What Are You Doing You Dafty Old Cow?

What Are You Doing You Dafty Old Cow?
published on 04/15/11 at 6:25 am Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of a PokerPlasm Legend, “Handsome” Eddie LeFrancois. Known for his crude, unrelenting, and derogatory poker playing style, he was a breath of fresh air in a poker world filled with donkeys, self-appointed experts, and Euro trash. He was always there to listen and give his opinion. If you needed a freeroll to enter to get your mind off the day, he would find one. And his gambling exploits were always good for a laugh. To honor his memory, Eddie’s good friend, RudyRudeth, plans on enjoying a game of late night poker. “Hopefully he’ll be watching over me and I’ll kick arse but its more likely he’ll be watching and yelling ‘what the f#$* are you doing you dafty old cow’!” Ahhh, the memory of Eddie lives on! Here is to you, our good friend! Related posts: Remembering A True Gentleman In The Game Of Life

Lawyers for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker in USA to make deal with DOJ

Lawyers for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker in USA to make deal with DOJ
Online Poker, Poker, Poker Legal Issues, Seizure of Poker Domains, poker blog May 8th, 2012 Poker Tilt image from Compatiblepoker.com Lawyers for both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars are in the USA today negotiating with the Department of Justice for a settlement and deal between the two companies. The lawyers are most likely getting an OK from the DOJ for the final terms of the sale of Full Tilt Poker and repayment of the players in the United States. Play Online Poker Poker Blog Copyright 2008 – 2012 Pokerbloggs.comSubscribe to PokerBloggs.com

CelebPoker Package Winner Achieves Ambition

CelebPoker Package Winner Achieves Ambition
  CelebPoker Package Winner… UK CelebPoker player Matthew Tranter took the next step in his poker career by winning a package to the Irish Winter Festival that took place from October 29th – 31st, 2011. As a loyal player of CelebPoker, Matt will be aiming for more package wins in our online satellites for land based poker tournaments. We caught up with him to find out a bit more. What do you do (occupation, studies, hobbies etc?)I have been making a living by playing poker for the last couple of years. Prior to this I studied software development. I greatly enjoy skiing, socializing, reading and a wide variety of music; primarily drum & bass and dubstep which I find very helpful as a driving force during long poker sessions. How long have you been playing poker and how did you start?I have been playing poker for 5 years. Poker first caught my attention when some of the better players started to move over from the real time strategy game “Starcraft” that I was playing competitively at the time, they all showed great results and this opened my mind to the advantage of investing my time and dedication into a more profitable venture. Televised poker also added to the appeal to get involved in this exciting game; seeing the pros at the time playing high stakes tournaments for millions of dollars helped fuel my desire to learn and hopefully one day compete with and defeat these great players. Did you use any special strategy to win the tournament?I vary my play style based on the players on my tables at the time. On some tables it is advantageous to play tight (only the best hands) and some loose (many hands), however either way I will try to play those hands aggressively making my opponents make tough decisions whilst giving me information about the strength of their hands. In this tournament I was able to play a loose aggressive style (this means i was playing a lot of hands whilst betting/raising/re-raising rather than calling) and had a very large stack going into the final table.A tight player will make it into the money positions in a tournament more than a loose player, however a loose player will go on the win much bigger prizes more often when they do make the money. Any key moments you remember from tournament?The final table is the most important part of the tournament, with the pay increasing steeply with each extra position gained; here outplaying the other players really matters.I was lucky to have a 2 – 1 chip lead on 2nd place going in to the FT and couldn’t really ask for a better start. The other players were all playing tight against me; trying to avoid me at all costs unless they had a monster hand. This is always a good thing as with nobody trying to contest pots with me I was effectively being given permission to constantly steal chips from the other players allowing me to extend my chip lead significantly… a lot of the pots i won on the FT could have gone to the other player had they tried to play back at me. What do you plan to do with the prize money?I plan to use a lot of the prize money to work my way into a number of large live events. I will be playing the Irish Winter Festival tournament in October and hope that this will be the first of many over the next couple of years. It has been an ambition of mine to expand in to the live poker scene for quite some time now and huge prizes are ready for the taking.I will also re-invest a lot of the money on the Celeb Poker cash/tournament tables in order to continue progressing up through the stakes striving to improve by playing better players and to earn bigger pay days. Advice to other players?You might have to play countless tournaments in order to take a big finish or it could happen on your first one. The important thing is to not let this high level variance affect your play, if you’re not happy with your results so far it does not necessarily mean you’re a bad player as luck is certainly a large factor in poker. Keep a clear head, always be trying to improve your game (there are many resources out there for an aspiring poker player to learn from), put in the hands and the results will follow. Publish Date : 03/11/2011 Print Article    Send To Friend 

