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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews the First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson, as she remembers he dear friend and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton.

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Interview with Stoyan Madanzhiev, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event Champion

Interview with Stoyan Madanzhiev, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event Champion

Stoyan Madanzhiev just took down the richest ever prize in the history of online poker, with a win in the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Main Event.

In this interview, we get to know the Bulgarian poker champion a little bit better.

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Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

Interview with PokerStars Head of Game Integrity Baard Dahl

In this exclusive interview with Baard Dahl, Head of PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department, we discuss the nature of his team’s investigations against bots and collusion.

Baard also tells us about his professional background, shares his thoughts about the continuous progress in artificial intelligence, and reveals some fascinating insights about how his team works to ensure the security of online poker gameplay.

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3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

Many people who’ve exclusively stuck to playing poker in a live setting are beginning to transition to online poker play. This brief guide offers some tips for how to make the transition successfully.

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PokerBros RNG Review: Ensuring Fair and Random Online Poker Games

PokerBros RNG Review: Ensuring Fair and Random Online Poker Games

In this editorial, Ivan Potocki explains why the PokerBros Random Number Generator is legitimate. He does so by detailing how RNGs work at online poker sites, as well as how they’re independently tested by reputable organizations.

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Pot Committed Or Not? Top 3 Things To Consider

Pot Committed Or Not? Top 3 Things To Consider

While being mathematically pot committed makes decision making simple at the poker table, it’s important to know how you got to that stage and recognize if the maths truly work out.

Tadas Peckaitis gives some good advice in this article with regard to what being pot committed in poker truly means.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

Bernard Lee relives his 2016 interview with Mike Sexton, in tribute to Mike’s recent passing on September 6, 2020. The interview took place just after Mike won his World Poker Tour title in Montreal.

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Interview with Westgate Las Vegas Poker Room Manager Mark Selby

Interview with Westgate Las Vegas Poker Room Manager Mark Selby

With the Westgate Las Vegas poker room finally set to reopen after being shuttered for half a year, we speak with the poker room manager Mark Selby to get a more detailed look at what to expect.

Mark gives us the exclusive and shares his thoughts on what it’s like for him and his staff to be back to work after all this time.

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RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

Jackson Laskey and Zachary Resnick, the founding team of the Just Hands Podcast, join the Rec Poker crew for a great discussion about learning and studying poker, transitioning from live to online poker play, and a hand breakdown.

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Committing Confused Chips Is Costly in Poker

Committing Confused Chips Is Costly in Poker

In poker, you’ll sometimes be so blinded by the strength of your own holdings that you won’t be thinking clearly about why you’re committing chips to the pot. This often comes at a price, writes Sky Matsuhashi.

Sky advocates that you cannot allow yourself to become confused with regard to why you’re committing chips to the pot and continuing on in the hand until its conclusion.

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Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Pre-flop

Poker Tips By George: Be More Aggressive Pre-flop

Aggression is important in limit hold’em, but sometimes it’s so critical 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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RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

This is part two of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas.

As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.

Recently Matt has been active on social media discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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Top 3 Beginner Tips for 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

Top 3 Beginner Tips for 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

Tadas Peckaitis shares three solid tips for beginners who are giving 2-7 Triple Draw a try. While it isn’t the most popular poker variant, it’s still fun and enjoyable, so it never hurts to have the fundamentals down to ensure you can be a profitable player when opportunities arise to give the game a try.

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Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Calum Grant shares his top picks for casinos in which to play poker throughout the UK. With great venues in London, Cardiff, Nottingham, and Glasgow, there are plenty of great places in the UK in which to get your gamble on and have a grand time playing poker.

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How to Change Gears against Four Different Poker Player Types

How to Change Gears against Four Different Poker Player Types

Knowing how to change gears effectively is a skill that successful poker players absolutely must have in their arsenal. In this article, contributed by BeastsofPoker.com, we teach you how to change gears and play the best type of poker style against four of the most common types of players you’ll find at the tables.

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5 Important Poker Tips for Beginners

5 Important Poker Tips for Beginners

Poker can be an intimidating game for beginners. So much to learn and be aware of at the tables, so many more experienced opponents. But never fear, we’ve got five great tips for you to help you start out on the right foot.

