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When the Game is Good……

Poker has almost as many constants as it does variables, and that is part of what makes it such an interesting game.  You expect that if you play in a tight, solid fashion, the money will eventually flow to you.  It may take awhile, and you may run very hot or very...

Three Key Ways to “Manage Luck”

For some reason several of my friends in the poker industry have been very excited recently about this whole concept of “managing luck.” I think that part of it has to do with the fact that these friends are trying to prove how skillful poker really is as...

WSOP Main Event Day #6 in Review

It was interesting to look back this morning on my Day 4 recap from Saturday.  The numbers just seem so quaint and insignificant!  But alas, that’s the nature of tournament poker- the stakes keep rising, and adjusting your own stack accordingly is the key to...

WSOP Main Event Day #4 – – By the Numbers

Poker players will tell you without hesitation that the WSOP Main Event has one of the best tournament structures in the game.  They’re right, and although it is a grueling test of physical and mental endurance, it is also one of the most fair tests given that...

WSOP Main Event Day #3 Recap

One thing that I love about Poker is this almost obsessive-compulsive desire that many players have to make pithy, one-liner statements about the nature of the game.  It’s almost like the more quippy lines you have, the more equipped you are as a player –...

Fabrice Soulier wins WSOP 2011 Event #37

It is a little bit odd, in a way, to make a big deal out of young players who have not yet won a WSOP Bracelet.  They are incredibly difficult feats of poker accomplishment, and yet at the young age of 24, Tom Dwan is already being saddled with this infamous title of...

2011 WSOP Player of the Year Update #2

This year’s World Series of Poker continues to deliver on the hype – the best players in the world are going after each other day after day on the felt, and for most of us, it has been a lot of fun to watch.  It’s hard to imagine at this point that many players...

2011 WSOP Player of the Year Update

Through the conclusion of Event #17, or about one-third of the way through the marathon tournament series known as the World Series of Poker, there have definitely been a bevy of positives coming out of the Rio.  For one thing, the overall attendance and prize money...

Rio Cash Games are Running Strong

Its nothing new to hear about large cash games running alongside of a prestigious tournament series.  In fact, this phenomenon of games sprouting up around large tournaments is one of the things that brought players like Doyle Brunson and Barry Greenstein to the sites...

Five Top Choices for WSOP Player of the Year

Well, I’m glad that I read the news before posting this today, because with Phil Ivey reportedly skipping the World Series of Poker, it changes a lot of things for the players left in all of the tournament fields.  But as we thought about a list of the players...

Proper Poker Perspective

I guess “proper” was kind of a poor word choice there, because I’m not going to tell you what is or is not proper for you.  I used that word because without it, the alliteration would not have worked, and I wanted to have a slick title on this...

Poker’s Family Tree, Part 3

The Boom and Beyond Most people can remember the iconic image of Chris Moneymaker sitting behind those thin, darkened shades, a table separating him from Sam Farha, and a monster robbery in progress on the felt.  As it turned out, Farha flinched first and was bluffed...

Macau: It’s Not Just a ‘Trend’ Anymore

Experts in the land-based gaming industry will tell you that it was 2007 when Macau, the only place in China where the casino industry is permitted to operate, took the mantle on itself of ‘World’s Biggest Gambling Resort’.  Like so many things in...

PaddyPowerPoker.com’s Irish Open 2011

Whatever your plans are for Easter weekend this year, they may all come to a screeching halt if the Irish Open fits into your schedule in 2011.  Once again, Paddypowerpoker.com is pleased to offer the Irish Open, an 8-Event poker festival happening at the Burlington...