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Poker

Poker is the world’s favorite card game. But to win, you need skill, luck and a strong stomach. We can’t bring you luck or settle your nerves, but our experts can guide you to the tables and teach you the ins and outs of the game.

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THE BLOCKER DEFENSE

Use blockers to become a better poker player By Jack Clayton   Block and tackle, anyone? Not the kind associated …

AGGRESSIVE POKER PAYS

Raising is the key to gauge the reactions of other players and increase the pot By Jack Clayton   We’re …

REAL MONEY FROM HOME

7 tips for playing poker online By Sean Chaffin   As the coronavirus pandemic had many American indoors throughout March, …

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Poker player James Baune’s amazing journey from flatline to final tables By Sean Chaffin   “Oh my God, you’re back,” …

TURNING A PROFIT

Control every move you make By Jack Clayton   The joke in our nation’s capital has long been about taxes, …

GETTING IN ON THE ACTION

A complete guide to playing poker in a casino By Sean Chaffin   Poker players around the world check out …

TABLE DYNAMIC

Battling hyperaggressive players with three-time WPT champion Anthony Zinno By Sean Chaffin   Aggression can certainly be good at the …

THE THREE R’s OF POKER

The methodical approach to winning at the tables By Jack Clayton   All right, everyone, are you ready for a …

Online poker and casino gaming goes live in Pennsylvania 

By Sean Chaffin    Pennsylvania gamblers received some good news on Nov. 4 when the state became the fourth to …

DIAMONDS IN THE BLUFF

The ins and outs of successful bluffing By Jack Clayton   Lying gets a bad name – and it should. …

AN ACE UP THE SLEEVE

Mike Sexton discusses cheating in poker By Sean Chaffin   No one wants to play with a cheater and the …

PLAYING THE FOOL

In poker, trickery and deceit are powerful tools By Jack Clayton   Football season is in full swing, with college …

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Sean Winter Wins Seminole Flagship Event for $698,175   HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2019) – For the fifth consecutive year, …

KNOW WHEN TO DUMP ‘EM

Good starting cards may not always be that golden opportunity By Jack Clayton   We all have favorites. Maybe you …

FANTASTIC 50TH

The WSOP draws huge numbers, 55-year-old wins second-largest event for $10 million By Sean Chaffin   The World Series of …

THE FALSE DONKEY STRATEGY

Flying under the radar by pretending to be a weak player By Jack Clayton   It’s the middle of the …

FANTASTIC FIFTY

World Series of Poker adds plenty of extras for its 50th Anniversary celebration By Sean Chaffin   The cards are …

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Where is the most advantageous table position? By Jack Clayton   Let’s talk about positioning. No, not leaning back in …

PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING

The importance of being aware at the tables By Jack Clayton   After a long cold winter for a lot …

ISLAND TIME

PokerStars Platinum Pass event breaks records in the Bahamas By Sean Chaffin   The weather in January is perfect in …

LOOK AND PLAN AHEAD

The advantages of poker patience By Jack Clayton With sports betting in Las Vegas there are situations on the football …

PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

Observe and focus on your opponents By Jack Clayton The joke in our nation’s capital has been about taxes, as …

HISTORY MAKER

15 Years after his World Series of Poker win, Chris Moneymaker talks online poker By Sean Chaffin It’s been an …

DEALING A FULL HOUSE

World Poker Tour Continues to Grow as it Looks to the Future with Some Recent Changes By Sean Chaffin   …

THE ART OF DECEPTION

Gain advantages with cards, psychology and with play By Jack Clayton   Deception is perceived as a bad word throughout …

FUN WITH A PURPOSE

Folding can be good strategy, not defeat By Jack Clayton   The interest in poker the last decade has been …

BIG HANDS AND BITE-SIZED BETS

Making the most of a value bet By Jack Clayton   Knowing how much to invest in a stock at …

GRABBING THE GOLD

2018 World Series of Poker Sets New Records By Sean Chaffin   More buy-ins, more gold bracelets, more poker — …

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 …

CHATTING WITH THE CHAINSAW

Optimal play with Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler By Sean Chaffin   Poker is more than just bluffing and betting. It involves …

