Miscellaneous Poker Articles (160 Articles)



Doyle Brunson Narrowly Avoids Armed Robbery Attempt

Doyle Brunson narrowly avoided an armed robbery attempt earlier this week at his home.

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Can Pokerstars Reverse The Dramatic Decline of the PCA?

The Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event is hurting - can anything be done to reverse course on what used to be a very popular event?

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2015: In With the Recreational, Out With The High Limit Players

A number of poker sites, including Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, decided that high limit players were no longer part of their business plans in 2015.

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Daniel Negreanu: I Want To Buy Piece of Las Vegas NHL Franchise

Daniel Negreanu reportedly wants to buy a piece of the new NHL franchise that may be coming to Las Vegas.

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First Online World Series of Poker Bracelet Event Draws 905 Runners

The first online World Series of Poker bracelet event drew over 900 players and created a prize pool of nearly $1 million.

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Players Converging on Bahamas For 2015 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure

Many of the poker universe's top players are converging on the Bahamas for the upcoming 2015 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure.

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Poker Player Sues Former Friends For Defamation, Wins $340,000

Nicholas Polias successfully a number of his former friends after they allegedly spread rumors about him on Facebook.

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Jean-Roberte Bellande Wins $70,000 Weight Loss Bet

Jean-Roberte Bellande has successfully completed a weight loss bet and won himself $70,000 in the process.

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Weight Bets: Negreanu Close To Losing, Bellande Down To The Wire

Daniel Negreanu is very close to losing a weight gain bet, while Jean-Robert Bellande has a few days to make 245 pounds to win his bet.

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Phil Ivey To Appear on 60 Minutes Sports Next Tuesday To Defend His Reputation

Phil Ivey will be appearing on 60 Minutes Sports next Tuesday to discuss the two casino lawsuits that he is currently embroiled in.

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Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Up Over 50% Since Rational Group Merger Announcement

Shares of Amaya Gaming Group are up an astonishing 50%+ since their deal to acquire Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker was announced. Are they still a buy?

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Tony G Gets Hitched

Tony G, principal owner of Pokernews.com and infamous poker pro, got married in a small ceremony in Lithuania earlier this week.

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Should a World Series of Poker Winner Be Obligated To Conduct Interviews and Pose for Photo Ops?

Daniel Colman caused a commotion at the Big One For One Drop event last night when he initially refused to do any interviews. Was he right or wrong?

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Sorel Mizzi Wins Ridiculous Swimming Bet

Sorel Mizzi won a ridiculous swimming bet recently that involved swimming 5 kilometers to an island in Brazil.

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Is Phil Ivey a Cheater?

Is Phil Ivey a cheater? That is the question that a judge will have to answer as Ivey is currently involved in two lawsuits that involve allegations of edge sorting.

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Phil Ivey Launches Another New Venture

Phil Ivey, along with Monta Ellis, recently announced the launch of their new firm, All-In Entertainment.

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Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu Move into Virtual Tie For #2 Position on All-Time Money List

Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu have moved into a virtual tie for the #2 spot on the all-time tournament money list.

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Phil Gordon's Company "Jawfish Games" Reportedly Shutting Down

Phil Gordon's company, Jawfish Games, is reportedly on the brink of shutting down after a deal for the company fell through.

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More Deals Between Online Gaming Companies and US Professional Sports Teams Likely Coming in Near Future

More deals with US-based professional sports teams and online gaming companies are coming in the future.

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Greg Raymer Off The Hook in Prostitution Bust

Charges against former World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer have been dropped after he completed community service and a mental health assessment.

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"Runner Runner" Bombs At The North American Box Office

Runner Runner, the new poker themed thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, bombed at the box office this past weekend.

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Bwin.Party Up on Google Rumor

Shares of Bwin.Party advanced nearly 5% earlier today after rumors of a potential Google bid surfaced.

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Zynga Drops 14% After Announcing That It Will No Longer Pursue Real Money Gaming in US Market

Zynga will no longer be offering real money gaming in the United States, and investors took their frustrations out on the company on Thursday.

