Here’s How To Head to North Cyprus For Only $0.01!

It feels a hundred years ago that a partypoker LIVE festival took place, but the wait for the MILLIONS tour’s return is almost over. partypoker LIVE is heading to North Cyrpus from September 16, and you could be joining us having spent, literally, one cent! MILLIONS North Cyprus satellites are in full swing online at […]

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RecPoker | Ep 297 – Carlos Welch

RecPoker | Ep 297 – Carlos Welch

Carlos Welch is a player, writer, and coach spending much of his time living out of Prius. Carlos recently won his first WSOP Bracelet, besting a field of 782 entries in the Crazy Eights ONLINE event for $124,369.

He plans on using part of the money to buy a house for his mom in George to serve as the central location for when the Welch family gathers. Carlos shares some tips on being frugal in Vegas during the WSOP and just brings a general positivity to the poker world.

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Bracelet on a Budget: How to cross the WSOP off your bucket list for under $1,500

Bracelet on a Budget: How to cross the WSOP off your bucket list for under $1,500

Many poker players dream of attending the WSOP and taking a shot at winning a coveted bracelet, but often the costs are somewhat prohibitive.

In this article, Connor Whiteley illustrates how for a modest budget of under $1,500, you can enter a low-buy-in bracelet event, cover your travel costs, and still have a bit left over for tipping the dealers.

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: August 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: August 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of August 2021. These range from live streams of Super High Roller Bowl Europe, to new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of Triton Millions episodes from the past.

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WPT® World Online Championships Returns To partypoker

The WPT® World Online Championships are back, and any player with any bankroll has the chance to become a WPT champion. The Season XIX WPT World Online Championships is once again hosted at partypoker and runs from August 13 through September 15. There will be a $5,000,000 guarantee in the standout event in the schedule; […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Jesse Fullen

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Jesse Fullen

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Jesse Fullen, Head of Social Media for PokerNews, as he discusses his important role with the company.

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What is the Highest Suit in Poker?

What is the Highest Suit in Poker?

When it comes to the standard poker hand rankings, suits of cards generally rank equal to each other. The ace of hearts is just as strong as the ace of spades, for example. There are some situations where the suit of a card determines which hand wins. The hierarchy of suits differs depending on where […]

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What is a Block Bet & When Should You Do It?

What is a Block Bet & When Should You Do It?

Block betting is a poker tactic that has been around for a while. For many years, players debated its effectiveness using their own intuition. However, now that solvers exist, we have definitive proof that block bets are the correct play in some situations. This article covers what a block bet is and when should you […]

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RecPoker | Ep 295 – Mike Patrick

RecPoker | Ep 295 – Mike Patrick

Episode 295 of the RecPoker podcast features an interview with Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor and mixed games specialist Mike Patrick. Mike will be taking his talents to PokerNews this fall, live reporting the WSOP for the entire series. Mike has a background in sports television and would love to combine his TV production skills with his passion for poker.

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Does Three of a Kind Beat a Flush?

Does Three of a Kind Beat a Flush?

Knowing how the standard poker hand rankings work is one of the most important fundamentals in poker. Nobody learns the hand rankings in just one session, however. New players and experienced grinders alike get excited when they pick up a hand like three of a kind or a flush. Which one of these strong hands […]

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Why Do Some Poker Players Wear Sunglasses?

Why Do Some Poker Players Wear Sunglasses?

Look around any poker room, and there’s a decent chance you’ll find a few players wearing sunglasses at the table. While wearing sunglasses indoors might strike a certain stigma in most situations, it actually makes sense in some ways at the poker table. If you’ve seen a poker player wear sunglasses at the table, and […]

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Can You Take Casino Poker Chips Home?

Can You Take Casino Poker Chips Home?

Have you ever walked out of a poker room without cashing out your poker chips? If so, you might be wondering if you can take casino poker chips home legally. If you’re looking for an answer to that question, this article is for you. Can You Take Casino Chips Home? The short answer is yes […]

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How to Play Poker in a Casino

How to Play Poker in a Casino

You can find many different ways to play poker without ever stepping into a casino. That first trip to a casino poker room can be an intimidating venture, however, no matter how much time you’ve put into online poker or home games. Casino poker rooms operate with their own sets of standards, and the specifics […]

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How Cryptocurrency and Resorts World May Bring Big Changes to Live Poker

How Cryptocurrency and Resorts World May Bring Big Changes to Live Poker

Is the introduction of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into live poker on the horizon? The opening of Resorts World in Las Vegas seems to indicate we’re closer than ever.

Connor Whiteley examines the situation further in this article.

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How Do Poker Tables & Rooms Make Money?

How Do Poker Tables & Rooms Make Money?

Poker rooms, both live and online, are in the business to make money. Like any other casino game, the house aims to turn a profit off of a poker room. Unlike other casino games, however, poker pits players against other players. You’re not competing against the house, or at least it doesn’t seem like it. […]

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Hellmuth Crushes Negreanu’s Soul with 8♣ 3♣ (Analysis by Polk & Negreanu)

Hellmuth Crushes Negreanu’s Soul with 8♣ 3♣ (Analysis by Polk & Negreanu)

Sometimes you see a hand that makes you think: “what the hell am I looking at right now?” This hand between Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth is a perfect example. Half of the analysis in this article is directly from Daniel, as he explained his thought process on a recent episode of the Doug Polk […]

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Mixed Games Poker Tournament Strategy For Beginners

Mixed Games Poker Tournament Strategy For Beginners

Mixed game poker tournaments are becoming more popular, with beginners daring to give them a try.

In this article, WSOP bracelet winner Chris Wallace offers some helpful tips and advice for how to effectively navigate mixed game tournaments.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/20/21): Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/20/21): Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, discussing being a professional poker player and YouTube Poker Vlogger.

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How Do Poker Tournaments Work?

How Do Poker Tournaments Work?

Poker tournaments represent the world’s most popular way to play poker. The World Series of Poker is the world’s most famous poker event, and revolves exclusively around tournament play. If you’ve never played in a poker tournament, you might wonder if there’s any difference between a regular poker cash game and a tournament. The answer […]

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What’s New at Run It Once Training? | Summer 2021

What’s New at Run It Once Training? | Summer 2021

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 2021 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 Filthiest Hand from the $10,000,000 Wynn Millions (Analysis)

The Filthiest Hand from the $10,000,000 Wynn Millions (Analysis)

Imagine this… You are playing one of the first $10,000 buy-in tournaments post-lockdown, and it’s the biggest tournament of the summer. You build up a huge stack on day 1 — one of, if not the biggest in the field — only to run the best possible full house into a top pro’s quads on […]

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RecPoker | Ep 293 – Dara O’Kearney

RecPoker | Ep 293 – Dara O’Kearney

On Ep. 293 of the RecPoker Podcast, the panel welcome Unibet Poker ambassador Dara O’Kearney and co-host of The Chip Race and The Lock-in podcasts. In addition, Dara has also authored two books, Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy, and will complete his third book (on ICM, the Independent Chip Model) later this year.

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partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Heads to North Cyprus This September!

