Jul 6, 2015 |

Craig Varnell Wins WPT500 at ARIA, $330,000

In the last few weeks of the summer, players are scrambling to save their summers with a big result and head out of Las Vegas as a big winner. After a couple of decent cashes in June, Craig Varnell peaked at just the right time by winning the second annual WPT500 at ARIA for $330,000. […]

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May 23, 2015 |

Booking Wins & Tracking Hands in Live Tournaments

“Did he check that turn?” I ask, with my iPhone open to a note taking application. “Gotta update the HUD, huh?” David Tuthill asks me with his customary wry smile. I laugh. In the two days of playing the World Poker Tour World Championship, he was the only one who called me on what I […]

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May 21, 2015 |

Pressing Your Action is Key When Things Are Going Well

In previous articles I have talked about keeping an even keel – how it is important when doing well to keep your head on straight and to keep your composure when things aren’t going well. Being able to simply notice this is a skill in it’s own right. I spoke about a downswing that I […]

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May 16, 2015 |

First-Time Player Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam

The World Poker Tour made their debut in the Netherlands, visting the Holland Casino in Amsterdam for the €3,300 ($3,700 USD) Main Event, drawing a field of 341 entries. Among the entries was Farid Yachou, playing in his first poker tournament, preferring to learn the game in a cash game with his friends. Yachou overcame […]

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May 6, 2015 |

Sheraz Nasir Wins partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

Sheraz Nasir won the partypoker World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship, the first stop of Season XIV, and denied history to Lu Zhang – who was close to being the first open WPT female champion. Nasir earned $218,297, his name on the Champions Cup and the Playground Poker Club Championship belt. Van Nguyen won a WPT […]

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Apr 29, 2015 |

Asher Conniff Misclicks & Wins WPT World Championship, $973,683

Asher Conniff had no intention of playing the World Poker Tour World Championship, playing under the online name “misclick” Conniff actually misclicked and registered online for a $1,000 satellite to the event, instead of the NJCOP High Roller tournament he was attempting to register. Conniff shipped the must-play seat, cancelled a trip to Europe and […]

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Apr 28, 2015 |

Carlos Mortensen Headlines WPT World Championship Final Table

Playdown day at the World Poker Tour $15,000 World Championship began with 23 players eyeing the final table but only six would make the cut. Alexander Lakhov bagged up the chiplead, but Carlos Mortensen stands make history as he could be the first player to win the World Championship twice. “It’s always a great feeling to […]

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Apr 28, 2015 |

Life’s Good for Lynn Gilmartin and her new Jooce Bar

Outside of Cairns, Australia is Palm Cove, a small tourist hot spot with beautiful beaches complimented with an esplanade of family-friendly shops and stores. At the end, nearest to the beach, is Jack & Shanan’s Gelato Shop – a place where sun-kissed beach goers cool off with house-made delights. One side of the shop is the […]

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Apr 26, 2015 |

Michael Rocco & Jonathan Jaffe Top WPT World Championship Day 2

After another six levels on the felt Michael Rocco tops the chip counts in the World Poker Tour $15,000 World Championship. Day 2 began with 171 players and 68 players advanced to Day 3. Rocco bagged up 439,500 but declined to comment on his day. Tablemate Jonathan Jaffe bagged up the second-largest stack and said. “It was […]

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Apr 26, 2015 |

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Returns to the Felt after Australian Holiday

Yevgeniy Timoshenko looks the part when playing for millions – a deliberate, cerebral opponent focused on the game in front of him. But when away from the tables Timoshenko tends to be introverted and a little awkward in front of cameras and microphones. He’s won over $6 million in live tournaments, with another estimated $4 million online, […]

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