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World Series of Poker returns to Hard Rock Tulsa in 2018

World Series of Poker returns to Hard Rock Tulsa in 2018

posted on May 24, 2017 by

Less than two months after Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosted its first World Series of Poker circuit event, the international tour has announced it will return to the casino March 15-26, 2018.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas June Entertainment Schedule

Golden Nugget Las Vegas June Entertainment Schedule

posted on May 24, 2017 by

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations.

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It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Poker by George | You are a regular/frequent player at a local casino or cardroom. After playing there two or three times a week for several years, you become somewhat familiar with the “regulars” who also play there quite often.

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Poker easy to learn, but takes a lifetime to master

Poker easy to learn, but takes a lifetime to master

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Is playing poker easy or hard? As a matter of fact, it’s both. It’s easy to learn how to play. You can do that in 15-20 minutes with any poker teacher, or by just reading about it in a poker book.

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WSOP makes major change ending ‘November Nine’ format

WSOP makes major change ending ‘November Nine’ format

posted on May 17, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker (WSOP), conducted at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, has announced a major presentation change ending the “November Nine” format in which the final table players waited months to complete the tournament. 

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WPT partners up with Gardens

WPT partners up with Gardens

posted on May 16, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens has partnered with the World Poker Tour and will bring the WPT500 for the first time to California. The WPT500 is a series of international tournaments with an accessible buy-in starting at $550 held at premiere casino properties around the globe.

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Final seven tips for playing winning poker

Final seven tips for playing winning poker

posted on May 16, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | As promised, here are more Poker Tips to help you on your journey to become a winner when playing Texas Hold’em. Continuing from where we left off.

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Being able to handle those curve balls

Being able to handle those curve balls

posted on May 16, 2017 by

Poker by George | You never know whence words of wisdom applicable to the game of poker will emanate. Reading the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, I came upon a column about Jewish Youth baseball players. 

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Wednesday at Cal State Tournament features $1M guarantee

Wednesday at Cal State Tournament features $1M guarantee

posted on May 09, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The California State Poker Championship at Commerce Casino continues this week with a variety of events to help you build your bankroll before the World Series of Poker begins at the end of the month.

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Playing hands too tight can prove costly

Playing hands too tight can prove costly

posted on May 09, 2017 by

Poker by George | Poker players come in all sizes and shapes. Their playing traits can be tight, loose (including chasers and calling-stations), passive, aggressive, and deceptive (including bluffing, slow-playing, trapping and check-raising) – and often combinations of these.

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Dozen tips for playing winning poker

Dozen tips for playing winning poker

posted on May 09, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Here are a dozen great tips for playing Texas hold’em – winning poker, that is. More will follow.

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Questioning my dad's math doesn't compute

Questioning my dad's math doesn't compute

posted on May 09, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Through the years that I have been analyzing games, occasionally I get an email from someone criticizing my dad’s work. They had found some error or imperfection in his math.

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Oregon bill would ban 'for profit' poker industry

Oregon bill would ban 'for profit' poker industry

posted on May 06, 2017 by

In Oregon a new bill amending that state’s poker laws would ban the “for profit” industry. The bill has passed through the Oregon House of Representatives and now waits for the Oregon Senate’s review and vote.

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Golden Nugget presents the tenth annual Grand Poker Series

Golden Nugget presents the tenth annual Grand Poker Series

posted on May 03, 2017 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino proudly presents the tenth annual Grand Poker Series May 30 - July 3, 2017, hosted in the Grand Event Center with more than 90 poker tournaments spread across 35 days ranging in both buy-in amounts and disciplines.

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California State Poker Championship off to strong start at Commerce Casino

California State Poker Championship off to strong start at Commerce Casino

posted on May 02, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The California State Poker Championship kicked off at Commerce Casino on Friday, April 28 with Event No. 1: $50,000 Guarantee No Limit Hold’em Double Stack featuring a $175 buy-in.

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Breaks are key to making great decisions in poker

Breaks are key to making great decisions in poker

posted on May 02, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | You can easily sit for hours at a time while playing in a poker session. Is it time for a break? If not now, when?

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Defining virtual or real outs

Defining virtual or real outs

posted on May 02, 2017 by

Poker by George | In deciding whether to call a bet, skilled hold’em players often count their outs, the cards that will complete a drawing hand. That’s important!

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Neeme, Colman a who's who of poker today

Neeme, Colman a who's who of poker today

posted on April 25, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | Two players I would love to have a beer with are Andrew Neeme and Dan Colman. If I had a who’s who of poker for 2017, these two guys would be one and two on that list.

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48th World Series of Poker opens up May 30

48th World Series of Poker opens up May 30

posted on April 25, 2017 by

The 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) – the longest-running, richest and most prestigious tournament series – opens its doors on Tuesday, May 30, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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Coming up with best play for nut flush

Coming up with best play for nut flush

posted on April 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | It is always exciting to catch the nuts – a hand that can’t be beat. What is the best way to play such a hand?

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