Archive for December, 2009

About Online Poker Tournaments

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | 1 Comment

Submitted by Adam, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. Online multi-table tournaments can be the most profitable games for new players.  Becoming increasingly popular, these type of games provides the easiest and fastest means of making a ton of money in poker for minimal risk.  PokerStars recent record breaking tournament for example gave $50,000 to the winner of an event costing only $1 to buy into. The problem with new players succeeding in tournaments is that they don’t Read more [...]

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Reflections on winning an online poker tournament

Sunday, December 27th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | 2 Comments

Yesterday I won a 400 player 6$ buyin tournament on Party Poker. Nothing big I know, but it was my first win of the year and I have been struggling, to say the least, to achieve it. So how did I do it? I stayed out of trouble by mostly playing solid hands. When I stole the blinds, I did it with playable hands and small bets. I picked up many pots by making small probe bets on flops when I was up against 2 or 3 opponents. I won when I got my chips in as favorite. The big stack knocked out Read more [...]

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Rather cryptic reply from Party Poker’s player support

Sunday, December 27th, 2009 | Poker Bonus, Poker Tournament | 3 Comments

Yesterday I won a tournament on Party Poker (yes I actually won a tournament!!) and wanted to know if I could withdraw my entire balance, since I recently received a 50$ no deposit bonus there. Perhaps the 50$ bonus would be deducted from my balance before I could withdraw. I received a reply from Party Poker's player support and immediately started laughing. Their explanation to my 50$ bonus question is so cryptic, that I have a hard time deciphering what they are on about. What do you think? Dear Read more [...]

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Mental health and online poker tournaments

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | 5 Comments

If you've been following my "I hate bad beats" page on Facebook lately, you'll know that I have been suffering a (in my mind) pretty serious onslaught of suck-outs in December. Here's a short summary: Tournament bust-out: PokerStars 20$ 20000$ guranteed. I raise preflop with AK. Table donk reraises, I push and he calls with K4 off suit. Flop 567, turn 2, river 4. Tournament bust-out: AA vs 99 and 55, turn was a 9 SNG bust-out: AA vs KK, QQ vs 77 Tournament bust-out: Nut flush on turn loses Read more [...]

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Top 10 poker movies through the times

Friday, December 25th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | 1 Comment

I found this list on a Danish poker site and liked it because many of the movies were new to me. Queen High (1930) Two women own a garden centre and have a hard time agreeing on pretty much everything. They ask their lawyer for advice when they want to go their separate ways and he suggests a game of poker. The loser agrees to wait on the winner for an entire year. A supposedly very entertaining movie Sunset Trail (1939) A classical good against evil movie. Hopalong Cassidy is the hero Read more [...]

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The All in Radio poker show and a poker hand analysis

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 | Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | 3 Comments

About a month ago (November 21st to be precise) I talked on the All in radio poker show (click the link and go to 34 minutes into the show to hear my words of wisdom). I talked mostly about my favorite flop moves from Mitchell Cogert’s “Tournament Poker: 101 Winning Moves”. It is no secret that I like Mitchell’s book and consider it a must read for any serious poker player. After talking on the All In Radio show I had a very good poker talk with Mitchell regarding a hand my friend Artur Read more [...]

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An Introduction to Poker Tracker

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tools | 4 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tools series Since amateur poker players started showing up to live tournaments and winning millions of dollars by taking down the so-called professionals of the sport, the online poker industry has literally exploded. Millions of people from across the globe are looking to hone their craft and win some big bucks by playing games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha. And they’re all looking for that proverbial edge to make winning easier. Enter Poker Tracker. Poker Read more [...]

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GrinderSchool.com review

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tools | 5 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tools series Introduction to the GrinderSchool low stakes poker school Grinderschool Poker Training helps small and micro stakes players crush cash games, SNGs and MTTs. At Grinderschool, a team of skilled poker enthusiasts/professionals create daily poker strategy videos and weekly poker podcasts dedicated to small stakes poker strategy. Grinderschool's focus on low stakes poker strategy, combined with low membership rates, makes them the best Read more [...]

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What is Videopoker and is it something you should spend time on?

Saturday, December 5th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Tools | 2 Comments

Video poker is usually played on slot machines and since its introduction in the 1970's, videopoker has become the most popular form of slot machine worldwide. Videopoker is basically man against machine. You start by choosing the game you want to play and then choose the size of your bet. Usually videopoker machines are coin operated with an allowed bet size of one to five coins. After you have put your money in the videopoker machine it will deal you 5 cards and give you the option of keeping Read more [...]

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