Jonno Pittock

    Jonno Pittock has worked in the Poker industry for over 10 years and is one of the most respected names in the game. He has worked as Director of Poker Operations for Crown, as Poker Operations Manager for PokerNews, and has consulted on numerous other projects for online, offline and TV.
  • Predator or Prey

    I read an article years ago by Phil Galfond (I think), where he spoke about the predatory nature of poker.  At the time of reading it, the concept grated against me and it wasn’t something I accepted at face value.  I understood what he was saying, and agreed with him to some extent, however it was not my experience. ..Read more

  • Taking a Shot

    My relationship with the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) stretches right back to August 2007 and the start of Season 1.  I was working for PokerNews at the time managing the Tournament Reporting team, and we had just secured a deal with the APPT to provide all the digital media requirements for the season.  To this day, the press release announcing the deal is the only article I ever p ..Read more

  • My take on the 2014 Aussie Millions Schedule - Part 2

    When the 2014 Aussie Millions schedule was released, former Crown Poker Tournament Director Jonno Pittock sat down and shared his unique thoughts on the tournament. ..Read more

  • My take on the 2014 Aussie Millions Schedule - Part 1

    The 2014 Aussie Millions schedule was released yesterday, so I thought I would sit down, take a detailed look at it, and analyse it for our Poker Asia Pacific readers. ..Read more

  • Reflections of the WSOP APAC: Part 1 - Media

    The WSOP APAC is now in the record books and I thought I would take time to sit down and write some thoughts, observations and reflections on the event.  Heath Chick wrote an interesting blog about “The good, the bad and the ugly” of the event last week, and I thought I would expand on some of th ..Read more

  • Culture Shock at WSOP APAC

    An interesting situation arose during yesterday’s flight of the Accumulator event that got me thinking.  I was chatting with Heath Chick and heard Daniel Negreanu playing on Table 8.  It sounded like there had been a checked betting round on the river and he was asking for a ruling on whether or not it was the last aggressor that shows first, or the player to the left of the but ..Read more

  • A night of pub poker fun

    Forget what you think you know about pub poker.  Last night I went to a local venue for a $20 tournament and could not believe what I saw.  I had organised a catch up with former Crown Poker Tournament Director Mike Tarr, and then put out an open call on Facebook for people to join us for a few beers and a laugh.  The tournament was scheduled to start at 7.30pm, and given that I ..Read more

  • The pinnacle of poker at WSOP APAC

    I’ve spent the past two days in at McGuire Media doing the commentary for this year’s Aussie Millions broadcast with Joe Hachem.  It’s funny, if someone had told me when I dealt the final table of the first Aussie Millions that I would one day be in charge of the event, and then go on to commentate the TV show, I never would have believed them.  But ..Read more

  • Nihil timendum est (Fear Nothing)

    What makes players different?  What is it that separates the elite from the average?  Essentially, the game is the same for everyone - it never changes.  There are 52 cards, four betting rounds and the same five options for every player at the table – check, bet, call, raise or fold.  The odds are the same for everyone too - if you get it all-in with AK versus QQ you a ..Read more

  • The Art of Poker

    Yesterday, I spent the morning training at the Tiger Muay Thai gym in the middle of the Phuket jungle.  Since the transplant I have been getting slowly back into the martial arts trying to rebuild my body, and while I have come a long way in the last 12 months, I am still a long way from where I want to be.  These guys are insane, and the Tiger facility is just ridiculous.  My he ..Read more