The Summer Poker Venues Compared

I’ve been here a couple weeks, covered a lot of ground and will share some thoughts. More than any summer I can remember there are so many tournament poker options this year. The venues are not all created equal though.Ballys/Paris:A lot of people are saying its...
WSOP Logistics Part 2

WSOP Logistics Part 2

Greetings from Las Vegas. This is not a drill, the WSOP starts this week. Here are some last minute logistical things to consider.1. As has been the case the last couple years you can load money into your Bravo account so that you can use the automated registration...

God’s Gift to Poker

This is going to be tomorrow’s newsletter but I think its an important one and I wanted you guys to see it first.It was a great week for poker but I’m afraid the community is missing the big picture and getting fixated on the antics of one Phil...

The Crippled Stack and Big Blind Ante

Which came first in poker, the chicken or the egg?Credit to my friend David for suggesting I write about this topic as this situation is rare (and I admit never really paying much mind to it) but it happened to him in a poker tournament we played in together. When it...

When is a blocker not a blocker?

One of the buzzwords you hear in poker all the time is the concept of a blocker. The idea is simple enough, you having a card means your opponent doesn’t have it and there’s strategic implications to that. But today I wanted to share with you something fun...