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Jonathan Little Vol. 20, No. 25 Card Player Magazine

2007 a Big Year for Little

by Shawn Patrick Green

"Little Makes Another Big Finish" and other cliché plays on the name "Little" along similar lines have been making their rounds throughout 2007. It's a pretty safe bet, however, that Jonathan Little, the fresh-faced poker pro who's been inspiring such ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Washington State Online Poker Legal Update State Trying to Keep Lawsuit Out of Court By Bob Pajich No state in the nation has a more severe penalty for playing online poker than Washington, which, in early 2006, passed a law that makes playing online ...continued

  • The Internet Whiz Kid, the Amateur, and Two Former Champions

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    In 2005, Nick Schulman won the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. In 2006, Nenad Medic won the event. In 2007, they both found themselves at the final table, and both of them had a chance to make history. No player has ever won the same ...continued

  • The Education of a Poker Player - Part I

    by James McManus

    Just imagine how little your understanding of the world on the eve of the events of 1914 would have helped you guess what was to happen next. - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan As more and better information became available at the turn of the ...continued

  • An Elite Group

    by Jeff Shulman

    As we go to press with this issue, our 11th-annual Player of the Year (POY) race is entering its final month of tournament action, and the sprint to the finish is as close as a preflop coin flip. Running neck and neck in that sprint is the man on the ...continued

  • Gold Vs. Antonius

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I was watching an episode of High Stakes Poker on the Game Show Network. This was a special session in which the buy-in was $500,000, and they encouraged the players to bring stacks of cash to the table! Can you imagine the $50,000 ...continued

  • Bounty Tournaments

    by Todd Brunson

    If you're not familiar with what a bounty tournament is, here's a brief description: Remember the WANTED, dead or alive, posters from the Old West? (I know that only my dad and Barry Greenstein are old enough to actually remember the posters ...continued

  • Mr. Great

    by Roy Cooke

    When you are at the table facing down opponents, decisions are about how to play them. Have fundamental card sense and strategy understanding, know how your opponents are thinking and react to it effectively, and you'll whup those who can recite ...continued

  • Crushing Wild No-Limit Hold'em Games

    by Ed Miller

    Wild games give many players fits. The betting gets so big, so fast, it takes them out of their comfort zone. "Sure, this top pair is better than what I usually see out of my opponents, but do I really want to bet $500 on it?" If you avoid ...continued

  • Sick of Slick - Part II

    by Steve Zolotow

    One of the most fascinating features of poker is that things are seldom clear. Correct strategies often call for a mix of different maneuvers. Seemingly small changes in the situation (position, stack size, personality of opponents, or recent history) ...continued

  • A Simple Situation … Or is It?

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    Noted football commentator John Madden tells a story about a time when he was a young coach. He went to a seminar by legendary coach Vince Lombardi, who was going to speak on a play called the "Power Sweep." Madden had been coaching for a ...continued

  • The 'Want' of Poker

    by John Vorhaus

    A few years ago, I was working in Stockholm, Sweden, teaching writing for television. One point I taught was that every good TV story and scene has a clearly defined character "want," an identifiable desire that tells the audience what the ...continued

  • My New Poker Student - Part II

    by Bob Ciaffone

    In my last column, I described to you the progress of my newest poker student, who was experienced at limit hold'em and interested in taking up no-limit hold'em cash-game play. This is a continuation of that column. One of the first things we ...continued

  • No-Limit Hold'em Satellites - How Much to Bet

    by Tom McEvoy

    A few years ago I wrote a book with Brad Daugherty called Championship Satellite Strategy. In that book, we wrote a section on how much to bet when playing a single-table satellite. I think this column would be a good place to review some of the ...continued

  • The Power of Protection

    by Rolf Slotboom

    A while ago, I was in Barcelona to take care of the reports and updates for the annual European Poker Tour event there. When I arrived in my hotel room late at night, I was faced with the same kind of dilemma, the same trade-off, as usual: Play poker ...continued

  • A Good Bluff Gone Bad, and Straddling

    by Mike O Malley

    As I write this, I am in Catoosa, Oklahoma, playing in the Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge at Cherokee Casino. I enjoy traveling to some of the more out-of-the-way poker rooms around the U.S., because they remind me of where I started in poker (the ...continued

  • Winners Prepare Thoroughly - Part II

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    Part I of this series quoted Nolan Dalla, World Series of Poker media director: "The battle is often won or lost before it is fought." Poker is a battle, and poker players and good generals apply essentially the same principles. Most ...continued

  • Good People Do Play Poker

    by Linda Johnson

    I'm sitting on my veranda on a Card Player Cruises poker cruise to Australia and New Zealand, reflecting on how many wonderful people I have met playing poker over the years. There is one group of women in particular who stand out as being ...continued

  • Rules of the Game: Part IV

    by Michael Wiesenberg

    Many new players are coming into brick-and-mortar (B&M) cardrooms for the first time. They have played online and in home games, but may not know the rules and conventions of live cardroom play, and might get tripped up. Playing in Turn Every ...continued

  • Relax - You'll Play Better and Win More

    by Roy West

    Hi. Come on in. It's Christmas time and I haven't received my Christmas greeting from Annette Funicello yet. It's probably hung up in the rush of mail at this time of year. Let's relax, munch some sugar cookies, and sip eggnog. (I make ...continued