Author: jeremy

WSOP Preparation: Stud Strategy – Why Aggression Makes Sense

The 2017 World Series of Poker is nearly upon us, and with it comes an opportunity to play games other than no-limit hold’em or pot-limit Omaha. This time of year in Las Vegas brings out the stud games — specifically seven-card stud, seven-card stud hi-low eight-or-better, and razz. Each of these stud games have their own tournaments on the WSOP schedule while also being part of multi-game events like H.O.R.S.E and the 8-game mix. Stud games additionally turn up as part of other events like the Omaha Hi-Low/Stud Hi-Low mix and Dealer’s Choice. You’re also likely to find decent...

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Sunday Briefing: Brazil’s ‘Drudz777’ Wins the Sunday Million

A field of 5,219 players took to the PokerStars virtual felt on April 23 for the latest edition of the $215 Sunday Million, which meant the $1 million guarantee was surpassed by $25,800. The lion’s share of the prize pool, namely $261,840, went to the final two players in the tournament after they agreed to a deal when the tournament was in its final throes. Finland’s “mahmuttt88” was the second-place finisher in the Sunday Million this weekend and netted himself $128,245 after the aforementioned deal. Second-place was originally set at $107,974 so the deal banked him almost $21,000 more...

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Joao ‘Azor_Ahai’ Neves Jr Leads partypoker MILLION North America After Online Day 1a

Brazil’s Joao “Azor_Ahai” Neves Jr snagged the biggest chip stack on the first online day of the partypokerLIVE MILLION North America Main Event. Neves Jr ended up with almost 6.4 million in chips after 4.5 hours of online play. As has been the case in recent partypoker-branded tournaments, the opening days take place both online at partypoker and live, in this tournament’s case at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. The tournament guarantees a huge CA$5,000,000 prize pool with at least CA$1,000,000 guaranteed to the winner for a CA$5,300/$4,000 buy-in. This was the first of two online Day...

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Elliot Smith Wins PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event for HK$2,877,500

In what is undoubtedly one of the longest heads-up battles in poker tournament history, Canadian Elliot Smith defeated Chinese local Tianyuan Tang to claim the title of Main Event Champion of the first-ever PokerStars Championship Macau. Smith takes home a top prize of HK$2,877,500 after a heads-up deal with Tang “It was just a grueling, grueling battle. We were just at it, back and forth. The lead changed probably ten times, and hat’s off to my opponent, he played fantastic.” Smith said to Sarah Herring after his big win. Place Name Country Prize 1 Elliot Smith Canada HK$2,877,500 2...

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In the Spotlight: Mixed Game High Rollers Earn Negreanu, Lamb Look-Ups

The Hendon Mob database of tournament poker results is a much-consulted site for poker players and fans alike. Among the many rankings available on the site are ongoing lists of most searched players over the last week. Such lists provide quick snapshots of which tournament poker players are currently “in the spotlight” with their profiles being looked at the most. Here are the most searched players on Hendon Mob over the last seven days as reported by the site this morning, Saturday, April 22: Position Player Last Week 1st Daniel Negreanu 3rd 2nd Fedor Holz 2nd 3rd David Dao...

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