Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Big Deal

The live poker scene is as exciting as it’s ever been.

Despite starting out as an online tournament player in 2008, with neither any particular inclination nor the confidence to play face-to-face, when I did pluck up the courage to go inside a casino I caught the live poker bug very quickly.

The first ever live competition I played was a £10 rebuy in Reading. I was anxious and frankly, scared money. I phoned the casino in advance and asked lots of questions, which is the kind of person I am. It transpired the tournament was ‘self-deal’ so I bought a deck of proper plastic playing cards and taught myself to perform a basic riffle shuffle.

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The Windies dragged themselves from their death bed

Reports of the death of Caribbean cricket were, it appears, greatly exaggerated. The tourists’ excruciating collapse in the first Test at Edgbaston – losing 19 wickets on the third day in Birmingham – had all and sundry penning their final obituary. But the Windies dragged themselves from their death bed at Headingley to record one of the greatest upsets in Test history; and in the process, improbably levelling the series. Not even the raising of Lazarus was that dramatic!

Cricket betting expert Iain Spragg tell us what we can expect on the third and final test at Lords.

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

You don’t have to search too far to see – or hear – Will Kassouf these days: from Live at the Bike to Poker After Dark,  Will is busier than Floyd Mayweather’s accountant. The sponsored pro is enjoying life; regularly rubbing shoulders with poker superstars like Phil Helmuth, Mike Matusow and Scotty Nguyen to name a few.

We caught up with Will, away from the glitzy lights of LA and Vegas, to find out a bit more about what he’s been up to, including the upcoming  “GG Will Bounty Special”.

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Why England need Kane and not Henderson to lead them

Gareth Southgate has hinted he’s willing to spread the England captain’s armband around between now and next summer’s World Cup Finals (not a tact I agree with), but today’s newspapers tell me it’s ‘Hendo v Harry’ for the right to land the privileged position permanently.

Football & World Cup betting expert Adrian Clarke tells us why the England captaincy belongs to Harry Kane.

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