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Sky Poker: A Place for All Your Poker News

Posted by Ty Poke | August 1, 2012 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Sky Poker: A Place for All Your Poker News
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM– – Sky Poker may be one of the UK's leading online poker rooms, but it has now become your one-stop-shop for all of the latest news and goings-on in the world of poker!So before …
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Late Stage Tournament Play
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It’s in the late stages of a tournament when the men are separated from the boys. Players who consistently win on the poker circuit do so by taking full advantage of the opportunities available to them at this time.

One particularly important tactic they use to reach the final table is focusing on opponents who tighten up their play.

Playing tight late in a tournament turns out to be a fairly common mistake even among skilled players. Yes, adjustments need to be made in terms of hand selection in later rounds. But too often players take it to the extreme and fold hands they should be playing.

While a hand like 6h-7h is well suited for early rounds when blinds are low and chipstacks are still high, don’t automatically abandon this type of hand late in the game just because the blinds and the cost of playing are more substantial.

For example, if the players in the blinds are tight and you’re in late position with no other players entering the pot, it would be a mistake to fold a hand like Jh-9h. Recognize the fact that many players tend to tighten up late in a tournament. As that happens, your success rate at stealing blinds will increase. This is simply not the time to reduce the number of hands you attempt to steal blinds with.

On the contrary, this situation frequently presents a raising opportunity specifically designed to exploit tight players.

If you do elect to raise, the small ball approach will be most effective against tight opponents. These players will often neglect to focus on the amount of your raise. Instead, they’ll zero in on the fact that they just don’t have a strong hand themselves.

Let’s look at another example.

With blinds at 400-800 and a 100 ante, most players will fold a hand like 9-7 offsuit regardless if you make it 2,000, 2,200, or 2,400 to go. With that in mind, you can safely reduce your risk by choosing to raise the lower amount.

For the most part, if you continue to use the same game strategy late in tournaments as you would early on, the adjustments your opponents make will actually render the small ball approach even more effective. Why? Because winning blinds and antes becomes increasingly more valuable as a tournament progresses.

That’s not only because the value of blinds and antes continue to escalate. It’s also because stack sizes in relation to the blinds decrease.

The blinds in a typical big buy-in event may start out at 25-50 with a 10,000 stack. By the second level, however, blinds would increase to 50-100 whereas the average stack would be much less than 20,000 — probably closer to 12,000.

The deeper you get into the tournament, the more extreme this imbalance becomes. So, when the blinds get to 500-1,000, the average stack will likely be around 50,000. On a percentage basis, that’s a significant increase when compared to early stage conditions.

Here’s the bottom line: Paranoia is likely to set in among tight players late in a tournament when blinds escalate to a point where they represent a large percentage of their stack. These players will tend to sit on their hands while more aggressive players rob them blind by relentlessly attacking the blinds with a barrage of small raises.

Tight players simply get gun shy late in a tournament. Don’t make that mistake. Instead, be the player who takes advantage of opponents who play not to lose. Playing to win is the name of the game.
By Daniel Negreanu

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Poker websites to pay $731 mn in US settlement
Two online poker sites have agreed to pay $731 million in a settlement of a US probe that will compensate consumers who claimed they were defrauded in online games, officials said Tuesday.
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Heads-up field gets better and better
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — Get your tournament brackets ready! NBC’s 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the granddaddy of all heads-up poker tournaments, will take place once again at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on March 5-8. Now in its fifth year, this year’s event will feature an array of many of the greatest poker players in the world along with some celebrities known for their poker-playing prowess and a few amateur qualifiers. Each will battle for their share of not only the $1.5 million prize pool, but for the recognition and fame that comes with capturing the coveted title.

The NHPC has been an extremely successful venture for NBC over the years and this year’s tournament promises to be no exception as the field is quite possibly the toughest yet assembled. Last year’s champion, Chris Ferguson, will be there to defend his title and attempt to improve upon the success he has experienced in this event that has seen him win 84% of the matches he has played in over the last four years, compiling an unprecedented record of 16-3.

In all, a total of sixteen players will make their debut in this year’s championship, including two Caesars Palace qualifiers and four others who qualified online. There will also be five celebrities in the field, four who have played in this event before, and newcomer actor/comedian Brad Garrett.

At the conclusion of the 2008 NHPC, event organizers and NBC executives came up with a list of criteria that would establish automatic qualifiers into this event for the first time ever in 2009. In all, nineteen players received bids to play in this year’s event based on the list found below.

