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The first gold bracelet won every summer at the World Series of Poker is always a special one. For the winner, it’s an unbelievable thrill, a tone setter, a bankroll booster, and a stress reliever all at once. For the media and fans, it’s the first of many headline-grabbing triumphs. For other competitors, it represents that there is gold at the end of the long rainbow. All of those things are great, but does success beget further success? Here’s a look at how the first gold bracelet winner of the summer has performed throughout the rest of the WSOP. For this article, PocketFives examined t
Brandon Cantu (pictured) reportedly nearly came to blows with another player at his table during a heated incident in Event #41 at the World Series of Poker late last week. --- PocketFives' WSOP coverage is brought to you by Real Gaming, a regulated online poker site in Nevada. Play Real Gaming, real money poker on any device. Play now for Final Table Freerolls. Skip straight to the final table and win cash daily. --- The argument went down during a hand of 2-7 Triple Draw in the $1,500 Dealer's Choice Six-Max event. According to witnesses, a miscommunication took place when Cantu
According to many outlets, including Twitter, Two Plus Two, and Bluff Magazine, poker pros Jeffrey Lisandro (pictured) and Brandon Cantu apparently engaged in an argument at the World Series of Poker over an unpaid debt by Cantu. "Apparently, the guy's got a gambling problem, I guess," Lisandro said on Monday to Bluff Magazine. "I guess he's gambled with other people's money and would like to keep some self-respect." See the video. "I feel sorry for him," Lisandro continued in the brief interview. "This is the world we live in, though. Some people can't control themselves. There weren't any
The World Poker Tour was back at Gardens Casino in Southern California for the second time in Season XVII, this time for the WPT Gardens Poker Championship. Six players remain from the 253-entry field, and it was Frank Stepuchin who bagged the chip lead. Stepuchin was joined at the official final table by Shannon Shorr, Steve Sung, Brent Roberts, Ray Qartomy, and Jonathan Abdellatif. The $10,000 buy-in event was the first WPT Main Tour event to feature the delayed TV final table format. After playing down to the final six players on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the tournament was put on ice