Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 28, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »

This year three poker players added their names to the growing list of poker Player of the Year winners, as Greg Merson, Dan Smith, and Marvin Rettenmaier joined the fairly exclusive club. The first Player of the Year was crowned in 1997 by Cardplayer Magazine (the only entityRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 10, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

* Heads-Up Poker is extremely boring to watch This is a very important consideration for producers working on next year’s live feed, since poker in general is boring to begin with! During Sunday’s action it started off a bit slow, but well paced, and as players were eliminatedRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on Nov 09, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

On Tuesday, the final three of the 2011 WSOP November Nine took center stage at the Rio in Las Vegas, NV.  After over six grueling hours of play, Pius Heinz emerged as the champion.  Here are some of my thoughts and impressions of the final three spectacle. BenRead Full Article

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

It didn’t take long for the three remaining players in the World Series of Poker Main Event to tangle in a big pot, as no sooner had the players been introduced than Martin Staszko and Ben Lamb found themselves all-in pre-flop with Staszko holding pocket 7’s and LambRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 07, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After a fairly quick pace (quick for the World Series of Poker final table anyway) that saw the November Nine play down to just four players well before the dinner break the action slowed down a bit as Pius Heinz, Matt Giannetti, Ben Lamb, and Martin Staszko allRead Full Article

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

  ***Heinz ends Collins run 9:15PM Well, the 2011 WSOP Final table may not last until the wee hours of the morning as has been the MO in recent years. on the very next hand after Eoghan O’Dea’s elimination Phil Collins hit the rail after pushing with A7sRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 01, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

Ben Lamb was blessed by the poker gods in 2011 with a healthy dose of “Run-Good” which when given to a player who is already amongst the best in the world creates a deadly combination. The question remaining is whether or not Lamb’s “Run-Good” will last through theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 30, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

We are now officially one week away from when the final nine players remaining in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event will return to the felt at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino and battle for the nearly $9 million first prize. So here isRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 21, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Elio Fox likely has a new favorite hand thanks to his impressive run at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event: Pocket Tens –but only when he is dominated. Fox would enter the final table as the chip-leader, a position he held throughout the action onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 10, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Phil Hellmuth looked like a serious contender for his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet (it would be his first at the World Series of Poker Europe) after playing near-flawlessly over the first two days of the tournament, and most importantly by keeping his short-temper under wraps. ButRead Full Article