Tournament Strategy

Poker Tells … They’re broadcasting

April 2014

Your opponents are telling you everything The following is a preview of a chapter from the soon-to-be-published book “Verbal Poker Tells,” by Zachary Elwood. Pre-orders are available on the author’s website. Immediate Verbal Responses One sign of relaxed speech is that it flows freely, without hesitation. Anxious people are more likely to think before speaking; [...]

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A Change of Pace

October 2013

Over the last few years, Vanessa Selbst has been virtually unstoppable. What’s left now but crime fighting? You can’t really run out of superlatives when describing the career of Vanessa Selbst. She’s the most successful female tournament player in history with $8 million in lifetime earnings at the age of 29. Selbst is also one [...]

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Wandering around in Laak’s head

October 2013

Leave a trail of breadcrumbs, you never know where this will end up TV: “Breaking Bad” is over. For me that show was easily the best thing ever. I am gunna miss it. I loved it. Will always love it, and that is that. Aaron Paul quite enjoys the game of poker. Hopefully we will [...]

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The Wonder that is the Nov. 9

October 2013

It’s a spectacle, and a good one Thousands of supporters are yelling. Signs, flags and banners are hoisted in the air with an intensity that instantly draws attention from the cameras that surround the room and broadcast the event to the world. Unified chants are performed and voices are lost as the hours pass and [...]

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WSOP.com … Where The Action Is

October 2013

The World Series of Poker launched their real-money online poker site September 9 at 9:19 a.m. after heavy promotion of the site during the seven-week summer series. The much-anticipated site was the second legal and regulated online poker site to go live in Nevada after a longer-than-expected licensing process from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. [...]

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Feel Game

October 2013

If you are playing by feel, go ahead and pack it up “You know, I’m more of a feel player.” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase. It usually is said right after a semi-successful player has been confronted with an analysis that belittles a play he made. Unable to clarify [...]

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Phamily Poker Classic

September 2013

Lake Tahoe. Two of my worlds collided. Poker and Phish. I was a bounty player in the Phamily Poker Classic 3, a charity tournament for the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s music education. Poker players are still stuck on the fringe of society, unable to shake the “degenerate gambler” label [...]

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