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  • Episode 243: Jamal Hanson
    Jamal Hanson introduces us to a high-stakes poker game we knew nothing about… because it’s played behind bars. Jamal, who graduated college at 16 but ultimately landed him in prison for selling crack…
    Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 05:34 PM
  • Episode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!
    Nate and Andrew enjoy some “alone time” and answer listeners’ strategy questions (and a programming question) from the mailbag. Here’s the online MIT Computer Science Course that Nate recommended. Str…
    Mon, 8 Jan 2018, 07:05 PM
  • Episode 241: The Crypto Show
    Poker player and crypto assets trader @blaissezfaire joins us to explain what exactly crypto assets are, why the poker world went crazy for them in 2017, and what the future may hold. Timestamps 0:30…
    Mon, 1 Jan 2018, 10:32 AM
  • 2017 Podcast Countdown: First Place
    I’m glad – blown away, really – that so many of you enjoy listening to the Thinking Poker Podcast. Ultimately, though, it’s a selfish endeavor (for me anyway, don’t want to speak for Nate here). I do…
    Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 12:50 PM
  • 2017 Podcast Countdown: Second Place
    Counting down my favorite Thinking Poker Podcast episodes of 2017. Details/retrospective here. In third place is Episode 220: Tommy’s Room. Tommy Angelo and Carlos Welch are among my all-time favorite…
    Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 06:52 AM

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  • 2016 Poker Hall of Fame Breakdown
    Read this: A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination Played for high stakes Played consistently well, ...
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 12:00 AM
  • A Throwback Weekend
    Friday night I headed down to Binion's Horseshoe to speak at BARGE. For those unfamiliar with BARGE, its a group of players that have gathered together for the last 26 ...
    Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 12:00 AM
  • One of my best memories playing with Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen
    Last night I played till 3:30am at Bellagio in the $1500-$3000 mixed game. We play 8 hands of each game and there is a total of 11 games in the ...
    Wed, 3 Aug 2016, 12:00 AM
  • Spin and Go to Barcelona!
    The location for the event couldn't be more perfect. You walk outside the hotel and are right on the beach. Tons of restaurants all lined up with a wide variety ...
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 12:00 AM
  • Was it easier to make a living in poker in the old days?
    The toughest games in the world today, which all but certainly take place in high stakes cash games online, are without a doubt the most sophisticated and advanced form of ...
    Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:00 AM

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  • PokerNerve MTT Training: A Thorough Review
    With such immense fields these days, navigating MTTs (multi-table tournaments) can seem like trying to cross a minefield. As poker players have gotten better, you've got to study hard and up your game…
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 04:01 AM
  • A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Poker Pro
    All is equal when you sit down with other players to start a poker tournament, right? Well, there's a lot that separates the average Joes from the poker pros. In this article, WSOP bracelet winner Chr…
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 05:36 AM
  • From Sticks to Cards to Online Poker: A Short History of Gambling in Canada
    Canadian poker players are known the world over, but their country's proud history of accepting gambling runs much further back than modern poker success would indicate. To fully appreciate Canadians'…
    Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 02:23 AM
  • 7 Things to Know Before Playing at a Crypto Online Poker Room or Casino
    Considering dipping your toes in the crypto waters for the first time? Well, online poker rooms and casinos are happy to oblige, accepting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and even allowing you to play f…
    Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 05:14 AM
  • 7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Where to Play Online Poker
    With upwards of 500 online poker rooms out there, it can be a tough task to determine which of them is best for you to play at. We've put together a list of 7 select parameters via which you will best…
    Sun, 14 Jan 2018, 06:12 AM

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Anecdotes about Vegas, Low Stakes Poker, and the Characters Who Enjoy Both.
  • Shouldn't the Dealer Have Told the Floor This?
    This takes us back to my first Saturday in Vegas last month, my first full day in town.  Also the first poker I played this trip.  I decided to spend the Friday night I arrived in town seeing The Last…
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 05:00 AM
  • Where and When? The Tony Bigcharles Game
    This post concerns the famous (and infamous) Tony Bigcharles.  I'm sure most of you follow his adventures to at least some degree.  If you have no interest in Tony, you can skip this post and come bac…
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 07:10 AM
  • The Andrew Neeme/Brad Owen Meet Up Game
    In my most recent Ante Up column (here) I talked about how the new Westgate poker room is working with Vegas Vloggers (i.e., video bloggers) to promote games.  Well, as it turned out, vloggers Andrew…
    Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 05:00 AM

