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  • Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam Main Event

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    Part of the beauty of poker is that on any given day, the most amateur of amateurs can beat the best professionals in the world. To those unfamiliar with the game, that may sound ridiculous; how can a “sport” be at all attractive when the least skilled players can win? Well, that is, in fact, [& [...]


  • 2015 WPT Amsterdam Day 1B: Giacomo Fundaro Takes Overall Chip Lead

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    Day 1B of the 2015 World Poker Tour Amsterdam Main Event, the first-ever WPT stop in the Dutch capital, saw 194 players belly-up to the tables, creating a total field of 324 when combined with the 130 who played on Monday. Just 97 ended the night with chips and will join the 54 who survived [&hellip [...]


  • First-Ever WPT Amsterdam Begins

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    The World Series of Poker may be starting in a couple weeks, but that doesn’t bother the World Poker Tour, as it is stringing together tournament after tournament after tournament. Just days after the WPT World Championship brought Season XIII to a conclusion, the WPT Canadian Spring Championship [...]


  • Sheraz Nasir Denies Lu Zhang History in Winning First WPT Title of Season XIV

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    In an outstanding heads up battle to determine the champion, Sheraz Nasir denied Lu Zhang a shot at making history on the World Poker Tour in winning the first stop of Season XIV’s schedule, the partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship, on Wednesday night. Trevor Delaney held the lead (and 3.19 [...]


  • 2015 WPT Canadian Spring Championship Day 3: Samuel Tsehai Leads Final 15

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    It was a short Day 3 at the 2015 World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship Main Event as the field was narrowed from 45 to just 15 before prime time television started. Three men have separated themselves from the pack: chip leader Samuel Tsehai, who has 1.522 million chips, Sheraz Nasir with 1. [...]


  • WPT Canadian Spring Championship Main Event Day 2: Ari Engel Breaks Away from Pack

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    My fellow Poker News Daily writer, Earl Burton, hit on this yesterday, but man, it is really strange that Season XIV of the World Poker Tour (WPT) has started already considering Season XIII just ended on Friday. Poker is certainly different than other sports with more traditional seasons, so for mo [...]


  • Mike Leah Takes the Lead after Two Day Ones at partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

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    It seems like it was just yesterday that Season XIII of the World Poker Tour concluded with Asher Conniff winning his first major championship in becoming the WPT World Champion in Atlantic City. Looking at the calendar, it wasn’t just yesterday, it was a couple of days ago, which makes the beginn [...]


  • Asher Conniff Breaks Through, Earns WPT World Championship Victory

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    Vanquishing three former World Poker Tour champions – including a former WPT and World Series of Poker World Champion – Asher Conniff broke through to earn his first major championship ever in taking down the WPT World Championship at the Borgata in Atlantic City Wednesday night. Conniff was in [...]


  • WPT World Championship Final Table Set

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    There is one more day remaining in Season XIII of the World Poker Tour (WPT) as the WPT World Championship final table has been set. It is a very strong final table, as three of its six members have won World Poker Tour titles previously. Alexander Lakhov leads the way with 4.11 million chips, almos [...]


  • 2015 WPT World Championship Day 3: Money Bubble Bursts, Asher Conniff Leads

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    The money bubble burst late in the day Monday as just 23 players remain in the Season XIII World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship. Today’s goal is to make it all the way down to the final six players. Asher Conniff appears to have the best chance to reach the final table, as he is […] [...]


  • WPT World Championship Day 2: Michael Rocco Leads, Anthony Zinno Clinches POY

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    The much-anticipated 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship kicked off this weekend, marking the beginning of the end of WPT Season XIII. High Roller events aside, the WPT Championship is the most expensive tournament of the season with a $15,000 + $400 buy-in. 234 players signed up on Satur [...]


  • WPT World Championship to Begin Today

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    After what has been an exciting Season XIII roster of tournaments, the World Poker Tour is looking to cap off their season with one more bit of excitement for its fans. Beginning this afternoon, the WPT is in Atlantic City, NJ, for the traditional finale of each season, the WPT World Championship. F [...]


