Lyle Bateman

Lyle Bateman

Lyle Bateman began his collaboration with PokerNews Canada after a very poor travel decision in late 2013 — to drive from Alberta to Quebec in mid-winter for a poker festival — and hasn't looked back since. He has earned a living as a computer geek for nearly 30 years with sideline "hobbies" as a comedian, writer, photographer, and poker player. Lyle picked up the poker bug fairly late in life, playing his first real game in 2010, and hitting the virtual felt with a passion starting in 2011. Lyle streams 'Anything but HoldEm' on Twitch.tv on a random schedule. He lives and works in Medicine Hat, Alberta, a small city located on the inner rim of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.


Lyle Bateman Articles

2018 December
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "tomcemm" Wins $42K from partypoker
partypoker's MILLIONS Online Breaks Record with $21M Prize Pool
Ben Wilinofsky Takes Down DSPT Championship in Calgary
Will Floplay Revolutionize the Home Game?
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Kristen Bicknell Clears $50K on Stars
 
November
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Alex Foxen Wins $43K on PokerStars
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "johhnnyknock" Wins Sunday Supersonic
A Bountiful Harvest at Casino Regina
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "mraink" Scores $37K from Sunday Million
Patrick Serda Captures First WPT Title in Montreal
Canadians Go Deep in WSOP-E High Rollers
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "TimThompson" Wins $50K in Sunday Million
 
October
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Raistlyn M" Wins Mini Million for $22K
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "jayjayme" Takes 2nd in Sunday Warm-Up
Travis Nesbitt's Big Poker Adventure
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Turbo565" Grabs $25K in Sunday Million
Dean Walsh Wins First Title at Edmonton DeepStacks
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "n3xD" Wins $40K+ in Bounty Builder Series
Daniel Lefebvre Crowned 2018 SIGA Poker Champion
Joe Bohl Leads Day 1a at 2018 SIGA Poker Championship
Playground Poker Club Gives Away Another $Million Bad Beat Jackpot
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Egption" Scores $100K from Milly
 
September
Toronto's Veerab Zakarian Wins MSPT Title at Seneca Niagara
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: BrunoBellagio44 Gets $60K+ from Powerfest
Canadians Grab More Than $800,000 in WCOOP Wins
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Jon Van Fleet wins $225K on partypoker
2018 Fall PlayNow Poker Championship Hits Record Numbers
Darren Penner Wins Last Trophy at 2018 Fall PlayNow Poker Championship
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: $130K Cash Tops the Day
Rick Blom Captures PNPC Main Event Title
Dylan Ellis Completes Stellar Friday with Win in $300 Bounty Event
Arian Alemzadeh Scores First PNPC Ring
PlayNow Poker Championship Gets Underway with Satellite Night
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "WWWpartyCOM" Wins $200K+ on partypoker
 
August
Kevin Martin Wins Third Calgary Main Event in Two Months
Playground's WSOP-C Colossus Event Breaks Records
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: A Couple of $20K Scores
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Pthelegend" Finishes Second Twice
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Evan Jones and "smilethenclick" Top Canadians
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "uwannagobud" Wins $34,000 on partypoker
 
July
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "DUALMTN" and "TorTor2012" Cash Big
Two Bracelets Come to Canada from 2018 World Series of Poker
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "jaydog321" Takes Fourth in Sunday Million
Kevin Martin Binks Second Title in July
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "dunny03" Takes Second in Sunday Million
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "p0cket00" Takes Second in Sunday 500
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "n3xD" Chops Sunday Million Three Ways
 
June
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "shaundmaster" Second in Sunday Million
WSOP Circuit Ring Up for Grabs in Canada for First Time in Two Years
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Adam Levy Wins the Double Deuce
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "mraink" Scores $35K in Sunday Warm-Up
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Guillaume "nolet20" Nolet Wins $100K
 
May
Newfoundland's "D PitcherAK" Wins Three SCOOP Titles
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "thagrinda444" Wins More Than $37,000
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "p0kchkmonsta" Has a Six-Figure Sunday
The Battle to Be the Best Live Poker Tour
Sam Greenwood Keeps the Momentum Going at EPT Monte Carlo
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Imports Win Biggest Prizes for Canada
Two Record-Breaking Bad Beat Jackpots Hit Montreal in April
PlayNow Puts on Record Show in Winnipeg
 
