Ladbrokes Poker Review

03 Jul , 2009 - Posted by Dan in Online Poker Room Reviews
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Country of Origin : United Kingdom
License : Gibraltar
Year of Foundation : 2004
Software : Microgaming
Currencies Used : EUR, GBP, USD
Audited By : PWC
Available Games : Texas Holdem, Omaha, 5 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud
Bonus : Sign up Bonus of Up To $500

Ladbrokes are the oldest and the most prestigious gambling providers with a rich history that goes down to 1887, when they started off with horse race betting. With more than a century of experience the world-renowned company has opened its doors to online gambling as well. Its reputation as one of the finest bookmakers in the whole of Europe stands guarantee to the fact that its online services will be as trustworthy and efficient as its offline services.

It has a lot to offer in the form of games and promotions with huge cash rewards for their esteemed players. These wonderful offers draw a good amount of traffic to the website. There is a lot of cash to be won and players wanting to make money will find this a very good place.


Ladbrokes Poker has made a recent shift from its own software to the vast MicroGaming software. The new software has added some improvements to the earlier dull look that the website possessed. The graphics are clear and offer 3D effects and the interface is user-friendly. The ‘My Lobby’ option gives you access to all the information such as the various games on offer and their variations and level, player statistics, real time hand histories, average pot size, number of players at a table, flop percentages, chip stack amounts and other necessities.

A chat facility is enabled where players can interact with one another. Also available is a calendar that helps players organize themselves for upcoming events so that they are given reminders as the date approaches.


Peak hour traffic can go high above 10,000 players playing at various cash tables and tournaments simultaneously. The peak hour here is generally calculated by the European peak time. The Microgaming software is also the reason for an improved amount of traffic visiting the Ladbrokes Poker website.


The games offered at Ladbrokes Poker include Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud. The most popular as with all poker sites, are the Holdem games with more concentration of traffic at the fixed limit levels. The games are juicy and loose, resulting in a lot of action and huge amounts in forms of bets can be seen and won. Micro limits starting at $0.05/$0.10 are available for players on low budgets while high rollers can have their fun at the $200/$300 limits.


Ladbrokes promotes a lot of tournaments as they stand to be the favorite among poker players. You can choose to play single or multi-table tournaments, while Ladbrokes Poker offers satellite tournament qualifiers that give players a chance to make it to big international events such as the European Open Tour and World Satellite Open Poker Tournament.

Apart from this there are various other tournaments to select from and these take place at intervals of ten minutes 24 hours a day. Free rolls are offered so that players can accumulate points besides which there are guaranteed tournaments and jackpots too.


Ladbrokes Poker offers Player Points to all those players who players who play at the cash tables. These points are accumulated and exchanged for cash into your account or for buy-ins to live satellite tournaments. The points you gather are also calculated and listed on the leader board placing you at a certain rank on the board. The rake race leaderboard promotion has been designed by Ladbrokes Poker in order to reward the top 3,000 players according to their rank on the leaderboard.

To be able to get yourself listed on this board, you need to play a lot of raked hands. The more you play the higher you go on the ranking board. This is a good way of rewarding those players who play at the poker room with utmost dedication. The amount that is given out every month to players on the leaderboard is a generous $1,000,000 distributed according to the ranks of the players.

Deposit/Withdrawal Options

Deposit options as always are more than withdrawal methods and include VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Neteller, Solo. Switch, Delta, Bank Transfers and check while for withdrawals you could make use of VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank Wire and Check.


Ladbrokes Poker offers customer support 24 hours a day through toll free telephone numbers and via their email service. The staff is very supportive and comes up with immediate help and answers to queries.

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Johnny Chan – Legend Profile

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

Johnny Chan has become one of the best players in World Series of Poker history. Born in China, he sits second all time with 10 WSOP bracelets just one behind Phil Hellmuth.

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan’s first World Series of Poker cash was in 1983 and he plays a full program to this day with 3 cashes in 2008. Johnny is widely considered one of the top 5 players in World Series of Poker history and is popular on Poker television. Chan came to the United States in 1968. He is married with six children. He won first bracelet in 1985 and his tenth in 2005.

Chan had already had one bracelet to his name, heading in to the 1987 World Series of Poker Main Event, however the Main Event would be where his career really started. Poker greats like Howard Lederer, Dan Harrington and Mickey Appleman Littered the Main Event final table in 1987. Johnny proved that he was a player to consider with and beat all those top pros and took home the title at the final table.

