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Cherokee WSOP: Part 2 Cherokee WSOP: Part 2
Todd McGee - April 28th, 2016

In my last installment, I wrote about my experiences playing in event No. 1 at the WSOP Circuit stop at Cherokee. When we left off, I had made it to the dinner break with about 36,000 chips, which was slightly below the chip average with 108 of the 461 runners left. Changing Strategies After the […]

Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness

Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness

Justin Buchanan - April 25th, 2016

As you’ve hopefully noticed by now, this is an opinion blog. What that means is that I, the writer, reserve the right to say basically whatever I darn well feel like in exchange for giving you, the reader, the right to think whatever you darn well feel like about anything I’m saying or even me […]

Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady

Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady

Justin Buchanan - April 22nd, 2016

And a treacherous dame she is.  Though I and many others believe the skill component of poker is more than sufficient for the game to be unclassifiable as a game of chance, the still significant role luck plays in the game is undeniable to the point of ubiquity.  Some of my thoughts on luck you […]

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1

Todd McGee - April 21st, 2016

Harrah’s Cherokee casino in Jackson County, N.C., hosts one of the most popular stops on the World Series of Poker Circuit each spring, drawing thousands of players from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, western Virginia and Kentucky as well as the pros who travel the circuit. The casino is essentially in the midst of […]

What to Expect in a Live Multi-Table Tournament

What to Expect in a Live Multi-Table Tournament

Todd McGee - April 15th, 2016

Cash games remain the bread and butter at most casinos with poker rooms, but most include regular (sometimes daily) NLHE tournaments with various buy-ins. Even though I live five hours from the nearest brick-and-mortar casino (Maryland Live), I have managed to play in tournaments at several casinos in recent years, such as the Rivers Casino […]

Aces Full of It: A Grave Injustice

Aces Full of It: A Grave Injustice

Justin Buchanan - April 15th, 2016

Once again, I’m writing this blog like a man on a mission.  In the sphere of online poker, there is a situation that I would rate nothing short of a total travesty.  A travesty worse perhaps than the lack of villains to root against in televised poker, because unlike that situation, this would theoretically be […]

Value of Freerolls

Value of Freerolls

LD1977 - April 8th, 2016

I have already addressed the optimal strategy for starting a poker career in my first article From Zero To Hero: How To Build A Poker Bankroll. The reason I am now returning to the topic is a recent discussion on the CC forum about actual profit numbers from this activity. The answer to this question […]

Beginner’s Rules Part II

Beginner’s Rules Part II

Todd McGee - April 6th, 2016

A few months ago I wrote about some considerations for beginning poker players, such as deciding on which site to play on, avoiding free sites and ignoring sign-up bonuses. Part 2 of my Beginner’s Guide to Poker contains some more useful, at least I hope so, information for players who are thinking about trying their […]

Bar Poker Open going to Vegas!

Bar Poker Open going to Vegas!

Todd McGee - April 1st, 2016

The Bar Poker Open will be hosting its first-ever series of events in Las Vegas this summer, culminating with another $100,000 invitation-only BPO National Championship tournament. The third Bar Poker Open will be held this summer at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in late June. The Bar Poker Open started in December 2014 as […]

Hand Quality: Offsuit Broadways, Suited Gappers

Hand Quality: Offsuit Broadways, Suited Gappers

LD1977 - April 1st, 2016

These two groups of hands are normally considered 2nd tier, but are often included in late position and blinds ranges so they need to be covered. I advise readers to refer to previous articles Suited Broadways and Suited Connectors for comparison. Offsuit Broadways Offsuit Broadways (excluding AKo and AQo, which were covered in Big Aces […]

