The 45th Annual World Series of Poker for 2014 tournament started on May 27th and has been rolling along nicely without really catching fire in the imagination of the poker world.
The first thing that made big news was Vanessa Selbst becoming the first female to win 3 bracelet at the WSOP. This also put he into the unique bracket of being a multi winner of WSOP bracelets.
Jonathan Dimmig became the first millionaire winner when he won $1.3 million in the #8 tournament which had over 7,900+ runners at $1,500 entry.
The other big news was France getting its first bracelet winner. With all the grief going on in France about online poker it was ironic that this was the time for Pierre Milan to take down the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event#29) for $536,768.
Then the final big news is last weekend 5 new bracelet winners in a row were all first time player which is a telling mark on all those that have been turning up year after year, that maybe your time has gone.
Andrew Rennhack (#26 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em), Tommy Hang (#27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E), Alex Bilokur (#28 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em), Pierre Milan (#29 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em) and Calvin “Cal42688” Anderson (#30 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better) all won for the first time.
So that’s it for the WSOP 2014 in which the most important news is not what is on the table but what is on Wall Street with take over talk all the rage. Amaya Gaming will be buying Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker from the Scheinberg family by using the same financial tactic that the Glazer family used to buy Manchester United. We will get to this subject when the picture is more clear.