DoylesRoom recently kicked off a new tournament billed as the Prime Time Fights. This knockout style, $30+3 poker tourneys will be regularly played on evenings of Tuesdays and Thursdays with each player having a bounty of $5 on their heads.
The regular players of the Prime Time Fights will get their rankings depending on their performance for a given week or month. Leaders of the tourneys will have a chance to grab some special prices like going toe-to-toe with a member of Brunson 10. On a weekly basis, the player who gets the most bounties will get a cash reward of $250. Players who played the Tuesday games and Thursday tournament will be eligible for the special bonus.
DoylesRoom will also reward the Monthly Heavyweights or the top 5 of the leaderboard of the PTF. The top player will receive a $250-bonus and an additional $250 more if he or she beats someone from the Brunson 10 in a heads up. The second placer gets $100 in bonus , 3rd ($75), 4th ($50), and the 5th takes home $25. Players do not need to participate in all matches of the month to get a chance to grab these bonuses.
Any tie or the Monthly or Weekly prize will be resolved via a heads-up match.
Poker is a thought-provoking game. It involves a harmonious blend of luck and skill to win the game against the opponents on a poker table. One of the most important questions faced by poker players is how to play a game with marginal hands? Should the game be played or the cards should be folded.
Poker would ensure that you think before playing a game. All the poker players are faced with difficult decisions during their playing stint. How can you be sure of your opponent? How would you know if he is bluffing or not? How do you decide if your cards are the premium ones on the poker table?
All the players are attacked with similar questions. Seasoned players like Michael Mizrachi or Kathy Liebert have flair to turn games as per their advantage because of their rich experience but amateurs cannot. You may be at the edge of your seat when you have to take an important decision while playing as huge sums of money is involved.
One of the most common acts is to either raise or fold when you have doubts about your hand. There is no yardstick to measure if you have a marginal hand or not. Most inexperienced players indulge in bluffing when they have marginal cards and matured players see through this trick and thus they get caught.
First of all: John Juanda flops a royal flush draw, checks the flop like a donkey, just calls the turn (which I like) and minbets the river into a 11K pot. I don’t dislike the play on the turn, but against Gus Hansen a player like John SHOULD cbet the flop for sure. Gus may have raised, who knows!
Against an agrressive opponent; i don’t advise EVER checking when you flop a good flop in position when you raised. Bet out – people EXPECT you to bet, and it can be way more suspicious to check!
Celina Lin really is an upcoming star in the poker world, sponsored by PokerStars, and from what I’ve heard on the poker scene, she’s quite the saucy piece of ass!
Short interview from PokerNews.com with John “JJ” Juanda. He’s commenting on the no-bluff-strategy he’s using in Asia.
Before reading this article you should know what is a free card? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a free card?
Phil Laak Hoping for a Free Card during a hand on High Stakes Poker
A free card in poker is watching the turn of the cards without the players having to bet or call.
There are situations when you do not really obtain a free card in Poker. When you are implementing the method of betting or boost the stakes in order to graduate to the next level. As you have heard a popular saying nothing comes free in life. The same applies here. Think about it.The card is not actually free. It has cost you a bet in the prior round.
The free card may turn out to be a very costly card for players. What would happen if other players may choose to re-raise the stakes and bet? Obtaining a cheap card is beneficial especially when you have very standard cards. But if you have a genuine hand it is generally a vice to give free cards as it helps your opponent to quit. This strategy is applied by poker players to eliminate competition.
I love the fact that Ali Nejad KNEW what was going to happen. However, it’s not rocket science. Tom Dwan sucks out in a major way (and in my opinion did not make a “standard” play considering the player he was facing would NEVER have a weak hand there) – and Phil Hellmuth gives us his famous tirade up to a more personal level than we’ve ever seen.
Excellent television, and great promotion for both Phil and Tom, no doubt about that!
The origin of Poker is not clear till date but going in accordance with the assumptions, the origin of this game dates back to around several thousand years. The present game play of poker has undergone many transitions and has gained mass popularity amongst masses all over the world thus breaking the barriers of regional boundaries. Here’s our history of poker.
The game of Poker was once known as the game of pirates, thieves, and was assumed to be a game for people who lacked moral ethics. It was a common site to see poker being played in smoke filled rooms in street side clubs but the whole scenario has changed now and owing to several world poker championships it has now been given a status of a “skill game”.
In ancient time poker was played with real money, later on clay poker chips were used as monetary tokens eventually to be replaced by metallic and plastic chips. The traditional betting still remains the same with slight variations in the game play. There are various anticipations as to why the game is named Poker, some of them being:
No news for anyone — but here’s the absolute poker truth:
There, I said it.
Perfect bluff on the river. Not a HUGE bet, but a CONSISTENT story from Ivey.