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  • Episode 228: Jose Pachon
    Jose Pachon is a professional poker player based out of Providence, Rhode Island, but his story begins in the 1970s in Pablo Escobar’s Colombia. We discuss his childhood in the turbulent country, how…
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017, 05:38 PM
  • WCOOP Day 14 ($530 Progressive Knockout and $215 6-Max Rebuy)
    I slept poorly on Thursday night, probably a combination of adrenaline from making a significant final table with drinking caffeine later than usual (because of the final table) and replaying (ok, bea…
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 09:49 AM
  • WCOOP Day 12 ($215 6-Max, $1050 Progressive Knockout, Big $109 Final Table!)
    I was excited for the $215 6-max that started at 10AM. Most of the short-handed events so far in the series had been higher buy-ins, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to play short with som…
    Sat, 16 Sep 2017, 05:05 PM
  • WCOOP Day 10 ($530 NLHE and $215 6-Max Zoom)
    I took Tuesday as a proper vacation day. Emily and I drove to Mont Tremblant, a ski resort about 45 minutes north of where we’re staying, to hike and get dinner. It was a nice drive deeper into the mo…
    Sat, 16 Sep 2017, 10:18 AM
  • WCOOP Day 9 ($215 Progressive KO)
    I’d considered taking Monday off, but I was in the mood to play and I planned to take Tuesday off, so I went ahead and played. Nothing too eventful – this was probably the most interesting pot. Don’t…
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 06:38 PM

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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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The #1 poker blog for recreational players and fans of the game
  • 3 Profitable Adjustments to Make to Your Pre-flop Game
    If you're looking for new ways to lock up some profits and prevent your opponents from taking your chips, making some strategic adjustments could be the way to go. Generally speaking, advanced poker p…
    Tue, 19 Sep 2017, 03:38 AM
  • 7 of the Most Useful Poker Swag Items
    Over the past couple of years, I've amassed my fair share of poker swag. Having had the good fortune to attend a number of high-profile poker events around the world, I can tell you that it always pay…
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 05:30 AM
  • 3 Types of Publicity That Poker Does Not Need Right Now
    Poker has been on the upswing in recent years. With so much going for it, there's been a lot of talk in the poker community about what's good for poker. With that said, we're pretty sure there's unive…
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 12:48 AM
  • Poker Tips By George: Bad beats DO happen
    Bad beats are a part of poker. No matter how much skill we accrue while studying the game, there's always an element of luck in poker. Sometimes, luck favors us and we manage to suck out and scoop a h…
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 04:45 PM
  • 4 Solid VPN Options for Playing Online Poker
    Nobody wants to get hacked and have their personal information disclosed. Online poker players are certainly at risk of this happening, so it's important to try and take the right precautions to prote…
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 05:57 AM

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The latest online gambling news stories, bingo, sportsbook, poker and casino breaking news including developing events from across the gambling industry with analysis, commentary, exclusive reports, entertainment and gaming.

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Anecdotes about Vegas, Low Stakes Poker, and the Characters Who Enjoy Both.
  • The New Westgate Poker Room
    In case you hadn't heard, The Westgate opened a new poker room last month.  Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that they re-opened their poker open, since they had a poker room and closed it…
    Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 05:12 PM
  • The (Naked) Woman Who Came to Dinner
    Last week in Vegas, my buddy Lightning made a last minute decision to come to Vegas while I was there. And he decided to organize a dinner with some of his poker pals.  The final guest list was suppos…
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 06:00 AM
  • Just Give Me a Little Time
    ....And I'll get some posts up.I just got back from Vegas last nite.  I fell asleep in front of the TV after dinner last nite, otherwise I would have written this already.  Slept a solid 3-1/2 hours o…
    Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 12:28 PM

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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.
  • Safe and Sound
    Back on the farm now after a busy week-and-a-half in Barcelona. The turnouts for the big events (i.e., the ones we focused on the most on the PokerStars blog) of the PokerStars Championship Barcelona…
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 06:49 AM
  • Morning in Barcelona
    “It could have been worse” is a phrase we’ve all heard and most of us have probably used. Usually after something bad happens. (Actually, as I try to start out on that foot, I can’t avoid noting how w…
    Thu, 14 Sep 2017, 06:29 AM
  • Main Event Memories
    Been back on the farm more than a week now from Las Vegas. I snapped that pic to the left as I left the Rio for the last time following a 16-night stay. It took me a while, but finally I’m sharing lin…
    Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 01:48 PM
  • You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best
    The WSOP Main Event drew 7,221 entrants this year, a big boost from a year ago and actually the third-largest field ever behind the pre-UIGEA 2006 Main (8,773) and the last pre-Black Friday one in 201…
    Thu, 10 Aug 2017, 02:01 PM
  • Novel News -- Obsessica eBook is out!
    Am all settled at the Rio where the first couple of Day 1 flights of the World Series of Poker Main Event have already played out. Already had some fun interviews and other items of interest -- will r…
    Wed, 9 Aug 2017, 06:21 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.
  • 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
  • League nights, back to the grind
    Season 2016-2017 of the WSOP poker leagues start this weekend, and I hope I am ready. It's all about ranges now...
    Fri, 9 Sep 2016, 12:37 PM
  • Event 56 racap - day 2 of 2
    I start day two after doing my homework. I didn't have a good table draw anymore. I was going to break relatively quickly, and had 7 regs at the table, including a short stacked (15BB) Main Event 2015…
    Thu, 7 Jul 2016, 07:20 AM
  • Full event 56 recap - Day 1 of 2
    Started with plenty of recreational players and a low table draw. Lots of time to study my opponents here. No headphones. Tables start 6 handed. $7500 starting chips. Limper on the first hand. Gez.KK…
    Wed, 6 Jul 2016, 01:07 PM

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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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A blog with general poker news and info as well as our own news.

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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
  • 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
  • PokerNews article #145
    Today I discuss an empirical study of how poker players change their strategies after winning or losing a big pot.…
    Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 09:42 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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  • 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
  • Important Things To Understand About Online Poker
      Are you a gambler by nature? Just love the thrill of watching the pot grow, the cards turn over, and that feeling you get when you win big? What if there was a way that you could partake in these ki…
    Tue, 8 Aug 2017, 11:44 AM
  • A Home Game, A Missed Casino, and An Online Temptation
    Where to start? Where to start? First of all, I discovered a handful of comments awaiting moderation. Sorry, folks, if you left a comment and it did not post. Hell, even one of my own comments were aw…
    Mon, 1 May 2017, 12:44 PM
  • Oldie By Goody
    This weekend, I returned to the Sands with three of my usual degenerates, Dave Roose, Bro-in-Law Marc, and Robbie Hole, to do that poker thing I used to do so frequently. The day pass from the wife wa…
    Mon, 6 Mar 2017, 01:30 PM
  • Even Two Won’t Stop Me
    II’ve had a helluva year, people. We had a relatively sudden death in my family in the summer (no need to get into it in detail here), and the birth of my second child in October. The result, as you c…
    Wed, 30 Nov 2016, 09:59 AM

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Waffles adventures living with marines
  • 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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