Veteran poker writer Jennifer Newell reviews Amanda Botfeld’s A Girl’s Guide to Poker. A fabulous book, solidly formatted that equips a beginner with everything needed to head out to their local brick and mortar poker room. A great read for men and women alike!
While NL Hold’em and PLO might be the more popular poker variants these days, H.O.R.S.E. is a whole other kettle of fish. Many of the strategies that make you a winner in the former two almost ensure you’ll lose in H.O.R.S.E. play.
At the very least, there are four important skills that H.O.R.S.E. players ought to possess, writes James Guill.
In this episode Bernard Lee interviews 2004 WSOP Main Event and now five-time Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) champion, Greg Raymer.
Last month, Greg made history by becoming the first player to win the five HPT Main Events, when he captured the HPT Ameristar East Chicago.
Poker players enjoy a good gamble, so it’s no surprise that many players also like other card games. In this post we take a look at five such games, including blackjack, pontoon, baccarat, Pai Gow poker, and Dragon Tiger.
A brief op-ed on how and why there’s been an evolution in poker since the boom days, and what it takes nowadays for a player to be successful.
If we look back at all the changes in the online casino industry over the last decade or so, it’s arguable that the live dealer technology is the…
The house will always rake a poker game it’s hosting. That’s how they stay in business after all. For you to stay in business s a poker player, however, you need to not only beat your opponents, but also minimize the impact of rake on your overall win rate.
In this article, Tadas Peckaitis gives three top tips that you can utilize to lessen the poker rake’s impact on your bottom line.
A video blog recap of the experiences I had over six days in Madrid while covering an 888poker LIVE event for the first time.
Capturing the sights and sounds of the Spanish capital while enjoying everything the beautiful Casino Gran Via has to offer, shadowing the stars at the felt, chatting it up with fantastic poker ambassadors, and telling the story of the festival’s Main Event.
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Brian Altman, who made history when he became the first player to win the same WPT Main Event twice, when he captured the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
Often you’ll see poker players decked out in NBA jerseys, sitting courtside at professional basketball games, or talking about and placing bets on league action.
While it would be impossible to compile a definitive list of poker’s biggest NBA fans, as there are just too many, we’ve managed to cobble together a list that singles out the biggest fan of every single NBA team from the poker world.
You might be able to correctly name some NBA-loving poker players off the top of your head, but we’re certain that many who’ve made the list will surprise you!
On episode #348 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Robbie dishes on all the stories from his time covering the 2020 888poker LIVE Madrid festival while Bruce shares stories from his poker trip to Wendover, Nevada.
Plus, Ben Ludlow gives his hot takes on some of the snubs that the Global Poker Awards voting panel CLEARLY overlooked!
Next up in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series is Alin Ivanov. For a decade, now, the photographer has been a fixture at poker festivals and events mainly in Europe, but also in other spots around the world.
Alin talks about how he first got into the poker industry, shares some of his favorite stories and memories, and expresses his gratitude to those who he’s befriended and helped him along during his journey.
When you’re in need of local poker information, whether it’s a brick and mortar casino/poker room, home games, or larger tournament festivals in town, the most important thing is to know where and how to find what you’re looking for.
In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares three top methods for how to find all the local poker information you need: via mobile apps, social media, and the Hendon Mob database.
We teach our children not to be greedy, but there are always exceptions to every rule. As our Senior Contributor George Epstein explains, at the poker table it’s not only important to be greedy… it actually pays to be greedy!
Some people enjoy playing poker more online while for others live poker is more their cup of tea. Sky Matsuhashi is committed to online poker so much so that he felt the need to express his love for it by listing three reasons why he prefers it to the live game.
Do you feel similarly or do you prefer live poker?
We’ve done the research and have compiled a comprehensive listing of all ladies-only poker tournaments being held throughout the 2020 calendar year across the globe.
Wherever you’re located, or wherever you’d like to travel, if you’re a woman who loves poker, you’ll be sure to find a ladies-only poker tournament to circle on your own calendar and participate in over the course of 2020.