Free Money at Betfair Poker

Free Money at Betfair Poker
The latest free poker money bonus to be released in 2010 is a $10 free bonus offer at Betfair Poker. This offer is ONLY available to all new players from the U.K. You can not already have an existing account. If you do you will not be eligible for this bonus. The free money is available directly from Betfair Poker themselves. You can click here to claim this free money now. Betfair does not accept American Players in their poker room. No related posts. Written by admin · Filed Under $10 Free, Betfair Poker  Tagged as , $10 free bonus offer, Betfair Poker, free $10, free poker money, no deposit bonus, not for existing accounts, players from the U.K.

Zoom Poker for Mobile Devices

Zoom Poker for Mobile Devices
There have been reports that the popular online poker site, PokerStars, may be adding Zoom Poker to the growing list of mobile poker games, possibly as early as a summer mobile poker release. Zoom Poker is a very popular online poker product that has gained much popularity with online poker players. The application is being developed for both the Android mobile systems and the iOS mobile platform. The applications are being developed so that they will operate in conjunction with the existing PokerStars mobile applications. The new application has been in development since 2010. Jeffrey Haas, the Mobile and Social Gaming Director of New Platforms from PokerStars, said: “We want to cater to players on whatever devices they may have, wherever they might be and whenever they want to play poker. Expect to be playing Zoom Poker on your mobile device this summer.” The new application will be somewhat intuitive, using the hands-on interface, and the native gestures used for the newer mobile devices. This means that players get to experience the Zoom Poker game in a hands on way that is impossible when using a keyboard and mouse to play the same game in an online poker room. Those who are using smart phones can play on up to four virtual tables at the same time, and those who are playing on tablet computers can enjoy games at up to five tables at a time. PokerStars takes responsible gaming seriously. “We’ve worked very closely with our responsible gaming team to make sure that all the functionality we’ve put in place in the PokerStars client is also available on the Mobile app. Functions include self-imposed deposit restrictions and the ability to cut yourself off from accessing the site for a certain amount of time,” said Haas. Related Posts Apple Pie Poker Launch Barney Frank Thinks This is Not the Year for Online Poker Legislation Casino Hold’em from World Match Win a WSOP Main Event Seat at Cake Poker Launch of Circle Line Poker   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

Lord of the Grind

Lord of the Grind
  Starting March 1st, 2012   Want a seat as a Knight of the Round Poker Table? Pass one of the infamous Lord of the Grind monthly poker grinder trials and claim your rewards and honorary seat .   The Lord of the Grind Challenge Poker trials can be mastered in 4 levels of difficulty:   Collect points every day and reach your targeted Lord of the Grind Shield. As a reward you’ll get a pending bonus and some cash also!   Please click here to visit Titan Poker Promotion Date: 06 March 2012 Subscribe to this poker promotions feed

Strategy with Kristy: John Kim Part Two

Strategy with Kristy: John Kim Part Two
February 03 2012, Kristy Arnett Related Articles Strategy with Kristy: John Kim Part One Strategy with Kristy: Jared Tendler on the Mental Game of Poker Part 2 Strategy with Kristy: Jared Tendler on the Mental Game of Poker Pt 1 Share It Tags Poker Players, Poker Strategy, PokerNews Strategy, PokerNews Podcast Print John Kim is back for another edition of the Strategy with Kristy podcast. Last week, he talked about what it takes to be a professional poker player. This week, Kim talks about interesting hands he’s played recently and also discusses a couple of hands he watched his students played. Here is a snippet from the interview: Let me tell you a really quick story about why you want to take your time making decisions. In the 2006 [World Series of Poker] Main Event, the year Jamie Gold won it, I ran pretty good and made it to Day 5. We were down to 73 players. I had 30 big blinds or something close. Everyone folded to me in the small blind. I had jack-ten offsuit. I limped or raised, my action doesn’t really matter, but he looked over at my stack and contemplated raising. Obviously, he has a pretty good hand if he’s thinking about raising preflop. He was just a standard player, nothing out of line. The flop came ten-two-four rainbow. I just remember thinking, “OK, I have top pair. I have 30 big blinds. I guess I have to go broke.” That’s obviously the wrong way of thinking. I think I bet, he raised, I three-bet, he shoved, and I snap-called without even thinking. He rolled over king-ten, and I busted in 73rd. It’s the worst feeling when you bust after playing five days in the Main Event. When I walked away, I was just thinking, “Man, why did I do that?” If I thought about it, I could have avoided going broke there. I knew he wanted to raise preflop, so if he’s raising my bet on the flop, he always has ace-ten or king-ten. I should have taken my time and thought about that. Here’s the other thing. I finished 73rd, but the two guys who finished 72nd and 71st are right behind me. My payout was, $65,000 or something like that, and 72nd paid a little over $100,000. Literally, if I would have just thought about it for three seconds, I would have made an extra $30,000. So ever since then, I told myself that I would never act in haste. Always think every decision through. Podcast Powered By Podbean Tune in every week for new episodes of Strategy with Kristy. Feel free to send in questions, ideas or suggestions for the podcast to kristy@pokernews.com. Also remember to follow PokerNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news. Follow Kristy Arnett on Comments

