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The Many, Many Poker Faces of Kevin Hart

28 May 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
The Many, Many Poker Faces of Kevin Hart
Comedian Kevin Hart is competing against some of the most elite poker players in the world in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl but he’s already beating them in one category. Hart is, without question, the most entertaining player in the room. The Philly-native hasn’t toned down his larger-than-life personality one bit despite playing for a $6m prize.

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888poker's Kara Scott: An Ex-Pat's Little Guide to Ljubljana

15 May 2017, Created By: Fred Guillemot
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888poker's Kara Scott: An Ex-Pat's Little Guide to Ljubljana
While Slovenia in general and Ljubljana in particular are still relatively 'off the beaten path,' they attract more and more tourists each year. It’s no surprise why: Slovenia is the perfect destination for people who like beautiful scenery and peace and quiet. Surrounded by Italy, Austria, Croatia and the Adriatic sea, Slovenia’s weather is ideal in summer. It’s so nice, in fact, that more and more people like Kara Scott, 888poker ambassador and famed ESPN WSOP host, have fallen in love with it and moved there.

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Must-Watch Poker Videos: Crocodile Grabs a Fat Piece of Loot

7 May 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Must-Watch Poker Videos: Crocodile Grabs a Fat Piece of Loot
Every month PokerListings looks back at poker hands that stand out from all over the world.  Poker hands that have become modern classics. Hands that might have been overlooked. Hands that have been played particularly good or bad. And hands that are just weird. This month we've found four great poker hands worth watching again including a Viktor Blom golden moment, a man called Crocodile, girl power and Gus Hansen. Yes, the Gus Hansen.

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Your Poker Questions Answered: “Is Phil Hellmuth Good?”

1 May 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
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Your Poker Questions Answered: “Is Phil Hellmuth Good?”
Got a poker question? We might have the answer for you. Every week PokerListings tries to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have. These questions are mostly for new players so feel free to ask anything. There are no stupid questions. The following questions are collected from various places including our poker strategy section, Quora, Yahoo! Answers and the comments from last week’s Poker Questions piece. This week we’ll take a look at Phil Hellmuth’s skills, the fight for legal poker in America and some of the worst odds in poker. Feel free to drop questions in the comments section below and we’ll answer them next week. ***

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Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked

26 April 2017, Created By: Arthur Crowson
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Poker Video of the Week: Colman Finds World-Class Check

4 March 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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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
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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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Video of the Week: Galfond Stars in 'Not Quite the Nuts'

14 January 2017, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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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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Video of the Week: The Longest Bluff in Poker History

3 December 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Video of the Week: The Longest Bluff in Poker History
A brave bluff is one of the most beautiful things poker has to offer. One single good move is often enough to win a pot against a mediocre hand. In our video of the week we’ll see what happens when two stubborn players clash in a hand that doesn’t have any showdown value -- and where the regular laws of poker don’t seem to count anymore.

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Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us

26 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us
An old rule of thumb for poker players is “keep your hands off casino games." Pit games have been the downfall of many a poker pro over the years and will continue to be until the sun itself burns out. While 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen prefers the Baccarat tables, others can’t resist taking a spin on the dangerous Blackjack tables. In our video of the week one of these players sits down with $19,000 in front of him and you can guess what happens.

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Poker Video of the Week: When Ivey Was King & 5-2 the Nuts

20 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: When Ivey Was King & 5-2 the Nuts
Just a few short years ago, he was universally considered the best poker player in the world. Recently, Phil Ivey has mostly been in the headlines for being in court with casinos suing him for edge-sorting. In this week’s video we go back to the glory days when Ivey was at his peak and he pulled off one of the best bluffs we’ve ever seen.

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