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Download and Read the Poker Player Digital Edition for June 30th, 2014 (Vol. 18 Number 1)

June 2nd, 2014 Issue of Poker Player NewspaperDownload the June 30th Digital edition PDF of Poker Player Newspaper.

Featured Articles:
WSOP Branding Machine: The Players are the Stars - by Wendeen H. Eolis

The World Series of Poker: It's Our Woodstock! - by Shari Geller

Tournament Results:
World Series of Poker Events up to 52

AND MUCH MORE, Download the new Issue PDF now!

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2014 WSOP Event #53 $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Finally, one of my favorites events.  When the ladies all gather around the tables and play serious poker.  This year's event drew 793 ladies to the No-Limit Ladies Championship, down about 17% from last years 954 entrants.  A prize pool of $713,700 distributed among the top 81 finishers with the winner receiving $153,470 in cash and a special WSOP gold bracelet.

Probably some of the readers are saying, “Hey, wait a minute.  Just how much juice is the house keeping if the prize pool for a $10,000 buy-in event with 793 paid admissions is only $713,700?”  That's a legitimate question that can be easily answered by a little bit of politically correct sleigh of hand.  To keep this ladies event stocked with only ladies and none of those rowdy males the WSOP had to resort to creating a situation  that didn't appeal to the boys.  All Ladies entering that are indeed ladies receive a discount of 90% on their buy-in while male entrants much pay full price.  Clever, huh?

Once the heads-up stage was reached between Mikiyo Aoki and Haixia Zang it only took eleven hands to have our ladies champion for the 2014 World series of Poker.  Haixia Zang of Los Gatos, California stood alone above the field holding all the chips and claiming her WSOP gold bracelet and the $153,470 belonging to the champion.

Mikiyo Aoki fought the good fight but came up one position short finishing in second place so heads home to Bozeman, Montana with her $94,800 in prize money.   

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2014 WSOP Event #52 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Prior to the online poker boom of the early mid 2000's, poker players could find a limit hold'em game in every poker room in Las Vegas.  Then the online poker crowd discovered that real Hold'em was played as a no-limit game where the player could shove all of their chips in anytime.  After all, that's how they did it at the WSOP's Main Event or “The Big Game.”

Today, it's difficult to find any limit Hold'em game at any level of play.  A majority of poker players prefer No-Limit Hold'em, finding limit too slow and short on action, but that didn't stop the 122 entrants from handing over $10,000 for a seat in the WSOP Event #52 Limit Hold'em Championship.

A prize pool of $1,146,800 awaited the top 18 finishers.  The winner's share amounted to $303,909 plus a WSOP gold bracelet and bragging rights to World's best Limit Hold'em player.

When the long and hard fought heads-up battle for all the chips finally came to an end in the small hours of Sunday morning it was David Olson holding the winning hand, all the chips and title to the WSOP gold and a large pile of cash.  David Olson will be returning home to Dallas,Texas with $303,909.

Mikail Tulchinskiy was first runner-up and heads back to Russia with $187,811 in cash.  Limit specialist Bill Chen made the final table but fell short and left in 6th place.  

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2014 WSOP Event #49 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

by Joseph Smith Sr.

A midrange No-Limit Hold'em event began with 696 players in $5,000 seats chasing a prize pool of $3,271,200.  The top 72 finishers earned prize money from the purse while the winner received a nice WSOP payday of $719,707.  Additionally one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets goes to the winner.

Heads-up and 2 AM both players agree to play another level so into the wee hours the one-on-one duel.

Norbert Szecsi enjoys a 3 to 1 chip advantage but opponent David Miscikowski attacks the stacks and doubles through to take the chip lead.  Szecsi comes right back and regains a small lead about half way through the session.  Looks like this ones going into an extra day.

The two players returned to the Rio to play to a completion of Event #49 and picked up where they left off earlier in the day.  After a level of play the two were still close when they left for the first break.  Returning to play yet another level they probably didn't even need to sit down because two hands into play David Miscikowski had all the chips and Norbert Szecsi was pondering how he was going to spend his $444,707 for second place.

David Miscikowski left with $719,707 in cash and his first WSOP gold.  

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WSOP & Taxes - The Taxman Cometh and Right Soon

by M.G. Smith

If you're lucky enough to win some serious money at the WSOP (or any other tournament) and you're wondering what you need check out a great article by tax expert Russ Fox explaining how to pay your taxes when you cash in at the WSOP.  This helps answer some big questions regarding this subject.

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2014 WSOP Event #50 $1,500 Eight Game Mix

by Joseph Smith Sr.

A $1,500 buy-in WSOP event probably attracts a group of unknowns and hometown heroes, right?  Wrong, unless names such as Dan Heimiller with a 2014 gold bracelet,  one of poker's most popular pros Daniel Negreanu and the poker superstar himself, Phil Ivey, were all at this Eight Game Mix tournament.  They were all at the eight-handed final table except Dan Negreanu whom bubbled the final table and finished in 9th place.

Need more names to convince you that a trip to the WSOP during any day of play will provide plenty of well known poker professionals plying their trade.  How about Italy's own two bracelet Max Pescatori, or maybe John Cernuto, Bill Chen and even a former WSOP Main Event winner, 2004 Champion Greg Raymer?  And this is just those names that made the top 49 finishers winning some of the prize money.