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour is not only returning but returning with a bang, and sooner than you think. partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus takes place from September 26 at the awesome Merit Crystal Cove, with the Main Event coming with a huge $3 million guaranteed prize pool! partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus is our […]

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How to Play Poker Without Chips

How to Play Poker Without Chips

There’s no reason to let a lack of chips stop you from playing a game of poker. Many alternatives are at your disposal if you want to run a live poker game, but don’t have traditional poker chips available. As long as you have a deck of cards, you can almost certainly find something to […]

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6 Reasons to Try Unshuffled.io for Your Next Home Game

6 Reasons to Try Unshuffled.io for Your Next Home Game

Wait… What is Unshuffled? It all started back in March of 2020 – COVID had forced us into quarantine and our weekly poker games all came to a sudden end. We searched the web for an option to play our rather untraditional mixed games online but could not find anything that truly met our needs. […]

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How to Take Notes on Your Opponents Like a Pro

How to Take Notes on Your Opponents Like a Pro

Learning how to take notes efficiently is an underrated skill in online poker. By taking notes, you give yourself easily accessible information about how certain players approach the game. This article will help you take better notes on your opponents, while also providing you with abbreviations that will allow you to do so quickly in-game. […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/13/21): Andrew Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/13/21): Andrew Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Andrew Moreno, who recently captured the 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event for over $1.46 million.

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Is Online Poker Rigged? The Facts Revealed

Is Online Poker Rigged? The Facts Revealed

The legitimacy of online poker remains a question for some players. The “poker boom” era of the mid-2000s brought online poker to the mainstream, and nearly two decades later many players prefer online poker over its live counterpart. The great “is online poker rigged” debate has persisted throughout the modern era of the game. Without […]

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Las Vegas Gems: The Museum of Gaming History

Las Vegas Gems: The Museum of Gaming History

The Museum of Gaming History offers a fascinating look into how gambling has shaped the Las Vegas area and evolved over the years.

Matt Hansen speaks with Jim Follis, Director of Exhibits and Events for the Casino Collectibles Association and Museum of Gaming History, to better understand the organizations goals and discover where in the city various exhibits can be found.

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New online poker show ‘Seat Wide Open’ debuts on Twitch.tv/poker

New online poker show ‘Seat Wide Open’ debuts on Twitch.tv/poker

Riffld Productions has announced the debut of an all new online poker-focused live interview show entitled Seat Wide Open.

The first guest to appear was Unibet Poker Ambassador Dara O’Kearney, with the show airing exclusively on Twitch.tv/poker.

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Is Poker a Sport or a Game?

Is Poker a Sport or a Game?

As much as any other pastime, poker straddles the line between “game” and “sport”. The “game” part of poker requires no further validation. The status of poker as a “sport”, however, can certainly go up for debate.  Can poker be rightfully considered a sport? Let’s evaluate that question: Is Poker A Sport? The Oxford Dictionary […]

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Can You Count Cards in Poker Games?

Can You Count Cards in Poker Games?

Card counting was made famous through books like Bringing Down the House and movies like 21. Tales of card counting often center around players winning huge sums of money, then making a hasty exit from a casino with security in hot pursuit. Card counting generally applies to blackjack, but you might have wondered – does […]

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5 Tips for Poker Players New to Sports Betting

5 Tips for Poker Players New to Sports Betting

If you’re a poker player new to sports betting, you’ll be best off by brushing up on the correct way to approach making wagers on sports.

In this article we deliver 5 top basic sports betting strategies for poker players to employ.

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Dan Shak: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dan Shak: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dan Shak is a 62-year-old hedge fund manager and semi-pro poker player. Backed by an almost unlimited bankroll built in gold futures trading, Shak stands as a mainstay on the high-stakes live tournament circuit. Shak’s poker accomplishments are impressive enough to warrant “pro” status. He’s among the top 100 on the Hendon Mob live tournament […]

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Two Top Pros Play Perfectly with $450,076 on the Line (Hand Analysis)

Two Top Pros Play Perfectly with $450,076 on the Line (Hand Analysis)

Welcome to some of the toughest poker games on the planet: $25k High Roller Tournaments. These events attract the best of the best, all competing for millions of dollars and the prestige that comes with winning a high roller title. This article will analyze a crucial hand from a recent online $25k High Roller event. […]

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Poker and Our Presidents – Part I

Poker and Our Presidents – Part I

Boosted by the numerous presidents who have played the game, many people consider poker as our national pastime. Going back to George Washington, our first president, U.S. presidents have much enjoyed playing poker. Many presidents and political leaders made poker an important part of their lives.

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Announcing the Inaugural Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival

Announcing the Inaugural Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival

We’re thrilled to announce our first ever live event! From October 4-7 we’ll be hosting our Mixed Game Festival at the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. Festivities will consist of non-stop dealer’s choice cash games followed by a $200 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament in which the winner will receive a Platinum Pass from PokerStars worth $30,000.

Low-stakes mixed game players rejoice! From free food to reduced rake to merchandise giveaways to discounted hotel room rates, plus the chance to win a seat to the PokerStars Players Championship, there’s never been a better value, more fun-filled miniseries on the poker calendar!

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RecPoker | Ep 291 – Steve Fredlund

RecPoker | Ep 291 – Steve Fredlund

With RecPoker founder Steve Fredlund out of commission this week, the panel looks back on how they came to meet him and join RecPoker, as well as what parts of the community they have come to lead.

Plus, they hear from Paul “QuadQuark” one of the community’s Premium Members who had joined us in the chat for the recording!

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Can You Play Poker with Just Two Players?

Can You Play Poker with Just Two Players?

Poker is a game that can be played with up to 10 players in some formats, but you only need a minimum of two people to play the game. A poker game involving two players is called a heads-up poker game. The positions in a heads-up poker game might be different than they are in […]

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When Should You C-Bet with Middle or Bottom Pair in Cash Games?

When Should You C-Bet with Middle or Bottom Pair in Cash Games?

Many aspects of poker strategy have fluctuated overtime… …including whether or not you should c-bet with middle or bottom pair on the flop. With the help of solvers, we now have a much clearer view of when it’s a good idea to do so. In this article, I am going to explain why you would […]

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There’s Something For Everyone in the Grand Prix Knockout Series

Hold onto your hats because there is an exciting online poker tournament festival coming to partypoker that has something for everyone. The Grand Prix Knockout runs from July 18 through August 2, features 16 progressive knockout events with combined guarantees of $2.2 million. Everyone loves a PKO tournament because the bounty element of the prize […]

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Poker vs Texas Hold’em: Is There A Difference?

Poker vs Texas Hold’em: Is There A Difference?

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant in the world. As a result, “Texas Hold’em” and “poker” are often used interchangeably. It’s important to note, however, that the term “poker” can include many other different styles of the game.  If you’ve ever wondered is poker the same thing as Texas Hold’em?, read on. Poker […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/6/21): Poker Hall of Famer Jack Binion

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/6/21): Poker Hall of Famer Jack Binion

On the latest episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard conducts an exclusive interview with former President of Binion’s, and Poker Hall of Famer, Jack Binion.

