Articles by: Steve Schult

Carlos Mortensen Bubbles Main Event Final Table

Steve Schult | July 16, 2013

Just 20 minutes into level 35, an elimination happened and the final 11 that came back from a 20 minute break were combined to one final table of 10. Mark Newhouse came into the unofficial final table as the short stack, but after a much-needed double up and a few other pots, he was able […]

Hellmuth Loses Steam In Last Level, Heads into Day 3 Short

Steve Schult | July 11, 2013

BLUFF had planned to follow Phil Ivey throughout the day today, but after receiving word that he did not want to be followed, we switched our coverage to a different Phil. We picked up the action with Phil Hellmuth just shy of halfway through level 6 on Day 2C. 12:40 – Hellmuth is sitting in […]

First Place Worth $8.35 Million, Mizrachi Grinding Up Top

Steve Schult | July 9, 2013

With Day 1c wrapping up, the total field size and prizepool has been announced. 6,352 players have registered for the 2013 Main Event and 648 of those players will make the money. A min-cash is worth $19,106 and first place will be awarded just over $8.3 million along with the WSOP gold bracelet. Day 1c […]

Malaguti Takes Seat at Tough Table, Deeb and Koon Up Big

Steve Schult | July 8, 2013

Bluff’s Deepstack Player of the Series Flaminio Malaguti took his seat in the 2013 Main Event, late registering after the first level had been completed. ¬†Unluckily for Malaguti, he is seated to the direct right of Joseph Cheong and Ivey Poker Pro David Peters is also at his table. Malguti is treading water at his […]

Alaei Wins Fourth Bracelet in $10K Pot Limit Omaha

Steve Schult | July 8, 2013

If it wasn’t for a fish leaving a cash game, Daniel Alaei would have missed out on over $850,000. Alaei won the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship event in the early hours of Monday morning, earning him his fourth career bracelet and $852,692. The tournament started on Friday evening while Alaei was playing in a […]

Perrins Wins Second Bracelet in $5K No Limit Hold’em

Steve Schult | July 5, 2013

On Friday evening, Matt Perrins proved that his bracelet win in the $1,500 No Limit Deuce-to-Seven event in 2011 was no fluke. The British poker pro took down the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2013 WSOP, topping a field of 784 players to earn himself $792,275 and his second bracelet. “It’s amazing to […]

Ashton Wins $50K Poker Players Championship

Steve Schult | July 5, 2013

While most people in Las Vegas spent the day barbecuing and watching fireworks, Matthew Ashton spent the day winning over $1.7 million and the most prestigious WSOP bracelet of the summer. The 25 year-old British professional poker player won the $50,000 Poker Players Championship Thursday night at the 2013 WSOP to secure his first career […]

Negreanu and Baker Neck and Neck for WSOP POY

Steve Schult | July 3, 2013

With the Main Event, slated to begin in just a couple of days, David “Bakes” Baker and Daniel Negreanu are separated by less than half of a point for the top spot in the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year race. Baker seemingly came out of nowhere over the past week and a half to […]

Shaffer Wins $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Steve Schult | July 2, 2013

After a long final table that spanned over two days, Brett Shaffer won $665,397 and his first bracelet in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event. The 30 year-old professional poker player from Kansas has been coming out to the WSOP every summer for nine years. Even though he’s played nine summer’s worth of tournaments, Shaffer […]

The Blueprint: Marco Johnson

Steve Schult | July 2, 2013

Marco Johnson had done more in poker than most people could ever dream of. He has played in and beaten some of the biggest cash games around and earned a very lavish lifestyle in the process.¬†The only thing he didn’t have to his name was a WSOP bracelet, having finished second in WSOP events on […]

The Blueprint: Ben Volpe

Steve Schult | July 1, 2013

Some people talk about No Limit Hold’em being a solved game and the edges in the game are razor thin. The WSOP has found a way to combat that, change the structure of the game completely. Instead of having blinds and ante, just have antes and have action start to the left of the button, […]

$25K Six-Max Reaches Final Table, Watson Has Another Cash

Steve Schult | June 30, 2013

Day 33 of the 2013 WSOP saw the $10,000 Ladies Championship just a few eliminations away from a winner and the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event reach a final table. While those events will be crowning a bracelet later in the night, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event is nearing the halfway point of […]

$25K Bubble Bursts, Ladies’ Final Table Set, 3 Bracelets Awarded

Steve Schult | June 30, 2013

With just one week remaining before the Main Event starts, the 2013 WSOP still has plenty of action while the series itself may be winding down. The biggest buy-in of the series, the One Drop High Rollers event brought back it’s final four players this afternoon to crown the second Champion in the event’s history. […]

Wong Wins $2,500 Six-Max Ten Game Mix

Steve Schult | June 30, 2013

Long time cash grinder Brandon Wong proved that he has some tournament skills by winning his first bracelet in the $2,500 Six-Max Ten Game Mix at the 2013 WSOP. The 38 year-old professional poker player from Fresno, CA topped a field of 272 players to win a first place prize of $220,061. “It’s been a […]