SETTING THE PACE

The Advantages Of Playing Slow By Jack Clayton   We live in a hectic world. Fast cars, fast food, a …

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 …

POKER BRAT

14-Time World Series Of Poker Winner Phil Hellmuth Discusses His New Autobiography By Sean Chaffin   With more than three …

DIAMONDS IN THE BLUFF

The ins and outs of successful bluffing By Jack Clayton   Lying gets a bad name – and it should. …

YOU’RE BEING WATCHED

Don’t play any hand, play the right hand By Jim Feist   One of the biggest mistakes sports bettors make …

CARD CRUSHER

New Jersey’s Scott Blumstein Wins World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Showdown By Sean Chaffin   “I’m either …

CHIPS, CHECKS & CHALLENGES

Poker tips from the PokerStars pros By Sean Chan   Afraid to jump in a poker game? Do those other …

FULL HOUSE

Previewing the WSOP 2017 schedule By Sean Chaffin   ALL EYES OF THE POKER WORLD LOOK to the Rio Hotel …

GAME SAVVY: THE TERRIBLE THREES

Just reading about poker strategy will get you only so far. Test your poker skills and compare your choices to …

BIG HANDS AND BITE-SIZED BETS

Making the most of a value bet By Jim Feist Knowing how much to invest in a stock at the …

CHECK RAISE AS A WEAPON

Strategy for Texas hold ‘em By Jim Feist Basketball season is a frenzied time in Las Vegas, with rivalry matchups, …

BEATING FRUSTRATION – KEEP EMOTIONS IN CHECK

Bluffs, flops and what TV has done to the game By Jim Feist   It’s easy to get frustrated. We …

THE ART OF BIG ‘D’— DECEPTION

Keep your opponents off balance By Jim Feist Deception is perceived as a bad word throughout most of culture, but …

STACKING CHIPS

An inside look at an average day at the World Series of Poker By Sean Chaffin   With a sprawling …

CARDS IN THE AIR

WSOP Gets Underway With Changes, additions… and fun! By Sean Chaffin The biggest event in poker got underway June 1 …

PATTERNS AND PREDICTABILITY: HONE YOUR MEMORY

Folding up shop can be a good strategy By Jim Feist   The growing interest in poker the last decade …

The Psychology Of Poker Play

It’s a lot more than pretending to be eccentric By Frank Scoblete   Being a competent, good or even great …

Meet The 2015 WSOP Champ

Joe McKeehen Wins World Series of Poker Main Event By J. Phillip Vogel   He’s no ordinary Joe. Philly’s Joe …

SIZE MATTERS

Stack size has many variables—know how much to bet and when By Jim Feist   Yes, size matters. At least …

READY TO RUMBLE

The November Nine are set to battle for the title as ESPN expands live coverage By Sean Chaffin After a …

Main Eventers

6,420 began but only nine players remain in the WSOP’s Championship Event By J. Phillip Vogel     Every year, …

Poker Table Mind Games

Ins and outs of the check raise By Jim Feist   August may be hot, but I could care less: …

Upping The Ante

WSOP rings in a massive field for the Colossus, Hellmuth’s 14th bracelet, and a ton of poker action By Sean …

A Poker Life

Daniel Negreanu has become the face of the game and discusses life, competition, and even bringing an NHL team to …

More Mind Games

The ancient art of deception By Jim Feist   As a longtime poker player who also studies and wagers on …

Deal Me In!

Common sense and wisdom to help jumpstart your poker game By Kevin Blackwood   Twenty five years ago, you would …

WSOP: Meet the November Nine

Nine players from around the world are set to square off for poker’s biggest event By J. Phillip Vogel   …

Poker Tips: Starting Hands and Seat Position

Understanding your opening moves and hands By Jim Feist   In sports, poker and gaming, everyone is anxious to know …

A Winning Hand

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open out to capture poker spotlight again with 2nd Annual $10 Million Guaranteed Championship By Sean …

The Squeeze

Using the squeeze in big-bet games such as no limit, pot limit Omaha and Texas hold ‘em. By Jim Feist …

The Face of the New Online Poker Movement

The “Magician” Antonio Esfandiari is Ultimate Poker’s Brand Ambassador By Paul Wilson   There were a lot of things that …

Playing Poker: The Skill or the Will?

