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Winning the Main Event is No Big Deal

16 October 2014 , By: compncards
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For the first time all season, I turned on the 2014 World Series of Poker broadcasts on ESPN. I probably wouldn't have watched long except for the fact that both Griffin Benger and Dan Smith were at the featured table. I covered them extensively during my time at Ivey Poker, so I watched them a bit. Just before turning the channel, ESPN showed a video done with Tony Roberto.
Categories: Tony Roberto, WSOP Main Event

The New Face for "The Agony of Defeat"

12 July 2014 , By: compncards
Imagine you're on the bubble of the World Series of Poker Main Event with a stack of about 220,000 and you pick up pocket queens. You could sit back and try and cruise into the money, but you're here to win dammit. Time to get some chips. An opponent raises and you call along.
Categories: 2014 WSOP Main Event, John Dwyer, Phil Ivey, The Agony of Defeat, WSOP Main Event

2011 WSOP Main Event Day 1d - 6,865!

2 11 July 2011 , By: compncards
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The 2011 WSOP Main Event numbers are finally in. Today's field numbers 2,802 players to bring the final total for the Main Event to 6,865. This is the third largest Main Event in the history of the WSOP. A total of 693 players will receive a payday.
Categories: 2011 WSOP, 2011 WSOP Main Event, WSOP Main Event

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #15 - Phil Hellmuth

21 February 2011 , By: compncards
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Coming in at #15 on the list of the "20 Most Influential People in Poker" is the man most synonymous with the World Series of Poker. He is also the one poker player that everyone loves to hate. Yes, #15 on the list is none other than Phil Hellmuth. [assets/Uploads/Blog/Hellmuth-15.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, UB, World Series of Poker, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Main Event Day 8 Third Update - More Eliminations, Redraw

1 18 July 2010 , By: compncards
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We are still averaging 4 eliminations per level as the first 2 levels saw 8 players go. Will the next two levels bring the same? *Fourth Level* Players came back for the third level of the day with the blinds at 100k/200k and antes of 30k. With 19 players left we were waiting on only one more player to be eliminated before a full-field redraw would happen. *Michiel Sijpkens out in 19th* Sijpkens made a climb up the chip counts briefly before finally plummeting down and then out of the tournament.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Adam Levy, Benjamin Stacks, David Baker, Duy Le, Hasan Habib, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Matt Affleck, Michael Mizrachi, Michiel Sijpkens, Roothlus, Scott Clements, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Main Event Day 8 Second Update - Almonds, More Eliminations, Movers

18 July 2010 , By: compncards
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After seeing the elimination of 4 players in the first level of play on Day 8, cards are back in the air for the 2nd level with the blinds at 80k/160k and a 20k ante. *Almonds Anyone?* Coming out of the break the floor introduced the almond chips that are worth T250,000. The next color will be mint, so I guess we will have to stick with the almond name. *More Eliminations* Coming back from the break, in one of the first few hands at the outer table Robert Pisano was eliminated in 23rd place.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Filippo Candio, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Joseph Cheong, Michiel Sijpkens, Pascal LeFrancois, Patrik Eskandar, Redmond Lee, Robert Pisano, soi Nguyen, William Thorson, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Main Event Day 8 Update - Sponsorship Battle, Eliminations, & Double Ups

17 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 8 is finally here. This will be the last day of play for the Main Event until the final 9 come back in November to play out the 9-man SNG for the ~9 million first place. *Battle of Sponsors* As per WSOP rules and regulations when players are on a feature table only 3 players can wear a logo for a single site. What this means is on a table full of 9 players, only 3 can wear Full Tilt Patches and 3 can wear PokerStars patches.
Categories: 2010 November 9, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, David Baker, Filippo Candio, Full Tilt, Full Tilt Poker, Hasan Habib, John Dolan, John Lodden, John Racener, Mads Wissing, Matt Affleck, Matthew Bucaric, Matthew Jarvis, Michael Mizrachi, November 9, PokerStars, Ronnie Bradah, Scott Clements, William Thorson, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Main Event Day 7 Closing Update - Bryn's Gamble, Mizrachi's Roller Coaster, and Final 27

17 July 2010 , By: compncards
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WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! Day 7 is finally in the books. We were looking at a very long night here at the Rio but amazingly the remaining 27 players have bagged up their chips and left the Amazon room (well except for the last few doing interviews). *Bryn Kenney Gambles.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Bryn Kenny, Cuong Nguyen, Hasan Habib, Joseph Chung, Michael Mizrachi, WSOP, WSOP Main Event
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