Joseph Ewens

Posts by jewens:

  • Wider World of Poker

    Bodog in Asia, Frenchmen in profit, PokerStars in Macau, Full Tilt is rewarding & replenished, and a new European partnership.
    20 Oct 2012

    After very literally emerging from a Soviet bunker over the past week, I’m finding it difficult to integrate myself back into sublime British capitalism. Having a Russian man dispassionately tell you that, “now vee are in nuclear war,” as an alarming red light flashes in an underground corridor will do things to a man. Luckily […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Hellmuth triumphs, Bodog stutter, Italy contracts, Full Tilt relocate and recruit, and Ivey is owed big.
    12 Oct 2012

    Huddle close comrades. I come to you this week from a small apartment bunker deep within Russian territory. There are Muscovites on all sides. So far at least two people have asked me for directions in a language I didn’t understand. It was harrowing. Meanwhile it’s been a busy old time for poker news, so […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Euro bracelets, WCOOP freerollers, Full Tilt monies, Dane's conquer England, and finally India.
    27 Sep 2012

    Discussing the weather is a national past time for the British. Entire friendships can blossom from the comparison of one year’s inclement summer with the previous year’s inclement summer. Weather is a pervading social lubricant that unites all classes, creeds, and religions. Simpy describe the current climate and you’ll be instantly engulfed by a torrent […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Zynga's new blood, tournament victories, Lock Poker scammers, no more Entraction, and the British Poker Awards.
    20 Sep 2012

    I really hope the Lederer Files are building towards a dramatic finale. Maybe Chris Ferguson could storm into the room demanding a paternity test or something. Whatever transpires, I’m definitely be picking up the special edition DVD with exclusive commentary by Annie Duke. Until then, I guess I’ll have to settle for some more worldwide […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Partouche drama, stadium speakers, bwin.party falter, and Beligum gets serious.
    12 Sep 2012

    Neil Armstrong’s departure got me thinking. What’s the over/under on the number of years until there’s a tournament in space? Perhaps it’s a moot question. Maybe astronauts on the International Space Station have already gambled for rights to powdered space rations. At any rate we, sadly, aren’t able to leave the Earth during these week’s […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    EPT winners, running it twice, 888 profit, Germans flipflop, and a Finnish spaceman.
    30 Aug 2012

    I can feel the damp chill of Autumn encroaching as the last rays of a surprisingly vibrant summer ebb away. At last the British skies can get back to what they do best: ineptly ferrying about sacks of floating water. Excuse my while I pull on this cardigan and open up the umbrella of news. […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Big money in Barca & Cannes, Lock Poker misstep, Bwin stumble, and Poker on Nokia
    22 Aug 2012

    Let me tell you, a party isn’t a party unless the night ends with two male revellers waxing intimate parts of their bodies. At least, that’s what I am forced to conclude after an initially civil gathering at my place devolved into a test of hairless endurance. Consider this column my rehabilitation. Catalan Poker London […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Winning, Stealing, Counselling, Facebooking, Partying, and saying Goodbye.
    15 Aug 2012

    Excuse me while I shed my Union Jack trousers and put this flag back into its pouch. The Olympics are over and the unseasonal wave of athletic patriotism that has washed over the UK is finally abating. It’s a relief, let me tell you. Now we can get back to moaning about the transport network […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    Bwin moan, blazing up, Asia alive, Zynga's confirmation, and Bond, James Bond.
    02 Aug 2012

    Today the world reels from the shocking news that I will be getting my $20 back from Full Tilt. For too long I have lived under the tyranny of not having $20 and it comes as a great relief to me and my family to know that this money will soon be returned. All hail […]

  • Wider World of Poker

    New shirts, a Norwegian lady, the absent-minded Irish, Party's ecosystem, and some bad news.
    25 Jul 2012

    Here in London, I’ve been doing warm-up stretches for over a month just in case I’m called up to the Olympic poker team at the last minute. People keep telling me that poker isn’t in the Olympics, but I know they’re only testing my bluffing reflexes. I’ve got their number, let me tell you. Just […]