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Pamela Maldonado

Pamela Maldonado

Pamela Maldonado was raised playing Mexican Sweat, Five-Card Draw, and Seven-Card Stud. An interest in poker along with a newfound passion in writing led to a search for a career within the industry.

After moving to Las Vegas from Texas, Pamela landed an internship with PokerNews, which turned into a contract job working as part of the editorial team during the 2013 World Series of Poker. After a successful summer, her spot with PokerNews evolved into a full-time position as a Jr. Editor and Social Media Coordinator.


Pamela Maldonado Articles

2014 September
PokerNews Book Review: Live No-Limit Cash Games by Jonathan Little
Join Liv Boeree for a Facebook Q+A on Friday, Sept.12
 
August
Poker Pros Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Bilzerian Take on Ice Bucket Challenge
 
July
Isaac Haxton Joins the Joe Rogan Podcast To Talk Poker, Phil Ivey, Macau, and More
VIDEO: Jason Koon Talks Health and Nutrition, Does Pushups with All-American Dave
VIDEO: Antonio Esfandiari Talks Top 10 Friends, One Drop, and Lodden Thinks
Video: Ryan Riess On Being in the Spotlight and Having Bracelet-Winning Friends
VIDEO: Jackie Glazier Talks Golf, Poker in Australia, and Ambassadorship
 
June
Your Guide to the Inaugural WSOP Dealer's Choice Event
Did You Miss the PokerNews Facebook Q+A with Maria Ho? Relive it Here!
Join Maria Ho for a Facebook Q+A on Wednesday, June 18
VIDEO: Sam Trickett Talks Macau Cash Games, English Football, and Betrayals
VIDEO: Daniel Negreanu Joins PokerNews and the GPI for a Google Hangout
The Ultimate Follow Friday (#FF) Twitter Guide for Poker Players
15 Songs and Mixes for the World Series Poker
VIDEO: 2012 World Champ Greg Merson Joins Team PokerNews for a Google Hangout
 
April
VIDEO: PokerNews' Sarah Grant Hosts Google Hangout with Mickey Petersen
 
March
Hollywood Poker Open Charles Town Main Event Begins Saturday
VIDEO: Sarah Grant Hosts Google Hangout with PCA Main Event Champ Dominik Panka
Twitter Time Machine: Which Poker Personality Had the Best First Tweet?
 
February
Alleged Poker Cheat Christian Lusardi Charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China
Hollywood Poker Open Tunica Main Event Begins Saturday!
WSOP.com Offering Double Action Player Points Every Day in February
Schedule Released for 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Schedule Announced for 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
 
January
PokerNews Named Official Live Reporting Team for 2014 World Series of Poker
Poker Pro Jesse Sylvia Featured on MTV True Life: I'm A New Millionaire
Borgata Winter Poker Open: Things To Do at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
 
2013 December
Top 10 Stories of 2013: #2, Daniel Negreanu's Massive Year
More Than 50 Children To Receive Gifts from Bernard Lee's Full House Charity Program
Rafael Nadal Wins PokerStars EPT Charity Challenge in Live Tournament Debut
Ebony Kenney Discusses Her Love for the Game, Modeling, Acting, and Women in Poker
 
November
Phil Galfond Hosts Q&A Session at Reddit.com
Become a PokerNews Top Fan and Earn a $500 Amazon.com Gift Card!
PokerNews Jr. Presenter Update: Top 10 Vote Earners
$10,300 Bellagio Special Event to Feature $100,000 First-Place Guarantee
Matthew "RetiredNavy" Wilson Wins "Online 9" to Close Out WSOP.com Online Championships
Finding Balance: Poker and Family Life with Jeremy Ausmus
 
October
The WSOP on ESPN: Carlos Mortensen Bubbles 2013 November Nine
World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris Day 4: Firsau Leads Final Table, Lindley Second
WSOP.com Online Championships Begin Friday in Nevada!
WSOP.com Offering 100% Reload Bonus Ahead of Online Championships
PokerNews Introduces New Facebook App to Reward Top Fans
Schedule Announced for EPT10 Prague Poker Festival in December
The WSOP on ESPN: Mortensen's Big Fold, JC Tran Emerges on Day 6
 
September
Director of Poker Operations Craig Lumpp Discusses Changes To Bellagio Poker Room
Poker Pro Eric Baldwin Offers Advice on Sports Betting and Fantasy Football
The WSOP on ESPN: Plenty of Eliminations Including Defending Champ Greg Merson
PokerNews Twitter Takeover: Jason Somerville to Answer Questions on Monday, Sept. 16
Ask the Pros: Which College Football and NFL Teams Do You Cheer For?
Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XXIII Begins Sunday with $3 Million in Guarantees
Qualify for the Caribbean Poker Tour and Play a High Roller with Tobias Reinkemeier!
 
