July 2014

If you build it (right), they will come

WSOP numbers are proving the doubters wrong Quiet please, cynics. The World Series of Poker is alive and well. The 2014 Millionaire Maker attracted 7,977 entries, featuring 6,226 unique players. The 2014 WSOP Seniors event set a record with 4,425 players. The $1,000 pot-limit Omaha event became the largest non-hold’em event in WSOP history. The [...]

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Go Fish

Ramblings of a Mostly Sane WSOP Veteran I’m in Vegas … again. This year marks a decade of having played in the World Series of Poker. No summer vacays, family reunions, or any of those other adorably (and foreign) cliché summer activities, which the all-American families spread throughout the pages of a magazine look so [...]

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10 WSOP Memories for 10 WSOPs

Oh, the times we’ve had A couple of issues ago, we wrote about 10 things we learned as we entered our 10th year in the poker industry. At the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker, a former BLUFF contributor pointed out to us that this year was actually 10th time Wicked Chops had [...]

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Bluff Player of the Year Rankings – July 2014

The first couple of weeks at the 2014 World Series of Poker have left their mark on the BLUFF Player of the Year race, but for now the top three players remain the same. Mike McDonald got a late start to his summer, while Dominik Panka has yet to even make an appearance during the [...]

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The Stat Pack: Hellmuth’s other 13

It’s not all about the bracelets Phil Hellmuth has been heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet 23 times in his career, winning 13 times. Notable players to beat Hellmuth heads-up: Ted Forrest, Billy Baxter, John Juanda, Johnny Chan, Scotty Nguyen and Erik Seidel. Phil Hellmuth has 103 cashes at the World Series of [...]

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The Fight … The Big Secret

U.S. Online Poker Industry Is Suffering From Poor Customer Awareness. Is the WSOP the Answer? Licensed online poker rooms in New Jersey and Nevada have been forced to deal with a multitude of issues during their first year of existence. Some of the issues like the continued presence of unlicensed competitors were foreseen, and others [...]

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Poker Reads

A large crop of poker-related books this year add to the game’s unique history Poker is more than a game — it’s a pastime with a rich history and culture. Every game has a story — from the kitchen table to high stakes casino outings. Poker offers unique settings and tales — an Old West [...]

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