Angelou-Konstas Claims Overall Lead in WPTWOC 8-Max Championship

Day 1B of the $3 million guaranteed WPT #03 8-Max Championship took place on August 2 and saw another 597 players buy in. This takes the total attendance to 1,062 and means the surviving players from both flights are now playing for a share of $3,186,000. Ioannis Angelou-Konstas is the man who topped the Day […]

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Top 3 Tips for New 7 Card Stud Players

Top 3 Tips for New 7 Card Stud Players

Most poker players stick almost exclusively to No Limit Hold’em, with perhaps some occasional Pot Limit Omaha sprinkled in. 7 Card Stud, therefore, is a departure from the norm.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three top tips that will help you when making the transition from flop games to stud for the first time.

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Ali Imsirovic Off to a Flying Start in the WPTWOC 8-Max Championship

The $3 million guaranteed WPT 8-Max Championship kicked off on August 1 and saw 465 players exchange $3,200 for the chance to become a member of the exclusive WPT Champions Club. Only 64 of those starters punched their ticket to Day 2 and nobody bagged up more chips than Ali Imsirovic. Imsirovic is a phenomenal […]

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3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

You look down at your cards. You see a nice high card hand, like KQ, QJ or even AK. Your raise picks up a caller or two. Then, you completely whiff on the flop, which is pretty sad. But wait, it might not be over yet! As you will see in this article, there are […]

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RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

Gareth James, known as Gazellig online, has been a tournament poker coach since 2012, teaching the strategies to be successful at multi-table tournaments both live and online.

Gareth has worked with all manner of players, from those getting their feet wet in the wonderful world of tournament poker for the first time right up to the high stakes cash game players wanting a tournament poker primer before one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

Find out more at mttpokerschool.com.

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Timo Kamphues Bulldozes His Way to WPTWOC Shooting Stars Victory

Timo Kamphues Bulldozes His Way to WPTWOC Shooting Stars Victory

Timo Kamphues will wake up $90,498 richer this morning after he triumphed in the WPT Shooting Stars for Charity event on July 30. Kamphues ran hot and played great, which is a deadly combination for a poker player, to become the latest WPT World Online Championships winner. The final day started with 45 players in […]

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What Does WSD Mean? An Extremely Simple Explanation

People often ask me what WSD means in poker. Well, here is a simple explanation:

WSD or W$SD or W$SD% are technical terms that we use in modern poker tracking programs like PokerTracker to indicate the percentage of the time that someone wins money when they reach showdown (when all the cards are shown).

This is why WSD is a fairly useful HUD stat to have on your screen especially if you are

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and World Poker Tour commentator, Tony Dunst, discussing his second bracelet win.

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7 Poker Tells You Should Look Out For

7 Poker Tells You Should Look Out For

Poker tells are a tricky topic. Most beginners put way too much credence into tells early in their poker journey. Eating an Oreo cookie could mean someone has a strong hand in the movies, but in real life…not so much. But many experienced pros focus solely on playing a good strategy, completely ignoring live poker […]

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Beluga Poker Mobile App Set To Debut, Offering Millions in Daily Freerolls

Beluga Poker Mobile App Set To Debut, Offering Millions in Daily Freerolls

A profile of the new Beluga Poker mobile app that’s set to debut in mid-August and begin offering daily freeroll tournaments with millions of dollars worth of cash giveaways.

We speak with the app’s developer Andrew Shore about what inspired him to create Beluga Poker and why he feels it will succeed.

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Tomi Brouk Shines Brightest on Day 1 of the WPT Shooting Stars

One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the WPT World Online Championships schedule, the WPT Shooting Stars for Charity, kicked off on July 29. The 483-strong field was an eclectic mix of top poker players and renowned celebrities from all over the world. Each paid $1,100 to participate with $100 from each buy-in being […]

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WPT World Online Championships offer $150,000 in extra value through Mike Sexton Champions Cup events

WPT Tournament of Champions seats worth $15,000 to be won as well as other prizes Following two weeks of PLO tournaments, the first major NLH events within the WPT World Online Championships schedule begin this week, with an extra $150,000 in value being given to players, as the first of five Mike Sexton WPT Champions […]

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Mark “Weazel” Rubbathan Embarks on $100K Bankroll Quest

British grinder Mark Rubbathan is a name you’re going to see a lot of at the partypoker tables. The 29-year-old from Manchester, United Kingdom, is about to start a bankroll building challenge that sees him play exclusively at partypoker. Rubbathan is affectionately known as “Weazel” to his friends and he discovered poker as a fresh-faced […]

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Mark “Weazel” Rubbathan Embarks on $100K Bankroll Quest

