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For almost two decades PokerListings.com was and is one of the leading online and live poker news platforms. We were in Las Vegas when the legendary WSOP 2006 happened, we suffered through the Poker Black Friday in 2011 and we were there when the first fully legal Online Poker Room in the US opened.

This is a list of all our articles.


Features & Poker Updates

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.

The 20 Worst Moments in Poker from 2006-2016: number 10-6

Is condensing over a decade of poker news into 20 “worst” and “best” moments a fool’s errand? Possibly. That hasn’t…

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Viktor Blom
The 20 Worst Moments in Poker from 2006-2016 - #15-11

>>If you missed 20-16, find them right here<< Is condensing over a decade of poker news into 20 “worst” and…

8 min to read
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Poker

As poker writers, players, pros, watchers and fans we all talk about poker - a lot. We talk about hands.…

4 min to read
Would You Want Your Kid to Be a Poker Pro? Six Pros Answer

The news that Tony G is now a parent has triggered a cacophony of thoughts about the impressions we make…

9 min to read
Watch: The Tragic Rise and Fall of World's Greatest Card Player

In a new short poker documentary, PokerListings.com tells the story of the greatest card player who ever lived, and the…

2 min to read
Kristen Bicknell: Perception Still That if You’re a Girl You Can’t Be Good

It took 46 events for a Canadian to win a bracelet this year. Kristen Bicknell, originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, ended…

4 min to read
How Xuan Liu Turned Love of Strategy Games into Pro Poker Career | Video Doc

Xuan Liu always loved board games and learning strategy so it's no wonder she found a lucrative career as a…

2 min to read
2006 WSOP Champ Jamie Gold: "Poker's Back and So Am I"

There's no template for Main Event champions. Some take their millions and vanish while others linger for as long as…

7 min to read
Davidi Kitai: "I’m a Perfectionist in Poker but Not at All in Life"

The first European to win three WSOP bracelets. Poker Triple Crown winner. #1 on his country's all-time money list. Universally…

16 min to read
Niall Farrell: From Carphone Warehouse to EPT Champion (to Mars)

Britain has a lot of great poker players. But if you were to stick your head out of the dungeon…

8 min to read
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Poker Strategy Articles

Here you can find over 500 poker strategy articles across all skill and experience levels to help you improve your game on the spot. Essential tips can be found for beginners, cash game and tournament Texas Holdem, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud and more.

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Poker Rules Articles

Here you’ll find step-by-step rules guides to all the most popular variations of poker including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Razz and 2-7 Triple Draw.

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World Series of Poker and Live Poker Updates

The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas runs from May-July every year with 60+ events in all ranges of buy-ins and variations. The grand finale, of course, is the world famous $10,000 WSOP Main Event which has made its champion a household name for the past decade.

Poker Player Updates & Features

Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom … whomever your favorite poker player here’s where you’ll find all of the in-depth information, deep dive interviews and news updates on what’s going on in their lives and on the felt.

If you follow the game and its players, we have what you’re looking for.

Jason Mercier Reflects on Epic Career-Making Call at EPT San Remo

Jason Mercier is a household name in the poker world, but if it wasn't for an amazing call he made…

1 min to read
Jennifer Shahade about Hula Chess, Poker Chess and Poker Cliques

A side of chess can go with anything, even hula hooping. “I did an art installation called hula chess which…

5 min to read
Yoga of Poker: Andrew 'LuckyChewy' Lichtenberger's Gem Stands Alone

Poker players are on different levels. Most of them mill around a few yards apart. Then you have a strata…

4 min to read
Maria Ho: "The Key to Being Happy is Sharing Happiness"

When you get deeply involved in poker, you sometimes forget there are some great personalities behind the cards and pots…

16 min to read
Gaëlle Garcia Diaz: “Poker is More Than a Sport; It’s My Passion”

Host, model and poker player: Belgium’s Gaëlle Garcia Diaz is the complete package. What might surprise you is just how…

14 min to read
Daniel Rudd: The Best Cash-Game Player You've Never Heard Of

I sometimes think that when Daniel Rudd wakes up he brushes his teeth, has a shower and then coats himself…

8 min to read
Andreas Hoivold: The Downs in My Life Nearly Killed Me

Andreas Hoivold might be the unluckiest lucky person in the world. Despite downswings that include a fatal car accident, opiate…

6 min to read
Brian Tate: From Magic: The Gathering Nerd, to High-Stakes Poker VIP

You may not recognize the last name on that list, but Doyle Brunson does. Brian Tate, 26, has gone from…

6 min to read
Scotty Nguyen: “Gambling, Fame Will Never Change Me”

With a few minutes still left until break, Scotty Nguyen stood up from his table at the $5,000 6-Max Pot-Limit…

11 min to read
James Woods: How to Fix America and Pick Up Women

Vladimir Putin versus Barack Obama. It’s a common matchup in newspaper headlines across the world, but not one you’d expect…

8 min to read
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Poker Blogs

WSOP ME Heads-Up Flashback: Carlos Mortensen against Dewey Tomko

If Spanish poker fans remember the 2001 WSOP fondly it’s because, way before the era of the November Nine, a…

4 min read
WSOP Main Event Heads-Up Flashback: Joe Cada against Darvin Moon

It may have been one of the most unexpected World Series of Poker Main Event final tables in the last…

5 min read
WSOP 2006 Jamie Gold
17 Unbelievable Things That Actually Happened at the WSOP 2006

The 2006 World Series of Poker was memorable for a lot of reasons. For one, it was the biggest Main…

16 min read
What Poker Can Learn From M:TG, Video Games, Twister

At its core, poker is a game. Forget the multi-million dollar industry behind it; the gambling, the money, glamor, degeneracy…

14 min read
Joe McKeehen Wins 2015 WSOP Main Event and $7.7 million

Joe McKeehen held on to his lead throughout the entire final table and won the 2015 World Series of Poker…

4 min read
Phil Hellmuth Comes Late, Leaves Early on WSOPE Main Event Day 1B

After just 104 players hit the Spielbank Berlin for Day 1A yesterday Day 2 at the WSOPE Main Event today…

7 min read
A Button for the Dealer
5 Defining Phil Hellmuth Moments at the WSOP

On the eve of the 2015 WSOP Main Event debuting on ESPN, who better to showcase than the poker player…

5 min read
(Video) Hellmuth Talks Legendary Victory Over Chan at 1989 WSOP

In the latest Best Poker Moments video, Phil Hellmuth looks back at his historic victory over Johnny Chan at the…

2 min read
(Video) Jamie Gold Reflects on Winning Biggest WSOP Main Event Ever

Jamie Gold won the biggest World Series of Poker Main Event ever, and he did it with style. Nearly going wire-to-wire…

1 min read
Nine Eye-Opening Lessons Learned Playing the 2015 WSOP

My poker creates as much noise as a fart in a brown paper bag. I’m a deadbeat. I’m someone who tried…

13 min read
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