Hit And Run At The Cash Games

The hit and run method of playing cash games has its pros and cons, provided a player knows the right etiquettes to follow.


There is always the question of how soon a player should leave a game after a big pot is won. This is a useful strategy to follow provided a player knows to use it well enough. Cash games offer great flexibility to the poker players. In such games, unlike at a tournament, one can join or leave a game as per one’s convenience. Opinions vary as per the etiquette to follow as to when one can leave a cash game. The concept of hit and run is a popular strategy that many follow.

This strategy helps a player to understand when leaving a big cash game would be right, whether one could leave immediately after the chips are raked in or whether one should stick around to allow others to feel that they stand a chance of winning back some of the chips. However, as per the strategy experts, it does not matter what others feel as that has no consequence in a cash game. (more…)

Day 1 Of Super High Roller Bowl

One of the most popular tournaments in the World of poker got underway with 7 levels of first day action at ARIA, and here, the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) finished up play and Byron Kaverman got the chip lead.


In the tournament, he turned his stake of 300,000 into 1,247,000, and thus got a strong lead over Leon Tsoukernik (912,000) the owner of King’s Casino and champ of EPT Prague $50K Super High Roller (SHP). Fedor Holz was crushed by high roller and finished third in the event with 803,000, last year in the same event he won and finished in second position with $3.5 million.

The event SHRB started early afternoon with enthusiastic players, the majority of whom taking seats right at tip-off, but there were few like Phil Hellmuth who arrived only a bit late also there. The event featured an unusual structure of betting that called big blinds and for the normal smell, but also a big pot from the large blind that served to keep the chips combined into bigger denominations and also to keep things moving. (more…)

GPI Adjusts POY Scoring System

Many voices of the Poker world said that there are issues with the current scoring system.


And after a year working on the concern raised by players, the Global Poker Index announced that they are making changes in their scoring system. The scoring system will be used in the Player of the Year competition.

In 2016, the (SHRE) Super High Roller Events and a number of High Roller championship started at $25,000 and was allowed to go as high as $100,000. Even more than that, this became an issue for both the (GPI) Global Poker Index’s POY race and organization’s standing and charts. This includes CardPlayer Magazine.

In some of the cases, poker players were making their points in events of these types, that events, which used to have smaller fields. It was easier to make the points here in comparison to the championships that used to have players large in number for the lower buy in. (more…)

Paul Skipper At 888Live London Festival

For those who have been following the 888Live London Poker festival, the first day of the festival saw thirteen levels on the first day itself.


There were 249 entries on the first day and about 700 entries across all categories. On the first day Paul Skipper won maximum chips and it was a day that was packed with action. About 438500 chips were bagged on the first day with him. However, he had strong competition as well. Competitors like Steve Watts, Reza Fazeli and Charles Akadiri also summed up high numbers. The final day plays promised to be exciting for day 2.

About 43 players survived by Day 1c. Hence, about 108 players only made it on the first day. There were several pro players who missed the boat such as Sin Menis Melin, Paul Romain and Chris Moorman. There were other players who were more fortunate in order to avoid being eliminated. Skipper on the other hand, remained in a comfortable position throughout. He was not the only player in a comfortable position. Andy Wool took on a pre flop position with a standard hand. He bet about 12000 into a pot of 16000. Reza was also able to double up at the right moment. He was able to use his aces against the eights of Svetlin Ivano’s. Fazeli was able to reach a level of 125000. He trebled the amount by the time the last hands were played. (more…)

Adrian Mateos Wins Grand Final Main Event And Poker Has A Spanish EPT Champion at last

The first Spanish champion was found on European Poker Tour when Adrian Mateos won on Friday night.

The twenty year old walked away with the largest victory in his poker profession, and it is the second major tournament he has won in his career. It took the season 11 end for the Spaniard to achieve this but he did it and also now he carries the two legs of the poker Tripe Crown on his head

In the final table results, Adrian Mateos took home €1,082,000 as the first place prize, and Muyedine Fares         from Senegal won €679,000 for his second place standing and Hady El Asmar from Lebanon took the third spot with a prize money amount of €486,000.

The last day of the EPT Grand Final Main Event of 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino started with six-players on the final table and it was a tough bunch to beat. The most recognizable poker star at the table was Ole Schemion, who was prominent with the EPT Season 10 Player of the Year title, but others were equally good contenders. There was   Johnny Lodden, the Team PokerStars Pro, Mateos, the WSOP 2013 Europe Main Event winner, who is also second in the all time money list from Spain, and     the Polish regular, Jose Carlos Garcia, with lots of experience. (more…)

Fall in I-Poker revenue

In the month of November, internet gaming revenue in New Jersey was $8.7 million, as per state gaming regulators.

Revenue collected from online poker was $1,877,603 – a small number since the Garden State launched Online gambling with real-money in November 2013. In October revenue collected from online poker was $1,967,904, part of overall internet gaming revenue that amounted to $9.48 million.

There has been a rise in the percentage of internet gaming accounts that have been created by 5.7 per cent. In November 2014, the number of accounts created was 506,172 as against October 2014 which was 479,073.

Ultimate Gaming withdrew from the Online gaming market in addition to ending its agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates after they filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Trump Taj Mahal shutdown its operations of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. Three other Casino properties shut its operations in 2014 in New Jersey. Ultimate Gaming however continues to offer online Poker in Nevada. (more…)