

Four more champions were crowned this past week. German pro Jessica Vierling shipped a WSOP Circuit Ring in Los Angeles when she won the Commerce Casino Main Event for $328,273. David Ko won the 2024 WPT Montreal for a $319,217 score. Over in Europe, Mikalai Vaskaboinikau from Belarus took down the Triton Montenegro Main Event for $4.7 million. Polish pro Wiktor Malinowski crushed the Triton Montenegro $200K Event for nearly $4.8 million.

Thursday May 16, 2024 at 7:31 pm
Tournament Wrap-Up: Moneymaker, Hawkins, Watson, and Deutsch

It's been a busy week of tournaments all over the world. Chris Moneymaker and Mike Watson shipped events at the Triton Poker Series in Montenegro. Moneymaker banked $903K for his first victory, while Watson took down his fourth Triton title for a little over $1 million. Maurice Hawkins added to his ring collection with victory #16 at the WSOP Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event. Meanwhile, Joel Deutsch took down the Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event in Atlantic City where there was a rare overlay.

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