I Think It’s Time to Stop Hating on Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson is one of the most despised players in poker and, although I understand the frustration many had with the former WSOP Main Event champion following the 2011 Black Friday scandal at Full Tilt Poker, it’s been more than seven years, and it’s time for everyone to let it go. Many within the poker…

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…

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…

Top Story Lines Heading Into 2018 WSOP

I’m always excited for the WSOP, but never more so than 2018, the 49th annual summer poker extravaganza at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Not only do I have plans to grind cash games harder than ever before this summer, and maybe mix in a few tournaments, but I will also…