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J.C. Tran the chip leader at the final table of the WSOP Main Event

16 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set and there are some familiar faces that will be returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in November to play for $8,359,531. J.C. Tran is the chip leader with 38 million. Amir Lehavot (29.7 million), Marc McLaughlin (26.525 million), ... (read more)
 

Top-10 WSOP Main Event story lines

16 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Now that the World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set and play has been suspended until November, it's time to look back at this year's tournament. Here are my top 10 story lines from this year's Main Event. 10. Hard work All of the attention at the Main Event is focused on the players -- and rightly so. ... (read more)
 

Dollar, dollar bill y'all - Main Event down to 27 players

15 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- It's not often that the second to last day of a tournament (at least for the summer) can make one week's worth of poker a mere prologue. But that's exactly what happened Sunday at the World Series of Poker Main Event. He take his time, he counts it out, I weighs it up, that's real money -- Kanye West's "Mercy" West wasn't talking about poker. ... (read more)
 

Mixed emotions everywhere on Day 5 of WSOP Main Event

14 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The base appeal of sports -- and competition in general -- is binary in nature. There are winners and losers. There's the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The often fine line between winning and losing -- whether it's a three pointer at the buzzer or an ace on the river -- provides compelling drama. ... (read more)
 

Straight cash, homey - WSOP Main Event hits the money

13 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- For 18 players, Friday was the worst day of the World Series of Poker Main Event. For 648 players, Friday was the best day of the Main Event. The Main Event, which began with 6,352 players, is only paying its top 648 players this year. And with 666 players starting Day 4 play, 18 were going to go home disappointed. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event less Phil-ing after Day 3

12 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Thursday was a bad day to be a poker player named Phil. Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Galfond and Phil Collins all busted out of the World Series of Poker Main Event Thursday just short of the money. There are 666 remaining in the field. The top 648 players will make the money. Dick van Luijk became the first player in the tournament to crack the 1 million-chip mark. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event weaves its own tapestry on Day 2C

11 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- When 2,306 players sit down to play poker -- as they did at the second Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Main Event Wednesday -- a single narrative rarely emerges. The tournament is too big and too fractured for one story line to encompass it. What you end up seeing is a series of vignettes. ... (read more)
 

Seidel, Romano inject fun into Day 2A of WSOP Main Event

10 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The chips were flying at Day 2A of the Main Event Tuesday as short stacks either doubled up or went home and the first hints of chip skyscrapers began to emerge. Annette Obrestad made a big move up the leaderboard, cracking the top 50 in chips with 196,600. She started the day with 108,750. ... (read more)
 

More women are entering the WSOP Main Event

9 July 2013
LAS VEGAS -- For the second-straight year, the World Series of Poker Main Event drew a massive field on its third and final opening flight for the tournament. More than 3,400 people joined the fray, bringing the total number of entrants to 6,352. That's smallest Main Event field since 2005. That tournament drew 5,619 players. ... (read more)

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Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.