September 2014

The Tao of Pauly … Barcelona and the Early Days of the EPT

The European Poker Tour reached its 100th event. The cliché fits. Time flies. It really feels like yesterday I was covering the 2005 Barcelona Open, the EPT’s eighth overall event. Only a couple months earlier I was an earnest rookie at the 2005 World Series of Poker wandering around the Amazon Room’s poker tables in [...]

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Being Phil Laak … Finding a Game on Television

Phil plays “Underground Poker” A long time ago Antonio and I luck boxed our way into a show called “I Bet You.” It was a blast. It happened fast. And then it was all over. Only much later did we realize how lucky we had been. Most shows never make it to air. Oftentimes projects [...]

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Poker Like a Rockstar … Fast Food

This stuff is killing you, wake up As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast-food restaurants in America with a combined revenue of well over $100 billion. Surely you must be confused. You thought you were reading BLUFF the poker magazine? You opened to an article by Antonio (me) and the first thing you read is [...]

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Glass Half Full

REFLECTING ON MY 2014 MAIN EVENT RUN Without fail, the World Series of Poker Main Event is the one tournament that I still get a little bit nervous for, every time. Even though I was coming off of my personal WSOP summer best of seven cashes, I still couldn’t help but feel anxious and excited [...]

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Wicked Chops Poker … The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

Which one of these guys will help poker most? It’s an annual tradition since 2008 — the Good, Bad, or Meh for Poker column! The ground rules are as follows: We’re looking for storylines and individuals with potential to grow the game and do good for the industry (i.e. an ambassador with an Alex Dreyfus-ian [...]

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