The opening event of the World Series of Poker has set a new record for a live buy-in tournament.
A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional has won the World Series of Poker main event, lasting roughly 12 hours in a marathon card session to push past his last opponents for the $8.53 million title.
Two poker professionals and a college student have topped nearly 6,600 competitors at the World Series of Poker and are one card session away from poker’s richest prize — an $8.53 million crown.
It’s now down to 27 contestants at the World Series of Poker.
Organizers say the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted almost 6,600 entries for the marquee Main Event tournament in Las Vegas. That means the winner of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em World Championship will take home about $8.5 million.
The legends of Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion and Gentleman Jack Keller will be in the air, and several recent champions will be in the seats when play begins in the marquee Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Competition continues for the richest payout in poker history. A total of 48 players each paid one-million dollars for the “Big One For One Drop” tournament.
Some of the biggest names in poker are taking part in a high-stakes game for charity.
The largest-ever buy-in poker tournament kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas. The “Big One for One Drop” is taking place during the annual World Series of Poker event.
A California blackjack dealer has won the first bracelet in the World Series of Poker tournament.