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2016 WSOP Recaps for Events 26-40

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Jason Mercier took the 2016 WSOP by storm early on with two bracelet wins. But now we have a couple more multi-bracelet winners to report. See who they are as we recap Events 26-40 and discuss the most-recent winners. Event #26: Benny Glaser Wins Another Bracelet in $1,500 Omaha Split Hi-Lo Last year, Benny Glaser won his first gold bracelet in a 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event. Now, the Brit has added his second bracelet in two years after taking down this $1,500 Omaha Split Hi-Lo tourney. Glaser played through a 934-player field and on towards the $244,103 top prize. …

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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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Vanessa Selbst Beats Rafael Nadal in Heads-up Match

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Last year, tennis star Rafael Nadal showed just how far he’s come in poker by winning a 6-player charity event at EPT Prague. But has he become good enough to beat two-time WSOP champion Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up match? PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo The two PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo to benefit CARE International. Given that this was just Nadal’s first live HU match, it’s little surprise that Selbst emerged victorious. But she admits that the cards also helped her out as she told PokerStars… Rafa played a great game, …

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Anybody can play their way onto PKR TV

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The majority of amateur poker players will never have an opportunity to play on television. Most TV face time goes to established and well-recognized pros like Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Phil Hellmuth and Vanessa Selbst. However, this isn’t to say that amateurs have no chance of appearing on poker TV – especially if they play at PKR. After all, PKR broadcasts the best moments from their biggest tournaments through the PKR TV YouTube channel. And what’s great is that the action is presented by a very entertaining four-person team that includes host Dan Grant, poker babe Rachael Downie, Vladimir ‘Beyne’ …

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Grilling Gage – RakeTheRake talk to Cake Poker EPO2012 Qualifier

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RTR: So, you played the English Poker Open 2012  – sponsored by RakeTheRake – and you made the journey over from the States through Cake Poker’s English Poker Open Main Event Prize Packages. Tell us about how you won your EPO2012 seats. AG: I started with .30 cent buy-in tourney  taking top 10 out of 110 players, won my way into the $33 tourney then took 1st out of 91 players qualifying for the EPO. RTR: You made it along to the EPO Welcome Party – first time partying on a boat for you? AG: This was not my first …

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Vanessa Selbst wins another WSOP Bracelet – Best Female Player Ever?

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Vanessa Selbst is already one of the greatest female poker players of all-time. For evidence of this fact, you need only consider that she’s accomplished the following by age 27: $5,375,182 in live poker tournament winnings 2010 Partouche Poker Tour Main Event winner Two NAPT titles As you can see, her status among the best female players ever has definitely been cemented. However, Selbst recently added to her illustrious career by winning yet another huge WSOP tournament. That said, let’s take a look at what led up to her big win. Mixed Game Master Pitted against some of the world’s …

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Erik Seidel wins NBC Heads Up Championship

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Most casino poker players would be elated with the following career: $4.3 million in tournament winnings, a $250k Aussie Millions High Roller title, a $25k LA Poker Classic High Roller title, and an NBC Heads Up Poker Championship win. Even without rakeback, that’s an incredible stat line! But for Full Tilt Poker pro Erik Seidel, this is just the first two months of 2011. Seidel added to his amazing two-month run by winning the 2011 NBC Heads Up Poker Championship on Sunday. The final match was a great story in itself as Seidel faced 2003 WSOP* Main Event champion and …

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The Ladies Take the Lead

We’ve all heard of ladies night but it seems like the poker championship playing field of 2010 might be shaping up to be ladies year. For starters, the NBC Heads Up Championship spot was taken home by Annie Duke who may have been inspired by her fellow heroine Vanessa Rousso’s runner-up finish the year before. Early April saw Liv Boeree take it all in the EPT San Remo which featured the largest EPT main-event field in all of the competition’s history; and last but certainly not least, Vanessa Selbst did some serious damage to the competition at the NAPT Mohegan …

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RakeTheRake’s friend Liv Boeree wins Record EPT Event

The European Poker Tour rebounded quite well after robbers broke into the Berlin poker tournament and stole well over $300,000.  1,239 people made their way to the EPT San Remo event via direct buy-ins and online poker room satellites.  The 1,239 players broke a record for an EPT event held on European soil, and created a €6 million-plus prize pool. Of the 1,239 holdem poker players in attendance, RakeTheRake’s friend Liv Boeree ended up being the biggest winner of them all by taking first place and the €1.25 million prize pool.  The interesting thing about Boeree is that she had …

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