Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 03, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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After a 15 hour marathon on Saturday the final three players vying for the 2013 Aussie Millions title returned to the Crown Casino on Sunday and it was Malaysian Mervin Chan who came out on top, taking down the title and the $1.6 million first-place prize-money. Chan bestedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 01, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | 2 Comments »

If anyone wants to know who I would vote for as the best tournament poker player in the world is, it’s Sam Trickett. Trickett doesn’t have an armful of WSOP bracelets or multiple WPT/EPT victories, what he does is simple; he wins! And Trickett tends to win theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 31, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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Thursday was a big day at the 2013 Aussie Million, as two of the biggest tournaments of the series were both in action: Day 3 of the Aussie Millions Main Event, and the $250k Challenge, the highest buy-in poker tournament in the world this side of the BigRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 01, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Six-figure Super-High-Roller poker tournaments have been hit-or-miss events over the years, but perhaps the issue wasn’t that the buy-ins were too high, but rather that they were too small! With the overwhelming success of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop tournament, the WinStar Casino in Macau decidedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 20, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With 64 total entries the prize-pool for the inaugural €50k High-Roller tournament on Season 9 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) reached over €3 million, guaranteeing the winner of the event one of the biggest 1st place prizes of the year, €1,075,500. Heading nito the final dayRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 19, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

 The final table of the €50,000 buy-in High Roller event at the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona has eight players, but essentially it is a three-man race between Dan Smith, Mike McDonald, and JC Alvarado, considering the three players control nearly 13 million of the 16 millionRead Full Article

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

* 89% The percentage of American poker layers at the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event final table (8 out of the 9 players are from the US). * $222,000,000 –the total prize-pool for the 2012 WSOP tournament series. * 15.6% — the percentage increase year-over-year forRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 14, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The gossip and rumors were few and far between over the past couple of days, and the early controversies have seemed to have died down, so in this installment of the WSOP Notebook I’ll be looking at a couple of the bigger stories to keep an eye onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 13, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

After adding yet another World Series of Poker bracelet to his already record of 11, Phil Hellmuth is starting to change people’s opinions of where the self-titled “Poker Brat” stands when compared to other legends of the game. Just two years ago I would have told you thatRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 08, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

We are now just a few weeks away from the biggest poker tournament in the history of the game (eat your heart out Brett Maverick!) and the World Series of Poker has updated the entrant list of the #1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament, which nowRead Full Article