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  • WSOP 2016 Final Table Social Guides Leaked
    The World Series of Poker 2016 is underway, dear Melted Felt readers. This is the time of year when poker players ‘take over’ Las Vegas by holding poker tournaments which have daily fields smaller tha…
    Sat, 4 Jun 2016, 04:48 AM
  • PokerStars NJ Breaks Record with 3 FULL Tables
    It was the moment that US online poker has been waiting for – the return of reg-infested PokerStars to the US of A. I am pleased, dear Melted Felt readers, to report that things have gone swimmingly w…
    Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 03:22 AM
  • Striking PokerStars Grinders to Bring in Arthur Scargil
    You may, dear Melted Felt readers, assume that multi-tabling grinders are the kind of players responsible for suffocating the beautiful game of poker. Well the word on the street is that grinders have…
    Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 10:02 AM
  • Online Poker Predictions for 2015 (updated January 2016)
    Time for an update... was I right? was I wrong as usual?? Does the universe care? Turned out I was fvcking right!! 6 out of 6 predictions nailed. Think you could beat me in 2016? Great, just keep it t…
    Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 06:30 AM
  • If Poker was Other Hobbies...
    Today, dear Melted Felt readers, I am going to delve deep into the world of that strange (and frankly pointless) phenomenon known as... other pastimes. As strange as it may sound - for years now human…
    Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 05:23 AM

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Existentialist musings from Short-Stacked Shamus, an online poker player of (primarily) micro and low limits.
  • Poker and Bluffing in Alas, Babylon
    We’ve had a pretty good month here on the farm. Elsewhere, too, as earlier this month I made another trip over to Prague for the latest PokerStars tournament series. As you might have heard, after a o…
    Tue, 2 Jan 2018, 08:49 AM
  • A Different “Chris Ferguson Challenge”
    When I started this blog in 2006, blogs were much more of a “thing.” Heck, so was poker, especially online poker. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was still a few months away from slithe…
    Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 10:59 AM
  • Down the JFK Rabbit Hole
    Over the last several years I’ve spent an unexpected amount of time rooting around the John F. Kennedy assassination rabbit hole. As have many, and as many more will continue to do for a long, long ti…
    Wed, 8 Nov 2017, 11:26 AM
  • Short Trip Report
    I was in Maryland last week helping cover a World Poker Tour event, the WPT Maryland Live! one in Hanover (near Baltimore). In contrast to most trips I only had to take a short flight up from Charlott…
    Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 06:20 AM
  • The Limits of Learning
    Was talking with someone not too long ago about the various writing, editing, reporting, and teaching I’m currently doing, just about all of which continues to involve poker in some fashion. On the si…
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 01:09 PM

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  • Polk vs. Dwan for $5 Million, Fedor Joins partypoker
    Doug Polk issued one of the craziest challenges in recent memory and, in a surprising turn for a retired poker player, German high stakes superstar Fedor Holz signed with partypoker as its newest amba…
    Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 01:30 PM
  • Hellmuth Wins $200,000 King of the Hill, Joins WPT Team
    He started the month by joining the World Poker Tour and replacing Tony Dunst as the new host of The Raw Deal. Then he went to Rivers Casino in Schenectady, NY last week and took down the Poker Night…
    Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 07:39 AM
  • New Jersey's Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15m
    This was Blumstein’s first World Series Main Event played and he leaves as the World Champion for 2017. Blumstein takes his first WSOP bracelet and $8.15 million in first-place prize money while Penns…
    Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 06:57 AM
  • Pros Dominating 2017 WSOP So Far But Negreanu Left Wanting
    Several big names have taken down titles but one of them is not Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu is struggling in his pre-ordained quest to win 3 bracelets and take 2017 WSOP Player of the Year. Mike Matusow…
    Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 10:26 AM
  • Goodbye Nov. 9: WSOP Main Event Returns to July Finish
    First, it announced a new partnership with Poker Central and ESPN that will expand its coverage of the Main Event. Next, it announced that the November 9 concept has been scrapped and that the Main Ev…
    Wed, 17 May 2017, 07:17 AM

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A blog based on the insight and experiences of a Professional Poker Player, as well as a poker resource page.
  • 2016 Update
    Towards the end of last year me and my wife were deciding whether to cash out our chips and stick with 2 children or take the gamble and go for three. As well all know gambling is a risky business, no…
    Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 12:50 PM
  • New look, and yes I'm still alive!
    It's been rather a long time since I posted on the blog, almost 18 months, and in truth I haven't really been active for about 3 years. I don't have an especially good reason for the absence except th…
    Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 09:21 AM
  • Aussie Millions & general update...
    Right off the bat in 2014 I had some rather odd fortune. I played a feeder satellite into a satellite that looked like it was going to get cancelled (so I played get the Tournament $ if I won. I won.…
    Thu, 1 May 2014, 04:24 AM
  • 1 millllllion VPPs & My biggest ever downswing
    Last week I passed the one million mark of VPPs earned since I began playing on PokerStars. Although there is no tangible reward, aside from my lobby and VPP count sporting the 1 million Hall of Fame…
    Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 12:19 PM
  • Monte Carlo
    I have yet to blog about my 3rd place finish in the Dusk Till Dawn Monte Carlo tournament in April for £45k, which is the biggest result of my poker career. Given that the big tournaments at DTD are m…
    Tue, 14 May 2013, 03:29 AM

