The highly anticipated grudge match between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale has now spun off a new controversy because apparently no one initially tipped the dealers. Now, this particular event muddied the waters of responsibility because it was a charity event. James Guill covers the nuance well in the linked article, so I won’t go […]
Poker rooms vary substantially in how they cater to the comfort of players. The venues themselves range from plush card rooms in casinos, to dedicated poker clubs, to smaller charity card rooms, and underground rooms. Each has its own unique set of features and services. Some have nice wide tables, ample space to walk around, and good lighting. […]
Last year the WPT introduced an action clock for its Tournament of Champions. This new addition to the game was welcomed by many players tired of suffering through tables with a habitual slow player. Before finalizing their decision to use the clock, the WPT took a live poll of players at a different event to get their thoughts on the […]
Daily no limit hold’em tournaments have seemingly unlimited structures. Among the poker rooms and casinos within a 2 hour drive from where I live in Massachusetts there are numerous options. In a given week I can find a tournament that varies on pretty much any dimension: freeze-out vs. rebuy; add on sizes; blind levels from 15 […]
Last week I read that Vanessa Rousso is putting out an album, and is apparently one of Las Vegas’ top electronica DJs. This caused me to reflect on the number of top poker players that have found success in other venues. I’m not talking about those players who moved into poker after successful careers in other games like chess […]
I love poker. Even more, I love being a woman who plays poker. I enjoy tournaments, I enjoy cash, I’ve even been known to put my money down for the insanity of a live Sit ‘n’ Go.
Given my location in eastern New England, I mainly play in a local 25 table card room. A couple of […]
A good poker book is always a gift. While I have read many that cover theory, math, and hand analysis, the ones I have found potentially most useful focus on enhancing the physical and mental approach to the game.
Recently I found myself nodding my head in hearty agreement with numerous excellent points made by Patricia Cardner and […]
Any poker player over the age of 25 (and some younger) remembers poker’s Black Friday.
On April 15, 2011 the lights went out on online poker as we knew and loved it. Some of us lost not only our in-home access to 24/7 poker, we also lost whatever money we had earned or invested in our […]
Will Kassouf was a lightning rod at the WSOP Main Event this year due to a variety of tactics he employed, including his often painful slow and deliberate play. But what really got under the skin of some players, and many viewers, was his habit of talking to opponents during hands. While some, like his […]