Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 06, 2013 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

If you’re looking for a wrap-up of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event final table here is how it went down: Everyone played really solid poker, there were a couple of big suckouts and a couple big bluffs, and Ryan Reiss won [results at end ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 05, 2013 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

Hot Take #1: Live poker still has a disgustingly slow pace of play All-in-all, the pace of play by the November Nine was pretty good, but it still demonstrates how unwatchable live poker is for your average viewer at home. As much as I LOVE the live stream,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 04, 2013 Posted in TV Poker, WSOP News | No Comments »

Tonight at 8PM Eastern Time (5PM local time) ESPN2 will broadcast the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event, where the nine remaining players will be playing for the top prize of over $8 million. As they have done the past two years, ESPN willRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 26, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

There have been seven World Series of Poker Europe Main Events played and for the second time a teenager has won the tournament. In 2007 it was 18 year-old Annette Obrestad who captured the title, and this year it was 19 year-old Adrian Mateos of Spain who tookRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 24, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

On Thursday the winner of the €25k High-Roller tournament will be crowned, and while any High-Roller event in the poker world will generally draw quite a bit of attention –especially when it comes with a WSOP bracelet—this one has even more at stake. The tournament was one ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 22, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

The World Series of Poker Main Event began over the weekend, and after two starting flights the final tally came in at 375 players, creating a prize-pool of €3.6 million. First place in the tournament is worth a cool €1 million, and a total of 40 players willRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 20, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

We already knew that the Big One for One Drop $1 million buy-in tournament would be returning to the World Series of Poker tournament series, but details about the tournament were scant; that was until the WSOP issued a press release this past week. The 2012 Big OneRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 20, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is now upon us, which means all of the preliminary tournaments have come to a close. In this column we’ll take a look at the results of each of the bracelet tournaments (Events #1-#6), as well as any importantRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 19, 2013 Posted in Poker Player News, WSOP News | No Comments »
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The Poker Hall of Fame induction panel had 10 good choices to pick from (not the 10 players I would specifically choose, but 10 very good choices) and in the end the collection of living Hall of Fame members and select members of the poker media settled onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 18, 2013 Posted in Poker Player News, WSOP News | No Comments »

When the subject of Phil Hellmuth comes up it always makes for some lively conversation. The debate over the “Poker Brat’s” career is often heated, and there are several schools of thought on his place in the poker pantheon that are in dispute: * The greatest poker playerRead Full Article