888poker
New poker experience at 888poker

Join now to get $88 FREE (no deposit needed)

Join now
PokerStars
Double your first deposit up to $400

New players can use bonus code 'STARS400'

Join now
partypoker
partypoker Cashback

Get up to 40% back every week!

Join now
Unibet
€200 progressive bonus

+ a FREE Unibet Open Qualifier ticket

Join now
Sean Chaffin

Sean Chaffin

Sean Chaffin is a freelance writer in Crandall, Texas, and writes frequently about gambling and poker. If you have any story ideas, please email him at seanchaffin@sbcglobal.net or follow him on Twitter. His poker book is RAISING THE STAKES: True Tales of Gambling, Wagering & Poker Faces and available on Amazon.com.


Sean Chaffin Articles

2018 January
Poker in Paradise: What You Need to Know About the 2018 PCA
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Around The World With Jaime Staples
Top 10 Stories of 2017, #1: Chris Ferguson Wins World Series of Poker POY
 
2017 December
Poker Star Wars: The Greatest Grinders in the Galaxy
Stacking the Deck: A Look at Poker Card Manipulation
 
November
Players on the Move: The Surfer, The Senior Statesman, and The Buzzsaw
Blackjack to Bibles: A Texas Seminary’s Tale of Casino Past
Unlit Cigarette: Catching up with Poker Legend Sammy Farha
The Hand I'll Never Forget: Phil Laak Gets Bluffed at 2010 WSOP Europe
 
October
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Hellmuth's 'White Magic' at the WSOPE Main Event
Poker Bracelets to Badminton: Catching Up with Jesper Hougaard
Players on the Move: Five Rounders on the Rise in 2017
Poker All-Pros: A Look at Some of the Card Sharks of the NFL
History of WSOPE Part II: Negreanu Captures POY in Dramatic Final Event
Negreanu, Monnette Won't Chase Ferguson in WSOP Player of the Year Race
History of WSOP Europe Part I: Annette Obrestad Storms Onto the Scene
 
September
Pixel Poker: Dealer-Free Electronic Tables Could Be a Game Changer
Making the Call: Poker Players Chip in to Help Texas Hurricane Victims
John Hesp's Poker Story Captures Attention of Hollywood Filmmakers
 
August
A Gambling Tale: The History of Galveston’s Underground Casinos
All-in and Alive: Poker Player Overcomes Being Lit on Fire by Stranger
 
July
A Gambling Tale: Stanley Fujitake and One Amazing Roll
WSOP Final Table Profile: Bryan Piccioli
WSOP Final Table Profile: Damian Salas
WSOP Final Table Profile: Ben Lamb
WSOP Final Table Profile: John Hesp
WSOP Day 48: Christian Pham in Command; Lamb, Hesp Emerge in Main Event
The 1% Club: Poker Staking Group Could Pay Big Dividends at Main Event
WSOP Day 47: Storylines Aplenty for Day 6 of the Main Event
Split Pot Leads to Main Event Heater for Christian Pham
The Muck Exclusive: Superman Speaks About Making WSOP Main Event Day 5
For 64-Year-Old John Hesp, WSOP Main Event is All About the Challenge
WSOP Day 46: November Niners Still Prospering into Day 5 of Main Event
Joao Sousa Monteiro Wins 888's WSOP Main Event 8-Team Contest
72-Year-Old Former Federal Prosecutor Makes Day 4 in First Main Event
WSOP Day 44: Chan, Nguyen Eye Deep Runs as Main Event Field Converges
Payoff in Perseverance: 888 Qualifier Turns $1 Satty into Main Event Entry
Us vs. Them: Strategy Advice When Facing the Pros
WSOP Day 43: Big Numbers, Big Names Return for Main Event Day 2C
WSOP Day 42: Day 1A/1B Main Event Survivors Return With Mortensen Leading
Satellite Sensations: 888 Qualifiers Mixing it Up in Main Event Day 1C
Game On: 888's 8-Team in the Main Event and Ready for Action
Fedor Holz Helps Players Get Their Mind Primed for WSOP Main Event
Poker Lifeline: Rick Syverud Lives Out a Dream As He Battles Stage 4 Cancer
WSOP Day 40: Chris Ferguson Nears Sixth Bracelet in Stud Championship
WSOP Players on the Move: The Joker, The Fox, and The Performer
WSOP Day 39: Main Event Becomes Main Attraction; Hellmuth Deep in Razz
I’ll Be Bach: Breaking Down Seven-Card Stud with David Bach
Queen of Hearts: Inside the Ladies Championship with Lynn Gilmartin
WSOP Day 38: Kenny Hallaert Leads Final Day of Event #66
WSOP Day 36: Haxton Leads $50K PPC, Negreanu Among Big Stacks
WSOP Day 35: Michael Mizrachi Among $50K PPC Leaders, Seeks 3rd Title
WSOP Day 34: Matthew Ashton Leads $50K PPC, Johnny Chan Among Leaders
WSOP Day 33: Pros Ready to Battle for Poker Players Championship
WSOP Day 32: Negreanu Takes Big Stack into Day 2 of $2,500 Big Bet Mix
 
