Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

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 […]

Jason Somerville on His Deal with PokerStars and the Evolution of Run it Up

Tim Fiorvanti | March 3, 2015

In May 2014, Jason Somerville appeared on the cover of BLUFF, and though Run it Up was still in its earliest stages he had already garnered a lot of attention for the potential of live streaming online poker. Fast forward 10 months, and a lot has changed – Ultimate Poker, his previous sponsor and partner, […]

Peter Tran & Mike Leah Crack 1M, Lead Final 43 into Day 4 of LAPC

Tim Fiorvanti | March 3, 2015

While there was some level of confusion about his name after Day 1 of the 2015 WPT LA Poker Classic, there’s no question that Peter Tran has been dominant through the tournament’s first three days. Tran has the overnight chiplead following Day 3 with 1,369,000, and ‘Young Man’, as he’s called himself, is one of […]

Catching Up With WPT ‘Ones to Watch’ Candace Collins

Tim Fiorvanti | March 2, 2015

Candace Collins made her first big splash on the World Poker Tour in 2014, when a deep run in the Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic ended just shy of a final table, in 14th. The Northern California native was named one of the WPT Ones to Watch this season, and she’s back on the […]

Brent Hart Excels on Day 2 of LAPC, Leads With 120 Players Left

Tim Fiorvanti | March 2, 2015

Sunday was a bad day for WPT Champions Club members in the LA Poker Classic, with more than 20 past champions falling by the time Day 2 rolled to its conclusion. Brent Hart, on the other hand, had the best day of all and ended with 487,900 – good enough for a lead of over […]

Hung Tran Breaks Through Late for Day 1 Chiplead at LAPC

Tim Fiorvanti | March 1, 2015

Day 1 of the 2015 WPT LA Poker Classic in the books, and after eight hours of poker Hung Tran was the only player to crack 200,000. Tran ended Saturday with 209,000, which was enough to push him past Aaron Massey and his 151,300 for the chiplead after Day 1. Massey cracked 140,000 with more than a […]

Matt Savage Looks Back at the 2015 LAPC, Continues Fight Against Re-Entries

Tim Fiorvanti | February 28, 2015

Someone put at the reigns of one of the biggest and most prestigious poker tournament series would seemingly be inclined to keep things at status quo for as long as possible, and continue to rake in cash hand over fist. The LA Poker Classic is not just any series, though, and while it is incredibly […]

Montes Adds HPT Title to WSOPC Choctaw Win, Jumps to 2nd in POY

Tim Fiorvanti | February 25, 2015

The Heartland Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker Circuit each offer mid-level tournament buy-ins with big prizepools around the United States – and earning a single Main Event title on either tour can make a year for some players. Jose Montes kicked off his year by winning one of the biggest WSOPC Main […]

Kuether’s Consistency Puts Him Third in BLUFF Power Rankings

Tim Fiorvanti | February 23, 2015

Thousands of words have been dedicated to the successes of Ole Schemion and Dan Colman, and that’s with good reason. Each has found enormous success all over the world, taking home multiple $1 million-plus scores and major tournament titles, and they rightfully occupy the top two spots in this week’s BLUFF Power Rankings. Joe Kuether […]

Nick Petrangelo, Brian Altman & Marc-Étienne McLaughlin Rise in POY Ranks

Tim Fiorvanti | February 18, 2015

We’re only seven weeks into 2015, and while the crazy shifts in the BLUFF Player of the Year race have slowed down for the time being players are still putting themselves on the map with big results at major events. Nick Petrangelo reached lofty heights this week, moving up four spots to third after his […]

Anthony Zinno Captures Second WPT Title, Wins Fallsview Poker Classic

Tim Fiorvanti | February 17, 2015

In between stops in Hollywood, Florida and a three-event swing through sunny California, the World Poker Tour took an icy detour for its annual stop at Niagara Falls. For Anthony Zinno, a trip into a cold snap that took temperatures south of 0 degrees proved well worth it. Zinno hoisted the WPT Champions Cup for […]