MTT Poker School and Game Changer: A Review

MTT Poker School and Game Changer: A Review

Ivan Potocki reviews Gareth James’ MTT Poker School and Game Changer, both the course materials as well as the interactive group coaching experience designed for low- to mid-stakes players and bankrolls.

Using the latest software tools and techniques, each month a new topic is broken down into four easy to digest webinars, focusing on theory, practical application, real member hand histories and optimum strategies and exploits.

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Monster Series Preview: What To Expect This Opening Weekend

Monster Series Preview: What To Expect This Opening Weekend

The wait is finally over! Monster Series is ready to rock and roll! Each and every one of the 82 tournaments is loaded into the lobby ready for the first cards to be pitched on October 31. This is what you can expect this weekend when Monster Series comes to town. Monster Series Opening Events […]

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Interview with Fernando “JNandez” Habegger

Interview with Fernando “JNandez” Habegger

An interview with PLO expert Fernando “JNandez” Habegger to mark the release of his new book Mastering Small Stakes Pot Limit Omaha.

The book was just released, along with an accompanying 4-hour video pack, by the venerable D&B Poker publishing house.

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“Dau_na_chai” Takes Down Magnificent 77 and The Predator in One Day

Our Daily Legends tournaments continue to prove extremely popular thanks, in part, to the way they’re structured. The limited late registration period and the fact there’s only a single re-entry allowed means everyone playing our Daily Legends MTTs does so on a level playing field. We had a superb success story earlier this week when […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Matt Affleck, who shares his opinions re: staying away from live poker until after the pandemic, and who reflects on the unforgettable hand vs. Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.

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RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

Dara O’Kearney is an Irish author, poker player, coach, and podcast host. With David Lappin, he hosts the popular Chip Race podcast and The Lock In YouTube channel.

He wrote Poker Satellite Strategy and recently released PKO Poker Strategy, which we spend a good amount of time discussing.

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Imagine Turning $0.01 Into a CPP Online Main Event Ticket

You probably won’t be familiar with the partypoker player Aleksandr Slobodianik but it’s a name you should try remember. The Ukrainian has the chance to write himself into partypoker’s history books by turning a single cent into a huge prize and a major online title. Aleksandr has managed to turn a $0.01 centroll entry into […]

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Best Free Poker Ebook (Written by a Pro)

People often ask me what is the best free poker ebook these days.

And there is pretty clearly one free poker ebook that stands out above all the
rest in my opinion, mostly because it was written by a poker pro.

But also because it teaches you the very best proven poker strategies to beat
today’s small stakes poker games either online or live at the casino.
It doesn’t matter if you

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Isaac Haxton Takes Down High Roller Big Game

Isaac Haxton Takes Down High Roller Big Game

Isaac Haxton became a High Roller Big Game champion on October 25 and saw his bankroll swell by a cool $120,354. Victory in these tournaments is never a simple task because they attract some of the best players in the world. Haxton never plays scared and that certainly showed in this weekend’s event as he […]

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5 Poker Predictions for 2021

5 Poker Predictions for 2021

From online poker developments to live poker developments, it would seem that 2021 is primed to be another interesting year in the poker world.

Calum Grant takes a look into his crystal ball to make five predictions for what the poker world can expect to happen next year.

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Texas Hold’em Questions C-Betting Course: Full Review

Texas Hold’em Questions C-Betting Course: Full Review

In this post we review Texas Hold’em Questions’ continuation betting course. Offering good value for the £299 sticker price (10% discount using code CPL), this course makes for a good investment for serious poker players currently playing NL $25 and up.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

Bernard Lee welcomes poker pro David Williams to the show to discuss the latter’s decision to compete on Season 7 of the popular television show MasterChef.

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Monster Series Hits partypoker From October 31

The latest Monster Series is coming your way and you don’t have long to wait to compete in what is going to be an epic poker tournament festival. What better day to kick off the Monster Series than on Halloween? October 31 sees the first four tournaments of a bustling 82-tournament schedule shuffle up and […]

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Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: Grudge Match Rules

Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu: Grudge Match Rules

The most-anticipated heads-up challenge in recent memory will begin in early November. After beefing for years, Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu will square off at $200/$400 on WSOP.com for at least 12,500 hands. We’ve already covered what led to the match in this article, so today we’re going over the rules. Table of Contents: The […]

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Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined by lawyer-turned-poker pro Paul Smith. They discuss the upcoming Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk Grudge Match and Doug Polk’s latest Twitter Rampage.

