Poker and Life

Pros and Cons to Online Poker

Monday, January 7th, 2013 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Tips | No Comments

The UIGEA curse Playing poker is  exciting by itself, but playing online poker open more possibilities  than just spending a good time at a real physical poker table with your  friends, and yet you can invite them to join the fun on the Internet.  However the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)  made illegal gambling for American and American-based financial  institutions that stopped their involvement with gambling sites  including poker rooms, to avoid , money laundering, Read more [...]

My current online poker activities

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 | Poker and Life, Poker Projects | No Comments

After a long break from poker I have now started playing tournaments online again with a good buddy of mine. So far it's not going too well - no big wins, plenty of suck-outs and a game that's too standard to make it to the top. We still play way too passively during the periods where we don't get any decent hands, and this has time and time again resulted in our stacks being eaten away by blinds. There's definitely room for improvement by mixing in some more advanced poker strategy, where we play Read more [...]

Top 10 USA Casinos For Poker #6 – Caesars, Atlantic City

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | 2 Comments

In this article series we plan to make a top 10 list of casinos for poker in the USA Caesars Atlantic City opened in 1979 and has expanded to become one the most prestigious and exciting gambling spots on the East coast. This magnificent complex is bigger and better than many other casinos; it boasts 3,400 slot machines alone. The casino and gaming area as Caesars Atlantic City covers over 145,000 square feet and everyone from poker players to slots enthusiasts will be able to find their favorite Read more [...]

Top 10 USA Casinos For Poker #7 – The Venetian, Las Vegas

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | No Comments

In this article series we plan to make a top 10 list of casinos for poker in the USA Picture the tall spire of the iconic St Mark’s Church and the buildings surrounding St Mark’s Square in Venice, and then try to imagine this historic skyline transplanted to Las Vegas. You will now have some idea of the splendor of the Venetian Resort. This amazing building houses a hotel containing many luxurious suites, a 120,000 sq ft casino, meeting rooms, restaurants and a theater, all designed with an Read more [...]

Why players struggle in no limit cash games – part 3

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Cash Games, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Everywhere you look these days then there are poker coaches, poker websites and poker books and magazines all discussing no limit hold’em. But yet even as a full time player and writer then I am still not blinded to the fact that this form of poker is probably the most difficult of the lot for novice players to succeed at. In the final part of this series then I want to discuss variance and how this affects your mind set. I often hear how tournament poker has the worst variance out of all of the Read more [...]

Upcoming poker weekend

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament | 2 Comments

I'm sitting here - bored as hell - playing the PokerStars daily 50k$ guaranteed tournament and suddenly realized that it's been ages since I wrote a post on my blog. Since I'm not getting any playable cards what so ever, I thought I might as well fill in whoever reads this blog what I've been up to lately. The main take home message is that I'm busy. About 2-3 months ago I enrolled in an MBA program to get one step closer to a big-money job as director of some insanely - GOD DAMN IT just busted Read more [...]

Top 10 USA Casinos For Poker #9 – Bellagio, Las Vegas

Sunday, September 18th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | No Comments

In this article series we plan to make a top 10 list of casinos for poker in the USA The Bellagio is an iconic venue which is known around the world. Having become a shining beacon of Las Vegas, Sin City’s top casino has been showcased in many a film, television show and other entertainment, bringing it to the forefront of the public eye. However, whilst the glitz and glamour of the venue may be ever present, it hasn’t stopped the fact that the Bellagio really is one of the worlds top gambling Read more [...]

Why do you play poker?

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament | 2 Comments

Despite being in a rotten tournament slump these days with no cashes in ages and underdogs constantly busting me out, I still somehow enjoy the game. Why else would I keep playing through frustration after frustration with a bank account that would be better off if I didn’t play at all? Maybe it’s simply a bad habit when I’m bored or maybe it’s more of a love/hate relationship…..fact is I keep playing. Why do you play poker?

Frustration at the tables this weekend

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Arghhhhh haven’t had any success what so ever this weekend. Lost 5-10 key hands in tourneys where I was ahead by 65% or better. Haven’t hit my draws while opponents have hit their draw all the time – when I hit top pair, they hit straight or flush; when I hit straight, they hit flush. Sometimes poker is such a joke….it’s been for ages since I’ve had a decent tourney cash. SIGH!!!!!

Top 10 USA Casinos for Poker #10: MGM Grand Las Vegas

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | No Comments

In this article series we plan to make a top 10 list of casinos for poker in the USA Located right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the MGM Grand is a majestic sight and the second largest hotel resort complex in the world. The current building opened in 1993, replacing the Marina Hotel which had stood since 1975. As a whole, the casino has gone through some interesting changes over the years. It initially featured a Wizard of Oz theme and a family-friendly amusement park on site before switching Read more [...]

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