May 2014

Poker like a Rockstar … Addicted to success?

When is this [poker] life not enough? Often I find myself asking why it is that I travel so much? What is it about the tournament circuit that is so appealing to me? Some could say it’s the equity and expected value of the money earned — some would say they enjoy the travel and [...]

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Innovative Directors

Taking it to another level Innovation is essential to any successful industry. Those who follow and love the game of poker know that our sector is no different.  Besides the augmentation of games added to a rotation, or betting limitations one way or another, cash games are limited in this scope by nature. However, on [...]

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Does Ohm’ing Equal Winning?

Poker will drive you crazy if you don’t learn how to make it your bitch. An odd way to start an article about meditation, perhaps, but the fact of the matter is: poker has the ability to drive even the most even-keeled person to the point of legitimate insanity unless you learn how to master your [...]

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Wicked Chops Poker … Introducing the Wicked Chops News Rank

We decide what’s news … just so you’re clear This past month on Wicked Chops Poker, we introduced a semi-regular column called News Rank™. In it, we take a look at recent stories and assign a value to them with 10 being the most newsworthy and 0 being the least. And we provide either/or snark/commentary [...]

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Headlines – BLUFF May 2014

The Borgata Hotel & Casino Files Suit Against Phil Ivey ATLANTIC CITY — The Borgata Hotel & Casino filed suit against Phil Ivey alleging that he won $9.6 million playing baccarat in 2012 using a technique called “edge-sorting.” The suit comes less than a year after Ivey sued Crockford’s Casino in London for withholding winnings [...]

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Player of the Year Rankings – May 2014

Mike McDonald enjoyed a six-week run atop the 2014 BLUFF Player of the Year race, but for the second time so far in 2014 Dominik Panka claimed the top spot to McDonald’s disadvantage. It may only be a temporary setback, with the race as close as it is on top, but with the major tours [...]

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Stapes Colors Up the News – Dan Bilzerian – The Man I Hate to Love

If you’re anything like me, you have your “poker” life and your “normal” life. For me, I tend to prefer my normal life. It’s a place where people watch a movie — looking at only a single screen, they have discussions that don’t involve ROI, and they don’t play credit card roulette — they just [...]

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