Texas Hold'em King Article Archive



Chris "Jesus" Ferguson To Take POY Lead Into World Series of Poker Europe

Chris Ferguson will take the WSOP POY lead with him into the WSOPE, though a number of big name players are close on his tail.

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World Series of Poker Europe 2017 Schedule

World Series of Poker Europe 2017 Schedule - what is the schedule for the upcoming 2017 WSOPE?

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Ben Tollerene Takes Down Partypoker "Powerfest" $25,000 Super High Roller Event

Ben Tollerene took down the $25,000 Super High Roller event at Powerfest on Partypoker, beating out Viktor Blom for the title.

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Olivier Busquet Has Best Odds To Win "King of the Hill 2" Event

Olivier Busquet currently has the best odds to win the second King of the Hill competition, while Phil Hellmuth has the worst.

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Pokerstars Releases 2017 NJCOOP Schedule

Pokerstars released the schedule for the 2017 NJCOOP earlier today - there will be guaranteed prize money of $1.2 million and 46 events.

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Pokerstars To Limit Number of Live Tournament Packages/Seats That Players Can Win For An Event

Pokerstars has started limiting the number of packages that players can win for their live tournament events. Is this fair?

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Fedor Holz Enters Partnership With PartyPoker

Fedor Holz and Partypoker have entered into a sponsor, further bolstering the standing of Partypoker as one of the top sites in the world.

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Partypoker Releases 2017 Powerfest Schedule

Partypoker has released their schedule for the 2017 Powerfest series, with 330 events and a total of $35 million in guarantees.

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PartyPoker To Exit Australian Market on August 31st

Partypoker has revealed that they will be leaving the Australian market as of August 31st.

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$1.2 Million Bad Beat Jackpot Hit at Montreal's Playground Poker Club

A $1.2 million bad beat jackpot was recently hit at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Quebec, with Elphege Delarosbil taking home the biggest share.

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Phil Hellmuth Joins "World Poker Tour" as New "Raw Deal" Analyst

Phil Hellmuth will join the World Poker Tour as the new host of the Raw Deal segment, it was revealed earlier today.

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Tom Dwan vs Antonio Esfandiari In $700,000 Pot on "Poker After Dark"

Tom Dwan and Antonio Esfandiari locked horns in a massive pot on Poker After Dark - who ended up on top?

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Daniel "Jungleman" Cates: Hopeful That "Durrrr Challenge" Can Conclude in 2018

Daniel Cates said that Tom Dwan has paid out roughly $700,000 in penalties in the Durrrr Challenge.

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MGM Resorts International Launches Two New Online Gaming Sites For New Jersey Market

MGM Resorts International recently launched two new sites in the New Jersey online gaming market - can they compete?

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What Was The Largest Ever Cash Game Pot in Online Poker History?

What was the largest ever online cash game pot to be played? How much was won in the hand and who won it?

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Bill Perkins Featured in Wall Street Journal

Bill Perkins, who is known to poker fans for his outrageous prop bets, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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Pokerstars To Test Shorter "Time to Act" Cash Game Settings

Pokerstars will be rolling out a trial of new and shorter Time To Act settings on July 31st.

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Poker Fans: Decision To Scrap "November Nine" Was Right One

According to poker fans, the decision to scrap the November Nine final table format was absolutely the right one.

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Pokerstars To Cease Real Money Poker in Colombia

Pokerstars has announced that they will be ceasing the offering of real money poker to the Colombian market as of July 17th, 2017.

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France, Italy, Spain and Portugal Sign Online Poker Liquidity Agreement

France, Italy, Spain and Portugal signed an online poker liquidity agreement earlier this week in Rome.

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888poker Launches "Supersize ME" Promotion To Guarantee $10 Million Payday in WSOP Main Event

888poker has launched their Supersize ME promotion which promises to pay the WSOP main event a guaranteed $10 million if they qualify through 888poker.

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Jason Mercier Wins $25,000 High Roller Event at SHRPO

Jason Mercier outlasted a very tough field to win the $25,000 High Roller event at the SHRPO.

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Scamming: The Dark Underbelly of the Poker World

Scamming is an unfortunate part of the poker world - what should you do if you owe money to people? What should you do if you have been scammed?

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35 Players "Win" Super High Roller Bowl Lottery

The lottery for the Super High Roller Bowl was held earlier today, with names like Isaac Haxton and Erik Seidel both earning spots.

