Just Hands Poker & Thinking Poker Team Up for NYC Live Coaching Event

If you’ve always wanted the chance to get some top-level instruction from professional poker players in order to help you improve your game, you should sign up for the live coaching event being held by Just Hands Poker and Thinking Poker on March 25-26.

Among the benefits: live running commentary of your $1/2 game at a professional RFID poker table, replays of your live sessions on Twitch, a drill down analysis from the pros of your strengths and weaknesses at the tables, as well as lunch + meet and greet opportunities with Andrew Brokos & Nate Meyvis of Thinking Poker and Zach Resnick & Jackson Laskey of Just Hands Poker.

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In Defense of Humanity

Finally the world decides to pay attention to poker, but the story they’re interested in is that Libratus, an artificial intelligence program devised by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, beat humans at the game. How sad.

Sometimes you have to swim against the tide. With mainstream media shouting to the heavens that “humans are doomed at poker”, I felt the need to pen an op-ed in defense of humanity. Let’s not forget what makes poker so engaging and enjoyable: it’s the PEOPLE! That’s what the world ought to be paying more attention to.

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Contest: Tell Us Your Bad Beat Story

This is the first of six $100 giveaway contests on Cardplayer Lifestyle in 2017. From among the many participants who sent in videos of themselves, we chose the four who told the best bad beat stories.

The finalists were then voted upon via Twitter poll, and Shimi “the Fish” Weiss emerged the winner. Be sure to check out his “winning” bad beat poker video.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Will O’Connor

While I take special pleasure in learning the stories of poker media’s industry veterans, I also enjoy getting to know more about relative newcomers, like Will O’Connor.

The Borgata blogger-cum-Poker Central writer was kind enough to agree to be the next interviewee in our Get to Know the Poker Media series. I sure enjoyed learning about his life and career, so I’m sure you will, too.

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Interview with Clare Fitzgerald of Casino City

On Episode 278 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Clare Fitzgerald, the Copy Chief at Casino City.

As she’s relatively new to the poker world, it was quite intriguing to follow her path from “completely unfamiliar” to “very into” the game we all know and love. Listen to the entirety of Episode 278 of the podcast, which includes the interview with Clare starting at the 23:33-minute mark. You can also read the summarized transcript.

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My 2017 Poker Goals (+ How I Did in 2016)

For 2017, I’m setting my poker goals as well as recapping and assessing my efforts at achieving my 2016 poker goals within the same post. So, it’s a long read, but working hard on this post and publishing it, as always, help me stay focused for the coming year.

Here’s to working hard towards the goals we set in 2017, both poker-related and non-poker-related. Happy New Year!

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