Johnny Chan won $650 000 and beat Frank Henderson heads up. In 1988 Chan made the final table of the Main Event and once more a lot of names you will recognize were at the table with him. Guys like Erik Seidel, TJ Cloutier and Humberto Brenes. Johnny showed that he was one of the top pros in the world besting Seidel heads up to take home the bracelet and $700 000 once again. Johnny was now the man to observe with back to back wins and three career bracelets The 1989 Main Event where legends are born. Chan once again was there in the end. He battled his way to again being heads up for the title, and what happened was two upcoming poker legends would take clash. Maybe poker fans didn’t realize it at the time, but it was legend vs legend. Phil Hellmuth vs Johnny Chan. Chan would still take home more then $300 000 although Hellmuth would take home the title. We will in no way see another player make three main event final tables in a row, pass up win 2 and finish second once. Johnny had made his name in the poker world. Making another Main Event final table in 1992he would win more bracelets and even.

While Johnny Chan won a 7 card stud tournament Chan wouldn’t win his fourth bracelet until 1994. When he outlasted Barry Greenstein, Steve Zolotow and Lyle Berman in winning the deuce to seven lowball bracelet His fifth came in 1997. Chan won his sixth bracelet in 2000 and in 2002 he convene with an old friend in the no limit holdem heads up tournament, Phil Hellmuth and now Johnny took home the title and his seventh bracelet. In event 15 and event 24 his eighth and ninth bracelet both came in 2003. Chan won his then record 10th bracelet in a pot limit holdem tournament in 2005. He had to beat Phil Laak heads up to win that 10th title, which earned him over $300 000. After that Johnny has cashed eight times and most lately finished 4th in an Omaha event in 2008.

Overall Johnny has cashed 41 times and 10 bracelets in his career. Johnny has made more then $4 million at the World Series of Poker alone over his 25 year career. Chan is one of the most consistent poker players in poker history with 25 years and 27 final tables made. He has had triumphed playing Holdem of all limits and styles, Omaha and seven card games.

He commonly appears on Poker After Dark on NBC. Johnny is more then just the World Series. He has career tournament earnings of more then $6.5 million and also won Poker Superstars. Play Poker like Johnny Chan and Million Dollar Holdem are the two books he had written. He runs his personal online poker site, owns fast food franchises and desires to eventually open his own casino. Chan is a great poker player and a business man who will strive for success in all his endeavors.

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Day 1 the £2,500 HORSE Event in WSOP-Europe

22 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker
WSOP Europe

WSOP Europe

There are 110 Poker competitors raise £2,500 every one to acquire an attempt at WSOP-Europe HORSE competition. HORSE is the turning round game that made up of Limit Omaha 8 or better, Limit Holdem, limit Razz, limit stud 8 or better, and limit 7 card stud. Every diversion is dealt for eight hands previous to exchanging. Leading light professionals contributing in today’s occasion comprise Chad Brown, Roland De Wolfe, Andy Black, Layne Flack, Thor Hansen, Jens Voertmann, Dave “DevilFish” Ulliott, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Rousso, Allen Cunningham, David Benyamine, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Andy Bloch, John Juanda, John Phan, Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, and Phil Hellmuth. Also marked in the meadow, creating his foremost manifestation at this WSOP-Europe was Doyle Brunson.

Play improvement rather sluggish to start with but shortly spontaneous as the arrangement for this Poker event looks a slight express. Phil Ivey recorded a pleasant three means pot throughout a stud 8 stage next to Jason Newitt with Thomas Bihl. Ivey was led the battle on the turn and on river. Bihl trapped a couple of queens on 6th, and wagered out presenting a board of (X-X) J♣-9♠-Q♦-Q♣. Ivey increase the amount presenting a board of (X-X) 6♣-5♠-6♠-J♦. Newitt folded. 7th Street was dealt horizontal and Bihl checkered to Ivey, who enthusiastic out a gamble. Bihl got the call. Ivey presented 6♦-5♣ for his downcards used for a full house moreover Bihl folded. At this moment in the competition, Ivey was about 18,000 chips in.

More than a few tables had extremely burly arrays but not any contrasted to Poker table eight. Table eight had Doyle Brunson, Max Pescatori, Chad Brown, Thor Hansen, Chris Bjorn, John Juanda, Robert Wiliamson III, Jean-Robert Bellande, and a little unidentified gentleman. Oh wait a minute the unidentified gentleman was the dealer.

