I stumbled across a conversation on Twitter this week about a player selling action in a large comp. From what I could understand, it was a $5k buyin live tournament, and the player in question was a serious and winning... Continue Reading →
I’m playing The GOLIATH at Grosvenor Coventry (UK) next weekend and I’m very excited about it. It will be my 5th GOLIATH since the great and glorious event started, but my 1st as a player instead of floor staff and general... Continue Reading →
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 →
"Players at all levels have given PokerStars this power, so none of us can cry when they use it, we should have thought about it earlier- all of us. Captain Hindsight is a total arsehole."
"Did I play poker last night with an evil-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 →
A documentary about the Ultimate Bet/Absolute "super-user" scandal. Scary stuff for online players, and very hard to defend against to exclusive live players who like to say the online game is "fixed" because they can't keep up. It won't stop... Continue Reading →
"There was a sense of shock when she left the table. The Re-Raiser was apologising profusely. I don’t think one player there thought he had made anything but a genuine mistake, his integrity was not in question at all. The soundness of the ruling came under serious fire."
"They want to give the impression that they had the transgression in hand, when the time for that had passed, they had the opportunity to "have it in hand" at the registration desk, and they didn’t. Now, they’ve made themselves backers to a low-stakes guy playing in a high-roller event on a 99.5%/0.5% split in their favour."