Articles by: Paul Oresteen

Blake Bohn is Short Stacked in the Main Event but Long on Experience

Paul Oresteen | July 14, 2015

It’s hard to be considered a journeyman when you’ve put together $1.9 million career earnings but Blake Bohn has been grinding the domestic circuit since the start of the poker boom across the Midwest. Bohn has two deep runs in the past year: he finished in 7th place in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker […]

New Jersey Online Player Thomas Cannuli Deep in WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 13, 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event draws the most well-known and accomplished players in the world; it also draws thousands of players that haven’t won millions, don’t have stacks of cash to burn and don’t have a list of live tournament cashes tracking their progress. One of those players is Thomas Cannuli – a 20-something player from […]

Andrew Moreno Believes He’s Headed for the November Nine

Paul Oresteen | July 13, 2015

Andrew Moreno began Day 6 of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event with 5.32 million – good for sixth place overall on the penultimate day of the summer. He’s a cash game player who’s carved out $142,932 in tournaments since 2007 and he’s in the driver’s seat of stack he feels is destined for the […]

Steve Gross Staying in the Moment Despite Playing for Millions

Paul Oresteen | July 13, 2015

Steve Gross is in the midst of his second World Series of Poker Main Event cash and heading into the final level of Day 5 he’s one of ten bracelet winners remaining. Gross has 25 career WSOP cashes and hopes to get his 26th in November. Gross headed into the final level of the night […]

Former National Champ Jonathan Hilton Inching Toward November Nine

Paul Oresteen | July 12, 2015

Jonathan Hilton was on top of the world a little over two years ago. He won the 2013 National Championship in New Orleans, a WSOP  bracelet and a bankroll-boosting $355,599 – a big deal for a someone that cut his teeth on $300 tournaments. It should have been the moment that launched him to a different stratosphere. […]

WCOOP Main Event Champ Fedor Holz Gunning for November Nine

Paul Oresteen | July 12, 2015

Fedor Holz is just 21-years old and he’s already accomplished more in his career than most grinders will in their lifetime. He’s competed at the highest stakes, racked up $1.4 million in live earnings in a little over two years and is in the hunt for another deep run at the 2015 World Series of […]

Kelly Minkin Wins Ladies Last Longer but Wants to Last Longest

Paul Oresteen | July 11, 2015

Kelly Minkin was one of eight remaining women as the dinner break approached on Day 4 of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. She already locked up a cash of at least $24,622 and she picked a bonus by winning a $500 last longer bet with other women in the field. “It feels good to […]

The Brightest Lights: Playing at a Featured Table in the Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 11, 2015

For many poker pros playing the World Series of Poker Main Event is a normal part of their schedule, something that’s never given a second thought. But for the thousands of amateur players migrate to poker’s Mecca to play a tournament they consider a bucket list event, some of them cash and a lucky few make […]

Amar Anand Building Momentum and Lead in Day 3 of WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 10, 2015

Amar Anand opened up his chip lead through the first level of Day 3 of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. He started the day with 603,500, went to break with 834,600 and more than a 270,000 chip lead. Anand isn’t the most likely leader as he only has one tournament cash on record – a […]

Daniel Negreanu’s Stack Dips Early on Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 9, 2015

Daniel Negreanu returned to Day 2C of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event as the chipleader at his table with 73,825. He was right on the rail in the Brasilia room and drew a crowd four bodies deep. Negreanu’s Day 1C run saw him focused and active, stepping away from the table twice […]

Mike Matusow Grinds Stack Up During Level 7 of the WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 8, 2015

Mike Matusow played Day 1A of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event in order to get the most rest possible. Matusow’s health has been a constant battle over the last year and starting off Day 2A with 88,225 helped ease his grind. Matusow started the day in the back of the Orange section […]

Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth Clash on Day 1C of 2015 WSOP Main Event

Paul Oresteen | July 8, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event finally got off started for Phil Hellmuth at the last possible second, as he was the 6,417th player of 6,420 to enter this event. Hellmuth’s trademark late entrance came without the fanfare of years past and he had to stand in the late registration line just like […]

Hearthstone, Push-ups & Photos: Daniel Negreanu’s Level 2

Paul Oresteen | July 7, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off for Daniel Negreanu on Day 1C after taking a few days to rest up, watch a Rocky marathon and play some soccer. Negreanu has cashed eight times in the Main Event – four times in Las Vegas and four times in Europe. His best finish was […]

Dan Harrington’s Fabled Legacy: Playing for Another Final Table

Paul Oresteen | July 6, 2015

Dan Harrington‘s silver hair and friendly smile hide the cutthroat game that he literally wrote the book on. The former Main Event champ doesn’t exactly blend into the Day 1B field thanks to the very familiar, if not somewhat run down, green Boston Red Sox hat he’s known for. He captured audiences’ attention during the […]