The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.

Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.

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The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

With the 2020 WSOP being held online, the team at Pokercode, including founders Fedor Holz and Matthias Eibinger, as well as top players like Steffen Sontheimer and mental game experts like Elliot Roe, are ready to coach you to success!

For just €199 you’ll get full access to the coaching staff, community, and a wealth of poker knowledge that could propel you to a WSOP bracelet this summer.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show for an interview to speak about about his reign as champion during this past year, as well as what he has done to be an ambassador for the game during this time.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Maria Konnikova, accomplished poker player and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Maria talks about her 3.5-year long odyssey in the poker world, which saw her get coached by Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, climb to great heights and big wins, and being a PokerStars sponsored pro.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about what it was like to commentate alongside Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, as well as what it was like to win the 2019 Global Poker Award for Twitter Personality of the Year.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about how she got into poker after having studied for a Law degree. She also talks about her day-to-day life prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as her preference or playing online poker tournaments.

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WSOP Gold: The importance of Moneymaker’s Riverboat against Phil Ivey in 2003

WSOP Gold: The importance of Moneymaker’s Riverboat against Phil Ivey in 2003

It made everybody feel like they had a chance to win. Phil Ivey’s words in a 2013 interview with All-In Magazine are as true to this day as they ever have been. Ivey’s recollection of Chris Moneymaker’s incredible WSOP Main Event victory in 2003 are as important as anyone’s. After all, it was the WSOP […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews poker pro and coach Lexy Gavin, who describes her experiences during the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, which ended in a 10-way chop with Gavin finishing in 10th place.

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Patrick Leonard is runner-up as ‘800-522-4700’ wins GG Poker WSOP Super Circuit High Roller Championship for $2.1 million

Patrick Leonard is runner-up as ‘800-522-4700’ wins GG Poker WSOP Super Circuit High Roller Championship for $2.1 million

With over 500 entries, the $10 million guaranteed high roller event pulled in even more players than expected. […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who discusses his StarCraft career, years in poker, being an ambassador for GG Poker, recently testing positive for COVID-19, and how people have been handling it in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lives.

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How to Find a Live Poker Tournament

How to Find a Live Poker Tournament

Poker tournaments are still the most popular way to play poker. You have many tools at your disposal when you’re looking for information on live poker tournaments in your area. Whether you’re looking for a local tournament, on vacation, or searching for opportunity to travel and live the poker dream, here are some of the […]

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Brady Returns for Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV—Today is moving day at the Rio, with less than 310 players remaining in this year’s WSOP Main Event. Among them is Mike Brady, Upswing Poker’s content manager par excellence, with a very respectable 686,000 chips. Heading into today’s play Mike reports that he feels “pretty good,” and that he’s “gonna get a […]

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partypoker $10m GTD Canadian event; WSOPE qualifiers; Chung wins chunks

partypoker $10m GTD Canadian event; WSOPE qualifiers; Chung wins chunks

Three tales with ties to partypoker, including news of another MILLIONS event, World Series of Poker Europe qualifiers, and a winner in the inaugural DT1000 in partypoker’s official live poker room Dusk Till Dawn. With all the focus on the $35m partypoker POWERFEST this weekend, a few pretty significant tweets managed to slip through various […]

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888poker Leads Charge to 2017 WSOPE, Qualifiers on Now!

888poker Leads Charge to 2017 WSOPE, Qualifiers on Now!

While the final table of the World Series of Poker is drawing all the buzz in Las Vegas, the next big WSOP event is already coming up fast.

The European edition of the WSOP is back after a two-year hiatus and will take place at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

There will be 11 gold bracelets to play for from Oct 19-Nov. 10 with over €20 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Around the clock cash games and free catering are just a few more of the incentives calling poker players to the middle of Europe.

Another enticement? Winning a $13,000 package to the $4 million GTD main event on official WSOP qualifier 888poker.

WSOPE 2013

Will new home mean record #s?

Biggest WSOPE Ever?

After past visits to London, Paris and Berlin the WSOPE is now moving to Europe’s largest and most successful casino. 

