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Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast

Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast

Justin Buchanan - November 1st, 2016

The year was 2001. Chris Moneymaker won the title of World Champion and the popularity of Texas Hold’em exploded. It continued to explode for several years–at least half a decade by my reckoning. Eventually, the number of attendants to the Main Event stopped breaking records, though it still drew thousands of participants each year. The […]

The Mouth that Roared

The Mouth that Roared

Todd McGee - October 31st, 2016

Suffice to say that Will Kassouf made a name for himself with his 17th-place finish at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. In fact, he made a lot of names for himself – clown (Cliff Josephy), unprofessional (WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel), jerk (Norman Chad), abusive (Griffin Benger). Kassouf’s self-styled “speech play” got […]

Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker?

Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker?

Todd McGee - September 30th, 2016

The November Nine has been set for 2016 and it won’t contain the most polarizing player at this year’s tournament, Will Kassouf. I didn’t think it would be possible to surpass last year’s designated jerk, Justin Schwartz, so quickly, but Kassouf proved me wrong. Here is a look at some of the biggest jerks in […]

WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17

WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17

Todd McGee - July 30th, 2016

Circuit Adds Domestic, International Stops The World Series of Poker Circuit is scheduled for major growth in 2016-17 as it expands its international series to six stops, with the potential for as many as eight more and adds three stops on the domestic circuit. The 13th season officially kicks off Aug. 4 at Harrah’s Cherokee […]

Flipping Las Vegas

Flipping Las Vegas

Todd McGee - July 1st, 2016

If you’ve heard one tournament poker player say it, you’ve probably heard dozens echo a similar refrain: If you’re going to win a multi-table poker tournament, you’re going to have to win coin flips along the way. Mitchell Towner, a 29-year-old college professor at the University of Arizona, is living proof after his surprise victory […]

WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016

WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016

Todd McGee - May 28th, 2016

Another World Series of Poker Circuit is in the books, and if attendance at these events is an indication, it looks like there may be another poker boom coming. The circuit wrapped up its 19th and final U.S. stop this week at the Harrah’s New Orleans, where 785 players took their shot at the stop’s […]

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2

Todd McGee - May 4th, 2016

My last posts (Part 1 | Part 2) covered my experience playing Event No. 1 in the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Cherokee. I woke up the next day still jazzed about my 19th place finish and checked out of the hotel. The second flight of Event No. 2, the massive $365 re-entry tourney that […]

Cherokee WSOP: Part 2

Cherokee WSOP: Part 2

Todd McGee - April 28th, 2016

In my last installment, I wrote about my experiences playing in event No. 1 at the WSOP Circuit stop at Cherokee. When we left off, I had made it to the dinner break with about 36,000 chips, which was slightly below the chip average with 108 of the 461 runners left. Changing Strategies After the […]

WSOP 2016 Schedule Includes Team Event for First Time

WSOP 2016 Schedule Includes Team Event for First Time

Todd McGee - February 26th, 2016

The World Series of Poker recently unveiled its 2016 schedule of tournaments and one addition really stands out – the first-ever “Team” event. Event No. 61, slated to begin play July 6, is a $1,000 buy-in tourney open to teams from two to four players. There are not a lot of details on the WSOP.com […]

WSOP Circuit Going Strong

WSOP Circuit Going Strong

Todd McGee - January 21st, 2016

The 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit just passed the halfway point last week with its most successful tour stop yet at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla. The 12 ring events at Choctaw attracted a total of 9,717 runners, including a tour record 4,249 entries for the $365 No-limit Hold ‘em re-entry event. The first […]