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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 –...