Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Dylan Wilkerson Playing Conservatively Despite a $1.1 Million 2014

Paul Oresteen | August 1, 2014

Coming into this year, Dylan Wilkerson had a solid live tournament resume. There were a few tournament wins and over $270,000 in cashes, but is was nothing compared to the fist 10 weeks of 2014. He finished runner-up in back-to-back World Poker Tour events – first in the Fallsview Poker Classic for $228,806 and then [...]

Crown Melbourne Announces 2015 Aussie Millions Schedule

Paul Oresteen | August 1, 2014

The Crown Casino in Melbourne announced the schedule for the largest and richest tournament series of the Asia-Pacific region – the 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. The 21-event series kicks off January 14 and runs through February 2. The signature $250,000* LK Boutique Challenge and the $100,000 Challenge events return, but the Aussie Millions caters [...]

The Latest Episode of Me vs U Has A Dark Side

Paul Oresteen | July 31, 2014

The latest episode of Ultimate Poker‘s ME vs. U series once again pits Dan O’Brien against Danielle Andersen in another series of seemingly simple, but frustrating challenges. Through the fist six episodes the loser of each challenge was punished with a humiliating punishment. The most recent episode places the pair in a series of competitions [...]

“mattyice” and “croatico” Chop partypoker.NJ $50,000 Guarantee

Paul Oresteen | July 28, 2014

New Jersey continues to beat Nevada in just about every measurable statistic when comparing Sunday Majors – field size, guarantees, prize pools, etc., and on Sunday “mattyice” and “croatico” chopped the largest event of the weekend – the partypoker $50,000 Guarantee. WSOP.com fell just shy of their $25,000 goal for the Sunday Major in New [...]

WSOP Opens Public Nominations for Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Paul Oresteen | July 25, 2014

The World Series of Poker announced the first step in the Poker Hall of Fame induction process with public nominations open until August 15 on the WSOP website. The WSOP allows just two people into the Hall of Fame each year and with a number of prominent players having just turned 40, a log jam [...]

Daniel Colman and Ole Schemion Battle for Top Spot in BLUFF POY

Paul Oresteen | July 24, 2014

The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race has tightened up to the point where any player in the top 15 has a realistic chance of contending for the title. Daniel Colman and Ole Schemion moved into the top two spots while early POY contender Dominik Panka has slid to 13th place. Schemion and Jacob [...]

Upcoming Summer Events to Cure Post-WSOP Blues

Paul Oresteen | July 23, 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker is over and done with. Seven weeks of 13 hour days provided enough action for the poker world to need a small vacation. Players have had a little over a week to catch their breath and inevitably the desire to play poker tournaments returns and players hit the road [...]

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 [...]

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