Gambling NewsCasino GamblingOnline GamblingBlackjackVideo PokerSlotsCrapsPokerRoulette
ReadyBetGo! HomePoker HomePoker RulesPoker StrategyTexas Hold'em StrategyOnline Draw PokerPoker NewsPoker BooksPoker History
Interesting gambling books
Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion's Guide to Mastering Internet Poker
by Scott Fischman
Book Picture
Written by a WSOP champion specifically aimed at online players, as well as those hoping to make the transition from computer games to live games. Few have made that transition as successfully as two-time World Series of Poker champion Scott Fischman. Here he shares his expert insight, money-making tips, and priceless strategies for Internet poker, giving readers instruction that can be put into practice immediately. Fischman's success on the live tournament circuit is a testament to the value of Internet poker (which he still plays for more than 10 hours a day).
Read a review of Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion's Guide to Mastering Internet Poker
Related Links
World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.

Record Turnout at 2008 WSOP

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Las Vegas, NV (May 31, 2008) – Just two days into the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light a new record has been set – the most ever players entered intoThe World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
The World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
  any tournament – outside of a WSOP Main Event.

Event #2, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament thus far has attracted more than 3,500 poker enthusiasts for the two-day starting tournament.  Today, a capacity crowd of 2,048 participants flooded the Amazon Room at the Rio to try and turn their $1,500 entry fee into an estimated $750,000 first place prize.

“This is a great start,” said WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.  “The sound of chips chirping throughout the Rio is a welcome return for all of us who love poker.”

An additional 1,550 entrants are pre-registered for the second day of Event #2 which starts tomorrow.  For those players seeking to be a part of history – there is still room for approximately 500 more entrants to register for this event – but procrastinators must act fast, because seats are filling up rapidly.

The tournament closes officially when 2,050 slots are filled for Sunday.  The final entrant number and prize pool statistics will be official and made available around 3:00 PM Sunday – but the possibility this event will reach 4,000 entrants remains strong.

The tournament is expected to last four days. 

The record number (still to be determined) has already shattered the old high mark of 3,151 set during the final week of last year’s WSOP.  The previous record was set in Event #49 – also a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament.

While Main Events have attracted as many as 8,773 players (in 2006), no other tournament has ever attracted as large a field as today’s event.  Today’s event ranks at the fourth-largest poker tournament of all-time.

After a smooth start with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Marching Band trumpeting “Viva Las Vegas” on Friday, a star-studded field of 352 players turned out to play in the first World Championship event, a $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em tournament that began with legendary 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson initiating the proceedings with the traditional “Shuffle Up and Deal” announcement.

All 55 bracelets are still up for grabs, with the first one set to be awarded on Monday.
© 2006-2012 ReadyBetGo!

ReadyBetGo! is an independent gambling news and information service. If you plan to play in casinos, ensure
that you are not breaking any local laws. It's up to you to know the legality of your actions when you gamble.