Posts Tagged ‘WSOP Main Event’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Choose Bovada Poker as your gaming destination from April 14 to June 22 and make tracks to the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Check out the many ways the poker room can get you to Sin City for an unbeatable experience below.
Your Road to Vegas 2014
This year Bovada Poker is offering you more ways than ever before to set your sights on Vegas and be part of the world’s biggest poker event. The World Series of Poker is taking place at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas from May 27 to July 14, with the Main Event kicking off July 5 and guaranteeing $10 million to the winner.
Playing at Bovada is your best way to get in on the unbeatable Sin City action. Hit the felt from April 14 because all roads lead to Vegas and your shot at poker glory.
What’s Up For Grabs:
- $12,000 Main Event Packages – including $10,000 Main Event buy-in and $2,000 for travel expenses
- $3,000 Vegas Prize Packages – including $1,111 Little One for One Drop buy-in and $1,889 for travel expenses
- Cash prizes
How to Win Your Way to Vegas:
- Enter Bovada Poker’s Vegas Prize Draws to win a $12K Main Event Package and a cut of $42K in cash prizes (April 14 to May 11)
- Play in the poker room’s qualifiers and satellites to win one of twelve $12K Main Event Packages (May 5 to June 8 )
- Like their Facebook page and get in on the social media contest to win one of four $3K Vegas Prize Packages (May 12 to June 8 )
- Enter Bovada’s Zone Poker promotion to win a $3K Vegas Prize Package and your share of $7K in cash prizes (June 9 to June 22)
Check out your options below and hit the highway to Vegas:
- April 14 – May 11: VEGAS PRIZE DRAWS – Win a $12K Main Event Package
- May 5 – June 8: MAIN EVENT QUALIFIERS – Twelve $12K Main Event Packages Guaranteed
- May 26 8:33 PM ET: SATELLITE – Six Seats Guaranteed
- June 8 4:33 PM ET – SATELITTE – Six Seats Guaranteed
- May 12 – June 8: BOVADA POKER SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST – Four $3K Vegas Prize Packages
- June 9 – June 22: ZONE POKER – Win a $3K Vegas Prize Package
* Each satellite will award six seats only to the Main Event (12 seats total). In the event that there is any surplus in the prize pool of any particular Main Event satellite, further cash prizes will be distributed to lower-ranked players in US $5,000 increments.
Explore all of Bovada Poker’s offers in the build up to poker’s biggest annual event and maybe you’ll even win yourself an entry!
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Davidi Kitai defeated a strong final table to win the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event at the 2013 World Series of Poker to become the first player from Belgium to win two WSOP bracelets.
Although the Pot-Limit event only drew a small field of 195 players it was packed full of talent and Kitai thoroughly deserved the first place prize of $224,560 for his consistent play throughout the tournament.
The final table had a very European field with Kitai joined by Bulgarian Dimitar Danchev, Ukrainian Eugene Katchalov, Frenchmen Bertrand Grospellier and Italian Dario Minieri.
Minireri, Grospellier and Katchalov were all aiming to add to their World Series of Poker bracelet collections but were eliminated in eighth, seventh and fifth place respectively as Kitai cultivated his chip lead.
Kitai maintained his chip lead all the way to the heads-up battle but faced a tough challenge against Cary Katz who came up firing and stole the chip lead early into the contest.
The Belgian managed to battle back but received a great deal of luck to wrap up the victory when his Pocket Jacks outflopped the Pocket Kings of Katz.
Kitai was delighted with the victory but said it still couldn’t top his first World Series of Poker victory.
“The first one was so special and it changed my poker career but it is good to confirm that I can win again,” Kitai said.
The thirty-three-year-old is Belgium’s most successful tournament poker player in history and he said the game is becoming increasingly popular in his homeland.
“Poker became popular the last few years because it is now legal and some people recognize me,” Kitai said.
Kitai has now recorded $ 3,161,463 in tournament cashes overall and with this score has now won over $1 million at the World Series of Poker but he still has plenty he wants to achieve in his career.
“My dream is to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event,” Kitai said.
“I do have a lot of dreams and I am motivated to achieve even more.”
by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Taylor Paur overcame a late scare from heads-up opponent Roy Weiss to win the latest $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Paur was rewarded for his dominant performance with the first place prize of $340,260 and his first-ever WSOP bracelet.
Paur was the clear chip leader heading into the final day of the event and it looked as though it was going to be smooth sailing for the twenty-four-year-old when the always dangerous Phil Ivey was eliminated in fourteenth place.
The Professional Poker Player was in cruise control as he swept aside the final table and looked as though he had the tournament won when he entered the heads-up battle with a clear chip lead over Weiss.
However, Weiss wasn’t going to give up without a fight and, admitting that he couldn’t outplay Paur, decided to go all-in on every hand to really put the pressure on his more experienced opponent.
Although Paur ended up claiming the victory he was clearly shocked by the strategy and at one stage accursed Weiss of disrespecting the game.