With the success King’s has had drawing players it should be a tournament series much larger than the previous ones.

The WSOPE 2017 will start with the opening Monster Stack event on Oct. 19 and end with the Main Event final table on Nov. 9. The lowest buy-in event will be €550 to play while the High Roller event on Nov. 1 has a €25,000 buy-in.

The much-anticipated High Roller for One Drop – which is re-locating to Rozvadov from its recent stop in Monaco – will be €111,111 to play.

The Main Event has two Day 1s on November 4/5 and it’ll be a six-day event with a €10,000+€350 buy-in.

Sub-Satellites as Low as 50 Cents!

With 888poker now the main sponsor of both the WSOP and the WSOPE it’s the only place to go for satellites and qualifiers.

As usual you can use the 888poker Steps System to get your ticket to the direct satellites. That means you can start as low as 1c buy-in to make it to the WSOPE Main Event.

888poker also offers sub-satellites for the WSOPE starting at 50c buy-in. These satellites are only for the WSOPE; you can use your steps tickets for other live and online tournaments.

The direct WSOPE qualifier will run 2-3 times a week. It’ll have a $1,050 buy-in and hand out $13,000 prize packages for the 2017 WSOPE including Main Event seat, accommodation and some travel expenses.

Most Underrated Tournament Series

The WSOP Europe is probably the most underrated tournament series on the continent. Often treated like the black sheep in the family, it’s expected the King’s Casino will give it more of the glory it deserves.

Annette Obrestad

Annette’s dazzling win in 2007 still her biggest score.

If you look at the results of past events you’ll recognize that the WSOPE has produced some great moments in poker.

The first WSOPE main event in 2007 was won by Annette Obrestad. The Norwegian prodigy steamrolled the event and then went on to runner-up the EPT Dublin Main Event just six weeks later.

Other WSOPE winners include John Juanda, Elio Fox, Adrian Mateos, Kevin MacPhee and Phil Hellmuth — the only player to win the WSOP Main Event in Europe and in Las Vegas.

Phil Laak, Theo Jörgensen, Gus Hansen, Jeff Lisandro, Michael Mizrachi, Antonio Esfandiari, Noah Schwartz, Roger Hairabedian and Barny Boatman have all won bracelets at the WSOPE.

Daniel Negreanu won the High Roller event in 2013 and finished in 25th, 43rd, 5th and 2nd place in the Main Event, almost becoming the first player to win both the European and the Asia-Pacific WSOP.

Brand New Hotel & Casino Expansion

The disadvantage of the King’s Casino has hitherto been the lack of hotel rooms but that’s about to change with a new hotel next to the casino opening next month.

Kings Casino lounge 2017 WSOP 5191

King’s Lounge High Roller area coming soon.

Along with the new hotel there’ll be an extension of the already vast poker area including a new high roller area – works that were already in full swing when PokerListings visited the King’s Casino in February

“888poker works very hard to make big poker events like this accessible to all its players,” said Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, Itai Pazner, “giving them the chance to win big money and compete for a coveted bracelet.

“I’m confident that the Event will be a huge success with Kings Casino delivering a professional, fun and unmissable live poker experience for all.”

World Series of Poker Europe 2017 Schedule

Event

Game

Buy-in

Guarantee

1

Monster Stack NLHE

€1,100

€500,000

2

PLO

€550

3

NLHE Super Turbo Bounty

€1,100

4

NLHE 6-max

€1,650

5

The Colossus NLHE

€550

€2,000,000

6

PLO

€2,200

7

PLO Hi-Lo

€1,650

8

Little One for One Drop NLHE

€1,100

€500,000

9

NLHE High Roller

€25,000

10

High Roller for One Drop NLHE

€111,111

€10,000,000

11

NLHE Main Event

€10,350

€4,000,000

If you want to play at the WSOP Rozvadov or any other 888Live events, start your own account via PokerListings’ 888poker review page to access our exclusive $888 sign-up bonus.

