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press your luck

Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Senior contributor George Epstein has seen his share of luck, both good and bad. He’s gone on more winning and losing streaks at the poker tables than you can count.

This article’s tip might seem obvious, but George wants to remind all poker players out there that when you inevitably get on a lucky win streak, you can’t press that luck, otherwise you’re likely to lose all those winnings back.

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Robbie Strazynski

Being able to give a one- or two-word answer when someone asks you what you do for a living isn’t something to be taken for granted.

After facing that question for years, I’ve finally taken the time to outline the various different aspects and types of poker media work I do both on a day-to-day basis as well as via freelancing and other poker-related projects.

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Matthias Eibinger

Over the last couple of years, the poker world has been hearing the name Matthias Eibinger with increasing regularity. The Austrian 20-something has been recording one success after another at the felt and is a true force to be reckoned with. Moreover, he recently partnered up with Fedor Holz to release the Pokercode training course.

In this interview, Matthias shares his career story, as well as what drives him to continuously improve as a player and as a person. He also gives us some behind-the-scenes insight into what it took for him, Fedor, and their team to create Pokercode.

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Shuffle Tech

You’d never deal a hand of poker from an unshuffled deck, right? So, to what lengths must we go to ensure that the cards are shuffled well enough and 100% randomly?

In this exclusive feature interview, we’re joined by Rick Schultz, CEO of Shuffle Tech, who explains the importance and mechanics of automated shuffling and card randomization, as well as the fascinating history of his company.

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2019 WSOP Europe Negreanu vlog

Face it, folks. The 2019 World Series of Poker Europe was far more interesting this year than ever before, and we all have Daniel Negreanu to thank for it. Via his daily vlogs, the Poker Hall of Famer gave us his all, and an incredibly entertaining way to be involved in the proceedings of one of the biggest poker events of the year.

At the end of his 23-day vlogging run, we pay tribute to Negreanu’s content creation efforts with this list of the five things we’ll miss most about it.

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All too often, we experience losses at the poker table and blame them on “stupid opponents” who clearly don’t possess enough understanding of how to play properly (like we do). Usually, this ends up being a classic case of misunderstanding: In fact it is WE who don’t realize that our opponents are more highly skilled than we are.

Chris Wallace shares his thoughts on the perils of biased thinking at the poker table and how to counteract it. That latter bit is critical, as it’ll lead to increased win rates.

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Run It Up Reno 9

The just-completed Run It Up Reno IX festival featured tons of great poker action as well as oodles of fun and great experiences for the attendees. Geoff Fisk was on-site to provide live reporting coverage for PokerNews.

In this article, Geoff reflects on his personal experiences during the festival and explains how this is a unique and special event series in which the surrounding hype truly does live up to its reputation.

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Upswing Poker Short Deck Hold'em

If you’ve tuned into poker broadcasts or have been paying attention to what’s buzzing in poker media lately, you’ll know that Short Deck Hold’em is on the rise, specifically popularized in part by the Triton Poker high roller tournament series. As more people become interested in Short Deck, it would seem sensible to try and study and improve so that you can beat the competition.

Upswing Poker’s Master Short Deck Hold’em course, by Kane Kalas, is the only comprehensive set of training materials dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know about the game. With over 27 hours of material from one of the top poker pros who’s seen his share of Short Deck Hold’em success, this course will have you winning in no time!

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Oliver Biles

Oliver Biles has been popping up with increasing regularity lately in the poker world, and that’s because this talented vlogger and content creator has ramped up his efforts to make a name for himself.

Geoff Fisk caught up with Biles for an exclusive interview to learn more about the past Platinum Pass winner’s journey in the poker world and where he aspires to get to with continued efforts.

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bluffing

Bluffing at the poker table isn’t something that should be done at random or with careless abandon. It’s an important tool for any poker player to have, but you’ve got to be prepared to bluff effectively and in the right spots.

In this article Tadas Peckaitis gives his top three tips for bluffing in no-limit hold’em. While the advice itself might not seem groundbreaking, it’s the attention one pays to detail when carrying out bluffs that can be the difference-maker in the long run as regards profitability.

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With all that players do to try and improve their game, there are a couple factors they may never consider addressing, such as the amount of time they sit at the tables and the effect of variance on results.

Tadas Peckaitis addresses these topics in his latest strategy article, and while perhaps awkward, the tips offered are worthwhile considering, especially if you’re looking for improved performance at the felt.

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ladies poker experts

After dipping their toes into poker for the first time via Ladies-only tournaments, many women might be interested into transitioning into cash game play.

In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, poker veterans Marle Cordeiro, Vanessa Kade, Sofia Lovgren, and Jennifer Tilly share their advice, which surely has the potential to prove instructive.

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Greg Raymer Fossilman book

Greg Raymer’s win at the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event wasn’t a fluke. He’s got three decades of experience as a poker professional and regularly puts all that knowledge to work at the felt.

Now, you can gain insight into what makes a poker player a champion and learn some of Raymer’s secrets from his book Fossilman’s Winning Tournament Strategies, published by D&B Poker. Here’s our review.

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Jonathan Little cash game masterclass

Jonathan Little has proven to be a pro’s pro at the poker tables over the years, with his teaching and training materials considered to be among the best tools to help players win big. His latest poker training course is no exception!

Having just completed “Jonathan Little’s Cash Game Master Class” series, Mike Patrick put together this comprehensive review explaining how the numerous concepts taught have helped improve his game tremendously. Plainly put, this course has the potential to pay for itself many times over!

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playing online poker

Ever wonder how the best poker players become so good so quickly? Online poker has a lot to do with it. Successful poker pro Matt Affleck put together this op-ed explaining the top three reasons why playing online poker is so important.

In brief, any poker player who wants to become one of the best will absolutely need to play online poker. Read on to better understand why this is the case.

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Jason Somerville has long been one of the most creative and innovative content creators in the entire poker industry. In this interview, we chat with the Team PokerStars Pro about his newest creation called Chat Plays Poker.

Taking place in the dedicated Run It Up Studio, Chat Plays Poker is live streamed with no delay on Twitch, enabling a heretofore impossible level of engagement with viewers. We’ve got the scoop!

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Dan Addelman and Byron Jacobs

You’ve likely seen them standing at their booth in the Rio hallways in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. You’ve almost certainly heard of multiple book titles they’ve published. You’re possibly even aware of their company’s name, D&B Poker. But what do you really know about those two fine gentleman?

Now, for the first time, company co-owners Dan Addelman and Byron Jacobs open up in this comprehensive feature-length interview. They speak about their backgrounds as publishers, how they first became involved in the poker industry, the process of a pitched manuscript eventually becoming a poker book, and much more.

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