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...

Raising Any Two Cards at WSOP Main FT

If you were watching the final table coverage on Tuesday you would have witnessed an odd segment where the overwhelming big stack starts raising any two cards. Everyone knows this is what is going on and yet the opponents are folding pretty much every hand.You might...

Big Errors in the Small Blind

I was intrigued by the story of Amanda Botfeld and her dad in the tag team event and found myself looking up some of the reporting. These hands really caught my eye. Disclaimer, pokernews reporting has been known to be wrong so apologies if I’m judging these...