2010 | #TBT Scott Clements wins prelim at Wynn Classic

Scott Clements has a total of 17 victories on the live tournament circuit, including a pair of World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. One of those 17 victories came on this very day, in 2010. It was in Las Vegas at the 2010 Wynn Classic where Clements would earn career victory #11 in the $545 Omaha Hi/Lo event, defeating Hassan Kanoei heads-up for the title. The Washington native would win the…

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93rd | ‘The Notebook’ Director Cassavetes hits Top 100

It’s Celebrity Sunday on PokerStats! Famed ‘The Notebook’ director Nick Cassavetes surely likes to spend some his time away from Hollywood sets at the poker table. Known as a big player in the Hollywood home games, Cassavetes is also no stranger to live tournament play. Back in 2005, the Los Angeles resident was right in the thick of things in the World Series of Poker Main Event. After several days of competition, he would finally…

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40,000 | Andrew Robl buys out of bathroom bet

It’s Friday Prop Bet Day – let’s have some fun! We take you back to 2008 where high stakes poker player Andrew Robl challenged his friend Jay Kwik to live in a hotel bathroom for a period of 30 days. The big problem with this bet? Kwik would stay at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas strip plus he would allowed to actually setup a bed inside the luxurious bathroom. Kwik would quickly find a home…

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9th | Michael Phelps final tables in Las Vegas

It’s Celebrity Sunday on PokerStats! Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games, will be making a comeback this summer, in hopes on adding to his 22 medal count at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. When he’s not in the pool, Phelps has also enjoyed spending time at the poker table. Back in 2008, he even final tabled a preliminary event at the Caesars Palace Classic in Las Vegas….

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125,000 | It’s raining Jennifer Harman, cats and dogs!

Jennifer Harman’s love for cats and dogs led her to start a charity poker event way back in 2007. The inaugural Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament, benefiting the Nevada SPCA, was first held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in April 2007. 1998 World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Kirk Morrison would end up winning the event, earning a free entry the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Morrison pledged to donate a portion of his eventual…

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1990 | #TBT Gene Fisher wins at Amarillo Slim’s Superbowl of Poker

Amarillo Slim’s Superbowl of Poker used to be a fixture on the American poker circuit back in the day. The festival would play host to some of the best in the world, all meeting up in Las Vegas for some fun while enjoying “The Big Game”. It’s on this day 26 years ago where Gene Fisher, a two-time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner, would defeat four-time bracelet champ Artie Cobb heads-up for the 1K…

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5,052,719 | Life’s good if you’re Fedor Holz

German star Fedor Holz ended the 2015 poker season by winning the final major event on the calendar at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas at Bellagio. Days later, and the 2016 poker year has already as Manila played host to the $200,000 buy-in Triton Super High Roll Series Cali Cup as part of the WPT National Philippines schedule. Holz wasted no time breaking his career-best cash at Alpha8 by taking down the title in Manila, earning…

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8,618,663 | Brian Rast is the year’s biggest earner

We countdown the Top 5 money earners on the live tournament circuit for 2015… #1 Brian Rast – $8,618,663 Win the Super High Roller Bowl and chances are you’re going to end up on top of the 2015 Money List. Well, that’s exactly what Brian Rast did, defeating Scott Seiver heads-up for the biggest prize in poker in 2015, a $7,525,000 windfall this past summer at Aria. Rast went on to collect over a million dollars more on…

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7,867,631 | WSOP Champ Joseph McKeehen is 3rd top earner of 2015

We countdown the Top 5 money earners on the live tournament circuit for 2015… #3 Joseph McKeehen – $7,867,631 It should come to no one’s surprise to see the reigning World Series of Poker Main Event Champion on the 2015 list. Joseph McKeehen outlasted a 6,420-player field to win this year’s Main Event. He did add a little under $200,000 with other scores this season, including a victory at the Wynn Fall Classic, weeks before the November…

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3,492,368 | Fedor Holz ends big year with a bang!

Fedor Holz certainly enjoyed his first full season on the live tournament circuit, capping off a big 2015 with the biggest win of his career at the WPT Alpha8 event presented this past weekend at Bellagio in Las Vegas. The win saw Holz finish 2015 with $3,837,029 in total earnings. Holz’s other 2015 win came in the High Roller event at the Israeli Poker Championship, held in Vienna, Austria. Fab Five | Holz’s Biggest Scores…

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