Laurence J. Peter was a professor that spoke on optimism and pessimism.
Apr 20, 2015 | Strategy |

Mental Game: How To Make Pessimism and Optimism Work for You

Normally this column is the handiwork of Alex Fitzgerald. This time however Fitzgerald asked John Wood, the mental coach from, to contribute.  Think positively. Being negative will never get you anywhere. You just have to believe, and then good things will happen. You have to be optimistic because it beats the alternative, being pessimistic. I […]

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Raj Vohra has yet another Day 2 chip lead at a WPT event.
Apr 20, 2015 | News |

Raj Vohra Tops Day 2 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Do a quick Google search for Raj Vohra and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of articles talking about Vohra finishing early days of World Poker Tour events with the chip lead. Sunday at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Vohra did it again, bagging up 1,675,000 chips and the lead. “I played really good today […]

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Apr 18, 2015 | Strategy |

The Slepian Study on Betting Motions Doesn’t Pass Muster

A 2013 study1 conducted at Stanford University by graduate student Michael Slepian and associates found a correlation between the “smoothness” of a betting motion and the strength of the bettor’s hand. In a nutshell, there was a positive correlation found between betting motions perceived as “smooth” and “confident” and strong hands. The quality of the […]

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PA Online Gaming Hearing: Abboud Scoffed at, Lawmakers Seem Open-Minded

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee played host to an online gambling hearing on Thursday, and the best way to describe the day’s proceedings would be positive. Overall, the hearing went pretty much as expected, with state lawmakers looking favorably on online gambling expansion, but exercising caution when it comes to actually moving forward with […]

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Apr 17, 2015 | News |

DraftKings Guarantees Big Things for 2015 NBA Playoffs

The 2014-15 NBA regular season is a wrap but that doesn’t mean that Daily Fantasy NBA is gone. Just the opposite. The NBA playoffs tip-off Saturday and DraftKings has a full slate of games in play – including a $65,000 guaranteed prizepool that is free to enter with your first deposit. If it’s your first […]

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