To be sure, you’re not going to master the game in an instant; it takes time, patience, and experience. But our tips will help you get your foot in the door and enjoying poker play on solid ground.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Home game recaps featuring the “home game poker call of the century” as Maurice and Moe squared off in badeucey; it’s a story you HAVE to hear.

Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables talks about the future of live poker in the U.S., and Ben Ludlow brings the laughs and the heat in this episode’s One Outer as he recaps the 2020 summer of online poker, and what he misses from “real world poker.”

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Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Physical casinos may be open around the world, but are poker players returning? While the demand to play live poker is certainly there, the question is whether they’re ready to head back to land-based casinos to scratch their itch to play.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

Bernard Lee speaks with the longtime beloved World Series of Poker commentator, Norman Chad. The pair discuss the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series and Norman’s deep run in Event #28, from a hotel room in Stateline, Nevada.

They also discuss Norman’s depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, as he’s been away from his wife for many months and lost his beloved dog Daisy.

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Poker Tips by George: Walk More; Win More

Poker Tips by George: Walk More; Win More

Our Senior contributor George Epstein has some great advice for improving at poker: walk more!

Not only will the physical activity be good for your body and your brain, but that will in turn likely lead to increased profits at the tables.

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Poker Tips By George: The Squeeze Play and the Esther Bluff

Poker Tips By George: The Squeeze Play and the Esther Bluff

Our Senior contributor George Epstein explains the squeeze play and Esther Bluff concepts with a little help from Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson. He then specifically details how the concepts can be used to win while playing his favorite variant, limit hold’em.

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What Qualities Define a Great Poker Player?

What Qualities Define a Great Poker Player?

A number of qualities are common among poker’s great players, but there are a select few that are critical for someone to have to truly be considered a successful player over the long term. These include: discipline, unbiased thinking, and knowing when to call it quits.

We go into more detail in this article.

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3 Tips for Razz Poker – How to Get Started

3 Tips for Razz Poker – How to Get Started

Tadas Peckaitis lists three great tips to help you boost your basic poker strategy in razz. A stud game with only niche popularity, it’s critical to have a grasp of the fundamentals in this poker variant, otherwise you’ll get fleeced at the tables!

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How online poker helped pave the way for the success of esports

How online poker helped pave the way for the success of esports

The growth and development of online poker is one of the contributing factors to the success of esports in recent years. In this article we take a look at how online poker has positively influenced esports.

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RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

This is part one of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas.

As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.

Recently Matt has been active on social media discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger, discussing his second WSOP bracelet win. Nick also discusses his role as lead instructor for LearnWPT.

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15 Upswing Poker Coaches and the Skills They’ll Help You Master

15 Upswing Poker Coaches and the Skills They’ll Help You Master

Upswing Poker is home to a 15-person roster of incredibly well-regarded poker coaches, from site founders Doug Polk and Ryan Fee on down the line. As a whole, the Upswing Poker coaching roster teaches a variety of different poker skills across multiple game variants.

Geoff Fisk dives deep to break down exactly what you can expect from each exceptional poker coach in Upswing Poker’s suite of offerings.

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The Poker Forge Training Course: A Review

The Poker Forge is a poker training site set up by Sky Matsuhashi. While he may not be the biggest name, Matsuhashi has been a successful online poker player for over a decade and a half. He’s also a phenomenal instructor and this is apparent via the excellent poker training materials he has developed and constructed on offer in The Poker Forge.

The pricing point is excellent, making The Poker Forge a very worthwhile investment for those looking to become serious about the poker play and take the study process seriously.

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Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Home game poker chip selection might not be something you put too much thought into, but as Tadas Peckaitis explains, there’s certainly value to doing so.

Here are his top three tips for choosing the best poker chips with which to play in your home games.

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PokerCoaching.com Master the Fundamentals Review

PokerCoaching.com Master the Fundamentals Review

Used by thousands of poker players to boost their performance at the tables, there’s a reason that Pokercoaching.com has proven to be one of the world’s premiere poker training sites.

If you’re just starting out on your poker journey, you’ve first got to Master the Fundamentals. Mike Patrick has put together this review of Jonathan Little’s popular FREE 19-module course explaining poker basics and a winning thinking process to have as a student of the game.

