Quite often, you’ll find yourself behind in a poker hand, but with outs to potentially make the winning hand. It’s important not to always chase those winners though, as more often than not you won’t hit. That can be costly, as explained by our Senior contributor George Epstein.
In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Yori Epskamp. Prior to beginning to work in the poker industry, the Dutchman used to be a professional poker player.
In this interview, we learn about Yori’s personal life and hobbies, how he first got into poker, and the fascinating path he took from deciding to play the game professionally until eventually becoming the Head of Live Reporting for PokerNews.
On the one hand, it took me the better part of a day to write this blog post. On the other hand, it took me the better part of a decade.
Cardplayer Lifestyle recently hit a major milestone: 20,000 visitors in a single month. This post celebrates the achievement by looking back to how it all started and taking stock of our slow and steady organic growth as a poker media site since our debut.
Anyone is capable of playing great poker; the key is being able to play your A-game when it counts. Elliot Roe’s A-Game Master Class gives you all the tools you need to be on top of your game at all times.
Experienced in training many of poker’s great players on their road to success at the felt, Roe now makes his strategies available for everyone to learn. Investing in this course is sure to pay great dividends, as you’ll be able to perform optimally anytime you take a seat at the felt.
Sometimes, when you don’t know where you are in a poker hand vis a vis your opponents, you fire a probe bet. With that said, making probe bets shouldn’t be a matter of guesswork.
It pays to have a probe betting strategy, and in this article Tadas Peckaitis gives three top tips for when to be making them.
After grinding hard throughout the World Series of Poker, professional players have a variety of ways they choose to tackle the weeks in the immediate aftermath.
In this latest installment of our ongoing Ask the Poker Experts series, poker pros Brian Hastings, Adam Levy, Jonathan Little, and James Obst share what they do post-WSOP. How they handle this unique time on the poker calendar can prove to be instructive for the rest of us.
To some, poker dealers are just a revolving cast of nameless people sitting and tossing cards at the felt. Every dealer has a story though, and some, like Emily DeLaine, certainly stand out.
In this interview, we learn about how Emily has quickly risen to prominence as a dealer at the World Series of Poker, what it takes to achieve success as a dealer, and what keeps her going in what can definitely be an exciting but also demanding and sometimes unrewarding profession.
While the success of AI on the virtual poker felt is something to be heralded, what with the news that it can now beat a 6-handed table of pros at Texas Hold’em, one might postulate that humanity’s in dire straits and that it might as well fold before even looking at its hole cards.
Not so, poker players; not so. If you want to maintain human dominance over AI, simply gravitate to the umpteen other forms of poker it has yet to master, or even tackle. Mixed games beckon, my friends!
If over a decade’s worth of experiences at the felt have taught Chris Wallace anything, it’s that fame is fleeting and money comes and goes, but relationships can be built to last.
In this article, Chris illustrates that it’s the people you meet along the way as you take your poker journey that make the experiences so enjoyable and worthwhile.
Ahead of the biggest tournament of his life, Platinum Pass winner Nikhil Segel hired poker pro Jonathan Little for help in improving his game. What resulted from this is the over 6-hour-long “25K Platinum Coaching Sessions” series.
In this article, Mike Patrick thoroughly reviews the video series, during which he was reminded of numerous important concepts as well as introduced to a number of intriguing new ones that have helped him up his poker game. Above all, witnessing Nikhil Segel’s progression throughout these lessons makes for a tremendous training tool for poker players of all skill levels.
You haven’t played poker until you’ve gotten your aces cracked, right? While this is bound to happen in a math-based game like Texas Hold’em, is still isn’t fun to be on the receiving end… especially if there’s something you might’ve been able to do to prevent such an outcome.
Our Senior Contributor, George Epstein, shares a recent such hand he played, where he thinks he goofed, big time.
For all it’s pageantry and fanfare, the World Series of Poker seems to have perhaps grown too big for its britches. After 15 years headquartered in the Rio, it seems the time has come for the greatest tournament festival in all of poker to turn over a new leaf and begin a new chapter at a new location.
In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Milko van Winden. A relative newcomer to the poker media corps, Milko got his start “out of the blue” in the Netherlands.
