Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 22, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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The opening event of the 2013 Aussie Millions was wildly successful with a mammoth field of 1,338 players registering for the $1,000 No Limit Holdem tournament. Of the 1,338 registrations only 701 were unique players, as nearly half the registrations came via the repercharge format (the Australian wordRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 06, 2013 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Last year I penned a column titled “The Death of the Six-Figure Buy-In Tournament”, declaring the super-high-roller events that have procreated across the poker world over the past three or four years as being unsustainable given the current poker economy. Well, it appears my post-mortem dissection of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 11, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Full Tilt Poker is back online, relaunching their real-money games on November 6th, and seeing over 15,000 players flock to their tables. Soon we’ll find out if the tournament players return to the site as Full Tilt Poker has announced the return of the Full Tilt Online PokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 31, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After a three-handed battle that lasted over 11 hours, Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia went heads-up for the 2012 World Series of poker Championship with Merson holding a slight chip advantage. It took less than 20 hands for Merson to dispatch Sylvia, winning what amounted to a coin-flipRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 19, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Tournament News | No Comments »

After a flurry of positive movement and press, the potential May 2013 debut of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) at Wembley Stadium is now in question. The ambitious undertaking has been met with cynicism from the very beginning, and despite recent signings and the announcement of satelliteRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 09, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Tournament News | No Comments »

The story in the poker world the past week was the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event where event organizers claimed there was never a €5 million guarantee associated with the tournament, despite numerous mentions of it on their own website and across the internet. After a scathing speechRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 06, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With a €1,000,000 first-place prize and some of the biggest names in poker in attendance it was supposed to be a magical week in Cannes, France with the Partouche Poker Tour making headlines around the poker world. The tournament is definitely making headlines, but for all the wrongRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

It was a fairy-tale week for amateur poker player Josh Hale. Heading into the final table of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event, the San Diego resident had to be feeling confident as he took a substantial chip-lead into the final day of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 26, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

The final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event was a star-studded affair with representatives from the old school of poker and the new online poker generation in the form of John Juanda and Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, but the two men would have vastly differentRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 10, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

After surrendering last Monday to US authorities Ray Bitar thought he had lined-up the necessary assets to cover his bail (initially set at $250,000), but when the prosecution appealed the $250k bail, telling the court that Bitar was a flight risk, things got a bit dicey for theRead Full Article