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.

Italian Online Poker Market Relying on Tournament Revenues

Italian Online Poker Market Relying on Tournament Revenues

Ed Scimia - September 13th, 2015

Of the segregated online poker markets in Europe, Italy’s might appear to be doing the best, at least at a first glance: after all, PokerStars.it is the largest ring-fenced poker […]

California Legislative Year Comes to an End without Online Poker Movement

California Legislative Year Comes to an End without Online Poker Movement

Ed Scimia - September 11th, 2015

Online poker proponents know that getting regulation passed in California was always a longshot this year, with efforts more likely to build towards 2016 or beyond rather than result in […]

Jason Somerville Breaks Records on Twitch with Deep WCOOP Run

Jason Somerville Breaks Records on Twitch with Deep WCOOP Run

Ed Scimia - September 9th, 2015

Jason Somerville’s Twitch streams follow some familiar traffic patterns. There are always going to be at least a few thousand people watching him play. Big events increase this number a […]

888poker Ups Guaranteed Prize Pools for Largest Tournaments

888poker Ups Guaranteed Prize Pools for Largest Tournaments

Ed Scimia - September 9th, 2015

The news surrounding 888 Holdings this week has all been about the company’s attempted acquisition of rival bwin.poker, a takeover that the suitor ultimately failed to complete. But any disappointment […]

Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Finalists Announced by WSOP: Harman, Ulliott, Savage All Make Cut

Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Finalists Announced by WSOP: Harman, Ulliott, Savage All Make Cut

Ed Scimia - September 8th, 2015

The Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council has announced the ten finalists who will be considered for introduction into the prestigious PHOF, revealing a list that includes both repeat nominees […]

Content Sharing Agreement Between New Jersey and Delaware: Could Poker Be Next?

Content Sharing Agreement Between New Jersey and Delaware: Could Poker Be Next?

Ed Scimia - September 7th, 2015

Caesars Interactive Entertainment received the blessing of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to host some online gambling content for the Delaware Lottery, the first such agreement between the […]

Mike Shariati Wins WPT Legends of Poker Main Event

Mike Shariati Wins WPT Legends of Poker Main Event

Ed Scimia - September 7th, 2015

Freddy Deeb nearly captured his third career World Poker Tour title this weekend, but it was not to be. Instead, Mike Shariati captured the largest win of his poker career, […]

Amaya Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Site StarsDraft

Amaya Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Site StarsDraft

Ed Scimia - September 6th, 2015

PokerStars has returned to the United States, and players from most areas of the country are free to play for real money. There’s just one catch: you won’t actually be […]

WCOOP Set to Begin on Sunday

WCOOP Set to Begin on Sunday

Ed Scimia - September 5th, 2015

The World Series of Poker is undoubtedly the center of the poker universe, but it is fair to say that the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the closest […]

PokerStars Signs Chinese and Taiwanese Poker Pros to Team Pro List

PokerStars Signs Chinese and Taiwanese Poker Pros to Team Pro List

Ed Scimia - September 3rd, 2015

PokerStars has made a killing from its latest Dream Team promotion, but that’s mostly been aimed at a Western audience. Now the gaming conglomerate is looking towards Asia for its […]

Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series

Online Poker Network MPN Is Looking for “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe” with New Tournament Series

Ed Scimia - September 2nd, 2015

MPN knows poker players, and now the online network is going to see how well poker players know the game they love. Let’s face it: every poker player thinks, deep […]