poker tournaments

For those of your looking to improve your live poker tournament results, good tips are always welcome. In this article, we offer three solid tips that can help you not only improve your tournament game, but also your ROI over the long haul.

There are big differences between playing online poker vs. live poker, especially when it comes to tournaments, so it pays to be advised of the three tips we outline here; your bankroll will thank you!

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pocket aces

Looking down to see pocket aces when playing Texas Hold’em is one of the game’s great feelings. Usually, you’ll already be scheming for ways to win the pot, but believe it or not sometimes it actually pays to try and lose the pot.

Certain special scenarios exist with casino poker room promotions that make it worthwhile to lose with those pocket aces. Let’s take a closer look.

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Variety fundraising logo

For the first time ever, Israel has finally hosted its own large-scale charity poker tournament fundraiser. Spearheaded by local tennis legend Andy Ram, with the participation of the Israel Poker Academy, and attended by local celebs, business people, and other notables, the event succeeded in raising $180,000 for special needs children through the Variety Fund.

Here’s our recap, which includes some videos and pictures that really capture the special feel of the night’s festivities.

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WSOP champions

Playing in the WSOP Main Event is a bucket list item for legions of poker players and fans around the world. When the time comes to finally cross that item off and pony up the $10,000 buy-in, who better to take advice from than past champions who’ve won it all.

In this month’s Ask the Poker Experts column, we poll four past WSOP Main Event winners to see what tips they’d give people playing in the Main Event for the first time. Thanks to Scott Blumstein, Jamie Gold, Joe Hachem, and Chris Moneymaker for participating!

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WIPHOF 2018

Attending the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony was an honor and a privilege. Beyond the event’s beauty and pageantry, however, was an underlying message that the poker industry needs to take to heart.

It’s time for us all to stop lamenting that there aren’t more women in our game, and to step up and start doing something practical about it. Let’s start putting the time, effort, and resources into making “wishful thinking” a reality to create a second, sustained poker boom.

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Michael Phelps

Once you’ve retired as the world’s greatest Olympian of all time, it might be tough to find another outlet to satisfy one’s competitive urges.

That’s why it’s so great to see the legendary swimmer Michael Phelps maintain a passion for poker. Recently, he was spotted at the 2018 World Series of Poker, once again taking part in the annual summer festival and hoping to add a gold bracelet to his collection of athletic trophies.

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epic performance

Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi just won his third career Poker Players Championship event at the 2018 WSOP. The feat has the entire poker world buzzing, calling it one of the greatest achievements in poker history.

In the wake of Mizrachi’s win, we took a look at a number of other great WSOP performances and listed the five we felt stood out among the rest as truly epic. Have a look and see if you agree with our picks.

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