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Methods to get control of your poker game

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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Epstein right about poker skill, not Adelson

Epstein right about poker skill, not Adelson

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | I much enjoyed reading George “The Engineer” Epstein’s recent column about world-famed casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s claim that poker is primarily a game of luck, with skill playing only a minor role.

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WSOP circuit finally reaches L.A.

WSOP circuit finally reaches L.A.

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) makes its only stop in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino. Beginning on Friday and running through Dec. 20, the WSOPC has a mix of events, games and buy-ins to appeal to poker pros and recreational players alike.

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Rake, confidence talk from my top sources

Rake, confidence talk from my top sources

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | When reading “Ante Up” magazine, I first turn to the “Strategy” section to see if there is anything there to improve my poker skills in low-limit cash games.

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Working the set when it comes to the flop

Working the set when it comes to the flop

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, having been dealt a pair in the hole, you stay to see the flop along with several opponents. No one raises. The flop gives you a matching card to your pair – three-of-a-kind.

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Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I ventured over to a locals casino and had what was possibly the worst video poker session I have had in years. I was playing Double Double Bonus on a Multi-Strike machine and I just had no luck from beginning to end.

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Ivey, Sun respond to Borgata's $15.5M payment demand

Ivey, Sun respond to Borgata's $15.5M payment demand

posted on December 05, 2016 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey and “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have now answered a payment demand from the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City as their ongoing $9.6 million legal battle continues.

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Stensrud's influence in his words

Stensrud's influence in his words

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.

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Red Rock's Forrest was built for the poker life

Red Rock's Forrest was built for the poker life

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker Profiles | We’re bringing you a new monthly series on the movers and shakers of the Las Vegas area poker rooms. We begin this month with Forrest Caldwell, poker room manager at Station Casinos-owned Red Rock Casino Resort.

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Poker table moves work, here's some ideas

Poker table moves work, here's some ideas

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Recently I told you about my dinner conversation with my friend Lucy. Our discussion had to do with changing tables while playing poker at the casino. I described two situations when a table change might be a good decision.

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Casinos get there edge so if they agreed why blame Ivey

Casinos get there edge so if they agreed why blame Ivey

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker by George | Thanks to GamingToday for the two recent columns by The Analyst regarding the controversy over Phil Ivey’s huge win while playing high-stakes baccarat at a casino in London and at another in Atlantic City. The casinos accused him of cheating. How else, they argued, could he have won so much money from them – all in all, about $20 million?

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Class act Kay became a poker public relations player

Class act Kay became a poker public relations player

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about Robin Kay and her family connections to the game of bridge. But that is just the beginning of her story. It’s poker that put her on a different path.

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How to know when to switch poker tables

How to know when to switch poker tables

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | In practice, each poker table is unique. It’s really the players who set the character of that table. For example, soon after signing up to play your favorite poker game, a seat becomes vacant at one of those tables, and you are directed to take that seat at that table.

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Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker by George | Previous columns challenged business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s claim that luck is the major factor in playing poker, and skill plays only a “negligible role,” rendering poker just a form of gambling.

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Kay has unusual bridge to poker

Kay has unusual bridge to poker

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Robin Kay is one of the most humble people you will ever meet in a card room. Before I met her, my husband Robert Turner would tell me about a woman who started playing at Hollywood Park Casino.

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Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker by George | Skill versus luck… In Part I, we discussed business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s strong rhetoric, claiming poker is primarily a game of luck while skill plays a “negligible role.” On that basis, poker would be regarded as just another form of gambling.

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Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy and I were having dinner at the casino, when she asked me an interesting question. She had been playing at one of the $4-$8 limit tables (I was at another), and got into conversation with a gentleman whose play she admired.

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Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

posted on November 14, 2016 by

World Champion poker player Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim than expected from Atlantic City’s Borgata, reports the poker website CardsChat.

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Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The 2016 LA Poker Open runs Nov. 4-20 at Commerce Casino, featuring the final stop of the SoCal Poker Championships (SCPC) with a $3,000,000 guarantee. This is your last chance to play your way into this historic event.

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Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | The game of poker encourages all sorts of superstitious behavior. I’ll wager most poker players are superstitious in more than one way as they play the game. I admit it; I am. Here are some of the ways poker players are superstitious.

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