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Top Poker Tell Tips From 5 Pros

Poker tell: “A tell in poker is a subtle but detectable change in a player’s behavior or demeanor that gives clues to that player’s assessment of his hand. A player gains an advantage if he observes and understands the meaning of another player’s...

Big Backfiring Bluffs

Bluffing: it’s perhaps the most exciting part of poker. When executed perfectly, the bluff can convince your opponent of anything, and win you their chip stack without a decent hand to in sight. Like the players say, cards only matter when you turn them over....

L.A. To Host First Ever WSOP Circuit Event

Los Angeles has historically been one of America’s largest poker markets, but it has never hosted a WSOP Circuit event. This all changes on January 1, 2012. For twelve days, the Bicycle Casino in L.A. will ring in the new year with the first WSOP Circuit to be...

WSOP Champion Heinz Pays Zero Taxes on $8M Win

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event just concluded last week, with Pius Heinz being crowned champion. For his extraordinary play, Heinz pulled in a massive $8.7 million. Hailing from Germany, a popular question has been just how much of these winnings will be...

IGT Releases Simulated Heads Up Poker Game

International Game Technology (IGT) has been heavily marketing its most recent interactive poker game, Texas Hold ‘Em Heads Up Poker. You may have seen their demonstration at the World Series of Poker. IGT took advantage of the thousands of poker fans in the...

Jonathan Little Dramatically Slashes Poker Training Fees

Something good has come from Netflix raising its prices: other people dropping theirs. Poker professional Jonathan Little has been inspired by the mistakes of Netflix, and has dramatically lowered the subscription fees to his online training site, FloatTheTurn.com....

WSOP (Finally) Reconsidering November Nine Format

The November Nine was started in 2008 to build anticipation for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) final table. Fans were supposed to be worked into a frenzy, excited to see the dramatic finish to the world’s premiere poker tournament. An almost fourth month wait...

Trump, Lasry Making Online Gambling Investments

The American online gambling and poker markets are ripe for development. Or, so say a few leading billionaire investors. The prevailing opinion in the class of billionaires is one worth listening to. And that opinion is simple: governmental regulation is coming. The...

Bluff the Hero, Call the Bluff

Hero call: a call with marginal odds based only on a read or gut feeling. Bluff: to deceive an opponent of the strength of your hand. The bluff is exciting, an adrenaline-pumping ride. For many, the play and the thrill of outwitting the opponent is more exciting than...

Railbird Guilty Pleasure: Watching the Donkey

I’ve been watching the broadcasts of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) since 1995. Poker has always been an interesting sport as both player and railbird. Intently watching both amateurs and pros as they attempt to navigate the massive WSOP player fields is...

Epic Poker League TV Debut, Complete Schedule

The Epic Poker League (EPL) is working hard to become a powerful brand in the poker world for years to come. Each EPL event so far has been successful and generated wide media coverage. Unfortunately, so have the actions of some of its members, such as Chino Rheem...

Land-based Casinos Investing in Online Poker

Land-based casinos in America have put together a sorry track record over the last ten years in supporting online poker. In fact, close to nothing the casinos have done has been supportive of this enormous industry. However, with the majority of industry analysts...

SosickPL Wins PokerStars WCOOP Event #32

1,714 grinders bought in for the $320 WCOOP Event #32, creating a $514,200 prize pool. First place was to take down a life-changing prize of $83,557.50, a prize decided after two days of play. Day One narrowed down the playing field to the final ten. Insanocut earned...

$1 Million Pots

Ah, the thrill of big pots. You might play $0.25-$0.50 and get excited by $10 pots, $1-$2 and find yourself jazzed over a $450 pot, but no matter what level you play, you know what size pot is always exciting? $1 million pots. Unfortunately for this round-up of...

What To Do With A Read, Answered

Knowing your opponent and reading their hand is, of course, a big part of the game. If you can put your opponent at least on a range of hands, you’ve added ammo to your arsenal, putting you that much closer to victory. Equally important, but rarely mentioned and often...

WCOOP Canadian Freerolls

As many online poker players already know, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is just around the corner. 17 days from now, on September 4, PokerStars launches the series, which in 2011 will include 62 events and $30 million in guaranteed money. Hands down,...

Bad Beats Breaking Pros

Bad beat stories: you see them in forums, read them in chat bars, and hear them at every live table you play at. They can get old, because everybody experiences them. But there are some bad beats that are just too entertaining to get old. Unsurprisingly, these involve...

Epic Poker Main Event Day 1

Day 1 of the first Epic Poker League (EPL) Main Event has just wrapped up, and according to the world class pros who played, the league has on its hands a knockout success. The EPL Main Event is a star studded event, billed as the most exclusive series of poker events...

Daniel Negreanu vs. Matt Savage

Daniel Negreanu knows how to pick a fight. Matt Savage is probably the most respected tournament director in the world and also happens to be the target of Negrenau’s recent ire. The dispute? A poker tournament rule that’s got Negreanu’s chips in a...

Epic Poker First Event Drawing Near

The first event of the Epic Poker League is drawing closer: the ProAm event from August 5-8 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The closer we get, the more information poker fans get. A list of Season One qualifiers has been released, along with Season Two...

The Phil Ivey Factor

Come on, don’t lie: you missed Phil Ivey at the 2011 WSOP. We all did! Whether or not he makes the money, as long as he’s in a tournament, he’s headline news, absolutely fascinating to watch, and easily makes his table the most interesting in the...

888 Poker Pursuing Nevada Gaming License

888 Poker is reportedly in late stage talks with Caesars Entertainment Group, with the UK-based company seriously interested in attaining an online poker license in Nevada. With recent legislation, Nevada has positioned itself to license and regulate online poker...

Tournament Fish

If you didn’t get the chance to watch ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, you missed out. ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 have been providing live (no hole cards), semi-live (hole cards), and produced coverage of the event (only the best...

Mega TV Announces Return of Latino Poker Series

Mega TV is announcing the return of the Latino Poker Series, upping the ante with one-hour episodes of poker tournaments every night. The show remains a first, being the only Spanish-language poker show in the United States Hispanic market. Monday through Friday...

Poker Pros Knocked Off Their Pedestals

The big time, lone ranger, gun slinging gambler: an American myth we love to revere. Billy the Kid, the Texas Road Gamblers, and Nick the Greek, just to name a few moldy oldies. Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Doyle Brunson, to name a few more recent famous gamblers....

Metal Poker Head Bangs Onto the Scene

All-new site Metal Poker is taking an interesting tact to the online poker scene. Including cash games and more tournaments than you can handle, Metal Poker is dedicated to bringing its patrons the latest from the rock music scene. During play, Metal Poker streams an...

Amir Lehavot wins WSOP PL Hold ‘Em for $573k

The first $10,000 title of the 2011 WSOP has been claimed by Amir Lehavot, winning the Pot-Limit Hold ‘Em championship for a $573,465 first place prize. Lehavot hails from Weston, FL, but was originally born in Israel. The poker professional moved to the U.S....

The 2011 WSOP Cards Are In The Air!

Starting today is the 2011 World Series of Poker, the world’s richest poker tournament, hosted this year at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The 2011 WSOP features 58 events, the biggest poker stars in the world, and millions of dollars to be...
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