Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Victoria Coren Mitchell Wins 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event; First 2-Time EPT Champ

Tim Fiorvanti | April 20, 2014

After almost 10 years, through the first 97 events held on the European Poker Tour, there had never been a repeat champion. There were numerous close calls through 10 seasons on the EPT, with nine players recording both a win and a runner-up finish. Where players like Bertrand Grospellier, Mike McDonald and Steve O’Dwyer fell [...]

Westmorland Keeps Lead, Coren-Mitchell Seeks EPT Double at San Remo Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | April 19, 2014

Jordan Westmorland ended Day 5 of the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event with only a few more chips than he started with, but his lead was so significant going into Saturday’s action that it was enough to give him the chiplead going into the final table. The chip counts are much tighter after a [...]

Mukul Pahuja Jumps to Top of North American Race with 2nd WPT FT of 2014

Tim Fiorvanti | April 19, 2014

BLUFF has created a new way to recognize more of the best tournament players in a given year with our expanded Player of the Year system. In addition to the overall POY race, which will continue to operate in the exact same way, there will be separate categories based on both region and buy-in level. [...]

Jordan Westmorland Dominates Day 4, Takes Chiplead in San Remo Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | April 18, 2014

Just one day of poker separates the final 16 players in the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event from a final table, and Jordan Westmorland did quite a bit on Day 4 to give himself a tremendous chance of being one of those final eight. Westmorland, the last American standing in the San Remo Main [...]

Shaniac’s Kathy Liebert Auction, Merson ‘Outplayed’ at Maryland Live

Tim Fiorvanti | April 18, 2014

Mornings are never fun. The best way to manage them – to get through them really – is to create a routine. For most people that means a shower, a commute, a coffee and spending the first 15 minutes of your day procrastinating before getting your workday started. Here at BLUFF, we think The Ante should be [...]

Raul Mestre Grabs Lead on Day 3 of San Remo Main Event, 39 Remain

Tim Fiorvanti | April 17, 2014

In the 98 Main Events in the history of the European Poker Tour, there has never been a champion hailing from Spain or a two-time champion. With 39 players remaining in the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event, both of these scenarios are still very much in play. Raul Mestre’s been close before, having finished [...]

Lukas Berglund Ends Day 2 of San Remo Main Event with Big Chiplead

Tim Fiorvanti | April 16, 2014

The final leg of Season 10 on the European Poker Tour is in full swing in San Remo, and a 21-year-old Swedish online superstar is currently crushing the field through the first two days of the Main Event. Lukas Berglund, currently ranked second in the world among online tournament poker players by PocketFives, had a [...]

James Calderaro Cracks Top 5, Race Gets Even Tighter

Tim Fiorvanti | April 16, 2014

The first signs of a coming storm in the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race arrived this week, with five different players improving their standing in an ever-tightening race. James Calderaro’s move was the most significant, with the 2014 WPT Lucky Hearts Open champion cracking the top five this week. Calderaro earned his fifth [...]

NJ DGE Issues Payout Ruling on Cancelled Borgata Event

Tim Fiorvanti | April 14, 2014

After three months of scrutiny on the matter, the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement released its final order Monday on how the remaining prizepool of Event 1 of the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open will be distributed, following its cancellation due to the introduction of fake chips. The $1,433,145 remaining in the prizepool will [...]

Breaking Down the North American POY Races

Tim Fiorvanti | April 12, 2014

BLUFF has created a new way to recognize more of the best tournament players in a given year with our expanded Player of the Year system. In addition to the overall POY race, which will continue to operate in the exact same way, there will be separate categories based on both region and buy-in level. [...]

Gaviao Climbs, Leah Inches Closer to Top in Otherwise Quiet Week

Tim Fiorvanti | April 9, 2014

The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race is on the precipice of the most chaotically busy time of the year in tournament poker. Over the next four weeks the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour will each close out their seasons with two big stops. With all of the smaller tours that are [...]

$5 Million Guaranteed at Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, EPT San Remo Begins

Tim Fiorvanti | April 7, 2014

From late May through mid-July the World Series of Poker is the undeniable center of the poker universe. April and early May, however, are the time when the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour shine brightest. The WPT is especially busy this week as the first of two remaining events in Season XII gets [...]

Panka, McDonald and Calderaro Each Lead Respective POY Buy-In Tiers

Tim Fiorvanti | April 5, 2014

BLUFF has created a new way to recognize more of the best tournament players in a given year with our expanded Player of the Year system. In addition to the overall POY race, which will continue to operate in the exact same way, there will be separate categories based on both region and buy-in level. [...]

JC Tran on a WPT Title in Sacramento, Fatherhood & the November Nine

Tim Fiorvanti | April 4, 2014

“Five Questions” is a weekly Q&A feature on BLUFF where we catch up with the biggest names in poker to talk about everything going on in their lives both at and away from the table. The first edition of “Five Questions” features a chat with JC Tran, who’s fresh off his second career WPT title. [...]

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