British grinder Mark Rubbathan is a name you’re going to see a lot of at the partypoker tables. The 29-year-old from Manchester, United Kingdom, is about to start a bankroll building challenge that sees him play exclusively at partypoker. Rubbathan is affectionately known as “Weazel” to his friends and he discovered poker as a fresh-faced […]

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Alex Manzano Crowned WPTWOC Pot-Limit Omaha Champion

Alex Manzano Crowned WPTWOC Pot-Limit Omaha Champion

Chile’s Alex Manzano is the latest partypoker player to become a World Poker Tour champion after he took down the WPT #02 Omaha Championship: $1M Gtd event. Manzano collected $176,131 for his impressive victory, which took place under the watchful eye of the excellent, ground-breaking stream on our Twitch channel. Here’s how the final table […]

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Exploiting an Opponent

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Exploiting an Opponent

As you’ve probably heard before: everything you do at the poker table conveys information. Anyone that has played live poker for a long time understands that humans are oftentimes bad at hiding what they are thinking. That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to what your opponents are doing, especially in a live […]

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New Poker Media Show – The Orbit – To Debut as Twitch.tv/Poker Launches

New Poker Media Show – The Orbit – To Debut as Twitch.tv/Poker Launches

Announcing the debut of an all-new poker media show, The Orbit, set to premiere on www.twitch.tv/poker on Thursday July 31.

Hosted by Robbie Strazynski, the pilot episode of the roundtable discussion show will feature four panelists: Chad Holloway, Hermance Blum, Ari Engel, and Jonathan Little.

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Pareshi Doshi Leads Star-Studded WPTWOC Omaha Championship Final Table

Pareshi Doshi Leads Star-Studded WPTWOC Omaha Championship Final Table

The second of 12 massive WPT World Online Championship (WPTWOC) Championship Events has reached its final table and was a star-studded affair it is. Only seven players remain in the hunt for the WPT #02 Omaha Championship: $1M title and its huge $196,968 top prize, although three players will walk away with six-figure prizes, which […]

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Massive Scores In The WPTWOC 7-Max Weekender Events

Massive Scores In The WPTWOC 7-Max Weekender Events

partypoker players were treated to a different tournament format in the latest round of WPT World Online Championship events with us running the WPT 7-Max Weekender. Most tournaments play out six or eight-max, so seven-max added a twist to proceedings. The tournaments were well-received and a massive $1.6 million was paid out across the three […]

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90% of Poker Pros Listen to This Kind of Music

Many people ask me if I listen to music while I am grinding out the long hours, especially at the online poker tables.

And the answer is yes, I do!

However, I have found that some types of music allow me to perform better and also help me manage my tilt control better as well.

But of course, this is just going to be my personal experience. Music is one of those things where everybody has

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Top 5 Reasons Why the 2020 WSOP Online Has Been a Success Thus Far

Top 5 Reasons Why the 2020 WSOP Online Has Been a Success Thus Far

The 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series is unlike any previous World Series of Poker and while it has certainly had its challenges, there have been a lot of positives going for it, too.

In this op-ed, Calum Grant lists his top five reasons why the 2020 WSOP Online has been a success, including increased accessibility, Ryan Depaulo, and more.

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Famous names continue to sign up for Shooting Stars for Charity

Recognisable faces from the worlds of poker and beyond continue to get involved in Shooting Stars for Charity, with a list of new players confirmed to take part. Shooting Stars for Charity is part of the schedule for the inaugural WPT World Online Championships, and will be held across two days, from Wednesday, July 29, […]

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Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Atlantic City remains a popular destination for poker players and travelers alike.

Casino gaming expert Steve Bourie has put together this comprehensive travel checklist for visiting Atlantic City, useful for whether you’re heading there for poker or vacation.

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Top 3 Five Card Draw Tips You Need to Know

Top 3 Five Card Draw Tips You Need to Know

Five card draw is no longer too popular as a poker variant, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t play it correctly when the opportunity arises.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis gives three top tips for how to best play five card draw poker.

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Paul Tedeschi: Becoming a WPTWOC Champion is Very Exciting

Paul Tedeschi became a World Poker Tour champion when he triumphed in the WPT #01 Omaha High-Low Championship. It was a result that saw Tedeschi turn his $3,200 investment into a cool $92,105 after a three-handed deal involving Dan Shak and Ansii Kinttala. Tedeschi is from Bastia, France but now calls London, UK home. The […]

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RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

Jason Su, author of “Poker With Presence: Unlocking the Final 15%” joins the panel. Also joining the panel is special guest Woody Adams, the newest member of the RECing Crew.

Jason talks about the importance of the mental game of poker, shares some easy exercises, and shares his own personal experiences. He also gives insight into an actual example from Chris Jones of how we can get thrown off our optimal game.