April
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: “AlligatorBLUD" Gets Second at partypoker
Dave Shiska Leads After Day 1 of 2018 Spring PlayNow Poker Championship
Phil Riley Wins Spring PlayNow Poker Championship $300 Bounty
Marcel Pruden Takes Top End of Six-Way Chop in $600 PNPC Event
Spring PlayNow Poker Championship Kicks Off With Huge Satellite
Deerfoot Spring Super Stack Main Event Goes to Cole Johnson
Scoop Up Some Prizes in the 2018 Spring Championship of Online Poker
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Rippedut" Final Tables Special Sunday Million
Tony Comely Wins More Than $80,000 With DeepStacks Title
Pascal Lefrancois Wins partypoker Live MILLIONS
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "chonseSTEE" Wins Almost $100,000
Chip and a Chair: Greenwood Takes High Roller in Barcelona
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "DewSun69" Wins Close to $44,000 on partypoker
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "VictorVazquez" Grabs $30,300 on partypoker
 
March
Editorial: PokerStars Needs Better Transparency Around Rake Increases
Station Poker Classic Gives Away More Than $600,000 in Prizes
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "skitzo793" Wins partypoker SHR for $78,400
Station Poker Classic Main Event Ring and $62,558 Go to John Ludwig
Chris Wallmuth Collects $41,582 at Casino Regina Station Poker Classic
Darrell Marsden Wins First Casino Regina Ring in Event #2
Toby Wu Captures First Ring at Station Poker Classic
PlayNow Spring Poker Championship Hits Winnipeg's Club Regent Casino
The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Petrangelo Wins PokerStars High Roller
David Larson Hits Biggest Lifetime Score with Rolling Thunder Win
Edmonton Dominates Top Two in Great Canadian Freeze Out Main Event
Alberta Grinder Jody Fayant Hits it Big at Wynn Classic
Dennis Blieden Wins LAPC for $1,000,000
 
February
Spring Begins with Station Poker Classic at Casino Regina
Unibet Online Series Offers €300,000 in Guaranteed Prizes
Mark Wilson Claims Winter Super Stack Title
Jaered Besse Wins Playground 1000 at Playground Winter Festival
 
January
Sow Wins Back-to-Back Mains at PokerStars Festival London
Winter Super Stack Heats Up February in Calgary
Johnny Yu is the 2018 Alberta Poker Champion
 
2017 December
Top Stories of 2017 #1: Jaime Staples' $150K Weight Loss Bet
Top Stories of 2017 #2: TSN to Broadcast 2017 WSOP Main Event
Holiday Charity Poker Stream Raises $25,000
Top Stories of 2017 #4: Income Tax for Poker Players
Top Stories of 2017 #6: Kristen Bicknell Profile
Top Stories of 2017 #7: Throwing Things on 888poker
Top Stories of 2017 #8: Canada at the WSOP
Top Articles of 2017 #9: WSOP Predictions
Top Stories of 2017 #10: Canada's Top Poker Players by Province
Poker Reporters Give Back for Christmas
 
November
Lyndon Knutson is the 2017 Harvest Poker Classic Main Event Champion
Adrian Baran Harvests the Bounty at Casino Regina
Event 2 of Harvest Poker Classic Goes to Justin Skamanis
Phil Riley Takes Event 1 at Harvest Poker Classic for $25K
 
October
Trevor Norlander Is The 2017 SIGA Poker Champion
The Final Day is Set for 2017 SIGA Poker Championship
Richard Whitehawk Leads After Day 1a of 2017 SIGA Poker Chapionship
 
August
Libratus: Will Robots Take Over the (Poker) World?
 