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"TonkaaaaP" Signs Sponsorship Deal With 888poker

TonkaaaaP, otherwise known as Parker Talbot, has signed on to become an 888Poker ambassador.

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Pokerstars Championship Bahamas Numbers Continue To Dwindle

The numbers for the Pokerstars Championship Bahamas main event continue to dwindle - what is going on?

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The Biggest Story of 2016: The Bloom Comes Off The Pokerstars Rose

2016 was a year in which Pokerstars' brand got tarnished - will it be able to recover in 2017 and beyond?

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The Long-Term Implications Of PartyGaming's Settlement With the US Government

PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryan announced earlier today that PartyGaming has reached a settlement with the US government. How will this breakthrough affect their business going forward?

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My Thoughts On This Year's Season of High Stakes Poker (So Far)

The fifth season of High Stakes Poker is five episodes deep, allowing us to construct some thoughts about the players who have participated in the season so far.

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Ivey, Dwan Dominating March Cash Games; Dang, Sahamies Struggling

Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan are both doing extremely well in the high-stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker so far this month, while Di Dang and Ilari Sahamies are both struggling.

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Steve Brecher Takes Down The 2009 Bay 101 Shooting Star Championship

Steve Brecher navigated through a loaded field to take down the 2009 Bay 101 Shooting Star main event. Brecher, a Full Tilt pro, had to dispatch of the tough Kathy Liebert in heads-up action to capture the title.

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Kathy Liebert: Poker's Most Underrated Player?

Kathy Liebert seems to miss the radars of many poker players - she is, in fact, one of the top poker players in the world, and completely underrated. Did you know that she has nearly $5 million dollars in lifetime tournament earnings?

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World Series of Poker 2009 Satellites Have Started at Full Tilt Poker

Qualifying satellites for the 2009 World Series of Poker main event are now underway at Full Tilt Poker, with the company planning on sending hundreds of players to the event this year.

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20 Million Accounts at Pokerstars

Pokerstars recently announced that their 20 millionth account had been opened at their site, an amazing testament to the sheer size of the Pokerstars operation.

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Party Poker Might Return to US Market in "Not Too Distant Future"

Party Poker, in their 2008 earnings report, sounded a note of optimism on the possibilities of returning to the United States online poker market.

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Is the "durrrr" Challenge Over?

Is the 50,000 hand battle between Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius finished after just 4,100 hands. The two players have not squared off for weeks, and the challenge looks in danger of never being completed.

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First Round Draw For the 2009 National Heads-Up Championship Has Been Released

The first round match-up for the 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championships have now been released. Some of the intriguing first round match-ups include Lindgren vs Lederer and Benyamine vs Hansen.

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My Thoughts on the First Episode of High Stakes Poker Season Five

The first episode of High Stakes Poker season five recently aired on GSN. The episode featured an intriguing mix of young poker talent and grizzled veterans.

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Professional Poker Player Ernie Scherer III Arrested on Charge of Murdering His Parents

Ernie Scherer III, a professional poker player with approximately $340k in lifetime tournament earnings, was arrested on a charge of murdering his parents earlier this week. Scherer III was thought to have murdered his parents for the inheritance money.

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Fifth Season of High Stakes Poker To Begin This Sunday

The fifth season of the ultra-popular High Stakes Poker television show will be getting underway this Sunday on the Game Show Network (GSN).

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Chris "Jesus" Ferguson Could Move Into 11th On The All-Time Money List With A Win At The 2009 LAPC

With a victory at the 2009 LAPC, Chris Ferguson could move into 11th on the all-time money list with over nine million dollars in lifetime earnings. Is Ferguson underappreciated and under-rated?

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Antonio Esfandiari Leads Stacked Field After Day 2 of 2009 L.A. Poker Classic

Antonio Esfandiari and Kofi Farkye are amongst the leaders of the 2009 L.A. Poker Classic after day 2 of the event. Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are also both still alive in the event.

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The 2009 World Series of Poker Will Be Here Before You Know It

The 2009 World Series of Poker will get underway in late May, and run straight through the summer. Have you made your plans yet? Don't wait until the last minute, or you may end up regretting it.

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Tom Dwan vs Patrik Antonius Match THE Topic Of Discussion These Days

The durrrr challenge got underway earlier this morning, with Dwan racing out to a quick lead. Who has the edge in this match-up? How important will the four-table stipulation end up becoming?

