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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.

The Round Table – Sights and Sounds from the 2008 World Series of Poker – The Beginning

Another year, another series, another enormous mass of poker players; welcome to the WSOP 2008. Here we are again, back in Las Vegas for the series and things are actually running rather smooth. Every year Harrahs makes efforts to improve the...

The Round Table – Sights and Sounds from the PokerStars LAPT in Costa Rica – The Beginning

The thunder is booming and the rain pouring onto the lush greenery of the Costa Rican land. Poker players aren’t bothered, though, because they are busy trying to win themselves some cash. Over 400 players gathered in Costa Rica this week for the...

Your Online Poker Library

Thirty years ago you could count the number of poker books on one hand. David Sklansky's "Texas Hold ‘em published in 1976 was probably the first definitive book on poker. Although Doyle Brunson's "Super System" published in 1978 had more impact...

Poker Plus - Cycles

There are many cycles we go through as we age and go through life. First of course, we are babies, where everything is new, then toddlers where we are shaky, trying to find our way. On we go through adolescence where we learn and grow, then end up...

The Round Table – Sights and Sounds from the Bellagio $25,000 World Championship Weekend

The pros have come out from all over the world to participate in one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Just before the $25,000 event started, Jennifer Harman hosted the second annual charity poker tournament for the SPCA on Friday afternoon...

Start a Poker Blog

I’ve been blogging about my poker ride for the past two years. I originally decided to start a blog just to track my personal progress and failures in poker. I had no idea how much more I’d get out of it. I enjoy sharing my ups and downs at the...

The Round Table – Sights and Sounds from the Los Angeles Poker Classic

Although there was some confusion on the starting time of the Los Angeles Poker Classic this year, almost all of the 665 players that registered made it there on time. Last year the LAPC began at a leisurely 3:30 pm and this year they mixed things...

The Round Table - Poker After Dark’s New Leading Lady – Marianela Pereyra

I recently caught up with Marianela at the local Coffee Bean in Los Angeles to chat about her new job with NBC as the hostess of Poker After Dark. She is a gorgeous bubbly ball of energy from the get go. She opted for water, saying she doesn’t...

To Deal or Not to Deal

After dealing my third, and most enjoyable World Series of Poker in Vegas last summer, I returned to New York City and my job in midtown Manhattan in August. So this is how it is, in the post-WSOP, workaday world in NY. I work in an office. The...

2008 World Poker Open – Observations From Around the Tournament Floor

I walk through the main hallway leading into the tournament area and see a pair of broken sunglasses strewn across the floor. Smashed into piece... a lens here... half of the frame 10 feet away... the piece holding that holds the glasses onto the...

How to lose $100 an hour

Today, instead of covering the 2008 World Poker Open, Omaha Hi-Lo event, I decided to play in the $300+40 NLHE tournament. I didn't last long... under 3 hours in fact... but I think something can be learned from every tournament and I thought I'd...

New Year’s Resolutions

My New Year's Resolutions this year have nothing to do with losing weight, quitting smoking or exercising more. I don't need any of those. But my poker game always needs some work. Here are my resolutions for the coming year. I know that if I...

Merry Christmas World!

Share a special moment with PokerWorks’ own Santa Claus as he brings joy and cheer to children in Japan. This Santa is really special; he writes strategy articles and is available in PokerWorks Forum all year long. Don’t believe in Santa? We...

The Round Table - Tis the Season for the FTOPS.

And this year, they are mine for the taking...or so I hope. I began this FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) series knowing I was budgeted to play several pot limit and no limit hold'em events. What I was really after, though, was a seat in the...

It’s Official - I’m a Donk

I know because an opponent told me so yesterday. I had sat down in a Limit Hold'em game and won the first three hands, with A-A, A-K, and 9-9, uncalled. After folding for about an hour I picked up J-4 of spades in the cut off. I won't discuss my...

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