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Recent Doings

by The Poker Academy |  Published: Jan 26, '16


The last time I wrote, I was getting ready to go to the Commerce for a little poker. I have been there twice since then. On my first trip, I enjoyed a lot of success. I won every day that I played. No big wins, but steady. I played mostly limit hold’em and limit 2-7 triple draw.

The second trip to the commerce was a different story. I had two decent sized loses to start the trip out. Then I won the next two days. Between the two trips, I am even for the year.

My next poker adventure will be this weekend. I am going to Thunder Valley to play in the Poker Night in America tournament and their televised cash game. The tournament is a $1650 buy-in NL hold’em event. The cash games are 25-50 NL, with a buy-in range from $5k to $20k. This is the third time I have been invited and I have really enjoyed the experience the last two times, so I am going again. It is a fun group of guys.

The cash game will live stream on a 30 minute delay and be edited for television in the future. I will tweet (@RepPorter) when I will be on the live stream in case any of you are interested in watching it.

On the second trip to the Commerce, I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for the Commerce Poker School. It is the 3rd year that I have talked to them and I really enjoy it. The room is full of people who really want to learn about poker and they ask a lot of interesting questions. Every time I am in an open forum like that, I realize how much people really enjoy poker and want to be better at it.

Speaking of open forums, The Poker Academy’s next Q&A is scheduled for tomorrow at 6 o’clock and will cover session 3. You can still sign up here. There have been a lot of enthusiasm and great questions so far. I am looking forward to another fun discussion tomorrow.

Rick Fuller and Rep Porter are content creators and instructors at

Fuller has been a professional poker player for more than a decade. He has made four final tables at the WSOP, two in no-limit Hold’em, one in razz, and one in Omaha eight-or-better. Rick is a gifted communicator and teacher, actively involved in poker education for the past decade, teaching poker to thousands of students around the world. A former Police Officer, Rick is an adventure junkie, a private pilot, a skydiver with hundreds of jumps, and a certified SCUBA diver. He currently resides in Washington State.

Porter is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with over $2.4 million in tournament winnings. He won his first bracelet in 2008 in six-handed no-limit hold’em and his second bracelet in 2011 in razz. He also finished 12th in the 2013 Main Event, taking home $573,204. Rep is a graduate of the University of Washington and worked as an equity options trader. Rep has played poker professionally for 17 years.

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