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2019 WSOP Day 8: Clements Claims Third Title

Thursday, 06th June 2019

On Wednesday, June 5, this is what happened. Event 3:  $500 Big 50 NLHE – Day 3 of 5 Entries:  28,371 (17,970 unique players) Prize pool:  $13,509,435 Players paid:  4,258 Minimum payout:  $750 Winner payout:  $1,147,449 Players remaining:  127 Day 3 chip leader:  Amer Torbey (Venezuela) – 32.5 million chips

Ole Schemion Wins WPT Tournament of Champions

Thursday, 06th June 2019

The World Poker Tour wrapped up its 17th season of poker action in style. Not only did it host three final tables last week in Las Vegas, it hosted the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions at Aria on the Las Vegas Strip from June 1-3. The Tournament of Champions

2019 WSOP Day 7: Big 50 Makes History

Wednesday, 05th June 2019

The numbers have been revealed. The Big 50 did, in fact, make history. It had the most total number of tournament entries at 28,371. It had 17,970 unique entries, setting a new WSOP record by beating the 2017 Colossus by 17%. It had the largest prize pool ever for a

2019 WSOP Day 6: Heath Wins High Roller

Tuesday, 04th June 2019

As everyone anxiously awaited the final numbers from the Big 50 anniversary tournament at the World Series of Poker, other players moved forward with their events. And that was a good thing, as the numbers have still not been revealed. Look for that information to be announced with some fanfare

US District Judge Sets Aside Recent DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Monday, 03rd June 2019

The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled today in the case of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, et al. versus William Barr in his official capacity as Attorney General of the US, et al. The Barr and the US Department of Justice lost. Essentially, US

World Poker Announces Season XVIII Schedule

Monday, 03rd June 2019

The World Poker Tour has been wrapping up its 17th season in style in Las Vegas over the past week. Three of its main tour events held final tables in just two days last week, with the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and WPT Choctaw finals at the HyperX

2019 WSOP Day 5: Largest Tournament in History?

Monday, 03rd June 2019

The final starting day of the Big 50 celebratory tournament to mark the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker made its mark and claimed a place in poker history. This is assumed by preliminary numbers, however, since no official results have been provided. Sorry LVRJ friends. We under-estimated.

2019 WSOP Day 4: Never-Ending Big 50

Sunday, 02nd June 2019

Another day of the Big 50 anniversary tournament at the 2019 World Series of Poker, another day of somewhat-orderly chaos throughout the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Saturday, June 1, this is what happened. Event 3:  $500 Big 50 NLHE – Day 2B & 1C Entries:  more than

Three New WPT Champions Crowned in Las Vegas

Sunday, 02nd June 2019

Two days in Las Vegas and two casinos offered up three World Poker Tour final tables, creating three WPT champions. It was a busy week for the WPT staff and employees. Of those three WPT events, two had played out in previous locations, but the final tables and their players

2019 WSOP June 1: Big 50 Gets Bigger

Saturday, 01st June 2019

On the third day of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, the low buy-in anniversary Big 50 tournament again took over the halls of the Rio Convention Center, requiring so much extra space for poker tables that they were set up in a bowling alley and areas normally reserved