Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Greg Merson Signs on as First Brand Ambassador for

Tim Fiorvanti | September 18, 2014 is set to celebrate the one year anniversary of joining the regulated online poker market in Nevada Friday afternoon, but Thursday brought news of a partnership that seems to have been a long time in the making. Greg Merson has officially joined as a Brand Ambassador – the first to fill such a [...]

Davidi Kitai & Oliver Price Crack Top 20 With Cyprus HR Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | September 17, 2014

The 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year has seen its share of ebbs and flows, and though Dan Colman hasn’t relinquished the lead since he took it over almost every other player has seen their position fluctuate over the last several months. Davidi Kitai fell out of the top 20 completely as several others moved [...]

Local Pro Mohammad Moeini Wins WSOPC Title at IP Biloxi

Tim Fiorvanti | September 16, 2014

There’s something to be said for knowing your sweet spot. For Mohammad Moeini there’s nothing quite like the home cooking in Biloxi and, for the fourth time in the last two years, Moeini found his way to the winner’s circle Monday. This time around it was a little different, however, as Moeini won the World [...]

Philipp Gruissem and Matt Salsberg Tumble as Top Five Hold Serve

Tim Fiorvanti | September 15, 2014

After several tumultuous weeks in the BLUFF Power Rankings, the players at the top finally took it easy and remained steady, for the time being at least. The top six players each maintained the same score and positioning from a week ago, but there’s still been some significant movement – albeit in the wrong direction. [...]

Joe McKeehen Stands Out Atop BLUFF Double-A POY Rankings

Tim Fiorvanti | September 13, 2014

The Double-A tier in the BLUFF Player of the Year system encompasses an interesting cross-section of tournaments. With all tournaments falling between buy-ins of $500 and $2,499 counting towards these races, all Heartland Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Circuit Main Events figure in this tier. WSOP bracelet events with $1,000 and $1,5000 buy-ins [...]

Dan Colman Takes Stranglehold on 2014 BLUFF POY Race with SHRPO Win

Tim Fiorvanti | September 10, 2014

When you look back at the kind of year that Dan Colman had in 2014 at some point in the future, it will certainly rank among the top individual years of live poker tournament performances ever put together. The scary thing about it is, he has another three and a half months to add to [...]

Alexander Lakhov Wins 2014 WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus

Tim Fiorvanti | September 10, 2014

There was a WPT Champions Club member and two EPT champions standing in his way at the final table of the 2014 WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus, but Alexander Lakhov would not be denied on this day. Lakhov defeated fellow Russian pro and WPT champion Dmitry Gromov heads-up Wednesday afternoon in Cyprus to add his [...]

Nicolas Chouity Leads Accomplished Final Six in Merit Classic North Cyprus

Tim Fiorvanti | September 9, 2014

It took a 12 hour day to pull it off, but a field that was once 30 in the 2014 WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus was finally whittled down to a final table just after 1 am local time – and what a final table it should be. Nicolas Chouity has the advantage when play [...]

Mortensen, Chiu & Scheinberg Top List of Biggest Hall of Fame Snubs

Tim Fiorvanti | September 9, 2014

Only 10 people make the cut as finalists each year for the Poker Hall of Fame, leaving a few head-scratchers off the list each time. Players with all the necessary credentials are often left on the outside looking in, and the fate of poker industry ‘builders’ is left to the whims of the nominations process. [...]

Antonio Buonanno Keeps Lead, 30 Players Remain After Day 3 in Cyprus

Tim Fiorvanti | September 8, 2014

Maybe it was extreme confidence that caused Antonio Buonanno to wear a t-shirt identifying himself as the 2014 EPT Grand Final Champion on Day 1 of the WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus, or perhaps it was just to let everyone know he was in the room. Whatever the case may be, Buonanno played like a [...]

Antonio Buonanno Leads 79 into Day 3 of Merit Classic North Cyprus

Tim Fiorvanti | September 7, 2014

Photo c/o WPT Antonio Buonanno stands as the reigning EPT Grand Final champion, and after a strong day of poker Sunday he’s positioned himself for a run at another major title in Cyprus. Buonanno out-accumulated everyone else on Day 2 of the 2014 WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus and takes 428,000 with him into Monday’s [...]

2013 Runner-Up Albert Daher on Top as Merit Classic North Cyprus Draws 375

Tim Fiorvanti | September 6, 2014

One year ago in Cyprus, Albert Daher got heads-up for a World Poker Tour title in Cyprus, only to fall just short to a masterful performance from Alexey Rybin, who led from start to finish. Daher hopes he can follow that same path in 2014, improving his finish by one more spot. Daher bagged the [...]

partypoker’s Garden State Super Series Offers $1M in Guarantees

Tim Fiorvanti | September 4, 2014

The Borgata Poker Open is underway and people are heading to New Jersey for almost three weeks worth of tournaments and a televised WPT event to cap it all off. For those traveling to New Jersey (and those already there), however, there’s value to be had online as well. The Garden State Super Series begins [...]

Daniel Colman Continues Historic Year With SHRPO Title, $1.4M

Tim Fiorvanti | September 4, 2014

Daniel Colman is in the midst of a six month stretch that few could match in a lifetime, and with his victory in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event Wednesday Colman has pushed the bar even higher. Colman defeated Mike Leah heads-up to win his third title in six months and earn [...]

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