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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held internationally. It was founded in Las Vegas, Nevada (1970).

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In Wsop, paying taxes depend on what?

When I'm looking for WSOP 2012 results payout structure, why some players paid taxes and some of them doesn't? Is their goverment getting this money from them? Is it about being illegal in their ...
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Is "talking to influence action" illegal at WSOP?

It was asked Is trash talking legal in WSOP?, but my question is different from that post. There was a hand played between William Kassouf and Stacy Matuson that caused a big controversy at WSOP 2016. ...
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Is trash talking legal in WSOP?

In 2012 wsop rules pdf file, I couldn't find any information about trash talking. Is it legal or illegal in world series of poker? From 2006, I find a video called Jamie Gold talking with trash talk ...
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What happens when you break the "No talk rule"?

I just read the Is trash talking legal in WSOP? question and answer and it made me wonder, what kind of punishment would you get for breaking the no talk rule? Also, I wonder, do casinos have similar ...
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Why Prahlad Friedman's hand called dead againist Ted Bort on WSOP 2010?

First of all, watch this video; WSOP ME Controversial Hand - Friedman vs Bort (2010) I really don't understand why Friedman's hand called dead. He said "call" in his last second exactly ...
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WSOP 2011: -1% badge - what it is for?

Can you please explain what does this -1% badge some WSOP players wear do? Thanks
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What is the meaning of "D" near with players name?

I have been watching these WSOP 2012 videos. Sometimes there is a D letter near the player's name. What does that mean? Look at the right side of the Robbin's name.
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A2345 Straights permitted

Are A2345 Straights permitted? If so, where are they permitted/not permitted(full-tilt, pokerstars, wsop)? Edit: I can't find anywhere in the official WSOP rules where it says anything about it, the ...
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Where do you get poker videos?

I would like to watch Big One For One Drop 2014. I would like to get all the videos if possible but I am not sure where to get those. Tried to search with no luck
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Texas hold'em: Why did I lose this hand?

I was playing Texas hold'em in WSoP 2008: Battle for the Bracelets. It came down to me and one other player, and I lost but I don't know why. Her hand: T♥J♥ My hand: J♠J♣ Flop: T♠Q♦K♣A♠A♦ It looks ...
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How do the broadcasters know what the hole cards are in televised poker

I've been watching the 2016 WSOP events on youtube. So far, in every event I've watched all players hole cards are shown on every hand. Is this the new standard for WSOP events? Complete information ...
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What is the Big Blind Ante?

The WSOP is instituting the Big Blind Ante in many of their tournaments this year (2019). What is it and how does it work?
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Are WSOP hand logs available to the public?

Are there any textual logs available to be read? Obviously there are the video records, but that's not really what I seek here. My search turned out nothing, so I am skeptical there are any. I would ...
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WSOP definition of a protected hand

I feel like this rule from the WSOP isn't entirely correct: Protect Your Hand: participants must protect their own hands at all times. A protected hand is defined as a hand sitting on the table ...
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Micro/nano skin implants to signal hole cards at the WSOP?

Given that it is possible to send remote electric shocks, skin itches and muscle twitches to specific areas of the body using nano/micro-implants, is it possible to rig the WSOP which uses cameras and ...
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Number of hands played by a November Nine? [closed]

What is roughly the number of hands that a player has to play during the tournament to reach the final table of the WSOP main event? Let us say over the past five years.
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How is earphone use regulated in WSOP?

I was recently watching a WSOP event on YouTube and noticed that a few players were wearing earphones. Knowing that hole cards are displayed to television viewers, couldn't a player theoretically ...
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What are the odds of losing 22 times in a row holding Aces or Kings?

All in preflop with pocket aces or kings and I will get 1 caller and they will either flop trips which hold up or I flop a set but it be same suit and they make flush on river or i make set on flop ...
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Has Annette Obrestad played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson?

There have been videos and other public claims about Annette Obrestad having already played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson. Is that even possible?