Not Only Men Poker Players are Wiser

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Texas Holdem
Shana Hiatt

Woman Poker Player - Hot and Smart

WARNING: Women can always do tricks to pull you down. Let me tell you a story about a woman whom I’ve seen last year when I got to join the 2007 Pot Limit holdem tournament. She’s in between 30’s and 40’s. So most probably she looks very attractive to men who were all at first busy at the table. But when they laid their eyes on this woman, their attention was diverted into flirting with this woman. I got curious what’s with this woman that makes those men drooling over her. She may be attractive, but not overly gorgeous. But there’s something with her that spells magic, perhaps it’s what they call a woman’s Poker trick.

Here’s the scenario. I was sitting to her left on the second half of the Poker tournament. And so I can see the way she play the game. I saw her making rounds of raises which seemed to be an unchallenged pre-flop. Should there be any challenged past flop, she could have always won the river pot. It’s not only how the play went on that I got to witness. I was also able to witness her flirting with anyone making a bet into her.

An instance was when one Poker player was trying to reach for chips, what she did then was to look at the man and looked down while squeezing her breast and then threw a sly look to that man. It made him laughed and decided to just check. As expected, she completed her draw on the river card and won the big hand without too much effort.


After a while I got the chance to play with her in a hand. A potential flush draw was on the board, but I flop a straight. So what she did was to bet out while I made a raise. Right then, I was surprised when she tried touching my arm and said, “Would you still want to go for a raise?” Perhaps, she was confident that I would give in to her trick so she decided to call a bet. It was just unfortunate for her that I got to check the bet, thus, I potted again while she stayed folded.

After a few minutes break, I got back early at the table so with that woman who grabbed the chance of flirting with me. But since she’s way older than me, I never had that urge to flirt with her. I mentioned earlier about her squeezing of the boobs against her poker opponent. She frankly said that it didn’t work on me. While everybody is already on the table, I responded to her statement to tell her that her tricks won’t work on me because no woman is on a poker table as soon as she sits on it.

The other men looked at me as if they want to yell at me of being a fool. But that woman knew it all along what I mean when I said that. I focused my attention for I know that she’s not just an ordinary player. She must be playing regularly at various casinos in the states. But she can’t do her tricks on me because I knew it right then what type of player she is, a tricky one I should say.

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Kid Poker Profile

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

Daniel Negreanu is one of the most prized and most decorated professional Poker players of all time. Every time he plays a threat to win and he is a fan favorite at the same time. He remains one of the top players in the world is and coming off a great showing at the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe. His style at the table is one that the general public can connect to because seems to have a lot of fun at the tables and he’s talkative. “Kid Poker”, has continued to have success right up to today since his burst on the seen in the mid 1990’s. Daniel is a gambler; and he also loves to bet on golf will play any form of poker that is available to him.

Born in Canada and is a poker icon in that country,  he started his poker dreams playing in backroom Poker Games and in Casino’s near Toronto Ontario in 1997 at Foxwoods. Negreanu broke threw as a young man winning two events for more then $50 000 and starting his climb to the top of the poker world. Later on in 1998 “Kid Poker” won his first bracelet in a $2000 Pot Limit holdem tournament becoming the youngest player to ever win a bracelet at the WSOP. His first bracelet was worth more then $160 000 and likely a sign of future success at the World Series. He didn’t win a bracelet again until 2003, but had 8 top 15 finishes and came close multiple times. In 2003 he won his second bracelet in a SHOE tournament where he won more then $100 000. Negreanu finished in the top 10 in tournaments five times in 2004, finishing 3rd in a no limit event and winning Limit Holdem event number 15 for his third bracelet. In 2005 Daniel took home a circuit event for more then $750 000 and his biggest cash at the WSOP and still winning. In 2006 and 2007 Daniel still performed well cashing seven times over the two years although he didn’t win a bracelet. Recently He showed up in London looking to win his first WSOPE bracelet, although he didn’t win he made the final table at the main event winning more then 215 000 pounds. Daniel has four bracelets, 33 cashes and more $2 million in Career World Series of Poker earnings all in all.

Daniel has found a lot of success at the WPT winning two titles more than just the WSOP. He has 16 WPT, was the WPT player of the year in 2005 and cashes in his career. You can commonly see him on television shows like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker and Kid Poker” has the most career earnings on the WPT. When you look at Daniels career totals he ranks second all time to main event winner Jamie Gold, who won $12 million in one tournament and has earned more then $10 million in poker tournaments. Negreanu will no doubt pass Gold some day because he is still young.

