May 2014

Editor’s Letter … Poker’s moment of pride

May 2014 It was over two years ago now that Jason Somerville wrote a blog post where he announced to the world he was gay. At the time, it was massive news in the poker industry and the mainstream media picked it up as well. The first openly gay male poker player was a media [...]

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Jason Somerville … Running it up

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 [...]

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Best Since Black Friday

Black Friday changed everything in the poker world. The online poker scene in the United States, long the breeding ground for poker’s next big stars, was gone and with it went that breeding ground. Poker has carried on though and there have still been a number of players who worked their way up the ranks [...]

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Adam Pliska – State of the WPT

The World Poker Tour recently wrapped up its 12th season with the WPT World Championship at the Borgata in Atlantic City. While that event was taking place BLUFF Editor in Chief Lance Bradley sat down with WPT President Adam Pliska to reflect on his first season as president and what the future holds for the [...]

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The Tao of Poker … Bruce Lee’s No Style

You know … be like water During the peak of my online poker grinding days, I embraced the philosophical teachings and fighting style of Bruce Lee. I know what you’re thinking … what the heck does the world’s most renowned kung fu action star know about philosophy? And how does Bruce Lee help me become [...]

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Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Mind over matter I am currently at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino playing its multiple rebuy tournament, referred to in the media as “Groundhog Day.” Phil played a similar tournament here last year, and came home very enthused. He loved the structure, the multimillion dollar guarantee and the incredible turnout. (This year entries totaled 1,796, [...]

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Being Phil Laak … Goggle man

The mother ship is calling The Hard Rock Poker Show Down. Top notch event. Awesome guarantees. This time they made it for 5 million dollars. What happens next is logical enough. An army of poker hopefuls fly in. They take their places and then…. Well then the carnage unfolds. Three “day ones” AND re-entrys available [...]

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