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WSOP: Sion’s full house secures Chip Reese Memorial Trophy

Poker is a cruel game, plain and simple.

Daniel Negreanu knows that better than most, but after bringing the chip lead into the final table of Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Six-Handed), his fifth-place finish was an especially bitter pill to swallow.

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WSOP: Negreanu aims to realize ‘intentions’ in mixed-game marathon

Before the start of Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Six-Handed), Daniel Negreanu posted one of his popular new video blogs for poker fans to “declare his intentions.”

That’s a phrase used by Choice Center, a personal development course that Negreanu has famously championed in recent years. As the strategy goes, vocalizing your intentions ahead of any major moment in life is the best way to train your mind toward pursuing those goals with relentless passion.

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WSOP: Haxton, former champ Ashton lead final 15 in Poker Players Championship

On Tuesday, the third day of play in Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Six-Handed) had World Series of Poker fans sweating the progress of two former champions.

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has claimed the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy twice previously (2010 and 2012), and despite being short-stacked all day, he was dogged and determined to make yet another deep run.

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WSOP: Poker Players Championship tests skills over five days

In the eyes of most poker fans, and even many players who confine their game to No-Limit Hold’em, the World Series of Poker Main Event is undoubtedly the most prestigious tournament of them all.

But ask the game’s greats, the veteran pros who excel across all of poker’s many disciplines, and you might just hear differently.

On Sunday, with the start of Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Six-Handed), the truest test of poker’s top talent began in earnest.

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WSOP: Charania, Silver navigate tough fields for first bracelets

The stars shone Thursday at the World Series of Poker, where a pair of poker prodigies pushed their way through tough fields to take the bracelet stage for the first time.

In Event #52: $1,500 NLHE, it was Mohsin Charania who emerged victorious, adding his first gold bracelet to a long lineup of poker accolades. In fact, Charania claimed poker’s prestigious “Triple Crown” with the win, adding a WSOP title to his trophies from the World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT).

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WSOP: Yoon outlasts Soika in duel for big payday

Yesterday at the World Series of Poker, a monster on the felt took down Event #47: $1,500 NLHE “Monster Stack,” as 27-year-old poker pro Brian Yoon pocketed a massive $1,094,349 return on his investment.

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WSOP: Million-dollar prize awaits Monster Stack winner

Every summer the World Series of Poker attracts tens of thousands of poker pros and recreational players to Las Vegas, and on days like Tuesday, it can feel like all of them are there at once.

Several of the WSOP’s patented low- and mid-level buy-in tournaments took place yesterday, packing the Rio to the rafters with players in every room.

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WSOP: Vitch knocks off multiple-bracelet winners to join the club

One of the reasons poker pros prefer world championship-level events at the World Series of Poker is the caliber of competition, as the $10,000 buy-in tournaments across each discipline tend to attract top-tier talent.

And that was certainly the case on Monday, when the final table of Event #48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better world championship kicked off at the Rio in Las Vegas.

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WSOP: All eyes on Hellmuth in pursuit of 15th bracelet

For most players attending the World Series of Poker, notching six cashes for more than $330,000 nearing the end of June would be considered a smashing success… but most players aren’t Phil Hellmuth.

In the world of the “Poker Brat,” success is defined by one metric above all else – gold bracelets.

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WSOP: Multiple-bracelet winners in running for top prizes

When the cards start flying Friday at the World Series of Poker, a few of the game’s most accomplished bracelet hunters will be in the mix looking to bag the game’s biggest prize.

Event #41: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha heads into the third and final day of play, having played down from 820 runners to just 18, and a pair of six-time bracelet winners are still in contention.

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