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Poker News 15-10-2023

Ari Engel wins third career bracelet as WSOP Online series enters final weekend

Fresh off winning his record-setting 16th World Series of Poker Circuit ring, Alan “Ari” Engel has earned his third career WSOP bracelet by taking down Event #28 of the US-domestic WSOP Online series, $500 NLH Turbo 6-Max. Engel, one of the most dedicated grinders of WSOP events, whether live or online, picked up his first […]

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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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Ari Engel at the 2023 World Series of Poker
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 07-10-2021

Ari Engel leads, Phil Hellmuth still alive in WSOP $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo final five

Shortly after Connor Drinan won the 2021 WSOP Event #5 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event, PokerGo Senior PR Manager Donnie Peters took to Twitter to ask if Drinan was the best Omaha player in the world. One response he got came from Twitter user Ryan Hardiman, who said “not at O/8, that’d be […]

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Maria Ho, Ari Engel among Wynn Millions Day 4 chip leaders
Poker News 01-07-2021

Maria Ho, Ari Engel among Wynn Millions Day 4 chip leaders

Money bubble bursts Wednesday, and 61 players return today in the $10,000 buy-in mega-event Day 3 played to its conclusion Wednesday at the $10,000 Wynn Millions, with several big names heading to the payout window. The tournament advanced into the payout structure on Day 3, with 134 spots paid among the 1,328 entries in the […]

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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 20-06-2023

WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event draws luminaries and legends with relaxed atmosphere, game variety

To each his own, as the saying goes. Poker’s most popular format, no-limit hold’em, offers the richest prizes, the biggest names, and usually draws the biggest rails. But if you’d like to see other famous players and poker luminaries, there’s another way to go. Just check out one of the WSOP’s everyday mainstays, the $1,500 […]

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Poker News 22-10-2021

Josh Arieh wins third bracelet 2021 WSOP $1,500 PLO event

The 2021 WSOP Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) went to Josh Arieh. This was Arieh’s third bracelet. His most recent win was also in PLO, the 2005 World Series of Poker $2,000 PLO event. The bracelet prior to that was in the 1999 $3k Limit Holdem event. The prize pool reached $1,096,035, with 821 entries. […]

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Poker News 08-10-2021

Engel wins gold, tops Milchman at WSOP Omaha8 Championship final table

The 2021 WSOP Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship event saw Ari Engel win his second gold bracelet after a protracted heads up duel with Zachary Milchman. There were 134 players who felt confident enough — or lucky enough — to put $10,000 on the line in one of poker’s lowest-variance variants. […]

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Poker News 02-07-2021

Maria Ho out in 20th place at Wynn Millions

As yesterday’s play came to a close at the Wynn Millions, Maria Ho was the last woman standing in a field that bristled with shark’s teeth. There were just twenty other players left standing between her and a first-place finish. This fact meant she was the last person in the running to break the record […]

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WSOPC Cherokee winner photo of Dan Lowery
Poker News 23-02-2024

“The chase is real” – Dan Lowery wins ring #15 at WSOPC Cherokee

With his 15th win on the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC), Dan Lowery is back up to joint 2nd on the all-time winners’ list – a spot he shares with Joshua Reichard and Maurice Hawkins, close behind Ari Engel in the top spot with 16. Victory in this week’s WSOPC Cherokee $400 Monster Stack […]

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Poker News 16-02-2024

More cards, more giveaways, more fun! The Mixed Game Festival VII in Las Vegas

One of the most unique and fun events on the poker schedule is about to land for its latest iteration at Resorts World Las Vegas at the end of the month: The Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival VII. For those yet to discover this incredibly player-friendly, low-stakes, high-excitement event; the Mixed Game Festival (MGF) was […]

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Poker News 09-02-2024

Two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Justin Brown passes at 38

Justin Brown, a two-time World Series of Poker Circuit winner and a frequent participant on several regional poker tours, has passed away at the age of 38. Brown, of Bloomington, Indiana, died on Friday, February 2, from what his family described in an online obituary as an “aggressive form of cancer”. Brown, a familiar face […]

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Poker News 30-01-2024

Matt Higgins joins the Five-Timers Club at WSOPC Tunica Main Event

The World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event kicked off four days ago on Friday, January 26 with two starting flights drawing 568 entries for a $860,520 prize pool. By Day 3, six players long on experience returned for the final table, and Matt “Higgybear” Higgins won his fifth WSOPC ring, $167,058 and […]

