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.

Daniel Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 for $22M in 2014 Cashes

Daniel Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 for $22M in 2014 Cashes

Ed Scimia - October 9th, 2014

Daniel Colman, the man who’s not sure he likes poker but can’t stop making money at it, has won yet another high-roller tournament, this time taking down the World Poker […]

Phil Ivey Edged Out in Crockfords Lawsuit

Phil Ivey Edged Out in Crockfords Lawsuit

Ed Scimia - October 8th, 2014

Phil Ivey has lost his case against Crockfords Casino, as the High Court in London ruled that Ivey’s edge sorting techniques are cheating as defined under civil law. The ruling, […]

PokerStars Spain Adds Casino Games for First Time

PokerStars Spain Adds Casino Games for First Time

Ed Scimia - October 4th, 2014

PokerStars Spain has added blackjack and roulette to the latest version of its Spanish client, officially becoming the first client under the PokerStars brand name to ever offer casino games. […]

PokerStars, Full Tilt Exit Africa, Asia, Middle East Gray Markets

PokerStars, Full Tilt Exit Africa, Asia, Middle East Gray Markets

Ed Scimia - October 1st, 2014

PokerStars has ended its operations in several so-called “gray markets,” in a move that may have been prompted by upcoming changes to the licensing and regulation process in the United […]

UK Gambling Act Delayed as More Online Poker Sites Exit

UK Gambling Act Delayed as More Online Poker Sites Exit

Ed Scimia - September 25th, 2014

The impending UK Gambling Act has been pushed back until November, as online poker in the UK is going to be changed for good when the new Gambling (Licensing and […]

Ladbrokes Poker Out of Canada by October

Ladbrokes Poker Out of Canada by October

Ed Scimia - September 24th, 2014

Ladbrokes Poker has enjoyed a good run in Canada. But with the United Kingdom’s new gambling regulations going into effect next month, it appears that Ladbrokes may simply not be […]

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Wrestle Over Prop Bet

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow Twitter Wrestle Over Prop Bet

Ed Scimia - September 19th, 2014

Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and some other well-known pros are finalists for the 2014 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. Forrest and Matusow, both successful poker players with plenty […]

PokerStars Teases New Jersey Tournament Schedule

PokerStars Teases New Jersey Tournament Schedule

Ed Scimia - September 17th, 2014

PokerStars’ return to New Jersey may not be official yet, but with everyone from industry insiders to local politicians saying it will come soon, it certainly feels like a done […]