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Top 5 Best Poker Bluffs of the Last 10 Years

3 December 2009, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
The first decade of the new millennium is almost over and, ever the sentimentalists, PokerListings.com is taking you on a trip down memory lane. Our first installment covers the biggest, sickest, most memorable poker bluffs ever caught on tape. The following videos are in descending order of awesomeness so check them out and say your piece in the comments section. #5: Ivey in Three-Way at 2008 Main Event This bluff looks questionable but in the end Phil Ivey pushes two players off two big hands. Top two and second set both go in the muck with Ivey holding nothing but nine-high. We'll just trust that Ivey knew what he was doing.

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Ben Grundy's $7.8 Million Lifetime PLO Graph

24 November 2009, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Ben Grundy's $7.8 Million Lifetime PLO Graph
Graphs like this get us excited, straight from $0 to $7.8 million over 320,000 hands. Ben Grundy must play good because it seems impossible to have such a steady upward trend in PLO. He did his year-end review, as well as a new lifetime graph, in the latest post on his poker blog. His winrate is pretty sick, almost $5,400/day. Grundy's known for tilting off huge sums of money and it's hard to say how this graph compares to his overall profit. People say he's lost a fair bit in NL plus live tournament buy-ins and expenses over the last few years.One thing is for sure, though, Grundy is among the best online PLO players in the world. He also blogs pretty regularly so keep an eye on it at http://milkybarkids.blogspot.com/

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Celebrity Poker Player Twitter List

17 November 2009, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Celebrity Poker Player Twitter List
It's common knowledge that Hollywood celebrities play poker. What isn't so commonly known is that many of them have Twitter accounts where they tweet about it all. We've put together a handy list of the biggest and best actors, musicians and Hollywood personalities that play poker and have Twitter accounts. This list, and others, can be found by following PokerListings.com on Twitter.

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November Nine Profile: Phil Ivey

2 November 2009, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Industry Insider
November Nine Profile: Phil Ivey
The 2009 WSOP Main Event final table is less than a week away and before we do the deed we wanted to get you in the mood with a fresh series of profiles. The first choice was obvious: Phil Ivey. Unlike the vast majority of the poker world Phil Ivey didn't have to make the November Nine to get a spot in the limelight. The limelight follows Ivey wherever he goes. Entering the final table seventh in chips with 9.765 million he's got his work cut out for him. Ivey is a mythical figure that walks among us. Even before this year's World Series of Poker, he was regarded by most as the best all-around player in the game. He crushes online. He crushes live. He treats tournaments, cash games, prop bets and high stakes pit games as his personal ATM.

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Sandwich To-Go Earns FullFlush UK Ban

4 October 2009, Created By: Martin Derbyshire
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Sandwich To-Go Earns FullFlush UK Ban
It appears nosebleed-stakes loudmouth Luke "__FullFlush1__" Schwartz is on the outs with the Grosvenor Casinos again, following a rather unsightly incident at PokerStars EPT London. The durrrr-obsessed Brit told PokerListings last week he had been banned from Grosvenor's flagship property The Vic after refusing to take his hat off inside the casino. After well-known London bookmaker Eddie Hearn vouched for Schwartz, the ban was lifted, allowing him to hit the felt at the London Metropole for EPT London, being run by staff at the Vic. However, moments after busting out on Day 2, Schwartz reportedly refused to pay for a pickle and cheese sandwich at the food stand outside the tournament area, angrily claiming he was a VIP and should be treated as such. He walked off with the sandwich, security was called and after a bit of arguing back and forth, an unrepentant Schwartz was banned from Grosvenor Casinos across the UK once again. Word is he will also be given a warning from PokerStars and the EPT. It's time to lock your doors America! With FullFlush losing options for high-stakes tournament action in Europe, he could be headed across the pond.

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Variance and Elevators

23 September 2009, Created By: Ronnie Schwartz
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Variance and Elevators
Variance. As poker players we deal with it regularly. The impact of any card can be favorable or hit us like a devastating blow. It is a powerful force and it lasts a long time, especially when we lose. Some people control anger internally; others explode externally with verbal and physical releases. It's a matter of demeanor and circumstance. Anger management is as varying as the people who use it. Common to most, however, is that devastating losses (from a statistical anomaly) are far more memorable in the long run than several positive outcomes which are statistically "expected." Poker is the perfect example to illustrate this.

