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WSOP underway with some famous names chalking up wins By Sean Chaffin   Las Vegas is the center of the poker world throughout the summer with the World Series of Poker running May 30-July 18, with 95 tournaments at the Horseshoe and Paris casinos. With the bracelet chasing now underway, players from around the world […]

All In

WSOP unveils complete 2023 schedule with 95 live events on tap By Sean Chaffin   The poker world saw some huge events from PokerStars in January and February as well as a massive cash game hand. Beyond some of that action, theWorld Series of Poker also released a packed schedule with hopes of setting some […]


When it comes to poker, know your strategy and betting amount By Jim Feist   We are bombarded with choices about numbers every day. How much is this item? How much is that? Gas costs how much? It doesn’t go away at the poker tables, either. One of the dilemmas we experience at the tables […]


Know your hands – and your games By Jim Feist   After a warm summer around the nation, the signs of fall are already apparent in Las Vegas. Fall means it’s time to shed bad habits and things that hold us back, which is a great time to focus on what games you are best […]

Trickster Moves

Cheating scandals rock high-stakes poker world By Sean Chaffin The summer brings plenty of news in the poker world with the World Series of Poker getting underway as well as numerous tournaments around Las Vegas. That includes some nice events geared toward women and some other major events in the works. Here’s a look at […]

WSOP Unveils 2022 Schedule

The World Series of Poker is less than two months away and organizers recently released the complete schedule for this summer’s event. The series runs from May 31 to July 20 with 88 events, with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $250,000. Per CDC and state guidelines, masks and proof of vaccine won’t be required throughout […]

Battling For Bracelets

16-Time World Series of Poker Champion Phil Hellmuth Discusses His Life in Poker and Quest for Greatness By Sean Chaffin   The World Series of Poker kicks off on May 31 and no player may be more synonymous with the event than Phil Hellmuth. The 1989 Main Event champion has 16 championship bracelets and $16.3 […]

Crown Champ

New Champion Crowned in World Series of Poker Main Event By Sean Chaffin   After battling for nine days, Germany’s Koray Aldemir rose to the top in the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event in November. The 31-year-old poker pro scored $8 million and the championship gold bracelet for the victory. “It’s just the dream […]


Observe opponents through critical analysis and then attack!   A poker “Soul Read” is when a player supposedly looks into the heart of their opponent and through some innate power is able to see their cards—then trumps them with a perfect play. Now, I’ve never played against a soothsayer in a Vegas Mentalist show, but […]

Live Poker Eases Toward Normalcy

Your guide to a summer filled with live poker play By Sean Chaffin   Live poker is back, at least what most players regard as the normal version of the game—no partitions, no masks, friendly table talk and plenty of fun. This month, Casino Player looks at the returning face of live poker as well […]

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