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CardsChat Picks the Best and Worst of the 2016 World Series of Poker

CardsChat Picks the Best and Worst of the 2016 World Series of Poker

Jon Sofen - July 21st, 2016

In the  2016 World Series of Poker, the only bracelet still up for grabs is the one for the Main Event. That will be settled on November 1. With the summer session concluded, it’s time to honor the best (and worst) performances of the year. Our Pick for Top Player of the Series In most years, […]

PokerStars Aiming to Make Poker Fun Again with All-In Software Update

PokerStars Aiming to Make Poker Fun Again with All-In Software Update

Daniel Smyth - July 20th, 2016

PokerStars’ push to make poker more entertaining and accessible to casual players has taken two steps forward thanks to a couple of recent moves. In line with the industry at large, PokerStars has been gradually shifting its platform in recent months to ensure it’s more appealing to novices. From the introduction of Spin & Go […]

2016 World Series of Poker Numbers Suggest Game Is Still Alive and Well

2016 World Series of Poker Numbers Suggest Game Is Still Alive and Well

Jon Sofen - July 20th, 2016

The numbers are out on the 2016 WSOP. And the “poker is dead” naysayers will be glad to know the statistics from the 47th annual summer series suggest otherwise. After 69 bracelet events, this year’s World Series of Poker set a record for the most entrants ever in the history of the program. There were […]

2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set: Marchese Comes Up Short, Benger Representing GPL

2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set: Marchese Comes Up Short, Benger Representing GPL

Jon Sofen - July 19th, 2016

The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event has finally determined its October Nine participants. And despite lacking star power, Day Seven provided some fireworks. And Then There Were Nine When the 27 players left in the field came back to the Amazon Room at the Rio in Las Vegas on Monday, the goal was […]

WSOP 2016 Day 47 Recap: Ruzicka Leads Final 27 in Main Event, Tureniec Wins Little One for One Drop, Mercier Wraps Up POY

WSOP 2016 Day 47 Recap: Ruzicka Leads Final 27 in Main Event, Tureniec Wins Little One for One Drop, Mercier Wraps Up POY

Jon Sofen - July 18th, 2016

The World Series of Poker 2016 Main Event is less than 24 hours away from deciding its final October Nine. Vojtech Ruzicka from the Czech Republic, who’s already had three cashes so far in this year’s WSOP, has a slight chip advantage (26,415,000) over next-best stacker Michael Ruane of New Jersey (24,565,000). Tom Marchese (15,420,000) […]

WSOP 2016 Day 46 Recap:  All Former Champs, Women, Out of Main Event, Largest World Series of Poker Ever

WSOP 2016 Day 46 Recap:  All Former Champs, Women, Out of Main Event, Largest World Series of Poker Ever

Jon Sofen - July 17th, 2016

The 2016 WSOP Main Event will, most likely, see an unfamiliar face crowned champion, and it will be a guy. Most of the big name pros have been eliminated, as have all of the women. Jerry Wong from Brooklyn, New York will head into Day Six with the chip lead (11,555,000). He has never won […]

WSOP 2016 Day 45 Recap: Piccioli Leads in Main Event, Riess and Esfandiari Out

WSOP 2016 Day 45 Recap: Piccioli Leads in Main Event, Riess and Esfandiari Out

Chad Holloway - July 16th, 2016

Friday was Day Four of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. While 800 players returned to action, by the end of the night, the field was whittled down to the final 251. New Yorker Bryan Piccioli, who has one prior World Series bracelet, leads the pack with 4.026 million. Others big stacks that […]

WSOP 2016 Day 44 Recap:  Main Event Bubble Bursts, 2015 Champ Joe McKeehen Exits

WSOP 2016 Day 44 Recap: Main Event Bubble Bursts, 2015 Champ Joe McKeehen Exits

Jon Sofen - July 15th, 2016

On WSOP 2016 Day 44, Joe McKeehen was dealt a pocket pair of irony, the bubble burst in the Main Event, and some big name pros moved on in Event #69, the Little One for One Drop. McKeehen, the 2015 Main Event champ, of course, has spent the past few months complaining about World Series […]

WSOP Day 43 Recap: Ivey, Negreanu Both Fall from Main, While Pokémon Go Fever Sweeps the Rio

WSOP Day 43 Recap: Ivey, Negreanu Both Fall from Main, While Pokémon Go Fever Sweeps the Rio

Chad Holloway - July 14th, 2016

Day 2C of the WSOP 2016 Main Event saw 3,252 players return to action. But after five-and-a-half levels of play, just 1,416 remained, with Gustavo Lopes and his stack of 630,700 leading the way. That is more than 200,000 behind Valentin Vornicu, who finished the combined Day 2AB flight as chip leader, with 838,600. Lopes is […]

Former Main Event Champs Joe Hachem and Greg Raymer Quip on the WSOP and Online Poker: Exclusive Interview

Former Main Event Champs Joe Hachem and Greg Raymer Quip on the WSOP and Online Poker: Exclusive Interview

Jon Sofen - July 13th, 2016

As we move along in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, we’re reminded that past champs Joe Hachem and Greg Raymer are synonymous with the “poker boom” era. They followed Chris Moneymaker’s lead in 2003 by winning the Main Event in the subsequent two years (Raymer in 2004, and then Hachem in 2005). Both […]

WSOP Day 42 Recap: Circuit King Vornicu Tops Main Event Field, Little One for One Drop Gets Underway

WSOP Day 42 Recap: Circuit King Vornicu Tops Main Event Field, Little One for One Drop Gets Underway

Jon Sofen - July 13th, 2016

Valentin Vornicu, a WSOP Circuit pro, sits atop the leaderboard after Day Two in the Main Event. Vornicu, from San Diego, bagged up 838,600 chips. His closest competitor Jamie Shaevel has 586,000 in his stacks. Vornicu has just 12 cashes, for $76,134 lifetime at the summer series. But don’t let that fool you. He is a […]