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Erick Lindgren vs Dane Cook

Erick Lindgren and Dane Cook recently got into a public shouting match at a comedy show - read all of the details of the alternation here.

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Two-Day $2500 No Limit Hold'em Event Underway in FTOPS XI

The prestigious two-day $2500 No Limit Hold'em tournament is underway at FTOPS XI. All of the big names have since been knocked out of the tournament, leading a number of top

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Josh "JJProdigy" Field Banned From Cake Poker

Josh Field, better known online as JJProdigy, has been booted from yet another online poker room. This time it was Cake Poker, who apparently banned him for letting another person play on his account.

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Are Online Poker Training Sites Sustainable For The Long-Term?

Are online poker training sites such as Cardrunners and PokerVT.com sustainable over the long-term? Will the top players in the world continue to provide educational content?

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Bodog Now Offers Limited Software For Mac Players

Bodog has finally made their software at least partially usable by Mac users. They have released an Instant Play option for users of a Mac, which will allow for one cash game table to be played at a time.

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"Gboro780" Takes Down Event #10 in FTOPS XI

Steve Gross, otherwise known as gboro780 online, took down event #10 in the 11th edition of the FTOPS for just around $275,000.

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Jamie Gold Signs Sponsorship Deal With Aced.com

Jamie Gold, 2006 World Series of Poker champion, has reportedly signed a sponsorship deal with upstart online poker room Aced.com. Jamie Gold will be the new face of the site.

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Scottish Man Stole 1.35 Million Dollars From Company To Fuel Online Poker Addiction

A Scottish man has been arrested after admitting to steal just under one million pounds (about 1.35 million dollars USD) to fuel his addiction to online poker.

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What Do Players Receive In a Full Tilt Poker Sponsorship Deal?

What is the standard structure of a Full Tilt Poker sponsorship deal? What do members of Team Full Tilt receive? What do Full Tilt Pros receive?

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Online Poker Room Traffic Numbers for January 30th, 2009

The online poker room industry continues to be dominated by a couple of names - Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars, which is far and away the biggest online poker room in the world. Here is a breakdown of the numbers.

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The $40,000 No Limit Hold'em Event At The World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker announced that there will be a $40,000 No Limit Hold'em event this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker.

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Amarillo Slim Beaten, Robbed

Poker legend Amarillo Slim was beaten and robbed after trying to collect on a $3,000 gambling debt. The poker legend suffered multiple broken bones and lost $8,000 cash and a diamond ring in the dust-up.

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Online Gambling Domain Case To Be Appealed to Kentucky Supreme Court

The ongoing online gambling domain name case in Kentucky took another twist on Wednesday, when the state announced that they would be appealing a recent ruling to the state Supreme Court.

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Pennsylvania Judge Rules That Poker Is A Game of Skill

A Pennsylvania judge recently ruled that poker is a game of skill, rather than a game of luck. Will this ruling help pave the way for future rulings?

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Pokerstars Is Offering Two Seats To the 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Pokerstars, the largest online poker room in the world, is offering two seats to the 2009 National Heads-up Poker Championship to two of its lucky US players. Find out how to qualify.

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PokerSwat.com Officially Launches

Pokerswat.com just recently launched, and is yet another entry into an already-crowded poker training market. The site features a number of well-known instructores including Ozzy 87 and Andy McLeod.

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David Steicke Takes Down 100k High Rollers Challenge At The Aussie Millions

David Steicke, a relatively unknown in the world of poker, managed to outlast an incredibly stacked field to take down the 2009 High Rollers Challenge at the Aussie Millions.

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2009 Aussie Millions Main Event To Get Underway on Sunday

The main event of the 2009 Aussie Millions is set to get underway on Sunday afternoon local time. Will a big-name player such as Phil Ivey take down the event? Stay tuned to find out.

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2009 Aussie Millions $100,000 Tournament Gets Underway Friday Night

The fourth edition of the ridiculously expensive 100,000 AUD tournament will get underway on Friday night at the Aussie Millions. Howard Lederer, last year's champion in this event, will be looking to defend his crown.

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Fifth Season of High Stakes Poker Set To Begin on March 1st

The fifth season of High Stakes Poker is set to take to air on March 1st, 2009 on GSN. The show was once-rumored to be dead in the water, but has seen been revived.

