The 2015 World Series of Poker may be over (until November) but there is still plenty to write about. 888 is still trying to buy bwin.party. WCOOP and MicroMillions updates. And more.

WSOP is still making headlines

The Amazon, Brasilia, and Thunderdome now sit empty at the Rio as another World Series of Poker has come to a close. However, there are no shortage of autopsies to go through as everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion on the WSOP and the November Nine, particularly who is absent from the N9.

One of the more interesting stories on the November Nine can be found at Online Poker Report, where Robert DellaFave noticed a peculiar connection shared by all of the November Niners.

And for those of you looking for a bit more info on the N9 here is a comprehensive look at each player and their path to the WSOP ME final table.

I wish I knew how to quit you

888 isn’t giving up on its attempts to acquire bwin.party just yet. The bidding war that has been going on for quite some time appears to down to just two suitors, 888 and a combination of GVC and Amaya. The sale is expected to be announced at any time.

Quick Hitters

For those of you who like to book your flights early, the 2016 Aussie Millions schedule is now available.

Dominik Nitsche continues to make his claim as the best tournament player in the world as he pocketed nearly half a million thanks to a second place finish in Bellagio Cup, after 4-way chop.

PokerStars announces the 2016 WCOOP will feature a $51,000 buy-in tournament, the largest buy-in for an online poker tournament in history.

Before the WCOOP gets started, PokerStars will first host the MicroMillions tournament series (July 16-26); Poker Strategy created an infographic offering three tips to MicroMillions success. If only it really were that simple.

Jason Les had some interesting comments on poker bots in a recent interview: “[Heads Up NLHE Poker Bot] Claudico would have an edge against most of the poker playing public.” Read more of Les’s thoughts on poker bots here.