It was going better than he could have expected too, as one of 282 that made Day 5 from a field of 6,598 runners.His unforgettable hand, which you can read about here, occurred at a televised feature table."When I tell someone, queens against queens, it's the same reaction every time: 100 percent empathy."The PokerNews hand report included the following commentary: "The whole mothership let out a disgusted sigh, and Pollak was left in shock.While the beat was of course one of the toughest to imagine, Pollak has found some interesting silver lining in the response he gets from people who either remember the hand or find out about it when asking about his 2012 run.As opposed to overplaying ace-queen, ace-jack, pocket sixes, where they can call you an idiot.
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Last week, 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth flew off on a "once-in-a-lifetime" trip to Machu Picchu and Galápagos Island with celebrities Rob Lowe and Peter Gruber, missing out on a chunk of the 2019 WSOP.Hellmuth's Key 2019 Main Event HandsThe hand that sent Hellmuth off the rails was a failed triple-barrel bluff with five-high where he was called down by Vang in a three-bet pot.The ten-high board was paired, and the river brought in a four-card straight.Hellmuth snap-shoved the river having Vang's stack covered and Vang snap-called with two pair, leaving everyone stunned as Hellmuth was left on a stack worth under 20 big blinds.Soon after, Hellmuth opened to 2,000 with the blinds at 500/1,000 with a 1,000 big blind ante and Benjamin Carroll shoved all in from the big blind with a slightly bigger stack.
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The following year, attendance dropped to 6,358, but it’s picked up to such a degree of late (7,874 in 2018), that tongues began wagging around the Rio that perhaps this was the year the record would finally snap – a year like no other – a 50th Anniversary year.After three starting flights, 8,129 people have sat on Main Event tables alongside hardware store owners, flat earth believers, and torturers, and that means it’s the biggest since Jamie Gold banked the $12m first prize.It’s a stretch for the record to fall, but it’s still a possibility with late registration open until the start of Day 2.WSOP officials are doing everything in their power to try and beat the record including putting on a series of last chance $1,100 buy-in mega-satellites between now and the start of Day 2.You can expect the final nine to become millionaires, with the winner stumbling away with blow job legs and more than $8m in prize money in the kitty.Two former WSOP Main Event champions also made it through; as Qui Nguyen, the 2016 WSOP Main Event champ returned to form bagging up 180,500.
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Vang is a regular on the WSOP Circuit and the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), and was the inaugural member of the MSPT Hall of Fame in 2018.Action folded to Hellmuth in the cutoff and he raised to 2,000 with with blinds at 400/800 and a big blind ante of 800.The river was the and Hellmuth immediately moved all in, putting Vang to the test for his remaining 29,500.On a stage this big, it's not often a player will make such a quick call for their tournament life, so PokerNews caught up with Vang to ask him about his thought process during the hand.Any eight would make a straight on the river, and Vang decided to eliminate hands containing an eight when considering Hellmuth's range."I don't think he goes that sizing with a boat, with tens full.
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VLOG Day 39 - It's Day 2 of the Main Event and we play 3 big hands involving Pocket Jacks.Check out my MasterClass: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/dani...
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The first day of a true field being culled went down in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event as Day 2ab wrapped up just before midnight Saturday evening at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.The day proved far less eventful than Day 1c as a relatively normal five levels of poker played out, but that was likely to the relief of everyone involved.I know it's still a long way to go.So, I just want to make the money first."He was soon north of 400,000 and continued to build from there until he bagged 602,400 by midnight.The years since Nguyen's victory have not been especially auspicious in terms of poker winnings, as Nguyen has collected just around $13,000 since that $8 million windfall.
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26 Likes, 1 Comments - Antonio Esfandiari (@magicantonio) on Instagram: “Happy 40th bday @kevinhart4real you are one of the good ones my friend!
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478 Likes, 30 Comments - Andre Akkari (@aakkari) on Instagram: “467.400 para p dia 3 do Main Event!amanha eh folga e Brasillll na Copa…”
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Burkhart Just Wants to Have FunA common trait among these ladies is they have been around this industry for a long time and have worked hard on their game.She also talked about using poker as a tool to keep her mind sharp to hopefully ward off Alzheimer's disease, which she is at a greater risk of getting given it is in her family.Not tearing each other down, but really building each other up."Also Jason Gooch, who is second for player of the year.And Ryan Laplante is my coach," smiled Burkhart.
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4 Likes, 1 Comments - Tim Duckworth (@timduckworth) on Instagram: “Time for the annual @wsop media freeroll with a 37-person $10 last longer.”
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Today's Day 40 of the 2019 World Series of Poker features three events including a bracelet awarded in the $800 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed.Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World ChampionshipThe Main Event is already guaranteed to be at least the second biggest of all-time with 8,225 entrants.As of now, this is only behind the 8,773 entrants who turned up in 2006 when Jamie Gold won the top prize.Although it appears unlikely that this year will be bigger than 2006, more players will enter today with late registration for the Main Event closing before the start of today's Day 2c at 11 a.m. when five more blind levels of two hours each will be played.
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One of the familiar faces in the crowd is that of PokerStars and Run It Up Ambassador Arlie Shaban.The Twitch streamer and Big Brother Canada reality TV star is playing in the Main Event for the first time in his career and has come a long way from when he first began playing online just two years ago.Shaban sold a chunk of his Main Event action to his fans at no mark-up, and is hoping to put his skills to good use on poker's biggest stage.A handful of warriors are still sitting with chips plus Team RIU’s… https://t.co/YWHVwLlG8W— Run It Up (@runitup) Shaban is also representing PokerStars, sporting their patch after becoming an ambassador in May earlier this year."I love representing PokerStars - it's awesome.