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When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

The ability to fold marks one of the most important aspects of a winning poker strategy. In Texas Hold’em, playing too many hands preflop, or moving forward with too many marginal hands post-flop, can end up as a major detriment to your win rate. Knowing when to fold in poker is arguably the most critical […]

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What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

If you’ve played poker for a while, you’ve probably heard the term fold equity. In this article, I am going to explain what fold equity is and why it’s important to understand if you want to maximize your winnings at the tables. What is Fold Equity? Fold equity is the probability that a player will […]

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Poker Tips by George: Poker and Human Nature

Poker Tips by George: Poker and Human Nature

Behaving a certain way at the poker table and — perhaps even more importantly — NOT behaving in certain ways at the poker table have a direct correlation to how well you fare at the felt.

Our Senior contributor George Epstein lists some of the right and wrong types of behaviors you should have when playing poker.

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5 Superstar Poker Interviews That Might Never Happen Again

5 Superstar Poker Interviews That Might Never Happen Again

Which players and poker industry personalities would you LOVE to watch, read, or listen to be interviewed?

A handful of individuals have remained elusive to poker media outlets, and Paul Seaton lists them in this article.

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Top 5 Norwegian Players You Need to Know About

Top 5 Norwegian Players You Need to Know About

From Thor Hansen to Annette Obrestad, there have been many Norwegians to have made a big impact at the poker felt.

In this article, we list five of the top most prominent professional players from Norway.

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Rudolph Leads The WCC Main Event Final Table

The 1,008 partypoker players who entered the $1,100 World Cup of Cards Main Event have been whittled to the final table of nine, and what a final table it is. Christian Rudolph is the man to catch when the cards are in the air on July 8; the talented Austrian is on course for yet […]

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RecPoker | Ep 289 – Veronica Brill

RecPoker | Ep 289 – Veronica Brill

On Episode 289 of the RecPoker podcast, the panel speaks with poker player, commentator, and YouTube personality Veronica Brill about the MIke Postle scandal, how Dan Bilzerian influenced her, her involvement in getting K.L. Cleeton a new van, and more.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/29/21): David Peters (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/29/21): David Peters (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show concludes his two-part interview with 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters.

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How to Play Ace-King (Big Slick) in Cash Games

How to Play Ace-King (Big Slick) in Cash Games

Is Ace-King one of ‘‘those hands’’ for you? You know, the ones that make you say “it looks good, but it never wins.” Regardless of your personal feelings towards “Big Slick”, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the strongest hands in the game. Learning how to play properly preflop and after the flop will […]

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: July 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: July 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of July 2021. These range from live streams of the PokerGO Cup, to new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of Triton Millions episodes from the past.

Plus, there’s High Stakes Duel III featuring a third round of action between Phil Hellmuth and Nick Wright.

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How to Win at 10NL on PokerStars ($0.05/$0.10 Play & Explain)

How to Win at 10NL on PokerStars ($0.05/$0.10 Play & Explain)

Do you play in low or micro-stakes poker games? Then you’re about to get a lot of free value courtesy of cash game pro and streamer Gary “GazzyB” Blackwood. Settle in for the next 10 minutes, click play on the video, and watch GazzyB show off a winning strategy in 10NL ($0.05/$0.10) games on PokerStars. […]

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RecPoker | Ep 287 – Kenny Hallaert

RecPoker | Ep 287 – Kenny Hallaert

On ep 287 of the RecPoker podcast, the crew welcome successful Belgian player and tournament director Kenny Hallaert. With $11 million in career earnings and a stellar record as an industry professional, Kenny is one of the most popular and beloved individuals in poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/22/21): David Peters (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/22/21): David Peters (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters after his win – Part 1 of 2.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Every Postflop Poker Hand

5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Every Postflop Poker Hand

Want to play your ranges like a pro after the flop? In this article, I am going to cover 5 questions that professional poker players ask themselves every time they make a decision. To assist with this process, I’ll be using a handy new tool called Poker Ranger 2, which has a number of powerful […]

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Poker Tips by George: Flashers and Ethics

Poker Tips by George: Flashers and Ethics

Flashing your hole cards accidentally puts you at a complete disadvantage at the poker table. Our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses this, and whether it’s right to take advantage of an opponent who flashes their cards in your field of vision.

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Martin Nielsen Crowned WCC Grand Prix KO Champion

Martin Nielsen is a World Cup of Cards champion! The Danish grinder navigated his way through the minefield that was a 6,054-strong field in the $55 buy-in $250,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Knockout. Nielsen’s reward? A combined prize weighing in at $28,250. Some 884 players made it through to the final day, each guaranteed $56.41 from […]

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A Poker Interview with Retired NBA Star Andrew Bogut

A Poker Interview with Retired NBA Star Andrew Bogut

Retired NBA star Andrew Bogut knows a thing or two about poker.

In this interview, he shares plenty of great stories about poker playing with his teammates on the Golden State Warriors, including Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and David Lee, as well as his admiration for 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.

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What Will Your Summer Vegas Poker Trip Look Like without the World Series of Poker?

What Will Your Summer Vegas Poker Trip Look Like without the World Series of Poker?

Even without the World Series of Poker running in it’s usual slot, there’s plenty of poker to be found this summer in Las Vegas.

Paul Seaton gives us a rundown of the best places to play and the marquee tournament series they’ll be running.

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Introducing Unshuffled.io: The Ultimate Online Poker Platform for Home Games

Introducing Unshuffled.io: The Ultimate Online Poker Platform for Home Games

Unshuffled.io was developed specifically with home game poker players in mind. The all-new online poker platform allows you to create you own poker variants, and with integrated audio and video allows you to replicate the in-person home poker game experience online.

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14 Players Away from €300,000 — Should He Hero Call This Hand?

14 Players Away from €300,000 — Should He Hero Call This Hand?

When your opponent either has the nuts or nothing, it can make sense to bluff-catch with a marginal hand. Today’s hand is an example of such a situation. In October 2018, The Battle of Malta boasted a then-record field of 3,816 players. British tournament specialist Andy Hills made it to the final table but, on […]

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28th Annual Casino Collectibles Show Recap

28th Annual Casino Collectibles Show Recap

Matt Hansen recaps his three days spent attending the 28th annual Casino Collectibles show at South Point Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Poker legends Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher helped to add some extra flair and shine to a weekend-long convention that absolutely bubbled with positive vibes.

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Claus Grether and Kallum Allen Bag WCC Titles

The 2021 World Cup of Cards has crowned its first champions of the series. Claus Grether and Kallum Allen can call themselves a poker champion after triumphing in the $320 Quebec Opener and $33 Mini Quebec Opener respectively. Grether Turns $320 Into $23,339 WCC #02 Quebec Opener had a $125,000 guarantee on its prize pool […]

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RecPoker | Ep 285 – John Barrows

RecPoker | Ep 285 – John Barrows

John Barrows is the tournament manager for Running Aces Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel, the official sponsor of the RecPoker Podcast.

John opens up to give insight about how poker fits into the context of casino profitability, specifically considering how to balance tournament structure and rake.

