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Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Justin Buchanan - November 28th, 2016

As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you’ll think I just dove into an Egyptian river. Really at this point, even if I’m frank with myself I believe I have the technical […]

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 […]

Value Betting 101:  When and When Not to Do It

Value Betting 101: When and When Not to Do It

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2016

The hardest part of poker is the most important. That’s why the ballsiest players end up winning the most. Being a successful value bettor will be the difference between being a break even player and a winner. What is value betting? A bet on the river that maximizes the amount of chips won in the […]

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 […]

MSPT: Coming Up Short Part 4

MSPT: Coming Up Short Part 4

Matt Vaughan - October 10th, 2016

Playing Loose and Playing Tight As the final table of the Potawatomi MSPT Main Event moved from 10 players down to 7, I continued to grow my stack from 1.2 million to about 2.7 million. Helpful along the way was a double up with QQ over Jason Mirza’s KQo for a sizable pot. But it […]

MSPT: Coming Up Short Part 3

MSPT: Coming Up Short Part 3

Matt Vaughan - October 5th, 2016

Day Two I came to Day 2 with a decent stack and a much better table draw than I had seen yet during the previous day. The older woman on my right had clearly run quite hot the previous day, and at first her luck continued, with her 4-big blind open raises being called surprisingly […]

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 3

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 3

Justin Buchanan - September 26th, 2016

Zooming right along, it’s time for the 6th and 5th items in the Ace Who’s Full Of It’s Top Ten Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make. Even though the mistakes I’ve shown you so far are extremely avoidable, I would hesitate to call them more than moderately stupid or else the consequences of making […]

The Dangers of Trusting Physical Tells

The Dangers of Trusting Physical Tells

Jon Sofen - September 26th, 2016

In poker, you have to make decisions based on incomplete information. You can never be 100-percent certain what your opponent has. That’s exactly what makes poker such a difficult game to master. All you can do is make the best decision based on the sometimes limited information you have. One way to make an informed […]

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 2

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 2

Justin Buchanan - September 20th, 2016

It’s time for Part 2 of the Ace Who’s Full of It’s Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make. Today I’ll again be covering at least two of the items on the list, though I’m going to try for three. And if you’re wondering how I put these in order, it’s mostly in […]

Establishing an Identity at the Poker Table

Establishing an Identity at the Poker Table

Jon Sofen - September 14th, 2016

I always hated looking for a job. The whole process of putting together a resume and then trying to con the hiring manager into thinking I’m something I’m not:  namely, someone who actually cared about the job and not just the paycheck. Strangely, I never had a problem landing jobs because I was good at […]