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Peter Gerolamo doesn't play poker, but he won more than $40,000 at the World Series of Poker on Saturday night. Gerolamo was part of a group of friends who financially backed Scott Blumstein, the 25-year-old who won it all and the $8.15 million that

gambling play Blumstein: ‘I’m on top of the world’ (1:47) World Series of Poker main event champion Scott Blumstein explains what was going through his mind while waiting for the deuce to hit on the river and shares what led...
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LAS VEGAS — Scott Blumstein closed out a dominant three-day performance by winning the 2017 World Series of Poker main event early Sunday, taking home $8.15 million and the WSOP bracelet in the process. Other than a brief spell on the first day of f

gambling play Blumstein wins WSOP title (1:01) Scott Blumstein outlasts Dan Ott to win the WSOP main event’s $8.1 million grand prize. (1:01) LAS VEGAS — Scott Blumstein closed out a dominant three-day performance by winning the 2017 World Series.....
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LAS VEGAS — The 2017 World Series of Poker main event is down to its final three players, with Morristown, New Jersey, native Scott Blumstein seemingly on pace to steamroll the final three days. Blumstein, who has held the chip lead for all but a fe

gambling play Hesp ‘lived the dream’ on his fourth-place run (1:22) John Hesp talks about his journey throughout the World Series of Poker and how his life will change after the tournament. (1:22) LAS VEGAS — The 2017 World Series...
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LOS ANGELES — Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn't stop smiling after the biggest hit of his career. Garcia launched a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight the Braves' 12-3 vic

gambling Jul 22, 2017 Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn’t stop smiling after the biggest hit of his career. Garcia launched a grand slam off previously...
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LAS VEGAS — Englishman John Hesp has driven the narrative for the past several days in the 2017 World Series of Poker main event, as he accumulated both a massive chip stack and an enthusiastic following as one of the final nine players fighting for

gambling play Blumstein doubles up through Hesp (2:44) John Hesp shoots out of his chair before a big bet but Scott Blumstein is the one celebrating at the end. (2:44) LAS VEGAS — Englishman John Hesp has driven the narrative...
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"Imagine the person who the coolest people in the world think is the coolest, most intimidating, mysterious person that they know — that they all want to hang out with. And that's Phil Ivey." Hyperbolic, to be sure, but the description that Chad Mil

gambling Phil Ivey 2013 Neil Stoddart “Imagine the person who the coolest people in the world think is the coolest, most intimidating, mysterious person that they know — that they all want to hang out with. And that’s Phil Ivey.” Hyper...
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The 2017 World Series of Poker main event final table has the potential to be one of the most entertaining of its kind in quite some time. Two former November Niners in Ben Lamb and Antoine Saout are back for a second shot at poker's world title. The

gambling play Hesp eliminates Pisane from WSOP (1:26) Picking up an ace on the turn card gives John Hesp the hand he needs to eliminate Randy Pisane from the World Series of Poker. (1:26) The 2017 World Series of Poker...
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There are dozens of cliché sports analogies to be used about Day 7 of the World Series of Poker main event, the day in which the final 27 players fight for the nine most coveted spots of the year. It's no longer called the November Nine, because

gambling Christian Pham made two straight flushes and took the chip lead into Day 7 — about as much as a poker player could ever ask for in the biggest poker tournament of the year. Tim Fiorvanti / ESPN There are...
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Things are getting very real for the 85 players still in contention for the 2017 World Series of Poker main event title. The top stacks are edging up toward 10 million, though it's closely bunched together, and two days of poker stand between those f

gambling Joshua Horton parlayed a third-place finish in a WSOP Circuit event in April into playing the 2017 WSOP main event — and after five days of play, he’s already guaranteed himself a life-altering result. Tim Fiorvanti / ESPN Things are...
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The battle to reach the final table of the World Series of Poker main event is a seven-day journey requiring a dynamic set of skills that can adapt to any situation. By and large (though not exclusively), the first three days are a matter of survive

gambling Kenny Hallaert has over 4.1 million after Day 4 of the 2017 WSOP main event, putting him in the best position he’s been in to start a day during his stretch of three straight Day 5 appearances. Tim Fiorvanti /...
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