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Top 10 Predictions for the 2021 World Series of Poker

Top 10 Predictions for the 2021 World Series of Poker

With the 2021 World Series of Poker on the horizon, Paul Seaton dusts off his crystal ball to make his top 10 predictions for what we’re likely to see at this year’s autumn festivities.

From who the likely winners will be to the makeup of entrants at the Main Event, this year’s festivities promise to be more exciting than ever. Do you agree with Paul’s predictions?

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/15/21): Annual Q&A Show

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/15/21): Annual Q&A Show

This is the Bernard Lee Poker Show’s annual Q&A episode in which Bernard answer questions that have been posed to him by his loyal listeners throughout the year.

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What Happened to Peter Eastgate?

What Happened to Peter Eastgate?

Peter Eastgate won the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, and his life path after that win makes the Danish player one of the more mysterious figures in poker history. Eastgate was 22 years old when he achieved his WSOP win, making him the youngest Main Event champion in history at the time. The […]

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$2 Million Up for Grabs — Can Dan Smith Get Fedor Holz to Fold?

$2 Million Up for Grabs — Can Dan Smith Get Fedor Holz to Fold?

In 2016, the $111,111 WSOP One Drop brought out a who’s who of poker’s elite. A stacked final table boiled down to two of the greatest players in the game’s history. With $3 million banked, Dan Smith and Fedor Holz took their seats to play for an additional $2 million. Unsurprisingly, some fireworks ensued with […]

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5 Canadian Players to Watch for the 2021 WSOP

5 Canadian Players to Watch for the 2021 WSOP

Daniel Negreanu is always a popular pick to achieve WSOP glory, but what about his fellow Canadian poker pros? In this article we throw another four names on to the list of folks who we’re tapping for success at the 2021 WSOP this fall.

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Americans Love Playing Online Casino Games: Facts and Figures

Americans Love Playing Online Casino Games: Facts and Figures

Online casino games are exceptionally popular in the United States, as the facts and figures prove. With more and more states legalizing it, it gives players the opportunity to enjoy their favorite online casino games, while simultaneously generating lots of revenue for operators.

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What Are Poker Freerolls and Are They Worth Playing?

What Are Poker Freerolls and Are They Worth Playing?

Most online poker sites offer freerolls, but the question is why? Moreover, if there’s literally the free opportunity to win some money, is taking that opportunity always worthwhile?

We examine those questions and more in this article.

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Poker Tips by George: Checking on the River – Hold’em vs. 7-Card Stud

Poker Tips by George: Checking on the River – Hold’em vs. 7-Card Stud

Our Senior contributor George Epstein explains how the strategy of checking on the river might be appropriate in one poker discipline, but not necessarily the other, when comparing limit Texas Hold’em to 7-Card Stud

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4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the most mysterious figures in poker. For the past 20 or so years, Ivey has dominated both the live and online poker streets. He racked up 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in addition to $31,377,928 in live tournament earnings. Ivey has also performed well in high-stakes cash games, both […]

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7 Players Likely to Win a 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet

7 Players Likely to Win a 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet

With a number of poker pros entering the summer on a heater and in top form, Paul Seaton makes his top 7 picks for players likely to win a bracelet during the WSOP Online Summer Series taking place on WSOP.com and GGPoker.

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Preview: The Orbit Episode #11 – It’s All About the Money

Preview: The Orbit Episode #11 – It’s All About the Money

This is an exclusive preview of Episode #11 of The Orbit, poker’s premier roundtable discussion show. This episode is themed around money in poker.

We give you the details on the topics you can expect to see discussed by our panel of Sean McCormack, Martin Jacobson, Remko Rinkema, and Chris Moneymaker.

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Poker Book Review: Bernard Lee’s Poker Satellite Success!

Poker Book Review: Bernard Lee’s Poker Satellite Success!

Paul Seaton reviews Bernard Lee’s new book Poker Satellite Success!, published by the venerable D&B Poker publishing house, explaining how and why it’ll help you improve your poker satellite skills to make you a better overall player.

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SportsEntertainmentTours.com teams up with Card Player Cruises

SportsEntertainmentTours.com teams up with Card Player Cruises

Sportsentertainmenttours.com has inked a partnership deal with legendary poker cruise company Card Player Cruises to expand the latter’s reach into the UK and Ireland markets.

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Greg Merson: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Greg Merson: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Greg Merson’s place in the poker history books includes one of the all-time greatest runs at the World Series of Poker. Merson took down the 2012 WSOP Main Event and won the Player of the Year award, becoming the only player to ever do both in the same year. Merson’s incredible success at the 2012 […]

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How to Play Suited Gappers in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

How to Play Suited Gappers in Cash Games (Preflop Advice & 6 Postflop Tips)

What’s not to love about suited gappers? You can hit flushes, weird two-pairs, trips, and super disguised straights! A suited gapper is a starting hand with two non-consecutive cards of the same suit that can flop a straight (such as T♠ 8♠, 9♥ 6♥ and J♣ 7♣). In this article, you will learn how to […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/8/21): Steven Snyder

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/8/21): Steven Snyder

Bernard Lee interviews Steven Snyder, three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner & 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Runner-Up.

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RecPoker | Ep 282 – Samuel Simoes

RecPoker | Ep 282 – Samuel Simoes

Samuel Simoes on PokerNow and what led him to create this amazing playing and learning tool that we’ll be using at RecPoker every month – and his love of programming, sharing things you love with the world, and more!

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RecPoker | Ep 280 – Chat: Seminar, Road Trips, and the RecPoker Travel Group

RecPoker | Ep 280 – Chat: Seminar, Road Trips, and the RecPoker Travel Group

Content Director Chris Jones has dreamed up an amazing way to have fun, learn together, and build community all at the same time. In this episode we chat about this new approach to interactive learning.

We also hear about the RecPoker Road Trip with the Dakota Poker Tour, a special announcement about RecPoker Invitational Tournaments at Running Aces, and the upcoming road trips with the RunGood Poker Series in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the WSOP in Las Vegas.

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How to Play 4-Straight & 4-Flush Boards Like a Pro (3 Key Tips for Each)

How to Play 4-Straight & 4-Flush Boards Like a Pro (3 Key Tips for Each)

4-straight and 4-flush boards are among the trickiest boards to play. They can happen in a variety of situations, from single raised pots to 4-bet pots and everything in between.  Since the topic is so broad, I will be sharing with you 3 general tips for each one that will guide you towards making the […]

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7 Steps to Becoming a Sponsored Poker Player

7 Steps to Becoming a Sponsored Poker Player

For years the dream of getting patched up as a sponsored pro has been the dream of many poker players. Nowadays, however, there’s a lot more required of said sponsored pros than just having a good resume and slapping on a patch.

Paul Seaton offers seven critical qualities you need to have if you’d like a shot at getting one of the big companies in the poker industry to sponsor you.

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Poker Tips by George: Tempted to Chase

Poker Tips by George: Tempted to Chase

Chasing cards that will give you the winning hand can be tempting, but in poker it has to be a worthwhile gamble.

