|Two months after graduating from college, aspiring poker pro Nicholas
Sliwinski has secured a hefty cash for being one of the last 27 players standing at the Main Event.
After a successful career in the harness horse racing industry and years of prodding from a close friend, Craig Stein walked away from his first WSOP with a handsome payday.
As each "all-in call" was shouted out during Day 4 of the Main Event,
the ESPN TV crews seized control of the floor, putting on display the
sometimes-staged relationship between TV and poker.
Hellmuth went into "meltdown mode" at the World Series of Poker
Friday, appealing to god for cards and tossing his sunglasses when he
didn't get them.
One year after working at summer camp, online whiz Adam "Roothlus" Levy walked out of the World Series of Poker with six cashes that added $222,865 to his ever-expanding career earnings.
The coverage of the WSOP on ESPN has become must-see
TV for fans of the game, creating a cult hero following for its lead
At last year's Main Event, Hevad Khan would go into a wild celebration whenever he won a big pot. This year, a more peaceful Khan was at the table, but he proved he's still a great player.
The Main Event field was pared down to the magic 666 number late
Thursday night, but not before almost 90 minutes of hand-for-hand
combat that provided plenty of tense moments.
The serendipitous meeting between the Michigan native and the nearly
blind Las Vegas pro has blossomed into a special working relationship that was on display for all to see at the WSOP Main Event.
Congressman Robert Wexler and PPA chairman and former Sen. Alfonse
D'Amato said in an interview that they hope to
reintroduce a bill to stop the UIGEA from being implemented
before Congress goes on recess.
The self-proclaimed Poker Brat and a feisty Swede provided much of the
entertainment as the Main Event's Day 2B field of almost 2,400
winnowed its way down to about 855 players.
Maurice Hawkins may not be a household name in the poker world, but the affable Florida native proved last week that he can match words with the best of them at the table.