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Kat Arnsby

April, 2016

  • 1 April

    Global Poker League: Game On And Up

    You may or may not have heard about the GPL (Global Poker League), which starts officially on 5th April. It’s a league of poker teams from around the world, teams made up from some of the biggest names in poker.... Continue Reading →

March, 2016

  • 25 March

    The Cash-Out Curse: I’m Telling You, It’s Real

    If you’ve been playing online poker for a while, or reading the various poker forums, you will be familiar with the concept of the “Cash-Out Curse”. If you aren’t, it’s fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway to pad out... Continue Reading →

  • 11 March

    Facts v Feels: Cognitive Distortions And Poker

    I’ve been playing UKIPT satellites on PokerStars in the last couple of weeks. This is a two stage qualifying process for me because I can in no way afford to buy in for the round two stages at either £82($100)... Continue Reading →

  • 4 March

    PKOs: Progressive Or Regressive?

    A good part of my normal micro-tournament schedule is made up of Progressive Knockout tournaments (PKOs). If you don’t know what they are, they’re a crazy form of bounty tournament where a percentage of the buyin is attached to each... Continue Reading →

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    Poker Self-Deception: A Costly Myth

    In general, I prefer online poker to live. It’s faster, it’s cheaper, it’s easier to manage tournament variance when you can play 100 tournaments a week, and, above all else, I can play in my underpants. In addition, I do... Continue Reading →

  • 19 February

    Stop, Drop And Chop.

    "That said, I was not in a good place on the final table on this particular night, and I know how quickly it can go the other way."

January, 2016

  • 29 January

    Defy The Enemy Within: I Am Tilticus

    This week I had cause to re-examine the nature of “tilt”. I’ve had a cold week, nothing mathematically impossible, it’s a likely situation for any regular MTT poker player, and nothing my bankroll can’t sustain, although with 40 average buyins... Continue Reading →

  • 22 January

    Satellites: Mountains From Molehills?

    I’ve been playing a good few satellites in the last couple of weeks due to the fact that it’s the time of year for the TCOOP on PokerStars and I’m a micro-tard with a midget bankroll that can’t even think... Continue Reading →

  • 15 January

    Poker: My Life Without Wizards

    "You can’t just be “addicted” to poker if you’re winning… can you?"

  • 8 January

    Lonely Soul: Poker Support Network

    "I have always assumed online meeting places like this are for experienced/committed players discussing strategy, notifying eachother of value and slagging off busty cardroom managers when they make stupid mistakes."

  • 1 January

    Poker Break: Tis The Season To Sit Out

    "Something was wrong, and I felt a vein of hate for my favourite game in the world. I didn’t like that, and I knew I had to get a handle on it. So I just stopped playing."

December, 2015

  • 24 December

    Promo Models: Important Or Impotent?

    If you read last week’s blog, you may remember I said that I had become “a bit obsessed with Cate Hall” and this week’s blog is going to reinforce that, because I’m going to bleat on about her again. I’ve... Continue Reading →

  • 17 December

    Misogyny In Poker: History or Hysteria?

    "The argument that stimulated this blog post is: “Men making comments specifically relating to women are scaring recreational female players away from the table” and I want to work out how true that is."

  • 10 December

    PokerStars Changes: Recs v Regs?

    "Players at all levels have given PokerStars this power, so none of us can cry when they use it, we should have thought about it earlier- all of us. Captain Hindsight is a total arsehole."