When watching ESPN’s WSOP Main Event broadcast, it’s impossible to ignore the sheer amount of information that the commentators seem to know about all the featured poker players.
This article gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at precisely how all of that information gets compiled and then delivered to the commentary teams.
Just Hands Poker Podcast co-host Jack Laskey took a road trip across the United States. Along the way, he made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the sixth in a series that compares and contrasts how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.
The sixth stop on the trip was New Orleans, specifically the Harrah’s New Orleans poker room. Enjoy the review!
Heading into the summer of 2017, I was happily looking forward to the first three weeks of June, during which I’d be attending my second World Series of Poker. I had no plans to attend the Main Event and I certainly had no idea what was in store for me just a few weeks hence: the opportunity to work for Poker PROductions.
I hope you enjoy reading the story of how it all happened; it’s a fun one!
It’s perhaps the dream of each and every poker fan out there to make the trip to Las Vegas and be at the WSOP. It practically behooves everyone working in the poker world to have made the pilgrimage to poker’s Mecca in Las Vegas at least once. That’s not always so easy though, even if you’re a poker writer.
Living half a world away but having poker pumping through your veins can create some serious WSOP FOMO. That’s what Bradley Chalupski writes about in this very personal essay.
Linda Weissler gets to live out the ultimate poker fan’s dream: she’s won front-row seats to attend the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.
Read about how she won her tickets, who she’s taking, and what it feels like to have the ultimate opportunity in poker fandom.
The WSOP has released it’s list of 10 finalist nominees for the 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame. While all of them are deserving of induction, the only lock is Phil Ivey. As for the others, it’s anyone’s guess.
This op-ed analyzes the list of the nine other nominees and picks apart which of them are most likely to get nominated. Dave DevilFish Ulliot is perhaps the most deserving player, but he might get “snubbed” by a deserving nominee from the builder category, like Mori Eskandani.
With debate once again raging about how the World Series of Poker Player of the Year formula is messed up, James Guill latched on to two-time WSOP POY Daniel Negreanu’s proposals for changes and tweaks them to reflect a more balanced point distribution mechanism.
Do you think James’ proposals would work? Have a look and have your say in the comments section.
Think back to the most fun you ever had playing poker. Nice, eh?
Well, I recently had an experience that fits that description, playing in $4/$8 Dealer’s Choice mixed games with a group of like-minded poker lovers in the heart of Las Vegas.
I tried to capture the experience in words (and pictures), but to truly understand the joy we had, you have to experience it yourself firsthand. Hopefully, reading this account will encourage you to do just that.
It can be quite helpful to see if you can spot tells that will assist you with gauging the relative strength or weakness of your opponents’ holdings at a live poker table.
In this article, we list 5 proven tells that usually indicate that weakness in your poker opponents. Some of them might be familiar to you, while others might be new, but they’re all reliable.
On my recent trip to Las Vegas to attend the WSOP for the second time, I made sure that a visit to Poker Central headquarters would be a part of my itinerary. After having met some of the good folks there, I came away indelibly impressed.
Here, then, is the story of the people who work so hard at Poker Central to bring you top-notch poker entertainment 24/7.