November 2011

WSOP November Nine finalist Eoghan O WSOP November Nine finalist Eoghan O'Dea

“I’ll be really disappointed if I come ninth, especially since I’m bringing 50 or 60 people with me – that would be an anti-climax. We’ve been given ninth-place money, so it would be like getting nothing.”

King of the Spinners King of the Spinners

Everyone loves a good spin-up story – a death-defying tightrope walk which, for a few hours or days – or years, in some cases – cheats variance and flies in the face of everything we try tell our readers about good bankroll management. Let’s face it; no one can resist a spot of impetuous, reckless heroism, whether it’s by impudently defying the house edge or just sheer common sense. So, from busto to robusto in as little time as possible, here are our favourite spin-up heroes…

October 2011

Spin it Up! Spin it Up!

How NOT to practice bankroll management by Matt Perry.

Interview: Sam ‘KODDZILLA’ Razavi Interview: Sam ‘KODDZILLA’ Razavi

When he’s not final-tabling the Aussie Millions and winning UKIPT titles, Black Belt Sam Razavi is busy earning a crust at the heads-up cash tables…

September 2011

The Hendon Mob The Hendon Mob

“I’ve never been very good at poker tips,” declares Ross Boatman, “but the way I see it, there are two schools of thought. There’s the Ram Vaswani school of thought. If you play like Ram Vaswani, you’ll win the world in a day. But if you play like Joe Beevers, you’ll never go skint. The rest is up to you.”

The five biggest online pots of all time… The five biggest online pots of all time…

Remember the high stakes games on Full Tilt? Will we ever see their like again? Probably not. These were the glory days of high stakes of online poker. For just three crazy months towards the end of 2009 pots at the highest level of PLO were regularly reaching the $300k. In fact, the top five biggest pots all occurred within one week of each other, all PLO $500-$1000, and featured just three players.

WSOP November Niner Sam Holden WSOP November Niner Sam Holden

The last couple of years have been great ones for the Brits at the World Series of Poker. In fact all that's been missing has been a victory in the Main Event. 22-year-old Sam Holden could be on course to change that though.

August 2011

Interview - Liv Boeree Interview - Liv Boeree

We caught up with Liv in Las Vegas to talk about the WSOP, the state of British poker, the highs and lows of being a professional player and the phenomenon that is ElkY.

The Big Con? The Big Con?

Bluff looks at the book that inspired The Sting, and asks, ‘Can a cheat ever be honourable?’

Viktor Blom - Isildur1 Viktor Blom - Isildur1

Towards the end of October 2009, a mysterious force of nature known as Isildur1 ambushed the high stakes tables at Full Tilt, scattering the regs in his wake. His target seemed to be durrrr whom he proceeded to demolish in a matter of days, taking $5 million from the then undisputed king of heads up NLH and leaving the online poker community in shock. Isildur1’s style was hyper-aggressive.