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  • Sigma Derby is Done at MGM Grand new
    A popular, old-timey horse racing slot machine called Sigma Derby has finally been put down for good at MGM Grand. Sigma Derby has a passionate following, and until recently, there were just two in Las Vegas (and possibly the country). And then there was one. An MGM Grand rep confirmed to us Sigma Derby won’t be back. The company said it has “done everything possible to prolong its active lifespan but that’s simply no longer possible.” Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 01:17 am PST
  • Hard Rock Rolls Out Painless Drink Voucher System
    The first time we ever saw a voucher system for free drinks on a video poker machine, we had a minor meltdown. That was at Mirage, back in 2015. Then Caesars Entertainment made a splash when it rolled out drink monitoring to all its casino bars. We still had sort of a meltdown, but we learned some deep breathing exercises and started asking questions. Let’s just say we’ve done a 180 since 2015, largely due to understanding more about why drink monitoring systems are necessary and how, surprising...
    Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 09:05 pm PDT
  • Total Rewards Reportedly Will Rebrand to Caesars Rewards
    In what would be a big shake-up in the casino loyalty club realm, we’re hearing Caesars Entertainment will rebrand its popular Total Rewards program to Caesars Rewards in early 2019. There’s been no official announcement of the Caesars Rewards roll-out, but when has that ever stopped us from sharing news? cl_imgThu, 11 Oct 2018, 11:17 pm PDT
  • Golden Gate is Shaking Things Up Again
    Golden Gate is back in action again with some dramatic changes and a new casino expansion. We took a peek behind-the-scenes at what were, until recently, walled off areas of Golden Gate’s casino floor. The casino’s floor is expanding into the space previously occupied by Du-Par’s restaurant. cl_imgThu, 28 Jun 2018, 10:49 pm PDT
  • Take a Walk Along a Las Vegas Casino Surveillance Catwalk
    It’s rare when you see something you’ve never seen before, but gird your loins, you’re about to. A few years back, before Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall (originally Barbary Coast) was gutted to become the Cromwell, we got to stroll the casino’s old-school, labyrinthine catwalk. cl_imgWed, 6 Jun 2018, 01:41 am PDT
  • Triple Zero Roulette Debuts at Planet Hollywood and New York-New York and Everything Is Ruined
    Triple zero roulette has been introduced at two casinos in Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood and New York-New York. Venetian got the first triple zero roulette table (two, actually) on The Strip back in Oct. 2016, and it seemed inevitable the much-reviled game would proliferate. That it has. Here’s a look at the triple zero roulette table at Planet Hollywood. Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 11:30 pm PDT
  • Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Roulette
    Roulette is one of the most entertaining, and accessible, games in a Las Vegas casino. Even seasoned roulette players will be surprised by some of the fascinating aspects of the game we’ve hastily slapped together. cl_imgTue, 26 Dec 2017, 12:11 am PST
  • Station Casinos Tests Cardless Loyalty Club System That Could Change Everything
    Easily one of the most annoying things about gambling in casinos is the loyalty club card shuffle. Carry. Insert. Insert again. Insert again, with profanity. Leave behind. Stand in line to replace. Repeat. With all the technology at our fingertips, it’s baffling why players must continue to wrestle with plastic cards to get what’s coming to them. Station Casinos feels your pain and is doing something about it. Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 11:19 pm PDT
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Gambling With An Edge
  • My Experience with Gaming — Part I of II new
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board is charged with, among other things, arbitrating disputes between patrons and casinos. I have known about them for years but have never had any direct dealings with them until recently. This blog is about my recent incident. In many ways, it’s surprising that I’ve had no previous disputes. I know […] The post My Experience with Gaming — Part I of II appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:17 am PST
  • Winners and Losers of Election 2018
    The midterm elections certainly attracted a lot of attention over the past few weeks. There were a few ballot questions that may have a direct impact on the march toward sports betting legalization. Here’s a quick recap of the winners and losers when it comes to the legalization of sports betting.   Winner: Louisiana Louisiana […] The post Winners and Losers of Election 2018 appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 03:47 pm PST
  • Podcast – Russell Fox
    Our guest this week is tax advisor Russell Fox.  We discuss various tax situations that affect gamblers and other citizens. podcast click to listen – alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Intro of Russel Fox of Clayton Financial and, [00:35] Draft Kings daily fantasy sports special at the Las Vegas Advisor. [01:43] […] The post Podcast – Russell Fox appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Ever want to ask a surveillance guy?
