Friday May 24, 2024 at 11:54 pm

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.

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Jessica Vierling - 2024 WSOP Circuit Commerce Champ (Pic by @WSOP)

The WSOP is almost here, but there was some big tournament action in Europe, Quebec, and sunny Southern California. The epic Triton high roller series continued at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro. Two players stepped into the winner's circle and banked over $4.7 million each. Meanwhile, prestigious tours like the World Series of Poker Circuit and World Poker Tour crowned two more champions in L.A. and Montreal.

The Commerce Casino on the outskirts of Los Angeles hosted the latest stop for the WSOP Circuit. The $1,700 buy-in Main Event had a $1 million guarantee that was more than doubled when 1,467 runners took a shot at the coveted ring. The total prize pool was over $2.2 million and over $328K was set aside for the champion.

The final eight at Commerce included Jessica Vierling, Christian Roberts, Cooper Feltham, James Pilpa, Stephen Sharrah, Amit Shah, Edward Pak, and Jared Griener. When the dust settled, German pro Jessica Vierling knocked out Christian Roberts and was the last person standing. Vierling was awarded her first circuit ring and banked over $328K in cash.

The WPT returned to Montreal for their latest stop. The Playground Poker Club in Quebec hosted the $3,500 CAD buy-in Main Event. A total of 882 runners took a shot at the prize pool that topped $2 million. Only the top 111 places paid out. Canadian pro Mike Leah bowed out in 57th place and three-time WPT champ Eric Afriat missed the final table when he was picked off in 19th place.

The final six in Montreal included David Ko, Dan Stavila, Tommy Nguyen, Rayan Chamas, Tamer Alkamli, and Charles Kassin. Ko and Stavila were the last two standing, but Stavila headed to the rail in second place. Ko banked $319,217 CAD for the victory. Not too shabby, eh?

The 2024 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro hosted their $125,000 buy-in Main Event, which attracted 171 runners and a prize pool worth nearly $21.4 million. Only the top 27 places paid out. Among the noteworthy names who cashed included Paul Phua, Chris Berwer, Mas Oya, Hossein Ensan, Patrik Antonius, Bryn Kenney, Elizabth Chen, Dan Smith, and Mikita Badziakouski.

The final six included Phil Ivey, Mikalai Vaskaboinikau, Dejan Kaladjurdjevic, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Igor Yaroshevskyy, and Samuel Ju. Ivey was the biggest shark remaining at the final table but he hit the bricks in fourth place with paid out almost $1.8 million.

Mikalai Vaskaboinikau and Dejan Kaladjurdjevic were heads up for the title. The final two players were a virtual spelling bee for poker reporters. Kaladjurdjevic could not pull off a comeback and he settled on a runner-up finish which paid out a juicy $3.196 million. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau emerged as the victor, and the businessman from Belarus walked away with a sick payday worth $4,737,000.

The nosebleed action continued in Montenegro with the $200K buy-in 8-max event which attracted 93 runners and a prize pool north of $18.6 million. Only the top 15 places paid out and some of the familiar faces who cashed included Stephen Chidwick, Christoph Vogelsang, Paul Phua, Patrik Antonius, Bryn Kenney, and Christoph Vogelsang.

The final eight included Wiktor Malinowski, Adrian Mateos, Steve O'Dwyer, Michael Watson, Mikita Badziakouski, Jason Koon, Jonathan Jaffe, and Nick Petrangelo. The top six places would bank at least seven figures.

Spanish superstar Adrian Mateos got heads-up for a potential Triton title, but the poker gods were shining their run good upon Wiktor Malinowski. Mateos busted in second place, which paid out $3.29 million. Polish pro Malinowski was the last one standing and he banked $4,789,000.

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Friday June 21, 2024 at 2:35 pm
2024 WSOP: Chris Hunichen wins $2.84 million in $100K High Roller

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.

Monday June 17, 2024 at 7:57 pm
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Friday June 14, 2024 at 4:56 am
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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

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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
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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.

Thursday May 16, 2024 at 7:31 pm
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Sunday May 5, 2024 at 5:09 pm
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The 2024 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event attracted 1,208 entrants this year and a total prize pool worth over €5.8 million. Derk van Luijk from the Netherlands rode a tsunami of good fortune on the way to his victory worth €1 million. He defeated Boris Angelov heads up for the Main Event title. In addition, Patrik Antonius shipped the 2024 EPT Monte Carlo €100K Super High Roller for €1.97 million.

Friday April 26, 2024 at 2:57 pm
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Thursday April 18, 2024 at 2:06 pm
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Friday April 12, 2024 at 5:37 pm
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Monday April 1, 2024 at 4:46 pm
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Tuesday March 26, 2024 at 5:10 pm
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Wednesday March 13, 2024 at 5:11 pm
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Tuesday March 5, 2024 at 9:51 pm
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Sunday February 25, 2024 at 10:52 pm
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