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Jonathan Duhamel's Former Girlfriend Sentenced to 42 Months in Jail

Jonathan Duhamel's, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, has been sentenced to 42 months in jail for her role in the robbery of the former World Series of Poker champion.

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Who Might Be Sponsored by Full Tilt Poker 2.0?

Who might be sponsored by Full Tilt Poker 2.0? We take a look at the possibilities.

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More Details Emerge of "Runner Runner" Poker Movie

More details have surfaced of Runner, Runner, a new poker movie that will star Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

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Big Turnout For "Super High Roller" Event at EPT Grand Final

Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey were amongst the entrants for the Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final.

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Oops! Phil Laak Mucks Winning Hand in $83k Pot

Phil Laak made a big boo-boo earlier this week when he mucked the winning hand in a 60k+ EUR pot.

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MatchBook: Haxton Slight Favorite Over "Isildur1" in This Weekend's Superstar Showdown Matchup

Isaac Haxton is a slight favorite over Viktor Blom in this weekend's Superstar showdown matchup.

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Have An Extra $4 Million Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Phil Galfond's NYC Penthouse Is For Sale

Phil Galfond's ridiculous Manhattan apartment is now up for sale with an asking price of around $4 million.

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Daniel Negreanu Loses $61,000 After His Pokerstars Account Is Hacked

Daniel Negreanu recently revealed that he had lost 61,000 dollars after his Pokerstars account had been hacked.

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Want to Be Coached By Jamie Gold? It Will Cost You a Mere $1,000 Per Hour

Want to be coached by Jamie Gold, the 2006 World Series of Poker champion? It will only cost you $1,000 - per hour.

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ROW - Will You Play on Full Tilt Poker When It Re-Opens?

To players outside of the US - will you return to Full Tilt Poker when and if it reopens in early 2012?

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Online Poker Opponent Under Fire Over Insider Trading Allegations

Spencer Bachus, current Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is under fire for alleged trades that he made during the financial crisis.

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Full Tilt Needs to Do a WAY Better Job of Disseminating Their Statements

Full Tilt Poker needs to do a way better job of releasing their statements to the general public.

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Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates Denied Entry to Canada

Daniel Cates, also known online as Jungleman12, was recently denied entry to Canada after attempting to cross to once again play online poker.

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Tom Dwan Answers Questions on Reddit.com

Tom Dwan Tweeted that he would be starting an AMA, Ask Me Anything, on Reddit.com.

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Chad Brown Diagnosed With Cancer

Earlier today, Vanessa Rousso revealed via her Twitter feed that husband Chad Brown has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

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What Are The Top Three Online Poker Rooms in Canada?

What are the top three online poker rooms in Canada? Where should Canadian players play online poker?

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The Twitterverse Reacts To Prahlad Friedman's UB Signing

The Twitter universe reacted to Prahlad Friedman's signing with UB, and it was definitely a mixed reaction.

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The Growth And Evolution of the PCA

An article about the growth and evolution of the PCA, which has quickly become one of poker's biggest tournaments.

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"Amendment of UIGEA by Rep. Barney Frank" Contract Set To Expire Worthless on Intrade.com

A contract that handicapped the odds of Barney Frank passing a bill that would amend UIGEA is set to expire worthless on Intrade.com

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Vanessa Rousso's Lamborghini Gallardo Up For Sale on Ebay

Vanessa Rousso currently has her 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo listed for sale on Ebay for around 126k.

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A Public Service Announcement

Be warned - the 50 Billion Mega Milestone hand is quickly approaching on Pokerstars.. folding is a bad idea during this hand if you are dealt in.

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Worst Commercials Ever?

UB.net recently unleashed two new commercials on the general public that feature FTP look-alikes - and a talking bulldog.

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No Full Tilt "Red Pros" At The Venetian This Weekend?

According to ESPN.com, Full Tilt Poker may be telling its red pros not to participate in the NAPT main event that is taking place this weekend. Is this true? We'll soon find out.

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A Look Back at My Predictions for 2009

A recap of some of my predictions for 2009. By my count, three of my predictions were horribly, horribly wrong, especially my prediction for the year's most profitable cash game player.