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At a televised feature table during Day 1 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, Negreanu put his reading abilities and exploitative play on display for the poker-viewing world to see, making a big fold with the third nuts.Out of context, folding the third nuts to a single bet on the turn might have seemed rather outrageous to some people watching from home, but poker hands never occur in a vacuum.“Everything at the table conveys information.”Negreanu, second on poker’s all-time money list, is renowned for his world class table talk.With the information he gathered in the hand in question, Negreanu was able to put his opponent on an extremely narrow range of hands based on her play preflop, on the flop and on the turn.Negreanu likely already had a read on his opponent, Carol Harmon, as being tight and straight-forward, meaning her preflop raise to 2,500 at blinds of 300/500 with a 500 big blind ante showed a good amount of strength, even on the button where many players will have a bit wider of a range.
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Welcome to LearnProPoker.com’s 1st ever blog post!We plan on using this as a means to keep you all updated as to what is going on at the site, what plans we have for content coming up, and our longer term goals.It will also have occasional articles about various aspects of the game.I may also occasionally fill you all in on my own personal thoughts about everything going on with the site, my general grind, and anything else I believe to be interesting about poker or life.I personally view LearnProPoker as a living and evolving project.I intend to add content to it monthly as I improve as a player, or, as mistakes are discovered, I will fix and update content.
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12 Likes, 2 Comments - Joe Stapleton (@instastapes) on Instagram: “This looks like it’s from Midsommar.”
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It's an unfortunate truth that poker players can be and have been the targets of robberies.Outside of the Rio during the World Series of Poker is no exception, as multiple players have reported being robbed at gunpoint while carrying large sums of money.The reactions were somewhat mixed, but it did begin yet another discussion of the importance of safety measures in place for players as well as the necessity of precautions to be taken by players, especially when carrying a lot of cash.Sympathetic members of the poker community called for increased measures to be taken on the part of the WSOP, as an entity that profits greatly from players all series long through collection of rake.Vocal members of the community including Joey Ingram and Ryan Laplante made public pleas to this effect."We need better security in the WSOP parking lot ASAP.
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The World Series of Poker Main Event has just begun with promises of awarding huge prizes to many players along with the most coveted gold bracelet of the year.If following the WSOP all summer long has gotten you hungry to win a bracelet of your own, you are going to need some practice to get there.Why not hone your skills for free on the WSOP social poker app where you can also win a virtual WSOP of your own.Typically players get 250,000 in free chips after signing up and linking their accounts to Facebook but we can promise you 150,000 more in free chips to help you get your virtual bankroll headed in the right direction.Simply download the WSOP social poker app and use the "WSOPPOKERNEWS" promo code between now and July 20 and you will start off with 400,000 in chips or 150,000 more than the usual 250,000 in chips most players begin with.The app allows you to practice in Omaha and hold'em ring games and you can also compete in hold'em tournaments where you can win virtual WSOP rings and a load of chips.
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Day 1c of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event - World Championship is notoriously the most hectic day of the summer at the World Series of Poker, but the 2019 edition might very well go down as the craziest single day in WSOP history.With late registration still available until the start of the Day 2 flights (Saturday and Sunday), there’s always a chance that this year’s tournament could break the record for Main Event entries.A pair of player disqualifications, an earthquake panic that shook the Rio, and Phil Ivey’s elimination within the first hour all marked a day that will live on in poker lore for years to come.Phil Ivey's 2019 WSOP Main Event lasted less than an hourWith the wild flight complete, it was James Henson (316,100), Mike “Timex” McDonald (306,300), Joshua Ray (304,200), Robert Kokoska (285,500) and Mamouni Mohamed (284,000) that ended the day among the names at the top of the chip counts.Other top performers for the flight included WSOP bracelet winners Adam Friedman (263,100), Timur Margolin (197,400), Calvin Anderson (178,100), Joey Couden (170,300) andJosh Arieh (169,500), who’s coming off a runner-up finish in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
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The WSOP $10,000 Main Event resumes today with the first of two Day 2 flights with Bryan Campanello in the lead.The field will only continue to grow with late registration available until the start of the two second days today and tomorrow.All shenanigans aside, many players were able to bag chips yesterday including three players with a stack of over 300,000 including Day 1c chip leader James Henson (316,100), Mike McDonald (306,300), and Joshua Ray (304,200).Read our dedicated WSOP Main Event Day 1a recapRead our dedicated WSOP Main Event Day 1b recap2019 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Stacks
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The 2019 World Series of Poker has finally crowned its first woman's champion outside of the ladies event this summer as Susan Faber outlasted 1723 players to win her first bracelet in Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em.Faber has been playing poker for the last 10 years but has taken it more competitively these last five."I play the circuit events in Cherokee and I was planning on playing the Main Event this year but some of my family members talked me out of it, probably because of the money, but I'm sure glad they did because I wouldn't have played this event, and I wouldn't have won my first bracelet."PlacePlayerCountryPrize1Susan FaberUnited States$121,1612Rob StarkUnited States$74,7853Dean YoonUnited States$53,8874Chris CananUnited States$34,2485Taylor CarrollUnited States$28,8976Jordan KnackstedtCanada$21,5107Jose AnnaloroVenezuela$16,1908Kulwant SinghUnited States12,3239Taehyung KimSouth Korea$9,486Faber came into the final day second in chips and instantly got to work when she hooked Kulwant Singh with her pocket jacks after he jammed for 2,550,000 holding pocket tens and he was eliminated in 8th place.Next to fall was Jose Annaloro who was unable to pair his king-jack offsuit against Dean Yoon's pocket tens.
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