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Is Poker a selfish game? Not always.

The end of the year is drawing near, that time when people start to think about the holidays and also giving to charity. Not coincidentally, there are several different charity poker tournaments happening these days, and it just so happens I'm writing in the middle of some of them.The first was the...more

by Victor Ramdin on November 20, 2014 7:03 AM

Living alone on the road

I recently got back from LAPT Peru, the last stop of Season 7 of the Latin American Poker Tour. This time I did things a little differently for my trip to Lima. Instead of staying in the nearby hotel, I rented an apartment where I stayed by myself. It was fun not to be eating room service all of ...more

by Christian de León on November 19, 2014 7:39 AM

Better late than never

I was recently in Macau to play the Asia Championship of Poker. I wanted to share a story of someone I talked to on my way over -- a kind of inspiring story, I thought.Before getting to Macau I had to stop in Hong Kong to do some business, and while I was there I took a cab. The way it works in Hon...more

by Bryan Huang on November 18, 2014 6:28 AM

Jan Heitmann: What is your most memorable PokerStars tourney?

Editor's note: The PokerStars Billionth Tournament Carnival is underway, so we thought it would be fun to ask some of Team PokerStars Pro to remember their most memorable PokerStars tournaments. Jan Heitmann snap-called.This is an easy one for me, a memory that goes many years back. I actually fina...more

by Jan Heitmann on November 17, 2014 7:26 AM

How smart are you...emotionally?

As poker players we're always trying to improve our "mental games." There are lots of ways to work on that side of things that don't necessarily have to happen at the tables. For example, I just completed a very interesting course concerning emotional intelligence that I think was very beneficial ...more

by Leo Margets on November 17, 2014 6:29 AM

One wild way to multi-table

It's a busy time of year -- like always, it seems -- and I have more interesting tourney trips coming up soon that I'm really looking forward to.The first will be to Brazil to play at the next stop of the Brazilian Series of Poker, the BSOP Millions that will be happening in São Paulo from November ...more

by Chris Moneymaker on November 12, 2014 11:26 AM

Living the live life & working on my brain

I've been playing a lot of live poker over the last few weeks. It was nice to be on the road again, and even nicer to pick up some good results.The first stop was at the UKIPT Isle of Man. I finished second in the Main Event there a year ago, so I was pretty pumped to go back there again. It's al...more

by Fatima Moreira de Melo on November 11, 2014 8:18 AM

On poker faces, bleeding eyes, and Oreos

As I go about my daily life, I'm often interested to note that - despite all the revolutions in poker, all the increased awareness and literacy from TV and the internet, all the complex discussions that serious players have amongst themselves about maths and numbers and strategy - what most intrigu...more

by Victoria Coren Mitchell on November 10, 2014 8:10 AM

Daniel Negreanu inducted to Poker Hall of Fame

It has been less than 20 years since Daniel Negreanu was playing $100 tournaments at Foxwoods Casino. Back then, everybody wondered, "Who is that kid that somehow came out of nowhere and won two limit hold'em events--back-to-back, no less--and then got named the best all-around Foxwoods player in 19...more

by Brad Willis on November 9, 2014 10:31 PM

Climbing back up the GPI ladder

I'm back in Florida, having returned from London a couple of weeks ago. The plan right now is to stay at home for most of November, aside from playing in one tournament in Jacksonville. I may, however, also make a trip to Montreal to play a big event there before Thanksgiving. Then in December ...more

by Jason Mercier on November 7, 2014 8:34 AM
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