Phil Hellmuth’s Stubbornness is Baffling

Phil Hellmuth is one of the best poker players ever, arguably the greatest tournament specialist in history. No one can ever take that away from him even if he never wins another WSOP bracelet. But, at this point in his career, he’s simply not that great of a player. He’s become poker’s version of post-2008…

Is Kris Bryant the Best Las Vegas Native in Baseball?

Bryce Harper is months away from potentially landing the largest contract in baseball history. But the Las Vegas High School product, who has been inconsistent throughout his career, might not even be the best player in the game today from his hometown. Kris Bryant, a 26-year-old former standout at Bonanza High School, has a strong…

CHRISTMAS IN MAY: Phil Ivey Tells PokerNews He Will Play WSOP

The World Series of Poker is great every year, but it’s better with Phil Ivey. The 10-time bracelet winner gave me an early Christmas present when he told PokerNews following his recent tournament win in Montenegro his general plans for the summer. “Yeah, I plan on it,” he said when asked if he will play…

Phil Ivey Won a Poker Tournament, 11th WSOP Bracelet Next?

Phil Ivey used to win poker tournaments more frequently than Mel Gibson gets behind the wheel under the influence. These days, he enters a poker tournament about once every time the sun revolves around the earth. But on Sunday, the great one shipped the Triton Super High Roller Short-Deck (Big Blind Ante) in Montenegro, beating…

Is it Time to Give Up on the Los Angeles Dodgers?

The thought of the Los Angeles Dodgers failing to make the playoffs in 2018 didn’t even cross my mind in the preseason. At -1100 to earn a postseason bid, they appeared to be a lock. We aren’t even to June and I’m now quite confident the boys in blue will be watching baseball from the…

Vegas Confident in Warriors Against Rockets, as They Should Be

Houston finished with the regular season with an NBA-best 65-17 record, seven games better than Golden State. That and a buck will buy the Rockets a sandwich off the Dollar Menu at Micky D’s. Despite the superior record, the Warriors are favored to win the Western Conference Finals (-185 at Vegas’ Westgate SuperBook), and I…

Gordon Vayo Lawsuit a Bad Look for PokerStars

PokerStars has 99 problems but the b*tch ain’t one. Gordon Vayo, however, is. The 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up is suing the poker site for $700,000 for refusing to payout his winnings from a 2017 SCOOP event and, regardless of whose side you believe, this is a bad look for PokerStars at a bad time….

MUST WATCH: The Sickest Tournament Bluff I’ve Seen This Year

Imagine winning a $5 satellite into a major poker tournament, the first one you’ve ever played, and making the final table playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Your opponents include the legendary Patrik Antonius and German star Ole Schemion. You are in a position where if the cards break your way, you could win…