We can hear table talk fairly well. Gold and Nassif stand on the flop that gives Gold the winning set, Gold tells Nassif, “If you re-raised all-in pre-flop, I would have had to lay that down.”
In other ESPN news, they have announced that they will have a number of guests on including Hellmuth, Hachem, Raymer, and TJ Cloutier.
Tide turns in Shorrs favour
Today a tidal wave has pushed 3 million chips onto the Shorr, Shannon Shorr of Tuscaloosa.
First to exit was Sweden’s Sihoki Slot gypsy Johan Storakers. Johan adds $43640 to his travel budget. Then Louis Pagnotti, another gypsy, added $49875 to his Bicycle budget when exiting in 8th place.
That leaves Shorr from Alabama fighting four Asians (Men Nguyen, Giou Luong, David Kim and Danny Wong), one Swedish player Michael Andersson and A.Bitundo from NY.
Shannon Shorr 2.9m
Attilio Bitundo 650k
Giou Luong 300k
Men Nguyen 250k
Danny Wong 520k
Louis Pagnotti out
David Kim 500k
OK, so what’s the over/under on this one?
Last year it took about 15 hours for Joe Hachem to put Steve Dannenman and the rest to bed and take the crown. We’ve heard that Mike Matusow has said it will take a full 24 hours for the WSOP final table to finish this year, removing any doubt that the poker pro is loony. So what’s the guess bloggers and readers? I say 12 hours, that’d be 2 a.m. Vegas time.
Dan Nassif Eliminated in 9th Place
On the seventh hand of action, we already have one elimination.
Jamie Gold limped in from early position and Dan Nassif raised to 700K with AK. Gold called with 22 and checked in the dark. Gold flopped a set of deuces on the 5s-3s-2c board. Nassif moved all in and Gold called. The turn was an A giving Nassif outs to a chop, but the 10s on the river was of no help. Nassif will take home $1,566,858 for his ninth place finish.
Gold’s stack is up over 30 million. As Phil Gordon just said on ESPN Radio, “the …
One of the reasons that the popularity of sports gambling has skyrocketed in recent years is its accessibility. It’s easy to bet on most major sports because everyone understands the basics, which teams are good and why they win. Horse handicapping, on the other hand, is a completely different and somewhat arcane discipline. Where there are some shared concepts, success at sports betting doesn’t guarantee the same playing the ponies. Legendary sports handicapper Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder was famous for killing the books with his sports plays–and giving it all back with his inept horse bets.
Below are some very basic concepts that you need to know to enjoy a day at the horse track. This information doesn’t even scratch the surface of what you’ll need to know if your goal is to become a serious horse betting devotee. If that is the case, you’re best advised to check out one of the many theoretical books devoted to the subject.
Arm yourself with information: The first step for any horse handicapper is to pick up a copy of the Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the track program. The publications give the names of the horses, jockeys and trainers, the morning line odds, and the types of bets available for each race. You’ll also have past performance charts, which are crucial for serious horse handicappers. These charts reveal a lot about a horse and what they’ve done on the racetrack, including its record, where it ran, the quality of competition it ran against, and what position the horse was in at various points in the race.
You’re playing against other bettors, not the racetrack: A big difference between sports wagering and horse betting is the function of ‘the house’. In horse racing, you’re not playing against the track–instead, you’re betting against the other patrons. The track simply serves as a ‘banker’, accepting money and paying bets. For this service, they take a percentage of the money bet on each race (called the ‘takeout’). The odds on a horse aren’t set by the track, but rather by the amount of money …
Nowadays, with the improvement of the online security and increase of the online stock brokerage offers, the online stock trading is becoming more and more popular. Investing in stocks online avoids the need of getting a personal broker and it’s cheaper than it used to be in the “real world”. For people trading with low volume this should be an option to be considered.
While there are some websites that charge some comissions on each trade, there are some others that only charge you an initial fee to join them. Also, there are some that charge commissionn based on the number of stocks you trade in each transaction. For instance, if you sell 100 shares, some online investing sites will charge less than $5.
However, the bad point is that you should sharpen your knowdlege to avoid taking risks, since you will be taking decisions on your own without an “assistant”, and there are several tools that can help you to do this. Although most sites provide you some good tools that will help you to take some goog stock trading decisions, I would also recommend to use some other external financial tools. One of these es Google Finance tool, which was threated in the past in this blog.
