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The Virtues of Omaha The Virtues of Omaha
Todd McGee - August 28th, 2015

If you are an online tournament poker player and like the excitement of Texas Hold’em but are looking for a game with more action, you may want to check out Omaha. The concept is very similar to Texas Hold’em, yet the action is much more fast-paced thanks to the smaller fields and because players generally […]

Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life

Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life

Ezra Beaton - August 25th, 2015

Poker as a Hobby Let me get this straight for the record: I am not a poker professional. I am many things, but that is not one of them. Of course I have daydreams about running deep into a WSOP event, who among us doesn’t? I am, however, very realistic about how remote the chances […]

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)

Ezra Beaton - August 25th, 2015

Twin bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are currently being reviewed, which if passed, would spell the end of online poker playing in America. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act seeks to reinstate a previous interpretation of the Interstate Wire Act of 1961, making any and all gambling through interstate or […]

Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do

Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do

Matt Vaughan - August 25th, 2015

I don’t remember when I started living for the weekend. The feeling grew slowly, such that I wasn’t sure exactly what it was until it was too late – the habit was in full swing. I’m paid well, have great benefits, and have a fair bit of autonomy day-to-day in my job, but sometimes that’s […]

Aces Full of It: Making the Donkey Walk I

Aces Full of It: Making the Donkey Walk I

Justin Buchanan - August 23rd, 2015

The word “donk” has long been the number one go-to appellation for a certain kind of poker player: the bad kind.  No one wants to be one, many aren’t actually aware they are one.  Some throw around the term in the manner of an internet troll in online table chat, indiscriminately or perhaps using the […]

Aces Full of It: Cash Games vs. Tournament Play

Aces Full of It: Cash Games vs. Tournament Play

Justin Buchanan - August 20th, 2015

I’m just going to say it right away: I hate cash games.  And not a colloquial, casual, not really hate in a literal sense hate, I’m actively repulsed by the thought of playing in a cash session for more than around twenty minutes.  I admit it shamelessly, comparing tournament poker to cash games is just […]

To Twitch Or Not To Twitch

To Twitch Or Not To Twitch

Carlos Welch - August 20th, 2015

After many recommendations and much consideration, I have finally decided to broadcast some of my poker sessions on Twitch. It’s not something that I am 100% sold on, but I now believe that the pros outweigh the cons. Twitch Pros This year at the World Series of Poker, I meet a ton of people who […]

How to Handle Bad Beats

How to Handle Bad Beats

Todd McGee - August 20th, 2015

Judging by the threads on the CardsChat.com General Poker forum, lots of players have a hard time handling a bad beat. At any given time, there are two or three threads asking for advice on how to avoid going on tilt after a perceived “bad beat.” If you are going to lose control every time […]

WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods

WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods

Todd McGee - August 20th, 2015

The 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit kicked off Aug. 6 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The tour features 19 stops, with four casinos hosting two events each – Harrah’s Cherokee, the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Horseshoe Baltimore and the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. It is the second straight year that both […]

A Colossal Run

A Colossal Run

Ryan Laplante - August 8th, 2015

Every time the World Series begins, I am reminded of why I play poker for a living. There is no better feeling than walking into the absolutely packed Rio with thousands of other hopefuls, knowing that at any point during the summer you can achieve greatness and wealth. Most years that I’ve played at the […]

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The Virtues of Omaha The Virtues of Omaha
Todd McGee August 28th, 2015
If you are an online tournament poker player and like the excitement of Texas Hold’em but are looking for a game with more action, you may want to ch...
Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life
Ezra Beaton August 25th, 2015
Poker as a Hobby Let me get this straight for the record: I am not a poker professional. I am many things, but that is not one of them. Of course I have da...
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)
Ezra Beaton August 25th, 2015
Twin bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are currently being reviewed, which if passed, would spell the end of online poker playing i...
Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do
Matt Vaughan August 25th, 2015
I don’t remember when I started living for the weekend. The feeling grew slowly, such that I wasn’t sure exactly what it was until it was too l...
WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods
Todd McGee August 20th, 2015
The 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit kicked off Aug. 6 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The tour features 19 stops, with four casinos hos...
A Colossal Run A Colossal Run
Ryan Laplante August 8th, 2015
Every time the World Series begins, I am reminded of why I play poker for a living. There is no better feeling than walking into the absolutely packed Rio ...
WSOP Circuit Numbers Tell Two Different Stories WSOP Circuit Numbers Tell Two Different Stories
Todd McGee August 5th, 2015
The World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship tournament was held recently at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, N.C., wrapping up the 2014-15 season...
Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life Fitting Poker into an Otherwise Busy Life
Ezra Beaton August 25th, 2015
Poker as a Hobby Let me get this straight for the record: I am not a poker professional. I am many things, but that is not one of them. Of course I have da...
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)
Ezra Beaton August 25th, 2015
Twin bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are currently being reviewed, which if passed, would spell the end of online poker playing i...
Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do
Matt Vaughan August 25th, 2015
I don’t remember when I started living for the weekend. The feeling grew slowly, such that I wasn’t sure exactly what it was until it was too l...
A Colossal Run A Colossal Run
Ryan Laplante August 8th, 2015
Every time the World Series begins, I am reminded of why I play poker for a living. There is no better feeling than walking into the absolutely packed Rio ...
The Virtues of Omaha The Virtues of Omaha
Todd McGee August 28th, 2015
If you are an online tournament poker player and like the excitement of Texas Hold’em but are looking for a game with more action, you may want to ch...
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)
Ezra Beaton August 25th, 2015
Twin bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are currently being reviewed, which if passed, would spell the end of online poker playing i...
Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do Sleep, Eat, Grind: Love What You Do
Matt Vaughan August 25th, 2015
I don’t remember when I started living for the weekend. The feeling grew slowly, such that I wasn’t sure exactly what it was until it was too l...
Aces Full of It: Making the Donkey Walk I Aces Full of It: Making the Donkey Walk I
Justin Buchanan August 23rd, 2015
The word “donk” has long been the number one go-to appellation for a certain kind of poker player: the bad kind.  No one wants to be one, many...
WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods WSOP 2015-16 Circuit kicks off at Foxwoods
Todd McGee August 20th, 2015
The 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit kicked off Aug. 6 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The tour features 19 stops, with four casinos hos...
A Colossal Run A Colossal Run
Ryan Laplante August 8th, 2015
Every time the World Series begins, I am reminded of why I play poker for a living. There is no better feeling than walking into the absolutely packed Rio ...
WSOP Circuit Numbers Tell Two Different Stories WSOP Circuit Numbers Tell Two Different Stories
Todd McGee August 5th, 2015
The World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship tournament was held recently at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee, N.C., wrapping up the 2014-15 season...