LATEST POKER BLOG POSTS


Look up at the World Series of Poker and you’ll see banners hanging of great players like Jeff Madsen, Daniel Negreanu, and Frank Kassella, among others. They’ve all distinguished themselves as past WSOP Players of the Year.

That begs the question of whose POY performance was the absolute greatest of them all. In this article we rank the top five. See if you agree with our list.

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Moneymaker's Road to PSPC

While Santa’s all about the ho-ho-ho, PokerStars ambassador Chris Moneymaker is all go-go-go, hosting tournaments worldwide on Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC. From Russia, to the US, to Ireland, to the UK, the Poker Hall of Famer has been giving out coveted Platinum Passes across the globe to winners of his namesake events. Here’s a recap of the winners, as well as some upcoming stops on the tour.

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Help a Brother Out

Are your poker buddies having a rough time at the felt? Etiquette dictates that you have to resist the temptation to take it easy on them if you’re facing one another. You can help your buddies get better at poker though, and there are plenty of ways to do this.

Here’s our list of five ethically-approved ways to assist your poker playing buddies. Give ’em a shot next time you see they’re suffering through a tough stretch.

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I am GTO

Are you starting to get tired of hearing poker players everywhere talking about GTO this and GTO that? It’s one thing to think you know what game theory optimal play refers to, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know what it means.

In this article, Chris Wallace gives us a primer on the true meaning of GTO and explains the ins and outs of how the theory can be applied via simple, straightforward examples.

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PokerCoaching.com Black Friday Sale

When it comes to choosing the right poker training products, it always pays to learn from proven winners. Jonathan Little and his stable of coaches fit the bill and have loads of great courses available at PokerCoaching.com. Whether tournaments or cash games are your focus, they’ve got plenty of tools to give you to improve your game.

For a limited-time only, the full suite of poker training products at PokerCoaching.com is on sale, with discounts of up to 87%! Their 2019 Black Friday offer ends soon, so its best to maximize your ROI and act now by purchasing a Premium Annual membership.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Looking for some bright ideas as to what to treat yourself to this holiday season? Are you searching for the perfect gift to get your significant other or a friend who absolutely loves poker?

We’ve compiled a list of great poker-themed holiday gift suggestions that we’re sure will bring you and your loved ones some joy and good cheer to mark the end of 2019.

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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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