Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 14, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | 1 Comment »

It’s no secret that I feel the poker food chain has grown unbalanced in recent years (Evidence 1 and Evidence 2), and it’s safe to say that the online poker world is finally catching on to this problem and making the necessary changes. The latest poker site thatRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 19, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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Part 1 of this series took a look at the forgettable moments in poker during the course of 2012; in Part 2 I examined the themes that dominated poker throughout the year; now the final installment of this series will cover the individual achievements that took place duringRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | 2 Comments »

As Nevada draws nearer to being the first locale in the United States with legalized online poker, and other states move forward with their own online poker legislation, it’s important to not overlook the recent “problems” the world of online poker has gone through in order to insureRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

There were a lot of interesting tidbits coming out of the Rio on Friday including a few new names being added and subtracted from the Big One for One Drop entry list. We also saw a record set on Friday during the $5k NLHE tournament, as well asRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 20, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The 2012 World Series of Poker has seen its fair share of highs and lows, and we’re only halfway through the summer tournament series. In this column I’ll take a look at the five most impressive moments/accomplishments from the first half of the 2012 WSOP. #5 — AndyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 15, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Joe Cassidy has been around the poker world for quite a while now, actually since 2002. Despite making waves in the poker world during the height of the Poker Boom Cassidy was still in search of his first major tournament victory when he sat down at the finalRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 14, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Last night Phil Ivey made his third final table of the 2012 World Series of Poker, and his fourth cash overall. Now a serious contender for the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year award (for both the WSOP and for Cardplayer Magazine, Bluff Magazine and the Global PokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 13, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After skipping the entire 2011 World Series of Poker following the troubles at Full Tilt Poker post-Black Friday Phil Ivey doesn’t seem to have skipped a beat when it comes to his domination at the WSOP in recent years. After barely missing his 9th bracelet earlier this weekRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 11, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

While Phil Hellmuth was busy putting even more space between himself and the chase-pack of Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan (Hellmuth picked up his twelfth WSOP bracelet on Sunday night compared to Chan and Brunson’s 10 WSOP bracelets) the man many people consider has the best chance toRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 10, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

After both players came up short in Event #15, the $5k Stud 8 or better tournament, Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth are right back in the swing of things, making another final day of a WSOP tournament, but this time the pair will be playing on the finalRead Full Article