Articles by: Thomas Keeling

Vanessa Selbst Finishes 3rd In The WPT Monster Invitational

Thomas Keeling | September 21, 2014

Winning the WPT Monster Invitational wasn’t in the cards for Vanessa Selbst, but she’s pleased to have been invited. She contends that getting big brands involved is great for the game.

Scotty Nguyen On Poker Hall Of Fame, Monster Invitational

Thomas Keeling | September 21, 2014

Scotty Nguyen is having a rough go of it in the Monster Invitational, but he’s not giving up, baby. He also shares his thoughts on this year’s Poker Hall Of Fame ballot.

Antonio Esfandiari And David Williams – WPT Monster Invitational

Thomas Keeling | September 21, 2014

David Williams explains what the made-for-TV Monster Invitational is all about, and Antonio Esfandiari reacts to the recent airing of Underground Poker.

Ray Qartomy Close Again, Dreams Of Winning WPT Title

Thomas Keeling | September 18, 2014

The last time we spoke to Ray Qartomy was at the SHRPO, where he finished 4th. He is still confident at this final table, but admits the other players are very tough.

Bobby Oboodi Wants To Make History, Win The Same WPT Event Twice

Thomas Keeling | September 18, 2014

Bobby Oboodi has already won the Borgata Poker Open in 2011. With 14 players remaining, he has a chance to win the same event again, a feat never achieved on the World Poker Tour.

Zohair Karim Is Working #BrownMagic Deep In WPT Borgata

Thomas Keeling | September 17, 2014

After suffering some minor setbacks early in Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Zohair Karim is now among the chipleaders. $843,744 buys a lot of pastries.

BLUFF 60 – Bubble Bursts In The WPT Borgata Poker Open

Thomas Keeling | September 17, 2014

A brief look at BLUFF’s recent coverage of the WPT Borgata Poker Open.

Mike Sexton Dislikes Unlimited Reentry Events, Finds Them Unfair

Thomas Keeling | September 16, 2014

The WPT Borgata Poker Open allows one reentry, which Mike Sexton is fine with. It’s the unlimited rebuys that he feels gives deep-pocketed pros an unfair advantage.

Ryan Riess On Being Focused And Unemotional At The Table

Thomas Keeling | September 16, 2014

Ryan Riess has faced the ultimate pressure cooker in the WSOP Main Event. This experience has served him well and helps with leaving emotions at the door.

Jonathan Little On Choosing A Coach And How Coaches Affect Economy

Thomas Keeling | September 15, 2014

Jonathan Little has been teaching players how to improve at poker for years. He admits that while this may make some games tougher, it can be a positive outcome.

Dwyte Pilgrim Is In Great Shape And As Motivated As Ever

Thomas Keeling | September 15, 2014

Dwyte Pilgrim has been hitting the gym, and it shows. He says it’s just another way of keeping his game sharp. He’s on his home turf still trying to make great things happen.

James Woods On His Heart Attack Scare And His Favorite Casino

Thomas Keeling | September 15, 2014

Fortunately, it turns out that the cause of James Woods collapsing in the Rio hallway was not a heart attack. He’s back in action at the WPT Borgata Poker Open.

BLUFF 60 – WPT Borgata Poker Open, Day 1A Recap

Thomas Keeling | September 15, 2014

In 60 seconds we review the events of Day 1A at WPT Borgata, which included talks with Amanda Musumeci, Will Failla, Matt Glantz, and chipleader Ben Bianco.

Will Failla Flips, Reps Monster, Gives Atlantic City 5 Years

Thomas Keeling | September 14, 2014

Will Failla fears that New York is primed to take over the east coast poker scene. He’s not too saddened by the prospect, as he lives in New York after all.