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WSOP Daily Update 19th June, 2013

With the Player of the Year race starting to get pick up the pace, and with action spread over five different events, the 19th of June was always going to be a busy day for those of us in the Poker Media. The following is a condensed version of all the action of the...

Chris Dombrowski wins his first bracelet in Event #30

The $1,000 No Limit Holdem Event #30 attracted an impressive crowd of 2,108 players, creating a $1,897,200 prizepool which awarded almost $350,000 for first place! After 3 days of intense action, 10 players gathered for the unofficial final table to decide the final...

Isildur1 Watch, 19th June, 2013

We’ve not been expecting to see much of Viktor Blom in recent days, due to a certain small poker festival happening in the Nevada involving large amounts of American currency. I’m starting to think Viktor isn’t going to head off the WSOP this year,...

WSOP Daily Update 18th June, 2013

This year’s WSOP is seeing more final tables being delayed because of action taking longer than expected, and this Tuesday saw yet another one come to a close in Event #29. We have all the action from the Rio in Las Vegas, including the action from the two final...

Canada Poker News – June 17

PokerStars VIP Live Event in Vancouver on July 13 PokerStars has announced four VIP Club Live events in 2013, including a stop in Vancouver on July 13. The Live Event is a party open to all PokerStars players. In order to attend, a player must use FPP loyalty points....

Tom Schneider Wins Event 29, Second HORSE Bracelet

The $5,000 HORSE Event #29 played down to a single winner Tuesday evening. It was the same winner as the previous $1,500 HORSE Event #15 – Tom Schneider. The pro player from Scottsdale, Arizona outlasted and outplayed a field of 261 to win his fourth career bracelet...

Norman Chad AMA Summary

Norman Chad is a sportswriter and a syndicated columnist hosting a weekly sports humor blog “The Couch Slouch” on washingtonpost.com. He is most famous for his commentary on ESPN poker broadcasts, including the World Series of Poker and The United States Poker...

Jason Duval win first WSOP Bracelet in Event #28

Jason Duval won his first WSOP bracelet yesterday in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event #28 when he beat Majid Yahyaei heads up for the bracelet and $521,202 in prize money. The final table was set up when Timothy Stickradt was busted in 10th place when he got it...

WSOP Daily Update 17th June, 2013

Bob Geldolf doesn’t like Monday’s, and considering he didn’t have the World Series of poker to keep him entertained, that may have been reasonable. We on the other hand have more delayed final tables, and another two bracelets handed out to cover....

US News: June 17 to June 26

           Bovada Offers Anonymous Poker Series Next Monday, June 24, Bovada resumes its APS promotion  – qualifier series for a $6,600 package to Southeast Asia. You’ll get a chance to win a seat to an exclusive live 100K APS Finale to be held on January 2014...

WSOP Daily Update 16th June, 2013

According to the bible, Sunday is meant to be a day of rest, but as poker players, it’s generally considered our busiest day of the week. This Sunday saw 5 WSOP Events going on, with two planned final tables, so was crammed full of action. Event #26 The $1,000...

WSOP Daily Update 15th June, 2013

After a day off from keeping an eye on the WSOP, I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms, and I was even in my local casino, so it can’t be down to a lack of poker! I guess the WSOP really is an addictive substance. We’re going to bring you your daily...

David Chiu Wins 5th Bracelet in WSOP Stud Event #23

The twenty-third event of the WSOP this year was a $2,500 buyin Seven Card Stud event that attracted 246 entrants. After three days of grueling play, a winner emerged: pro player David Chiu. Chiu added another bracelet to his previous four, and another $145,520 to his...

Josh Pollock Wins WSOP PLO Event #22

Despite having cashed in seven WSOP events over the years, Josh Pollock had never made a WSOP final table until last night. The 29-year-old resident of Maryland added a bracelet to his record, earning $279,431 in event #22, a Pot Limit Omaha tournament with a $1,500...

WSOP Daily Update 14th June, 2013

Friday’s action at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas saw two WSOP bracelets awarded, one in PL Omaha event #22, and the other in Seven Card Stud event #23. Other action included day 2 play in Event #24, a No Limit Hold’em $1,500 tournament, and Event #25, an...

WSOP Daily Update 13th June, 2013

We were expecting to be bringing you a report of the only final table of the 12th of June, but fate has conspired against us, and we’ll just have to do that tomorrow. What we do have is action from all four events from the Rio. Event #20 Sometimes it takes a bit...

Isildur1 Watch, 13th June, 2013.

