Columnist Chuck Darrow takes on the best female poker player in the world, Annie Duke, in a one-on-one, no-limit Texas Hold'em tournament, and wins. It was destiny, he believes, after covering the casino industry for 20 years.
A King of Prussia man is the new king of Atlantic City "bad beat" jockpots.
On Saturday, Nicole Rowe placed second in a poker tournament at the Borgata in Atlantic City. But what really miffed Rowe, who suffers from breast cancer, and needed the money, was that she lost to a man in a women-only event.
ATLANTIC CITY - In the glitzy, high-stakes world of tournament poker, there are some unwritten rules among gamblers.
One of them is: Don't enter tournaments where you may not be an appropriate player.
WASHINGTON - In a somber Rayburn House Office Building hearing room yesterday, one floor above where Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was testifying about Iran, the discussion was of another threat:
HARD POKER rule: You can't win a big buy-in tournament on the first day, but you can lose it.
That's something to remember when
AGENT 86 Maxwell Smart might say: "It's the old value-bet-bluff-on-the-river trick."
The phrase doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, but in this era of loose-aggressive play, it's a shot that more players are taking.
FEW STARTING hands in no-limit Texas hold 'em seem as dangerous as pocket jacks.
They are a big enough pocket pair to get you involved because they are almost a 3 1/2 to 1 favorite over two random cards. But they can turn into trouble because more than half of the flops you'll see will include...
Malvern poker tourney will raise funds to fight bone disease
TODAY'S HAND looks like the well-timed use of a check-raise, and indeed, that is part of the story.
But Daniel Negreanu married a powerful betting tool with an expert read on his opponent to win a hand.