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Armed Robbery At Poker Room of Sahara Hotel and Casino

The poker room of the Sahara Hotel and Casino was robbed this past Friday night, leading people to wonder just how safe they are in Las Vegas.

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PartyGaming's Stock Continues to Soar After Anurag Dikshit Pleads Guilty

PartyGaming's stock continues to soar after the company revealed that it is still in settlement talks with the DoJ, and that the settlement figure will very likely be far below the $300 million dollar mark.

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Pokerstars Looking to Land in the Guinness Book of World Records

Pokerstars will be attempting to break the record for largest ever poker tournament on December 28th, as they are expecting a field of 35,000 in their $11, $500k Guaranteed event.

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Nikolay Evdakov Signs Sponsorship Deal with Full Tilt Poker

Nikolay Evdakov, who currently owns the record for most cashes in a single World Series of Poker series, recently signed a sponsorship deal with Full Tilt Poker.

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FTOPS IX To Get Underway on August 6th

The ninth edition of the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) will get underway on August 6th.

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PokerNews Strategy Instructional Site Coming Soon

PokerNews Strategy, featuring instructions such as Patrik Antonius and Christopher Lee, will be launching over the next couple of months.

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The Story Behind Mike Matusow's Weight Loss Bet

Mike Matusow recently entered into a $100,000 weight loss bet with Ted Forrest. Find out how this bet came to be, and who ended up winning.

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NY Times Publishes Article on Poker Player Prop Bets

The New York Times recently examined the world of prop betting in poker, and found some hilarious (and unusual) bets.

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Gavin Griffin and Chad Brown Sign Sponsorship Deals with Pokerstars

Gavin Griffin and Chad Brown, two very success tournament poker players, recently inked sponsorship deals with Pokerstars.com.

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Hevad "RainKhAN" Khan Takes Down Sunday Warm-Up on Pokerstars

Hevad Khan, known for his outlandish antics in the World Series of Poker, recently took down the Sunday Warm-up on Pokerstars for almost $100k.

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Mark Spellman Leading 2008 Irish Poker Open After Day 2

Mark Spellman is currently leading the 2008 Irish Poker Open after two days of play. He is well ahead of Lars Hougaard with 52 players remaining.

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Chris Moore Wins the 2008 Wynn Classic

Chris Moore recently overcame an incredibly deep field to take down the 2008 Wynn Classic for almost $700k.

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Dates and Locations Announced for 2008 World Series of Poker Europe

The dates and locations for the 2008 World Series of Poker were recently announced - the event will get underway on September 19th and conclude on October 1st.

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Who is "str8flushin5" on Pokerstars?

Who plays under the account str8flushin5 on Pokerstars? Rumor has it that the account has been played on by David Benyamine, one of the top poker players in the world.

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Arelia Margarita Taveras Loses One Million Dollars Gambling, Sues Casinos

Arelia Margarita Taveras is not only suing the casinos in which she dumped her money, but she also wants an additional nine million dollars for her troubles.

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Lesley Thornburg Disqualified During Final Table of WSOPC Preliminary Event

Lesley Thornburg was recently disqualified during the final table of a poker tournament after tournament directors (and other players) became fed up with his antics at the table.

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Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad Takes Down Sunday Hundred Grand

Annette Obrestad, best known for her victory in the main event of the World Series of Poker Europe, recently took down the Sunday Hundred Grand on Pokerstars.

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Jean-Robert Bellande Joins Bodog Poker

Jean-Robert Bellande, known for his appearance on the show Survivor, recently inked a sponsorship deal with Bodog.

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Phil Ivey Chipleader of L.A. Poker Classic After Day 4

Phil Ivey is currently the chipleader of the L.A. Poker Classic, and is poised to make yet another deep run in a WPT event. Can he win this time?

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Kyle Burnside Chipleader of L.A. Poker Classic (WPT) After Day 3; Ivey, Tilly Lurk Near Top of Leaderboard

Kyle Burnside is currently the chipleader of the LA Poker Classic with 58 players remaining in the event. Burnside will have his work cut out for him, as the field is still loaded with high-end talent.

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Tim Vance Takes Down EPT Copenhagen (Scandinavian Open) Event

Tim Vance turned a satellite package on Pokerstars into a victory at the 2008 EPT Copenhagen event, taking down over 800k Euros for his victory.

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Tim Vance Leading EPT Copenhagen Event Heading Into Final Table

Tim Vance, who qualified through a satellite on Pokerstars, is currently leading the EPT Copenhagen event heading into the final day of play.

