In no-limit and pot-limit poker, leverage is possibly THE most important strategical concept. When you first understand leverage, your game will take a giant leap forward.
The best play for a certain hand depends on how much money you have in your stack. In both holdem and Omaha, the stack-to-pot ratio is an important tool for better decisions.
The list is out. After twelve days of 2009 WSOP Main Event, there's a list of names. Nine lucky poker millionaires who will play it out for the title in November.
Despite all the talk of poker as a Global Phenomenon, the European Invasion of the WSOP or that The Russians are Coming, if we look at the cold numbers, the US dominance is overwhelming.
The last day of the WSOP Main Event was a sell-out, and top pros Patrik Antonius and TJ Cloutier were denied entrance into the biggest competition of the year.
The winner of the 2009 WSOP Main Event will get $8,546,435 in prize money. All finalists will receive a minimum of $1,263,602.
Abe Mosseri from New York, NY won Event 55, $2,500 Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, at the 2009 World Series of Poker, and took home $165,521 in prize money.
Tony Veckey from Lake In the Hills, IL won Event 54, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $673,276 in prize money.
David "Gunslinger" Bach from Athens, GA won Event 49, $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $1,276,806 in prize money.
I run across various people in my travels for poker. Some I see in several locations, while others I only see in a specific area.