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The highs n lows of a winning low stakes Sng player
  • Ten Years of Blogging
    I guess the post title is technically true although I'm not sure posting a few times a year really counts as proper blogging. Social media seems to have replaced blogging for the most part anyway and I notice my blogger spell checker doesn't even recognise the word blogging any more and suggests bogging which might well be more appropriate for this blog!I had a wee look back over some old posts last night and realised how little I care about all the actual poker content I've posted over the year...
    Sat, 9 May 2015, 08:08 am PDT
  • Good Place
    Life ( touch wood!) is pretty damn great at the moment and I can't remember the last time I felt so genuinely happy with my lot.Things are still going brilliantly with my new girlfriend despite her recent gift of a lovely top that says I don't need the internet my missus knows everything ! We've even planned for her to move in to my place sometime early next year and as someone who has always considered myself to be fiercely independent it's a strange feeling to be really looking forward to that...
    Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 02:42 pm PST
  • The Online Dating One Outer
    Being of a slightly pessimistic nature part of me was holding off writing this as the old adage about if something can go wrong it usually does seems to apply to me quite regularly! But hey stuff it things are going well and I feel like writing about it!I mentioned a girl in my last post who cancelled a date on me and I said I may get back in touch with her.Well after quite a few months of texting and missed chances we did finally arrange a date last month.Even then it still nearly went wrong.Sh...
    Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 08:23 am PDT
  • July Update
    Well my two weeks off work flew in and it feels like I was never away.It's weird because the night before I was due back at work I was absolutely fine and not giving it a second thought and then I spent the rest of the week after I started back in a deep pit of despair!I have applied for another job doing something a bit different from dealing with complaints and staying on the same grade I'm on.I was part of a downgrading at the start of the year but have ended up doing the same job as those on...
    Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 02:17 pm PDT
  • March-ing On
    Just logged on to blogger for the first time in a while and saw Dudleys comments waiting to be published along with some fine spammy ones and thought it's about time I updated this wee space of mine.Not very much to report on the poker front.Still spending most Fri/Sat nights enjoying a puff and 12-14 tabling sngs and mtt's.My laptop has taken to overheating when I play 12+ tables and use Pokertracker at the same time so I'll probably have to bite the bullet and fork out for a new one soon as I...
    Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 02:14 pm PDT
  • U Mad? He Mad
    Seeing as Dudley and I seem to to be the only fish left updating poker blogs and he's just posted I thought I'd write a wee update here too.Pokerwise not much has changed since my last post.Still spewing off stacks on the rare occasions I get deep in Mtt's and still enjoying 12 tabling the 45/180 turbo's too.Played 1015 sngs last month and 198 Mtt's and have now earned just over 41k in Vpp's for the year which considering I only play at weekends means...I need to get out more!I did have a much n...
    Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 02:01 pm PDT
  • Nothing Stops This Train
    Seeing as I've now been playing real money poker online for over nine years and as this is the longest blogging break I've taken, I thought I'd throw up a wee post.No bullet points to work from or anything.Just gonna let it all hang out a bit!Still playing poker at the weekends and it's been back to my usual Mtt bad beats,coolers and plain old bad plays so nothing decent to report on that front. I'm still haunted by a hand I played with about 14 players left in large field $5 tourney a couple of...
    Thu, 9 Oct 2014, 01:56 pm PDT
  • Failure to Comminicate
    Thanks to BC n Kaz,Dudley and Juice for the comments left on my last post which once again I've just caught up with after logging into Blogger for the first time in ages.Part of growing up is the struggle to find out who you really are and who your true self really is.It probably took me until my 30's to realise that I'm not this or that and like everyone else I'm just a whole bunch of contradictions rolled into one imperfect human and to be comfortable with that.I feel a bit that way about lone...
    Sun, 27 Jul 2014, 08:27 am PDT
Poker News, Gossip and Hot Girls
  • November Nine Misses Out Again
    Well, that sucked. Typically, today is the day we bang out our annual “Good, Bad, Meh for Poker” column. It all feels pretty “meh” right now though. With one cruel river card last night, Daniel Negreanu was eliminated in 11th place from the 2015 WSOP Main Event. The weight of the moment–as well as hopes of almost the entire poker community–pushed Negreanu to the ground upon elimination. Everyone knew this was a big loss. When the river knocks you out of the biggest poker game in the world @WSOP...
    Wed, 15 Jul 2015, 09:55 am PDT
  • State of the State: Poker In Good Shape in 2015
    Not a fad. We first launched this site in March 2005 with the tag of, “Poker is a trend…and has been since 1829.” Poker is no longer a trend. Thank God. It’s a viable industry. There are still many hurdles. We’re not putting a Pollackesque or Dreyfusonian infinitely positive spin on the state of the state. But while the industry is not all grows up yet–it has matured in tangible and meaningful ways. From live play to legislative, broadcast to sponsorship, poker is doing just fine. Here are five...
    Thu, 9 Jul 2015, 01:08 pm PDT
  • Wicked Chops 10 Years In the Industry Month
    Friday night at the SLS in Beverly Hills, the Entities huddled and said to themselves they said, “Holy crap, people actually showed up to this thing and are taking it seriously we launched Wicked Chops Poker 10 years ago next month!” Other commitments have made regular posting a damn near impossibility, but you only work in an industry for 10 years once, twice, or maybe three different times in your life, so this is worth smacking the keyboard upside the head again. Over the next month, we’ll g...
    Sun, 1 Mar 2015, 02:33 pm PST
  • 2014 WSOP Ratings and State of Poker TV (UPDATED)
    Yay! Poker is still relevant! We were fortunate enough to receive access to the WSOP November Nine ratings on ESPN. All in all, it’s good news and a sign that poker is still healthy. Ratings for the Monday night marathon were up 10-13% year-over-year, pulling .33 US HHs (459,000 viewers) that peaked with a .5. Given the competition against a key demographic (the show ran against Monday Night Football), this would be considered a strong win. The Tuesday WSOP night broadcast averaged .81 US HHs (1...
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 08:33 am PST
  • Martin Jacobson Wins 2014 WSOP Main Event
    Not a Swedish Fish Seriously. Really. On Day 1A of the 2014 WSOP Main Event, we joked that Martin Jacobson needed to slow his roll because you can’t win a poker tournament on the first day. And then look at that. Martin Jacobson won the 2014 WSOP Main Event, banking $10M. He defeated Felix Stephensen heads-up for the title. The heads-up battle between Felixson Martinson Stephenjac Jacobmart Stephensen and Jacobson pitted two guys who outplayed the table and deserved to be there. In the end, Jaco...
    Tue, 11 Nov 2014, 10:00 pm PST
Online Poker News and Views
  • The Norbert No-Show: Bwin.Party Boss Teufelberger Skips French Court Date
    From the Do as I say, not as I do department comes the tale of bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger, who was in the news for recent days for skipping a court date in France for a hearing on his and fellow ex-bwin executive alum Manfred Bodner overseeing of bwin's illicit bookmaking activities in France in the middle of last decade. Teufelberger and Bodner were arrested by French authorities...
    Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 07:20 pm PDT
  • Robert Williamson III in Vodka Lawsuit with Real Housewives Star
    Sometimes the weirdest stories just pop up out of the blue.  This weekend's example: Veteran poker player Robert Williamson III has filed a lawsuit against a longtime cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson. Gunvalson is the only remaining member of the long-running Bravo series' original cast, which is now entering its ninth season.  (I've never seen it, being...
    Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 07:13 pm PDT
  • 2013 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Announced
    World Series of Poker officials have announced the 2013 list of ten finalists for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.  Seven of the ten have been nominated before, and six of those seven return from the 2012 finalists' ballot, when Eric Drache and the late Sailor Roberts were honored.  These were the top ten vote-getters based on fan nominations, which had been available for a couple of...
