Monthly Archives: October 2011

WSOP Europe – Chances galore, not sore

When the world’s poker elite come to London every September for the World Series of Poker Europe, it almost feels as if us Brits have home advantage, having played away from home for six weeks in Vegas.

Of course home advantage doesn’t mean much in poker, but being able to wake up every morning in your own bed, not having to play Russian roulette with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and the illiterate maid, and being able to grab some breakfast from the fridge rather than looking for a restaurant and hoping their service isn’t too tardy before kick-off all have little benefits which make playing poker a bit easier.

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UKIPT Manchester – Running up a stack is essential for big money

Having suffered a day-one exit at the year’s first UKIPT at DTD in February, I was determined to put on a better show at the Manchester leg.

I’d seen all sorts of play in Nottingham, the odd really good player, but an awful lot of really odd players. People folding out of turn, mucking when checking was free, checking behind with the nuts, there’s certainly plenty of value about in these tournaments.

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