Select Page

The Youth Movement

Barely even able to drive, and often not even able to legally buy alcohol, players no older than high school graduates are sweeping the tournament scene.   They are constantly feasting upon tournaments in countries other than the United States, a country where they...

History of Five-Card Draw

Moving on with the history lessons I have been giving we will talk about the history of another well known variant of poker called five-card draw. As I said a couple articles back, Texas Hold’em is currently the most popular variant of poker. This is a recent...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Shana Hiatt

Today is Superbowl Sunday. One of the top three pizza-ordering days of the year, the day when the Patriots will try to make history, but in a more general sense, the day where there is a, well hopefully, awesome football game continually interrupted with also stellar...

€ 933,600 awarded to first place in Dortmund

Hohensyburg Casino in Dortmund, Germany hosted the PokerStars European Poker Tour German Open, the second EPT event of 2008. Long lines and high interest saw the tournament start delayed by an hour, and in the end there were 411 entrants for € 7,700 each, good for a €...

Starting the weekend off…

Friday night I came home from work, was sitting around after going out to dinner with my family and decided to play a $1.00 SNG on FTP, so I got into one, 9-handed Turbo.  Started off ok, folded bb hand and sb hand with crap.  Next hand… Dealt 7d Qh in Button...

Starting Over…

Hi Everyone, I’m not new to the blog world but I am new to the poker world.  My friends and I would play basement games here and there and I’d do ok, but they jumped online and started playing, then got me into Full Tilt Poker and I’ve been online...

2008 WPT Borgata Poker Classic results

Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to establishing your name in poker history. Or, if you don’t care about fame and glory, it also translates to quite a bit of cash coming your way. So many players are one hit wonders in today’s day and age where...

It's been awhile.

It’s felt like months since I’ve had anything to say or even been able to get onto a table – I’m terrible with time – but strangely it’s only been about two weeks. The internet has been up and down more times than a yo-yo, costing...

Update to "Going Pro"

So people have been asking how it’s been going. Well, I guess this would be the best place to post it. I want to get the blog up and running again, so why not answer some questions. 1) How has it been Going pro? It’s been great. I love the playing full...

WPT Borgata Poker Classic Down to the Final 6

Every aspiring poker player dreams of that glorious shorthanded final table that only the WPT can produce. As we rolled into Day 4 at the WPT Borgata Poker Classic there were still 27 players who had only that on their mind. Well, maybe they were thinking about the...

Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society

Poker enthusiastic students at universities such as Yale, Harvard, USC and UCLA have been given the chance to join a chapter of a new poker society: the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society. The goal of this society is to bring to the academic environment poker as...

First Annual Geoff Jenkins Poker Tournament

Once again, poker was the game of choice to raise money for a good cause as Geoff Jenkins, MLB outfielder, hosted a charity tournament at the Jack Rabbit Supper Club and Lounge in Arizona last night. Recently signed as a free-agent to the Philadelphia Phillies,...

History of Omaha Poker

This week I am continuing to write about the history of the most popular styles of poker that we see both in casinos and online today. Omaha is certainly one of the top contenders for this spot, right behind Texas Hold’em which I happened to cover last Sunday. One...

Poker Hottie of the Week – Clonie-Gowen

The FTOPS VII are coming soon, and the FTOPS VII are played on Full Tilt. Clonie Gowen plays on Full Tilt, even hosts an FTOPS VII event, and Clonie Gowen is hot, really hot. The logic behind this week’s choice for Hottie of the Week is simple enough. Gowen was...

2008 World Poker Open Results

Coming into a star-studded World Poker Tour final table, Brett Faustman might have been a little, perhaps very intimidated. However, it didn’t show, as he bested 258 other players to claim the 2008 World Poker Open championship. This tournament featured far less...

Announcing World Series of Poker Radio

According to CNN, today Harrah’s Entertainment announced the implementation of additional World Series of Poker (WSOP) coverage in the form of World Series of Poker Radio. WSOP Radio will be available to over 200 stations nationwide, broadcast from...

