It’s November. The November Nine psyched up poker players and non-poker players alike, just as quickly winding down. Here’s what you missed this week while you were watching the WSOP like everyone else.
The Winner’s Circle
Qui Nguyen won the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,005,310, battling it out heads up with Gordon Vayo and taking the WSOP bracelet.
Spain's Lucas Blanco Oliver won the inaugural Devilfish Cup for £250,000, also taking home a special edition guitar from Queen's co-founder, Brian May.
The Sunday Million ended in a chop heads up between Spain's David “Ymobad” Imobach and Poland’s “jacu131.” Imobach turned $215 into $136,196.74.
At the PokerStars Festival New Jersey $300 NL Hold’em PokerStars Cup, Je Wook Oh emerged as victor of the first-place prize of $6,520. Chris Moneymaker dominated multiple events and Victor Ramdin multi-tabled multiple Day 2 events.
New Jersey Online Briefing: Jessy "ROU$EY" Elliot wins almost $57K during the NJCOOP and ships the Main Event for $38,380; "VicSr311" wins the monthly $30,000 The BIG Deal for $12,460; and “grebnrets” secures a five-digit win with the $50,000 Ultimate Warrior for $13,500.
Bruno Foster wins his first WSOPC ring at the WSOP Circuit Brazil.
The first two champions of the Playground Poker Fall Classic were crowned: Jean Francois Jodoin and Chris Annis. Jodoin won the Playground Poker Fall Classic Wild $150 heads up against Maxime Heroux. Annis chopped the $220 NL Hold'em Freeze prize pool.
The Game Changers
The winner of the inaugural Devilfish Cup will receive a special edition guitar signed by Brian May, in addition to the £1 million in cash.
Merge your love for poker with your love for Halloween with this special edition of Tweet, Tweet, Bad Beat: Tweet, Tweet, Trick or Treat: Halloween Edition. This week in social media otherwise was all about trying to stay awake long enough to see who wins the WSOP.
Chris Moneymaker is enjoying PokerStars' return to New Jersey, prospering in both online and live tournaments.
The WSOP Circuit returns to Florida on Nov. 10 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin sits down with PokerNews to discuss his love for poker and his love for a good time.
Late 19th-century poker titles provide evidence of poker's place in the culture. Early poker primers taught the rules and strategy, but also included warnings against playing at all.
Winning a satellite for PokerStars Festival New Jersey put Peter Smyth in a PokerStars pro sandwich.
Ladbrokes and Gala Coral completed their £2.3 billion merger forming Ladbrokes Coral Group plc and becoming the largest retail bookmaker in the United Kingdom.
The UK Gambling Commission proposed changes for remote gambling operators, starting with cheat detection and third-party software.
With the Caribbean Poker Party just around the corner, partypoker is guaranteeing 30 packages worth $6,000 each on Mondays. The tournament will be a celebration of Dusk Till Dawn Casino's 10-year anniversary.
Team PokerStars' Kevin Martin says Twitch streaming could change the future of poker broadcasting.
Fedor Holz is once again the GPI's top-ranked tournament player in the world. Both Samuel Panzicka and Stefan Jedlicka used success in EPT Malta to move up in their rankings also.
Phil Ivey lost his appeal against Genting Casinos UK, saying that the decision, which was based on Ivey's use of edge sorting to win £7.8 million at Crockfords Casino, made no sense: Can someone tell me how you can have honest cheating?
This week's installment of Inside Gaming tells of lower-than-expected performance byWynn Resorts for the third quarter thanks largely to its Macau operations, reports on who the sportsbooks were rooting for in Game 7 of the World Series and shares the story of a $42.9 million slot machine win that wasn't.
Daniel Negreanu hosted the 3rd Annual Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament at PokerStars Festival NJ. He reminisced with PokerNews about his time with Brown.
Tax burdens can cut poker winnings in half. Just look at the 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table.
Tony Carleo, 'The Bellagio Bandit," tells his story in Rolling Stone: Who can throw away a million dollars?
Survivor star Tyson Apostol wants to outwit, outlast and outplay the PokerStars Festival NJ field. Here's his plan.
Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
Try to play these three-handed and heads-up hands from the 2016 WSOP on ESPN.
Gordon Vayo, Cliff Josephy and Ruzicka talk strategy about key November Nine hands.
For every opponent you face, ask yourself these two killer questions, spending time thinking about your opponents and taking opportunities to make chips.
The biggest online tournament of the weekend is almost always the Sunday Million at PokerStars, where for a $215 buy-in, players are always playing for a share of at least $1 million. Now you can spin your way into PokerStars’ Sunday Million for just $2.50 playing special Spin & Go tournaments!
Tired of playing against poker sharks? Discover the awesome weekend tournament schedule at TigerGaming!
Jonathan Little rivers a backdoor straight, but an opponent bets into him. Raise or just call?
The world's best list of free spins bonuses to win real money is out and you can find it on this page.
Like free cash and tournament tokens? Check out the rewards program at Everest Poker!
Now there are bigger guarantees for reduced prices in tournaments at RedKings during Cyber Mondays!
Playing with players brand new to poker in your home game? Here are five things to think about.
PokerNews' Sarah Herring puts Daniel Negreanu to the test, Calling the Clock, and giving him two minutes of random questions, including this bonus question:What’d you get arrested for?
This week's PokerNews Podcast dives into Qui Nguyen's epic WSOP Main Event win. Check it out!
Before he was a world champion, Qui Nguyen was an underdog. Well, PokerNews interviewed the underdog just after the final table was set. #throwbackthursday
Everything you ever wanted to see from the 2016 WSOP is here:
- Qui Nguyen is the 2016 WSOP Main Event Champion
- 2016 WSOP Main Event: Gordon Vayo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,661,116)
- 2016 WSOP Main Event: Cliff Josephy Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,451,175)
- 2016 WSOP Main Event: The Final Day!
- 2016 WSOP Main Event: Michael Ruane Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,576,003)
- 2016 WSOP Main Event: Vojtech Ruzicka Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,935,288)
- White Magic & Final Table Predictions with Phil Hellmuth
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