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Aces Full of It: A Grave Injustice Aces Full of It: A Grave Injustice
Justin Buchanan April 15th, 2016
Once again, I’m writing this blog like a man on a mission.  In the sphere of online poker, there is a situation that I would rate nothing short of a...
Value of Freerolls Value of Freerolls
LD1977 April 8th, 2016
I have already addressed the optimal strategy for starting a poker career in my first article From Zero To Hero: How To Build A Poker Bankroll. The reason ...
Beginner’s Rules Part II Beginner’s Rules Part II
Todd McGee April 6th, 2016
A few months ago I wrote about some considerations for beginning poker players, such as deciding on which site to play on, avoiding free sites and ignoring...
Hand Quality: Offsuit Broadways, Suited Gappers Hand Quality: Offsuit Broadways, Suited Gappers
LD1977 April 1st, 2016
These two groups of hands are normally considered 2nd tier, but are often included in late position and blinds ranges so they need to be covered. I advise ...
Cherokee WSOP: Part 2 Cherokee WSOP: Part 2
Todd McGee April 28th, 2016
In my last installment, I wrote about my experiences playing in event No. 1 at the WSOP Circuit stop at Cherokee. When we left off, I had made it to the di...
WSOP 2016 Schedule Includes Team Event for First Time WSOP 2016 Schedule Includes Team Event for First Time
Todd McGee February 26th, 2016
The World Series of Poker recently unveiled its 2016 schedule of tournaments and one addition really stands out – the first-ever “Team” event. Event ...
WSOP Circuit Going Strong WSOP Circuit Going Strong
Todd McGee January 21st, 2016
The 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit just passed the halfway point last week with its most successful tour stop yet at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla....
WSOP Circuit off to a Strong Start WSOP Circuit off to a Strong Start
Todd McGee November 10th, 2015
The first six events of the 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit are in the books, and judging by the numbers, it appears the tour is looking for another ...
Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1 Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1
Todd McGee April 21st, 2016
Harrah’s Cherokee casino in Jackson County, N.C., hosts one of the most popular stops on the World Series of Poker Circuit each spring, drawing thous...
What to Expect in a Live Multi-Table Tournament What to Expect in a Live Multi-Table Tournament
Todd McGee April 15th, 2016
Cash games remain the bread and butter at most casinos with poker rooms, but most include regular (sometimes daily) NLHE tournaments with various buy-ins. ...
Bar Poker Open going to Vegas! Bar Poker Open going to Vegas!
Todd McGee April 1st, 2016
The Bar Poker Open will be hosting its first-ever series of events in Las Vegas this summer, culminating with another $100,000 invitation-only BPO National...
Homeless Poker Player’s California Trip Report Homeless Poker Player’s California Trip Report
Carlos Welch March 28th, 2016
February in Atlanta can be a bit chilly, so this year I decided to opt out of winter. As cool as that sounds, it’s not 100% true, but thanks to poker...
Cherokee WSOP: Part 2 Cherokee WSOP: Part 2
Todd McGee April 28th, 2016
In my last installment, I wrote about my experiences playing in event No. 1 at the WSOP Circuit stop at Cherokee. When we left off, I had made it to the di...
Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness
Justin Buchanan April 25th, 2016
As you’ve hopefully noticed by now, this is an opinion blog. What that means is that I, the writer, reserve the right to say basically whatever I dar...
Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady
Justin Buchanan April 22nd, 2016
And a treacherous dame she is.  Though I and many others believe the skill component of poker is more than sufficient for the game to be unclassifiable as...
Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1 Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1
Todd McGee April 21st, 2016
Harrah’s Cherokee casino in Jackson County, N.C., hosts one of the most popular stops on the World Series of Poker Circuit each spring, drawing thous...
Cherokee WSOP: Part 2 Cherokee WSOP: Part 2
Todd McGee April 28th, 2016
In my last installment, I wrote about my experiences playing in event No. 1 at the WSOP Circuit stop at Cherokee. When we left off, I had made it to the di...
Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness Aces Full of It: On the Nature of Randomness
Justin Buchanan April 25th, 2016
As you’ve hopefully noticed by now, this is an opinion blog. What that means is that I, the writer, reserve the right to say basically whatever I dar...
Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady Aces Full of It: Luck Be A Lady
Justin Buchanan April 22nd, 2016
And a treacherous dame she is.  Though I and many others believe the skill component of poker is more than sufficient for the game to be unclassifiable as...
Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1 Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 1, Part 1
Todd McGee April 21st, 2016
Harrah’s Cherokee casino in Jackson County, N.C., hosts one of the most popular stops on the World Series of Poker Circuit each spring, drawing thous...