Randy Couture Hosts Charity Poker Event In Vegas

The first celebrity charity poker event of 2008 took place just over a week ago on January 12, hosted by former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and his wife, Kim. Many famous poker players, athletes, and celebrities congregated at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...

History of Texas Hold'em

A few Sundays ago I wrote an article outlining the history of the game of poker. This week I would like to start delving more specifically into the history of individual games starting off with a well known variety of poker called Texas Hold’em. Texas Hold’em is...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Shannon Elizabeth

To continue last week’s actress turned poker player Hottie of the Week theme, this week’s hottie is the buxom and very sweet-looking, Shannon Elizabeth. Shannon’s early exit in the 2008 Aussie Millions, and her famously topless portrayal of Nadia in...

Aussie Millions Update

With Event 13 in the books and the Main Event’s final table taking place now, the Aussie Millions is nearing its completion. I finished last week’s entry with the results of Event 9, so we’ll jump right in and keep on going with Event 10. Event 10...

A few words on BR and tilting

The January I’ve been attempting to grind up from $0 playing just Freerolls on pretty much any decent poker site in order to build up a bankroll. It was tough going but I had actually managed to get myself up to around $10 before the urge to take my money to the...

Austrian Online Poker

It looks like Austria is getting their feet wet with the development and release of a government regulated online poker room this quarter. Casino Austria is setting up an online platform on the website Win2day. This new site is replacing another platform titled...

Countdown to the World Series of Poker 2008

It’s now 2008 and there are many players who are just itching to earn themselves their next, or perhaps first, bracelet. There is a lot of talk about Hellmuth’s recent performance the last few years, and pro’s such as Allen Cunningham who has won at...

On the tournament trail, January 14th

Another exciting week of tournaments are in the books, with many stories emerging. The Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure has come and gone, the WSOP Circuit Event and WPT World Poker Open preliminaries are underway, and the Aussie Millions Main Event has started up....

Poker on Television: A Brief History

Televised poker isn’t anything new to somebody who is just getting into the poker game. With the rampant online poker playing of a young demographic, watching poker on TV to see the big names isn’t anything new or special. It might look as though watching poker on TV...

2008 EPT Caribbean Adventure

How is it that some tournament players seem to never be bitten by the variance bug? Granted, these days we live in a “What have you done for me lately?” world when it comes to results in tourneys. So when someone has the kind of year that David “The Dragon” Pham has...

Sunday Tournament Report – January 6th

The headline of this weeks Poker Stars Sunday Million was tournament pro Mkind0516, who battled it out with FTR’s Sauce123 in the Super Stack series ME at TurningStone; he received 5th place for about $42,000, $200,000 was the prize for winner giorango. The Sunday...

The Origins of Poker

Many of us play poker every day of our lives. We live for the game and spend a good amount of time playing it. For something that takes up a huge part of the day, how many of us have thought about where poker itself came from? What happened to create such an excellent...

Online gambling banned in Germany

In what has to be seen as a bit of a bad omen to start the year off in online poker, Germany has effectively banned online gambling in their country. This came as a surprise to many seeing as in November a ruling went against an online gambling ban occuring in...

Poker-Stars Breaks New Records

When it comes to the online world, Poker Stars has definitely become a monster. They are easily the largest online poker room today by a landslide. However, even after saying all of that it is pretty amazing what they accomplished yesterday on Sunday December 30,...

Bill Proposals to Modify UIGEA

With the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in late September of 2006, many felt a great injustice had been done. Those who felt strongly about it have been doing what they can to undo the wrong that’s been set forth. Robert Wexler, a...

The year in online tournaments

Last week I talked about the year in the live poker world, which is often intersected with the online world of poker. This week I would like to focus on the online world. Specifically, online tournaments. It has been an unbelievably crazy year. From the biggest first...