    Want to know what he’s thinking up there in the eye?  Or what he is looking for?  Coming in December we will have a professional surveillance guy on Gambling With an Edge.  Send us your questions for him at, or post them below.  Stay tuned, it should be a good show. The post Ever want to ask a surveillance guy? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Wed, 7 Nov 2018, 09:31 pm PST
  • What Now?
    Las Vegas casinos have become more aggressive at booting video poker players than they used to be. A number of pros and semi-pros, including myself, are down to a small number of places where they can play unrestricted. Or sometimes, play at all. Some players have no places left in town that welcome their action […] The post What Now? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 09:14 am PST
  • A September to Remember
    September was the first month for which a cross-state comparison of sports betting revenue was truly viable. Now that the Nevada numbers are finally out for September, we have data from a full month of wagering in five different states: Delaware, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, and West Virginia. I thought it might be fun to […] The post A September to Remember appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 01:20 pm PDT
  • Podcast – Listener emails
    This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to podcast Click to listen – Alt-click to download Show Notes: [00:00]  Intro [00:40]  What hourly rate is acceptable for casino play with little or no heat? [03:55]  Have you ever let your personal […] The post Podcast – Listener emails appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PDT
  • How Do You Approach It?
    I’m always on the lookout for non-video poker situations that I can turn into video poker teaching moments. It’s the only way I can continue to produce a weekly column after all these years. As I mentioned in a recent column, Bonnie and I were cruising for three weeks and this happened while our ship […] The post How Do You Approach It? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 11:35 am PDT
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  • Interview with PokerList CEO Lukas Nachtman new
    Over the past few months, I’ve developed a good relationship with Lukas Nachtman, the CEO of PokerList, an app that helps you find the poker games running closest to you in Europe. Exhibiting an impressive entrepreneurial streak, it’s always great to have a relationship with someone so similarly passionate about poker as I am. Moreover, having myself helped to develop the Poker Notes Live app, I personally understand what many of the challenges are like. While I know Lukas on a business level, I...
    Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 10:54 am PST
  • Poker Product Review: Blind Valet
    Running your own poker league can be a rewarding but grueling task. It’s tough to dominate your buddies at the poker table while at the same time keeping track of chip counts, payouts, seat draws, and league point standings. Luckily for us, the solution is here. cl_imgSun, 11 Nov 2018, 04:17 am PST
  • Interview with Malta Poker Festival Founder Ivonne Montealegre
    As mentioned in the article I wrote prior to flying out to the 2018 Malta Poker Festival, one of the things I was most looking forward to was meeting Ivonne Montealegre, who spearheaded the entire initiative. Rarely do I encounter anyone in the poker world with energy and enthusiasm that matches my own, but I feel Ivonne most certainly fits that bill. Simply bursting with life and excitement, her passion for poker and for Malta is infectious, and I admittedly caught the bug while attending the f...
    Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 06:51 am PST
  • Patrick Serda crowned WPT Montreal CA$5,300 Main Event Champion
    Patrick Serda scored his second-largest live cash to date after claiming victory at the 2018 WPT Montreal Main Event for CA$855,000 ($668,388), which includes Serda’s $15,000 entry into Season XVII’s WPT Tournament of Champions. READ MORE: Lessons from the WPT – How to Treat Poker Players Like Champions With 792 entries and a prize pool of CA$5-million, the Winnipeg native was triumphant over past (and the first ever female) WPT open ever winner Ema Zajmovic heads-up at the Playground Poker Club...