Chad Brown finished up as the foremost celebrity got rid of from day 1’s H.O.R.S.E. competition. In the Omaha 8 or better stage, Chad Brown created a two bets before the flop of 5♥-2♣-7♥. Both Jean-Robert Bellande and Robert Williamson III prepared the call. The fourth street of Q♣ and the fifth street of the 10♥ were betted down. Williamson presented 8♥-6♣-3♠-A♣ for the best low cards and Bellande presented 6♦-3♥-2♥-K♣ for a flush. Brown folded his cards and started out of the competition vicinity.

The subsequent star to strike the flap was Andy Black. At some point in a stud event, Black completed the raise on turn presenting (X-X) J♦-4♥. Ivo Donev, the unique bettor got the call presenting (X-X) J♥-5♠. Black trapped a 3♣ on river and Donev trapped the 3♠. Then they both bet nothing. Donev shut out the bet after grabbing an A♥ on sixth. Black just had three 25 value chips and got the call following catching the 2♣. Donev presented J♠-9♥ for a couple of jacks. Black presented A-Q for the wheel draw. Donev trapped the nine on a fifth street for jacks upbeat and Black just trapped the king, then Andy grew fainter to Black.

Phil Hellmuth has had actually landing his hold today. Phil has been close crammed of the chip ahead for nearly the entire round. In the Omaha 8 cards linking him, Neal Friets, and Layne Flack, Phil wagered out on the board of 5♥-6♠-4♥-6♦ and Flack moved about drained. Friets and Hellmuth called along. The fifth street dropped the J♦ and Hellmuth gamble out. Friets got the call. Friets presented 2♠-3♦-9♣-7♠ for the seven up straight and the 6 low. Hellmuth afterward flipped over A♣-3♣-6♥-6♣ for a four of a kind of sixes and 2nd nut low. Flack mentioned, “Four of a kind of sixes and the 2nd nut low, is that everything you got?” He afterward folded his cards and disappeared from the competition vicinity.

Soon after that Mike Matusow as “the Mouth” begun taunting Hellmuth regarding the truth so as to Hellmuth has never succeeded the bracelet in the non-holdem competition. This was really right. Hellmuth has eleven gold bracelets, however each and every one in single variety of holdem or any more. Norman Chad as excerpted as uttering, “He is the one magician, but young man, what the trick.”

HORSE was not the simply item being engaged today. Throughout the rests Mike Matusow, John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth, and Doyle Brunson chooses to fool around some $1,000 a means Chinese Poker. Unhappily for Matusow, he did not succeed the hand. The mass could listen to his outburst athwart the room following the break.

Thor Hansen once more could not call for assist from Odin as well as broken out as of today’s game, even though we don’t have the factors of his ruined-out. Dave Ulliott the “DevilFish” ruined-out soon after down a huge stud pot next to Gary Jones’s “ace high.” The one who eradicated by David Williams while he obscured queens couldn’t outdraw Williams crack aces was Michael Binger. Mike “Timex” McDonald and Chris Ferguson were as well victims of the last stage.

After a 12 hours and 30 minutes gathering, the opening day of a HORSE competition completed by Phil Ivey in first place. This is supposed to move toward as a surprise to no one seeing as Ivey is believed by numerous chosen the most excellent in general poker competitor living. In an appalling progress to all, Phil was in 2nd position with had 54,200 chips. Woody Deck was 3rd in chips about 37,500. Howard Lederer and Daniel Negreanu are together hanging just about the 30,000 chip stain. Just now it comes into view that Richard Ashby was the little load at 3,200 chips. For several unheard basis, Mike Matusow didn’t account the quantity of chips he had outstanding, however he is certainly still herein session. It as well comes out that Brunson out of action everywhere something like finished of the day however we do not have some statistics on how this happened.

56 competitors stayed alive for Day 1 of this £2,500 HORSE round. Tomorrow swears being an extended day since we are predicted to fool around to the ultimate table. With a quick arrangement of deal, look forward to lots of untimely bust-outs and after that play to slow to a crush as we move toward the cash bubble. Just 16 competitors will take home in this competition with 16th position receiving £4,812. The champion of this session will obtain £76,999 moreover the popular gold bracelet. The day 2 of the said competition will kick off Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m.

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The World Series of Poker Circuit Begins

19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

With its first stop in Elizabeth, IN, the World Series of Poker Circuit season has kicked off. The WSOP Circuit are groups of tournaments held at a variety of locations around the U.S. on a smaller scale, this gives players exposure to the World Series of Poker. There is higher buy-ins with the Main Event of the circuit event coming in at a $5,000 buy-in although most tournaments are around the $500 buy-in range.