Previous four NHPC champions: Chris Ferguson (2008), Paul Wasicka (2007), Ted Forrest (2006), Phil Hellmuth (2005)

Previous two NHPC runners-up: Andy Bloch (2008), Chad Brown (2007)

Defending NHPC semifinalists: Huck Seed, Phil Ivey

Four consecutive years of cashing in the NHPC: Scott Fischman, Huck Seed (2)

Previous three World Series of Poker Main Event champions: Peter Eastgate (2008), Jerry Yang (2007), Jamie Gold (2006)

Defending WSOP Championship runner-up: Ivan Demidov

Multiple WSOP bracelet winners in 2008: John Phan

Defending WSOP Player of the Year: Erick Lindgren

Defending WSOP Heads-Up champion: Kenny Tran

Defending World Series of Poker Europe champion: John Juanda

Reigning World Poker Tour Player of the Year: Jonathan Little

Reigning European Poker Tour Grand Final Monte Carlo champion: Glen Chorny

Reigning Card Player magazine Player of the Year: John Phan (2)

Reigning Bluff magazine Player of the Year: John Phan (3)

Barring any last minute changes, the following is a list of all 64 players. The names of the four amateur qualifiers not listed will be released as soon as they have all been determined, and will be posted on www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/poker, along with bios and past performance records of all players participating. Those players with an asterisk (^) by their name are competing in their first NHPC.

1. David Benyamine
2. Andy Bloch
3. Chad Brown
4. Doyle Brunson
5. Johnny Chan
6. Don Cheadle
7. Glen Chorny *
8. Allen Cunningham
9. Ivan Demidov *
10. Annie Duke
11. Tom Dwan
12. Peter Eastgate *
13. Eli Elezra
14. Antonio Esfandiari
15. Sam Farha
16. Chris Ferguson
17. Scott Fischman
18. Layne Flack
19. Ted Forrest
20. Brad Garrett *
21. Jamie Gold
22. Clonie Gowen
23. Barry Greenstein
24. Gavin Griffin *
25. Bertrand Grospellier *
26. Joe Hachem
27. Gus Hansen
28. Jennifer Harman
29. Phil Hellmuth
30. Orel Hershiser
31. Jeffrey Ishbia * (Caesars qualifier)
32. Phil Ivey
33. John Juanda
34. Gabe Kaplan
35. Phil Laak
36. Howard Lederer
37. Erick Lindgren
38. Jonathan Little
39. Mike Matusow
40. Dario Minieri *
41. Chris Moneymaker
42. Daniel Negreanu
43. Scotty Nguyen
44. David Pham
45. John Phan *
46. Greg Raymer
47. Vanessa Rousso
48. Ilari Sahamies *
49. Huck Seed
50. Vanessa Selbst *
51. Erik Seidel
52. Mike Sexton
53. Gavin Smith
54. Jennifer Tilly
55. J.C. Tran
56. Kenny Tran
57. Paul Wasicka
58. David Williams
59. Jerry Yang
60. Leon Yanovski * (online qualifier)
61. Caesars qualifier *
62. Online qualifier *
63. Online qualifier *
64. Online qualifier *

This tournament also has a strong international flavor, with 15 different countries of origin represented among the 64 players. And just to underscore the difficulty that each of the players will face in winning six straight matches en route to collecting the $500,000 first place prize, the field has collectively won 14 World Series of Poker Championships, 119 World Series of Poker bracelets, 27 WPT open titles, and amassed more than $290 million in live tournament winnings!

The 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship kicks off with a drawing party on the evening of May 5 at the Pure Nightclub located inside Caesars Palace. Opening round play begins March 6, and will continue for three days until the 2009 champion is crowned. NBC will air twelve hours of coverage on six consecutive Sundays beginning on April 12. Craig Hummer joins Ali Nejad this year to provide commentary, while Leeann Tweeden will again serve as the host and sideline reporter. Check your local listings for the exact times in your area.

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Planning a Home Poker Game Part One

Posted by Ty Poke | April 6, 2012 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Planning a Home Poker Game Part One
Getting together with friends and family to play a friendly home poker game is a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening. Most everyone knows how to play some type of poker and many people enjoy the challenge of the game. The best part about hosting a poker game is the fact that it does not really require many things and with just a little planning, it can be accomplished.

G-poker: Online Poker Site 888 Poker Replaces PokerStars as Canadian University Poker Championship Sponsor
G-poker reports that the popularity of online poker in Canada has resulted in a great turnout for the 888 University Poker Championship event in Montreal this month.