Our Senior contributor George Epstein examines a few such situations such that you can learn whether it’s prudent to give in to or resist the temptation to chase.

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Phil Ivey vs. Daniel Negreanu – Who Is a Bigger Name in Poker?

Phil Ivey vs. Daniel Negreanu – Who Is a Bigger Name in Poker?

Fellow Poker Hall of Famers Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu can both lay claim to the title of greatest poker player. But which of them is better?

The debate rages on, and in this article we illustrate why picking either one would be justified.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/1/21): Brek Schutten

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/1/21): Brek Schutten

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Brek Schutten, who recently captured the 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event.

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Will Michigan Join An Interstate Online Poker Network In The US?

Will Michigan Join An Interstate Online Poker Network In The US?

One of the newest players in the US online poker market, Michigan is currently ring-fenced, but that could change.

In this article, Geoff Fisk recaps the current state of online poker in Michigan, who the biggest operators currently are, and what’s likely to change in the event that officials will allow for interstate play with other legal US jurisdictions.

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What is the Poker Game Tree & Why Does It Matter?

What is the Poker Game Tree & Why Does It Matter?

Learning poker is a gradual process. You start by learning about your hand strength and play poker without factoring in much else. Gradually, you start to consider more factors like board texture and ranges. But as you become a more advanced player, you start to look at the game differently. Sophisticated, high-level players take a […]

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: June 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: June 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of June 2021. These range from live streams of the U.S. Poker Open, to new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past.

Plus, there’s High Stakes Duel II featuring a third round of action between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Mori Eskandani

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Mori Eskandani

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO, former high stakes poker player and Poker Hall of Fame member.

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What’s on Tap for the Upcoming 28th Annual Casino Collectibles Show?

What’s on Tap for the Upcoming 28th Annual Casino Collectibles Show?

The South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will play host to the upcoming 28th annual Casino Collectibles Show.

In this article, Matt Hansen previews what attendees can expect during the multi-day convention, set to run from June 17-19, including special appearances by poker legends Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher.

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What Happened to Jamie Gold?

What Happened to Jamie Gold?

Jamie Gold took down the biggest winner’s prize in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event. The 2006 Main Event set WSOP records for both attendance (8,773 players) and first-place prize money ($12 million). Gold’s path to the championship included regular displays of speech-play antics, with a signature style that puts Gold […]

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Should David Lappin Fold a Full House on a Devilish Board? (Analysis)

Should David Lappin Fold a Full House on a Devilish Board? (Analysis)

In November 2018, the Unibet Open took place in my hometown of Dublin, Ireland. Home advantage meant I was familiar with more of my table mates than I normally am on the live circuit. Late on Day 1, I was moved to the TV table, where I got into a very non-standard hand with Richie […]

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RecPoker | Ep 278 – Chat: Sky Matsuhashi on using PokerTracker4 to study leaks

RecPoker | Ep 278 – Chat: Sky Matsuhashi on using PokerTracker4 to study leaks

Sky Matsuhashi from The Poker Forge joins the panel to talk about finding leaks, plugging leaks, exploiting leaks, and ways to get the most out of PokerTracker and other software and study tools.

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Drinks and Double Board Bomb Pots in Austin, Texas

Drinks and Double Board Bomb Pots in Austin, Texas

Geoff Fisk chronicles his four days in Austin, Texas, experiencing the local live poker scene for the first time at venues like Shuffle 512, Texas Card House, and the One Time Card Club.

Winning double board PLO bomb pots galore enabled Geoff to have a winning trip on all fronts.

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7 Tips to Stay Sharp During the 2021 WSOP Online Series

7 Tips to Stay Sharp During the 2021 WSOP Online Series

The 2021 WSOP Online series is coming up soon, and players are looking forward to another opportunity to win gold bracelets.

In this article, Paul Seaton offers seven great tips to help players stay sharp while contesting for online poker glory this summer.

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How to Play PokerStars in the USA

How to Play PokerStars in the USA

Players all over the world can play online poker at PokerStars in some form. The PokerStars main client offers poker games around the globe, but players in some areas of the world can’t legally access the platform. The United States sits on the list of countries that can’t legally play on the PokerStars main client. […]

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RunGood Poker Series All-Star Comeback Tour: Q&A with Tana Karn

RunGood Poker Series All-Star Comeback Tour: Q&A with Tana Karn

Ahead of the RunGood Poker Series comeback tour, with planned stops in San Diego, Council Bluffs, and Tunica, company President Tana Karn joins us for a Q&A.

We discuss what things were like for the company during the pandemic, his preparation ahead of the comeback tour, and what attendees can expect at the upcoming trio of stops.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/18/21): Tana Karn

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/18/21): Tana Karn

On the latest episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Tana Karn, President of RunGoodGear.com, about the return of the RunGood Poker Series.

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Giving Some Love to the GPI/THM Podcast Network

Giving Some Love to the GPI/THM Podcast Network

The pandemic forced all of us in the poker community to pivot hard in order to survive. Notably, the GPI/THM crew was left without much to do, as their workload and business evaporated with the disappearance of live poker.

Reinventing themselves, they successfully pivoted to begin producing an excellent suite of four podcasts, which we can only hope they keep up now that live poker is experiencing a post-pandemic resurgence.

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RecPoker | Ep 276 – Chat: RecPoker Road Trips & the Return of Live Poker

RecPoker | Ep 276 – Chat: RecPoker Road Trips & the Return of Live Poker

The full return of live poker is around the corner and the panel talks about their experience during the pandemic and looking forward to the upcoming months.

We also talk about the RecPoker Road Trips coming up May 22 (Fargo, ND), June 21-27 (Council Bluffs, Iowa), and the WSOP Las Vegas. We are so excited to be playing live and getting to finally meet all of RecPoker Nation!

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Going for Value in Two High Stakes Tournament Hands (Analysis)

Going for Value in Two High Stakes Tournament Hands (Analysis)

To help you improve your strategy in tournaments, today we’re taking a look at two key tournament hands played by high stakes regular Moritz ‘MuckCallOk’ Dietrich. (We call him Mo.) These two hands are straight from Mo’s last video series in the Upswing Lab training course, which is a 5-part review of hands from some […]

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4 Tournament Mindset Tips for Poker Success (ft. ALLinPAV)

4 Tournament Mindset Tips for Poker Success (ft. ALLinPAV)

Upswing coach Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic has proven that the poker dream is still alive. About five years ago he was grinding micro stakes with a small bankroll. Fast forward to today, and he’s a mid/high stakes tournament pro that is one of the most popular Twitch poker streamers. There’s no doubt about it: rising through […]

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2021 U.S. Poker Open: Q&A with Mori Eskandani

2021 U.S. Poker Open: Q&A with Mori Eskandani

Ahead of the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, we spoke with PokerGO President Mori Eskandani about the company’s plans and how they’re preparing to return to full-scale production of live poker tournament series and events.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Hayley Hochstetler

Get to Know the Poker Media: Hayley Hochstetler

Hayley Hochstetler is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a pleasure to learn more about her. Her stellar work in the industry for the RunGood Poker Series is well-known and well-respected by all who’ve come into contact with her.

