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Poker News 24-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Michael Addamo wins his fourth bracelet in $100k High Roller

The 2021 WSOP Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em came to a close this evening with all the chips in front of Michael Addamo. The 27-year-old Australian pro has had quite a run this year. He came into this year’s World Series of Poker with two bracelets on his wrist. He will be leaving it […]

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Poker News 21-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #81: Jason Wheeler wins his first bracelet in the $800 NLHE Deepstack

As the 52nd annual World Series of Poker grinds to its completion, the bulk of the late-schedule tournaments are high buy-in affairs in lesser-played variants. One notable exception was Event #81: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack. The modest buy-in attracted an impressive field of 1,921 players, generating a prize pool of $1,352,384. While the starting stacks […]

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Poker News 19-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #78: Benny Glaser wins the $10k Razz championship

There’s a kind of cognitive poker dissonance at the Rio at present. The “Big One” of the 52nd annual Main Event is now in the rear-view mirror, and yet hundreds of poker players are still contesting substantial prizes as the series trundles towards the completion of 88 bracelet events. The motivations for these players, many […]

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Poker News 17-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #74: Denis Strebkov wins the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet

Event #74 on the extensive calendar of the 52nd annual WSOP was one of the more imaginative tournaments. A mix of poker variants were selected, all commonly played with either a pot-limit or no-limit betting structure — hence “big bet.” The resulting poker smorgasbord featured pot-limit Omaha hi-lo eight-or-better and its five-card cousin, Big O, […]

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Poker News 16-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #73: Brian Hastings wins $10k 7-card stud hi-lo championship

The WSOP $10k championship event in 7-card stud hi-lo 8-or-better was scheduled as a three-day event. Connoisseurs of the game were delighted when it spilled over into a fourth, particularly given the composition of the final table. American east coasters have always laid claim to 7-card stud variants as their own. While it’s not unheard […]

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Poker News 15-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #72: Mixed PLO/NLHE won by Motoyoshi Okamura

The $1,500 entry WSOP 2021 Event #72: Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha really put the “world” in WSOP. The eight-handed final table featured players from eight different countries, perhaps reflecting the greater ease with which international players can now reach Las Vegas. The event attracted 846 players, building a prize pool of $1,129,410 with $209,716 awarded […]

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Poker News 13-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 4: Colillas leads, Song and Chidwick surge, Cai crashes

A busy and topsy-turvy Day 4 in the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event found a thousand World Champion hopefuls heading to the Amazon Room to play deep into the money. By Friday night’s end of play, just 292 players remained, with Spain’s Ramon Colillas holding a narrow lead over a tightly bunched pack. […]

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Poker News 12-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 3: Jessica Cai leads, Chris Moneymaker in top 12

After six opening flights and two Day 2s, the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event wound up drawing a total of 6,650 players to create a whopping prize pool of $62,011,250. Over 2,000 players were able to advance through to Thursday’s Day 3, but only 1,000 players were left standing by the end of […]

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Poker News 12-11-2021

WSOP 2021: George Qiao’s nine-minute tank

George Qiao has become the 2021 WSOP Main Event’s William Kassouf. Kassouf became briefly famous in 2016 for being entertaining to watch and a nightmare to play with. His relentless, repetitive, and almost universally irrititating table talk was precisely the kind of shenanigans the WSOP cameras love. Qiao’s offense was rather quieter. Literally. On Day […]

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Poker News 12-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 2CEF: Chris Moneymaker rises, George Qiao tanks

The total field of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event is set. Two levels into Day 2CEF late registration closed, and Caesars could tally up the horses. 6,650 players bought into the 2021 WSOP Event #67: $10,000 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Chris Moneymaker’s run at the series continued to go well. He […]

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Poker News 11-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Felipe and Natalie Ramos battle for Main Event glory (and the remote control)

Felipe “Mojave” Ramos has four World Series of Poker cashes during this series, most recently finishing in 23rd place for $18,841 in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Championship. Natalie Hof Ramos has picked up three cashes thus far. Her biggest was a 198th place finish for $3,924 in the $1,500 Monster Stack tournament. This […]

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Poker News 10-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Jeff Platt thriving in WSOP Main Event sideline reporter role

Jeff Platt has enjoyed some nice success on the felt during the 2021 World Series of Poker with five cashes thus far, most notably finishing in fourth place in the WSOP Event #43 $1000 DOUBLE STACK event for a cool $160,662. But his best work of the series may be coming off of the felt […]

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Poker News 10-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 2ABD: Doyle Brunson out, Jason Koon advances

