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Joe Hachem Wins Bellagio Five Diamond WPT

Mr. Hachem once again proved he's no wallaby wannabe by defeating 582 other players. And we were there! Entry fee: $15K. First place winnings: $2.1 million. Extremely blingy bracelet: priceless. Mr. Hachem became the fourth human to win the WSOP Main Event and a WPT event. Daniel Negreanu finished 3rd to become the all-time WPT money winner. Watch this WPT episode and see Mr. Hachem river a one-outer! Unbelievable!
Phil Gordon Wins Live Full Tilt Tournament

Mr. Gordon defeated several top pros to pocket the $600K winner's check. That's fine, Mr. Tiltboy, but you're overdue for a WSOP bracelet. 2007 is your year for sure, bro.
Nenad Medic Wins 2006 Foxwoods Poker Finals

Mr. Medic overcame a slight chip deficit at the start of heads-up play to win the $1,717,194 first place prize (along with the usual bracelet and $25,500 seat at the WPT Championship yadda yadda.)
Soren Turkewitsch is the WPT North American Poker Champ

Mr. Turkewitsch was awarded $1,352,224 a gold and diamond bracelet, and a $25,500 entry into the WPT Championship event. But is that US or Canadian $$$?
Andreas Walnum Wins Festa al Lago

Deuces never loses! Mr. Walnum demonstrated the power of the flopped small set in becoming yet another WPT millionaire.
Pod nano (PRODUCT) RED Released

Apple will give $10 from every iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition sale to the Global Fund to Fights AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria. Oprah and Bono shopped 'till they dropped in New York City to help promote (RED) in the U.S.
Alex Jacob Wins U.S. Poker Championship

Mr. Jacob collected $878,500 for his efforts. He had previously finished 5th in the 2006 WSOP $2500 pot-limit Hold'em event, for which he won $77,556.
Online Gambling Threatened in U.S.

Congress has passed a bill preventing U.S. financial concerns from sending funds to internet gambling sites. But online gambling itself is still legal. Go figure.
Mark Newhouse Wins Borgata World Poker Open

Mark Newhouse wins $1.5 million, a $25K entry into the WPT Championship Event, and a really nice watch.
Disney Sells 125,000 Movies on iTunes Store in First Week

Disney CEO Robert Iger expects $50 million in iTunes movie sales in the first year. Good luck wi'dat, Bob.
Apple Announces New Products

Apple chief Steve Jobs made several announcements at a media event in San Francisco today: new iPods, iTunes 7, the iTunes Store with movie sales, and a preview of a set top wireless video device code-named "iTV". Look out, living rooms: here comes Apple!
Jamie Gold Sued for $6 Million

Mr. Gold allegedly promised an acquaintance half his winnings but has refused to pay. Neither party has collected a single penny of $12 million prize.
Update 02.07.2007: Mr. Gold and Mr. Leyser have settled out-of-court.
Jamie Gold Wins $10K WSOP Championship Event

Jamie Gold, a semi-pro from Southern California, won $12 million and a very fancy bracelet (with matching watch) by defeating 8,772 other players in the WSOP Main Event.
Phil Hellmuth Wins Record-Tying 10th WSOP Bracelet

Phil Hellmuth, Jr. has joined Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan in the ultra-exclusive club of 10-time WSOP bracelet winners. He stopped whining momentarily.
Chip Reese Wins $50K WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Event

One of the greatest poker players of all time, David "Chip" Reese, has won what many of us at FlopTech feel should be the championship event of the 2006 WSOP.


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