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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.

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 […]

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 […]