Roommates ship WSOP titles in the same week

We recap the stories you may have missed including a 3rd double-bracelet winner and a reminder that poker talk is confusing to normal people.

Roomies ship WSOP-C rings

It's been a fun month for interesting back-to-back wins, as earlier this week we reported poker couple Maria Ho and Rainer Kempe both won titles in the same festival. Now the same thing happened this week for two poker room mates. 

Mo Nuwwarah won his first WSOP-C ring at the Horsehoe Hammond in the States (on his birthday too), he defeated a field of 95 in the $600 HORSE event for $14,008. 

Yet he won't even have bragging rights in his own home as his roommate Josh Reichard defeated a fied of 554 in the $400 Monster Stack event to take down $38,392 and remarkably his 10th WSOP-C ring. 

Mo Nuwwarah and Josh Reichard
Mo Nuwwarah and Josh Reichard

'NhPokah' wins 'NhPokah Open'

If you were unaware, PokerStars have a special $11 tournament whereby if you make the final table twice in a week, it gets renamed to your screen name. 

The current name for this tournament is the NhPokah Open, named after the player who most recently did just that, 'NHPokah', earlier this month.

Remarkably he has set a new benchmark for the event because after having the event named after him, he went on to win it, making him the first player to win an event named after himself (probably). 

Tran becomes double bracelet winner

Hahn Tran
Hahn Tran

The WSOPE not only gives the Player of the Year Race one last hurrah it also gives players a chance to add to their bracelet haul, and this week Hanh Tran became poker's latest double bracelet winner in a single series. 

He won the €550 PLO Eight Handed event for €59,625 to go with the $1,500 Triple Draw bracelet he won earlier this year. He joins Joe Cada and Shaun Deeb, who also have won two WSOP bracelets so far this year. 

He has already said he aims to go for a third in Rozvadov this month. 

Poker is confusing outside of poker

Double EPT champion and TV presenter Victoria Coren-Mitchell spends more of her time as a broadcaster than a poker player these days, so when she talks poker on Twitter she can confuse people, most notably comedian David Mitchell, her non-poker playing husband:

Have you ever shipped an event the same week as a friend/roommate/spouse? Let us know in the comments:

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  • DSharkP


    Must be nice lol Can imagine that party