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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 […]

Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue

Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue

Justin Buchanan - November 12th, 2016

It is often the subject of ridicule, but is it justly so? Certainly it can be viewed as a pretentious thing to do. Impractical even. But is it possible that the benefits outweigh the image you present? I am speaking, of course, about the practice of wearing sunglasses indoors at a poker table. Today I’ll […]

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 years–at least half a decade by my reckoning. Eventually, the number of attendants to the Main Event stopped breaking records, though it still drew thousands of participants each year. The […]

Winning and Losing

Winning and Losing

Jon Sofen - October 24th, 2016

The Game is Not About Whether You Won or Lost, but How Well You Played So you may have seen the title to this blog post and rolled your eyes. If you are anything like me, you’re tired of lame clichés.  After all, this is probably what your parents told you when you were a kid […]

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Finale

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Finale

Justin Buchanan - October 23rd, 2016

It’s the end of the line. Only two Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make remain. These are, hands down, the worst of the worst. We’re not talking about decisions that are pretty darn stupid, or really stupid, or so stupid you just shake your head at how stupid it is. We’re talking so freaking […]

How to Know When You are Ready to Play Higher Limits

How to Know When You are Ready to Play Higher Limits

Jon Sofen - October 13th, 2016

Most of us Texas Hold em players either got a start online at the micro stakes levels or at the $1-$2 blind levels in a casino. But the ultimate goal is to build a bankroll and move up to higher limits. No one gets into poker dreaming of playing in $100 buy-in games. No, we […]

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 […]

Chip and a Chair: Never Over Until you are Felted

Chip and a Chair: Never Over Until you are Felted

Jon Sofen - October 8th, 2016

Chip and a chair: cliche but so true. I used to play $60-$125 tournaments frequently at my local casino in Iowa and did not fare too well for quite some time. I loved playing tournaments but was not too skilled at it. Somewhere around 2009, I finally realized that a “chip and a chair” isn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]