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Glen Chorny Vol. 21, No. 10 Card Player Magazine

2008 European Poker Tour Grand Final Makes History

by Ryan Lucchesi

Monte Carlo has been a place that's synonymous with gambling long before a game of poker was ever dealt in Las Vegas, so it is only fitting that it was the setting for the richest poker-tournament prize in not only the history of Europe, but also anywhere in the world outside of Sin City. ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Las Vegas the Hot Spot for Summer Tournaments More Events, Variety to Satisfy any Player By Kristy Arnett During the summer months in Las Vegas, the only thing hotter than the temperature is all of the poker action. Things begin to heat up at the end ...continued

  • Capture the Flag: Where Top Cash-Game Pros Talk Strategy

    by Lizzy Harrison

    Barry Greenstein is the consummate cash-game professional, and he has been ever since he entered the scene. He is an all-around player and says that he plays every game at the same level of expertise. Greenstein's cash-game play supports a ...continued

  • The Oracle's Corner

    by The Oracle's Corner

    This hand took place at Commerce Casino in Southern California. The game was $50-$100 no-limit hold'em, which is usually played with many of the same players, and is almost like a home game because of that. It is, in fact, my regular game when I ...continued

  • Winning Wisdom

    by Gavin Griffin

    At only 27 years old, Gavin Griffin already holds one of the most impressive collections of poker's most prestigious titles. The former poker dealer won the $3,000 buy-in pot-limit hold'em event at the 2004 World Series of Poker, a win that, ...continued

  • Up-and-Comers of the European Poker Tour

    by Julio Rodriguez

    Other poker tours and TV shows have done their part to create household names domestically, but a new breed of poker superstar is sprouting up abroad. And, thanks to the European Poker Tour, which allows players who are at least 18 and up to play, ...continued

  • Hold Me, Darlin'

    by James McManus

    Though the games are quite different, Texas hold'em is often called a variant of seven-card stud. This is mainly because no draw takes place in either game and players have a board of exposed cards in both — individual in stud, shared in ...continued

  • Poker in Europe: Growing Like Mad

    by Jeff Shulman

    As poker becomes more and more popular on a global scale, players now have more choices for big buy-in tournaments than ever before. But, if you look at recent marquee poker events in the U.S., the numbers show a downswing. At the recent $25,000 ...continued

  • Huck Seed Versus Brad Booth

    by Phil Hellmuth

    In early March, on the heels of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, Calgary hosted the Canadian National Heads-Up Championship. Many of the top poker players were there, including world champions Huck Seed and Joe Hachem, Antonio "The ...continued

  • Self-Doubt

    by Todd Brunson

    In my last column, we left off in San Jose at the Leo Brian Charity Tournament. Now, let's move on to the real tournament, the Bay 101 Shooting Star, where you're probably going to hear a first from me, self-doubt. I'm usually very ...continued

  • Tough Decisions Are Part of the Game

    by Roy Cooke

    Sometimes this poker stuff just ain't easy. Decisions aren't always clear. The right thing is not apparent. All you can do is make your best play at the point of decision, based on the information you have available, and let the results be ...continued

  • 'Poker Erosion'

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    I'm going to discuss a concept that I call "poker erosion." Everyone knows what erosion is in science. You take a block of granite, start a slow water drip into the center (drip, drip! drip!), come back in a few centuries, and there is a ...continued

  • Do Ya Feel Lucky, Punk?

    by Steve Zolotow

    In a memorable scene from one of the Dirty Harry films, in the aftermath of a shootout, Clint Eastwood has his gun pointed at a robber who is reaching for his gun. He says, "I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only ...continued

  • How Wide Are Your Ranges?

    by Ed Miller

    We poker wonks tend to like to analyze individual hands. I had this and did this. Then my opponent did that. Then I did this, but actually I think doing this other thing might have been more profitable. Then we write a thousand-word column about the ...continued

  • Pot-Limit Omaha: Top Drawing-Hand Structures

    by Jeff Hwang

    Before I discuss shorthanded play in a future column, I should first write a bit about big straight draws and the top drawing-hand structures used to flop them. This is not only because I think it is essential to understanding how to play full-ring ...continued

  • Playing Against a Maniac

    by Marc Karam

    In small- or mid-stakes cash games, it's not uncommon to run into a genuine maniac -- someone who raises with any two cards, makes wild bluffs, and appears to have almost no regard for money. When you move into higher-stakes games, this type of ...continued

  • Stop-and-Go, or Just Go?

    by Matt Lessinger

    I was in a $330 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament recently. We started with 4,000 in chips, but early on I managed to pick up A-A against two players who simultaneously got overaggressive with A-10 and J-J, and suddenly I was up to 12,000. Soon ...continued

  • Playing a Rush

    by Bob Ciaffone

    It seems to be a generally accepted poker axiom that when you are "on a rush" (catching a lot of winning hands in a short time period), you are supposed to take advantage of this nice situation by altering your play. Yet, I have seen many ...continued

  • Third Time's the Adjustment

    by John Vorhaus

    The accelerated pace of play online allows us to manipulate our foes in ways that are generally ineffective or impossible in the real world. The controlling idea here is something I call third time's the adjustment. Here's how it works … ...continued

  • Some More Ways to Say It

    by Matt Matros

    I've written lengthy columns in this space about my overriding philosophy of poker tournaments, but I can actually sum up that philosophy in one sentence: Get as many chips as you can, as often as you can, in whatever way you can. Do you agree or ...continued

  • The World Series of Poker Bubbles

    by Matthew Hilger

    I've been fortunate enough to cash in three of the last four main events at the World Series of Poker. Looking back, I've learned a lot about playing in the main event, and I think I probably haven't exploited bubble situations as much as ...continued

  • Charity Begins at the Poker Table

    by Max Shapiro

    It used to be that poker charity meant only one thing: staking a railbird. Times have changed. Along with the explosion of poker has come an explosion of charity poker events. There are now infinite numbers of them across the country and around the ...continued