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

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5 Places to Practice Texas Hold’em Poker for Free

5 Places to Practice Texas Hold’em Poker for Free

Jumping into the world of poker can be an intimidating task. Online poker games at even the lowest real money stakes still require a decent level of poker skills to beat. Aspiring poker players looking to learn Texas Hold’em can find several ways to do so at play money poker sites. These sites allow beginning players to play poker with no financial risk, saving their bankrolls until they’re ready to jump into real money Texas […]

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[QUIZ] Do You Have the Skills to Smash Live $2/$5 Games?

[QUIZ] Do You Have the Skills to Smash Live $2/$5 Games?

There’s some serious money to be made in live poker, especially as players rush back to card rooms after a year of mandatory off-time. The following 10 hand scenarios will test how prepared you are to profit from the live poker gold rush of 2021 and beyond. Each question covers typical spots that you may […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/11/21): Brian Altman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/11/21): Brian Altman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Brian Altman, who was recently crowned 2019-2021 WPT Player of The Year.

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RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson started the November Nine Final Table in 2014 in 8th position, but was able to win the bracelet at $10 million first place prize. In this episode, he recalls the preparation put into that final table, including the support of his poker inner circle.

Martin also talks about his time as a chef on a Swedish battleship and his journey to become a poker superstar.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show celebrates its 14th anniversary with 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, who discusses his new ambassador role with America’s Cardroom.

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Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

Daniel Coleman: “Very High Probability” Sean Perry is a Scammer

Daniel Coleman called out fellow high stakes poker player Sean Perry as a scammer, stating that Perry took seven figures off Coleman in a case of daily fantasy sports fraud. Coleman dropped that statement in a Friday afternoon tweet, which included a screenshot of a detailed summary of the scam as Coleman suspected it. Coleman […]

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3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

3 Micro Stakes Players Pick Up Premium Hands in 3-Bet Pots (Analysis)

Improving at poker is easier when you’re surrounded by like-minded people. That’s why those of us at Upswing Poker take great pride in the exclusive Upswing Poker Engage group. In the private Facebook group for members of the Upswing Lab training course, members and coaches interact for thoughtful, high-level poker discussions.  (If you’re not a […]

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Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dario Sammartino: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Dario Sammartino’s career highlight reel includes a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 34-year-old native of Naples, Italy took part in one of the most controversial hands in WSOP history on the way to that finish, which lives on in poker lore. Sammartino broke through in the high roller […]

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Mother’s Day Q&A with Smart Poker Study

Mother’s Day Q&A with Smart Poker Study

To mark Mother’s Day, Smart Poker Study founder Sky Matsuhashi assumes the mantle of “poker mom” to address the weaknesses in your game.

In particular, he addresses the questions sent in by a few of his students and offers practical advice for how to deal with sticky spots and improve your poker performance at the felt.

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RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

Chris Jones is the Membership Content Director at rec.poker and every month he produces a seminar around a specific topic.

This month the topic was Turns and Rivers and Chris talks about specific factors for later streets and also about a new twist on the seminar format starting next month!

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Poker Tips by George: Don’t Be Predictable

Poker Tips by George: Don’t Be Predictable

Predictability can be a death sentence at the poker table, as your opponents will know precisely how to play back at you. Our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the pitfalls of predictability – and how to avoid them – in his latest strategy piece.

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[QUIZ] Do You Know When to Hold’em/Fold’em at Micro Stakes?

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to Hold’em/Fold’em at Micro Stakes?

The dreaded micro stakes are where most poker dreams are born, but it can be surprisingly tricky to move past them. Beating the micro stakes is simple, but not easy. It’s simple because you are playing against less technically endowed players. It’s not easy because you are regularly forced to fight against your own biases […]

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Become the WPT Online Series Main Event Champion From Only $0.01

The WPT and partypoker have again joined forces to bring you the 2021 WPT Online Series, which comes with a $3,200 Main Event featuring a $3 million guaranteed prize pool. Every partypoker player has the chance to become a 2021 WPT Online Series champion thanks to the plethora of satellites feeding into the biggest events. […]

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Ask the Poker Experts: What Makes a Good Live Reporter?

Ask the Poker Experts: What Makes a Good Live Reporter?

With live poker and tournament series returning strongly post-pandemic, so is live tournament reporting.

In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, Will Shillibier, Tim Duckworth, Chad Holloway, Yori Epskamp, and Dan Ross share their thoughts on what makes a good live reporter.

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How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

How to Play Pocket Kings Like a Pro in Cash Games (Even When an Ace Flops)

Let’s talk about Pocket Kings. Playing the cowboys is relatively easy most of the time, but every once in a while a dreaded Ace rolls off on the flop, which reminds me of this meme: In this article, we will help you increase your win-rate with Pocket Kings by covering: How to play Kings in […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary

The Bernard Lee Poker Show Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary

The Bernard Lee Poker Show, a proud member of the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, is celebrating its 14th anniversary.

Big name guests like Chris Moneymaker, Jack Binion, Mori Eskandani, and more are slated to make upcoming appearances on the show, which will also offer loads of great giveaways.

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: May 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: May 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of May 2021. These range from new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past as well as High Stakes Duel II featuring a second round of action between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

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My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 2

My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 2

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the many fun times she had playing poker in Ireland, specifically at the Irish Poker Open and EPT Dublin.

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Poker Tips by George: The Greatest Tell Concept

Poker Tips by George: The Greatest Tell Concept

Our Senior contributor George Epstein shares what he calls “the greatest tell concept”, namely looking to your left. Getting into that habit at live poker tables is something that’s likely to save you and make you a good amount of money in the long run, and it’s a critical lesson for poker beginners.

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How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

How Would You Play Pocket Aces at This Final Table? (Analysis)

Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall is one of the most fearsome online and live poker players that the UK has ever produced. He is also one of the most ICM-aware opponents you are ever likely to face. That expert knowledge often comes to the fore on final tables, when ICM considerations play a big part in ultimate […]

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The Best Blackjack Betting Strategy (Basic Explanation)

The Best Blackjack Betting Strategy (Basic Explanation)

Blackjack persists as one of the world’s signature casino games. Blackjack games are among the most popular pastimes at land-based and online casinos around the globe. While the house edge makes blackjack nearly impossible to beat in the long term, you can make the most of any blackjack session with a solid betting strategy. The […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

On this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success, with guest host Robbie Strazynski.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Automatic Shuffler for Your Home Game

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Automatic Shuffler for Your Home Game

If you’re looking for a great way to enhance your home poker game and take the action to the next level, you and your buddies ought to consider investing in an automatic shuffler.

In this article we list 10 reasons why purchasing one would be a +EV decision.

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RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

On Episode 269 of the Rec Poker Podcast, the panel welcome professional poker player and media man Bernard Lee to discuss the release of his new book, “Poker Satellite Success”, which came out this month with D&B Publishing.

