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Poorya Nazari Vol. 22, No. 3 Card Player Magazine


2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - A Festival of Poker in Paradise

by Ryan Lucchesi

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), with its European Poker Tour $10,000 no-limit hold'em main event, has become the most anticipated tournament of the year, and one of the largest. The opportunity to kick off the year by escaping the cold winters of North America and Europe has proven ...

 
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  • The Magic of Moneymaker

    by Stephen A. Murphy

    As a college sophomore, Chris Moneymaker had learned how to bet on sports online. Less than six months later, he was up $60,000. Not too shabby for a kid from Tennessee. But then, in one drunken and destructive night, it was gone. "It was my ...continued

  • Inside Straight -- News

    by Card Player News Team

    Ivey and Antonius Accept 'Durrrr's' Million-Dollar Challenge Two live-action pros will face the online pro on his turf By Bob Pajich Tom Dwan, more commonly known online as "Durrrr," stunned the poker community when he told Card ...continued

  • Player of the Year

    by Tournament Reporters

    PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Sets the Stage for 2009 Player of the Year Race By Ryan Lucchesi The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) recently staged three events that have set the early standings in the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Rob Eckstut

    by Craig Tapscott

    Want to study real poker hands with the Internet's most successful players? In this series, Card Player offers hand analysis with online poker's leading talent. Event PokerStars heads-up cash game Blinds $2-$4 Stacks BobboFitos – $400.50 ...continued

  • Final-Table Takedown -- Roy Winston

    by Craig Tapscott

    Roy Winston is a medical doctor turned poker professional, originally from Brooklyn, New York, and has been cashing in major tournaments for almost three years. In his first tournament, which was a World Poker Tour $10,000 event at the 2006 L.A. Poker ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Michael Caruso

    by Craig Tapscott

    Many talented players vanish from online poker or the poker circuit because they recklessly squander their bankrolls. There may be many reasons for going completely busto, some perhaps justifiable, but with no cash, you simply can't play the game ...continued

  • Card Player Pro

    by Andrew Brokos

    I provide coaching videos for Card Player Pro, powered by PokerSavvy Plus. My columns will center on hands taken from my videos and will explore key concepts for success in six-max and full-ring play. As a Card Player reader, you'll have access to ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    One of the things I love about no-limit poker is that there are few, if any, absolutes. Conventional wisdom can be turned upside down. Opponents' preconceived notions can be manipulated to great advantage. Maybe one of the few constants is that ...continued

  • The Scoop -- John Phan

    by The Scoop

    John Phan is the reigning Card Player Player of the Year after an incredible 2008. His amazing run began at the World Series of Poker when he won his first and second bracelets. He followed that up with a final-table finish at the World Poker Tour ...continued

  • Capture the Flag -- Todd Brunson

    by Kristy Arnett

    Todd Brunson may be the son of the legendary Doyle Brunson, but he has earned a reputation of his own as one of the most talented high-stakes poker players in the world. He has nearly $3.4 million in tournament winnings, but that's crumbs compared ...continued

  • CardPlayer.com Brings You the L.A. Poker Classic Live and Direct

    by Justin Marchand

    Currently, through Feb. 28, Commerce Casino is hosting perhaps the largest and most anticipated tournament series in the casino's history. With 35 events, the largest poker room in the United States is offering something for every poker player ...continued

  • Day Two at the Doyle Brunson Classic

    by Phil Hellmuth

    On Dec. 15, I was playing day two of the $15,000 buy-in WPT (World Poker Tour) Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio. After day 1A, I was the chip leader, and I was full of confidence. You see, all of my bluffs worked flawlessly, and I felt like I was ...continued

  • The Doyle Brunson Classic

    by Todd Brunson

    I haven't discussed much poker lately, so let's look at a few interesting hands I played at the 2008 Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio. I had high hopes for this tournament, as it was on my home court and I had finished 15th in the event last ...continued

  • Sometimes You Bet Your Draws …

    by Roy Cooke

    "At least I didn't dog my A-K on the turn," my friend Mike needled me after showing A-K high on the river and being beat in two spots. He was criticizing a check play I'd made with A-K on the turn in the previous hand. Mike's a ...continued

  • Shorthanded Pot-Limit Omaha

    by Jeff Hwang

    Editor's note: What follows is a special excerpt from Jeff Hwang's upcoming book, tentatively titled Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: Advanced Play Vol. I. When playing shorthanded pot-limit Omaha (PLO), the five biggest mistakes that the average player ...continued

  • Pocket Aces and Limping In

    by Ed Miller

    As long as I've been writing about poker, I have heard two questions asked again and again. First, is pocket aces really the best hand, or are some other hands better? And second, should you limp into the pot with them ...continued

  • Winners are Judiciously Deceptive

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    Deception is essential in poker, but many people don't analyze when and how they should be deceptive. They do what makes them comfortable, not what will get the best results. Some players love bluffing so much that they do it too often, even ...continued

  • Deuce - Part III

    by Michael Wiesenberg

    The previous two installments of this column provided strategy for low-stakes online no-limit single-draw deuce-to-seven lowball. The play of one typical hand, a rough 10, in five different situations follows. This seven-handed game has blinds of ...continued

  • Practical Probability - Part II

    by Steve Zolotow

    In this column, I will cover some of the most basic concepts of probabilities and odds. First, I'll give you a quiz with a few easy questions, and then one that should be easy but has proven to create conceptual problems for a lot of people, ...continued

  • Bluffing in Limit Hold'em: Mission Impossible?

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    In previous columns, we considered bluffing on the flop. We now will focus our attention on the turn, which offers a different form of bluffing opportunity. To find the previous columns in this series, please go to www.CardPlayer.com. Bluffing on the ...continued

  • One Player to a Hand

    by Mike O Malley

    Recently, a situation occurred in a local Las Vegas poker room that involved a high-profile player. This player was sweating a friend of his in a high-stakes Omaha game. During a hand, the sweater told his friend, the player, that he had made a flush ...continued

  • The 'A' Word

    by John Vorhaus

    What is it about online poker that makes us want to play it to the point of needing to play it? It's not the money. It can't be the money. If it were, the sensible majority of us would long ago have turned to more reliable revenue streams, ...continued

  • Playing Poker for Fun

    by Bob Ciaffone

    t must be fun to be Superman and run into a bully when appearing to be Clark Kent. Some guy starts giving you a hard time, thinking he has the upper hand in the situation, but at some point he gets a rude awakening, finding out that he has no chance, ...continued

  • Some Interesting Hands

    by Tom McEvoy

    On Dec. 12, 2008, I was the host for a special charity event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The worthy charity was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Nevada. Many poker celebrities showed up for this event, and it was great to ...continued

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