August
The WSOP on ESPN: Salaburu Lost (Bro), Obrestad Calls the Clock on Timoshenko, and More
Cash vs. Comfort: Poker Pro Nick DiVella Discusses $22,500 Bathtub Prop Bet
Andrew Lichtenberger: On the Path to Self-Realization
Interested in Playing Poker? Here’s How These People Got Their Start
Interview: Jon Aguiar Leaves Poker for Daily Fantasy Sports
 
July
The Sunday Briefing: Team PokerStars Pros Back on the Sunday Grind
Why the 2013 WSOP Could be Called the "Year of Canada"
A Year-by-Year Look at Greg Merson's WSOP Main Event Runs
Inside Gaming: Playtech Purchases PokerStrategy, the Maryland Live! Poker Room & More
How are the Octo-Niners, Team Ivey & Team PokerStars Faring in the 2013 WSOP Main?
Event Schedule Released for the Deepstacks Poker Tour Veneto Poker Carnivale
Loni Harwood Setting Records at the 2013 World Series of Poker
Five-Way All In Highlights Most Interesting Hands from Day 1 of WSOP Main Event
Full Tilt Poker Releases FTOPS XXIII Schedule; $8 Million Guaranteed Over 39 Events
One Year Later: Gaëlle Baumann and Elisabeth Hille Reflect on WSOP Main Event Runs
PokerStars Unveils New Security Measure for Player Accounts
Ask the Pros: Are You Calling a Blind Shove First Hand of the WSOP Main Event?
Inside Gaming: Zygna Replaces Pincus as CEO, Betfair Partners With Trump in New Jersey
Nomination Process Open for 2013 Poker Hall of Fame
Doyle Brunson Bets on Himself in $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship; Players Weigh In
PokerStars' MicroMillions V Set for July 18-28; $5 Million Guaranteed
DeepStacks Poker Tour Heads to Spain in September for Barcelona Challenge
The Sunday Briefing: "Flush098765" Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for $194,000
Linda Johnson and Daniel Negreanu Debate Recent Poker Tournament Rule Changes
 
