Archive for May, 2009

Fantasy betting at Draftbug

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 | Sports and Fantasy betting | 3 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. My favorite fantasy betting site is Drafbug.com and for this reason I recently decided to become an affiliate and start promoting the site. The people behind Drafbug have written a thorough description of what Drafbug Read more [...]

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24 WSOP Bracelet Events to be Streamed Online

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 | Poker News | No Comments

Submitted by Scott Jack, this article belongs to the Poker News series. The World Series of Poker has just announced several days ago that there will be twenty-four bracelet events that will be streamed online. Both Bluff Magazine and ESPN360 are the two websites where you can watch the action and each of the websites will be allowed to stream 12 final tables apiece. The entire tournaments won’t be available online, but all of the final tables will be streamed online and the video will almost Read more [...]

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The Real Poker Game: Deepstack Poker

Monday, May 25th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Submitted by John, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series You can find a lot of different poker games online lately. Not only there's the difference between tournament poker and cash games, you can also choose between long handed and short handed games, single or multi-table tournaments,... . But there's another important factor which determines your game: the amount of chips you sit down with (in regard to the size of the blinds). It's a known fact among the more experienced poker Read more [...]

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Personality Deficient

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | No Comments

Submitted by Dungbeetle, this article belongs to the Poker and Life series It's been a while since I've checked up on Dungbeetle's poker life on the Magical Mystery Poker Tour blog. Last I heard he was not doing well and sadly the bad streak has not improved. Below is a particular sad post which I have chosen to post here because it reminds me that no matter how many times we keep saying to ourselves that poker is a variance game and bad beats / losing streaks are supposed to happen, sometimes Read more [...]

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How are poker bots raking online money?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules, Poker Strategy | 12 Comments

Submitted by Thomas, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. Sophisticated card-playing robots – known as “poker bots” – have now been playing online for years and the trend is accelerating. The increasing activity on poker bots forums and the growing interest generated by the annual poker bot competition (organized by the University of Alberta) are prime indicators of this trend. Of course, online poker rooms have been fighting bots since the beginning as it hurts their revenues Read more [...]

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Betting@betfair’s poker portal

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 | Poker Articles | No Comments

Introduction Betfair.com was the World's first betting exchange, opening it's doors to online punters in June 2000. What sets Betfair apart from regular bookmakers is that customers chose their own odds and whether they want to back or lay an event. This means that at Betfair you are betting against other customers in what can best be described as the sportsbetting equivalent of a stock market. As payment for organizing thousands and thousands of bets between customers every day Betfair charges Read more [...]

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Draftbug blogger freeroll

Friday, May 8th, 2009 | Sports and Fantasy betting | 2 Comments

Wednesday this week I was invited to participate in the Draftbug blogger MLB fantasy betting freeroll. Since I have no clue what so ever about baseball and fantasy betting I thought it would be a great way to learn how these kind of events take place. It was actually easier than I thought. I simply signed up for an account and then registered for the freeroll through the main lobby. This very much resembles the sign-up procedure for restricted poker freerolls. Once registered, I could enter the Read more [...]

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Thoughts on poker tournament strategy

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | 13 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. Lately I have come to realize that playing Multi-table Poker Tournaments requires a special mental mindset that not all poker players possess. On one hand you never stand to lose more than the tournament buyin, but the price you pay for this privilege is that most of the tournaments you enter will be a complete waste of time - when evaluated by a profit per hour criteria - unless you make it to the final table. The path to the final table Read more [...]

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