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Daniel Negreanu Maintains #1 Position on All-Time Tournament Money List

Daniel Negreanu still sits atop the all-time tournament money list, thanks in large part to Phil Ivey's 7th place finish at the 2009 WSOP main event.

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E:60 "Four Days With Phil Ivey" Feature

In advance of the World Series of Poker final table, ESPN E:60 ran a 12 minute feature on Phil Ivey.

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Is Freddy Deeb Underrated?

Freddy Deeb just may be one of the most underrated poker players in the world, despite posting very impressive results over the course of his career.

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Ultimatebet Download for the Mac

Mac user? You'll be glad to know that Ultimatebet, which is one of the largest online poker rooms in the world, recently released Mac compatible software. Find out how to download it here.

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When Will Phil Ivey Take Over The Bracelet Lead?

Will Phil Ivey catch Phil Hellmuth for the all-time lead in World Series of Poker bracelets? And if so - when?

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Full Tilt Poker for Macs Download

Are you a poker-playing Mac user? If so, then you will be pleased to know that Full Tilt Poker offers fully-functional software for Mac users.

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How Could "High Stakes Poker" Be Improved Going Forward?

How could High Stakes Poker be improved going forward? Less amateur players? More pros? Higher stakes?

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Pokerstars For Mac

Pokerstars recently released a stand-alone software package that is aimed at the poker playing public who are devoted Mac users. We have included instructions on how to download Mac-compatible Pokerstars software in this article.

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My Predictions for 2009

Here are five of my predictions for the poker industry in 2009, including predictions on the all-time tournament money leader, Tom Dwan and the online poker industry in general.

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Titan Poker Download

Download TitanPoker.com software here to take part in this quickly-growing and vibrant online poker community. Titan Poker is a member of the iPoker network.

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Ivan Demidov vs Peter Eastgate Betting Odds

Bodoglife.com has released betting odds for the heads-up battle between Ivan Demidov and Peter Eastgate. Bodoglife has both players listed at -120 to win.

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Tiffany Michelle Thoughts

People are still buzzing over Tiffany Michelle's appearance at the 2008 WSOP Main Event. Did she cross the line?

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The Hunt For Jamie Gold

How long can Jamie Gold maintain his lead atop the all-time tournament cash list? How who catch him first? Negreanu, Ivey, Hellmuth or someone else?

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The Most Ridiculous Multi-Tabling Session That I've Ever Seen

Tom durrrr Dwan, one of the top young poker players in the world, is currently seven-tabling against some of the best players in the world.

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Ten of Phil Hellmuth's Biggest Blowups

Ten of Phil Hellmuth's biggest ever blow-ups that were caught on film. Hellmuth is certainly a volatile individual.

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Ten Well-Known Pros Who Still Don't Have Bracelets

Erick Lindgren and David Benyamine are two very well-known poker pros who each took down their first ever bracelets at this year's World Series of Poker. Prior to their victories, they were widely reg...

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When is "durrrr" Going to Get a Sponsorship Deal?

Over the past few years, there has been a mad dash on the part of the online poker rooms to sign as many of the well-known "live" and online poker players as possible to sponsorship deals. Full Tilt P...

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Reasons Why It is Good to Be Cole South Right Now

1. He just put in a ridiculous session on Full Tilt Poker that saw him drop as much as $400k, only to come roaring back and finish the day up almost $500k on the site (according to HighStakesDB.com). ...

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Things Are a Bit Boring Now, But Business is About to Pick Up

Right now is the "calm before the storm" in the poker world. To be honest, there is just not a lot going on right now, and finding topics to write about over the past few weeks has proven to be a bit ...

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The World Poker Tour's Biggest Blunder - Their "Online Gaming" Business

It seemed like a match made in heaven.

The World Poker Tour would use their broadcasts to direct players towards their own branded online poker room. You couldn't a...

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Pot Limit Omaha Catching Up To Texas Hold'em In Terms of Overall Popularity? Maybe Not

A few days ago, we wrote an article on our other poker site, Poker-King.com, entitled "Some Interesting Data from Partygaming's Annual Report". Partygaming recently released their 2007 Annual Report, ...

