by | Jul 11, 2018

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…

by | Jun 28, 2018

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…

by | Jun 14, 2018

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…

by | May 14, 2018

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,…

by | Apr 30, 2018

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,…

by | Apr 16, 2018

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…

by | Mar 20, 2018

The end stages of both single and multi-table poker tournaments are a matter of walking the tightrope. The blinds are so high relative to the size of most players’ stacks that one wrong move can cause a player to bust…

by | Mar 14, 2018

Given the bright lights and jingle-jangle of the slots, it can be easy to go financially haywire when in a casino, and, let’s face it, those palaces weren’t built on the backs of winning players. Still, it’s easy to mitigate…

by | Mar 2, 2018

One advantage of placing a big bet into the pot in a game of No Limit Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha on the flop or turn is the threat of bets on future streets that may be even larger than…

by | Mar 1, 2018

We’ve all been there if we’ve played enough hands of poker in casino card rooms: the table full of “rocks” who only play the best hands or the wild and crazy table full of drunk tourists ready to gamble it…

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