Controversy During $50k Poker Player Championship

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The $50k Poker Player Championship is considered one of the more prestigious events at the World Series of Poker, so there is no surprise that player’s emotions run high during critical all-in moments. Mix in one part bizarre floor rulings and you have a recipe for instant drama. It all started at table 360 during… Read more

2012 WSOP: Rule 88 Causes ‘Tweet’ Controversy

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Every year, the WSOP goes through several rule changes that they put into place to try an enhance play. Many of these rules are necessary to maintain a healthy playing environment while adapting to modern life. For example, banning the use of electronic devices while at a table was necessary to prevent players from a… Read more

Your 2012 WSOP Guide

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It is that time of the year again! The biggest tournament series of the year is no underway in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites. That’s right! The World Series of Poker is back and bigger then ever. 61 events will be played over 50 days of intense action. There are several changes this year,… Read more

Poker Journal: Red Spade Open

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The Red Spade Open is one of my favourite tournaments to play on PokerStars. Outside of the minimum $1 million dollar prize pool with $200,000 guaranteed first place prize, there is also a chance to get a bounty knock-out on any of the PokerStar’s Team Online or Team Pro members worth an extra $100. It’s… Read more

WBCOOP 2012 & Railbirds.com: Blog for your Chance to Win Cash and SCOOP Tickets

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The Spring Championship of Online Poker is just around the corner and PokerStars is giving everyone a chance win huge cash prizes and even free entries into SCOOP events. What’s the catch? This is a blog contest so it’s time to put on your creative thinking cap. PokerStar’s wants to know, in either a 500-world… Read more

Details of PokerStars 2012 Rake System Changes

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Change from ‘Dealt’ to ‘Weighted Contributed’ VPP earnings at ring games will be calculated using the ‘weighted contributed’ method, changing from the ‘dealt’ method. The weighted contributed method awards VPPs to each player based on how much they contribute to the pot. You can read more about the weighted contributed calculation on the PokerStars website. Ring… Read more

The 42nd Annual WSOP: The Numbers in Review

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Looming before the start of 42nd Annual World Series of Poker, the aftermath effects of Black Friday were still being felt. Many wondered if there would be a noticeable change in attendance with millions of dollars locked up on several online sites. American players on PokerStars would find their money – but those holding small… Read more

Poker Strategy: Continuation Bets

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The continuation bet is one of the more common plays in poker and is a prime example of how aggressive play can be used effectively. However, it’s not always as simple as just betting all your flops and knowing the proper time to use is will make it a very potent weapon in your strategy… Read more

Poker Strategy: Cash Game Table Selection

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Patience: Not Just In the Game Patience is a word that gets tossed out a lot when talking about poker strategy – and for good reason! It’s certainly one of the most important traits to have a hold of when determining your skill level. However, it’s amazing to see how many players will take this… Read more

Poker Journal: 2011 FTP WSOP Fantasy Draft Tips and Tricks

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With just one day to go before the official start to the 2011 World Series of Poker, many poker fans are scouring the web in search of last-minute tips to fill their rosters. This year’s draft is particularly tricky as many veteran players native to the U.S. are still feeling the after-effects of Black Friday… Read more

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