Charm Looking for a Bracelet – Tournament of Champions 21
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By Mike Nelson
For the twenty first time players made their entrance to the grounds of the Tournament of Champions, as a field of 140 Red Hot Poker Tour elite entered the tournament …

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This Week on the PokerRoad: Looking Phil in the Hellmuth
April 14, 2009 – 3:48 PM | 3 Comments
This Week on the PokerRoad: Looking Phil in the Hellmuth

The following video, shot by Joe Stapleton at the 2009 Dream Team Poker Tournament, is about as close to sitting on Phil Hellmuth’s left as most of us will ever get.  It’s horribly shot… but …

Miracle Hold in PLO
April 14, 2009 – 11:06 AM | 14 Comments
Miracle Hold in PLO

The cash game session from this year’s Aussie Millions tournament has just gone up on PokerTube.  I was looking forward to this one mostly for the much-hyped heads-up duel between Tom “Durrr” Dwan and Patrick …

Winning Red Hot’s 18-Player Shootout Is As Easy As Cracking Aces
April 5, 2009 – 8:19 PM | 20 Comments
Winning Red Hot’s 18-Player Shootout Is As Easy As Cracking Aces

The Main Event of the World Series of Poker has always been seen as poker’s World Championship.  But since its introduction 3 years ago, the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament has come to be seen as the …

TOC or Bust(-Out)
April 3, 2009 – 7:28 AM | 5 Comments
TOC or Bust(-Out)

Standing around the final table area after the completion of Tournament of Champions XII, my girlfriend mentioned a conversation she just had with newly-crowned champion John Lawson.  John, apparently, could remember with precise detail all of …

The Poker Boom, Five Years On
April 1, 2009 – 5:48 PM | No Comment
The Poker Boom, Five Years On

PokerNews takes a look back at the post-Moneymaker Poker Boom (circa 2004/05) through eyes of three mainstream magazine articles from that era.  It’s a great piece about the emerging fad, which mainly showcases the efforts …

This Week on the PokerRoad: Tips From the Bear, HSP Edition
March 31, 2009 – 3:06 PM | 3 Comments
This Week on the PokerRoad: Tips From the Bear, HSP Edition

Barry Greenstein gives us another High Stakes Poker post-mortem, this week, on his Tips from the Bear segment, that leads off into a lot of other juicy areas.
First, he goes through the second-most talked about …

Basic Strategy Tips for Math Heads
March 27, 2009 – 10:35 AM | 37 Comments
Basic Strategy Tips for Math Heads

Ran across a couple of interesting strategy articles, recently, that highlight elementary tournament concepts.  Most people should know about these, but I find that most don’t.
Matt Matros, who finished 3rd at the $25,000 WPT Championship …

This Week on the PokerRoad: Was Not Wasicka
March 24, 2009 – 9:44 AM | No Comment
This Week on the PokerRoad: Was Not Wasicka

PokerRoad Radio spent the last week recording shows from the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament.  On its March 18th broadcast they interviewed Paul Wasicka.  Paul was healthy in chips at the time, but wound …

Legendary Hands… Now With Video!
March 24, 2009 – 9:13 AM | 13 Comments

Someone over at 2+2 asked about the “certain hands that go down in poker folklore and solidify a player’s reputation… I would be interested to hear [about] amazing hands by great players, like Ungar, Ivey, etc.”. …

RH_FireBall Blazes Her Way Through A $300k-Guaranteed Tournament
March 19, 2009 – 2:06 PM | 5 Comments
RH_FireBall Blazes Her Way Through A $300k-Guaranteed Tournament

As part of the weekly Red Club schedule, the Monday and Wednesday night tournaments offer their participants a special opportunity: for every twenty-two players that enter, one will win a seat into PartyPoker’s flagship $215-buy-in …

This Week on the PokerRoad: Barry at the NBC NHUC Party
March 17, 2009 – 11:47 AM | No Comment
This Week on the PokerRoad: Barry at the NBC NHUC Party

Barry Greenstein’s latest PokerRoad Blogfessional is a two-part series which follows our intrepid reporter as he roams the pre-tournament party prior to the National Heads-Up Championship. Barry runs into every poker player under the …

PokerRoad Warriors
March 10, 2009 – 4:16 PM | 5 Comments
PokerRoad Warriors

PokerRoad.com, the website created by Joe Sebok (who’s much more than just a Wizard-of-Oz frontman to his Man-Behind-the-Curtain pop Barry Greenstein), bills itself as “the best in pokertainment” from the people who created the word …

Durrrr… the extra ‘r’ is for “r u kidding me???”
March 9, 2009 – 3:35 PM | 18 Comments
Durrrr… the extra ‘r’ is for “r u kidding me???”

Episode 2 of “High Stakes Poker” Season 5 is now online.  There are some great situations throughout the whole episode, but it’s the last hand of the hour that I want to talk about…
…Or I …

Take it to the Bankroll
March 4, 2009 – 5:06 PM | 3 Comments
Take it to the Bankroll

PocketFiver grapsfan, one of the site’s leading writers of articles both useful and humourous, has revisted the notion of bankroll management.  Anyone looking to make poker a career, a hobby, or a lark should heed …

Bubble, Bubble, Boil and Trouble
March 4, 2009 – 5:02 PM | One Comment
Bubble, Bubble, Boil and Trouble

PokerNews, in their continuing series of off-beat Top 10 lists, comes through again with another gem: Top 10 Famous Final Table Bubbles.  I’ve written about the woes of “Seventhboking” before, my favourite delightfully-cruel bit of …