Sports betting

It’s not strange to see poker players placing sports bets. As a matter of fact, it’s quite common. Land-based casinos even situate poker rooms and sports books next to one another quite often.

If you’re a poker player who has never tried betting on sports before, it pays to keep your wits about you. Here then, are seven tips that poker players should keep in mind prior to placing your first sports bets.

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The world’s largest poker site has made an epic announcement with the unveiling of the all-new PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). It’s a new era for PokerStars, as the company’s full resources are being focused towards promoting an event that’s sure to make all poker players – whether recreational or professional – swoon.

Pumping $9 million into a prize pool and giving away 300+ seats to a $25K buy-in event presents unprecedented value to poker’s high rollers and rekindles the ultimate poker dream for amateurs. In a word: Wow!

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Too often, we make the conservative choice and opt for a 9-to-5 lifestyle over pursuing our dreams. For many poker dreamers out there, playing the game professionally will always remain in the realm of fantasy. Some, however, opt to take the leap of faith and give the poker lifestyle a try.

This is the story of a poker player who didn’t allow himself to Pawn His Poker Dreams in favor of the 9-to-5 lifestyle. Enjoy, and be inspired!

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Sean Chaffin

How often to you see a live reporter at a poker tournament and think “Hmm, that guy is probably a schoolteacher?” Not often, right? Well, that’s part of Sean Chaffin’s story and there’s tons more to it that makes for a very interesting read.

Sean is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a privilege to learn more about him. We hope you’ll enjoy the read as much as we enjoyed conducting the interview.

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From Vietnam to Vegas

If you were among the legions of people who watched Qui Nguyen win the 2016 WSOP Main Event, you might’ve thought you were witnessing a “madman.” Yet, there was obviously a method to that “madness.” Along with’s Steve Blay, Qui has written a book that provides in-depth explanations and analyses of his play at the Final Table.

That, along with Qui’s amazing personal story, makes From Vietnam to Vegas not just a page-turner, but simply just a fascinating and fantastic read! Enjoy our review.

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Preflop Master Unexploitable Strategy

In poker these days, any and every edge you can get is useful. That’s why a solid preflop strategy is key to both maximising your win rate and minimizing your losses.

In MyPokerCoaching’s Unexploitable Play course, which we review extensively here, you’ll get all the tools you need to develop a strong preflop game that will surely serve you well at the poker tables.

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8th anniversary

I get pretty emotional when the anniversary of this poker blog’s founding comes around each year. This time, it really poured forth in what I had to say as I open up with a lot of personal stuff.

What you’ll read about in this post is me being thankful for the incredible experiences that year #8 of Cardplayer Lifestyle has given me. It’s just a special opportunity to express my gratitude, and for that I am thankful.

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