Other topics include, Mike Postle vs Veronica Brill: Mike Postle filed a $330 Million Defamation Lawsuit against whistleblower Veronica Brill and others, plus Germany creates new online poker rules, and more!

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Former Valet Chose Poker at a Difficult Time, But It Paid Off

Raphael Eduardo de Paula has experienced the finest moments of his short career as a professional poker player over the past week. The Brazilian, who turned professional in February 2020 enjoyed two wins In less than 48 hours. The second and largest coming in a partypoker Daily Legends event. On October 16, the grinder, playing […]

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RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

The guest on this week’s episode is Chris “Fox” Wallace, a WSOP Bracelet winner, Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor, and great friend of RecPoker. He has authored No Limits, The Fundamentals of No-Limit Hold’em and more recently, Short Stack Ninja: Tournament Strategy From A Professional Poker Coach which is the book for the next RecPoker book study.

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3 Ways You Can Be Cheated In Online Poker

3 Ways You Can Be Cheated In Online Poker

While online poker operator game integrity teams are always on the lookout for potential cheaters, it’s important that you — as a player — keep your wits about you and be wary of suspicious behavior. Three forms of cheating in particular, bots, ghosting, and collusion, are something you should be cognizant of.

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Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Many poker players also enjoy other casino table games, such as blackjack and baccarat. It’s thus nice that a number of poker skills are transferrable, such that you can have a better chance of succeeding at the casino gaming felt.

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Free Ticket Turns Into $3.2K Score For Lucky partypoker Player

Free Ticket Turns Into $3.2K Score For Lucky partypoker Player

The Predator, part of our Daily Legends schedule, has proven to be one of the most popular recent additions with thousands of players turning out for it. One of our Belarusian players is one of The Predator’s biggest fans and you’re about to discover why. Vadim “Vadim number1” was interacting with his fellow partypoker players […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Poker Staking (2020)

This post was written by blackrain79.com guest contributor Roger Marquez

Poker staking has blown up in recent years. In fact, many people are shocked to learn that most high stakes pros these days are staked (i.e. they are not playing on their own money).

Now there are many different staking arrangements these days and many in between cases where a pro still has 50% of his/her own action or

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3 Hand Examples That Will Help You Overbet Better

3 Hand Examples That Will Help You Overbet Better

No-limit holdem: Hours of boredom followed by moments of sheer terror. –Tom McEvoy A great way to strike terror into your opponents is by having a well thought out overbetting strategy. Even though overbetting has become prevalent in modern day poker games, I have found that not enough people work the tactic into their game. […]

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Incredible Big Game Performances by Pascal Hartmann

Pascal Hartmann already had a reputation for being one of tournament poker’s best players and his performances in the latest round of Big Game events, part of the Daily Legends schedule, adds credit to those claims. Hartmann won the $5,200 High Roller Big Game and reached the final table of the $530 edition! Those two […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Red Chip Poker PRO Membership Is Worth It

Top 10 Reasons Why Red Chip Poker PRO Membership Is Worth It

In this article, Ivan Potocki lists the top 10 reasons why it’s worth signing up for Red Chip Poker’s PRO membership.

Red Chip Poker has long been a premier poker training site, and at $50 a month (or just $495 a year) their PRO offering gives tremendous value for those looking to improve their poker game,

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How to Play Pocket Tens in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 5 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Pocket Tens in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 5 Postflop Tips)

Pocket tens is one of those hands that troubles poker players, especially beginners. When you have pocket tens, you will often have to navigate the flop and beyond with at least one overcard on the board. It can be hard to tell where you stand. The goal of this article is to help you feel […]

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Turn $0.01 Into a Share of €1M Gtd in the Irish Poker Masters Main Event

Turn $0.01 Into a Share of €1M Gtd in the Irish Poker Masters Main Event

The 2020 partypoker LIVE Irish Poker Masters was meant to take place at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, but has now moved to the online realm. We can’t wait for the massive €1 million guaranteed Irish Poker Masters Main Event to kick off on December 6. We’re equally as excited to see some of […]

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RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

Lynn Gilmartin is an Australian actress, poker player, and host of the World Poker Tour (WPT). We last hand Lynn on in January of 2020 to talk about her efforts in responding to the Australian fires.

