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Top 10 Craziest Televised Hands

A few weeks ago it was announced that 2015 will see the launch of the first 24/7 poker channel. While many poker players agree that the heyday of televised poker has passed, this is still an interesting development for poker, which shows that the game is not as ‘dead’...

Poker Books That Will Never Sell

I’ve been a poker player for the better part of a decade, and during my up-and-down journey I’ve read my fair share of poker strategy books. We all have. Virtually every player serious about winning has taken a peak in Doyle Brunson’s Super System books, leafed...

Top 10 Biggest Televised Laydowns

Good poker players know that profit in poker not only comes from maximizing your winnings, but also cutting short your losses. In the long run, making big laydowns is not a huge part of that equation, but if you are in a major tournament, a big laydown may make or...

The Biggest Poker Beefs Pt 2: The Classics

Everybody loves watching drama unfold, especially when there are hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, and when it comes to rivalries on the poker table, there is no shortage of bad blood. Last week, we focused our attention on the modern era of poker beefs. Now,...

Top 10 Hero Calls Gone Wrong

A few weeks ago, FTR brought you the first installment of the Top 10 Hero Calls with 10 of the sickest televised hero calls ever made. Well, hero calls look amazing when they work, but it’s fair to say that most of the time they don’t. So this week, let’s take a look...

Top 10 Sickest Hero Calls

The term “hero call” may be defined somewhat differently in various sources, but in general, a hero call is a very rare situation in poker where a player calls a sizable bet in a marginal situation, mostly based on his read of his opponent. Hero calls are generally...

Top 10 Funniest Bad Beat Reactions

Poker can be a very brutal game and many players have surely experienced a situation where the world collapses on you at the turn of a card. While most players handle these situations in stride, sometimes emotions boil over in unpredictable ways. Let’s take a look at...

Top 5 Ugliest Televised Angle Shots

Just like many other things in life, poker has written and unwritten rules. The written rules are in place for a reason. There is a reason why you cannot put in a bet and then take it back or call and then say that you actually wanted to raise. Unwritten rules,...

Top 10 Assholes in Poker

The last article I posted was titled, “Top 10 Most Hated Poker Players,” and it didn’t include anyone who might be considered “just an asshole.” All of the players on that list did or allegedly did something illegal and most of them never faced any repercussions from...

All About “All-In: The Poker Movie”

When he saw a replay of Chris Moneymaker’s unlikely run to victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker during a JetBlue flight in 2008, film director Douglas Tirola was inspired.  The story of Chris Moneymaker, a restaurant accountant who perfected his poker...

Top 8 Poker Fights

In honour of Todd Brunson’s twitter campaign this past week, let’s take a look at some of the most thrilling poker confrontations ever caught on camera. In case you missed it, Todd began tweeting on Friday about a fist fight between himself and Shawn...