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

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’.

David Baazov Allegedly Hid Brother’s Shareholdings

In a new twist in the case that keeps on giving, David Baazov, may not have been the sole owner of Amaya as he claimed.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Justice is Blinds Returns With Vanessa Selbst, Olivier Busquet and Ingrid Weber

Vanessa Selbst will host the third edition of her Justice is Blinds, a charity poker event benefiting the non-profit advocacy organization Urban Justice Center.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

ASL Speakers Gather in Cleveland for Deaf-Only Poker Tournament

After the success of a tournament in March of this year, a second deaf-only tournament took place on Sept. 16., with a $100 buy-in.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Alex Greenblatt Wins HPT For $179,274

In Colorado this week middle America turned out en mass for the HPT, with 542 people filing into the Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour.

Apartment Block Burned by Organised Crime in Underground Poker Room War

A number of alleged members of the gang are currently defendants facing charges carrying with a 17 year minimum for torching a New York apartment building in.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Marshall White Wins Borgata Poker Open Kickoff $2 Million GTD Event For $330K

The Borgata Poker Open got rolling with its traditionally massive opening event. The Kickoff $2 Million GTD, featuring a $600 buy-in and six starting flights.

PokerStars Exits The Australian Market

The lights are went out for online poker all across Australia when the last remaining online poker providers turned off their server rooms.

First Look Review: Molly's Game Is a Bet That Fails to Pay Off

A mixed reception was not the only challenge to the film at the Toronto Film Festival, there were also criminal shenanigans.

Dusk Till Dawn Hires a Private Jet For WSOPE

Dusk Till Dawn hired a small commercial Boeing 737 “to make travelling to the event quicker and easier for UK players.”

Good Week for Cryptocurrencies as New Bank Launches and Malta Looks To Legalize

Recent efforts to ‘future-proof the industry’ include a white paper suggesting that some cryptocurrencies be allowed as payment methods.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

Sebastian Sorensson Wins PSC Barcelona Main Event For €987,043

The scale of the event was intimidating for the champion to be; only his second live tournament and used to online poker’s rather shorter running times.

Danielle Andersen was $13 Away From Never Playing Poker Again!!!

To anyone who picked up the documentary Bet, Raise, Fold when it came out, Danielle Anderson is a name that should ring a few bells.

A Legal Loophole is Putting Texas Back Into Hold’em

It turns out, the law in Texas might not exclude table fees. Or at least, that was the reading of Michael Eakman who opened Mint Poker Club in Houston.