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Michael1123's multi-table tournament strategy, emphasizing the importance of position, hand selection, and adjusting to various stages of a poker tournament
strategic intricacies of playing pocket pairs in high-stakes poker, advocating for a cautious approach that often favors folding preflop
Second part of the most amazing poker graphs series. Check out which graphs made the second top 10 cut
Although you have the bankroll, you may not decide to move up just quite yet, which is more than understandable. However, there are two reasons in doing so: First: The players play just as bad at $2/4 as they do in $1/2. In essence, the same quality play will net you...
Heads-up SNGs can be extremely fun and profitable. Before playing, however, you need to make sure you're adequately rolled for the stakes you're going to play. Also, it's probably helpful to brush up on your push/fold game because these types of tournaments often feature short-stacked play.
5 Card Draw is a game that's familiar to many poker players through fondly remembered games around the kitchen table. With only two betting rounds and the possibility of replacing cards you don't like, the game is completely different from Texas Hold'em.
Badugi is a weird, yet addictive, type of poker. You get four cards, and you have to try to make the lowest possible hand without repeating ranks or suits. There are three draws, so you have ample opportunity to get rid of cards you don't like.
While value-betting is important in PLO, it's also important to have bluffs in your ranges. Semi-bluffs have incredible value because many drawing hands are tied with or even ahead of decent made hands. Holding blockers to the nuts can really help your bluffs succeed.
You can't win every hand or tournament when playing poker. But an extended losing streak can often have severe emotional repercussions that may compound over time, causing you to lose even more. Learn how to break out of the cycle and start winning again.
insights on transitioning from being a novice micro-stakes player to a consistent winner
The video focuses on maximizing profits in heads-up situations during 18 or 27 man sit & go's, providing a detailed review of three hands played heads-up and the strategic thought process behind each decision on every street
When it's folded to your SB in a poker tournament, you ought to be shoving pretty wide if your stack is small. You need to consider how often the big blind will fold, how often he will call and win, and how often he will call and you will win to be able to calculate if it's profitable to go all in.
the importance of observing opponents' reactions when they look at their cards in poker games, suggesting that players can gain valuable insights into their opponents' hands by noting their behaviors, such as the speed of their reactions, shuffling habits, and responses to the flop
the concept of hand ranges in no-limit hold'em poker, emphasizing the importance of understanding and counting starting hand combinations, and provides exercises to help players practice this essential skill for analyzing hands and situations in the game
detailed guide on how to maintain patience and set the right pace in multi-table poker tournaments, emphasizing the importance of setting chip goals, understanding the relationship between your stack and the blinds, and staying composed even after significant chip losses
Players often exhibit specific tells when bluffing at the poker table, and while individual reactions may vary, there are general tells, as discussed by Caro, that can indicate a bluff
challenges and misconceptions faced by skilled players when playing at lower stakes, emphasizing the importance of adjusting one's strategy, avoiding over-bluffing, and recognizing that advanced poker knowledge can sometimes be a hindrance in games where straightforward play is more effective against weaker opponent
You have a pretty looking hand and your opponent has a funny, lopsided looking hand and you’re happy to see that all the money goes in the pot. The end. Everything after that is just an illusion taking your focus away from a truth in poker. You’ve made the...
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When drugs and poker collide, the combination can be more than explosive, as these ten poker players found out
There have been a lot of one - hit wonders, but these ten stand out among all of them
Main Event final tables usually feature mostly unknown players. However, these 10 players do not rely only on their ME run for their results
Transitioning from online to live poker can be difficult, but these ten players were the most successful at it
We resume our list of biggest poker beefs with a collection of classic feuds.
Taking a look at the top cheaters/scammers/Howard Lederers of the poker community, who will be the worst of the worst?
Poker players always had creativity in them, though sometime it goes to ridiculous lengths. Check out the weirdest tournaments of all time.
Get ready for the November Nine with the nine most unforgettable hands in the history of the WSOP Main Event.
We’ve made a list of the nine different kinds of players you see on a poker table. Which one are you?
Despite millions of dollars in tournament winnings and numerous final table finishes, these 9 players have never won a WSOP bracelet.
Gus Hansen has lost over $13 Million playing in online cash games, and continues to play at the highest levels possible. Does this make him a degenerate gambler?
Poker is all fun and games… until it isn’t. Check out some of the more lurid tales of the table inside.
The most ruthless dictators have gathered in a casino owned by the biggest scumbag to play for a prize any dictator dreams of
Some of the most impressive back-to-back final table runs in recent tournament poker history
You’re nobody on the poker tables until you’ve got a cool nickname. Check out our list of the top 10 poker nicknames.
