Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 11, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
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After an amazing Sunday at the World Series of Poker it’s hard to know precisely where to begin in this installment of the WSOP Notebook. Phil Hellmuth claimed his 12th WSOP bracelet, Phil Ivey fell just short of #8, and the $5k Limit Holdem tournament looks to beRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 04, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
Sam-Trickett

One of poker’s top talents is now a free agent, as UK poker pro Sam Trickett announced that he was parting ways with Titan Poker today, ending a year-long sponsorship deal he had with the popular iPoker Network site. Trickett was one of two sponsored players at TitanRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 21, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Poker Promotions | No Comments »
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Yesterday the Party Poker Premier League added the thirteenth player to its roster, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, leaving only a single slot to be filled before the event begins on April 10th, 2012 –in addition to the 14 professional players there are two qualifiers. ElkY, who added the TripleRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 05, 2012 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Op-Ed | No Comments »
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Granted, the list of poker fails is a pretty lengthy one (after all, this is the game that gave us the terms robusto and busto); you have everything from dormant online poker rooms, to one of the wildest forum posts to ever hit 2+2, to the failed ideaRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 29, 2012 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is back! Since last April the world’s best poker player in many people’s minds has been MIA in the poker world, but after being spotted at the APT Macau tournament he showed up for the 2012 Aussie Millions , and it’s safe to say that heRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 08, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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Team PokerStars Pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom seems to have recharged his batteries after a long layoff from both the online and live poker tables. Blom. Who was basically MIA from PokerStars and the live tournament scene from the summer until December managed to tally over $1 million atRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 17, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | 2 Comments »
Sam Trickett

Move over Phil Ivey; step aside Tom “durrrr” Dwan; make room Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond; there is a new candidate for the title of the best poker player in the world, and it’s the UK’s talented young star Sam Trickett. While the reports are nearly impossible to verify, itRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 03, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Live Poker News | No Comments »
jungleman12

I can’t say that I’m surprised that nobody decided to accept the heads-up challenge issued by Daniel “jungleman12” Cates that would have pitted the young poker phenom in a live heads-up €200/€400 No Limit Holdem game, with a minimum buy-in of $100,000 (the match was slated to takeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 28, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »
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It’s been a while since the poker world caught wind of a high-stakes challenge match, but that changed on Thursday when Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates decided to throw out an open challenge to any player ready to take him on in a live, heads-up, match at the Prague PokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 11, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »
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There are two things I follow pretty seriously, poker (of course) and politics. As an amateur political buff, I find it shocking that so many advocacy groups are coming out of the woodwork calling for online poker legislation. The reason this is such a head-scratcher to me isRead Full Article