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Erick Lindgren Vol. 20, No. 12 Card Player Magazine

Erick Lindgren - Always in Action

by Michael Kaplan

Blond-haired, boyish, and astonishingly all-American looking, Erick Lindgren initially appears too wholesome to be mixed up in anything as risky as high-stakes gambling. After a few minutes of small talk, though, it becomes immediately clear that he bets six figures the way that most us bet ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    World Series of Poker: What's New for 2007 New Rules and Schedules Affect All Players By Bob Pajich Players who have arrived in Las Vegas early to play in many of the preliminary World Series of Poker events that already have taken place have ...continued

  • A Big Win for Little

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    "The poker room at the Mirage in Vegas is the center of the poker universe. Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, the legends, consider it their office." - Mike McDermott, Rounders A mirage suggests the unattainable, a misleading ...continued

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    by James McManus

    If you ever try to interfere with me or cross my path again, you do so at the peril of your life. - Bob Dylan, "Floater" In the damp spring of 1863 just outside Rome, Georgia, 450 Confederate cavalrymen under Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford ...continued

  • United States of Poker - Las Vegas

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  • Geared Up for World Series of Poker and Bellagio Cup Coverage

    by Jeff Shulman

    If you don't like waiting till the World Series of Poker hits the airwaves, I hope you've been checking our expanded coverage from all of this summer's biggest tournaments. We redesigned our site to act as your poker hub for ...continued

  • Monte Carlo - My Biggest Loss!

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I went to Monte Carlo to play in the European Poker Tour Championship. It was a $10,000 buy-in tournament with almost 700 players and a first prize of €1.8 million (more than $2 million). I was excited to be there, and pumped up to play ...continued

  • My Biggest Pet Peeve

    by Daniel Negreanu

    Recently, I've played in three separate televised events that allow you to show your opponent your cards if you are in a heads-up pot: High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, and the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Unfortunately, tournament ...continued

  • Lisandro vs. Friedman

    by Todd Brunson

    If you didn't watch the action at the final four tables of the World Series of Poker main event last year, you missed some great verbal sparring between Jeffrey Lisandro and Prahlad Friedman. Here's a brief synopsis of what happened: The pot ...continued

  • Humility and the Winner's Psyche

    by Roy Cooke

    Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. - Harry S. Truman Everybody knows that it takes a lot of ego to be a winning poker player. But not so many know that it also takes humility to go beyond winning to greatness. It's hard to be humble ...continued

  • Nice Play, Dude

    by Matt Lessinger

    Have you ever played against someone who seemingly never bluffs? Of course you have. In just about every low- or medium-limit game, there's at least one player who is capable of only a straightforward approach. He bets when he has something, folds ...continued

  • Believe the Danger Card or the Tell?

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    Sometimes you get two challenges in the same hand: Does the aggressive play of an opponent indicate a hand that beats yours, and if so, does he indeed hold it or is he trying to buy the pot? Recently, I played a hand that had both of these aspects. ...continued

  • Learning Poker

    by Matt Matros

    As a poker coach, I've had a wide variety of players ask me for advice. Some are middle-limit players who are trying to take their games to the next level. Some are regulars on the tournament circuit who just want to bounce ideas around. Some are ...continued

  • Play a Hand With Jeanne

    by Lee H. Jones

    This is the second straight "Play a Hand With …" column that I've written for Card Player. It's amazing, isn't it, how a single hand of poker can spawn a discussion that lasts a couple of orders of magnitude longer than ...continued

  • World Series of Poker Memories - Part II

    by Steve Zolotow

    No-Limit Hold'em Poker Comes to the Mayfair During the early '80s, New Yorkers started to cash in the World Series of Poker, both in the main event and some of the other games. I first encountered Stu Ungar at the Mayfair playing rummy, but I ...continued

  • Avoid Being Results-Oriented

    by Eric Lynch

    One of the toughest things about poker is that the variance that the luck factor brings to the game can really mess with your short-term results. I often receive questions like the following from readers of both this column and my blog: "Could ...continued

  • All About Omaha Origins

    by Bob Ciaffone

    My friend James R. Blackburn passed away on May 4, 2007, after a long illness. "Blackey," as he was known to all, was closely linked to the game of pot-limit Omaha, as he loved to play the game and had a lot to do with the rapid growth of ...continued

  • Don't Be Afraid to Make Mistakes

    by Matthew Hilger

    Beginning players are afraid to make mistakes because they don't want to look like a beginner. Experienced players are afraid to make mistakes because they also don't want to look like a beginner. It isn't a big leap to say that most ...continued