December 8th, 2013 by Kento
Hello it’s Kento! Today I will talk about one of my online poker tourney experiences. I’m at a 9-player table; it’s the middle stage of the tourney, not yet in the money.
I am in the big blind. UTG to the dealer button all fold. My table image is tight, so I think it’s a little strange that nobody opened but I’m happy if I can take the small blind and ante if the small blind folds.
Small blind raises. I look at my hand and I have KQo. KQ is great for my position, but if SB noticed I am a tight player, his raise is probably an attempt to steal. I can’t judge the situation only by his raise. I want more information.
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November 27th, 2013 by Ivan Potocki
Guest post by Ivan Potocki
Whether you are just a recreational player or a hardcore professional, improving your poker game is something that is important for you. Of course, for a professional, improvement is closely tied to increasing income from the game, and this in return results in better overall life quality. For an amateur this is not necessarily the case, but still, the better you get, the more interesting poker becomes. You’ll find it more enjoyable to play poker the more you know.
I will try to give you few pointers on how you could effectively work on bettering your game, regardless of what is your poison of choice (cash/sngs/mtts). These approaches to improving your poker skills should give some decent results after you have successfully applied them for a little while. Read More »
November 19th, 2013 by Adriana
Guest post by Adriana Teixeira
This week I’ve been reading an awesome book written by Lee Nelson called Kill Everyone. It teaches players how to play multi-table tournaments (MTTs) in the best possible way.
This book is totally amazing! I’ve been learning a lot about how I should behave at a table; how I can improve my hand; the best way to play MTTs; and how to become a winner. Wow! It’s all brilliant information.
I’m only halfway finished, but I can already say that the big difference between MTTs and SNGs is very clear to me now.
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November 14th, 2013 by Davida Mintz
Posted by Davida Mintz
Poker players have a hard time staying married. Face it, it’s tough to be in a relationship when poker monopolizes your thoughts and time. Oh, and then there’s the financial uncertainty. “Why don’t you get a real job?” Who hasn’t heard that one? WSOP gold bracelet winner Vince Burgio hasn’t.
Vince, and his wife Debbie, who live in Los Angeles, look forward to celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary in January. There’s more good news. In September, Vince won $15,243 for finishing first in an event at the 2013 WPT Regional – Western Poker Challenge. With 31 titles and counting, Vince has walked away with several paydays upwards of one-hundred-sixty-thousand-dollars.
Not the type to blow his winnings on new cars or gold watches, wife Debbie says she’s free from financial worry. “It makes it easier on a spouse when you know that he’s not going to come home and say, ‘I lost our mortgage, or I lost the car.’ It’s never happened. It never would happen.”
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November 6th, 2013 by Kento
Guest Post by Kento
Hello, it’s Kento! Today I will talk about an incredible situation at a cash game table. Actually it’s not my experience but it is one of the most amazing that I’ve ever seen. It’s huge!
We’re at a 9-player table: UTG folds, UTG+1 (not a loose player) raises, UTG+2 folds, UTG+3 calls (not a loose player) and hi-jack folds. I am at cut-off position and I fold a rubbish hand. The dealer also folds and the blinds drop out. Both remaining players are not loose players so it could be fun! Let’s see the flop.
The flop comes Qh Kh Ad! This makes for an exciting atmosphere.
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