Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Olivier Busquet Tops Daniel Colman In Barcelona Super High Roller

Paul Oresteen | August 20, 2014

The Super High Roller event at EPT Barcelona came down to classic match of teacher versus student. The teacher, Olivier Busquet, was looking for his first EPT win after three runner-up finishes and the student, Dan Colman, was looking for his third high roller win this year. Ultimately, Busquet defeated his protégé for $1,197,484 after the two players [...]

Aaron Massey Wins Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago

Paul Oresteen | August 19, 2014

Aaron Massey has been one of Chicago’s most successful players on the tournament circuit and he was prepared when the Heartland Poker Tour rolled into his hometown for their Ameristar East Chicago tournament series. Massey began the final day as the chip leader, never lost the lead and won the event for $177,502. The win [...]

Jacob Schindler Leads Overall North American POY Race

Paul Oresteen | August 17, 2014

The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year standings across North America’s buy-in tiers all saw movement with the poker world able to pick and choose from all buy-in levels during the summer in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker contributed the most to POY scores, but competing events at the Wynn, Venetian and Bellagio [...]

PokerStars Announces 2015 PCA Schedule, Kicks Off LAPT Season 8

Paul Oresteen | August 15, 2014

Whether it’s the soothing Bahamian waters or the white-knuckle water slides through shark tanks you prefer, the world-class Atlantis resort will once again host the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, one of the most successful poker tournament series outside of Las Vegas, January 6 through January 14. The 35-event event festival doubles as the first stop [...]

Partypoker and WPT Return to Cyprus, Dusk Til Dawn Chartering Jet

Paul Oresteen | August 13, 2014

The World Poker Tour heads back to the island of Cyprus for the partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus in September. The Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino hosts the 22-event series, featuring a $10,500 high roller event and a $4,400 main event with a $1 million guarantee. The WPT has teamed with Dusk Til [...]

Joe McKeehen: Cashier to Cashing Machine on the Tournament Circuit

Paul Oresteen | August 8, 2014

Joe McKeehen has some impressive career numbers: $1.8 million in live winnings, 66 cashes, 34 final tables and 11 wins. He’s currently in sixth place in the Global 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year standings, but even the biggest of poker fans would struggle to pick McKeehen out of a lineup. The 23 year-old Philadelphia [...]

John Drikakis Wins Heartland Poker Tour’s Soaring Eagle for $137,014

Paul Oresteen | August 5, 2014

John Drikakis earned his first tournament cash in November 2013 at the Heartland Poker Tour’s Season IX Championship Open and played his way to the final table. Drikakis was short on experience but managed a sixth place finish for $25,769. Fast forward seven months later and the shipping clerk from Battle Creek, Michigan earned his [...]

“Sveinbinder099″ and “devonick1″ Chop partypoker.NJ Sunday Major

Paul Oresteen | August 4, 2014

A week ago just about every major event beat their guarantee but this week the largest events in New Jersey fell just short of their mark. Even with the small overlay needed for the partypoker $50,000 guarantee in New Jersey the top two finishers earned more than “Str8FlushGuy” for winning the WSOP.com major. NEW JERSEY [...]

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 [...]

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