June
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Greg Raymer and the WSOP Main Event
WSOP Day 31: Mizrachi, Busquet Among Big Stacks in $5K NLHE
WSOP Day 30: Jason Mercier Making Deep Run in $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
WSOP Day 29: Arieh, Ferguson Battle for Bracelet in $10K PLO Hi-Lo
WSOP Day 28: Chino Rheem Seeks First Bracelet in $3,000 PLO 6-Handed
WSOP Day 27: Hellmuth Eyes 15th Bracelet in $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
WSOP Day 26: Barry Greenstein Hunts Bracelet No. 4 in Pot-Limit Omaha
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Matt Glantz and the One That Got Away
WSOP Day 25: Can Matusow Win 5th WSOP Bracelet in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E?
WSOP Day 24: Nguyen, Negreanu, Hellmuth Return for $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Cashing and Collecting: WSOP Leaders at the Halfway Point
WSOP Day 23: Ted Forrest Seeks 7th Bracelet in $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo
WSOP Day 22: Tran Leads $10K Limit Hold'em, Jaka Seeks First Bracelet
WSOP Day 21: Negreanu, Hellmuth Among $10K Limit Hold’em Leaders
WSOP Day 20: Shaun Deeb Leads Talented $10K 2-7 Triple Draw Finale
WSOP Day 19: Heimiller Making Another Seniors Run, Matusow in $10K 2-7
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Daniel Negreanu’s WSOP Main Event Misstep
WSOP Day 15: Kassela Leads Razz Championship Day 2
WSOP Day 14: Cada, Elky Advance to Day 3 of Millionaire Maker
WSOP Day 13: Esfandiari, Cada Return for Day 2 of Millionaire Maker
WSOP Day 12: Negreanu Shining Again in 8-Game Event
The Hand I’ll Never Forget: Mike Matusow’s Disaster with Pocket Kings
Rio Romance: A Couple’s Journey from Online Final Table to Wedding Bells
WSOP Day 11: Mike Matusow Nears Final Table of $10K Dealer’s Choice
WSOP Day 10: Ryan Riess, Charlie Carrel Headline Final 4 of $10K Heads-Up
Purple Heart Recipient John Smith Continues Domination of WSOP Heads-Up Event
WSOP Day 9: Bernard Lee Leads Stacked Final Table of $1,500 2-7 Lowball
Facing Negreanu: What's It Like on the Other Side of the Table?
WSOP Day 8: Negreanu, Mosseri Return to Play Heads-Up for a Bracelet
Players on the Move: The Cajun Cardsharp, The Crusher, and The Aggressor
WSOP Day 7: Negreanu, Matusow Advance Deep in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo
Pick & Choose: Dealer’s Choice Strategy With the 2016 WSOP Champ
Pints & Poker: UK Pub Owner Wins WSOP Trip; Huge Fan Base Follows
WSOP Day 6: Polk, Jacobson Chase Grospellier in High Roller
Faces in the Crowd: Plainview Poker Club, Navy Vet Dive into Colossus
WSOP Day 5: Grospellier Leads One Drop High Roller as Money Bubble Nears
How to Crush The Colossus: WSOP Advice from Kenny Hallaert
Faces in the Crowd: 'Big Show' and a Black Friday Refugee in The Colossus
Faces in the Crowd: Former MLB Pitcher, Army Veteran Play The Colossus
Poker Central Announces WSOP Live Streaming Schedule, Broadcast Team
Uber Driver to Poker Gladiator: Ben Keeline’s Trip to Poker Glory
WSOP Day 3: Negreanu Five Players Away From Bracelet No. 7
WSOP Day 2: Doug Polk, Ryan Fee Eye Another Tag Team Title
 
May
WSOP Day 1: Ready to Rumble, Poker’s Best Join Forces in $10K Tag Team
Where Are They Now: Poker's Good Guy, a Survivor, and a Rogue
Several High-Stakes Poker Players Report Being Hacked
Brothers in Cards: Hinkles Reflect on Hold’em Success
Corporate Card Playing: Unique Tales of Wagering, Business Survival
 
April
Players on the Move: The Gamer, The Cook, & The Traveler
Tax Time: Specialists Offer Advice for Poker Players
Fastballs and Full Houses: Baseball Players Who Play Poker
 
March
Polishing the Trophy: A Look at Some of Poker’s Championship Hardware
Wild Cards: Poker's Favorite Crazy Games from Poker's Favorite People
First Female WPT Winner Ema Zajmovic Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
Players on the Move: The Adjuster, The Action Man and The Gamer
Road Warriors, Part 2: Staying Sharp and Making it to the Top
 
February
Road Warriors, Part 1: On the Road and Keeping the Cash
Players on the Move: The Lion, the Wolfpack and The Comeback Kid
Chasing Chips in the Lone Star State, Part II
Chasing Chips in the Lone Star State, Part I
Artificial Intelligence Tops Humans in Poker Battle – What’s the Big Deal?
Old School Action: A Life of Booking Illegal Sports Bets
 
2016 November
Vegas NHL Franchise Name Announced; Negreanu Comments on His Role
 
June
Bluffing in Style: Exquisite President Truman Poker Table Replica Featured in Charity Auction
 
March
History and High Stakes in Big D: Dallas Amvets Club Linked To Some of the Game’s Best
 
January
Turning Point Showdown: Bill Smith and the 1985 WSOP Main Event
 
2015 October
Locked Up: Erik Audé Bets and Bluffs in a Pakistani Prison