Winners of the Main Event of each Circuit series will receive an entry into the Main Event of the next year’s World Series of Poker Las Vegas The victor of every circuit event receives a gold ring in addition to the first place prize money.. This year’s circuit schedule is below:

October 2 — October 14, 2008 HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA
October 24 — November 2, 2008 HORSESHOE HAMMOND (Chicago area)
November 6 — November 16, 2008 HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE (Nevada)
December 5 – December 18, 2008 HARRAH’S ATLANTIC CITY
January 20 – February 9, 2009 HARRAH’S TUNICA (Mississippi)
February 12 – February 25, 2009 HORSESHOE COUNCIL BLUFFS (Iowa)
March 4 – March 14, 2009 CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY
March 19 – March 29, 2009 HARRAH’S RINCON (San Diego)
April 12 – April 29, 2009 CAESARS PALACE (Las Vegas)
May 8 – May 20, 2009 HARRAH’S NEW ORLEANS
The Circuit does try to mix the events up on occasion offereing H.O.R.S.E., Limit Holdem, Omaha 8 or Better, 7 card stud, and on rare occasions Stud 8 or Better however many of the events in the WSOP Circuit are No Limit Holdem. The staff at Harrah’s run an incredible tournament. They have an entire area set aside for the events giving the feel of a mini World Series of Poker.

Numerous of people looks at the WSOP Circuit as the minor leagues. You will discover that many of the preliminary events are won by virtual unknown players and headlined. Partially the circuit was intended for giving players at all levels a chance at WSOP glory. It is not rare for a first time poker player to play in an event and take one down.

Of the various WSOP Circuit Events Professionals tend to fly in for the Main Event. The $5,000 buy-in is piece of the appeal. As many of the Main Events are covered by various media outlets, the other is the opportunity for media exposure.

You can also satellite your way into any event at the WSOP circuit. $65 satellites can win you an entry into the $500 events, like the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. $125 satellites win you’re an entry into the $1,000 event. You can have fun all the way up to $550 satellites to get your attempt at the $5,000 buy-in Main Event.

The WSOP Circuits usually have a decent increase of cash games going at all times as well for those of you that like to fast cash games. So there should be a Circuit event for you no matter what your game.

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Limit Holdem Main Event in World Series of Poker Europe: The Final Table

19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

There was a lot of back and fourth going on between the two Poker players for the next couple of hours. When a large hand occurred between the two, The chips were about the same as the last chip count update. Alekhin made the call and Juanda raised from the button to 100,000.  Alekhin checked to Juanda who bet out 105,000 on a flop of Qd-9h-6h.  Juanda made the call and Alekhin raised to 285,000 and bet out 375,000 chips The turn fell the 6h and Juanda made the call.  Alekhin bet out 725,000 in chips and Juanda released his hand on the river of the 7d.  Alekhin took a pot worth nearly 750,000 chips as he revealed 5h-8h for the straight

This event is officially the longest event in WSOP history as far as the number of hands played at hand 355. The final table had run 17 and ½ hours at this point and there was still a lot of Poker to be played folks.

Juanda made a reraise to 325,000 as Alekhin rasied from the button to 100,000 and both players saw a flop of 2c-Ks-4h.  Juanda put money on out 365,000 and was called.  As Juanda bet out 480,000 chips, the turn fell the 10d and Alekhin started stacking chips.  Juanda folded his hand before he could put them in the middle and  Alekhin showed pocket queens.  Alekhin has retaken the chip lead at 4.66 Million..

Stanislav Alekhin started turning on the pressure to Juanda as he started chipping away at Juanda’s stack over the track of the next hour or so to the spot where Juanda was left just 940,000 chips.  John Juanda at hand 399 decisive to raise to 150,000 and Alekhin lay him all-in.  Juanda called showing As-Kc and Alekhin had Kd-Jd.  Juanda is far behind when the flop fell Jc-4c-4s  and he would need help to win.  Juanda could now win with an Ace, King, Queen, or 10 on the river and the turn card  fell the Qh.

Alekhin raised to 150,000 preflop and Juanda called a few Poker hands later.  The flop fell Ad-4h-6d and action is checked around and the 2 fell on the turn and Juanda bet out 275,000.  Juanda bet out 475,000A and 10s fell on the river.  Juanda stood up and Alekhin immediately moved all-in and showed Qd-2h for a pair of ducks. Juanda showed Ah-6c for two duo, doubled up to seize the chip lead and Juanda moved up to 3,850,000 in chips and.

