Online poker gambling has come a long way since its roots. Technology has advanced, especially with live dealer games, and there are plenty of advantages to playing these days versus in the past.
Tony G. is one of the “old school” poker personalities who rose to fame in the game’s golden era from his energetic TV appearances and outlandish outbursts of excitement. An accomplished businessman and former European parliamentarian, Tony spent a few years away from poker until only recently returning.
In this feature interview, we learn what sparked Tony’s return to the felt, and hear his thoughts on having the heart to succeed, whether at the poker tables, with one’s health, or at any other endeavor in life.
What sort of impact does one’s profession have on the way they play poker? Our Senior contributor George Epstein takes a look at engineers, in particular, and muses on how particular styles and tendencies in poker player may stem from the professional training people have,
Alex Scott is one of few poker industry veterans who worked at both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, under Isai Scheinberg and Ray Bitar, respectfully.
In this exclusive post, Alex shares some stories about the two as well as what he’s learned from the pair’s very different styles of leadership.
Reviewing the Pokercode training course, taught by superstar poker pro Fedor Holz.
This course is best for players who’ve already got a solid grasp on the basics, as it focuses on higher-level concepts. Though pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment that’s practically guaranteed to pay off.
We’re sad to say so, but not every poker player is a paragon of ethical behavior. There are angle shooters out there without class, who don’t observe proper etiquette, looking to take your money.
Since these angle shooters don’t actually break any rules, it’s just up to you to protect yourself. Tadas Peckaitis shares what you should be looking out for from angle shooters.
Everyone loves a funny story, especially when sitting around the poker table. A funny poker story is the nuts, and there have been some real crackers over the years.
In this article, we share the five funniest stories to have occurred in the history of poker lore.
D&B Poker has just released a new book entitled A Girl’s Guide to Poker. To mark its publication, the author, Amanda Botfeld, shares an exclusive look at how she got started in the game, and what it was that compelled her to write the book in the first place.
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.
Plenty of poker players love to get an additional gambling fix by playing at online casinos. Of particular interest to these players is the live dealer section of those casinos, where numerous table games are on offer.
Among the more popular choices are live dealer blackjack and live dealer poker games. Which is more fun? This article takes a closer look.
The venerable CardsChat.com poker forum just celebrated its 15th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, we speak with their Administrator and Forum Manager Debi O’Neill, who shares the story of how the site was founded as well as the behind-the-scenes efforts that have grown their community to number over 300,000 poker enthusiasts.
Aggressive maniac players are some of the toughest one can face at the poker tables. There are a few ways to combat their playing style but our Senior contributor George Epstein prefers to tame these aggressors.
In this article he shares his thoughts and methodology, particularly relevant for mid- and low-stakes limit hold’em.
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.
It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since Cardplayer Lifestyle first debuted. In this post to mark our poker media site’s 10th anniversary, we celebrate the occasion by taking a numbers-driven look at some of the milestones we’ve passed along the way, as well as share some of our plans for the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When trying a new poker variant for the first time, like Short Deck Hold’em, which is currently growing in popularity, it would make sense to go into your initial session having read up on it a little.
Tadas Peckaitis offers three valuable Short Deck Hold’em tips that you ought to internalize before sitting down to play in your first such session.
Numerous European sports stars enjoy poker. They don’t just leave their competitive streak on the field, court, or pitch, but they attack at the felt as well!
Here’s a list of a handful of the most popular European sports stars who’ve crossed over into poker in recent years.
Problem gambling is a serious issue, but there’s certainly a difference between playing poker versus other casino games.
In this article, our Senior contributor George Epstein takes care to explain precisely what the difference is.
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.
People from all walks of life enjoy mixing it up at the poker table. In this post, licensed engineer (and poker aficionado) Sol Rosenbaum explains why engineers, in particular, usually make for great poker players, identifying the built-in advantages they have at the felt (as well as one important shortcoming).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!