Monthly Archives: February, 2010


Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson, known as Texas Dolly, is one of the best known poker players of all time. Born in Longworth, Texas in 1933, Doyle was quite an athlete in his younger years. A member of the All-State Texas basketball team and a keen runner, he managed a mile in 4:43 in the 1950 Texas Interscholastic Track Meet. He was offered several college offers, but decided to attend university in Abeline since it was close to home. The Minneapolis Lakersbasketball team were interested in him as a player, but unfortunately a knee injury forced him to stop playing.

Poker Superstars 3 – Gus Hansen Crazy Plays

What do you get what Gus Hansen sits at the table, needing to win in order to progress to the final 16, and decides to move all-in in every hand? Carnage!

Gus is behind in the tournemant and needs a first place finish to win, so right off the bat he tells the other players “do not raise my blinds”. Well he goes all-in preflop the first few hands and picks up quite a few chips, until he finally goes all-in against Phil Helmuth. Hellmuth has AJ suited and knowing that Hansen is playing super loose he calls, and gets knocked out when Hansen’s pocket deuces hit him a set on the flop!

Biggest Ever PokerStars Sunday Million Win

As you probably read last week, PokerStars just past a huge milestone – dealing their 40 billionth hand. To celebrate they upped the guaranteed prize pool for their big Sunday tournament from $1.5 million to $4 million, but that attracted so many players (36,169 to be precise) that the prize pool ended up being a whopping $7.2 million!

Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen, nicknamed “The Great Dane” is a very exciting Danish poker player who lives in Monaco. Before turning to poker, Hansen was a world class backgammon player, and a youth tennis champion. He is a true gambler, and takes private bets on a wide range of sporting activities and challenges outside of poker.

Plugging The Holes In Your Tournament Play

If you have had the displeasure of being summarily removed from a poker tournament, you will have no doubt agonised over your playing strategy and feel that you made some gross miscalculation in your strategy and that is what left you wide open for defeat. You will no doubt be feeling rather glum about your defeat but every cloud has a silver lining and if you are questioning your strategy then you are already on the path to improvement. It can be difficult at times to identify what areas of your poker playing need to worked upon, and so this article will consider them all in some detail.

David Sklansky

David Sklansky, known as “The Mathematician” is a great poker player, and an even better poker author. Born in New Jersey in 1947, Sklansky graduated from high school and then attended the University of Pensylvania, but never graduated. Instead he returned home and got a job as as actuary, and started on the road to being a professional gambler.

Scotty Nguyen

Thuan B. “Scotty” Nguyen, often called “The Prince Of Poker” or simply “The Train” is a Vietnamese player, born in Nha Trang in 1962 and moving to America with his family at the age of 14. He has had an incredible poker career, winning five WSOP gold bracelets and titles including the 1998 main event, and the 2008 HORSE World Championship. He is also the first and only player to win both the mein event and $50,000 HORSE event at the World Series.

$50 Extra Bonus From Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker are giving a free $50 to all players! According to their press release this is a “celebration of the new Rush Poker format”, and anyone can qualify, whether you’re currently a Full Tilt player or not.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu, known as “Kid Poker” is a young and exciting poker player. Born in Toronton in 1974, his parents were originally from Romania and moved to the USA in the late sixties. As a teenager, Daniel wanted to become a professional snooker player, but learned to play poker when he was 15. At 16 he was failing school and dropped out to become a rounder, making a living hustling and playing cards in the local pool halls and charity casinos.

Sam Farha vs Patrik Antonius – $1 Million Pot

This hand comes from the fourth series of High Stakes Poker. Everyone’s stack is deep, and with the blinds at $300/$400 and a $1200 forced straddle, Sammy Farha opens for $4,200 with K-Q of diamonds from the hijack. Antonius, on the button, reraises with J9 of hearts and Sam calls.

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