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Here is where I chronicle my poker adventures on my journey to becoming a competent poker player. Don't expect anything too serious, but wise words from a fool are no less wise.
  • Two discussion Hands
    First Hand:MTT 150/300/25 level. Cutoff ($22k) limps for $300 (I see this alot when players build an above average stack they try to see flops and either hit hard or fold)SB ($11k) Raises to $1300. (I…
    Thu, 4 Jan 2018, 11:57 AM
  • and now the cronicle of bad
    When you dont bring your A game attention for whatever reason, you get results like this...Hand 1 : LEVEL I of MTT. Flop two pair, and turn a boat. Villain bets out turn making $5k in pot with $5k beh…
    Mon, 6 Nov 2017, 01:51 PM
  • I am running well and here’s why
    I finished first in my monthly league (5 table MTT) and final tabled 3 MTTs online in the last 10 or so entries for huge month. But Why? I could say I am running good, but that is a cheat. No one real…
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 01:25 PM
  • back to Vegas, but first...
    In the weeks before my annual $1500 event, I decided to play a few $10-$15 MTTs online. I did NOT focus on all the intricate rules and hand reading and instead concentrated on what *I* do well. Knowin…
    Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 12:16 PM
  • Long time no post
    I just didnt have anything new to say... but after reading about Google's AI defeating a GO champion, I started thinking about MTT strategy and my upcoming $1500 WSOP event. Last year, I finished deep…
    Tue, 23 May 2017, 08:54 AM

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  • The Moose is Loose
      Well its been a long journey absolutely – no doubt about that. As things finally begin to settle down, I want to send my appreciation to those people that ...
    Tue, 26 Jan 2016, 10:03 AM
  • Juggling Poker and Family!
      Hey guys and gals
    Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 04:17 PM
  • Checking For Value
    The game of poker is ever evolving. Pretty much all of us know this and have seen it change if we have been playing for a any length of time. ...
    Tue, 1 Jul 2014, 06:10 PM
  • An Update From Bigdog, Ya Dig?
    What's up Tournament Poker Edge. It's been a while since  I've blogged so I thought I should take a minute to update everyone.  Obviously the big news as far as ...
    Wed, 3 Apr 2013, 07:13 AM
  • Into The Fire
    Hey guys and gals! I see a lot of poker players blogs and a lot of them have a similar theme the last couple weeks. And that's goals and ambitions for ...
    Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 07:23 AM

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  • Unibet Ambassadorship
    Myself and my wife Emma have a bucket list. Some of the items on that list are joint goals. Things like “see the northern lights in Finland” or “go bungee ...
    Mon, 6 Mar 2017, 06:42 AM
  • The Devilfish Cup
    Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham recently held the WPT festival which included, what I hope will become an annual event, the Devilfish Cup. DTD held three £1 million guaranteed ...
    Mon, 21 Nov 2016, 10:58 AM
  • Emotional Investment
    I’ve been playing a lot of poker online this past year. My career for the 4 years before that had been largely live poker, with online satellites making up the ...
    Sun, 16 Oct 2016, 08:37 AM
  • Mark Up
    For those of you who don’t know, sometimes poker players sell some of their action. Say they want to play a £1,000 event but can only justify investing £500 from ...
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 09:57 AM
  • Poker Copycats
    The evolution of poker is a fascinating phenomenon. The game has gone through many sudden surges in evolution over the past 50 years. Back before Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP ...
    Tue, 16 Aug 2016, 10:09 AM

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  • Let's Give Something Back
    Last weekend I attended a fundraising/awareness raising poker night in Clifden for Pieta House. Clifden is so far west in Ireland that it’s nearly in New York. In fact, the ...
    Tue, 5 Sep 2017, 10:18 AM
  • Looking Older Every Day!
    The first event of the Irish Open festival was a phase 1 and Day 1 of the Dusk Till Dawn 6 millions guaranteed tournament. (sponsored by partypoker and played to ...
    Mon, 17 Apr 2017, 05:58 AM
  • Irish Poker, The Way We Were
    Looking at the upcoming stuff in Dublin (the Millions, the Irish Open, the JP Masters and the partypoker Grand Prix), I can’t help smiling and thinking of the pioneers who ...
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 02:52 PM
  • Travel Advice Irish Style
    One afternoon in the noughties, I strolled into the bar in the Aviation Club de Paris to find the Irish poker community in town had increased by two, and almost ...
    Fri, 3 Feb 2017, 10:44 AM
  • Cocktails
    The success of the partypoker /Dusk Till Dawn Killarney GPPT demonstrated just how much the grassroots in Ireland treat poker as a celebration of being alive. It was shown to ...
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016, 09:01 AM

