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Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked

26 April 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked
*Not every There was a time when the idea of televising a poker tournament was absurd. Who would want to see mostly old white men play a card game? You might as well have televised a bridge tournament from a retirement home in Boca Raton. Cue Chris Moneymaker, hole-card cameras and the online poker boom.

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Your Poker Questions Answered: “What if My Opponent Shows His Cards?"

13 April 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Your Poker Questions Answered: “What if My Opponent Shows His Cards?"
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. PokerListings is going to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have in a new ongoing weekly feature. These questions are mostly going to be of the new player variety so no question is too simple. The following questions are collected from various places including our poker strategy section, Quora, Yahoo! Answers and other places online. Today we’ll take a look at revealing your hands, TV poker and what it means to get “counterfeited” in poker. Feel free to drop questions in the comments section below and we’ll answer them next week.

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Poker Video of the Week: Dwan Turns Back Clock on Doupai.tv

9 April 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Dwan Turns Back Clock on Doupai.tv
He used to be a superstar of poker. Now there are mostly just stories about financial issues, his alleged debts to several high rollers and the never-ending durrrr Challenge against Dan Cates. Rumor has it that he’s travelling in East Asia a lot to play in high-stakes cash games but the former Full Tilt pro hadn't been seen much. But then ka-pow! Thank you Doupai.tv!

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Your Poker Questions Answered: “What Do Movies Get Wrong About Poker?”

15 March 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Your Poker Questions Answered: “What Do Movies Get Wrong About Poker?”
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. PokerListings is going to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have in a new ongoing weekly feature. These questions are mostly going to be of the new player variety so no question is too simple. The following questions are collected from various places including our poker strategy section, Quora, Yahoo! Answers and other places online. Feel free to drop questions in the comments section below and we’ll answer them next week.

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Poker Video of the Week: One Flop, Two Gutshots

12 March 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: One Flop, Two Gutshots
The gutshot draw has a rather dubious reputation among poker players. Some like it because if you hit the straight it’s very well hidden; others just call it a total waste of money. The double gutshot is even more interesting as it has a respectable eight outs. In this week's video we find a player on Live at the Bike who uses a lot of imagination playing it but ends up paying big time.

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A Quick Look at Unusual Poker/Battle App Wartime X

10 March 2017, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
A Quick Look at Unusual Poker/Battle App Wartime X
Poker’s overwhelming popularity on the app store has led to hordes of free-to-play trash but it’s rare when a company actually brings something new to the table. Sumo Fox’s Wartime X, at the very least, accomplishes that. The game is hard to describe but it involves poker hands, 1v1 battles and a cybernetic T-Rex. The crux of the game play is that you have three cards and you’re attempting to lay down a card with more value than your opponent (ace beats king etc.) but you can also form pairs, flushes and straights to really pummel your enemies. Occasionally you’ll have more than three cards but you always have to discard down to three. The game doesn’t have much in common with Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha or Stud but you could make the argument it has some similarities to Three Card Brag or Blackjack.

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Poker Video of the Week: Colman Finds World-Class Check

4 March 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Colman Finds World-Class Check
Usually in our video of the week we present you with particularly spectacular bluffs, calls or even folds. Sometimes, though, we find hands that go against all odds. This week we’re showcasing a hand that would otherwise probably go unnoticed -- even thought it was played by one of the best players in the world and shows his outstanding skills. Playing top pair, Colman finds a check on the river that very few players would be able to make.

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Video of the Week: Now Who’s the Boss, Will Kassouf?

12 February 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: Now Who’s the Boss, Will Kassouf?
It was one of the most controversial scenes of the World Series of Poker last year.  Stacy Matuson and Will Kassouf first battled it out on the felt and then engaged in a verbal back-and-forth over his (and her) behavior in a high-profile hand shown on ESPN. At the 888Live festival in Rozvadov in February 2017, they met again for the first time for a heads-up battle to "settle things" once and for all – and this time, they went differently.

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From Loki to Libratus: A Look at 20+ Years of Poker AI Development

7 February 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street
From Loki to Libratus: A Look at 20+ Years of Poker AI Development
The rise of poker AI has been a strange journey to say the least. Earlier this month Libratus finished dismantling a human team of heads-up wizards including Jason Les, Dong Kim, Daniel McAulay and Jimmy Chou. It was arguably the most dominant performance by an AI playing poker and a landmark achievement for non-human poker. It’s also been a long time coming as software developers have been tinkering with poker software since the early days of computers. Poker is a unique challenge for AI developers because it’s an incomplete information game compared to something more static like chess. So why bother putting in all the work? Computer scientists believe that solving a game like poker could have real-world applications in areas like negotiation, healthcare and more. We’re going to take look at the long, rather strange, development path that’s taken as all the way to Libratus below.

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Video of the Week: Galfond Stars in 'Not Quite the Nuts'

14 January 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: Galfond Stars in 'Not Quite the Nuts'
At the moment, Phil Galfond is deep in the tank working on launching his new online poker room, “Run It Once."  But that shouldn’t keep us from remembering he’s still one of the best players in the world. He only played a couple of tournaments last year. One of them was the $300k Super High Roller Bowl, where he showed us how strong of a move a fold can be.

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