Malta Poker Festival Cash Game Festival

Malta Poker Festival Event Director Ivonne Montealegre and Cash Game Festival COO Mauritz Altikardes join us for a special interview to discuss their upcoming joint event, a first-of-it-kind event featuring both tournaments and cash games.

The joint festival is set to take place between May 13-19 at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. Read on for additional details of what to expect from this unique hybrid offering in one of Europe’s great poker cities.

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ask the experts

Seasoned cash game players Roy Cooke, Andrew Neeme, Brad Owen, and Tim “The Trooper97” Watts form our panel of poker experts this month to provide their best tips to players heading to Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker specifically to play cash games.

These veterans of the Las Vegas-based poker scene have a unique and expert perspective as locals and their tips to visiting players will certainly offer plenty of unparalleled value.

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poker playing styles

When it comes to choosing what style of play to use, each poker player charts their own path. With that said, there are four main styles of play that most players fall into. We examine each of them in this article.

Overall, it’s best to incorporate little bits of each style of play and modify to “make it your own” as you sit at the felt, in order to have the best chance at winning against your opponents.

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120 hours of poker

Zach Gensler doesn’t have a WPT title, WSOP bracelet, or impressive Hendon Mob profile to his name, but he loves the game of poker and wants to go down as part of the game’s history.

In June he will be attempting to break Phil Laak’s Guinness World Record for longest continuous poker session by playing cash games for 120 hours straight.

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Race to Rio Las Vegas

Playing in your first ever World Series of Poker event is a memory that players typically treasure forever. There’s no feeling like getting ready to take your seat in one of the Rio’s cavernous ballrooms among thousands of other poker players.

But what happens when you forget your ID?

Mike Patrick has one hell of a story for you, as he had to race around Las Vegas for his tournament life. Buckle up!

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draws

In No Limit Texas Hold’em, you’ll often find yourself with a drawing hand. Different factors like stack size and position mean that playing these draws can sometimes be tricky, so it pays to know how to make the most of draws and play them as effectively as possible.

In this article we present three tips to give you general guidelines for playing your drawing hands. Master them and you’ll be well on your way to making the most of the situations you’ll often find yourself in.

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Mary Gregorich

Longtime poker fans have a soft spot for the old Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker TV shows. One person who had a front row seat to almost all the action was Mary Gregorich, who dealt almost every season of those shows along with other high-profile TV poker shows.

In this exclusive interview, Mary reminisces about the good old days, sharing some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. We also learn more about what she’s up to nowadays, running Ship It Poker Cruises.

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