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Guppy Poker

by Roy Winston |  Published: Dec 08, '08

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I have begun a new project that I would like to talk about. Beginning this January at The Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and in partnership with The Borgata we are launching Guppy Poker, which is aimed at those wanting to learn poker and have little or no experience. Up until 5 years ago my experience in poker came from friendly home games, where on an HBO or pay per view fight night a group of guys would get together, usually at my good friend Scott's house for pizza, beer, the fight, and poker. If you got killed you lost $25-30. We played a variety of stud based games with all kinds of wild cards and almost everybody stayed in until the last card. There has been so much concentration on bigger and more in poker, that creating a way to bring new players to the game is for the most part ignored.


For most people poker needs to be an activity that provides entertainment, more than winning and losing. I am talking about small buy in tournaments and small stakes cash games. Perhaps instead of cash games they should be called coin games. Some of these players will move up to larger stakes and events, but for most it can be a great way to spend some time. The Commerce does a promotion bring your home game to us, and I think to watch Sunday football and play small stakes with friends, or even for couples who go out on the weekend can make an afternoon or evening of it.


Those of you who have been playing for some time may have forgotten what it was like to walk into a casino for the first time. It is probably even more intimidating for women, being that poker is 80-90% men in most casinos and poker rooms. To that end we are going to target women and couples. The concept is simple; familiarize new players with the rules and mechanics of the game, and provide a little basic strategy. As part of each school we will have a small tournament as well.
On the other side of the spectrum I will, along with a few others be offering training for those playing who are good players looking to break through. These will be three day courses limited to 9 per course, and will take place approximately every other month, usually in Las Vegas. They will concentrate on either cash games or tournaments and be fairly intensive. In addition to myself there will be two other instructors and we will concentrate on advanced techniques and reading your opponents, as well as cleaning up a players physical game.


For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send him an email: winstonpoker@yahoo.com. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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