Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia is a freelance writer and author from Bethel, Connecticut. He is the author of Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide To Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, which once spent a few hours at #1 on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list for poker books. Ed also serves as the Chess Expert for About.com. In the winter, Ed enjoys curling, which really is an Olympic sport.

Roger Federer Beats Marin Cilic to Win Australian Open, 20th Grand Slam Title

Roger Federer Beats Marin Cilic to Win Australian Open, 20th Grand Slam Title

Ed Scimia - January 29th, 2018

Roger Federer took down Marin Cilic in the finals of the Australian Open, capturing his 20th Grand Slam title. Federer dominated the fifth set of the match to outlast Cilic […]

All Japan Poker Championship Adding More International Events to Asian Circuit

All Japan Poker Championship Adding More International Events to Asian Circuit

Ed Scimia - January 29th, 2018

The All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC) announced this week that it will be expanding its events to other Asian countries, with new tournaments scheduled for both Macau and Taiwan in […]

Giving Back: Poker Players Who Gave as Good as They Got in 2017

Giving Back: Poker Players Who Gave as Good as They Got in 2017

Ed Scimia - December 27th, 2017

When the general public thinks of poker players, the first image that comes to mind for many is that of a shark feeding on unsuspecting prey. But when disaster strikes […]

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

How Supreme Court in 2017 Is Already Changing Future of Legal US Sports Betting

Ed Scimia - December 27th, 2017

For the past few years, New Jersey’s bid to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and regulate sports betting within its borders may have seemed like a […]

SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban

SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban

Ed Scimia - December 6th, 2017

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday over the state of New Jersey’s attempt to challenge the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A ruling won’t be made […]

Poker Bots Aren’t Powerful Enough to Solve No Limit Hold’em (Yet)

Poker Bots Aren’t Powerful Enough to Solve No Limit Hold’em (Yet)

Ed Scimia - October 16th, 2017

Poker bot Libratus might have shown just how far artificial intelligence has come over the last few years, but it hasn’t gone far enough to completely solve poker according to […]

RAWA Opposing Conservatives Send Letter to Congress

RAWA Opposing Conservatives Send Letter to Congress

Ed Scimia - September 25th, 2015

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill that would essentially ban most forms of online gambling throughout the United States, hasn’t found much movement in Congress so far. […]

Wynn Interactive Drops New Jersey Online Gambling Application Like It’s Not Hot

Wynn Interactive Drops New Jersey Online Gambling Application Like It’s Not Hot

Ed Scimia - September 24th, 2015

Wynn Interactive doesn’t want to play online anymore. At least, not in the Internet gambling market in New Jersey. The Wynn Resorts subsidiary has withdrawn its application for an online […]

Ben Tollerene Wins WCOOP Super High Roller

Ben Tollerene Wins WCOOP Super High Roller

Ed Scimia - September 23rd, 2015

The World Championship of Online Poker Super High Roller event was billed as the most expensive tournament in the history of Internet poker, and it drew a field worthy of […]

Stock Plunge Puts GVC Purchase of Bwin.party in Doubt

Stock Plunge Puts GVC Purchase of Bwin.party in Doubt

Ed Scimia - September 23rd, 2015

The bwin.party takeover saga never seems to stop producing more dramatic twists, and that hasn’t changed even now that GVC Holdings was supposedly locked in as the winner in the […]

Maria Ho to Host Poker Central Twitch Series

Maria Ho to Host Poker Central Twitch Series

Ed Scimia - September 22nd, 2015

Poker Central, a 24-hour all-poker television network planned for launch later this year, is one of the most exciting developments in the poker world this year, and the explosion of […]