Eliot Hudon Wins 2022 WPT World Championship

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In one of the shortest World Poker Tour final tables we have seen, Eliot Hudon defeated Benny Glaser heads-up to win the inaugural WPT World Championship and an incredible $4,146,400 first prize. As it would be for most people, it is by far the largest cash of Hudon’s career – he had previously won just… Read more »

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2022 WPT World Championship Day 1B: $15 Million Guarantee Has Already Been Crushed

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The $15 million guaranteed prize pool for the WPT World Championship was ambitious, hyped as the largest-ever guarantee for a live poker tournament. Tournament organizers needed 1,531 entries in order to avoid overlay, which in certain timelines could be a tough ask. Not many $10,000 ($10,400 in this case) tourneys outside the World Series of… Read more »

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Poker Action in Las Vegas, Czech Republic to Close 2022

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Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday celebration you follow) is just around the corner, but poker isn’t taking any breaks. On both sides of the Atlantic, major tournament schedules are underway. The play in these events should capture the attention of poker’s fandom and keep them entertained up to Santa’s drop down the… Read more »

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Chess Woman Grandmaster Holds WPT World Championship Seat Giveaway, Gives It to Her Boyfriend

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Fun idea gone wrong Poker controversy time! This one won’t have the legs that the “was her pocket vibrating or did she misread her cards” scandal had, but it is interesting, nonetheless. Hell, my wife thought it was interesting, so that’s something. Last week, 22-year-old chess woman grandmaster Qiyu “akaNemsko” Zhou won a WPT World… Read more »

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WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Final Table Set

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) is down to its final six players, each hoping to grab the $785,800 first prize. Holding an overwhelming lead heading into Wednesday’s final table is Andrew Wilson, who, with 33.425 million chips, has over 43% of the chips in play. Despite the gap… Read more »

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Phil Ivey Named World Poker Tour Ambassador

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Phil Ivey has never been known as the talkative one at the poker table. His public persona throughout his legendary poker career has been one of relative stoicism. Thus, it may have been surprising to hear last week that the World Poker Tour signed Ivey as its newest ambassador, one of the public faces of… Read more »

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2022 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Is Underway

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I was listening to a podcast while making dinner last night about my all-time favorite movie, Field of Dreams (if you like sports and sports movies, check out the Big Screen Sports podcast – it’s fun!). Naturally, they talked about James Earl Jones’ big monologue near the end, part of which goes, “America has rolled… Read more »

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David Tang Wins WPT Australia

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Becoming a World Poker Tour (WPT) champion is a wonderful accomplishment. Having the specific feat be a first in poker history is even cooler. On Tuesday, David Tang won the WPT Australia Main Event, the first main tour stop in Australia in the WPT’s illustrious history. The total field was 710 players, generating a prize… Read more »

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World Poker Tour Teams With Theta to Launch Season Pass NFT

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Season 19 episodes coming soon Continuing its dive into the world of NFTs, the World Poker Tour (WPT) announced that it will work with Theta Labs to create a Web3-based season pass for WPT broadcasts, billed as the first such product of its kind. The 12-month WPT Season Pass will exist on the Theta blockchain.… Read more »

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