Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 14, 2013 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Every day the poker world is inundated with more news, reports, and gossip, than any of us can read. At PokerNewsBoy.com we understand that there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much time you can set aside to follow all of the storiesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 04, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Tournament News | No Comments »

There have been two debates raging on social media and across the poker world of late, as players debate whether tournament structures are too fast or too slow, and more recently the prevalence of reentry events, and whether or not they are hurting the game. Overall it seemsRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 30, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, Tournament News | No Comments »

After a marathon final table at the World Series of Poker Main Event that saw even longtime poker players and poker purists denouncing the speed of play, and making the very valid case of how this will hurt televised poker, a debate has been raging over the possibilityRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 13, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, Poker Player News | No Comments »
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On Wednesday the Poker Hall of Fame announced the 10 finalists for the Class of 2012, and as is typically the case with anything in poker, the opinions were flying throughout the day. One Facebook thread featured some of the most outspoken and in the know people inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 26, 2011 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Once again the Global Poker Index (GPI) finds the #1 all-time-money-winner in tournament poker history, Erik Seidel, holding its top spot, with now-familiar names Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, and Shawn Buchanan rounding out the Top 5. One of the big moves in recent weeks onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 20, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

As a new stop on the World Poker Tour –not to mention having the dubious honor of being the first WPT Main Event in the US that will not air on TV—the WPT treated the Jacksonville Championship with very low expectations, pinning a mere $500k guarantee to theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 30, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

While the total attendance is a far cry from the numbers Foxwoods used to attract in the glory days of the World Poker Tour, the 189 player field that made its way to the Connecticut woods for the 10th running of the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals hadRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 21, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

After shattering the record for the largest WPT tournament in the poker tour’s 10-year history, the 2011 WPT Borgata Poker Open combined the two starting flights from Day 1a and Day 1b on Tuesday, and with plenty of star-power still remaining in the field it was one ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 24, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

A new study by two Harvard Medical School researchers, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Howard Schaffer and his colleague Ryan Martin, has seemingly debunked the notion that access to gambling creates more problem gamblers –something constantly asserted as a fact by anti-gambling believers. In their findings the two determined,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 09, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better is one of the newest poker formats around and the intricacies of the game are still being tested and tinkered by the best poker minds in the world, but after seeing the performances put on by the poker pros in this eventRead Full Article