December 2005

Meet The Fastest Man In Poker: Jeff Gordon

Racing at speeds of over 200mph, chances are that Jeff Gordon is the fastest man at the poker table. (OK, Phil Ivey’s $425,000 Mercedes-McClaren has a top speed of 208mph, but we seriously doubt he’s ever driven it that fast, well, then again…). The man is also a legend in his own sport: four-time NASCAR [...]

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Reading Phil Hellmuth

He’s been dubbed ‘Poker’s Bad Boy,’ but can a guy this good be all that bad Life can be tough when you’re an international superstar Pokerbrat. Bluff recently caught up with Phil Hellmuth to find out about the man behind the tantrums. Phil, is it true that a mysterious English clairvoyant predicted your rise to [...]

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Bluff’s 2005 Holiday Gift Guide

Sick of the same boring old stocking-stuffers each Christmas? Don’t worry, simply leave this mag lying around the house, open on this page, and we promise Santa will do the rest. Here’s all the cool stuff we want this year. Oakley’s Thump 2 Sunglasses Sick of the same boring old stocking-stuffers each Christmas? Don’t worry, [...]

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In The Beginning

PART SELF-HELP BOOK FOR THE ASPIRING BILLIONAIRE, PART HIGHSTAKES POKER PAGE-TUNER, I’M ALL IN, BY LYLE BERMAN, IS A POWER-DRIVEN ODYSSEY THROUGH A REMARKABLE AND FASCINATING LIFE. IN THIS EXCLUSIVE AND UNABRIDGED EXTRACT, THE MAN WHO CHANGED POKER FOREVER TELLS US THE STORY OF THE WPT FROM INCEPTION TO EXECUTION. Some cultural historians refer to [...]

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Poker’s Newest Queen Of Hearts: WPT’s Courtney Friel Wins Us Over

You’ve made the WPT final table and you’re chasing a life-changing million-dollar prize, when some schmuck sucks out on you on a 20:1 shot and shatters your dreams. But guess what? It doesn’t matter, because you get to meet the beautiful and charming Courtney Friel, and Courtney’s soothing interview technique soon calms your desire to [...]

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All I Want For Christmas

Ah, Christmas. Don’t you just love it? We can picture you now. You woke up this morning to find your stocking crammed with Bluff magazines. Now you’re sprawled contentedly on the couch beside a roaring hearth with a bowl of nuts clasped firmly between your thighs and eggnog dribbling down your chin onto the pages [...]

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The Importance Of Being Angled

Tales from the Tiltboys: Starring: Bruce Hayek, a.k.a. Tiltboy SpaceCadet Friends and family tend to look on in dismay as the Tiltboys spend entire poker games and social events (Thanksgiving, weddings, christenings) trying to ‘angle’ one another. Sometimes it’s for a trivial bet; sometimes it’s for some serious tilt. The thing is, our long-suffering loved [...]

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