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Mitch Garber Has Made How Much As CEO of Partygaming??

What do Mitch Garber, Howard Lederer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Isai Scheinberg all have in common?

They all prove the theory that the real money in poker is made a...

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The Greatest Comeback of All Time?

David Chiu overcame the odds on Saturday to win the 2008 World Poker Tour Championship. When Chiu and Gus Hansen got heads-up, Hansen had a massive 22 million to 4.3 million chip advantage and all the...

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It's Time to Stop Making Poker Movies

It's easy to see why studios keep pumping out poker movies.

They look at the popularity of poker (especially in the United States) and figure that the theaters will b...

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Thinking About Packing Up and Moving to Las Vegas to Play Poker Full-Time? Here's Some Free Advice

Every semi-serious poker player has thought about it at one time or another.

Let's say that you are grinding it out while finishing up your degree. You do pretty well on...

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Should There Be a Minimum Age to Play Poker Online?

The minimum age to play poker on sites such as Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars is eighteen years old. You can not even open a play account if you are under the age of 18.


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Exodus from No Limit Hold'em Making Pot Limit Omaha the High Stakes Game of Choice

When was the last time that you saw a high stakes No Limit Hold'em cash game on Full Tilt Poker that involved more than 4-5 players at once?

You can log in at almost a...

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Should Pokerstars Hold the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) More Than Once a Year?

We've discussed the WCOOP here on this site numerous times before. Those in favor of only holding the WCOOP once per year will tell you that this upholds the prestige of the event. They will tell y...

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Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage to Buy a House if You Are a Young, Professional Poker Player?

This is a pretty common scenario right now. You have a young poker player, say 21 years old, who makes his living playing poker online. This player dropped out of school at the age of 19 to play po...

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Electronic Poker Tables: Yay or Nay?

I recently had my first chance to play on a Pokertek-made "Pokerpro" electronic poker table. Basically the "Pokerpro" is an electronic poker table which eliminates the need for a human dealer. Ther...

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Men "The Master" Nguyen Needs To Get Some Class, and Fast

Men "The Master" Nguyen is undoubtedly a great poker player. He has six World Series of Poker bracelets under his belt and has won the Card Player Player of the Year award five times. He is current...

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Whatever Happened to "TexasLimitKing" on Full Tilt Poker?

"TexasLimitKing" became an almost mythical figure on Full Tilt Poker. He seemingly came out of nowhere to play some of the best limit hold'em players in the world at nosebleed stakes. He battled the l...

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Cardplayer's Player of the Year (POY) Ranking System is Severely Flawed

Someone today sent me an email, and in that email they asked me to look at the current 2008 Cardplayer.com Player of the Year standings. "Do you see anything strange?" they asked. I went over to Ca...

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Online Poker is Dead! Ok, Maybe Not

Back when the UIGEA was snuck into the SAFE Port Act, there was a lot of pessimism within the online poker industry, and rightfully so. Party Poker and others pulled out of the US marketplace, e-walle...

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So How Much Money Does Pokerstars Make Per Day?

One of the questions that I see posted online quite a bit is: how much money does Pokerstars make in a day? Or, how much money do they make over the course of an entire year? Since Pokerstars is a ...

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The Curious Story of Ed Hollis (Bluescouse)

If you follow the world of online poker and the sometimes strange people that inhabit it, then you have probably heard of Ed Hollis, aka "Bluescouse." He is a young poker player from Wales. His blo...

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Should Josh "JJProdigy" Field Be Banned from the PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure)?

This has turned into a bit of a hot topic over the past couple of days. For the uninitiated, Josh "JJProdigy" Field was banned from almost all of the major sites in early 2006 after being found gui...

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Why Doesn't Full Tilt Poker Do Something About Annoying, Begging or Spamming Railbirds on their Site?

I have often wondered why Full Tilt Poker seems to allow people to say and post whatever they want on the rail, with no consequences. Sure you have your legitimate people watching and posting from the...

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Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad Gets Our Vote for Player of the Year

Plenty of poker players had amazing years in 2007, both online and live. Names that pop into my head when I think of the best players of 2007 include Jonathan "FieryJustice" Little, Scott "BigRiskky" ...