    Wed, 7 Nov 2018, 01:51 am PST
  • 5 Temptations Poker Players Face in Casinos
    There is a world of difference between online and live poker. Although it is fundamentally the same game with the same rules, playing poker in a live setting comes with many traits and characteristics that just don’t exist online. For one, games are softer. Then, there is the social element of it, which, for many, makes live games much more entertaining. But, there is the other side to every coin and live poker comes with perils and temptations that online players don’t (usually) have to deal wi...
    Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 01:33 pm PST
  • Meet the Hendon Mob Team
    One of the most well-trafficked websites in the poker world is As the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of live tournament results, festivals, venues, and events, professional and recreational poker players alike utilize the website to keep track of their individual stats as well as the performances of their friends and rivals at the felt. Poker fans and stats geeks the world over enjoy looking up the results of their favorite players as well as seeing past scores...
    Mon, 5 Nov 2018, 02:39 am PST
  • 7 Big Name Poker Players Who’ve Made Big Time Comebacks
    Phil Ivey is sometimes referred to as the “Tiger Woods of Poker,” and much like the actual Tiger Woods has reemerged from a prolonged slump, we’ve recently had the pleasure of watching Ivey return to prominence at his craft. Poker history is filled with many names and faces who’ve achieved success, captured our imaginations, and have then faded away, leaving fans to wonder if they’ll ever come back and return to form, or if they’ve perhaps just given up and transitioned into pure gambling at Pay...
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 11:43 am PDT
  • Women in Poker: A Senior’s Perspective
    “Women in Poker” has always been a topic of considerable interest, and it’s not just because they brighten up the atmosphere at the table. Many women do play poker but the numbers are relatively small compared to the men, at least in casinos. Why is that so? The WPT Women’s Poker Summit was held on August 26 at the Bicycle Casino and Hotel in Bell Gardens, California. In introducing the event, Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson noted that in four decades of the World Series of Poker, female parti...
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 11:37 am PDT
Anecdotes about Vegas, Low Stakes Poker, and the Characters Who Enjoy Both.
  • She Doesn't Know Where Those Bills Have Been
    Sigh.Seems like I keep getting distracted whenever want to write a blog post.  I was just about ready to start a new post for you, but it will be rather complex and time-consuming to write (might even be a two-parter), so I don't know how soon I'll be able to get that written and posted.  That means it will be too long between posts.  So I thought I'd do something I haven't done in awhile--a repost.The story below was one of my earliest blog posts, published late 2011, when the blog was barely a...
    Fri, 9 Nov 2018, 05:00 am PST
  • Vegas Poker Scene -- November 2018
    Here's my latest column for Ante Up.  Once again, the individual column has not appeared on the Ante Up website yet.  In fact, they still haven't posted last month's column over there.  No idea what's going on.  Anyway, below is my column as it was submitted, when you pick up the mag in your local poker room (should be there now), it may be a bit different.=    =    =   =  =  =  =    = =   =   =   =  =  =   =  =The Green Valley Ranch Poker Room has revised its tournament schedule.  A new feature...
    Sun, 4 Nov 2018, 05:09 pm PST
  • Hurry Up and Wait
    This took place the day after I dropped Lightning off at the airport, as told in this post.  It was a Saturday and I wanted to play a tournament, but I wasn't sure which one.  It was Seniors weekend in Vegas, so that affected some of my options. The WSOP was running their seniors bracelet events, and most of the places around town were also running seniors events to complement what was going on at the Rio.  So I had really only two options, the 1pm $150 at Golden Nugget or a slightly smaller buy...
    Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 05:00 am PDT
Existentialist musings from Short-Stacked Shamus, an online poker player of (primarily) micro and low limits.
