Articles by: Tim Fiorvanti

Kevmath Draws Tough Table in Main Event, Holds His Own in Level 1

Tim Fiorvanti | July 7, 2015

BLUFF’s Poker Information Manager Kevin Mathers, better known to the world as Kevmath, is playing the World Series of Poker Main Event for the third time as part of the Day 1C field Tuesday. With so many members of the poker community taking a small piece of his action BLUFF felt it would be appropriate […]

Anthony Zinno on Record Pace after Winning WSOP $25K PLO Bracelet

Tim Fiorvanti | July 6, 2015

Anthony Zinno was having an incredible year before he ever set foot in Las Vegas for the 2015 World Series of Poker. With back-to-back World Poker Tour titles, the second and third career wins on that tour, Zinno could have struck out for the next nine months and still had an incredible year to remember. […]

MIKE LEAH IN FOCUS: Reflecting on the 2015 WSOP, Hopes for a Strong Finish

Tim Fiorvanti | July 6, 2015

The 2015 World Series of Poker started out looking bright for Mike Leah, with deep runs in the Colossus and final tables in both the $10,000 Razz Championship and the $1,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven. Leah made more deep runs in the $3,000 HORSE and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship, but fell just short […]

Cary Katz Puts Players First in Super High Roller Bowl

Tim Fiorvanti | July 5, 2015

The logistics of setting up a $500,000 tournament are staggering, but the first ever Super High Roller Bowl went through its three days without a single major hitch. Most importantly, the players were happy with how everything played out on the table, and most of the 43 who bought in went out of their way […]

Brian Rast Wins Inaugural Super High Roller Bowl, $7.5M

Tim Fiorvanti | July 5, 2015

Brian Rast has had some tremendous success in the poker world, but the number of opportunities any poker player has to win $7.5 million in one tournament are extremely limited, to say the least. Rast took full advantage, surviving a rollercoaster ride of a final table on the way to ultimately defeating Scott Seiver heads-up […]

BRACELET RACE: Hellmuth Makes a Run at 15, Ivey Finally Shows Up

Tim Fiorvanti | July 4, 2015

The start of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event is just one day away, and only a handful of bracelets are still left to be decided. In one tournament in particular Phil Hellmuth made one of the most prestigious final tables of the summer and a run at number 15, while Phil Ivey […]

Brazilian Poker: A Passionate Love of the Game

Tim Fiorvanti | July 3, 2015

As the river card hit and sent 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia out of the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event in third place, the reactions of Thiago Nishijima and Sotirios Koutoupas perfectly summed up how each player would approach their heads-up match. Koutoupas gave Sylvia a quick hug as he […]

Alex Lindop Wins 2nd UK Bracelet of 2015, Online Final Table Set

Tim Fiorvanti | July 3, 2015

There are only seven bracelets left to be won before things are packed up for the summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker, but there’s a lot left to be determined. Entire summers are made or drastically improved in the last few days leading up to the Main Event, and there are few better […]

Ant Zinno Wins $25K PLO Bracelet, $1.1M; Takes Huge BLUFF POY Lead

Tim Fiorvanti | July 2, 2015

History has been made a number of times so far at the 2015 World Series of Poker. From the biggest live tournament field ever in the Colossus to Phil Hellmuth’s record-extending 14th bracelet win, Jeff Madsen joining a select group of 30-year-olds with four bracelets to Tuan Le’s repeat in the $10,000 Deuce to Triple […]

Faraz Jaka Forges His Own Path to Enlightenment Through Poker

Tim Fiorvanti | July 1, 2015

Thanks to his success in poker and adventurous spirit, along with four years running without a fixed address, Faraz Jaka has traveled the world and enjoyed experiences and opportunities many only dream of. Poker is always at the forefront, but in both his vision of the future and continued life on the road Jaka’s constantly […]

Mosseri Leads, Ashton 2nd in PPC; ‘Hippie Jon’ Wins Super Seniors

Tim Fiorvanti | June 24, 2015

They haven’t quite reached the money yet, but the $50,000 Poker Players Championship has reached a critical stage after three days of play. One of 19 players will add their name to the Chip Reese trophy as the 10th champion of the event, but two grueling days of poker lie ahead. Only one winner was […]

Aaron Massey on Keeping Up the Grind & Success by Team BCP

Tim Fiorvanti | June 23, 2015

If you’ve spent any significant time at a poker tournament where Aaron Massey’s playing, you’d know it. Massey’s almost always got a smile on his face no matter how things are going on the table, and his general lack of any kind of filter and propensity to speak his mind tends to polarize the way […]

Scott Seiver Leads $50K PPC, Seniors Championship Ends in a Flash

Tim Fiorvanti | June 23, 2015

There are tournaments that are designed to go fast at the 2015 World Series of Poker and tournaments designed to go slow. Sometimes the action outpaces the best laid plans of tournament staff, as was the case when the final four eliminations in the Seniors Championship came over the course of just 11 hands. On […]

Looking Back at 10 Years of $50,000 Poker Players Championships

Tim Fiorvanti | June 22, 2015

The $50,000 Poker Players Championship is in its 10th year on the World Series of Poker schedule, and it looks a lot different today than it did when it was introduced as the $50,000 HORSE Championship in 2006. It’s changed again for 2015, but before we get to that let’s take a look back at […]