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Patrick Leonard’s 4-Part Recipe for Poker Success

Patrick Leonard’s 4-Part Recipe for Poker Success

Patrick Leonard certainly knows a few things about success. The English poker pro and partypoker ambassador boasts a poker resume that speaks for itself, with nearly $14 million in career earnings. Leonard recently authored a blog post on Medium, detailing what he calls his “Four Underrated Ingredients to Success”. Inspired by his recent career-high tournament […]

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Gryko, Lehner, and Dos Santos Bag WPTWOC Omaha Opener Titles

Gryko, Lehner, and Dos Santos Bag WPTWOC Omaha Opener Titles

The $100 million guaranteed WPT World Online Championships is in the process of switching over from PLO8 to Pot-Limit Omaha. The WPT #02 Omaha Championship Event kicks off on July 25 and players from around the world prepared for it with the trio of Omaha Openers on July 23. WPT Omaha Opener: $75K Gtd Freezeout […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ryan “JoeIsAMush” Depaulo, who discusses winning in a mall parking lot just outside of Whole Foods. He also explains his screen name and Bernard talks with Ryan about being named King of Degenerate Gamblers by Bryan Micon and Norman Chad.

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Leave Matusow Alone

Leave Matusow Alone

In this op-ed, Chris Wallace shares the details of his years-long experiences facing Mike Matusow at both the online and physical felt.

This is a detailed look at who the real Mike Matusow is from someone intimately familiar with him, as well as a strongly worded, personal plea to the poker community to leave Mike alone rather than amass to root against him and watch him struggle.

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WPTWOC Mega Sats Guarantee Millions of Dollars in Tickets in One Week

The WPT World Online Championships are now well underway, and there are many more chances for players of all bankrolls to qualify for the series every day, with millions of dollars in tournament tickets guaranteed through Mega Sats in one week. Mega Sats for the WPT Pot-Limit Omaha Championship is being held ahead of the […]

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Poker and the Pandemic: New England

Poker and the Pandemic: New England

Longtime New England resident Ashley Adams reports on the status of poker rooms in casinos throughout the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outside of New Hampshire, all poker rooms in casinos remain shuttered as of July 2020, but there’s still plenty of poker happening online and in home games.

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Virtual Reality Poker | Finding a Love of the Game Digitally

Virtual Reality Poker | Finding a Love of the Game Digitally

A guest contributor shares how it took PokerStars VR to get him to begin enjoying the game of poker. He was never a fan of of the game and found the gaming slow and the returns minimal. Then he played poker as a virtual reality game and now he loves it.

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Pat Lyons Wins First Gold Bracelet at 2020 World Series Poker

Pat Lyons Wins First Gold Bracelet at 2020 World Series Poker

Recapping the first ever bracelet victory for accomplished pro poker player Pat Lyons, who took down a $777 No-limit Texas Hold ‘Em event online to win $173,551 at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Robbie welcomed a special visitor, Simon, to his latest home game. Bruce is finally back playing in a(n online) home game after a four-month break. Jeff has a Vegas trip report, and we take a moment to think about the at-risk folks not playing poker during the pandemic.

George talks about poker players transitioning to board games, and we’ve got a great Kenny-ism you’ll absolutely love.

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Paul Tedeschi Wins PLO8 Championship Event at the WPTWOC

Paul Tedeschi Wins PLO8 Championship Event at the WPTWOC

The first of 12 champions in the WPT World Online Championship (WPTWOC) has been crowned and that worthy winner is none other than Paul Tedeschi. Tedeschi is better-known for his No-Limit Hold’em prowess, the game where the bulk of his $2,780,070 in live tournament winnings stems from. It was Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low where Tedeschi excelled […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Go On Tilt (And How to Fix It)

One of the most devastating side effects of losing in poker is tilt. It happens to everybody, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced pro.

Some people have a longer fuse than others and can endure more pain, but at the end of the day, most people can only take so many bad beats and coolers, before they finally crack.

In fact, as I have said before:

The entire game of poker is

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How to Dominate Ace-High Flops in 3-Bet Pots (Deep Analysis)

How to Dominate Ace-High Flops in 3-Bet Pots (Deep Analysis)

You need to be well-versed in 3-bet pots if you want to win in 2020. 3-bets are much more common than they used to be, which is why it’s more important than ever to know how to play well in 3-bet pots. This article will zoom in on one specific, but relatively common situation: playing […]

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RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

Rec.Poker has relaunched with an amazing new website. On this episode, the crew discusses the website with a focus on how it is just a tool to create a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.

We love poker; and we love playing and learning in the context of relationship… and now, finally, we have the tool to help us do that effectively.

