Winning Strategies | Last week, I alluded to the notion players play Ultimate Texas Hold’em more timidly than they should. While a portion of this is probably based in the relatively complex strategy of the game...
Beyond the Numbers | Minnesota Fats changed my life. I first fell in love with pool at 15 when a friend invited me to a pool tournament in Tennessee. It looked like something out of a movie.
Poker by George | If your pocket Jacks remains the probable high hand on the turn – i.e., there is no A, K or Q on the board, in which case an opponent likely would have your J-J beaten – recognize that it is still quite vulnerable.
Poker Deals | Several new tournaments are in the making. The first is a new charitable event. OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, will host the group’s first-ever poker tournament on Sunday, May 4 from 1-6 p.m.
Heavenly Poker | Considering the vast majority of your starting hands will be drawing hands, you want enough opponents in the pot to make it attractive when you do connect on the flop. That’s a “multiway” pot. That’s a “loose” table.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. The Borgata enhanced security and introduced more intricate chips for its poker tournament last week.
Beyond the Numbers | To play professionally, you need to protect your bankroll, choose your games and opponents wisely, take advantage of every edge you can find and, most importantly, have balance in your life.
Heavenly Poker | To be profitable, like any other business, casinos need customers. The more players (customers), the more revenues a casino can expect.
Poker by George | In the past, I have gone to great lengths to make it easy for my poker students and those who have learned the Hold’em Algorithm to decide whether their hole cards are worthy of investing to see the flop.
Phil Ivey is considered to be the best poker player in the world, but in baccarat he is in hot water. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
A Borgata Casino poker tournament cheating scandal has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.
Poker Deals | Grammy-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic will headline the 16th annual Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods combines world-class golf, high-stakes poker.
Beyond the Numbers | I have gained some insights along the way that might help anyone considering becoming a professional poker player. Like any endeavor in life it is necessary to be fully aware before making such a life-changing decision.
Poker by George | When you make the best decision, you are successful in your endeavor – win or lose the pot. Yes, losing a hand can also represent success – by losing less than would otherwise be the case.
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