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Freddy Deeb Vol. 20, No. 15 Card Player Magazine

The Legacy Grows

by Ryan Lucchesi

Anytime you gather 100 of the most talented people in the world in a single discipline at one place, the result is an exhibition of greatness. On June 24, that is exactly what happened at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It was day one of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, and 148 of ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Curtain Falls on Second Act of 2007 World Series of Poker By Bob Pajich The second act of the World Series of Poker revealed many things about a lot of familiar players. Players who have spent years on the tournament trail without a WSOP win finally ...continued

  • This Summer's Tale of the Tape

    by Jeff Shulman

    With so much poker happening in Vegas this summer, the action provided a good barometer of what is happening in the industry. With three different tournament series to choose from and hundreds of events, here is how things shook out. The 55 events ...continued

  • Decks Cold and Colder

    by James McManus

    The first time the word "poker" appeared in print was an account of a cold deck in James Hildreth's memoir, Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains, published in 1836. Hildreth describes a late-night game between two officers not far ...continued

  • My Best Move of the Year

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I played no-limit hold'em on High Stakes Poker on the Game Show Network. The game featured Sammy Farha, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman, Eli Elezra, "Silent Mark," Bob Sufai, Jamie Gold, and I, with appearances by Brandon ...continued

  • My Fantasy Poker Tournament

    by Daniel Negreanu

    The main reason that I play in poker tournaments at all is that I think they are a fun and excellent way to compete. They are a great way to test your skills against the best in the world. For me to really enjoy myself in a poker tournament, though, ...continued

  • Rule No. 81? Where Has it Been All My Life - or at Least This World Series of Poker?

    by Todd Brunson

    For those of you who didn't hear about what happened with the sudden emergence of WSOP rule No. 81, here's a recap of what happened. As usual, I was at the epicenter of the incident that stopped the deuce-to-seven tournament and nearly erupted ...continued

  • Drawing to Half the Pot

    by Roy Cooke

    I was in the small blind ($20), playing $30-$60 hold'em. Four players called and it was to me. Getting 17-1, all hands are worth a call in that situation; I looked at my hand only to see if I wanted to raise. I peeked down to see 9-7 offsuit. ...continued

  • Live and Online Differences

    by Todd Arnold

    Well, as I write this, I am still in Vegas for the World Series of Poker, sitting here in the jacuzzi and pondering the differences between live poker and online poker. There are many, and they are larger than I ever really paid attention to. Both in ...continued

  • Shorthanded Metrics

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    If you play in shorthanded games frequently, you probably play online, an environment that enables you to track statistics on yourself and your opponents. The following paraphrased excerpt from the soon-to-be-released book Limit Hold'em: Winning ...continued

  • A Decision With Big Slick

    by Mike O Malley

    Some players wait until it is their turn to act to look at their cards, some players look at them right away, and some look somewhere in between. I tend to look immediately. I find that I can picture how the hand is going to play out better if I am ...continued

  • My $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Experience

    by Mark Gregorich

    I entered this year's $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series of Poker with a great deal of optimism. I was well-rested, focused, and believed that I was near the top of my game (of course, my ceiling may be the floor of some of the other ...continued

  • Poker by the Book Part 2 - Part II

    by Tom McEvoy

    In my last column, I discussed the World Poker Tour-sponsored event Poker by the Book Part 2. It was a six-man invitational tournament with a truly awesome lineup. It was a winner-take-all tournament with a $25,000 seat in the WPT Championship at ...continued

  • Ace in Asia - Part II

    by Rolf Slotboom

    After building my stack from $10,000 to $10,900 in the early stages of the Betfair Asian Poker Tour main event, it seemed like there was nothing for me to worry about. But, worry I did, as I had already misplayed two premium hands by going for the ...continued

  • Are You Emotionally Ready to Win?

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    Part I said, "You should always be in touch with and in control of your emotions." My co-author, Preston Oade, developed a system that will help you to: • Take your emotional temperature before and while playing • Understand how ...continued

  • Dealer Procedures

    by Steve Zolotow

    As I write this, the World Series of Poker is in full swing, and I have never heard more complaints about such a variety of things. Even the winners are unhappy, something that's virtually unheard of in the gambling world. While I would like to ...continued

  • Attitude Adjustment

    by Eric Lynch

    As I write this, it's a pretty exciting time for me. I'm right in the thick of the World Series of Poker player of the year race, and I've been playing poker pretty much every day for about a month now and am still enjoying myself. Part of ...continued

  • All-Time Awards

    by Bob Ciaffone

    I learned how to play poker at age 10, and have been a professional poker player for most of my adult life. While I certainly have not seen it all, I have seen a great deal. In this column, I would like to touch on some of the highlights in certain ...continued

  • Hand Names

    by Michael Wiesenberg

    Those who are new to hold'em, particularly those coming primarily from online sites, may not be familiar with all of the strange names that players give to their starting cards. Of course, everyone knows what big slick and pocket rockets are, but ...continued