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Rasmus Hede Nielsen Leads EPT Copenhagen After Day 2

Rasmus Hede Nielsen is currently leading the EPT Copenhagen, and hopes to stake his claim to the first place prize of over 800k Euros.

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Peter Eastgate Leads EPT Copenhagen (Scandinavian Open) Heading Into Day 2



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2008 EPT Copenhagen Event Begins on Tuesday



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Daniel "Kidpoker" Negreanu Takes Down His Second High Stakes Showdown on Pokerstars



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Underage Poker Playing - What's Your Take?



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The World Poker Tour To Be Broadcast on the Game Show Network in 2008 | WPT 2008 Schedule



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"Devilfish Gaming", Owner of Devilfishpoker.com, Planning on Going Public



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"-NoName-", "Bigt2k4" Leading Prima Cash Game Action so Far in 2008



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"Nebuchad", "Pokergirl1" Big Winners So Far in 2008 in High Stakes No Limit Hold'em Cash Games on Ladbrokes



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Michael Pickett Takes Down World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Harrah's Rincon Resort & Casino



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FTOPS VII Gets Underway Today



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Vanessa Selbst Takes Down World Poker Tour Ladies Event at the L.A. Poker Classic



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Pokerstars Finally Introduces Step Sit and Go's



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New Nosebleed Heads Up Games Introduced on Full Tilt Poker



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Does David Benyamine Have the Most Impressive Stamina of Any Pro Online?



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Season Four of High Stakes Poker To Feature a Big Twist



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Pokerstars Unleashes Heads Up Cash Game Tables on the Masses



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WSEX Ends Rake Free Poker



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Is David Benyamine Close to Being Busted?



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The Benefits of Legalizing And Regulating Poker in the United States



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Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo Bounced from World Series of Poker $2k Event



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An Interview with a Top Anonymous Online Player



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Brian "sbrugby" Townsend and Sammy Farha Battling it Out in Las Vegas



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When Neteller Does Release Customer Funds, Isaac Haxton Will be the Happiest of Them All



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Mike Matusow and Ted Forrest Enter Into An Unusual Prop Bet



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The Marathon That Is the $1500 No Limit Hold'em Event



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Hallinggol Accuses Rekrul of Cheating



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Sorel Mizzi: Worldwide Traveler, Poker Table Slayer



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Patrik and Maya Antonius Have a Baby



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Charity and the Poker Player



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Capt Zeebo, aka "The Riparian", Gets Destroyed by David Benyamine



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David Benyamine Hands Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi a Beating on Full Tilt Poker



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Full Tilt Poker Unleashes $10 Million Main Event Mania Promotion on General Public



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Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo Comes in Second at the H.O.R.S.E. WSOP Circuit Event



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Ultimatebet Unleashes Roshambo on the Betting Public



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Is ElkY Really That Bad of a Player?



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The Phil Hellmuth / Sorel Mizzi Confrontation at the World Poker Tour Championship



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Ladbrokes Pulls out of Talks to Buy 888 Holdings



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Online Poker Stars Shining at the WPT Championships



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Full Tilt Poker Signs David Benyamine and Erica Schoenberg



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An Update on the Phil Ivey Golfing Story



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Verified: Pachabel on FTP is Jamie Gold



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Blake "DoubleLucky" Buffington Wins $2500 Bellagio Seniors Event



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Did Phil Laak Angle Shoot Someone for $70k?



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Ram Vaswani Responds to the Phil Ivey Golfing Controversy



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Why Doesn't Bodog Allow Canadian Residents to Play on Their Site?



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World Poker Tour to Pull Out of France



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Rainkhan Has Won Five World Series of Poker Seats Already



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Apestyles: Top 5 Online Poker Player?



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Sorel Mizzi, aka "Imper1um", Finishes Third at Irish Poker Open



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Imper1um: Our Vote For Best Player In the World



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Brandi Hawbaker: A Human Magnet for Unseemly Rumors



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Chantel McNulty: Future Poker Superstar or Mentally Unbalanced Spinster?



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Gobboboy: How Jimmy Fricke Is Reigning Over the Poker World



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Emptyseat88: Owning Tournaments Whenever He Wants To



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Is Ultimatebet Going Down the Tubes?



