August 2013

The Contenders

Prior to the 2013 WSOP, the staff at BLUFF dubbed five elite players as The contenders and followed their successes and failures along the way. The plan was to follow these players from start to finish and track their every move. Eric Baldwin, Jason Koon, Xuan Liu, Tristan Wade and Huy Nguyen graciously accepted the [...]

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Final Tables

Matthew Ashton, David “Bakes” Baker & Dan Kelly Matthew Ashton Matthew Ashton’s 2013 WSOP was one he soon won’t forget — he has a career year with four final tables, won his first bracelet in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and took the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race. Ashton got out [...]

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November Nine

The 2012 WSOP Main Event attracted 6,532 entrants and took seven days of play to reach the final nine. In the early hours on Tuesday, July 16, former Main Event champ Carlos Mortensen was eliminated in 10th place and the tournament paused until Nov. 4 to return to play for $8.39 million. JC Tran — [...]

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Make no mistake … poker is pain

If you are not winning, you are hurting The WSOP is just coming to an end. There are 30 or so players left in the main. And one of them, yes just ONE of them, will be victorious. Have you ever really taken a moment to think about how crazy a poker tournament is? This [...]

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Yay I just Cashed but I’m Miserable

Maria gets all Freud on Poker It’s an interesting dichotomy, the feelings of remorse and relief when cashing in a WSOP tournament. I’ve had five cashes so far at this year’s World Series of Poker. My latest cash came along with a final-table finish. Those are good things, right?! I feel bad when I walk [...]

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The end is nigh … bring on WSOP ’14

This one may be over, but there’s always next year The WSOP is over for me. I wished that it wouldn’t end. It is the same every year. It always ends. (Except for the final nine of course, those guys get to float around in a puff of floating never-ever-endingness.) But for the rest of [...]

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A Legend Defined – Doyle Brunson

‘Texas Dolly’ puts on a show one last time Doyle Brunson. What does that name mean to you? Giving that you’re reading a poker magazine, that name should carry with it a powerful emotion about one of the best players ever to have graced the green felt. From veteran players to poker rookies, everyone knows [...]

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