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The title of this section says it all - Miscellaneous Poker Articles. I have no idea what I was thinking when I wrote some of these articles or covered some of this news, but it's all here for your enjoyment.
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Who Might Be Sponsored by Full Tilt Poker 2.0?
The relaunch of Full Tilt Poker is just a few months away.
Aside from all of the operational and repayment issues, one of the biggest questions that is being asked about FTP 2.0 is - who will be s...
More Details Emerge of "Runner Runner" Poker Movie
There have been some really good poker movies ("Rounders") released over the past 10-15 years, as well as some really bad ones (practically any poker movie released after the "boom" of 2003-04).
Big Turnout For "Super High Roller" Event at EPT Grand Final
The "Super High Roller" event at the EPT Grand Final got underway earlier today.
The event featured a buy-in of 100k EUR, which is the equivalent of about $131,500 USD. According to Pokerstars, th...
Oops! Phil Laak Mucks Winning Hand in $83k Pot
Earlier this week at the PartyPoker.com "Big Game VI" in Vienna, Phil Laak mucked a winning hand in a 60k EUR (approximately $83k USD) pot.
The hand in question took place between Andrew Moseley a...
MatchBook: Haxton Slight Favorite Over "Isildur1" in This Weekend's Superstar Showdown Matchup
Later this weekend, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will do battle against Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton in the "Superstar Showdown" on Pokerstars.
Isaac Haxton was the first player to ever take on "Isildur1...
Have An Extra $4 Million Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Phil Galfond's NYC Penthouse Is For Sale
After "Black Friday" took place, US-based poker players such as Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond were forced to re-locate in order to keep playing on sites such as Pokerstars.
Galfond was forced to lea...
Daniel Negreanu Loses $61,000 After His Pokerstars Account Is Hacked
In a blog posting that was released this weekend (link below), "Team Pokerstars Pro" Daniel Negreanu revealed that he recently lost $61,000 after his email and Pokerstars accounts were hacked.
Want to Be Coached By Jamie Gold? It Will Cost You a Mere $1,000 Per Hour
According to Pokerati.com (link below), 2006 World Series of Poker champion Jamie Gold is offering out his coaching services for a mere $1,000 per hour.
Pokerati.com has kindly provided photo evid...
ROW - Will You Play on Full Tilt Poker When It Re-Opens?
Earlier today it was revealed that GBT (Groupe Bernard Tapie) and the Department of Justice had finalized a deal regarding the sale of Full Tilt Poker.
Terms of the proposed deal are still leaking...
Online Poker Opponent Under Fire Over Insider Trading Allegations
As you are probably aware, Congressman Spencer Bachus, current Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is no friend to legalized online gambling in the United States.
Full Tilt Needs to Do a WAY Better Job of Disseminating Their Statements
Shortly after "Black Friday" took place, Pokerstars leapt into action.
The world's largest online poker site released multiple statements in the days following "Black Friday", making sure to calm t...
Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates Denied Entry to Canada
In the weeks and months following "Black Friday", a number of American online high stakes regulars decided to travel across the border to set up shop in Canada.
Cole South and Phil Galfond are jus...
Tom Dwan Answers Questions on Reddit.com
Earlier today, Tom Dwan tweeted that he would be starting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.com:
"Jus made a reddit name to do an ama thing n ask them to voteup that facebook thing too. Mebbe I'll...
Chad Brown Diagnosed With Cancer
Earlier today, Vanessa Rousso revealed via her Twitter account that Chad Brown has been diagnosed with sarcoma, which is a form of cancer.
According to Wikipedia, sarcoma is a very rare form of ca...
What Are The Top Three Online Poker Rooms in Canada?
You may be surfing the Internet right now, trying to find the best online poker room to play at that also accepts Canadian players. If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Twitterverse Reacts To Prahlad Friedman's UB Signing
Earlier in the week, Prahlad Friedman was officially named as the newest "Team UB" pro.
Some in the poker world have supported Friedman and his decision to sign with UB.com, while others (namely D...
The Growth And Evolution of the PCA
The first PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) took place in 2004, just as the online poker "boom" was really kicking into high gear.
At the time, Pokerstars wasn't the largest online poker room i...
"Amendment of UIGEA by Rep. Barney Frank" Contract Set To Expire Worthless on Intrade.com
Intrade.com, according to their website, is a "global prediction market" where people can trade contracts whose values are derived from the probabilities of certain events taking place.
