1,579 | Pius Heinz returns to the winner’s circle

Pius Heinz won the World Series of Poker Main Event in November of 2011. Late last week, Heinz won a preliminary event at the Eurekea Poker Tour Festival in Rozvadov, Czech Republic … his first win on the live tournament circuit since the Main Event win. The 2011 WSOP Champ went 1,579 days in between wins. Fab Five Four | Eureka! Rozvadov Super High Roller 1. Pius Heinz (GER) €44,814 2. Martin Kabrhel (CZE) €29,876 3….

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6 | James Woods shines at the L.A. Poker Classic

It’s Celebrity Sunday on PokerStats! James Woods isn’t just a “poker playing celebrity” … he’s a poker player who just happens to be a Hollywood actor. Woods recently participated in the L.A. Poker Classic poker series presented at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles where he collected the second win of his career on the live tournament circuit, besting a 88-player field on the way a title in the $1,100 buy-in Omaha 8 or Better event….

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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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113,400 | More Gene Fisher stats!

We’re sorry, but we just can’t seem to get enough Gene Fisher around here!!! Yesterday, we took you back 26 years to celebrate Fisher’s win at the 1990 Amarillo Slim’s Superbowl of Poker. Today, we analyze his two World Series of Poker victories – more precisely the fact that, despite bracelets 13 years apart, in two different disciplines, he won the EXACT same amount for each victory, despite two drastically different payout structures. 1980 – won…

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200:1 | A big bet between Vanessa Selbst and Dzmitry Urbanovich

Dzmitry Urbanovich will be making his WSOP debut at the 2016 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas later this summer. Urbanovich, who’s quickly become one of the top players in poker, seems to master all the games. Urbanovich will put his skills to the test this summer as he has entered into a bet with fellow poker superstar Vanessa Selbst. He put $10,000 on the line. If he wins three WSOP bracelets this summer,…

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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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4,970,513 | Jonathan Duhamel 5th in earnings in 2015

We count down the Top 5 money earners on the live tournament circuit for 2015… #5 Jonathan Duhamel – $4,970,513 Win two major High Roller events and chances are, your name will appear on this list! That’s exactly what 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel did in 2015, winning a pair of bracelets: the WSOP One Drop High Roller and the WSOP Europe High Roller to go along with his 2010…

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2,465,222 | Bill Klein gives it all back

Accomplished business owner Bill Klein enjoys playing in the highest of high stakes poker games. This past summer, Klein was one of 135 players to enter the One Drop High Roller at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Klein, who finished runner-up to Jonathan Duhamel in the event, ended up donating his full winnings from the event back to the One Drop Foundation. Amazingly, Klein would leave the whopping $2,465,222 paycheck in the…

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