The opening three weeks of the 2015 World Series of Poker have been packed with first-time bracelet winners, repeat wins from some of the game’s biggest young stars. Underlying all of that though is an active and vocal base of professional players who are dissatisfied with the way things have gone from an operational standpoint. […]
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 […]
Backing arrangements, staking and swapping are as much of a part of poker as chips, chairs and rake. Money swaps hands between players and backers on handshake deals and as poker grew more people understood is was part of the game. Poker is a game of many circles and shared financial interests and when a […]
Jean Gaspard ended Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open well out in front of the field with 5.4 million. Gaspard stayed very active throughout the day, seemed to run pure in flip situations and ended with a 2.5 million chip lead over second place Blake Bohn – when the average stack landed at […]
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.
Matt Glantz doesn’t feel that there should be so much emphasis on “builders” in the Poker Hall of Fame. He also comments on the rise of casinos on the east coast.
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 […]
The ESPN mothership was packed and spectators were filling the Amazon room as they all tried to catch a glimpse of the Big One for One Drop final table on Tuesday night at the 2014 World Series of Poker. With the excitement and tension filling the room, another bracelet was awarded in a $1,000 No […]
Monday at the 2014 World Series of Poker saw four events in action with just one bracelet up for grabs. The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event returned 15 players with the goal of crowing a champion. The $1,000 NLH event rolled into Day 2 with 144 players remaining and the $50,000 Poker Players Championship began […]
The 2014 World Series of Poker opened with a light day on the schedule Wednesday. Two events rolled into Day 2 – $5,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em and $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo. A $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event kicked off at noon and there was no 4 pm event on schedule. $1,500 No […]
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 idea to bring back $10,000 championship events was originally proposed by Matt Glantz. He now responds to detractors and explains why they are good for the WSOP.
Mornings are never fun. The best way to manage them – to get through them really – is to create a routine. For most people that means a shower, a commute, a coffee and spending the first 15 minutes of your day procrastinating before getting your workday started. Here at BLUFF, we think The Ante […]
The controversial ruling that resulted in a reduced prizepool for 27 players has Matt Glantz concerned about player incentive to report cheating.