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Kotoviezy and Bicknell Excel in WPT Opener at WPTWOC

What an incredible day of poker we enjoyed in the WPT World Online Championships (WPTWOC) on July 20 with players from around the world padding their bankrolls with massive prizes and the first Championship Events reaching their final tables. Two members of Team partypoker will look back on the day fondly thanks to excelling in […]

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partypoker to bring new standard of online tournament streaming for WPT® World Online Championships

All championship events’ final tables to be streamed live The inaugural WPT® World Online Championships will present a new level of online tournament streaming to fans, with events being shown live on partypokerTV – partypoker’s Twitch channel – partypoker.com, YouTube and Facebook. The WPT World Online Championships will be hosted on partypoker from Friday, July […]

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Huge Value In the WPTWOC Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Events

The $100 million guaranteed WPT World Online Championships are underway with the first Championship Events of the series completing their opening flights. There’s some massive value in the $3,200, $320, and $33 buy-in tournaments which see their Day 1B shuffle up and deal at 19:00 CET on July 19. Find out why below. WPT #01 […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen

Bernard Lee interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen. He captured Event #9, the $1,000 no-limit hold’em 6-max, earning $188,214 by emerging victorious in a field of 1,026 entries.

Ron explains how he got started in poker and how he enjoys coming to Las Vegas, NV, every summer to play in the WSOP. Having never played poker online before, he gave it a shot at the encouragement of his friends, and 12 hours later, Ron became a WSOP bracelet winner with the celebratory moments captured on film.

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RecPoker | Ep186 – Adam Friedman

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Adam Friedman, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, all in mixed games, including back to back in 2018-2019 in the $10,000 Dealers Choice event.

We talk mixed games, WSOP, and advice for recreational players.

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How to Simplify Your Poker Strategy Without Sacrificing Value

How to Simplify Your Poker Strategy Without Sacrificing Value

We all strive for simplicity in our life, but is it something to strive for in poker too? Short answer: Yes. In this article, I am going to cover some pros and cons of simplifying your poker strategy so it’s easier for you to execute in-game. Then, I’ll demonstrate the (very low) cost of simplifying […]

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Five Reasons Jaime Staples Is Super Excited For The WPT World Online Championships

It’s the morning before the WPT World Online Championship begins, and I have that feeling again. The one I used to get on Christmas eve, lying in bed trying to sleep. An epic series of poker is upon us, and I wanted to nerd out about some of the things I’m excited about. The structure […]

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

In this edition of Table Talk, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, discusses different types of shufflers that can be used in home poker games. These include automated shufflers that can be mounted and built-in to the poker table itself.

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Feast Your Eyes On These Awesome WPTWOC Side Events

Feast Your Eyes On These Awesome WPTWOC Side Events

You’ve already been salivating over the WPT World Online Championships Championship Event schedule and now its time to feast your eyes on the first week’s side events. The next eight weeks are going to be awesome for poker tournament specialists as we guarantee at least $100 million will be won by the time the WPT […]

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15 Proven Ways to Beat Small Stakes Poker in 2020

People often ask me how to crush small stakes poker games these day. What are my top tips and tricks to continuing dominating these games in 2020?

And believe me, I get it. There is a lot of information out there. And it can all be very confusing sometimes!

Small stakes poker by the way refers to anything below about a $100 buy-in whether you play online poker or live poker.

These are

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WPA Celebrates Women in Poker with Virtual Ladies Week, Excellence Awards

WPA Celebrates Women in Poker with Virtual Ladies Week, Excellence Awards

Ruth Hall was honored as the 2019 Women’s Poker Association Player of the Year, and close two two dozen honorees received awards of merit during the WPA virtual gala, held last month.

Here’s a recap of the ceremony’s highlights, as well as the other goings-on during the WPA’s virtual Ladies Week celebrations.

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Kristen Bicknell Talks Online vs. Live Poker and the WPT World Online Championships

Kristen Bicknell Talks Online vs. Live Poker and the WPT World Online Championships

Kristen Bicknell joins us for a short interview to discuss online vs. live poker play, the upcoming World Poker Tour World Online Championships, and her feelings about being a poker ambassador in general and for partypoker specifically.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

We welcome Soula Tsoumbaras as the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series. Learn all about her passion for poker, her pokerbuzz media site, and her dedication to promoting the game of poker in Australia.

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No Deposit Bonuses Summed Up and Are They for You?

No Deposit Bonuses Summed Up and Are They for You?

Often, poker players enjoy casino games, too. Thus, from time to time here at Cardplayer Lifestyle we publish articles to inform and educate players about casino games and the relevant aspects of online casino gameplay.

So, if you’re looking for an online casino to play at, be sure to find the best no deposit bonus offer available so you can maximize your amount of potential winnings.

