September 2014

Newsweak

On the cover of the Aug. 22 issue of Newsweek — once one of the most respected news magazines in the country — is a boy, maybe 10 years old, holding up a tablet with a clip art royal flush sloppily pasted on it. The story attached to it details how the expansion of regulated [...]

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Once in a Blue Dmoongirl: Danielle Andersen’s Improbable Poker Story

Improbable is probably a good way to sum up Danielle Andersen’s life. One of her fellow poker pros summed it up another way: BS. To be fair, the story Jeremy Ausmus got from Andersen on Full Tilt Poker back in the day was pretty hard to swallow. Both regulars at the $25/$50 tables, one day [...]

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If I Could Be Like Ike

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 [...]

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Raising the Roof

Giving is as important as winning to the people of REG Liv Boeree, Philipp Gruissem and Igor Kurganov have combined live tournament winnings of close to $20 million, but you won’t find them blowing it all on girls and supercars. BLUFF meets Raising for Effective Giving. Imagine winning an enormous High Roller event on one [...]

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The Tao of Pauly … Barcelona and the Early Days of the EPT

The European Poker Tour reached its 100th event. The cliché fits. Time flies. It really feels like yesterday I was covering the 2005 Barcelona Open, the EPT’s eighth overall event. Only a couple months earlier I was an earnest rookie at the 2005 World Series of Poker wandering around the Amazon Room’s poker tables in [...]

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Being Phil Laak … Finding a Game on Television

Phil plays “Underground Poker” A long time ago Antonio and I luck boxed our way into a show called “I Bet You.” It was a blast. It happened fast. And then it was all over. Only much later did we realize how lucky we had been. Most shows never make it to air. Oftentimes projects [...]

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Poker Like a Rockstar … Fast Food

This stuff is killing you, wake up As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast-food restaurants in America with a combined revenue of well over $100 billion. Surely you must be confused. You thought you were reading BLUFF the poker magazine? You opened to an article by Antonio (me) and the first thing you read is [...]

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