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John D'Agostino: Down Over a Million Dollars Online in the Last Few Months



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Planet Poker to Shut Down: The Anti-Gambling Bill Claims Another Victim



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Mike Matusow Will Win a WSOP Bracelet in 2007



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BelowAbove: One of the Sickest Players Online



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Annette_15 Suspended From Pokerstars for a Week



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The 2007 World Series of Poker Is Just Around the Corner..



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High Stakes Poker, Season 3, Episode 1 Recap



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Is It Ever Ok to Limp with AA?



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High Stakes Poker: The Best Poker Show on Television



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The Legend of Tuff_Fish



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Prahlad Friedman: The Man, The Myth, The Legend



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Understand Pot Odds and Their Value



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Zeejustin, JJProdigy: Learn How to Lie!



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Andy Beal Busts the Corporation



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JJProdigy: Did He Cheat?



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Who is the Best NL Cash Game Player Online?



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Full Tilt Poker Launches Poker Software for Mac Users



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Mike "The Mouth" Matusow: A True Poker Icon



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Negreanu vs. Neverwin: Will it Happen?



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Is Neverwin the Best Player Online?



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World Series of Poker Television Schedule



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Joseph Hachem Wins 2005 World Series of Poker

Joe Hachem, a relative unknown in the world of poker, has just taken down poker's most prestigious tournament - the World Series of Poker main event. More details enclosed in this article..

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WSOP Update: Down to 58 Players

The 2005 World Series of Poker main event is now down to just 58 players. 6,000 people took part in the main event, and less than 1% remain. Who will take down poker's most prestigious event?

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Josh Arieh: The Real Deal

Josh Arieh burst onto the scene in 2004 when he placed third in the World Series of Poker. He rubbed many people the wrong way during his final table appearance - is the criticism against him justified?

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2005 WSOP: What to Expect

The 2005 World Series of Poker is just around the corner. What can you expect at the event? One thing is for sure - the crowds will be very, very big.

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Tuan Le: Poker's Best Young Player?

After two World Poker Tour wins over the past couple of months, the question needs to be asked - is Tuan Le one of poker's best young players, and will he continue to terrorize the circuit?

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Who is the Best Shorted Handed Limit Player Online?

Who is the best heads-up or short-handed poker player in the world? Is it JarleeAA? Dustin Woolf, aka Neverwin? Or is it someone else?

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Ultimatebet Review

Review of Ultimatebet, one of the largest online poker rooms in the world and home to players such as Phil Hellmuth, Cliff Josephy and Annie Duke.

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Full Tilt Poker Review

An independent review of Full Tilt Poker, which is currently the second largest online poker room in the world, and home to such players as Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow and Patrik Antonius.

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Jeff Lisandro Wins WSOP Circuit Championship Event

Jeff Lisandro, one of the best poker players in the world that flies very much under the radar, won over $500k at the WSOP Circuit Championship in Lake Tahoe this week.

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Party Poker Bites Back in Rakeback War

Party Poker drew a line in the sand this week, making it much more difficult for their affiliates to offer their tracked players rakeback. Party Poker has been decidedly anti-rakeback for some time now.

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Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Profile

Who is Michael Mizrachi? What makes Mizrachi such a great poker player? How does Mizrachi lean on his family to become a better poker player? How did Mizrachi get his start?

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New Online Poker League Announced: Cash Prizes

The King is currently offering his players a brand-new online poker league. The King, being as generous as he is, is offering up straight cash prizes for participating.

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Stu Ungar: A Poker Genius Taken too Soon

A profile of Stu Ungar, one of the great poker players of all time. What might have been if Ungar didn't succumb to drugs and alcohol abuse?

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World Poker Tour: The King's Review

What does the King think about the World Poker Tour television show? What does he like? What improvements could be made to the show?

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Bay 101 Shooting Stars 2005 Results

Results from the 2005 Bay 101 Shooting Stars main event. The final table of the event has now been set, and Gus Hansen currently has a healthy chip stack heading into the final day.

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Greg Raymer: Can He Repeat in 2005?

Can Greg Raymer achieve the near-impossible? Can he repeat as the World Series of Poker main event champion? Can he accomplish this in an even bigger field than 2004?

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Poker on NBC: National Heads Up Poker Championship

The National Heads-Up Poker Championship gets underway soon, and already there are some pretty compelling first-round matches that have already been announced. Stay tuned for our coverage of this event.

