We are smack in the middle of the WSOP this week. What better time to talk about our favorite celebrities who play poker? These are not the poker players who have become celebrities that we discussed a few months ago, but rather those players we hear about due to their celebrity status who happen to play […]
Recently I have rediscovered my inner tilt. After years of trying not to let this crazy, volatile game get to me, I seem to be asking myself “Why Do I Play this Game?” too often for comfort.
The major source of my decline in poker morale is the result of a once a month, 10 session tournament vying for a […]
Today the World Series of Poker (WSOP) launches Event #1, the Casino Employee No Limit Hold’em event at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. As is always true at this time of year, Twitter is abuzz with members announcing their WSOP plans and with early predictions for various events. The WSOP action actually […]
The World Series of Poker announced today that the Main Event will no longer have a November Nine: the full tournament will play out in full in July and television coverage will be aired on ESPN same day with a 30 minute delay. The final table will begin on July 20th and play down to […]
You may be aware that Nick Petrangelo is currently sitting at the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) ratings, but do you know why? Or what that means? Until recently the GPI was just an acronym for me. I knew that whoever was at the top of the ratings was a good player, but good […]
Advanced Poker Training has just announced that we will be hosting a full-day, intensive poker training seminar featuring Qui “Tommygun” Nguyen, Jonathan Little, Scotty Nguyen, and Scott Clements at the Rio this summer during the WSOP. These four players have over $33 Million in combined lifetime winnings, along with numerous WSOP bracelets and cashes. Qui […]
Profitable poker is a lot of work. One of the the most commonly ignored poker skills is in the basic financial management of play. Although most good introductory poker books include a section on bankroll management, a quick discussion with other players indicates that very little attention is payed to money management by the non-professional player.
Assuming you […]
There has been a lot of talk recently about Poker Stars’ rake increase, and particularly Daniel Negreanu’s controversial stance that the increase is a good thing for the game (spoiler: he says it will keep the pros away, which is good for the recreational player). So, what is the rake anyway? And what does it […]
My wife and I were in Las Vegas for four days last week and fit three poker tournaments in between meals and more walking that my body was prepared for. Heather, my wife and co-conspirator on this blog, and I had played in the Venetian and Aria daily tournaments last year, and believe that these two rooms offer some […]