Author: jeremy

Hand Review: Turning Kings into a Bluff Deep in PSC Panama

Covering live poker tournaments for a living affords me the opportunity to see countless thousands of hands played out, many of which offer interesting and potentially valuable insights into how players — both amateurs and professionals — play the game. In this ongoing series, I’ll highlight hands I’ve seen at the tournaments I’ve covered and see if we can glean anything useful from them. The Scene Back to hand reviews for this week, and we’re going to look over a hand played by one of the very best. It’s between Byron Kaverman and upstart Dominican player Alberto Meran Matias...

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WSOP 2017: Keys to Playing Your ‘A-Game’ During the Series

So you’re planning to go out to Las Vegas to play in one (or more) of the many events at the World Series of Poker. You sure would like to do well. What can you do in advance to improve your chances of making the money? Your ability to win at the WSOP will mostly come down to a combination of luck and the difference between your skill and the skill of those with whom you’re competing. That is to say, to speak truthfully, preparation will have only a small effect on your results. Even so, a small difference...

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The partypoker MILLION North America Main Event Guarantees CA$5 Million

The partypoker MILLION North America Main Event begins this weekend with a huge CA$5,000,000 prize pool and CA$1,000,000 guaranteed to the winner for a CA$5,300/$4,000 buy-in. Two online opening days take place at partypoker on April 23 and 30, followed by three live opening days on May 5-7 at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. The tournament is guaranteed to produce the largest prize pool in Canadian live poker history. Players buying into any of the opening days will start off with 1,000,000 chips. However, those qualifying in via Phase 1 tournaments will start Day 1 with their...

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Natalia Breviglieri Plays ‘Would You Rather?’

While taking on the massive fields and £6 million guarantee at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn Casino, we cornered everyone’s favorite pint-sized partypoker pro. Natalia Breviglieri has had some fantastic results since turning partypoker ambassador and her online profile is rising in time with her live tournament reputation. Breviglieri is on the brink of special things in the poker industry, so we thought we’d put here to the test with a few questions designed to polarize her preferences. Would you rather be freerolled into the Big One for One Drop this summer or be 21 again for a whole year?...

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partypoker Millions Dusk Till Dawn: Carrel, Heath Share Bromance

Ben Heath and Charlie Carrel know their way around the global poker circuit. With a raft of six-figure finishes between them, the pair have earned just over $7 million in live tournaments alone. PokerNews asked Heath and Carrel five very random questions about their friendship and interests to see how far we could push them before they went back to the felt at the partypoker LIVE felt to battle each other for bragging rights…oh, and a £1 million prize pool. What is the longest period of time you haven’t spoken to each other? Charlie Carrel: I would say that,...

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