This week’s poker news is a recap of what we saw at the World Series of Poker, which is admittedly something we’ve never seen before. We’ll start off with that bizarre story in our weekly roundup of the poker news:
Poker Player Exposes Himself, Throws Shoe At WSOP Event
We thought we had seen everything at the World Series of Poker. From poker players and gamblers showing up wearing superheroe and mascot uniforms at the Rio Casino, to jinxing and superstitions of all types. We were wrong.
At the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, which is ongoing, a player stood up, pulled down his pants and exposed himself at a table. After that, the same player took off his shoe and threw it towards an opponent.
Based on the video evidence, it appears as though the player went all-in without looking at his hand and then flipped it over to show the table. As the other player contemplated his decision on whether or not to call, the player that had gone all-in completely lost it. The player that was all-in stood up and yelled, “I’m all-in blind! Look, I’m blind everybody!” The player then pulled down his pants so he was completely exposed in front of everyone.
As a result, the player was then disqualified from the tournament. However, that wasn’t the end of the incident. Later that night, more video surfaced of what appeared to be the same man standing on top of a craps table inside the Luxor casino in Las Vegas. Once again, the man exposed himself before being removed from the table and then arrested. While anything can happen in Las Vegas, this incident certainly ranks among the most bizarre you will ever see at a WSOP event.
Faber Comes Out On Top At $500 No-Limit Hold’Em Salute To Warriors
Susan Faber captured her first ever World Series of Poker bracelet, winning the $500 no-limit hold’em Salute to Warriors event. The 71-year-old survived a field of 1,723 entries to score a $121,161 first prize payout. The championship prize was undoubtedly the biggest payout of her career, pushing Faber’s career earnings to $155,248.
It was just her second ever cash in a WSOP bracelet event and the timing couldn’t have been better. Faber has already committed to using some of her earnings to play in next year’s WSOP main event. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here with a renewed desire to compete at the highest level and continue to chase some major cash prizes on the WSOP tour.
Adams Wins 2019 WSOP Online High Roller Event
“DrOctagon” is the latest winner of a World Series of Poker gold bracelet in an online event. Brandon Adams, who goes by that nickname, survived a field of 593 entries in the 2019 WSOP $3,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em online high roller event.
Adams ended up taking home $411,561 for the win while the top four finishers at the tournament all took home upwards of $120K. Not a bad day at all for a final four playing a single-day event that began at 3:30 PM ET on Wednesday and was over by approximately 2:00 AM ET the following day.