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This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

This High Stakes Pro Played $0.50/$1.00 — Here Are 5 Tips from His Session

David “MissOracle” Yan has won a fat chunk of change in poker. Today, we are here to help you replicate some of his success by bringing you five quick tips from the man himself. These were taken from a Play & Explain series in which he demonstrated his skill in a 100NL ($0.50/$1) 6-max Zoom […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Richard Roeper, as they have their Annual preview show, this year predicting the 93rd Academy Awards.

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Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

Polarized Ranges vs Linear (Merged) Ranges Explained

If you’ve been around poker for a little while, you have probably heard the terms “polarized” and “linear” when referring to ranges. These are key concepts to know for those who want to crush poker. In this article, you will learn the answers to the following questions: What is a “Range”? What is a Polarized […]

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Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Joe Hachem: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker Main Event at the height of poker’s mainstream popularity in 2005. His poker accomplishments aren’t just limited to that championship run, however. Hachem also holds a WPT Main Tour title, along with 34 cashes and eight final table appearances at the WSOP over the course of his […]

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[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

[QUIZ] Can You Ace These 10 Fundamental Preflop Decisions?

Ready to put your preflop fundamentals to the test? This quiz was made with relatively new poker players in mind, but anyone could benefit from a refresher on basic preflop decisions. For each of these questions, imagine that you just sat at a new cash game table with a 100 big blind stack and no […]

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Poker Tips by George: Buy-in Is Important

Poker Tips by George: Buy-in Is Important

You’ll encounter all types at the poker tables, whose who buy in for the minimum, those who buy in for the maximum, and those who fall somewhere in the middle.

In this article our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the repercussions of buying in for the minimum (and strongly recommends against it).

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FIDF Holding Star-Studded National Charity Poker Event Online on May 2

FIDF Holding Star-Studded National Charity Poker Event Online on May 2

The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) are hosting a national charity poker event online on May 2, on Faded Spade Virtual Poker.

The event, in which all proceeds will be donated to the soldiers, will feature 4-time WSOP bracelet winner and former IDF Golani Brigade officer Eli Elezra, New York Times Bestselling author Maria Konnikova, and more.

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Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Ryan “pokerwithriske” Riske Joins the Upswing Poker Team

Upswing Poker’s ever-growing roster of world-class coaches just added another cash game crusher. Ryan Riske joins the Upswing team of poker pros with a proven record of success in some of the world’s toughest online cash games. Subscribers to Ryan’s “pokerwithriske” Twitch channel have been watching Riske crush the games on PokerStars for the better […]

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Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

Bizarre Multiway Pot Between 3 High Stakes Regs ($28,350 Pot Analysis)

Nosebleed online poker has been active in 2021. We’ve been tracking some of the craziest hands, as you can see with our first, second and third installments of this four-part series on the craziest cash game hands of 2021. The final hand of this series is a particularly weird one (definitely not solver approved) between […]

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RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

Sarah Herring is the Head of Video & Podcast with PokerNews and a great friend of RecPoker. In this episode we explore Sarah’s journey into motherhood, the announcement that the WSOP is returning in late 2021, and her thoughts on the Bilzerian/Kade controversy.

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Is PokerBROS Legit or a Scam?

Is PokerBROS Legit or a Scam?

What Is PokerBROS? PokerBROS functions as one of several mobile poker apps available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Downloading the PokerBROS app opens up access to thousands of online “poker clubs,” each operated individually around the world. Virtually anybody can start their own poker club, or join an existing club at PokerBROS. PokerBROS functions […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show reminisces about the 10th anniversary of Black Friday shutdown of US online poker with poker journalist BJ Nemeth.

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Preview: The Orbit Episode #10 – Black Friday 10th Anniversary Special

Preview: The Orbit Episode #10 – Black Friday 10th Anniversary Special

This is an exclusive preview of Episode #10 of The Orbit, poker’s premier roundtable discussion show. This episode is themed around the 10th anniversary of what’s come to be known as Black Friday in the poker world.

We give you the details on the panelists you can expect to see and the topics you can expect them to discuss.

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Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

Should He Fold Trips vs An Aggressive Pro? ($25K High Roller Analysis)

I’ve got an interesting hand for you today, folks. Three huge factors were at play in this one: A $25,000 buy-in online is just about as tough a game in which you could find yourself. Steve O’Dwyer is just about as tough an opponent with whom you could battle. Defending your big blind with a […]

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Why Landon Tice is Solve For Why’s Biggest Acquisition Ever

Why Landon Tice is Solve For Why’s Biggest Acquisition Ever

The Solve For Why Academy has recently brought on poker phenom Landon Tice to join their roster of coaches.

Geoff Fisk catches up with Tice and Solve For Why founder Matt Berkey in this interview, which clearly illustrates why Tice is a perfect fit for the company.

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My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 1

My European Poker Adventures: Stuck with the Irish – Part 1

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the fun times she had playing poker in Ireland, at Dublin’s legendary Fitzwilliam Card Club.

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The 5 Best Slow Rolls in Film

The 5 Best Slow Rolls in Film

There’s nothing like a slow roll to infuse tons of emotion into a poker hand. How much more so this occurs when slow rolls are depicted in film.

In this article Dano Arluison lists the five best slow rolls in film, taken from multiple movies featuring lots of poker including Maverick, Casino Royale, Kaleidoscope, and more.

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Pokercode Builds on Community

Pokercode Builds on Community

Pokercode isn’t just about poker training, but also about community. This can be seen in the group’s content creation activities, especially the Grind House streams and YouTube vlogs.

In this article, Christin Maschmann profiles how Pokercode continues to branch out.

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High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

High Stakes Reg Pulls the Trigger on 443 Big Blind Bluff (DEX88 vs uwintakeit Analysis)

Have you been following our four-part article series that analyzes some of the craziest nosebleed stakes from early 2021? (If you haven’t, check out parts one and two.) This is part three, in which we will take a look at some super deep stack play that resulted in an enormous 890 big blind pot! Let’s […]

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RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

On Episode #262 of the RecPoker Podcast, the crew speaks with renowned author and longtime poker player Ashley Adams. Ashley has been playing poker since 1963 when he learned it, literally, at his grandfather’s knee, and has hosted the House of Cards podcast since 2007 as well as written more than 1,000 poker articles as well as several books, including his latest, “Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day” (D&B Publishing, 2020).

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Veksler Victorious in the Irish Open Main Event

Veksler Victorious in the Irish Open Main Event

Pavel Veksler is the 2021 Irish Open Main Event champion! The Ukrainian outlasted a star-studded field of 1,880 entrants in the €1,100 buy-in tournament and secured a life-changing €265,999. 2021 Irish Open Main Event Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Pavel Veksler Ukraine €265,999* 2 Stoyan Obreshkov Bulgaria €224,768* 3 Franco Spitale Argentina […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner of Event #4, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.

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Obreshkov Leads Irish Open Main Event Final Table

Stoyan Obreshkov finds himself in the envious position of being chip leader going into the nine-handed final table of the 2021 Irish Open Main Event. Obreshkov has already locked up €22,480 for his troubles, but is only eight eliminations away from becoming the Irish Open champion, and that title comes with a cool €292,256. Forty […]

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The History of Twitch Poker

The History of Twitch Poker

Watching online poker streams on Twitch is an exceedingly popular pastime these days, but that has humble roots dating back a few years to the pioneering “godfather” Jason Somerville.

