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Saturday, 14 January 2006
Some hands can be nothing but trouble
When you're playing No Limit Texas Hold'em, there are certain cards dealt that are known as trouble hands. They earn this label because they're difficult to play and often dominated by better hands. Here are the top 10 trouble hands to watch out for:• J-8 — The trouble with this hand comes when the flop is Q-10-9, giving you the second-best straight. If an opponent is playing K-J, a hand most players would, you're simply doomed to lose everything you have. It would take a miracle, or a ridiculous...

Saturday, 14 January 2006
Harrah's Adds $50,000 Buy-In 'HORSE' Event to 2006 WSOP Schedule
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new, $50,000 buy-in HORSE contest has been added to the tournament schedule for the 2006 World Series of Poker at the Rio(R) All-Suites Hotel & Casino .The addition of the high buy-in contest -- a combination of no-limit hold'em, Omaha, razz, stud and stud eight or better -- marks the first time the World Series of Poker will offer an event with a buy-in of more than $10,000. "We've heard from a number of players that a high buy-in event will enhance th...

Wednesday, 11 January 2006
Poker Playing On A Mobile Phone
Glu Mobile, a game publisher for cellular phones, has agreed to work with an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. to develop and publish games, graphics, ring-tones and other applications based on the World Series of Poker. Under the deal with Harrah's License Company LLC, Glue, based in San Mateo, Calif., becomes the exclusive publisher. The company expects to begin development this year. "The ever-increasing popularity of poker and the emerging consumer excitement of multiplayer mobile games...

Wednesday, 11 January 2006
Harrah's Establishes Player Advisory Council for WSOP
Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said today that six top poker professionals have agreed to join a new Players Advisory Council that will consult with company executives on ways to enhance the experience at the World Series of Poker. Among the players who have accepted inaugural one-year terms on the committee are former World Series of Poker Main Event champions Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Scotty Nguyen. They will be joined by top professionals Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer, Daniel Negreanu and Robert Williamson III...

Wednesday, 11 January 2006
Ontario student wins $1.3M playing casino poker
Waterloo, Ont. — A University of Waterloo student has won more than $1.3 million US after a week of playing poker in paradise. After a seemingly endless chain of tense moments, Steve Paul-Ambrose, 22, emerged in first place Tuesday from a pool of more than 700 players in the Third Annual Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Casino Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The third-year business and science student won $1,363,100 and captured a $25,000 seat in the World Poker Tour...

Wednesday, 11 January 2006
Beating up on the weak player
If someone describes your playing style as weak, you're in lots of trouble. You'd better make changes to your game quickly to shed that reputation. If you want to win at the poker table, focus on the weak players. Rather than duke it out with strong, aggressive players, you'll risk less and win more, in the long run, playing against timid, passive players. In order to pound on the shaky players properly, the first thing you'll need to do is identify them. There are generally a few clues that you...

Monday, 09 January 2006
Tunica plays host to dueling poker tournaments
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a tournament that attracted the likes of Ben Affleck last year, Tunica's Gold Strike Casino is going head-to-head with neighboring Grand Casino as the hot venue for high dollar poker. "In the month of January 2006, Tunica will be the center of the poker universe," said Webster Franklin, president and CEO of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. Players only buffets, plasma screen televisions and prize money, which this past year topped $5 million, have contributed...

Monday, 09 January 2006
Win A Seat at the Four Biggest Poker Events in the World
London, UK, January 9, 2006 -- a leader in the online poker business is hosting a one of a kind online poker event where the winner will receive an entry into the four (4) most significant poker tournaments in the world. Imagine being able to play in the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Championship in San Jose, the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the European Championship in London and the Australian Championship in Melbourne. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, to travel the world...

Sunday, 08 January 2006
Card-carrying poker ace
POKER fever is sweeping the city as the world's best players arrive for the Aussie Millions poker championship at Crown. The two-week tournament began yesterday, with more than 400 players trying out their best poker faces. Daily warm-up competitions will be held until the main tournament begins on January 15, when the world's best -- including hometown poker hero Joe Hachem -- compete for first prize of $1 million. Hachem made world headlines last year when he won $10 million at the World Series of Poker...

Sunday, 08 January 2006
Don't be afraid of short-handed games
There hasn't been much discussion in poker books dealing with the topic of playing in a short-handed game — that is, playing against a small number of opponents. Most Texas Hold'em games are played with nine, 10, or even 11 players seated at the table. In a game like this, you can afford to sit tight and wait for premium hands before entering a pot. Since you have to pay a blind only twice per round, the pressure to play a lot of hands just isn't there. When you're playing short-handed, however...

Friday, 06 January 2006 Announces Brad Garrett to MC Card Player's Player of the Year Awards
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- is proud to announce it has secured world famous television star and noted celebrity poker player Brad Garrett to be Master of Ceremonies at Card Player Magazine's Player of the Year Awards Show Gala. Set for February 15, 2006 at the Music Box Theater in downtown Hollywood, the gala event will be attended by the top rounders and luminaries from the poker world, as well as numerous celebrity poker players and fans. The show, which is producing...

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