Finally: A Monster Poker Session One Year in the Making

One of my poker goals for 2014 was to have a monster win. Just under the wire, with two weeks to go in the year, I managed to pull it off. The amount of money I won is actually the least important part of having accomplished the goal. Last night, I experienced the confluence of “run good” perfectly aligned with my A+ game and a poker mindset that allowed me to be fully prepared to make the most of my opportunities to win. Here’s the story of how my monster poker session happened – I think it’s something that both recreational and professional poker players can learn from.

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Interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas

In the just-released episode 225 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed 2014 World Series of Poker November Niner Billy Pappas. As one of the more recognizable faces from that Main Event final table and as the lone amateur, his story as the “everyman” resonated with lots of poker fans who tuned in to watch. Have a listen + summarized transcript also available. Enjoy!

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Omaha Poker: Why Play at the Top?

Robert Turner, who created Omaha, gives you a great reason why he thinks it’s the true “Cadillac of Poker”. He also throws in a list of some of the world’s top places to play Omaha. If you enjoy Omaha, this is a must-read post. If you haven’t yet gotten to love Omaha, then there’s that much more of a reason for you to have a look at this.

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Cardplayer Lifestyle Celebrates Five Years Online

With a nod to our humble beginnings and an eye on a great future, we take a minute to pause and reflect on five great years online as one of the industry’s leading poker blogs. Whether you’re a longtime fan of ours or if this is your first visit, we hope you enjoy reading a bit about our poker blog and stick with us as we try to keep on climbing up the poker industry ladder of success.

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Living the Poker Dream as a Poker Night in America Guest Star

Ever wonder what it would be like to play in a huge poker cash game with the pros on TV? I was lucky enough to be invited to experience exactly that, when I took part in the biggest game of my life at the Maryland Live! tapings of Poker Night in America. I’m a poker fanatic and the experience was like a dream for me. Read on to hear all about what it was like.

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4 Practical Tips for Playing the Tournament Poker Bubble

For many poker players, knowing how to properly play near the bubble of a tournament is something difficult to master. We’re happy to share with you four good tips that’ll help you get on the right path towards making it past the bubble and into the money.

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