March 2014

Editor’s Letter … The Power 20 a Look at the Positive

It seems each year, around late January or early February, the chatter about the BLUFF Power 20 picks up. Once ballots go out and people hear that so-and-so has a vote, people campaign for votes via email and Skype. The past couple of years, I’ve had a few people forward me some of the campaigning [...]

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Pulling Back the Curtain

The Real Phil Ivey. Finally. You probably think you know a little something about Phil Ivey, the man many believe is the hands-down best player of his generation. You’ve no doubt heard the No Home Jerome story that came from his use of a fake ID. You’re familiar with the legendary tale about him sleeping [...]

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Jason’s Redemption

After several years in the game, Mercier is getting back to what matters Jason Mercier reached the top of the poker world at the young age of 27 years old. He has two World Series of Poker bracelets, $8.5 million in tournament winnings, was 2009 BLUFF Player of the Year and is one of the [...]

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The 2014 BLUFF Power 20

The poker world continues to evolve and develop as regulation becomes the norm not just here in the United States but around the world as well. Even with that constant change, it seems that the most powerful people in the industry haven’t changed much in the past 12 months. As we do every year, BLUFF [...]

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Mr. Consistency

David Peters wins … and has secretly been doing it for a while now David Peters has quietly amassed more than $3.8 million in tournament earnings over the last nine years — as quietly as someone who’s won $3.8 million can do it. Add another $3.5 million-plus online during that period and the 26-year-old Peters [...]

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The Lost City

I am at the Golden Door.  We are lying on our backs listening to the sacred sounds of a woman playing a crystal bowl. A girl sits up.  “I think I experienced a snippet of a past life memory!”  she announces.  “I was in an open space, and there were hundreds of people playing these [...]

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The Devil’s Pudding is Delicious

SDIC.  Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions.  This is a term that comes up when math guys speak about chaos theory.  But it happens to weave its way into all sorts of things.  Specifically the plo game I played in last week. It was at the Commerce Casino.  I was in the ‘main game’ and we [...]

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