Poker

Hossein Ensan, of Germany, poses with the bracelet after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Germany's Hossein Ensan outlasted Italy's Dario Sammartino and Canada's Alex Livingston to claim the $10 million title early Wednesday at the 50th World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. The 55-year-old native of Iran who immigrated to Germany 30 years ago became the oldest...
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July 11, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at a Los Angeles digital marketing company has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $20 million from his employer and using it for personal expenses including buy-ins at professional poker tournaments. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, John Cynn poses after winning the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and earning considerable bragging rights. They all want to win at the World Series of Poker. The tournament is marking its 50th year. The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event kicks off Wednesday, July 3. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 28, 2019 - 1:15 am
Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights. They are young and old and overwhelmingly male. They are college dropouts and accountants,...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, John Cynn poses after winning the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and earning considerable bragging rights. They all want to win at the World Series of Poker. The tournament is marking its 50th year. The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event kicks off Wednesday, July 3. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 28, 2019 - 1:14 am
Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer and having considerable bragging rights. They all want to win at the World Series of Poker. The tournament is marking its 50th edition. Since 1970, it has...
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"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 24, 2019 - 11:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold'em event, spokesman Seth Palansky...
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"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer made his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, telling event officials he'll donate half his winnings to charity. Holzhauer won the first hand he played in a No-Limit Hold'em event, and planned to partner later...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, "Jeopardy!" sensation James Holzhauer speaks after being presented with a key to the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer is making his World Series of Poker debut in Las Vegas on Monday, June 24, 2019, with plans to donate half of his winnings to charity. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer is making his World Series of Poker debut, with plans to donate half his winnings to charity. Tournament official Seth Palansky says Holzhauer is competing Monday in a No-Limit Hold'em event and plans to partner...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, the final nine players compete at the final table during the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday, July 23, 2018, announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2018 - 3:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. The prize pool of the 78-event series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino was the...
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John Cynn reacts after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 15, 2018 - 9:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included...
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John Cynn reacts after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 15, 2018 - 8:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Indiana resident is this 2018 World Series of Poker champion. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas. The 33-year-old Cynn eliminated Tony Miles on the 442th hand of the final table, after playing almost 200 hands just against...
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