Using Expected Value for Post-play Improvement

Many poker players know that expected value looks at how much we expect to gain or lose by making a certain poker play over the long run. For instance, if you make a $10 call in a $60 pot (6:1 pot odds) with a flush draw (3:1 odds of hitting the hand), you are getting […]

Online Poker Bill is Dead

I don’t normally like talking about the legal aspects of online poker on my blog because……well, just about every blog and poker news outlet in the world already does so. However, I thought it relevant to point out that online poker legalization is finally dead in the water since Harry Reid officially announced that he’s […]

Who is Archie Karas?

Dip into the subject of the greatest poker players of all time and you won’t find Archie Karas……at least not right away. He’s never won any major poker tournaments, and he doesn’t have the young, high stakes poker swag that people like Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius have. No Karas is simply a gambler who’s […]

Poker Bet Sizing Tips

One of the best ways to smell a fish is by looking at their bet sizing skills (or lack thereof). They make unnecessarily large raises when trying to get others to fold, and they also under-bet when betting for value. In short, their betting is just awful! Assuming you want to avoid poor bet sizing, […]

“Don’t Listen to Phil Hellmuth” is Hot New Poker Book

For a while now, the poker book market has become somewhat stagnant. People still talk about the Harrington on Cash Games series as some of the best poker books, but that was a few years ago. What is there now? Well in case you’re wondering, “Don’t Listen to Phil Hellmuth” is the latest big-time poker […]

Full Tilt Poker already pulled from Android Market

The online poker community has waited for weeks in anticipation of Full Tilt Poker’s Android application. And they weren’t disappointed since Full Tilt’s Rush Poker has gone off without a hitch ever since being introduced to Android users. Players have been able to play the extremely popular Rush Poker format from their phones without worrying […]

Peter Eastgate’s WSOP Bracelet goes for $147,500

If you’ve followed my blog recently, you know that 2008 WSOP Main Event champion Peter Eastgate is selling his gold bracelet on eBay.  And the decision to sell his bracelet has nothing to do with blowing through his $9.15 million prize or anything of that nature; instead, he’s selling it so the profits go to […]

Affordable Poker Coaching Methods

When most people hear the term “poker coaching,” they immediately think expensive and out of their budget. But the truth is that poker coaching is a lot more affordable than you think – especially if you opt to go with the traditional online method over face-to-face meetings. In online poker coaching, the coach will require […]

Huge Cash Games in Macau

I’m simply amazed whenever I hear stories about “The Big Game” at the Bellagio or the nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker. After all, you have to admit that there’s tremendous pressure involved when playing for pots worth $500,000 or more. But I’m blown away after hearing about the recent cash game action that took […]

Peter Eastgate selling WSOP Bracelet – Tony G wants It

When I first saw the headline that Peter Eastgate was selling his 2008 WSOP Main Event bracelet I thought, “Oh god, not another T.J. Cloutier. Did Eastgate blow through his $9.15 million top prize already?” Thankfully, my negativity was quickly disbanded after reading that Eastgate is merely selling the bracelet as a charitable act for […]