June 2014

Bonne Chance and Bubbly in Paris

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m living “the dream.” For most Americans, namely a California girl, Paris is a magical and romantic idea; a far off place that exists only in the movies and in wall décor. As a teen, I was fortunate enough to visit Paris for the first time on a [...]

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Our Sort of Annual WSOP Predictions

Poker Christmas has arrived! As we’ve written for years, we love, love, love us some World Series of Poker. Save for maybe a new tweak in the GPI formula, the WSOP is still the single most important thing that happens in poker every year. It matters. It’s the only time stars are made. It still [...]

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Headlines June 2014

Mukul Pahuja Wins WPT Season XII Player of the Year As far back as last fall, Mukul Pahuja was mostly known in poker circles as Vinny’s younger brother. Mukul had respectable live results, playing mostly on the East Coast with trips to Las Vegas during the summer. But he came out from behind his older [...]

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Bluff POY June

The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race has taken another turn just before the World Series of Poker, with yet another lead change as the busiest time of the year gets underway. For the third time since they finished first and second in the 2014 PCA Main Event, Mike McDonald and Dominik Panka traded [...]

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Stapes Colors Up the News – “Victoria Coren Mitchell Makes You Feel Like an A**hole.”

The first two-time EPT Champ deserves some props Don’t you feel like an a**hole. The European Poker Tour has been around for 10 years, and people have been asking the question “When will there be a two-time champion?” for nine and a half of them. Since I started on the tour, the subject of “two-time [...]

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The Stat Pack … A Month to Remember

Players around the world set records Ole Schemion completed an unofficial European Poker Tour “Triple Crown” (cashing in the Main Event, Super High Roller and High Roller) during the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Schemion completed this feat for the third time during Season 10 of the EPT.  Schemion also performed the feat in [...]

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The Fight … Delegitimizing the Online Poker Cannibalization Myth

Check them. The numbers don’t lie After his improbable victory at the 2003 World Series of Poker Chris Moneymaker is credited with kick-starting what would become known as the “Poker Boom,” a period that can only be described as a golden age for both poker and gambling. During this time, poker was thriving like never [...]

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