While only 9 months ago, it feels like a decade, so it was time to catch up with Lynn on her life (including successful acting auditions) and her reflections on Mike Sexton. We also get to hear a bit of Lynn’s back story growing up and her journey into hosting a poker tour.

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5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

While Texas Hold’em and Omaha will remain the most popular poker variants for a long time to come, 2-7 Triple Draw can offer plenty of enjoyment, too.

In this article I list five reasons why you ought to give 2-7 Triple Draw a try next time you sit down to play a session of poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

Bernard Lee interviews Jeff Platt and David Williams, who were the commentators on the 2020 WSOP Online Poker Summer Series Main Event held on GGpoker.

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Caribbean Poker Party Moves Online; $5M Gtd Main Event Scheduled

partypoker will move this year’s Caribbean Poker Party online, where players can join the action for as little as $0.01. The Caribbean Poker Party Online Main Event will run from Sunday, November 15, 2020, to Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The Main Event has a buy-in of $5,300 and will pay out a guaranteed $5,000,000. There […]

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How ICM Should Impact Your Play at Final Tables

How ICM Should Impact Your Play at Final Tables

You don’t want to be the person who blows a huge opportunity because of one avoidable decision at a final table. Because of the drastic pay jumps at final tables, your decisions in these spots will greatly impact your ROI. One of the most important factors to consider at a final table is ICM, which […]

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Gavin Smith: Poker Results, Memorable Hands & Lasting Legacy

Gavin Smith was one of poker’s most recognizable figures from the “poker boom” era of the 2000s and early 2010s. One of poker’s most beloved figures, Smith forged an unmistakable presence in just about any poker tournament or television show he took part in over his 20-year career in the game. Smith passed away on […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

After 11 years on the air, the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has recorded its final episode, #365. Co-hosts Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take an hour to reminisce about all the highlights, favorite moments, and top tier interviewees, and to thank guests, contributors, and listeners.

Bruce shares the story of how the show began, with then-co-host Eric Nelson. Robbie talks about how he joined as the new co-host in 2014. This episode is the first ever time Robbie and Bruce are actually seeing one another (virtually), after having been exclusively an audio podcast.

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Is PokerStars a Total Joke? (What You Need to Know)

Many people ask me these days, is PokerStars a total joke? And believe me, I get it!I have taken an unbelievable amount of bad beats on this site. So much so, that at times I am left wondering how it is not totally rigged for action? But is there some real treachery going on behind the scenes these days at PokerStars? Is PokerStars truly just a complete and total rigged joke?

That’s what

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There Are Only 3 Reasons To Try Play Money Poker Games

There Are Only 3 Reasons To Try Play Money Poker Games

Tadas Peckaitis believes that for the most part you’d be wasting your time trying play money poker games online. He can only think of three legitimate reasons why you should try such a thing, and he lists them in this article.

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Sunday Round-Up: partypoker Players Win Big Yet Again

October 11 saw thousands of partypoker players hit the tables in an attempt to sign the weekend off in style with a big win. Plenty of them managed to do exactly that by taking down one of our amazing Daily Legends tournaments. Daily Legends are a group of tournaments that have you, our players, at […]

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When Should You Slow-Play A Flopped Flush?

When Should You Slow-Play A Flopped Flush?

Up there with flopping a set, there aren’t many feelings more thrilling in poker than flopping a flush. Just imagine it for a moment. You raise with a hand like A♦ 5♦ and the flop comes… Doesn’t that feel good? But monotone flops like this present an interesting challenge… If you always bet, raise, and […]

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All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

All-In Poker Rules – When Should You Go All-In?