June
Eugene Katchalov Discusses How to Approach the $50,000 Poker Players Championship
New Discount Rule in WSOP Ladies Championship Considered Massive Success by Players
After Several Close Calls, Brandon Steven Seeks $111,111 One Drop High Roller Title
Inside Gaming: Bodog Poker President Resigns, Kentucky Receives $6M Gambling Settlement
Global Poker Index: Jason Mercier and Paul Volpe Maintain Top Honors
Millionaire Businessmen Take On the Poker Pros in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller Event
David "Doc" Sands Previews the $111,111 One Drop High Roller Event at the 2013 WSOP
Russell Thomas Discusses Bet Sizing and Aggression Strategy for WSOP Ante-Only Event
No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Strategy with Bracelet Winner Larry Wright
Four Questions for Four Players from the WSOP Four-Handed Event
Allen Bari: Poker Still on the Back Burner
Sam Trickett Stars in Matchbook.com Documentary
Steve Aoki Stops in for Some Guest WSOP Commentary; Talks About Poker and Phil Ivey
The Railbird: Isaac Haxton Cleans Up at $400/800 NLHE on Full Tilt Poker
The WSOP Lammer Debate: Sam Trickett, David Williams and Other Pros Weigh In
Getting to Know Tom Schneider: Songwriting, Stand-Up Comedy, and Kicking His Own Ass
Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Matt Waxman Discuss Their $25K Fantasy Teams
Dan Kelly Approaching All-Time WSOP Cashes Record, but Bracelet is Top Priority
Off the Felt WSOP Edition with Marvin Rettenmaier: Music, Stoney’s, and Travel
Poker Pro Kevin "Phwap" Boudreau Hospitalized; Placed in Induced Coma
PokerStars' Parent Company Files Appeal Over Atlantic Club Casino Controversy
Olivier Busquet Discusses His Approach to 2013 WSOP Mixed-Max Event
Inside Gaming: WSOP Acquires Mobile App, Harry Reid Discusses Federal Online Poker Bill
Bracelet Winner David Diaz Banned From WSOP and All Caesars Properties
PokerStars Deals 100 Billionth Hand at Micro-Stakes Table; Winner Receives $103,000
Poker Lingo: Taylor Paur, Mark Herm, Paul Volpe and Others Translate Their Tweets
GPI Player of the Year: Paul Volpe Still Leads; Steven Silverman and David Peters Climb
Electric Daisy Carnival a Favorite of Many WSOP Poker Players
Eric Crain Explains Hand Equity and Bluffing in Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Poker Hand Featuring Daniel Negreanu Voted Best in PokerStars History by Fans
Weider Gutierrez Wins LAPT Colombia Main Event
Jason Somerville Launches "Bracelet Hunting" Series with Jason Mercier and Dan O'Brien
Phil Galfond and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Discuss Marathon Heads-Up Match at the WSOP
Who is the Best Heads-Up Poker Player in the World?
Jason Mercier Hand Voted Greatest in PokerStars History by Poker Media
Inside Gaming: World Poker Tour CEO Departs, Zynga Cuts Hundreds of Jobs, and More
Eric Baldwin Gets His Revenge; "Slowrolls" Matt Waxman With Aces in WSOP Event #14
Seven-Card Stud Legend Artie Cobb Discusses Stud 8-or-Better Strategy
Vanessa Rousso: Balancing Poker with Music
Greg Mueller Looks for Redemption and Third Bracelet in Event 8: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Matt Matros Seeks WSOP Record with Bracelets in Four Consecutive Years
Dario Minieri, Steve O'Dwyer and David "Doc" Sands Discuss WSOP Shootout Strategy
How Are Poker Players Spending Their Down Time at the WSOP?
WSOP's Ty Stewart Discusses Success of $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
World Series of Bracelet Bets: Mercier, Rast and Esfandiari Discuss Side Action at WSOP
Chad Brown and George Danzer Explain Stud 8/b and Omaha 8/b Tournament Strategy
 
May
Linda Johnson and Maria Ho Discuss the Past, Present and Future of Women at the WSOP
Inside Gaming: WSOP.com Prepares for Real-Money Launch, Illinois Gambling Bill Hits Snag
Open-Face Chinese Poker Growing at the World Series of Poker
Which Team Ivey Pro is Most Likely to Win a WSOP Bracelet?
Michael Phelps, Antonio Esfandiari and Others Express Thoughts About the 2013 WSOP
Calvin Anderson Wins 4th SCOOP Watch; Ben Wilinofsky and David Baker Earn Huge Scores
Steve Gross and Shawn Buchanan Win SCOOP Titles; Shaun Deeb Denied Again
George Danzer, Victor "Puropoker123" Lemos & Adam “Roothlus” Levy Win SCOOP Titles
Benny Spindler, Sami Kelopuro and Ana Marquez All Capture SCOOP Titles
Paul Volpe Denies Shaun Deeb Sixth SCOOP Title
World Series of Poker on a Budget: Rio Daily Deepstacks
Jason Mercier Wins €2K Open-Face Chinese Poker Event at EPT Grand Final
Ultimate Poker Hosts First Regulated Real-Money Multi-Table Tournament in U.S.
Poker Tournament Directors Association Adds Effel, Johnson and Duchateau to Board
Las Vegas, Macau Help MGM Post Best Quarterly Results Since 2008
Victor Sbrissa Wins 2013 Latin American Poker Tour Brazil Main Event for $255,400
 
April
2013 EPT Berlin Side Events: Marcel Luske's Heater Continues with Two More Titles
2013 World Series of Poker: Where to Stay in Las Vegas
Khac Trung Tran Wins 2013 APT Philippines Main Event for $124,000; Nam Le 4th
Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania
Foxwoods Partners With GameAccount to Offer Online Gaming in U.S.
Bahbak "Bobby" Oboodi Wins Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship for $300,633
ClubWPT Withdraws from Florida Market Upon Bill Signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott
Off the Felt with Nick Schulman: The Future, Stu Ungar, and More
Steve Saraf Wins 2013 Borgata Spring Poker Open Opening Event for $153,083
 