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Pokerstars Finally Releases Mac-compatible Software for Real Money Players

Click Here To Download The Pokerstars Mac Software Pokerstars has delivered an early Christmas present to all of the...

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Sports Betting King Launches

The King has added a new site to his network, and this site focuses on sports betting, and is aptly named Sports Betting King. We have launched multiple pok...

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What's Your Opinion About Short-Stackers?

When you are sitting at say, a $1/$2 table, and someone buys in short, does it bother you? Or do you not care? Do you think that buying in with a small stack is a legitimate strategy, or do you jus...

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Tony G Shows The Young Players How it Should be Done

You can say what you want about Tony G. If you view some of his more infamous Youtube clips, you would probably leave with the opinion that he is the world's biggest idiot. He berates opponents, insul...

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Why Taking Over An Account in the Middle of an Online Tournament Is Wrong

With the breakout of the entire "Imper1um" / "BluffMagCV" scandal, maybe people have been wondering why a poker site such as Full Tilt Poker would ban a player for either allowing another player to ta...

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Daniel Negreanu Announces He is Getting a Divorce

About a week ago, Daniel Negreanu announced on his blog that his next posting would be different than all of the others. He also said that it would be a "good news / bad news" posting, which fueled sp...

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Getting a Part-Time Job While Playing Poker Professionally Isn't that Bad of an Idea

You would be surprised to know how many of the well-known online poker superstars have part-time jobs. Or in some cases, they have full-time jobs, and choose to play at nights and especially on the we...

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Would You Ever Play at Absolute Poker Again?

I have spoken with a number of people over the past few days about this topic. All of the people that I talked to used to have money in their Absolute Poker accounts, but withdrew it all after the sca...

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The Sad Story of "djmanga" on Full Tilt Poker

If you were to cash in a FTOPS event for over $32k, what's the first thing that you would do? Go out and celebrate with your friends at the local bar? Go car shopping? Log off of Full Tilt Po...

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Some Questions for You..

Chew on these for a few minutes.. 1. If Party Poker was taken private and re-opened their doors to American players, would you go back and play at the site (assuming you are American.) Or would you...

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Pokerstars Should Introduce STEPS to the Sunday Million

There have recently been some threads posted on both Pocketfives and Twoplustwo, requesting that Pokerstars add Step tournaments for the Sunday Million. Pokerstars recently introduced STEP tourname...

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Would You Use a Superuser Account?

Here's a scenario for you to chew on: You wake up one Sunday morning and log into your favorite online poker site and sign up for a couple of tournaments. At the same time, you open up one table of...

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Jerry Yang Is Indeed a Terrible WSOP Champ for the Industry

Back in July, I wrote this article in which I said that Jerry Yang winning would be an absolute disaster for the online poke...

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Wait, There's Another FTOPS Coming Up Already?

I understand why Full Tilt Poker holds so many FTOPS events per year. Money. The problem is that, in my opinion, they are cheapening the event by holding it so many times in a calendar year. I a...

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The Difference Between Pokerstars and Absolute Poker

If you ever wonder why Pokerstars is the 800 pound gorilla in the online poker space and Absolute Poker is far below them, look at how the two companies responded to the two major "scandals" that may ...

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The Annette_15 Question

This is a food for thought article. A "what would you do in this situation" type of article. I am sure that you all know who Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad is. She just recently won the World Series...

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Is Shawn Sheikhan Being Treated Unfairly?

We all know that Shawn Sheikhan is not the most likable human being alive. He often antagonizes his opponents at the table, and comes across as being extremely arrogant. We don't like him, however ...

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So How Much Money is Phil Ivey Worth?

One of the most popular questions to be asked on poker message boards is, exactly how much money is Phil Ivey worth? For us, there are two questions to be asked. What is his poker bankroll? And the...

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Going Pro vs. Staying in School

Most young, successful poker players face this decision at one time or another. Should I stay in school and finish my degree, or should I turn professional and play poker full-time? I lost count of...

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Will There Ever Be Another "Big" Online Poker Room?

