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Don’t you wish there was some way to buy in to your favorite daily or weekly tournament instead of waiting in line, in person, at the poker room? Have you ever walked in to a poker room ready to play in a tournament only to find that it had already started? Well, this poker blogger just discovered a cool site that allows you to do just that: lock up a seat in a live poker tournament online, right from the comfort of your living room: www.pokertickets.com.

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With a lead character that’ll clearly have aged in McDermott, Rounders 2 scriptwriters will have to bridge the long gap. My money says what they’ll come up with will have something to do with online poker. To do so would be quite wise in my opinion, as it would pique the interest of the film’s cult audience of poker players.

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Place your bets at Paddy

Many Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog readers used to play on Full Tilt Poker before they disappeared from the online poker landscape. The rumor mill has been churning ever since as to the future of the former #2 online poker room, with plenty of trending topics of discussion, including “Where’s Phil Ivey?”, a possible European buyout of the site, and the potential of frozen monies to be returned to the players.

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With apologies to Phil Hellmuth, this year may not be the year of the “brat” after all, but rather the year of the “lamb”, Ben Lamb. Already having won a WSOP bracelet this year in the $10,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Championship, and with an additional 2nd place finish and 2 other big cashes to his credit, Ben Lamb has literally has his way at the 2011 World Series of Poker. This poker blog has given plenty of space to the accomplishments of Hellmuth, the all-time leader in WSOP bracelets won with 11, but Lamb has in fact done him one better and is the current leader in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

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Phil Hellmuth's new bling

With the possible exception of his 1st WSOP bracelet, the famous 1989 Main Event victory of Johnny Chan, a bracelet win today at the $50,000 Player’ s Championship surely would’ve counted for Phil Hellmuth’s sweetest win ever. Made of white and yellow gold, diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, even the bracelet itself clearly stands out as unique. Unfortunately, Brian Rast has other plans for the Poker Brat.

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The dynamics of no limit Texas Holdem ring games means that buying in for the absolute maximum may not always be your best option. Forget what the so called experts tell you about always buying in for the maximum; this only applies if several factors are in place. Firstly you need to have an advantage and a significant advantage over some of your opponents for your big stack to do you any good. If you haven’t and you are –EV against the entire table then what is the point in buying in for the maximum?

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