Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Things Are Getting Real for Joe McKeehen on the Thunderdome Stage

Tim Fiorvanti | July 14, 2015

With 17 players left in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, Matt Guan raised to 400,000 and Joe McKeehen three-bet him to 1,125,000. Daniel Negreanu looked down at A K in the big blind and four-bet to 2.6 million, Guan folded and McKeehen considered his options. After a brief pause, he made a decision that […]

Me vs. Me: Comparing Michael Mizrachi’s Best WSOP’s

Tim Fiorvanti | May 18, 2015

BLUFF’s 2015 WSOP Countdown continues with the fourth in a series of statistical breakdowns meant to determine the greatest years put together by some of the best tournament poker players of all time. Michael Mizrachi has had quite the career, but for a long time the World Series of Poker hung like an albatross around his neck. […]

November Nine Expansion Highlights 2015 WSOP Changes

Tim Fiorvanti | May 12, 2015

The World Series of Poker announced big news on several fronts for the 2015 WSOP Tuesday, with a major change to the way the November Nine plays out leading the way. The live ESPN broadcast of the November Nine expands from two days to three for the first time in 2015, with coverage starting on Sunday, November 8 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN. Action switches […]

Taylor Paur Wins $1.2 Million, First WPT Title at Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic

Tim Fiorvanti | March 14, 2015

Coming into the final table of the 2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic, Taylor Paur had just over $1.5 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, which placed him fifth out of the six players at that final table. There was little question as to his abilities by the end of play Friday night at Bay 101 as Paur put on a dominant performance […]

Isaac Baron, Faraz Jaka, Sorel Mizzi, Taylor Paur & Jake Bazeley Headline Stacked Bay 101 Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | March 13, 2015

Day 3 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic was a tale in two parts. With the switch to six-handed tables at the start of play Thursday, 36 players were slashed to just 10 in a matter of five hours. They played 45 minutes without an elimination going into the dinner break, but within the first 30 minutes after they returned Quan Tran went out in 10th. […]

Imad Allahham Leads Big After Frantic Finish on Day 2 of Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic

Tim Fiorvanti | March 12, 2015

There’s a lot that sets the Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic apart from any other live tournament out there, from the bounties, to the fans, to the seemingly far more relaxed atmosphere. It’s also known for packing a full and exciting World Poker Tour event into an abbreviated schedule. It makes for crazy days like the one that played out Wednesday […]

Haixia Zhang Earns 2 Bounties, $10K Chiplead Bonus on Day 1B of 2015 Bay 101 Shooting Star

Tim Fiorvanti | March 11, 2015

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Mike Leah Reaches New Heights, Takes #1 Spot in BLUFF Power Rankings for the First Time

Tim Fiorvanti | March 11, 2015

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James Carroll Claims $10K Bonus as Day 1A Chipleader of Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic

Tim Fiorvanti | March 10, 2015

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Catching Up With WPT ‘Ones to Watch': Justin Zaki’s Quest for a 2nd WPT Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | March 10, 2015

Of the seven players selected as WPT Ones to Watch for Season XIII, Justin Zakiwas objectively the most accomplished with almost $1.3 million and a third place finish in the 2011 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown. Since they were named ‘Ones to Watch’, both Jose Serratos and Garrett Greer have managed to […]

By the Numbers: Quantifying Anthony Zinno’s Place in WPT History

Tim Fiorvanti | March 09, 2015

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Anthony Zinno Goes Back-to-Back at LA Poker Classic, Wins Historic 3rd WPT Title

Tim Fiorvanti | March 06, 2015

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Anthony Zinno Makes Back-to-Back WPT Final Tables, Igor Yaroshevskyy & Mike Leah Out in Front

Tim Fiorvanti | March 04, 2015

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The Pro’s Pro with Garrett Greer

Tim Fiorvanti | March 12, 2013

The Pro’s Pro appears in each issue of Bluff Magazine and is also a regular feature on In it, we look at the lives and careers of some of the most successful tournament pros traveling the circuit today. In this edition, BLUFF spoke to Garrett Greer, who finished seventh at the 2013 LA Poker Classic and followed it up with a deep run […]