July
WSOP Day 37: Daniel Negreanu Grabs Fifth in Poker Players Championship
WSOP Day 36: Daniel Negreanu Leads the Poker Players Championship
 
June
2017 WSOP Day 30: Mike Watson Top Canadian in $5K No-Limit Hold'em
WSOP Day 24: Kristin Bicknell Gets Sixth in Six-Handed Championship
WSOP Day 22: Sorel Mizzi Takes Third in Limit Hold'em Championship
WSOP Day 18: Chris Kruk, Mike Watson Lead Canucks in 2-7 Championship
WSOP Day 17: Negreanu Leads Championship H.O.R.S.E. Race
WSOP Day 16: Obst Wins First Bracelet, Germanis and Bicknell Running Marathon
WSOP Day 6: Negreanu Looks for Number Seven in Omaha Hi-Lo
WSOP Day 1: Brantford's Michael Hutchings Records First Canadian Cash of the Series
 
April
Ban Hoodies, Phones, Headphones, and Sunglasses: Will the Social Experiment Work?
 
March
Station Poker Classic Awards Over Half a Million in Prizes
 
2016 July
2016 WSOP Main Event Day 5: Griffin Benger Among Chip Leaders
 
June
2016 WSOP Day 16: Tyler Bonkowski Falls Just Short of Second Bracelet
2016 WSOP Day 15: Negreanu, Idema, and Bonkowski Make Day 3s
2016 WSOP Day 14: Three Bracelets Awarded with Jason Dewitt Becoming WSOP's Newest Millionaire
2016 WSOP Day 13: Mike Watson Narrowly Misses First Bracelet
2016 WSOP Day 12: Mike Watson Second in Chips for Final Day of $10K 2-7 Championship
2016 WSOP Day 11: Gavin Smith Among Final 11 in $1,500 Eight Game Mix
2016 WSOP Day 10: Daniel Negreanu Among Final 12 in $1,500 Razz
2016 WSOP Day 9: Peter Eichhardt, Ian Johns, and Alan Percal Win Bracelets
2016 WSOP Day 8: Ryan D'Angelo Wins First Bracelet and Eric Afriat Bags Heaps in a $1,500 Hold'em
2016 WSOP Day 7: Benjamin Keeline is First New Millionaire of the Summer
2016 WSOP Day 6: Robert Mizrachi Wins First Championship Event of the Summer
 
February
Devin Verstraelen Wins Winter Super Stack Main Event; Mike Smith Takes High Roller
 
January
Winter Super Stack Will Heat Up Calgary This February
 
2015 December
A Last-Minute Gift Guide: What to Buy a Poker Player
 
November
19th Annual Harvest Poker Classic Delivers Top Poker Action
Riley Kielich Wins 2015 Harvest Poker Classic Main Event
Kris Lee Wins $44,435 in Event 3 of the Harvest Poker Classic
Jim Loudon Wins Event 2 of the Harvest Poker Classic for $39,690
 
October
Mark Burke is 2015 SIGA Poker Champion, Earning $37,026
2015 SIGA Poker Championships: Day 1 is in the Books
The 2015 Harvest Poker Classic: A Chance at Prairie Gold
 
September
Become the SIGA Poker Champion at Dakota Dunes Casino
 
August
Grey Eagle Casino Plays Host to 2015 Summer Classic
2015 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1b: Leonid Markin Tops the Day
Get Ready for the 2015 Summer Super Stack at Deerfoot Inn & Casino
 
July
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 7: Negreanu Narrowly Misses November Nine Appearance
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 6: Daniel Negreanu is Last Canadian Standing
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 5: Matt Jarvis Regains Top Canadian Stack
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 3: Matt Jarvis Leads Canadians Again
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 1c: David Ormsby Bags Biggest Canadian Stack
2015 WSOP Main Event Day 1b: Matt Salsberg a Top Canadian Stack of the Day
2015 WSOP Day 40: Quinn Do is First-Ever Dealer's Choice Champion
2015 WSOP Day 39: Anthony Spinella Wins First-Ever Online Bracelet; Dan Idema in Final Three of Stud Hi-Lo
2015 WSOP Day 38: Dan Idema Goes for Two in 2015; Paul Hoefer Scores One for One Drop
2015 WSOP Day 36: Anthony Zinno Wins on Fourth Final Table of the Summer
 
