Who Travels to Las Vegas for a Home Poker Game?

I’ve written a ton about my experiences this past summer at the World Series of Poker, and there’s still so much more to tell you all about.

Aside for all the poker I played in casino poker rooms, I also took the time one night to play in a local home game. The experiences were unforgettable and I want to tell you all about them, and why it was worth travelling halfway around the world to play in it.

I think a lot of recreational poker players and home game warriors will identify with what I have to say about the experience.

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Get to Know the Poker Writer: Haley Hintze

Haley Hintze is a no-nonsense poker writer. Over her 15-year career in the industry, there’s pretty much nothing that she hasn’t seen or written about. Having contributed to a number of different outlets and engaged in various different forms of poker writing, including live reporting, Haley has nonetheless kept a relatively low profile.

For that reason, we’re grateful that she agreed to be the next interviewee in our “Get to Know the Poker Writer” series. It’s time to learn more about her and gain a better appreciation of the great work she’s done as a poker writer.

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Interview with Head of GPL/GPI Poker Content Eric Danis

On the latest episode of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast (#270), together with my co-host Bruce Briggs, I interviewed Eric Danis, Head of Poker Content for the Global Poker League/Global Poker Index.

Listen to the entirety of Episode 270 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Eric starting at the 14-minute mark. You can also read the transcript.

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Poker by the Book: Shut Up and Deal

Shut Up and Deal is Jesse May’s 1998 novel that follows ramblin’ gamblin’ men to Atlantic City, Foxwoods, and Las Vegas. Rather than get into the nitty, gritty details of the tome,

Ben Saxton reflects on the book through the lens of an interesting cash game session that he played with a bunch of poker pros at Aria.

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On Phil Galfond’s New Online Poker Site: Competition is Good

We’re all quite used to seeing the big name online poker operators making moves these days, so it’s refreshing to see of the game’s top players trying to instigate a paradigm shift. Phil Galfond has a stellar reputation and record both at and away from the poker tables. He’s on a bold mission to change things up in online poker by trying to create a site that caters to ALL players, both recreational and professional.

Here are some thoughts on that and an opinion on whether the initiative is likely to succeed or not.

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Finally! PlayWPT Gives Legitimacy to Play Money Poker

The World Poker Tour has innovated a brand new concept with their PlayWPT product, namely, they’ve managed to create a play money environment where the stakes actually matter. By setting ground rules in which players have to purchase play money chips and treating the game with the full integrity of real money poker play, they’ve given true legitimacy to the concept of “social gaming” for the first time.

Learn more about their innovative new product in this review.

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