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Nick Schulman Vol. 19, No. 25 Card Player Magazine

'The Takeover' Lives Up to His Name

by Michael Kaplan

On the afternoon that I meet Nick Schulman in his Manhattan apartment, the 22-year-old poker-world phenom - you might know him as "The Takeover" if you happen to frequent high-stakes games online - is celebrating an anniversary. Nearly one year ago, just months after turning 21, ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    FBI Agent Navarro Tells All at Poker Seminar Expert of Nonverbal Behavior Finds Skills Translate to Poker Table By Bob Pajich Joe Navarro has a skill that all poker players wish they possessed, a talent that is so powerful that the federal government ...continued

  • Poker's Big Man - Nenad Medic Wins 2006 World Poker Finals

    by Alex Henriquez

    Foxwoods Resort Casino loves to set records: world's largest casino; biggest poker room on the U.S. East Coast; and, in 2005, its World Poker Finals established two World Poker Tour milestones, first by crowning the youngest event champion in WPT ...continued

  • The Invention of Playing Cards: A Shivering Shaman and the Concubines of Invention

    by James McManus

    She'd come away from a broken home, had lots of strange affairs With men from every walk of life which took her everywhere, But she'd never met anyone quite like the Jack of Hearts. - Bob Dylan, Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts ...continued

  • The 2006 Tournament of Champions

    by Phil Hellmuth

    The 2006 Tournament of Champions (TOC) was aired on ESPN recently, and undoubtedly will be repeated quite a bit on the ESPN family of networks over the next few months. After all, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Daniel "Kid Poker" ...continued

  • World Poker Tour Foxwoods - Part I

    by Daniel Negreanu

    Before flying out to Foxwoods, I was really excited about playing in the tournament for several reasons. It had been a while since playing at Niagara Falls, and I was itching to play. Also, Foxwoods has always been one of my favorite stops on the ...continued

  • Loud Mouth in Mississippi

    by Todd Brunson

    Last January, I traveled down to Tunica, Mississippi, to play in both a World Poker Tour event at the Gold Strike Casino Resort and a World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit event at the Grand Casino. I was unfortunate enough to finish five and eight ...continued

  • The Precision of Your Decisions

    by Roy Cooke

    Great players read hands. They read situations and apply nonstandard strategies to win extra bets and pots - which those who use only conventional-wisdom strategies don't win. Of course, that is much easier said than done. It obviously requires ...continued

  • More is Not the Same as More Play

    by Steve Zolotow

    The Problem: Tournament directors and organizers have started a trend toward bigger starting stacks, smaller starting blinds, and more playing hours. This is exactly the wrong approach. Tournament directors take note: You are making the players play ...continued

  • Gambling With Suited Connectors

    by Tom McEvoy

    I recently received an e-mail from one of my faithful readers, who had this to say: "Dear Tom, I am a big fan of your column and have been reading it for at least 10 years. It is only recently that I have started to play hold'em, because I ...continued

  • Ignore the Results

    by Matt Matros

    Everyone hates to hear bad-beat stories. The worst are the ones disguised as legitimate questions about strategy. You've heard them before - and I hear them all the time. "I had two kings, and there was a raise and a reraise in front of me, ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Changing of the guard We were recently in one of our favourite venues, the Borgata in Atlantic City during its World Poker Tour event, when I finally witnessed what people, especially the young kids on the block, are talking about. I was playing a ...continued

  • Pot-Limit Versus No-Limit Hold'em

    by Bob Ciaffone

    These days, no-limit hold'em is the rage. It is the game that players see on TV, the game that is the favorite for tournament competitions, and the game that draws the majority of the new players. Yet, prior to the no-limit hold'em boom, many ...continued

  • Sometimes You Have to Play Poker Right Away

    by Barry Mulholland

    So, there you are playing Texas hold'em, and on the first hand of your session, you pick up pocket aces. Is life sweet, or what? You throw out a raise, the big blind defends, and two middle-position limpers - one loose, one tight/timid - likewise ...continued

  • 'Hiding Chips'

    by Mike O Malley

    Russ Holland sent me an e-mail recently in which he described a very interesting decision. I will let Russ tell the story, and then answer his questions at the end of the column. Recently, I was playing at Motorcity Casino in Detroit. I had been ...continued

  • Foxwoods: To Push or Not to Push

    by Mark Gregorich

    One of the World Poker Tour's premier events is the World Poker Finals championship event, held each November at Foxwoods Resort in Ledyard, Connecticut. Although it's a long trip from Las Vegas, I have gladly packed my bags for this one the ...continued

  • Betting the Turn From Out of Position - Part II

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    I continue this series on betting the turn from out of position by looking at the times you checked the flop and then raised. At first glance, this seems like a no-brainer. You check-raised, and now it's your turn again. Surely, you will just bet. ...continued

  • Ann Goes Into Online Rehab

    by Max Shapiro

    You may remember Ann Broom from a prior column. She's the lady whom my sweetie introduced to online poker, the result being that she bolted herself in her room for six months, subsisting entirely on pancakes, the only thing her husband, Jerry, ...continued

  • All Straight Draws Are Not Created Equal

    by Roy West

    Hi. Come on in. I've made cheese and mushroom omelets with a light chili sauce. Put on your bib and dig in. I'm glad you got here early. We're going to learn to save money during play, which is the same as winning money, because money ...continued

  • Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold'em?

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    Reading and adjusting to players is always important, but it is absolutely critical in no-limit hold'em (NLH). Use every bit of information you can get to identify: (1) the players to avoid and (2) the ones to regard as bluffing and double-up ...continued

  • Aunt Sophie Wonders About the Future

    by Michael Wiesenberg

    "Nu, tsatskeleh," began my Aunt Sophie, "did I tell you I got my own website?" We were in the second bedroom of Aunt Sophie's apartment, which she had converted into an office. She had kept my things in the room for years after ...continued

  • December College Hoops

    by Chuck Sippl

    We are about to enter one of the more interesting parts of the year in college basketball, with the new season just beginning to take a significant form. At this time of the year in college basketball, the schedule is a jumble. There is a smattering ...continued

  • I Love Boot Camp … Just Wish it Started Later!

    by Linda Johnson

    Over the past 30 years, I have been involved in all facets of the poker industry, ranging from playing professionally, hosting tournaments, and presenting seminars, to publishing Card Player. Although it has all been thrilling and fulfilling, I think ...continued

  • Information

    by Byron Jacobs

    Let's suppose that you have been selected to appear on a TV game show. You got on the show because you are known as a poker player, and poker players have logical minds, so it will be interesting to see how well you do. The show is called ...continued