June
2015 WSOP Day 34: Fourth Bracelet of the Series for Canada
2015 WSOP Day 33: 4 Bracelets Awarded to First-Time WSOP Winners
2015 WSOP Day 32: Carol Fuchs is First Female Bracelet Winner of the Summer
2015 WSOP Day 31: Three Bracelets Awarded to Three First-Time Winners
2015 WSOP Day 30: Mike Gordinsky is the Poker Players Champion
2015 WSOP Day 29: Adrian Apmann Wins Extended Play; Gylbert Drolet on Stud Final Table
2015 WSOP Day 28: Anthony Diotte in Final Five of Extended Play
2015 WSOP Day 26: Max Pescatori Wins His Second Bracelet of the Summer
2015 WSOP Day 23: Idema Makes Final Three of H.O.R.S.E.
2015 WSOP Day 22: Calgarian Gregory Genge Leads Pot-Limit Omaha
2015 WSOP Day 21: Canadian Finds Place on Monster Stack Final Table
2015 WSOP Day 18: Florida Football Coach Bests the Pros
2015 WSOP Day 17: Star-Studded Final Table Set for $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
2015 WSOP Day 16: Greenwood Captures Canada's First Bracelet
Sam Greenwood Becomes Canada's First Bracelet Winner in 2015
2015 WSOP Day 15: Alaei Wins Fifth Bracelet; Dragland Leads $1K
2015 WSOP Day 14: Electrical Engineer Wins Millionaire Maker for First-Ever WSOP Cash
2015 WSOP Day 13: Phil Hellmuth Does it Again, Wins 14th Bracelet
2015 WSOP Day 11: Three First Bracelets to Maslak, Hutter, and Deeb
2015 WSOP Day 10: Idan Raviv Wins $1,500 Six-Max and Millionaire Maker Begins
2015 WSOP Day 9: Keith Lehr Wins $10K Heads-Up Championship
2015 WSOP Day 8: Cord Garcia Wins Largest Live Poker Tournament in History
2015 WSOP Day 7: Tuan Le Goes Back to Back in $10K Lowball Championship
2015 WSOP Day 6: John Reading Wins Hyper; Mike Leah Deep in Colossus
2015 WSOP Day 5: Robert Mizrachi Wins Third Bracelet and Colossus Creates Controversy
 
May
2015 WSOP Day 4: Thomas Taylor Bags First Final Table for Canada
2015 WSOP Day 3: The Colossus Begins and Thomas Taylor is 2nd in Chips in Omaha Hi-Lo
2015 WSOP Day 2: First Bracelet Awarded in Casino Employees Event #1
Farid Yachou Wins First-Ever WPT Amsterdam
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 4: Warburton Leads Final Table
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 3: Mizzi Third Biggest Stack
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 2: Mizzi Just Out of Top Ten
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 1b: Mizzi Top Canadian in Third
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 1a: Sweden's Andersson Leads, Boeken in Second
Adrian Mateos Wins 2015 EPT Grand Final and is Spain's First EPT Champion
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 7: Johnny Lodden Leads After Day 4
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 6: Garcia Leads After Day 3
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 5: Ole Schemion Leads Day 2
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 4: France Leads Day 1b
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 3: Eric Seidel Wins SHR; Main Event Begins
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 2: Sammartino Leads Super High Roller Final Table
2015 EPT Grand Final Day 1: Kurganov Leads Super High Roller
 
April
2015 WPT World Championship Day 2: Michael Rocco is Chip Leader
2015 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 5: The Final Table
2015 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 4: Ryan Rivers Makes Final Table
2015 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 3: One Canadian Remains
 
March
2015 EPT Malta Day 5: France Leads the Way
2015 EPT Malta Day 4: Chartier Top Canadian, 26th Place
2015 EPT Malta Day 3: Vaillancourt Leads Canadians Again
2015 EPT Malta Day 2: Canada's Chartier Leads the Way
2015 EPT Malta Day 1b: Noah Vaillancourt Leads Canadian Talent
2015 EPT Malta Day 1a: Ryan Yu Leads Canadian Contingent
Taylor Paur is Newest Shooting Star and WPT Champion
Anthony Zinno Goes Back-to-Back to Win WPT LAPC; Mike Leah Finishes 2nd
Mikaela Gauthier Earns a Win for the Ladies at Great Canadian Freeze Out
 
