Where do you rank in the poker food chain?

Think you’re king of the card table? Know a belly buster from a boat?

Exercise your pre-flop muscles by taking our quiz, and see where you fit into the poker food chain. Will you be a great white shark or a goldfish?

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Putting-wise, Erin Hills is likely to be kinder than previous US Open venues

The 117th US Open takes place at Erin Hills in Wisconsin this week, the first time this lengthy course has been used as an Open venue.

This prestigious tournament is usually a par 70, but a pair of extra par 5s have seen the par score raised to 72 for the first time in 25 years.

Power will be the key to conquering this 7,741-yard monster and, with wide greens, driving accuracy is likely to be far less important than is often the case.

Prepare for overuse of the word ‘fescue’ over the weekend, a.k.a the long grass that borders the fairways.

Several players have voiced concerns about the difficulty of playing out of the fescue but with the greens at their widest, they should have no excuse for finding it.
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Vegas

10 Years of Vegas

This summer will be my tenth visit to Las Vegas, a 10 year anniversary, if you like. Since when I turned 21 my Grandmother gave me the exact Birthday present I’d been pleading for; a flight to Vegas and a two week stay at MGM Grand.

Since that trip I’ve managed to get out to Vegas every year and whilst my excitement and love for the city has peaked and troughed throughout the years (moreso during the longer stays), my enthusiasm for this year’s visit couldn’t be higher. A lot might have changed since my Vegas cherry was popped 10 years ago but my appreciation for being able to go to such an intense, vibrant and addictive city never will.

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The under-21s prepare for their assault on the European Championships

Hope is an emotion which beleaguered England fans have become increasingly estranged from in recent years. There is, of course, the fleeting sense of optimism on the eve of a major tournament, but it is all too quickly followed by a familiar sense of disappointment, as the Three Lions crash out prematurely with not even a semblance of a roar.

However, that depressing dynamic finally changed on Sunday when England won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea, beating Venezuela in the final. As the Under-21s prepare for their assault on the European Championships in Poland, hope is back in fashion at the FA.

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