Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Andrew Lichtenberger Wins Alpha8 Las Vegas, $2.1M

Tim Fiorvanti | December 21, 2014

For all the accolades and acclaim that Andrew Lichtenberger received in his poker career, there was something missing from his resume – a signature, major tour victory. Sure, the man best known as ‘luckychewy’ had multiple cashes of $500,000 or more, deep runs in bracelet events and even the WSOP Main Event; numerous online titles, […]

WPT Five Diamond Final Table Set – Brett Shaffer Leads, Garrett Greer 3rd

Tim Fiorvanti | December 20, 2014

It took almost 14 hours to go from 33 players down to a final table of six on Day 5 of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic – and the way it all came to an end might haunt Jared Jaffee’s nightmares for years to come. Jaffee took the chiplead on Day 3 of […]

Brian Rast Leads Alpha8 Las Vegas Final Table After Dream Day 2

Tim Fiorvanti | December 20, 2014

A 13-hour Day 2 for WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas ended abruptly, with a bad beat sending recent Alpha8 St. Kitts champion Jason Mercier home in ninth place and cementing Brian Rast’s place as chipleader going into the official final table. Who better than Mercier himself to describe how it all played out – all while […]

Skrill USA Looks to Replicate European Success; WPT Last Longer Down to the Wire

Tim Fiorvanti | December 19, 2014

The World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic is playing down to its final table Friday at the Bellagio, and while all of the remaining players have their eyes on more than $1.4 million first place prize and all that comes with it there’s another prize that only a select few are eligible for. […]

Yi Fang Tops 33 Remaining Players After Day 4 of WPT Five Diamond

Tim Fiorvanti | December 19, 2014

It’s getting down to crunch time in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, as just 33 players made it through to the end of Day 4 Thursday. Two players cracked the 1 million chip mark and five more finished with over 900,000; with the stacks so bunched up it should prove to be an […]

Noah Schwartz Leads After Record-Setting Day 1 of Alpha8 Las Vegas

Tim Fiorvanti | December 19, 2014

The last big buy-in tournament of 2014 kicked off Thursday afternoon with a bang at the Bellagio, and when the bags came out at the end of Day 1 of a record-setting WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas Noah Schwartz was the only player holding more than 1 million. Schwartz’s 1,095,000 puts him a fair bit ahead […]

Jared Jaffee Leads Final 78 Into Day 3 of WPT Five Diamond

Tim Fiorvanti | December 18, 2014

The picture got a little bit clearer on Day 3 of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The field was confirmed at 586 entries, the prizepool was revealed with over $1.4 million for first, and 78 players made it to the halfway point of this tournament. Jared Jaffee already has a WPT title to […]

Bellagio Enjoys Major Breakthrough as Tournament Numbers Surge

Tim Fiorvanti | December 17, 2014

Over the last few years, the Bellagio has been working to rehabilitate its image and restore itself to its previously lofty standing in the eyes of the community. If the tournament numbers for the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic are any indication, the braintrust at the Bellagio has accomplished exactly what they set out […]

Iulian Iacob Bags Chiplead After Day 2 of WPT Five Diamond

Tim Fiorvanti | December 17, 2014

While official numbers have yet to be released, the Season XIII World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic is guaranteed to have the largest field for this event since Season VI. The unofficial total field size is 582 – far outpacing the 449 entries that played in Season XII. Just under half of that […]

DraftKings Looks to Crown Another Millionaire at WPT Five Diamond

Tim Fiorvanti | December 16, 2014

DraftKings has already crowned 10 millionaires in its weekly ‘Millionaire Maker’ contests alone so far in 2014 – and if things fall right this week at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic they might just help make another. Through weekly GPP (guaranteed prizepool) tournaments during the NFL season, DraftKings qualified 13 players for $12,600 […]

Justin Young Leads WPT Five Diamond After Day 1; 402 Entries & Counting

Tim Fiorvanti | December 16, 2014

The final World Poker Tour event of 2014 kicked off Monday afternoon at the Bellagio, and if things continue at the current pace this event will far outdo the field it drew in 2013. By the end of Level 5 Monday night, a total of 402 entries were in the field – well above the […]

BLUFF Presents the WPT Season XIII Ones to Watch

Tim Fiorvanti | December 15, 2014

Since Season IX of the World Poker Tour, a small group of players labeled as the ‘Ones to Watch’ has been singled out for attention during each season of WPT television broadcasts. For Season XIII, the WPT has partnered with in selecting seven players worthy of that recognition from a wide swath of the […]

Martin Jacobson and Darren Elias Grab POY Leads Late in Respective Races

Tim Fiorvanti | December 10, 2014

It was a very quiet week in the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race – which is good news for Dan Colman, who is seemingly one week closer to wrapping up the title. After playing the WPT Alpha8 event in St. Kitts, Colman opted not to head to Prague for the final EPT of […]

Dan Colman Claims Top Spot in BLUFF Power Rankings

Tim Fiorvanti | December 8, 2014

There’s been an untold number of superlatives laid upon Dan Colman for the year of results he’s racked up, but as 2014 winds towards a close Colman’s earned himself another distinct honor – the number one spot in the BLUFF Power Rankings. It’s not an easy position to attain by any means, but Colman’s working […]

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