February
2015 Winter Super Stack Provides Hot Poker Action
Niall Farrell Has Huge Lead After Day 1a of Winter Super Stack
Kelly Minkin Denied, Brian Altman Wins WPT Lucky Hearts
 
January
2015 Aussie Millions Day 7: Richard Yong Defeats Stacked Final Table
Packed Tournament Lineup and Big Guarantees at Deerfoot Inn & Casino's Winter Super Stack
George Hussein Wins Alberta Poker Championships Main Event
Waterloo's Will Ma Abandons PhD to Focus on Strategy Game
2015 PCA Day 9: PCA Ends with High Roller and Main Event Champions
2015 PCA Day 4: Josh Kay Wins LAPT Bahamas; Steve Goosen Leads Canadians at Main Event Day 1b
The PokerStars.net NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament Returns to Sportsnet
Setting Poker Goals: Negreanu Plans for 2015
 
2014 December
Top 10 Stories of 2014: #6, Tournament Structure Debate
Top 10 Stories of 2014: #7, Toronto Poker League at PCA
Top 10 Stories of 2014: #9, WPT Fallsview Event 1 Controversy
A Poker Player's Holiday Gift Guide
Spotting the Leaks in Negreanu's Defence of Casino Games on PokerStars
Playground Poker Fall Classic Spreads 13 Events in November
 
November
Jonathan Jaffe Wins partypoker.net WPT Montreal at Playground Poker Club for $463,432
TSN Leaves Poker in the Dark: Streams are the Future of Tournament Coverage
 
October
Play Hungry: New Research Finds Improved Decision-Making
Paul MacEachern is Atlantic Canada's Poker Champion
Mike Leah Wins WSOP APAC High Roller for $600,000
WPT Montreal is Just One Month Away; Don't Miss This One!
Chris Bowers Wins SIGA Poker Championship for $60,500
 
August
The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for $312K
PokerStars 7: A New Look to your Favourite Poker Client
 
July
CPT Summer Showdown Day 6: Sinan Tawfik Leads High Roller
Televised Coverage of the WSOP on ESPN and TSN Starts Tonight
WPT500: A Poker Alternative at Aria
 
June
The Summer Classic Offers Calgarians a CPT-Sanctioned Event
Dealer's Choice at the WSOP; Dan Idema Makes Final Table
Two Canadians in Final 3 of WSOP Event #29
Davidi Kitai Wins 3rd WSOP Bracelet
Nick Kost Takes WSOP O8, Denies BigWheel His Title Defense
Paul Volpe Defeats Daniel Negreanu for First WSOP Bracelet
Justin Bonomo Wins His First WSOP Bracelet
Jonathan Dimmig is WSOP's Newest Millionaire
PokerStars Announces Montreal Festival This August
 
May
More Than $75K Awarded at River Rock May Showdown
Partypoker to Host Largest Event in Over a Year This Sunday
Edmontonian Wins PokerStars' 900,000,000th Tournament
Manitoba Poker Open Sees Nearly $500K in Prize Pools
 
April
Canadians Posing as Poker Players to Cover up Meth Operation
Michelle Spivak is a Poker Newcomer with Results
CPT Spring Showdown Events 2 and 3 in the Books
CPT Spring Showdown Event 1 Doubles Guarantee
 
March
Event 1 at Playground Poker Spring Classic Exceeds Expectations
Action Gets Started at Playground Poker Spring Classic
Mike Leah Earns Two WSOP Circuit Rings Within 24 Hours
MicroMillions Returns: Combining Small Buy-ins with Big Prizes
 
February
Canadian Poker Tour: The Best Kept Secret Tour in Poker?
Poker Room Review: Cash Casino Calgary
Black Belt Poker Closes its Doors
Great Canadian Freeze Out Brings some Heat to Calgary
Google Glass Implications for Poker are Inevitable
 
January
Explaining RFID Technology and Poker
The First Family of Canadian Poker: The Greenwoods
Three Canadians Seating for Final Table of PCA Main Event
 
2013 December
PokerStars’ NHL Alumni Charity Tournament Heats Up
A Cross-Country Winter Pilgrimage to Playground Poker