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multiway pots

It can be very difficult to navigate your way in multiway pots, so playing those spots correctly is critical to both protecting your own hands and getting other players to fold their drawing hands.

Here are three tips for how to play better in multiway pots. Be sure to integrate them into your arsenal of poker tools so that you’re equipped to act correctly next time such a spot comes up.

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speed

When you hear that an online poker operator has just debuted a new, speedier version of the game, there’s a natural tendency to want to check it out and give the new game a try.

That said, you should be aware that speedier versions of poker tend to increase the elements of luck, which for the skilled poker player is disadvantageous. More details in this brief strategy article.

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Kalidou Sow

Ever since becoming a Team PokerStars Pro in April, Kalidou Sow has been a busy man. Geoff Fisk managed to catch up with him briefly in between tournaments Sow participated in at the 2019 European Poker Tour Barcelona festival for a brief interview.

In it we learn a bit about what drives Sow as a player, as well as his goals for the near future.

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barcelona

The European Poker Tour stop in Barcelona is popular not just for the great poker action, but also because the Catalonian capital is such a beautiful city. With so much to do on and off the felt, it’s sometimes hard to strike the right balance.

In this article we hear from PokerStars Team pros Lex Veldhuis, Muskan Sethi, and Kalidou Sow regarding how they balance their days while on the scintillating Spanish riviera.

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Muskan Sethi

In 2018, Muskan Sethi became the first female Indian sponsored poker pro. In this interview from the 2019 EPT Barcelona, she shares what he last 18 months as a Team PokerStars pro have been like, some insights as to what it means to try and promote poker in India, and her favorite charitable causes to support.

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Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars Team Pro Lex Veldhuis wears many hats. From streaming his online play on Twitch to his ambassadorial role to commentating on prestigious live poker events, he’s certainly got a lot going on. Oh, and there’s also Lex Live!

Geoff Fisk caught up with Lex during the 2019 PokerStars EPT Barcelona stop for an interview to learn more about how he not only juggles all his responsibilities, but continues to excel at all aspects of poker after more than 15 years in the game.

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Casino Barcelona

Upon getting into a career in poker media, one begins to dream of destinations to visit and hopefully get to attend while doing live event coverage.

Geoff Fisk’s dream destination has long been Barcelona, and he’s now in Spain working during PokerStars’ 2019 European Poker Tour festival in the Catalonian capital.

In this personal piece, he reflects on what it’s like to finally be living that long-held dream.

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Andre Akkari

Just ahead of the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event, Geoff Fisk sat down with PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari for an interview.

We learn more about Andre’s preparations for this annual tournament, what he loves about the Barcelona tour stop, what it means for him to represent PokerStars and much more!

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casino holdem poker

The beloved game of poker takes many different forms, the most popular of which is Texas Hold’em. Many casinos have tried to capitalize on the game’s popularity by offering something called Casino Hold’em, where one plays against the house rather than other players. While the two games might be related, they’re certainly not the same. Read this post to better understand the differences between the two.

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brain

Some people who enjoy gambling prefer poker, while others prefer blackjack. No surprise there: different strokes for different folks. But the reason behind those differences of preference may boil down to whether someone is left-brained or right-brained.

This article takes a deeper look at how the brain plays a role in one’s decision re: which gambling game to play.

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sports betting poker

As summer turns into fall, a number of great sporting events are on the horizon. As they love to bet not only at the felt, but also on sports, poker players will be sure to make many wagers on the outcome of numerous popular sporting competitions.

In this article, James Guill lists some of the best sporting events coming up on the calendar that poker players will surely be betting on.

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mixed game Westgate

As a longtime mixed games enthusiast, it pains me to see that so many fewer poker players partake in such games versus “just boring old Hold’em” gatherings. To help promote the “mixed game movement” I decided to host a proper meet up game for the first time.

It was held at Westgate Casino Las Vegas, and very good times were had. Check out a recap of what went down on this fun and special night of Dealer’s Choice shenanigans.

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Yori Epskamp

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.

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20,000 visitors

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.

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Elliot Roe's A-Game Poker Masterclass

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.

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ask the experts

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.

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Emily DeLaine

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.

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AI beats poker players

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!

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