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Announcement: Underdogs in Poker Game

In poker online poker, the underdogs present a very interesting slant to the game. Sometimes, provide a certain kind of thrill which makes live casino and poker all the more interesting.

In poker, the underdog could mean two things 1). a hand that will not possibly win or a “dog” 2). King-Nine in online texas holdem is called a dog or Fido.
Making money playing poker could take the fun away from Aussie casino games. This is because the focus would be more on the winning rather than playing. In some instances, losing could be more fun actually. But making a miracle comeback is so much more than either losing or winning.

Poker is always a fun game. Even professional players admit to this. They prefer playing poker any time of the day than working as a miner or in the gas station, and this is now easier with online poker sites.

However, in poker, fun is not an end that most would likely pursue. Money is at stake, sometimes huge sums of money. One cannot afford to lose large amounts.

After all, winning poker redounds to winning money. The real fun is using the money made from the poker tables. Just like ordinary jobs, poker should be fun. But just because a job is fun does not mean you should not be doing your best at it. Same principle applies with poker games whether online poker or land-based.

If you want to become a professional poker, it is okay to think that the poker job is more fun and exciting than job at the gasoline station. But the right away to approach a poker game is not to think of it as a fun job.
It is expected that you may lose from time to time. Being an underdog is just a normal part of the game. The good thing is people always root for the underdogs. But you should not aim to be an underdog just to be more likeable. If you are not a poker player, never bet your money on the underdog all the time or you might find yourself having money troubles later.

It is part of the professional poker players’ job to determine the mathematical and interpersonal proper move. Even if his hand is weaker than his opponents, he knows how to turn things to his advantage and refuse to become the underdog. His bet is that the opponent would not likely call. And in order to make this a reality, he needs to bluff or do other stuffs that will fool the opponent. This is not fun for a professional player. As a matter of fact, it is a nerve-wracking scene right there. But he has to keep his faחade and demeanour perfectly calm in order to succeed at his job.

 

 

Never gamble with more money than you can afford to: This is a very important piece of advice that applies to all types of gambling and not just online slotsgambling. You should never gamble with any more money that you are comfortable prepared to lose. If you gamble with money that you need for things such as rent and food then you are setting yourself up for tough financial times in the future and possible for financial ruin.

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  • Never gamble with more money than you can afford to: This is a very important piece of advice that applies to all types of gambling and not just online slots gambling. You should never gamble with any more money that you are comfortable prepared to lose. If you gamble with money that you need for things such as rent and food then you are setting yourself up for tough financial times in the future and possible for financial ruin.

 

Andy Bloch Wins First WSOP Bracelet

Andy Bloch Wins First WSOP Bracelet
Andy Bloch has been playing poker for two decades now, but had yet to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. This poker player has already won more than $4,500,000 in poker tournaments, but had yet to win a WSOP event. Bloch once finished in second place in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. poker tournament, having lost to the now deceased poker great, Chip Reese. Bloch has been playing in WSOP events since 1992, and the second place in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament took place in 2006. Bloch has often been known as the “best player never to win a bracelet.” With his win at Event #7, Bloch won the $1,500 Seven Card Stud WSOP 2012 poker tournament. He beat Barry Greenstein, who took second place. Stephen Su came third, and David Williams made it to fourth place. Huu Vinh came fifth, and Lee Goldman came 6th. 7th place went to Caroline Hermesh, and Scott Abrams took the 8th place. The lowest winnings at the final table of this tournament, taken by Scott Abrams, was $11,618. Barry Greenstein won $78,038 in second place, and Andy Bloch’s win won him not only the bracelet for this WSOP bracelet event, but also $126,363. The 7th and 8th place holders, Caroline Hermesh and Scott Abrams, were eliminated about an hour into the last day of this tournament. Soon after Hermesh was out, Lee Goldman was also knocked out. At this stage, Williams held the chip lead, only dropping the chip lead after a break. Within 20 minutes of returning to the poker table, Williams had dropped his chick count to below that of Su and Greenstein. When the game was down to three players, Block was already in the lead, although it was still possible for either Greenstein or Su to turn the tables. Bloch’s chips stack did get smaller, but after dinner, he took just 15 minutes to climb back into the lead. Related Posts Auto Top-Up Feature at Americas Cardroom Canadian Wins $1 Million WSOP Big One Seat Blaze Poker from Microgaming Mothers’ Day Tournaments at Intertops Poker Zoom Poker for Mobile Devices   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

