2010 WSOP Hall of Fame Nominees

Players in the running for the 2010 WSOP Hall of Fame include some very well known names. The lucky nominees are Phill Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Dan Harrington, Jennifer Harman- Traniello, Scotty Nguyen, Linda Johnson, and Tom McEvoy. The list was formed by fan votes from July 1st to August […]

Selecting Tournaments

It’s almost like every poker site you visit, you see something about selecting cash games. All of the sites are offering tips on locating soft cash games…but what about tournament selection? We have to search through millions of websites in order to find any useful information on tournament selection. Hopefully your search ends here with […]

Slowplaying robs you of Money

Despite how much poker strategy has advanced in the past few years, there are still some people who subscribe to the adage that slowplaying is a smart move. After all, slowplaying can conceal monster hands and keep opponents guessing as to what you have. On the other hand, slowplaying also prevents you from getting maximum […]

Expected Value

Everybody knows that there is some luck involved in poker. However, despite what some congressmen think, there are also plenty of things players can do to control their own destiny in poker. And this mainly comes from making plays with positive expected value. If expected value (EV) is a totally alien concept to you, then […]

Daniel Negreanu goes off on Annie Duke

It’s no secret among poker insiders that Annie Duke isn’t exactly one of the most liked players (or rather personalities since she doesn’t do much playing anymore). Duke has always been known as somewhat cold, and her boasting of being the world’s best female poker player (even though she isn’t really) hasn’t sat well with […]

7 Year-Old on Road to becoming Poker Star

At the age of 7, most kids who grow up to become poker pros are merely hanging around their father’s poker table while the grownups play. 7 year-old Alexa Fisher, on the other hand, is busy refining her strategy in all of the poker disciplines, which she has already learned by the way. Fisher knows […]

Value Betting

Most experienced players know about the concept of value betting. Even if you don’t know about value betting, you still do it on a regular basis without even realizing it. Value betting is simply trying to get the maximum value out of a made hand. For instance, let’s say you flop an ace-high flush and […]

Poker Nightmare: Gus Hansen loses $7.7 Million

During the poker boom in the mid-2000’s, Gus Hansen was known as one of the most popular players. First off, the suave Denmark native was one of the all-time live tournament winners with millions of dollars to his name. On top of that, Hansen was known as one of the better looking and more marketable […]

Man forced to play Poker or go to Prison

Just for the record, I hate scam artists and anybody whose main goal in life is to defraud people out of their money. That being said, I don’t really like Samuel McMaster Jr. who made off with a reported $440,000 after scamming elderly and retired people out of their hard-earned money. On the other hand, […]

How do Online Ladies Only Tournaments Work?

Lately I’ve been seeing some online poker tournaments that are specifically designed for women. This has me wondering exactly how an online poker site can pull off a ladies only tournament. After all, it seems like poker organizations have enough trouble keeping guys out of live tourneys so how in the world is an online […]