Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Dzimtry Urbanovich Leaps Into POY Lead After Three Wins at EPT Malta

Tim Fiorvanti | March 26, 2015

In order to pass Anthony Zinno – owner of back-to-back World Poker Tour titles – in the 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings this early on, you have to accomplish something truly remarkable. For Dzmitry Urbanovich, it took winning three times in under a week at the EPT Malta festival to pull it off. […]

Connor Drinan & Dani Stern Lead Final 8 in
€25,000 EPT Malta High Roller

Tim Fiorvanti | March 19, 2015

Connor Drinan has made some serious splashes over the last few years in various High Roller events around the world, and though he’s earned some serious bank in those results he’s yet to actually take one down. Friday could be Drinan’s day, as he’s taken the chiplead in the final table of the EPT Malta […]

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 […]

Isaac Baron, Faraz Jaka, Sorel Mizzi & Taylor Paur 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 […]

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 […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 11, 2015

It was an undeniable career year for Mike Leah in 2014, who put together one of the strongest BLUFF Player of the Year campaigns in recent memory only to fall just short thanks to arguably the greatest year in the modern era by Dan Colman. In 2014, Leah had five wins including his first career […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 11, 2015

A lot can happen in 11 hours of poker, and on Day 1B of the 2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic, a lot did. That was especially the case when it comes to Haixia Zhang, who ended Tuesday’s action with 281,000 and the chiplead. In addition to earning the $10,000 bonus for that honor, […]

Catching Up With BLUFF.com 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 BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch for Season XIII, Justin Zaki was 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 make […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 10, 2015

There’s been a lot of record-breaking and history-making over the last few months on the World Poker Tour, and while it’s still incredibly early on in the World Poker Tour’s Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic James Carroll made an emphatic statement on Day 1A. The defending champion at Bay 101 put together yet another impressive […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 9, 2015

Anthony Zinno added his name to the World Poker Tour’s history books in a number of ways Thursday night at the LA Poker Classic. He was the third player in the tour’s history to win back-to-back, and the second to do it in Season XIII alone. He also joined another level of the stratosphere, joining […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 6, 2015

It’s already been a season to remember on the World Poker Tour, but what Anthony Zinno accomplished Thursday night at the Commerce Casino pushes him into another level entirely. Zinno came from way back at the final table of the 2015 WPT LA Poker Classic to capture the second of back-to-back WPT titles and his […]

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

Tim Fiorvanti | March 4, 2015

With two hour levels and some deep stacks in play, it seemed as if Day 5 of the 2015 WPT LA Poker Classic could stretch on well into the evening as they played towards a final table. After an explosive hour of poker, however, the final table of the LAPC is set and some big […]

Just 8 Players Remain on Day 5 of the LAPC as Igor Yaroshevskyy Takes the Lead from Peter Tran

Tim Fiorvanti | March 4, 2015

Two levels are in the books so far on Day 5 of the 2015 WPT LA Poker Classic, and there have been some big changes through four hours of play. Four players have already fallen out, reducing the field to just eight players – all of whom, save one, are in a dramatically different spot […]

Peter Tran Keeps Lead as 12 Remain in LAPC; Leah, Zinno, Klodnicki in the Mix

Tim Fiorvanti | March 4, 2015

His style of play and demeanor seemed unconventional at several points on Day 4 of the WPT LA Poker Classic and throughout the tournament, but there’s little arguing with the results that Peter Tran’s put up so far. Tran bagged the chiplead for the third time in four days Tuesday at the LAPC, and with […]