Articles by: Lance Bradley

Bated Breath: Daniel Negreanu On the Verge of the November Nine

Lance Bradley | July 14, 2015

Listen closely and you can hear what it sounds like when an entire industry holds its breath at once. Daniel Negreanu, the most marketed and marketable player in poker, is within spitting distance of making the final table of the 2015 WSOP Main Event. With 27 players left, he’s sitting in ninth place with just […]

Roommates Chad Power and Chris Brand Sharing Main Event Success

Lance Bradley | July 13, 2015

Putting together a deep run in the WSOP Main Event can be an exhausting experience. Being able to come home and decompress at the end of each night is key. Having a roommate to do that with is vital. So what do you do if your roommate is also deep in the Main Event? That’s […]

Sports Reporter Jeff Platt Back in the WSOP Main Event Spotlight

Lance Bradley | July 11, 2015

By day, Jeff Platt is a sports reporter in San Antonio, Texas. He spends most of the fall, winter and spring covering the San Antonio Spurs for Time Warner Cable News where he’s up close and personal with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and head coach Gregg Popovich. It’s a dream spot for many. During the summer months […]

In For a Penny: Tommy Yates Hopes to Keep WSOP Main Event Run Going

Lance Bradley | July 11, 2015

Very few people with a 9-5 job have the wherewithal to just take $10,000 and the play the World Series of Poker Main Event. Tommy Yates, a British ex-pat who runs a bar on Rhodes Island in Greece, certainly couldn’t afford to do it. So when he saw that online poker site was running a WSOP […]

Akash Malik Hoping to Represent India Come November

Lance Bradley | July 10, 2015

There are 1.25 billion people living in India and when it comes to their national pride, they tend to go a little off the charts. Games like cricket and field hockey, where India excels in international competition, have a following unmatched by any single sport in the United States. Akash Malik can’t play either cricket […]

WSOP Bracelet Winner Charles Sylvestre Anonymously Leading Day 2AB

Lance Bradley | July 8, 2015

Many times in the early days of the WSOP Main Event the players near the top of the chip counts are unrecognizable, anonymous souls. Players who aren’t pros and are playing as part of some bucket list mission and have found themselves on the prettier side of variance through the opening days. Clicking through to […]

Simon Trumper Hoping to Give David “Devilfish” Ulliott His Due

Lance Bradley | July 7, 2015

Simon Trumper came to the 2015 World Series of Poker as a man on a mission, armed with a list of goals that most poker players would find to be pretty standard. Record his biggest score ever. Make a final table. Win a bracelet. He managed to nail down the first two in the same tournament. Just […]

Candace Collins’ WSOP Main Event Goals About More Than a Big Score

Lance Bradley | July 6, 2015

Over the years the sponsor patch has become a fairly common site at the WSOP Main Event. Hoping to get some exposure for their company or product, sponsors are happy to put their logo onto a big-name poker player during poker’s biggest event. Over the years there have been some rather – how to put this – interesting […]

Amateur Scott Mahin Hoping For Another Deep WSOP Main Event Run

Lance Bradley | July 5, 2015

Every home game hero dreams of having a really deep run in the WSOP Main Event. For Scott Mahin that dream came true last year. He’s back for another shot and hoping to have as much fun as he did last year. This time last year Scott Mahin was one of 6,000 or so recreational […]

Five Things to Watch For in the 2015 WSOP Main Event

Lance Bradley | July 5, 2015

Sure, the first 67 events on the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule gave us great performances including double-bracelet winners, first time champions, stories of heartbreak and stories of charity, but that’s all in the past now. It’s time for the Main Event. With the biggest event of the year kicking off Sunday afternoon BLUFF takes […]

Anthony Spinella Wins Historic First Online Poker WSOP Bracelet

Lance Bradley | July 5, 2015

While the Las Vegas strip was alive with July 4 celebrations, Saturday was a relatively quiet day at the 2015 World Series of Poker with no new events on the schedule. There was two bracelets awarded, one event that hit the hard stop with just three players remaining and two other events that wrapped up Day […]

Brian Rast Holds Commanding Super High Roller Bowl Final Table Lead

Lance Bradley | July 4, 2015

Every year, as the World Series of Poker schedule winds down, players look for a “summer saver” – a tournament that gets them back to even or makes them profitable should they manage to cash. After a dramatic final hand on Day 2 of the $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl seven players have found themselves with […]

Seven Things to Watch For During Week 6 of the 2015 WSOP

Lance Bradley | June 29, 2015

With five weeks of play already wrapped up the 2015 World Series of Poker has hit the final stretch. Just few more bracelets are on the line this week before the 2015 WSOP Main Event gets underway on Saturday afternoon. Don’t think that everything that happens before that is an afterthought though, there’s still some […]

BRACELET RACE: Hellmuth Gets Deep Again and Where the Hell is Ivey?

Lance Bradley | June 26, 2015

More than 3/4 of the way through the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule and Phil Hellmuth is really starting to distance himself from the rest of the BRACELET RACE field. Hellmuth made another deep run in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event earlier this week, finishing 16th for $15,215. It was his fourth cash of […]