  • World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Tips
    The 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event is history, with all 78 bracelets having been won. The final table was entertaining from start to finish, although that final night with the marathon heads-up was quite a test for viewers. Being able to see every hand including hole cards is of course quite educational for poker players. So, too, were these strategy tips reflecting the changing dynamic that occurs as the table goes from nine-headed to heads-up. Watching #WSOPMainEvent2018 final table int...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:14 pm PDT
  • #pokerpopculture
    Starting a short while ago -- a little before I shared here the big news of my new book, Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game, which will be coming out via DandB Poker next summer -- I had an idea for something fun to do over Twitter as I continue to work on the book. I’ve mentioned here how I’ve found it hard to post on the blog since most of my time and energy has necessarily been going toward the manuscript. But I also find I want to share certain “poker an...
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 04:08 pm PDT
  • For the Book
    cl_imgWhen I last checked in I mentioned a new book in the works, one focusing on poker and popular culture that will be bringing together a lot of the poker-related writing I’ve done over the last decade-plus both here on the blog and via other outlets. As I’ve mentioned, the book will be called Poker and...
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 04:08 pm PDT
  • Book Announcement: Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game Coming 2...
    cl_imgI have some fun news to share, and for some reason April 1 felt like a good day to share it. This one is a long time coming, something I’ve hinted at here on the blog a few times before. The “poker and pop culture” book is happening. No foolin’! (And no shinola.) The book...
    Mon, 2 Apr 2018, 10:57 am PDT
  • Return to Macau
    cl_imgI have made the long voyage to Macau again, my first visit there since late 2012. Made it all of the way back, too. The first time I went was to cover the Asia Championship of Poker. This time I was there to help out covering the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau series (both for Po...
    Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 12:02 pm PDT
  • The Humans and the Bots
    cl_imgHad a thought today about the world in which we currently live. It was poker-related, too -- in fact, online poker-related -- so I figured I might share it here. Post-Black Friday my online poker playing essentially dwindled to some half-hearted noodling on a couple of the small, r...
    Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 07:19 pm PDT
  • Sliding Back
    cl_imgBack on the farm today after a week-and-a-half in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, so I thought I would slide back in here for a quick check-in. It’s called the “PCA” again after that one-year trial by PokerStars with new names and different branding, and I know many are pleased we’...
    Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 01:42 pm PST
  • Poker and Bluffing in Alas, Babylon
    cl_imgWe’ve had a pretty good month here on the farm. Elsewhere, too, as earlier this month I made another trip over to Prague for the latest PokerStars tournament series. As you might have heard, after a one-year trial with the different branding they’re bringing back the old “EPT,” “LAPT,” and “APPT” des...
    Tue, 2 Jan 2018, 08:49 am PST
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.
  • Shipping the Foley Invitational
    I am honestly not sure what I am going to write in this post? I shipped a relatively well known local MTT over the weekend and I dont have the notes nor a crystal clear picture of important events burned into my memory. So Instead of starting with hands, I think I'll retroactively try and record my mindset (albeit from a good place).I have emerged from my recent studying of poker with some different focal points:1. There are situations where you play against the FIELD and others where you play a...
    Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 09:12 am PST
  • Post for the sake of post
    I changes leagues this year. Both leagues now have a main event first prize. One league is 45 players (I finished top 10) and the other is a new league to me with 27 or so players. The smaller league started in August, and I finished 6th. Not as good as it sounds as I was card dead for an entire MTT but hit a 1 outer for a Straight Flush halfway through the night. Still, good to have the score. I like the larger field of 5 tables as I always feel like in a 3 table there are never enough chips in...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 08:17 am PDT
  • Event#37 part 2
    1350+ entries... Day 2I got up early for day 2, a bit nervous. But more nervous when I saw my table draw. Most had cashed in WSOP events and Aaron Massey on my direct right with a crap-ton of chips. Lucky for me, we were both card dead... There are now 9 to the money and he raises from the cutoff to 2.4x BB. I am the button and have AKs... The two blinds on my left are very active, especially the small blind. So this is a 100% raise, but how much? I have about 30BB.I thought about it for about 3...
