Keeping up with the Brunsons-Chans-Seidels-Iveys-Cunninghams-and Greensteins: David Chiu wins WSOP gold bracelet Number Four and $347,410 in Omaha High-Low championship
Canadian Poker Announcer Wins WSOP Bracelet
The $3,000 NL event started with 1010 players. The prize pool was $2,787,600. The final table had an interesting mix of players. In the end Andre Boyer, who is considered the French-Canadian version of Mike Sexton, came from behind and won his first WSOP bracelet.
Here are today's final table players including chip counts:
1 John Duthie (London, England) $186K
2 Kenneth Blanton (Caddo Mills) $347K
3 Michael Carroll (Carson, CA) $421K
4 Dennis Perry (Williamstown, KY) $660K
5 Matthew Glantz (Lafayette Hill, PA) $315K
Seniors Event Crowns Oldest WSOP Bracelet Winner
Paul "Cigar" McKinney is 80 years old and he's been playing poker longer than the majority of WSOP participants have been alive. He has won or made the final table at tournaments in Atlantic City, Tunica, Foxwoods, and Las Vegas. Although he never won a WSOP bracelet, he's made several final tables and has plenty of WSOP cashes. He played excellent poker for two days and survived a heads up battle that almost lasted three hours.
Paul McKinney becomes oldest WSOP winner in history - 80-year-old poker pro wins Seniors World Poker Championship
Age is a state of mind
After many tries, Quebec native Andre Boyer wins first WSOP gold bracelet and $682,810
"He knows no fear!" "He bets on anything and when he loses, he doesn't flinch or whine!" That's the kind of "over the table" gossip you can hear every day in a poker room. It brings up the question of whether people who play with no fear are better players or, quite frankly, what role fear and emotions have in the game of poker.
Continuing our efforts to turn over every rock to unearth ways and means of improving our performance and hence our bottom line, today let's discuss the bane of every poker player, namely getting stuck. No one enjoys sitting down at the table intent on playing his best game and begin accumulating chips only to immediately get off to a bad start and be down a stack or two before his seat cushion is warm But hey, it happens.
Don Paulo asks, "Have you found Gyp's murderer?"
"I, aaah have. . . umm haven't. . . ."
"Your failure in this matter, says the Don, "is very disappointing." He reaches into his coat and pulls out half my "Lucky Deck." The half I gave to Jenny. "I have the girl. You can have her back if you bring me Gyp's murderer. Otherwise. . . ."
I don't know what I was going to say to the Don. It was probably going to be something stupid that was going to get me killed. I never got the chance. Just then the three men watching the redhead on the pole pull out guns and start blasting away.
Here is the true story of how government got involved in gambling. This article first appeared several years ago in a general gambling publication, and it remains one of my favorites. With all the clamor about controlling gambling today, online and in the real world, I thought this would be an appropriate time to share this with my Poker Player readers. It's mostly intact, although I've changed a few words here and there, because I sometimes like to polish.
Allen Cunningham attempted to become the first player to win $1 million dollars at the 2005 WSOP. He already made four final tables, won one bracelet, and was guaranteed his fifth cash at this year's WSOP before the final table even began. If Cunningham was one of the first two players eliminated at the final table, then he would fall short of the $1 million milestone. He had to survive a skilled final table that included a few international players and a three time bracelet winner in David Chiu.