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Top 5 toughest cartoon opponents - Heads Up

10 September 2009, Created By: Ronnie Schwartz
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Top 5 toughest cartoon opponents - Heads Up
You didn't seriously think that only humans in the 3-dimensional world enjoyed poker did you? How naive. How mortally exclusive. The nerve we have as humans to presume poker exists singularly for us to enjoy.The truth of the matter is that this fine game we've enjoyed for decades has branched out and in this extension it has produced some of the finest players the game, if not us, has ever seen. With that we present to you the 5 fiercest cartoon No-Limit heads up poker players in the world.

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How to Beat Phil Ivey

2 September 2009, Created By: Sean Lind
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
How to Beat Phil Ivey
With the WSOP Main Event final table just two months away, eight of the finalists must be asking themselves the same question: How can I beat Ivey? The biggest mistake the rest of the November Nine can make is to put Ivey on a pedestal. Once they fool themselves into thinking of Ivey as a poker god who can't be beat, he will gain a huge edge. Kevin Schaffel, who's going into the final table sixth in chips, has his head in the right place. "I fear anybody that can knock me out at the time I'm in a hand with them," he said in an interview with PokerListings shortly after making the final table. "But I don't really fear anybody in particular right now."

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Ashman103: The Interview Transcript

10 August 2009, Created By: Matthew Showell
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Industry Insider
Ashman103: The Interview Transcript
What follows is the full transcript of the interview with Ashton "Ashman103" Griffin done by PokerListings.com's Dan Skolovy. Ashman goes into detail about the massive swings he's taken as a poker player and what he's endured during his career so far. This is the full interview Dan did for his feature piece on Ashman, which can be found here. We knew all the hard-core players out there would be looking for each and every detail and hence: The full transcript.

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Phil Ivey - The Greatest Ever

18 July 2009, Created By: Jason Mercier
Posted in: The Guest Blog , Industry Insider
Phil Ivey - The Greatest Ever
Yesterday one of my poker buddies, who primarily plays cash games online for a living, asked me this question (which I hear quite frequently). "Who do you think are the better poker players: cash-game professionals or tourney professionals?" I thought about this for a few seconds. Obviously the kid wanted to hear that cash-game players are better, which I do think that they are ... but only in cash games. The thing is that cash game grinders are just generally better at cash games, and tourney grinders are just generally better at tourneys. It's that simple. The real test of how "good" a poker player is must be determined by how well they can do in both settings.

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My Crystal Ball: What 2009 Holds for Poker

8 January 2009, Created By: Nolan Dalla
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Industry Insider
My Crystal Ball: What 2009 Holds for Poker
By Nolan Dalla -- I'm usually an optimist. I believe in looking at the bright side of things. However, 2009 looks to be a year of uncertainty in the poker world. Due mostly to gloomy economic forecasts, poker and all of its ancillary businesses could be in for some tough times ahead. Indeed, no one anywhere is immune from the global economic slump. Here's a list of some things that might happen in poker over the next 12 months:

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Wild Horses: Predictions for the Main Event

7 November 2008, Created By: Daniel Skolovy
Posted in: WSOP Blog , Industry Insider
Wild Horses: Predictions for the Main Event
Earlier this year ESPN made an announcement that stunned the poker world. For the first time ever the WSOP Main Event would play to the final table and then shut it down, taking a four-month break before playing down to the winner. The break was designed to put some spice back in the WSOP's lackluster love life. With the extra four months, ESPN could air the entirety of the WSOP ME coverage leading up to the final table, allowing fans to pick horses and watch their favorites claw their way through a minefield of donks and pros en route to the final table. With just three days until the final table plays out I am going to give my (somewhat) credible insight into the strategy of the November Nine - who is going to sit back and wait and who is going to bounce out early.

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Back from Macau and Itching to Play

18 September 2008, Created By: Liz Lieu
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Back from Macau and Itching to Play
Back in L.A. after two months in Vietnam, Macau and Thailand. I'm a little jet-lagged, but it was great to see LAX and great to wait for all my luggage! I stayed around Macau to play in the APPT High Rollers event. I actually feel like I played well in Macau, but I just couldn't make anything happen when I needed to. Lee Nelson was on my table at the High Rollers event, as was David Steicke, who became the chip leader for three days. I had queens five times on Day 1 and I lost with them every time. On the 10th hand of the event, I picked up queens and raised 3x. Steicke reraised me with a big raise; I repopped him $3k (he may have thought I was trying to steal; I don't know).

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