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 05:42 pm PDT
  • A really, really good Vegas trip - Event#37 part 1
    I've traveled to Vegas many a time, but I dont recall a time where while I was coming back, I really, really wanted to stay...I flew in Father's Day and instead of playing poker, went to Hoffbrau house and then went to see Absinthe. Money well spend.Was up fresh and early for the Event #37. I was calm and collected and had a plan. I played fairly loose the first two levels, especially from position. I ran my $7500 stack up to $10k, but then could not get 88 off TT65 board. I checked the river kn...
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 03:24 pm PDT
  • Event #37 is almost here
    ok, fine. So I only get to go to Vegas for 4 days and play in 1 event. I am a rec. Not much I can do about it now... I've put in some solid study time in the past few months, shipping the $25 6 max knockout MTT twice, and really have a good feel for ranges.Regardless of all of that, I haven't cashed in an online MTT large field in like a month. I've been playing the early levels well, but in the middle levels, I am not sure what is happening. Last night, I am not sure I could have avoided losing...
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 05:49 am PDT
  • Musing (and rambling) about GTO trends
    Just like everyone else in the poker world, I am absorbing two big trends. The Button Ante and GTO play. On the Button Ante: I think this is a LIVE ONLY necessity, to insure more hands per level. If that is the results of this, the extra nuances are well worth it. Do I play differently because of it? I think I am more willing to attach weak BBB defender in middle levels of an MTT. Now on to GTO. I have been working with range building and identification of for a few months now. I do like how the...
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 09:55 am PDT
  • Again, Laydown?
    10/20 NL - Holdem - 9 players $25 MTTCO: 747 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 4)Hero (BTN): 742 BBSB: 575.75 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)BB: 757.5 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)UTG: 923.75 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 4)UTG+1: 757 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)MP: 750 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)MP+1: 750 BBMP+2: 747.5 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR...
    Thu, 17 May 2018, 03:42 pm PDT
  • Laydown?
    This hand had been haunting me...I have $11k which is below the avg of $12k. $125/$250/$25 levelSeat 21: Big Blind (13,480 in chips)Seat 219: UTG (9,650 in chips)Seat 170: UTG+1 (3,363 in chips)Seat 70: UTG+2 (31,794 in chips)Seat 175: UTG+3 (7,815 in chips)Seat 247: UTG+4 (27,100 in chips)Seat 187: UTG+5 (9,000 in chips)Seat 25: Dealer [ME] (10,896 in chips)Seat 154: Small Blind (6,480 in chips)Dealer [ME] : Card dealt to a spot [Qs Jc] UTG : FoldsUTG+1 : FoldsUTG+2 : FoldsUTG+3 : Call 250 UTG+...
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018, 04:06 pm PST
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  • From Paris To London To Skibbereen, Killarney Calling
    I went to Paris in 1996 for two weeks. I stayed 19 years. So was a little concerned when I went there recently to promote the partypoker IRISH POKER MASTERS ...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:23 am PDT
  • Poker In Wonderland
    Instead of being in Vegas as planned, I was in another of my favourite places. Galway. Galway is my second home. Or my first one, I suppose. I was delighted, ...
    Mon, 9 Jul 2018, 07:38 am PDT
  • Colette Doherty, The Legend And The Laughter
    I walked into the Eccentric’s Club in Dublin for the first time in the mid eighties. It wasn’t much to look at. Just a couple of floors over a shop ...
    Tue, 6 Mar 2018, 12:32 pm PST
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PST
All the things I hate about the game I love
  • Deuce-Four wins again
    This time it was the final winning hand in the WSOP Millionaire Maker :
    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 04:17 am PDT
  • Some news about TBC Tony
    Some of you have already heard that Tony was arrested and jailed yesterday. I learned of it from this tweet:Tony Bigcharles (@sevencard2003) was arrested this afternoon in what appears to be a charge related to a blog post he made today.— John Mehaffey (@John_Mehaffey) April 30, 2018The blog post in question is here. This is its final paragraph:Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 09:56 am PDT
  • Memphis MOJO on the Mighty Deuce-Four
    Good story here:
    Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 11:47 am PST
  • Life update
    I adopted a second cat. His name is Oliver. He's had a hard life. He was abandoned by persons unknown, and left to die--and he very nearly did. He has no teeth and no tail. But now he'll have enough love that it won't matter.cl_imgMon, 23 Oct 2017, 03:03 pm PDT
  • 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 the town and see what was there. We quickly found our way to what seemed to be the highest point: the courthouse. From the front of the building, there's a spectacular view down the main drag, with mountains in the background, as seen below. If I took a photo of that view, I didn't save it, but here'...
    Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 03:43 pm PDT
  • Frederick Douglass on immigration
    Warning: No poker content.Last night I started reading this book:cl_imgI 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 embarrassing reference to him yesterday.I'll mostly read it in order, but I first turned to an 1869 speech...
    Thu, 2 Feb 2017, 06:45 am PST
  • PokerNews article #147
    On how good sleep can be your secret weapon for better poker.
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 09:11 am PST
  • PokerNews article #146
    Six ways in which cooperation is a virtue in poker ...
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 08:11 am PST
High On Poker
  • Trip Report: The Milwaukee Cram
    Several months ago, I received a very random text message from my younger brother D: “Let’s go to Milwaukee this summer.” I responded with the very basic, “Why?” His response, “Why not?” And I didn’t have an answer. So we went to Milwaukee. The guest list on this weekend of randomness were me, D and my older brother, K. We had never gone on a brothers-only trip before, but the idea of going to a random location where I had no responsibilities and could enjoy an adult meal and beverage was appeal...
    Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 10:12 am PDT
  • Old Habits
    It’s amazing how easy it is to fall into old patterns. When online poker effectively died in the US, I found myself with a lot more free time.  I started to play more video games, do more art, and my home was well attended. Then something happened. Dave Roose of many a poker trip texted me about his friend’s online game. $40 buy-in paid via a third party system to correspond with “play money” tournaments on Pokerstars. The group ballooned to 30 or so members but games rarely got more than 10 and...
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 09:40 am PDT
  • Woe is the Man Who Wins Too Much
    I’m back to the online poker grind. In some ways, its exactly as it used to be. In other ways its starkly different. The similarity lies in the fact that it took very little time for me to fall back into my old ways. Pretty much every night, I’m hoping to find a game. Likewise, if there is a game running, I really want to be in it. On several Sundays, when I have sat down with wifey Kim to watch one of the few shows we agree upon – The Walking Dead – I have had the laptop on my lap with poker ru...
    Mon, 9 Apr 2018, 02:19 pm PDT
  • Going Back to School
    Even at the highest levels of sports, with the top players in the world, you’ll still find a whole team of coaches and personal trainers waiting in the wings. That’s because no matter good you are at what you do, you can always get better. There are always new skills you can learn and existing skills that you can sharpen up to improve your game. And the same is true of poker. At the PokerStars School, you’ll get the chance to become the best player you can be, whether you are already a leading,...
    Mon, 9 Apr 2018, 12:07 pm PDT
  • Mind the Poker
    Last night, once I confirmed that wifey Kim planned to spend her evening engaged in a television program of which I had no interest, I decided to play in the almost nightly online poker game mentioned in the last post. I signed on at 8:33pm, and found that an 8:30 tournament was running with 6 players with 7 minutes left for late registration. I entered the game and prepare to lose my $40. I’ve played this game already a handful of times, but have yet to cash. In one of my first tourneys (maybe...
    Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 09:05 am PST
  • What to do when playing live for the first time
    Many poker players, even professionals, face serious difficulties when transitioning from online playing to live events, or the other way around. Even starting with live playing can be overwhelming, especially at those big tournaments heavily packed with strong personalities. While nothing beats the real experience in those situations, there are certainly some steps to undertake before diving into the unknown. Even if you have never played the game under any circumstances, the difference between...
