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Canucks Victorious at WSOP

Friday, June 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Two Canadians are among the latest winners at the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas. (more…)

‘Amarillo Slim’ Back in the WSOP Money

Friday, June 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Poker legend-turned-child molester Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston Jr. ended up in 96th place in the just-completed World Series of Poker (WSOP) seniors tournament, finishing in the money in a WSOP tourney for the first time since legal problems almost derailed his career four years ago. (more…)

Few Dark Horses in H.O.R.S.E. Tourney

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) event that poker professionals consider the true championship began Sunday, as competition got underway in 2007 WSOP Event #39, a $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament. (more…)

Blind Player in WSOP

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

News and notes from the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas: (more…)

Hellmuth Mark Tainted, Thanks to ESPN

Monday, June 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

When Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth Jr. made the final table at World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #28 earlier this month, it was reported in many circles that he had tied the record for most WSOP final table appearances lifetime. (more…)

Afghan is WSOP Runnerup

Monday, June 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

It’s a lot easier facing your foes’ flushes and straights than their bullets and bombs, just ask Qushqar “Sonny” Morad of Afghanistan. (more…)

ESPN Manipulating WSOP

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Cable television network ESPN is manipulating the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in order to maximize future ratings, it has been claimed. (more…)

18th Time a Charm

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Break out the celebratory Italian ice! (more…)

Women Players Prove They Belong

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Women-only poker tournaments are needed because women players aren’t as good as the men players and can’t compete on even ground with them. (more…)

Ivey Favored to H.O.R.S.E. Around

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The winner of the 55th and final event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament or so-called main event, will be considered the “winner” of the WSOP. (more…)

Poker May Spread in Bayou State

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A bill that would allow bars and restaurants in the State of Louisiana to hold Texas hold ‘em tournaments is headed to the State Senate for debate after winning approval from a State Senate committee. (more…)

New Yorker Tops Ivey, Russian

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Talk about a tough final table! (more…)

Full Contact: No More Contact

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Full Contact Poker (www.fullcontactpoker.com) is the latest casualty in the online poker wars. (more…)

Pa. Looks to Add Poker

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A state legislator in Pennsylvania is scheduled to introduce a bill this week to legalize poker and other table games in the state’s new casinos. (more…)

Gunmen Rob Poker Club

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

An underground poker club in New York where Yankees slugger Alex “A-Rod” Rodgriguez used to play was robbed early Friday morning by armed thugs, according to media reports out of New York. (more…)

Nguyen Can’t Win

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Scott Nguyen, the Vietnamese-born poker pro whose last name is pronounced “win,” has done just that many a time at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). (more…)

Boyer Wins Tourney That Banned Boys

Friday, June 15th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

If World Series of Poker (WSOP) officials were to hold a poker tournament and declare that only men could play–no women were allowed–it would be a major brouhaha. (more…)

Hellmuth Wins Record 11th WSOP Bracelet

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Professional poker’s most controversial player may also be its greatest player. (more…)

Ivey Fails to Win 6th Bracelet

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Phil “Poison” Ivey narrowly missed winning his sixth career World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet when he came in second in the $5,000 buy-in, seven-card stud tournament at the 2007 WSOP in Las Vegas. (more…)

‘Mad Russian’ Among Latest WSOP Winners

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Action continues at the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, as WSOP Events #6-10 are concluded. (more…)

Duke, ‘Jesus’ Money in Early WSOP Action

Friday, June 8th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The 38th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas is well underway, as several more of the 55 separate tournaments that make up the 2007 WSOP have concluded and are in the record books. (more…)

Record Set at First WSOP Event

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The first of 55 separate poker tournaments to be played at this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) is in the books–the record books, that is. (more…)

USA Today Lists WSOP Favorites

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

If someone is given just one chance out of 500 to accomplish a particular goal, most would agree it’s a longshot. (more…)

Final Tables True Mark of Greatness

Monday, June 4th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Who is the greatest World Series of Poker (WSOP) player of all time? (more…)

Poker Brat’s Cashed in More than Anyone

Monday, June 4th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

What professional poker player has finished in the money in more World Series of Poker (WSOP) events than anyone else over a lifetime? (more…)

WSOP Winners Brace for More Bracelets

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Nine professional poker players have won at least a half a dozen World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship bracelets in their lifetimes, according to WSOP statistics released in conjunction with the start of the 2007 WSOP. (more…)

Jamie is Gold Standard for WSOP Winners

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Jamie Gold, winner of last year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, is the all-time leading money-earner in WSOP history. (more…)

WSOP Opens Today

Friday, June 1st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Professional poker’s annual three-ring circus–the World Series of Poker (WSOP)–began today in Las Vegas with a $5,000 buy-in, mixed limit Texas hold ‘em tournament. (more…)


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