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WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016 WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016
Todd McGee - May 28th, 2016

Another World Series of Poker Circuit is in the books, and if attendance at these events is an indication, it looks like there may be another poker boom coming. The circuit wrapped up its 19th and final U.S. stop this week at the Harrah’s New Orleans, where 785 players took their shot at the stop’s […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!

Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!

Carlos Welch - May 28th, 2016

In 2012, I decided to quit my job, leave my house, and move into an extended stay hotel while pursuing a career in poker. That decision culminated in my most successful year to date in 2015. I won an online Sunday major and cashed my very first attempt at the WSOP Main Event. After that […]

Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop

Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop

Justin Buchanan - May 26th, 2016

This one’s going to be colored by my experience in micro stakes MTT events even more so than usual, just to get it out there. You see, in that poker niche, there is something of a phenomena that, well, doesn’t make the most sense to me.  Namely, an acute difference of behavior of the usual […]

What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II

What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II

Todd McGee - May 22nd, 2016

An earlier blog post focused on what you need to know before you sign up for a live multi-table tournament such as those offered in the World Series of Poker circuit or the World Poker Tour, where you have hundreds of players vying for the prize. The style of play in these events is different […]

Aces Full of It: Mastering the Luck

Aces Full of It: Mastering the Luck

Justin Buchanan - May 10th, 2016

Every so often, I see a certain phrase related to poker bandied about on social media, usually as a meme of some kind, with images of varying applicability. That phrase is: “Poker is a combination of luck and skill. People think mastering the skill part is hard, but they’re wrong. The trick to poker is […]

Donk or Go Home

Donk or Go Home

Todd McGee - May 10th, 2016

Donk has to be one of the most over-used words in the chat rooms in all online poker sites. Every time somebody calls a big bet with a lesser hand and hits a card to win, Donk is inevitably thrown out in the chat room. Two instances recently really stand out in an MTT I […]

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2

Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2

Todd McGee - May 4th, 2016

My last posts (Part 1 | Part 2) covered my experience playing Event No. 1 in the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Cherokee. I woke up the next day still jazzed about my 19th place finish and checked out of the hotel. The second flight of Event No. 2, the massive $365 re-entry tourney that […]

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 […]

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Aces Full of It: Mastering the Luck Aces Full of It: Mastering the Luck
Justin Buchanan May 10th, 2016
Every so often, I see a certain phrase related to poker bandied about on social media, usually as a meme of some kind, with images of varying applicability...
Donk or Go Home Donk or Go Home
Todd McGee May 10th, 2016
Donk has to be one of the most over-used words in the chat rooms in all online poker sites. Every time somebody calls a big bet with a lesser hand and hits...
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 ...
WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016 WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016
Todd McGee May 28th, 2016
Another World Series of Poker Circuit is in the books, and if attendance at these events is an indication, it looks like there may be another poker boom co...
Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2 Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2
Todd McGee May 4th, 2016
My last posts (Part 1 | Part 2) covered my experience playing Event No. 1 in the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Cherokee. I woke up the next day still...
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 ...
Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both! Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!
Carlos Welch May 28th, 2016
In 2012, I decided to quit my job, leave my house, and move into an extended stay hotel while pursuing a career in poker. That decision culminated in my mo...
Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop
Justin Buchanan May 26th, 2016
This one’s going to be colored by my experience in micro stakes MTT events even more so than usual, just to get it out there. You see, in that poker ...
Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2 Teepack’s Trip Tale: Harrah’s Cherokee WSOP Circuit Event No. 2
Todd McGee May 4th, 2016
My last posts (Part 1 | Part 2) covered my experience playing Event No. 1 in the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Cherokee. I woke up the next day still...
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...
WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016 WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016
Todd McGee May 28th, 2016
Another World Series of Poker Circuit is in the books, and if attendance at these events is an indication, it looks like there may be another poker boom co...
Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both! Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!
Carlos Welch May 28th, 2016
In 2012, I decided to quit my job, leave my house, and move into an extended stay hotel while pursuing a career in poker. That decision culminated in my mo...
Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop Aces Full of It: The Problem of Pre-flop
Justin Buchanan May 26th, 2016
This one’s going to be colored by my experience in micro stakes MTT events even more so than usual, just to get it out there. You see, in that poker ...
What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II
Todd McGee May 22nd, 2016
An earlier blog post focused on what you need to know before you sign up for a live multi-table tournament such as those offered in the World Series of Pok...
WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016 WSOP Circuit Wrap 2016
Todd McGee May 28th, 2016
Another World Series of Poker Circuit is in the books, and if attendance at these events is an indication, it looks like there may be another poker boom co...
Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both! Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!
Carlos Welch May 28th, 2016
In 2012, I decided to quit my job, leave my house, and move into an extended stay hotel while pursuing a career in poker. That decision culminated in my mo...
What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II What to Expect in a Live MTT, Part II
Todd McGee May 22nd, 2016
An earlier blog post focused on what you need to know before you sign up for a live multi-table tournament such as those offered in the World Series of Pok...
Donk or Go Home Donk or Go Home
Todd McGee May 10th, 2016
Donk has to be one of the most over-used words in the chat rooms in all online poker sites. Every time somebody calls a big bet with a lesser hand and hits...