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Kirill Gerasimov Vol. 3, No. 11 Card Player Magazine

The Steady Growth of a Likeable Russian

by Rolf Slotboom

Kirill and his amazing comebacks The first time that I saw Kirill Gerasimov was in Petersburg, five or six years ago. Together with my fellow countrymen Marcel Lüske, Rob Hollink, Ed de Haas, Rolf Schreuder, and Kosta Anastasyadis, I was there to represent my home country the Netherlands in ...

  • Industry News

    by Roy Brindley

    U.S. move a shock to all News that the U.S. Congress had passed legislation, by a 317-93 vote, making it illegal for banks and credit-card companies to make payments to online gambling sites took industry watchers and investors alike by surprise. ...continued

  • Austria and German News

    by Michael Keiner

    Most of the articles related to the worldwide poker scene are clearly targeting and reporting topics revolving around the relatively small group of some hundreds of professional players. Overall, we shouldn't forget that the pros are only the very ...continued

  • Card Player in Danish

    A Danish version of Card Player will be available by January 2007, Card Player Danmark. Brought to you in cooperation with some of the best Danish poker players, the magazine will contain the exclusive and original Card Player material translated into ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Anthon-Pieter Wink

    Ministry of Justice A few months before the general elections, the resignation of Justice Minister Donner came as a surprise for the poker community in the Netherlands. It was a welcome surprise, however. Donner's ministry was traditionally not in ...continued

  • French News

    by Benjamin Gallen

    Everything is moving so fast in the gambling world these days. Just when I was writing last month that France seemed to be relaxing its grip on "Les jeux de hasard" by allowing Texas hold'em to be introduced into casinos, some surprising ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Roy Brindley

    10 percent prop bet A group of the better-known Dublin-based poker players have entered into a bet, whereby they all have to lose 10 percent of their body weight in a given period of time. This is one of the more interesting proposition bets, as the ...continued

  • Italy News

    Max Pescatori and Company to Enter Publishing Business Italy's premier poker magazine, Card Player Italia, debuted recently. Founded by several of Italy's top poker players, the new magazine will feature interviews and exclusive poker content ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    You might not be aware of this, but from 1814 to 1905, Sweden and Norway were united. Not only did they have a common king, but also foreign politics. So, why did we Swedes agree to this secession? Not only is Norway rich nowadays due to oil, but it ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    The autumnal regeneration of the European Poker Tour found the Barcelona Open kicking off the new season, pricier and more popular than ever. Two starting days just weren't enough for the horde of players raring to take a stab at the first EPT ...continued

  • Poker in the Pub

    by Dave Brannan

    Welcome once again to the second installment of I am overwhelmed by the growth of the league and the enthusiasm of everyone involved. Our efforts to keep this a fun league have paid dividends, with many regional authorities ...continued

  • Backgammon Corner

    by Thor Henrykson

    Many of us have played no-limit hold'em poker, and many of us also have played backgammon. After playing both games, it quickly becomes evident that although very different, both of these games have an undeniable similarity and feel to them. The ...continued

  • The Square Root of Poker

    by Conrad Brunner

    Now that the European Poker Tour, sponsored by PokerStars, is in its third season, we are able to look back and assess, over a period of more than 20 tournaments or so, which players have demonstrated serious playing ability above or below the ...continued

  • Gray's Anatomy

    by David Downing

    I'm not known as a big fan of tournaments. I believe that winning a big-field event is a bit akin to standing outside in a thunderstorm, hoping to get hit by lightning. But the World Championship of Online Poker events on PokerStars are a bit ...continued

  • Bluffing in Pot-Limit Omaha - Part I

    by Ben Grundy

    There is much to be read on bluffing in no-limit hold'em, but very little about bluffing in pot-limit Omaha, which is what I am to discuss in my first column for Card Player. In a series of columns about bluffing in Omaha, I am going to look at ...continued

  • Tax Attack

    by Lucy Rokach

    I didn't go to the World Series of Poker this year due to family engagements - yes, there is life beyond the annual pilgrimage to poker paradise - but one or two of my colleagues who did go, returned whingeing and whining. There was not a good ...continued

  • Ace Speaks Hold'em: No-Limit Versus Limit -- An In-Depth Analysis

    by Rolf Slotboom

    You should be able to make significant changes in your overall strategy based upon the size of your stack While we already have established that good players should usually try to have the biggest stack at the table, in lots of no-limit hold'em ...continued

  • UK Poker Open

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    Now in its third year, this annual televised poker tournament has concluded, crowning a new champion. With 12 days of filming ahead, I had been looking forward to this event. As always, there was a great atmosphere, which continued from filming in the ...continued

  • Poker in Russia

    by Rolf Slotboom

    The first time that I was in Russia was actually the first time that I went abroad for an international poker festival. The event took place at the luxurious Cosmos Casino in Moscow, and was hosted by Mel Judah and Keith Sloan, if I remember ...continued

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    World Championship of Online Poker Biggest Ever J.C. Tran Wins Championship Event By Shawn Patrick Green Records Broken and Guarantees Shattered doesn't know its own strength. At least that's the impression one got while ...continued