Natasha Mercier In the Money at WSOP Main Event

Things are looking good for Natasha Mercier as she ends Day 2C of the World Series of Poker Main Event in the money.

Although Mercier has 18 WSOP cashes in her career, including six this summer, she has never been in the money in the Main Event until now — elsewhere her husband Jason Mercier busted the main earlier in the day.

Here are the top 10 chip counts from Day 2C:

Artan Dedusha – 680,000
Marcin Chmielewski – 564,000
Michael Krasienko – 561,300
Sonny Franco – 546,700
Ryah Hughes – 510,100
Tyson Mao – 506,500
Dennis Timofeev – 498,000
Alexander Yen – 490,000
Nick Petrangelo – 480,300
Natasha Mercier – 476,800

By the looks of it, Mercier is in contention for her first WSOP bracelet.

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Phil Ivey To Attend Supreme Court in UK, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 13 July 2017 will see Phil Ivey appear in the UK Supreme Court to contest Crockfords Casino withholding his £7.8m winnings from August 2012 — which may explain why he hasn’t been spotted at this years World Series of Poker currently being held in Las Vegas.

The poker pro has lost his appeal against Genting Casinos UK (who owns Crockfords Club in Mayfair) back in November 2016 due to his use of edge sorting — a technique that exploits a defect in the printing of the cards.

Ivey was appealing the 2014 ruling that he was cheating while playing Punto Banco (a form of Baccarat) with his playing partner Cheung Yin Sun at the Crockfords Casino in August 2012.

At the time, Ivey’s lawyer, Matthew Dowd of Archerfield Partners LLP, went on to say “It is essential that the law is clarified and in light of today’s decision we are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.”

The point at issue tomorrow is whether or not dishonesty is a necessary element for cheating at gambling.

Commenting on the case, Ivey said in a recent press release:

Last November’s Court of Appeal ruling made no sense to me. The original trial judge ruled that I was not dishonest and none of the three Appeal Court judges disagreed, and yet the decision went against me by a majority of 2 to 1. I am so pleased that the Supreme Court has granted me permission to fight for what I genuinely believe is right. I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will reverse the decision against me and that I will finally receive my winnings which I consider to be the just and proper outcome to this dispute.

Phil Ivey has admitted to “edge sorting,” but contended that he did not cheat his way to the £8 Million Punto Blanco Win.

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Jeff Gross Joins PokerStars as Team Pro

“I’m at a loss for words.”

Former 888 sponsored pro Jeff Gross has joined the ranks of PokerStars’ illustrious Team PokerStars Online roster — which was announced on Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event.

Check out the short video below of Daniel Negreanu welcoming Gross to the team.

Gross is a successful live and online poker pro with some $4 million in combined winnings — and can be usually found hanging out with the likes of billionaire Bill Perkins on his yacht.

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Mike Matusow: “I’m the f**king luckiest guy in the world”

Mike Matusow sat down with Poker Listings during the World Series of Poker to talk about how he is getting his life back on track after “the three worst years” of his life.

“I’m the fucking luckiest guy in the world…I was almost paralyzed and I can walk so no one’s luckier than me,” Matusow said. He is also doing well at this year’s WSOP having cashed seven times; so far totaling over $250,000 in prize winnings.

To read the full interview on Poker Listings, click here.

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