Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Faraz Jaka Forges His Own Path to Enlightenment Through Poker

Tim Fiorvanti | July 1, 2015

Thanks to his success in poker and adventurous spirit, along with four years running without a fixed address, Faraz Jaka has traveled the world and enjoyed experiences and opportunities many only dream of. Poker is always at the forefront, but in both his vision of the future and continued life on the road Jaka’s constantly […]

Mosseri Leads, Ashton 2nd in PPC; ‘Hippie Jon’ Wins Super Seniors

Tim Fiorvanti | June 24, 2015

They haven’t quite reached the money yet, but the $50,000 Poker Players Championship has reached a critical stage after three days of play. One of 19 players will add their name to the Chip Reese trophy as the 10th champion of the event, but two grueling days of poker lie ahead. Only one winner was […]

Aaron Massey on Keeping Up the Grind & Success by Team BCP

Tim Fiorvanti | June 23, 2015

If you’ve spent any significant time at a poker tournament where Aaron Massey’s playing, you’d know it. Massey’s almost always got a smile on his face no matter how things are going on the table, and his general lack of any kind of filter and propensity to speak his mind tends to polarize the way […]

Scott Seiver Leads $50K PPC, Seniors Championship Ends in a Flash

Tim Fiorvanti | June 23, 2015

There are tournaments that are designed to go fast at the 2015 World Series of Poker and tournaments designed to go slow. Sometimes the action outpaces the best laid plans of tournament staff, as was the case when the final four eliminations in the Seniors Championship came over the course of just 11 hands. On […]

Looking Back at 10 Years of $50,000 Poker Players Championships

Tim Fiorvanti | June 22, 2015

The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is in its 10th year on the World Series of Poker schedule, and it looks a lot different today than it did when it was introduced as the $50,000 HORSE Championship in 2006. It’s changed again for 2015, but before we get to that let’s take a look back at […]

Pescatori Makes it 2 Two-Time Winners in 2 Days, $50K Kicks Off

Tim Fiorvanti | June 22, 2015

A crazy weekend at the 2015 World Series of Poker came to a close with two memorable final tables. Max Pescatori made it two repeat 2015 winners in as many days, Brazilians nearly literally tore down the Mothership in excitement and the $50,000 Poker Players Championship kicked off. Add in a tournament appearance by Doyle […]

Hastings Wins 2nd Bracelet of 2015, Chidwick Leads $10K Stud Hi-Lo

Tim Fiorvanti | June 21, 2015

One of the biggest weekends of the 2015 World Series of Poker kicked off in epic fashion Saturday as Brian Hastings won his second bracelet of the summer. He was one of two winners on Day 25 of the 2015 WSOP, with three more set to follow for a crazy Sunday that includes the start […]

MIKE LEAH IN FOCUS: Mixed Feelings at the Midway Point of the WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | June 20, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker has crossed its halfway point, and despite his best efforts none of the 36 open bracelets awarded to date this summer belong to Mike Leah. Leah has put together some tremendous runs in that stretch, making two final tables, finishing 39th out of 22,374 in the Colossus and putting […]

Dan Idema & Andre Boyer Add to Growing List of Repeat Winners at 2015 WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | June 20, 2015

There’s a common theme coming up over and over again at the 2015 World Series of Poker – players coming back to win their second, third, fourth or even 14th bracelet. Two more cases of that happened Friday, and a third winner – Byron Kaverman – cemented his status as one of the strongest No […]

Jack Effel Credits Kessler, Describes Process of Fixing Limit Structures

Tim Fiorvanti | June 19, 2015

As players started to take their seats and settle in for an afternoon of 10 Game action Thursday at the 2015 World Series of Poker, WSOP officials made a surprising announcement that was also shared by Tournament Director Jack Effel on Twitter. After players complained about how much play there was early in the low […]

Matt Vengrin Leads Final 3 in $3K HORSE, Polk Tops $10K Six Max

Tim Fiorvanti | June 19, 2015

There wasn’t a single bracelet winner crowned Thursday at the 2015 World Series of Poker, but that lull sets up the likelihood of a four-bracelet day for the second time in three days for Friday. While there weren’t any winners crowned, there was still plenty of action to be had across six events and a […]

Balancing the Grind: Playing Daily Fantasy During the 2015 WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | June 18, 2015

A full summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker is time consuming and potentially exhausting, and players have to be very careful how they allocate their time. For many who’ve caught the daily fantasy bug over the last couple of years, it takes a lot of effort to maintain a balance between time spent […]

Jason Mercier Among Four Bracelet Winners Crowned in a Single Day

Tim Fiorvanti | June 18, 2015

Wednesday was one of the busiest days in the history of the World Series of Poker by any measure, with eight different bracelet events in action and four players taking home gold by the time all was said and done. The Monster Stack brought the second seven-figure payday of the summer so far and Jason […]

BRACELET RACE: Phil Hellmuth Sets the Bar a Little Higher With #14

Tim Fiorvanti | June 14, 2015

It had been more than two-and-a-half years since Phil Hellmuth had lifted a World Series of Poker bracelet in the air triumphantly, and in that time Phil Ivey made the race as interesting as it’s been in nearly a decade with a pair of WSOP victories of his own. While Ivey was tied with two […]