So, Wednesday the 12th of June has given us a few interesting things to talk about in regards to our friend Viktor Blom. He played across about 11 hours of the day, and got in over 1200 hands of action, so playing volume is not an issue. Viktor has always been a...

WSOP Daily Update 12th June, 2013

We were expecting to be bringing you a report of the only final table of the 12th of June, but fate has conspired against us, and we’ll just have to do that tomorrow. What we do have is action from all four events from the Rio. Event #20 22 Players started what...

Isildur1 Watch, 12th June, 2013

Viktor Blom is still not in the US. I only know this because he was playing poker on Full Tilt yesterday. That an I have a GPS tracker embedded into his brain. Viktor does seem to be concentrating on playing online while a lot of his top class opponents have taken a...

WSOP Daily Update 11th June, 2013

The 11th of June 2013 saw 2 bracelets being awarded, and lot more action besides. The Amazon Room in the Rio Casino is full of the excitement that only comes from the WSOP, and players are clambering to get their hands on some gaudy golden wrist adornments. Event #18...

Taylor Paur takes down Event #18

The $1,000 buy in Event #18 was a huge success, attracting 2071 players who battled it out for 3 days hoping to score a nice chunk of the $1,863,900 prize pool. This time the player eliminated in 10th place, just missing the final table was James Epner, who got...

WSOP Daily Update 10th June, 2013

Here we go, the start of the second week of the 2013 WSOP, and we have 17 new bracelets in circulation, as well as a lot of prize money. The 10th of June saw only one final table, but we have action in another three events to bring you. Event #17 Event #17 came to a...

Canada Poker News – June 10

Mark Radoja Wins 2nd Bracelet in WSOP Heads-Up Event Guelph, Ontario-native Mark Radorja won his 2nd WSOP bracelet, winning Event #16, the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em and taking home $258,960. Radoja defeated Don Nguyen heads up for the title, who earned...

Isildur1 Watch, 10th June, 2013

I was thinking that Viktor Blom had head off to Las Vegas to join in the yearly “shooting fish in a barrel” convention that has been taking place in the Amazon Room in the Rio Casino, Las Vegas. It seems that he hasn’t, as he logged into his Full...

WSOP Daily Update 9th June, 2013

As I sit here catching up on the action from the Amazon Room in the Rio Casino, I am eternally grateful that I get to do this for a job. There is nothing to equal turning on your computer and wanting to work, and speaking of which, it’s my job to bring you all...

Australian Weekly Poker News 10 – 15 of June

Jeff Rossiter bags second place at the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions.   Last week saw the conclusion of a very unique tournament in the heart of Macau at the PokerStars Live in the City of Dreams Hotel. The Asia millions attracted 71 players from all over the world...

WSOP Daily Update 8th June, 2013

Yesterday saw a winner decided in event #14, continuing play in events #15 and #16, and the first day of play in event #17. The WSOP is surely moving along smoothly at the Rio in Las Vegas, and we’ve brought you an overview of all the action. Event #14 The...

Top Executives Leave Bwin.Party

Struggling gambling company Bwin.party Digital Entertainment, the leading European online gambling operator, has said goodbye to three top executives, all of who were responsible for the company’s prospective US operations. Sources have confirmed that World Poker Tour...

WSOP Daily Update 7th June, 2013

It seems that the “old school” of poker players aren’t as bad as a lot of people seem to think. At least that’s what the winner of Event #13 is going to be telling people for the foreseeable future. We have the results from that event as well...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th June, 2013

We haven’t published an Isildur1 Watch recently, and this is basically due to Viktor Blom not putting serious volumes in, and not have any really significant results. The fact we haven’t been able to keep up with him and grab video might also be a...

WSOP Daily Update 6th June, 2013

On the 8th day of WSOP 2013, FTR looked about the results coming from the Amazon Room in the Rio casino in Las Vegas, and we saw that it has been a good start. We have more action from the events that ran on the 6th, including the final table of Event #11 Event #11...

Bovada Introduces Mobile Casino

Bovada has long been a reputable name in US-facing online gambling. It offers not only poker, but also casino games, sports betting and wagering on horse races. Bovada has just expanded their line of products by introducing a new Mobile Casino. With this Mobile...

WSOP Event #9 Won by Cliff Josephy

The ninth event of the WSOP, a $3,000 No-limit Hold’em Shootout, was won by Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, giving him his second career WSOP bracelet. The pro player from Syosset, New York triumphed over the field of 477 players, winning $299,486. On the...