Features and Opinions

Here’s where we delve a little deeper into the poker world with breakthrough features, opinion pieces, in-depth interviews and sit-downs with your favorite poker pros from around the globe. You’ll also find some of our most popular weekly and daily features including our Daily 3-Bet news brief and our Poker Hand of the Week strategy breakdown.

All Features

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Pop Poker - Poker and Presidential Debates

The U.S. presidential campaign has entered that stage in which the major parties’ nominees are engaging in the spectacle of…

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Pop Poker: Silent Running Takes Poker into Space

Long before online poker, Mike Caro’s poker-playing computer programs and “poker bots,” the 1972 science-fiction film Silent Running gave us…

9 min
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Pop Poker: On Luck, Skill, Hail Marys and Moneyball

Last week’s ruling by a federal judge that poker is predominated by skill rather than chance predictably earned a lot…

8 min
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Pop Poker: The Odd Couple's Common Thread

In Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple -- first a play, then a film, then made by others into a hit…

10 min
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Pop Poker: Is Kaleidoscope Among Best Poker Movies?

One title occasionally surfacing on “best poker movie” lists is a not-too-well-known British film titled Kaleidoscope starring Warren Beatty and…

8 min
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Pop Poker - Baseball and Poker in American Culture

Baseball - the game long known as America's national pastime and a game with numerous connections to America's favorite card…

6 min
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Pop Poker: How Poker Played a Role in Sinking of the Titanic

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic recently passed, marking that fateful night when the famous ocean liner…

9 min
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Pop Poker: Why Poker Pros Love Betting on Golf

The recent conclusion of the Masters and its “tradition unlike any other” brings to mind another long-standing tradition: Poker players’…

10 min
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All In: Smart, Compelling Poker Movie

All In: The Poker Movie is an engaging, thoughtful documentary that tells the story of our favorite card game while…

7 min
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Blackrain79: How to Build a Poker Fortune a Few Cents at a Time

Nathan “Blackrain79” Williams has played six million hands of small-stakes No-Limit Hold’em online with some of the highest win-rates in…

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