Posts Tagged ‘Bryan Piccioli’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, June 7th, 2013
Cliff Josephy became the first bracelet winner to win an event at the 2013 World Series of Poker by taking out the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.
Josephy overcame a field of 477 players as well as a strong final table to win his second WSOP bracelet and the $299,486 first place prize.
The former stockbroker won his first bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament during the 2005 World Series of Poker and was delighted to add another to his collection in what he considers to be his premier game.
“This is my biggest achievement as a poker player, I’ve always wanted a Hold’em gold bracelet,” Josephy said.
“It’s my best game. Some people told me the game passed me by, that the young kids are all better but obviously they are not all better, we have a few chips up our sleeve.”
The final table included bracelet winners David Baker, Max Steinberg and Ryan Hughes but Josephy believes his table on the second day of the tournament was one of the toughest he has ever faced.
“Yesterday was the toughest Shootout table I’ve ever been at by far,” Josephy said.
“I’ve been at a couple of tough ones, but (this table featured) Dan O’Brien, Kyle Julius, Brock Parker, Bryan Piccioli and Randy Dorfman.
“I ran pretty well and got a lot of starting hands that made it pretty easy for me.”
Josephy was one of the most feared online poker players before the events of Black Friday forced him to change his approach to poker.
“I used to really enjoy playing online,” Josephy said.
“I would go out and rush to get back home and miss meals. It’s really not the way someone in his forties should be living, but I loved it so much it was what I wanted to do.”
“So when the changes took place, I didn’t miss it right way and I was able to spend more time with my family, especially on Sundays.”
Josephy plans on returning home to be with his family today but will return to Las Vegas in time for the World Series of Poker Main Event.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, June 3rd, 2013
John Beauprez outlasted a tough final table to win the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Beauprez, the creator of poker training site PLO Quick Pro, has had previous success at the World Series of Poker but the $324,764 payday was by far the largest of his career.
The tournament was one of only few Six Handed events on the 2013 WSOP schedule and drew a very strong field with World Poker Tour Player of the Year Matt Salsberg, 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel and 2013 WSOP APAC bracelet winner Bryan Piccioli all finishing in the cash.
Heading into the final table all attention was on 2009 WSOP Main Event winner Joe Cada who was aiming to become the first Main Event winner since Carlos Mortensen to win another bracelet.
Cada was playing at his second WSOP final table since his Main Event victory but was unable to end ‘the curse of the Main Event winner’ when he was eliminated in fourth position by Maing Loeser.
Eric Blair quickly followed Cada to the rail and after a lengthy back and forth heads-up battle with Loeser Beauprez was finally victorious.
Beauprez said winning his first WSOP Gold bracelet meant everything to him.
“I’ve had this dream of playing heads-up for a gold bracelet a thousand times, but nothing matches the actual experience,” Beauprez said in a post tournament interview.
“It happens really fast and the whole time you are there, it really feels like a dream.”
Although Beauprez said he doesn’t play poker for the money he has some very noble plans on how to spend his winnings.
“I’m going to start a college fund for some family,” Beauprez said.
“I have some nieces I’m very close to and when I was in bed last night thinking about what I was going to do with all the money, I decided I’ll start a college fund for my nieces.”
The 2013 World Series of Poker continues today with only sixty players left in the inaugural Millionaire Maker Event.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
The poker action is flowing thick and fast at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific with all of the bracelet events before the Main Event now underway.
Ivey and Negreanu Dominate $2,200 Mixed Event Final Table
Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu head into the final table of the $2,200 Mixed Event at the WSOP Asia Pacific with almost half the chips currently remaining in play.
Ivey and Negreanu completely controlled day two of the event and both will be confident they can add to their collection of World Series of Poker bracelets.
Ivey currently has a slight chip lead with 144,300 while Negreanu (129,000) is well ahead of Brandon Wong who is in third place (86,100).
Yesterday’s event was highlighted by a running verbal battle between Ivey and Phil Hellmuth.
Negreanu couldn’t hide his delight at the banter being shared by the two poker legends.
“TV cameras are missing gold right now,” Negreanu posted on Twitter.
“Ivey needling Hellmuth is some solid material.”
The final table of the tournament will commence today and we keep you up to date with all the action.
Piccioli Wins First Ever WSOP Asia Pacific Bracelet
Bryan Piccioli became the first person to win a World Series of Poker bracelet in Australia when he claimed victory in the $1,100 “Accumulator” event yesterday.
Piccioli overcame a strong final table including 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel and 2012 ‘October Niner’ Jeremy Ausmus to take home the $211,575 first place prize.
The Accumulator was considered a successful format and may makes its debut in the Las Vegas version of the World Series of Poker in the next few years.
Collopy Wins $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Jim Collopy defeated a strong final table including Dan Shak and Marvin Rettenmaier to win the $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific.
Shak and Rettenmaier were both aiming to win their first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet but fell short finishing in fifth and ninth respectively.
Collopy claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet and his first tournament victory since his win in the $2,250 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2012 Aussie Millions.
Hachem Puts Together Caesars Cup Team
2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem selected Jeff Lisandro and Jackie Glazier as the first two members of Team Asia-Pacific for the 2013 Caesars Cup.
Lisandro has won five World Series of Poker bracelets, including an incredible run of three bracelets in 2009, while Jackie Glazier is considered the first lady of Australian Poker.
Hachem will name the final two members of his team over the next few days while captain of Team Europe, Sam Trickett, is waiting to the last possible minute to reveal his plans.
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