When it comes to big online poker rooms that still service the US crowd, you basically have two rooms. Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. Party Poker left after the UIGEA bomb was dropped, Ultimatebet ha...

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Petition to Pokerstars - Change Your Policy Regarding Cheaters

As you may or may not know, there was a cheater at the Final Table of the 8/12 Sunday Millions on Pokerstars. We were obviously curious as to the identity of the cheater, who apparently like someone e...

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Online Poker Rooms Need to Take Aggressive Steps Towards Eliminating Multi-Accounting and Account Takeovers

Even after the JJProdigy and Zeejustin fiascos that went down in early 2006, online poker rooms have a lot of work to do towards protecting the integrity of their games. There are a number of shady ac...

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Does Smoking Marijuana Make You a Better Poker Player?

When we were at the World Series of Poker earlier this summer, we were pretty surprised about a number of things. One of the things that surprised us the most was the fact that many well-known live an...

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Attention Poker Players - Step Your Fitness Game Up

When the King was wandering through the halls of the World Series of Poker in July, he couldn't help but notice the poor shape that many of the top poker players (especially notable online poker playe...

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Pokerpro Electronic Poker Tables - I Just Don't Get It

Am I missing something here? In case you don't know what I am talking about, a company called Pokertek has a product called Pokerpro (with a spin-off Pokerpro Heads-Up product.) Basically, these ar...

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If You Could Bankroll One Player For Tournaments, Who Would It Be?

Let's assume a couple of things. Let's assume that you are a billionaire and money is no object. Let's assume that you are allowed to choose one player in the world to bankroll for poker tournam...

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Learn From the Corpses of Former High Limit Online "Pros"

It seems as though a couple of new high limit cash game "superstars" pop up every month. Full Tilt Poker is the room of choice for these players, as Full Tilt Poker offers up some of the highest limit...

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Chris Moneymaker Should Be Applauded, Not Hated

Chris Moneymaker takes a lot of flak from people, and I never understood why. First off, people can't stand Chris Moneymaker because they feel like he got lucky to win the 2003 World Series of Poke...

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What Kind of Deal Do Pros Get At Full Tilt Poker?

Did you ever wonder what kind of deals the pros get at Full Tilt Poker? Here you go: For starters, most of the pros get a monthly "salary", which is deposited into their Full Tilt Poker accounts. O...

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What Will the Online Poker Landscape Look Like in Five Years?

The online poker landscape changes by the day. Not too long ago, Party Poker was the king of online poker and everyone else was looking up at it. Ultimatebet was healthy and thriving, and Full Tilt Po...

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Where Do All the Online High Limit Players Go?

Railing is a past-time that is enjoyed by many members of the online poker community. There is nothing more entertaining than watching two online players slug it out in a heads-up $300/$600 No Limit H...

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What was the Sickest Ever Online Poker Hand?

There have been some sick, sick hands played online, with some almost impossible beats dished out. This list will not only include the incredibly bad beats, but also include the unbelievable call down...

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Mark "Newhizzle" Newhouse and Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf Feud Threatening to Boil Over

Watch the sparks fly when you have two broke poker players, Mark "Newhizzle" Newhouse and Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf, feuding in public over money. Here's the backstory. Newhouse and Woolf were friend...

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Erick "E-Dog" Lindgren Wins Crazy Golfing Prop Bet

If you like to hang around sites such as Pocketfives and TwoPlusTwo, then you have probably heard about Erick Lindgren's prop bet that took place yesterday. Erick Lindgren is a pretty good golfer. ...

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Multi-Tabling For Maximum Profit

One of the best things about playing poker online is the ability to play more than one table at once, otherwise known as multi-tabling. Throw in some bonuses that you can earn from the poker rooms and...

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Deconstructing Betting Patterns: How to Determine Where You Are At in a Hand by How Your Opponent Bets

Finger twitches. How they place the chips in a pot. How they are breathing. These are all tells that you can use to put a player on a hand while playing live. But online? None of these work. However, ...

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Cardrunners vs Pokerxfactor: Which Site is the Better Value?

