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Mistakes happen in all facets of life, poker is no different

Mistakes happen in all facets of life, poker is no different

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | We are only human; we all make mistakes. That happens both while playing poker and in life. (Why are there so many divorces?) At least in poker, the mistakes can only cost you some chips (money).

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An edge everything in this game of skill

An edge everything in this game of skill

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | A good friend – who does not play poker – recently gave me a gift of poker books along with back issues of the “Poker Digest” magazine, going back to the turn of the century.

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Had to be Cynn City at WSOP; Not counting on Tiger in Open

 Had to be Cynn City at WSOP; Not counting on Tiger in Open

posted on July 17, 2018 by

VIP On the Mark | If you hung in as I did for the entire 12 hour ESPN telecast of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table that ended at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, it was as riveting as any in tourney history.

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John Hennigan, Mori Eskandani newest members of Poker Hall of Fame

John Hennigan, Mori Eskandani newest members of Poker Hall of Fame

posted on July 14, 2018 by

John Hennigan, the five-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, and Mori Eskandani, a television production executive who helped make the game a TV staple, are the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame.

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Pala to host Super Deep Stack poker tournaments in August

Pala to host Super Deep Stack poker tournaments in August

posted on July 12, 2018 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in August when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments.

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Hutter leads World Series of Poker

Hutter leads World Series of Poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in Main Event is down to just 310 after beginning last week with a field of 7,874. The chip leader in the quest for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8.8 million is Barry Hutter with 5,597,000 heading into Day 5.

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Seeing the music in poker

Seeing the music in poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing poker, there are many occasions when your emotions will be stirred one way or another, but nothing compares to holding the nuts after all the cards have been dealt out – the very best hand possible.

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Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Laying in bed the other morning, I thought about a particular hand I recently won at the Hustler Casino. It was a $4-$8 limit hold’em game with a full table of nine players. I was a bit behind, and it was close to the time for me to pack up and go home; so, I was hoping for a win.

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50 years of cashing in poker

50 years of cashing in poker

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I still can’t believe I have cashed in poker tournaments every year for fifty years. When you make poker your life for over half a century, you make it into a very exclusive club. I have to admit, playing poker for a living has taken a toll...

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Taking a timeout from all day sports for some poker

Taking a timeout from all day sports for some poker

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | Over the last few weeks, I have played some poker, which is something I rarely do. I find poker to be very profitable when the WSOP is in town, as most sharps do. However, my problem is I cannot stand the poker environment for any length of time.

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Noting costs to play

Noting costs to play

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | There is a significant cost to play poker in casinos and cardrooms. You cannot fault the casino; it has substantial expenses and must make a profit to stay in business. If you won’t accept these costs, you could seek a home game – as do many recreational players. Your choice.

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Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).

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Doyle Brunson is a class act

Doyle Brunson is a class act

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Poker pro Doyle Brunson was not intent on being branded as a legend when he arrived in Las Vegas from Texas nearly fifty years ago. He was merely interested in finding some good poker action. 

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Checking out that Jacks or Better table

Checking out that Jacks or Better table

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Just over two months to go until National Video Poker Day (Sept. 6 aka 9/6). We’ve got a lot to cover between now and then. The past few weeks, I’ve covered some of how the strategy for video poker is developed, which all culminated in the creation of a strategy table.

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Bad beat stories happen for everyone here's another

Bad beat stories happen for everyone here's another

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | A well-experienced poker player named Will responded to my column, “Top this baddie!” in the June 5 issue of GamingToday.

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The big secret? Don't lose

The big secret? Don't lose

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Today, I want to reward my loyal readers by sharing “the secret” to Winning at the poker table: Don’t Lose. In a few words, the idea is simply to minimize the number of hands – and reduce the pot size – that you lose.

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Taking a look at different buy-ins

Taking a look at different buy-ins

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Just before or upon being seated at the poker table, players must buy chips in order to participate in the game. 

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Part two talks sets and trips

Part two talks sets and trips

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is Part II of our series on how to make your winning hands more profitable – how to build that pot as big as possible. 

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WSOP helps fill all poker rooms

WSOP helps fill all poker rooms

posted on June 19, 2018 by

The 49th Annual World Series of Poker still rolls on with 78 Official Gold Bracelet Events.

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32 ways to play the hand

32 ways to play the hand

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I talked about how for every deal there are 32 ways to play the hand, ranging from holding all five cards to discarding all five. While most decisions are obvious, many are far less so. 

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