Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 09, 2013 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

The PokerStars PCA is in full swing, with the $100k Super-High-Roller in the books, the PCA Main Event entering into Day 2, and a number of interesting moments and victories in the preliminary tournaments, which I will detail below. Open-Faced Chinese Tournament The first Open-Faced Chinese was heldRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 03, 2012 Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

The latest addition to the poker library of D&B Poker is Expert Heads Up No Limit Hold’ Em Volume 1: Optimal and Exploitative Strategies, by Will Tipton. Tipton is a relative newcomer on the poker scene, picking-up the game in 2007 while in college and turning the occasionalRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 25, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

A pair of op-eds that I’ve read today has given me pause to think about the current online poker economy, and what can be done to strengthen it in the future. Jeff Hwang started the conversation at The Motley Fool, where he wrote a lengthy piece about onlineRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 04, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

There is news on several different fronts when it comes to the pending launch of online poker in the state of Nevada. Among the key pieces are the recent legal decisions on the federal level; information on how regulators in Nevada will audit the online sites; and theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

It was a fairy-tale week for amateur poker player Josh Hale. Heading into the final table of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event, the San Diego resident had to be feeling confident as he took a substantial chip-lead into the final day of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 23, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

Here is my response to the recent Christian Science Monitor article on poker Phil Hellmuth has blurted out some real doozies over the years, and one of the top lines to ever exit “The Poker Brat’s” mouth was his infamous, “You can’t even spell poker.” Well as itRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 21, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

On Tuesday a federal judge ruled that poker is mainly a game of skill and not of chance, potentially changing the legal landscape in the United States both in terms of live poker and online poker. The ruling by Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein, who ruled inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 20, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, WPT News | No Comments »

***RUMOR ALERT*** According to Twitter rumors (no official statement has been released at this point) former PokerRoad.com Radio Host, UB sponsored pro and spokesman, and man with 1,000,000 Twitter followers Joe Sebok has inked a deal with the World Poker Tour. The first hint of Sebok’s signing withRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 06, 2012 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »

When the World Series of Poker is in town, the hundreds of millions dollars up for grabs in the weeks-long tournament series isn’t the only money changing hands. With so many top level poker players and tourists in town the Rio, and other bigger casinos on the LasRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 01, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

While all eyes are on the World Series of Poker the online poker world continues to trudge on, and not all of the news is good, as two sites have basically closed up shop, but on the flipside another poker room launched a Rush Poker type game andRead Full Article