The field for the WSOP Tournament of Champions has been announced and contains 20 of the worlds most prominent poker all stars. With $1 million dollars in prize money up for grabs, the play is sure to  of the highest caliber.

Pokerâ??s very first fan-voted Tournament of Champions will feature 20 of the gameâ??s most notable players, as 355,081 votes were cast to determine who will compete for $1 million in prize money in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Andrew Barton Wins Seat Into WSOP Tournament of Champions

LAS VEGAS â??, the UK-only facing online poker website of the World Series of Poker, announced today that Andrew Barton, 33, from Dudley, England, has won his way to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas to compete in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27.

Barton wins a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that includes an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas; a seat into the internationally televised-poker tournament; a chance to compete for up to $1 million in prize money; and the distinction of being the lone non-poker professional to sit among the gameâ??s greatest players in the center of the poker universe, the World Series of Poker in the famed Amazon Room at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. (more…)

Top-10 players to watch in the WSOP Poker Player’s Championship

The 2010 World Series of Poker starts this Friday with the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em event, and the much anticipated $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship.

The first four days of the $50,000 event will be played in an eight-game format (Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Low, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Stud Hi-Low, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw), and on the fifth day for the final table, the format will switch to just No Limit Hold’em. (more…)

Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson: The Godfather of Poker

Southern Gaming editor, G. Douglas Dreisbach sits down for an exclusive interview with poker icon, Doyle Brunson.

In the world of poker, there has been one legendary icon who has served as its ambassador and one of the most respected players in history â?¦ that icon is Doyle â??Texas Dollyâ? Brunson. Brunson, now 75, is the Babe Ruth of poker and virtually invented Texas Hold â??em. Brunson recently came out with his autobiography, â??The Godfather of Poker: The Doyle Brunson Story,â? which gives readers a look into the life of a gambler and highlights real-life stories that show the dangers of the life of an old-time gambler. We recently caught up with Brunson to discuss the new book, a bit of his past and what lies ahead.