In this article, Shaun De Cesare traces Twitch Poker history, with a nod to the more popular streamers of today and how the system works for fans, brands, and the streamers themselves.

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3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

3 River Bluffing Tips That Will Help You Smash Cash Games

Bluffing is the most fun part of poker for some people. For others, it’s the most terrifying part. On the river, when the pot is at its biggest, it can be especially hard to pull the trigger. But you can’t let the fear of getting called deter you from bluffing the river altogether. In order […]

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Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Alex Foxen’s poker resume makes him one of the most prolific tournament players in the modern era. Foxen holds the record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index, with a 38-week run in 2018-2019. Foxen and Kristen Bicknell form one of the game’s most formidable couples, as both stand as […]

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Marc Macdonnell Claims Irish Open Main Event Day 1B Chip Lead

The Irish Open Main Event smashed through its €1 million guarantee on April 4 thanks to 804 players turning out for Day 1B, the second of three scheduled opening flights. The prize pool stands at €1,626,000 with the turbo-structured Day 1C left to run at 15:05 BST on April 5. Ireland’s Marc Macdonnell is the […]

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PADS on PADS: A Review of Patrick Leonard’s Run It Once Course

PADS on PADS: A Review of Patrick Leonard’s Run It Once Course

High stakes poker keeps getting tougher, and weaving your way through MTTs has become a true test of skill. It takes something special to achieve next level mastery, and that’s what Run It Once’s PADS on PADS course by Patrick Leonard offers you.

At $999, this advanced course isn’t for everyone, but if you’re aiming to break through high stakes tournaments loaded with talent and become a consistent crusher, PADS on PADS is sure to get you there.

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What is Two Pair & How Should You Play Two Pair?

What is Two Pair & How Should You Play Two Pair?

Two pair is usually quite a strong hand in a game of poker. To make two pair, you must have two distinct pairs in the same five-card hand. Here is an example of two pair: The hand above is two pair, tens and threes. Other examples of two pair include A♠ A♦ 8♣ 8♦ 2♣ […]

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PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2021

PokerGO Monthly Preview: April 2021

Tim Duckworth previews all the content set to be released on PokerGO during the month of April 2021. These range from new episodes of Poker After Dark to new releases of WSOP Europe episodes from years past as well as High Stakes Duel featuring Phil Hellmuth vs. Daniel Negreanu.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Ethan Yau about his live-streamed win on YouTube.

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RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker’s Membership Content Director Chris Jones was our guest this week.

Jim Reid and John Somsky discussed with him the recent monthly rec.poker seminar which was all about post-flop betting lines, and how we can combine our knowledge of ranges and board textures to really put our opponents in some tough spots!

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Why You Must Embrace Variance to Succeed in Poker

Why You Must Embrace Variance to Succeed in Poker

Nothing invokes larger emotional response to poker players than the word variance. Defined simply as the expected fluctuation of the average result, variance is meant to quantify the uncertainty around a typical outcome generated by the luck of the draw. Stochastic events (such as expected amount of money won, number of times making the nuts […]

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How Would You Play This 6♦ 5♦? (Pro Analysis)

How Would You Play This 6♦ 5♦? (Pro Analysis)

Have you ever asked yourself something like… Would a top-level pro have played this hand the same way I just did? If you’re like most people, you probably have. Whenever an Upswing Lab member finds themself in a pickle, our Upswing Poker Engage Facebook group is there with like-minded people to help them find the […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show revisits the COVID-19 shutdown on its one-year anniversary, as Bernard reminisces on interviews with Kristen Bicknell, Tyler Patterson, and Lexy Gavin.

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Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Michael Mizrachi: Poker Results & Memorable Hands

Michael Mizrachi boasts a reputation as one of the greatest players in the history of the World Series of Poker. His WSOP resume includes five bracelet wins, including three victories in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Mizrachi arrived on the live tournament scene in the mid-2000s, and he’s stood the test of time as one […]

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RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

On this episode of the RecPoker podcast, the crew is joined by Elliot Roe, mental game coach to some of poker’s biggest names.

Elliot shares how he helps poker players and his other clients, including actors, Olympians, and more, develop a winning mindset.

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What Forms of Poker Are Legal in California?

What Forms of Poker Are Legal in California?

Californians love poker, but that doesn’t mean that all forms of poker are legal in the Golden State. In this article we briefly outline the different types of poker that Californians can and cannot play, from home games to online, and more.

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Why Was This Pot So Small? (Limitless vs Stefan11222 Analysis)

Why Was This Pot So Small? (Limitless vs Stefan11222 Analysis)

2021 has had some intense high stakes action. This is the second installment of an article series covering the craziest hands since the year began (see part 1 here). Today we’re going to look at another nosebleed hand that took place at the “modest” stake of $50/$100. It’s from a heads-up battle between two high-stakes […]

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RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

Tommy Angelo is a poker player, coach, and the author of several books including Painless Poker, Elements of Poker, and Waiting for Straighters.

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, Tommy joins the panel to discuss his latest ventures in the poker world, doing commentary, how the pandemic has changed his life, and much more.

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Profitable Poker Thinking: How I Went From Novice To Winner In Only One Year

Profitable Poker Thinking: How I Went From Novice To Winner In Only One Year

Over the past year, J. Tucker Adams has transitioned from being a losing novice poker player to a winning poker player. He’s employed four specific strategies that have helped him boost his game, and in this post he shares them.

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My European Poker Adventures: Dancing with the Stars in Monaco

My European Poker Adventures: Dancing with the Stars in Monaco

Longtime poker industry veteran Christin Maschmann continues her series of stories recounting her first forays into the poker world.

Her latest article depicts the numerous trips she took to work at EPT Monte Carlo, and the numerous celebrities she met along the way.

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How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

How to Print Money on Paired Flops as the Preflop Raiser

Playing well on paired boards is crucial in order to maximize your win-rate. To help with this, cash game pro Fried ‘mynameiskarl’ Meulders launched a learning module in the Upswing Lab course, focusing on how to play paired flops. In this article, you will learn some of the basic principles from this new lesson. I […]

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show speaks with Craig Varnell and Matt Savage on the 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 changing the poker world.

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Heads-Up for €29,620 — Should David Lappin Call with Jack-High?

Heads-Up for €29,620 — Should David Lappin Call with Jack-High?

For my fifth strategy article, I thought I’d put myself on the chopping-block and breakdown a hand from the 2018 Irish Open. I made the final table of the ‘JP Masters’, eventually finding myself heads-up against breakout poker star and WSOP Main Event 8th place finisher Jack Sinclair. The hand is the poker version of […]

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Five Heads-Up Challenges The Poker World Needs To See

Five Heads-Up Challenges The Poker World Needs To See

With heads-up matches all the rage in the poker world these days, Geoff Fisk conjures up a list of five dream matches that poker fans around the world would absolutely love to see in the future.

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