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Almost Kicking Up A Sunday Storm

Last night I finished in 133rd place out of a total of 48,235 players winning $250.82 in the Sunday Storm on PokerStars.Whilst it wasn’t a bad return on my investment, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t go further, but despite never building a relatively sizeable chipstack I played well in the longest tournament […]

My First Couple Of Week’s Of Poker In 2014

The first game of poker I played this year was also the first tournament of the UK Sharks Player of the Year (POTY) championship.The tournament was won by the enigmatic SteClarke (well done Ste), but my own performance can only be described as average at best and certainly not the best of starts to 2014 […]

Learning How To Observe Effectively

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read’em and Reap – A Career FBI Agent’s Guide To Decoding Poker Tells by Joe Navarro with Marvin Karlins, was one of the first poker books that I read and also one of the most beneficial, certainly in terms of live play.Below is an important and useful section on how to observe […]

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made By Poker Beginners

Below is an article I wrote some time ago about the 10 most common mistakes made by beginners when taking up the game of poker.1. Playing Too Many HandsA common trait displayed by most new players is their tendency to play far more hands than they should, particularly pre-flop. The cost of calling blinds and […]

Stu’s Beginner’s Guide To Calculating Odds

The most straight forward explanation of how to calculate post odds is to compare the number of unknown cards to how many outs you have and then do some simple division.For example, if you hold four cards needed for a nut flush on the river then there are 46 unknown cards, (your 2 pocket cards […]

New Year Poker Resolutions 2014

Below are my New Year’s resolutions for poker in 2014; I’ve made them quite realistic (I think) whilst somewhat difficult to attain, hopefully when I come to look back on them in reflection come the end of the year, I will have least accomplished some of them and come close with the rest.Hit my first […]

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Well from a poker stand point, 2013 has probably been the worst year since I started playing the game around 10 years ago.The year started in very much the same way that 2012 had ended, by that I mean I was playing well but just not catching the breaks at the right times and more […]

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