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Five-Card Stud or Mixed Doubles, anyone? The history of the World Series of Poker is littered with bygone events — some games that are practically prehistoric by current standards. As we await the announcement of the 2019 WSOP schedule, let’s…

As you look forward to 2019, it’s time to set some goals. I tend to sit down with a clear head at the end of the year and think deeply about what I want to accomplish in the next year,…

Las Vegas I had the privilege to speak to the Wednesday Poker Discussion Group in Las Vegas recently about my book Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Pros, which features two main storylines: an examination of how…

Whether you’re in Las Vegas this summer or any other location with multiple poker rooms — think the Los Angeles area, Biloxi, Atlantic City, etc. — Bravo Poker Live is one of those apps you definitely don’t want to leave…

Well, so much for protocol, and diplomatic rules, and the “consensus” of the American foreign policy establishment. All of the wisdom of what is called “the Blob” was exposed as nonsense the other day in Singapore, and all of that nonsense…

If  you’ve watched any cash-game poker on TV, you’ve probably seen some oddities of cash game play that you’ll never see in tournaments. Players come up with a variety of oddball plays to either create action or reduce their variance,…

One of the key considerations when sitting down at a no-limit hold’em game is to determine for how many chips you want to buy in. Some games implement a cap on the buy-in (like $500 for a $2-$5 blinds game,…

If you’re going to survive and thrive in no limit hold’em tournament play, you’ll need to master blind stealing. The term stealing is used because players often raise the blinds with mediocre hands in hope of winning the chips in…

The form is simple, but the message is often deep. The haiku, a famous type of Japanese poetry, only consists of 17 syllables, with three lines made up of five, seven and five syllables. Apparently, when poker players aren’t sitting…

One of the hardest decisions you’ll make in any given session of cash-game poker isn’t just related to calling a big all-in or how much to bet with the nuts. No, I think perhaps the hardest decision is often when…

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