Alekhin made the call while Juanda raised to 165,000 in a Preflop. Alekhin fired out a bet of 325,000 on a flop of Kc-Qh-7c.  Alekhin held 4c-3c for the flush draw and Juanda held Kh-6h for top pair.  Leaving Alekhin needing one of 9 clubs,the turn fell the 9s.  John Juanda doubled up through Alekhin and the river fell a harmless 4h. Alekhin lost with about 600,000 while Juanda held 6.6 Million in chips

Alekhin moved all in from the button and is called by Juanda at hand 484.  Juanda held Ks-6c and Alekhin held Ac-9s.  When the 6d-6s-2d hits the board Juanda flops a near miracle and making Alekhin realize that he needs running aces or nines to win.  The turn fell the Qc left Alekhin drawing dead.  The river card was the 6h, giving Juanda quads and the title to add insult to injury.  As the runner-up and will take home £533,950 for his fantastic showing, Stanislav Alekhin finished this Main Event.

John Juanda is the Champion of the 2008 World Series of Poker Games Main Event after 22 hours and a marathon heads-up session that saw him come back from the brink multiple times. He now has bracelets in No Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, 7 card stud, and 2-7 Lowball. , “It’s so long ago when I won my last bracelet, I can’t remember. It’s embarrassing.” “I wondered if I will ever win again.” he stated during his interview.

In The World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Title, 362 players came out to take their shot at poker immortality. it was John Juanda that came out on top in the longest final table in World Series of Poker history in spite of the  top pros who weaved their way through the field.  Juanda will take home £868,800addition to his gold bracelet as the Champion of the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe.

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Basic Razz Poker instructions

19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Razz Poker

A variation of only 7 card stud poker that is played for low, Razz Poker is can be thought of as playing stud in reverse.

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The worst hand wins, which means straights and flushes do not count against your hand as well and in Razz, aces are constantly low. A pair of aces is actually lower than a pair of deuces as a matter of fact. Suits are unrelated because the card rank is the only thing that matters in razz. The best hand in Razz is an A-2-3-4-5, or the wheel not like stud eight or better, there is no qualifier in razz Poker. If someone holds A-2-3-6-6 and you hold 4-4-8-7-5, then you win.

Stud eight different than other stud game because there are a couple of rule changes in regards to betting like the highest card showing on Third Street is the bring-in and the lowest showing hand opens the betting from fourth through Seventh Street or else the game is dealt as a usual stud game

Begin with a very tight strategy in regards to playing razz as a beginning player. Start with three cards eight and lower. Hands that include an ace and a deuce or a three are preferred. Abandon the hand, especially if the door card is higher than 9, and if your hand has a card higher than nine. You can actually play hands that contain a Poker card above an eight. You need to start off with a solid strategy at times. If you are holding a three card nine and your opponents are showing a nine or higher that is the only time playing a hand with a card above an eight is recommended. Can play a nine low In this case or wait until you get an improved grip of the game otherwise. Hoping that they can catch a couple of low cards to make a good draw many players will play a high card with an A-2 or an A-3. Initially, you are telegraphing that you have a pair of solid low cards as hole cards if you call a bring-in or a finishing point with a card higher than a nine showing. When you make this play a player will punish you at the tables with extra bets and you have to almost always abandon the hand if you don’t catch immediately,.

It is time to abandon the hand in most cases when you do not recover your Poker hand by Fifth Street. You must catch both cards perfect to make a hand and betting on limits double. There may be times that you will want to dump your hand at Fourth Street. If you start with a three card eight and on fourth for example, your opponent catches a 7 to go with a low card, then you are very liable against a seven low draw. It’s time to fold when you will have to catch every card perfect to outdraw a seven in this case.

When a player is boardlocked learn how to recognize this situation. Boardlocked is a situation when a player is locked into a assured hand and cannot advance to beat you. For instance, your opponent is showing 9-10-8 as their board and you have a 7-6-5-4-A low on Fifth Street. There is no possible way they can outdraw you with two cards remaining even if both are their down cards are perfect, such as A-2. Knowing if you are drawing to a hand is also a helpful thing. You can usually call a bet in most cases since you can catch many cards to beat his hand if you have four cards to a six low on Sixth Street and your opponent is boardlocked into an eight low. pay careful attention to not only what your opponent is showing but also keep in mind what the best possible hand is that he or she can draw is a requirement in boardlock situations. over time.

