World Series of Poker
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PokerNews is proud to serve as your primary source of information and news for the World Series of Poker. The WSOP has been the world’s largest poker tournament for four decades. The first WSOP took place in 1970 at the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas and was an invitational where Benny Binion invited six of the best known poker players to compete.
LAS VEGAS - For the first five hours of the second round of the World Series of Poker main event Sunday, Barbara Enright - the only woman to ever reach the final table of the famous No Limit Texas Hold 'em championship - played exactly four hands. Considering Enright's typically aggressive style, this was the poker equivalent of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throwing four passes in the first half of a football game. Never looking at anything better than a pair of eights as her hole cards, Enright saw her stack of chips dwindle to $2,500.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments [ 1 ] held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010). It dates its origins to 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known poker players to the Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament, with a set start and stop time, and a winner determined by secret ballot. [ 2 ]