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Todd McGee

Todd McGee

As a student at N.C. State University, Todd McGee dreamed of a career as a television sports announcer, but soon discovered he had a face for radio and a voice for newsprint. As an undergraduate, he was a radio play-by-play announcer for the baseball and women's basketball teams and was the sports editor for the student newspaper, Technician. After earning his degree, Todd worked for various national and regional sports publications and daily newspapers, covering Major League Baseball and the Atlantic Coast Conference. He has been playing online poker for a dozen years, concentrating in MTTs, plays WSOP Circuit events when his wife allows and frequently plays in his local pub league.

Tips for Succeeding at Bounty Tourneys

Tips for Succeeding at Bounty Tourneys

Todd McGee - September 14th, 2016

I love playing multi-table bounty tournaments. There is no greater thrill than to knock somebody out and collect their bounty. Not only do you get a nice pile of chips to add to your stack, but you also get a cash reward for wiping out an opponent. Being successful in bounty tournaments, however, requires a […]

6 MTT Rules to Live By

6 MTT Rules to Live By

Todd McGee - August 25th, 2016

6 Tournament Rules to Live By I love to play multi-table tournaments, both live and on-line. I mess around with cash games and sit-n-goes every once in a while, but by and large, I like to focus on tournaments. Here then, in no particular order, are my rules to live by for tournaments. 1. Trust […]

6 Steps to Maximize your First Deposit

6 Steps to Maximize your First Deposit

Todd McGee - August 11th, 2016

If you can Learn to Make your Deposit Last, it Might Just be your Last Deposit So you finally took the plunge and made a small deposit into an online poker site. Here are some steps you can take to get as much out of this deposit as you can. Avoid re-buy tournaments: Re-buy tournaments […]

WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17

WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17

Todd McGee - July 30th, 2016

Circuit Adds Domestic, International Stops The World Series of Poker Circuit is scheduled for major growth in 2016-17 as it expands its international series to six stops, with the potential for as many as eight more and adds three stops on the domestic circuit. The 13th season officially kicks off Aug. 4 at Harrah’s Cherokee […]

Tips for Gathering Intelligence in an MTT

Tips for Gathering Intelligence in an MTT

Todd McGee - July 23rd, 2016

Deception: A Key to Sending out False Signals The previous installment covered the difficulties in obtaining and the reasons why you should try to get intelligence on your opponents at a live multi-table tournament. This week’s column will look at some actions you can take pre-flop to give yourself a chance to get some data […]

Tips for Gathering Intelligence in a Live MTT: Part I

Tips for Gathering Intelligence in a Live MTT: Part I

Todd McGee - July 16th, 2016

This Juice is Worth the Squeeze There is an old military maxim that applies to poker: time spent in reconnaissance is seldom time wasted. In other words, your chances for a successful mission (tournament) will improve greatly if you have more intelligence about the strengths and weaknesses of your enemy (opponents). While there are numerous […]

Two Big Steps for Online Poker in U.S.

Two Big Steps for Online Poker in U.S.

Todd McGee - July 11th, 2016

Are we getting closer to regulated online poker in the United States? State legislatures in Pennsylvania and California, two of the nation’s most populous states, have recently taken steps forward in legalizing and regulating online poker. Currently, Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are the only states that offer regulated online poker to citizens who reside […]

Flipping Las Vegas

Flipping Las Vegas

Todd McGee - July 1st, 2016

If you’ve heard one tournament poker player say it, you’ve probably heard dozens echo a similar refrain: If you’re going to win a multi-table poker tournament, you’re going to have to win coin flips along the way. Mitchell Towner, a 29-year-old college professor at the University of Arizona, is living proof after his surprise victory […]

3 Steps for Dealing with Winner’s Tilt

3 Steps for Dealing with Winner’s Tilt

Todd McGee - June 23rd, 2016

Anybody who has played online poker has experienced tilt before. One bad beat leads to a bad decision, and then another bad decision, and then an angry shove and the next thing you know, you’ve donked away all of your winnings. I wrote in an earlier blog post about the five stages of tilt. It […]

4 Steps for Combatting the Maniac at your Table

4 Steps for Combatting the Maniac at your Table

Todd McGee - June 5th, 2016

If you’ve played online poker at the micro or low stakes, you have encountered a maniac. We all know the type. He’s very active pre-flop – 3-betting, 4-betting, and 5-betting. His VPIP percentage is in the 60s or higher, and his PFR is in the 30s or higher. His chip stack fluctuates like the stock […]