Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 17, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | 2 Comments »

Move over Phil Ivey; step aside Tom “durrrr” Dwan; make room Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond; there is a new candidate for the title of the best poker player in the world, and it’s the UK’s talented young star Sam Trickett. While the reports are nearly impossible to verify, itRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 15, 2011 Posted in Poker Site News | No Comments »

Not long after announcing they had signed one of the best-known and highly respected online poker coaches in the industry in Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt to their already impressive roster, BlueFire Poker has once again sent out a major announcement, announcing the formation of their Multi-Table Tournament Coaching Team.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 02, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

If the 18-34 population of Vancouver, British Columbia seems to be growing at an accelerated rate you may want to look into the number of young online poker pros who have been making their way to locale in order to continue to ply their trade. The latest onlineRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 28, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

Earlier this week it came to light that Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond had moved to the great white north in order to continue to play online poker, and now it appears that another online poker legend, Daniel “jungleman12” Cates, will be following Galfond to Canada, and more specifically, willRead Full Article

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

All it took for one of the most prodigious online poker players of all-time to be able to return to the virtual felt after Black Friday was a change of residence –a change of residence that requires a passport that is! Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond is now officially livingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 11, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

In 2008 Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in a $5k PLO tournament that featured a final table many consider to be the toughest of all-time. In addition to Galfond the players battling for the $5k PLO championship included Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 31, 2011 Posted in Interviews | No Comments »

I recently had the opportunity to talk with online poker pro Niman “Samoleus” Kenkre and asked the Bluefire Poker coach and online poker grinder some questions about Black Friday, where he and Bluefire Poker go from here, and the WSOP. To take your poker game to the nextRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 25, 2011 Posted in US Poker News | No Comments »

Despite over a week having passed since online poker in the US met its match in the form of the US Attorney Office from the Southern District of New York, poker players and poker fans are still finding ways to make me laugh. What started on Black FridayRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 12, 2011 Posted in TV Poker | No Comments »

For the first time in the history of the show –or in the history of any cash-game poker show for that matter—this week’s episodes of Poker After Dark on NBC will be fought out over a PLO table. Probably to pull in the casual viewer who is unlikelyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 12, 2010 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

What makes the Isildur1 signing at PokerStars so interesting is that unlike the signing of say Daniel Negreanu or other big-name poker players who are fairly scarce at the online poker tables, Isildur1 plays online poker, and plays a lot! Isildur1’s latest encounter on PokerStars saw him onceRead Full Article