February 2014

Editor’s Letter: Quieting the Haters

Daniel Negreanu certainly heard what people were saying. He’s not nearly as good as he was in 2004. The game has changed and he can’t keep up. When Negreanu blogged about his 2013 poker goals last January many of his critics just shrugged them off. Like that New Year’s resolution you make every year to [...]

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The Kid is Alright

Daniel Negreanu wins BLUFF’s 2013 Player of the Year Looking back on 2013, it’s a little hard to believe that it wasn’t all laid out for Daniel Negreanu from the beginning. After setting some lofty milestones early in the year, though, it’s easy to forget that Negreanu didn’t record a single qualifying cash in the [...]

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The POY Hangover

… trends say the follow up is a tough one Winning BLUFF Player of the Year is an honor that has been earned by only nine players, including 2014 winner Daniel Negreanu. Putting together a year good enough to contend for the crown takes a lot out of the player. The travel and the stress [...]

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Five Players to Watch in the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year Race

Let’s see how long their winning ways can continue While we congratulate Daniel Negreanu on winning the 2013 BLUFF Player of the Year race, time waits for no man. The competition will be fierce once again in 2014, but there are five players who stand out as strong candidates to claim the title. Ole Schemion [...]

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All in In Sochi

With the 2014 Winter Olympics set to begin in Sochi, Russia, athletes from all over the world will be competing for their nations and themselves in search of gold medals. The combination of skill and competitive spirit drives each of these athletes to the top of their respective sports, with most of their time and [...]

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PCA 2014

Our favorite Caribbean tournament mints a few more millionaires For the 11th straight year, PokerStars rolled out the red carpet for their Caribbean Adventure that has become one of the premier tournament stops in the world. The world-class Atlantis Resort welcomed players from all over the world to its sandy beaches, first-class waterpark and unrivaled [...]

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Origins of Jesse May’s ‘Shut Up and Deal’

In “Shut Up and Deal,” author Jesse May captured a specific time in poker history at the end of the 20th century before a truly paranoid post-9/11 rattled America and several years before the online poker boom detonated into a global phenomena. North America has experienced multiple booms and busts over the last 150 years. [...]

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