Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tournament Of Champions 2

The TOC concludes on July 4th - Mike Matusow is the chip leader.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tournament Of Champions

The Tournament of Champions is the Who's Who of poker - 27 most famous players battle it out and the final table will take place on 4th July.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

And The Bracelets Keep Coming

The floorman tells the final table of the $10,000 HORSE tournament they'll have to play straight through the night - Ian Gordon (in the middle with the striped polo shirt) wins it heads-up against Richard Ashby, who's already won a bracelet in stud. Gavin Smith wins the mixed holdem event.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Phil Ivey Wins A Bracelet

Phil Ivey sits amongst the throngs, beating them all in the $3000 HORSE - his first bracelet in 2010. Evelyn Ng and Shannon Elizabeth haven't won anything thus far, but they sure look good.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Famous Players 3

Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren and the legendary Doyle Brunson - all very happy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

No Second Bracelet Yet

Men The Master fought valiantly for his second 2010 bracelet in 6-handed No Limit - despite a chip lead in heads up, young Jeffrey Papola bested him. Luis Velador won his second career bracelet in Pot Limit Holdem & Omaha and was surrounded by cameras for the obligatory championship photos.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Big Tournaments, Big Players

You'll find all the famous players in the $5-10 thousand buy-in tournaments. Former world champion Huck Seed stretches his long legs, Tony G. keeps his eye on World Cup soccer, but Hoyt Corkins never stops paying attention to the matter at hand.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ladies' Tournament

The final table of the ladies' tournament - playing poker in a mink stole? Vanessa Hellebuyck of France (far left) won. Linda Johnson is the first lady of poker, much respected for promoting the game. Christine Pietsch didn't enter the ladies event - she was busy on the other side of the room beating the men at 7-card stud. In spite of going into heads-up with a chip lead, it was not to be.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Winners Past, Present And Future

Tom Dwan is an insanely talented, super aggressive young player who's won millions online. He was chip leader in a donkament (an affordable tournament) for a while, but no dice this time. Matt Matros (upper left-hand corner) is a poker writer and coach, who won event #12. Greg Raymer, the 2004 world champion sits in a huge, empty hall, waiting for the others to arrive. The Fossilman is the sweetest man in poker.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Famous Players 2

Jennifer Harman, Daniel Negreanu and Annie Duke, who should've won "The Apprentice" on TV last year.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Stratosphere Sky Jump

For a $100 you can jump off the Stratosphere, the tallest structure west of the Mississippi. That little dot in the top photo is someone screaming on the way down.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Battle For The Bracelet

The WSOP bracelet is the most coveted bling in poker. James "Flushy" Dempsey takes one down for England in Pot Limit and Men "The Master" Nguyen wins his 7th career bracelet in the 7-Card Stud Championship.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Famous Players

Phil Ivey is considered the best poker player in the world. Barry Greenstein gives all his considerable tournament winnings to charity.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What Goes On At HORSE Tournament

The prestigious Players' Championship tournament kicked off the World Series of Poker and all the star players showed up. Huck Seed, Phil Ivey and Patrick Antonius were watching a boxing match on the laptop on the floor; last year's HORSE winner David Bach was being massaged and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (in the red hat) quietly ground his way to victory.