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 […]
The pantheon of players who have won five or more bracelets added one more on Wednesday at the 2015 World Series of Poker as Daniel Alaei captured the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship for the second time in his career. Two others events got close to awarding bracelets – one expected, one unexpected – before hitting […]
Mike Leah has a little over one month to do the unthinkable – catch Dan Colman in the race for BLUFF Player of the Year. Friday in Montreal the Canadian poker pro took a huge step toward that goal, finishing as the Day 1B chip leader of WPT Montreal event at the Playground Poker Club. Leah […]
Day 1B of the World Poker Tour bestbet Bounty Scramble in Jacksonville, Florida drew a field of 265 entries, easily surpassing $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Along with the allure of select players having a $2,500 bounty on their heads, the end of day chip leader would pocket a $5,000 bonus. In one of the last […]
Phillip Hui hasn’t been playing poker all that long and found his way to the tables through his golf buddies as he worked his way towards becoming a professional golfer. But life has a way of changing one’s course and a couple years later he found his passion, found the love of his life and […]
David Williams survived a back-and-forth heads-up match against Phil Laak and won the World Poker Tour Monster Invitational. Williams earned $20,000 in cash and $35,000 in WPT buy-ins to the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, LA Poker Classic and World Championship in April. “It feels good to win, the last invitational I was at was the […]
David Williams explains what the made-for-TV Monster Invitational is all about, and Antonio Esfandiari reacts to the recent airing of Underground Poker.
Two millionaires will be crowned in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event, and with the three starting sessions in the books there’s a clearer picture of just who that might be. Day 1C was, as expected, was the largest of all three sessions as 722 entries came in by the close of […]
The third and final Day 1 flight for the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event was the largest yet with 222 entries. After ten levels the field was trimmed to 95 survivors with Tyler Cornell leading the field as the only player over the 200,000 chip mark with 258,300. The three starting flights […]
The motto of the World Series of Poker Circuit is “First the Ring, then the Bracelet.” Phil Hui, a regular on the Circuit, already had a few rings in his trophy case, but he completed the second part of the mantra during the early hours of Thursday morning at the 2014 WSOP. Hui won his […]
Up until one week ago at the 2014 World Series of Poker, Main Event champions were victims of a so-called “curse”. No Main Event winner who earned their title after Carlos Mortensen was able to win a bracelet after taking down the biggest tournament in all of poker. Joe Cada was the one to break […]
Daniel Negreanu isn’t the only player calling his shot. David Williams chooses to win gold and shares his experiences with the controversial leadership program.
As we close the books on the first 16 events, we have seen a lot of familiar faces continue to make deep runs. Just after losing to Ted Forrest heads up, Phil Hellmuth made another deep run in the $3,000 No Limit Six Max. He would eventually fall short of the final table, busting in […]
The 10th season of the European Poker Tour concludes this week with the EPT Grand Final Main Event and €25,500 ($35,000 US) High Roller in Monte Carlo. This week’s Kevmath Approved features some of the notables in contention in both events. Among the final 24 in the EPT Grand Final is two players going for […]