Online stock trading can bring you success if you find the correct place to do it. In this term, I don’t pretend to recommend any particular site. But doing a bit of research on your own will bring to your attention some major reliable sites that, definitely, will make your investing life a lot easier. Spend that time and help yourself to avoid those annoying fees.
Do you want to improve your financial situation? Are you worried about your recent high bills? Do you really know which is the real interest are you paying up on your bills? Well, there are many questions that could perfectly apply to what I’m going to tell you today, and today’s posts talks about debt calculators which you can easily find online.
These tools are very easy-to-use and most of them are …
I was playing over at Frank the Tank’s last Wednesday, it was a $60 tourney where I played like crap, when someone dropped a huge hammer bluff. Weird thing about it was: a) I’d never seen this guy before and b) he called his hand “the hammer.”
One of the players at the table, an older guy sitting to my right, asked him, “why do people call that hand ‘the hammer’?” A third sbobet player, at the end of the table, another guy I’d never seen before, chimed in, “That’s what it’s always been called… like Big Slick… it’s what all the pros call it.”
I was stunned.
BadBlood, who was also at my table, chimed in with this nugget of truth, “Actually, it was invented by a friend of ours, a writer named “Grubby”.”
The entire table laughed at what they obviously thought was a joke. BadBlood didn’t bother to insist.
HEY! WE’VE GOT GAS
So back to the big party for a bit.
I rang in the new first number, the biggest bash of them all, the long awaited year 2000, in the breakroom at a station in Georgia. I worked as the weekend anchor there and was stuck on that special night.
We got the assignments at about 11:42. Here’s the News Director’s plan:
We’d go lve at exactly 12:01, cutting into the national celebration and the dropping NY ball, to bring you a very special West Georgia news update. It was 15 minutes long, until 12:16 AM.
Our main female anchor, Teresa, was to hold down the fort. She’d sit at the main news desk and handle everything there.
The main male anchor, Phil, was out at an ATM. The premise, at least what I assume was the premise, was to demonstrate that the Y2K bug hadn’t crippled the banking system. We’d be watching Phil make a withdrawl.
Our main weather girl was stationed at a big gala downtown. She’s blessed with the ad-lib gift and was almost certainly the one thing we couldn’t screw up.
One reporter, Jon, was downtown, using the …
The World เเทงหวยออนไลน์ Tour is all set for its fourth season. This tournament will be televised on the Travel Channel. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Anheuser Busch’s Budweiser brand is the official beer of the WPT. Budweiser television ads will be shown on the Travel Channel. Viewers will be able to spot the Budweiser logo on the Final Table arena. The logo can also be seen on the table ring. It will show its presence on the on-show graphics for the WPT’s hole card camera segment. Budweiser will be holding a Texas Hold’em tournament as part of its promotional campaign. KSDK.com reports:
Budweiser will also stage a Texas Hold’em tournament as part of a retail promotions. It begins in December and runs through February next year.
World Poker Tour to Take its Game Into the International Arena
World Poker Tour has been at the helm of all the televised tournament poker in America. Since it was conceived in 2002, the prize pool has been increasing in leaps and bounds. WPT is all set now to make the game global. It was recently announced by World Poker Tour Enterprises that the tour will be expanding and will go to Canada and the Philippines. Licensing agreements will allow it to create a national tour in both these countries. This will contribute to poker as a game. It will also add to the already widespread popularity of the WPT itself. The time is not far when WPT will spread its reach to countries like England, France apart from several others. Pokernews.com reports:
This is a natural step for WPT; the current program that airs on the Travel Channel in America is licensed for broadcast in 116 nations and has been influential in the growth of the game around the world. The regional tours will not be lacking for television, either.