    Sat, 28 Sep 2013, 11:17 am PDT
  • Gambling Legend Archie Karas Arrested for Blackjack Card Marking
    Gambling legend Archie Karas (real name Anargyros Karabourniotis) was arrested in Nevada on Tuesday and extradited to California on charges of cheating at the San Diego-area Barona Casino.  Karas was alleged to have gained roughly $8,000 through illicit play at the Barona tables, making subtle marks on cards that were still significant enough to be identified on the casino's security cameras...
    Fri, 27 Sep 2013, 09:14 pm PDT
  • Leo Fernandez Suspended from Team PokerStars, Account Sharing Alleged on Forums
    One of the South American members of Team PokerStars, Argentina's Leo Fernandez, has been suspended from the site for a period alleged to be six months after unspecified violations of the site's terms and conditions (ToC).  The news was originally broken by Spanish-language poker site SuperPoker.com, which covered the recent LAPT Panama, where a patchless Fernandez participated. Allegations...
    Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 03:30 pm PDT
  • Stutz's Shoddy LVJR Reporting Slammed by Wicked Chops
    An interesting twist on the crap poker writing theme has emerged in recent days courtesy of old standby blog Wicked Chops Poker, which has accused prominent Las Vegas Review-Journal gaming reporter Howard Stutz of doing a shoddy job of reporting on the recent WSOP press conference in connection with the launch of the new WSOP.com online poker site. As excrutiatingly detailed in the Chops...
    Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 12:06 pm PDT
  • Complete Text of Garden City Group Full Tilt Claims Notice
    Your loyal blogger has received the official Full Tilt Poker claims notification from DOJ-appointed claims administrator Garden City Group.  Since I don't remember applying for the few pennies I had on account at FTP on Black Friday, it's an indication the GCG may be sending out the letter to all known players registered with US addresses, as they existed in the FTOP database. Important for...
    Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 10:39 pm PDT
  • WSOP.com Real Money Online Site Prepares for Nevada Debut
    Caesars Interactive has announced that the new WSOP.com real-money online poker site will go live for Nevada residents on Thursday, September 19th at 9:19 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).  The site will also be available to visitors to the state while they are within the state's boundaries, pending ID and location verification.  Both PC and Mac versions will be available The site, which as with the UK...
    Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 10:31 pm PDT
Welcome to my world Gramma! Kwicky is not only a name, it's a way of life. DNFWK!
  • Bronco collapse and UFC 102 thoughts
    I am incredibly excited for football this year but watching the Broncos implode just disgusts me. Kyle Orton disclocates his finger so badly that it bursts through the skin? So nasty. Now there's talk of Brandon Marshall going to the Jets. I don't really know what else to call this offseason other than an absolute disaster. I guess the only good news is that the defense is looking better than it did last year. But it couldn't have gotten any worse. Anyone see that hit by Brian Dawkins in the las...
    Thu, 3 Sep 2009, 10:41 am PDT
  • New Shodown Shirt Sneak Peak!
    Shodown Couture just posted a sneak peak of the new KwickFish t-shirt designs to their facebook! For the last six months, I've been working with Shodown to design clothes that represent the poker lifestyle ethic. My design above signifies the strength and peace of mind that I think it takes to play winning poker. The shirts are bamboo, so they’re ridiculously soft and renewable—two things that are very important. Shodown also has their original shirts which I wore throughout the WSOP. Here’s ev...
    Tue, 25 Aug 2009, 02:13 pm PDT
  • Summer: Highlights and Things Yet to Happen
    It's been a whirlwind summer. I began the summer by taking a river cruise with Amber through Europe. On the second night there, I proposed and she said yes! Obviously things off to a phenomenal start.Then, as always, I spent the next six weeks in the Rio poker room for the WSOP. Historically, I've had trouble with smaller buy-in events but I really started figuring things out. I only had one small cash but I feel now that my game is at a much better place. The main event was one of the most rewa...
    Tue, 25 Aug 2009, 11:47 am PDT
  • Brandon Marshall
    B Marsh wants to get paid. My Broncos are afraid of his off the field ish. Keep in mind, this is the team that paid Travis Henry to finance a cocaine trafficking ring. They're understandably a little gun shy. I honestly think if Brandon can shut his mouth and walk the straight and narrow this year, Bowlen will give him the big bucks. Can we please save the drama and just play some football?
    Fri, 21 Aug 2009, 01:10 pm PDT
  • Bellisima!
    Amber and I adopted another dog! Meet Bella. She's about 3.5 months old and the people at the Humane Society think she's part Plott Hound and part Retriever. She's all awesome!
    Thu, 20 Aug 2009, 11:54 am PDT
  • Doing her part
    A few nights ago I was chillin' with my friend, Mandy Baker. She mentioned that she was on a mission to do her part in fighting global warming by going to her friend's houses and installing energy efficient light bulbs. Go Mandy!
    Thu, 2 Jul 2009, 01:03 pm PDT
  • The Master
    HUGE congrats to Jason DeWitt, aka TheMasterJ33 for taking second place last night in the $3,000 Triple Chance. This is his second final table this summer. Very Niiiice!
    Wed, 1 Jul 2009, 07:35 pm PDT
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    Sun, 14 Jun 2009, 06:45 pm PDT
Anyone have a clue I can borrow? Suburban dad with stupid parenting stories, and occasionally plays poker variations that make Hold Em' players seize up from confusion.
  • An ode to the little things in life
    An ear in a crowded bar sipping on a late-night happy hour rail drink until last call.  A check that breaks a financial strangle to improve life versus worrying about interest rates.  Shoveling a driveway in the middle of blizzard so an hourly worker does not have to go home with a short paycheck.  “Let’s go for a walk”“I’m sorry for your loss, how I can help?”“Let’s get that drink we talk about but never do”Grabbing an ass or not at the right time.  Leaving a person alone in order to be togethe...
    Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 05:32 pm PST
  • The $50,000 Epiphany
    It has been over a month since I walked down the aisle at Roy Wilkins arena to take home a gold stamped leather binder showing the Rasmussen College school crest (Doctrina, Concretio, Successio with a rockin Moose for a mascot) with a piece of cardboard that set me back around $50,000.  My wife sat in the upper deck besides her dad and my parents of 38 years, all of whom I owe my life to both figuratively and literally.  Sure I opened the padded folder a few times just to see if my name in fancy...
    Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 08:41 pm PDT
  • Day One
    Not heading to Vegas but seemed appropriate and for whatever reason my head wanted to wake up at 3:30am to debate whether a man would rather lose all of his digits or his big (or perhaps not-so-big) digit Theon Greyjoy-style.  The debate was set at a deadlock as losing the sense to touch things and touch pretty things with your penis seemed cruel.  Thank you for the kind words on Monday.Take it away Carnie, Wendy, and Chynna.One day.
    Thu, 20 Jun 2013, 02:22 am PDT
  • Day 4
    No excuses (honestly I really wish I could have kept this journal because holy shit did I hit some emotional craters).  Just these words that represent one of the last three papers I will write as an undergrad.The topic is the phrase every photograph is a self-portrait and needed to be only a page long. Self-Portrait of OpinionOn a personal level I have lived better in the last few years due to my experiences in the past.  Having a traumatic head injury 13 years ago locked me into a prison of re...
    Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 05:26 pm PDT
  • 50 days
    She stood no more than arm length’s away trying not to look at the task at hand. Lightly colored face with a nose stud and auburn hair hidden with a bun. Her shirt was slightly ajar with button hanging to the left revealing a hint of carefully selected lacy underthings.“The whole thing?” she asked in genuinely surprise voice like she’s never been told this before“I want all of it” as I pointed in a downward motion leaving no question as to my intentionShe licked her cherry red lips moving slowly...