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Poker News 26-01-2024

Daniel Lowery chasing WSOPC Ring record as second-best player from Arkansas

Daniel Lowery is in the thick of the fight for the all-time lead of World Series of Poker Circuit rings. He has 14 golden, bejeweled rings, leader Ari Engel has 16, but the rings are woefully undersized for Lowery’s calloused and gnarled hands. Hands that started cutting lumber at 16-years-old in the Ozarks, hands that […]

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Cryptocurrency 23-01-2024

Rast, Hunichen and more big names attached as Phenom Poker prepares for launch

The online poker world is a hard one to break into for a new operator, even when that operator has the backing of some of the game’s biggest names. But that’s the mission set out by the newest kid on the block, Phenom Poker. Against a backdrop of recent scandals, controversies and concerns over the […]

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Georgios Sotiropoulos at the final table of the WPT World Championship 2023
Poker News 31-12-2023

The biggest poker stories of a record-breaking 2023

The biggest-ever WSOP Main Event; the highest guarantee for a live tournament; the largest pot ever televised…the year was a big one for poker and PokerOrg has been there for every flop, turn and river. With 2023 all but done, let’s take a tour through some of the stories that grabbed the headlines over the […]

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Poker News 22-11-2023

Strazynski brings mixed games to the masses: “Poker is much more than Hold’em”

Call Razz on Robbie. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – Robbie Strazynski stood up at 3:45 a.m. in the middle of the Caeser’s Palace poker room and yelled, “I love poker!” What spawned such a passionate exuberance over the card game we all know and love? As those who know Strazynski […]

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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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Adel Jo Wins WSOP Pompano Event #5
Poker News 19-10-2023

Rolling in the rings: Adel Jo wins two Circuit rings in two days

Rumour Has It Adel Jo just accomplished something remarkable on the World Series of Poker Circuit. The Miamian won his first ring yesterday in Event #5: $1,100 Mystery Bounty for $56,148. Tonight, less than 24 hours later, he won his second ring. Oh my god. So nice he won it twice Twice or it’s luck […]

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Poker News 07-07-2023

“Dirty Diaper” rises to top again on Day 1D of the Main Event

Day 1D of the Main Event was a huge one and saw the record 8,773 field of 2006 fall and ended with 3,202 players with chips at the end of the night. After all the bags were collected and bagged there was a familiar name at the top of the chip counts, Nicholas Rigby of […]

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Poker News 18-06-2023

The WSOP’s Big O event arrives in style, exceeds turnout expectations

The WSOP’s inaugural “Big O” tournament has turned out to be one of the biggest success stories of the 2023 series to date. It’s been a long time coming for the WSOP to devote an event solely to the format, though it’s spread within several mixed-games events. Big O, which is pot-limit but played with […]

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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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Top Five Tournament Overlays
Poker News 23-02-2023

Free money? Most famous overlays of poker history

The upcoming GGMasters Overlay Edition put on by GGPoker features a massive $10 million guarantee. Daniel Negreanu is so sure it won’t cover that number that he’s guaranteeing there will be at least $1 million dollars of overlay, and he’s putting up his own money if needed to make it happen. You can get a […]

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Poker News 03-08-2022

Hustler Casino pulls plug on main-event guarantee partway through opening-day flights (updated)

Update: Hustler management has announced a new solution to what is effectively a Grand Slam of Poker main event cancellation. For more on that development, please click here. Gardena, California’s Hustler Casino has received widespread criticism after canceling the final eight of a scheduled 14 opening-day flights in the main event of the 2022 Larry […]

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Poker News 20-07-2022 at the 2022 WSOP: Photo Gallery 8 returns here with even more of the people and scenes found amid the ongoing 2022 World Series of Poker. Here, your loyal amateur photographer captures still more from the Paris and Bally’s casinos, the twin homes of the 2022 WSOP. Here’s Photo Gallery #8, which offers a distinct Main Event theme. You’ll find several […]

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Poker News 07-06-2022 at the 2022 WSOP: Photo Gallery 1 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 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 28-10-2021

