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Michael Binger Vol. 21, No. 20 Card Player Magazine

Michael Binger's Big Bang

by Bob Pajich

A hundred meters beneath the border of France and Switzerland, the biggest and most costly science experiment in the history of mankind is going online. This machine-city, the Large Hadron Collider, will do no less than re-create and record the conditions that took place immediately following ...

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

    by Lizzy Harrison

    Steve Sung cut his poker teeth in brick-and-mortar casinos in Southern California, but at that point in his life, he had his sights set on college, and he viewed the game as a hobby. Fast-forward six years and Sung, known on PokerStars as ...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: World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour, and World Poker Tour championships. Now, Card Player is giving its readers a ...continued

  • History of Poker

    by James McManus

    The "Poker Boom" unofficially detonated on the evening of March 30, 2003, with the Travel Channel's first broadcast of the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio. Produced by Steven Lipscomb, the show's lavish production values ...continued

  • Heads Up: Greg Mueller

    Greg "FBT" Mueller crossed the million-dollar mark in lifetime tournament earnings this past summer. The Canadian pro, who learned to play poker en route to away games when he played hockey professionally, routinely plays in big buy-in ...continued

  • Inside Straight

    by Card Player News Team

    The GPSTS is Out to Educate the World Harvard-Based College Organization Set to Launch Online Curriculum By Bob Pajich The Harvard-based Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society (GPSTS) continues its mission of promoting poker as an important ...continued

  • Free Money in Major Online Sunday Tournaments

    by Jeff Shulman

    If you like free money, Card Player encourages you to play in the major Sunday tournaments online. Not only are they convenient and inexpensive ways to potentially take down a big score, they also oftentimes offer an overlay, providing players even ...continued

  • World Series of Poker Day Five - Part I

    by Phil Hellmuth

    I've been writing a series of columns, each one featuring a hand and the way things went during a given day in the World Series of Poker main event. I've been covering one day per column, but so much crazy stuff happened on day five that it ...continued

  • The Main Freakin' Event - Part II

    by Todd Brunson

    We left off in my last column with an Internet kid laying a bad beat on another guy, boosting his stack close to a hundred thousand. And he didn't let this new stack sit idle, as he put it to work. He was raising or reraising most every hand, ...continued

  • Stung by the Ray

    by Roy Cooke

    Sometimes when the cards are cut, you're just doomed. You're destined to get involved, and no way are you going to win the pot. Such is poker, and sometimes such is life. You just make the best decisions you can and play the next hand. It was ...continued

  • Stack Size is Everything in Tournaments

    by Matthew Hilger

    I just completed working on the book Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Volume I, by Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner, and Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet. Other than specific concepts and strategies, ...continued

  • My Favorite Bluffs

    by Bob Ciaffone

    In this column, I am going to discuss some of my favorite no-limit hold'em bluffing situations. But before I do, let's discuss bluffing in general terms. You need two things going for you in a possible bluff situation to make a bluff ...continued

  • Suited Connectors in No-Limit Hold'em Revisited

    by Ed Miller

    A few months back, I wrote a column about playing suited connectors titled "How Suited Connectors Cost You Money." The basic premise of the column was that a lot of people play suited connectors in the wrong situations and with the wrong ...continued

  • Pot-Limit Omaha: The Reverse Float

    by Jeff Hwang

    Editor's note: The following is from Jeff Hwang's upcoming book, Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: Advanced Play. Reverse float is the term I use for floating from out of position. The reverse float is far more risky than the basic positional float, ...continued

  • Common No-Limit Hold'em Errors Made by Limit Players - Part III

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    Last issue, we continued exploring some of the errors that limit hold'em cash-game players make when they start playing no-limit hold'em. Because the games appear to be so similar, but have major strategic differences, these errors tend to be ...continued

  • Suited Aces - Part IV

    by Steve Zolotow

    So far in this series, I have examined several example hands in which one of the players had a suited ace and a big pot developed. While all of these examples have been interesting and instructive, I haven't really discussed what chance you have ...continued

  • Destined to Go Broke?

    by Matt Lessinger

    I was playing recently in a $320 nightly tournament on Pokerstars. From a starting field of 450 players, we were down to 60, and the top 45 would be in the money. I had an average stack of about 18,000. Normally, I'd feel pretty secure that I ...continued

  • How I (Accidentally) Got Through 2,684 People to a Final Table - Part III

    by Matt Matros

    I reached the final table of event No. 52 at the 2008 World Series of Poker - a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament - in second chip position, but the four chip leaders were clustered close together. Here's how things stood at the end of ...continued