“All-In” entered the mainstream lexicon thanks to the poker boom of the early 2000s. The term is now regularly used in modern US culture, but the origin of “all-in” stems from the poker glossary. Going all-in means putting all of your chips in the pot during a poker hand. Here’s an overview of the rules […]

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UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker: Best United Kingdom Poker Sites & Players

UK Poker has taken off over the last decade. Due to the country’s relaxed online poker laws, it has become an extremely popular place for poker players to inhabit. Some of the game’s greatest players hail from the UK, making it on of the premier poker destinations in the world. Top Poker Sites for UK […]

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Immense Value Continues in the Boosted Daily Legends

Immense Value Continues in the Boosted Daily Legends

The Daily Legends continue to provide massive value to partypoker’s tournament players. Daily Legends were designed with the players at heart. They have reduced late registration and limited re-entries which levels the playing field and makes tournament poker fair and exciting again. Boosted Daily Legends is a cool promotion that runs until October 22 and […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2009 World Series of Poker Main Even champion Joe Cada, who remembers his friend, runner up Darvin Moon, who recently passed away.

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High Stakes Players Collide in Record-Breaking $974,631 Pot (Analysis)

High Stakes Players Collide in Record-Breaking $974,631 Pot (Analysis)

2020 has already produced some of the biggest pots in online poker history. The hand in question today features Tan Xuan facing off against rising star Ali Imsirovic. Ali has been crushing the high stakes tournament scene for a few years now, racking up $8,912,717 in tournament earnings. Interestingly, Ali was the second member ever […]

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Professional Poker Player?

People often ask me how long does it take to become a professional poker player.

And as somebody who made a living as a poker pro for many years, I can provide some insight here on how long it takes for the average person to quit their job and be a poker pro.

But I must warn you that the amount of time to become a professional poker player is still going to vary tremendously from person

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How To Play Irish Poker

How To Play Irish Poker

Irish Poker combines elements of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Pineapple, creating a fun and different poker game for any occasion. A game of Irish Poker deals four cards to each player, similar to Omaha. After the flop betting round, however, each player in the hand discards two cards, and the action proceeds from there. Here’s […]

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Ludovic Geilich and Matthew Staples Reach Big Game Final Tables

Team partypoker’s Ludovic Geilich and Team Online’s Matthew Staples came close to becoming Big Game champions on October 4 but both fell short of the top prize. Geilich reached the final table of the $5,200 High Roller Big Game while Staples navigated his way to the last table of the $530 Big Game. Here’s what […]

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2021 WSOP Poker Hall of Fame Predictions: Who’s Next?

2021 WSOP Poker Hall of Fame Predictions: Who’s Next?

Never failing to generate controversy, the Poker Hall of Fame has not inducted any new members in 2020, making 2021 a year in which there are numerous suitable candidates.

This article lists 7 potential nominees to the Poker Hall of Fame.

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Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

In this article we list four of the top poker rooms that can be found across the world. These include the Wynn in Las Vegas, the Portomaso Casino in Malta, Dusk Till Dawn in the UK, and Holland Casino in Amsterdam.

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Push Fold Strategy in Poker Tournaments: Beginner’s Guide with Charts!

Push Fold Strategy in Poker Tournaments: Beginner’s Guide with Charts!

It happens in most poker tournaments. Your stack gets short and your preflop options are reduced to two: push all-in or fold. Playing optimally in these push-or-fold situations is one thing that separates tournament crushers from average joes. In this article, we’ll cover: What is Push/Fold Strategy? ICMIZER and Chip EV Explained 10bb Push/Fold Charts […]

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Check out These New Additions to the MTT Schedule

We recently unveiled the new Daily Legends tournaments that have affordable buy-ins from $2.20 to $77, reduced late registration, and limited re-entries. Now it’s time to show you eight new high stakes tournaments that are waiting for you in the partypoker tournament lobby right now. New partypoker Tournaments Day Time (CEST) Name Buy-in Guarantee Friday […]

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Check out These New Additions to the MTT Schedule

We recently unveiled the new Daily Legends tournaments that have affordable buy-ins from $2.20 to $77, reduced late registration, and limited re-entries. Now it’s time to show you eight new high stakes tournaments that are waiting for you in the partypoker tournament lobby right now. New partypoker Tournaments Day Time (CEST) Name Buy-in Guarantee Friday […]

