My Global Poker FOMO

This poker blog post is pure, raw emotion. In it, I wear my broken heart on my sleeve as I attempt to express what it feels like to not be able to attend the inaugural Global Poker Conference in Los Angeles. I hope my feelings resonate and strike a chord with poker fans out there who may at some point have felt similar pangs at seeing their poker dreams lie unfulfilled.

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Why the Global Poker Index’s American Poker Awards Matter

Unless you’re deeply involved in the poker industry, you may not be aware that the Global Poker Index will be hosting the inaugural American Poker Awards show later this week, on February 27th. This op-ed piece, from a recreational poker player, explains why the event, and the Global Poker Conference immediately preceding it, ought to matter to even casual poker players and fans of the game.

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The Declining Edge in NLH: Time to Switch Variants?

Since No Limit Hold’em seems to be a relatively “solved” game nowadays, with just too many good players for it to remain profitable for the “average Joe”, perhaps the time has come to switch to other poker disciplines?

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How to Fix Online Poker in New Jersey: A Pro Player’s Perspective

It seems as though ever since legal online poker debuted in New Jersey, the industry has been bemoaning the market’s poor performance. Professional poker player Melissa Burr has a lot to say about the dismal failure of NJ online poker thus far and offers a number of great suggestions for how to improve the status quo. Have a look at this must-read op-ed piece by one of poker’s rising stars.

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5 Important Tips for the Newly Minted Online Poker Player

It’s common knowledge that there are lots of differences between playing poker online versus in a live setting. If, however, you’re new to online poker, you may not be prepared for what awaits you. We’ve compiled a list of five important tips that should help make the transition to online poker play as smooth as possible. Have a look.

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Interview with Poker-Playing Stand-up Comedian Avi Liberman

In the just-released episode 229 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed the poker-loving stand-up comedian Avi Liberman. Certainly one of our more unique episodes ever, Avi regaled us with hilarious stories of home poker game hijinks and funnies at the felt. He’s played at loads of poker rooms around the USA, but his favorite stops are in the Lake Tahoe area as well as Vegas, and, of course, the great rooms in Los Angeles, where he lives. You’ll absolutely adore Avi’s sense of humor and everything he’s got to say will get you wanting to head back to the tables yourself to play another session. Have a listen + summarized transcript also available. Enjoy!

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