Strategy with Kristy: Phil Collins Discusses the WSOP Main Event Final Table

Strategy with Kristy: Phil Collins Discusses the WSOP Main Event Final Table
January 12 2012, Kristy Arnett Related Articles Strategy with Kristy: Randal Flowers Discusses Bluffing Preflop Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Ben Wilinofsky Discusses Short-Stack Strategy Strategy with Kristy: Mike Watson Discusses Playing Big Stacks Related Players Share It Tags Tournament Strategy, PokerNews Podcast, PokerNews Strategy, Phil Collins Print This summer, Phil Collins had an incredible and impressive run in the World Series of Poker Main Event to make the November Nine. He came into the final table fourth in chips. When play restarted three months later, many were surprised at Collins’ limping strategy. For this edition of the Strategy with Kristy podcast, brought to you by South Point, Collins discusses his Main Event, interesting spots he encountered, and the thought behind his limping strategy at the final table. Here is a snippet from the interview: I may have $3 million in online winnings, but I have nowhere close to that in my bank account. One of the big concerns I had going into the final table was just how absurd the money jumps were going to be, specifically life money jumps. Even though it looks like all the big money jumps might be up top, they’re still very significant from ninth to sixth. It’s a million-dollar jump. I may never play another final table for the next five years where first is a million dollars, let alone just a difference between ninth and sixth. It was really important to me to do something that was low variance. Even though I wanted to play for the win, and I wanted the title very bad, it was kind of financial suicide for me to go out ninth. It would be pretty unacceptable to know that if you play a tight and solid game and literally just fold to move up, you can. You’re almost guaranteed to do that if you just fold every hand. A couple of people will bust. But, I still wanted to play lots of hands. I’ve limped in the past, so I have a limping range I’ve done online in tournaments. I was somewhat comfortable doing it. It’s one of those strategies that you kind of have to dedicate yourself to if you’re going to do it. You can’t just limp some hands because if they figure out which hands you’re limping, you’re just going to get exploited. You’re going to have to limp everything, and let them know, “I could have aces, or I could have queen-jack.” It puts the ball in their court. I was also playing against players that like to three-bet a lot, specifically Pius Heinz. When he got a lot of chips from Eoghan O’Dea, that was terrible for me. I had a guy on my right with a lot of chips that I was planning on maybe taking some from. He’s a great player, but obviously, I’d rather have O’Dea with chips on my right than Pius on my left. Ben Lamb three-bet a lot too. Sam Holden and Anton Makiievskyi both had re-shove stacks, so if I played an opening game, I was going to be running into re-shoves and three-bets. I was basically unwilling to four-bet shove without the nuts like queens, kings, aces, or ace-king. That means I had to limp because I was never going to four-bet shove light. You can still win the tournament that way, too. If things started working out well for me, like if I would have doubled quickly, coolered someone, or tricked someone really bad with aces, or won a big pot with jack-nine because I limped it, then I might have just completely flipped if I got up to a top-three stack. I might have just raised every hand after that. But, with Pius getting chips, and me just staying short, I just stayed with the limp the rest of the way. I’m not too proud of it, but I actually think it worked. Podcast Powered By Podbean Tune in every week for new episodes of Strategy with Kristy, brought to you by South Point. Feel free to send in questions, ideas or suggestions for the podcast to kristy@pokernews.com. Also remember to follow PokerNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news. Follow Kristy Arnett on Comments