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andzeB Wins First $5K Boosted Daily Legends Weekly Freeroll

The first of the $5K Boosted Daily Legends Weekly Freerolls took place on September 30 and saw 2,184 partypoker players head to the tables. They all shared a common goal: reach the top 154 places where $5,000 worth of tournament tickets were awarded. Those players finishing in 73rd to 154th won tickets to individual Daily […]

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RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, the panel speaks with 3-time WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd. After receiving substantial media attention during his deep run on the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, where he finished in 12th place, Dutch went on to found a group of young poker players called The Crew that achieved notable success.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

On Episode #364 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker podcast, Robbie discusses his final in-person home game before lockdown while Bruce reflects on the beauty of off-felt friendships created by home games.

Plus, Ben Ludlow’s final One Outer, as he wishes the podcast audience farewell.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

To honor the passing of the late Darvin Moon, Bernard Lee relives his two interviews with the beloved Maryland logger, which took place back in 2009 and 2010.

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50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

50 Poker Hand Nicknames – The Complete List

Sit in a poker game for any significant length of time, and you’ll hear some of the game’s most recognizable hands referred to by poker hand nicknames. “Pocket Rockets”, “Big Slick”, “Snowmen”, “Ducks”, and even “Doyle Brunson” are all common colloquialisms used as poker hand names. The following list outlines 50 of the most commonly-used […]

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5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

Extra, extra read all about it… not online, but in a poker magazine. There are a few great poker magazines out there these days and they contain fantastic articles, strategy pieces, and in-depth poker content. You should certainly flip through a few when you’ve got the time but we encourage you to pick one and subscribe. Which one? Take your pick…

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TrueTeller Clashes With Tan Xuan’s Pocket Kings for $122,880 (Hand Analysis)

TrueTeller Clashes With Tan Xuan’s Pocket Kings for $122,880 (Hand Analysis)

Nosebleed online poker has made a comeback in 2020. With people stuck inside, we’ve seen a spike in online poker traffic. This has taken place at every level, from the micros to stakes as high as $1,000/$2,000. That brings us to our subject today: a hand played by Tan Xuan (tan4321) and Timofey “TrueTeller” Kuznetsov […]

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WPTWOC Ends With More Than 45K Seats Won Via Satellites!

WPTWOC Ends With More Than 45K Seats Won Via Satellites!

The inaugural WPT® World Online Championships made dreams come true this year, with over 34,000 players buying into events across more than two months of action. The series ran from Friday, July 17, 2020, to Thursday, September 24, 2020. A theme of the series was that players of all bankroll levels would have the chance […]

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An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

On the cusp of launching Pokercode, a first-of-its kind poker training community, Fedor Holz joins us for an interview. Beyond telling us all about the new product, he shares what fuels him now that he’s reached the pinnacle of poker.

Some inspiring answers from a 20-something who on the one hand has already accomplished so much, but on the other hand has big dreams left to fulfill with his whole life still ahead of him.

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How to Make Your First $100 From Poker

Everybody has to start somewhere in poker and I think the very first milestone you should shoot for is to make $100.

The reason why $100 is a great initial goal is because this is an easily achievable amount that nearly anybody can do, with a little bit of practice.

And the great thing about taking little baby steps like this in poker is that it will help you start building your confidence an

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WPT Satellite Successes: You Won’t Believe These Players’ Stories

WPT Satellite Successes: You Won’t Believe These Players’ Stories

Every poker tournament player dreams of playing in the biggest buy-in tournaments and bagging a potentially life-changing prize. The problem lies in those tournaments tend not to be affordable for everyone. partypoker has dozens of satellites and other routes into these juicy games and anyone can win their way into our biggest games. The recent […]

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Martirosian Wins Player of the Championship After Thrilling Finale

Martirosian Wins Player of the Championship After Thrilling Finale

Artur Martirosian is officially the 2020 WPT World Online Poker Championships Player of the Championship. The popular and extremely talented Russian receives a free $50,000 cash prize and has his name go down in online poker history. Player of the Championship Final Standings Place Player Points Prize 1 Artur Martirosian 430.87 $50,000 2 Scott Margereson […]

