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Tournament Poker Staking Deals

The most common questions I get from poker followers involve staking deals.  Staking is when a person puts up all or part of a buy-in for a player to get into a poker tournament or cash game.  In the poker world, staking happens all the time.  As common as poker staking is, however, there is…

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Should We Raise or Fold the Minimum Wage?

I broke my own rule after taking a beat with JJ against A8o all in preflop for half my stack, and spent a few orbits reading the random twitter thoughts of my fellow poker pros. Rule #1. Always pay attention at the table. That’s when I came across this tweet from poker superstar Jason Mercier.…

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WSOP 2015 Schedule and Thoughts

There are two times of the year for a professional poker player. There are the six weeks every summer where the World Series of Poker runs every day within the Rio conference center rooms. Where we come home to the Amazon room, the Brasilia room, the Pavilion. And then there is the rest of the…

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Poker Tilt

I’ve been busy the last six months writing up a new poker book called Poker Tilt which I’m planning on releasing this summer. It might even be done before the first event of the WSOP. Making good progress with my coauthor, Laurence Samuels. A few weeks ago, we decided to reach out to Kickstarter to…

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