    Thu, 2 May 2013, 04:36 am PDT
  • Day 60
    I thought I had my shit together.I was wrong.While the end of this section of my life is about to end and start anew I feel as though my body is moving a few seconds too slow for my mind. No, this isn’t an attempt to regain past athletic feats but trying to not lose me. Spending time staring out of windows at home with viewpoints of (finally) melting snow, brown grass, and a familiar street with a far off window displaying a single strand of oversized red Christmas lights without a thought, and...
    Mon, 22 Apr 2013, 04:27 am PDT
  • 73 days
    Current mood: Needing Alka SelzerThis was supposed to be a daily diary of sorts but life does not always comply with ones wishes including the pack of Gillette Mach 3 blades that my stomach has been trying to digest for the past three days. It could have been the return to long running as a seven mile jaunt around Maple Grove through Fish Lake regional park, Bass Lake road, and at least two other lakes in view were part of a beautiful “spring” day that ended with watching snow flurries with my w...
    Tue, 9 Apr 2013, 04:21 am PDT
  • 80 days
    Current mood: Leaving Las VegasThe NEW Frontier, Westward Ho, Stardust, and (cry) Imperial Palace. When a person says they are visiting Las Vegas there is a clamor for wishing that individual “good luck” or “don’t get rolled by hookers” depending on their level of potential degeneracy. In my case the word “wheelchair” comes up more than fifty times for good reason as my button for stopping most of the time short circuits after two consecutive dealer Pai Gows or just watching a winning craps tabl...
    Tue, 2 Apr 2013, 04:50 am PDT
StoneColdBluff Poker Podcasts
  • Poker Podcast 38
    Another solid performance from the Sontecolfbluff team of Duff and Vster. At least you can’t say we’re inconsistent. Poker, beer and good times Download Poker Podcast 38...
    Mon, 25 Feb 2013, 03:18 pm PST
  • Poker Podcast 37
    This was recorded around the time of the London 2012 Olympics and has been sat in a can for the last 12 months. Finally we get around to producing this little gem of a podcast where we play poker and get drunk – you know the score by now Download Poker Podcast 37...
    Mon, 25 Feb 2013, 03:16 pm PST
  • Poker Podcast 36
    A cheap and cheerful Sit N Go tournie for $5. Our drink of choice for the evening is Makers Mark. Not the longest of poker podcasts we’ve ever done but there are quite a good few cheeky moves that we pull out the bag. Download Poker Podcast 36...
    Fri, 18 Nov 2011, 09:00 am PST
  • Poker Podcast 35
    We play a lengthy deep tourney and we make a few decent moves. This podcast was made sans-alcohol so its fairly quiet, but hugely educational. Download Poker Podcast 35...
    Thu, 10 Nov 2011, 01:42 pm PST
  • Poker Vidcast 14
    Duff and Vster are back on a videocast due to popular demand. We start off in Vster Towers cooking up a bit of dinner for a pre-game feast before moving on to the poker and the alcohol! Download Poker Vidcast 14...
    Mon, 10 Oct 2011, 01:53 pm PDT
  • Poker Podcast 34
    Quite a placid podcast this time around with a strong focus on strategy and making the correct analytical play based on your position and your opponent’s previous form. Download Poker Podcast 34...
    Sun, 14 Aug 2011, 09:50 am PDT
  • Poker Podcast 33
    We try new beer, discuss session drinking, the new Burger King nuggets, long sleeves, keytars and at some point we play a little bit of poker. Download Poker Podcast 33...
    Fri, 5 Aug 2011, 01:25 pm PDT
  • Poker Podcast 32
    Two for the price of one, Duff and Vster hit not one, but two online poker tournaments back to back. Not because we are amazing or anything but because we got absolutely filthed in our first tournie. Join in the fun and download the podcast now! Download Poker Podcast 32...
    Sat, 30 Apr 2011, 12:52 pm PDT
The gambling ramblings of Pauly -- a writer, traveler, and degenerate
  • A Letter to Ndugu
    16 April 2012California, USADear Ndugu,I hope you are well. I received all of your letters and read every single one at least a dozen times. I apologize for not sending you money over the last twelve months. After the events of Black Friday on April 15th of last year, I no longer had the available funds to donate to your orphanage. Before Black Friday, I earned a redonkulous amount of blood money from online poker sites. It was embarrassing that a hack like me should be compensated for writing p...
    Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 01:20 am PDT
  • Flashback: Black Friday Anniversary - 4/15/11
    Editor's Note: This originally appeared on Tao of Poker on 4/27/11. I hate repeating myself, so it's just easier (and better) to re-post this original piece.* * *Black Friday, Vampire Squids, and 100 Masturbating Monkeys in WashingtonBy PaulyLima, Peru Is it true? No Gringos can play online poker? Roberto Brenes, also known as Robertito among his fellow Costa Ricans, is the youngest son of Humberto Brenes, a.k.a. the Godfather of Poker in Latin America. The shark shtick might have worn out its w...
    Sun, 15 Apr 2012, 01:20 am PDT
  • Tao of Poker - 2011 Year in Review
    By PaulyNew York CityTime flies, eh?Hard to believe that 2012 is around the corner, but I'm kinda glad that 2011 is over. This year was one of the roughest, saddest, and most excruciating that I experienced since I ventured into the poker world. I can only be optimistic about the future, because it can't get any worse... right?I'm burned out beyond belief. It's definitely time for me to take an extended break. I need some time to unplug and write for a while. If you need a poker fix, I encourage...
    Mon, 26 Dec 2011, 01:20 pm PST
  • Kindle Versions - Lost Vegas and Jack Tripper Stole My Dog
    By PaulyNew York CityMerry Christmas to all of you.Were you a good boy/girl this year? Or were you a naughty troublemaker? Did Santa Claus stiff you with a pair of socks? Or did he hook you up with a new Kindle Fire? If so, you're in luck because you can support independent writers and fill up your new virtual library in one swoop! The e-book version of Lost Vegas is only a few clicks away...Click here to buy Lost Vegas for Kindle and iPads.Click here to buy Lost Vegas for the Nook.Click here to...
    Sun, 25 Dec 2011, 01:20 am PST
  • The Puppeteers of America
    By PaulySan Francisco, CAOne of my favorite political writers is Matt Taibbi, columnist at Rolling Stone magazine, who also penned a few books such as The Great Derangement, which included an astute observation about politics and Big Business... You don't elect politicians to commit crimes; you elect politicians to make your crimes legal. - Matt TaibbiBlack Friday more than put a wrinkle into the lives of American poker players, it decimated the entire online poker landscape. On April 15th, we a...
    Sun, 18 Dec 2011, 01:20 pm PST
  • New Insider Column: NFL Week 15 Picks
    By PaulySan Francisco, CA Hey guys, I got this great stock tip... ever hear of Zynga? It's time to pimp my latest column for Wicked Chops Insider. I'm writing about sportsbetting and shared my picks for Week 15 of the NFL season. Just a heads-up, Insider is a paywall site, but gosh darn it... I'm worth it.Here's the link: Dr. Pauly's Picks - NFL Week 15.I almost had a perfect Week 14 going 4-1 with my selections. I'm sure I'm gonna jinx myself by saying this, but the Step into the Teaser picks h...
    Sat, 17 Dec 2011, 11:22 am PST
  • Zombie Poker Apocalypse
    By PaulySan Francisco, CAThe public's fascination with zombies is rooted in an underlying irony. Hollywood recycles genres every couple of decades or so, including zombie-themed films. In the 1950s and 1960s, movie houses across America featured a plethora of B-flicks including zombie films by Edward Cahn. In the late 1970s, a slew of low budget zombie flicks entered the consciousness, many of which found a second life as home rentals in the 1980s courtesy of the VCR. And now as 2012 approaches,...
