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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One Delightfully Funny Story About a Split Pot
March 4, 2009 – 4:53 PM | No Comment

Another pretty hilarious Tommy Angelo story.  I love the way this guy writes about poker; he manages to imbue each tale with wit, self-deprication, a little bit of insanity, and a bona fide lesson or …

Celebrity Invitational: Two Red Hotters Get Ready for their Close-Ups
February 25, 2009 – 4:38 PM | One Comment
Celebrity Invitational: Two Red Hotters Get Ready for their Close-Ups

The Los Angeles Poker Classic tournament series is currently running at the Commerce Casino.  The $10,000-buy-in main event is down to 153 players as of this writing; the last of those players standing will take …

High Stakes Preview
February 25, 2009 – 3:43 PM | 15 Comments
High Stakes Preview

Season 5 of “High Stakes Poker” has already been filmed, but won’t begin airing until March1st.  To whet your appetite, though, 2 different preview trailers have been released.  And I’ve got to say: they look …

QuadsQuadsQuadsQuads
February 20, 2009 – 6:20 PM | 9 Comments

Sometimes I run good.  Quads four times in the span of six hours — twice against the same opponent! — makes this game quite easy.  Enjoy!:
 
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Poker can drive you Battier
February 14, 2009 – 6:37 PM | 4 Comments
Poker can drive you Battier

This article, about the Houston Rockets’ forward Shane Battier, has absolutely no poker content whatsoever.
Unless, of course, you actually read it.
It’s a story about how Battier, a player of average physical gifts and with definitely …

Poker Schadenfreude
February 13, 2009 – 6:31 PM | No Comment

These “Ten Sick Poker Hands” are so sick (“How sick are they?”) the original blogger chose to include a picture of a guy puking.  Because nothing says poker sickness better than a picture of a guy …

Brag Post
February 13, 2009 – 6:25 PM | 7 Comments

Limit cash game specialist Matt Hawrilenko is known to for playing some of the highest stakes online, and beating them consistently.
His latest blog post reveals a short story where he gets to let a customer …

Tops on TV
February 11, 2009 – 3:26 AM | 4 Comments
Tops on TV

Televised poker is a funny thing. Usually we viewers are witness to that part of the tournament where the payouts are the greatest, which adds inherent drama to the proceedings. The tradeoff, though, is that …

$3 Million Men
January 18, 2009 – 9:20 PM | No Comment

Jan 18, 2009

Had brunch with my parents this weekend.  After some perfunctory small talk about the recent snowfall and other family matters, my mother says, apropos of nothing, “So did you hear about this boy …

Canadian Poker Players, Past Present and The FUTURE
January 12, 2009 – 5:44 PM | 6 Comments

This weekend, at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, a 22-year old biochemistry graduate named Poorya Nazari outlasted 1400 other hopefuls to take down the EPT’s Caribbean Adventure for a cool $3 …

Poker 2008: A Review of the Year in Verse
January 7, 2009 – 5:44 PM | No Comment

Poker delivered its share of stories, from the littlest tales to the great
Without further ado, and in rhyme to be sure, the top ten of 2008:

Two Waterloo Warriors – babes in the woods – …

Hand of the Week
December 16, 2008 – 5:41 PM | 53 Comments
Hand of the Week

Ok, so I know there are people out there reading this thing. Time for you all to pull your own weight, and make your voices heard.

Today marks the start of a new (hopefully new …

The Hot Stove League
December 15, 2008 – 5:40 PM | No Comment
The Hot Stove League

An interesting discussion came up in the Red Club Sunday Big Game last night. I had been playing tight and, as a result of that and one speculative but bad call-down, my starting stack of …

PokerVT … Yeah, you know me
December 10, 2008 – 5:39 PM | No Comment
PokerVT … Yeah, you know me

If you haven’t yet tried PokerVT (You haven’t?  Even after my glowing review?), there are now two more reasons to sign up for Danie Negreanu and Co.’s special brand of “virtual training”.

The site recently signed …

Red Hot Poker Tour’s® Season 12 Championship
December 10, 2008 – 4:05 PM | 12 Comments
Red Hot Poker Tour’s® Season 12 Championship

CLASH OF CHAMPIONS TWELVE: RED HOTTERS FOUGHT THE LAW AND JOHN LAWSON WON
By Michael Stone
The first big snowfall of the season couldn’t stop 130-plus Red Hot Poker Tour players from once again …