March
Off the Felt with Greg Mueller: Sporting Events, Steaks, and Advice
Caesars Palace to Host Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament on April 6
GPI Player of the Year: Paul Volpe Maintains Slim Lead Over Mike Watson
Bart Lybaert Wins Eureka Poker Tour Czech Republic Main Event for €115,000
PartyPoker Premier League VI: Daniel “Jungleman” Cates Wins Again
PartyPoker Premier League VI: Esfandiari Ends Cold Streak; Duhamel Leads Group A
PartyPoker Premier League VI: Cates Wins Group A Heat 2; Duhamel Retains Overall Lead
PartyPoker Premier League VI: Tobias Reinkemeier Wins Group B Heat 1; Dan Shak 2nd
PartyPoker Premier League VI: Duhamel Takes Lead in Group A; Kurganov Replaces Schwartz
PokerStars' MicroMillions IV Draws 223,000 Players on Day 1
Mercier and Reinkemeier Enter PartyPoker Premier League VI; Live Stream Begins March 17
GPI Player of the Year: Dan Shak Leads; Paul Volpe Lurking
Is the "Durrrr Challenge" Between Cates and Dwan Back On?
Sergio Aido Wins 2013 UKIPT London Main Event for £144,555
The Nightly Turbo: Pennsylvania Considers Online Poker, London Tournament Breaks Record
The Nightly Turbo: Online Poker in Illinois, Sam Trickett Enters $125K Premier League
The Nightly Turbo: Viktor Blom's Downswing Ends, Tom Dwan Loses $900K on Full Tilt Poker
The Nightly Turbo: Leo Margets Joins Team PokerStars, Ivey Leads ESPN's Poker Rankings
The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Celebrates 95 Billionth Hand, Macau Poker Cup, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Virginia Supreme Court Addresses Poker Case, More Changes at ISPT
 
February
The Nightly Turbo: Tilly and Shak Enter $125K Tournament, Negreanu Appearing on Sitcom
The Nightly Turbo: Daniel Negreanu Challenges Gus Hansen, Liv Boeree Races for Charity
The Nightly Turbo: Alex Rodriguez's Charity Poker Controversy, Zynga CEO Talks Gambling
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Galfond's Big Weekend, Online Poker Bill in California, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Tony G Discusses €1.85 Million PLO Pot, WPT Expands in Canada
The Nightly Turbo: Cates and Schwartz Join PartyPoker Premiere League VI and More
The Nightly Turbo: FTOPS XXII Schedule, Greenstein Suspects Open-Face Chinese Cheating
The Nightly Turbo: Negreanu Helps Raise $158K for Charity, Tony G Joins Premier League
The Nightly Turbo: Jason Mercier's Goals for 2013, Hanks and West Win at WSOPC Caesars
The Nightly Turbo: FullTiltPoker.eu Launches, Bally's Acquires Amaya Gaming, and More
The Weekly Turbo: High-Stakes Action Flourishing at FTP, Online Poker in New Jersey
The Nightly Turbo: Tom Dwan Profits $1.2 Million at Full Tilt Poker, WSOPC Hits Colorado
The Nightly Turbo: "Great News" for Online Poker in US, and Joe Cada's Bar Shuts Down
The Nightly Turbo: Patrik Antonius' $1 Million Challenge, Decision Day in New Jersey
The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Launches on Facebook, New York Mets Casino Plans Rejected
The Nightly Turbo: Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom Play Micro-Stakes, Annie Duke on Fox News
The Nightly Turbo: Ivey Crushes Online, Negreanu and Seiver Join Premier League Lineup
 
