Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

2014 WSOP APAC Features 10 Bracelet Events, Live ESPN Coverage

Tim Fiorvanti | April 24, 2014

The World Series of Poker returns to the Crown Casino in Melbourne for the second time in October for WSOP Asia-Pacific, and this time there will 10 bracelets on the line and live worldwide coverage on ESPN. “Crown Melbourne is excited to be hosting the WSOP Asia Pacific for a second time and we are [...]

‘sps8710′ Wins NJCOP Event #7, Jamie Kerstetter Makes Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | April 23, 2014

The first No Limit Hold’em rebuy event of the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker continued the trend of crushing guarantees, and even with a buy-in half that of the other $20,000 Guarantees so far in NJCOP, Event 7 awarded the second-biggest first place prize of the series so far. When all was said and [...]

Jason Koon Jumps Out to Early Chiplead on Day 1B of WPT Championship

Tim Fiorvanti | April 23, 2014

Both starting days are in the books and registration for the 2014 World Poker Tour World Championship is officially closed, with the future champion sitting somewhere among the 200 remaining players. Among those 200 players, Jason Koon stands heads and shoulders above the rest – and not just in a physical sense. Koon, who graced [...]

James Calderaro Hits Stride, Finds Major Success on WPT

Tim Fiorvanti | April 22, 2014

Early on in his tournament poker career, James Calderaro experienced some tremendous success and had some close calls with history. His second major recorded cash came in the $25,000 WPT World Championship, where he finished 20th in 2008, and it’d get even better the following year at the World Series of Poker. Calderaro narrowly missed [...]

Victoria Coren Mitchell Wins 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event; First 2-Time EPT Champ

Tim Fiorvanti | April 20, 2014

After almost 10 years, through the first 97 events held on the European Poker Tour, there had never been a repeat champion. There were numerous close calls through 10 seasons on the EPT, with nine players recording both a win and a runner-up finish. Where players like Bertrand Grospellier, Mike McDonald and Steve O’Dwyer fell [...]

Westmorland Keeps Lead, Coren-Mitchell Seeks EPT Double at San Remo Final Table

Tim Fiorvanti | April 19, 2014

Jordan Westmorland ended Day 5 of the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event with only a few more chips than he started with, but his lead was so significant going into Saturday’s action that it was enough to give him the chiplead going into the final table. The chip counts are much tighter after a [...]

Mukul Pahuja Jumps to Top of North American Race with 2nd WPT FT of 2014

Tim Fiorvanti | April 19, 2014

BLUFF has created a new way to recognize more of the best tournament players in a given year with our expanded Player of the Year system. In addition to the overall POY race, which will continue to operate in the exact same way, there will be separate categories based on both region and buy-in level. [...]

Jordan Westmorland Dominates Day 4, Takes Chiplead in San Remo Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | April 18, 2014

Just one day of poker separates the final 16 players in the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event from a final table, and Jordan Westmorland did quite a bit on Day 4 to give himself a tremendous chance of being one of those final eight. Westmorland, the last American standing in the San Remo Main [...]

Shaniac’s Kathy Liebert Auction, Merson ‘Outplayed’ at Maryland Live

Tim Fiorvanti | April 18, 2014

Mornings are never fun. The best way to manage them – to get through them really – is to create a routine. For most people that means a shower, a commute, a coffee and spending the first 15 minutes of your day procrastinating before getting your workday started. Here at BLUFF, we think The Ante should be [...]

Raul Mestre Grabs Lead on Day 3 of San Remo Main Event, 39 Remain

Tim Fiorvanti | April 17, 2014

In the 98 Main Events in the history of the European Poker Tour, there has never been a champion hailing from Spain or a two-time champion. With 39 players remaining in the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event, both of these scenarios are still very much in play. Raul Mestre’s been close before, having finished [...]

Lukas Berglund Ends Day 2 of San Remo Main Event with Big Chiplead

Tim Fiorvanti | April 16, 2014

The final leg of Season 10 on the European Poker Tour is in full swing in San Remo, and a 21-year-old Swedish online superstar is currently crushing the field through the first two days of the Main Event. Lukas Berglund, currently ranked second in the world among online tournament poker players by PocketFives, had a [...]

James Calderaro Cracks Top 5, Race Gets Even Tighter

Tim Fiorvanti | April 16, 2014

The first signs of a coming storm in the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race arrived this week, with five different players improving their standing in an ever-tightening race. James Calderaro’s move was the most significant, with the 2014 WPT Lucky Hearts Open champion cracking the top five this week. Calderaro earned his fifth [...]

NJ DGE Issues Payout Ruling on Cancelled Borgata Event

Tim Fiorvanti | April 14, 2014

After three months of scrutiny on the matter, the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement released its final order Monday on how the remaining prizepool of Event 1 of the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open will be distributed, following its cancellation due to the introduction of fake chips. The $1,433,145 remaining in the prizepool will [...]

Breaking Down the North American POY Races

Tim Fiorvanti | April 12, 2014

BLUFF has created a new way to recognize more of the best tournament players in a given year with our expanded Player of the Year system. In addition to the overall POY race, which will continue to operate in the exact same way, there will be separate categories based on both region and buy-in level. [...]

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