Chronology of longest poker session records over the past decade. Find out what the current record is and who is the title holder.
Poker players are friendly enough people, but would you want one of them to run your country?
the risks of bluffing in poker by showcasing instances where professional players' bluffs spectacularly failed, leading to significant losses
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The 46th annual edition will feature 68 events and close to $200 million in prize money.
Chris Moneymaker stopped by Flop Turn River’s forums for an Ask Me Anything Event at the beginning of May, 2015, and shared his views on politics, poker and super heroes, among other things. Read this summary to see what he had to say regarding a wide variety of interesting topics!
The Spring Championship of Online Poker will feature $40 million in guaranteed prize money.
Get in on the action at PokerStars
Many people consider Chris Moneymaker to be solely responsible for the poker boom after he won the WSOP Main Event in 2003. At 12pm ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Moneymaker will visit FlopTurnRiver.com for an Ask Me Anything event. Get ready to ask him anything during his AMA!
Jaime Staples answers questions about his personal life and professional pursuits in this fascinating AMA summary. With an audience of more than 1,000 regular viewers, Staples continues to live stream his online poker play on Twitch.tv while interacting with his viewers throughout each broadcast!
Move over, Big One For Big Drop; there’s a new super high roller about to grab the world’s attention: the $500k Super High Roller Bowl at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Want to win a new prize every day until May 10? With bet365's new "Golden Scatchcards" promotion, now you can!
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This Saturday, win one of 50 entries into the special fourth anniversary edition of the Sunday Storm, which features a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Check out the "Storm" at PokerStars.com
Ten of the biggest donations ever made by poker players or organizations
PokerStars' newest promotion features six different interactive games that will put the player in a non-poker scenario to test how high their "Poker IQ" is. Compete against your friends and PokerStars Pros today!
See your results at PokerStars now!
April showers may bring May flowers, but the month also happens to bring a pile of cash prizes thanks to the second annual New Jersey Championship of Poker online tournament series. Taking place from April 16-26, the series will feature over 30 events and $1 Million...
Over an eight-week period from March 27 until May 24, PokerStars' newest promotional campaign will make at least five players millionaires. PokerStars has already created more than 150 poker millionaires worldwide and you could be next! PokerStars has already created more than 150 poker millionaires
Find out more at PokerStars.com
From 2005 until 2011, online poker was unstoppable. Here are some of the top players of the “Nosebleed Era.”
Any player wants to see an overlay in a tournament. These ten tournaments really made players dreams come true
In 2003, a Tennessee accountant by the name of Chris Moneymaker turned a $39 satellite entry on PokerStars into $2.5 million and the WSOP Main Event championship, and in the process ignited a worldwide fervor for poker. In the same year, the inaugural season of the...
As poker players, we live for the chances to grab free money, and with this new promotion on Party Poker, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. Party Poker is giving away £10 to any and all residents of the United Kingdom who sign up through...
MicroMillions, the world’s most popular tournament series, is coming back to PokerStars. Taking place from March 19-29, the MicroMillions 10 championship will feature 100 events and $5 million guaranteed. Buy-ins start from as little as $0.11 and go all the way up to...
Do you have what it takes to build a Team Of Champions and go for glory? As a result of overwhelming popularity, and with the knockout stages of the Champions League upon us, bet365 has brought back their popular rewards promotion, Team Of Champions. From March 9-23,...
The Sunday Million Anniversary tournament, celebrating the 9th anniversary of the Sunday Million, is only a few short days away, and FlopTurnRiver is teaming up with PokerStars to make sure that you don’t miss out on your chance to win a piece of the guaranteed...
The Sunday Million Anniversary tournament is always a cause for celebration, but this year, PokerStars has decided to up the ante–the 9th anniversary of the Sunday Million is set to feature a guaranteed $9 million prize pool. The Sunday Million 9th Anniversary...
Main Event champions come from all parts of the world, which means that their true winnings can vary greatly after taxes
Full Tilt is bringing things back to the old school–to the “good old days”–with the launch of a new online championship of poker: Full Tilt Classic. The event series, taking place from Feb. 15 – 22, is eight days of action encompassing 16...
Some of the names below will surprise you; some of them won’t. Here is Part Two.
In the game of poker, it’s hard to be a winner… or at least it was. Now, thanks to bet365’s new “Everyone’s A Winner” promotion, you can claim your share of up to €3,000 every day! From Jan. 12 until Feb. 15, bet365 is running a...
