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.

ESPN Unveils WSOP Television Schedule

ESPN Unveils WSOP Television Schedule

Ed Scimia - August 4th, 2015

The World Series of Poker has become an annual staple of ESPN’s programming in the fall, and poker fans will once again get to enjoy their weekly doses of poker […]

Loni Harwood Wins WSOP National Championship, Negreanu Finishes Sixth

Loni Harwood Wins WSOP National Championship, Negreanu Finishes Sixth

Ed Scimia - August 3rd, 2015

Loni Harwood came into the final table of the 2015 World Series of Poker National Championship on Saturday with a commanding chip lead, and held on to that advantage for […]

PokerStars Launches Massive TV Ad Campaign Featuring Soccer Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr

PokerStars Launches Massive TV Ad Campaign Featuring Soccer Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr

Ed Scimia - August 3rd, 2015

PokerStars has been picking up international sports stars lately in the same way many kids used to collect baseball cards, especially when it comes to soccer players. The online poker […]

NASCAR Drivers Take Part in Charity Poker Tournament

NASCAR Drivers Take Part in Charity Poker Tournament

Ed Scimia - August 1st, 2015

NASCAR drivers are known for pushing themselves and their cars to the limits on racetracks across the country. But on Thursday night, the stars of NASCAR were racing chips rather […]

Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina

Daniel Negreanu at Final Table of WSOP National Championship in North Carolina

Ed Scimia - July 31st, 2015

Daniel Negreanu may have just missed the final table at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, but he’s proving his daunting chops once again by making one at […]

Jim Gilmore Joins Race for Republican Presidential Nomination

Jim Gilmore Joins Race for Republican Presidential Nomination

Ed Scimia - July 30th, 2015

If the race for the Republican presidential nomination was a circus (and there are plenty who would argue that this isn’t a terrible description), this is about the time when […]

PokerStars Launches Lads Night In Charity Initiative

PokerStars Launches Lads Night In Charity Initiative

Ed Scimia - July 29th, 2015

From One Drop to disaster relief, we have all seen how poker events can be a great way to bring awareness and money to charitable efforts. That connection is about […]

PokerStars MicroMillions Main Event Swept by Canadian Player

PokerStars MicroMillions Main Event Swept by Canadian Player

Ed Scimia - July 29th, 2015

PokerStars MicroMillions has never been the highest-profile online tournament series. After all, as the “Micro” in its name would suggest, the stakes aren’t nearly as high as in the World […]

New Jersey Online Poker Traffic Trending Upward

New Jersey Online Poker Traffic Trending Upward

Ed Scimia - July 28th, 2015

New Jersey has seen gradual improvements in its online gambling numbers in recent months, but that success hasn’t been enjoyed equally across all games. Online poker has failed to capitalize […]

Playboy Poker Closes Down for Second Time

Playboy Poker Closes Down for Second Time

Ed Scimia - July 27th, 2015

The Playboy Mansion is still hosting wild parties, and the Playboy magazine is still being bought (for the articles!) by millions worldwide. But Playboy Poker is shutting down for the […]

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

New York Lawmaker Writes Op-Ed Against RAWA

Ed Scimia - July 27th, 2015

As the Restoration of Wire Act continues to wait for potential action in Congress, it has become clear that state lawmakers are pretty much on one side of the issue. […]