Don’t just reach for the perfect hand by Jim Feist   When I walk up to the wagering window at …

Going for the Gold

Poker’s best compete in the 44th Annual World Series of Poker By Sean Chaffin   From savvy chip-stacking veterans to …

Poker Psychology and Deception: Time Your Bluffs

Bluffing versus Semi-Bluffing By Jim Feist   Bluffing can take many forms. You can pretend to be cautious even though …

Chip Revelations: Size Does Matter

Your opponent’s chip stack speaks volumes about their game By Jim Feist   April in Paris? How about April in …

G’day Mate!

The World Series Of Poker launches a bracelet battle down under By SEAN CHAFFIN   In April, the biggest poker …

Winning the Big One

Greg Merson conquers final table for World Series of Poker Main Event title by Sean Chaffin   ESPN’s cameras were …

Vive la France!

Hellmuth, Esfandiari continue their domination at WSOP-Europe by Sean Chaffin “I know people don’t expect me to use this word, …

Magic Man

Magician-turned-poker pro Antonio Esfandiari discusses his tricks of the trade   The cards have been kind to Antonio “the Magician” …

GOING FOR THE POT OF GOLD and a BRACELET TOO – World Series of Poker

Casino Player previews the World Series of Poker final table by Sean Chaffin   The players are ready.  So are …

The Check Raise in Poker

When and why you should use one of poker’s most important maneuvers   By checking and raising your opponent’s bet …

The World Series of Poker Goes BIG

Phil Hellmuth earns 12th bracelet during the WSOP’s first wave of events By Sean Chaffin   In the 43-year history …

Beau Rivage Presents 12th Annual Gulf Coast Poker Championship

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS,  will be home to the 12th Annual Gulf Coast Poker Championship Sept. …

Delta Gold Poker Classic Results

The Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi reported the results for events No. 7 and No. 19 in its …

Kid Poker

Daniel Negreanu gives Casino Player his thoughts on poker scandals, playing to win, and the 2012 WSOP By Sean Chaffin …

Playing Smarter Poker

How to minimize mistakes and use expected value to your advantage By Jim Feist   Mistakes happen. All the time. …

Best Defense in Poker

How the right defensive tactics can position you to conquer the poker table By Jim Feist The NFL playoffs are …

Player Of The Year

Ben Lamb earns one of poker’s highest honors after a dominant streak at the tables By Sean Chaffin While his …

Playing Positive in Poker

Capitalizing on video poker games that (potentially) pay back more than 100 percent By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   The main …

The Art of Deception in Poker

The ability to deceive your opponents is crucial in sports—and in poker By Jim Feist  Poker is a game of …

Winning The Big One in Poker

The WSOP Mints Another Millionaire   At the conclusion of this year’s World Series Of Poker, the last man standing …

Ready For Battle – Poker

The WSOP’s “November Nine” are heading for the ultimate poker showdown By Sean Chaffin Despite the cloud of controversy hanging …

Ultimate Texas Hold Em

Why playing aggressively pays off By Basil Nestor You may be tempted to play this game the same way as …

Making the Call in Poker

Do you know when to call against big bets? by Kevin Blackwood   A friend of mine named Tom caught …

The Bigger, The Better in Poker

A showdown with a poker superstar reveals why I love no limit poker By Gillian Epp Hold ‘em is an …

Deal Me In! – Poker Player

Common sense and wisdom to help jumpstart your poker game By Kevin Blackwood Twenty years ago, people would have thought …

Fortune Favors the Bold in Poker

Getting aggressive and pouncing on “ABC” players By Kevin Blackwood The key to winning these pots is focusing more on …

Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em

Prepare yourself by learning the proper strategies, and it’s a table game worth wagering on by Michael Shackleford Ultimate Texas …

Playing The Percentages in Tournament

Stop losing sleep over the near-misses, and find other ways to win By Kevin Blackwood     By trying different …

How “Good” A Player Are You in Poker?