This new, two-part editorial focuses on the biggest winners and losers of 2014. Here is Part One.
bet365 is ringing in the new year with a special opening bonus for new players. Available now, all new players making their first deposit on bet365 will receive a 100% Bonus up to €100. Changes have also been made for the bonus requirements, making it easier for new...
On January 14, we are offering an exclusive, members-only Spin & Go Special Freeroll tournament on PokerStars. This is a freeroll event with no buy-in, but the prizes are very real. A total of $1,000 will be added to the prize pool with the top 200 players winning a $5 Spin & Go ticket!
Find out how to qualify!
the importance of setting realistic goals, managing bankrolls, learning new poker games, dedicating time to practice and improvement, and remembering to enjoy the game
The fourth edition of the Turbo Championship of Online Poker, PokerStars’ first major online championship series of 2015, is nearly upon us. Running from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1, the TCOOP will feature $15 million in guaranteed prize money across 50 events and a...
Russian poker players on PokerStars can receive a 50% up to $100 reload bonus! Use the bonus code RUS100 when making a deposit to qualify. Offer is valid from December 29 - January 11 and limited to players located within Russia only.
Visit PokerStars.com to claim your bonus.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we’ve managed to come up with some great holiday gifts for you and all your poker friends.
The PokerStars December Festival, the exclusive, month-long celebration, is currently in full swing, with a minimum of $15,000,000 in prizes up for grabs, but things are about to step up a notch with a special $5 Million Guaranteed Sunday Million, with a $500,000...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because bet365 wants to make sure that this holiday season you don’t go home empty handed with the Wrapped Up Rewards promotion. bet365 is running an exclusive promotion from Dec. 1-31 where players open 25...
Yes, you read that right, the world’s biggest poker brand just got that much better–PokerStars is going to offer sports betting and casino table games. Somewhere, the voice of a million gamblers cried out in unison, “YES!” The first...
Tis the season to be jolly, and PokerStars wants to ring in the holiday season with special, month-long celebration: The PokerStars December Festival. The month-long festival, which runs from Dec. 1-31, will feature a minimum of $15,000,000 in prizes, as well as the...
Buying a new poker table can be a big decision. If you happen to be a high stakes pro, these are the only tables you should be looking at
This weekend you can forget all about the blizzards, snow storms, and cold weather, because PokerStars is teaming up with FlopTurnRiver to bring the HEAT with two exclusive, members only, money added tournaments! Nov. 22 – FTR PCA Satellite ($1.10 Buy-In, 9 $215...
When making a hero call, be prepared to face the reality of giving up a huge pot on a gross misread, as this 10 hands illustrate.
PokerStars is only a few short weeks away from a momentous milestone, and they want to celebrate this historic moment in poker history with you. On Nov. 30, PokerStars is scheduled to run Tournament Number One Billion. In the lead up to the event, the world’s...
By now, you’ve probably heard of PokerStars’ Spin & Go’s, the new lottery-style three player SNG that can earn you 1000x your buy-in. In celebration of the game’s recent runaway success, PokerStars is offering a special Spin & Go...
A new WSOP Main Event champion has been crowned. How does he rank up against the last decade of champions?
The world’s most popular tournament series is back. The PokerStars MicroMillions 9 championship series is set to take place from Nov. 6 to Nov. 16. The series will feature 100 events, and buy-ins ranging from $0.11 all the way up to the eventual $22 No Limit...
In the game of poker, a single mental mistake can be the difference between becoming a World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a cautionary tale.
Halloween is right around the corner, so we’re celebrating the best (and worst) poker costumes.
Making a sick hero call takes a perfect mix of guts and skill. Find out who has the best mix in this Top 10.
Single King or pocket Kings. Reference to USA’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Last week PokerStars launched “Spin & Go” games, offering fast-paced tournament action, lottery-style prize pools, and the possibility to with 1000x your buy-in. They’ve evidently been a hit with players worldwide, as an estimated 7.5 million...
Want to win a trip to Las Vegas, including airfare, two nights at Planet Hollywood, and a $200 gift card? Well now you can, courtesy of WSOP.com. All first time depositors are eligible for this exclusive offer, which runs between Oct. 1 and Oct. 30. Simply sign up,...
Tom “durrrr” Dwan is one of the most feared and famous poker players in the world. Find out why with this collection of his biggest bluffs.
Heads up is the hardest form of poker to master. No wonder that some of the most memorable moments in poker came in heads up battles.
There's nothing worse than bubbling a major final table, except for bubbling a major final table on a cooler.
Borgata will introduce its online poker tournament series, the Garden State Super Series in September, 2014, while it is hosting the Borgata Poker Open in its Atlantic City-based casino. Borgata will be streaming coverage of two events in the Borgata Poker Open for the first time.
