Archive for March, 2009

Stake deal

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Projects | 6 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Articles series. I was approached the other day by my good friend MaddyUK who wanted to discuss a possible online poker stake deal. Maddy has previously grinded 1/2$ shorthanded cash games with good success and I know him to be an extremely disciplined player so obviously I was interested to hear what he had to say. Turns out he is highly motivated to get back in the game but hasn't started due to a lack of necessary funds to start up an online poker bankroll. Read more [...]

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Don’t Tell Me Your Bad Beat

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 3 Comments

Submitted by Vic Porcelli, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. “…so I got my full house on the turn and the guy gets an 8 of diamonds on the river for the straight flush and beats me.”   How many bad beat stories have you heard?  Hang around a poker room for a night and you’ll hear plenty.  They will be offered to you.  You don’t have to ask to hear them.   As poker players, we remember those bad beats vividly.  We remember the suit and rank of every street, Read more [...]

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Pokerlistings.com review

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tools | 5 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tools series Introduction to the Pokerlistings.com website Almost every online site about poker, from the smallest blogs to the biggest online poker guides, is involved with affiliated promotional deals in one way or another.  Affiliation deals are one of the primary ways of converting online traffic to an income.  Basically, online sites selling a product or offering a service will pay other websites what's known as a CPA (Cost per Action) for each person Read more [...]

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Winning Daily Fantasy Baseball Contests: Part I (The Basics)

Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Sports and Fantasy betting | 1 Comment

Submitted by Alex, this article belongs to the Sports and Fantasy betting series Alex Zelvin runs three websites.  Fan Duel offers daily fantasy sports contests.  Draftbug Millionaire tracks the progress of a group of fantasy baseball enthusiasts seeking to ‘go pro’ as fantasy sports players.  The Waiver Wire contains general fantasy baseball advice. This is the first in a series of articles on winning at daily fantasy baseball contests.  For those who aren’t familiar with them, Read more [...]

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Poker is not a card game with people, it’s a people game with cards

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | 10 Comments

Submitted by Vic Porcelli, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. Poker is a game of information.  To borrow a phrase from 1983 World Series of  Poker Main Event champ, Tom McEvoy, “…Poker is not a card game with people, it is a people game with cards.”  So how do we gather information about our opponents?  The first thing to learn is to not over think it.  Let’s look at information that is a little less intricate than observing how your opponent breathes after he makes Read more [...]

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100$ MLB (Major League Baseball ) fantasy bet freeroll

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 | Sports and Fantasy betting | 9 Comments

Draftbug.com hosts a 100$ fantasy betting Major League Baseball freeroll starting April 5th. There are 200 seats available and currently 106 have been taken. The freeroll involves picking a team of 10 hitters within a salary cap prior to the start of the season.  Points will be scored based on how many home runs your team hits during the month of April. It's free to sign up to Fantasy betting at FanDuel. Read more [...]

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An introduction to fantasy betting

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 | Poker Articles, Sports and Fantasy betting | No Comments

Fantasy betting is a big deal in the US, but not so much in Europe yet (most likely because sports betting is not illegal in Europe). I like the community aspect of fantasy betting so much that I decided to devote a page on the pokerbankrollblog entirely to Sports and Fantasy betting. Hope you enjoy the first article about fantasy betting, submitted by Alex. Many statistically minded sports fans are tempted to try their hand at sports betting.  After all, with a solid understanding of Sabermetrics, Read more [...]

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PokerBRB poker freeroll/MTT tournament league; page overview

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 | Poker News | No Comments

To those who might be interested As you may know, we are working hard behind the scenes to be able to launch a poker freeroll/MTT tournament league on the PokerBRB.com site (the is also the main reason for the lower activity on the pokerbankrollblog). I though you might find it interesting with an an update on the new pages we have planned for the revamped PokerBRB.com site. Changes to the PokerBRB front page: New design, still to be finalized Will contain table displaying the PokerBRB Read more [...]

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U.S. Waves the Hoover Flag

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 | Poker News | 3 Comments

Delik James is back again with his Rags for Riches series, keeping us updated on what's going on in the Poker World. Welcome back Delik! Rags for Riches: U.S. Waves the Hoover Flag 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 Read more [...]

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It happens to the best of us

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | 3 Comments

Submitted by Dungbeetle, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. I find consolation in the fact that other and better tournament players also experience unbelievable misfortune. On a positive note it looks like Dungbeetle's 2009 results are coming around. Sigh... Just remembered why online tournaments are one of the most frustrating inventions in history. I was flying in the Pokerstars $50 rebuy, being chip leader from about 100 runners out till about 30 left. With 15 left I Read more [...]

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