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Vanessa Selbst Leads WSOP 2011 $5,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Vanessa Selbst Leads WSOP 2011 $5,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst is the chip leader after the first day of the $5,000 six-handed pot-limit Omaha event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) of 2011 in Las Vegas.

Briton Gareth Walker Successfully Moves From Online Poker to Live Events

Briton Gareth Walker Successfully Moves From Online Poker to Live Events

A young British online poker player has successfully made the transition from website designer to semi-professional poker player after securing his first really big pay day with victory in the recent PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) event in Nottingham.

Chris Lee Wins WSOP 2011 $2,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix Tournament

Chris Lee Wins WSOP 2011 $2,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix Tournament

Maryland’s Chris ‘Genius28’ Lee became the second Duke University graduate to lift a World Series of Poker (WSOP) title in just a few days in Las Vegas last night by seeing off 430 other competitors to take the $2,500 six-handed 10-game mix event.

Online Poker Legislation in USA Set for This Week

Online Poker Legislation in USA Set for This Week

Republican House of Representatives member Joe Barton is determined that clarification relating to online poker is moved along swiftly – maybe even this week.

Sam Stein Wins WSOP 2011 $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Sam Stein Wins WSOP 2011 $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Nevada’s Sam Stein kept his concentration to secure the World Series of Poker (WSOP)’s 2011 $3,000 pot-limit Omaha gold bracelet and $420,802 as the third day’s play finished at 5am in Las Vegas.

James Hess Wins $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship WSOP 2011

James Hess Wins $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship WSOP 2011

California’s James Hess has lifted the $557,435 top prize and a gold bracelet for winning the $1,000 seniors (50 or older) no-limit hold’em championship at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.

WSOP 2011: Douglas Gibson in Charge After Day 1 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event

WSOP 2011: Douglas Gibson in Charge After Day 1 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event

Douglas Gibson will take a healthy lead into day two of the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas this evening.

Phil Hellmuth in Contention at $10,000 7-card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Event

Phil Hellmuth in Contention at $10,000 7-card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Event

Phil Hellmuth is back in contention again in the $10,000 seven-card stud hi-low split-8 or better event, sitting in eight place on 332,000 in event No.33.

Dror Michaelo on Top in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

Dror Michaelo on Top in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

California’s Dror Michaelo tops the chip leaderboard after day two of the World Series of Poker (WSOP)’s $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event in the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

American Poker Displays Impressive Signs Of Recovery

American Poker Displays Impressive Signs Of Recovery

American poker is not doomed – no matter what you may have heard and read over the past few months.
With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) of 2011 looking set to attract an all-time high entry field in Las Vegas – despite the gloomy predictions – and legislation surely on the way to make it easier and safer to play the world’s greatest game, even better news has arrived for poker’s administrators.

WSOP 2011 Chris Viox Wins $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Event

WSOP 2011 Chris Viox Wins $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better Event

A third bracelet was awarded on Friday as 35-year-old American Chris ‘PiMaster’ Viox lifted his first when coming out on top in the $1,500 buy-in seven-card stud hi-low split 8 or better championship by outlasting 605 other competitors over four days.

WSOP 2011: Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins $2,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

WSOP 2011: Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins $2,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Ukrainian poker pro Oleksii Kovalchuk also lifted his first WSOP title on Friday as he beat out the challenge of Romanian engineer Ionel Anton in heads-up play to win the $2,500 buy-in six-handed no-limit hold’em title, a bracelet and a $689,739.