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

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.

Live Poker Events, 2 years ago

John Andress Wins SHRPO $25K High Roller For $801,450

John Andress defeated Mike Leah heads-up to win the $25K at SHRPO after having just one big blind.

Trump Receives Permission to Trademark Casino and Gambling Services in Macau

DTTM Operations Limited quietly applied for, and received, trademarks for the Trump brand in Macau.

Chinese Tech Tycoon Xu Chaojun Busted for Running Illegal Poker Game

A businessman who made a large part of his money from his ownership of Renren a social media website which focuses on college students, study groups and blogging.

Brad Owen Banned From Filming In The Bellagio

Brad Owen is the latest in a number of players who’ve run into trouble over the varying policies from casino to casino.

Poker TV Guide: What To Watch This Month

If you're trying to figure out which poker show to watch this month, here's a great place to start with.

Joe Ingram And Bill Perkins In a Crazy Swimming Prop Bet

Perkins is laying 3-1 odds that Ingram will not be able to swim one mile by the end of September.

Book Review: Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum

The Queen of Spades, although based on a Pushkin short story, owes more to onscreen gambling than to the written word, Hong Kong gambling flicks in particular.

Online Poker , 2 years ago

Viktor Blom Wins $490,163 In a Single Day And Is On a Legendary Heater

Viktor Blom seems to be back in the saddle playing $200/400 PLO and limit triple draw and Omaha eights-or-better at $1k/$2k limits.

Fedor In Forbes!

24-year-old poker pro’s celebrity and rapid wealth accumulation catches the eye of those outside of poker including US wealth magazine Forbes.

Two Alleged Chip Counterfeiters Arrested in Macau

The two suspects were found with fake chips on their person, all in HK$10,000 denominations. The suspects had already passed some HK$350,000 through the cages.