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Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee
Justin Buchanan - February 27th, 2017

The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conjecture without advancing them as superior to other opinions–except for Todd McGee’s. Take it or leave it. You, all of you, you really, really have NO idea […]

Hand Analysis 4

Hand Analysis 4

LD1977 - February 23rd, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose – protecting our river bluffs done with the same bet sizing, as discussed in “Hand Analysis 3” article. BTN: $80.95 SB: $55.78 BB: $62.18 UTG: […]

Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table

Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table

Jon Sofen - February 23rd, 2017

One thing I cannot stand when playing poker is an obnoxious player. It usually does not bother me much when that player is losing. But, if the clown is hitting some hands and getting lucky, it can be a frustrating experience. No matter how irritating another player at the table can be, you need to […]

Hand Analysis 3

Hand Analysis 3

LD1977 - February 21st, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key decision is whether to try bluffing at all and how far to take it. BTN: $118.26 SB: $51.00 BB: $66.91 UTG: $73.07 UTG+1: $63.68 UTG+2: $59.08 […]

Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos

Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos

Todd McGee - February 20th, 2017

I am going to tackle a topic today that will ruffle the feathers of a lot of poker players, especially those who play regularly at a brick-and-mortar casino, and that’s the issue of comps and jackpots. Almost every poker room in the country runs a bad beat jackpot, and most offer bonuses to regular players […]

High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth?

High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth?

Jon Sofen - February 20th, 2017

One of my favorite poker shows of all-time, High Stakes Poker on Game Show Network, had many exciting hands over the years. Some of the biggest names in the game such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu were regulars on the show. I picked out a hand between Hellmuth and Mike […]

Hand Analysis 2

Hand Analysis 2

LD1977 - February 18th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss an interesting semi-bluffing situation that crops up every once in a while, and factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding on a plan of action. we can credibly represent a decent hand on the flop (= we have fold equity) we have a hand with […]

Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker

Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker

Justin Buchanan - February 15th, 2017

The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conjecture without advancing them as superior to other opinions. Take it or leave it. For the most part, I tend to approach poker in ways that most […]

Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker?

Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker?

Jon Sofen - February 13th, 2017

Cate Hall and Mike Dentale, two professional poker players, will play a heads-up match in March on Poker Night in America. It is not going to be an ordinary poker game. These two hate each other. The match is the result of a December feud between the pros. Hall is considered a “social justice warrior,” […]

How to Choose Between MTTs, Sit-n-Goes, and Cash Games

How to Choose Between MTTs, Sit-n-Goes, and Cash Games

Todd McGee - February 11th, 2017

Online tournament players have a wealth of options at their disposal at most sites. Cash games, sit-n-goes and multi-table tournaments are available in abundance at many different buy-ins and different formats (PLO, High-low, Bounty, etc.). This piece will look at the basic differences between cash games, sit-n-goes, and multi-table tournaments. Multi-table tournaments: I prefer large, […]

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Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee
Justin Buchanan February 27th, 2017
The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conj...
Hand Analysis 4 Hand Analysis 4
LD1977 February 23rd, 2017
In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose &...
Hand Analysis 3 Hand Analysis 3
LD1977 February 21st, 2017
In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key ...
Hand Analysis 2 Hand Analysis 2
LD1977 February 18th, 2017
In this HA article I will discuss an interesting semi-bluffing situation that crops up every once in a while, and factors that need to be taken into consid...
5 More Events on Expanded WSOP Schedule for 2017 5 More Events on Expanded WSOP Schedule for 2017
Todd McGee January 31st, 2017
The schedule for the 48th running of the World Series of Poker this summer in Las Vegas includes a record 74 events. The festival starts May 30. In with th...
Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast
Justin Buchanan November 1st, 2016
The year was 2001. Chris Moneymaker won the title of World Champion and the popularity of Texas Hold’em exploded. It continued to explode for several...
The Mouth that Roared The Mouth that Roared
Todd McGee October 31st, 2016
Suffice to say that Will Kassouf made a name for himself with his 17th-place finish at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. In fact, he made a lot of...
Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker? Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker?
Todd McGee September 30th, 2016
The November Nine has been set for 2016 and it won’t contain the most polarizing player at this year’s tournament, Will Kassouf. I didn’t...
Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table
Jon Sofen February 23rd, 2017
One thing I cannot stand when playing poker is an obnoxious player. It usually does not bother me much when that player is losing. But, if the clown is hit...
Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos
Todd McGee February 20th, 2017
I am going to tackle a topic today that will ruffle the feathers of a lot of poker players, especially those who play regularly at a brick-and-mortar casin...
Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker? Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker?
Jon Sofen February 13th, 2017
Cate Hall and Mike Dentale, two professional poker players, will play a heads-up match in March on Poker Night in America. It is not going to be an ordinar...
Witnessing a Major Breach of Tournament Rules at 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Witnessing a Major Breach of Tournament Rules at 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
MSPTChad January 17th, 2017
For my first-ever blog post on CardsChat, I thought I would share with you an interesting situation that took place at the recently-completed 2017 PokerSta...
Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee Aces Full of It: T’aint Funny McGee
Justin Buchanan February 27th, 2017
The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conj...
Hand Analysis 4 Hand Analysis 4
LD1977 February 23rd, 2017
In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose &...
Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table
Jon Sofen February 23rd, 2017
One thing I cannot stand when playing poker is an obnoxious player. It usually does not bother me much when that player is losing. But, if the clown is hit...
Hand Analysis 3 Hand Analysis 3
LD1977 February 21st, 2017
In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key ...
Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table Handling Obnoxious Players at the Poker Table
Jon Sofen February 23rd, 2017
One thing I cannot stand when playing poker is an obnoxious player. It usually does not bother me much when that player is losing. But, if the clown is hit...
High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth? High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth?
Jon Sofen February 20th, 2017
One of my favorite poker shows of all-time, High Stakes Poker on Game Show Network, had many exciting hands over the years. Some of the biggest names in th...
Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker
Justin Buchanan February 15th, 2017
The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conj...
Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker? Cate Hall and Mike Dentale Heads-Up Match: Good or Bad for Poker?
Jon Sofen February 13th, 2017
Cate Hall and Mike Dentale, two professional poker players, will play a heads-up match in March on Poker Night in America. It is not going to be an ordinar...