Poker Hand Analysis

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Hand of the Week: So Long and Thanks for the $1.3m Pot

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has changed the face of online poker forever. For over five years he’s been perhaps the most infamous player at the online nosebleeds. Nobody has played more hands, nobody has played bigger…

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Hand of the Week: Curtis Rystadt Doesn't See It Coming

The WSOP main event is now airing on ESPN and, as usual, one amateur has taken the early spotlight. Also as usual, it’s somebody who drives the other players at his table nuts. Curtis Rystadt…

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Hand of the Week: Isildur1 Drops $121k Surprise on Mikael Thuritz

What would we do without Viktor Blom? Since Gus Hansen vanished from the high-stakes online scene a couple of weeks ago it’s Isildur1 who’s been mainly responsible for the high-stakes action online. Blom was involved…

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Hand of the Week: Antonius Picks Off Ballsy Polk Bluff

As the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific picks up steam in Melbourne we’ve been reminded of some great action from the Crown Casino earlier in the year. If you want to see some top-class…

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Hand of the Week: Haxton Gets Clipped by Ivey At His Best

This week we’re looking at a really precious piece of poker from earlier in the year. Two of the game’s greats in Phil Ivey and Isaac Haxton engaged in a duel of No-Limit Hold’em and…

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Christoph Vogelsang Shreds Rick Salomon in Sick Big One Hand

It is an old story in poker that never loses its appeal: the duel between professional and amateur. During the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, Rick Salomon faced off against Christoph Vogelsang,…

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Is This the Most Interesting Hand in TV Poker History?

Say what you will about the hype-filled extravaganza that is the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop but it’s already produced two of the most interesting TV hands ever played. First there was…

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High-Stakes Hand of the Week: Monster Pot for Atha Cliath

In the wake of the 2014 World Series of Poker, the high rollers have begun to flock back to online poker. This past week a famous name who battled on the highest levels two years…

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High-Stakes Hand of the Week: Ziigmund Rope-a-Dopes, Gets Clocked

Finnish player Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies is one of the most experienced and most interesting players in high-stakes poker online – and he’s not exactly faint of heart when it comes to big moves. Sahamies is…

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Video of the Week: Tom Dwan, Master of the 7-2 Bluff

For some reason, the worst possible starting hand in Texas Hold’em always seems to inspire poker players to get involved in spectacular hands. In this hand Tom Dwan, master of the elaborate bluff, takes 72o and pushes…

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