10 Most Consequential Players in Modern Poker History

Who are the 10 most consequential figures who not only rose to the top of the game, but fundamentally changed poker and the way it’s played? Here are my picks.

added by Steve Ruddock on May 5th, 2016

Hit and Run: Baazov and Company Plead Not Guilty, Michigan Debates Legal Online Gambling, European Poker Awards Winners


Baazov and friends enter not guilty pleas in insider trading case; Michigan regulation efforts progressing steadily; European Poker Awards winners; and more.

added by Alex Weldon on May 4th, 2016

Hit and Run: Michigan Online Gambling Hearing; Weekend Online Tournament Recap; GPL Thoughts


Michigan jumps head first into the online gambling conversation. Some opinions on the Global Poker League. Sportsbooks dislike Leicester City’s historic EPL win. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on May 3rd, 2016

Forum Files: Popularity Contest

It doesn’t take much to catch hate from the poker forums: scamming dough, throwing chips and sucking toes are all equally bad. Is there anyone they do like?

added by Alex Weldon on May 3rd, 2016

Poker Central Offering ‘Final Table Challenge’ Freeroll for SHRB

Poker Central is offering a million dollars to anyone who can make a perfect final table prediction for the Super High Roller Bowl, but that’s no easy task.

added by Alex Weldon on May 2nd, 2016

Hit and Run: EPT Grand Final Updates; Diane Feinstein Opposes Online Poker; Rast Wins Bike Prop Bet


Brian Rast is the latest poker pro to win a bicycle prop bet. The EPT Grand Final is going strong, and Ole Schemion is even stronger. 3 reasons to play Omaha 8. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on May 2nd, 2016

Hit and Run: Podcast Edition (Ep. 4 – Fights in the Ring and On the Felt)


Alex and Andrew have Olivier Busquet on air to talk about his MMA fight, and fellow PTP contributor Steve Ruddock on to discuss the Mike Dentale controversy.

added by Alex Weldon on May 1st, 2016

Hit and Run: CA Online Poker Bill Advances; MGC Votes Down Brockton Casino; Hawkins Wins Back-to-Back WSOPC


California advanced an online poker bill out of committee. 2004 WSOP bridesmaid David Williams to appear on Master Chef. Hawkins goes back-to-back on WSOPC. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on April 28th, 2016

The Amount of Rake You Pay Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

Poker pros like to discuss the amount of rake they pay, but the simple fact of the matter is, the amount of rake you pay doesn’t correlate to your value, it simply shows your volume.

added by Steve Ruddock on April 28th, 2016

Hit and Run: California Poker Bill Hearing Underway, Maurice Hawkins Goes Back-to-Back in WSOPC, Prime Time Poker Report on Poker Central


California legislators vote on Bill AB 2863; Poker Central now has a news show with Donnie Peters; Maurice Hawkins crushes the WSOPC; and more.

added by Alex Weldon on April 27th, 2016

Hit and Run: Tom Dwan Lost a $20m Pot; Update on MA Casino License; Stratosphere Is Turning 20


Massachusetts’ never-ending casino quagmire. PokerStars announces NJSCOOP dates and details. Tom Dwan lost a $20 million pot according to Dan Cates. And more.

added by Steve Ruddock on April 26th, 2016


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