    Thu, 15 Dec 2011, 01:20 pm PST
  • Ocho - WPBT, Part 3
    By PaulySan Francisco, CASeveral hours after the marathon, I found myself in a late-night jam session at the Monte Carlo poker room. The session musicians included Dr. Chako, Iggy, G-Rob, Otis, Marty, Poker Peaker, Bad Blood, and Drizz.Here's the setlist...12/4/11 - Monte Carlo Poker Room, Las Vegas, NVSet 1: Possum, Nougat Farm > Extra Large Aspirin > Pillow Talk, Danny England Ain't from England, Madras > Marty Ain't Russian > Madras It's a drink, it's a rug, it's a shirt Jam > Marty Borrows*,...
    Mon, 12 Dec 2011, 12:33 pm PST
Doyle Brunson - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
Andrew 'Foucault' Brokos - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
  • Episode 70: Jennifer Shahade
    Jennifer Shahade is a two-time American Women’s Chess Champion, an author, and a professional poker player. She joins the show to discuss the world of chess, her transition to poker, ...
    Mon, 3 Mar 2014, 04:58 pm PST
  • What’s Your Play? Ran Out a Straight
    Game is $5/$10 no-limit hold ‘em. Villain begins the hand with $1570, Hero covers as does the rest of the table. He’s a very good player, reads hands well, and ...
    Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 07:04 am PST
  • Mailbag: Looking at the Clock
    Q: I was BB ($600) and held KhKc. UTG+1 LAG ($500) limps CO limps Button (...
    Thu, 27 Feb 2014, 01:06 pm PST
  • Episode 69: Bluffing with Carlos Welch
    Carlos Welch fills in for Nate this week and is remarkably open about his recent setbacks, including the challenges of playing underrolled, finding a good backing deal, and balancing live ...
    Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 07:23 pm PST
  • Three Rivers Poker Challenge Day Two
    Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday and especially to those who were following along on Twitter. That always makes a live run more fun. Despite starting the day with ...
    Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 01:44 pm PST
  • Three Rivers Poker Challenge
    Made Day 2 of a local $900 + $100 (with another $27 of that $900 withheld for staff – I’m not winning nitcast awards for this one) event. Couple of ...
    Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 06:42 am PST
  • Mailbag: Getting Away From Hands
    Q: I have a recurring situation that is driving me crazy. You speak to it around the edges quite a bit in the blog, I’d be interested in hearing your direct ...
    Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 06:25 pm PST
  • Thinking Poker Coaching is Better Than Ever
    I’ve revamped my most popular coaching programs to be better than ever for 2014! (Yes, I realize we’re pretty well into 2014, but I had a bit of a backlog ...
    Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 12:07 pm PST
Kristen Bicknell - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
  • Hello Again
    Happy 2014 everyone.  I'm still alive and kickin'! When I last posted, I mentioned that I probably won't be participating in the blogging world much in the future.  I got ...
    Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 11:02 pm PDT
  • Mission Acomplished
    Hey everyone,  I managed to make SNE once again.  It was a pretty tough ending being so far behind! I want to thank everyone who has followed along with my ...
    Fri, 3 Jan 2014, 10:03 pm PST
  • Just a Short Update- Dec 1
    Hey there blog readers... Been a while.  Unfortunately, blogging has been knocked down the priority list, and one thing I have been lacking in the past few months, is time. ...
    Sat, 30 Nov 2013, 11:09 pm PST
  • September Recap
    Well, September was a really busy month. I had a lot going on outside of poker, but still managed to put in a decent volume online, and got out to ...
    Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 09:58 am PDT
  • September- On Pace and Working on Balance
    Monthly Pace and Poker I'm doing pretty good as far as my overall monthly goal is.  My goal is 120,000 VPPs, and so far I have 55,000.  If it wasn't ...
    Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 10:03 am PDT
  • September- On Pace and Working on Balance (On and off the tables)
    Monthly Pace and Poker I'm doing pretty good as far as my overall monthly goal is.  My goal is 120,000 VPPs, and so far I have 55,000.  If it wasn't ...
    Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 10:04 pm PDT
  • August Wrap Up and September Plans
    So, it's now officially September 1st.  August was a busy month! Poker wise I ALMOST hit my goal for the month in VPPs... I wanted 105,000, but I'm very happy ...
    Sat, 31 Aug 2013, 10:04 pm PDT
  • Half Way There
    Hey guys, it's been longer than I thought since I updated.  Time flies when your having fun! (or just insanely busy). I've got quite a bit of volume in the ...
    Sun, 18 Aug 2013, 04:04 am PDT
Matt Affleck - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
  • Week 1
    I was very satisfied with how this week went in terms of my goals. The intensity was not as high as I would of liked, but for a warmup week, ...
    Mon, 25 Mar 2013, 12:04 pm PDT
  • Dec 6 -13 Goals The Mental Game of Poker
    Dec 6 -13 Goals The Mental Game of Poker I recently have been reading “The Mental Game of Poker”, by Jared Tendler. Im about 2/3 through the book right now ...
    Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 11:02 pm PST
  • 4th Quarter Goals
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    Mon, 1 Oct 2012, 02:02 pm PDT
  • Over Betting
    Beginning of September Stats Hour Played - 33 $ / hr - $77 Profit - $2,568 I am getting super excited for Borgata this week. I fly out Wednesday and ...
    Mon, 10 Sep 2012, 12:07 pm PDT
  • September Goals
    So much going on in Seattle lately that I am trying my best to get out and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. Spent most of last weekend out ...
    Sun, 9 Sep 2012, 08:02 pm PDT
  • August 20 - 26
      August 20th - 26th (Note I do my weeks Monday – Sunday) Cash Games Hours – 18 Profit ...
    Tue, 4 Sep 2012, 04:02 pm PDT
  • Arizona State Poker Trip Report
    Got back yesterday after 5 days at the Arizona State Poker Championships at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Traveled there with my friend Noah and stayed at the hotel ...
    Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 07:02 pm PDT
  • The Grind
    Welcome to the new installment of my blog “The Grind”. Follow me through what us poker players refer to the grind. The down and dirty, put in hours, make the ...
    Mon, 6 Aug 2012, 03:02 pm PDT
Online Poker Sites, Reviews, News, Texas Holdem Poker
  • Poker Stars Holds Free $20 + $14 Limited Time Offer
    For the month of January 2014, Poker Stars is holding a Free $20+$14 offer. Just make you first deposit ever into a new Poker Stars account by January 31, 2014, and as long as your deposit is at least $20, you’ll get a $20 free bonus plus $1 per day for the next 14 days to apply toward any real money ring game or tournament, which you redeem by simply playing that day at any real money ring game or tournament. Just be sure to use the code FREE20+14 when making your qualifying deposit so you’ll...
    Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 08:44 am PST
  • Iowa Not To Have Online Poker In 2014
    It is now (semi)-official: an online poker bill will not appear on any ballot presented to Iowa voters in 2014, though some hope lingers that such a move could happen as soon as 2015. This from an article released recently in Casino Enterprise Management, which reported on the declaration of Wes Ehrecke, the President and CEO of the IGA or Iowa Gaming Association, when he was interviewed as a guest on a panel for 2014 Gaming Predictions. For the coming year, Ehrecke said, the state’s focus will...
    Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 04:48 pm PST
  • Bovada Poker Hosts Eyes On The Prize Super Bowl Promotion
    With the next Super Bowl almost upon us, Bovada Poker is celebrating with a special themed promotion for its sports-loving fans. It’s called Eyes on the Prize and it promises to award weekly bonuses plus a shot at one of four large screen televisions. Just play at Bovada Poker’s real money tables and tournaments between January 6 and February 2, and all the Poker Points you earn during this time will count toward a bonus award and entry into a special drawing for the grand prizes. It starts by...
    Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 06:48 am PST
  • 888 Poker Hosts $50,000 Big Bang
    Win a share of $50,000 in prizes in 888 Poker’s The Big Bang promotion, which started on January 6 to and awards a variety of great prizes, including the latest models of the most popular video game consoles and more. To win your share of this prize booty, play cash games at 888 Poker and earn points on a leaderboard. You earn points from the first 150 hands of each day. To earn points either win a hand after the flop or get to the showdown of the hand. The amount of points you earn each time y...
    Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 08:33 am PST
  • Latest Party Poker World Poker Tour Satellites
    As the new year gets underway, Party Poker has several satellite tournament series’ running for various stops on the World Poker Tour, including the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic, the WPT National UK, and the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Festival. The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Festival Satellite Series at Party Poker runs through January 12 and awards $6,000 prize packages that include the $3,500 buy-in for the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Festival main event, 6 nights of hotel and hospitality, and $1,300...
    Fri, 3 Jan 2014, 09:46 am PST
  • Holdem Poker Chat Year in Review: Top Poker Stories of 2013 – Part III of III
    In our final installment of this three-part look back over the year that was, we round out the top poker stories of 2013 with these quick bites (in no particular order)     World leader in online poker, Poker Stars found itself shut out of the legal U.S. poker market this year, after one debacle after another. First the settlement with the U.S. DOJ, then a 5-year bad-actor clause keeping Poker Stars out of Nevada, then the Atlantic Club rescinded on a deal with the site with no time for PokerSt...
    Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 09:37 pm PST
  • Holdem Poker Chat Year in Review: Top Poker Stories of 2013 – Part II of III
    Full Tilt Poker Pays Players Back… Or Starts The Ball Rolling The launching of legal online poker in Nevada and New Jersey only scratched the surface of the poker news of 2013, one of the other biggest stories of the year being the beginning of Full Tilt Poker’s repayment of U.S. player funds seized back in April of 2011 when the U.S. Department of Justice shut down Full Tilt Poker, among several other online poker sites. Those other sites had already long-since remitted player funds unable to...
    Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 06:14 pm PST
  • Holdem Poker Chat Year in Review: Top Poker Stories of 2013 – Part I of III
    Legal U.S. Online Poker Launched As we get ready to ring in the New Year, it’s a good time to take a moment and look back over the year that was. A lot happened in the world of poker, online and off, in 2013. So much poker news that it’s taking us three posts to review it all. Of course of greatest interest to the readers of this blog, no doubt, are the strides made this year in legal U.S. online poker. Three states  – Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey – launched their real money online poker ga...
    Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 08:08 am PST
Keep Flopping Aces
  • Delaware Considers Adding Online Sports Betting
    Buoyed up by the success of their casinos, Delaware looks like it’s trying to jump into the online gaming arena in a big way.   A bill to allow online betting in Delaware and provide more venues for sports betting is on its way to the state House for a vote. The House Gaming and Parimutuels Committee approved the bill last week.  Gov. Jack Markell proposed expanding keno beyond Delaware’s three existing casinos to at least 100 sites throughout the state, and authorizing betting on NFL football i...
    Tue, 22 May 2012, 02:36 pm PDT
  • New Jersey Still Bound and Determined to be the First State Offering Online Poker
    “We want to take the lead,” said New Jersey state senator Sen. Raymond Lesniak (pictured left), a sponsor of the bill that would legalize online poker in New Jersey. “We don’t want Nevada to take the lead.”  His bill cleared the state Assembly’s gambling committee yesterday, as lawmakers race to make New Jersey the first state that allows Internet betting. Lesniak said the state has already lost out on about $200 million because Gov. Chris Christie’s vetoed a similar bill last year.  But since t...
    Fri, 11 May 2012, 12:44 pm PDT
  • Barry Greenstein Claims Obama Supports Online Poker … but I Don’t See Any Evidence. Do You?
    Card Player Magazine reported that poker professional and Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein tweeted in an attempt to link President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage to the plight of ostracized poker players. Greenstein said that the president supports efforts to legalize online poker, but just won’t admit it. While I respect Barry’s reputation in the poker community, his statement seems silly and somewhat misguided.  Even if Obama believes in his heart that online poker is OK bu...
    Fri, 11 May 2012, 12:13 pm PDT
  • I’m out as editor of Poker Player Newspaper
    After five years as editor of Poker Player Newspaper, I’m out.  As of yesterday, Stan Sludikoff decided to assume the role of editor, in what’s one in a series of cost-cutting moves designed to stabilize the paper’s financial problems and retain its viability.  I will simply be a columnist for the paper going forward, and until the paper’s profitability increases, I don’t see myself wearing the editor’s hat any time soon. For now, I’ll continue on as a columnist for the paper, with Stan as edito...
    Wed, 9 May 2012, 08:12 am PDT
  • Black Friday … One Year Later
    It’s been one year today since the Feds swooped down to shutter America’s most popular online poker sites: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and CEREUS Network rooms Absolute Poker and UB.com.  On Black Friday, the US Department of Justice indicted these sites and millions of players have had to live with the aftermath of their actions. For most poker players, the biggest impact is that Full Tilt never repaid money to their customers—money that did not belong to Full Tilt in the first place.  To me, t...
    Sat, 14 Apr 2012, 10:56 am PDT
  • On the Air Again: This Thursday Night at 6 p.m. Pacific Time
    Now you can hear Keep Flopping Aces, Thursday night at 6 p.m. Pacific Time for our first show on Hold’em Radio.  Our last show was two weeks ago at the old station, and this week Shari Geller and I will debut Keep Flopping Aces at www.holdemradio.com. For our first broadcast, it will be Shari and I, chatting about poker and smoothing out the wrinkles.  But we have guests booked for the next three weeks following that, and on April19 our guest will be professional poker player and writer Chris “F...
    Wed, 11 Apr 2012, 10:27 am PDT
  • Moving to a New Online Poker Radio Station!
    Yesterday was our 170th show on Rounders Radio.  It was also our last.  After a one week hiatus, Shari Geller and I will move Keep Flopping Aces to Hold’em Radio.  We’re keeping the same time slot: Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.  Shows will also be rebroadcast three times during the following week, and they’ll be available as podcasts for on-demand listening. The station was recently purchased by Dan Ross and Camille Cannon from the company that bought the station from its founder, Wa...
    Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 06:01 pm PDT
  • Judge Puts Kibosh on Black Friday Plea Deal
    The government’s planned prosecution of Utah banker John Campos hit a road block of sorts, when US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ordered prosecutors to explain in writing why they let former Utah banker John Campos plead guilty to a misdemeanor instead of a felony, and avoid a trial scheduled for April 9. When Judge Kaplan blocked the guilty plea, he said he needed to know why the government was walking away from the case. This was to have been the only scheduled trial resulting from charges br...
    Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 05:07 pm PDT
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Poker Site Reviews and Bonuses
  • PokerStars will Operate an American Casino?
    The worlds’ most recognizable brand of the online poker lifestyle is branching out from the virtual world into the glitz of the Atlantic City boardwalk empire. PokerStars, the flagship brand of the Rational Group gaming conglomerate, is purchasing the Atlantic Club Casino, a landmark hotel and full-service casino right on the boardwalk. The gaming industry […] The post PokerStars will Operate an American Casino? appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 08:51 am PDT
  • PokerStars buys Full Tilt?
