Nicodemo Piccolo Wins PokerListings Battle of Malta 2012
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Published on Nov 2012 by Pokerlistings
The first ever PokerListings Battle of Malta is over and Nicodemo Piccolo is champion! BOM host Kara Scott is back to give you a rundown on how this retired Italian anesthesiologist managed to beat out a tough final table to take €35,000 and the inaugural BOM title.
We explain how to shuffle poker chips like a pro in the latest installment of our beginner poker strategy video series. If you see poker pros playing on TV they’re always shuffling their chips and they barely seem to notice they’re doing it. With this poker video tutorial, and a little practice, you’ll be able to impress your friends and inspire respect from even the most hardened poker grinders. First cut out two stacks of chips. Place your pinky and ring finger on the outside edge and use your thumb and pointer finger to squeeze the two stacks together. Now use your middle finger to pop the two stacks up in the middle and lift your hand straight up to shuffle the chips together into one stack. Don't squeeze too hard. Just prop the chips up in the middle and let them fall into place. Now, practice! PokerListings.com: Start your poker journey today.
Our latest Poker Basics beginner poker strategy video teaches you to bet and raise like a poker pro. We’ll also show you how to avoid common mistakes like string-betting, and calling when you meant to raise. Beginner poker players make a few common mistakes when they bet and raise for the first time in a real poker game. The easiest way to avoid most mistakes is to clearly announce your action before you even touch your chips. If you want to raise, when it's your turn just say “Raise”, then count out your chips and push them across the betting line in one clear motion. The easiest way to announce a raise is by saying the combined total of the original bet and your raise. If a player in front of you bet 500, and you want to raise an additional 1,000, just say “ I'll raise to 1,500”. Clearly announcing that you're raising will help you avoid common mistakes like string-betting and calling when you meant to raise. String-betting is when a player tries to bet or raise but moves their chips in with more than one motion. It's also considered a string-bet if you use the old movie line, “I'll see your bet … and raise”. String betting is against the rules and in both examples the first action is binding. Another way you can slip up and call when you meant to raise is by throwing in one large-denomination chip and not declaring raise first. Save yourself the trouble and clearly announce what you're going to do, before you do it. PokerListings.com: Start your poker journey today.
Hosting a home game is the perfect way to get started in poker but stack sizes, chip denominations and blind structures can be confusing for beginner poker players. In the latest episode of Poker Basics we give you our recipe for the perfect eight-person home poker tournament. We call for 5,000 starting stacks, four different chip denominations and 20-minute blind levels. If you follow the instructions you can expect this tournament to last roughly two hours, but you can tweak that by changing the stack sizes, or how long each blind level lasts. Just remember, simple is best, especially if you're playing with beginners!
Last year the PokerListings Battle of Malta set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta, and this November it's back, bigger and better than ever. With a bigger €500,000 guaranteed main event, a brand new high-roller tournament and a huge schedule of parties, the Battle of Malta goes way beyond the action on the felt. Let the battle begin!
Beginner poker players make a lot of mistakes when they handle their cards for the first time. PokerListings.com is back with another episode of Poker Basics to show beginners how to play poker like the pros. Today's tutorial will teach you how to protect your hand from other players and from the dealer. Stay tuned to PokerListings.com for the best beginner poker strategy videos.
Beginner poker players make a lot of mistakes when they stack their poker chips for the first time. In this episode of Poker Basics we teach you how to stack your chips like a pro. Watch PokerListings.com for the best beginner poker strategy tips.
German pro Dominik Nitsche already has a WSOP bracelet but he told PokerListings.com that winning his second in the WSOPE Main Event would be even sweeter. Nitsche is at the final table gunning for the €1 million first-place prize and he took a few minutes to speak about it to PokerListings.com.
Tonight in Paris Daniel Negreanu took down the WSOP Europe High Roller event and secured his sixth gold bracelet. Negreanu defeated Brazil's Nicolau Villa-Lobos to win €725,000 and he speaks to PokerListings.com moments after the win.
Tonight at the World Series of Poker Europe Daniel Negreanu made history by becoming the first player to ever win two WSOP Player of the Year titles, and he gave PokerListings.com an inside look at how it went down. Coming into the €25k High Roller Event Negreanu had one last chance to pull ahead in the POY race. He had to come eighth or better. We follow Negreanu on his quest and speak to him moments after he became the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year.
Nicolau Villa-Lobos has won events on the Brazilian Series of Poker, the UKIPT and even picked up the medium buy-in SCOOP Main Event this year on PokerStars, but so far a WSOP gold bracelet has eluded him. Right now Villa-Lobos is deep in the 2013 WSOPE High Roller event, playing alongside some of the biggest names in poker including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey. PokerListings.com speaks to Villa-Lobos about his background and how a surprise heart surgery when he was 18 led to him getting into poker.