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Mike Leah grabs First WSOP Bracelet in $25k APAC High Roller

Mike Leah had achieved much in his poker career coming into the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific. His $3.3 million in live tournament winnings explain everything one needs to know regarding this. However, one thing had always escaped him in his poker career: a gold bracelet.

George Danzer wins Third WSOP Bracelet of 2014 - Takes Big POY Lead

2014 has truly been a breakout year for George Danzer. The German poker pro won two gold bracelets in the Vegas-based WSOP this past summer. And he followed this up with a recent victory in the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific A$5,000 Eight Game event.

Danzer beat out a 48-player field to win this tourney along with A$84,600. In the end, he faced Scott Clements, who was also chasing a third-career gold bracelet. However, Danzer got the better of this matchup following a back-and-forth battle.

Jeff Lisandro wins at 2014 WSOP APAC - Second Player to win Bracelet on 3 Continents

Home soil turned out to be a great thing for Jeff Lisandro as the Aussie won his sixth gold bracelet at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific. He topped a 123-player field in a A$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha event, which netted him A$51,660.

Jay Loo: Malaysia's First WSOP Champion

Malaysian poker players have made some big breakthroughs for the country in the past couple of years. First off, Mervin Chan won the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event along with $1.6 million. And now, Junzhong (Jay) Loo has won Malaysia's first WSOP gold bracelet at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific.

WSOP Legend Phil Hellmuth explains why his Wife said No to "Wife Swap"

Phil Hellmuth is one of those rare poker players who's achieved a little mainstream fame, with his latest endeavor including commercials for Carl's Jr. Hamburgers. He could have added to his star recently by appearing on the ABC show "Celebrity Wife Swap." But he was missing one important element to making this happen: his wife's approval.

WSOP Champs Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow argue over $1.7m Bet Payment

There's some major drama in the poker world right now, with Ted Forrest arguing with Mike Matusow over a big prop bet debt. According to Forrest's twitter account, Matusow owes him $1.7 million from a weight loss bet that they made in 2010.

The main stipulations of the bet were that Forrest needed to drop from 188 to 138, without the use of weight loss drugs. He managed to accomplish the feat in two months, which put him in line for $2 million. Justin "BoostedJ" Smith covered $200k of the amount while Matusow was supposed to pay the other $1.8 million.

Greg Merson becomes First Player signed by

After unveiling online poker sites in both New Jersey and Nevada, the WSOP took a position of not using sponsored pros to market their operation. Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP, said as much last year with this statement:

On the land based side of the WSOP, we’ve always shied away from signing personal endorsements with individual players. As an organizer who has a key role in....the outcome of the game we see ourselves in the league function, aimed to be impartial and to have maximum trust and integrity.

Daniel Negreanu Most Likely Candidate for 2014 Poker Hall of Fame

When it comes to the Poker Hall of Fame, one of the bigger factors that's weighted is age. In fact, there was recently a rule instated that nominees have to be at least 40 years of age before they're considered for the hall.

Lucky for Daniel Negreanu, he finally turned 40 and seems to be one of the most likely picks for a nomination this year. Of course, there are some other very worthy nominees, as you can see below:

2014 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees
- Chris Bjorin
- Humberto Brenes
- Bruno Fitoussi
- Ted Forrest
- Jen Harman
- Bon Hooks
- Mike Matusow
- Jack McClelland

WSOP Champ Roland de Wolfe accused in £10m Collusion Lawsuit

Roland de Wolfe, who famously completed poker's Triple Crown by winning a 2009 WSOP event, has been named in a £10 million lawsuit leveled by Iraj Parvizi. The Dubai-based investor is suing Les Ambassadeurs casino while claiming that they failed to prevent collusion by de Wolfe and another poker pro named Josh Gould.

3-Time WSOP Champ Michael Mizrachi tells New Players "Don't Start Small"

With almost $14.6 million in live tournament winnings and 3 WSOP gold bracelets, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is one of the best poker players in the world. And PokerNews recently caught up with him to try and find out what his secret is to playing so good.

Unfortunately, Mizrachi wasn't about to spill any tips for how he manages to accumulate so many chips in the early going. He asked the reporter, "Can you keep a secret? So can I."