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Strategy Snapshot: Mr. B Gets Clowned

October 19th, 2014

Pyramid? Pyramind? Pyrinnaid?



Strategy Snapshot: Much to durrrr’s Dismay

August 14th, 2014

Another day, another starring role for Tom “durrrr” Dwan in the PL.com strategy snapshot – this time, unfortunately, on his way to a $1 million dwanswong courtesy of the white-hot David Benyamine. Players: Jay “pr1nnyraid” Rosenkrantz ($47,953.80) Tom “durrrr” Dwan ($217,807.60) David Benyamine ($457,281.25) David Benyamine has the button Game: $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, RailHeaven, Full Tilt Poker This hand comes to us by way of MarketPulse and came in a sick session between durrrr , David Benyamine and Krantz.



Strategy Snapshot: Déjà vu All Over Again

May 26th, 2014

Same table, same mind-boggling stakes and same old story in this edition of the snapshot – rich whale patatino gets harpooned by an online icon for another $475k pot. Players: Seat 1: Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton ($141,279.50) Seat 2: Hac “trex313″ Dang ($200,000) Seat 4: Andrew “good2cu” Robl ($64,991) Seat 5: patatino ($237,242) Seat 6: Tom “durrrr” Dwan ($246,784) The button is in seat #2 Game: $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em , Six-Max, RailHeaven, Full Tilt Poker The RailHeaven games have been going regularly these last few weeks with plenty of action. We’ve seen the record broken for biggest pot ever online, then nearly tied the very next night .



H.O.R.S.E. Poker Strategy: In the Mix — Outdrawn and Quartered in Omaha Hi/Lo

April 16th, 2014

Last week we took a look at a situation that happens all too frequently in seven-card stud hi/lo — a player with no qualifying low hand who gets freerolled for the high half of the pot by a player with a made low.



Strategy Snapshot: PA Sentenced to the Cooler

March 7th, 2014

It stands as the second-biggest pot ever online – for a truly sick $605,000 – and now temporarily sits in David Benyamine’s bankroll. But it could have – and perhaps should have – belonged to Patrik Antonius.



H.O.R.S.E. Poker Strategy: In the Mix — Freerolling the High (Stud Hi/Lo)

December 27th, 2013

Stud games are typically the games that beginning mixed-games players struggle with the most. They require much more attention to detail than flop games due to all of the cards that are exposed during the course of a hand. For example…



Strategy Snapshot: Lady Maverick Goosed

December 7th, 2013

With EPT Season 5 off to a record-breaking start in Barcelona, we turn to the live arena for our latest snapshot and catch PokerStars pro Vanessa Rousso getting iced with A-K. Players: Doug “WCGrider” Polk vs



H.O.R.S.E. Poker Strategy: In the Mix — Squeezing an Opponent on Hold’em’s Big Streets

September 6th, 2012

For the last few weeks we have considered why now is the time to start playing mixed games, what some basic considerations are when playing a mixed-game tournament, and what basic adjustments should be made when playing in a mixed-game…



Strategy Snapshot: Macho Man Savaged

August 20th, 2012

Mystery high-stakes fish “elmariachimacho” makes an ill-advised turn bet in this edition of the snapshot and gets savaged by trex313 for a $235k pot. (Hand history and stats from MarketPulse Biggest Pots section.) Game: $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, RailHeaven table, Full Tilt Poker Players: Seat 1: Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond ($127,796) Seat 2: elmariachimacho ($110,696) Seat 4: Hac “trex313″ Dang ($121,496.50) trex313 has the button. RailHeaven has been seeing a lot of action lately.



Two Sides to Every Coin (Flip)

July 20th, 2012

By Chris Ferguson and histrion Lederer – Poker is a mettlesome of choices. Some of these choices are evenhandedly direct and simple, patch others verify a aggregation of thought. The abstract is that when every is said and done, there haw not be meet digit precise distinction to success a presented […]



Strategy Snapshot: Benyamine Torches Ashman

June 9th, 2012

David Benyamine crushed theASHMAN103 in a Hold’em session this weekend thanks in large part, as we’ll see in this edition of the snapshot, to a monster hand at an opportune time. Players: theASHMAN103 vs. David Benyamine Game: $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em , Heads-Up, Full Tilt Poker Stack Sizes: Seat 1: David Benyamine $101,681 Seat 2: theASHMAN103 $121,483 (Hand history and stats from MarketPulse Biggest Pots section.) The Setup David Benyamine and theASHMAN103 hit the $200/$400 tables on Sunday for four hours of “grueling” heads-up action and it was Benyamine emerging victorious, booking a $241,000 win.