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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...

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 Televised Phil Ivey Moments

Over the past decade, Phil Ivey has appeared on numerous TV shows and tournament broadcasts, providing the poker world with hundreds of entertaining moments. Let’s take a look at ten moments from Ivey’s televised appearances that show off his abilities. 10. Making...

The Rise Of Gambling In Asia

Since the 1960’s, places like Las Vegas in the US and Monaco in Europe have been the world’s leading gambling hubs, but now the epicenters of the gambling world are steadily shifting to another part of the world – Asia. Even with vast political turmoil surrounding the...

Top 5 Poker Disappointments

Poker is a game of ups and downs. Bankroll swings and bad beats. One minute you could be raking in a big pot, the next, your access to U.S. Poker sites could be shut down. The past few days have undeniably been a low point in the long history of the game, so what...

Tom Dwan Compensated $300k from UB scandal

Tom “durrrr” Dwan is an internet poker superstar, and a man that basically needs no introduction if you care enough about poker to be reading this blog. While we’re used to hearing stories of him tearing up the high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker...

Isildur1 to Play on Televised Cash Game

All poker players have seen the name Isildur1 pop up during discussions of high stakes poker. He only began his Full Tilt Poker career recently but has already made a name for himself by taking on poker’s elite. Most poker players remember Isildur1 taking millions...