You will hear the words ‘power’ and ‘poker’ used a lot together. Yet everyone seems to have different definitions of what power poker is
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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.
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
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
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
White light goin’ messin’ up my mind was a Velvet Underground lyric stuck in my head that had been playing on an endless loop after a horrendous online session at the $1-$2 and $2-$4 nolimit tables. Some days you play atrociously. Other days you don’t catch any breaks.
Hole card cameras are widely credited with changing the game of poker and fueling the public demand for televised poker offerings. A new twist on that basic innovation promises to again alter the way that spectators interact with the game
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There are no changes to the schedule this week: the WSOP continues Tuesdays at 8, and Poker After Dark is in rerun for two more weeks. Newsbites from the comments : one result of delaying the Main Event final table for TV: one of the players hired a coach ; Katie Porello is lobbying for the WPT hostess job; Best Damn Poker Show is taping their second season ; we may not see the Aussie Millions in 2009 if they don’t get a TV sponsor; and the WPT Canada is airing in Canada . Check our poker on TV schedule for the list of shows regularly running new episodes, sign up for our weekly newsletter or subscribe to our feed , and contact me with any suggestions or corrections.
There have been rumors of a new PokerStars tour in North America for some time now. PokerStars already has three tours: The European Poker Tour , about to start its fifth season, has long been televised and streamed over the internet.