According to Poker News, the World Series of Poker announced that it has changed the payout structure for this year’s main event. Previously, the tournament faced criticism from players who argued the huge first prize payout had negative effects on the rest of the payouts. Read the full story here.
Back in 1992, at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Champions Mansour Matloubi and Stu Ungar faced off in a series of $50,000 buy-in heads-up “freeze-outs” (one-on-one matches that ended when one player won $50,000). Mansour told me he was at the top of his game at this point in his poker career, having just won the WSOP in 1990. The game they were playing that day was no-limit Hold ’Em, and the blinds were $200-$400 when the following hand came up.
Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., also known as “Amarillo Slim”, died Sunday, April 29th at the age of 83. Preston was a colorful character who became famous for playing poker and many credit him with the the mainstream success of poker today.
He won the 1972 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992. He was four times the World Poker champion and arguably did more than any player to popularize the game.
HogWildPokerLeagues.com, the original online poker league community, is launching a new program that rewards multiple players each month for their outstanding play by staking them $500 toward live action tournament play at a casino of their choice.
But that’s only the beginning–HogWildPokerLeagues.com will also grant one player the dream of a lifetime-a $13,000 package to play in the World Series of Poker! And here’s what’s even better…there is no fee to participate and no monthly subscription.
The field for the WSOP Tournament of Champions has been announced and contains 20 of the worlds most prominent poker all stars. With $1 million dollars in prize money up for grabs, the play is sure to of the highest caliber.
Poker’s very first fan-voted Tournament of Champions will feature 20 of the game’s most notable players, as 355,081 votes were cast to determine who will compete for $1 million in prize money in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Tournament officials added the event to boost attendance and give low-limit players a chance to compete for a championship bracelet.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — Poker players are among the most generous and charity-conscious people on the planet. They continually use the game of poker to help raise awareness and funds for many worthy causes throughout the calendar year.
The World Series of Poker will again use its platform in 2010 to bolster their efforts.The Nevada Cancer Institute (www.nevadacancerinstitute.org) is the official community partner of the World Series of Poker.
Aria President Bill McBeath isn’t saying.
But clearly when the name of poker superstar Phil Ivey is attached to a nine-seat table, we’re not talking penny ante.
CityCenter’s Aria has taken the exclusive high-limit poker table area and named it “The Ivey Room” after someone many people consider the world’s best poker player.
If you have a really steep learning curve, and the ability to read players well, then you may be able to move up from the beginners’ level of limit Texas Hold’em. You can start out playing $1-$2 limit Hold’em with your friends, and the next thing you know you’re playing $400-$800 limit at the Bellagio with Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson! (more…)
(PRESS RELEASE) — For the second consecutive year, ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker Final Table has been nominated for a Sports Emmy Award, among an industry-leading 54 nominations earned by ESPN, Inc., it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 54 nominations were the most of any submitting company for the ninth time in 10 years. The winners will be announced Monday, April 26.
The nomination was for ESPN’s same day coverage of the 2009 World Series of Poker Final Table in the category of Outstanding Live Event Turnaround.
While not as monetarily life changing as the more than $6,000,000 his runner up finish in the 2006 main event netted him, Paul Wasicka won the World Series of Poker, NLHE championship claiming first place and his second career live tournament title.
Paul Wasicka has won the World Series of Poker Circuit $5,000 NLHE championship event in Tunica, Mississippi after defeating a field of 96 players to take the title and the $139,422 first place prize.
Paul Wasicka is best known for his runner-up finish to Jamie Gold at the 2006 WSOP Main Event, where he won an incredible $6,102,499 for his efforts.
Are You In? It was 1970 when Benny Binion invited six of the best known poker players to compete in an invitational at The Horseshoe Casino. Today, thousands of players compete for a multi-million dollar jackpot and a chance to claim the title of World Champion of Poker.
Beginning on Sunday, October 18, Horseshoe Southern Indiana will host a $30,000 Free Roll followed by daily cash events leading up to the first tournament satellite event on October 23.
Along with hundreds of thousands of dollars the winner of this Circuit event on November 2 will win a seat in The Main Event in Las Vegas and a chance at the most coveted non-monetary prize in poker, a World Series of Poker bracelet.
(As reported by Gambling911.com) When the World Series of Poker (WSOP) decided last year to initiate a four-month break between the time the WSOP Main Event final table is set and the time it is played off, part of the reason was to give the event four months of publicity.
The other part of the reason was to give the nine final table members the chance to ink endorsement deals with online poker rooms-in exchange for wearing a room’s logo during televised final table play, the final table member earns a fee.
Las Vegas – The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open welcomes 11-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and professional poker player Daniel Negreanu to play in its Championship Pro-Am Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Hellmuth began his professional poker career in 1988 and won his first bracelet the following year in 1989. Since then he has won more than 50 tournament titles, has received five World Poker Tour top 10 finishes, and was voted best all-around poker tournament player in the world and inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.