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LAPC underway at Commerce Casino

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC) got underway at the Commerce Casino on Friday with Event #1: $175 No-Limit Hold’em. This tournament featured a $100,000 guarantee and drew 1,079 players.

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Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s no secret I take notes while playing poker. I do it right out in the open; anyone can see me do it. I make note of various types of information that can help me win more often, win more chips when I win, while losing less.

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Texture and how it relates to poker

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | According to my oft-used and well-abused Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “texture” is “the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something.” What does that surface look like? How does it feel to your touch?

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Using Three Card Poker to explain gaming analysis

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Three Card Poker remains the most successful table game of all time, in terms of the number of tables out there. The game is so simple it also provides me with a great opportunity to explain many concepts of gaming analysis.

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WSOP shifts biggest field tournaments to weekends

posted on January 14, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has made it easier for participants this year by shifting its biggest field tournaments to weekends. 

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South Point to start out 2017 with many Gaming Promotions

posted on January 13, 2017 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Make plans early for 48th WSOP at Rio

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) is set to run from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2017 WSOP will kick off with the $565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees event on Wednesday, May 31.

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Asking yourself the important questions will improve your poker game

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Seated at the poker table along with eight other players (plus the dealer), I know how important it is to focus my attention on the game – on every hand dealt.

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Favorite 15 skills for limit hold'em poker

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:

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Venetian steps up to greet poker players in the New Year

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Venetian poker room is hosting the New Year’s Extravaganza through January 8. The series, which has been running since December 22, features $695,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

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Green's math solid in explaining poker skill, luck

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Poker by George | In corresponding with poker math guru Tom Green, he spoke of a rather common quote that appears in the introduction of his amazing Texas Hold’em Poker Textbook.

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DiGiacomo, the front man of the South Point poker room

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Poker Profiles | This month, we visit the popular South Point Casino poker room for a chat with poker room manager Joe DiGiacomo. The spry 76-year-old Rhode Island native arrived in Las Vegas in 1990.

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Don't go chasing with bad hands

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | What is chasing, and how can I avoid it?” That’s a very good question. Perhaps it’s not surprising many poker players are not familiar with the term, and know little about its inherent dangers. “In a few words,” I said to her, “and, I am sure Lucy will agree, chasing is calling a bet when you have a poor chance of making the best hand.

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Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s; poker might help

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Poker by George | This special column is dedicated to my lady friend, Anita K., a highly regarded artist/teacher (papermaking) who volunteered so much of her time to help others. Anita’s family just moved her into a facility for those requiring continual care for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Rocco has a few more great poker stories to share

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Last week I profiled stud specialist Mike Rocco, but he had so many fascinating stories about playing poker in Los Angeles, I had to write another article.

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Learning how to deal with stress

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Poker by George | Stress is anxiety, tension or pressure that a person often experiences. It is how we respond emotionally, mentally and physically to the demands and changes in our lives.

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Body language will communicate the right information if checked

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Millions of people have read Julius Fast’s book, “Body Language” since it was published back in 1970 – over 40 years ago. It introduced to the world a science called kinesics – in plain words, body language.

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Ivey, Sun lose another round in legal battle with Borgata

posted on December 17, 2016 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey and his gambling companion “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have lost another round in their protracted legal battle with the Borgata Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas is ready for New Year

posted on December 16, 2016 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Updated Entertainment, Gaming Promotions, Tournaments, and Specials.

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Methods to get control of your poker game

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or to invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise.

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