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The $100M Gtd WPTWOC: A Poker Festival How It Should Be

The $100M Gtd WPTWOC: A Poker Festival How It Should Be

The wait for the WPT World Online Championships is almost over with the first of 12 massive Championship Events shuffling up and dealing on July 18. partypoker players will have won at least $100 million between them by the time the curtain comes down on the festival on September 17. While the $100 million worth […]

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Addamo, Bujtas, and Lefrancois Bank Six-Figure Prizes

Addamo, Bujtas, and Lefrancois Bank Six-Figure Prizes

The High Roller Club continued on July 12 and saw a trio of the game’s biggest star walk away with titles and massive prizes as a result. Michael Addamo, Laszlo Bujtas, and Pascal Lefrancois all secured six-figure prizes as they were the last men standing in their respective tournaments. Let’s check out which tournaments they […]

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Hand Reading is the Most Important Poker Skill

Hand Reading is the Most Important Poker Skill

Sky Matsuhashi takes us through a hand to demonstrate the concept of hand reading and how doing so and following through on that read with appropriate action will lead to making the right decisions at the poker tables in the long run.

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Phil Hellmuth Loses It Over Liv Boeree’s Very Standard Play (Analysis)

Phil Hellmuth Loses It Over Liv Boeree’s Very Standard Play (Analysis)

Few things in poker are more entertaining than a Phil Hellmuth rant. The ‘Poker Brat’ is an old school legend of the game. He has over $23,000,000 in live tournament winnings and leads all-time with 15 WSOP bracelets. But despite his success on the felt, many people know him better for his tirades after losing […]

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What’s new at Run It Once Training? | Summer 2020

What’s new at Run It Once Training? | Summer 2020

As one of the more popular poker training sites, there’s always something new and interesting happening at Run It Once Training.

This quarterly update for Summer 2020 keeps you abreast of all the latest developments and promotions, and special events and offers they’ve got going on.

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Romanello Runner-Up as Gostisa Leads Race For Free $30K

Romanello Runner-Up as Gostisa Leads Race For Free $30K

The race for the $30,000 top prize in the High Roller Club leaderboard is seriously heating up and the excitement is soon going to go crazy thanks to the leaderboard concluding on July 16. Some of the world’s elite superstars adorn the top 20 positions and will share $100,000 for their efforts. Rok Gostisa is […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.

Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Tilt at the Poker Table

Top 10 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Tilt at the Poker Table

Nobody wants to experience tilt at the poker tables, as it could be exceptionally destructive. Here’s our list of the top 10 ways to make sure tilt doesn’t happen to you in the first place. Adhere to them and your bankroll will be better off.

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3 Facts about Poker Bots That You Should Know

3 Facts about Poker Bots That You Should Know

There’s no denying the existence of bots on online poker sites. While the reputable sites make every effort to track and eliminate them, players still need to be aware of what dangers they are (or may not) be in when it comes to all things bot-related.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three important fact about poker bots that are worthwhile keeping in mind when you play poker online.

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An Incredible $100K Will Be Won In The WPT Online Leaderboards

An Incredible $100K Will Be Won In The WPT Online Leaderboards

Being able to play for a share of $100 million worth of guaranteed prize pools should be enough to have you clambering for your mouse and buying into the WPT World Online Championships. If not, perhaps playing for a share of $100,000 worth of cash in our brace of WPT leaderboards will be enough to […]

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[QUIZ] Poker 101 Quiz for Beginners

[QUIZ] Poker 101 Quiz for Beginners

Ready to test yourself on some of the most fundamental skills in poker? Today’s quiz will take you through 11 questions that cover some basic poker concepts, including pot odds, ranges, c-betting, and bet sizing. Good luck! (Note: If you are unfamiliar with the 9 positions at a poker table, click here to review them. […]

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Here’s How To Take On Sam Trickett With a Free $1,000!

Have you ever wished you could sit down in a high stakes cash games with Sam Trickett? We bet you have. There’s a stumbling block, for most players at least: the buy-in. That’s where this special promotion comes in because it gives you the chance to take on Sam in his own backyard and do […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Pocket Aces Got Cracked (Again)

People complain to me all the time about how their pocket aces got cracked, yet again. It happened to them 17 times in a row, they told me, and 3 times last Sunday!

So I figured I needed to finally put on my detective hat here and find out why so many people are getting their pocket aces cracked so frequently.

Now let me begin by stating that this mostly boils down to simple math. Pocket aces

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Good for Poker: Bernard Lee Gets New Gig as Columnist for Metrowest Daily News

Good for Poker: Bernard Lee Gets New Gig as Columnist for Metrowest Daily News

Poker will be getting some more good mainstream media attention, as Bernard Lee has just scored a new column in the Metrowest Daily News. The bi-monthly column will see him discuss poker strategy as well as share top news in the poker world with audiences in the Milford, Massachusetts region, as well as worldwide via the outlet’s website.