Play your board aggressively because Razz is a game where you need to play a strong looking board aggressively to push drawing hands out. If your opponent is showing a couple of high cards then you need to bet and you are sitting on Fifth Street with a three card seven which also the same when your opponent pairs up on his board or catches high cards that leave him drawing lower than you. It does not matter what your hole cards are in some cases. For example, you call a bring in with a A-4 in the hole and a deuce up and immediately catch a 4 while your opponent has a 10-8 showing. It’s hard for your opponent to know this while you are technically behind right now. You just now picked up a wheel draw as far as he knows might have started with A-2-3. You may be able to push him out depending on how the board falls as right now If he does not fold because he has a four card ten at best.

It is significant that you stay versed in all forms of poker now that mixed games are picking up status. Razz is a game that you will likely see only played in either at higher levels at a casino or tournament. You also can effortlessly find it in most of the larger poker rooms online. Many people do not play this game well, so build a solid foundation for the game will prove gainful over the long tow like stud eight or better.

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Barbara Enright -WSOP Legend’s Profile

19 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

In 1995, Barbara Enright starred a final Poker table that featured Chuck Thompson, Captain Tom Franklin, and concluding champion Dan Harrington. Her legend remained even though it took an unlucky outdraw by Brent Carter to eliminate her from the event. This even made Barbara Enright is the first woman to ever make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Enright took down the 1996 Pot Limit holdem event for $180,000 and the coveted gold bracelet following her performance in 1995 by becoming the first woman to ever win an open event at the World Series of Poker where she third overall bracelet. in both 1986 and 1994, she won bracelets in the Women’s 7 card stud event.

Her ability as a stud player made Enright known around the Poker world for. Countless of her previous tournament wins and cashes were in Stud.  Not only has she proven herself as a competent No Limit Holdemplayer, she also held numerous cashes and 4 titles in No Limit Holdem. With 11 time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, Enright was inducted into the Professional Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.

2008 has been an excellent year for Enright. She has 10 cashes this year in tournaments, including 6 final tables and 3 wins so far. Enright was inducted into the Women’s Poker
Hall of Fame earlier in 2008. Enright showed the field why she was in the Hall of Fame by winning the event in a tournament as part of the induction festivities.

Barbara is one of the friendliest professionals that you will ever meet from traveling around the tournament circuit. She can play every game inside of a casino better than most men and her friendly personality is not just an act she puts on either. She always is responsive to anyone that approaches her and is very gracious in either victory or defeat whether you see her in LA, Las Vegas, or wherever. Barbara also was gracious enough to teach anyone who is willing to learn about a thing or two about the game of Razz and most of her advice got them started on becoming solid Razz players.

Various of the players were sitting with Enright in the 2006 Orleans Open while discussing the topic of Women’s Only No Limit Holdem events. Barbara said that she enjoys playing in them for the fact that she can go in them and be very aggressive. She says that when a woman goes into a tournament and plays aggressive like a man, they can do very well and that most women play the game too soft.

Even at her age, Barbara Enright is more than a match for many of the players that she faces. She is an old school professional poker player that has been around the block quite a few times. Enright proves that anyone at any age can play this game at a high level despite of the fact that people claim poker to be a young person’s game.

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The Concise Olden Time of the World Series of Poker

17 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

In the beginning on track back in the year 1968 the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as incite mental occasion at Holiday Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The occurrence was succeeded by Crandell Addington. The WSOP as we discern it nowadays on track back in the year 1970 when set of money Poker Games so as to draw the most excellent Poker competitors in the humanity mutually to contend to become the champion of World Series of Poker. The location for this fresh WSO P was in Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnny Moss came into view as the champion and the champion was determined by a vote. Moss accepted the silver cup for his come first.

The winner was decided by the freeze-out competition and Johnny Moss once more appeared the champion the next year. In 1973 witnessed the beginning of the primary introduction of World Series of Poker competition. Five Card Stud event won by Bill Boyd with a jackpot of $20,000. Annually during 2003, WSOP was held in Binions. Lots of winners came out triumphant during the years as well as Stu Unger, Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, “Amarillo Slim” Preston, and Phil Hellmuth.

Main Event wasn’t the merely poker competition held in the WSOP. Ended the year’s bracelet occurrences have been hem in every types of poker as well as Pot Limit Omaha, 7 card stud, Lowball, and H.O.R.S.E. Various games so as to be ebb and flow around the years consist of 5 card stud, Ace to Five Draw, 5 card draw, Match Play, Women’s Seven Card Stud, and Mixed Doubles.

Harrah’s Entertainment bought the Horseshoe plus the privileges to the World Series of Poker in year 2004. The competition was then transferred to Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino that the game last in two days at Binions business district. Year 2004 was the final year that some parts of WSOP are held at Binions. Ever since, equal amount erstwhile held at the Rio. Same in 2004, Chris Moneymaker parlays also witnessed an online satellite to a world title. In view of the fact, the recognition of poker has blew up and escorted in the present Poker Boom.

