Photos From the WSOP 2015 Part I

Just some photos I took at the WSOP this year. Didn’t really get to sling the camera as much as I would have liked but tried to take a day here and there and just shoot whatever.  

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The Poker World Finds Twitter

Twitter recently announced a tool that lets you go back in time and find your very first tweet. So I decided to play around with it a bit and dig up the first tweets from the poker world. As I was thinking of how to present these first tweets, it made sense to list them […]

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Would PokerStars in NJ Have Been a Slam Dunk?

A lot of people have been speculating about how the New Jersey market would have been shaped if PokerStars would have received a license to operate in the state. Most of the speculation begins with the assumption that PokerStars would have been the market leader. I’m not so sure I agree with that as a […]

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WSOP Launches in New Jersey

Today marks the beginning of the soft launch period for online gaming in New Jersey. What that technically means is that only invited players can access real money gaming and only during pre-defined hours. For instance, on the first day of the soft launch players will only be able to play from 6pm until 2am. […]

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Game Back On(Line) at WSOP

Back when I penned my first poker blog post nearly 10 years ago I had absolutely no idea where it would lead. At the time my only agenda was to document what I was learning playing online poker and hopefully find some fellow grinders who might take pity on me and offer some advice on […]

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Is your strategy dated? Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

I recall back in 2002 when I first started playing full time and the limit games were very loose and mainly passive. The average pot sizes were very high as more players were seeing the showdown. The way to beat these games was both obvious and easy and it simply involved learning some decent theory […]

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Online Poker Cheating in the US

Alan C. Lawhon posted a response on a thread over at 2+2 and emailed me asking if I might offer some insight from an operator’s perspective on the topic of cheating in online poker and how it may or may not be different in a regulated US market. At the moment there are over 200+ […]

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A look at combatting ordinary regs by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

These days you cannot sit down on any no limit ring game online for decent stakes without encountering several regulars. Now there are regulars and there are regulars so to speak. If a regular at your level is playing for rakeback and sign up bonuses and rewards and playing very tightly with low VPIP then […]

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Book Review: The Mental Game of Poker 2
The Mental Game of Poker 2

I just got done reading Jared Tendler and Barry Carter’s follow up to their ground-breaking book The Mental Game of Poker, [simpleazon-link asin=”0983959757″ locale=”us”]The Mental Game of Poker 2: Proven Strategies for Improving Poker Skill, Increasing Mental Endurance, and Playing in the Zone Consistently[/simpleazon-link]. As one might expect based on the title, TMGP2 extends what […]

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Songkran in Thailand

Songkran is a holiday in Thailand that I avoided for many years. For those not familiar with it, Songkran is a festival in Thailand that the Thais call their New Year (though they also celebrate the international new year and Chinese new year). It dates back to ancient times and coincides with the lunar calendar […]

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Book Review: Poker Hero

Poker Hero by Florian Roßner is one of the best poker training books I’ve read in a long, long, long time. In fact, one of my only complaints about the book is that it should be twice as long and have a workbook that accompanies it. One of the reasons I love this book so […]

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