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 Nov 23, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

While the poker world still waits for IveyPoker.com to offer more than a landing page (many people are still asking, “What is it?”) the site, headlined by Phil Ivey, is still trudging forward and signing poker players, even if they don’t have a specific role with the siteRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 02, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

Since 2002 the World Series of Poker Main Event Champion has been decided by fairly anonymous players. These players have left as WSOP Main Event champions or runner-ups, with huge expectations heaped upon their shoulders, but since 2002 very few winners or runners-up have lived up to theseRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 01, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

In the first part of this column (http://pokernewsboy.com/wsop-news/my-take-on-the-poker-skills-of-the-october-nine/13236) I examined the final table play of the six men who were eliminated on Monday night. Now it’s time to offer up my thoughts on the play of the final three players in the WSOP Main Event. But, before IRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 31, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After a three-handed battle that lasted over 11 hours, Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia went heads-up for the 2012 World Series of poker Championship with Merson holding a slight chip advantage. It took less than 20 hands for Merson to dispatch Sylvia, winning what amounted to a coin-flipRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 31, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

During the first break of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Monday night Kara Scott teased a major announcement –which had me thinking that either they were going to announce that the Big One for One Drop tournament would return at the 2013Read Full Article

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

Before I get into what I observed on Monday night, and offer up my opinions on the nine men that competed for the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event title, let me preface this column with the fact that I hadn’t watched any of the ESPN coverageRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 30, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | 1 Comment »

While the East Coast of the United States was being battered by a legitimate “Storm of the Century” the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event resumed last night in Las Vegas, with the final nine competitors returning to the Rio for the first time in over threeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 22, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

On October 28, 2012 the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event final table will resume at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the line for the nine remaining poker players is a payday of over $8.5 million for the winner andRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 17, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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As we approach the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, which will take place in just 10 days, there are plenty of other stories going on in the poker world, which I’ll talk about now, as well as some stories that you may be hearing aboutRead Full Article