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Plenty of Fish in the Stud 8 Pool

2 20 April 2009 , By: compncards
If you want a game that can be truly a table of fish, then you need to sit in a Stud 8 or Better game. Stud 8 or Better is known as stud hi-lo split.   The best five card hand wins half the pot, while a qualifying low hand gets the other hand.   A qualifying low hand is five unique cards eight and lower.

PLO will eventually drive you insane

17 April 2009 , By: I-PokerJunkie-I
Omaha can give anyone gray hairs and if Patrik Antonius had any it would probably have changed color after this horrific beat. I've always regarded Patrik as one of the nicest and most humble pros, but that all changed after seeing this clip. "Good luck buddy. God call by the way, or good raise, good re-re-raise.

Poker Staking for the 21st Century

14 16 April 2009 , By: compncards
Most anyone that is a serious poker player has at least entertained the idea of getting them staked into a tournament or a cash game.   Online staking has always been a bit of a crapshoot for players unless they can get stakes from friends or backers that they know in real life.   Online staking has changed in the last year or so with the creation of ChipMeUp. com. Busto

16 April 2009 , By: Charlie River
An end of an era has arrived.   PokerRoom. com was launched in 1999 and was one of the first online poker sites to hit the internet.   When the poker boom hit, the site expanded its game offerings and became one of the most popular sites on the internet.

WSOP Europe Schedule Released

16 April 2009 , By: Charlie River
The World Series of Poker Europe schedule was released.   This years WSOP-E will be held from September 17th to October 1st at the Casino of the Empire in London, England.   As has been the case the last two years, many of the top players from Europe and around the world will come take their shot at a bracelet in fields that are a lot smaller than the fields that are at the WSOP in Las Vegas. There are four events in at the WSOP-E.

World Poker Classic Show Trend of Online Poker

14 April 2009 , By: compncards
The Five Star World Poker Classic is currently underway in Las Vegas.   In prior years, this event has averaged between 100 and 200 players per event.   This year, Event 1,2, and 11 have broken 100 players and the rest of the events have been averaging 50 players.   The first $5,000 event drew 106 players.

Lack of live experience costs Peter Eastgate $25k

6 13 April 2009 , By: I-PokerJunkie-I
There's always a lot of talk about young online players having trouble adjusting to live games. Lots of it is just bs, it doesn't take more than a live session or two to get hang of the basic differences. But in season five of High Stakes Poker we've seen some interesting examples of the contrary. In the first episode there's a story of Tom 'durrrr' Dwan checking with only his index finger in Bellagio (like you click the mouse), which caused some confusion because no one even noticed the check.

Negreanu totally off his game in High Stakes Poker

2 8 April 2009 , By: I-PokerJunkie-I
In my opinion Daniel Negreanu is one of the most stable and consistent poker pros out there. I've rarely seen him make any big mistakes, but in the latest episode (#3) of High Stakes Poker season five his game totally falls apart. It all starts with a hand he plays against Barry Greenstein. Negreanu gets pretty unlucky hitting a two pair on the turn when Greenstein has flopped the nut straight.

What Happens in Vegas…Is Now on Youtube

3 April 2009 , By: compncards
We all remember the "What Happens in Vegas" commercials?  Well, apparently what happens in Vegas now gets put on Youtube. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=HtR9jiGSra8[/youtube] Does anyone else think this guy looks a little like Moneymaker? So, for your poker players, I provide the following suggestions: If you are male, please do NOT wear a thong.

The Russians are Coming!!!

1 April 2009 , By: Charlie River
The Russians are invading America and they want your money. Don't believe me? Where have you been? Watching reruns of when people actually cared about Micon? Russian poker players are now beginning to dominate the sport. Naturally, any casual poker fan knows about Ivan Demidov and his runner-up finish at the WSOP this year. He also finished 3rd in the WSOP-E Main Event.
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