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Tom Dwan Vol. 6, No. 4 Card Player Magazine

The Won'durrrr'ful Life of Tom Dwan

by Kristy Arnett

On Dec. 6, 2008, Tom Dwan found himself in a particularly action-packed game on Full Tilt. Most days, this $500-$1,000 no-limit hold'em six-max table is vacant, but on this Saturday night, the seats were occupied. It was during this session that Dwan raked in $657,070 in one pot, setting the ...

  • Keeping it in the Family -- May Maceiras on Going Pro

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Despite belonging to a minority within the poker world, and an even smaller minority in her own country, from the get-go May Maceiras has successfully earned the attention and indeed the respect of the poker community. The 28-year-old Senorita belongs ...continued

  • Peter Eastgate on Life After the WSOP Main Event

    by Rebecca McAdam

    All of a sudden it's over. The cameras are flashing and hands are being shaken. People cheer, microphones abound, and unlimited dreams from the past appear within reach. You've won a World Series of Poker tournament, and not just any ...continued

  • Could the Tide Be Turning for Online Poker in the U.S.?

    by Brendan Murray

    The beleaguered poker industry in the U.S., reeling since the introduction of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006 which forced most European operators out of the market, has received a significant boost since the start of 2009 with ...continued

  • Inside Straight -- News

    by Card Player News Team

    German Crushes French in Deauville Moritz Kranich took down the European Poker Tour Deauville in January topping the field of 645 players in the €5,000 buy-in main event to collect the top prize of €851,400. The young German ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    The school of thought on pot odds ranges from those who advocate going with the odds 100 percent of the time to Phil Hellmuth's famous declaration that "pot odds are for suckers." While I think that pot odds are definitely a factor and ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Morten Erlandsen

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Event No-limit heads-up cash game Blinds $25-$50 Stacks Morten Erlandsen – $14,908; Villain – $7,994 Rebecca McAdam: Before we discuss the hand, what would you say your style is? Morten Erlandsen: My style is not overly aggressive – ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Jonas Molander

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Swedish young gun Jonas Molander is 22-years-old and already a familiar face on the international circuit. He stepped into poker as he was turning 18 and since then hasn't looked back. Card Player spoke to him at the European Poker ...continued

  • Tournament Trail

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    Aussie Millions, and First 2009 WPT and EPT Events Award Major Points By Ryan Luchessi So far, four major tournaments have awarded Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) points. The top three spots on the leader board still belong to the first-, ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Card Player News Team

    Dutch Spend on Online Gambling Doubles as Legal Threat Looms Dutch gamblers spent €450 million on online gambling, including poker, in 2008, doubling their spend since 2005. A survey by Motivaction found 485,000 regular online bettors in the ...continued

  • Online Poker Q-7 Meltdowns!

    by Phil Hellmuth

    OK, I recently was playing in a $1,000 buy-in - $100,000-guaranteed prize pool - online poker tournament at The tournament had 170 entrants and we started with 5,000 in chips. Simultaneously, I was playing in a $300 buy-in UBOC event ...continued

  • Funny Hands - Part I

    by Todd Brunson

    My columns have been a bit on the serious side of late, so I thought this might be a good time to step back and take a look at the lighter side of poker with a few of the funniest hands I've witnessed over the past 35 years. Yes, I did say 35 ...continued

  • Capture the Flag -- Isaac Haxton

    by Kristy Arnett

    Isaac Haxton got his start in poker by playing cash games while attending Brown University, where he obtained a degree in philosophy. He continues to fuel his soaring bankroll by beating the high-stakes cash games online, where he plays anything from ...continued

  • Durrrr's Biggest Pot

    by Daragh Thomas

    I'm constantly on the lookout for notable hands that are good examples of an important poker concept I feel my students could learn from. The hand that I discussed over the last two issues was a good example of what not to do. For a change of pace ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    Sports Desk By Aodhán Elder It's a Grand National It had almost the same moniker as the neighbour's dog, the trainer had the same initials as a parent, or the name brought back memories of past conquests. Along with the more ...continued

  • Heads-Up Headaches

    by David Downing

    They say one of the strengths of a poker player is to be able to play any game. In this way, you can play in the most profitable games, and not just the only game you know how to play. I started playing poker, over a decade ago now, and then the only ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    A Game of Illusion I get on pretty well with my neighbours. The fact that most of them are dead and reside in the nearby Père Lachaise graveyard probably helps my stats, but you can only play the cards you're dealt. I visit them quite often ...continued

  • A Stable Income

    by Jennifer Mason

    Hear a young man with a posh accent announcing, "In my stable currently I have Rookie, Trigger, and a couple of others," and someone outside the insular poker world would be forgiven for picturing Rookie's mane flowing in the breeze and ...continued

  • Twenty Pints of Guinness

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    I can honestly say that I must be the only poker player in the history of mankind that is in the Guinness Book of Records seven times. I was in an eighth time, for eating the most cockroaches in a minute, but that record was broken by Ken Edwards of ...continued

  • Diary

    by Warren Lush

    January 24, 2009 It is the first time I have been to Manila and with all the colour, noise, and traffic the first thing I notice is that boxer Manny Pacquiao is beyond huge out here. I've been looking forward to the Asian Poker Tour Philippines ...continued