Fueled by a whopping 1,939 returning players from the huge Day 1D field at the WSOP Main Event, Day 2ABD started the day on Tuesday with 2,898 players. That number climbed to over 3,000 as 145 players bought directly into the Day 2 field instead of joining the Day 1F action that was taking place […]

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Poker News 10-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1F: Chris Moneymaker, Liv Boeree, and Phil “Gandalf” Hellmuth

The 2021 Main Event Day 1F saw 1,045 players enter, bringing the total entries to 6,360. Hopes were high going in after the morning’s Mega Satellite drew 94 players (the biggest turnout so far). This suggests that the news that lammers are no longer transferable may not have hit the satellite economy as hard as […]

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Poker News 10-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1E: Daniel Negreanu busts early, Joe Hachem and Eli Elezra survive

The 2021 WSOP Main Event keeps on trucking. After the huge turnout on Day 1D, Day 1E was expected to be a little quieter. Day 1A saw a lockdown for the Rio and a smash-up for Brandon Shack Harris’s car. Day 1B was little more relaxed, and saw Johnny Chan bust and Mike Matusow survive. […]

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Poker News 08-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Week 5 in photos (and words)

It’s time again for your quite amateur photographer to share some of the sights from recent days’ activity at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The Main Event is in full force at the Rio, and despite the seriousness of the chase, there’s still some levity to be found as well. Enjoy! Positively Fifth Street […]

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Poker News 07-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Ryan Leng reflects on “the worst fold in the history of poker” vs. Dan Cates

Ryan Leng has had an excellent showing in the 2021 World Series of Poker. Leng has seven cashes in the series, including three top-two finishes. He also booked a win in the $1500 Eight Game Mix event, and finished runner up in both the MONSTER STACK (Event #30) and the Poker Players Championship (Event #60). […]

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Poker News 07-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1c: The Russians are coming

The 52nd World Series of Poker Main Event saw a new chip leader on Saturday, as Russia’s Aleksandr Shevlyakov grew his stack to 392,600, or nearly 500 big blinds. Notables on the leader board include the in-form Matt Glantz (236,000 chips), who has had deep runs this series in the high-profile $10k Dealer’s Choice, the […]

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Poker News 06-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1B: Shaun Deeb, Johnny Chan among big stars eliminated

Fortunately for everyone involved, Day 1B of the 2021 WSOP Main Event proved to be a lot less hectic than Day 1A. With no lockdown incidents at the Rio or rumors of bomb threats circulating, the focus returned to poker on Friday. The second day of the World Series of Poker Main Event drew 845 […]

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News 05-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1A: Rio in lockdown, Shack-Harris totals car

The WSOP Main Event began in perfect Las Vegas fall weather, reminding older players and fans of the pre-Moneymaker days when the series took place in spring. Doyle Brunson rolled in to the Rio wearing a stylish poncho, adding to the memories of series past. Many eyes were naturally on Texas Dolly, who closed the […]

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Poker News 02-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Anatolii Zyrin claims Event 55 Colossus bracelet gold

Anatolii Zyrin has taken down one of the 2021 World Series of Poker’s largest-turnout offerings to date, the Event #55 $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em tourney. Russia’s Zyrin powered through a 9,399-entry field to win his second career WSOP bracelet on Monday. Zyrin earned a career-best $314,705 payday after knocking off the United States’ Michael Lee […]

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Poker News 02-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Ben Yu takes Event 56 $10K 6-Max NLH title for fourth career bracelet

Prominent Las Vegas pro Ben Yu has won Event 56 of the 2021 World Series of Poker, the $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. “B.Y.U.”‘s latest triumph is his fourth career WSOP bracelet victory, all of which have occurred in the last six live WSOP series. Yu collected $721,453 after busting his final remaining foe, Russia’s […]

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Poker News 01-11-2021

WSOP 2021: Robert McMillan triumphs in Event #52 $1,000 Seniors Championship

Prescott, Arizona’s Robert McMillan has added his name to the record of World Series of Poker gold bracelet winners by capturing Event 52 of the 2021 WSOP, the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship, on Monday. McMillan topped a 5,404-entry field in an expanded Seniors event that stretched over five full calendar days. McMillan collected the […]

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Poker News 31-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Zinno, Lazrus top POY, Velo leaderboards as series passes halfway mark

More than half of the 2021 World Series of Poker is in the books, and both of the series’ leaderboard races remain wide open. The long-running WSOP Player of the Year (POY) chase finds Anthony Zinno just ahead of his closest competitors, while Daniel Lazrus currently tops the No Limits Velo Leaderboard, also by a […]

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Poker News 29-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Friday crush as combined Seniors, Colossus turnouts force delays

