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Position in poker

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 1 Comment

Submitted by Matthew Tonge this article about position in poker belongs to the Poker Strategy Series. This is the last article in a series describing 5 key steps  to become a winning poker player. The topic at hand is position in poker. Overview of the entire article series Which starting hands to play in poker Poker hand strength Bet sizing in poker Aggression in poker Position in poker Position in poker Summary: Play less hands when in early position. Having position Read more [...]

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Aggression in poker

Friday, February 18th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Matthew Tonge this article about aggression in poker belongs to the Poker Strategy Series. This article series contains 5 key steps  to go from break-even to a winning player in poker. This fourth step deals with aggression in poker. Overview of the entire article series Which starting hands to play in poker Poker hand strength Bet sizing in poker Aggression in poker Position in poker Aggression in poker Summary: Be the aggressor - you have more chance Read more [...]

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Bleznick and Cates high stake poker action February 2011

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

High stake poker action during the second week of February 2011 Here’s a summary of the high stake poker action from the 2nd week of February 2011. During the week between February 6 and 13, the online poker action was yet again sizzling at both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. Jared Bleznick and Daniel Cates took center stage yet again, although not for the reasons they would’ve preferred. They both dropped serious amounts of money to players relatively unknown for the high stakes railbird Read more [...]

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Gus Hansen 2011 – can he continue his heater?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Pro | No Comments

Here's a short recap of how Gus Hansen's 2011 looks so far According to HighStakesDB he is up by 2.3 million$ in 2011 spread over 155 sessions. This extends Gus Hansen's winning streak from September 2010. In 2011 he has been very successful in the Omaha poker variants, which cost him close to 4 million $ in 2010. Gus Hansen has also started to get some money back from players like Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and Di "Urindanger" Dang who have both lost considerable pots to the Dane. I don't Read more [...]

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Bet sizing in poker

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Matthew Tonge this article about bet sizing in poker belongs to the Poker Strategy Series. This series of articles covers 5 key steps  to go from novice to a winning player in poker. The third step deals with bet sizing in poker. Overview of the entire article series Which starting hands to play in poker Poker hand strength Bet sizing in poker Aggression in poker Position in poker Bet Sizing in poker Summary: Remember what you are trying to achieve by betting Read more [...]

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Blom and Bleznick high stake poker February 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

Blom and Bleznick high stakes online action Here's a recap of the high stake poker action from the 1st week of February 2011. Viktor Blom, aka Isildur1 may have had his woes during January at PokerStars’ tables, but in the end he managed to lure Lady Luck to his side, finishing the month above the red line. Last week, his heater continued. In fact, his $332,904 profit – accumulated over about 8,200 hands - made him the biggest winner of the week. Another player who did extremely well was Read more [...]

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UIGEA regulations and their influence on the poker industry

Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News | No Comments

UIGEA regulations and their influence on the poker industry The poker industry continues to grow around the world (primarily fueled by poker online operators) but it continues to face headwinds in various areas. Government regulation continues to be a major factor in many markets, as does consolidation among some operators-- including the planned merger of bwin and PartyGaming -- as they try to scale up to challenge dominant players such as PokerStars and Full Tilt. The effects of the US UIGEA Read more [...]

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Gus Hansen broke in 2010?

Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Gus Hansen was rumored broke in late 2010 after a reportedly miserable year on the online felt. In this article I will give you a recap of Gus Hansen's poker performance in 2010 (based on highstakesDB records). I thinks it's safe to say that Gus Hansen didn't go broke in 2010. He did however lose so much that his poker bankroll must have suffered. Gus Hansen's live tournament results in 2010 include a 1st place finish in The WSOP Europe event in London as well as a 1st place finish in the winner-takes-it-all Read more [...]

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Texas Hold Em Rules

Sunday, February 6th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

This article is a summary of the guides I have written so far about Texas Hold Em rules on The Poker Bankroll Blog. It goes without saying that you need to be 100% aware of the Texas Hold Em Rules in order to become a winning poker player. The articles below should provide you with basic knowledge about the most elementary Texas Hold Em rules. Texas Hold Em rules - Poker Hand Ranking An article showing the different Texas Hold Em hands and how they rank against each other Texas Hold Em Read more [...]

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Poker hand strength

Sunday, February 6th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Matthew Tonge this article about poker hand strength belongs to the Poker Strategy Series. Matthew recently submitted an article series about 5 key steps  to go from beginner to winner in poker. The second step is all about mastering the concept of poker hand strength Overview of the entire article series Which starting hands to play in poker Poker hand strength Bet sizing in poker Aggression in poker Position in poker Poker hand strength Summary: Don’t Read more [...]

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