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Courtney Gee is back with Part 2 of her introduction! Courtney has vowed to never work a 9-5 job again and she'll be blogging her poker progress right here. Read on as Courtney brings us up to speed on how she did at the tables in 2010. In my first post, I explained why I made it a goal to avoid working a 9 to 5 job. I quit my full-time job, got a part-time job writing for a website, and planned to play 25-30 hours of poker every week. I had been mostly a tournament player but I decided that I would try to earn my income through 6-max cash games. In this post, I'll give a quick summary of my 2010.
A few months ago Courtney Gee blogged on PokerListings about playing high-stakes poker against some of the best in the world on the PokerStars.com Big Game. Courtney is continuing her quest never to work another 9-5 job by playing poker professionally and she's giving us the chance to follow her progress in her new blog right here! Check out this intro post and keep your eyes peeled for weekly updates as Courtney throws off the shackles of the rat-race to pursue her dream of being a professional poker player!
888 Poker has been featured prominently in our weekly Gimmick series, and for good reason. They have a lot of gimmicks! The latest feature to which we're turning our microscope is their "Push/Fold" cash game tables. We'll lay out the details, the pros and cons, and tell you whether it's worth your time and money.
This week's gimmick is a brand new tournament concept brought to us by 888 Poker, combining sports betting with the traditional online poker tournament. Anything that ups the gambling quotient of an online poker session is usually A-OK with us but we wanted to take a closer look. Read on for the details and to find out whether it's worth your time and money.
Sorry to those of you who expected another blog from me sooner. I've been busy this month at home catching up with family, after a long month in Vegas, which included all the highs and lows imaginable. The money I brought down with me began to fly in all directions mid trip, -50k in tournament buyins, -55k in baccarat, my first table-game loss ever (which I took in one night on weed brownies and too many shots of jager betting impulsively), -55k in shopping by the end of the trip and -30k on Stars and Full tilt playing some small cash sessions and whatnot. It was safe to say at this point, it was going to be very hard to make this trip profitable. I skipped the Indiana WPT and Bay 101 so my only way to really get even was the Wynn Classic, which I busted before the dinner break on day 1.
Full Tilt launched a new update today and with it, among other things, a new format called Rush Poker. Basically Rush Poker is poker for people with ADD. A hand of Rush Poker plays just like Texas Hold'em, however, as soon as you fold you're immediately moved to another table where another hand is being dealt. There is no waiting between hands. As soon as you fold, the hand is over for you and you're on to a new hand at a new table with new opponents. You may be UTG one hand and the button the very next. It's completely random. Your position changes, your opponents change, and your hand changes, instantly, every single time you fold. It's non-stop action.
In May of 2006, I became, somewhere in the neighborhood of, the 75th person to achieve Supernova status on Pokerstars. I had earned 100k vpps in that calendar year. In December of 2006, Pokerstars announced changes they were making to the VIP program. There would be a new level, Supernova Elite. You only had to earn a measly one million VPPs to achieve this status. On December 20th 2007, I became the sixteenth player to ever reach Supernova Elite on Pokerstars. In the last 11 remaining days of that year following right after me, 23 more players reached SE. It was harder back then to get Supernova Elite - not only was the VPP accumulation scale different, the maximum cash tables you could play at once was only 12 for the first 8 or so months of 2007. I decided in 2008 I was going to try and maintain my Supernova Elite status for as long as I could, but not try to get it again. I was burnt out from playing the all-day, all-night sessions and just the grind of it all.
As anyone can attest to, tournament poker can be a soul-crushingly frustrating game.
By Michael Craig -- When playing a turbo Multi-Table Tournament online, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is overcompensating for the fact that it's a turbo by playing too fast and loose during the first several rounds.
Like a drunken redhead in a puffy sumo outfit barreling on rollerblades through a shop that sells antique unicorn and mermaid figurines, you should develop an ultramaniacal style to succeed at the Deuce (one-cent/two-cent hold them unlimited).
Most poker players aren't even aware that microstakes professional grinders exist. Me, I play 2NL - known as The Deuce to the microworld. I do it 12 hours a day and six hours on Sunday.
Part two of two of an interview with 2+2 icon Ariel "DaEvils/FoxwoodsFiend" Schneller, one of the top five online high-stakes No-Limit Hold'em players in the world.
Known as DaEvils on Full Tilt Poker, but better known as FoxwoodsFiend on 2+2, Ariel Schneller is one of the last people you'd like to see sitting across from you on the e-felt.
The Session is back (and this time it's personal). For your enjoyment today we have part two of the scintillating discussion PokerListings.com had with top online pros Whitelime and Pr1nnyraid. If you haven't already read part one we strongly suggest you click through and get up to speed.
Emil Patel and Jay Rosenkrantz are still in their early 20s. They've only been playing online poker for a few short years. In this short time they've both made a massive impact, crushing big-league games and earning reputations as two of the toughest No-Limit Hold'em players on the net.
Last night Jay "pr1nnyraid" Rosenkrantz, or Krantz as he is known to the poker world, won a $585,000 pot on Full Tilt Poker from a relative unknown with the moniker TonyBliar.
As you've no doubt heard by now, WCGRider is knee-deep in a ridiculous prop bet. His goal is to win $10,000 in 30 days of online poker at PokerStars.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of the online phenom turned live-tournament success story than Canada's Sorel Mizzi. Crushing online tournaments under the screen-names Imper1um and Zangzeban24 Mizzi has already proven that his online skills are transferable to the live arena.
By Ben Roberts -- About two years ago, I wrote On Cavemen and Poker Players, in which I talked about the importance of learning to control your emotions at the poker table. Since then, I've had time to further refine my views on this topic, especially when it comes to the concept of tilt.
By Paul Wasicka -- For most players, the lure of playing in high-stakes ring games or tournaments is a sirens' song that's hard to resist.
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