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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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Poker on the mind, see Sal at Westgate

Poker on the mind, see Sal at Westgate

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | This month we chatted with Sal Ervolino, the poker room manager at Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino. They have a beautiful six table room nestled away in the world famous SuperBook. 

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Imagine, 2 full houses!

Imagine, 2 full houses!

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Making a full-house in poker is quite rare. Can you imagine a hand where two players each have a full-house? I saw an account of that in a recent gaming article describing such a hand in a hold’em Tournament Hand Matchup game.

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How to win bigger pots, Part 1

How to win bigger pots, Part 1

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em – or any other poker game – undoubtedly your objective is to win as many chips as possible. Winning more than your fair share of the hands is fine, but bigger pots are so much better. 

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Think specializing when playing poker

Think specializing when playing poker

posted on June 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker columnist Ed Miller wrote a recent piece called “Specialize Your Game” and it led me to give serious thought to this subject, which I now share with my readers. Going one step further, I offer my own perspective on specializing when you play poker.

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Top this bad beat at the poker table

Top this bad beat at the poker table

posted on June 05, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | If you play much poker, undoubtedly you have experienced (suffered?) at least one “bad beat.” It’s when you have a great hand but lose to an opponent who drew with few outs – and caught it. As they say, your opponent “drew out” on you.

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Westgate comes out with many Poker deals this June

Westgate comes out with many Poker deals this June

posted on June 04, 2018 by

Westgate poker promotions for the month of June

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2018 edition of iconic World Series of Poker opens this week

2018 edition of iconic World Series of Poker opens this week

posted on May 31, 2018 by

The 2018 edition of the iconic World Series of Poker opens this week in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The tournament is highlighted by 78 high-stakes card events expected to draw thousands of players and break attendance records.

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Golden Nugget's Rich talks The Series

Golden Nugget's Rich talks The Series

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino kicks off the 11th annual Grand Poker Series today, May 29. The Series runs through July 3. We interviewed Andy Rich, the Golden Nugget’s poker room manager about the event and more.

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