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Patrik Antonius Vol. 21, No. 5 Card Player Magazine

Big-Game Hunter Patrik Antonius

by Craig Tapscott

Whether in a high-stakes cash game or vying for a world championship title, Patrik Antonius is a powerful presence at the poker table. He sits very still and soldier straight. Then, like a black panther stalking unwary prey, he eases chips into the pot - always taking the time to decipher each ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Billions to be Generated in U.S. Gambling Taxes Price Waterhouse Coopers Completes Study for Payment Processor By Bob Pajich A Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) study revealed that the United States would have the potential to collect at least $8.7 ...continued

  • 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

    by Kristy Arnett

    The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship brings together all of the elements that make televised poker exciting. A stacked lineup of pros and hefty cash prizes - a total of $1.5 million and $500,000 awarded to the winner - make this unique ...continued

  • Cold War Poker

    by James McManus

    There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. - John von Neumann George Orwell first used the term "cold war" in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb" in October 1945, 10 weeks ...continued

  • Card Player Pro: A Powerful Tool to Improve Your Game

    by Jeff Shulman

    In recent years, video training sites for poker have been flourishing. Numerous sites have popped up offering hand-for-hand analysis of both tournament and cash-game play, and the Internet's top players have teamed up with these sites to give ...continued

  • Capture the Flag

    by Lizzy Harrison

    David Oppenheim has been a profitable cash-game player since he was 19 years old. He lives in Los Angeles and plays in the biggest cash games he can find, though he tries not to play poker more than four days a week. Oppenheim recently began to play ...continued

  • Small-Pot Poker, With Some Controversial Play

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I saw the tape of the final table where I won my record-setting 11th gold bracelet. I remember how special that day was for me, and how remarkably the number 11 informed the occasion. First of all, I was going for my 11th World Series of ...continued

  • Tunica's Last Hurrah

    by Todd Brunson

    Is this Tunica's last hurrah? There's no official word as of yet, but I do hear things not everyone hears. No one wants to confirm anything, but MGM/Mirage has not renewed its contract for the '09 season with the World Poker Tour for its ...continued

  • Gus Hansen Versus the Real Maniac

    by Gus Hansen

    Greetings, Card Player fans! I have been given the opportunity to share my thoughts on poker with you, and I am really looking forward to challenging you with my ideas. You will be able to find my blog on at least every Friday, and ...continued

  • Adjusting to Their Adjustments

    by Roy Cooke

    I am known as a tight-aggressive player. I play relatively few hands, but tend to play quite aggressively when I do. Of course, I adjust to my opponents' tendencies and play hands differently against different opponents, but my general style is ...continued

  • Fearsome Check-Raise Bluffs Made Easy

    by Ed Miller

    Playing out of position in no-limit hold'em puts you at a big disadvantage. Consequently, I recommend avoiding it as much as possible. Does that bully in seat 4 keep raising your blind? For the most part, I say, let him have it. When you're ...continued

  • Some Interesting Hands and Situations

    by Tom McEvoy

    In the last few months, I have participated in a variety of tournaments in both the United States and the Bahamas. I was at the Wildhorse Hotel and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, for the November Poker Roundup, and ran into a few situations that I can ...continued

  • Free Cards - Part II

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    In my last column, I began to explore free cards, and looked at the potential cost of giving a free card when your opponent would have folded if you bet. Let's begin here with the cost of a free card if your opponent will not fold if you bet. If ...continued

  • Nice Bluff! - Part II

    by Rolf Slotboom

    On one of my recent trips, while playing in another big live tournament, I again got myself into a very marginal situation - just as I did in the hand in my last column. Again, I had tried to unsuccessfully reraise someone off a hand, and when my move ...continued

  • In Memoriam

    by Steve Zolotow

    As you probably know from reading my sliver in Super System 2 and my Card Player columns, I advocate learning all of the variations of poker, and, if possible, a lot of other games. In the past few months, three of the greatest players of the greatest ...continued

  • No-Limit Poker Pests

    by Bob Ciaffone

    "Pests" is an apt description of how most of us no-limit hold'em cash-game devotees regard short-stack players. How else to describe someone who takes a huge amount of bread out of your mouth so that he can get a small portion in his ...continued

  • JV Juega El Póker En Nicaragua

    by John Vorhaus

    I have a life motto, and I think it's a good one: "Walk down the beach, pick up everything you find, and turn it into a party hat." Service to this motto has taken me to some pretty strange places: like Zurich, teaching stand-up comedy ...continued

  • Winners Prepare Thoroughly: Part V

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    This series of columns is based on the military maxim, "The battle is often won or lost before it is fought." In Part II, Nolan Dalla, the World Series of Poker media director, related it to game selection, but it applies to every step of ...continued

  • Reopening No-Limit Hold'em Raises

    by Mike O Malley

    Earlier this year, I wrote about raises in no-limit hold'em. In that column, I described two different situations, and asked readers to let me know what they thought the minimum allowable raise should be in each case. Here are the two situations: ...continued

  • Meet Pam Brunson - Part I

    by Linda Johnson

    Pam Brunson - yes, she is Doyle's daughter - is quite the poker player. She recently won the $1,000 buy-in ladies event at The Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker tournament, which qualified her to play in the 2007 World Poker Tour Ladies Night. I had ...continued

  • Rules of the Game: Part VII

    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. As a public service, this ...continued