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Jon Sofen

Jon Sofen

Jon Sofen, Senior Editor U.S. for PokerNews, is a proud Midwesterner who moved to Las Vegas in 2012. He has over six years of experience covering a beat in the poker industry, and began playing poker in 2003 after seeing Chris Moneymaker take down the WSOP Main Event, much like millions of others. The Des Moines, Iowa native covers breaking news, major tournaments, and drama/controversies surrounding the poker world.

Outside of poker, Jon is a sports enthusiast who passionately supports the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Jon Sofen Articles

2021 September
Thomas Elder Biggest Winner in Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Mini Series
Haralabos Voulgaris, Dallas Mavericks Part Ways; Luka Doncic at Fault?
The Muck: Markup Police at it Again Ahead of 2021 WSOP
On a Vacation in Vegas, Miles Rampel Randomly Enters, Wins Poker Masters $25K PLO
Up-and-Coming Chris Brewer Ships Poker Masters Event #8: $25K NLH
Stephen Chidwick Wins $10K NLH Ahead of Poker Masters Upping the Ante
WSOP Regular, One-of-a-Kind Comedian Norm Macdonald Dead at 61
Maria Shriver, Maria Ho, Lena Evans to Host Women's Charity Poker Event October 1
Daniel Negreanu's "Slump" Officially Over, Poker HOF'er Wins Poker Masters $10K NLH
Straight Flush on the River Keys Adam Hendrix to $10K PLO Poker Masters Title
Sean Perry Continues 2021 Dominance w/ Poker Masters Event #2: $10K NLH Win
PokerGO Reveals Livestreaming Schedule for 2021 World Series of Poker
Wild Finish as Shannon Shorr Ships First 2021 Poker Masters Event for $205k
Nick Wright Turns Top Pair Into Bluff, Hellmuth and Negreanu Bicker on Latest Poker After Dark
Remembering Poker Legend Mike Sexton One Year Later
The Muck: Mount Rushmore of Poker Topic Elicits Great Debate
Face Masks Will NOT Be Required at 2021 WSOP - But There Are Exceptions
WSOP 2021: Try These 5 Hidden Gem Las Vegas Restaurants
Phil Hellmuth Challenges Tom Dwan to High Stakes Duel III Rematch
Which Four Players Belong on the Mount Rushmore of Poker?
Poker Masters 2021 Preview: Can Anyone Catch Up to Ali Imsirovic in PokerGO Tour Standings?
How to Verify Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Enter 2021 WSOP - CLEAR App Guide
Which High-Stakes Poker Player Bought a Digital NFT Rock for $400k?
Poker Enthusiast, Iconic Actor Ed Asner Passes Away at 91
The Muck: Poker Twitter Ablaze Over WSOP Vaccination Requirement
WSOP 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Players, Update on Staff
Down Goes the Poker Brat: Dwan Cracks Hellmuth's Aces Again to Win High Stakes Duel III
Norman Chad, Lon McEachern Confirmed Commentators for CBS Sports Network's WSOP Coverage
'Black-ish' Star Peter Mackenzie to Play Saturday's CSOP Online St. Jude Benefit
Phil Hellmuth vs. Tom Dwan "High Stakes Duel" Prop Bets and Our Picks to Click
Brandon Adams Concedes Galfond Challenge; "Jungleman" Up Next
Tom Dwan vs. Phil Hellmuth 'High Stakes Duel III' Preview: Let's Get it On
Joe Stapleton Returns to Stand-Up Comedy Scene for First Time Since COVID-19
Kristen Bicknell, Partypoker Part Ways: 'It's Been a Great Four Years'
WPT Maryland Live! Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns
PokerNews to Live Report SHRB Europe; PokerGO Lands Major Sponsors
Phil Hellmuth Fires Back at Those Who Disrespect His Game on Doug Polk's Podcast
Poker Pro Matt Marafioti Dead in Apparent Suicide
Ali Imsirovic, Sean Perry Continue PokerGO Tour Dominance During Venetian High Rollers
Harrah's New Orleans First Casino to Require Vaccine or Negative COVID-19 Test
The Muck: Poker Community Confused by WSOP COVID-19 DQ Rule
Friday the 13th: Horrible Luck Costs Drinan in 2014 WSOP $1M Big One for One Drop
WSOP Clarifies COVID-19 DQ Rule: Asymptomatic Fully Vaccinated Players Won't Be Removed
Las Vegas Bar to Host Layne Flack Celebration of Life on August 20