Our Senior contributor, nonagenarian George Epstein, takes a look at the connection between poker and Alzheimer’s. In particular, he examines the research indicating how increased mental activity – the kind of which can be stimulated by poker – can help prevent the disease and keep our brains healthy and functioning well.
Walking through the Atlantis Resort ballroom on Day 1 of the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) the vibe was like almost nothing else I had ever seen at a poker event. Smiles on everyone’s faces, a 1,000+-strong field having an amazing time. What’s not to love?
PokerStars has managed to craft and innovate with a brand new event that has become an instant hit with everyone throughout the poker community, “recs” and “regs” alike. Here’s hoping this new event becomes a staple of the annual poker calendar!
Home games are the epitome of grassroots love for the game. Good times, a fun environment, and right in your own backyard (or living room, basement, etc.) What better venue than a home poker game to invite women to in order to try and bring more ladies to the game?
There are plenty of great reasons to invite women to your next home poker game. Here’s a list of the top five we came up with.
While Texas Hold’em will always be the world’s most popular poker game, there’s a lot to be said for the appeal of 7 Card Stud. Sometimes mocked as a game for old-timers, there are plenty of reasons why Hold’em purists ought to give Stud a try, too.
In this article, longtime 7 Card Stud player James Guill lists some of the main arguments in favor of branching out from flop games to give stud games a chance.
Poker has gotten tougher to win at than ever before, which makes it that much more difficult for newer players to build up the courage to take a seat at the felt. Ridiculing such inexperienced players is literally the worst course of action for veteran players to take.
In this op-ed, Mike Patrick recounts a scene he witnessed at the table that quite frankly made him sick, where one of the regs decided to “shatter the tank.” The lessons should be obvious to anyone reading this article.
While the U.S. online poker market can’t rebound as quickly as it was shut down on Black Friday back in 2011, a number of positive steps have been taken over the past few years. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of U.S. online poker, so here’s a list of five of the best ones, from Geoff Fisk.