2016 World Series of Poker in pictures: part one

Relive all the big moments from another epic summer of poker from the Rio in Las Vegas

To read Part Two of this photo feature you can click here

Bigger is most definitely better when it comes to the World Series Of Poker. A record 107,833 entries took part this year across the 69 bracelet events, which is up 4.2% from last year. It’s only the second time the WSOP has attracted over 100,000 entries. $221,211,336 was given away and a total of 15,767 players cashed this year – more then ever before after payouts were changed to 15% of the field.

But, behind the numbers, it’s the human stories that make the World Series truly unique. Pros and amateurs collide on the biggest stage of them all, and there’s always controversy to go with the celebrations. Recap the entire summer with our photo album.


The vast Amazon Room at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, before the crowds descend


David Tuchman gets ready for a long summer as lead commentator in the WSOP live stream booth

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Some people just can’t wait! The first cash game breaks out at the 2016 WSOP


The opening event of the 2016 WSOP, the $565 Casino Employees tournament, is won by Christopher Sand


Robert Mizrachi wins the first open bracelet event of the 2016 WSOP, the $10k Seven Card Stud Championship


The $565 Colossus attracts 21,613 runners making it the second biggest live tourney of all time. Ben Keeline wins it


Chris Ferguson shocks the poker world my making his WSOP return without an apology for the Full Tilt scandal


Neymar delights his fans by making a WSOP appearance and wins an exhibition SNG



Jason Mercier’s girlfriend Natasha Barbour and friend sweat him at the final table of the $10k 2-7 Draw event


Jason Mercier wins his first bracelet of the summer and all the talk is of his bracelet bet with Vanessa Selbst


Lisa Meredith, a primary school teacher, finishes 3rd and wins $500k in only her second ever cash in the Millionaire Maker


Howard Lederer follows his Full Tilt colleague Chris Ferguson back into the WSOP


After finishing second in the H.O.R.S.E Jason Mercier wins his second bracelet of the summer


Jason Mercier’s dad was there to see his son win his bracelet – and lots of money from his bracelet bets


Benny Glaser wins back-to-back Omaha Hi-Low titles at the WSOP – the $1,500 and the $10k


Daniel Negreanu prepares for his first no-limit tournament of the summer


Chris Ferguson plays the heel to perfection as he busts in fourth place in the $10k 6-handed event


Daniel Negreanu goes for a new look: ‘So @JasonMercier shaved and caught fire. Hey, if it works for him, I’ll give it a shot!’


Kristin Bicknell is the first woman to win a bracelet at the 2016 WSOP, in the $1,500 Bounty event


And almost straight after Safiya Umerova becomes the second female bracelet winner in the $1,500 Shootout


Mike Sexton signing a copy of his book ‘Life’s a Gamble’ for Jennifer Tilly


Hung Le entertains the poker world with his unorthodox play at the Crazy Eights final table


Brian Rast denies Michael Mizrachi a hat-trick and wins the $50k Poker Players Championship for the second time


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