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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.

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, […]

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 the New Besides the usual mix of tournaments, with something for poker players of every interest (Omaha, stud, mixed games, etc.), several new offerings are on […]

3 Skills Needed for MTT Success

3 Skills Needed for MTT Success

Todd McGee - January 25th, 2017

A lot of factors come into play when determining how successful you are in a multi-table tournament. I believe three skills are required above all others to be successful. Patience Pays Off In my humble opinion, the biggest skill required for successful tournament runs is patience. A tournament is a long grind. Online tournaments with […]

Tips for Enjoying your First Live MTT

Tips for Enjoying your First Live MTT

Todd McGee - January 3rd, 2017

What to Expect when you Play your First Live MTT Over the last few years, I have played poker tournaments in casinos around the country, from The Bicycle in Los Angeles to Maryland Live to Harrah’s in New Orleans to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. I’ve played four World Series of Poker Circuit events at […]

Pros vs. Recs

Pros vs. Recs

Todd McGee - December 19th, 2016

Are pros better than rec players, or just have deeper pockets? More money does not mean more skill. Whenever friends find out that I play poker and have won some cash in a few tournaments, they invariably ask me, “Are you thinking about going pro?” Of course not, I say. The life of a poker […]

Is it Better to be Lucky than Good?

Is it Better to be Lucky than Good?

Todd McGee - December 12th, 2016

One of the big debates about poker is the importance of skill vs. the necessity for luck. I have played a handful of tournaments in the past couple of years, at The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, Maryland Live in Baltimore, Harrah’s New Orleans, the Riverside Casino in Iowa, the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and […]

Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha

Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha

Todd McGee - November 21st, 2016

The Golf of Poker Omaha variants are to live poker excitement what golf is to sports excitement. There are lots of standing around with puzzled looks on their faces, and then all of a sudden, something exciting happens. Like golf, the biggest problem with Omaha is the pace of play. The dealer has to hand […]

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 names for himself – clown (Cliff Josephy), unprofessional (WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel), jerk (Norman Chad), abusive (Griffin Benger). Kassouf’s self-styled “speech play” got […]

3 Mistakes Rookies Make and How to Avoid Them

3 Mistakes Rookies Make and How to Avoid Them

Todd McGee - October 10th, 2016

Through trial and error – mostly error – I have learned a lot playing online poker for the past 13 years or so. Here are a few pieces of advice for new players who are just beginning their online poker experience.  I hope this can help you avoid making some of the foolish mistakes I, […]

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 think it would be possible to surpass last year’s designated jerk, Justin Schwartz, so quickly, but Kassouf proved me wrong. Here is a look at some of the biggest jerks in […]