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WSOP Wrap Up and TDA Summit Review

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Aug 14, 2019


As I write this column, the 50th annual World Series of Poker has just come to an end and it did not disappoint. Congratulations to our new main event poker champion Hossein Ensan. Kudos to our poker media and commentators who provided close up coverage of the action throughout the series. Big congratulations are also in order to WSOP Vice President Jack Effel and his talented staff! There were a record 187,298 tournament entrants going for the gold! I can’t fathom that they had a tournament (the Big 50) with 28,371 entrants. The Big 50 was the talk of the poker world and made it affordable for many players to fulfill their bucket list of playing in a WSOP event. Many poker professionals got on social media and complained that there were too many low-limit buy-in events. They felt that they took away from the prestige of the WSOP. My ...

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