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Poker News 09-07-2023

Main Event Day 3 leader Maurice Hawkins on Circuit rings chase, grand-theft auto mistaken ID

One of the most “enigmatic” players in poker, as PokerOrg’s Jeff McMillan noted earlier today, is Florida’s Maurice Hawkins. Hawkins entered today’s Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event, with the overall chip lead. Hawkins is certainly among the best players in poker to have never won a WSOP bracelet, but he’s made a lasting […]

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Poker News 16-05-2023

Maurice Hawkins retakes career Circuit rings lead with Cherokee high-roller triumph

Less than one month after being tied at the top of the WSOP Circuit series’ career wins list, Florida’s Maurice Hawkins has retaken sole possession of the career mark. Hawkins earned his 15th Circuit ring on Monday in Event #16 of the ongoing WSOP-C Cherokee stop, $2,200 NLH High Roller. Hawkins topped a 92-entry field […]

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Poker News 09-05-2022

Backer to continue collection efforts against Maurice Hawkins

Florida’s Maurice Hawkins, the WSOP Circuit tour’s all-time leader in wins with 14 ring-event victories, will continue to be pursued by a backer who claims that Hawkins still owes him over $100,000 from a prior financial arrangement that has yet to be repaid. Randy Garcia, who first began backing Hawkins’ play in February of 2017, […]

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Poker News 19-08-2023

Look out Maurice and Ari: Daniel Lowery isn’t giving up the Circuit ring chase

📷: Hayley Hochstetler | 8131Media Ari Engel and Daniel Lowery entered the Graton World Series of Poker Circuit stop tied for third place on the all-time Circuit ring leaderboard.  Engel went on to add two rings to that total, and now Daniel Lowery has begun the comeback, scoring his 14th Ring after winning Event 13 in […]

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Poker News 04-12-2023

James Crowley denies Daniel Weinman at WSOPC Cherokee Main Event

The World Series of Poker Circuit closed out its 2023 with its brightest star shining at the flagship Circuit property. Harrah’s Cherokee drew 1,470 entrants for its $1,700 Main Event and reigning Main Event champion Daniel Weinman battled Joe Crowley heads up for the ring, a seat to the Tournament of Champions and $348,785. Weinman […]

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Poker News 20-11-2023

Josh Reichard wins 15th WSOP Circuit ring, ties for second all-time

The race for the all-time lead in victories in the World Series of Poker Circuit tour’s official ring events has tightened once again, with Wisconsin’s Josh Reichard collecting his 15th career ring in a preliminary event at the WSOP Circuit stop in Elgin, Illinois, on Sunday. Reichard emerged from a 271-entry field at the Grand […]

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Poker News 11-11-2023

Kevin Javier leads Day 1B of WPT bestbet Scramble

The second of two starting flights for the $5,000 World Poker Tour bestbet Scramble drew 200 entrants to up the overall field to 355 entrants. Saturday’s flight passed the mark set on Day 1A before the second break of the day and after ten levels of play Kevin Javier leads the field of 72 surviving […]

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Poker News 11-11-2023

Bin Weng leads WPT’s return to bestbet Jacksonville

The World Poker Tour returned to Jacksonville for the $5,000 bestbet Scramble for the first time since 2019. Covid and scheduling issues contributed to a three-year hiatus from the Main Tour but the venue welcomed back the tour with 165 entrants for Day 1A. After ten levels of play Bin Weng leads the remaining 55 […]

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Ari Engel at the 2023 World Series of Poker
Poker News 11-10-2023

“I just play more than them” – Ari Engel wins record-breaking 16th WSOP Circuit ring

He barely looks old enough, but Ari Engel’s record-breaking 16th WSOP Circuit ring means he’s won the equivalent of one per year since he broke his duck in Atlantic City back in 2007.  A youthful-looking 40-year-old, his WSOPC travels have taken him across the USA, picking up rings across three decades in places as iconic […]

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Views 18-08-2023

Stop press: Ari Engel now has 15 WSOP Circuit rings

📷: Hayley Hochstetler | 8131Media In a poker world with infinite media resources and a 24/7 ticker across the bottom third of your attention, this would have been the headline: Ari Engel wins 15th Circuit ring, ties Circuit villain Maurice Hawkins for most rings And if we’d had that infinite resource, we would have had […]

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Poker News 17-08-2023

Ari Engel wins career WSOP Circuit ring #14 in Graton H.O.R.S.E. tourney

Ari Engel’s climb up the career tournament winners list for World Series of Poker’s Circuit series continued on Wednesday when he captured the $400 H.O.R.S.E. Event #10 at WSOP Circuit Graton for his 14th lifetime ring. The win at California’s Graton Casino & Resort, a new Circuit venue in California’s Bay Area, came just three […]