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3 Tips for Playing Flushes in Poker

3 Tips for Playing Flushes in Poker

Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three tips for how to play made flushes and flush draws. Being in these spots can be very profitable, if you play your hand properly. Get too loose, though, and you might be the one getting squeezed out of chips at the tables.

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Stephen Chidwick Takes Down Two High Roller Club Events

Stephen Chidwick is regarded as one of the greatest all-round players of all-time. He’s won more than $34.3 million in the live arena and he’s no slouch online either with more than $5.1 million in cashes. Chidwick boosted those incredible figures on July 5 by triumphing in two of our High Roller Club events! What […]

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Shooting Star Charity Event announced for partypoker / WPT World Online Championships

Shooting Star Charity Event announced for partypoker / WPT World Online Championships

partypoker, in conjunction with the World Poker Tour, will be holding a special $500,000 guaranteed charity poker event to benefit 1Day Sooner, as part of the WPT World Online Championships.

We’ve got all the pertinent details, plus more about satellites, which celebrities and poker player ambassadors will be bounties in the charity poker event, a Poker Industry Invitational Event, and more.

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The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

The Pokercode Academy – WSOP 2020 – is Now Open! 🎓

With the 2020 WSOP being held online, the team at Pokercode, including founders Fedor Holz and Matthias Eibinger, as well as top players like Steffen Sontheimer and mental game experts like Elliot Roe, are ready to coach you to success!

For just €199 you’ll get full access to the coaching staff, community, and a wealth of poker knowledge that could propel you to a WSOP bracelet this summer.

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RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Chris Moneymaker, winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2003 resulting in the “Moneymaker Effect” that included a tripling of the Main Event field the very next year.

We talk WSOP, recreational player strategy, and the importance of learning in the context of community.

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10 Crucial Stats To Include On Your HUD In 2020

10 Crucial Stats To Include On Your HUD In 2020

Want to maximize your win-rate? Then you always need to be on the lookout for ways to exploit your opponents. One of the best ways to do that is by using a HUD. What is a HUD in poker? Short for Heads-Up Display, a HUD is a tool used in online poker games to track […]

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Bruce and Robbie welcome Chad McVean to the show to discuss his home game history, what he loves so much about poker podcasts, and all things poker.

Our sound engineer, Jeff, also joins us to report on what’s happening in the poker scene in Las Vegas, as well as the city vibe in general.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off the show with some hot takes on the WSOP giving out bracelets for online events.

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Foxen Wins Two More High Roller Club Events; Romanello the Bridesmaid

Foxen Wins Two More High Roller Club Events; Romanello the Bridesmaid

Alex Foxen is in scintillating form and when a man of his ability runs well there is nothing he can’t do at the poker table. Foxen won a brace of High Roller Club events on July 2, including the $10,300 buy-in Main Event. What a guy! High Roller Club: Main Event – $400K Gtd Forty-three […]

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PKO Strategy With Barry Carter

PKO Strategy With Barry Carter

I’ve long been a big fan of the Bounty Hunters at partypoker for lots of reasons, but perhaps most notably because there is no rake on the bounty element. It essentially makes them half the rake of their Vanilla MTT equivalent, which makes them automatically more profitable than at sites that charge the standard rake. […]

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What Am I Doing Wrong in Poker? (Pro Advice)

People often ask me these days what they are doing wrong in poker. Why can’t they win?

And believe me, I understand your pain. I struggled for a long time to develop a winning poker strategy. And some of my early years as a poker pro were a huge struggle.

But I eventually figured out what I was doing wrong in poker that was holding me back. And once I made that discovery, my winnings started

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Raw deal served up in Event #1 of WSOP Online as Hellmuth & Dunst goes close

Raw deal served up in Event #1 of WSOP Online as Hellmuth & Dunst goes close

Both Phil Hellmuth and Tony Dunst made it close to another WSOP bracelet but ultimately fell short in the opening event of the series. […]

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The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third installment of this miniseries covers the San Diego region.

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Immense Value Awaits in Our Big Bounty Hunter Tournaments

Progressive Knockout (PKO) tournaments are extremely popular, especially here at partypoker. They tend to play looser because they reward aggressive play, they’re available in a wide range of buy-ins, and they make it possible to win cold, hard cash without having to reach the money places of the tournament. Big Bounty Hunter Key Facts Buy-ins […]

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$500K Guaranteed In The WPT Shooting Stars For Charity Event

Some of the most recognisable faces in poker and other stars have $500 bounties on their heads, and they’re on offer to partypoker players in the Shooting Stars for Charity tournament. As part of the inaugural WPT® World Online Championships, a series being held on partypoker, Shooting Stars for Charity will be held across two […]

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Poker Stack App Review

Poker Stack App Review

For serious poker players, bankroll tracking and management isn’t optional; it’s a must. Thus, a mobile app that makes the process easy and contains numerous value-added features is practically by definition a must-have.

