Author Archives: James Guill

About James Guill

James Guill started his poker career in 2006, playing semi-professionally in the United States and online. In 2008, he transitioned to the media side and since has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry including Ongame, bwin, PokerNews and others. He is a true “jack of all trades” with a wealth of knowledge on all topics related to poker.

Justin Bonomo Wins Big One for One Drop – Now #1 on Poker’s All-Time Money List

July 18th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Just six players returned to play for $10 million and the final bracelet of the 2018 World Series of Poker. The final day of the Big One for One Drop kicked off Tuesday evening with Justin Bonomo looking to dethrone Daniel Negreanu from atop Poker’s All-Time Money List. Below are the chip counts at the start of play: Justin Bonomo – 49,000,000 Fedor Holz – 22,100,000 Dan Smith – 21,500,000 Rick Salomon – 19,700,000 David Einhorn – 12,300,000 Byron Kaverman

Justin Bonomo Leads Heading into Big One for One Drop Finale

July 17th, 2018 Written by James Guill

The final table for the 2018 Big One for One Drop is now set. After two days, a total field of 27 players was thinned down to just six. During the day, many superstars fell including both Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey. Justin Bonomo looks to continue his insane run in 2018 and is the chip leader heading into the final day of play. Joining him is German superstar Fedor Holz and “Cowboy” Dan Smith. Amateurs Rick Salomon and David

Joe Cada Wins The Closer for Fourth WSOP Bracelet

July 16th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Joe Cada has enjoyed a remarkable run at the 2018 World Series of Poker. Earlier in the series, Cada won his third career bracelet after taking down the $3k NL Hold’em Shootout. Then later, he nearly became the fifth person in WSOP history to win two Main Event titles, finishing fourth in the Main Event. Cada only had one event to try and become the second multi-bracelet winner of 2018 and he made the most of it. Early Monday morning,

Big One For One Drop Kicks Off – Salomon and Ivey Lead After Day 1

July 16th, 2018 Written by James Guill

The final event of the 2018 World Series of Poker kicked off on Sunday and it was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The $1 million Big One for One Drop kicked off at Noon and drew a superstar field of poker players and high rolling amateurs Numbers for the event were less than originally anticipated, but the event should still produce the largest first-place prize of the summer. At the end Day 1 action, Rick Salomon,

Ben Yu and Brian Hastings Win WSOP Bracelets

July 15th, 2018 Written by James Guill

While John Cynn and Tony Miles were battling for the 2018 WSOP Main Event bracelet late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, two big names in poker were securing WSOP bracelets. Brian Hastings won his fourth career WSOP bracelet after defeating Andrew Brown heads-up in the $3k HORSE. Meanwhile, Ben Yu managed to defeat a superstar field to win his third WSOP bracelet in the $50k High Roller. The High Roller bracelet victory is easily his largest career live poker

John Cynn Emerges From Epic Heads-Up War to Win 2018 WSOP Main Event

July 15th, 2018 Written by James Guill

After ten of the most grueling days that one can ever play in poker, we have a champion in the 2018 WSOP Main Event. Tony Miles led both John Cynn and Michael Dyer heading into the last day of play, but nobody expected what ended up unfolding. In the end, the poker world was treated to an epic war in the form of a 10+ hour heads-up match for the bracelet. When the smoke cleared in the early morning hours

Shaun Deeb Becomes First Multi-Bracelet Winner of 2018 WSOP – Takes POY Lead

July 14th, 2018 Written by James Guill

As the 2018 WSOP Main Event played down to the final three, Shaun Deeb was busy taking down the $10k Big Blind Antes Six-Max Championship to earn his fourth career WSOP bracelet and become only the second person this summer to win two bracelets. In addition, Deeb retakes the lead in the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Race. However, John Hennigan is deep in the $3k HORSE, so his lead is nowhere near safe. Day 3 Starts With 17

Tony Miles Takes 64 Percent of Chips in Play into Main Event Final – Cada Falls

July 14th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Day 2 of the 2018 World Series of Poker final table started with Michael Dyer holding a monster chip lead and the poker world rooting hard for 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada to make a comeback and make a run for the bracelet. By the end of the day, we not only lost Cada but Dyer was usurped as chip leader. Tony Miles is the new dominating chip leader heading into the final day while John Cynn is hoping

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 1 – Dyer Takes Monster Lead as Labat, Metalidi and Lynskey Fall

July 13th, 2018 Written by James Guill

The final table of the 2018 WSOP Main Event kicked off on Thursday with Nicolas Manion and Michael Dyer both starting with over 100 million each. An insane final hand on Wednesday put Manion into the chip lead and left Antoine Labat the short stack. The two big stories of the final table are John Cynn and Joe Cada. Cynn finished 11th in the Main Event in 2016 and is looking to win it all this time around. Joe Cada

WSOP Main Event Final Set – Manion Leads While Cada Looks for Second Crown

July 12th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Day 7 of the 2018 WSOP Main Event kicked off on Wednesday with 26 players looking to make the final table. A long journey started for these players last week as they were part of a field of 7,874 hopefuls that were all looking to take down poker’s greatest prize. The final table was set close to midnight Vegas time and it appeared that Michael Dyer would take a monster lead into the final table. However, things can change in

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