Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Ones to Watch

Tim Fiorvanti | February 15, 2015

Since Season IX of the World Poker Tour, a small group of players has been singled out for attention during each season of WPT television broadcasts. For Season XIII, the WPT has partnered with BLUFF in selecting seven players worthy of that recognition from a wide swath of the poker community. They are the [...]

High Roller

Tim Fiorvanti | November 15, 2014

By all rights, Dan Smith should have won the 2012 BLUFF Player of the Year award. After kicking off the year by winning over $1 million and the title in the $100,000 Challenge at the Aussie Millions, Smith pulled off an astonishing feat by taking down three €5,000 No Limit Hold’em events in succession in [...]

10 Years

Tim Fiorvanti | September 15, 2014

A Decade of BLUFF 10 years ago this month, the first issue of BLUFF Magazine hit newsstands. What started as a bi-monthly poker publication operated out of a suburban Atlanta basement has become so much more in the decade that followed. BLUFF has been involved in the evolution of live tournament updates, provided coverage from [...]

If I Could Be Like Ike

Tim Fiorvanti | August 15, 2014

Isaac Haxton gets around … and around … and around Isaac Haxton has consistently taken on the best poker has to offer in both high stakes online cash games and the biggest buy-in tournaments in the world — and few can match the scope and breadth of his success. “If you host it, I will [...]

One Drop 2014

Tim Fiorvanti | July 15, 2014

When Guy Laliberte announced the first edition of the Big One for One Drop in 2011, anticipation for the event could not have been higher. As the event neared in 2012, players jockeyed to grab one of the 48 seats, and numerous players were eventually turned away from putting up the $1 million buy-in – [...]

Jason Somerville … Running it up

Tim Fiorvanti | April 15, 2014

Bankroll, profile, fanbase As the online poker market in the United States fights to establish a new identity in a post-Black Friday world, the number of sponsored American players has shrunk considerably. Outside of a handful of long-term Team PokerStars pros, there are only a few American players fortunate enough to represent one of the [...]

Balance Restored

Tim Fiorvanti | March 15, 2014

Blair Hinkle finally gets his payday At the peak of his online success, Blair Hinkle won more than $1 million in a single FTOPS event in February of 2011. He already had a World Series of Poker bracelet to his credit, but this was the first seven-figure cash of Hinkle’s career and things were looking [...]