Articles by: Ryan Lucchesi

WPT: Frei Dilling Kjaer Jumps to the top on Day 2 in Copenhagen

Ryan Lucchesi | November 14, 2012

Frei Dilling Kjaer is at the top of the chip counts after Day 2 at WPT Copenhagen (Photo courtesy of WPT) Day 2 at the World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event and Frei Dilling Kjaer has charged to the top of the leader board with 445,000. Peter Jepsen is right behind with 434,400, and Sergii […]

By The Numbers: WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Ryan Lucchesi | November 14, 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 […]

WPT: Noah Schwartz Wins Jacksonville Main Event

Ryan Lucchesi | November 13, 2012

Noah Schwartz captured his first WPT title and $400,000+ in Jacksonville on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of WPT) The World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble came to a close on Tuesday in Florida and Noah Schwartz emerged from a field of 477 players to take home the top prize worth $402,970. It is his […]

WPT: Noah Schwartz Leads Final Table at bestbet Jacksonville

Ryan Lucchesi | November 13, 2012

Noah Schwartz has close to half the chips in play at the end of Day 3 at WPT Jacksonville (Photo courtesy of WPT) The journey from the final 28 down to the final table of six was a long one at the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble in Florida, and there were […]

WPT: Joe Elpayaa Leads in Jacksonville after Long Day 2

Ryan Lucchesi | November 12, 2012

Joe Elpayaa was on top of the leader board for most of Day 2 at WPT Jacksonville (Photo courtesy of WPT) Day 2 at the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble was increased in length to ensure that the larger than expected field of 477 players would have enough time to finish the […]

WPT: John Racener is on top after Day 1B in Jacksonville

Ryan Lucchesi | November 11, 2012

John Racener had a strong late stretch on Saturday to end Day 1B with the chip lead at WPT Jacksonville Day 1B at the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble has come to a close and there were 263 players that entered by the close of registration on Saturday here in Florida. The […]

The Week That Was: WPT Announces Season XI 2013 Schedule

Ryan Lucchesi | November 10, 2012

The World Poker Tour released the 2013 stretch of the Season XI schedule this week featuring nine stops The week in the aftermath of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table is always a little slow each fall. But the new world champion Greg Merson did make some headlines by moving into second […]

WPT: Tom Nguyen Leads WPT bestbet Jacksonville after Day 1A

Ryan Lucchesi | November 10, 2012

Mohsin Charania ended Day 1A at WPT Jacksonville near the top of the leaderboard Day 1A at the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble attracted 188 players one year ago. In 2012 that number was up to 214 players, representing a 13.8 percent growth rate. Tournament Staff actually added an eleventh level of […]

Power Rankings: Joseph Cheong Joins the Top 20

Ryan Lucchesi | November 8, 2012

Joseph Cheong joins the top 20 in the BLUFF Power Rankings thanks to his third final table in as many months The top 13 spots in the BLUFF Power Rankings were set in stone this past week as Marvin Rettenmaier retained the top spot yet again with 1,782.15 points, and Dan Smith, Phil Hellmuth, Greg […]

By The Numbers: October/November Nine History

Ryan Lucchesi | November 7, 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 […]

HPT: Plumber James Williams Wins Albuquerque Main Event

Ryan Lucchesi | November 6, 2012

James Williams celebrated with family and friends after his HPT Albuquerque win (Photo courtesy of Heartland Poker Tour) James Williams turned $190 into $56,652 and doubled his lifetime poker earnings at the $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour No Limit Hold’em Main Event hosted at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday.  The […]

The Week That Was: WSOP Main Event Final Table Dominates News

Ryan Lucchesi | November 3, 2012

Greg Merson won the WSOP Main Event final table on Wednesday morning in Las Vegas (Heather Borowinski photo) The past week was dominated by the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, and all of the festivities and announcements that originated from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The headline that everyone […]

Power Rankings: Greg Merson Joins the Top 5 with WSOP Win

Ryan Lucchesi | November 1, 2012

Greg Merson jumped up to fourth place thanks to his WSOP Main Event victory (Heather Borowinski photo) The BLUFF Power Rankings were a little chaotic this past week. The biggest news was the arrival of 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson in fourth place. Merson won the biggest poker tournament of […]

WSOP Main Event End of Final Table: Jesse Sylvia Out in Second

Ryan Lucchesi | October 31, 2012

Jesse Sylvia fought hard at the WSOP Main Event final table but fell to Greg Merson in the end (Heather Borowinski photo) After three-handed play lasted for so long, the heads-up final between Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia at the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event final table was surprisingly short. Just 37 million […]