Live Events 1
Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $427,500
Players 950

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 950

Highlights

Highlights

Steinman Rivers Straight for Triple Up

AnthonyThompson
Ian Steinman
Ian Steinman

Blinds: 100/200

There were four players that saw a {j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop for 743 a piece and action was checked to "UGA_FELON" who fired out 2,145 from early position.

Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty raised to 7,138 and action folded back to Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman who three-bet jammed for 12,651. "UGA_FELON" came over the top for 43,077 and Hagerty called having both players covered.

"UGA_FELON": {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman: {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Hagerty was ahead after flopping a set of fours and nothing changed after the {k-Diamonds} turn. Hagerty had a real sweat heading to the river and for good reason as the {3-Clubs} river gave Steinman the straight, securing him a triple up while Hagerty collected the side pot.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
Steinman Catches Straight for Triple Up
Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty
Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty
80,921 9,256
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
41,250 27,781

Tags: Ian SteinmanRyan Hagerty

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen Looking For a Fruitful WSOP Online Series

BrandonTemple
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

A player that looked poised for a breakout prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic was Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen, and even after casinos closed down for an extended period of time, Garosshen spent last year's WSOP Online Series continuing to produce solid results that cemented his status as a player on the rise.

Garosshen's big breakout occurred at one of the last live events before the heart of the pandemic, as he took down the $1,650 HPT St. Louis Main Event for $131,184 after topping a field of 392 entrants. Garosshen then set his sights on the 2020 WSOP Online Series, and went to work immediately, finishing in third-place in Event #3: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max for $73,424. Garosshen ended up with a total of nine cashes in the 2020 WSOP Online.

So far this year, Garosshen has had a smattering of success on the felt, including two deep runs in side events at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and a nineteenth-place finish in last month's WPT Tampa Championship. Garosshen will be looking to have another successful summer on the virtual felt, and add a WSOP Gold Bracelet to his HPT Title.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
38,170

WSOP History: Looking Back at the November (and October) Nines

BrandonTemple
2013 WSOP November Nine
2013 WSOP November Nine

No stage in poker stood as a bigger goal for a tournament player than the final table of the WSOP Main Event. For years, that meant going to sleep knowing you had the chance of a lifetime, to go down in poker history in the next few days as the cameras captured your every bet, raise and fold.

All of that changed in 2008.

The year after Jerry Yang's Main Event victory was broadcast to all on ESPN's standard tape delay, organizers made a decision to try to increase the excitement and anticipation around the final table: after the final nine was reached, play would be paused. At that point, everyone left would go home with 9th-place money and the players would reconvene a few months later to play out the final table on a short tape delay.

That lasted until 2016, and this is the history of the November (and October) Nines.

Click here to read the article about the history of the WSOP November Nine

Steinman Folds to "KerriP"

AnthonyThompson

Blinds: 80/160

"KerriP" raised to 350 from early position and was called by Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman on the button, along with the big blind.

The {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop was checked to Stein man who continued for 350 and only "KerriP" called, bringing the {9-Hearts} turn.

"KerriP" check-raised to 2,270 after Steinman fired out 700 and Steinman mucked his hand.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
13,469 -26,550

Tags: Ian Steinman

WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

BrandonTemple
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Assorted Level 5 Chip Counts

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Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz
Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz
64,892
Jason "eddievedder" Koon
Jason "eddievedder" Koon
60,061 20,061
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani
55,793 55,793
Chad "clayne" Layne
Chad "clayne" Layne
49,295
Daniel "st0neydanza" Dagostino US
Daniel "st0neydanza" Dagostino
US 49,285
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen
47,672 7,672
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo
45,360
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen
43,638
Nick "DrPayne" Jivkov bg
Nick "DrPayne" Jivkov
bg 43,320
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu
41,565 1,565

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MyStack My Stack
MyStack My Stack

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Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman Looking to Crush Another WSOP Online Bracelet Series

BrandonTemple
Ian Steinman
Ian Steinman

One WSOP Gold Bracelet. Three final tables. Fifteen cashes. That was the body of work of Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman in last year's WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series, one that would be the envy of nearly everyone who fired in last year's version. Steinman, who already has been seeking action on some bracelet bets for this year's series, will be looking to duplicate his many deep runs and massive success this year.

Steinman's heater began last year with two final tables early in the series, with a fifth-place performance in Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack for $24,578, followed by a sixth-place finish two days later in Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max for $30,995. Steinman's bracelet would be earned late in the series, when he took down Event #27: $400 NLH Freezeout for $110,557 after beating Japan's Satoshi Tanaka in heads-up play. Steinman used these performances to take down the $100,000 Leaderboard competition of the WSOP.com portion of the series, which sent an additional $18,000 his way.

Steinman doesn't appear to be resting on his laurels in preparing for a summer of poker, however, already getting in some prep work by winning the Benny Binion Summer Shoot-Out at the South Point Poker Room for $65,000 after a three-way deal. As much as winning his first bracelet meant to Steinman, the quest for another crusher of a summer is on for the hyper-talented Steinman.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
40,019

Tags: Ian SteinmanSatoshi Tanaka