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by Bridget Wright | Published: Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Jesse Martin outplayed a star-studded final table to win the $10,000 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw event at the 2013 World Series of Poker and his first gold bracelet.
The No Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw tournament always draws a strong field and 2013 was no exception with eighty-seven of the world’s best poker players taking part.
The final table was always going to be tough but the talent that remained in the tournament on the final day was ridiculous with fifteen combined WSOP bracelets and millions of dollars of prizemoney spread across the table.
Six-time World Series of Poker winner Layne Flack was a clear chip leader heading into the final table but was eliminated in fifth place and was quickly followed to the rail by Jon Turner and 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro.
Both Konstantin Puchkov and David Bakes have already qualified for final tables during the 2013 World Series of Poker but both fell narrowly short of victory once again with Martin claiming the first place prize of $253,524.
Martin has recorded a number of consistent results at the World Series and his first bracelet victory was well deserved.
In other action on an exciting day at the World Series Sandeep Pulusani overcame a seven to one heads-up chip disadvantage to win his maiden WSOP bracelet.
Second place looked likely for Pulusani but he refused to concede the title to Niall Farrell and dodged several all-ins to produce a remarkable comeback.
The first place prize of $592,684 was easily the biggest prize of his career and easily justified his decision to move to Las Vegas to play professional poker.
Canadian players have been the big story of the 2013 World Series of Poker but Norbert Szecsi picked up a win for the Europeans by taking out the latest $1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament.
The Hungarian online poker specialist wasted little time taking out the title with the final table lasting only a few hours.
At only twenty-two years of age Szecsi has a very big poker career in front of him and the first place prize of $345,037 is a major boost to his bankroll.
The second day of the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold’em event is underway with the eighty remaining players battling it out for the massive prize pool of $17,891,148.
Brandon Steven is the current chip lead but there are plenty of talented players left in the event.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, June 21st, 2013
Australian Jarred Graham joined good-friend Joe Hachem as a WSOP bracelet winner by winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Graham was the short stack with only fourteen players left in the tournament but staged a remarkable comeback to take down the first place prize of $255,942, in what was only his second ever WSOP tournament.
The semi-professional poker player was delighted to be the first Australian winner of a bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker.
“It feels great to come here and win, this is my first World Series,” Graham said.
“It helps having everyone (fellow Australians) here supporting. It makes a big difference. The poker community is tight and I was happy to see them here with me.”
Graham played extremely well to claim victory with former bracelet winners Perry Green and Barry Greenstein as well as perennial WSOP runner-up Marco Johnson providing stiff competition at the final table.
At one stage it looked as though Greenstein was on his way to his fourth World Series of Poker bracelet but he was eliminated by Graham in third place while Johnson fell just short of tournament victory for the third time in his WSOP career.
“Playing with Barry Greenstein and Marco Johnson was great,” Graham said.
“We played for a while three-handed and they are really tough players, so I enjoyed winning.”
Australian poker players have achieved a number of excellent results at the World Series of Poker in recent years (highlighted by Hachem’s win in the 2005 WSOP Main Event) and Graham joins Joe Hachem, Gary Benson, Billy Argyos, Tony G, Mel Judah, Jeff Lisandro, Mark Vos and Marsha Waggoner as Australian winners at the World Series of Poker.
Graham said he is not happy with only one bracelet and will be entering the remaining Pot-Limit Omaha events at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, June 17th, 2013
David Chiu defeated the most stacked final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker to win the $2,500 Seven-Card Stud Title and his fifth WSOP bracelet.
Chiu claimed the first place prize of $145,520 but, more importantly, joined the list of elite poker players to have won five gold bracelets.
The fifty-two-year-old needed all his skill and experience to negotiate a final table that included six other WSOP bracelet winners such as Freddie Ellis, Michael Mizrachi, Frank Kassela, Gary Benson and Adam Friedman.
Chiu said the victory was made even more special by the quality of the other players at the final table.
“This one means a lot, because there were so many tough players at the final table,” Chiu said.
“Everybody here was a great player and all professionals.”
Chiu is considered one of the nice guys of poker and lived up to that reputation by dedicating his victory to former Los Angeles Lakers owner and poker player Jerry Bruss who passed away earlier this year.
“I am dedicating this gold bracelet to Dr. Jerry Buss,” Chiu said.
“This is for him, because he had so much love for this game.
“We all miss him so much, I wanted to do this for him and it’s why I played so hard to win.”
Chiu had to wait eight years to win another WSOP bracelet but he doesn’t believe the game has passed him by, especially in games like stud.
“All the younger guys play No-Limit Hold’em, but the old-school guys still have Stud and all the mixed games,” Chiu said.
“If I did not think I have what it takes to play, I would not compete.”
With his fifth World Series victory Chiu joins some of the poker elite, like Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen, Jeff Lisandro, Allen Cunningham, Berry Johnston, Chris Ferguson and Gary Berland, as the holder of five World Series of Poker bracelets but said he will continue to maintain a low profile.
“I’m really low key, I’m not into being a celebrity,” Chiu said.
“I’m just a normal person who likes to play poker.”
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, June 17th, 2013
Another six World Series of Poker bracelets were awarded this weekend as the action really starts to heat up!
McNeil Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better
Calen McNeil outlasted a tough final table, which took an extra day to be decided, to win the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
All eyes were on Todd Brunson, John Monnette and Stephen Chidwick when the final table began but it was McNeill who survived the onslaught to win the first place prize of $277,274.
The victory was easily McNeill’s biggest score of his poker career but was looking for an even bigger payday when he jumped right into the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Event.
Martin Finger Wins Shorthanded Event
The shorthanded events at the 2013 World Series of Poker have proven extremely popular and the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) was no exception with Martin Finger outlasting an incredible field of 806 players to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Finger was the table captain for the majority of the final table and thoroughly deserved the first place prize of $506,764.
A number of notable players made deep runs in this event with Dan Kelly recording his sixth cash of the WSOP so far in tenth; poker legend Erik Seidel finishing ninth; Nick Schulman eighth and David Pham fourth.
Josh Pollock Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Josh Pollock cruelled the WSOP bracelet hopes of Noah Schwartz by winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event.
Schwartz is regarded as one of the best tournament poker players in the world and looked on track to win his maiden World Series of Poker success when he took a three to one chip lead into his heads-up battle with Pollock.
However, Pollock rode out his luck and after several close scares won his first WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of $279,431 while a clearly disappointed Schwartz was sent back to the drawing board.
Corey Harrison Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Corey Harrison outlasted a big field of 1730 other players to win the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
The college professor took home his first WSOP bracelet as well as the first place prize of $432,411 in what was only his second ever WSOP cash.
Despite the life-changing cash prize the dedicated teacher said he loves his job and will not be pursuing a career as a professional poker player.
Fuhs Defeats Talented Field to win $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Danny Fuhs survived a titanic heads-up battle with Christopher George to win the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
The tournament drew one of the most talented fields of the 2013 WSOP thus far with four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow; 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel; 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro and consistent tournament performer Robert Mizrachi all finishing in the money as did Dan Kelly – his seventh cash of the 2013 World Series of Poker.
The heads-up battle was one for the ages with Fuhs and George trading the chip lead on several occasions before Fuhs was able to land the killer blow and claim the first place prize of $277,519.
The 2013 World Series of Poker continues with a star-studded field doing battle in the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. 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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