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Busting out of a World Poker Tour event usually means a miserable end to one's poker trip. Aaron Mermelstein was having none of that. After busting in 53rd place in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown on Tuesday, Mermelstein jumped into the $25,000 High Roller event and the Pennsylvania poker player beat a final table that included the reigning GPI Player of the Year, a former WSOP Main Event champ and a WSOP Europe Main Event champ to pick up the second biggest score of his career. Ben Yu didn't come to the final table with the shortest stack, but with just six big blinds to work wit
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
[caption width="640"] James Calderaro won his first WSOP bracelet Friday in the K Pot Limit Omaha event (WSOP photo)[/caption] The final day of play at the 2017 World Series of Poker before the Main Event begins was one of the busiest of the summer with eight different bracelet events in action. As the night drew to a close though, just two bracelets had been awarded while another one of those “best-without-a-bracelet” players was forced to wait one more day to see if he could finally capture WSOP gold. $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Down to Two; Chris Klodnicki Close Many people who know