28th June 2011

WSOP Part 3 – Premiership footballers play poker too

I’m not saying I’m having an unlucky run, but at the moment I feel like if I was one of Pamela Anderson’s triplets, I’d be the one on the bottle. Vegas is a place with nowhere to hide when you’re not running great, but rather than get you down you have to remain positive – we’re so […]

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14th June 2011

WSOP Part 2 – Aggro and irksome players are always a big challenge

Phil Helmuth tweeted this week: “SO UPSET!! Even my tablemates felt bad for me! Took indescribable bad beats”. I used to think he was a bit of an idiot for talking like that…now I’m beginning to empathise. The $5k shootout was a tournament I was really looking forward to, 15,000 starting chips and generally a load of people […]

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13th June 2011

Nicky Piper Charity Tourno – The sporting greats turn out for a go at the table

It’s not every day Britain’s next world boxing champion threatens to knock you out, but then again it’s not every day you get to play poker with sporting champions past and present in the name of charity. I was in Cardiff for the Joshua Foundation poker tournament, organised by the charity’s fundraising officer, former Commonwealth light-heavyweight boxing champ […]

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3rd June 2011

WSOP Part 1 – Big hands don’t always mean bigger pay-outs

My WSOP take-home ticket: Don’t worry about protecting a big hand when folding or calling is the obvious correct form of play. What a whirlwind start to my 2011 World Series of Poker. After less than a day at home following a week in Magaluf for my mate James’s stag do, I headed to Vegas, landing […]

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