10th September 2012

UKIPT Newcastle – A tournament riddled with superstitions

Superstitions. They’re a load of old nonsense really aren’t they? I think so, though I had my fingers crossed as I said that so it doesn’t count. After the first break of day two of the UKIPT Newcastle, I’d gone from table chip leader to short stack, having won one pot (despite countless attempts), and that being […]

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20th December 2011

GUKPT London – The online poker generation still have some things to learn

My London take-home ticket: Online players, before going into live poker, should learn the live aspects first. These are two very separate fields, with live poker requiring not to try to win the pot every time, otherwise you’ll come up short. Playing poker professionally throws plenty of challenges your way, particularly the seemingly never-ending production […]

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20th 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, […]

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6th October 2011

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 […]

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