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Richard Dubini and Marcel Luske Fall Short of WSOP Main Event Final Table

Richard Dubini and Marcel Luske Fall Short of WSOP Main Event Final Table

partypoker ambassadors Richard Dubini and Marcel Luske came agonisingly close to reaching the final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, falling on the penultimate day’s play. Dutchman Luske headed into Day 7 of the $10,000 buy-in event with 2,990,000 chips, which placed him 26th from the 27 returning players. Argentinian Dubini […]

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Hellmuth: Poker Needs John Hesp at WSOP Main Event Final Table

Hellmuth: Poker Needs John Hesp at WSOP Main Event Final Table

This was 64-year-old recreational player John Hesp’s first WSOP Main Event and with two tables left he’s got a big following hoping he’ll make the final nine.

Hesp told PokerListings.com this is his first time visiting Las Vegas and that his biggest previous tournament was probably a $250 buy-in.

Now Hesp is one of the big stacks with 13 players left. He’s guaranteed at least $535,000 and chances are he’ll end up with far more.

Hesp is here in Las Vegas checking an item off his bucket list: Playing in poker’s world championship event.

He said one of the moments he’ll remember forever is when Phil Hellmuth introduced himself, and gave him a signed copy of his book which is now sitting beside Hesp at the outer feature table.

“Hellmuth came across to the table and said it was great to meet me and it made my day,” said Hesp.

“He gave me a copy of his book. I opened it up and it said, ‘To John. Please make the final table. Poker needs someone like you.’”

It’s not just Hellmuth that’s pulling for the Brit. Hesp’s flashy clothing and gregarious personality have quickly made him the fan favorite as this year’s Main Event closes in on the final table.

Rec Games to Poker’s Biggest Stage

Hesp lives in the small seaside town of Bridlington in East Yorkshire, England and says he plays poker once or twice a month at a nearby casino called Napolean’s.

He’s been playing recreationally for 20 years and says he stepped up his poker schedule to three times a month in order to prepare for the Main Event.

Now that he’s here he says he’s having the time of his life.

“I’ve relaxed a bit and I’m starting to play a bit tighter,” said Hesp.

Hellmuth Book for Hesp

Hellmuth signed book now sits beside Hesp.

“I’ve said right from the start this isn’t about the money for me but it is serious money and it is serious poker.

“I’m living the dream all the time right now.

“My first goal was to make the top 1,000, then 500, then 100, now we’re down to 17. That’s eight places away from the final table.

“It’s significant so I have to adjust my game a bit. It’s been my gut and my head that have been making decisions but I don’t know which one it is sometimes.

“The poker gods have been shining on me but I can’t rely on that forever.”

Should Hesp make the final table tonight he’ll be guaranteed at least $1 million with a shot at the first-place prize of $8.15 million and the title of world champion.

Hesp said if he does make the final table his wife, son and son-in-law will be on the next plane from England to cheer him on.

Can Poker Revitalize Bridlington?

bridlington

Bridlington, England.

Hesp told PokerListings that one of his biggest interests is helping revitalize his home town’s economy, and he thinks poker could play a part.

“I’d love to be able to take a mini version of this to my home town,” explained Hesp.

“Bridlington is and always has been a tourist destination for people coming from the industrialized west riding of Yorkshire. When the mines and steelworks all closed down in recent years the tourism dropped right off.

“Bridlington went into decline and I think something like this could help rejuvenate the town. For all the people and the businesses, in a lot of cases their jobs are on the line.

“My interest is to try to help keep my community alive.”

Should Hesp go on to make the final table and potentially become the next world champion, he’d certainly have the name recognition and the resources to get this project off the ground.

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Poker Hall of Fame shortlist: Ivey & Eskandani appear for the first time

Poker Hall of Fame shortlist: Ivey & Eskandani appear for the first time

The shortlist for the 2017 Poker Hall of Fame has been revealed with Phil Ivey, and Mori Eskandani appearing for the first time. Who has the heart of a whale, the sting of a rattlesnake, and the puff of a peacock? It’s time to pick a poker star from the annals of time and cement […]

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