Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Day 1A of Barcelona Main Event Ends with Michael Mizrachi in the Lead

Tim Fiorvanti | August 21, 2014

The 100th European Poker Tour Main Event began Thursday afternoon in Barcelona with fanfare that also celebrated the launch of the EPT’s 11th season, and the Day 1A action at the tables did not disappoint. Over eight levels of poker 475 players played down to 279, and the chipleader in the clubhouse is Michael Mizrachi. [...]

Daniel Colman Extends POY Lead With Runner-Up Finish in Barcelona SHR

Tim Fiorvanti | August 20, 2014

It took exactly one event for Season 11 of the European Poker Tour to have a huge impact on the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race. Daniel Colman may have missed out on back-to-back Super High Roller titles in Barcelona, but he didn’t miss by much. After three days of action Colman found himself [...]

Barcelona Anniversary Knocks Smith, McDonald & Watson Down a Few Pegs

Tim Fiorvanti | August 18, 2014

Two years ago Tuesday, the 2012 European Poker Tour Super High Roller in Barcelona featured a tremendous final table that eventually saw Dan Smith take down his second such event of the year to earn his second $1 million payday of 2012. JC Alvarado, Mike Watson, Ilari Sahamies, Mike McDonald and Erik Seidel finished second [...]

Colman Keeps BLUFF POY Lead with New EPT and WPT Seasons Set to Begin

Tim Fiorvanti | August 13, 2014

The final two episodes of ESPN’s 2014 Big One for One Drop broadcast aired Tuesday night, highlighting Dan Colman’s run to a $15 million victory. That win represents the second-largest poker tournament payout ever, and it’s helped Colman to take and hold the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year lead for the last month. After [...]

Power Rankings: Kuether, Schindler Slide as Top 20 Stays Mostly Static

Tim Fiorvanti | August 11, 2014

With the 11th season of the European Poker Tour just a week away, and the 13th season of the World Poker Tour set for the week after, the poker world is ramping up towards one of the most exciting times of the year. For now, however, the BLUFF Power Rankings lie mostly dormant. Ole Schemion [...]

“ned_plimpton” Wins partypoker $50K Guarantee, Makes Two Final Tables

Tim Fiorvanti | August 11, 2014

The theme for this week in the online poker world in the US was double final tables. The biggest winner of the week pulled of just such a feat, and he was one of two players to pull it off in the state of New Jersey. NEW JERSEY partypoker Sunday $50,000 Guarantee Buy-in: $200 Entrants: [...]

Jacob Schindler Leads North American POY, Busy Fall Ahead For All Regions

Tim Fiorvanti | August 9, 2014

With the start of August and the end of the 2014 World Series of Poker, some serious tournament action will return to several regions that have laid dormant during the summer months. The summer of 2014 has had its effect on the BLUFF North American Player of the Year race, to be clear. Between the [...]

Power Rankings: Schemion Ends July on Top, Rettenmaier Finally Exits Top 20

Tim Fiorvanti | August 5, 2014

The BLUFF Power Rankings look a little bit different than they did a few months ago, but the same man sits atop the list that did when the summer began. After having a tough time of things during an abbreviated WSOP schedule, Ole Schemion finished his summer by winning a $100,000 Super High Roller at [...]

Colman Rides ‘Big One’ to High Roller POY Lead, WSOP Touches All 5 Tiers

Tim Fiorvanti | August 3, 2014

With the month of July and the 2014 World Series of Poker behind us, it’s time for a reset on all of the BLUFF Player of the Year races. Each was touched by the 2014 WSOP and various other events held around Las Vegas over the last two months, and with the EPT and WPT [...]

Connor Drinan’s ‘Worst Bad Beat Ever’ From Big One for One Drop Goes Viral

Tim Fiorvanti | July 30, 2014

When watching a major tournament that’s being filmed for television, there are certain things that you immediately know will make the broadcast. Late on Day 2 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, a hand that played out between Connor Drinan and Cary Katz not only qualified to make it [...]

Ivey, Robl Succesfully Post Bail For Paul & Darren Phua in Sports Betting Case

Tim Fiorvanti | July 29, 2014

Almost two full weeks after their arrest as part of an alleged illegal sports betting operation, both Paul Phua and his son Darren were released on bail late Monday night. The $2.5 million required to free the Phuas was posted by Phil Ivey and Andrew Robl, who were regulars in the ultra-high stakes cash games [...]

Main Event End of Level 34: 3 More Fall, November Nine Bubble Underway

Tim Fiorvanti | July 15, 2014

Just one elimination in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event remains until the series calls it a summer. With three eliminations in the first half of Level 34, the November Nine bubble was reached and tensions were high. On two separate occasions a player’s tournament life was on the line on that bubble [...]

Main Event End of Level 33: Jorryt van Hoof Takes Big Lead; 13 Players Remain

Tim Fiorvanti | July 15, 2014

The November Nine is creeping closer by the hour, and players are starting to stake their claims to one of the final table spots at the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Jorryt van Hoof made a serious run towards the top in this level, eliminating players at the beginning [...]

Main Event End of Level 32: Sindelar Leads Final 16 Into Dinner, Politano Surging

Tim Fiorvanti | July 14, 2014

Only seven people stand between this year’s November Nine and their destiny, but the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event is still wide open with 16 players left. They’re all off on what might be the most stressful meals of their lives, but they’re better off than the three people whose Main Event final [...]

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