Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Mike Leah Leads Power Rankings, Steve O’Dwyer Joins Top 20

Paul Oresteen | March 30, 2015

Mike Leah‘s past two years saw him win nearly $3 million with 20 final tables to lead the BLUFF Power Rankings, but Dan Colman’s $22 million 2014 campaign earned all the headlines with the second spot in the rankings. David Peters jumped ten spots ten spots to land inside the top ten and Pratyush Buddiga edged […]

Frank Patti Wins HPT Ameristar Kansas City Main Event, $103,326

Paul Oresteen | March 23, 2015

Frank Patti entered the final table of the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar Kansas City Main Event Final Table as the chip leader, won a tournament-changing pot against Daniel Lowery which gave him an insurmountable chip lead and won his first HPT title for $103,326. “I just played my normal game and fortunately ran really good,” Patti said. “I […]

Gevork Kasabyan Wins WSOP Circuit Bike Main Event for $205,720

Paul Oresteen | March 18, 2015

Gevork Kasabyan won the World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event for $205,720 after a grueling 247 hands and defeating Adam Weinraub heads up for the title. The third and final day of the event saw 14 players return to start play; then on the final table bubble a double elimination of Ilya […]

Anthony Zinno Leads as Steve O’Dwyer Moves to 2nd in POY Standings

Paul Oresteen | March 18, 2015

Anthony Zinno leads the 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings by better than 50 points due to his back-to-back World Poker Tour wins, but Steve O’Dwyer jumped up to the second spot while four new players debuted in the top 20. Taylor Paur, Yuguan Li, 2010 BLUFF Player of the Year Sorel Mizzi and […]

Mike Leah Holds Top Spot in Power Rankings, Stephen Chidwick Debuts

Paul Oresteen | March 16, 2015

Mike Leah held on to his number one spot in the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings that he finally achieved for the first time in his career in early March with an in depth interview. Leah reached his first World Poker Tour final table of his career at the LA Poker Classic, ultimately finishing runner-up to […]

Anthony Zinno Leads Player of the Year After Back-to-Back WPT Wins

Paul Oresteen | March 12, 2015

Anthony Zinno joined some elite company in the World Poker Tour’s record books by winning back-to-back titles, his third overall, and took over the top spot in the 2015 BLUFF Player of Year standings. Zinno earned 510 POY points in two short weeks from his WPT wins, giving him a 74.5 point lead over former […]

Reginald Shawn Roberts Wins HPT Indigo Sky for $40,051

Paul Oresteen | March 10, 2015

Reginald Shawn Roberts claimed his third Heartland Poker Tour title and successfully defended his Indigo Sky title he won in 2013. He picked up a second one along the way but had to battle “Cowboy” John Land tooth and nail to win number three, claim a seat in the season-ending Championship and $40,051. “It’s awesome […]

Joe Kuether Rocketed Up POY Standings with $1.7 Million in 2015

Paul Oresteen | March 4, 2015

Joe Kuether has earned $1.7 million since the turn of the year and this week he jumped 13 spots in the overall 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings to land at fifth – and he took over the top spot in the BLUFF Power Rankings. Nick Petrangelo was the only other player to improve his standing during a […]

Joe Kuether Tops Schemion & Colman for Top Spot in Power Rankings

Paul Oresteen | March 2, 2015

For the last year Dan Colman and Ole Schemion have been the toast of the poker world with over $30 million in winnings between the two, but the the two high rollers took a back seat to Joe Kuether this week with the steady grinder taking over the top spot in the BLUFF Power Rankings. […]

Jose Montes Wins HPT Golden Gates Main Event for $240,523

Paul Oresteen | February 24, 2015

Jose Montes won his first Heartland Poker Tour title after a five-hour heads up duel with Joe Serock at the Golden Gates Main Event. Montes beat out the second-largest HPT field in history and won $240,523. “It’s overwhelming, I’m blessed,” Montes said. “This means so much for my family – I’m close to tears.” Montes […]

Andrew Pantling Leads Day 1 of WPT Fallsview Classic, 119 Remain

Paul Oresteen | February 14, 2015

Andrew Pantling bagged up the largest stack, 384,200, after Day 1 in the World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event. He leads Shannon Shorr, Darren Elias and Ryan Riess in the top ten on the leaderboard. The field pulled 419 entrants and 119 players return for Day 2 – ultimately playing for the top […]

Stephen Foutty Wins HPT Grand Sierra Main Event for $89,484

Paul Oresteen | February 10, 2015

Stan Jablonski was the headline going into the Heartland Poker Tour Grand Sierra Main Event final table, but Stephen Foutty out-played James Hays heads up, claimed his first HPT title and $89,484. “It feels great to win, I’m gonna keep on playing,” Foutty said after winning. “I don’t have any plans for the money except […]

Heartbreak & Healing on the Circuit

Paul Oresteen | February 5, 2015

Kat Bowen met her husband Joe at a poker table – but when she finally found the winner’s circle, she lost what she treasured most. Katherine Bowen, or Kat as her friends call her, has been playing tournament poker for a few years. Her quiet disposition disarms grinders decades younger than her. She’s totaled just under $180,000 in […]

Tom Marchese Tops POY, Scott Seiver, Phil Ivey Debut in Rankings

Paul Oresteen | February 4, 2015

Tom Marchese debuted in the 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year rankings in the top spot in a week where eight new players earned their way into the top 20, including Scott Seiver, Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel. The 2015 Aussie Millions wrapped up and along with the PCA, the two events set the stage […]