Jon Pill

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Joined PokerTube May 2016

Jon is a freelance writer and novelist who learned to play poker after watching Rounders in year 9. He has been giving away his beer money at cards ever since. Currently he is based in Bristol where he makes sporadic donations to the occasional live tournament or drunken late night Zoom session. He blogs at What Is There to Option?


Articles by Jon Pill

TV Shark vs. Card Shark: James Woods Goes After Selbst on Terrorist

Woods pounced on Selbst's tweet by misusing the word malaise, and misunderstanding her point.

Live Poker Events, 2 weeks ago

Niall Farrell Wins WSOPE €25K No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for €745,287

Niall Farrell has a pretty good record at the poker table, $4.4 million after took down the WSOPE €25K No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Event for a cheeky three-quarter mill.

Live Poker Events, 2 weeks ago

2017 Boyaa Poker Tour Macau Finishes With Lin Hong Chang As Champ

745 players showed up for the Main Event on the 28th of October for the five day battle to the death.

Hugo Langéen: From Orchestra Musician to Poker Champ and AI Guru

After landing his dream job in the Malmö Opera’s orchestra Langéen realised he had no more mountains to climb in the world of music.

Online Poker , 3 weeks ago

PCA Ultra Satellite Miscalculation Creates a $574k Overlay

It’s pretty rare for PokerStars to mess up on a guarantee.

How Hollywood Misplays Poker Scenes

Like most people with specialist interests, poker players have to deal with pretty consistent misrepresentation on screen.

Online Poker , 1 month ago

PokerStars Want You To Help Them Make Poker Bots

Artificial Intelligence seems to be undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment.

“Molly’s Game” Premiere Delayed Until Christmas

Molly’s Game, the big poker movie this year, has had its release pushed back to a limited release on Christmas day this year followed by a wide-release on the 5th of January 2018.

Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood Scandal Taints Rounders Legacy

Weinstein’s artistic and criminal legacy goes back to before the founding of Miramax in 1979 but with the success of his production company he was provided power and access to any number of actors.

Molly’s Game Ups The Ante In New Trailer

A new trailer has dropped for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, the true life story of Molly Bloom, athlete turned underground pit boss to the stars. You can watch it embedded below.

Online Poker , 1 month ago

Viktor Blom Wins PokerStars Sunday Grand PLO For $30,199

Given the toughness of the field it seems perhaps fitting that one of the biggest names in online poker, and one of it’s earliest celebrities Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, took down first place.

Buehlero Quits YouTube Due to Trolls

If you only use YouTube to keep up with your online poker videos, you may have wondered where Buehlero has been for the last few months.

Live Poker Events, 1 month ago

Phil Hellmuth: Beating the Life Beat Blues

Phil Hellmuth’s working hard on a self-help book that will teach you not about poker, but how to live.

Match Poker Officially Accepted as GAISF Observer and Could Become an Olympic Sport

The debate over whether or not poker is a sport, may have been given an answer; perhaps not a definitive one, but it comes with official body recognition.

Book Review: Painless Poker by Tommy Angelo

A coaching book that will be full of tips and tricks to avoid tilt, ‘win the war of words’ and ‘steadily improve any aspect of your game’.