Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Young Gun Urbanovich Hard Pressed to Hold POY Lead Through WSOP

Paul Oresteen | May 27, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker opens its doors Wednesday and Dzmitry Urbanovich holds a record-high points total in the 2015 BLUFF.com Player of the Year race but is too young to play in Las Vegas. Urbanovich has 888.53 POY points, the highest anybody has had through May over the last three years. Steve O’Dwyer is also ahead […]

Dan Smith Leads Last Power Rankings before 2015 World Series of Poker

Paul Oresteen | May 26, 2015

Dan Smith leads the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings on the last week for before the 2015 World Series of Poker re-shuffles the standings as two factors adjust the rankings – players making deep runs and scoring bracelets and players’ scores dropping value from the calendar. Smith is just one small cash ahead of Mike Leah, […]

WSOP First Timers: What to Expect

Paul Oresteen | May 26, 2015

There’s less than a week remaining before the Rio opens its doors to a horde of poker players and first timers could easily feel lost in the madness. The 2015 WSOP Preview has tons of great advice, insight and predictions for the looming WSOP, especially for first time players. But not everything was able to […]

Dan Smith & Mike Leah Top Power Rankings, Daniel Negreanu Rejoins Top 20

Paul Oresteen | May 18, 2015

Dan Smith‘s uncanny ability to crush €5,000 EPT events put him back in the lead of the BLUFF Power Rankings but any player in the top tens spots could unseat him with one big finish. Smith added a fifth €5,000 spade trophy to his collection in a Hyper Turbo event at EPT Grand Final for $122,224 and […]

WSOP Players To Watch: The Circuit All Stars

Paul Oresteen | May 16, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker is fast approaching and the convention space at the Rio will be filled players looking to make their mark on poker history. Circuit grinders have found recent success at the WSOP level. Ryan Riess built his bankroll with a big WSOP Circuit score and went on to win the WSOP Main […]

Reginald Shawn Roberts Leads Season XI HPT Player of the Year

Paul Oresteen | May 15, 2015

Reginald Shawn Roberts made his third final table of Season XI of the Heartland Poker Tour and took over the top spot in in this season’s HPT Player of the Year Standings. Roberts has a 100-point cushion over Stephen Foutty as the tour takes a hiatus during the World Series of Poker months. Roberts’ amazing […]

ME vs ME: Comparing Phil Hellmuth’s Best WSOP’s

Paul Oresteen | May 15, 2015

BLUFF’s 2015 WSOP Countdown rolls on with the third in a a series of statistical breakdowns meant to determine the greatest years put together by some of the best tournament players of all time. Over the course of the next few weeks five different poker legends will have their best individual years broken down and […]

WSOP PLAYER’S GUIDE: Best Tournaments to Play Outside of the Rio

Paul Oresteen | May 14, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker has plenty to offer for players at every level with 68 bracelet events, three Daily Deepstacks running each day and non-stop satellites. But sometimes players just need a break from Rio and the craziness surrounding it and with poker players from around the world in Las Vegas, other casinos are […]

Nick Pupillo Wins HPT Ameristar East Chicago for $120,537

Paul Oresteen | May 11, 2015

Nick Pupillo navigated through a field of 366 entrants in the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago Main Event to earn his first HPT title and $120,537. “I was almost out late in Day 2 when I ran jacks into aces,” Pupillo said. “I drew perfect for a straight and was back in it. I’m […]

Player’s Guide: Best WSOP Tournaments to Play

Paul Oresteen | May 10, 2015

Arriving at the Rio for your first summer of World Series of Poker events can be overwhelming. The World Series of Poker offers 68 bracelet events, three Daily Deepstacks everyday, 24/7 cash games, mega satellites and one table Sit & Gos. As a first year player or without a six-figure bankroll you’re going to want to […]

The Top Individual Feats in WSOP History: Five to Consider

Paul Oresteen | May 9, 2015

The World Series of Poker is where poker legends go to make make names for themselves and cement their legacies and over the past 45 years a handful of players accomplished some mind-boggling feats. As the BLUFF 2015 WSOP Countdown continues we take a look at some of the most impressive individual feats in WSOP history. Mark Newhouse […]

Sheraz Nasir Wins partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

Paul Oresteen | May 6, 2015

Sheraz Nasir won the partypoker World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship, the first stop of Season XIV, and denied history to Lu Zhang – who was close to being the first open WPT female champion. Nasir earned $218,297, his name on the Champions Cup and the Playground Poker Club Championship belt. Van Nguyen won a WPT […]

Mike Leah Leads BLUFF Power Rankings, Erik Seidel Cracks Top Ten

Paul Oresteen | May 4, 2015

Mike Leah holds the top spot in the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings as two high rollers cracked the top 20, Erik Seidel and Mustapha Kanit, and Brian Yoon after a final table finish in the WPT World Championship. In the last year Leah’s been on the biggest heater of his career with four six-figure cashes […]

WSOP Players To Watch: The Europeans

Paul Oresteen | May 4, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker is fast approaching and the convention space at the Rio will be filled players looking to make their mark on poker history. George Danzer made history in 2014 as the first European-born player to win Player of the year and Martin Jacobson won the Main Event. The Europeans have […]