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Daniel Negreanu: The Thinking Man's Player

Our profile of Daniel Negreanu, one of the most successful tournament poker players in the world. What makes Negreanu so good? Why is Negreanu a step above most other poker players?

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AA: Slowplay or Bet Big?

When you are dealt pocket aces, what is the best way of playing them? Our guest writer makes the case that this is entirely dependent on the type of player that you are playing against.

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Hold'em Strategy: Stop Pushing Pre-Flop, and Start Raising

In this guest article, our writer makes the case that aces should sometimes be played differently pre-flop in order to entice more players into the pot.

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SNG/MTT Advice: Stop Playing Just to Finish in the Money

In a guest article, this writer points out that players shouldn't be focused on just making the money - rather, they should play to win. This will increase ROI over the long-run.

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Party Poker Speed Tournaments: What the Hell?

Party Poker just recently released their brand-new speed tournaments, which just seem like an excuse for the company to generate more rake. There is barely any play and the tournament soon regresses into an all-in fest.

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Details on PartyPoker.com Million IV

Party Poker has just recently released details for Party Poker IV. Last year's tournament was won by Erick Lindgren, and he will certainly be looking to repeat in 2004.

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James Vogl wins first major event of WSOP

James Vogl got the 2004 World Series of Poker off to a strong start when he took down the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event. The number of entries for the tournament was staggering, which should bode well for the rest of the tournament.

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Phil Ivey: A Profile of Aggressiveness

Who is Phil Ivey? Why has he become such a dominant poker player? What traits does Ivey possess that make him such a strong player?

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Going on Tilt: What is it, and how to avoid it

What is going on tilt? Why is going on tilt so bad for your bankroll? How should a player best avoid going on tilt?

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Erick Lindgren wins the Party Poker Million III

Erick Lindgren bested his good friend Daniel Negreanu to take down the third edition of the Party Poker Million. Lindgren took down the first place prize of one million dollars for his victory in the event.

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Early Favorites for the 2004 World Series of Poker

Who are the favorites to win in the 2004 World Series of Poker main event? Can Chris Moneymaker defend his crown in a field that is expected to be much larger than last year?

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World Poker Tour TV Schedule

The newest season of the World Poker Tour is going to be hitting your TV set soon. The show will be airing on the Travel Channel - this season looks to be a great one.

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Brian Haveson: November's Player of the Month

A profile of the 39 year-old poker player Brian Haveson, who just wrapped up an incredible month in November of 2003. Haveson is a name to keep an eye on.

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Showdown at the Sands 2003 Winner: Myung John

John Myung has taken down the 2003 Showdown at the Sands and the one million dollar cash prize that accompanied the victory.

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Paul Wolfe Day Two Chip Leader at Showdown at the Sands

Paul Wolfe is your current chipleader after Day 2 at the 2003 Showdown at the Sands event. Wolfe still faces a very stacked field, and will have a difficult time taking down the tournament.

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Greg Kolo Day One Chip Leader at Showdown at the Sands

Greg Kolo is the current chipleader at the Showdown at the Sands tournament after day one of the event. Many strong players remain, so Kolo will have his work cut out for him.

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Hold'em Hand Analysis: A Made Straight vs. a Flush Draw

In this hand, we analyze a pretty typical situation that comes up often in poker games. Read as our guest analyst analyzing this common spot that players find themselves in.

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2004 World Series of Poker: How Online Players Can Compete

How can an online poker player qualify for the 2004 World Series of Poker? How can a player best follow in the footsteps of 2003 champion Chris Moneymaker?

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World Poker Finals 2003 Info

The 2003 World Poker Finals from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino will be taking place soon - stay tuned to this page for all of the latest action from the event.

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Becoming a Professional Poker Player: Part 1 of 4

What is the best way to become a professional poker player? What are some of the things to keep in mind, and how should you best prepare yourself to take that next step?

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Celebrity Poker Showdown: New Bravo show to put Hold'em in the Spotlight

Another poker-themed television show will be hitting the air as the Celebrity Poker Showdown takes to the Bravo network later this year.

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Upcoming Hold'em Tournament Notice: Showdown at the Sands: Million Dollar Deal

The 2003 Showdown at the Sands is slated to take place over the next couple of days. Stay with us for updates of all of the latest action from the event.

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Chris Moneymaker: Texas Hold'em Player of the Year

Chris Moneymaker has been awarded with the Texas Hold'em King player of the year award after taking down the 2003 World Series of Poker.

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