World Series of Poker participant numbers continue to rise, right alongside the number of events being spread each year. With 100 bracelets on offer in 2019, are we close to hitting the ceiling?
In this op-ed, James Guill looks at how the value of a bracelet has changed over the years, and asks whether boosting the number of bracelet events even further is justified.
The 2019 incarnation of the World Series of Poker is set to be an incredible festival, as the 50th annual running of poker’s greatest event is celebrated.
In this article, we take a look at some of the highlights we can expect over the course of this upcoming summer.
While Phil Hellmuth continues to prove the haters wrong, recently adding a 15th WSOP bracelet to his career total, a number of players have “kept pace with him,” also having managed to win five since Phil won his 10th over a decade ago.
This article lists those players and looks at other players who, if they can continue to sustain their bracelet-winning pace, might give Phil Hellmuth a run for his money in the future. That assumes, of course, that Hellmuth will slow down, which might never happen.
The WSOP is famous for having the best tournament structures in the world. Part and parcel of good structures entails scheduled breaks. How best to spend that break time in between levels, though? What do top pros like Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and Joe Cada do on their breaks?
Geoff Fisk takes a detailed look at WSOP breaks in this article, which will give you an idea of how best to spend your downtime while playing in a World Series of Poker tournament.
Playing in the WSOP Main Event is a bucket list item for legions of poker players and fans around the world. When the time comes to finally cross that item off and pony up the $10,000 buy-in, who better to take advice from than past champions who’ve won it all.
In this month’s Ask the Poker Experts column, we poll four past WSOP Main Event winners to see what tips they’d give people playing in the Main Event for the first time. Thanks to Scott Blumstein, Jamie Gold, Joe Hachem, and Chris Moneymaker for participating!
Once you’ve retired as the world’s greatest Olympian of all time, it might be tough to find another outlet to satisfy one’s competitive urges.
That’s why it’s so great to see the legendary swimmer Michael Phelps maintain a passion for poker. Recently, he was spotted at the 2018 World Series of Poker, once again taking part in the annual summer festival and hoping to add a gold bracelet to his collection of athletic trophies.