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.

Jason Somerville Launches Run it UP Reno Poker Festival, Signs New Deal with Twitch 

Jason Somerville Launches Run it UP Reno Poker Festival, Signs New Deal with Twitch 

Ed Scimia - August 12th, 2015

Jason Somerville is set to spin-off his ever-popular Twitch TV series, Run it UP, into a six-day live poker festival that will include tournaments, seminars and player parties. Run it […]

Poker Hall of Fame Public Voting Ends Saturday

Poker Hall of Fame Public Voting Ends Saturday

Ed Scimia - August 12th, 2015

Poker fans have plenty of opinions when it comes to who should be in the Poker Hall of Fame. For those who want to have their voices heard this year, […]

Which Presidential Candidates Stand for Online Poker? A Guided Tour

Which Presidential Candidates Stand for Online Poker? A Guided Tour

Ed Scimia - August 12th, 2015

The 2016 presidential candidates for both parties are everywhere these days, and campaign season is officially underway. The first GOP debate was held just last week, providing more than a […]

PokerStars California Tour Comes to an End

PokerStars California Tour Comes to an End

Ed Scimia - August 11th, 2015

The PokerStars Pro Tour has made its way through California, and it will be a long time before anyone can truly measure what kind of impact the stops had on […]

Former Poker Pro Says Learning Poker Isn’t Worth It

Former Poker Pro Says Learning Poker Isn’t Worth It

Ed Scimia - August 10th, 2015

Playing poker professionally isn’t for everyone, and most people who start learning the game have no dreams of turning the hobby into a career. Still, it seems as though most […]

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Lowering Guarantees for 2015

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Lowering Guarantees for 2015

Ed Scimia - August 10th, 2015

The 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open might forever be remembered by the poker community, though perhaps not for the reasons that organizers want. The tournament boasted a guarantee of […]

Online Poker Still a Possibility in Pennsylvania

Online Poker Still a Possibility in Pennsylvania

Ed Scimia - August 9th, 2015

Pennsylvania emerged this year as the leading candidate among states that might regulate online poker this year. As the months have worn on, the odds against Internet poker legislation passing […]

Gary Loveman Talks Online Poker in America

Gary Loveman Talks Online Poker in America

Ed Scimia - August 8th, 2015

Online poker has plenty of potential in the United States, but it will need a wider player base in order to succeed. That’s the opinion of Caesars Entertainment Chairman and […]

Two Wisconsin Men Fighting for Legal Poker Games

Two Wisconsin Men Fighting for Legal Poker Games

Ed Scimia - August 6th, 2015

It should be simple to figure out if poker is legal or not, but in many states, the situation is much more confusing than that. Making it even harder on […]

Traffic Down at Full Tilt Since Cash Game Changes

Traffic Down at Full Tilt Since Cash Game Changes

Ed Scimia - August 5th, 2015

When Full Tilt announced the dramatic changes they were making to their cash game offerings last week, there were admissions that it was possible that at least some of the […]

888poker Increases Tournament Guarantees to Counteract Player Unrest in Wake of Connectivity Issues

888poker Increases Tournament Guarantees to Counteract Player Unrest in Wake of Connectivity Issues

Ed Scimia - August 5th, 2015

888poker has been having a difficult time dealing with disconnection issues plaguing its players, but that doesn’t mean the site is giving in. In addition to the recent add-on of […]