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All the things I hate about the game I love
  • Life update
    I adopted a second cat. His name is Oliver. He's had a hard life. He was abandoned by persons unknown, and left to die--and he very nearly did. He has no teeth and no tail. But now he'll have enough l…
    Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 03:03 PM
  • Confederate monuments
    I can recall only one unexpected encounter with a Confederate monument.In December 2015, Nina and I went for a hike in Pinnacle Park, near the town of Sylva, NC. Afterward, we decided to poke around t…
    Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 03:43 PM
  • Frederick Douglass on immigration
    Warning: No poker content.Last night I started reading this book:I bought it, after it had sat on my Amazon wish list for a long time, because I was reminded about Douglass by Donald Trump's embarrass…
    Thu, 2 Feb 2017, 06:45 AM
  • PokerNews article #147
    On how good sleep can be your secret weapon for better poker.
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 09:11 AM
  • PokerNews article #146
    Six ways in which cooperation is a virtue in poker 
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 08:11 AM

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  • Xuan Liu on Love, Hate and Winging it :
    A recent interview with Lee Davy Xuan Liu on Love, Hate and Winging it :
    Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 08:06 PM
  • I Only Write on Leap Days
    I actually wrote most of a blog post on my way home from Australia, but this finalized version looks almost nothing like the bizarre, poetic version I had in my ...
    Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 08:12 PM
  • Year of the Horse Kicks Off
    Happy New Year! Nala meows you a Happy Year of the Horse! We’re already in month two of the Gregorian calendar and in the first week of the Year of ...
    Tue, 11 Feb 2014, 12:20 PM
  • WPT China in Sanya
    Recently I was invited by one of China’s leading social gaming sites, Ourgame, to attend WPT China in Sanya, Hainan. I always look forward to my visits back to the ...
    Sun, 1 Dec 2013, 08:24 PM
  • On Miley Cyrus, hard work, and poker.
    I have reached an age where I am generally unfazed by pop culture, but this wasn’t always the case. As a pre-adolescent girl I learned that watching music video countdowns ...
    Tue, 22 Oct 2013, 04:19 PM

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  • What to do when playing live for the first time
    Many poker players, even professionals, face serious difficulties when transitioning from online playing to live events, or the other way around. Even starting with live playing can be overwhelming, e…
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 08:20 AM
  • The Return of Pantsless Poker
    I have a secret to tell. I’ve been playing online poker. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. It’s illegal! This all came about around a month ago. Good pal o’ mine Dave Roose sent me a text about how his friend,…
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 08:17 AM
  • How Samuel Traded Smoking for Poker
      Samuel is a guy whose dense friends believe that he will one day conquer the heights of the poker world. From his recent local performances, they believe that Samuel has all it takes to be a poker “…
    Fri, 27 Oct 2017, 06:32 AM
  • Juror Tells
    I’m currently in the middle of a three week trial. One of the main aspects of the defense is that our client is lying about his injuries. The defendants telegraphed that they would be attacking my cli…
    Mon, 9 Oct 2017, 11:09 AM
  • A Grain of Sands
    I’ve had a very interesting few months, and an even more interesting few months on the horizon. The biggest item that has been monopolizing my attention are three upcoming trials. The first will be my…
    Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 04:04 PM

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  • State of the Union
    Good night at the Mohegan. I am now up $500+ over 25 sessions for a win rate of like 1.44BB/HR.The last session was a plus $364 session so that helped the bottom line.Nothing was too crazy. I started…
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 04:35 AM
  • Back In the Saddle Again.. Again..
    Played again. I took a short hiatus because A. I was a little pissed, and B. I was really busy making consulting money which is always much better than poker money.I was slightly pissed because I play…
    Sun, 26 Mar 2017, 01:24 AM
  • Nothing too Exciting
    Nothing really exciting happening on the tables. Planning on getting the book suggested. Have not done so yet.Last session I basically was down $3 till the last round. I always set a cutoff time of 10…
    Thu, 14 Jul 2016, 06:52 PM
  • Pokering With The Drunks
    Had a fun day at Mohegan and put together another nice win. It was a good win as I was down the first half of the session by $90.. and just hung in there. I was having fun chatting with another Red So…
    Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 08:45 AM
  • Back In The Saddle Again
    I settled down finally and played a good game. I decided to go to Mohegan to get a little bit of a change of scenery. I really like Mohegan too it is pretty kick ass. I even won an entry into some kin…
    Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 07:06 PM

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