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Making The Most Out Of Your Online Casino Gaming

Making The Most Out Of Your Online Casino Gaming

Many people enjoy online casino gaming, but it’s important to bear a few rules in mind to ensure you have a great time and don’t lose big. Don’t play while drunk, for instance, is one piece of advice you ought to follow. Plus, read up on strategies and practice with fake money before delving into real money gameplay.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Bruce and Robbie have a great conversation with RecPoker owners Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid about the importance of community in poker as well as breaking down the numerous varied activities and initiatives of their organization.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/18/20): Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet Winner Michael Lech. Michael talks about his poker career, his current setup for the online summer poker grind, and how meaningful the bracelet win was to him after having previously won eight WSOP Circuit rings.

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RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

Blake Bohn is a professional poker player and the all-time leading tournament money leader from Minnesota. He is in the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame as well as the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Hall of Fame. His $3.1 million in tournament earnings includes a 23rd place finish at the WSOP Main Event.

In this episode we cover a lot of ground with Blake, including hearing his insights for recreational players wanting to improve their game.

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A Poker Community Introspective: 5 Things That Have to Stop

A Poker Community Introspective: 5 Things That Have to Stop

In this op-ed, I list a handful of attitudes and behaviors that have taken hold over time within the poker community that I’ve found to be quite bothersome, negative, and counterproductive. I also list suggestions for how these behaviors and attitudes could improve for the greater benefit of the individuals and organizations that comprise the poker community.

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RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

Clayton Fletcher is a poker player, comedian, and host of the Tournament Poker Edge podcast. Currently living in New York, Clayton shares about his journeys as a stand-up comedian (they love him in Sweden) and experiences making a deep Main Event run.

He chats with the RecPoker crew about a number of things including his epic response during some verbal banter at the WSOP Main Event.

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Bet Size Matters

Bet Size Matters

In this article, noted poker coach Sky Matsuhashi explains the importance of bet sizing, and the implications of getting it right or wrong at the poker tables.

He also encourages detailed note taking, such that you can remember if you’ve seen certain tendencies in specific opponents and adjust bet sizing properly to maximize value.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Chad Holloway, Pokernews’ Head of Live Reporting North America, to discuss what it was like for Chad to report on all 31 days of the Nevada/New Jersey portion of the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series.

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Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

When you need a break from traditional poker, there are numerous casino-themed variants of the game that are also quite enjoyable.

Give Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud poker, and Pai Gow poker a try next time you’ve got the itch to do some gambling outside the conventional poker felt.

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Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

An interview in which we get to know Ethan Yau a little better. Calum Grant speaks with the newly-minted 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, who live-streamed the tournament right until his big winning moment. The 22-year-old poker YouTuber is drawing comparisons to Chris Moneymaker and it’s easy to understand why.

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StakeKings Review: Bringing Poker Staking to the Masses

StakeKings Review: Bringing Poker Staking to the Masses

This is a comprehensive review of the StakeKings.com and StakeKings.bet poker staking platforms that you can use to stake your favorite poker players and bet on them to win.

This guide explains how to sign up for an account, available payment methods, who can use the platform, and numerous other features available to both basic and premium StakeKings account holders.

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PokerCoaching.com 30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge Review

PokerCoaching.com 30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge Review

Pokercoaching.com has proven to be one of the world’s premiere poker training sites, used by thousands of poker players to boost their performance at the tables.

Having just completed “30-Day Tournament Preparation Challenge” series, Mike Patrick put together this comprehensive review explaining how the numerous concepts taught have helped improve his game tremendously. Plainly put, this course is almost certain to pay for itself many times over!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show sits down with 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series commentators Jeff Platt and David Tuchman to discuss the nuances and unique things about commentating on an online poker series as opposed to a live one.

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RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, and her newest book The Biggest Bluff.

While researching her newest book, she racked up hundreds of thousands in winnings and inadvertently became a great poker player. She joins the RecPoker panel to offer some tips for recreational poker players.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Bruce out-homegamed Robbie for the first time in ages. Also the hosts discuss the debut of The Orbit, an innovative new concept in poker media showcasing a panel discussion of poker experts.

They then review an excellent article about home games from the PokerStars blog, and Ben Ludlow wraps up the show with another must-listen One Outer on the imminent Polk vs. Negreanu grudge match!

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Poker Tips by George: Playing Against a Maniac

Poker Tips by George: Playing Against a Maniac

Our Senior contributor, George Epstein, has played poker against quite a few maniacs over the years. Effectively competing against them at the felt requires that you make all sorts of adjustments.