In this interview, we learn about how he first got into poker and what he loves so much about the game. We also take a look at how he found a place for himself in the poker media (a fascinating and surprising story), and how poker has helped him cope with some serious life struggles. Let’s get to know Milko better.
If you’re big on cryptocurrency and prefer to use bitcoin when playing card games online, it’s important to know what sites cater to that deposit and withdrawal option. The information contained in this article ought to give you everything you need to know in that regard.
In the latest installment in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series, we interview Dan Ross. With over a decade of experience, Dan’s work as proprietor of Hold’em Media is well known and his reputation as a poker journalist and live reporter is nothing short of stellar.
This is a man who loves poker and working in the industry, happy to let his work ethic speak for itself, but it’s time to get to know him better and how he got started in the first place. Let’s take a few minutes to enjoy Dan’s story.
If you’ve ever played both live and online poker, you’ll know that while the two might be “related,” they’re certainly very different from one another.
Ivan Potocki has put together a great list of 7 of the main differences between online and live poker. If you’ve always stuck to one version and have never played the other, this list will be helpful to you before jumping in for the first time.
There’s no avoiding 3-bets at the poker table. They come up so often that it’s critical to know how to face them and respond to them.
This article contains three top tips for how to handle 3-bets. Internalize them, and your poker game will thank you!
After 6 years playing online, Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Shannon Mack is beginning to make the transition to live poker. In this general update, he takes us along and shares the progress he has made.
There’s a lot that aspiring poker players out there can learn from reading Shannon’s story. Have a read through and see how his experiences can help you blaze your own path in poker.
While poker’s basics are extremely simple to experienced players, if you’re new to the game it does take a little time to master these basics. If you’re committed to improving once you learn the ropes in poker, it behooves your to adhere to solid advice offered by experienced players. This article contains three pieces of such essential advice that are worth checking out.
If you’re just getting in to poker, remember that while the game might appear easy, there’s a LOT to learn. In this article we offer four important tips that poker beginners would be wise not to forget, as they make their way through the ranks and climb the ladder to improve their skills.
Reflecting on the 17-year-long journey that the World Poker Tour has taken, traversing the globe until finding its home in Las Vegas’ HyperX Esports Arena.
The WPT has enshrined itself at the top of the industry to become “the Greatest Poker Show.”
It’s always great to see poker players be given new sponsorship opportunities, and that’s what just happened as Rainer Kempe has become the new face of fledgling online poker site GreySnowPoker.
This news item details everything you need to know about the signing, as well as what GreySnowPoker has to offer new sign ups.
If you’ve been traversing the hallways in the Rio Convention Center at the 2019 World Series of Poker, you may have noticed the Digital Poker Table.
We spoke with the proprietor, Ariel Shefer, to learn more about the technologically innovative product.
Match Poker will perhaps be an Olympic competition someday, but it’s unlike the “traditional” Texas Hold’em version of the game so widely played across the world.
Here are the rules of Match Poker, as well as a description of what makes the game uniquely appealing and challenging.
In this second of a two-part series, George Epstein shares some insightful thoughts and insights about the concept of deception as it related to poker.
As it’s a critical component of the game, it’s certainly worthwhile to give this short basic strategy piece a read.
Gwent is just one of many games popular among professional poker players. Besides being an enjoyable pastime, pro players play games like these in order to hone a variety of skills that are transferable to the felt.
Have a look and see what else they’re playing in order to improve.
If you need some assistance in finding the best online poker promotion, be sure to take a look at this brief guide, which explains all the different types of traditional promotions, where to find them, how to take advantage of them, and what rules to be advised of.
In this essay, I attempt to capture the multitude of feelings and emotions I’m going through as I prepare to enter and play in my first World Series of Poker bracelet event.
Almost 30 years after having learned the game as a kid around the kitchen table, after over 16 years of being a hardcore poker fan, and after close to a decade being involved in poker media, it’s finally time to take my seat at the table and commence #bracelethunting at the WSOP.
In this first of a two-part series, George Epstein shares some insightful thoughts and insights about the concept of deception as it related to poker.
As it’s a critical component of the game, it’s certainly worthwhile to give this short strategy piece a read.
It’s easy to find online poker options on sites that only cater to poker players. That said, many poker enthusiasts want something different, and many online casino sites have poker games on offer as well.