Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 19, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Every year there are a handful of players who have a tremendous amount of success at the World Series of Poker. Often times these players seem to come out of nowhere, or are longtime professionals who finally have their breakout moment; in this column I’m going to takeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 16, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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This past weekend was the one-year anniversary of Black Friday, one of the blackest moments in poker history, and an event that caused a seismic shift in the current poker world. In addition to the dubious anniversary the weekend also brought a number of other headlines, including theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 15, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

Ben Wilinofsky is a new name in the world of live poker, but for followers of the online game Wilinofsky is a well known commodity, where he has been one of the most dominant online poker players in recent years playing under the screen-name “NeverScaredB”. Last April WilinofskyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 29, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

When Massamilio Martinez appeared on Season 2 of the PokerStars Big Game it was pretty evident from the outset that the Italian poker player was anything but a “Loose Cannon” (the PokerStars Big Game terminology for an amateur qualifier). But even after running over the table and winningRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 30, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip, World Poker News | No Comments »

The title of the article basically says it all, so here are my choices for the 15 craziest, zaniest, mind-boggling stories from the world of poker over the past year. So in no particular order here are #’s 1-5: Matt Perrins wins WSOP bracelet after watching YouTube tutorialRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 07, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, TV Poker | No Comments »

It looks as if Black Friday has struck again, as the long-running televised poker cash-game, High Stakes Poker, will see its run on the Game Show Network come to an end according to a report by BuzzerBlog.com. The site is reporting that the network’s January lineup does notRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip | No Comments »

My suspicions as to the veracity of the $100 million poker tournament in Macau that was being flouted seem to have proven correct, as one of the Macau poker scene’s major players, Tom Hall, took to the 2+2 poker forums yesterday to offer his opinions on what wasRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 28, 2011 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

The Macau poker scene is best known for the ultra-high-stakes cash-games that take place in what has become known as the Las Vegas of the Near East, but there is also a major poker tournament that is the genesis of those high-stakes poker games, the APT Macau MainRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 06, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The “live” coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event final table on ESPN and ESPN 2 (as well as being streamed on ESPN3 at www.watchespn.com) is likely going to last some 12+ hours if history is any indicator. At PokerNewsBoy.com we understand that unlike us theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 14, 2011 Posted in Live Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

One of the longest tenured poker telecasts has come to an end according to multiple sources in the poker industry, as NBC has announced that it will not be bringing back the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2012, which would have been the tournament’s eighth season. TheRead Full Article