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Poker and the Nash equilibrium

Most of you have probably heard something about game theory, a topic some poker players have gotten curious about and studied. If you're one of those players, you might also have heard of "Nash equilibrium," which is a concept that comes out of game theory."Nash equilibrum" is named after a mathema...more

by Ivan Demidov on October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

Creativity at the table...the drawing table

One thing I've been getting into lately is art, more specifically drawing. As a child I drew all the time - mostly it was horses or aeroplanes (don't ask) and at some point the results were consistently good. However, as with most hobbies arising in childhood, the more emotionally variable years of ...more

by Liv Boeree on October 29, 2014 7:16 AM

One hand, two directions

I recently read an interview with Antonio Esfandiari where he mentioned the $600,000 pot we played in season seven of High Stakes Poker. He had 7♥8♥, I had pocket fours, and the flop came T♣6♥4♥. We got all the money in, me with a set and Antonio with a double gutter and a straight flush d...more

by Barry Greenstein on October 28, 2014 8:10 AM

On the clock: Andre Akkari, the great delegator

This is a story of delegation and going to the dogs. Andre Akkari, the face of poker in the poker-crazed Brazil, has 28 Golden Retrievers. If you've ever owned one dog and know what it takes to manage it, multiply that by 28. Now try to figure out if you have enough time to decide whether to slow pl...more

by Brad Willis on October 24, 2014 9:43 AM

Time to change online structures?

I'm writing in the midst of playing this year's WCOOP. It's been a grind, with many long days at the computer.The structures for most of the WCOOP events are so deep it makes the series unlike any other as far as online poker is concerned. They are so slowly structured in fact-- with many featurin...more

by Johnny Lodden on October 24, 2014 9:16 AM

Daniel Negreanu to be inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

There was never any doubt Daniel Negreanu would make it into the Poker Hall of Fame. He's first on the all-time money winning list. He's one of poker's greatest ambassadors. He's the guy who takes time away from the tables to talk to fans and pose for pictures. On the list of amazing things he's don...more

by Brad Willis on October 23, 2014 12:37 PM

The burden of the Poker Hall of Fame

The Poker Hall of Fame is a gallery reserved for the greatest names in the poker world.Every year, 10 names are chosen through a public vote, and they are introduced to the living members (21) of Poker Hall of Fame and a group of journalists (20). Those 41 people are the ones who open the doors of i...more

by Joao Nunes on October 22, 2014 6:28 AM

George Danzer, Player of the Year, thanks you

It took George Danzer 31 years of living, half a lifetime of poker playing, and many, many tries before he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. It took him a couple of weeks to win a second one. It took him just a few more months to win a third. It has, to say the least, been a good year. N...more

by Brad Willis on October 21, 2014 11:56 AM

Online poker regulation around the world through an Italian lens

'In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity'The wise statement used as the title is not a personal intuition. It is one of the pearls of wisdom that Albert Einstein's genius left us. I think it perfectly reflects the present situation of poker in Italy in which - no point in denying the facts - is...more

by Luca Pagano on October 21, 2014 6:41 AM

On the clock: How Vanessa Selbst gets it all done

At one point in recent memory, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst was fighting a three-front battle against time. She was at Yale finishing up her law degree, she was playing poker for insane amounts of money, and--believe it or not--she had a life in the real world. Forget for a moment that--for mo...more

by Brad Willis on October 20, 2014 1:05 PM
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