Making sure that your strategies in poker are in sync with your goals By Basil Nestor   What is a …

Close Encounters Of The Winning Kind in Poker

Amazing true stories of close calls and astounding wins By John Grochowski “When it comes to electronic gaming, all things …

The Basics of Four Card Poker

Anyone can play this new poker-based table game by Henry Tamburin   It’s funny how I learn about new table …

Hands you should almost never bet in Poker

Vary your hands according to strength by Mike Caro   Did you know there are poker hands you should almost …

Thinning the Field – Caro on Poker

Study all the scenarios before making your move   One of the weirdest impromptu poker lectures I ever witnessed happened …

Sun, Sand and Straight Flushes in Poker

Cruises create a poker player’s paradise by Len Butcher   Sun. Sand. Straight flush. What more could anyone who loves …

How to Handle a Hum – CARO ON POKER

Knowing when this tell means strength or a bluff by Mike Caro   Occasionally, you’ll find yourself at a poker …

Lessons from the Legendary “Mad Genius of Poker”

By Mike Caro   Mike Caro, “the Mad Genius of Poker” is today’s foremost authority on poker strategy, psychology, and …

TIPS FOR PLUNGING INTO THE POKER POOL

Basic Strategies by Brad “Otis” Willis   Just a few years ago, I sat in a Las Vegas poker room …

Making money in the middle

Don’t feel you always have to raise when holding a good hand   Let’s examine a hand I played last …

Bad Boys, Bad Beats, and Bad Losers in Poker

WSOP presents a clash of a large group of alpha males by Kevin Blackwood   In July the only thing …

The most-profitable size for a no-limit bet in Poker

Not as simple as it may seem to be   What’s the right size for a no-limit bet? In limit …

Poker 101: Taking the Poker Plunge

Learning the ropes of America’s hottest card game by Kevin Blackwood   The poker craze has transformed gambling over the …

The Advantage of Showing Cards in Poker

Sounds crazy but it can work in your favor By Mike Caro   Look, I’m not a tournament player. In …

The Truth About Aces In Hold ’em

Knowing when to take advantage of them is the key By Mike Caro   I hate it when I begin …

Caesars Palace Poker Classic

One-of-a-kind poker tournament guarantees $1 million to winner. by H. Scot Krause   Following on the heels of the world’s …

Rules & Strategy – Poker

Rules & Strategy Poker Poker is the world’s favorite card game. But to win, you need skill, luck and a …

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Online Poker Tells In poker, tells are actions or gestures by players in reaction to a specific circumstance. These predominantly …

Winning Strategies – Seven Card Stud

Winning Strategies for Online Poker Players: Seven Card Stud One of the best-known poker games in the world, Seven Card …

Winning Strategies – Omaha

Winning Strategies for Online Poker Players: Omaha Omaha poker is a fun, simple, and entertaining variation of the Texas Hold …

Winning Strategies – Texas Hold ’em

Winning Strategies for Online Poker Players: Texas Hold ‘Em Texas Hold, or more commonly “Hold ‘em” is currently the most …

Recommended Poker Rooms

Recommended Poker Rooms Doyles Room DoylesRoom.com Doylesroom.com has been considered the best site for serious poker players since the day …

Winning Strategies For Online Poker Players

Winning Strategies for Online Poker Players Moving from traditional or “offline” card rooms to online ones can be a tough …

Online Poker Tutorial

Touring an Online Poker   While all online poker rooms have their own unique characteristics, such as games offered, table …

Gamble Online – Poker Rooms

Poker Rooms Navigating Internet Poker Rooms There’s no question that poker has become the “in” game of the day. Television, …

Swimming With The Sharks poker tournaments

Finding and capitalizing on the best Las Vegas poker tournaments By Kevin Blackwood “Headhunter” tourneys are quite fun and actually …

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