Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 17, 2013 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Player News | No Comments »

This summer poker players will have two chances at winning a World Series of Poker Main Event Championship bracelet: The first way is the more traditional of the two; playing and winning the WSOP Main Event, but there is also another way, a more modern way, which isRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 13, 2013 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Player News | No Comments »

The Ultimate Bet Super-User scandal that rocked the online poker world back in the midst of the poker boom is back in the news as a series of secretly recorded audio-tapes (allegedly recorded by Russ Hamilton) have been released by Ultimate Bet insider and former Russ Hamilton confidanteRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 08, 2013 Posted in Legal Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

In August of 2012 the poker world discovered that Phil Ivey runs even better than we thought, as he booked a £7.3 – £7.8 million (about $12 million) win playing Punto Banco Baccarat at the London casino Crockfords. However, it also turns out that he can run reallyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 18, 2013 Posted in Op-Ed, Poker Player News | No Comments »

Full disclosure, Daniel Negreanu is my favorite poker player. We’re the same age and I got into poker around the same time that Daniel started winning major events, so I have always felt a sort of connection to him at a time when the average poker pro wasRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 15, 2013 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Player News | No Comments »

A couple of days ago it was 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jerry Yang who was the focus of the poker world’s social media gossip when the IRS featured a number of pieces of Yang’s jewelry including his WSOP bracelet were put up for auction,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 13, 2013 Posted in Legal Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

Over the years a number of personal mementos from poker players have been pawned, auctioned or sold –for a variety of reasons—but this latest case is a bit different. 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jerry Yang is apparently in some hot water with the InternalRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 07, 2013 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With several major tournaments already in the books, the 2013 Poker Player of the Year race is already starting to take shape. Even though it’s still early we plan on updating our readers on each on the three major POY races: Cardplayer Magazine, Bluff Magazine, and the GlobalRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Poker Player News, Poker Room News | 3 Comments »

PokerNewsBoy has learned that Lock Poker has signed Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi to represent the site at tournaments across the globe and at their online poker tables. Lock Poker is thrilled to announce the signing of one of the most coveted free agents in poker, who will nowRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 15, 2013 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »

On Monday Vanessa Selbst closed out the 2013 PokerStars PCA tournament series in grand fashion, winning the $25k High-Roller tournament, which attracted a huge field that passed 200 entries after reentries were counted –by comparison the $25k WPT Championship at the Bellagio hasn’t surpassed 200 entries Since SeasonRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 29, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, TV Poker | 1 Comment »

After Daniel Negreanu tweeted out a link to a teaser video showing himself consulting with an astrologer for an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker, my mind was immediately drawn to the past “performances” by poker players on reality TV shows, and my hope is that Daniel (whom I greatlyRead Full Article