In time of 2006 World Series of Poker, the meadows had developed to such grand dimension so as to Main Event was outlook greatly similar to a lottery. A fresh event was generated to showcase the best of the poker earth and strive and reinstate a few of the old-style shine of the WSOP. This competition was the 50,000 dollars H.O.R.S.E. event. Chip Reese came out as the primary winner of the competition and because of that the event has rewards of the best of the poker race.

At a standstill the World Championship of Poker is the Main Event. Every year lots of competitors formulate the expedition out to Las Vegas to attempt and place their self in the world record. The 2008’s World Title Holder is still to be resolute. Harrah’s came to a decision to hold up a final table pending to November to allocate for augmented exposure of the competition. The “November Nine” will reassemble this 9th day of November and take part in up to the last two. Those competitors will be back on the 10th day of November to fool around for the world title plus the $9 Million jackpot.

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Play at the World Series of Poker with the Events You Like

17 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

I am always questioning a lot of comrades as well as poker participants regarding which events they must take part in at the World Series of Poker plus how much cash should they pay out. Several of what you wish for to engage in recreation and how many cash you will desire to pay out will rely on some issues. Let us inspect some of those.

Initially, what event that for yourself is your most excellent game? A lot of competitors that are merely Holdem competitors just seemed to be at this piece of writing in complete bewilderment. The WSOP is the set of more than 50 competitions. Whereas No Limit Holdem Poker was the majority well-liked pastime in the humanity, you include a lot of extra games to put up with. Omaha, 7 card stud, Omaha Hi/Lo Split, Seven Card Stud 8 or Better, 2-7 Lowball, Razz Poker, and H.O.R.S.E. are every event that most took part in yearly at the WSOP.

If you prepared playing Holdem, easily are you enhanced at Limit otherwise No-Limit. When you are middling No-Limit competitor and a usual champion at limit, and you will desire to amuse yourself in limit holdem. If your top game is Stud, you will desire to have fun in stud. One more kindness is when you have the nearly all winner about to competitions. For myself, my best amusement is Stud 8 or Better. Nevertheless, at the occasion that I engaged my first WSOP in 2006, I was presenting well again in general outcome in Limit Holdem games. Accordingly, I participated in Event No. 4, which Limit Holdem. I prepared the cash of the occasion.

Following you make a decision what you desire to participate, you wish for to settle on how a lot you desire to expend. Do you wish for to buy-in straight to the category or settlement your opening? If you would like to outpost your entrance, how a lot does the occasion price you desire to take part in. If you feel like to go into a 1,500 dollars game, you will have to amuse yourself with $175 satellites. If you desire to participate in 2,000 dollars games, you will require playing the 225 dollars. The satellites ascend along with the commitment of the game. I would suggest spend down with than 3 – 4 satellite admissions to attempt and succeed your opening. If you can’t succeed your doorway, attempt once more for a dissimilar games or commitment directly.

If you desire to impression the force of containing to succeed a satellite, next postpone the cash for buy-in as well as then take part in satellites to undertake and put aside cash. In my opinion, the afterward is the move toward I obtain. Consequently, I postpone approximately 2,200 dollars for every event. I didn’t even play satellites for the first Poker event which was again a Limit Holdem event for the 2007 WSOP. Luckily, I completed just fine in the cash and was capable of disburse the majority of my additional entry for the sequence with the cash won.

So to appraisal, take part in the competition that provides you the most excellent possibility to excel. Then make a decision the plan of hit to come into the Poker games. Away from that, build a financial plan for the cash you wish for to pay out for money games and keepsakes and attach to that diagram. Relax and enjoy at the World Series of Poker!

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The Top 10 Winners in World Series of Poker Bracelet – Part II

17 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

In part 1we set up assessing the top ten bracelet champions in World Series of Poker record. At the moment we go on with our backward count to No. 1.

Upcoming at No. 5 was Erik Seidel. Erik Seidel is almost certainly greatest identified from his outward show in the motion picture Rounders while he was exposed ultimate second to Johnny Chan in 1988 WSOP. Subsequently, Seidel has place collectively the bracelet run that he has on rate to create a severe dare at the record go ahead. He had two bracelets in No Limit Holdem, two bracelets in Limit Holdem, two bracelets in Lowball, one bracelet in Omaha Hi/Lo, and another one bracelet in Pot Limit Omaha. His final bracelet triumph was in 2007 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball categories. Erik is famous for his firm engage and calm manner at the board. In fact I have had chance to have fun with Erik at the table and he was the expert skilled.

