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Daniel Negreanu Vol. 20, No. 13 Card Player Magazine

Daniel Negreanu Joins Team PokerStars

by Bob Pajich

PokerStars has been in the shark-hunting business since the site first opened back in 2001, but it landed its biggest catch yet at the beginning of June when it hooked Daniel Negreanu and fitted him for a Team PokerStars jersey. He is a great addition to a group that already includes three of ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    And They're Off: 2007 World Series of Poker Bracelet Race Begins By Bob Pajich With 55 events, the 38th World Series of Poker is the biggest one yet. With each event having its own storylines and characters, and textures and colors, the WSOP is ...continued

  • A Little Help From His Friends

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    Every summer, the eyes of the poker world fall on Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker kicks off a busy summer schedule that infuses the Strip with excitement. While most of that excitement was centered on the Rio, six players brought more than a fair ...continued

  • Recharging for the World Series of Poker With Jon Friedberg

    by Bob Pajich

    The week before this year's World Series of Poker started, Jon Friedberg headed to Mexico to sit on a beach. He didn't go there to imagine slicing through the massive player fields or work out this year's poker strategy. He didn't go ...continued

  • With Nary A Pa'r in His Hand

    by James McManus

    As Garry Wills' Nixon Agonistes was the first presidential biography to emphasize poker, Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative, published in three magnificent volumes between 1958 and 1974, was the first work of history to explore how the ...continued

  • United States of Poker - Las Vegas

    In the last issue, Card Player highlighted a grand array of places to play poker in Las Vegas. Here, several more poker emporiums are featured for your playing pleasure. Enjoy. Caesars Palace More than 14,000 square feet of space make the Caesars ...continued

  • 43 Bracelets!

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I played in NBC's Poker After Dark with T.J. Cloutier, Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson, Layne "Back-to-Back" Flack, Erik Seidel, and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. What a lineup! It featured 43 World Series of Poker ...continued

  • Smoking Out a Queen

    by Daniel Negreanu

    The first event of the World Series of Poker this year was a new one, $5,000 buy-in half no-limit/half limit hold'em, and my first table could have been better. Phil Ivey was on my left, Johnny Chan was on my right, and several other winning ...continued

  • Never Give Up

    by Todd Brunson

    A few years ago in the World Poker Tour main event held at Bellagio, I found myself a short stack just outside the money. Normally I get very reckless at this point, looking to either double up and get into the game or just get out and go home (or to ...continued

  • Adjusting to Conflicting Styles

    by Roy Cooke

    Playing poker well requires taking advantage of your opponents' mistakes! Players who can't be bluffed and pay off too liberally should be value-bet more frequently with marginal hands. Against players who are unwilling to pay you off, you ...continued

  • Tournament Starting Strategy

    by Bob Ciaffone

    When starting out in a tournament, what should your strategy be? I have seen a couple of suggestions in print, which I will loosely categorize as "wait and see" and "come out firing." Let's look at each. Wait and see: This ...continued

  • Adapting to the Table Situation

    by Eric Lynch

    In all of my time playing poker, I've found that most successful players tend to fall into one of two categories. One category is the player who always attempts to be the table captain. This player attempts to constantly bend the will of everyone ...continued

  • Last Tango in Paris

    by Steve Zolotow

    There's a number of poker tactics that should be a part of every player's arsenal. You must be familiar with these plays, both so that you know when to use them and when your opponents might be using them. Several months ago, my girlfriend and ...continued

  • Shorthanded Poker

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    What do you think of playing shorthanded? Some players love it, and others get nervous when a game has only eight payers left. They may go to great lengths to avoid playing shorthanded poker. My late-night game quickly became threehanded, while the ...continued

  • Supersatellite Strategy

    by Shannon Shorr

    As I've mentioned in some of my previous Card Player columns, things haven't been going too well for me this year in live tournaments. That being said, I recently decided to spend some time playing live supersatellites for main events. ...continued

  • Poker by the Book Part 2 - Part I

    by Tom McEvoy

    On April 28, 2007, the World Poker Tour sponsored its second poker authors tournament. It was labeled Poker by the Book Part 2 and featured six of the toughest poker-playing authors you could ever hope to face at one table. The No. 1 seat was occupied ...continued

  • Ace in Asia - Part I

    by Rolf Slotboom

    Right after my largest-ever tournament win in the Master Classics main event, where I cashed $110,000 for my fifth-place finish, it was time for me to head to Singapore - more than anything just to enjoy a little holiday. But when I found out that I ...continued

  • Are You Emotionally Ready to Win?

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    If you are not emotionally ready to win, you probably will lose. Of course, you may get lucky and win anyway, but smart players don't depend on luck. Despite their importance, many players are only vaguely aware of their own emotions, and some ...continued

  • An Interesting Decision

    by Mike O Malley

    I was recently involved in some dialogue with a small group of tournament directors and players about an interesting decision. At first glance, it appeared to be a complex situation with several possible "correct" decisions, but after some ...continued

  • More Poker Truths for More Poker Profit

    by Roy West

    Hi. Come on in. I got us a half-dozen of those $9 cheeseburgers and a pound of Cajun fries. Put on your bib and dig in. Many players, especially those recently new to our beloved game, have not yet grasped several poker truths. So, today we'll ...continued

  • Poker Coins

    by Max Shapiro

    Nolan Dalla, now the media director for Harrah's Entertainment, is the man who came up with the idea and worked out his own formulas for what has evolved into Card Player's current Player of the Year standings. Dalla's Player of the Year ...continued

  • Online Terminology

    by Michael Wiesenberg

    Many new entries planned for the forthcoming revision of The Official Dictionary of Poker include terms that didn't exist until recently, since they're exclusive to online poker. animation: (n) In an online cardroom, this term refers to the ...continued

  • Phil Hellmuth Breaks Poker's Most Prized Record

    by Jeff Shulman

    On June 11, my man Phil Hellmuth captured his 11th World Series of Poker gold bracelet. In doing so, he passed Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan and became the all-time leader in World Series of Poker bracelets won. It's been an epic career for Phil. ...continued