Poker Tour Cam

Have you ever dreamed about shoving all-in against Phil Ivey with 27o? My therapist is trying to help me with that but, me too! And now I can find out what it might be like. One of my old Full Tilt amigos, Ernest Hwang, sent me a message earlier this morning asking if I would […]

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House of Cards

I just finished reading the book House Of Cards: How Wall Street’s Gamblers Broke Capitalism by William D. Cohan. It’s basically the a fairly good back story on how Bear Stearns went under. Even though in another life I actually worked in the brokerage industry as a NASD Series 7 Registered Representative and briefly worked […]

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PokerTracker for the Mac – First Look

A buddy of mine, Mike, pinged me to give me a sneak peek at the possibility of PokerTracker coming to the Mac platform. As someone who has gone almost completely Mac in my personal affairs this is exciting. PokerTracker posted a teaser screen shot on 2+2.

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Elements of Poker, The Rooster, DoingBots, and a Dead Guy

I just got done reading Elements of Poker by Tommy Angelo and was really very impressed. I’m somewhat famous for saying that nothing new gets written about poker no matter how many books are published but this is a rare exception. I mean, how many poker books talk about meditation and pranayama type breathing exercises? […]

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The-Poker-Shark.com Scam

I’m in a scammer-busting mood today. I ran across The-Poker-Shark.com website the other day. This one was almost comical. Instead of analyzing the hype page line by line, I thought it would be interesting to examine the disclaimer page and compare it to what is said on the hype page. The-Poker-Shark.com is for entertainment and […]

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Product Review: Dirty Poker

I can’t remember the last time I felt angry after reading a book but Richard Marcus’ “Dirty Poker” certainly did the trick. I was literally sitting there at time with my mouth open as I read statements that were so patently false that only someone completely unfamiliar with poker or a complete idiot would believe […]

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Beating Blackjack with Andy Bloch

I just got done watching the new Expert Insight video “Beating Blackjack with Andy Bloch.” When Rafe first told me about it he said that it was likely better than Phil Gordon’s “Final Table Poker” and he was dead-on. Of course, when I spoke to Andy in December he was way too modest to make […]

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Poker Sunglasses Shootout

Whenever I head out for a little live poker, I always find myself stuck trying to decide which pair of poker shades to wear to the casino. My hipster Ray-Bans, with their semi-tint and blue reflection give me an edge over weak/tight opponents but my Maui Jim’s, with their dead-black reflection and polarized protection, give […]

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Ten Must Read Poker Books

With the market flooded with poker books, I thought it might be a good reality-check to list the cream of the crop. I’ll even go out on a limb here and say that if you read and master what’s in these ten poker books, they’re likely to be the only ten you ever need to […]

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All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (October 1, 2005) Language: English ISBN: 0312348355 Several weeks back I received an email from the publisher of “All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker” by Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback asking if I would like to review the book. For those […]

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Phil Gordon’s Final Table Poker

Rafe Furst emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in reviewing Phil Gordon’s DVD “Final Table Poker.” Since I had already pre-ordered it I said “Uh, yeah, sure!” The DVD arrived while I was in Orlando so I just got a chance to view it tonight and here are […]

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The PokerTracker Guide: A Review

I feel late to the party (no pun intended) in writing my PokerTracker Guide review but I wanted to make sure that I had given the product a full and thorough analysis before making any comments. Oh, who am I trying to kid? I�ve been busy with a slight case of laziness. Anyway, on with […]

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