May 2013

Editor’s Letter: Saints & Sinners

‘Role Model’ is a tough title to hang on a tournament winner When you flip ahead a few pages from here to the Poker Headlines section, you’ll see a few familiar names and faces. This isn’t anything new; headlines are usually dominated by the big name poker pros that ESPN has made famous. But the [...]

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Phil Galfond is Making Adjustments

Of all the things that have changed in the poker world in the two years since the U.S. Department of Justice obliterated online poker overnight, there is at least one thing that has remained constant. Phil Galfond is still one of the world’s best poker players. Like everyone else, though, Galfond has endured his share [...]

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A History of the WPT Championship

When the World Poker Tour launched the WPT Championship with a $25,000 buy-in the poker world was shocked. The buy-in was steep. Since then, the poker world has grown and high-roller events are the norm, but the first 10 years of the WPT Championship have produced some of the most memorable moments in poker. As [...]

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A Matter of Time

Paul Volpe has taken his time becoming the hottest-running live player around Paul Volpe’s breakout performance on the live tournament circuit was, even by his own estimation, long overdue. With more than $4 million in lifetime online tournament earnings and extra time on the road, a big tournament score was all but inevitable. The method [...]

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What a Ride

Sponsorships, Love and Poker Just a couple of days ago, the news came out that I had signed with UltimatePoker. This is a new online poker site which will be fully regulated by the Nevada gaming commission. This is wonderful news for the poker industry. Finally … no more what ifs. You never have to [...]

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No Rest for the Wicked

From England to Iowa I continuously threaten to take time off from poker but apparently I’m not that good at threatening myself … or maybe I’m just not that afraid of myself. Who would be? I’m a 5’7 Asian girl, with one teeny tiny ankle tattoo and long curly highlighted hair, who plays Go-Fish for [...]

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To Bink, Or Not To Bink

Would you quit poker if you couldn’t win a title? Recently, whilst playing at the Comersino (shorthand for Commerce Casino), I caught the tail end of a poker conversation that really caught me off guard. Two winning players were talking about binking a big one. (To Bink: verb, To win something significant.) They decided that [...]

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