Articles by: Jessica Welman

Tournament Tracker: Weinraub, Baldwin Triumph on the West Coast

Jessica Welman | May 18, 2012

Baldwin has already cashed more than a dozen times this year The tournament circuit may be quiet this week, but it isn’t silent. Thanks to tournament series in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there are a few more opportunities for US players to sharpen their game before the World Series of Poker gets underway. Caesars […]

WPT Unveils First Half of Season XI Schedule

Jessica Welman | May 16, 2012

The final event of the landmark tenth season of the World Poker Tour isn’t quite finished yet, but the WPT is already looking ahead to an even bigger Season XI. Just a couple of days before the start of the WPT Championship at Bellagio, the tour revealed the fall portion of next season’s schedule, which […]

POY: The Calm Before the Summer Storm

Jessica Welman | May 15, 2012

Kuether already has 12 cashes this year The past week or two, the live tournament circuit has been relatively quiet while a big group of the poker population has been hunkered down in Canada, Mexico, Europe, or elsewhere grinding the Spring Championship of Online Poker. There have been some small buy-in events runnings in New […]

Tournament Tracker: Serock’s Aruba Win & IPT Grand Final Crowds

Jessica Welman | May 11, 2012

Serock has over $600,000 in earnings so far this year His name has been all over the news the past couple of months, but believe it or not, it took Joe Serock until this week to notch his first live tournament victory. We’ve got the news on Serock’s Caribbean cash, highlights from the IPT Grand […]

WSOP: ESPN Unveils TV Schedule, WSOP Announces Improved Stream

Jessica Welman | May 10, 2012

The World Series of Poker is just about three weeks away and the excitement about the 43rd annual series just keeps building. The doors to the Rio will be opening soon, but those hoping to watch all the action on ESPN won’t have to wait too much longer either. The network recently announced the broadcast […]

WSOPC: Christopher Bonn Wins One for the Locals in PA

Jessica Welman | May 8, 2012

It was only a year ago that the Harrahs Philadelphia Casino joined the list of properties playing host to a WSOP Circuit event. Now, Pennsylvania is one of the growing poker markets in the United States and the crop of players are just getting better. Case in point: Christopher Bonn, who just took down the […]

POY: Daniel Negreanu and Justin Bonomo Enter the Ranks

Jessica Welman | May 8, 2012

Negreanu is sitting in tenth place after a productive EPT Grand Final The top twenty in the BLUFF Player of the Year race is starting to get overrun with some of the biggest names in the game. After a string of high buy-in events with stacked final tables at the PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino […]

By the Numbers: WPT Jacksonville Bestbet Open

Jessica Welman | May 6, 2012

The poker world is full of facts, figures, stats and records. With so many numbers being crunched day in and day out, sometimes it is tough to see what they all add up to. That is why BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the big tournaments, big stories, and big […]

By The Numbers: EPT Grand Final

Jessica Welman | May 5, 2012

The poker world is full of facts, figures, stats and records. With so many numbers being crunched day in and day out, sometimes it is tough to see what they all add up to. That is why BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the big tournaments, big stories, and big […]

Tournament Tracker: Dan Smith Picks Up Monte Carlo Trifecta

Jessica Welman | May 4, 2012

Smith has $1.77 million in earnings so far this year The eighth season of the European Poker Tour wrapped up with a bang at the PokerStars and Monte Carlo EPT Grand Final. The Main Event and the High Roller tournaments drummed up most of the headlines, but something equally compelling was happening in the side […]

WPT: Shawn Cunix Wins $400K Prize at Jacksonville

Jessica Welman | May 3, 2012

Cunix started the day as chip leader and ended as a WPT champ Shawn Cunix always tries to teach his kids that with a passion for something, anything is possible. The recreational player has always been a family man. In fact, he played this event with his arm in a sling because he saved his […]

WPT: Failla, Buzgon & Elias Make Second Final Table of the Season

Jessica Welman | May 2, 2012

Elias started the day second to last in chips, but rallied to make the final table It is rare for a player to make two World Poker Tour final tables in a season, so what is happening in Jacksonville on Wednesday is really remarkable when you think about it, as there will be three players […]

HPT: Cantebury Event Breaks MN Prize Pool Record

Jessica Welman | May 1, 2012

Naz Alkhatib won the first six-figure payday in MN (Photo courtesy of the Heartland Poker Tour) For this third time this month, the Heartland Poker Tour has held a record breaking event. This busy leg of their season, which started in Vegas two weeks ago and continued in Colorado last week, wrapped up at Cantebury […]

POY: Dan Smith and Mohsin Charania Crack Top Ten

Jessica Welman | May 1, 2012

Smith already has three six-figure wins in 2012 The European Poker Tour’s trip to Monte Carlo isn’t even over yet, but the BLUFF Player of the Year top twenty got an overhaul thanks to the Poker Stars and Monte Carlo Carlo Casino’s EPT Grand Final. We’ve got five players entering the top twenty this week. […]