In a recent Forbes video interview, the interviewer asked Taylor Caby, co-owner of Cardrunners.com and ultra-successful high limits player known as "Green Plastic", how much money Cardrunners makes. C...

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Playing Poker on a Mac - Which Major Rooms Are Mac Compatible?

It has always been interesting to me that the major poker rooms such as Poker Stars and Party Poker don't really seem to be going out of their way to accomodate players who are playing on a Mac. That ...

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Poker Forums: Getting Paid to Post

Our sister site, Texas Holdem King, has developed what we think is a fabolous idea. Sure, everyone like to talk poker, as evidenced by the runaway succ...

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Phil Ivy or Phil Ivey - However You Spell His Name, Phil Rocks

Just for the record, it's "Phil Ivey." Regardless of how you spell his name, Phil Ivey is regarded by most as being THE best No Limit Hold'em player in the world; forget that, he is the best all ar...

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The River Rock Casino - A Great Place to Play Poker

If the only hands of poker that you have ever played have been online, then you really owe it to yourself to get out of the house and play some live poker. If you live in Southern British Columbia,...

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Cash Games or Tournaments for Income?

This is an oft-debated subject on boards such as Pocket Fives and 2+2. If you are a reasonably skilled poker player and are looking to make the most amount of money during the hours that you have t...

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What Happened to Hallinggol?

It seems as though Hallinggol, who used to be a fixture at the biggest No Limit games on PokerStars, has disappeared. Aside from popping up a few weeks ago, he has largely been MIA from PokerStars....

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Is Sbrugby aka Aba20 aka Brian Townsend Cruising for a Variance Bruising?

Brian Townsend has taken the online poker world by storm as of late. He literally came out of nowhere, playing the lowest level games online just a short year ago, and can now be seen duking it out...

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Online Poker Is Officially Dead! Errr, Wait a Second..

The Republicans have done it! They have successfully destroyed the online gambling industry by surrepticiously sneaking in anti-gambling legislation into the Safe Port Act, and the industry has now...

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Is Neverwin Busto?

It seems as though these days, poker forums are full of more rumors and innuendo than you can shake a stick at. Instead of discussing hands or tournament results, people seem to be more interested in ...

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To All Those Worried About Neteller...

To say that there is a lot of nervousness in the poker world recently would be an understatement. After the two founders of Neteller were arrested in the US, Neteller (and a number of other e-walle...

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How to Build a Bankroll

People ask me all the time. What is the best way to build a bankroll up? While I don't play poker anymore (too busy with other projects, personal life), I thought I would offer up my thoughts as to...

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When Did Joe Hachem Become Such a Whiner?

First off, let me say that I used to really like Joe Hachem. When he won the 2005 World Series of Poker, I was very happy, as it seemed as though he would be a great ambassador for the game of poke...

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The Power of Position: Why Position is Everything in Poker

Good players fully understand how powerful position is in poker, and they exploit it to the fullest of their abilities. Bad or mediocre players have a lesser understanding of position, and the only...

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The Power of the Overbet

Mike Matusow said it best. "Overbetting gets calls."

Overbetting is a great tool to use, especially at lower levels of NL cash games and tournaments. In the right hands, it is an eff...

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The New Breed of "Poker Bad Boys" Make Me Sick

When Phil Hellmuth rants and raves at a table, it's pretty funny. Why? Cause the guy is wildly successful and has been doing well in the game for years and years. When Mike Matusow blows a gasket a...

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$39R To the Sunday Million: Best Value on the Net

If you have about $1000 or so on PokerStars, and are looking to build up your bankroll and are a half decent player, then I would heartily recommend the $39 rebuy satellites on PokerStars (for entry i...

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Advanced Tournament Strategy: Aggressive Bubble Play

You know what makes the really good online players really good? The fact that they are fearless. They aren't afraid to lose, and they aren't afraid to put all of their chips into the middle. Watch pla...

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Beginning Texas Hold'em Strategy: The Power Of Position

Probably the most important single theory to understand in Texas Hold'em is position. Knowledge of position, and how to use it to your advantage, is absolutely critical in Texas Hold'em. The basic ...

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Is the "Big Game" Moving Online?