The World Championship of Online Poker 2014 begins September 8 and wraps up with the WCOOP Main Event on September 28. The ME has a guarantee of $10,000,000! FTR members can play in an exclusive, password-protected $3.00+.30 NL Hold’em tournament for a seat in Event #22, a $215 NLHE tournament.
Check out the nine most famous poker hands in movie history, featuring scenes from Rounders, Casino Royale, and more.
Pokerstars unveiled its new playing platform, PokerStars 7, in August, 2014. The new poker client includes innovative features for new and experienced players, including Live Events, Favorites, Chip Graph and QuickSeat options. People can get the new software in just three easy steps.
A Time Pot is a method players use for paying a card room’s time charge. Players agree that the winner of the first pot over a certain size will pay the table’s time charge.
With only one table of this years' WSOP left to be played, let's take a look at the most interesting bracelet winners of the summer
Satansnake a Devilfish eater.
A steel wheel is a 5 high straight(Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5) all the same suit(a flush).
Bullets refers to the preflop hand of aces (AA).
FlopTurnRiver.com recently re-introduced its Open Face Chinese and OFC Pineapple platform. In this redesigned version of the site's cutting-edge platform, people can find live opponents easily or play against a bot. The more people play, the more redeemable FTR Points they will accumulate.
In a surprising move yesterday, the Russia government announced that it will consider legalizing online poker in Russia. The move came after multiple inquiries of Kaha Kahiani, the president of the „League of Poker Fans“ to the government, where he stressed the...
Gambling in Asia is booming and the region is sprouting the worlds biggest gambling hubs. Find out which countries are embracing the boom.
With the WSOP Main Event fast approaching, here is the list of the biggest meltdowns of past Main Events.
PokerStars has Football Fever! The world’s largest online poker room has created special events for World Cup enthusiasts which have a total prize pool of $1.7M. Poker players can get in on the action for as little as $1.00 for their chance to win money in these exciting tournaments.
Live poker is supposed to be fun for everyone, so here are 10 things you should never do at a poker table.
Making it easier for the PokerStars brand to enter the US market, Amaya Group has purchased PokerStars.
If you thought playing poker was hard enough under normal conditions, try playing it while suffering from these ailments!
Stout, Somerville, Negreanu, Ivey and Harman are the most deserving professional poker players to win this year’s Main Event because of their good deeds while Lederer, Ferguson, Affleck, Gold and Moneymaker are card players who need to work on some issues before fans will rally behind them again.
One of the most generous players in the game is taking his generosity to a new level by starting the Charity Series Of Poker
Even the presence of cameras is sometimes not enough to deter unethical behavior by some poker players
From rare vintage poker sets, to luxurious collector sets, this list takes you through the most expensive sets on offer.
In 2012 Maratik, a long time microstakes grinder, shocked the poker world by taking down the 2012 WCOOP ME. What happened next was just sad.
PokerStars has scheduled an exclusive satellite to SCOOP Event #30 just for Flop Turn River's visitors! The top ten finishers in the NLHE tournament will receive tickets to Event #30 which has a $300K guarantee. The satellite begins at 13:30 ET on Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Charles Coppolani, the new president of ARJEL, the French online gambling regulator, has declared that online poker in France is a “fad” that is on its way out. Speaking with French financial newspaper Les Échos in his first official interview since assuming the...
Poker has seen many assholes come and go, but who left the biggest impression on the poker world?
Phil Ivey is facing a federal law suit filed by the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa located in Atlantic City, NJ. Borgata alleges that Ivey used edge sorting to win about $9.6M in 2012. The cards used at Ivey’s Baccarat table were defective and Borgata thinks Ivey used this to enhance his winnings.
Poker pro, Jason Mercier, recently visited FlopTurnRiver.com to answer questions about Open Face Chinese Poker and POFC strategy and his personal life. Mercier mentioned his love for playing basketball and taking his boat out in FL. As funny as it is meaningful, his AMA summary is a must read!
Jason Mercier will answer questions from FlopTurnRiver.com's many forum users that will range from inquiries about Open Face Chinese poker and POFC strategy to whether or not he's single during his upcoming Ask Me Anything event. Be sure to tune in for Mercier's AMA with Flop Turn River!
When a player is running hot, winning pot after pot, he is said to have the rungood.
Abbreviation for Open Face Chinese. You can play OFC on FTR: https://www.flopturnriver.com/open-face-chinese-poker/
When playing Open Face Chinese Poker, a player hits Fantasy Land with QQ or better in the top row, without fouling. In the next deal, the player will receive all 13 cards face down and can set it however they like.