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…)
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…)
Chris Moorman and Bryan Paris are keeping company.
The California based Professional Poker Bryan Paris had moved to Europe, this he has done to play online. According to PocketFives’ tracker, Paris has become the second player of poker who has surpassed the mark of $10-million in online tournament.
The Englishman poker player Chris Moorman, is the another pro who surpassed the mark of $10-million in online gaming. In his career till date Moorman has won more than $13.8 million in online tournament.
After Black Friday, player of poker (Many) left the US in and searched the new places where they could play their game comfortably, and do the activities that they have been doing since years for living. In the course Paris moved to Amsterdam and settled there. He is doing well in the city and earning substantial amount by playing game.
Now, talking about the income of Paris and Moorman, it is estimated that above half of the winning amount of both players has come from PokerStars platform. The achievements of Moorman and Paris are many and they have won number of online tournaments on PokerStars. (more…)
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…)
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…)
A poker dealer who attempted skimming little amounts of the games he dealt in 2015 has been sentenced by a court in Cleveland. Randall White, who dealt poker games at the Horseshoe Cleveland, was given an 18 months probation sentence as well as two-hundred-fifty hours of community work for stealing a suggested $711 from the tables.
White faced up to 6 years behind the bars on felony gambling cases, a punishment he could be hit with if he fails to fulfill the conditions of his probation.
White admitted to the presiding judge that he stole the money in hopes of raising some extra cash to help cover his daughter’s legal fees. Perhaps in hopes of staying unnoticed, he tried taking the money in $5 and $10 increments and putting the chips in with the rest of his tips.
His gambit evidently broke down as he was caught. A tale posted on a leading website in July, last year, suggested that a dealer at Horseshoe had been caught while stealing chips as well as sliding them into his tip jar.