In this article, George shares some great advice on how to play against maniacs, and what sort of spots you ought to be prepared for if you’ve got maniac players at your table.

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Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Having just turned 35 years old, uber-popular poker content creator Joey Ingram takes the time to reflect on the past few years of his poker journey.

In this exclusive Q&A, Joey also describes how he sees the poker landscape evolving and shares some of his ideas for how he can positively influence the poker industry in the years ahead.

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Run It Once Training Introduces Monthly Q&A Elite Calls

Run It Once Training Introduces Monthly Q&A Elite Calls

Run It Once Training has just introduced a new exclusive benefit for Elite Members, namely Monthly Q&A Elite Calls with its top poker coaches.

The first call, with Sam Greenwood, took place in mid-July and call #2 with Daniel Dvoress, is scheduled for August 10th. It’s a chance to get to know the top tier pros better as well as pick their brains for the best poker advice and tips.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Maria Konnikova, accomplished poker player and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Maria talks about her 3.5-year long odyssey in the poker world, which saw her get coached by Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, climb to great heights and big wins, and being a PokerStars sponsored pro.

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Top 3 Tips on Playing Against Calling Stations

Good poker players love playing against calling stations because that almost guarantees you’ll have winning sessions. Still, it’s important to know how to maximize value when they’re at your table.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three tips for playing well against calling stations.

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The Great Poker Reopening: North Florida

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 second installment of this miniseries covers the North Florida region.

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Faded Spade Card Club to Host Breast Cancer Alliance Charity Poker Tournament

Faded Spade Card Club to Host Breast Cancer Alliance Charity Poker Tournament

The Faded Spade Card Club will host a special charity poker tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance on June 25, 2020 at 8pm Eastern.

The tournament will be co-hosted by Faded Spade Founder and CEO Tom Wheaton and WSOP commentator and Global Poker Award winner Jamie Kerstetter.

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5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

Sifting through my photos, I reminisce about watching 5 of my favorite poker players at the World Series of Poker. With no WSOP running this summer, I certainly miss being an engaged railbird and being entertained by some of my favorite poker players.

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The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

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 first installment of this miniseries covers the New Hampshire region.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about what it was like to commentate alongside Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, as well as what it was like to win the 2019 Global Poker Award for Twitter Personality of the Year.

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PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

PokerStars Game Integrity Exclusive: On Bots, Collusion, and More

Bots and collusion in online poker are an extremely hot topic in the poker community these days. For the first time ever, PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department has publicly released numbers relating to their on-site security efforts.

In addition to an infographic sharing these numbers, we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with representatives of the company’s Gaming Integrity Department. Their answers to our questions are quite eye-opening, indeed!

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.

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RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang has an amazing personal story of growing up in Laos, escaping to Thailand, and ultimately moving to the slums of Nashville, Tennessee.  He worked hard on his education, which ultimately served to be his path out of poverty. In 2005 he started learning poker and only two years later found himself on top of the poker world having won $8.25 million and the WSOP Main Event Championship.

Jerry’s story is chronicled in his autobiography, entitled All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ.

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What Caused the Poker Boom?

What Caused the Poker Boom?

Many new players are just coming into the game of poker for the first time, and as such are not aware of what the poker boom was.

In this article we briefly recap the period between 2003-2006, known as the poker boom, and list some of the major forces that caused it to happen int he first place.

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Top 5 Must-Play Online Poker Tournament Series for Summer 2020

Top 5 Must-Play Online Poker Tournament Series for Summer 2020

Online poker sites around the world have scheduled a bevy of tournament series to cater to the action-hungry tastes of players around the world.

Here are the top 5 online poker tournament series to check out throughout summer 2020.

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Ask the Poker Experts: How to Lock In New Online Poker Players

Ask the Poker Experts: How to Lock In New Online Poker Players

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, traffic soared at online poker sites. In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, poker pundits Barry Carter, Chad Holloway, Nick Jones, and Alex Scott share their thoughts on how the operators can best retain their new player base for the long-term.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

Carlos Welch has one of the most interesting stories in poker. A player, writer, and coach who decided that to best chase his dreams required living out of his van. Then, the need for overnight A/C moved him to buying a Prius.

Carlos and the RecPoker crew talk strategy, game selection, and then dig into a wonderful hand where we face a difficult river shove.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about how she got into poker after having studied for a Law degree. She also talks about her day-to-day life prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as her preference or playing online poker tournaments.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, reflects on some great, time honored home poker game traditions. In addition, he suggests some premium show-stopping custom poker tables for your home game to bring your family and friends closer together to have a great time.

