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2 WSOP ME Finalists Turn 888 Qualifiers into $1m+ Payouts

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Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP Main Event after qualifying through a $40 PokerStars satellite, online satellites and qualifiers have become popular ways to attain WSOP glory. This year, Griffin Benger and Fernando Pons found out what satellites can lead to as they’re both guaranteed to win at least $1 million on the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table. Let’s discuss how these two players qualified and why they’re vastly different from each other. Pons and Benger Used 888 Qualifiers to Win ME Seats Fernando Pons, an account executive in Palma, Spain, used a €30 satellite at 888poker …

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Cliff Josephy Leads 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table

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The 2016 WSOP Main Event final table may not have a headlining pro like Daniel Negreanu or Phil Hellmuth, but the chip leader, Cliff Josephy, has an impressive poker resume. The 51-year-old poker pro has won two WSOP gold bracelets along with over $2.64 million in tournament earnings. So who’s joining Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy in the hunt for the $8 million top prize? Find out as we discuss what led to the formation of the final table, and take a closer look at each player. Fifth-Largest WSOP Main Event Fueled by over 1,000 guaranteed payouts, this year’s Main Event drew …

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2016 WSOP Recaps for Events 56-67

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All that remains in the 2016 WSOP is the conclusion of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event. The other tournaments have concluded, meaning that there’s another round of big winners to report. That said, let’s discuss China’s first-ever winner, a player who won $5 million, and more stories from events 56-67. Event #56: David Peters Wins $1.5k NLHE Cathal Shine was trying to become the first Irish player to win at the WSOP in eight years. Shine would come up just short, though, finishing second ($254,890) in this field of 1,860 players. David Peters was the champion in Event #56, earning …

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2016 WSOP Recaps for Events 11-25

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Jason Mercier has taken center stage at the 2016 WSOP after grabbing two gold bracelet wins. What’s more is that Mercier has a bunch of prop bets going that he’s either won, or stands to win with a third bracelet. See this story below along with a recap of WSOP events 11-25. Event #11: Pro Basketball Player Wins $10k Dealer’s Choice Long before he was a poker player, Jean Gaspard was a pro basketball player who spent time in Europe. Gaspard would even receive an invite to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp, although he didn’t make the team. That’s alright …

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Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer Play in 2016 WSOP

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Leading up to the 2016 WSOP, many wondered if former Full Tilt Poker executives Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson and Howard ‘The Professor’ Lederer would play in the event after a 5-year hiatus. The rumors and speculation have been confirmed, with both Ferguson and Lederer playing in the WSOP for the first time since Black Friday. See the details here along with why some players don’t like Ferguson and Lederer, and if they’ve received any negative feedback so far. Ferguson Plays in 2016 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship Ferguson, who won a $2.5k Seven Card Stud bracelet in the 2000 WSOP, …

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2016 WSOP Recaps for Events 1-10

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The 2016 WSOP is underway, and we’ve seen some great stories already. A struggling poker pro winning the Colossus II, Robert Mizrachi winning another bracelet, and Kyle Julius earning his first bracelet are just a few of the big stories so far. That said, let’s look at highlights from the first 10 events of the 2016 WSOP. Event #1: Sands Wins $565 Casino Employees NLHE As usual, the WSOP kicked off with the $565 Casino Employees tournament. 731 players entered this event, which is far more than most years. Christopher Sand, a 45-year-old sportsbook writer and cashier at Caesars Palace, …

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7 Stories to Watch at the 2016 WSOP

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The 2016 World Series of Poker has just kicked off, and we’re sure to see some incredible stories play out over the course of the event. But what storylines should you keep on eye on now? Find out as we cover 7 big stories that will happen during the 2016 WSOP. 1. How Many Players will Colossus II Draw? Last year’s inaugural Colossus lived up to the hype that it received prior to the WSOP. A record 22,374 players paid the $565 buy-in to compete in what is easily the largest poker tournament ever. The only problem is that participants …

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2016 WSOP Preview – Colossus II, Crazy Eights and More

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The 2016 WSOP is just days away, and many poker players are already on their way to Vegas for what looks to be another fantastic event. 69 tournaments are scheduled for this edition of the WSOP, headlined by the Colossus II. That said, let’s discuss what to expect from the Colossus II along with other featured tournaments in the 2016 WSOP. Event #2: Colossus II Prize Pool increased to $7 Million It wasn’t hard figuring out the big story of the 2016 WSOP as the inaugural Colossus tournament smashed the attendance record with 22,374 entrants. Numerous players turned out mainly …

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Poker’s Shakerchi invests £30m into Smartphone Fuel Cells

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High-stakes poker player and hedge fund manager Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi has just made a £30 million investment into Intelligent Energy. This British company seeks to provide a unique innovation to smartphones by replacing the batteries with hydrogen fuel cells. Let’s continue discussing how Intelligent Energy could revolutionize the smartphone industry as well as make Shakerchi even richer than he already is. We’ll also take a quick look at raidalot’s poker career, which has gone well for an amateur. Designing Fuel Cells for Apple Currently, Intelligent Energy are supplying portable generators for mobile masts in India, which needs the generators to …

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5 Ways to improve WSOP Main Event Final Table

The WSOP Main Event final table is supposed to be the highlight of the year for poker fans. After all, this marks the conclusion of the world’s richest poker tournament, where nine lucky players battle for multi-million dollar prizes. But the 2015 WSOP November Nine lacked all the drama and excitement that we’ve seen in past years. Sure, a large part of this was due to the fact that Joe McKeehen dominated the final table en route to winning $7.68 million. However, it seems that there’s still plenty of room to improve for the Main Event final table, including the …

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