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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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Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu

12 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu
You might polarize your hand; Will Kassouf polarizes the poker community. The English attorney drove a number of players mad with his "speech play" during the 2016 WSOP Main Event and became something akin to a pop star on ESPN. But not only his game was spectacular. He also went out with a bang. And then history repeated itself.

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Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'

16 October 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'
As amateur poker players we sometimes feel like successful, seasoned pros never make a mistake. The truth, though, is that even they misplay a hand from time to time. Chris Klodnicki has been playing professionally for a decade and accumulated over $8.6 million in tournament winnings. He's even finished 12th (!) in the Main Event before. Despite all that success his Day 6 performance at the WSOP 2016 Main Event, so to speak, flopped.

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Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker

13 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
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Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker
Poker is all about deception so donning a costume is not exactly a giant stretch for high-stakes poker pros. Tournaments, which can be quite slow, are also a good venue for putting costumes on display. Over the years there’s been hundreds of poker pros who have donned elaborate costumes at the WSOP, EPT or WPT. Sometimes it’s just for fun, other times it’s because of a lost bet and other times it’s merely a player repping some product or company.

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Video of the Week: From 7% to Heaven in the Main Event

24 September 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: From 7% to Heaven in the Main Event
By now it's no secret that Maria Ho is not only the charming host of the Battle of Malta, she’s also one of the best poker players in the world. Already a two-time Last Woman Standing in the WSOP Main Event, in 2016 she made another deep run before eventually finishing in 242nd-place. To get there, she obviously threw her skill around plenty over the first few days. She also, this time around, needed a little dose of luck.

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