  • Griffin Paul Captures Million Dollar Prize in Winning WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

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    Maintaining the sizeable chip lead he carried into the final table was going to be difficult, but 22-year old Griffin Paul managed to maneuver well through his opposition, eventually defeating Joe Ebanks for the championship of the World Poker Tour’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Paul came to [...]


  • 2015 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Final Table Set

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    It was a relatively quick day at the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event as the remaining field of eighteen was trimmed to just six. Action still lasted nearly seven hours, but for a major tournament, that’s not bad at all. Thus, the final table has been set an [...]


  • WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 3: Ely Levy, Griffin Paul Head Final 18

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    Day 3 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event is in the books and just two tables of nine players each remain from an original starting field of 1,476. A cool million dollars is the ultimate goal as today is the day we will find out who makes the […] [...]


  • WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 2: Raj Vohra Leads, Faraz Jaka Survives

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    It was carnage on Day 2 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown as the field of 554 that entered the day was slashed to just 92 players as the tournament got another day closer to the final table. Raj Vohra emerged as the chip leader, bagging 1.675 million chips Sunday [&hell [...]


  • WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 1C: Paul Balzano Takes Day’s Chip Lead, Barry Hutter Still Overall Chip Leader

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    The World Poker Tour’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, FL, didn’t fail to meet expectations with their final Day One on Saturday. After another lengthy day of play, Paul Balzano emerged as the chip leader but was unable to knock Day 1A chip leader Barry Hutter from his perch as t [...]


  • WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 1B: Another Massive Field of Entries, Ryan Rivers Takes Day’s Chip Lead

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    It was going to be difficult for the players amassed in Florida for Day 1B of the World Poker Tour’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood to meet the numbers of the previous day. Although the Day 1B runners wouldn’t crack the 502 entries that Day 1A generated, they still put their mark [...]


  • WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 1A: Barry Hutter Holds Lead over Large Opening Day Field

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    After a sizeable outpouring of entries for the first day of a tournament, longtime grinder Barry Hutter has emerged as the leader of Day 1A of the World Poker Tour’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, FL. Under the format of the tournament (which will also be used on the two other Day [...]


  • World Poker Tour Announces First Stop of Season XIV

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    Adding on to what is going to be a hectic schedule over the next month, the World Poker Tour has announced what will be their first stop for their Season XIV schedule. Beginning on May 1, the WPT will head to what has become one of its most popular destinations, the Playground Poker Club in [&hellip [...]


  • Ravee Mathi Sundar Wins 2015 WPT Rolling Thunder

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    It wasn’t quite the historic moment we were waiting for, but the final table of the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder Main Event was pretty great, nonetheless. After nearly 150 hands and about eight hours, Ravee Mathi Sundar had his name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup as the latest WP [...]


  • 2015 WPT Rolling Thunder Final Table Set

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    Just one more day remains in the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder Main Event, as the original field of 379 players has been cut to just six. Harrison Gimbel is the chip leader going into Wednesday with 3.135 million chips in what should be an extremely competitive final table. This final [...]


  • 2015 WPT Rolling Thunder Day 2: Taylor Paur Moving Closer to Second Straight WPT Crown

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    It was carnage on Monday as the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder Main Event was narrowed from 151 players* to just 18. The money bubble clearly burst – the top 45 players were paid – and Taylor Paur emerged as the top dog with 1,400,000 chips. If Paur can keep this going, he [… [...]


  • 2015 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event Day 1: Ari Engel Takes Charge

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    The third leg of the World Poker Tour’s California Swing was in full…swing…this weekend with the 2015 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event at the Thunder Valley Casino in the Sacramento, California area. A total of 379 players have entered the tournament – 181 on Saturday and 198 on Sunday – mak [...]


  • Taylor Paur Tops Talented Final Table To Win WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars

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    In what was arguably the toughest final table of the current season, Taylor Paur emerged victorious in the World Poker Tour’s Bay 101 Shooting Stars early Saturday morning. Paur came to the final table with the second biggest chip stack (4.27 million), behind only Isaac Baron’s 6.175 million, wh [...]


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