    That’s the rumor spreading around among players at the 2+2 poker player forums.  At first it seemed like another rumor, yet we can’t help but smile and hope to get our money back.  As the day has progressed there is some weight to these rumor as it is being posted among top igaming business publications like igamingbusiness and […] The post PokerStars buys Full Tilt? appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Tue, 24 Apr 2012, 02:09 pm PDT
  • Bodog is Now Bovada for US Players
    Today Bodog announced all US players will be moved from Bodog to a new brand called – BOVADA.  They claim the only difference will be the name, same software and same payment processors.  Techinically Bodog is licensing it out to Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) which runs the Bodog software and operations. The reason for […] The post Bodog is Now Bovada for US Players appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Wed, 14 Dec 2011, 08:32 am PST
  • Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scheme
    Say it ain’t so Howard.  The DOJ has said they are convinced that Full Tilt Poker was essentially operating as a “ponzi scheme” for the last few months. The DOJ has clearly stated Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson used player funds to pay themselves over $100 million! Here’s the breakdown: Raymond Bitar […] The post Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scheme appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 04:05 pm PDT
  • Full Tilt in Discussions to get License Back
    I just noticed on Alderneys GamblingControl.org website, a new statement was issued on July 4, 2011.  This statement is very brief, but is clear: Alderney Gambling Control Commission is in discussions to re-open Full Tilt Poker to it’s current and new customers. It states that the AGCC is in talks  (at the early stages) with […] The post Full Tilt in Discussions to get License Back appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Tue, 5 Jul 2011, 08:35 am PDT
  • Paddy Power Buys Full Tilt Poker?
    I just went to PaddyPowerPoker.com and saw a news promo called “Paddys on Tilt” and use a similar Tilt logo.  Is this just another one of Paddy Power awesome adverts or are they trying to tell us something?  On the Promo it states “Poker is Changing” and then July 2011.  If it wasn’t for that, […] The post Paddy Power Buys Full Tilt Poker? appeared first on The Poker Fish.
    Fri, 1 Jul 2011, 09:46 am PDT
Poker blog offering poker tournament news for PokerStars events. Includes European Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, WCOOP, and WSOP coverage.
  • Aussie Millions Day 1b: Schneider and the shenanigans
    If you thought the first eleven days of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship were big, then I'm here to tell you they were dwarfed by comparison to the Day 12 schedule that greeted us today. We just ran the gauntlet through three final tables, a promotional sit and go, an enormous Last Chance satellite, Day 1b of the Main Event, the Player's Party and a partridge in a pear tree. Yep, we were busy. No time to watch the Super Bowl! The Crown Poker Room was overflowing with action of all varietie...
    Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 06:48 am PST
  • PokerStars reveals EPT Monaco schedule
    Monaco may be the lap of luxury where the hyper-rich go to play, but the European Poker Tour is ready to roll out a red carpet for you. Today, The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final announced an eleven-day 48-event schedule with more low buy-in tournaments than ever before. Kicking off on April 23 and running to May 2, the Monaco event will partner with the France Poker Series to offer 21 events priced at €500 or less. If you ever wanted to spend some time in one...
    Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 06:47 am PST
  • Aussie Millions Day 1b: Mercier up for the challenge
    It's certainly a long way from the United States to Australia. It's a good 14 hours to the West Coast and even further if you're out East. Flying all that way, landing in a completely different time zone, dealing with jetlag, a different culture, and expecting to perform at your best in a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament is a pretty big ask. Sure, there are tricks to dealing with jetlag, and the culture in Australia is pretty relaxed, but it's still not easy to compete with the best players in th...
    Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 03:56 am PST
  • Aussie Millions Day 1b: Watch out for the Panda
    The Crown Poker Room is certainly a hive of activity this evening with three side events, the Main Event, the promotional sit and go, and an enormous Phase 3 satellite filling every table in the poker room. In fact, there are so few available tables in the poker room that most of the cash games are running upstairs in the pit that last year was the make-shift studio that was used for filming of the final table. Over in the Main Event, the players have just returned from a 75-minute dinner break...
    Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 02:10 am PST
  • IMS DURNK wins $231K in super 2/2/14 Sunday Million victory
    This year's Super Bowl might have failed to live up to the expectations of all but the Seattle faithful, but the Sunday Million that ran simultaneously here at PokerStars was anything but a disappointment. That was especially true for one player who had cashed in the tournament many times in the past, including a couple of deep runs, without making it as far as the final table. The big game stole away a few hundred players to leave this week's field at 7,709, down a bit from the last few weeks,...
    Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 01:38 am PST
  • Aussie Millions Day 1b: Is Anita Le the next Aussie Millions champ?
    Several months ago the Crown Poker Room held an audition. They wanted to find three people to be the faces of the 2014 Aussie Millions campaign. It was a big responsibility and Crown waded through over 150 applicants to find the three people who would best represent the Aussie Millions brand. These people were everyday folk. Regulars of the poker room. Each with a different background and a story to tell. But they all had one thing in common. They loved poker and they wanted desperately to be th...
    Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 11:25 pm PST
  • Aussie Millions Day 1b: Celina poised to steal the spotlight
    It's hard to not get excited when big names pros such as Esfandiari, Antonius, Seidel and Negreanu roll into town and plonk down 25 large to play a poker tournament. It's also easy to get caught up with the fanfare of the Main Event which consumes most of the Crown Poker Room today. However the table with the largest rail right now is the feature table where the final table of Event #7 of the Aussie Millions is taking place. That event is a $1,650 No Limit Holdem Bounty Event, and after 257 play...
    Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 07:29 pm PST
  • TCOOP 2014: Riverlan_88 runs through Main Event field, blaaesh banks top dollar (Event #49, $700 NLH...
    It seems like January was gone in a flash and so was the TCOOP, the veritable speed demon of PokerStars' tournament series. The third annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker boasted a $15 million prize pool across fifty events and PokerStars players turned up in droves to shatter that guarantee, the total reaching a massive $23,322,941.08. A large chunk of that was up for grabs in today's TCOOP Main Event, where three players came away with quarter million-plus scores. 4,600 players bought, sa...
    Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 05:58 pm PST
Casey Jarzabek - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
  • 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 PST
  • Juggling Poker and Family!
      Hey guys and gals...
    Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 04:17 pm PST
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PST
  • Back to Back
      After a bit of downtime, it has felt great to get back on the MTT grind.  I came back with a bang!  On October 16th I took second in the ...
    Tue, 29 Nov 2011, 11:46 am PST
  • WCOOP Update and TPE News
    It’s been a while since my last blog, so I figured I should give a quick recap on what I have been up to.  Of course we are in the ...
    Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 02:07 pm PDT
  • Failure
    Well, to say that my summer in the TPE house for the WSOP was a failure would be a vast understatement. I went out there focused and prepared to do ...
    Mon, 27 Jun 2011, 04:33 pm PDT
Xuan Liu - Brought to you by CardPlayer - The Poker Authority
  • Xuan Liu on Love, Hate and Winging it : CalvinAyre.com
    A recent interview with Lee Davy Xuan Liu on Love, Hate and Winging it : CalvinAyre.com...
    Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 08:06 pm PDT
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PDT
  • 8min “Easy Game” mini-doc from PokerListings.com
    Matt Showell and Alex Konyves from Pokerlistings followed me around Toronto for a few days to film this 8 min mini-documentary. I had a great time through the entire process ...
    Tue, 8 Oct 2013, 02:23 pm PDT
  • I’m representing Ourgame at WPT China!
    Super excited to be representing China’s leading social gaming company, Ourgame at WPT China this year. It would be an absolute dream to make a deep run in beautiful Sanya, ...
    Sat, 28 Sep 2013, 06:26 pm PDT
  • Join me at Poker Battle in Puerto Rico this December!
    Join me and the WPT Boot Camp team at Poker Battle this December for an unforgettable poker vacation at the Waldorf Astoria in Puerto Rico. Meet and learn poker from ...
