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Foxwoods Poker Classic 2008 – Final Table

Last time I wrote, I left off at the end of Day 4 of the 2008 No-Limit Holdem Championship of the Foxwoods Poker Classic. There are two days left to discuss, so let’s get right to Day 5! Day 5 started with just 9 people and the day’s goal was to play down...

Foxwoods Poker Classic 2008 – Days 1 to 4

The 2008 version of the Foxwoods Poker Classic has been going on since March 24th, and the $10,000 No-Limit Holdem Championship started last Friday. This championship event attracted 346 players to this World Poker Tour event, creating an impressive $967,300 first...

On The Tournament Trail — March 31st, 2008.

The past few days have been a bit of a holding pattern for live tournaments, as we’ve just put the WPT World Poker Challenge behind us, and are gearing up for an enormous April, ushering in the Spring with millions of dollars in payouts, and new faces made famous...

Day 3 and 4 of the WPT World Poker Challenge

Heading into Day 3 of the 2008 World Poker Challenge, one would have to put their money on Phil Ivey. It would’ve been a safe bet to say the least. Not only does Phil Ivey has the distinction of being one of the most talented and respected players in the world, but...

WPT World Poker Challenge 2008

2008 will be the last year the WPT World Poker Challenge championship event will take place, for it is one of six public events that didn’t make the cut for the WPT’s schedule for next year. Back in 2003, its first year with WPT, this event attracted only...

On the tournament trail — March 24th, 2008

As usual, in the months leading up to the World Series of Poker, there are a ton of big money tournaments leading up to the biggest tournament series of the year. The Winter can be a bit of a slow time for poker, but as Spring, the tournaments increase, and players...

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table report

Following up on courtiebee’s report on the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event, here is the final table report, fresh off of the finish yesterday evening. A lot of times in tournaments, the time leading up to the final table, ripe with bubble aggression and big stacks...

Sunday Tournament Report – March 3rd

The Poker Stars Sunday Million is looking like it may become the Sunday Two Million, as for the second street week the prize pool reached beyond 1.6 million dollars. In the end, “s0stndrd” fought through a field of over 8,000 to take down the $250,000 top prize. FTR...

WPT L.A. Poker Classic – the final six

Some of the world’s best poker players gathered at the Commerce Casino for the L.A. Poker Classic this past week. With a buy-in of $10,000, 665 participants created a huge $6,374,400 prize pool with $1,596,100 for first place. After five days of No-Limit Holdem...

On the tournament trail — February 25th, 2008.

With tournament numbers swelling to sizes of amazing proportions both online, and live, it comes as no surprise that the PokerStars sponsored European Poker Tour has been not only attracting tons of players in their fourth season, but handing out million dollar...

WPT Announces Season 6 Schedule

Yesterday, the World Poker Tour (WPT) and it’s partner GSN (The Games Network) announced the schedule for the sixth season of the televised WPT.  According to Fox Business News, the new season will feature 23 two-hour episodes kicking off in the new timeslot,...

WSOP Rincon Circuit Event results

For the first time since the start of 2008, the tournament scene has finally hit a small lull, but it’s not without a semi-major final table going down. Today nine men did battle on the felt for a $229k 1st place prize at the Rincon World Series of Poker circuit...

The Youth Movement

Barely even able to drive, and often not even able to legally buy alcohol, players no older than high school graduates are sweeping the tournament scene.   They are constantly feasting upon tournaments in countries other than the United States, a country where they...

2008 WPT Borgata Poker Classic results

Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to establishing your name in poker history. Or, if you don’t care about fame and glory, it also translates to quite a bit of cash coming your way. So many players are one hit wonders in today’s day and age where...

WPT Borgata Poker Classic Down to the Final 6

Every aspiring poker player dreams of that glorious shorthanded final table that only the WPT can produce. As we rolled into Day 4 at the WPT Borgata Poker Classic there were still 27 players who had only that on their mind. Well, maybe they were thinking about the...

2008 World Poker Open Results

Coming into a star-studded World Poker Tour final table, Brett Faustman might have been a little, perhaps very intimidated. However, it didn’t show, as he bested 258 other players to claim the 2008 World Poker Open championship. This tournament featured far less...

On the tournament trail, January 14th

Another exciting week of tournaments are in the books, with many stories emerging. The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure has come and gone, the WSOP Circuit Event and WPT World Poker Open preliminaries are underway, and the Aussie Millions Main Event has started up....

2008 Tournaments – Coming in like a lion

Another year has started, and that means there’s a boatload of money to be won this year in live tournaments. 2008 has just begun, but no time has been wasted as the World Poker Tour World Poker Open preliminary, the Aussie Millions preliminary events, the World...

The Year in Tournament Poker

Another year of poker is in the books, and despite many fears that have arisen in the last fourteen months over the future of the game we all love, but this year has shown that our game is still strong. It has been another historic year for poker, as the game still...

Doyle Brunson Classic results

In a record setting final table performance, Eugene Katchalov took first place in the Doyle Brunson Classic in only fifty-three hands. In less than four hours Katchalov mowed down well-known online players such as Jordan Rich, known as Octavian_C online, and Ryan...