“I have never seen anything like it,” Paur said.
“I can’t imagine anyone just going all in every single hand.
“You don’t get heads-up for a gold bracelet very often and I thought he was just taking away my chance, I was trying to play for the bracelet, not flip coins for it.
“I just feel it’s disrespectful to everyone who played this tournament.”
Despite the controversy surround the conclusion to the tournament Paur was still delighted to have won a World Series of Poker bracelet.
“As a poker player, this is it,” Paur said.
“The WSOP Main Event would be the dream but winning the gold bracelet is a dream too.”
Paur is sure to be one of the contenders when the Main Event begins next month and will be looking to improve on his finish of thirty-third in the 2012 edition of the tournament.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Benny Chan Wins ‘Millionaire Maker’
Canadian restaurant manager Benny Chen defeated one of the largest fields in World Series of Poker history to win the ‘Millionaire Maker’ No Limit Hold’em Event.
Chen outlasted the incredible field of 6343 players to win the life-changing amount of $1,199,104 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
The ‘Millionaire Maker’ was expected to be big but even WSOP officials were surprised at the response the tournament received.
The tournament not only broke the record for the largest single day starting field in tournament poker history but featured the largest poker tournament field ever outside the WSOP Main Event.
While it was Chan who emerged victorious all eyes at the final table were on Dan Kelly who was aiming to win his second WSOP bracelet.
Although Kelly finished in fourth place, he is in ominous form having finished sixth in the $5,000 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold’em tournament earlier in the week.
Waxman Wins $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Matt Waxman defeated leading poker pro Eric Baldwin to win the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, in what is sure to be one of the most epic heads-up battles of the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Waxman required 187 hands and seven hours to see off Baldwin and claim the first place prize of $305,952 as well as his first ever WSOP bracelet.
It was an impressive effort from Waxman who was the dominant figure on a final table that included Jason Koon, former bracelet winner Brent Hanks and Amit Makhija as well as a number of talented amateurs.
The victory ended a number of years of heartbreak for Waxman who had previously played at three World Series of Poker final tables but fell just short of winning a WSOP bracelet.
Waxman has now recorded over $2.5 million in tournament earnings and is, without a doubt, one of the most consistent players on the tournament circuit.
Michael Malm Claims $2,500 Eight-Game Mix Victory
Mix games are becoming increasingly popular on the professional tournament circuit and that was clearly evident during the $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, which drew the most star-studded field of the 2013 World Series of Poker thus far.
Part-time poker player and newspaper salesman Michael Malm was able to outlast them all despite not even planning on taking part in the tournament!
Malm planned to register for one of the Daily DeepStack tournaments run during the WSOP but missed the registration and instead entered the Eight-Game mix event.
It proved a very wise decision as he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet as well as the first place prize of $225,104 after defeating a final table that included bracelet winners Greg Mueller, Dario Alioto and Mike Wattel.
Malm said he was happy simply to cash in the tournament after narrowly missing the money in the first four bracelet events that he contested during the 2013 World Series of Poker.
The World Series of Poker continues today with another stacked final table battling for a bracelet in the $3000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, January 20th, 2013
The World Series of Poker has released the tournament schedule for the inaugural WSOP Asia-Pacific event that will be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne from April 4th to 15th.
The 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific will feature five bracelet events as well as the Caesars Cup Invitational Event, High Rollers tournaments, satellites and the ever-popular cash games.
World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart was extremely excited to announce the schedule for the first World Series event that will be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
“Ever since Australian Joe Hachem won the WSOP Main Event in 2005, we dreamed of the day we could hear Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi, Oi on native soil,” Stewart said.
“We can’t wait for the first WSOP Asia-Pacific to begin, and we hope with a solidified schedule, players from around the globe will plan their trip to Melbourne in April as we make WSOP history awarding the first bracelets in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Crown Casino is considered one of the best poker casinos in the world and Stewart believes it will help draw players from the United States and Europe to play the event on the other side of the world.
“Most of the top players take multiple trips to European tournaments these days,”he said.
“The travel time to Melbourne is essentially the same as venues in Europe, and everyone who visits Crown can’t wait to return.”
Crown Chief Executive Officer Greg Hawkins said he was thrilled Crown had the opportunity to partner with the World Series of Poker.
“Players from all over the globe will descend on Crown Melbourne in April, all vying for one of the five coveted bracelets on offer,” Stewart said.
“The ‘bracelet’ events will range from the AUD$1100 – AUD$10,000 which will ensure players are well catered for in terms of choice.
“The five WSOP APAC ‘bracelet’ winners will etch their names in the long and coveted history that is the World Series of Poker.”
2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Schedule
|No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator
||April 4th to April 8th
||April 7th to April 9th
||April 8th to April 10th
|6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
||April 9th to April 11th
|WSOP APAC Main Event
||April 11th to April 15th
||April 13th to April 14th
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