April 2013

Editor’s Letter: For The Love of the Game

The Poker World Will Miss Jerry Buss, But Not As Much as He’ll Miss It Early on in the education of most poker players there’s a lesson, often a hard one, about money. It usually comes after a tough session where multiple buy-ins end up in some other player’s stack. The takeaway from that lesson [...]

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The Man in the Middle

Poker tournaments can be a tricky undertaking. Thank goodness for Matt Savage If you’ve played in a poker tournament over the last 15 years, you have quite a bit to thank Matt Savage for. From the standardization of rules to the most player-friendly structures, Savage has had a role in many of the aspects of [...]

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The Prodigal Joe

Most poker players would be thrilled to win the biggest poker tournament in the world and revel in the attention and notoriety that comes along with that victory. But imagine you’re 21 years old, you’ve earned a life-changing sum of money, you’re uncomfortable in the spotlight and you’ve just become the biggest target for legions [...]

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Shifting Sands

Unlike many, Doc Sands has been able to change with the ever-changing times As a 10-year veteran of the poker scene, David “Doc” Sands has lived through the Moneymaker Effect, online poker’s Golden Age, the UIGEA and Black Friday. Having now risen to the upper-most reaches of the game, Sands looks back on his humble [...]

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Shooting Star

 Which feeling is stronger? Sweet victory or the bitterness of just missing Victory is so sweet. Defeat, as we all know, is painful. Tournament poker, as we all know, can be pure torture. Except for that one moment of glory. Think about it — let’s just say the average tournament we play in has 400 [...]

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The Big Three Oh!

With the WSOP on the horizon, Maria takes some time to celebrate a milestone Is everyone else freaking out, like I am, over the fact that the WSOP 2013 is basically two months away?! Where does the time go? Seems like I’ve been hotel-hopping and tournament-stopping ever since the last WSOP. One tournament turns into [...]

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Laak is … Cross-Training

 Phil has taken to ninja practice to help his game You are sitting at the light. It doesn’t seem to change. You make a quick viso-scan for Johnny Law. He is nowhere to be seen. You go through the light. Stealing that time feels good but beating the system feels better. You buy your movie [...]

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