One of the busiest days of the 2021 World Series of Poker to date created delays throughout the Rio Convention Center as tournament organizers struggled to find seats for everyone wanting to play in one of the day’s bracelet events. Friday featured either Day 1 or Day 2 play in five separate bracelet events. Having […]

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Poker News 27-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Terminal brain-tumor patient Michael Graydon given Main Event freeroll

A bittersweet tale involving a dying poker player’s wish to play in the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event will come to fruition in a special way, thanks to other players’ generosity. On Tuesday, Moody, Alabama’s Michael Graydon (@michael_graydon) disclosed on Twitter that he’d been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year. […]

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Poker News 26-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Poker announcer Jeff Platt makes deep Double Stack run

Every year at the World Series of Poker, there are few people from the industry side of the poker world who log big finishes in WSOP events. With the final table looming in Event #43, $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em, it’s currently Jeff Platt’s turn. Platt, who’s most noted in poker for his continuing work […]

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Poker News 21-10-2021

WSOP 2021: King’s Cash Game Lounge awaits late-series traffic surge

Among the pandemic-impacted tales to emerge from the 2021 World Series of Poker, there’s perhaps been no niche more affected early in the series than the Kings Cash Game Lounge, the luxurious room-within-a-room that’s been featured at the WSOP since 2017. It’s no secret that traffic in the King’s Lounge was way off during the […]

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Poker News 14-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Week 2 in photos (and words)

Professional poker writer and shaky-handed amateur photographer Haley Hintze captures people and scenes from the second week of action at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Jake Schwartz puts up $1,000 to enter one of the first Event #20 Flip & Go satellites, then wins it after catching a three on the river to make […]

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Poker News 13-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Phil Hellmuth does damage control on Twitter in wake of F-bomb tirade

An increasingly contrite Phil Hellmuth spent much of Tuesday and early Wednesday conducting damage control following his extended F-bomb-laced outburst at the final table of the $10,000 Seven Card Championship on Monday. As we reported yesterday, Hellmuth’s tirade included heated language targeting the Rio, the host venue of the 2021 WSOP. Hellmuth’s tirade resulted in […]

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Poker News 13-10-2021

WSOP 2021 Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha won by Dylan Linde

The WSOP’s $1,500 MIXED OMAHA Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event finished on October 13, with Dylan Linde coming away with a a bracelet and $170,269 in prize money. Today saw the conclusion of the WSOP 2021 tournament that boasts the longest official title of the series. Written with a liberal use of capitalization, […]

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Poker News 12-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Jennifer Shahade cashes in Ladies Event, pledges winnings to support pro-choice rights

It’s been two years since Jennifer Shahade has played in a live poker tournament, and in her first appearance at the 2021 World Series of Poker, she’s in a familiar place — in the money. She’s also true to her personality, being outspoken about her beliefs and causes as she enjoys the game. She’s not […]

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Poker News 12-10-2021

WSOP 2021: WSOP addresses Phil Hellmuth final-table F-bomb situation

What might have been a quiet Monday at the 2021 World Series of Poker turned out to be anything but quiet at all. The unusual began when high-stakes Minnesota player Thomas Hammers entered the Ladies Championship, but the social-media storm of the day centered instead on Phil Hellmuth, one of the game’s most famous players. […]

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Poker News 12-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Man enters Ladies Championship, promises to donate any winnings to women’s charities

For the first time in several years, a man has chosen to enter the $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the World Series of Poker. Tom Hammers late-registered Event 22, the Ladies Championship, and took his seat in the Brasilia Room, where Day 1 action is ongoing. Hammers, a Minnesota resident who has played several […]

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Poker News 11-10-2021

WSOP 2021: WPA and SAVVY host ladies warm-up event

Among the unique features of the World Series of Poker is that the excitement comes from far more than just the Main Event or its long series of bracelet-awarding tourneys. The WSOP has evolved to offer a complete spectrum of poker offerings. Besides the bracelet events, one can find cash games, satellite tourneys, “Daily Deepstacks” […]

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John Gorsuch Event 17 Day 1B (Image: Haley Hintze)
Poker News 10-10-2021

WSOP 2021: John Gorsuch returns to defend title in down-sized Millionaire Maker

What’s it like to be a poker millionaire, yet it seems nobody recognizes you and nobody knows your name. A lot of poker veterans might dream of such a situation, but for John Gorsuch, that was Saturday’s reality at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Gorsuch was on hand to play the 1B starting flight […]

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Poker News 09-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Kelly Minkin defends herself against un-reg/re-reg allegations

Every so often there’s a budding controversy involving supposed rules violations at the WSOP that turns out to be the proverbial tempest in a teapot. One such hullabaloo erupted on Friday, featuring two prominent pros, Adam Hendrix and Kelly Minkin. At issue was a happening from Thursday, when Minkin was allowed to unregister — and […]

