Phil Hellmuth packed what would be a lifetime of accomplishments for most players into the first three weeks of the World Series of Poker at the Rio.
Michael Addamo won his fourth major title in a little over a month, claiming the $50,000 buy-in High Roller No-limit Hold’em at the World Series of Poker.
Adam Friedman became the first person to win the same WSOP event three times in a row, defeating Phil Hellmuth heads-up early Thursday at the Rio.
Layne Flack, who died in July at age 52, is nominated alongside seven other top players and two other industry figures for the Poker Hall of Fame.
Hellmuth, the 1989 WSOP Main Event champion, now has six more bracelets than his next closest rivals — Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey.
Lara Eisenberg, a radiologist from Maryland, won the $1,000 buy-in Ladies No-limit Hold’em Championship on Thursday at the Rio.
Daniel Lazrus won $1 million — the biggest first prize so far at this year’s WSOP — in the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker on Wednesday at the Rio.
John Monnette won the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship at the World Series of Poker, defeating political polling analyst Nate Silver heads-up.
Nate Silver, founder of the website FiveThirtyEight.com, is among the final 10 players in the $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold’em Championship at the Rio.
High-stakes standout Jason Koon won the $25,000 buy-in Head-up No-limit Hold’em Championship at the World Series of Poker at the Rio.
Long Ma, a 35-year-old from Dallas, cut through his last four opponents to win the $500 buy-in The Reunion No-limit Hold’em event Tuesday at the Rio.
Robbie Strazynski, founder of the website CardplayerLifestyle.com, is hosting the Mixed Game Festival through Thursday at the Westgate poker room.
The World Series of Poker’s vaccine mandate created some confusion, but players’ minds were mostly on the chance to play again at poker’s biggest event.
Michael Addamo won the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl on Wednesday, 10 days after claiming the overall Poker Masters title at the PokerGO studio.
The flagship World Series of Poker returns to live play Thursday at the Rio after being canceled last year and delayed this year because of the COVID pandemic.