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Dealing with Sore Losers

Dealing with Sore Losers
Once in your poker playing life, you’ll come across one or more players that simply can’t step to the beat of losing and winning.  These people are those who probably think they should win simply because their opponents seemed to be winning the entire day, which is not a good excuse for losing badly in poker matches.  Sometimes, these people are players of online poker who is relatively vulnerable to tilts and emotional overload.  These people attitude can range from mildly annoying to downright nasty. Playing with these kinds of players is not a major issue in online poker.  It is something poker sharks are actually waiting for – to have players make a fool out of themselves and waste even more money on aggressive behavior.  While you can very much take advantage of this emotional weakness in a live table, it pays to know what should be done when you’re opponents emotional barometer go into overdrive. Take Advantage Live poker matches allows you to put all of your abilities to full use because it allows you to see, hear, and feel the way your opponents play the game (while possible, it is not recommended that you smell or taste your opponent).  This is the main source of players’ frustration because, like we all know, some players are more adept in shuffling cards than in winning a dealt hand.  This reaction is normal, but not all players can control it, and those who do have the upper hand in terms of winning in poker matches. You can exploit these weaknesses.  You don’t even have to provoke him to increase his anger.  Emotional outbursts allow you more time to study your hand and more opportunities to study his behavior.  Learn how he deals with a strong or a weak hand based on the way his body reacts to a dealt hand.  If you have established the pattern and make considerably good choices of moves on the information that you have, you can own the player until he becomes conscious of what he has been doing, or until he ran out of chips to spend. Protect Yourself Sometimes, the emotional outburst become either disruptive or threatening steps are needed to be directed in response to it.  While it is tempting to resolve the issue by shoving a closed fist into the perpetrator’s open mouth, it pays to let the dealer know about the commotion and seek help from him.  He and the casino people can deal with unpleasant behavior better than a closed fist.  For your part, remember how costly it is to tilt, so better keep your emotional bearings in check and let the casino people do its job.

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CelebPoker Cash Point

CelebPoker Cash Point
  CelebPoker Cash Point In April, CelebPoker will be launching the new Cash Point Promotion, during which players will be rewarded with over $250,000 in cold hard cash! Three weekly races will take place, and players will have the chance to rise to the top of the leader boards by accumulating points during poker games. These points will be earned by participating in qualifying hands, further details of which can be found on the Cash Point page. Even losing hands will earn points, so a loss can turn into a win! To cater to all levels of play, the races will be divided into 3 different groups of stakes levels. Registration for the Cash Point begins on March 19th 2012. More information can be found on the Cash Point page. Publish Date : 16/03/2012 Print Article    Send To Friend 

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The Sunday Briefing: Sorel Mizzi Takes Second in Sunday Rebuy