Vanessa Rousso's Lamborghini Gallardo Up For Sale on Ebay
Team Pokerstars Pro Vanessa Rousso's 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo is currently listed for sale on Ebay through Celebrity Cars Las Vegas.
The asking price? $126,500.
Rousso purchased the Lamborghi...
A Public Service Announcement
Ok - in celebration of the 50 billionth hand soon being dealt on their site, Pokerstars is giving out free money to those who are dealt into "Milestone Hands".
Players dealt into every millionth h...
Worst Commercials Ever?
UB.net recently unleashed two new commercials that include FTP pro "look-alikes" (including Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson), as well as a "passionate poker-playing bulldog".
No Full Tilt "Red Pros" At The Venetian This Weekend?
The main event of the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza I, which is the second event of the newly formed NAPT (North American Poker Tour), is slated to get under way on Saturday.
The main event, wh...
A Look Back at My Predictions for 2009
Back in January, I gave my five predictions for the online poker industry in 2009.
With the holidays just around the corner and 2009 drawing to a close, I thought that I would take a quick look at...
Daniel Negreanu Maintains #1 Position on All-Time Tournament Money List
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey have both had great years in 2009, which has allowed both players to pass Jamie Gold on the all-time money list.
Negreanu was the first player to pass Gold on the all...
E:60 "Four Days With Phil Ivey" Feature
The long-awaited E:60 feature on Phil Ivey has now been posted on the ESPN.com web site, and I have included the clip below.
The 11 1/2 minute clip includes a bit of the background story on Phil I...
Is Freddy Deeb Underrated?
Freddy Deeb is leading the WPT Festa al Lago main event heading into the final table on Monday afternoon.
If Deeb wins on Monday, he will tie Gus Hansen for the most WPT titles ever (three).
Ultimatebet Download for the Mac
Ultimatebet recently joined the ranks of the major online poker rooms that now offer Mac compatible software.
Some rooms have taken the easy way out, merely offering a pop-up window to Mac users i...
When Will Phil Ivey Take Over The Bracelet Lead?
Phil Ivey taking over the all-time bracelet lead at some point seems like a foregone conclusion.
Given his fiercely competitive nature, you just know that Ivey wants to be sitting at the top of tha...
Full Tilt Poker for Macs Download
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I have to give credit where credit is due.
Full Tilt Poker was th...
How Could "High Stakes Poker" Be Improved Going Forward?
The fifth season of "High Stakes Poker" has had some really good episodes, as well as a couple of really boring ones.
Most people seem to agree that "High Stakes Poker" is by far the best poker sho...
Pokerstars For Mac
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Every single day, more and more people are making...
My Predictions for 2009
I've seen a number of other sites doing their predictions for 2009, so I thought that I would throw mine out there. Here are some of my predictions for 2009:
1. There will be a major merger in the ...
Titan Poker Download
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Titan Poker is one of the bigger members of the iPoker network.
Ivan Demidov vs Peter Eastgate Betting Odds
The winner of the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event will (finally) be crowned in just a couple of hours. Heads-up action will begin at 10 pm local time, as Peter Eastgate does battle with Ivan Dem...
Tiffany Michelle Thoughts
After watching Tiffany Michelle's "performance" at the World Series of Poker this past week, I couldn't help but wonder: has anyone ever thrown away so much goodwill over such a short period of time i...
The Hunt For Jamie Gold
Jamie Gold has been the all-time leader in tournament cashes since taking down the 2006 World Series of Poker main event for $12 million dollars. Since then, Jamie Gold has added about $70k to bring h...
The Most Ridiculous Multi-Tabling Session That I've Ever Seen
Tom "durrrr" Dwan seems to be intent on erasing his most recent downswing, and he seems to be trying to accomplish this in just one night.
I've witnessed some pretty unbelievable multi-tabling ses...
Ten of Phil Hellmuth's Biggest Blowups
Phil Hellmuth is easily the most polarizing figure in poker today. Either people really like him (mainly due to his incredible tournament success which includes 11 World Series of Poker bracelets and ...
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...
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...
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). ...
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 ...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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" ...
Pokerstars Finally Releases Mac-compatible Software for Real Money Players
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Pokerstars has delivered an early Christmas present to all of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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. ...
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...
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, ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
$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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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."
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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....
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?
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...
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 ...
The ZeeJustin Apology
Well, ZeeJustin finally broke his month long silence, and posted a long apology on his web site. ...
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...
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...
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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