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 08:20 am PST
  • The Return of Pantsless Poker
    I have a secret to tell. I’ve been playing online poker. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. It’s illegal! This all came about around a month ago. Good pal o’ mine Dave Roose sent me a text about how his friend, who I will call Minty, has been hosting an online poker game at a free-to-play site, but with real world money implications. The tournament, which runs fairly randomly, but also fairly often, is a $40 buy-in. Fortunately, Roose vouched for me and Minty trusted me, so I pay after the tournament via...
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 08:17 am PST
  • How Samuel Traded Smoking for Poker
      Samuel is a guy whose dense friends believe that he will one day conquer the heights of the poker world. From his recent local performances, they believe that Samuel has all it takes to be a poker “star”. Yes, he is talented and seems to be a promising poker player, but how he got started playing poker is a rather strange story. Samuel was born in an upper-middle-class household. He was born almost ten years after his parent’s marriage because they suffered from some infertility problems. For...
    Fri, 27 Oct 2017, 06:32 am PDT
Waffles adventures living with marines
  • Brutal
    Brutal run of 10 losses in a row finally kicked in my destructive streak. Blah. Anyways building it back up.. Going to play out the $30 I have remaining. Still cashed out $50 earlier so am only down a few bucks..Going to become a $4 Omaha cash specialist. OMG. It totally hit my gambooler streak today.. lost 4 buyins then came roaring back and won 7. 6-Max Omaha is fun as fuck at the $4 level.. but probably not gonna live long on my $30... Anyways the side effect of this is I get to play a lot of...
    Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 05:25 am PDT
  • Meltdown Smeltdown
    So I failed to make my goal this week. Not the most horrible thing in the world but still disappointing in week 2. I did have a nice meltdown on Saturday that did not help. Basically ate up my profits for the week then fought back and got my losses back. I kept getting so fucked so far up my ass with stupid people calling with bullshit hands and going runner runner on me.Anyway that is poker. I am implementing a 2 game stop loss. If I lose two in a row I take a short break and peek at cute anime...
    Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 05:44 am PDT
  • Hahahaha I am so fucked
    Still winning. Slightly less than 50% cash rate. Still up $67 this week playing 6.60s on a $150 bankroll (now $117).. Still feels like I am a loser bwahahahaha.. oh my. I am gonna like get two 1st places in a row and then be like I be killin it bitches immma ballah your moms!!!! 1st 2 2nd 5 3rd 2 4th 6 5th 3 6th 7th 2 8th 9th Until then.. peace out..
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 04:52 am PDT
  • SNG Continued Fun
    Still mentally a fuckup. Still kinda losing more than I would like.. However now up like $62 for the week... and still 4 more days to hit the target of $100 for the week. I have been winning at about 50% right now.. some good and some bad ones. Won two in a row today thought. Got some quickies in this morning. Finally got my first 3rd place too! Was a cooler HU A9 vs AT I decided to shove.. he decided to call.. it is what it is.. SNGs 1st 2 2nd 4 3rd 1 4th 5 5th 2 6th 7th 1 8th 9th Hate that I a...
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 04:28 am PDT
  • Losing Streak
    A lot of you know me already but here is another look into the bad mentality that makes it hard for me to succeed in poker: I am on a losing streak.What do I mean by a losing streak? I am only up 44$ this week. I have lost like 2-3 SNGs in a row. My stats are 4-5 since I started taking notes. Big fucking losing streak right? Hell I even cashed in 88th place in a 780 person MTT. It was a eleven center for 1.10 but still..Fuck me if I have not gotten lucky too.. I mean first hand of my last first...
    Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 05:51 am PDT
  • The Good Things In Life
    The nice thing about playing poker online besides not having to drive 45 minutes to a casino... You can just sit there, doing an Al Bundy with your hand down your pants.. maybe picking your nose a few times.. and it's all good.. Nobody even looks twice at ya.The Global Poker cashout went perfectly. I applied on Friday night I think.. so I did not expect a response until Monday, on Monday they said they wanted a photo of my license not a scan.. so I sent that.. and by Tuesday the funds were sitti...
