WSOP Player Profile – Erik Seidel


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

You can roughly always see Erik Seidel well dressed and sitting quietly and it is impossible to find any man quieter than him sitting at the tables. If you talk to him you will discover that he is no more than a silent courteous man.

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Erik Seidel

You would believe that he was nothing more than a mediocre Poker player at first if you were to play against him. You would quickly find that you were wrong about what you probably consider an antisocial man unluckily for you. All of your chips would be his sooner than you knew what was going on.

Erik Seidel is a New York guy that started his gambling profession with backgammon. Currently he was attending Brooklyn College, but he later dropped out. He took up backgammon professionally after leaving college. He also began to play poker soon after that. He sustained these two Poker games until 1985, when the decision was made that as if it was time for a new job. For the years that he was a stock broker and he continued to play poker in his spare time. The stock market crashed and he lost his job but continued to play poker after a few years. After he worked on his game for a while, Seidel took his first try at the World Series of Poker during 1988.

Erik Seidel’s initial nine Poker games didn’t go as intended because he had completely no cashes during that time. Seidel in time found himself against Johnny Chan, the World Champion, during the Main Event, and though he lost, that great things would be seen from him later on became obvious.

While he was a stock broker Eric Seidel spent a few years playing high stakes poker. Seidel refrained from playing poker as a professional even as he won the bracelets in 1992 and 1993. After winning the $210,000 and his third bracelet in 1994 when he won the $5,000 Limit Holdem event, Seidel to decide to turn professional. He soon moved to Vegas with his wife.

Moving was the most excellent decision Seidel could possibly make. He now position 5th all time for WSOP bracelets. Seidel won eight different World Series of Poker Bracelets to earn that ranking. He won different areas, including two wins in bracelets in No Limit Holdem, two wins in Limit Holdem, two wins in 2-7 Lowball, one win in Pot Limit Omaha, and a win in Omaha 8. He has managed to win over nine million dollars in tournaments in his career. In April of 2008 He also won his very first WPT title. Earning $967,390 he won the Foxwoods Poker Classic. He also now holds the titles for the previous Diamond Jim Brady, Four Queens classic, and Fiesta Al Lago events.

Erik Seidel enjoys a huge music buff. He can usually be seen with a set of head phones that allows him to listen to his favorite music while he plays. He also works for Full Tilt Poker and is one of the people in charge of site design.

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Day 1 the £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event in WSOP-Europe


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

The £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event at the World Series of Poker-Europe starts the card dealing this Wedneday. All the 165 competitors accommodate £5,000 to get their round at the Pot Limit Omaha bracelet. This occasion is a focus for the most excellent competitors from mutually the Americans and European. Pot Limit Omaha is one of the most well-liked form of
in Europe, with it is predictable that Americans will need their hands complete in the competition.

Lots of celebrities accommodate the money for this competition. Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen, Jens Voertmann, Josh Arieh, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Brandon Cantu, Ross Boatman, