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Every four years the World Cup coincides with the World Series of Poker. Sasha Salinger heads to the Hofbrauhaus with poker players Marvin Rettenmaier, Niall Ferrell, Steven Chu, Ankush Mandavia, Rainer Kempe, Jeremy Menard and others! What is the atmosphere like in an authentic German beer hall? Who is getting drunk and taking shots?
Big O is a fun variant of poker. It is similar to Omaha, except instead of getting 4 hole cards, players get 5 hole cards. The rules remain the same in that you must play two cards in your hand and 3 on the board. While Big O doesn't have its own tournament at the World Series of Poker at the Rio Las Vegas, Big O is an optional game in Dealer's Choice. There is also a mixed Omaha event where Big O is played. Sasha Salinger gets 3 time WSOP Bracelet Winner Brian Hastings to explain the basic strategy of the game and if there are ever opportunities to bluff.
Two time WSOP bracelet winner Nipun Java is on the bubble of the $1K Turbo World Series of Poker Event. Does he like going on break during hand for hand or prefer to play it out into the money? Java won the $1K WSOP online bracelet event last year. Why isn't he playing the $565 online PLO WSOP bracelet event? Which is softer the $10K or $25K PLO WSOP tournament? Watch the find out!
Lupe Soto, founder of the Women in Poker Hall of Fames, has an exciting announcement about her upcoming Ladies International Poker Series in Vegas. The high roller poker tournament fields generally lack female faces. PokerStars is giving LIPS one platinum pass to give away during their upcoming Vegas poker tournament series. Lupe discusses how she managed to work out a deal for the coveted pass and how one lucky woman will be able to win the $30K platinum pass.
In January 2018, Vanessa Selbst announced her retirement from being a full time poker player. Her retirement was met with some skepticism and criticism from the poker community, despite her proclamation that should would never quit playing poker. Six months later, Selbst has entered her first poker tournament at the World Series of Poker. Sasha Salinger asks what brought her to the World Series of Poker, how many tournaments Vanessa Selbst will play over the Series, and what life is like post-full time poker.
Poker player Eli Elezra recently lost heads up to Paul Volpe in the World Series of Poker $10K Omaha Hi/Lo Eight or Better Championship. Although Elezra took home $258,297, he did not take home the coveted WSOP bracelet. Sasha Salinger asks how that 2nd place finish has shaped his summer. Elezra has played the $50K Poker Players Championship for over 10 years and has the utmost respect for John "Johnnie World" Hennigan and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Who does he think are the next generation of high level mixed game poker players?
Eric Baldwin won the $1500 No Limit World Series of Poker tournament #41 for his second WSOP bracelet. The final table lasted an extra day with both Eric Baldwin and Ian Steinman returning for heads up play. Baldwin was able to keep his massive chip lead during heads up play and finally knock out Steinman for the $319,580 first place prize. He tells Sasha Salinger of PokerNews that today is his wife, Mary's, birthday and now they have an extra reason to celebrate!
Robert "Bobby" Peacock beat out 855 to win the World Series of Poker $1K Double Stack event. The cash game professional took home his first World Series of Poker bracelet. The boisterous rail cheered him on for the two day final table. Danielle Anderson, Justin Oliver, and Jesse Sylvia were just some of the notable professional poker players on Peacock's rail. In addition to his bracelet, Bobby Peacock takes home $644,244, quite a big first place prize for a $1000 buy in poker tournament.
2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein chats with Jeff Platt about busting another Ott (Dillon), his approach to this year's World Series, and interacting with fans in Vegas.
Our 888 Poker Spotlight shines on Maria Ho's five cashes through just three weeks at the 2018 WSOP. She now has 50 World Series of Poker cashes in her career.
The $1500 Limit Hold'em Tournament at the World Series of Poker draws the die-hard tourney grinders, so it's no surprise we found Ari Engel in the mix. Engel spoke with Jeff Platt about how this summer has gone for him, and how he deals with the emotional highs and lows of tournament poker.
Michael Mizrachi captures his fourth World Series of Poker bracelet by winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for the third time! We talk to him about this record-setting accomplishment.
We talk with Matt Berkey while he's on break at the $1,000 Double Stack event. Berkey and Jeff Platt chat about his run in this tournament, signature WSOP events, and Solve For Why.
PokerStars Team Pro Maria Konnikova won't let a few (or many) bad beats damper her outlook on this year's World Series of Poker.
Matt Davis beats the largest field in the history of the WSOP Seniors Event to take home $662,983 and a gold bracelet. He chats with us in our 888 Poker Winner's Circle.
Film and television producer Randall Emmett chats with us at the World Series of Poker about Poker After Dark, his win in a daily deepstack tournament, Gotti, and more!
Jamie Kerstetter answers all your questions on this Facebook LIVE shot from her new Vegas Mansion she shares with Scott Blumstein, Molly Mossey, and Chris Horter. She shares about moving into commentary, moving to Vegas and moving up in the world. Jamie answers your questions about the recent angle shooting controversy at LIVE at the bike, how she decides to build her WSOP package, best value tournaments and what sites are a scam. To see Jamie commentate check out: https://www.twitch.tv/pokercentral To see her Famous Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamieKerstetter The video they shot at Jamie's House: https://youtu.be/cRNGg8y_viI This FB Live Brought to you by the fastest growing poker site in North America! https://globalpoker.com/
In our 888 Poker Spotlight, bracelet winner Matt Grapenthien discusses the Seven-Card Stud Championship event at the World Series of Poker.
Brazilian poker professional Felipe Ramos chats with Jeff Platt about the World Series of Poker...and the World Cup.
Back at home I head over to the Rio to play the circuit. Already achieved several final tables this season, I try and chase down another one and go for my first ring. Play one of the weirdest hands in my career and our Capps Recaps will tell it all. Supported by friends I run super deep in one of the events. Do I make it to the final day? Can this be the events that put me in the circuit ring winner category? Lets find out! All my social medias: www.facebook.com/jesse.capps.777 https://twitter.com/jessejcapps https://www.instagram.com/jessejcapps/ Jesse's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFmB9BynRy3rzRdiNKEkeQw Snapchat: jessejcapps To buy my action for the summer and future poker tournaments go to: https://www.stakekings.com/player/17466 My Poker stats: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=185942 http://www.wsop.com/players/profile/?playerID=91502 to read the article about my vlog: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/03/jesse-capps-shifts-from-poker-to-vlogging-to-make-poker-fun-30263.htm For all news poker go to: https://www.pokernews.com/