WSOP Trip Report: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

2015 WSOP

Alex Weldon went down to Vegas for a week at the end of the WSOP; here are his impressions of his first trip to the series, both good and bad.

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WSOP Hit and Run: David Peters Wins Long-Awaited Bracelet; Poker Player’s Championship Final Table; Death at the Rio

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David Peters has a bracelet at last; Mike Mizrachi seeking third PPC title; a death at the WSOP; the World Cup of Cards; and more.

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Hung Le and the Beginner’s Luck Phenomenon

Hung Le’s first-ever tournament cash was a big one: $888,888 in the WSOP Crazy Eights. Why do so many novices make WSOP final tables and win bracelets?

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Two Women WSOP Champs in a Week, Will Loni Harwood be Number Three?

No women won bracelets at this year’s WSOP until Kristen Bicknell and Safiya Umerova picked up two in a row last week. Can Loni Harwood make it three?

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A ‘Timex Twist’ in the Jason Mercier-Vanessa Selbst Saga

Mike McDonald stands to lose a lot of Jason Mercier wins a third bracelet. Should he be allowed to stake players in events Mercier is playing?

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Five Fun WSOP Main Event Prop Bets for a Good Sweat

Looking for a fun way to wager some money with friends on this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event? Here are five bets you probably haven’t considered.

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Does Motivation Matter? Jason Mercier’s Insane Heater Suggests it Does

Jason Mercier has joined the likes of Phil Ivey and Brian Hastings in crushing the WSOP with big bracelet bets in place. How much of it is motivation?

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Jason Mercier’s 4th Bracelet Win Sparks Side Bet Debate

Jason Mercier won his fourth bracelet last night, which is hugely valuable to him in terms of his side bets. Are such bets fair to other players, though?

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Natasha Barbour on a Chip, a Chair and the One That Got Away

The phrase ‘chip and a chair’ is as big of a cliche as you’ll find in poker, but Natasha Barbour actually did it, coming back from 50 chips in WSOP Event 6.

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Subtle Changes to the WSOP in 2016

2015 WSOP

Compared to last year’s, the 2016 WSOP schedule is relatively lacking in surprises, but numerous small tweaks should improve attendance and prize pools.

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