Entries totaled 485 and created a prize pool of $654,750 with $166,986 destined for the winner.  The main attraction and the major reason all the poker greats were here was the magnetic allure of WSOP gold.  And how did that work out?

It was a storybook ending with poker superstar Phil Ivey mowing down the table and claiming his tenth  World series of Poker gold bracelet.  Bruce Yamron had the honor of finishing second to the poker great.

I wonder if Phil Hellmuth is looking over his shoulder?  I wonder if he can hear the freight train rapidly approaching?  Will Hellmuth do a typical Poker Brat move and take down a bracelet or two to pad his collection of WSOP gold?

Stay tuned folks because this show is just getting started.  Better yet, head for the Rio in Las Vegas and see poker history being made daily.

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2014 WSOP Event #46 $50,000 The Poker Players Championship

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Anyone with an extra $50,000 burning a hole in their pocket  can immediately put out the flames and take a seat in The Poker Players Championship because that's the price of entry to this elite tournament.  One hundred two entrants paid the fee and took their seats with an eye on the winner's share of $1,517,767 from the $4,896,000 prize pool.  There's also the matter of the winner's championship WSOP bracelet.

This event was won in 2013 by Matthew Ashton whom was eliminated during play on the 2nd day of the event when his Kings up came second to John Monnette's Aces up and Ashton headed for the rail.  Early in Day 2 he had lost the majority of his chips to Phil Ivey.

Heads-up play in The Poker Players Championship is often some of the best poker of the series.  Who can forget the two way play between the late Chip Reese and Andy Bloch in 2006?  One for the record books as the two played on and on, far into the night. Until finally, Chip Reese had Andy Bloch all in and the great god of poker decides to hang onto Bloch's first WSOP gold bracelet until some other time in the future.

The 2014 edition of the heads-up Players Championship has Brandon Shack-Harris grinding against “Johnny World” Hennigan whom is holding a substantial chip lead.  Shack-Harris turns the momentum around and gains a stack of chips, then Hennigan comes roaring back and takes away two stacks.

Finally after a series of chip trades which always favored Hennigan, Shack-Harris was down to his last three hundred thousand and change and probably had decided to go all-in with the first hole paint.  The game was No-Limit Hold'em and Shack-Harris held a King-7o.  Yep, Henningan was holding an Ace-10o.  The board ran out offering no help to either player and Hennigan is the 2014 WSOP The Poker Player Championship champion.

Johnny Hennigan collects a special WSOP gold bracelet, $1,517,767 in real money and gets his name permanently inscribed on the Chip Reese Trophy.  Brandon Shack-Harris received $937,975 for second place. 

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2014 WSOP Event #48 $1.5K Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Nine short of one thousand entrants paid their $1,500 buy-in for a seat in World Series of Poker Event #48, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.  A study of the pay-out sheet revealed a former Main Event Champion, Joseph Hachem (43rd), a poker superstar, Phil Ivey (30th), plus Vitaly Lunkin (98th) and John Cerunto (42nd) among the 117 top finishers receiving some prize money from the $1,337,850.

The final table also included additional poker royalty.  Two former WSOP Players of the Year were present.  Jeff Madsen took the award in 2006 and Tom Schneider received the honor in 2007.

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2014 WSOP Event #47 $1,500 Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Jesse McEuenAnother variation of the WSOP's player favorite poker format, No-Limit Hold'em.  This game removes the blinds and places an ante on each player to get the pot started.  Many of us that grew up watching after school westerns on TV knew what an ante was because all they played was draw poker with an ante.

But of course, the 2014 WSOP isn't your average old b&w TV poker game so the “ante only” version is now a novelty that attracted 714 perspective winners with the $1,500 cash to buy a seat.  Once the arithmetic was done the prize pool amounted to $963,900 and will become prorated payments to the top 72 in-the-money finishers.

Heads-up play between Jonas Lauck and Jesse McEuen was a good show and a crowd pleaser after the two started play almost even in chips.  The cards seemed to favor McEuen and he moved Lauck's chips into his growing stacks right up to the first break in heads-up play.  Following a twenty minute break the players returned to play only one hand.  McEuen's pocket Aces trumped Lauck's A-10 and it was all over.

Jesse McEuen claimed the WSOP gold bracelet and $212,093 in cash.  Runner-up Jonas Lauck settled for $130,955.

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2014 WSOP Event #45 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

by Joseph Smith Sr.

Day 3 of Event #45 began with 11 players returning to the WSOP's final table stage located within the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  This group of WSOP gold hopefuls are in a rare group not often seen at the big poker show,  a woman atop the chip leader board.  Angela Prada-Moed starts Day 3 with the chip lead and almost $1 million in play money.   

Those poker pros that we all know and fear gained another WSOP cash for their personal WSOP records and includes Hoyt Corkins, Max Pescatori and Tony Ma among the top 198 finishers collecting prize money from the $1,656,900 prize pool.

When the field of 1,841 entrants was finally down to two players going heads-up one was our lady from Miami, Angela Prada-Moed.  The only obstacle between her and WSOP gold was Will Givens, one tough poker professional from Denver, Colorado.

When the dealing was finally done it was Will Givens counting all the chips, admiring his first WSOP gold bracelet and making plans for his $306,654 in cash... and his name forever a part of the history of poker.

Angela Prada-Moed  returns to Florida with the $189,632 consolation for first runner-up.

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