Aria Williams

Aria Williams

Writer

Biography

Hailing from the serene shores of Nelson and then navigating through the urban maze of Auckland, Aria's interest in online gaming sprouted during their years in uni. Aria pursued a degree in Communication Studies at the University of Auckland, where they began freelancing as a localizer. The words they swear by are a Maori proverb: "Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei." ("Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain."), signifying their relentless pursuit of excellence.

The Must-Watch Events of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP)
2024-05-16

The Must-Watch Events of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP)

As the vibrant city of Las Vegas gears up for the grand spectacle that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP), thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe are marking their calendars for what promises to be an electrifying series of tournaments. With a staggering 99 gold bracelets up for grabs, the 2024 WSOP is set to be a battleground of wits, strategy, and sheer poker skill. But with so many events, how does one choose which tournaments to follow? Fear not, for The Sports Geek has curated a list of the most thrilling events that the 2024 WSOP has to offer.

From Poker Tables to Content Creation: Nick’s Journey on the WPT Voyage
2024-05-13

From Poker Tables to Content Creation: Nick’s Journey on the WPT Voyage

In the latest episode of our series, Connor dives deep with Texas poker vlogger Nick from OnTiltPoker, uncovering the exciting and sometimes unpredictable path that led him to content creation and success on the felt. Their conversation during the World Poker Tour (WPT) Voyage not only reveals Nick's beginnings and his foray into boxing as a teenager but also highlights his significant wins, including pulling a $25,000 bounty for Ben Ludlow and clinching victory in Joey Ingram's WPT Voyage giveaway.

A Royal Flush at MGM National Harbor: A Historical $1.3 Million Win
2024-05-10

A Royal Flush at MGM National Harbor: A Historical $1.3 Million Win

In an electrifying turn of events that could easily be the plot of a high-stakes gambling movie, a poker player at MGM National Harbor in Maryland hit the jackpot, quite literally, with a royal flush in Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, leading to a staggering $1.3 million payout. This extraordinary win, which took place on a Sunday, has set the casino abuzz and marked one of the largest payouts in U.S. history for this particular game.

Life Outside Poker: On Tilt Nick Pulls a $25k Bounty for Another Player
2024-05-08

Life Outside Poker: On Tilt Nick Pulls a $25k Bounty for Another Player

In the realm of poker, where the clatter of chips and the flick of cards often overshadow the personalities behind the play, Life Outside Poker with Connor Richards offers a refreshing glimpse into the lives of those who live by the river. The fourth episode of this intriguing podcast, available on major platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, takes listeners on an engaging journey with Texas poker vlogger Nick from OnTiltPoker. Recorded during the WPT Voyage, this episode is not just about high stakes and big wins; it's a deep dive into what makes Nick tick, from his early days boxing as a teenager to his recent victory in pulling a $25,000 bounty for Ben Ludlow and winning Joey Ingram's WPT Voyage giveaway.

High Roller Havoc: Champions Club Crowns New Poker Royalty in Texas
2024-05-07

High Roller Havoc: Champions Club Crowns New Poker Royalty in Texas

This week, the Champions Club in Houston, Texas, became the epicenter of high-stakes poker action, hosting three $5,000 buy-in high rollers that had the poker community on the edge of their seats. Among the victors were Daniel Sepiol, Victoria Livschitz, and Aram Zobian, each clinching a Texas Poker Open (TPO) trophy and etching their names into the annals of poker history in The Lone Star State. With two PokerStake players among the winners, the event was a testament to skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck.

Nik Airball Set Up on New High Stakes Poker; One Player Turns a Straight Flush
2024-05-07

Nik Airball Set Up on New High Stakes Poker; One Player Turns a Straight Flush

The latest episode of High Stakes Poker Season 12 on PokerGO brought the penultimate showdown to the screen, continuing the high-octane action from last week's $1,000/$2,000 game. Notably, this game followed the memorable clash between Santhosh Suvarna and Andrew Robl, which resulted in a staggering $992,000 pot – the largest in the show's history. The table was replete with familiar faces including Charles Yu, Stanley Tang, Nik Airball, and Brandon Adams, all ready for another round of high-stakes drama.

Elevating the Poker Experience: Imagine Live's Casino Hold’em
2024-05-06

Elevating the Poker Experience: Imagine Live's Casino Hold’em

Imagine Live has just rolled out its newest sensation – Casino Hold’em, aiming to redefine the poker landscape. This game is not just another addition to the online casino world; it's a revolutionary experience that marries the classic allure of Texas Hold’em poker with the electrifying atmosphere of live casino play. Whether you're a seasoned poker aficionado or a curious newcomer, Casino Hold’em by Imagine Live promises an engaging and immersive gaming journey.

High Stakes and High Spirits: PokerStake Players Triumph at Texas Poker Open
2024-05-05

High Stakes and High Spirits: PokerStake Players Triumph at Texas Poker Open

This week, the Champions Club in Houston, Texas, became the epicenter of high roller poker action, with three $5,000 buy-in tournaments drawing attention nationwide. Amid the fierce competition, PokerStake players Victoria Livschitz and Aram Zobian stood out, clinching TPO trophies and celebrating with fans and investors alike. Here’s how the drama unfolded in the Lone Star State, where skill, strategy, and a bit of luck crowned the champions.

Ren Lin Triumphs at the Inaugural Texas Poker Open, Clinching His Third PokerGO Tour Title
2024-05-04

Ren Lin Triumphs at the Inaugural Texas Poker Open, Clinching His Third PokerGO Tour Title

In a dazzling display of skill and strategy, Ren Lin emerged victorious at the inaugural Texas Poker Open's Main Event in Houston, Texas, adding another prestigious title to his growing collection of poker achievements. The Chinese high roller, known for his regular appearances in the poker circuit, showcased a masterful blend of discipline and talent to secure the win, further cementing his status as a formidable force in the world of poker.

High-Stakes Hype: PokerStake Players Triumph at Texas Poker Open
2024-05-03

High-Stakes Hype: PokerStake Players Triumph at Texas Poker Open

The Champions Club in Houston, Texas, became the arena for a thrilling showcase of poker prowess this week, hosting three $5,000 buy-in high rollers as part of the eagerly anticipated Texas Poker Open. With a mix of seasoned pros and rising stars, the events drew attention from across the poker community. Notably, PokerStake players Victoria Livschitz and Aram Zobian captured headlines with their impressive victories, adding a dash of extra excitement for fans and investors alike.

Triumph at the Texas Poker Open: Ren Lin Clinches the Title
2024-05-02

Triumph at the Texas Poker Open: Ren Lin Clinches the Title

In the heart of Houston, Texas, a new chapter in poker history was written last night at the inaugural Texas Poker Open. The $3,300-entry Main Event witnessed a thrilling showdown, culminating in the victory of Chinese high roller and fan-favorite Ren Lin. Known for his strategic prowess, Lin showcased a masterful blend of restraint and skill, particularly after a self-admitted overly aggressive start on Day 2. His victory adds another prestigious title to his already impressive live poker resume.

Drama and Excitement at the Texas Poker Open: A Recap of Day 1a and 1b
2024-05-01

Drama and Excitement at the Texas Poker Open: A Recap of Day 1a and 1b

The Texas Poker Open, currently unfolding at the Champions Club in Houston, has already served up its fair share of drama, excitement, and poker prowess. With the Day 1a and Day 1b flights now in the rearview, the tournament has begun to reveal the contenders likely to make deep runs in this high-stakes competition.