Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 11, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

So far in 2013 the poker world’s attention has been drawn to the Bahamas, Australia, and now to the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour schedules, but there are a number of other events taking place around the world as well, including the World Series of PokerRead 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 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 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 08, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

It’s been a good year for the man known as “Flushy”. James Dempsey may not be the most well-known when it comes to the influx of top tournament players from the UK, but he is quickly racking up a number of career accomplishments that would make any tournamentRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 09, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Promotions | No Comments »

After a very long hiatus (the last Superstar Showdown took place in June 2011) the Superstar Showdown is coming back to PokerStars, and it will be a rematch of the very first Superstar Showdown that saw Isaac Haxton defeat Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in the 2,500 hand heads-up battle.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 10, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

* Heads-Up Poker is extremely boring to watch This is a very important consideration for producers working on next year’s live feed, since poker in general is boring to begin with! During Sunday’s action it started off a bit slow, but well paced, and as players were eliminatedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 13, 2011 Posted in EPT News | No Comments »

The final table chip-leader at the 2011 PokerStars EPT Grand Finale was the self described poker pro from Venezuela, Ivan Freitez, who despite his solid chip-lead was not the betting-man’s choice to take home the €1.5 million first-place prize-money. But win he did, and Freitez did it onRead Full Article