WSOP Latest – July 9, 2013

Day 1 Officially in the Books

44th Annual World Series of Poker

44th Annual World Series of Poker

Hey High Rollers, the main event of the 44th annual World Series of Poker is chugging along, Day(s) 1A) B) & C) are in the books now and check it out, my buddy Mark Kroon has the chip lead!!! YES!  Kroon, AKA the ‘PokerHo’ is a former sponsored pro at Ultimate Bet.  We met at a tourney I organized at Four Aces Poker Club in Montreal, at the time, it was the largest ever event in Quebec with a $1500 buy-in or higher…that is, until the WPT came into Playground Poker.

Kroon is a large guy, very loud, and funny… usually he’s the centre of attention, in a good way, and he’s close friends with Phil Hellmuth, in fact Kroon was on the ESPN show, that starred Hellmuth and Annie Duke…the name escapes me…but it was pretty good.  Kroon owns a bar in Madison, Wisconsin and hosts his own radio show in the Badger state.  246,000 in chips after eliminating Ylon Schwartz on the final hand of Day 1 C)…Schwartz a former November 9’er.

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Gerard Pique

Survives Day of main event

Perhaps the most world renowned player in the field was not a professional poker player but a professional soccer player Gerard Pique, a defender for FC Barcelona and Spain.  The 26 year old is widely regarded as one of the best centre back…s in the world; his resume includes a world cup, a premiere league title an 4 La Liga titles.  2 UEFA Champions league titles and 4 straight selections to UEFA team of the year.
Pique got his chips to a high point of 100,000, but slipped a ended the day at 19,800.
GP’s a High Roller!
Event #61 – World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em
How about one for the old school!

Daniel Alaei wins his 4th bracelet and $853,000 after taking down the 10k world championship of Pot Limit Hold’em, a final table that included Jared Bleznik, Sean Dempsey, Alex Kravchenko and Tom Machese.

4th gold bracelet…guy’s a player.
Event #60 – NLHE

2nd woman to win open event this year

ON twitter she’s known as @Lucious_lon

Loni Harwood backs up multiple final tables at 32013 WSOP with a victory in Event #60, NLHE, and pockets $609,000 for her efforts.  She becomes 2nd woman to win open event this year, behind Dana Castenada…congrats Loni…you’ve played so well this year.

Lucious is a good word right?

Twitter Glitter:

@highrollerradio to follow us today

Dusty Mitchell @mustyditchell 6m
Made it thru day 1! @RealKidPoker been flirting with my wife all day! @wsop finished day 1 with 71,075$
Retweeted by Daniel Negreanu

(how good is Daniel for the game of poker….playing for millions and he strikes up rapport with this player…a thrill for him and his wife obviously. Good luck in POY race Daniel Negreanu.)



“I Play the Board!”

“I’m playing the board!”  Royal Flush at the RIO! 

  • Top Chip Counts from Main Event: Name Chips
    1 Horst Koch 218,000
    2 Imari Love 213,500
    3 Michael Mizrachi 208,000
    4 Kevin Doszak 155,075
    5 Rick Fuller 152,000
    6 Darryl Ronconi 139,000 …
    7 Joseph Cheong 137,000
    8 Kevin Quaas 135,000
    9 Josh Pollock 133,000
    10 Freddy Deeb 132,500

(NOTE: this was posted before Mark Kroon over took chip lead)