Author: jeremy

2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 5: Max Silver and Antoine Saout Among Top Ten Stacks

At the end of the fifth day of the 2017 World Series of Poker main event only 85 players remain from the starting field of 7,221. That means that the field is down to the top 1.2 percent of finishers, and the money on the line is starting to get serious. The remaining 85 players are all now guaranteed a minimum payday of $72,514. Surely each and every remaining player has their eyes on the $8,150,000 first place prize and the championship bracelet, which is now less than a week from being awarded to this year’s poker world champion. The chip...

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WSOP Main Event in the Money, All Former Champs Out, Few Pros Remain, Hallaert Eyeing Back-to-Back Final Tables, Charity ‘Little One’ Also Underway

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event began with 7,221 runners, and after Day 4 action on Sunday, just 297 players remained. Argentina’s Damian Salas is out in front. But hot on his heels is 2016 November Niner Kenny Hallaert, who is eyeing back-to-back Main Event final tables, and 295 others still holding chips and a chair and dreams of winning it all. Hallaert Eyes WSOP History Last year, 35-year-old Kenny Hallaert finished sixth in the WSOP Main Event to win nearly $1.5 million. This summer he cashed eight times with two final table appearances, and now he’s...

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WSOP 2017: Halfway through, it’s all uphill from here

The Day 4 dinner break is nearing and they are closing in on the end of Level 22. That means the 440 or so players left in the 2017 World Series have all played around 43 hours’ worth of poker. That’s more than likely just a little over half of the poker the two players who make it all of the way to heads-up next Sunday, July 23 will be playing before a champion is decided. Something tells us the next 40-plus hours or so of poker will be even more challenging for those making it to the end than the...

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Jonathan Little Shares His Top 10 Tournament Tips

After writing numerous books and teaching thousands of poker players over the last decade or so, one of the questions I get asked most often is, “What are your best tips for poker tournaments?” While it’s incredibly hard to pick just 10 tips, here are my current top 10 tournament tips: Tournament Tip #1 Always put your opponent on a RANGE OF HANDS rather than a specific hand. Tournament Tip #2 You MUST get well out of your comfort zone and blatantly exploit your opponents’ weaknesses if you want to become a big winner. Tournament Tip #3 When the effective stack is greater than 40...

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PokerStars Is Taking Another Shot At An Atlantic City Live Event

PokerStars has announced it will be hosting another live tournament in Atlantic City this fall, despite a disappointing turnout for its inaugural PokerStars Festival last year. This time around, PokerStars will be debuting its MEGASTACK tournament format in the US. The tournament, dubbed the Sunday Special Live, will play out over three days, from Oct. 6-8 at Resorts Casino. The signature tournament features a $220 buy-in with a hefty $100,000 guarantee. Ancillary tournaments may also be added to the schedule alongside the Sunday Special Live tournament, as was the case at a prior MEGASTACK in London. “We are excited to host the first-ever Sunday Special Live New Jersey, and we look forward to...

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