Here’s our review of the Poker Stack app, which enables you to do so much more than just keep accurate records of your poker bankroll.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Anuj Arora is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a pleasure to learn more about him. His stellar work for the Fuse Media group of sites has given tremendous assistance and knowledge to all those who follow the happenings in the online poker business niche.

Beyond learning about Anuj’s career, we also get a peek into his day-to-day work, as well as what his life is like away from the (home) office. We hope you’ll enjoy the read as much as we enjoyed conducting the interview.

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WPT World Online Championships Satellites Launched

The launch of the inaugural WPT World Online Championships is just weeks away, and partypoker is giving away $500,000 in tickets through its daily MTT schedule and satellite program. The WPT World Online Championships will run from Friday, July 17, 2020, to Tuesday, September 8, 2020, offering a guaranteed $100,000,000. With the WPT World Online Championships […]

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Artur Martirosian Wins High Roller Club Main Event; Rob Yong Second

Artur Martirosian Wins High Roller Club Main Event; Rob Yong Second

Russian superstar Artur Martirosian has been one of the world’s most in-form players for the best part of a year, racking up final tables like there are going out of fashion. He not only reached a pair of final tables in the High Roller Club events on June 30, he took one of those events […]

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Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

As people get older, it’s that much more important to stay active, both physically as well as mentally. Ageing is tough, but playing poker can certainly help keep the brain active in an engaging way. Senior citizens have numerous tools at their disposal to learn poker and become quite proficient at playing the game well.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show for an interview to speak about about his reign as champion during this past year, as well as what he has done to be an ambassador for the game during this time.

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Why Does a Straight Flush Beat a Full House?

Why Does a Straight Flush Beat a Full House?

Certain poker hands can give a player a jolt of adrenaline, including the powerful straight flush and the mighty full house. But which one wins? Does a straight flush beat a full house? The simple answer is: yes, a straight flush does beat a full house. Now that you have an answer, let me explain […]

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Online poker apps and the agent system: Everything you need to know

Online poker apps and the agent system: Everything you need to know

The popularity of online poker apps has boomed in recent months, but there’s a lack of information on how exactly the apps operate, whether real money play is possible, and what the role of agents are in the process.

In this article, longtime industry veteran Alex Scott explains the online poker app ecosystem, how the operators make money, why the apps are so popular, and how agents facilitate real money transactions behind the scenes.

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5 Tips to Stop Bleeding Chips from the Small Blind

5 Tips to Stop Bleeding Chips from the Small Blind

The small blind is arguably the most difficult position to master in No Limit Hold’em. This position is particularly challenging for two main reasons: You are forced to pay half of a big blind without looking at your cards You play every single postflop situation with a positional disadvantage If you take this 5-step professional […]

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Jesper Hougaard on PLO: The Finns Are Absolutely Next Level

Jesper Hougaard burst onto the poker scene in 2008. The Dane won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event in Las Vegas for $610,304 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet. Three months later, Hougaard became the first person to win a bracelet in Vegas and Europe when he triumphed in the £1,575 No-Limit Hold’em Event, […]

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Isaac Haxton Wins the Poker Masters Online PLO Series Main Event

Isaac Haxton Wins the Poker Masters Online PLO Series Main Event

The Poker Master Online PLO Series concluded in spectacular fashion on June 29 with the two Main Events crowning their champions. $51,000 was the buy-in for the $1.5 million guaranteed Main Event with the Mini, which was anything but, costing $5,200 and featuring a $500,000 guarantee. Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton walked away with the Main […]

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Why PKOs Make You Like Phil Hellmuth

Why PKOs Make You Like Phil Hellmuth

Everyone wants to bust Phil Hellmuth from a tournament, right? That’s quite similar to being in the shoes of anyone who has ever played in a progressive knockout tournament (PKO).

In this article, PKO Poker Strategy author Dara O’Kearney shares some great tips about how to best play and navigate through PKOs.

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Can You Run Bad in Poker For Months? (It Might Surprise You)

People ask me all the time if it is possible to run bad for months on end in poker. The term "running bad" by the way refers to a sustained period of bad luck.

For example, your pocket aces get cracked over and over again, you lose flush over flush, they hit their miracle cards against you on the river seemingly every time, and so on.

