There are some big tournaments still to be played in 2014, but the five BLUFF Regional Player of the Year races are becoming clearer by the day. Major tour events continue to provide the biggest changes in each race, and the BLUFF European POY standings look quite differently after EPT and WPT events. The $10 [...]
Scotty Nguyen is having a rough go of it in the Monster Invitational, but he’s not giving up, baby. He also shares his thoughts on this year’s Poker Hall Of Fame ballot.
David Williams explains what the made-for-TV Monster Invitational is all about, and Antonio Esfandiari reacts to the recent airing of Underground Poker.
Backing arrangements, staking and swapping are as much of a part of poker as chips, chairs and rake. Money swaps hands between players and backers on handshake deals and as poker grew more people understood is was part of the game. Poker is a game of many circles and shared financial interests and when a [...]
Jeff Madsen cashed 25 times in 38 weeks across three countries and four states and somehow flew under the radar so far in 2014. Madsen could arguably claim he’s the hardest working player in tournament poker – his manic cash rate came from a dozen different tournament series this year. Madsen reflected on his life [...]
The third time was a charm for New Jersey native Darren Elias as he broke through and won his first World Poker Tour title at the Borgata Poker Open. Elias defeated Kane Kalas heads-up for for his name on the Champions Cup, a seat to the WPT World Championship and $843,744. Elias has two previous WPT [...]
It’s official, Ultimate Gaming is leaving New Jersey. On Friday afternoon the company announced it would be terminating its partnership with the Trump Taj Mahal due to “multiple breaches” by the Atlantic City casino, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In their official statement (which can be found at the end of this column) Ultimate [...]
Ask anybody that works for any media outlet anywhere and they’ll tell you that a late Friday press release means one thing only: bad news. That’s exactly what online poker players in New Jersey got Friday afternoon when Ultimate Gaming, the parent company of UltimatePoker.com and UCasino.com, announced they plan to leave the Garden State [...]
Kane Kalas began Day 4 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open in the middle of the pack but bagged up the chip lead with 14 million heading into the final table. The day fell into two halves – the march from 31 players to seven and then seven to six for the TV table [...]
The last time we spoke to Ray Qartomy was at the SHRPO, where he finished 4th. He is still confident at this final table, but admits the other players are very tough.
Bobby Oboodi has already won the Borgata Poker Open in 2011. With 14 players remaining, he has a chance to win the same event again, a feat never achieved on the World Poker Tour.
WSOP.com is set to celebrate the one year anniversary of joining the regulated online poker market in Nevada Friday afternoon, but Thursday brought news of a partnership that seems to have been a long time in the making. Greg Merson has officially joined WSOP.com as a Brand Ambassador – the first to fill such a [...]
Jean Gaspard ended Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open well out in front of the field with 5.4 million. Gaspard stayed very active throughout the day, seemed to run pure in flip situations and ended with a 2.5 million chip lead over second place Blake Bohn - when the average stack landed at [...]
After suffering some minor setbacks early in Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Zohair Karim is now among the chipleaders. $843,744 buys a lot of pastries.