World Poker Tour to be Hosted by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
The World Poker Tour will be hosted by Borgata Hotel and Spa, for the third consecutive year. The tour was kicked off on Sunday and will carry on …
Friday night was another big night for the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker hosted by togel hongkong . Three big events, including Event #23, a $300+$20 NL Freeze-Out, kicked off a big weekend for the tournament series. Event 23 was merely a $300,000 guaranteed tournament; however, over 2,600 players entered, creating an $802,800 prize pool! Entering the final table 9 relatively unknown players (along with host Hevad “RainKhan” Khan) were battling it out for a first place check of $126,441.01:
Seat 1: Moneyball16 (2898225 in chips)
Seat 2: arioli (586849 in chips)
Seat 3: Raidan909 (1410756 in chips)
Seat 4: B-scrubs101 (454150 in chips)
Seat 5: Str8$$$Homey (2067491 in chips)
Seat 6: yayaya (477184 in chips)
Seat 7: Beto77709 (1969306 in chips)
Seat 8: dhg77gg (1608271 in chips)
Seat 9: IntheRED X2 (1907768 in chips)
“Moneyball16″ came into the final table with nearly a million chip lead over 2nd place “Str8$$$Homey”. Those chip leads proved to be quite useful, as the two biggest final table stacks made it all the way down to heads-up play. The tournament ended rather abruptly, as it took only 10 minutes to go from 4-handed play to the finish line. Below are the last three bust-out hands, heads-up stacks, and payouts. Congratulations goes to the final 9 and the other 387 players who made the money in WCOOP Event #23!Seat 1: Moneyball16 (2807499 in chips)
Seat 5: Str8$$$Homey (7498227 in chips)
Seat 6: yayaya (901236 in chips)
Seat 9: IntheRED X2 (2173038 in chips)
IntheRED X2: posts the ante 17500
Str8$$$Homey: posts small blind 70000
yayaya: posts big blind 140000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
IntheRED X2: folds
Str8$$$Homey: raises 7340727 to 7480727 and is all-in
yayaya: calls 743736 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (6596991) returned to Str8$$$Homey
*** FLOP *** [Qc 8h 8s]
*** TURN *** [Qc 8h 8s] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 8h 8s 7d] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Str8$$$Homey: shows [9s 6d] (a straight, Six to Ten)
yayaya: shows [Ah 9h] (a pair of Eights)
Str8$$$Homey collected 1837472 from pot
Seat 1: Moneyball16 (2789999 in chips)
The High Stakes action has slowed down in recent weeks with players like Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Patrik Antonius absent from the big, online games. However, this doesn’t mean that the tables have been totally vacant. Players like Ziigmund and Brian Hastings have been going at it this week at the $500/$1000 Pot-Limit Omaha tables on Full Tilt Poker. Brian Hastings has been suffering quite the downswing this year. Information about his recent downswing can be found here: Brian Townsend Facing Massive Downswing.
The bad luck continues for Hastings as can be seen in last week’s biggest pot in online poker. Ziigmund raised on the button to $3,000 with AhQc7d5c and was three-bet to $9,000 by Hastings’ double-suited AsJh6h4s. Ziigmund made the call and saw the Jd4c2h flop come down. This flop gave him a gutshot straight draw while giving Hastings two-pair, jacks and fours. Ziigmund check-called Hastings’ $13,000 bet and hit a pair of aces & a flush draw on the Ac river. Unfortunately for him, Hastings also hit the ace, giving him top two-pair. Ziigmund check-raised Hastings all-in and Hastings quickly called. The pot inflated to $208,999. Ziigmund was looking for any non-jack club or three to help him improve. His wish was granted on the turn when the 9c hit, giving him the pot and elongating Hastings’ downswing.
The next largest pot of last week happened during the same session between Ziigmund and Hastings. With effective stacks of $200,000 and Ziigmund on the button, he would raise to $3,000 with his AsAc9h6h and Hastings would flat. The AdQd5s flop was huge for Ziigmund, giving him a set of aces. Hastings check-called a pot-sized bet of $6,000 and saw the Qc turn drop. Ziigmund had a full-house and was almost fearless in his betting as Hastings check-called another pot-sized bet. A Js landed on the river. Again, Hastings check-called a pot-sized bet of $54,000. He saw the news of the full house and mucked his hand. The $161,999.50 pot was Ziigmund’s.
The session, however, was not all Ziigmund’s. Hastings also won a huge pot in …
This year’s World Championship of Online Poker is in full swing at keluar sgp , with players from around the globe competing for awesome prize pools in exciting tournaments. We’re fast-approaching the halfway mark of the series, so a huge amount of cash has already been won but, more importantly, there’s also a lot of it up for grabs. Event 28 wrapped up earlier this week, and the lucky winner to walk away with the number one spot was Schildy1984 of Austria, who received $206,280 for a job well done.
