Top 10 Poker Predictions for 2017

With 2017 upon us, the time is ripe to see if we can predict what the poker world has in store for us in the New Year.

With everyone from Phil Ivey to Phil Galfond having the potential to make moves, and online poker mergers, liquidity, and legalization discussions always buzzing, here’s what one poker writer thinks is likely to happen in the coming year.

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Here’s How partypoker Can Become Relevant Again

These days, when you think “online poker room” you probably only think about PokerStars. It makes sense; after all, they’re the world leader by far. 888poker might also come to mind, as a solid #2. But what ever happened to partypoker? They used to be the dominant force in the online poker marketplace. Nowadays? They’re a distant seventh place…

For partypoker to become more relevant and join in the conversation again, they ought to try some new strategies like the ones outlines in this op-ed.

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A 3-Step Plan to Overcome Your Fear of Playing Live Poker

Deciding to attend a home game or visit a brick and mortar casino to play live poker is a simple decision for many. Not so for introverted online poker players though.

How to overcome overcome the obstacle of social anxiety? Follow the 3-step plan outlined in this article.

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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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Interview with Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher

This is an exclusive interview with two poker legends, Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Jan Fisher. Over the course of the interview, we discuss each of their storied careers, various business ventures, and the 25-year anniversary of their company, Card Player Cruises.

Whether you know them personally, have only heard about them and their stellar reputations secondhand from poker industry veterans, or this is your first exposure to the dynamic duo, I know that you’ll enjoy learning even more about them in this feature-length piece.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Michael Gentile

pokerfuse is quite unique in the poker media world as its the rare breed (like this site) that doesn’t use the affiliate revenue model. As such, it’s stood proudly as an independent publication for over half a decade. The founder of said publication is Michael Gentile, with whom I’ve been fortunate enough to have developed quite a relationship over the years.

I’ve always wanted to know the story behind pokerfuse, the other sites and products in the pokerfuse family, and of course, Mike’s personal story as well.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story, as told to us by Mike in this latest “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview.

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