Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 20, 2013 Posted in Aussie Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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The $1,100 No Limit Holdem tournament that kicked off the 2012 Aussie Million tournament series at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia was one for the record-books. Over the course of the three starting days the tournament attracted a total of 1,338, players, with 323 entering on DayRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 17, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

I can’t say that I’m overly surprised that the news that the proposed Reid/Kyl legislation that would have legalized online poker at the federal level is officially dead, and if you read my columns regularly you already know I’m entrenched on the pessimistic side when it comes toRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 05, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

It was a fairly routine day at the 2012 World Series of Poker, and had it not been for the postponement of the heads-up final between Joseph Cheong and Aubin Cazals it might have been even slower as that was the only bracelet handed out on Monday. However,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 16, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

Danish poker pro Morten Christensen picked-up his first major tournament victory this weekend by winning the World Poker Tour (WPT) Vienna Main Event. Christensen came out on top of the 396 player field, pocketing an impressive $410,519 as well as reserving a seat in the $25k WPT ChampionshipRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 01, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

It started in February with Mickey “Mement_Mori” Petersen winning at the PokerStars EPT Copenhagen, followed by Frederick Jensen capturing the EPT Madrid Main Event in March, and now, during the early morning hours of April 1 a third Danish poker player has won in as many events onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 05, 2012 Posted in EPT News | No Comments »

When we first heard the news earlier this week that John Duthie would no longer be a member of Team PokerStars Pro, we wondered aloud what implications this might have for his relationship with the PokerStars controlled European Poker Tour (EPT) where Duthie –the founder of the EPT—stillRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 27, 2011 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

Let me start this article with the admission that I’m a fan of the Epic Poker League. I like the idea of rewarding the best players, and I absolutely love anything “new” that comes along in the stale world of poker. Despite my hopes that the Epic PokerRead 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 Oct 31, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

One of the biggest changes this year, or for that matter since the November Nine first began, will be the final table coverage going live on ESPN and ESPN 2. The live coverage will mark the first radical change in the World Series of Poker broadcast since ESPNRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 24, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

With a record-setting field and nearly $1 million set to be awarded to the winner of the 2011 WPT Borgata Poker Open tensions were running extremely high from the outset. There was no better evidence of this than a near altercation between final table chip-leader Fred Goldberg andRead Full Article