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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #40, #41 and #42

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Event #40 – Unknown Davide Suriano wins First 2014 WSOP Bracelet for Italy In a $10k Heads-up NLHE field full of well-established grinders like Daniel Negreanu and Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Davide Suriano stood out namely because he was so unknown. Due to his relative anonymity, Suriano was able to confuse opponents with his unorthodox playing style and top the 136-player, Event #40 field. The Italian won his country’s first gold bracelet of the 2014 WSOP and a $335,553 payout. This certainly wasn’t just some unskilled, amateur crapshoot where Suriano luckboxed his way through the tournament. His road to the title …

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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #31, #32 and #33

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3-Time Bracelet Winner Matt Matros Gives His Tips For WSOP Success

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a poker player with more recent WSOP success than Matt Matros. From 2010-2012, Matros won a gold bracelet in three straight WSOPs, becoming just the 10th player in history to accomplish this feat. These three victories alone gave him $948,206 in prize money. Taking all of this into account, it’s no surprise that the Washington Post reached out to Matros when they were looking for somebody to dispense some WSOP tips. And here’s a look at three of the best tips that the Yale University graduate has to offer. 1. Get a Backer Even the …

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Ultimate Bet Poker signs Prahlad Friedman

Ever since mainstays Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth left Ultimate Bet Poker, UB has been looking for a suitable replacement(s) to fill their shoes. And it looks as if they’ve found at least one solid replacement in cash game specialist Prahlad Friedman. Friedman is a perfect addition to Ultimate Bet because he already plays a lot of poker games there; he can usually be found on the $25/$50 and $50/$100 Pot-Limit Omaha tables taking advantage of UB’s 30% rakeback deals. Friedman has been playing cash games since 1999, and has earned millions of dollars over the years. In addition to …

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Gold Bracelet Phenomenon Continues: Hassan Kamoei Bracelet on Auction

If you thought the recent string of WSOP* poker tournament bracelets on eBay would end with Peter Eastgate and Paul “The Eskimo” Clark, you thought wrong.  Hassan Kamoei’s 1999 $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet has been put up for auction on eBay, and the minimum bid is set at $3,800.  Kamoei survived a final poker table that included Robert Williamson III and T.J. Cloutier to win the bracelet. Speaking of Cloutier, his 2005 $2,500 holdem poker bracelet is what sparked the rash of gold bracelet auctions recently.  A Plano, Texas pawn shop put the bracelet up for auction, meaning that Cloutier …

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Tony G bidding for Peter Eastgate’s WSOP Bracelet

Just months after shocking the world with his retirement from casino poker, Peter Eastgate once again made poker news after putting his 2008 WSOP Main Event gold bracelet for sale on the popular bidding site eBay.  As you may have guessed, Eastgate didn’t put the bracelet on eBay because he is hurting for money; after all, Eastgate did win over $9.15 million in the 2008 Main Event.  Instead, Eastgate put his bracelet up for sale to help the charity organization UNICEF.  Eastgate’s poker tournament bracelet was listed on eBay earlier this week for $16,000 (the price it was appraised at). …

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Sands and Kelly Newest Members of Brunson 10

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The “Brunson 10” is getting a little closer to living up to its name after deciding on a seventh and eighth member.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this elite group, the Brunson 10 is Doyle Brunson’s group of players who represent the poker room that carries his namesake in Doyles Room.  All of the players Brunson has picked so far are some of the best, young online poker players in the industry. Getting back to the new mystery members, Brunson chose four of the world’s best internet poker players before the beginning of the WSOP with Dan …

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