Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Things Are Getting Real for Joe McKeehen on the Thunderdome Stage

Tim Fiorvanti | July 14, 2015

With 17 players left in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, Matt Guan raised to 400,000 and Joe McKeehen three-bet him to 1,125,000. Daniel Negreanu looked down at A K in the big blind and four-bet to 2.6 million, Guan folded and McKeehen considered his options. After a brief pause, he made a […]

Justin Schwartz Seeks End to Dark Days with Deep Main Event Run

Tim Fiorvanti | July 14, 2015

There are a lot of words you could use to describe Justin Schwartz’s presence in the poker world, that also apply to how he utilizes his Twitter account – controversial, polarizing, hard-hitting, and even nonsensical at times. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and doesn’t pull a single punch, but Schwartz’s life, unlike his […]

Pierre Neuville Lives Post-Retirement Poker Dreams to the Fullest

Tim Fiorvanti | July 13, 2015

Pierre Neuville’s poker career is a story in two parts. The origins of the 72-year-old Belgian board game creator and executive’s history with this card game sounds oddly similar to those of players a third of his age. Neuville’s reached a peak in his poker career in this second life as a serious player by […]

Moneymaker Legend Grows as Bruce Peery Takes WSOP Main Event Lead

Tim Fiorvanti | July 12, 2015

Chris Moneymaker’s victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event changed the course of poker history forever, and if it wasn’t for Bruce Peery it might never have happened. Now Peery has a chance at history. At the second break on Day 5 of the 2015 WSOP Main Event, Peery had the chiplead […]

Justin Bonomo Chips Up, Busts His Friends Deep in WSOP Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | July 12, 2015

For all of the success, the close calls and finally a bracelet in 2014 at the World Series of Poker, Justin Bonomo had never cashed in the WSOP Main Event before the run he’s put together in 2015. Bonomo’s made the most of his first Main Event cash so far, and he more than doubled […]

Bill Byrnes Makes the ‘Jump to the Majors’ at the 2015 WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | July 12, 2015

The WSOP Circuit, as it’s currently set up, has produced a lot of players who’ve gone on to major success at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and elsewhere on major stages. Bill Byrnes of Wentzville, Missouri is one of those success stories to be sure. He won a pair of WSOP Circuit […]

Olympic Champion Fatima Moreira de Melo Seeks More Gold at WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | July 11, 2015

For the better part of 14 years, Fatima Moreira de Melo was a part of a supremely talented Netherlands National Field Hockey team, earning 191 caps and 30 goals over the course of her career. In that time she won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, a silver in 2004 in […]

Bursting the Bubble of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | July 11, 2015

When players went to dinner in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, they were 51 spots away from the money. For 1,000 people, a cash of at least $15,000 would be just an hour away. For 51 unfortunate players, almost three full days of action in the Main Event would lead to a […]

Cards Go Cold for Negreanu in Level 11 of 2015 WSOP Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | July 10, 2015

After bagging for the second time in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event Thursday night, Daniel Negreanu sat just inside the top third of the chip counts to start Day 3. It was a stack that offered Negreanu a lot to play around with, but left lots of work to get done. Negreanu […]

Jamie Gold Recommits to Poker and Produces Immediate Dividends

Tim Fiorvanti | July 9, 2015

Jamie Gold holds the distinction of winning the biggest World Series of Poker Main Event ever, in terms of field size, prizepool and winner’s share, and while he’s been a presence in years past at the WSOP and various other poker tours and televised events he’s largely been absent for all but the big one […]

Phil Hellmuth Declares War During Level 7 of 2015 WSOP Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | July 9, 2015

Phil Hellmuth had a fairly boring first level on Day 2C of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, building his stack a little bit to 83,000. Level 7, the second level of play Thursday, would be an entirely different story. Hellmuth tangled with several different players in big pots at Table 79 in […]

How Players Spent Their Off Day from the 2015 WSOP Main Event

Tim Fiorvanti | July 8, 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event is unlike other poker tournaments in a great many ways, but one of the most interesting dynamics comes from the sheer number of players in the event. With the need to hold so many players, the need arises for multiple starting sessions and Day 2’s – leaving players […]

Jennifer Tilly Weathers Through Tough Start to Day 2B of 2015 WSOP

Tim Fiorvanti | July 8, 2015

Jennifer Tilly entered Day 2B of the 2015 World Series of Poker with a very healthy 83,475 after a strong Day 1 performance. For Day 2, she drew Seat 3 at Table 62 in the Brasilia Bronze section and by Main Event standards Tilly seem to get a pretty fortunate break as far as her […]

Last Ones in the Door: Entering the Main Event at the Last Second

Tim Fiorvanti | July 8, 2015

With a couple of notable exceptions, you can register late for every bracelet event at the World Series of Poker, including the Main Event. During the Main Event, you have over eight hours from the start of play to get involved and in 2015, as in every year since they started allowing late registration, there […]