The World Championship of Online Poker is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It can be seen as the internet’s answer to the World Series of Poker, and the PokerStars hosted series is by far and away the largest such online series around. This 2011 series boasts a massive combined guaranteed prize pool of $30,000,000, which is much larger than many were expecting given the withdrawal of PokerStars from the US market. The combined prize pool is spread over 62 events this year, which offer a great variety so players of any game should be able to find a tournament they’ll love.
Event 28 was one of the more standard formats, a simple No Limit Holdem tournament with no surprises. The buy-in was respectable at $1,000, and 1146 players decided to register and take their shot at the money. This many contestants lead to an almost doubling of the prizepool from its guaranteed $600,000 to the final figure of $1,146,000, to be divided among the top 135 players, with the winner allocated over $200,000. The event dragged on over two days before finally finishing less than an hour into September 15th.
After nearly two days of grueling button clicking and close decisions, the tournament got down to just three entrants, two players from Austria and one from neighboring Australia. The Australian player, delaney_kid, was Schildy1984′s first casualty, and was sent to the rail in third place. This gave Schildy1984 a slightly more than 3:2 chip lead against fellow countryman TheFan83 as Heads Up play commenced. While …
It is said that the best athletes play with ice water in their veins. They keep their emotions in check, always remain cool, and stick to the gameplan. It is true for sports and it is also true for the game of togel hongkong hari ini . When playing blackjack, it important to check your emotions at the door, go in with an even head, and stick to blackjack basic strategy. Doing otherwise, allowing your emotions to affect your decisions will only result in you giving more money to the house.
Blackjack is a game that is a combination of skill and chance. Luck is involved in which cards you and the dealer are dealt. The skill is in determining what move to make. Unlike many games, though, emotions cannot help you. Wanting to win the hand more than your opponent won’t help you. Being angry won’t help you. Blackjack is a game of odds and basic strategy was developed to give players the best odds of winning. The best strategy is to memorize basic strategy and stick to it, no matter what happens. In the long run, sticking with the strategy will be the most beneficial to you.
It’s not easy to do, though. Often, a player loses several hands in a row, thinks about the money that they’ve lost, and then decides that, in order to make their money back, they should start betting larger amounts. The thinking is that since they lost several hands in a row, they are now due for a winning streak, and by increasing the wager, they will make their money back faster. There’s a word for people who employ this strategy: broke.
Losing several hands in a row doesn’t increase your odds of winning the next hand. Whether or not you win is determined by 3 factors: what cards you are dealt, what cards the dealer is dealt, and what decisions you make. The first 2 factors are completely random and beyond your control. Therefore, there is no way a shift in betting strategy can affect the …
Bluffing is poker’s magic elixir. It’s the sleight-of-hand where high art and drama reside. It’s the place where myths are made. After all, what’s a western movie without a poker scene with one player trying to bluff another out of a big pot? This is the first of a four-part series on bluffing. Not only will we show you how, when, and why to bluff, we’ll also tell you about some of the most famous bluffs in poker history.
To those who do not play poker, or who have only a nodding acquaintance with it, bluffing is where they focus most of their attention when they think about the game.
Does this conversation ring a bell?
Non-Player: “You’re a professional poker player? Wow; you must have a real poker face.”
Professional Poker Player: “Why do you say that?”
NP: “Don’t you need a poker face because you have to bluff all the time?”
PPP: “Actually, bluffing is only a small part of the game, and good players don’t really bluff that often.”
NP: “Hmmmmmmm, It’s not like that in the movies.”
PPP: [shrugging his shoulders with the resigned weariness of one who’s had similar conversations far too many times] “Well, few things really are.”
What Is Bluffing, Anyway?
Ask most poker players to define bluffing and they’ll tell you about betting a weak hand with the hope of driving other players out of the pot. After all, without bluffing, poker would be a boring game. Bets would be made, and the Unique Casino best hand would win. Always.
Since the cards figure to break even in the long run, without the possibility that someone is bluffing each player would have the same expectation, and when all was said and done, no one would win any money.
But there are winning players and those who lose most of the time.. And it’s often bluffing ¾ or more precisely the possibility that one might be bluffing ¾ that goes a long way toward separating the wheat from the chaff. Bluffing, …