A big congratulations goes out to our very own Max Steinberg and Adrian Dresel-Velasquez! They both made it to final tables in this year's World Series of Poker!
Steinberg, better known as Numbr2intheWorld on the FTR Forums, finished in 2nd place in Event 8, a No Limit Hold'em 3-day event. Steinberg even had the chance to tangle with the infamous Phil Hellmuth, when he wiped out a good chunk of Hellmuth's stack on two occasions. Of course, Steinberg suffered the usual Hellmuth backlash. Awarding his efforts and skill, Steinberg received a $350,000 prize! Previously, Steinberg also placed and cashed $144,000 in the LAPT San Jose.
Dresel-Velasquez is known as Chardrian within the FTR community and serves as one of our FTR Forum moderators. He finished in 5th place in Event 12, a Limit Hold'em 3-day event. The $1,500 buyin event attracted a total of 625 entrants, and Dresel-Velasquez was able to outlast 99% of them. To compliment his 5th place finish, Dresel-Velasquez was able to take home a $44,000 prize!
Be sure to visit the FTR poker forum to congratulate both Steinberg and Dresel-Velasquez on their spectacular finishes!
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Forum Fanatic | High-Stakes 6max Scenario
Timonson asks for some advice to improve his 6max play at the higher stakes in our high stakes forum.
Hi, I have seen a lot of very good players posting here and would like to participate in this community. I am a HU-"specialist" but I am working very hard to improve my 6m-game. I think my biggest leak in 6m is that I overplay my hands/bet too thin. In this hand villian is 16/13 and 1raises on the BU 27% after 1,1k hands. He is in particular a FR winning player but has a good winrate in 6m games as well. I donked the flop for obv reasons with the intention of bet/calling if get raised. I donk some flops with different types of hands but I am not sure if villian has noticed it. I think the most players do raise their flushes on the flop or on the turn so that I expected to be ahead if nobody raises almost always but I am not sure about that. What do u guys think about my play and thoughts here? Do I overrep/overplay my hand again on the flop and turn? What do you think is the best line with this hand overall? What would you do on the river as played: betsizing etc? Thx!
edit: SB is a 63/1 fish after 170 hands...
No-Limit Hold'em, $10.00 BB (6 handed)
CO ($1000) Button ($1000) SB ($637.35) Hero (BB) ($945.60) UTG ($1020) MP ($1000)
Preflop: Hero is BB with 9d, 9h
3 folds, Button bets $25, SB calls $20, Hero calls $15
Flop: ($75) 9s, 7s, 4s (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $55, Button calls $55, 1 fold
Turn: ($185) Qf (2 players)
Hero bets $170, Button calls $170
River: ($525) 2c (2 players)
meeloche: Depending on how villain plays vs 3 bets I think squeezing is a pretty good option preflop as well you didn't really mention anything about sb.
As played I think your line is fine and I'd b/f the river like 3 something.
griffey24: I like your line, If anything I think a flop c/r might over-rep your hand more than this. I'd def b/f river 390ish.
IowaSkinsFan: I'd just bet river big, ez game.
Timonson: @bet/fold river: we have only about 25bbs left when we bet like 300?
assuming we have no special reads and villian would raise the flop, how would u play? 3bet? call and c/c, c/r or c/f turn?
if he would raise the turn we would fold right?
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Poker News | Phil Ivey Wins 8th WSOP Bracelet
Early Tuesday morning the world’s best poker player took down another World Series of Poker title in Event #37: $3,000 HORSE. Phil Ivey defeated a stacked final table full of mixed-game specialists as well as a large chip deficit once heads-up play began. Ivey is a co-owner and major player on FullTilt where he participates in nosebleed HORSE, PLO, and Texas Hold’em cash games on a daily basis. His previous seven bracelets came in a variety of games including Pot-Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, SHOE, Seven Card Stud, NL 2-7 Lowball, and OE. He currently has more than $13,000,000 in career earnings on the live tournament circuit to go along with more than $15,000,000 in earnings from FullTilt cash games. Ivey took home $329,840 for the title and probably a lot more in WSOP bracelet prop bets where he reportedly made quite a sum by winning two in 2009.
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Poker Article | What is the PokerStars Big Game?
The newest brainchild of Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, the PokerStars.net Big Game is a different breed of televised poker that pits five seasoned professionals against one lucky online qualifier for a chance to walk away with $100,000 or more! Airing on the FOX Network in the US the Big Game runs late night Monday through Friday and spans the play of 150 hands over the course of the five days. The show is hosted by former “Best Damn Sports Show Period” host Chris Rose and Pokerroad’s Joe Stapleton. World Poker Tour hostess Amanda Leatherman covers the in-game interviews as well as player introductions.
The show revolves around what PokerStars has coined the “loose cannon”. This player will be an online qualifier staked $100,000 by the world’s biggest online poker site. To make things interesting the loose cannon will keep any profits he/she makes over the course of 150 hands. For example, if at the end of the week the loose cannon has a $140,000 chip stack he/she will walk away with $40,000. If the loose cannon happens to lose money or bust they will assume zero risk and another amateur will be waiting in the wings to replace their fallen comrade.
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Poker Dictionary | Hockey Sticks
Poker slang for pocket 7s.
Example: I like to raise with hockey sticks from any position.
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