If you watch the big Full Tilt Poker games like I do, you have probably noticed a flurry of action lately at the high limit games, especially Omaha and Omaha 8/B. The question is: are pros starting to...

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PokerStars Satellites Offer Tremendous Value to Players

Looking for a way to increase your bankroll? Look no further than the PokerStars Sunday Million satellites, which are offered continuously by PokerStars. If you are a person that has a roll of say, $4...

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The Story of Jamie Gold Gets More Interesting

Jamie Gold, the man who won the $12 million dollar World Series of Poker main event, seems to be either misunderstood or a chronic liar. More and more evidence seems to be surfacing around the Interne...

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Set Mining in NL Hold'em

Set mining in NL Hold'em can be extremely profit, if done correctly. First off, what do we mean by the term, set mining? This basically refers to a style of play where you try to see the flop, when...

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My Opinion on "Mikey the Monkey"

First off, for the uninitiated, "Mikey the Monkey" has been entered into the World Series of Poker by the new poker room, Pokershare.com. That's right. "Mikey the Monkey" is a real monkey. Pokershare ...

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The Top 10 Phil Hellmuth Quotes of All Time

10) "When I watch myself on TV, I am a bit compelling.." 9) "I am the Jack Nicklaus of poker, the Tiger Woods of poker, the Mozart of poker." 8) "This guy probably can't even spell poker." 7)...

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Props To Bryan Micon

Bryan Micon, who runs NWP, gets a big shout-out from this blog after he finished 9th in the $2000 NL Hold'em World Series of Poker event that finished up yes...

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Geeks and Math Nerds are Taking Over Poker

I say this in the nicest way possible, as I would absolutely call myself both a geek and a math nerd. Young, mathematically inclined and often socially awkward kids under the age of 23 are literally t...

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Satellites: A Great Way to Enter Big Events For Cheap

Have you ever been on PokerStars on a Sunday, and watched the final table of the $215, million dollar guaranteed event and wondered how you could get there? Do you look at your $85 dollar online bankr...

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Hallinggol: Best 10/20 Player on Poker Stars?

This is often a subject of bitter debate. Who is the best no limit cash game player on Poker Stars? Before I get into who my choice is (should be obvious by the title of the article), let me list some...

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Is PokerStars Rigged?

The age old debate. Is PokerStars rigged? When the software engineers designed the software, did they include some kind of code that would pit big hands against big hands in order to create juiced up ...

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How Players Abuse Disconnect Protection

So on your favorite online poker site, you have probably brought up the Real Money No Limit Hold'em Tables and noticed that some of them will say "No Disconnect Protection" and "Disconnect Protection....

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Did Scott Fischman Go Bust?

This has been the talk of the online poker world for the past couple of weeks. Is Scott Fischman bust? What was the deal with the staking deal between himself and Thomas "Thunder" Keller? I'm norma...

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Actionjeff: Hottest Poker Player Right Now?

If you follow the big names of online poker, such as JohnnyBax, Gank, Shaniac, etc. etc., you have probably started to keep an eye out for another player: ActionJeff. This kid (I've heard he's an 18 y...

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Pot Limit Omaha Series, Part 1: Don't Overplay Your Big Pairs

People that know me know that my favorite all-time poker game is Pot Limit Omaha. If you are an action junkie, then there is no doubt that PLO is the game for you. However, you need a BIG bankroll to ...

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The ZeeJustin Apology

Well, ZeeJustin finally broke his month long silence, and posted a long apology on his web site. ...

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Greg Raymer: Fluke or Skill?

Greg Raymer often gets grouped together with Chris Moneymaker. Both players maneuvered through huge fields to take down the World Series of Poker, Chris Moneymaker in 2003, and Greg Raymer in 2004. Th...

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Which Poker Player Would you Most like to Punch?

I'm going to open this one up for comments. Please remember that I moderate all the comments before they are posted to this site, so please keep it clean. My question is: which professional poker p...

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What Makes Michael Mizrachi So Good?

You've probably seen him on television before, playing in a World Series of Poker or World Poker Tour event. He's Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, and in my opinion, he's the best tournament player aro...

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