Michael Friedman

My name is Michael Friedman and I am a freelance journalist living in Las Vegas. I have worked in the poker industry for the last five years for Bluff Magazine, Pokernews.com, All-In, Poker Pro, and Card Player. I currently work for Bluff as a columnist (Part Time Poker Player) and as a feature writer.

Posts by Michael Friedman:

  • East Coast Grinders Return to Vegas

    31 May 2009

    With the start of the $1K Stimulus tournament came the arrival of a number of familiar faces from the East Coast. Having spent the last couple of years handling the media and tournament coverage for Borgata during their Poker Open tournaments, I’ve come to know a lot of the players out East and it’s always a pleasure to […]

  • Lessons From the WSOP’s $40K Tournament

    30 May 2009

    This post answers the question: What have we learned from the $40K? 1.       There is a definite need for a “high roller” No Limit tournament at the WSOP each year. This is obvious because 201 players ponied-up the cheddar to play in the $40K, generating a monster prize pool and a $1,891,102 first place prize. This shows […]

  • Oh, Say, Should You Stand?

    National anthem buzz at the WSOP

    29 May 2009

    Some poker players love to stand for national anthems. Others not so much, depending on how much they’ve got in the pot. Today marked the first official coronation of a bracelet winner at this year’s WSOP, and the ceremony drew mixed reviews, especially from the heavyweights in the $40,000 No Limit tournament. I got a […]