January
The Nightly Turbo: Cada's Return to PokerStars, Mizrachis Make DeepStacks Final Table
The Nightly Turbo: Chris Ferguson's Civil Case, Mike McDonald Lectures MIT Poker Course
The Nightly Turbo: Poker Pro Killed in Brazil Fire, PPA Calls for Action in New Jersey
The Nightly Turbo: Kostritsyn Profits $1.3 Million at FTP, Iowa Revisits Online Poker
NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship -- Round of 8, 4 & 2
NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship -- Round of 32 & 16
NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship -- Round of 64
The Nightly Turbo: Vanessa Rousso's Blog, Guttman Wins 4th Aussie Millions Title
The Nightly Turbo: Negreanu Withdraws from NBC Heads-Up, GPI European Poker Awards
The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Partners with Football Club, Matros Dissects Debt Ceiling
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey's New Talent, Massive Prize Pools for PokerStars TCOOP
The Nightly Turbo: Antonius Returns to Full Tilt Poker, Karamalikis Dominates TCOOP
The Nightly Turbo: Poker Player Convicted of Fraud, World Series of Poker Video Game
The Nightly Turbo: 32 Confirmed for NBC Heads-Up, Vanessa Rousso Rocks PCA Party
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey Hires New Pros, NBC Heads-Up Invitees, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Viktor Blom Up $4 Million in 2013, MiniFTOPS Winners, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Betfair Moving to iPoker Network, Jake Cody Joins Team PokerStars
The Nightly Turbo: Erick Lindgren in Rehab, Jen Harman's Reality TV Show Cancelled
The Nightly Turbo: Viktor Blom Won't Defend PCA Title, Romanello's Innovative Poker Game
Off the Felt with Andy Frankenberger: Hidden Talents, John Cusack, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Daniel Negreanu's Rant, Alex Wice Wins Race to PokerStars Supernova
The Nightly Turbo: Texas Proposes Online Poker Ban, European Poker Awards Nominations
 
2012 December
Poker's World Series of Beer Pong Pairings
The Nightly Turbo: Boyd Selling Bracelet, Boeken Joins MyPokerSquad, and More
Off the Felt with Joseph Cheong: Hobbies, Christmas Lists and Spit Bubbles
The Nightly Turbo: Dan Smith's GPI POY Odds, Negreanu Headlines PCA Super High Roller
The Nightly Turbo: Mercier Falls Short of Lindgren's Record, PokerStars TCOOP Schedule
The Nightly Turbo: Jason Senti Fights for Online Poker, GPI Player of the Year
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey Hires New Recruits, Rafael Nadal Plays PokerStars ESCOOP
Off The Felt with Brian Rast: Learning Portuguese, Scooter Accidents, and More
Bellagio Poker Operations Manager Sean McCormack Discusses All Things Poker
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Galfond's Poker Training Site, PokerStars Eyes Return to U.S.
The Nightly Turbo: Tom Dwan Versus Viktor Blom, NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship Returns
The Nightly Turbo: Caesars Approved for Online Poker, Gus Hansen's Racketlon Success
What the Pros Think: Unlimited Re-Entries at WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
The Nightly Turbo: A-List Celebs Play Poker Tourney, New Jersey iGaming Bill Advances
 
November
The Nightly Turbo: Zynga's New Gaming Deal with Facebook, Rafa Nadal's PokerStars Debut
The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars' 90 Billionth Hand Pays $228K, WPT Dublin, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Greg Raymer Smashing Records, PokerStars' 90 Billionth Hand, & More
The Nightly Turbo: Petition Against Howard Lederer, PokerStars' Legal Battle, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Nate Silver Talks Online Poker, DeepStacks Poker Tour Grows, & More
PokerNews Top 10: Our Favorite Televised Bluffs
The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey Recruits Cole South, PPA Meets with Feds, and More
The Nightly Turbo: Full Tilt Poker Reveals FTOPS XXI Schedule, UKIPT Bristol, and More
PokerNews Top 10: Which Poker Player Would Make the Best James Bond?
The Nightly Turbo: Brandon Cantu Exacts Revenge, Brian Townsend's Amazing Race, & More
The Nightly Turbo: Full Tilt Poker Returns, Chris Moorman Eyes UKIPT Title, and More
Off The Felt with Mike Leah: Fantasy Sports, Music and Prop Betting
 
October
The Nightly Turbo: $1 Million WSOP Tournament Returns, WPT National Barcelona, and More
2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Social Media Guide
The Nightly Turbo: Analyzing Stu Ungar's Poker Game, Prague Poker Festival, and More
Johnny Chan Hosting New Poker Reality Show in Las Vegas