Catch up on all of this week’s PokerStars Blog content…
• Daniel Negreanu answers your PokerStars School questions
• Interview: Shawn Buchanan gives tips to kickstart your poker career
• Fintan “easywithaces” Hand wins $530 Bounty Builder for career-best $28K
• Strategy from the Super High Rollers
If you’ve ever wondered how Daniel Negreanu developed his reading abilities, when he realised poker was his profession, and if he ever limps with aces, then you’re in luck.
On Tuesday night, Kid Poker himself sat down and replied to some questions set by members of the PokerStars School community on Twitter.
There’s not a lot that Shawn “buck21” Buchanan hasn’t accomplished throughout his time in poker. A triple COOP winner who also has $7M in live earnings, Buchanan’s most recent victory came a couple of weekends ago when he defeated the current worldwide #1, Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt, heads-up to take down the $215 NLO8 Sunday SuperSonic.
We caught up with Buchanan and talked about Omaha, COOP memories, and being an “old man” after a decade and a half in the game. Plus he gives you some tips to get started in poker.
“Oh my days! We won the $530 Bounty Builder and we only started playing this tournament a couple of months ago!”
Those were the words of PokerStars Ambassador Fintan Hand, who achieved his largest score to date on Wednesday night.
Hand took down the prestigious $530 Bounty Builder for just under $28K, and the Twitch cameras were rolling every step of the way.
Poker strategy is always evolving, so it can be hard to keep up with the latest.
Featuring video clips and (a lot of) help from Lex Veldhuis’s commentary, we took a look at three current trends in No Limit Hold’em played by those in the know: the Super High Rollers.
Keeping up with the Super High Rollers
• Leaving one chip behind when moving all in
• Raising “marginal” hands for thin value on rivers
• Check-raising all-in with middle/bottom pairs
Other pieces you might be interested in:
• Announcing the $10M Sunday Million 13th Anniversary edition
• The hidden truth: What does it mean to have a “poker face”?
• PokerStars School: What poker style should you be using?
• Ashley Sleeth and Jesse Sylvia drop by Poker In The Ears Episode 146 — now on YouTube!
• Book excerpt: “From Vietnam to Vegas!” by Qui Nguyen and Steve Blay
Have a great weekend!
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