New gambling era arrives at Maine casino – BusinessWeek

Posted by Ty Poke | March 17, 2012 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

New gambling era arrives at Maine casino – BusinessWeek


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New gambling era arrives at Maine casino
BusinessWeek
About 60 people were waiting outside Hollywood Casino in Bangor when it opened its doors at 8 am, and the poker and blackjack tables were filled by midmorning at the casino. It had been limited to slot machines since its opening in 2005 until Penobscot
Maine's first full-fledged casino opens table gamesPress Herald
Gamblers Flock to Maine's Hollywood Casino as Table Games OpenMPBN News

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Poker Hand Of The Week — 3/17/12 – CardPlayer.com


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Poker Hand Of The Week — 3/17/12
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Ask any group of poker players how you played your hand and they'll come up with dozens of different opinions. That's just the nature of the game. Each week, Card Player will select a hand from the high-stakes, big buy-in poker world, break it down and

Young in Midland: Poker nights are more than a game – Midland Reporter-Telegram

Young in Midland: Poker nights are more than a game
Midland Reporter-Telegram
But, a group of more than 60 people found a common bond and a social outlet: poker. Woofers and Tweeters hosts free, tournament-style Texas No Limits Hold 'em five nights a week. On average there are at least 60 people, but on Friday, the ranks swelled

Bally Technologies Partners with Aristocrat Technologies Ahead of Legalized iGaming

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Bally Technologies Partners with Aristocrat Technologies Ahead of Legalized iGaming
Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies have partnered up to offer a third-party platform for online poker providers in the U.S.

The Nightly Turbo: Shuffle Master Purchases Ongame, Online Poker Traffic, and More
Shuffle Master purchased the Ongame Network from bwin.party, and online poker traffic declined for the fourth straight week.

Student Poker Stars Flock To Paddy Power Poker – CardPlayer.com

Posted by Ty Poke | February 24, 2012 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Student Poker Stars Flock To Paddy Power Poker – CardPlayer.com

Student Poker Stars Flock To Paddy Power Poker
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Seats can be purchased directly for €110 on the poker client but with 20 guaranteed over just three satellites, the offer is hard to ignore. The first online super satellite kicks off next Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 7.30 pm.

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Poker – The Boston Globe

Posted by Ty Poke | November 29, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Poker – The Boston Globe

Poker
The Boston Globe
While the pay is certainly better than if you go out during early levels, and the decisions aren't for as much equity as those made at the final table itself, the most devastating hands of poker are those that go awry and cause you to bust leading up
5 Diamond World Classic Poker back at BellagioGamingTodaySlotsToday

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Tobey Maguire, others settle cases stemming from winnings in celebrity poker … – Washington Post (blog)


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Tobey Maguire, others settle cases stemming from winnings in celebrity poker
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LOS ANGELES — Tobey Maguire has decided to fold 'em and settle a lawsuit over his winnings from a convicted con man during high-stakes Hollywood poker games. The “Spider-Man” star agreed to pay $80000 to settle the lawsuit filed over more than $311000
Maguire settles poker lawsuitCNN
Tobey Maguire settles bizarre poker lawsuit for $80000IFC
HNR 11/29: Rep. Barney Frank to Retire, PokerStars $10K EventPartTimePoker News
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Zynga Online Poker – On Monetizing this Game – Casino Scam Report


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Zynga Online Poker – On Monetizing this Game
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Zynga Poker is bigger than any online poker site or network on the internet. There are more than 30 million users per month – all of them active. It dwarfs operators such as PartyPoker and PokerStars, but then again this version of online poker is a
PokerStars Sponsors German Football StadiumCardPlayer.com
PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour unveils Season 3PokerStars.com (blog)

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Macau Attracts Poker Pros to High Stakes Cash Games – Internet-Poker.co.uk


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Macau Attracts Poker Pros to High Stakes Cash Games
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The largest specifically mentioned by Hall involved a $14 million (US) pot that saw a player catch a gutshot flush on the river to win. While poker has been offered in Macau for several years now, the large games came to the attention of the poker
Big Game in Macau Draws Ivey, Laliberte, Chan, Dwan, & RoblPokerNews.com
Latest From Macau Big Game; US$14 Million PotOnline Poker.net
Macau Pro Am Open: A very big tournament for 2013Poker 777
PokerStars.com (blog) –bettor.com (blog) –Poker News Daily
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The Nightly Turbo: Martin Staszko’s New Home, $100 Million Event in Macau, and … – PokerNews.com