Daniel Negreanu’s style is unusual from a lot of the other top pros you will see. He doesn’t sit silently so that players can’t get reads off of him or sit like a statue with his sun glasses on, he is entertaining. More then any other big named professional player his game is unique, he loves to play pots and be in the action. He known for his love of hands that most players will throw away without a second thought and playing small suited connectors. Negreanu will play small pots and take advantage of weaknesses in his opponents and he doesn’t need pocket aces to win. This possible because of his excellent ability to figure out where he stands in a hand and read players. We have witnessed before in World Series of Poker programming, when Daniel calls out the hand of his opponent entirely. This has won him a lot of money over the years. he works his way back threw the hand and guesses is competitor raised with a Queen Eight sometimes it is as if he can see the hole card cameras. He has worked hard on it and you know he has been wrong a lot of the time. When he isn’t playing good or if he is card dead Texas Hold’em becomes very difficult for him, he relies of his ability to read opponents.

Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu has more world wide career paycheck like those great players of his generation like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Allen Cunningham. Daniel has four bracelets and counting. If you get the chance to play with him, everything is calculated everything he says while in a hand with you is designed for him to have the best outcome. Daniel will be the biggest money earner in poker tournament history and should be considered one of the top players of all time someday. “Kid Poker” is a great player, and he is highly respected and as well fan favorite all over the world.

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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 Top 10 Winners in World Series of Poker Bracelet – Part I

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

Ended the subsequently some of data that included in the list, I will give some opinion to you the most top ten bracelet champions of the record. Lots of individuals you will identify, whereas some you probably will not. Let me start my listing in overturn sort.

The four the top ten with bracelets are in fact together had six bracelets both. I will categorize them rooted in the at an earlier period they triumphed a bracelet

Layne Flack the “Back to Back” got his pet name in 2003 after he succeeded bracelets in successive Poker competitions he go through. He seizes two of bracelets in No-Limit Holdem, one in the Pot Limit Omaha, one in the Pot Limit holdem, one in the Omaha Hi/Lo, and the other one in Limit Holdem Shootout. Pot Limit Omaha bracelet that he got at the 2008 WSOP was his latest.

Recognized as T.J. Cloutier by various as a professional on the events of Omaha. Three of the six bracelets he got were in Omaha. He obtained Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Limit Omaha bracelets. His extra bracelets are in No-Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Holdem, and Razz. His earlier was the 2005 No Limit Holdem bracelet.

Men Nguyen as “The Master” is identified as a great deal for his manner at the board as well as on show as for his victory at the panel. The bracelets that he had are as diverse as his character. He was a top positioned 7 card stud competitor for a long time. He got two bracelets at Seven Card Stud plus one in the Stud 8 otherwise Better. Eventually, he holds bracelets in Triple Draw A-5 Lowball, Limit Holdem, and Omaha Hi-Lo. His previous bracelet triumph was in the year 2003 when he succeeded together a Lowball and Stud bracelet.

Jay Heimowitz is just one of the two bracelet champions to succeed the bracelet in every of the previous 4 decades. In 1975 when he prevail the 1,000 dollars No-Limit Holdem category, he succeeded the primary WSO P competition he entered. Next to that win, he did not be successful one more bracelet but in 1986 when he succeeded the 1,500 dollars Limit Holdem category. After five years in 1991, he got the 5,000 dollars jackpot in Pot Limit Omaha bracelet. I witness him in 1994 succeed in Pot Limit Holdem his 4th bracelet. Heimowitz triumphs the 5,000 dollars Limit Holdem episode to award him no less than one bracelet in the previous 4 decades in year 2000. His final bracelet was in Seniors No-Limit Holdem event in 2001. At the age of 71, Jay Heimowitz even at this time is strongly on progress. Jay Heimowitz was having sufficient money quite a few times seeing as his final bracelet prevail plus the 2,000 dollars Omaha Hi-Lo Event at 2008 World Series of Poker.

Approaching in at No. 6 on our unsurpassed bracelet record is Billy Baxter. Baxter seizes seven bracelets, and these are worn-out a variety of lowball Poker. It was printed one time regarding Billy Baxter so as to, “You by no means tow on Superman’s robe, and you in no way fool around with Billy Baxter in lowball event.” Baxter got documentation of 5 bracelets during Deuce to Seven Lowball. His extra two were in Ace to Five Lowball along with Razz. He is the merely new participant as well Jay Heimowitz to succeed bracelets in every of the previous 4 decades. The two of his bracelets appeared in 1970, the three happened in 1980, the one in 1990, also his final bracelet from 2003. Baxter as well proves no symptoms of leisure lying downhill either. He failed the last board of 2008 2-7 Lowball category by one mark and succeeded 2 WPT introduction events prior in 2008.

We will come across at the leading five bracelet champions of every time tomorrow.

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