This is actually a completely natural thing in poker,

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How to Protect Yourself from Getting Cheated with Marked Cards

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Cheated with Marked Cards

Nobody wants to sit at a poker table and have to worry about getting cheated with marked cards. Cheating in live poker has come a long way from the nail markings of yesteryear. with methods getting much more sophisticated.

Enter Shuffle Tech’s Cheating Detection System. You’ll be able to play with no worries whatsoever with protection like that in place.

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Top 3 Tips for Playing vs. C-bet on the Flop IP and OOP

Top 3 Tips for Playing vs. C-bet on the Flop IP and OOP

How you respond to opponents’ c-bets depends on whether you’re in or out of position, and doing do appropriately will enable you to put the pressure back on them as well as pick your spots well.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three top tips for playing against c-bets when in and out of position.

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Nick Petrangelo Pads His Bankroll With $356,500

Nick Petrangelo Pads His Bankroll With $356,500

Nick Petrangelo warmed up for the upcoming $100 million guaranteed WPT World Online Championships in style by taking down the High Roller Club: Main Event $750K Gtd for more than $350,000. Petrangelo is one of the best No-Limit Hold’em poker players in the world, one with almost $17.5 million in live poker tournament winnings. He’s […]

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Poker Tips By George: Dreaming About Poker

Poker Tips By George: Dreaming About Poker

It’s not uncommon for people who enjoy playing poker to dream about the game. Our Senior contributor George Epstein shares the details of a recent poker dream he had, which kept him awake wondering if he played a hand correctly in order to maximize value from an opponent.

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Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Back in 1993, Robert Turner convinced the now-late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Dr. Jerry Buss to participate in a charity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino. Dr. Buss’ only catch: the tournament had to be played using poker chips made of real gold!

Here’s the amazing story of how the tournament came together, including a list of some of the incredible poker legends, like Stu Ungar and Chip Reese, who participated.

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RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

Every month, members at rec.poker enjoy a seminar put together by the RecPoker Podcast Panel, led by Membership Content Director Chris Jones.

For July, the seminar is all about bluffing and we felt this was a great opportunity to showcase the seminars while providing the podcast audience with some great discussion on the art/science of bluffing.

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Why Does Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair?

Why Does Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair?

Knowing all of the five card poker hands in order is crucial for newcomers to the game, which is probably why the question “does three of a kind beat two pair” is often asked by beginners. Both three-of-a-kind and two pair are often winners in games that use the standard poker hand rankings (such as […]

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Gr33nKK: Winning Was an Awesome Experience

Everyone enjoys experiencing that winning feeling, especially when what you’re winning is money. We recently switched our Cash Game Leaderboards to a daily payout structure instead of weekly to give more of our players the chance of winning a cash prize. Dutch player “Gr33nKK” was one of player who benefited from the recent switch. Gr33nKK […]

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Should He Call 3 Expensive Barrels With Middle Pair? (Analysis)

Should He Call 3 Expensive Barrels With Middle Pair? (Analysis)

When you play poker, it can be easy to feel like a one man wolfpack. Even if you get along with the people that you are playing with, at the end of the day, you are still competing against them for money. Table camaraderie only goes so far. That’s why it’s so important to network […]

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Check Out The All-New SNG and SPINS Ultra Leaderboards!

Check Out The All-New SNG and SPINS Ultra Leaderboards!

We’re relaunching our SNG, SPINS, and SPINS Ultra on June 25 and we’re sure you’re going to be delighted with their new format. Our SNG Leaderboards are undergoing a couple of changes. Firstly, the daily prize pools are being increased to $17,500 from $12,500. There are still five different leaderboards, based on the SNG buy-in, […]

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7 Types of Bets You Can Make in Poker

7 Types of Bets You Can Make in Poker

Knowing the right amount to bet in poker is critical such that you don’t risk too much on bluffs as well as maximize value from your opponents.

In this article, Ivan Potocki lists 7 different types of bets you can make in poker and briefly explains how these bets will help you boost your bottom line.

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Alex Foxen Wins Another High Roller Club Event!

Alex Foxen Wins Another High Roller Club Event!

We predicted that Alex Foxen would find himself in the winner’s enclosure again before the High Roller Club concluded after he triumphed in two events on the same day. Our predictions came true on June 25 when the ridiculously talented grinder took down another $10,300 buy-in event. High Roller Club: Main Event $400K Gtd Foxen’s […]

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Race For Poker Masters Online PLO Series Purple Jacket Heats Up

The race for the coveted purple jacket awarded to the biggest points earner during the Poker Masters Online PLO Series is well and truly hotting up. Players from around the world continue to descend on partypoker each day for PLO tournaments with buy-ins from $5,200 to $25,500. Someone will walk away not only with the […]

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