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A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

Getting inside the mind of your opponents by Jack Clayton   Hey, it’s the 50th anniversary of B.F. Skinner receiving the National Medal of Science! Let’s have a poker party to celebrate in honor of ole Burrhus Frederic. Err… who? Okay, Skinner was a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, a behavioral psychologist, prolific author and thinker. […]

CHATTING WITH THE CHAINSAW

Optimal play with Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler By Sean Chaffin   Poker is more than just bluffing and betting. It involves a mental and physical approach – especially for long hours in major tournament series.  Longtime tournament pro Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler knows the scene well and has plenty of experience as a traveling player, having amassed more […]

SETTING THE PACE

The Advantages Of Playing Slow By Jack Clayton   We live in a hectic world. Fast cars, fast food, a speedy work environment, and technology that increases how much we try and cram into one day. Instead of quietly reading the newspaper over a coffee in the morning, we get our news from instantaneous tweets, […]

LOSING TO THE WORST PLAYER

The short life of the River Rat By Jack Clayton   There’s one in every crowd. The loudmouth who mucks up a quiet family dinner, the athlete who turns the ball over and costs you a winning ticket at the sports book, or the guy at work who makes one screw-up that ruins eight hours […]

POKER BRAT

14-Time World Series Of Poker Winner Phil Hellmuth Discusses His New Autobiography By Sean Chaffin   With more than three decades in the poker world, Phil Hellmuth has become synonymous with the game. The career bullet points are endless: 14 World Series of Poker bracelets, almost $22 million in tournament winnings, numerous TV appearances, and […]

DIAMONDS IN THE BLUFF

The ins and outs of successful bluffing By Jack Clayton   Lying gets a bad name – and it should. Nobody likes to be fooled, told untruths or doubt what someone tells them. Trust is like a China plate; once it’s cracked it’s impossible to get it back to its original state. I once asked […]

YOU’RE BEING WATCHED

Don’t play any hand, play the right hand By Jim Feist   One of the biggest mistakes sports bettors make is to wager on too many favorites. They don’t believe an underdog has a shot, either in baseball or football, so they always play teams that are supposed to win according to oddsmakers. This is […]

CARD CRUSHER

New Jersey’s Scott Blumstein Wins World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Showdown By Sean Chaffin   “I’m either going to look like a genius or an idiot,” Blumstein said after mucking his cards. After 10 days of play and thousands of entries, Scott Blumstein emerged as the World Series of Poker Main Event […]

CHIPS, CHECKS & CHALLENGES

Poker tips from the PokerStars pros By Sean Chan   Afraid to jump in a poker game? Do those other players at the tables scare you? Never fear, Casino Player was at the Poker- Stars Festival New Jersey last fall in Atlantic City to check out the action. The company re-launched its online poker offering […]

FULL HOUSE

Previewing the WSOP 2017 schedule By Sean Chaffin   ALL EYES OF THE POKER WORLD LOOK to the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this summer for the 48th World Series of Poker. From its humble beginnings of a collection of old school Texas rounders to the giant mecca of the card-playing world, this […]

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