Poker and Life

Sick of poker – but can’t stop playing

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | 4 Comments

When ever I bust out of tourneys these days my first thought is always: "what an utter waste of time" followed by "why do I keep playing every week?". The next line of action is usually to close my account for a number of days. The following evening, I find myself missing something to do. Poker has become a way of killing off some hours between workouts, updating this blog and spending time with my girlfriend. It's almost become a habit. I seriously need something else to do in the time slot between Read more [...]

Online Poker Cheating

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | No Comments

Submitted by Adam, this article belongs to the Poker and Life series. Adam wrote the article below about online poker cheating. Have you experienced online poker cheating? If so we would love to hear from you in the comment section of this article. Cheating in online poker is a very popular conspiracy topic for poker forums and communities.  The idea of “cheating” in online poker can create a lot of sub-topics, and it largely depends on what we define as cheating – and who’s doing Read more [...]

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What type of poker player are you

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | No Comments

Submitted by Professional Poker Player Adam Breit, this article belongs to the Poker and Life series. What type of poker player are you? Adam wrote the following article about the subject There are a lot of ways to approach poker and these result in different types of poker players. The first way people play poker is the easiest and most entertaining. It is the approach of the gambler, the true addict. This is the man that goes to the casino with $1000 in his pocket, ready to be spent on fun. Read more [...]

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Overcoming obstacles in online poker

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | 1 Comment

Cory was kind enough to write an article about his own poker experiences and how to overcome the obstacles we all experience in life. Hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. If you have time, check out corywilkinsband.com. Great music! I was recently asked to incorporate a little bit of autobiographical information in my poker articles for the Bankroll Blog.  Before I do, I just want to let you all know that the contents of this article, overcoming obstacles, in no way is meant to give you Read more [...]

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Pro Poker Blog – Why you should have one

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | No Comments

Submitted by Fubusama, this article belongs to the Poker and Life series. If you're like many aspiring poker players, you may have a few long term objectives in mind. Whether it is to make millions, live in Vegas, and play in the biggest tournaments in the world or more modest ones, like being able to make a steady income while living at home with your family. Regardless of your goals, it is likely that your plans are not to play at the tables 12 hours a day, everyday. A great way to become more Read more [...]

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Goals in Poker; adjusting your expectations

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Management, Poker Cash Games, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Submitted by Cory, this article belongs to the Poker and Life series. It's every poker players goal and dream to drag the million dollar pots in the biggest cash games or to be sitting at the final table of the World Series with the TV lights shining.  While this is a cool goal and the dream is possible, you can't expect to go from novice player to big time winner all in one night, one year, or probably your entire lifetime.  It is important to set goals for yourself in poker, but you want to Read more [...]

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Poker losing streak

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Steve, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. Poker losing streaks represent the incarnation of necessary evil in poker.Regardless of how good and lucky a player you are, you will hit a snag in the road sooner or later, and you can take that pretty much for granted. Poker is a game of variance. You win some and you lose some, and your goal as a successful poker player is to balance things so that at the end of the day, when you add up your wins, your losses, your rakeback, Read more [...]

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Latin Ballroom or Pass the Trash

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | 2 Comments

Submitted by Jonathan, this article belongs to the Poker and life series. Jonathan runs the Why do I play poker website, which as the name suggests is all about sharing each others motivations for self punishment on the felt. I've been married for 10 years, have 2 kids and almost no time to myself. If you count my internet porn babes as company, then I do in fact have no time to myself. When I get a call to join a neighbor's home game on a random Wednesday night, I think to myself, "What would 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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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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