Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, TV Poker | No Comments »

On Wednesday night the participants in the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship assembled at Caesar’s Palace for the “Draw Party”, where the 64 players found out who their first-round opponents will be, and what their path to the Final Four will look like. The tournament uses anRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 19, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, TV Poker | 1 Comment »

The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship will be making its return on January 24th, 2013, ending the one-year hiatus the popular “made-for-TV” poker tournament took after Black Friday left networks scrambling to determine if airing poker shows was 1) going to be worthwhile, and 2) going to getRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 11, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, Poker Gossip | 1 Comment »

After rumors, and later confirmations, that Howard Lederer was playing in a $400/$800 Mixed-Game at the Aria, and also in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio, the poker world lit-up the usual social media outlets to express their opinions on whether or not Howard Lederer should show his faceRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 30, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With the EPT Barcelona and WPT Legends of Poker dominating the headlines a number of tournaments (including side events at these two major tournament stops) have been overlooked. So here are some of the tournament results you may have missed over the past week or so. 2012 EPTRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 22, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

If side stories are your thing then this installment of the WSOP Notebook definitely has you covered. There were plenty of whispers, rumors, conversations, and Tweets going on Thursday at the 2012 WSOP, and here are some of the more interesting ones I picked-up on. Loud British railRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 12, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

With Andy Bloch scratching his name off of the “Best player to never win a bracelet” list at the 2012 WSOP, and with several big names like Gus Hansen, Gavin Smith, ElkY and Phil Laak also crossing their names off last year, I figured it was time toRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 11, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

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 30, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

The first new event on the 2012 World Series of Poker schedule was a hit before the first card was even dealt. The $3,000 Heads-up NLHE/PLO tournament reached its cap of 512 players, selling out well before the start of the tournament. The tournament itself is one ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 28, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The World Series of Poker is in full swing and just before the tournament series got underway we were treated with a new SrslySirius song/video, this one ringing in the 2012 WSOP in the way only SrslySirius could do. So before we get into what is going atRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 26, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

Since winning the Cardplayer Magazine Player of the Year award in 2012, Tom Marchese has been fairly quiet on the tournament trail; that was until last night when he took down the $100k Super-High-Roller tournament at the 2012 World Poker Tour Championship. The win added over $1.3 millionRead Full Article