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The Nightly Turbo: Martin Staszko's New Home, $100 Million Event in Macau, and
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A huge cash game in Macau drew some of the biggest names in poker last week. Chad Holloway breaks down the action from the StarWorld's Poker King Club. US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has been one of the major advocates of online poker on Capitol Hill.
Martin Staszko Joins Team PokerStars ProOnline Poker.net
Pokerstars Pro Team Welcomes Another WSOP StarGamblingCity.net

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The Weekly Turbo: Poker Funds Seized, NBC Cancels Heads-Up Championship, and More

Posted by Ty Poke | October 16, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

The Weekly Turbo: Poker Funds Seized, NBC Cancels Heads-Up Championship, and More
The Weekly Turbo will get you caught up on the top poker stories of the week, including news on the latest online poker funds seizures, the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship Being Canceled, and more.

Titan Poker’s Newest Promotion Combines the European Football League and Poker
If you’re a football enthusiast who loves poker look no further then the Titan Poker European Football League promo to win your share of $30,000.

The Nightly Turbo: Bord Blasts Americans, November Nine Prop Bets, and More

Posted by Ty Poke | October 14, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

The Nightly Turbo: Bord Blasts Americans, November Nine Prop Bets, and More
NBC has cancelled the popular National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and defending World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champ James Bord has put American poker pros on blast.

The Nightly Turbo: Secret Service Seizes Funds, More Changes at Epic Poker, and More
The Secret Service seized more than $2 million in funds tied to online poker in South Carolina, and the Epic Poker League added a new member to its Standards and Conduct Committee

Poker run to raise money for DJ’s kidney transplant

Posted by Ty Poke | October 13, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Poker run to raise money for DJ’s kidney transplant
CANTON — Steve “Boomer” Sutton will conduct a poker run on Saturday to raise money for his much-needed kidney transplant. After the great success of his Benefit Golf Outing at Callahan Golf Links …

Timing, legal woes make legalizing online poker less attractive – Las Vegas Sun

Posted by Ty Poke | October 11, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Timing, legal woes make legalizing online poker less attractive – Las Vegas Sun


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Timing, legal woes make legalizing online poker less attractive
Las Vegas Sun
It took years to get gaming lobbyists, poker enthusiasts and sympathetic lawmakers to join in an effort to legalize online poker in the United States. But just as they appear close to success, their union is fraying.
Poker News: Full Tilt License Yanked,…Poker Player Online
It May Not Yet Be All Over for Full Tilt, Says PlayPokerOnline.comMarketWatch (press release)
The Nightly Turbo: Mizrachi Teams With Breeder's Cup, AGCC Reviews FTP Mess PokerNews.com
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A Look at a Future U.S. Online Poker Market Part Two – CardPlayer.com


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A Look at a Future U.S. Online Poker Market Part Two
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Note: This is part two of a three-part look at a potentially licensed and regulated online poker market in the United States. You can find part one here. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for part three.
Tax Online Poker and Grow Renewable EnergyGreen Prophet
American Gaming Association to back new poker bidGamingTodaySlotsToday
Will Online Casinos Who Obeyed UIGEA Get USA Online Poker License?Blackjack Champ
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PokerNews Book Review: Phil Gordon’s Little Gold Book – PokerNews.com

PokerNews Book Review: Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book
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“I'm ancient in the poker world,” Gordon admits in the book, “The kids are now dominating.” Indeed, Gordon is a relic when it comes to the poker world. Although he has results dating to 2000, Gordon burst onto the poker scene shortly after the poker
Vegas Sports Books take a lickingGamingTodaySlotsToday

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Poker: When the young guns challenge the veterans – The Guardian

Poker: When the young guns challenge the veterans
The Guardian
Next week's Late Night Poker (late on Monday night, Channel 4) has a very interesting line-up. Four previous series champions, all big names from the early days of televised poker (Devilfish, Simon Trumper, Peter Costa and John Duthie) take on three of

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Bellagio’s Festa al Lago Main Event Begins – CardPlayer.com


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Bellagio's Festa al Lago Main Event Begins
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CardPlayer.com is the world's oldest and most well respected poker magazine and online poker guide. Since 1988, CardPlayer has provided poker players with poker strategy, poker news, and poker results. Today, CardPlayer.com is the best poker
Know when to fold 'emThe Economist (blog)

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