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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 [...]

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. [...]

Greg Raymer’s Prostitution Arrest

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve probably heard that 2004 WSOP Main Event winner, and all around good-guy, Greg Raymer was busted in a prostitution sting. The reaction in [...]

Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker’s Loudest, Craziest, and Richest Crew

There was a lot of buzz going around about the Ship It Holla Ballas book going around and I had actually added it to my Amazon Wish List planning on buying it. Fortunately the publisher mailed [...]

Chris Ferguson Talks Business

Considering Ferguson’s recent settlement with the DOJ and his claim to have no idea that Ray Bitar was running his multi-billion dollar business into the ground, you gotta appreciate his advice on treating poker like a [...]

Daniel Negreanu on Integrity

I can’t say that I agree 100% on everything he says here but I’m pretty close to being in full agreement. [...]

Are you playing for long enough? Guest post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

There are a multitude of reasons why novices and even many advanced novices do not make money playing online poker. One little discussed topic is session length. When you play live poker then this usually means [...]

My Favorite Memes This Week

You guys created some funny stuff. Here are my favorites. Sorry, an inside joke where Otis jammed it all-in on my C-bet which he thought was signaling to me he had a monster and I should [...]

Poker Meme Launch

A few months ago, I was thinking about all of the negativity and drama going on in the poker world and I wondered if all of that energy couldn’t be channeled into something less soul robbing. [...]

No Respect: Guest Post by Ian M.

In case you haven’t heard, Phil Hellmuth captured his 13 WSOP bracelet the other week in Cannes. It was his second bracelet of the year after taking down the $2500 Razz event in Las Vegas earlier [...]

Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast

I finished up listening to the Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast with Mike and Adam last night. Another, somewhat painful, three hours of Howard rehashing the rise and fall of Full Tilt Poker. I say painful because [...]

The Lederer Files: My Reactions

I think this sums up my reactions to various Howard Lederer statements made in Part I of the Parvis interview. [...]

I Don’t Know

If you felt like the Lederer Files left a lot unanswered, take a stroll down memory lane with Howard as he I don’t know’s it through the interview. [...]

The Lederer Files Parts 5, 6, and 7

Just got done watching parts 5, 6, and 7 and it’s just more of Howard seeming a bit out of touch. Howard laments the fact that people didn’t seem to be working towards resolution and people [...]

A Review of The Lederer Files (Parts I – IV) and Andy Bloch Interview

I’ve watched the first four episodes of the Howard Lederer interviews multiple times since they were released. I’ve read and re-read Andy Bloch’s interview with Diamond Flush. I’ve begun to write a post about both several [...]