Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Eric Afriat Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1,081,184

Paul Oresteen | April 16, 2014

The fifth and final day of the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown saw six players return to fight for the title. Leading the field to the final table was Mukul Pahuja, for  his third WPT final table this season. After seven hours on the felt, Eric Afriat defeated Pahuja heads-up and walked away [...]

Mukul Pahuja Leads Stacked Final Table, Leads WPT POY Race

Paul Oresteen | April 15, 2014

Mukul Pahuja stands to carve his name in history with other World Poker Tour legends like Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier, JC Tran and Erick Lindgren. Pahuja holds the chip lead heading into the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Final Table and the lead for Season XII WPT Player of the Year. Day 4 of [...]

Jason Sandling Wins First Ring & $204,487 in Cherokee Main Event

Paul Oresteen | April 14, 2014

The World Series of Poker Circuit returned to the Smokey Mountains for the second year in a row. Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina isn’t known as a hotbed of poker, but 665 entrants combined for a prizepool just shy of $1 million. After three days of action Jason Sandling walked away with the title, a [...]

Power Rankings: Negreanu’s Lead Within Reach in Tournament Season

Paul Oresteen | April 14, 2014

The BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings take two full years of results into account, giving an accurate picture of any given player’s results over that time frame. Once tournaments hit that two year milestone, however, the results no longer factor into a player’s overall score. Daniel Negreanu is still on top of the rankings with Marvin Rettenmaier, [...]

What To Watch For: Will Uncle Krunk Win a Ring?, APPT Lands in Seoul

Paul Oresteen | March 31, 2014

Bob “Uncle Krunk” Panitch is the chipleader with four players left in WSOPC St. Louis. (Photo c/o WSOP)[/caption] The calendar changes from March to April and springtime poker is in full swing. The World Poker Tour will crown a champion north of the border, the World Series of Poker Circuit sets up in the Midwest [...]

Online Poker: partypoker Hits Home Run with $100,000 Guarantee

Paul Oresteen | March 31, 2014

All eyes were on New Jersey this weekend as partypoker geared up for the second $100,000 Guarantee on Sunday. Spoiler alert – they made it by $640. The site benefited in their other events as well with higher than normal entries. WSOP.com in New Jersey benefited as well on Sunday and passed their $25,000 Guarantee. [...]

Oleksii Khorshenin Comes Back to Win EPT Vienna Main Event

Paul Oresteen | March 29, 2014

The sixth and final day of the PokerStars.net EPT Vienna Main Event returned eight of the 910 entrants that took to the felt. It took a long day on the felt for Oleksii Khoroshenin to defeat Anthony Ghamrawi heads-up for the title and $797,366 Rounding out the final table were Marko Neumann, Pablo Gordillo, Timo Pfutzenreuter, [...]

Nabil Hirezi Wins WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open for $206,041

Paul Oresteen | March 25, 2014

The final day of the World Poker Tour Jacksonville bestbet Open Main Event returned just six of the 258 players that entered to play down to a winner. When the dust cleared Nabil Hirezi defeated James Calderaro heads-up for the win, a seat to the WPT World Championship and $206,041. Two former WPT champs, Jordan Cristos and [...]

Week That Was: JC Tran Wins 2nd WPT Title in Hometown

Paul Oresteen | March 22, 2014

The Week That Was takes a look back at the biggest news in poker over the last seven days. This week JC Tran won his second World Poker Tour title in his home town and further down the West Coast Shane “Shaniac” Schleger came up just shy of winning a World Series of Poker Circuit [...]

David “Phatdaddy” Cheng Enjoys Success with Online Poker’s Return to NJ

Paul Oresteen | March 21, 2014

Online poker has been running in the state of New Jersey for less than four months, but within that short window David “Phatdaddy” Cheng has been able to separate himself as one of the most successful players so far. It’s a return to form for Cheng, who was forced to stay away from the online [...]

Nipun Java Defeats Shane Schleger in WSOPC Bike Main Event

Paul Oresteen | March 20, 2014

The final day of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at The Bicycle Casino returned a baker’s dozen to play down to a winner after five days. Three separate starting flights attracted 756 entrants and standing tall at the end earning $226,785 and a seat in the National Championship is Nipun Java. Online [...]

POY: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place with Back-to-Back WSOPC Rings

Paul Oresteen | March 19, 2014

The current Overall 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year standings have Mike McDonald and Dominik Panka holding their lead but two tournament stops in California have re-written the standings with Mike Leah, James Carroll and Dylan Wilkerson landing in the top ten spots. Sotirios Koutoupas and Alexander Condon made big gains and Andrea Dato debuted [...]

Week That Was: WPT Crowns Two Winners, New BLUFF POY System

Paul Oresteen | March 16, 2014

The Week That Was takes a look back at the biggest news in poker over the last seven days. The World Poker Tour held two events on two continents, BLUFF released a series of exclusive interviews with Phil Ivey and BLUFF announced an all new Player of the Year system. BLUFF Launches Expanded Player of [...]

Andrea Dato Defeats Sam Trickett in WPT Venice Main Event

Paul Oresteen | March 16, 2014

  Andrea Dato entered the final table of the Gioco Digitale WPT Venice Carnival Main Event with the chip lead, fought of some Europe’s best tournament players and defeated Sam Trickett heads-up for the title and $145,623. Dato had made the final table of WPT Venice twice before, 2011 & 2012, and fell short of [...]

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