Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Cock of the Walk

Paul Oresteen | February 15, 2015

Aaron Massey is the walking embodiment of a classic Eddie Murphy joke — the short Italian guy that just saw “Rocky” and thinks he can take on the world. Massey had whirlwind of success and he’s been brash, loud and overtly offensive with his choice of TV final table clothing. The 30-year-old Chicago native earned [...]

Finding Mike’s Focus

Paul Oresteen | October 15, 2014

Around the game for a while now, Mike Leah has found priorities … and a heck of a winning streak Mike Leah’s journey to the top of the poker world didn’t come as quickly and easily as it has for some younger players. Leah is closing in on 40, losing hair faster than he would [...]

The Mountain of Greatness: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Paul Oresteen | September 15, 2014

Shannon Shorr takes adventure to the top of the world For hours, Shannon Shorr struggled up the rocky face of mountain with only the light of his headlamp and lamps of his hiking partners cutting through the darkness. Every breath was challenge at 19,000 feet above sea level and collapsing from fatigue began to seem [...]

2014 WSOP Wrap’em Up

Paul Oresteen | July 15, 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker is all wrapped up – at least until November. The 64 bracelets awarded over the course of 49 days produced a number of first-time winners, a 10th bracelet for the player considered to be the best in the world and a WSOP POY race to be followed all the [...]

Jason’s Redemption

Paul Oresteen | February 15, 2014

After several years in the game, Mercier is getting back to what matters Jason Mercier reached the top of the poker world at the young age of 27 years old. He has two World Series of Poker bracelets, $8.5 million in tournament winnings, was 2009 BLUFF Player of the Year and is one of the [...]

PCA 2014

Paul Oresteen | January 15, 2014

Our favorite Caribbean tournament mints a few more millionaires For the 11th straight year, PokerStars rolled out the red carpet for their Caribbean Adventure that has become one of the premier tournament stops in the world. The world-class Atlantis Resort welcomed players from all over the world to its sandy beaches, first-class waterpark and unrivaled [...]

The 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure … a preview

Paul Oresteen | December 15, 2013

Host Casino – Atlantis Bahamas The sprawling Atlantis Hotel and Casino occupies an entire island connected by bridge to Nassau, Bahamas. Considered one the best resorts in the Caribbean, Atlantis offers guests different levels of comfort from the Beach and Coral Towers, the exclusive Cove and even a marina to dock a luxury yacht. [...]