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Global Poker Run II

July 22nd, 2014

‘How’s it going for your big cruise, Hobby? By the way, I’ve decided to go.’ ‘I already had you down as a passenger, Joe.

Outs and Odds

July 4th, 2014

Playing limit hold ‘em in our local casino’s poker room and holding 8h-7h on the button, I raised.

When Bullets Fall Short

June 12th, 2014

There’s something singularly upsetting about losing with a pair of aces. At the beginning of the hand, anytime I look down at my hole cards and see two aces, it’s always a lovely little rush. I’ve got bullets, the pocket rockets-the absolute best starting hand in the game

Scared Money

May 25th, 2014

A few days ago I watched my friend Brian play a very short no-limit session.

Things You Love to Hate

May 6th, 2014

I feel the need to go on a bit of a rant. I’ve been playing a fair amount of online poker lately and have found that whether I am playing live or online, the conversation is the same whether it’s verbal or in a chat box

A Poker Tournament for the Ages

May 5th, 2014

The Heartland Poker Tour recently held the largest dollar and participant tournament in Colorado history at Blackhawk’s Golden Gates Casino, 40-50 minutes from downtown Denver.

Poker Power

March 21st, 2014

You will hear the words ‘power’ and ‘poker’ used a lot together. Yet everyone seems to have different definitions of what power poker is

John Phan: Another Win, Another Million

February 28th, 2014

John ‘The Razor’ Phan sliced and diced his way to another big payday last week at the main event of the Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker tournament. Not only is Phan a good player, he has been on a major roll lately, with two victories at the recently concluded World Series of Poker, in which he won the Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball event, good for a $151,896 payday, as well as one of the WSOP’s no-limit hold ‘em events, which netted him $434,789. For good measure, Phan finished fifth at the Bellagio Cup IV and walked away with $193,915.

Dark Days

January 22nd, 2014

All too often poker players think of poker psychology as the study of one’s opposition. More precisely, most assume it involves watching other players for physical tells or predictable betting patterns. In reality, perhaps the most imperative pieces of poker psychology involve controlling your own thoughts and emotions in a way that allows you to continually improve and to play at your very best

Registration Fees

January 7th, 2014

One frequent topic of discussion on British based poker forums is the way in which casinos and other poker operators charge for their product. Until the new gambling act was put in place last year, casinos in the UK were restricted to charging 10 percent of the value of the buy-in as the registration fee, up to a maximum of £50

Reno Roundup, part 3 of 4

October 17th, 2013

Part three of this series summarizing the Reno poker scene continues with seven reviews from the Reno and Sparks rooms. Circus Circus is a dark room that spreads $2-$4 limit hold’em and $2-$6 spread limit with ‘overs.’ This allows players who want to player higher than the table limit may do so with other players who also want to play higher. The room has a 10 percent, $3.50 maximum rake, with players earning $1.00 an hour in comps