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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.

Grinding Online - When Ego Gets in the Way

What kind of player do you consider yourself?  By that I mean what stakes do you think of yourself as playing, either live or online?  Are you a “big tournament” player?  A 100-200 no limit player? One of the “big game” players at the Bellagio? ...

Poker Plus - Multi-Tasking

When you play poker online do you multi-table? Many players do, especially when in tournaments. Multi-tabling has many advantages, increasing your chances of placing in tournaments and keeping you from being bored. We all know boredom while...

Poker Plus - Freeroll Mania

Players who are trying to build a bankroll for free have one option; to play in Freerolls and hope to win. Sounds easy right? Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds. If you don’t believe me, go read the Chasing Chris Ferguson Blog...

Grinding Online - Don’t Play Poker When…

Most poker players look for any excuse to sit down and play a little poker.  The beauty of the online poker experience is that a game can be foundany time and anywhere you have your computer and an Internet connection.  What I have found is...

Poker Plus - Tools of the Trade

In our quest to be a good poker player, we need to use all the tools available to us. In a live game, we use our visual observations to pick up “tells” and get a read on our opponents. But how do we do that while playing online? One way is to...

Grinding Online - Badugi Revisited

Some time ago, I spoke about Badugi as part of an article on new games that had been added on PokerStars.  As time has gone on, I’ve found myself continuing to be drawn to the Badugi cash games, and they have been a nice source of profit for me...

Poker Plus - Mind Games

Playing poker is not only a game played with cards on the green felt, it is also a game played with thoughts bouncing around in your head. Most poker players will tell you their mental state has a lot to do with how well, or how bad, they do while...

Boot Camp - Diversify Your Poker Portfolio

My financial advisor tells me that diversification to my portfolio is the key to my retirement. I'm not really sure what that means. That's why I have a financial advisor. But I think it means you don't want too many of the same kind of fund. You...

Grinding Online - Rush Poker

If you are an online poker player, and you aren’t totally wedded to a different site, you are undoubtedly aware of the addition of Rush Poker to Full Tilt Poker’s arsenal of game options.  The concept is a very simple, yet brilliant one:  You are...

Grinding Online - Hit And Run

One of the most important differences between live and online play is your time commitment once you sit down at the table.  In a live game, whether it is your monthly home game or at a casino, when you decide to play, there is an expectation that...

Grinding Online: The Purpose of Poker

While reading James McManus’ Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, I began to realize just how important the game has been in the development of the unique set of characteristics that the world has come to recognize as America, and how poker has, along...

Grinding Online - The Tale of a Low-Level Player

My first exposure to online poker was a wild roller coaster ride. Tempted by a $600 matching bonus, and being a Mac user, I signed up for an account with Full Tilt, which at the time was the only platform that supported my computer. Having...

Poker Plus - The Dark Side

Gambling and the people who gamble have long held an interest for me. Maybe it is because I have at least two problem gamblers in my family. There may well be more, since I have dozens of cousins I have never met, but I can only say for sure there...

Poker Plus - Are You Ready to Play Poker Online?

Believe it or not there are poker players who have never played online poker. The reasons they have not made the plunge vary, from fear the software will be hard to figure out all the way to security and cheating concerns. Personally I know players...

Grinding Online - The Strangest Turbo Tournament Yet

I decided to revisit an old friend last night, the 180-person, $12 no limit hold’em turbo on Poker Stars.  When I first began building my online bankroll, I made a number of final tables at this format, but I began to divert from tactics that...

The Back Room – Gut Feeling Call

The only mouse you’ll find in the back room of the Farm Barn is one that scurries away from the light and the sound of a poker game that runs late night once a week – no computers, no internet poker, no electronic gadgets allowed. “Hi...

Poker Plus - Budgeting Poker

Times are tough all over. A common enough saying - but these days it couldn’t be truer. Most households have to run on a budget to survive, so where does poker fit in? The fact is that the average poker player plays for fun. They don’t have a lot...

The Back Room – The Wimp Bet

The only mouse you’ll find in the back room of the Farm Barn is one that scurries away from the light and the sound of a poker game that runs late night once a week – no computers, no internet poker, no electronic gadgets allowed. “Grace for...

Poker Plus - Why Play Poker Online?

The answer to that question is different for everyone, but all online players usually have a point or two in common. There are several reasons I prefer online poker play, the main one is, my nearest “local” poker room is at least three hours away...

The Back Room – Follow Up

The only mouse you’ll find in the back room of the Farm Barn is one that scurries away from the light and the sound of a poker game that runs late night once a week – no computers, no internet poker, no electronic gadgets allowed. If I...

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