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2011 WSOP Rising and Falling Stars

2011 WSOP Rising and Falling Stars

There are names in poker and then there are BIG names in poker. If you don’t know who Stu Ungar is in the world of poker, then you don’t know poker. I bring Ungar up not because he is making news, but because he made so much news when he was alive. He’s a great example of the ultimate rising star, burning bright and brilliant, and of the penultimate falling star, cutting through the atmosphere and burning and crashing into one big ball of fire.

WSOP 2011: Mike Souza Leads $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em After Day 2

WSOP 2011: Mike Souza Leads $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em After Day 2

San Diego’s Mike Souza holds the chip lead after day two of the World Series of Poker (WSOP)’s $1,000 no-limit hold’em event in Las Vegas.

Eric Rodawig Wins $10,000 7-Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8, Hellmuth Second

Eric Rodawig Wins $10,000 7-Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8, Hellmuth Second

Phil Hellmuth is still waiting for his record-breaking 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet after finishing as runner-up once again at this year’s series of events in Las Vegas.

Kirk Caldwell Wins WSOP 2011 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

Kirk Caldwell Wins WSOP 2011 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

There might still be 10 days until we reach July 1, but it certainly felt like Canada Day in Las Vegas last night as three of the top four finishers in the World Series of Poker (WSOP)’s $1,500 no-limit hold’em event hailed from north of the USA.

Several Bills Being Formed to Make Online Poker Legal In the USA

Several Bills Being Formed to Make Online Poker Legal In the USA

The campaign to finally introduce a bill to make it legal for Americans to play online poker is gathering pace following the ‘Black Friday’ clampdown in April that saw the US Department of Justice (DoJ) shut several major poker sites.

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.