Articles by: Paul Oresteen

David Tuthill Aims to Keep WPT World Championship ‘In the Family’

Paul Oresteen | April 27, 2015

David Tuthill went on a deep run in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and has been on a tear ever since. He’s cashed in four straight World Poker Tour events and had one of the top stacks heading into Day 3 of the WPT World Championship. He’s earned over $400,000 in past […]

Michael Rocco & Jonathan Jaffe Top WPT World Championship Day 2

Paul Oresteen | April 26, 2015

After another six levels on the felt Michael Rocco tops the chip counts in the World Poker Tour $15,000 World Championship. Day 2 began with 171 players and 68 players advanced to Day 3. Rocco bagged up 439,500 but declined to comment on his day. Tablemate Jonathan Jaffe bagged up the second-largest stack and said. “It was […]

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Returns to the Felt after Australian Holiday

Paul Oresteen | April 26, 2015

Yevgeniy Timoshenko looks the part when playing for millions – a deliberate, cerebral opponent focused on the game in front of him. But when away from the tables Timoshenko tends to be introverted and a little awkward in front of cameras and microphones. He’s won over $6 million in live tournaments, with another estimated $4 million online, […]

Eric Panayiotou Leads 166 Survivors of WPT World Championship

Paul Oresteen | April 25, 2015

Eric Panayiotou ended Day 1 of the Season XIII $15,000 World Poker Tour World Championship at the top of the counts with 262,400. The field played six full levels and 166 of the 234 total entrants survived the day. “It’s still very early – it’s only the sixth level and things can change fast in […]

2015 SHRPO Features $5 Million Guarantee, Four Final Table Finale

Paul Oresteen | April 21, 2015

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open features a $5 million guaranteed main event with a single starting flight and no re-entries. The final table will be part of a four-event finale with all final tables taking place simultaneously. Running alongside the main event will be a $25,000 High Roller, a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em […]

The Other Iveys – Meet “The Kings & Queens of America”

Paul Oresteen | April 16, 2015

The poker world was somewhat surprised to see Phil Ivey in a national ad campaign for the Chrysler 300 titled “The Kings & Queens of America.” The campaign celebrates success through hard work and entrepreneurship. The ad is narrated by Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones”, and Ivey is joined onscreen by entrepreneurs, self-employed contractors, designers […]

partypoker’s NJCOP II Kicks Off Thursday with $1 Million in Guarantees

Paul Oresteen | April 15, 2015

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker returns for the second year on partypoker. The series features $1 million guaranteed over the 11-day, 35-event series. The first event kicks off Thursday, April 16 as a lead-in to the World Poker Tour World Championship event at the Borgata. The Main Event features a $150,000 guarantee for […]

Dzmitry Urbanovich Holds onto First, Joe Kuether Climbs in Standings

Paul Oresteen | April 15, 2015

Dzmitry Urbanovich holds the lead in this week’s 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings in a rare lull of tournament action during April. Urbanovich’s dominating EPT Malta performance was enough for a sub-four point lead over Nick Petrangelo. Urbanovich won four separate tournaments at the Malta festival, finished runner-up and had an eighth place […]

Daniel Negreanu Goes Live on Twitch & Draws Nearly 150,000 Viewers

Paul Oresteen | April 15, 2015

Daniel Negreanu was the latest poker pro to join the online streaming site Twitch Tuesday night. The world’s most recognizable player had nearly 150,000 total views watching him in a play money game – perhaps the largest audience ever for game with absolutely zero cash on the line. I still don’t quite know how to Twitch but […]

Jordan Spieth’s Big Win at 21 Not That Uncommon in Poker History

Paul Oresteen | April 14, 2015

On Sunday golfer Jordan Spieth became the second 21-year-old golfer to win the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Spieth’s performance tied him with Tiger Woods as the only 21-year-old winners and tied Woods’ course record 18-under par. Spieth’s performance included a course-record 28 birdies and he became just the fifth player to lead the event wire-to-wire. Spieth, who won’t turn […]

Mike Leah Slips in Power Rankings, Dan Colman Takes Over Lead

Paul Oresteen | April 13, 2015

Mike Leah held the top spot in the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings for several weeks but lost some value and slipped to second place, giving Dan Colman the lead despite not cashing in a single event so far in 2015. The young German superstar Ole Schemion and Daniel Negreanu both slid in the rankings […]

The Redemption of Ray Henson: Chasing the Legend of T.J. Cloutier

Paul Oresteen | April 8, 2015

  Ray Henson faced off against a Texas legend in 2007 and lost. He spent the next seven years battling his own demons and found clarity by growing wiser defeating the legend that bested him. Ray Henson used to chase down every juicy cash game and tournament he would hear about, leaving his family behind. […]

Mike Leah Reigns at Top, Fractions of Points Separate Players

Paul Oresteen | April 6, 2015

Mike Leah tops the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings after his amazing 2014 that left him a few points shy to challenge Dan Colman for that year’s Player of the Year title, but has Leah leading the Power Rankings for quite some time now. The competition is better than ever with a few spots on the […]

Jose Montes Leads Season XI HPT Player of the Year with Colorado Win

Paul Oresteen | April 4, 2015

Jose Montes leads the Season XI Heartland Poker Tour Player of the Year race with just a four-point lead over Stephen Foutty seven events into the year. Montes won the largest first place prize of the year so far with $240,523 and gained 120 POY points from the 761-entrant Golden Gates Colorado Main Event. Montes […]