The poker industry recently got buzzing with the news that veteran media personality Kara Scott would be launching her own podcast for the first time.
In an exclusive conversation during the 888poker LIVE festival in Madrid, we spoke with the company’s proud ambassador about her motivations for launching The Heart of Poker and what the experience of hosting the podcast has been like thus far.
We all get a chuckle from hearing funny poker stories. At the 2020 888poker LIVE festival in Madrid, we asked a handful of the company’s ambassadors to share their funniest poker stories with us.
In this video, we hear from Vivian Saliba, Ana Marquez, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, Kara Scott, and David Tuchman.
Almost immediately upon its release, Michael Acevedo’s Modern Poker Theory, published by D&B Poker, was hailed as a groundbreaking book. Thought by many to be the preeminent guide to Game Theory Optimal (GTO) strategy, it became — and remains — a bestseller in the poker niche.
While it was published in late summer 2019, this article by Shannon Mack represents the first-ever review of the uber popular strategy book.
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews renowned film critic and avid poker player, Richard Roeper. During the interview, the pair discuss the 2020 Academy Awards as they have their 5th annual Academy Awards preview show.
For all the six major categories, Richard predicts his picks to help any listeners who may enter any possible Academy Award pools.
Recreational poker players show up at the tables to enjoy themselves. While they don’t “play by the book” and can often put more seasoned players in confusing spots, you need to embrace their presence at the felt.
Since most of the money you win at poker will come from recreational players, it’s important to know how to exploit their tendencies. Here, then, is a list of three tips for how to do just that.
An interview with 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche at the Casino Gran Via during the 2020 888poker LIVE Madrid festival.
Dominik provides a great deal of insight into the mind and thought process of poker’s high rollers, shares what it’s been like developing and marketing his DTO poker training app, and tells us about some of the interesting experiences he’s had exploring the Spanish capital.
The game of poker is slowly but surely taking hold in India. With a population of well over 1 billion people, the potential for the game in the subcontinent is absolutely massive.
In this article, Geoff Fisk takes a closer look at the Indian poker scene and illustrates how it has the potential to be the epicenter of the next poker boom.
An interview with 888poker ambassador Ana Marquez at the Casino Gran Via during the 2020 888poker LIVE Madrid festival.
Ana shares the story of how she first got into the game of poker, her lover for the history of the game, her poker study habits, what it’s like to “host” a poker festival in her home country of Spain, her goals for 2020, and much more!
With all of the hi-tech, interactive poker study tools out there nowadays, it might seem like working with pencil and paper is old fashioned and outdated. The Poker Workbook, by James “SplitSuit” Sweeney proves that idea to be completely untrue.
Enabling a player to study and work out all of the many calculations poker requires, if you’re serious about studying and improving your mathematical skills at the tables, the Poker Workbook is an excellent resource to utilize and train with.
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews President and founder of RunGoodGear.com. During the interview, Tana discusses the 2020 RunGood Poker Series: All-Star Season with an exclusive Pro-Am Event.
Stand-up comedian and poker lover Ben Ludlow is the interviewee on episode #347 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast. Also, BIG NEWS: The show is now part of the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Network!
Not knowing proper c-betting strategy is one of the biggest — and most common — holes in a poker player’s game. As such, mastering these strategies is practically guaranteed to up your win rate.
Poker coach Tadas Peckaitis offer three top c-betting tips that’ll instantly help you fix your leaks, hold on to your chips, and stack your opponents.
The first interviewee in a new limited series of articles here at Cardplayer Lifestyle entitled Meet the (Poker)Stars is Sue Hammett, Director of Corporate Giving.
In this feature, Sue talks about her chosen career path and gives us an inside look at the massive amount of charity work done by the company around the world.
This longtime poker media outlet is embarking on new venture to deliver top-rated poker content and interviews via poker podcasts. The newly-created Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family will initially consist of two member shows, the Bernard Lee Poker Show and the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast.
New shows are slated to join the family in the coming months, and all shows will benefit from co-promotion and thus an enhanced, larger audience of poker fans and enthusiasts.