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WSOP 2016: Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy leads November Nine

There is no telling how many people famous backer Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy has put in the Main Event over the years. At this point, only one matters: himself. Tonight in Las Vegas, the World Series of Poker reached the November Nine, that poker nonet that will head back here in a few months to dete...more

by Brad Willis on July 18, 2016 11:59 PM

WSOP 2016: Anatomy of an elimination: Kassouf is finally silenced

William Kassouf and Griffin Benger shake hands after the former's controversial eliminationIf William Kassouf was going to be knocked out of this poker tournament, there was one thing we could all be sure about: he wasn't going to go quietly. So it proved moments ago on the vast television stage in ...more

by Howard Swains on July 18, 2016 9:01 PM

WSOP 2016: November nine ball, corner pocket

By this time tomorrow night, everyone in the poker world will be talking about the November Nine, while people still at the Rio will be more inclined to talk about nine ball. It's coming up on 8:30pm in Las Vegas, and the illusion is starting to crack. With 14 players now left in the Main Event, the...more

by Brad Willis on July 18, 2016 8:05 PM

WSOP 2016: The London bar bluff--was there a World Champion in their midst?

James Obst: Did a London bar manager see greatness in a gaggle of no hopers?It was Season 6 of the European Poker Tour and we were in London, which was then a regular stop on the EPT. Over in the convention centre of the Hilton hotel on Edgware Road, Aaron Gustavson was building a stack to beat Pete...more

by Howard Swains on July 18, 2016 4:17 PM

WSOP 2016: Who needs a live stream anyway?

The table under scrutinyTo the great chagrin of many remote supporters of the World Series of Poker Main Event, there's no live stream of proceedings from the Amazon Room this year. It has left fans reliant on that most archaic of media: text. There's not much anybody can do about that, I'm afraid, ...more

by Howard Swains on July 18, 2016 1:43 PM

WSOP 2016: Who will fill the richest nine seats in poker?

Chip leader Vojtech RuzickaIt is July 18, 2016 but for poker followers it is simply November Nine day. It's the most exciting day of the summer, where the final table is set for the biggest tournament in the world game.With 27 players remaining--15 from the United States, three from the United Kingd...more

by Howard Swains on July 18, 2016 11:56 AM

WSOP 2016: Jason Mercier wins Player of the Year

Just try to imagine how he does it.Imagine how Jason Mercier does what he does. Imagine how he sits down and simply decides to be Jason Mercier for an entire summer at the World Series of Poker. What does that mean?It means eleven in-the-money finishes. It mean two (ahem, two more) WSOP gold bracele...more

by Brad Willis on July 18, 2016 11:51 AM

WSOP 2016: What we know about the final 56

It's Day 6 of the World Series of Poker Main Event and the race to the November Nine is entering its final stages. At time of writing 56 players remain, and there are some big stars among them. Here are the men we recognise, and what we know about them.Kenny Hallaert (Belgium)Hallaert is a familiar ...more

by Howard Swains on July 17, 2016 4:29 PM

WSOP 2016: A slow walk to the big bucks

Drop a World Series veteran in the corridor between the main Rio casino and its convention center and he or she can likely tell you not only the time of day, but also the exact stage of the Main Event they have reached. In the early stages, there is a throbbing throng moving en masse either towards ...more

by Howard Swains on July 17, 2016 1:15 PM

WSOP 2016: Ladouceur will have to wait for another day

It's going to happen someday. Mark--nay, Marc--our words. At some point, Marc-Andre Ladouceur is going to make the final table of the World Series of Poker. It seems like destiny, and there were at least a few people who believed it would happen this year. In 2011, Ladouceur placed 63rd out of 6,865...more

by Brad Willis on July 16, 2016 8:27 PM
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