    Wed, 25 Sep 2013, 02:43 pm PDT
A blog with general poker news and info as well as our own news.
Daily news from poker and online poker world
  • Poker Pros: How They Learned
    Ever wondered how the masters of poker made it to the top? Whether it was destiny or just dogged hard work that brought them success? ...
    Fri, 27 May 2016, 07:39 am PDT
  • Poker Needs More Women
    The question is not whether women can be as good at poker as men, obviously they have proved they are, but why are there not more women playing poker?
    Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 01:45 am PDT
  • How Online Casinos Are Becoming More Personalized
    In years gone by, it was almost certainly true to say that very few poker players had never set foot in a casino.
    Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 03:31 am PST
  • Win a Share of $10K in a PokerWorks-exclusive $1 Buy-in Tourney at PokerStars
    PokerStars is rolling out a $10,000 PokerWorks-exclusive $1 buy-in tournament thanks to a special relationship we share. This massive bankroll building opportunity will take place at the world's largest real-money online poker room on November...
    Sat, 14 Nov 2015, 01:45 pm PST
  • Joe McKeehen Wins 2015 WSOP Main Event
    The World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off back in July during the world's most prestigious poker festival. After seven days of play in July, and the long wait to come back to find a winner, Joe McKeehen waltzed through three days in...
    Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 05:51 pm PST
  • Ready to Rumble for the Cash in a €1,000 Freeroll?
    In case you haven't heard, Unibet Poker is opening up the opportunity to build a bankroll and enjoy the heat as you fight your way to the top of two fantabulous €1,000 guaranteed PokerWorks-exclusive freerolls. Any time you're looking for...
    Mon, 9 Nov 2015, 03:44 pm PST
  • Play FREE at Full Tilt TODAY for a Piece of $5,000 - Password Included
    If you opened your Full Tilt account here at PokerWorks, all you need is the password to play in our exclusive $5,000 freeroll that kicks off TODAY at 19:00 GMT/20:00 CET! Have you checked out the prize pools of freerolls in online poker rooms...
    Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 07:32 am PST
  • The Inside Shuffle: Dwyte Pilgrim Shocker; Bryan Micon Sentencing; I Puckered Up
    Many times the face of poker generated by the media is one of poker players coming across as a bunch of gambling fools that put all their money on the table and hope for a lucky turn of the card so they don’t have to sleep in the street. You...
    Tue, 3 Nov 2015, 04:31 pm PST
The Other Side Of Poker News!
  • 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 than the capacity of an average Vegas nightclub and an *astonishing* 10% or so of the average conference… A lot of lucky players are going to break through this year. They’ll win a lot of...
    Sat, 4 Jun 2016, 04:48 am PDT
  • 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 well as far as the launch is concerned. Things went so well that New Jersey online poker broke a new record, as a 3rd cash game table was completely full (with 1 person waiting) on Easter...
    Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 03:22 am PDT
  • 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 rights too, and that if these rights are not respected then there will be trouble* *well, mostly bitching and passive-aggressive posturing, but whatever With their VIP rewards curtailed...
    Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 10:02 am PST
  • 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 to yourself, its not as if I actually give a sh1t what you think now, is it? Here we are  Well, I managed to do it before the end of January, so that counts, right? You can check back at...
    Sun, 10 Jan 2016, 06:30 am PST
  • 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 beings have been doing things with their time other than playing poker. You know, getting out and about, meeting people... developing as human beings rather than multi-tabling robots... Here I look...
    Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 05:23 am PST
  • Virtual WSOP Bracelet Reminds Everyone How Dull Online Poker Is
    There was a little buzz, some timely clichés and more than a little desperation among the hordes of journalists covering the World Series of Poker this year, deal Melted Felt readers. This was the challenge of reporting on the brand new ‘online bracelet’. After using up the words like ‘Historical’, ‘ground breaking’ and ‘inaugural’, the fact that the reports were on a series of anonymous...
    Fri, 10 Jul 2015, 08:12 am PDT
  • Poker Site Closes After Raid by Seals With Clubs
    Shocking news from the world of bitcoin poker, dear Melted Felt readers. Nobody likes to see a poker room closing, especially one where a select group of poker pros sit waiting all day for an unwitting bitcoin user to come along before raping them for their bankroll. What makes this even more shocking is that there was a home visit to one of the owners. Bryan Micon was apparently...
    Sun, 22 Feb 2015, 01:01 pm PST
  • Lock Poker Repayments Announced via the Liberia Poker Open
    Finally, Lock Poker look set to pay out their long suffering players. It has been a long time, and there have been a lot of excuses, dear Melted Felt readers, but things are finally looking up again. What with all the banking restrictions in place in the US at the moment, Lock have been forced to find some alternative means of getting the cash returned. Heading over to Europe with...
    Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 07:35 am PDT
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, non more so than when it results in a lifelong commitment. In the end we rolled the dice and here is what they landed on:Orlanda Casey Atkin born on the 18th June 2016.Having had a look through the blog archive I see that I went into some rather graphic detail when I posted about my first and second c...
    Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 12:50 pm PDT
  • 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 that I'm a fairly busy person, and the time I don't spend either playing poker or studying poker I try and spend with my wife and two children. On the other hand, half an hour here or there isn't exactly a huge commitment! Given the amount of hits the blog still gets (I surpassed one million hits earl...
    Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 09:21 am PST
  • Aussie Millions and 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. Sweet! Except, it didn't get cancelled. So in I go to a $700 Aussie Millions Satellite with 1 seat. I won that too. Sweet! But now I have to go to Australia at the beginning of February.Now that sounds pretty awesome, but it was a bitter-sweet feeling for me as I'd be leaving my 2 young children beh...
    Thu, 1 May 2014, 04:24 am PDT
  • 1 millllllion VPPs and 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 badge (booooommmm), it's kind of a cool milestone to reach.The good sports at PokerStars support provided me with a lifetime audit so I could work out a yearly breakdown of VPPs:Reaching this milestone would have felt rather underwhelming had I not recently managed to dig myself out of my largest ev...
    Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 12:19 pm PST
  • 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 my only real chance to play live poker without being away from my kids (it's only a 50 minute drive away), I tend to play the bigger tournaments there when I can. Having said that I was taking a bit of a shot buying in direct and not selling any action given that it was a £1,000+£100 buy-in. I also d...
    Tue, 14 May 2013, 03:29 am PDT
  • Overdue (but brief!) update...
    I'm very aware that it's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm managing to finally update when I'm really short on time, as I'm about to take the wife and kids to Disneyland Paris for a few days, so I'm going to have to be brief  (I realise I could have posted sooner when I had more time, but this is pretty in keeping with my reputation to leave everything until the last minute).Year so far...I'm doing decent overall this year, but it could certainly be going much better. Unfortunately I'm...
    Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 03:43 am PDT
  • October Review and New Column
    Well October pretty much sucked donkey balls. One of the annoying things about poker is that variance and effort do not necessarily correlate with one another. I was rather lazy in September, but made a bunch of money running like God. Conversely, I grinded my titties off in October, and winded up doing only a little better than breaking-even. Fortunately I'm in more decent spirits than you would imagine for a break-even month, as I've dug my way out of a majority of a pretty soul-destroying $7k...
    Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 11:42 am PDT
  • A bit of a sweat...
    I went for a sort of multiple meaning title for this blog post. I've currently got a bit of a sweat trying to get voted for something, I had a bit of a live tournament sweat, and this last week I did my first 5km run :)Vote for me :)I'm hoping to get voted to represent players at some PokerStars meetings on the Isle of Man in a couple of weeks time.The main aim of the meetings is two way communication between PokerStars and the players. We can discuss future plans and development priorities for...
