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Doyle Brunson Vol. 21, No. 2 Card Player Magazine

DoylesRoom is Back: Come On In

by Shawn Patrick Green

There are very few people who can become internationally recognized for their chosen vocation, even among those who know little or nothing about that profession. Doyle Brunson is one of that rare breed. Brunson is a legend by anyone's standards; it's hard to argue with 10 World Series of ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    U.S. Settles With Antigua and Barbuda $21 Million a Far Cry From the $3.4 Billion That Was Sought By Bob Pajich A World Trade Organization arbitration panel ruled in December that Antigua and Barbuda are entitled to $21 million a year from the United ...continued

  • Eugene Katchalov Wins 2007 Doyle Brunson Classic

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    The $15,000 buy-in Doyle Brunson Classic has become one of the most popular stops on the World Poker Tour. Every December, the poker world descends upon the Bellagio in Las Vegas to battle in the last major tournament of the calendar year. In 2007, ...continued

  • The Education of a Poker Player - Part IV

    by James McManus

    He learned to dance and to play poker and when laborday came he hadn't saved any money but he felt he'd had a wonderful summer. - John Dos Passos, U.S.A. In early 1941, Gen. Joseph Mauborgne, chief signal officer of the U.S. Army, recommended ...continued

  • Huge Start On the 2008 Tournament Circuit

    by Jeff Shulman

    The poker world saw the new year start with a bang as the first major tournament of 2008, the European Poker Tour $8,000 buy-in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, shattered a host of records. A whopping 1,136 players traveled to the Bahamas for this ...continued

  • Capture the Flag: Phil Ivey

    by Lizzy Harrison

    Phil Ivey needs no introduction. He is perhaps the game's most feared cash-game player, and if there is a big game running, odds are that Ivey is part of the action. Phil honed his poker instincts by playing nonstop for almost five years, and is ...continued

  • 'Hecklers Week'

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently I played on the hit show Poker After Dark, and in my last column I discussed a few hands that were played during the "Hecklers Week" show, which featured Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Gavin Smith, Bobby Bellande (the poker ...continued

  • Insuring Phil

    by Todd Brunson

    December was a good month for me in tournaments. I entered three, winning the first and placing 15th in the third. Ironically, the 15th-place finish in the WPT's Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio paid two and a half times ($96,335) more than the ...continued

  • Sometimes You Just Get it Wrong

    by Roy Cooke

    Smart people sometimes do very stupid things; at least that's what I tell myself when I do something very stupid. But, perhaps there is something wrong with my underlying premise! The fact is that no matter how well you play or how many millions ...continued

  • Overdoing the Float

    by Matt Lessinger

    "Floating" someone on the flop has come to mean calling in position with little or nothing, because you suspect your opponent is weak and you intend to steal the pot from him on the turn or river. I give credit to whoever first coined the ...continued

  • Three No-Limit Hold'em Plays

    by Ed Miller

    The unwillingness to try new things dooms many poker players to lackluster results. It's very easy to develop a style, a pattern of play, and just follow it without thinking. How do you play? If you flop a set, do you always check it on the flop? ...continued

  • Bet or Check a 12-Out Hand?

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    Back when I was actually working for a living, I took a series of management courses. I remember bristling at the simplicity of the examples used to illustrate complex subjects. It was annoying how often the course designers took the easy way out. For ...continued

  • Betting Psychology

    by Bob Ciaffone

    There is a lot of psychology involved in poker betting. Even when the exact amount is bet in a couple of different ways, the impression conveyed can vary quite a bit. In this column, I am not going to discuss mannerisms or demeanor. Instead, I will ...continued

  • Sick of Slick - Part IV

    by Steve Zolotow

    I hope that you found my digression on Chris Ferguson's rules for bankroll management in the last issue to be useful or at least thought-provoking. In this column, I return to my series on A-K, also known as big slick. Let's look some more at ...continued

  • Diversify and Conquer

    by Marc Karam

    Unquestionably, the most popular form of poker these days, particularly in North America, is no-limit Texas hold'em. It's a great game that is easy to learn and fun to play. I love it, and it's certainly made me a lot of money. But I fear ...continued

  • Of Brazil Nuts and Must-Move Games

    by John Vorhaus

    In this column I'll discuss the Brazil Nut Effect. This notion of physical motion predicts that when a vessel containing different-sized objects (like, say, a jar of mixed nuts) is shaken, the smaller objects migrate to the bottom and the larger ...continued

  • The Brunson Transform

    by Lee H. Jones

    Warning: The first few paragraphs of this column may seem a bit geeky or nerdy. Stick with me - it will make sense shortly. Mathematicians, physicists, and engineers often find themselves facing very knotty mathematical problems. They're complex ...continued

  • Reactions to Losing a Big Pot - Part II

    by Matthew Hilger

    Editor's note: The majority of this column is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success, by Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger. In my last column, I presented the four stages of tilt, where each stage ...continued

  • Let Poker Year 2008 Begin!

    by Matt Matros

    2007 has come and gone, and once again, a whole bunch of money churned through the poker community. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act might've slowed down online poker, but it sure didn't kill it. And although the World Series of ...continued

  • Poker Belongs in School

    by Max Shapiro

    The poker world tends to take my columns too lightly, dismissing them as just silly bits of fluff; not always, because any number of them have proved to be startlingly prophetic of things to come. For example, long before poker camps became a staple ...continued