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The Cash-Out Curse: I’m Telling You, It’s Real

If you’ve been playing online poker for a while, or reading the various poker forums, you will be familiar with the concept of the “Cash-Out Curse”. If you aren’t, it’s fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway to pad out... Continue Reading →

Stop, Drop And Chop.

"That said, I was not in a good place on the final table on this particular night, and I know how quickly it can go the other way."

Poker Culture: A Spiral Of Silence?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog slagging off DTD. I went there, and felt like they didn't have a product designed for me, like I didn't really belong there as a micro-stakes player, and I had a... Continue Reading →

Phil Ivey: Cheat Or Genius?

Let's count the ways casino operators hate Phil Ivey... no, can't do it, there's just too many of them! Embedded in 60minutes of waffle about meathead American Foozball players, there's an extended biographical interview with Ivey where he is very... Continue Reading →

The Opinionated Boob: A Dealer’s Shame

I'm the world's best NLHE dealer. I'm fast, I'm accurate, I control the table, I'm strict, I know the rules and I can get the players chatting to eachother. In addition to all those honed technical and social skills, I have... Continue Reading →

To Pit Or Not To Pit: That Is The Gamble

"Nor is this me sabotaging my casino career by blowing the whistle on a giant industry secret. This information is, and has been for many years, available to me in a leaflet in the foyer. The casino industry is required, by law, to exactly inform their clients how they make their profit on their main product. Do you get the same from other leisure industries? Or the Financial Services?"

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