Archive for November, 2008

Caribbean Poker Classic 2008; success in the 400$ +40$ buyin tournament

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 | Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 | 4 Comments

This article is a part of the Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 series. Follow the link to read more about how I got to go on the trip in the first place. Tournament stats: • Buyin: 400$ + 40$ • Starting players: 97 • Starting stack: 4000 • 1st 12800$    2nd 6400$     3rd 4900$    4th 3750$    5th 3000$    6th 2250$    7th 1900$    8th 1500$    9th 1130$ We both decided to play the 400$ tournament; me paying the full buyin and Artur paying the difference Read more [...]

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Caribbean Poker Classic 2008; First day of poker tournaments

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 | Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 | No Comments

This article is a part of the Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 series. Follow the link to read more about how I got to go on the trip in the first place. Bet you’re dying to know how I did in my first poker tournament on the cruise. Well I’ll keep you in suspense for a couple of paragraphs. Our first encounter with the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship deserves some words along the way. My story actually starts with our cab driver Muhammed who drove us to ship. In general cab drivers are really Read more [...]

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Why the cards matter least – Poker Strategy Part 3

Monday, November 24th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 1 Comment

Submitted by McTap, this article is a part of the Poker Strategy series. In this article I will discuss your seat position at the table. If you have not read the previous articles in this series, check out Part 1 and Part 2 at your convenience. Position of a player at the table depends on the position of the dealer button. This then leads to the fact that your position at the table is key since, in my opinion, the later you are to act, or closer to the dealer button you are, the more information Read more [...]

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Rags for Riches: New World Champ

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 | Poker Tournament | 1 Comment

New World Champ If you're like me, or say, millions of other people across the globe that live and breathe poker, than you probably hold a subscription to a poker 'rag': a magazine or publication built around us - poker players. Hidden beneath the covers of these rags are stimulating interviews, intriguing concepts and news that - along with a good time, can bring a little perspective to a world of 52 cards… and some riches to boot! Here's what you should know this week - After months Read more [...]

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Double Up or Die: A Strategic Approach to No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 | Poker Tournament | No Comments

Submitted by Houston Slim, this article is a part of the Poker Tournament series. During this week that we celebrate the final table (finally!) of the World Series of Poker Main Event, we should take the time to remember one of the legends of the game that left us too soon.  The late, great Stu Ungar was the only man ever to win the Main Event three times.  Not only did he win in back-to-back years in 1980 and ’81, he also came back to win again in 1997.  His talent extended beyond poker, Read more [...]

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Caribbean Poker Classic 2008; Miami update

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 | Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 | 1 Comment

This article is a part of the Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 series. Follow the link to read more about how I got to go on the trip in the first place. Walking around in Miami at night is a bit of a culture chock from what I'm used to in Denmark. Is not every day I get approached by gangsta wannabees first wanting to sell me rap music and then following my polite no start whispering "cocaine" in my ears. I think it is safe to say that Miami is a melting pot of many different cultures for better Read more [...]

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Caribbean Poker Classic 2008; the pokerbankrollblog t-shirt

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 | 3 Comments

This article is a part of the Caribbean Poker Classic 2008 series. Follow the link to read more about how I got to go on the trip in the first place. I'm really busy packing right now for my trip, so there's only time for a short comment. I received the Poker Bankroll Blog T-shirt today which I will be wearing at the poker tables. I hope to get some good contacts to people that might be interested in writing articles for our blog. Below are some pictures of the T-shirt in action. I am actually Read more [...]

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Rakeback – Shared method vs. Contributed method?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Poker Rakeback | 5 Comments

First off all, poker rooms don’t tell you how much rake you pay when you sit at the table! You only see the total amount of rake taken out from each pot. To make sure you get the correct rakeback amount your individual rake payment is recorded, and rakeback is based on these calculations. There are two main ways that poker rooms use to calculate your individual rake payment; the shared method and the contributed method. Shared method: In the shared method, rake is alienated between all players Read more [...]

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Rags for Riches: Bush’s Midnight Drop

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 | Poker News | No Comments

Rags for Riches: Bush's Midnight Drop If you’re like me, or say, millions of other people across the globe that live and breathe poker, than you probably hold a subscription to a poker ‘rag’: a magazine or publication built around us - poker players. Hidden beneath the covers of these rags are stimulating interviews, intriguing concepts and news that - along with a good time, can bring a little perspective to a world of 52 cards… and some riches to boot! Here’s what you should know this Read more [...]

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Poker ev; calculating the winning plays

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Mathematics | 9 Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Mathematics series. This article is number 3 in a series of 3 articles covering the (in my opinion) most important mathematical aspects of poker: Calculating pot odds: see Poker pot odds; all you need to know Calculating poker probabilities: see Poker probabilities; all you need to know Calculating expected value: see +EV poker; making the winning plays Having explained how to calculate poker pot odds and poker probabilities in my two previous Read more [...]

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