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 04:27 am PDT
  • Well that is a Weight off the Shoulders
    Bought in and pending my first cash out at Global Poker. Bought in for $100 and in my first week doubled up to $200 and cashing out $50. So far the cash out process is somewhat easy. It is kind of hard to find as you have to click buy coins.. then there is a cashout tab. Once you are verified via license and a bill from your address you get your cash back in PayPal. A fee is attached to payout apparently so will have to watch that. Will keep you informed as to how well this works.We all know tha...
    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 10:04 pm PDT
  • Going Well
    The upswing continues. I am hoping to be up a hundred by the end of the week and then cash out 50, and do it again to $300. I think making $100 a week would be pretty cool. I am not sure it's not possible at $6.60 SNGs. I am also not sure it is.. and I am usually hesitant to make these goals because if I start moving the other direction I get chasey.One other thing I am noticing. I had great success at the non-turbo games playing hard and just trying to make 3rd every game. I go on the site this...
    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 07:46 am PDT
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  • Stanley Cup Finals Could Put Daniel Negreanu in a Bind
    Daniel Negreanu is a big, big Vegas Golden Knights fan. The expansion team is set to do something amazing, as they have reached the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year of existence. Negreanu has posted frequently about the team on his Twitter account, documenting the team's meteoric rise through the regular season and playoffs. The Vegas Golden Knights have defeated the Los Angeles King...
  • The Stars Group Inc. Hits All-Time High on US Sports Betting News
    Shares of The Stars Group Inc. have hit an all-time high following the news that the US Supreme Court has ruled that a federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional. Stars Group Inc., which trades as TSG on the NASDAQ stock exchange, is currently up almost 12% to $37.50 per share. The company, which recently announced a planned acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming, is seen as one of t...
  • Market Applauds The Stars Group/Skybetting + Gaming Deal
    Analysts and the market in general have applauded The Stars Group's proposed takeover of Skybetting + Gaming, as shares of the Pokerstars parent company traded up over 14% on the NASDAQ today to close at $33.45. As a result of the market's positive reaction to the deal, The Stars Group Inc., which has a portfolio of assets that includes Pokerstars and the European Poker Tour, is now valued at ...
  • partypoker To Eliminate Rake on Bounty Element of PKO MTTs
    Earlier today, partypoker revealed that they would be eliminating the rake on the bounty element of all PKO (Progressive Knockout) MTTs for the next six months minimum. partypoker has said that they will make the change permanent if they receive enough support from the online poker community. These changes will go into effect on Sunday, May 6th, and will run until November at the very leas...
  • The Re-Emergence of Patrik Antonius
    Patrik Antonius is widely regarded as being one of the top poker players in the world, though his live tournament results never really told that story. The reason? Antonius stayed away from the live tournament grind for the most part, preferably to stick to online and live cash games. Over the past couple of months, however, things have changed, as we have suddenly seen much more of Antoni...
  • Pokerstars Introducing Split Hold'em
    If No Limit Hold'em is starting to bore you and Limit Hold'em makes you want to jump out of a window, Pokerstars may have the answer for you: Split Hold'em. Earlier this week, Pokerstars announced that they were launching the new poker variant on their site. The site also warned that this game will only be available for a limited period of time, though they will surely keep it if the game beco...
  • Justin Bonomo Moves Past $25 Million in Career Tournament Earnings Following Super High Roller Bowl...
    Justin Bonomo took down the biggest single cash of his career earlier today after topping Patrik Antonius in heads-up play to take down the Super High Roller Bowl China. The Super High Roller Bowl China was very well-attended, which ended up creating a total prize pool of nearly $20 million. Macau is very popular amongst high stakes players, so securing a strong turnout proved to be quite easy...
  • Next High Roller Series on Pokerstars Starts March 18th
    The next High Roller series on Pokerstars is getting started on Sunday, March 18th. In some ways, Pokerstars is upping the stakes, and in other ways, they are lowering them. Pokerstars is guaranteeing a total of $10 million for this High Roller Series. The series will have a total of 27 events this year (up from 22) and will be spread out over a total of nine days, starting on Sunday, Marc...
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