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

A Very, Very Hard Game of Poker: Donald Trump on North Korea

A former casino owner in Atlantic City knows quite a bit about a well-timed bluff.

Live Poker Events, 3 days ago

Scott Baumstein Wins WPT Deepstacks Hollywood For $223,238

Scott Baumstein topped a field of 1,366 entries to win the Season 5 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and $223,238.

Poker Pro David Paredes Talks About Helping with Molly's Game

The movie is getting good coverage for its handling of the poker scenes it does contain. Much of that handling is down to poker pro David Paredes.

Poker Gran Plays Live for the First Time... In the Bahamas

Poker Gran’s down in the Bahamas having played in a top-tier international tournament with poker greats like Barry Greenstein and Liv Boeree.

Live Poker Events, 1 week ago

Maria Konnikova Wins PCA National Championship For $84,600

This comes as a third act climax to Konnikova’s latest writing project: the year she has taken out to immerse herself in the poker world.

New Airborne Vegas Comedy Soars on Fox

Airing on the second day of 2018, LA to Vegas is a new Fox Channel comedy set on a low-rent weekend shuttle flight in and out of Vegas.

Book Review - From Vietnam to Vegas!: How I Won the World Series of Poker Main Event by Qui Nguyen

From Vietnam to Vegas! is an in depth – sometimes gruellingly so – analysis of the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table that Nguyen won.

Live Poker Events, 1 month ago

Farid Jattin Wins Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open For $241K

Despite the draw of the European scene, The Hard Rock was able to scrape together 670 players into its poker room in three Day 1 shifts.

Based on a True Story: Molly Bloom Talks Seeing Her Own Story on the Big Screen

Molly Bloom seems to feel Aaron Sorkin has done her story justice with his version of the truth.

Live Poker Events, 1 month ago

Rory Young Beats Antonio Esfandiari at 'Lodden Thinks' at WPT Five Diamond

It was a hard fought contest, but by the time Esfandiari bust the $10,000 buy-in tournament everyone else was there to play.

Casinos versus Cannabis: Nevada Gaming Regulators to Review Stance on the Cannabis Industry

The NGPC is currently meeting to discuss the effect of Nevada’s newly legalised cannabis market on the gaming industry in the state.

Online Poker , 1 month ago

Called It!: Lex Veldhuis Reads Victory in His Future Then Wins It

Lex gave thanks for his victory in the $1,050 Thursday Thrill on Stars. Only thing was, he sent the tweet about 14 hours before his victory.

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 months 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 months 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.