Articles by: Paul Oresteen

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 […]

Ole Schemion Takes Over Top Spot in Power Rankings from Dan Colman

Paul Oresteen | February 3, 2015

Ole Schemion took over the top spot on the BLUFF Power Rankings – a spot he enjoyed for quite some time until Dan Colman took over the top spot in 2014. The results from 2015 PCA and Aussie Millions dramatically re-shuffled the rankings. Pratyush Buddiga climbed five spots to land in the sixth spot, Scott […]

Guillaume Darcourt Leads EPT Deauville Main Event Into Day 2

Paul Oresteen | February 3, 2015

Guillaume Darcourt tops the chip counts after the first two Day 1 flights of the EPT Deauville Main Event. Darcourt amassed 167,800 in the second flight which attracted 390 entrants and 227 of them survived the day. Across both Day 1 flights the field drew 591 entries and 335 total players move onto Day 2. Two other players from […]

The World Series of Poker Announces Full 2015 Schedule with 68 Events

Paul Oresteen | February 2, 2015

The World Series of Poker announced the full 2015 schedule featuring 68 total events, ten new events and the Main Event guarantees to pay out 1,000 places with the goal of paying out at least $1 million to each player at the final table. “If you’ve never thought about coming to Las Vegas for the […]

Steve O’Dwyer Second to Kevin Schulz in 2015 Player of the Year Race

Paul Oresteen | January 29, 2015

Kevin Schulz jumped out the early lead for the 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings as every PCA Main Event champ has done in recent years and already has Steve O’Dwyer cutting into his lead and chasing him down. Schulz’s first cash in 15 months was his PCA Main Event win for $1.4 million […]

Nick Shkolnik Wins HPT Thunder Valley Main Event

Paul Oresteen | January 27, 2015

Nick Shkolnik matched his career earnings with his win at the Heartland Poker Tour’s Thunder Valley Main Event outside Sacramento. Shkolnik notched four of the final table’s eight eliminations en route to earning $159,599. “I was telling my friends I was going to win this and they didn’t believe me,” Shkolnik said. “It means a lot […]

Dan Colman Leads Power Rankings, 2015 PCA Shuffles Standings

Paul Oresteen | January 20, 2015

Dan Colman still occupies the top spot in the BLUFF Poker Player Power Rankings but Joe Kuether, Paul Volpe and Pratyush Buddiga made some headway since the previous rankings while familiar faces Scott Seiver and Jason Mercier rejoined  the rankings. Kuether had a profitable trip to the 2014 PCA from his runner-up finish in the $25,000 […]

Noah Schwartz Defeats Jake Schindler for WPT Alpha8 Florida Title

Paul Oresteen | January 18, 2015

Noah Schwartz won his first WPT Alpha8 title on Sunday, defeating Jake Schindler heads up for $585,000 at the Seminole Hollywood Hard Rock Casino. They returned for a second day of action to finish out the six-handed event. Jason Mercier, Byron Kaverman, Dan Colman and Bryn Kenney rounded out the field for the $100,000 event but were eliminated during Saturday’s action. […]