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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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Double or nothing poker sit and go; the basics

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | No Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. General introduction to Double or Nothing poker sit and goes The Double or Nothing poker sit and go (often abbreviated as DoN SNG) is a relatively new form of the popular sit and go online poker tournament format characterized by a preset (most commonly 6 or 10) number of players each buying in to the sit and go with a fixed amount of money in exchange for a stack of chips. As the Double or Nothing term implies,  you either double your Read more [...]

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Double or nothing poker strategy

Friday, February 19th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Submitted by Steve, this article belongs to The Poker Strategy series. In this article, Steve takes us through the basics of double or nothing SNGs and in particular double or nothing poker strategy. Double or nothing poker introduction: Before we get into the details of double or nothing poker strategy, let’s clarify one thing: Double or Nothings are SNGs in which half the players go home empty handed while the other half double up their buy-ins. Why do people play these SNGs? They’re Read more [...]

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Freeroll strategy

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Freeroll, Poker Tournament | 5 Comments

Submitted by Adam, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. Freerolls Many poker players look down on freerolls because they feel they’re above it.  They view them as meaningless repositories for poor players who can’t afford the buy-in for proper tournaments or cash games. The truth is though that many of the world’s best players exercise games in freerolls because they provide a means of earning cash with zero risk.  Annette Obrestad, winner of the WSOPE 2007, and Tom Durrrr Read more [...]

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Sit N Go – Playing on Tilt – What is it?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | 2 Comments

Submitted by Stuart, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. The term Tilt in poker is used to explain a state of mental  anger, confusion or frustration in which a player uses a poor judgment or strategy.  This usually leads to a player becoming very aggressive (in his/her playing style). So it’s when we play poker  in a manner that is not in sync with the ‘normal’ or usual way we play our hand. Discipline Having the discipline to use what we know is right is critical Read more [...]

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Sit N Go Poker; Double or Nothing (DoN) Tournament

Friday, January 1st, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Submitted by Stuart, this article belongs to the Poker Tournament series. What is it? Double or nothing (DoN) tournament, although they have been around for a long time, are becoming more popular as compared to regular Sit N go tournaments.  In short, a DoN tournament is a Single Table Tournament (STT), usually 10 players.  The payout structure makes it "Double or Nothing".  If you are playing a Double or nothing tournament,  all you have to worry about is coming in 5th.  All players who Read more [...]

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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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