Poker Degeneracy Means Never Folding a Full House
Poker does strange things to people. The concept of time becomes flimsy as you get sucked into the game. Stories of 24-hour sessions certainly aren’t rare, but for those who have them for the first time they’re often quite memorable.
We hope you enjoy Brad Chalupski’s Atlantic City poker degen story; it’s a fun one!
Next Year In Vegas. A Poker Writer’s WSOP Confession
It’s perhaps the dream of each and every poker fan out there to make the trip to Las Vegas and be at the WSOP. It practically behooves everyone working in the poker world to have made the pilgrimage to poker’s Mecca in Las Vegas at least once. That’s not always so easy though, even if you’re a poker writer.
Living half a world away but having poker pumping through your veins can create some serious WSOP FOMO. That’s what Bradley Chalupski writes about in this very personal essay.
Does Poker Have a Future as an E-sport?
Poker will always continue to be around, but in what form? Will the Global Poker League’s efforts to sportify the game turn it irrevocably into an e-sport or will “pure, traditional poker” and “e-sports poker” exist on separate planes into the future.
That, and many more interesting facets of the issue are discussed and explored in this op-ed.
On Phil Galfond’s New Online Poker Site: Competition is Good
We’re all quite used to seeing the big name online poker operators making moves these days, so it’s refreshing to see of the game’s top players trying to instigate a paradigm shift. Phil Galfond has a stellar reputation and record both at and away from the poker tables. He’s on a bold mission to change things up in online poker by trying to create a site that caters to ALL players, both recreational and professional.
Here are some thoughts on that and an opinion on whether the initiative is likely to succeed or not.
Finally! PlayWPT Gives Legitimacy to Play Money Poker
The World Poker Tour has innovated a brand new concept with their PlayWPT product, namely, they’ve managed to create a play money environment where the stakes actually matter. By setting ground rules in which players have to purchase play money chips and treating the game with the full integrity of real money poker play, they’ve given true legitimacy to the concept of “social gaming” for the first time.
Learn more about their innovative new product in this review.
3 Ways for 888poker to Better Compete with PokerStars
When you think online poker, you don’t just think “PokerStars” anymore. Still the far-and-away #1 in the business, PokerStars could see some real competition from the thus-far-also-rans, like 888poker, if the latter pick up their game.
We’ve got some suggestions for just how 888poker could become a more serious competitor to the world’s largest poker site. Have a look.
Top 5 Events for Recreational Poker Players at the 2016 WSOP
If you’re a recreational poker player, the highlight of your year is undoubtedly the World Series of Poker. Whether you plan on playing in one of the events or just railing your home game buddies of favorite pros, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a poker lover. The 2016 WSOP schedule has been released and we decided to look at the top five events that recreational poker players are likely to love the most. Let us know if you agree with our picks.
Review: “Reading Poker Tells” Video Series
There’s a plethora of poker training material out there covering nearly every topic under the sun. With that said, some training material truly stands out as unique, such as Zachary Elwood’s Reading Poker Tells video series. This course gives you a holistic picture of how emotion, biology, and evolution combine at the poker table, and thus a deeper understanding of a critical aspect of live poker play.
3 Reasons You Should Care About the Global Poker League
The Global Poker League is officially set to launch with it’s first official player draft, on February 25, 2016. There has been tons of buzz and coverage both within the poker industry as well as in the mainstream press. Especially for poker fans, it seems like the right thing to do is jump aboard the GPL train and support the venture. We’re here to give you a list of 3 reasons why it’s not just all hype and why Alex Dreyfus’ GPL deserves your support.
5 Reasons You Should Leave Your Online Poker Room
There are lots of different online poker rooms to choose from and it’s important that you select the one that will give you the best, most enjoyable playing experience. With that said, there’s a checklist of basic requirements that your online poker room ought to meet. If it doesn’t, then you ought to find yourself a new place to play poker online. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons you should leave your online poker room.
Is Poker Dead? Examining the Health of Poker’s Greatest Story – Its Own
Poker personalities keep adding new breaths of fresh air to keep the game interesting. This op-ed examines the health of the game we all know and love and explains how, via the stories told by everyone who plays, including the big name professionals, the game itself will continue to remain interesting for a long, long time to come.
A Review of PokerWarmUp.com
We tested the PokerWarmUp training software over a few online poker sessions and found it to be quite helpful. It’s focus on assisting you with your mental game and improving your overall mindset as you prepare to play poker online, as well as other useful tools will certainly go a long way towards improving your game, if used properly. We recommend giving it a try.