Johnny Moss the “Grand Old Man of Poker” appears in at No. 4. Moss was the always primary Main Event champion of the WSOP in 1970. 1970 was year he was selected in as title holder by his competitors. Moss as well succeeded the 1971 as well as 1974 Main Event. Next to Stu Ungar, Moss is the merely individual to always come first three times in the Main Event. In general, Moss holds 9 bracelets. He held three in No-Limit Holdem. All of the three are in Main Event triumphs, three in 7 card stud, two in Ace to Five Lowball, and one in Stud 8 or better. Moss legendary was completed long previous to the WSOP ever lived. In 1949, Moss took part in a five month lengthy assembly among Nick the Greek. Latterly of the lengthy, Nick the Greek basically informed Moss, “Mr. Moss, I need to permit you set off.” Moss amused proficiently all the slope to his loss. Johnny Moss departed at the mature of 88 in 1995.

3rd and 2nd positions are in custody by two gentlemen that actually require no foreword to countless in the world of Poker. Both this men had 10 bracelets right now.

The most recent man to succeed end-to-end Main Events is Johnny Chan, succeeding together at Main Event in the year 1987 and 1988. He approximately completed it three consecutively but mislaid in 1989 toward Phil Hellmuth. Chan always be able to be seen with his mark orange on the board. He ongoing moving it backside in previous times that smoking are permitted in Poker bars. Chan would utilize it to endeavor and clean up the air rather. Chan bracelets comprise 3 in No-Limit Holdem, two bracelets in PLO, one in LH, one in 2-7 Lowball, one in PLH, one in 7 cards Stud, and one in the Heads-up game play.

Doyle Brunson as “Texas Dolly” is regard as both the supreme poker competitor living today and the Godfather of Poker. He is famous for captivating both the 1976 and 1977 WSO P with a hand of 10-2 for the ultimate hand. The manuscript Super System by Doyle Brunson and the next volume Super System II gives trained to millions of participant all over the world the elementary of poker of each variety. Doyle embraces 4 bracelets in No-Limit Holdem, one in 7 Cards Stud, another one in the Stud 8 or Better, also in Razz, again in 2-7 Lowball, one in H.O.R.S.E., of course one in a Mixed Doubles. His final bracelet got in 2005 and took home $5,000 No-Limit Holdem category. He succeeded the game with 10-3 off-suit. At the age of 75 Brunson still compulsory to be considered with. At 2008 WSOP he completed double in the cash, counting the 50,000 dollars H.O.R.S.E. event.

No. 1on my record of unsurpassed title holders at WSOP is no other than Phil Hellmuth. Phil is usually recognized as “poker brat” used for the behavior and attitude he shown at the poker panel. He defeat Johnny Chan in the 1989 Main Event and for just about the previous 20 years that former passed on to by several, as well as him, chosen the most excellent Holdem competitor still. Each of the eleven bracelets that Hellmuth have is from Holdem. The seven are from No-Limit Holdem, the three are from Limit Holdem, and one is from PLH. To excerpt Norman Chad, “He is described as a one joke pony. However what joke it is.” He will be foremost to inform you so as to it is extremely doable that his eleven bracelets might have splendidly been as a minimum 14. In 2006, what’s more pleasing his 10th bracelet, he completed 2nd and 3rd in two different events. At this 2008 World Series of Poker, Phil Hellmuth ended 3rd in the 1,500 dollars H.O.R.S.E. game and finished the ultimate board of one more events.

By means of the dimension of the gigantic sports grounds in Main Event and supplementary No-Limit Holdem category, lots of professionals are finding it difficult to succeed a bracelet. Various are rotating to diverse events and upper buy-in No-Limit experiences to provide themselves an improved possibility at one more bracelet. Furthermore, the figure of competitions held at WSOP builds for several extended days with a lengthy six weeks. Brunson has declared that it was extremely hard job on him actually to participate for so extended. Both of us with Brunson talked regarding with this 2006, when he inform me with the intention of that he need to choose his marks at the present and participates events he senses he has a greatest try of liability well.

Single item that you would become aware among all the competitors on this record is with the aim of they participate several games better. Whereas Hellmuth got eleven bracelets in Holdem, you will perceive so as to he has paid also deep runs in mainly poker alternatives. Another thing to bear in mind that witches one of these professionals is that regardless of their age, they have the understanding that long time of play has set them. This nature of skill is the style you cannot discover by signing in online poker lone.

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