This past weekend, the most anticipated series of the year – WSOP Paradise – kicked off in the Bahamas. The stakes included 15 gold bracelets, tens of millions of dollars in prize money and other prizes.
Nearly every hotel on the island is packed with players flocking to attend the festival. Some rooms are provided for free by PokerOK, and some rooms simply cannot be missed for events like this.
WSOP Paradise is a star-studded event – the entire poker elite flocks to the Bahamas: Negreanu, Holtz, Jaffe, Livingston, Ryan Reese, Josh Arieh, Jaffe Mr. “Bubble Boy” Chris Brewer, Timothy Adams, the Greenwood Brothers and hundreds of other famous players.
The only thing missing from the star-studded lineup is Phil A. Victoria, but he was busy winning the WPT Championship Series, for which he was involved as one of the main ambassadors.
Even Phil Helmuth, who rarely appears in poker series outside the United States, flew to the island. He comes with a clear plan to win his 18th gold bracelet, and he won’t stray from his heritage. He will also appear at the main event wearing unusual outfits.
Phil Helmut in the Bahamas
Many people gathered in the Bahamas and our players. Arthur Martirosyan, Oleg Ustinovich, Anatoly Filatov, Anton Smirnov, Alexander Timoshenko, Garik Tamasyan, Alexander Zubov and many others fought for the gold bracelet. How the Inaugural Championship Works
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Two other debut tournaments, Mystery Millions and GGMasters, both have multiple first days. In 5 opening flights, Mystery Millions managed to exceed the $5,000,000 program guarantee with a modest buy-in of $1,650. 3,446 entries generated $5,169,000 in prize money. This is a great achievement for the WSOP.
Usually, most of the top players fly to the second part of the series, when the most expensive and most interesting tournaments begin. Such opening results suggest that the series should take the best path. Jason Koon at WSOP Paradise
Day two of the Mystery Million is scheduled to begin today. The winner will receive $420,000, but the focus of the intrigue isn’t on first place, but on the prize envelope. They won’t be distributed until the next day.
The opening day of GGMillions, PokerOK’s flagship $25,000 buy-in tournament, was equally busy. Day 1A attracted over 200 registrations and there will be another day 1 tomorrow. It looks like the $10,000,000 guarantee could easily be exceeded – more than half of which ends before the final entry deadline on Day 1A.
24 poker players entered Day 2 and surpassed the ITM. The chip leader is Jason Kuhn and Artur Martirosyan is one of our top 3 players. Artur Martirosyan “Sharks Don’t Eat Sharks” at WSOP Paradise
The massive celebration was not without some unpleasant news. A few days ago, a shark attacked a woman while she was swimming in the ocean. Unfortunately, the ambulance that arrived in time was unable to revive her. After the attack, the shark had nowhere to go and continued to circle near the coast. A lot of poker players have noticed them:
“By the way, two sharks swam by the shore of our hotel yesterday, so the lifeguards were strictly not letting anyone in. I never understood how they were supposed to Solve this problem,” Arthur Martirosyan wrote on his Telegram channel. (Orthography and punctuation preserved).
As a result, advertised beach holidays are still limited to deckchairs with local pigs. After such an incident, no one is allowed to enter the water, and few dare to enter the sea. However, some of our poker players joke, “Sharks don’t eat sharks.”Nikita Kuznetsov, Bahamas
There isn’t a WSOP Series player who hasn’t complained about the organization. “Paradise Festival” was also affected. One of the most common reports is that you have to order multiple times at the table and the game is stopped due to network outage.
But that didn’t dampen the spirits of the players in attendance. The island offers exciting poker, seven-figure prizes and a final chance to win a gold bracelet in 2023.