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Michael Addamo Wins SHR Championship and is the Final WPTWOC Event Winner

Michael Addamo Wins SHR Championship and is the Final WPTWOC Event Winner

The 2020 partypoker WPT World Online Poker Championships came to a thrilling conclusion on September 24 with the $102,000 Super High Roller Championship crowning its champion. Seven players returned to the action and it was Michael Addamo who emerged from the epic battle victoriously, securing a $1,284,113 prize after a heads-up deal with Team partypoker’s Isaac […]

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10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

10 Poker Infographics That Will Help Your Game

Infographics are a fun and effective way to learn, which is why we’ve created numerous infographics throughout the years. Today’s article is an aggregate of 10 of the most bookmark-worthy poker infographics graphics that we have created. Starting with beginner-friendly topics, the infographics get more advanced as you scroll. Be sure to download the ones […]

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Super High Roller Championship Reaches Final Table; Addamo In Front

Super High Roller Championship Reaches Final Table; Addamo In Front

The $102,000 Super High Roller Championship brings the WPT World Online Championships to a conclusion on September 24 and what a way to do it. Only seven of the 40 starters remain in this massive event and six of them will share the $4 million prize pool. A min-cash, if you can call it that, […]

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More Than $400K Worth of MTT Tickets to be Won in Our Boosted Daily Legends

You’ve come to the right place if you want some exception value from your tournament session because we launch the Boosted Daily Legends tournaments at partypoker on September 24. Our Daily Legends tournaments continue in our quest to make tournament poker fun and fir for everyone. They have affordable buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $77, […]

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German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

German Poker: Best German Poker Sites & Players

Over the last decade, German poker players have emerged as a dominant force in the poker world. The nation is considered to be home to some of the best players in the world, including World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Pius Heinz (2011) and Hossein Ensan (2019). The Best German Poker Players (All-Time Money […]

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Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Post-flop

Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Post-flop

Aggression is important in limit hold’em, but sometimes it’s so critical post-flop that it can make the difference between just breaking even versus having a profitable session.

We recommend that you heed the advice of our Senior contributor George Epstein on this matter, as his years of experience playing limit hold’em have taught him plenty.

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Mikita Badziakouski Wins HR Championship and is a WPTWOC Event Winner

Mikita Badziakouski Wins HR Championship and is a WPTWOC Event Winner

It was a Team partypoker one-two in the $25,500 WPT High Roller Championship with Mikita Badziakouski being crowned the tournament’s champion and teammate Jason Koon finishing in second place. The seven-handed final table was a thrilling affair, here’s how it went down. WPT High Roller Championship Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Mikita […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.

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How to Play Ace-Queen Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Ace-Queen Offsuit in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

Some hate it, some love it. Ace-Queen offsuit is one of the most polarizing hands in poker. While it is one of the best starting hands in the deck, it can also be relatively difficult to play compared to strong starting hands. In this article, we will be covering: How to Play Ace-Queen in Common […]

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Martirosian Banks $377K By Becoming a WPTWOC Event Winner

The WPT World Online Championships final week has seen play switch to High Roller and Super High Roller events and boy are they coming thick and fast. September 21 saw some gigantic scores awarded at partypoker, including one of $377,100 to Russia’s Artur Martirosian. WPT Super High Roller Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize […]

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Mikita Badziakouski Leads WPTWOC High Roller Championship Final Table

Mikita Badziakouski Leads WPTWOC High Roller Championship Final Table

The final table of the $10,300 buy-in WPT High Roller Championship is set and what a final table it is. Seven of the world’s best players, including two members of Team partypoker, have navigated their way through the shark-infested waters and reached the grand stage. Only six eliminations stand between the finalists and a massive, […]

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Mikita Badziakouski Leads WPTWOC High Roller Championship Final Table

Mikita Badziakouski Leads WPTWOC High Roller Championship Final Table

The final table of the $10,300 buy-in WPT High Roller Championship is set and what a final table it is. Seven of the world’s best players, including two members of Team partypoker, have navigated their way through the shark-infested waters and reached the grand stage. Only six eliminations stand between the finalists and a massive, […]

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Professional Poker Player Salary (It Might Shock You)

People often ask me these days what is the average professional poker player
salary?