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Do Online Poker Players Make Good Live Poker Players?

Do Online Poker Players Make Good Live Poker Players?

Online poker and live poker might feature the same game, but there are certainly big differences between the two and success in one doesn’t guarantee success in the other.

In this article we examine some of the differences between live and online poker and what’s required of players to make a smooth transition from one to the other.

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Top 3 Tips When Considering Hero Calling

Top 3 Tips When Considering Hero Calling

If you make a hero call correctly at the poker table you’ll feel like a million bucks. That’s because it’s often difficult to make such calls correctly, and when you don’t it’ll cost you dearly.

Here are three things to consider when debating whether or not to make a hero call at the felt.

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When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

Poker live reporter and Las Vegas local Tim Duckworth reflects on what the city has been like with the casinos closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares what he has and hasn’t missed. Bottom line: Las Vegas isn’t just all about the Strip, like millions of tourists might think.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Bruce and Robbie welcome James “Splitsuit” Sweeney to the show to discuss his personal poker story and the great poker training products available at Red Chip Poker.

Robbie and a longtime listener also share their experiences returning to the home game felt.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off with a hilarious list of the top 10 things he misses about the first week of the WSOP.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

Part 2 of Bernard Lee’s interview with longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on bringing the WPT to Australia for the first time as well as raising $100,000 AUD for wildlife during the Australian bushfires.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

Andrew Brokos is a great friend of the RecPoker podcast and he joins the show again to talk about the release of his new book, Play Optimal Poker 2 with a focus on constructing ranges.

In addition to discussing the book, we talk a bit about the impact of the pandemic on Andrew’s personal approach to poker, as well as poker overall.

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Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

Poker Tips By George: On Staying Ahead

Staying ahead in poker is tough, as bad beats happen. While any and every poker player would love to always watch their stacks of chips grow, sustaining some losses is inevitable.

Our Senior Contributor George Epstein discusses how to stay on top of your mental game when the cards aren’t falling in your favor and you’re unable to stay ahead.

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Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

The Red Chip Poker Podcast co-hosted by Zac Shaw and James “Splitsuit” Sweeney, has just completed production on its third season.

In this article we recap the highlights of the final four episodes or the popular poker strategy audio show.

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Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

There are plenty of ways to improve at Texas Hold’em. Among the more unconventional ones are playing non-Hold’em variants of poker. Beyond poker, plenty of other games also offer players the opportunity to practice strategic thinking, which is a great general skill set that’s transferable to Hold’em analysis.

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UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

Poker players and casino gamers need to protect themselves from taking things too far. In the UK and other countries, you can set yourself up on a self-exclusion list such that online poker rooms and casinos won’t be accessible to you.

This article notes the organizations trying to provide responsible gaming and ways for gamlers and poker players to self-exclude.

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An Ode to Live Poker

An Ode to Live Poker

When you love live poker and play it as much as Calum Grant, you can develop withdrawal after not having it be part of your life for a couple months.

In this article, Calum shares how badly he misses live poker, while also telling the story of a friend whose long-awaited Las Vegas poker trip was also put on indefinite hiatus.

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3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

Brick and mortar poker rooms are slowly reopening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t necessarily mean some people are ready to return to playing live poker.

If you’re one of those people there are plenty of worthwhile gaming alternatives you can engage in until the time comes that you’re comfortable returning to poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on what it was like being inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame.

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Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

With so many high-quality poker courses out there, it’s sometimes tough to know what distinguishes one training product from another. Red Chip Poker has taken a fascinating approach with their CORE 2.0 offering, namely that they modeled it after the instruction style given by higher education institutions.

Costing just $5 a week, signing up for Red Chip Poker’s CORE 2.0 program is practically a no-brainer for any poker player looking to improve their game and enhance their skills at the felt.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

On RecPoker Podcast episode #180, the panel discusses how to handle the situation that comes up often in long re-entry, big field, small buy-in tournaments online; and that situation is having those players that frequently are shoving 30, 40, even 70 big blind stacks over an open raise. It can be frustrating to face, but what do we do?

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7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

While the cessation of live poker during the coronavirus pandemic was unquestionably a bad thing, there are nonetheless silver linings to be found.

