Houston

Just prior to Hurricane Harvey slamming the Houston area, Jack Laskey paid a visit to the city to check out it’s underground poker scene. Sadly, the room he played in is flooded, and the city can of course use all the help it can get in the post-Harvey relief effort.

With all of that said, Jack was able to get a good feel for what poker is like in a region where the games most-assuredly lay low. High rake aside, underground poker in Houston offers a good time for all.

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Maryland Live

Oh how lucky are the residents of the Baltimore/Washington DC area to be serviced by such a wonderful poker room as the one run by Maryland Live!

During a recent visit to the region, I had the distinct pleasure of playing in a very fun cash game session at the Maryland Live! poker room. The room has plenty going for it and is a must-visit destination for any poker enthusiast. Having had well over 20 action-packed tables running on a random night, midweek in the summer, I can only imagine how hopping this place gets during “busy season”!

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Lon McEachern

Together with my co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing longtime ESPN poker commentator Lon McEachern on episode 291 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast.

We put a lot of time and effort into doing research prior to the interview to ensure that we covered topics not yet explored in-depth via other interviews that Lon has done over the years. As such, we were able to dig deeper and uncover some new, interesting stories about Lon’s lengthy career in broadcasting in this almost hour-long interview.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 10:12-minute mark. A transcript is also available.

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AI poker

Ever since the debut of the original AI poker bot (called Orac) back in the early 1980s, developers have continued making strides forward with artificial intelligence poker software.

The infographic presented here, along with an explanatory article, contains some fascinating information about artificial intelligence in general and poker’s affiliation with AI in particular. Certainly worth checking out!

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good night sleep

Serious poker players put in tons of work to improve their games. Whether it’s hitting the books, getting coached by pros, or working hard on their mental game and eating right, there are plenty of ways to try and get an edge at the tables.

One of the simplest, most overlooked, ways to get better at poker. however, is actually quite easy: get a good night’s sleep. Too many players overlook this important part of being able to play one’s A-game. In this article, we give you five reasons why getting a good night’s sleep will help you improve at poker.

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casino lifestyle

If you frequently travel to casinos to play poker, you might fall into routines that could end up costing you. It pays to keep expenses low, take advantage of special offers, and enjoy the scenery outside the poker room.

Veteran poker traveler Chad Holloway put together a great list of tips to help you squeeze the most value out of your poker trips. It’s some solid advice that quite literally pays to heed.

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