And to be quite honest, the answer varies depending on your skill level, what
stakes you play, how much volume you put in and so on.

So in this article I am going to break it all down for you. This is the ultimate guide to a professional poker player’s salary.

Professional Poker Player Salary Hourly

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Hartmann & Fitzgerald lead Day 1s of WPT Super High Roller as legends chase million dollar top prize

Hartmann & Fitzgerald lead Day 1s of WPT Super High Roller as legends chase million dollar top prize

Christopher Fitzgerald is the man to catch in the World Poker Tour’s highest buy-in event of the series.

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Massive Score For Danchev as he Becomes a WPTWOC Event Winner

The three WPTWOC Turbo Championship events crowned their champions on September 20 and it was Dimitar Danchev who triumphed in the $3,200 edition. WPT #11 Turbo Championship Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Dimitar Danchev Bulgaria $188,316* 2 Aliaksei Boika Belarus $156,843* 3 Alfred Karlsson Sweden $184,832* 4 Ferenc Deak Hungary $81,363 5 […]

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Samuel Vousden Becomes a WPTWOC Event Winner For $158,100

There were some huge WPT World Online Championships (WPTWOC) side events this weekend and they attracted some of the best-known players to the partypoker tables. Samuel Vousden was one such player and he’ll look back on this weekend’s action fondly thanks to padding his bankroll with $158,100. WPT High Roller: $500K Gtd Final Table Results […]

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Pascal Hartmann Leads High Roller Championship

Both flights of the $25,500 WPT High Roller Championship are done and dusted. Only 28 of the 199 partypoker players who started the tournament with high hopes remain in contention for the $1,050,000 top prize and a place in the WPT history books. Pascal Hartmann is the man to catch going into Day 2 on […]

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Top 5 Canadian Poker Players under the Age of 35

Top 5 Canadian Poker Players under the Age of 35

Listing five of the top professional Canadian poker players under age 35. In this article we’ll get to know a little bit of background info about Jaime Staples, Kristen Bicknell, Timothy Adams, Jonathan Duhamel, and Mike McDonald.

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How I Won €151 From Fedor Holz (Hand Analysis)

How I Won €151 From Fedor Holz (Hand Analysis)

Fedor Holz, at the age of 27, is already one of the biggest legends of the game.  The German native ranks eighth on the all-time money list with $32,556,377 in career live tournament earnings in addition to two World Series of Poker bracelets. But not many do know that his early career was propelled by […]

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Solvers: The Death of Online Poker?

Solvers: The Death of Online Poker?

As cases emerge of professional poker players using solvers in real time while playing poker online, longtime pro Chris Wallace worries that situations like these may be the death knell for the game as we know it.

In this op-ed, Wallace explains the online poker ecology and how solvers are bad for it in multiple ways.

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Roberto Romanello Takes Down 8-Max KO ; Becomes WPTWOC Event Winner

Roberto Romanello is hitting form just in time for the weekend’s High Roller Championship events. The Welsh Team partypoker member took down an 8-Max Knockout this week for more than $18,500 and reached the final two tables in a $1,050 Mix-Max event. These impressive results have catapulted Romanello to third in the Player of the […]

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WPTWOC Event Winner Round-Up: Steve O’Dwyer Wins Heads-Up Championship

WPTWOC Event Winner Round-Up: Steve O’Dwyer Wins Heads-Up Championship

Heads-up poker is considered to be the purest form of the game. Players lock horns one-on-one in a battle for supremacy. Some players thrive under this intense pressure, others falter. Steve O’Dwyer, Stefan Dimitrov, and Malte Kessler certainly did the former in their respective Heads-Up Championship events. WPT Heads-Up Championship: $500K Gtd Final Four Steve […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Robbie and Bruce interview Dave Lambert and Paul Swiencicki, two members of the legendary Tiltboys poker group, who tell amazing stories of the groups 25+ years of home game hi-jinks.

Well known members of the group include Phil Gordon, Rafe Furst, and Perry Friedman.

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