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Poker News | PokerWorks Op-Ed

PokerWorks Op-Ed takes the cobwebs off the corners and ceilings and blows the dust out into the universe in an attempt to unplug your brain from the standard 9-5 mentality. It may get confusing, it may be enlightening, but one thing it is for sure, it is an opinion.

Poker Pros: How They LearnedPoker Pros: How They Learned

Ever wondered how the masters of poker made it to the top? Whether it was destiny or just dogged hard work that brought them success? 

Online poker is the Game of the Future

For at least 30 years most of us that have been involved in poker, on a daily basis, have heard that Omaha is 'the game of the future.' We're still waiting. When No Limit Hold'em became a household world after the World Poker Tour took over the...

We The PeopleThe White House Responds to Online Poker Petition

It has only been about eight months since Americans signed an online petition to license and regulate Internet poker. The Obama administration finally responded on Friday, May 18th. The White House response can be compared to a sick joke without...

Black Friday Burns Bright!

It has been a long and painful year for online poker players in the United States since Black Friday hit on April 15th, 2011. The far reaching impact of the indictments and closure of the top three online poker sites is still unfolding as the U.S...

World Wide WebAntigua vs. U.S.: The Battle Continues

In just three days the poker world will mark a one year anniversary – April 15th – otherwise known as Black Friday in the United States. U.S. legal enforcement institutions shut down three major online poker sites and charged them with illegal...

Ace of spadesPoker Pros - One of Poker's Systemic Diseases

I spent many years in the dealer's chair listening, watching, and dodging cards while trying to close my ears and grow a hard shell to be able to stand some of the verbal abuse that was spewed out of vile mouths over a missed draw or a beat on the...

$100 billsBorrowing - One of Poker's Systemic Diseases

It’s reasonably doubtful that poker could exist as we know it today if a large amount of borrowing to stay in action wasn’t going on. There are players that don’t borrow because they would have to lend if asked; there are other players that...

slot machineThe Price of Addictive Behavior

Part of becoming an adult is being able to decipher and filter through your own emotions and particular circumstances and take control of your actions; accepting the differences between right and wrong and choosing the correct path. Anyone can...

world gamblingThe United States Crimes Against Citizens and Online Poker

Everyone knows that poker is a game of people played with cards. You have options all the way through the play of a hand that can change a winner to a loser and vice-versa. After looking at your cards (unless you are in the blind or forced to...

November Nine: Does Winning During the Break Equal Main Event Champion?

2011 WSOP November Niner Matt Giannetti won the World Poker Tour Malta Main Event collecting a cash prize of $276,457. The poker media quickly grabbed the story and did the calculations of whether such success during the World Series of Poker...

Will the Epic Poker League be Dealt a Winning Hand or Bust Out?

The Epic Poker League (EPL) kicked off its inaugural season at The Palms in Las Vegas and the Main Event wrapped up last weekend with Chino Rheem defeating Erik Seidel heads up for the impressive $1 million first place prize. The event set the...

Poker Plus: Did the Epic Poker League Get Rheemed?

The inaugural Epic Poker League held their $20,000 Main Event last week at the Palms in Las Vegas with 137 of some of the best poker players in the world on hand to battle for the million dollar first place prize. But when the smoke cleared early...

Poker Plus: Love and Poker – A Controversial Mix

Love is a many splendored thing – but not usually at the poker table. In card rooms around the world at various times you see boyfriends and girlfriends or husbands and wives sitting at the tables, but usually not at the same table. It is seldom...

Poker Plus: Show Me My Money

It will be three months this week since the doom and gloom of Black Friday hit online poker players. On April 15th thousands of players were shut out of playing online but that wasn’t their main concern – they wanted to know how to cash...

Poker Plus: Jonathan Epstein; No Win by Playing Ladies Event

The 2011 Ladies World Poker Championship WSOP event is now over. But just like last year, the controversy continues, thanks to a few attention seeking males who have yet to understand the event is not about segregation or discrimination. It is a...

Poker Plus: CA Poker Players Need to Oust Feinstein

Being a poker player, I hate the UIGEA, Black Friday, and every other incident that has happened to take away my right to play online poker. Wanting to protest our government’s interference in my right to the freedom of choice to play poker, I...

Poker Plus: Rebelling Against Online Poker Prohibition

Poker players WILL play poker, no matter how hard the government or anyone else tries to keep them from doing so. And so it is with all of us who live in America: Where there is a will there is a way – and we will find it. The Volstead...

Poker Plus: Online Poker Economics

By now, unless they are cave dwellers with no media access or internet, every poker player on the planet has heard of ‘Black Friday’ and what it means to players in the USA. But what exactly does it mean to us who are fortunate enough to live...

Grinding Online - Low Limit Hi/Lo Stud

Back in my college days, long before the Internet was a gleam in Al Gore’s eye, the game of choice at our all-night poker games was 7 Card hi/lo stud.  The game was played where the final rounds of betting included a declaring phase, where you...

Online Poker Etiquette

Most of us play poker online, staring at one or two computer screens, mouse in hand. Hidden from other players, some people transform into ranting and raging lunatics. In this fuzzy, virtual world, are there rules of engagement and etiquette that...

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The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

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