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Brian Rast Wins $50,000 Poker Player Championship

34-year-old wins the event for the second time, earning a third bracelet and $1,296,097 Brian Rast is the second person in history to win the $50,000 Championship twice. “This is what I have chosen to do with my life,” Rast told WSOP.com after the win. “I would be dishonest if I were to say that I haven’t thought about my place in the game. I could have done a lot of things with my life when I was in my early twenties. I chose poker. And I do care. I don’t care what other people in the world think, but I care what other poker professionals think. I take poker seriously and where my legacy is and how my peers think of me is a […]

Hung Le Wins Crazy Eights Championship For $888,888

Vietnamese immigrant has won the Crazy Eights Championship at 2016 WSOP How fitting that Hung Le, a Vietnamese immigrant won the tournament at the 2016 WSOP on the Fourth of July. Le had never previously played in a major tournament, and this is also his first cash in a poker event. “I tried to come out to Las Vegas to get lucky,” Le said after winning the event. In one of the hands of the heads-up match, Le raised preflop with Q-3s to 600,000 on the BTN and Michael Lech re-raised to 1,300,000. Le shoved, and Lech called him with A-To. Le was able to catch a three on the river and doubled up his stack. “It’s the only way I can beat him – […]

Safiya Umerova Wins Event#50

Two days ago Kristen Bicknell became the first woman with a bracelet from the 2016 WSOP and last night Safiya Umerova grabbed the second one But last night this number has grown, when Safiya Umerova won Event#50 $1,500 Shootout. She was able to defeat Neil Farrell heads-up to win her first bracelet and $264,046. The heads-up game started with Farrell in lead, but Umerova doubled up several times and changed this. In the final hand, when Farrell moved all-in with queen-high, Umerova called with Ah 6h and hit an ace on the flop. Umerova improved to a flush on the river and Farrell hit the rail. “Because I wasn’t sure if I even deserved to have one. I’ve only been playing poker seriously for a year,“ […]

George Danzer Wins Fourth Career Bracelet

George Danzer won the $10,000 Stud Eight-Or-Better event for $338,646 The 33-year-old German pro won one more bracelet after topping a field of 136 players in the $10,000 Stud Eight-Or-Better event at the 2016 WSOP. With his earning of almost $400k, Danzer reached more than $2,6 million in career tournament winnings. His first three bracelets came in 2014 in Stud Eight-Or-Better, Razz, and Eight-Game Mix. With four WSOP bracelets, he broke a tie with Dominik Nitsche for the most titles by a German player. “It’s not like you win three every year. That’s tough to do,” Danzer said. “Last year was a brick year for me, so this is becoming a much better year, so far. Everybody always tries to race for bracelets. But we […]

Phillip McAllister Wins WSOP Event #42

22-year-old pro Phillip McAllister won his first WSOP bracelet in $3,000 NLHE Shootout event for $267,720 McAllister, who has been playing online as “Grindation”, has online winnings of $2 million. Earlier this year, he made his biggest live score for his third place at the PCA Main Event, which brought him $356k. This WSOP winning brought him his second 6-figure live score. He had to top a field of 400 players throughout three days of action. The final table wasn’t easy with names such as Stephen Chidwick, Faraz Jaka, Maria Ho, and Kyle Montgomery. A bit surprising but none of the players at the final table have a bracelet in their careers. After quick eliminations, Montgomery grabbed the chip lead with 3,8 chips over McAllister […]

Benny Glaser Wins Bracelet #2

In four days the 27-year-old pro won two bracelets from Omaha events The UK pro scooped a bracelet in Event #26 $1500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better and right after came to the $10,000 Omaha Championship to beat the best of the best players and take his second bracelet from the 2016 WSOP. Last night, Glaser came into the 3-handed battle with a slight chip lead over his opponents – Doug Lorgeree and Matt Glantz. The start wasn’t that good for him as he lost several pots in a roll and dropped to 1,7 million chips, while Glantz moved up to 2,7 million and Lorgeree became the new leader with 4 million in front of him. However, Glaser managed to win several huge pots that […]

Fedor Holz Wins 3rd Consecutive Aria High Roller

While Jason Mercier cannot be stopped in Rio, Fedor Holz works on winning back the $200K he lost on a prop bet with Mercier. This year Fedor “GrownUpGuy” Holz is unstoppable as he won his 3rd straight Aria High Roller event. This brought his live tournament earnings from the last year to $9 million. First, he won the $50k Super High Roller at the beginning of this month for $637,392 and a week later the $25k High Roller for $393,120. On Friday he added one more $25k High Roller to his name for $276,012. The wunderkind posted on Twitter about his achievement: But this is not all. In the last week of May, Holz finished runner-up in the $300k Super High Roller for $3,5 million […]

Jason Mercier Wins Bracelet #2

It’s been a great week for Jason Mercier Earlier this week Mercier won the $10,000 no-limit 2-7 event at the 2016 WSOP for $273,335. Right after this tournament he registered for the $10,000 Razz event, where he did a runner-up finish for $168,936. Then the 29-year-old poker pro registered for the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event and came into the final table as a chip leader. Mercier managed to defeat a 171-player field, taking down $422,874 and his second gold bracelet of the summer. The Floridian has five career bracelets and more than $17,1 million in winnings. He stands at 11th place on the all-time live tournament earnings list. “This feels amazing,” Mercier said. “Especially, after all, that’s happened this week. I’m so exhausted. But I also […]