Poker Op-Eds


100 Bracelets in 2019: Too Many or Not Enough?

World Series of Poker participant numbers continue to rise, right alongside the number of events being spread each year. With 100 bracelets on offer in 2019, are we close to hitting the ceiling?

In this op-ed, James Guill looks at how the value of a bracelet has changed over the years, and asks whether boosting the number of bracelet events even further is justified.

PSPC trophy

Long Live the PSPC!

Walking through the Atlantis Resort ballroom on Day 1 of the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) the vibe was like almost nothing else I had ever seen at a poker event. Smiles on everyone’s faces, a 1,000+-strong field having an amazing time. What’s not to love?

PokerStars has managed to craft and innovate with a brand new event that has become an instant hit with everyone throughout the poker community, “recs” and “regs” alike. Here’s hoping this new event becomes a staple of the annual poker calendar!

7 Card Stud Poker

3 Reasons Why You Should Learn 7 Card Stud Poker

While Texas Hold’em will always be the world’s most popular poker game, there’s a lot to be said for the appeal of 7 Card Stud. Sometimes mocked as a game for old-timers, there are plenty of reasons why Hold’em purists ought to give Stud a try, too.

In this article, longtime 7 Card Stud player James Guill lists some of the main arguments in favor of branching out from flop games to give stud games a chance.