Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Power Rankings: Ole Schemion Leads After Aria Super High Roller Win

Paul Oresteen | July 22, 2014

The hectic end of the 2014 World Series of Poker pushed the BLUFF Power Rankings to the back burner. Despite the fact Ole Schemion barely played any events at the WSOP, he still sits atop of the Power Rankings with a comfortable lead. Daniel Negreanu worked his way back to the second spot and Dan [...]

The WPT Alpha8 Travels to Las Vegas & Returns to London for Season 2

Paul Oresteen | July 21, 2014

The World Poker Tour announced the first two stops of the second season of the WPT Alpha8 tour. The super high roller events returns to London for a £60,000 buy-in at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair. Then the tour will set up shop at the Bellagio in December while the WPT is town for the [...]

“MYSTICMOUNTAIN” Tops the partypoker $50K Sunday Major for $11,026

Paul Oresteen | July 21, 2014

The results for the  first post-2014 World Series of Poker Sunday Majors and Nevada performed better than expected. On the other side of the country New Jersey performed well again with partypoker leading the online rooms. 888.com stepped in to offer a larger Sunday evening event following Ultimate Poker’s decision to focus more on cash [...]

Main Event End of Level 17: Michael Finstein Leads Field with 2 Million

Paul Oresteen | July 11, 2014

Day 4 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event saw the bubble burst during the first full level of the day. Three players went out on the bubble and the tournament lost over 100 players in under 45 minutes of play. Level 17 saw the field dip from 574 to 446 players. Michael [...]

Sean Yu Wins Inaugural WPT500 at Aria in Marathon Final Table

Paul Oresteen | July 10, 2014

The inaugural WPT500 event at the Aria Casino held six starting flights over five days with the top 5% of each field advancing to Day 2. The $500 buy-in tournament attracted 3,599 total entrants, of which 176 returned for Day 2, which combined to build a prize pool of $1.79 million. The final table ran [...]

Phil Ivey Out in Front of Day 2C of 2014 WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 9, 2014

Day 2C of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event returned 2,571 players from the largest Main Event starting day in history (3,768). UFC announcer Bruce Buffer kicked off the action with and fired up the crowd with his explosive “Shuffle Up & Deal!” After three levels of play the field is down to [...]

Andreas Hoivold & Blair Hinkle Flirt with Lead on Day 1C

Paul Oresteen | July 7, 2014

Three levels are in the books for the Day 1C flight of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Players have through the dinner break at about 8:15 pm to still register for the event. All estimates point to the field beating the 2013 Main Event field of 6,352, but official numbers are yet [...]

2013 WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu Gives “Shuffle Up & Deal”

Paul Oresteen | July 7, 2014

Day 1C of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event was stretched to the limits on Monday with thousands of players spread across the Rio. WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart introduced the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu for the “Shuffle Up & Deal” ceremony. But before Negreanu could take the stage [...]

Tim Colby Plays for Beat Cancer Today for Childhood Cancer Research

Paul Oresteen | July 7, 2014

Thousands of people have descended on the Rio Convention Center with dreams of pocketing $10 million for winning the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Hopes of epic vacations, dream cars and for some pros, the chance to get out of makeup, are all high on Day 1. But Tim Colby is here a [...]

Ray Romano Needled to Start Day 1B of 2014 WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 6, 2014

Ray Romano, a longtime World Series of Poker supporter, has had massive success in Hollywood films and nine seasons of the hugely popular “Everybody Loves Raymond” sitcom. But WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart needled Romano about his WSOP success when Romano was on-hand to give the “Shuffle Up & Deal” for Day 1B of the [...]

WSOP Expects Huge Turnout for Days 1B & C, Advise Early Registration

Paul Oresteen | July 6, 2014

Day 1A of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event pulled the smallest Day 1A field Las Vegas has seen in years with 771 entrants. But WSOP officials are expecting huge numbers over the next two starting flights and are encouraging players to register as soon as they can. WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel [...]

Day 1A of the Main Event Kicks Off, $10K Pot Limit Omaha Final Table

Paul Oresteen | July 5, 2014

The first of three Day 1 flights at the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event saw cards in the air at noon. The Main Event wasn’t the only tournament in action – the final day of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and Day 4 of the $1,1111 Little One for One Drop resumed [...]

Salman Jaddi Wins Last $1,500 No Limit Hold’em of 2014 WSOP

Paul Oresteen | July 4, 2014

The final table the last $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event of the 2014 World Series of Poker returned for a fourth day to finish out the heads-up match between Salman Jaddi and Brandon Hall. The pair played deep into the night on Thursday and returned with Jaddi holding 6.8 million and Hall holding 4.7 million. [...]

Mike Kachan Survives Marathon Final Table & Wins First Bracelet

Paul Oresteen | July 2, 2014

The players of final day of the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2014 World Series of Poker knew they were in for a long day when 16 players bagged on Monday night. Mike Kachan survived a marathon final table of almost 200 hands “It feels great, it was a tough ride but it [...]

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