The Sunday Briefing: Sorel Mizzi Takes Second in Sunday Rebuy
May 07 2012, Mickey Doft Related Articles The Sunday Briefing: Sorel Mizzi Wins PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up The PokerNews Top 10: The Top 10 WCOOP Moments of 2009 Hougaard Racks up Victory in PokerStars Sunday Million Related Players Share It Tags PokerStars, Online tournament results, Online Poker, Sorel Mizzi Print The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicked off on Sunday, but many of the regularly scheduled Sunday Majors ran as they usually do. Several notables posted excellent showings. Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen posted wins, while Sadan “the_snail03” Turker and Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi were among the runner-ups. PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $500+$30 961 $480,500 With the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up essentially beefed up to SCOOP status this week, the Sunday 500 had the biggest prize pool of the regular Sunday Majors. A tough final table that included Jose “nachobarbero” Barbero, Rupert “ElRupert” Elder and Taylor “tRaMp$d0PrAy” Paur was topped by Hungarian pro Andras “probirs” Nemeth for more than $75,000. Place Player Prize *1 Andras “probirs” Nemeth $75,056.42 *2 montecarlo13 $69,958.48 3 mypokerf $45,647.50 4 pezler06 $34,115.50 5 Klebanov999 $24,025 6 Jose “nachobarbero” Barbero $19,220 7 Rupert “ElRupert” Elder $14,415 8 respect82 $9,610 9 Taylor “tRaMp$d0PrAy” Paur $5,525.75 *denotes heads-up deal Notable Finishes: Hunter “HEMIpowerSWT” Frey (11th – $4,564.75), Felipe “Improved” Montenegro (16th – $2,642.75), Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi (18th – $2,642.75) PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $100+$9 1,239 $416,600 The $109 Sunday Rebuy saw an excellent bump this week as 270 additional players added $87,300 to the prize pool. Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi held the chip lead for much of the final table and at the start start of heads-up play, but he came up short as “paulitschMC” fought back to claim the $76,029 first-place prize. Place Player Prize 1 paulitschMC $76,029.50 2 Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi $55,366.14 3 highdro420 $41,660 4 pappadogg $31,245 5 Rory “Mafews” Mathews $21,871.50 6 Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg $17,705.50 7 Skipper-dawn $13,539.50 8 Olembe $9,373.50 9 Rafael “LiroLa” Monteiro $5,832.40 Notable Finishes: Mathew “Matfrankland” Frankland (21st – $1,791.38), Hunter “HEMIpowerSWT” Frey (24th – $1,791.38) PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $100+$9 3,532 $353,200 Just like last week, a four-handed deal took place in the Bigger $109. What was different, though, was that 478 more players took part in this week’s affair. Outlasting the field was “vip25459” for more than $48,000. Place Player Prize *1 vip25459 $48,200.53 *2 herkulidis $30,880.04 *3 Vombat88 $38,464.07 *4 nord96 $28,858.67 5 Sasuke234 $15,120.49 6 Mr. Klean $11,479 7 alainniala $7,947 8 nano88 $4,415 9 wallaceallin $2,825.60 *denotes four-handed deal Notable Finishes: Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer (21st – $935.98), Dan “djk123” Kelly (27th – $935.98) PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $150+$12 1,880 $282,000 It isn’t every week that the Bigger $162 sees three notable players make the final table. Scott “gunning4you” Seiver took seventh place, while Tim “Tmay420” West finished in fourth. Both came up short to Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen, who collected $45,120 for the win. Place Player Prize 1 Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen $45,120 2 mumu12345 $33,840 3 FairLaw $25,380 4 Tim “Tmay420” West $18,451.50 5 Anjeyyy $13,395 6 Zareta $10,434 7 Scott “gunning4you” Seiver $7,614 8 harbour $4,935 9 PushMeDirty $2,820 Notable Finishes: Jack “jackellwood” Ellwood (21st – $1,043.40), Joseph “subiime” Cheong (24th – $1,043.20) PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $200+$15 1,547 $309,400 The Sunday 2nd Chance picked up 88 additional players this week and, like many other of this week’s majors, a four-handed deal took place. “MilesLogaNL” emerged from the pack to claim a first-place prize of nearly $43,000. Place Player Prize *1 MilesLogaNL $42,930.39 *2 diouf999 $29,607.23 *3 I_M_ICM $28,474.03 *4 Kecinpulach $37,924.42 5 Kuatro $15,160.60 6 Kihlstrom $12,066.60 7 David “dave798111” Allan $8,972.60 8 Biologist $5,878.60 9 erman18 $3,217.76 *denotes four-handed deal Notable Finishes: Renato “leguito” Almeida (11th – $2,629.90), Andre “aakkari” Akkari (18th – $1,485.12) PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $10+$1 35,339 $353,390 Even though the Sunday Storm dipped by more than 2,000 players this week, it still easily covered its guarantee. The last five players remaining agreed to a chop, and “roman141014” ultimately claimed victory for more than $21,000. Place Player Prize *1 roman141014 $21,201.39 *2 Abrupt guy $15,128.87 *3 haldi80 $20,321.91 *4 albert_dork $16,437.62 *5 jjblokdijk $13,636.39 6 Zaiiiiippi $4,770.76 7 JMcKW $3,268.85 8 arianguapo $2,297.03 9 PeterJonas $1,607.92 *denotes five-handed deal PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed) Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool $100+$9 1,373 $137,300 Down 137 players from last week, the Sunday Kickoff saw a four-handed deal worked out. Among the final four was Sadan “the_snail03” Turker, but he finished runner-up to “Evilduke11.” Place Player Prize *1 Evilduke11 $17,000 *2 Sadan “the_snail03” Turker $14,500 *3 Terence999 $15,900 *4 valkyri3 $14,254.67 5 KvicKiller $6,727.70 6 necora75 $5,354.70 7 1_conor_b_1 $3,981.70 8 Dominykas “Domce” Karmazinas $2,608.70 9 rubak787 $1,427.92 *denotes four-handed deal Notable Finishes: Nicky “Cod Meharly” Evans (21st – $549.20) For news, updates, and more follow PokerNews on Twitter and Facebook. 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