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Global Poker League: Game On And Up

You may or may not have heard about the GPL (Global Poker League), which starts officially on 5th April. It’s a league of poker teams from around the world, teams made up from some of the biggest names in poker.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Facts v Feels: Cognitive Distortions And Poker

I’ve been playing UKIPT satellites on PokerStars in the last couple of weeks. This is a two stage qualifying process for me because I can in no way afford to buy in for the round two stages at either £82($100)... Continue Reading →

PKOs: Progressive Or Regressive?

A good part of my normal micro-tournament schedule is made up of Progressive Knockout tournaments (PKOs). If you don’t know what they are, they’re a crazy form of bounty tournament where a percentage of the buyin is attached to each... Continue Reading →

Poker Self-Deception: A Costly Myth

In general, I prefer online poker to live. It’s faster, it’s cheaper, it’s easier to manage tournament variance when you can play 100 tournaments a week, and, above all else, I can play in my underpants. In addition, I do... 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."

Satellites: Mountains From Molehills?

I’ve been playing a good few satellites in the last couple of weeks due to the fact that it’s the time of year for the TCOOP on PokerStars and I’m a micro-tard with a midget bankroll that can’t even think... Continue Reading →

My Fantasy Micro-Festival: Living The Cheap Dream

If you don’t understand a market, you cannot sell to them, and if the poker industry cannot sell to micro/new/recreational players, then the long term future of UK poker is as bleak as a funeral on a Scottish beach.

HUDs: Best Buds or Dead Duds?

"A little bit more information is always better than a little bit less information."

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