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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.

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The Week Poker Came to Europe (Video Documentary)

Padraig Parkinson and Donnacha O’Dea remember the first time American superstars like Stu Ungar, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Tom McEvoy…

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WSOP Main Event Heads-Up Flashback: Greg Raymer vs. David Williams

It’s late May, 2004. The WSOP has once again shattered records in the Main Event thanks to online qualifier Chris…

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Wilinofsky: Winning Millions in Poker Didn't Solve Depression

At the end of 2015 poker pro Ben Wilinofsky announced his retirement from poker, despite a long and successful career…

4 min to read
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Ben Heath: "Having a Genuine Love for Poker is Pretty Underrated"

It’s only a matter of time before Ben "1Don'tStop1" Heath is taking down huge poker tournaments just for fun. With…

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Humble, Simple, Loveable: There's Always a Poker Game in South Wales

I had the largest kitchen table. That's why they chose my place. I had never played poker before, nor did…

9 min to read
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Barry Greenstein on Trump: "He's Really More the American Kim Jong-un"

Barry Greenstein, known as the 'Robin Hood of Poker' because he gave all of his tournament winnings to charity, was…

11 min to read
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Unexpected Value: How Business and Charity Gain from Poker Proficiency

A lot of poker professionals do much more than just play poker. In fact the majority of them likely have…

5 min to read
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Barry Greenstein: From 'Robin Hood of Poker' to Play-Money King

Most players new to online poker start out at the play-money tables before firing away in real games. Poker icon Barry…

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The Accidental Career of Jesse May, the Voice of Late Night Poker

I was in Malta at the Unibet Open when they asked me to co-commentate alongside Roy ‘The Boy' Brindley for…

15 min to read
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Darryll Fish: A Breakout Poker Star, Aspiring Master of Compassion

On paper, 2015 was the most successful on the live poker tournament front for Darryll Fish. He won his first…

4 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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Live Reads Explained: Pagano Gets Emotional on Draxl

Folding an overpair is hard to do. At the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure back in 2012, PokerStars Team Pro Luca Pagano…

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Hand of the Week: Can You Really Fold This for $100k?

In poker you’ll frequently find yourself faced with an all-in holding a good, but not exactly great, hand. Sometimes, it’s…

6 min to read
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Rant: You Have to Work Really Hard to Be a Great Poker Player

Poker is constantly evolving and conventional wisdom says it's getting harder. Why then do so many pros get complacent, stop…

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Rant: Why Should I Talk at the Poker Table?

Poker is boring as fuck. There I said it. As a live spectator sport it’s about as interesting as watching…

4 min to read
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The Dunning-Kruger Effect: You’re Not as Good as You Think

If you look at the general poker community, where would you rate yourself? Pretty high, right? Or did you just…

11 min to read
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Daniel Negreanu's Strategy Tips for Modern Tournament Poker

If you entered the poker world - particular the tournament poker world - 10 years ago, you know there were…

9 min to read
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An In-Depth Guide to Hand Ranges in No-Limit Hold'em

Today we’ll take a look at putting your opponent on a range and how to build your own with explanatory…

19 min to read
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24 Books (Not About Poker) That Will Make You Great at Poker

At his peak, David Beckham was the richest sportsperson of his era. The Manchester United/Real Madrid/England star was the icon for millions…

23 min to read
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Poker Hand of the Week: Strong Threat, Strong Execution

What do you do with a decent overpair if the board gets wetter and wetter on every street? If you’ve…

6 min to read
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Hand of the Week: Hellmuth Stunts on River, Crashes Hard

The first-ever Poker Masters at the Aria Casino in Vegas was a highlight of the Fall so far. Thirty-six of…

6 min to read
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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.

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Larry Wright: Deuce-to-Seven is "Purest Skill Game in All of the WSOP”

There are "old school" poker players, and then there are the real deal old school players. Larry Wright qualifies as one…

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Security Expert: Poker Pros Always at Risk for Cybercrimes

If there’s money up for grabs, someone’s trying to get it. And few places have as much money flowing around…

6 min to read
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Hangover Actress Sasha Barrese Shoots for Pro Poker Career

Sasha Barrese has appeared in feature films and television, including all three instalments of The Hangover, but her latest aspirations lie…

4 min to read
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Philipp Gruissem: “I’m Most Useful to the World as a Poker Player”

Philipp Gruissem has been at the forefront of the sudden German dominance of the super high-roller poker scene, but he’s…

5 min to read
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The Rise, Retirement & Rebirth of Waterloo Poker Prodigy Mike McDonald

At just 24 years old Mike “Timex” McDonald has played out an entire arc as a professional poker player. The…

7 min to read
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Phil Laak: From Repo Man to Telepathic Poker Icon

Think you already know everything there is to know about poker star Phil Laak? As one of the most visible…

20 min to read
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Selbst: "In Our Society Women Aren't Supposed to Be Competitive"

Already the winningest female poker player of all-time - and one of the best players, period - there's not much…

7 min to read
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Vince Van Patten: Poker World Still Missing Great Poker Movie

Vince Van Patten has been in poker so long it’s hard to even remember a time when he and Mike…

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Fatima Moreira de Melo: Mastering Poker & Crushing Dutch Survivor

Olympic gold medalist. World Cup champion. TV presenter. Singer. Jewelry designer. Masters degree in law. Model. Winner of the Dutch…

8 min to read
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Alex Stevic: "The Best Games Are the Ones with the Mafia"

We've heard a lot of poker stories over the last 10 years, but none quite like Alexander Stevic's. Winning the…

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Poker Blogs

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Moneymaker Looks Back on his WSOP Bluff that Sparked Poker Boom

If there's one person to thank for the poker boom it's Chris Moneymaker and today he took us on a…

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Sharps, Nudes and Dogs: Cards (and Poker) as Inspiration for Art

Poker, or card games, as inspiration for some of the world's most legendary works of art? It's not as far-fetched…

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The Watch List: 5 High-Stakes Poker Pros and Their Luxury Watches

To most, spending five figures on a watch is unthinkable but for some high-stakes poker professionals it's an investment they…

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The 24 Most Insane Promotions in the History of Poker

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban once said that a sure sign of failure for a start-up is too much promotional…

21 min read
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Benny Binion: The Man Who Invented the World Series

In a new five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some…

11 min read
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Top 5 Poker Movies Besides Rounders

If you ask the average poker player to name the best poker film ever, nine times out of 10 you're…

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Martin Jacobson Wins the 2014 WSOP Main Event and $10m!

Rarely does a player go from day 1 chip leader to champion, especially when there’s thousands of players and nine…

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3 Kick-Ass Laptops for Playing Online Poker

Here’s a little secret for you: most online poker software is incredibly easy to run on almost any computer. Online…

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Major Riddle: Godfather (and Fish) of Poker's First Big Game

In a five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some of…

7 min read
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Titanic Thompson: The Greatest Action Man on Earth

In a new five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some…

6 min read
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