Articles by: Steve Schult

Melissa Burr

Steve Schult | July 15, 2014

Her ’14 WSOP is only the latest in a good run Melissa Burr had a breakout 2014 World Series of Poker, but her “rungood” started well before the first tournament she entered. Burr was originally born in South Korea, but was put up for adoption by her biological parents. She was adopted by Cheryl and [...]

David Benefield Finding Balance

Steve Schult | August 15, 2013

Winning millions of dollars playing poker isn’t enough for David Benefield. Instead of opting for a life full of plus-EV shoves and hero calls, Benefield is looking to expand his horizons, finish school, and live a more well-rounded life than your typical professional poker player. The 27-year-old Texas native, known as “Raptor517” online, won millions [...]

Mind Games

Steve Schult | May 15, 2013

Jared Tendler is putting players’ focus where it belongs During the early years of the poker boom, a couple of guys jokingly set up a table at the World Series of Poker and put a jar on the table. If players busted out of a tournament and needed to vent their frustration about a bad [...]

How Not To Be That Guy At Your Home Game

Steve Schult | August 15, 2012

Seven big ways not to get invited back Home games are how most people get started playing poker. A group of friends meeting up to have a friendly competition with some money exchanging hands is how players learn the game without scrutiny from complete strangers. At the end of the day, home games are supposed [...]