Author: jeremy

Donkey Poker: When Can I Take a Bathroom Break?

A couple of years ago I was attending the Wednesday Poker Discussion Group in Las Vegas — held each Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ricardo’s in Las Vegas — when a curious question came up. “What is the best time to get up from the table to visit the restroom?” It’s an interesting question that actually has a mathematically correct answer. The answer may seem obvious to a good player. Even so, I am often surprised when players get up for a quick break. Only rarely will they miss their button, but some have no problem missing their cutoff...

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DraftKings Picks and Strategy for The Masters

The Masters is only two weeks away, and DraftKings has already released player salaries for the highly-anticipated Millionaire Maker contest. We figured it would be good to get a head start on strategy for this tournament, looking at the Augusta National course layout and history, as well as things to look for in the coming weeks as golfers prepare for the biggest major of the year. DraftKings has made two big changes to their tournament selection for The Masters this year. First, the entry fee for the Millionaire Maker has gone from $20 to $33, and there is a...

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Inside Gaming: Sands Takeover Rumor Boosts Wynn Stock

Wynn Stock Surges After Rumor of Sands Takeover Bid The story began swirling yesterday morning regarding what would be a blockbuster deal involving the purchase of Wynn Resorts by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, although by day’s end most seemed to agree rumors of such a takeover were just that — unsubstantiated rumors. By the afternoon a spokesperson from Wynn stated there was “zero truth” to the report. Even so, there was no denying the truth that Wynn’s stock enjoyed a significant boost on the strength of the stories, some of which speculated Sheldon Adelson was ready to pay...

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The #1 Mistake Cash Game Players Make

I was watching a video of a live $5/$10 cash game, and I immediately noticed one mistake that most of the players were making on a consistent basis. And in my opinion, this is the number one mistake that cash game players make. So, what is the number one mistake that cash game players make? They play way too many hands! To illustrate this, just take a look at the hand shown above from the $5/$10 cash game I was watching. A player under the gun raises to $30 with {7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, a player in middle position calls with {6-Spades}{3-Spades},...

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Igor Yaroshevskyy Leads PokerStars Championship Panama

Day 2 of the PokerStars Championship Panama started with four new players signing up, boosting the total to 366 players for the inaugural event in Panama City. Martin Jacobson, Ambrose Ng, Erik Seidel and Bryn Kenney joined the field of 171 players that had survived Day 1a and 1b to start Day 2. [IT’S] BY FAR THE BIGGEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF PANAMANIAN POKER With 366 players and a total prize pool of $1,775,100, the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event is by far the biggest event in the history of Panamanian poker. In fact, the three biggest events...

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