Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Richard Seymour: Super Bowl Champ to Big One for One Drop Champ?

Paul Oresteen | September 15, 2014

Richard Seymour intimidated the NFL’s largest athletes while he won three Super Bowls, played in seven Pro Bowls and was the highest paid defensive player in the league at one point. Seymour retired after the 2012 season and filled his newly found free time with poker. Seymour made the trip to Atlantic City to play [...]

Ben Bianco Finishes Strong to Top Day 1A of Borgata Poker Open

Paul Oresteen | September 14, 2014

Ben Bianco battled with Allyn Shulman for the chip lead during the last level of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open. Bianco won a giant pot with pocket kings in the closing minutes of the final level to end the day with the chip lead with 389,000 and won a pair of Monster Headphones [...]

Partypoker.NJ Qualified Jeffrey Gross for the Borgata Poker Open

Paul Oresteen | September 14, 2014

Jeffrey Gross is a 50 year-old semi-professional poker player from New Jersey that won a satellite on partypoker.nj for his seat in the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open. He turned a $100 investment on the site into a seat worth $3,500 and has benefitted from online poker’s return to the state. Gross is not [...]

Enough Was Enough So Barry Hutter Made a Change

Paul Oresteen | September 12, 2014

“Enough is enough, and it’s time for a change,” was the late Owen Hart’s signature phrase when he was on top of the WWE. Barry Hutter, along with Justin Zaki and others, adopted the #EIE and #AITFAC hashtag as a joke in 2014, along with some hilarious photoshops,  but when examining Hutter’s career results it [...]

World Poker Tour Announces Second Half of Season XIII Schedule

Paul Oresteen | September 10, 2014

The World Poker Tour announced five stops for the second half of the Season XIII schedule on Wednesday. The tour returns to familiar domestic locations across Florida and California and the tour wraps up its season with the WPT World Championship at the Borgata in April. “With Season XIII underway, I’m already looking forward to [...]

WSOP Announces Finalists for 2014 Poker Hall of Fame Class

Paul Oresteen | September 9, 2014

The World Series of Poker announced on Tuesday the ten finalists who will eligible for induction into the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame class. The ten finalists were assembled from an online voting process from the public and the finalists are chosen by existing Hall of Fame members and a panel of media members. The [...]

Raffi Der Gregorian Wins Agua Caliente Main Event for $74,276

Paul Oresteen | September 9, 2014

Raffi Der Gregorian entered a $200 Survivor tournament a week before the Heartland Poker Tour’s Agua Caliente main event and recorded his first win. He qualified for the $1,650 buy-in with his cash and turned his two-bill investment into $74,276 after navigating his way to the final table, outlasted a couple of professional players and claimed [...]

Dan Smith Takes Over Lead, Dan Colman, Mike Leah & Aaron Massey Return

Paul Oresteen | September 8, 2014

German wunderkind Ole Schemion held the lead in the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings for a couple of months after taking over the top spot from Daniel Negreanu during the 2014 World Series of Poker. But now Dan Smith is the new king of the mountain after three cashes at EPT Barcelona. Daniel Colman dropped off [...]

“thearmature-1″ Wins The partypoker Garden State Super Series $75,000 Guarantee

Paul Oresteen | September 8, 2014

The Garden State Super Series kicked off over the weekend on partypoker.com in New Jersey, so the normal $50,000 Sunday Guarantee did not run. In its place was GSSS Event 1 – a $75,000 Guarantee for a $200 buy-in. The high traffic on the site for the opening GSSS events also benefited their competition at [...]

Dan Colman Leads Overall European Standings, Andrea Dato 2nd in Two Tiers

Paul Oresteen | September 7, 2014

The EPT Barcelona event saw two American players, Olivier Busqeut and Daniel Colman, make headlines for an instant-classic final table. The Barcelona festival jump started the fall European tournament season and re-wrote the standings across all European tiers. Overall Daniel Colman – 501.00 Andrea Dato – 498.86 Olivier Busquet – 412.50 Eugene Katchalov – 404.60 [...]

Daniel Colman On Pace for Record Year, Ami Barer Jumps Nine Spots

Paul Oresteen | September 3, 2014

Daniel Colman is on pace for a record-setting year and leads the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year standings. As of Wednesday afternoon, Colman has a seat at final table of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and is guaranteed a minimum of 117.1 POY points and could earn 357 points for winning the event. Colman sits [...]

“Jakep474″ & “Adversity45″ Make Two Final Tables Each in Majors

Paul Oresteen | September 1, 2014

The action in New Jersey on Sunday night saw two players, “Jakep474″ and “Adversity45″ both make dual final table runs. The large events across all the sites in the Garden State all fell short of the guarantee while their smaller events beat their guarantees. Nevada’s online MTT success comes mostly from WSOP.com, which smashed its [...]

Harut Arutyunyan Wins Legends of Poker for $576,369

Paul Oresteen | August 30, 2014

Harut Arutyunyan entered the final table of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event second in chips and navigated a final table that lasted nearly 200 hands to win the first event of Season XIII. Arutyunyan earned $576,369 and his first title after having just three previous cashes for a total of $3,425. [...]

Sujay Dalal Leads Day 1B of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Paul Oresteen | August 30, 2014

Sujay Dalal ended Day 1B of the $10 Million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event as the chip leader with 302,200 and received a $5,000 bonus for ending as the leader. He was followed closely by Joe Kuether and Marvin Rettenmaier at the top of the counts. The field played 13 levels and [...]

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