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Poker News 01-08-2023

Harvey Castro wins WSOP Circuit Choctaw for $275K

Barely old enough to enter the casino, 21 year-old Harvey Castro rammed through a field of 1,026 Main Event entries to claim his first WSOP Circuit Ring and $275,660. When the day began, Harvey Castro had 2,580,000, good for about 25 big blinds, and a stack that put him in sixth out of the 12 […]

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Poker News 25-07-2023

Ari Engel wins 13th career WSOP Circuit ring, tightens lifetime leaderboard

Ari Engel has moved into a tie for third on the all-time WSOP Circuit victories leaderboard with his 13th win, a triumph in an Online Circuit event in Michigan. Engel topped a 90-player field in Event #12 of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Super Series Michigan, $20,000 NLH 6-Max. Engel’s winner’s payday was $8,926.20 in a […]

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Poker News 14-07-2023

Juan Maceiras and Toby Lewis grab headlines as WSOP Main Event plays down to 15 on Day 7

It might not have the had the same wild excitement and swings we experienced on Day 5 of the 2023 WSOP Main Event, but Day 7 brought us a lot closer to identifying the champion. The 49 players who began the day ended up as 15 when all the dust settled, after some quick early […]

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Poker News 13-07-2023

2023 WSOP Main Event Day 7 seat draw analysis

Day 7 of the Main Event! Traditionally it has been the day to go from 27 down to the final table but with swelling field sizes it has been getting harder and harder to get down to 9 in just 7 days, so this year there will be a Day 8, making this year’s Day […]

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Poker News 09-07-2023

Two enigmatic figures lead field into WSOP Day 3

The WSOP Main Event is converging into one full field today for the first time with 3,538 players left on Day 3. The money bubble is at 1,507 so it will be a tough ask to make the money today as last year it required an extended day to reach it late in the night […]

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Views 22-05-2023

PokerOrg Heaters & Coolers May 22, 2023

The poker world had a little heater this week with much more of the good stuff than the bad stuff. To wit: the friends who have played together forever and all won WSOP Circuit rings (oh, and Maurice Hawkins took his record back), the Wynn Wrecker being too good to believe, Spraggy establishing his own […]

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Poker News 18-04-2023

Josh Reichard’s 14th WSOP Circuit ring ties record

Wisconsin’s Josh Reichard has moved into a tie atop the World Series of Poker’s Circuit ring-winner leaderboard by taking down the WSOP Circuit Grand Victoria (Elgin, Illinois) main event for his 14th official ring-event triumph. Reichard’s latest Circuit victory pushes him even with Floridian Maurice Hawkins atop the WSOP Circuit’s all-time winner’s rankings. Reichard earned […]

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Poker News 15-12-2022

WPT World Championship photo gallery

The WPT World Championship main event runs December 12-20, 2022 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Day 1C Day 1B Day 1A Photos by Joe Giron, PokerPhotoArchive

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Poker News 21-06-2022

Poker.org at the 2022 WSOP: Photo Gallery 3

Poker.org returns with our third selection of photos depicting your favorite poker personalities and scenes from the 2022 World Series of Poker. From the famous to the almost unknown, they’re all here at the Paris and Bally’s casinos, trying to capture a WSOP gold bracelet. Here’s another assortment of images from the 2022 World Series […]

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Poker News 07-06-2022

Poker.org at the 2022 WSOP: Photo Gallery 1

Poker.org has spent a few hours during the opening days of the 2022 World Series of Poker in capturing photos of many of the players and other activity around this year’s WSOP. With no particular order, here’s a selection of some of the famous and almost-famous that we’ve obtained to date. Look for plenty more […]

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Poker News 17-05-2022

2022 WSOP sees an explosion in staking options

The 2022 WSOP has created a huge range of opportunities to invest in your favorite players. Or to take a punt on a relative unknown. There are plenty of options for staking platforms all of which have a ton of player’s advertising their staking packages. Despite the untimely passing of the PokerShares brand last year, […]

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Poker News 15-10-2021

Dalibor Dula wins 2021 WSOP $1k freezeout title, first bracelet, and $200k

The 2021 WSOP Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em event saw Dalibor Dula earn his first WSOP bracelet. Dula is a Bohemian. Literally, in that he hails from the Czech Republic. Though being a long-haired, beardy, itinerant poker player probably would qualify him for the name if his hailing were done from just about anywhere. […]

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Poker News 01-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Big-field ‘Reunion’ begins as tech issues lengthen lines

The first big-field event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, the $500 ‘Reunion’ tourney, drew a huge turnout on the series’ second day of bracelet-event action. On the first of two starting days, nearly 2,000 entrants filled seats during the event’s first three hours. The crush of waiting players quickly filled the Brasilia Room […]

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Poker News 11-09-2020

WSOP Global Casino Championship set for Sunday

Annual invite-only event awards final WSOP bracelet of 2020 The first-ever online version of the WSOP Global Casino Championship kicks off Sunday, Sept. 13, with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and a WSOP bracelet on the line. The event will take place on WSOP.com, and offers one more opportunity for invited players to take […]

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