98% | Jennifer Harman takes one tough beat

Saturday is Bad Beat Day on PokerStats … enjoy?! We kick off our new Saturday segment by taking a look at an awful beat the great Jennifer Harman, recently inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event. Holding Queens pre-flop, Harman would face two opponents. The flop would give her trips but fellow WSOP bracelet winner Cory Zeidman would flop a straight giving the best hand heading into 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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1 | Actor Oliver Hudson’s 2005 WSOP Main Event lasts one hand

Hollywood actor Oliver Hudson wanted in on the poker craze, trying his luck in the Main Event at the 2005 World Series of Poker … sadly, the former ‘Rules of Engagement’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star wouldn’t be around for very long. Hudson would lose all his chips to high stakes legend Sam Farha … ON THE VERY FIRST HAND! Good news is that if his mother, Goldie Hawn, or sister, Kate, were in Vegas, he was suddenly…

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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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10,000,000 | Martin Jacobson wins ultra-competitive November Nine

The 2015 edition of the WSOP November Nine is right around the corner – we countdown to this year’s N9 with stats and facts surrounding the festivities: It was a November Nine for the ages last year as Swedish superstar Martin Jacobson was able to survive an epic final three matchup against Norway’s Felix Stephensen and the Netherlands’ Jorryt van Hoof. Jacobson would go on to earn a whopping $10,000,000 for his efforts. Fab Five | 2014…

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10 for 10 | A look inside WSOP Champ’s life

Ever wanted to get an inside look of what it’s like to be the WSOP Main Event Champion after winning $10,000,000? Seattle-based CINE/BLOC did just that following 2014 Champ Martin Jacobson and bringing unprecedented coverage into the life of the superstar Swede with a documentary title 10 for 10. While we wait impatiently for the playing of the 2015 November Nine, take 23:37 minutes and watch 10 for 10 – it’s well worth your time!…

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103,512 | Chasing the WSOP dream

It’s become an annual pilgrimage – poker players head down to the desert each summer, all hoping to leave Las Vegas with one of the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. We saw a big increase in the total numbers this past summer as the WSOP executive team continue to “get creative”, adding events that are attracting huge fields. This year, The Colossus was added to the schedule and drew over 22k entries! When…

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