Gershon Distenfeld wins 2021 WSOP $1,500 Shootout, donates winnings

The 2021 WSOP Event #48: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em had a player cap of 2,000. However, it only garnered a field of 800. The roundness of that number was handy as day one saw 80 tables of ten players start the event. Each player began with 25,000 in chips and each table played until one […]

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Poker News 25-10-2021

Bracelet winners crowd 2021 WSOP $1,500 razz final table

Bradley Ruben has won his third WSOP bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #42: $1,500 Razz. Despite being the king of all games, razz doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves. Only 311 players ponied up the $1,500 buy-in to play the king of all poker variants. Not bad for a $1,500 stud game, but dwarfed […]

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Poker News 18-10-2021

Does Phil Hellmuth’s 16th WSOP bracelet cement his legacy as the GOAT?

How many World Series of Poker gold bracelets does Phil Hellmuth have to win before he is officially recognized as the greatest tournament poker player of all time? To many, he already has established himself as such. Hellmuth’s win in the 2021 WSOP Event #31 $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw on Sunday night earned the […]

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Poker News 16-10-2021

Anthony Zinno wins WSOP HORSE for his second bracelet this week

Anthony Zinno has done it again, taking down the 2021 WSOP Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. This event rotates through five games, changing games every six hands. The games in question are: limit Texas hold’em, limit Omaha, razz, seven card stud, and Omaha hi-lo eights or better. That’s two bracelets and a Hellmuth blow-up in under […]

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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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Wynn Millions $10 Million Guaranteed: Everything you need to know
Poker News 02-07-2021

Wynn Millions: 18 players remain as Day 5 begins today

$10,000 tournament plays down to a final table at Wynn/Encore Friday The 1,328 entries that originally filled the field in the Wynn Millions are down to the final two tables. Only 18 players remain in the $10,000 buy-in tournament, which resumes today at Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas. All remaining players will earn at least the […]

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Poker News 01-07-2021

Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell’s epic run at the Wynn ends

Alex Foxen‘s impressive run at the Wynn Millions event is over as the pro busted in 57th place for $46,406. Less than an hour later, he was joined on the rail by Kristen Bicknell. Bicknell is a partypoker ambassador, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, and Foxen’s fiancée. Bicknell took 53rd place for $51,650. It’s been […]

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Can Daniel Negreanu make a deep Wynn Millions run?
Poker News 30-06-2021

Can Daniel Negreanu make a deep Wynn Millions run?

Day 2C of Wynn’s massive $10k tournament ends with Negreanu on a healthy stack Daniel Negreanu stands as one of poker’s most influential and polarizing figures. A fan favorite to some and a poker villain to others, Negreanu’s place as one of the game’s biggest icons can’t be questioned. Big wins have eluded the GGPoker […]

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Poker News 25-09-2020

Dimitar Danchev wins WPTWOC Turbo Championship

Bulgaria’s Danchev takes home $188,316 in WPT World Online Championships Event #11 Dimitar Danchev came into WPTWOC Event #11 with a resume that included more than $4.6 million in live tournament earnings, an EPT championship, and a reputation as one of poker’s top-tier online tournament players. The Bulgarian tournament specialist can now add WPT champion […]

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Poker News 30-12-2023

Total payouts in WSOP Paradise Parlay promotion likely to approach $500,000

GGPoker’s “WSOP Paradise Parlay” promotion, in which players who won bracelets, made final tables, or logged a combined 10 cashes in live bracelet events in both the summertime WSOP in Las Vegas and the recently completed WSOP Paradise series in the Bahamas will likely collect just under $500,000 in total once all players meeting the […]

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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

Pocket aces good enough to win 2021 WSOP $600 Deepstack for Wu Zhi

WSOP Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack put another first-time winner on the World Series of Poker’s list of bracelet winners. Zhi Wu of Boston admitted in his post game interview to a decided lack of experience before his $281,604 first place finish in Event #8. “I won a Foxwoods $400 a couple of years […]

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Poker Tournaments 13-04-2020

Borgata Spring Poker Open $75,000 GTD High Roller taken down by “Eages”

A fierce heads-up duel and a few lucky hands allow the player to claim the title and the top prize Online poker events are getting all the attention from the poker community meanwhile the world fights the coronavirus pandemic back. There is one online series currently in development, the 2020 Borgata Spring Poker Open Online […]

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