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WSOP rail - Chad gets married, Negreanu is charitable and Hasan Habib makes a friend

11 July 2007
Norman Chad ties the knot…again It's official. ESPN World Series of Poker color man Norman Chad got married last week, leaving this reporter wondering whether there will be any more references to his multiple failed marriages in the 2007 WSOP broadcasts. "You better print this quick, I might be divorced again before you finish writing," Chad said. ... (read more)
 

Casinos rule WSOP and WPT scheduling

10 July 2007
Two World Poker Tour tournaments sandwiched the World Series of Poker this summer, allowing professionals to arrange their Las Vegas playing schedules around several events with championship-caliber buy-ins. The two major poker brands compete for players and a rivalry exists, but both WSOP and WPT ... (read more)
 

WSOP rail - A southern belle, Shirley Williams and former champs

10 July 2007
Southern Belle If you've never heard the name Dee Dozier, it's probably because she's not a professional player, nor has she cashed in any major tournaments. But that hasn't stopped ESPN from extensively featuring the young woman who originally hails from Auburn, Ala. Full Tilt Poker also noticed ... (read more)
 

Hellmuth makes grand Day 1D entrance

9 July 2007
Phil Hellmuth redefined being fashionably late for a tournament today, arriving for the World Series of Poker Main Event in a racing uniform and flanked by eleven beautiful women, one for each of his gold bracelets. Although he's usually late for tourneys, Hellmuth raised the ante for the Main Event. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event field second largest ever

9 July 2007
The second largest Main Event in World Series of Poker history will pay $8.25 million to the winner. The total field of 6,358 players fell short of last year's record attendance of 8,773, but it's still easily the second largest WSOP tournament ever held. The nearly $60 million prize pool will pay 621 spots. ... (read more)
 

WSOP rail - a curse, a buzz and a smile

9 July 2007
The curse of the Bluff featured table While the ESPN featured table has been hosting former World Champions (Doyle Brunson, Joe Hachem, Chris Moneymaker and Jamie Gold), the secondary featured table, also known as the Bluff Magazine table, has featured some of poker's more famous personalities – Marcel Luske, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Matusow, T.J. ... (read more)
 

Singer's Main Event refund denied

8 July 2007
David Singer will not receive a refund or be allowed to play in another Day One despite threatening to go to the Nevada Gaming Commission over a rule dispute on his bust-out hand early Sunday morning, World Series of Poker Tournament Director Jack Effel said. Singer, who went all-in on the turn with a ... (read more)
 

WSOP rail - Matusow takes on Mr. Peanut

8 July 2007
Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack was not amused when Mike Matusow tackled WSOP guest sponsor Mr. Peanut. Matusow and Mr. Peanut got into a friendly disagreement when Mr. Peanut refused to come over to Matusow's table. Matusow tackled the famous icon, but the nimble Mr. Peanut was get able get in a little punch and eventually escape the Mouth's clutches. ... (read more)
 

More players, pros and excitement on Day 1B

7 July 2007
There buzz surrounding the World Series of Poker went up a notch on Day 1B of the Main Event. Between more players -- 1,545 players bought into Day 1B with another 1,606 expected for tomorrow – and the appearance of several well-known pros, the Amazon room was electric. Day 1A saw 1,287 players at ... (read more)

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Ryan McLane
Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.
Ryan McLane
Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.