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Poker News 08-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Event #20 Flip & Go SNGs draw a rail, Daniel Negreanu wins entry on ninth try

A busy Friday at the 2021 World Series of Poker featured a wide range of events, from starting flight 1A action in the Millionaire Maker to final-table play in Event 13, the $3,000 NLH Freezeout. The railbird buzz, however, ended up occurring in preliminary action for an event that technically has yet to start, Event […]

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Poker News 07-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Week 1 in photos (and words)

Professional poker writer and decidedly amateur photographer Haley Hintze captures people and scenes from the first week of action at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The first major title of the 2021 went to Philadelphia’s Jesse Klein (white t-shirt at left), who knocked off a powerful final-table lineup including Ben Yu, David Benyamine, Phil […]

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Poker News 07-10-2021

WSOP 2021: How the No Limits Velo Leaderboard helps resolve POY debate

For the first time in WSOP history, there are two series-long leaderboard races in which players race for top honors. The traditional WSOP Player of the Year (POY) leaderboard, as we reported as the series began, has been joined by the No Limits Velo Leaderboard. Both leaderboards offer $25,000 in prize money, put up by […]

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Poker News 07-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Amazon Room’s back corner returns as unofficial ‘High Roller Alley’

At the World Series of Poker, there are usually busy spots, busier spots, and the occasional crush of humanity. There’s one general location, however, where the opposite is true, and it’s the most famous of the Rio’s poker settings: the Amazon Room. As in previous series, the Amazon Room returns as the location where the […]

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Yuri Dzivielevski Event 11 Day 2 (Image: Haley Hintze)
Poker News 06-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski endures pandemic quarantine to attend series

The World Series of Poker has truly become a “world” event, though so far in 2021, the series has seen a few less international players than in previous years. Many would-be attendees have faced tough choices as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on. Should they attend and invest an extra two weeks or more in dealing […]

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Poker News 05-10-2021

WSOP 2021: $25K NLH Heads-Up High Roller just misses capped field

In another day featuring solid player turnout, the 2021 World Series of Poker launched one of the most exclusive events of the entire series, the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up High Roller. This tourney, just the eleventh live bracelet event of the series, nearly reached its 64-player cap before getting underway shortly after 2 pm on […]

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Poker News 04-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Norman Chad on his $25K H.O.R.S.E. charity fundraising effort

Among the most entertaining human-interest stories to emerge from the 2021 World Series of Poker’s first week of action featured one of the game’s most familiar faces and voices, celebrity poker announcer Norman Chad. Chad entered Event #2, the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, as a charity benefiting the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. Chad’s fundraiser earned […]

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Poker News 04-10-2021

WSOP 2021: ‘Reunion’ surpasses $5M guarantee with massive Sunday turnout

Day 4 at the 2021 World Series of Poker offered volumes of good for the WSOP brand. The series’ first massive-field, multi-opening-day event, the $500 “Reunion,” easily shattered its $5 million guarantee. Though Sunday’s Rio action was marked by more long lines, the greater story was the poker public’s continuing thirst to play a live […]

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Poker News 02-10-2021

WSOP 2021: Miranda Room becomes upscale sportsbook lounge

The World Series of Poker is an ever-changing entity, and that’s on display again in the WSOP’s 2021 edition. Beyond the events and the players themselves, the WSOP and parent company Caesars are continually planning the WSOP’s next evolutionary step. In 2021, that next step is on clear display: increasing the links between poker playing […]

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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 30-09-2021

Rio opens doors to WSOP 2021 action; satellites and casino employees event underway

The 2021 World Series of Poker is officially underway at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas, with hundreds of players arriving early and the series’ extra COVID-19 protocols in place. Moderate-to-lengthy lines dominated the Rio’s morning scene, though action began as scheduled. By noon, play had begun in the WSOP’s opening event, the $500 […]

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Poker News 15-09-2021

WSOP 2021 warm-up: Caesars Palace Online Circuit Event

WSOP.com’s Caesars Palace Online Circuit Event begins today on the NV/NJ client, with a $320 buy-in 6-max tournament. The series will award twelve gold rings, and is the last chance for players to win WSOP jewelry before the 52nd annual WSOP begins in Las Vegas. The series mirrors a similar one with Rio badging held […]

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News 10-09-2021

WSOP 2021: Impact of the Biden COVID vaccine mandate

In Washington D.C. yesterday, President Biden announced new measures aimed at increasing the number of Americans vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. These include the mandatory vaccination of federal workers and others employed through federal funding. Most controversially, businesses with at least 100 employees are mandated to require their workers to be vaccinated, or be tested […]

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