Now that live poker is coming back, here are seven positive outcomes and upshots of the temporary hiatus live poker took.

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Dear Mr. Adelson

Dear Mr. Adelson

Sheldon Adelson has long been opposed to legalizing online poker in the United States on a federal level. As his opposition is perhaps the biggest obstacle to that occurring, this letter is an open invitation asking that he reconsider his position and instead work together with poker industry experts to help facilitate legislation in favor.

Moving forward from the status quo must begin with an open and honest discussion. This letter represents a true olive branch, acknowledging Mr. Adelson’s concerns, and earnestly hoping to achieve the start of genuine engagement.

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The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

It’s always great to get feedback from our readers. It’s even more fulfilling when they reach out to share the object and rules of a new card game with you. With thanks to David and Neida Donohoe, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about “Challenge.”

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Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Europe is littered with numerous poker rooms, but some destinations stand out among the rest.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three picks for poker destinations in Europe, as well as what makes each of them special.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Bruce and Robbie interview poker coach and strategist Tadas Peckaitis who joins the show from Lithuania to share some fun home game stories and tips. Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables explains how his company is developing products for home game players post-coronavirus to assist with social distancing and sanitary requirements.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey are the co-hosts of the Postflop Poker Podcast and generally great guys! Ben “gamb64” Hayles is a poker player, coach, author and content provider. At postfloppoker.com you will find the Postflop Poker Podcast (PPP), 13 poker books, the PTP video series, blogs, and information on Ben’s 1 to 1 coaching services.

They join the Rec Poker panel for a fun conversation on this episode.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews poker pro and coach Lexy Gavin, who describes her experiences during the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, which ended in a 10-way chop with Gavin finishing in 10th place.

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Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Wouldn’t it be something if it could be scientifically proven that playing poker prevents Alzheimer’s disease from taking hold? That’s the hypothesis from our Senior contributor George Epstein based on his anecdotal evidence, but he is looking for concrete proof.

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Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Our Senior Contributor, George Epstein, is a big limit hold’em fan, and is always thinking of new strategies relating to all aspects of the game.

Recently he wondered how to best keep tracks of winnings and losses while in the midst of a session, and conjured up a unique and interesting method. He reveals all in this article.

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Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Teen Patti being offered at your favorite online casino establishment in the near future. In this article, we explain how the Indian poker card game is played and how you can win big.

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21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

Twitter is where it’s at if you’re looking to be a part of the poker community on social media. That said, finding sources of positivity within the community can sometimes be a challenge.

We’ve put together our list of the top 21 accounts you need to follow for positivity in poker. Let us know who else ought to have made the list.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who discusses his StarCraft career, years in poker, being an ambassador for GG Poker, recently testing positive for COVID-19, and how people have been handling it in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lives.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

Nate Meyvis is the co-host of the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brooks, a student of ancient philosophy, and an all-around great dude. He joins the RecPoker panel and talks about a number of things including breaking down an AQ hand in early position.

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25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

With Las Vegas poker rooms shuttered down for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike Patrick couldn’t help but put together an ode to what he misses most about them.

This beautiful expression of poker love will surely resonate with any visitor to Las Vegas who loves playing in the city.

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Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Live poker events are littered with poker reporters standing at the ready to capture the action. In the coronavirus era, with all poker having temporarily moved online, there’s now live reporting of online poker events for the first time.

Christian Zetzsche describes how this new experience working from home is different from the regular gig that has him traversing the globe.

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Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

If you want to start playing online casino games, be sure you do so responsibly. Only seek out trustworthy platforms and be sure to set yourself a loss limit, so that you can properly have a good and enjoyable time playing the games you like.

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Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, talks about the different types of poker chip sets typically used in home games.

George also illustrates the failure points of each type of chips set and shares which types are his favorites and why.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

After experiencing a downswing, or a perhaps disproportionate amount of bad beats online, a player may tend to start thinking that the games are rigged. While such thoughts are understandable, they are factually incorrect, as no licensed online poker site’s games are rigged. Tadas Peckaitis explains further in this article.

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Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

An interview with John Hesp, who remains a very popular poker player among fans of the game years after his memorable run to 4th place in the WSOP Main Event.

Over the course of two hours, we discussed the COVID-19 epidemic, learned of John’s highly opinionated political views on the matter, and discussed how the poker world ought to be adjusting in the coronavirus era.

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