LATEST POKER BLOG POSTS


home game

In times of a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19, poker players ought to be grateful that it’s still possible to play the game online. Home game players, in particular, have transitioned to private online poker home games, and it’s better than not being able to play at all.

Even so, there’s still something lacking when you and your home game buddies can’t gather in person to play the game you love and are limited to competing at the virtual felt with Zoom meeting accompaniment.

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PokerNerve Bounty Hunter

Progressive Knockout tournaments, also known as Bounty Hunters, have become increasingly popular in recent years, adding more nuance and excitement to navigating MTTs (multi-table tournaments).

If you’re looking to hone your PKO skills, PokerNerve’s Bounty Hunter course, which we review extensively here, will provide you with the tools you need to consistently go deep and notch great results.

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For many recreational players, the idea of playing online seems appealing, especially in our current world of social distancing and self-quarantine. But where do we start? What are the risks? Is it even legal? What should we be playing? What site should I use? Is my money safe?

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, and John Somsky discuss these questions and more, highlighting John’s extensive knowledge and involvement with online poker and the personal experience playing online with the panel.

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Shirin Oskooi

Survivor fans are familiar with the name Shirin Oskooi but she’s a relative newbie to poker. Having first fallen in love with the game at Run It Up Reno, Shirin has transitioned away from a career in the tech world to become a full-time poker player.

In this interview, Shirin shares the details of her journey to the felt along with plenty of fun poker and Survivor talk.

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GPI Hendon Mob

With the COVID-19 pandemic having wreaked utter havoc on the live poker scene, one organization that’s got to make some big adjustments is The Hendon Mob/GPI.

We check in with the team that runs the world’s largest live poker tournament database to see how they’re coping with the fallout of shuttered poker rooms and cancelled poker festivals the world over, and what they’re busying themselves with during the Coronavirus era.

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online poker home games

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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Tim Duckworth

Tim Duckworth is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a privilege to learn more about him. He is one of many live reporters who traverse the world documenting hand-by-hand poker play for our entertainment.

Beyond learning about Tim’s career, we also get a peek into what the work of a live reporter entails. We hope you’ll enjoy the read as much as we enjoyed conducting the interview.

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Brad Wilson is a poker player, coach, and host of the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast. We enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Brad including talking strategy and reviewing a specific hand.

Plus, RecPoker has launched daily tournaments on PokerStars – the “Social Distance Series” – to help stay connected and sharp on the felt.

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pokercoaching premuim

Having produced such an immense amount of instructional poker material, we’ve broken down PokerCoaching.com’s vast offerings into four distinct Learning Paths consisting of two basic and two premium, for both cash game players as well as tournament players.

In this review, Mike Patrick takes a look at the specifics of what each Learning Path has to offer so that you can decide which is the right one for you to follow on your way to success at the tables.

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This two-part episode includes an interview with Bernard Lee, host of the Bernard Lee Poker Show and fellow member of the Cardplayer Lifestyle Family of Podcasts along with RecPoker and the Top Pair Home Game Podcast. Following that interview is a hand history breakdown using a hand played by Kou Vang in the World Series of Poker Main Event. 

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Ashley Adams

Bruce and Robbie welcome popular veteran poker strategy author Ashley Adams to the show to talk about his new book Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day.

George Chao of BBO Poker Tables discusses the most controversial elements and features of poker tables: racetracks, shape, and cupholders. Plus enough coronavirus-related home game poker talk to last for an entire session of play!

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Peter Eastgate

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee digs into his extensive podcast archive to interview 2008 WSOP Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate. Originally an interview for the show’s 11th anniversary, Peter discusses his WSOP victory during the Inaugural November Nine. Peter also talks about stepping away from poker, selling his WSOP Main Event bracelet for charity and his current day to day lifestyle.

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PokerStars Women's Sunday

Kudos to PokerStars for continuing to advocate for increased women’s involvement in poker. They’ve just announced a second ladies-exclusive initiative giving the poker community the opportunity to nominate inspiring, impactful women for the chance to win a Platinum Pass to the 2020 PSPC in Barcelona.

It’s a promotion guaranteed to stir positivity and highlight the great women who promote the game we love. Half a dozen such women will be gathered together at a future live event for a Sit N’ Go to determine which lucky lady will get the Pass.

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Upswing Poker Advanced PLO Mastery

As Texas Hold’em becomes a game that more and more people have solved, poker players are turning to Pot Limit Omaha to get a bigger edge. The best PLO players are raking it in, and while having a solid grasp of the game might protect you from getting felted, if you want to be a winner you’ve got to master the game yourself.

Enter Upswing Poker’s Advanced PLO Mastery course, by Chris Wehner and Dylan Weisman. It’s the best poker training tool that will take your already solid Pot Limit Omaha game to the next level.

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The crew reflects on RecPoker Day at Running Aces on February 29, 2019, including picking Rob’s brain on his two deep runs that day. We include a sample of interviews conducted on RecPoker Day as well as the expansion of RecPoker through new programs and our first official ambassador, Josh Schwartz in Colorado.We also look at a and history from Shayan Bhattacharyya where the panel all have some different perspectives on the approach to the hand.

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