8 champions have already been crowned at the 2018 WSOP

After a week of non-stop action in Las Vegas, a number of events have ended, with some household names claiming titles.

The 49th World Series of Poker kicked off last week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. As it's been usual in the last 49 years, the best poker players from all around the world, gathered to Sin City with high hopes of a huge payday. Some of them have already succeeded this goal, as 8 tournaments have ended.

The Series kicked off with the $565 No Limit Hold'em - Casino Employees tournament, where 566 casino workers sat down to play for the $61,909 first prize and the prestigious gold bracelet. Jordan Hufty - who works as a dealer and floor person at the Aria Las Vegas - was the last man standing this time. Jordan plays mostly online, he only had two live tournament cashes to his name prior to the event but this score is by far his biggest, as his total live earnings only amounted for $1,838 before this win.

The $10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super Turbo Bounty event attracted 243 players, who created a prize pool of $2,284,200 with $393,693 going for the winner's way. It was none other than high-stakes pro, Elio Fox from New York, who claimed the title after beating Adam Adler heads-up.

The champion of the 2009 Main Event, Joe Cada came out on top of the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout event, booking his fourth biggest win in form of the $226K paycheck and his third WSOP bracelet.

“It’s tough to win any no-limit event,” Cada told reporters after his win. “You have to get really lucky and I ran really well."

With this win, Joe now has more than $10 million in total earnings.

Scott Seiver facing Johannes Becker in the O8 event

The first non-Hold'em even was the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament, where 911 players participated. The prize pool grew to $1,229,850 with a first prize of almost $240K. Frenchman, Julien Martini was the only non-US player at the final table and he managed to beat all of the Americans, to take down the title and the money.

One of the biggest buy-in events of the Series is the $100K High Roller. Not surprisingly, the top of the poker world attended the event. Nick Petrangelo had the last laugh this time, thanks to a controversial deal with Elio Fox.

Germany's Johannes Becker took down the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball for $180,455, after defeating Scott Seiver in the heads-up, denying the American to catch his second bracelet.

The first online event of this year's WSOP was the $365 No Limit Hold'em, where the 2,972 entries generated a $974K prize pool. William Reymond managed to outlast the massive field, and he got rewarded $154,996 for the achievement.

Several other tournies are currently underway with the likes of the $365 No Limit Hold'em - Giant and the $565 No Limit Hold'em - Colossus, while many exciting events are yet to be started. The $10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up Championship is about to kick off, while $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - The Big One for One Drop are also on the schedule.

Stay tuned for the updates!