    Sat, 6 Oct 2012, 07:33 am PDT
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  • Last Day to Pre-Order The Course by Ed Miller
    This is it. Today is the last day to pre-order The Course: Serious Hold ‘Em Strategy For Smart Players by Ed Miller. The release date is TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. After today, you won’t be able to grab the discounted coaching package anymore. Early reviews are coming in, and people seem to love the book. From one reviewer: “I think you nailed it.” If you want to learn more, you can read some excerpts from the book. ...
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015, 09:21 am PDT
  • New update on Poker’s 1%
    Head over to my new website to read a status update on my new book, Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top. ...
    Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 02:17 pm PST
  • FREE Book Black Friday Deal LAST DAY
    Today is the LAST DAY for the FREE BOOK deal from Black Friday. Preorder my new book Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top, and you get a free signed paperback copy of either How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold’em or Playing The Player delivered in time for Christmas. Today is the last day. The deal ends today. If you want it, you gotta order today. Can’t think of another way to say it. Go now and get the deal before it’s gone. ...
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  • Poker’s 1%: What’s The Secret?
    On Friday, I announced my brand new book for preorder, Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top. (The announcement came with an offer for a FREE book before Christmas if you order by December 9. Get the deal now before it’s gone.) Since Friday, I’ve gotten one question more than any other. “What’s the big secret?” It’s a fair question. To answer the question properly, I’d need a book. (Conveniently, I have written just such a book. It’s available for preorder now through De...
    Mon, 2 Dec 2013, 01:45 pm PST
  • Announcing New Book: Poker’s 1%
    Today is Black Friday. I have a deal for you. Today I’m announcing my brand new no-limit book, Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top. Preorder it before December 9th, and receive a FREE SIGNED bonus book in time for Christmas. Check out the deal here. ...
    Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 07:37 am PST
  • Announcing A New Book Edited By Ed Miller
    Hi Folks, I’m happy to announce a brand new no-limit hold’em book today. It’s called Poker Plays You Can Use, and it’s written by my student, Doug Hull. He asked me to help him with it, and I ended up editing it. It’s a practical, example-driven book that picks up where my latest books How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold’em and Playing The Player have left off. If you buy it today, as a gift you will receive a 40% off coupon for one of my books—Playing The Player. Learn more about the new book by...
    Thu, 6 Jun 2013, 08:59 am PDT
  • Hail Ultimate Poker
    My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Legal online poker is now live in Nevada. Hail Ultimate Poker! My personal nightmare is not yet over, unfortunately, as I have yet to be vetted and verified by the powers-that-be at Ultimate Poker. But once I get the green light, I will be playing our glorious game online for the first time in the brightest light of day. The World Series of Poker is also soon upon us. If you don’t live in Nevada, might I suggest to you this year, year of...
    Tue, 30 Apr 2013, 12:16 pm PDT
  • Second Chance At A Deal
    I’m offering a second chance at the sale I ran earlier in January. From now until Friday night, you can get 50% off all books on my website. Just use code REPLAY50 at checkout. This is it. You miss this one, you gotta wait until I run another sale which could be a while. So if you missed the first one or you were on the fence, just go now and get your books. Remember, code REPLAY50 at checkout. ...
    Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 03:17 pm PST
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    Nominations now open for the 2014 Gaming Intelligence HOT 50! The January 2014 issue of GIQ magazine will once again reveal the profiles of the most talented, innovative and inspiring individuals working in the online gambling industry, as nominated by you. The annual Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 recognises the people who have made a difference to their company or the industry during the past year, and those who are in a crucial position of influence for the year ahead. Once again it will be indu...
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    Free slot games are a reality today! This might be a big surprise to many, but it is a reality that now you can play all your favourite slot games absolutely free of cost and, moreover, in the cool confines of your house, office, café or any other place where you wish to enjoy any of the lovely and thrilling games that may come up to your mind. No Download Required Furthermore, there is absolutely no need to download any casino software to play the free slot games as you need just the internet c...
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  • Mobile Casinos: That One In A Million
    There are a gargantuan amount of casinos out there on the worldwide web just floating around, waiting to be discovered. Some float around with purpose while others float by without any really conviction. Those players that they themselves admit to floating from one casino to the other looking for that elusive bargain can sometimes find the odd golden nugget drifting along out in the vastness. But very rarely do they pass. Good mobile casinos are hard to find within the swathe of mediocrity and f...
    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 10:33 am PDT
  • A Look At the World Series Of Poker November Nine
    About a week ago, Mark Newhouse eliminated Luis Velador, earning Luis the 10th place of the WSOP event to make the cut for November Nine. Mark Newhouse is the first to make it to the final table two years in a row since Dan Harrington, who did it in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Even though his return to the final table is amazing, he is not the only one causing a stir. There is van Hoof who is the second Dutchman to make it to the November Nine. There is also the Norwegian, Stephensen, who plans...
    Tue, 22 Jul 2014, 10:49 am PDT
  • Save Your Bankroll – Basic Money Management Tips
    Maybe you think that you are really good at playing poker, right? Wrong! There is always the need to watch out for the money you plan putting in the game. Poker is not only about being a skillful player, but also a good gambler. This means that you need to know when you must go into the game with a good betting action with good chances to win those bets. For this fact you will have to set your own strategy when it comes to managing your money. It happens to many poker players – they obtain good...
    Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 10:30 am PDT
  • An Eye On High Stakes Blackjack
    Blackjack is a familiar game with many of us. All casinos, both brick and mortar as well as online casinos offer this game. You are likely used to seeing hands of blackjack where the player is betting $5 up to $50 per hand. Unlike its cousin poker, where high stakes is commonly seen, even on television; blackjack does not show its high stakes side to the mass public very often. So what is high stakes blackjack? To be considered a high stakes bet on a blackjack table the bet must exceed $100,000,...
    Fri, 11 Jul 2014, 09:44 am PDT
  • High Stakes Versus Small Stakes Poker
    As for other games you can find at an online casino website, in the eventuality that you are thinking of switching to high stakes poker, then you should be prepared to see a completely new facet of the game. In addition to the obvious difference in the money being bet, high stakes poker implies playing against opponents who have acquired a different set of skills. Once you begin playing high stakes poker, the game starts revolving around what you do with the cards, while your ultimate goal becom...
    Tue, 20 May 2014, 11:02 am PDT
  • 5 Ways Your Whining Is Affecting You At The Poker Table
    While some players might think that by constantly complaining at the table they will get the sympathy they “deserve”, this strategy will backfire and even lead to more abuse from their opponents. Because all poker players have had their own share of bad beats, they come to accept that this game is about failing flops. Consequently, they stopped caring about opponents who have a streak of bad luck and will eventually get irritated by the constant whining. Besides annoying other players at the tab...
    Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 06:23 am PDT
  • Top 3 Differences In High Stakes Poker
    More often than not, small stakes poker has the major advantage that you can play for leisure and profit at the same time, especially since you are very likely to find a lot of unskilled players and fish. In fact, because the small stakes games constitute the place where most of the poker players start out, you could easily spot and take advantage of the inexperienced players’ mistakes and turn them into potential profits. In addition you can also often play risk-free with the no deposit bonus o...
    Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 12:20 am PST
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    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 PST
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • Surviving in Las Vegas
    I’ve discovered something both magnificent and terrible at the same time, and no I do not mean Pokémon Go. The wonder that is the American culinary zeitgeist has decided that ...
    Fri, 15 Jul 2016, 03:35 pm PDT
  • Grand Prix Poker Tour Win
    As many people would have already seen by now I managed to bag myself a pretty big online result this month when I won the Grand Prix Poker Tour online ...
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 09:30 am PDT
  • Turning 30
    As well as May the fourth being Star Wars day, this year it also saw me hit the big three zero. I’m no longer one of the young guns of ...
    Mon, 16 May 2016, 07:45 am PDT
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