Kevin Mathers

More man than machine

Posts by Kevmath:

  • The Big Winners of Mid-August

    30 Aug 2011

    Here’s some of the big tournaments winners of the past couple of weeks: Stated for the Record Three state championships were up for grabs, starting with “Packy P.” collecting $202,703 in the Arizona State Poker Championship at Talking Stick Resort at Casino Niagara. Randy Pfeiffer cashed in for $157,819 in the Heartland Poker Tour Main […]

  • (Way Outside) the Epic Poker League – Chino Rheem Wins (Pays Back?) a Cool Million

    13 Aug 2011

    The first Epic Poker League tournament of their first season ended with Chino Rheem overcoming the rungood of Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel and The Micros to win the first Main Event, earning a cool $1,000,000 defeating the Seiborg heads-up. The final table last over 200 hands, recap the blow-by-blow action starting here or just read […]

  • (Way Outside) @EpicPokerLeague – Hasan Habib Leads Final Table

    12 Aug 2011

    The final table of the first Epic Poker League Main Event resumes with Hasan Habib leading an impressive final six with $1,000,000 going to the winner when play resumes Friday afternoon. He’ll be joined by WSOP bracelet winners Erik Seidel, Huck Seed, Jason Mercier and Gavin Smith. Chino Rheem is the only player without a […]

  • (Way Outside) the Epic Poker League – Main Event Day 2

    11 Aug 2011

    Day 2 of the $20,000 Epic Poker League Main Event concluded with Sam Trickett leading the remaining 18 players, all guaranteed $43,190. Trickett is the only player with a seven-figure chip stack as the field will now be playing for a $1,000,000 first prize as the players agreed to move money from 2nd place to […]

  • (Way Outside) the Epic Poker League: Main Event Day 1

    10 Aug 2011

    The highly anticipated debut of the Epic Poker League held their first $20,000 Main Event Tuesday afternoon at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The first day of the “rake-free” tournament ($400 of each buy-in went to the dealers) with $400,000 added ended with three of the hottest players in poker, Eugene Katchalov, Ben Lamb […]

  • Farewell to Pokerati (?)

    08 Oct 2010

    First the good news: I’ve finally made my way into actually working in the “poker media” (not counting the two months I worked during the 2009 WSOP at PokerNews) by accepting a position working with Bluff magazine. The bad news is that one of the conditions is that I’m no longer able to write here […]

  • (Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Oct. 4

    04 Oct 2010

    PokerStars EPT London :: David Vamplew of Scotland defeated John Juanda after over 4 hours of heads-up play to win the £5,000 Main Event, earning £900,000 (over $1.4m US) making him the most successful tournament player in Scotland. Juanda earned £545,000 (over $860,000 US) for the runner-up finish, moving past Peter Eastgate, Joe Hachem (finishing […]

  • (Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Oct. 3

    03 Oct 2010

    PokerStars EPT London final tables for their £5,000 Main Event and £20,000 High Roller are both set for Monday afternoon at 12pm London time (7am ET). Live streaming of the 5k final table will be available at and First, here’s the lineup for the 5k final table with the winner earning £900,000 with […]

  • (Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Sept. 30

    30 Sep 2010

    EPT London :: A UK record field of 848 players took part in the £5,000 Main Event, with 128 players making the money, as the winner earns £900,000. The leader after the two day 1’s have been played is Claudio Cecchi with 237,500 in chips. Other notables returning for day 2 at 12pm London time […]

  • PokerStars blocking real money play in Washington State

    30 Sep 2010

    From Rich Muny of the PPA, a statement from PokerStars: PokerStars statement on the blocking of players from Washington State PokerStars today announced that it would cease providing real-money poker to residents of Washington State. To date, PokerStars has operated in Washington on the basis of legal opinions where the central advice was that the […]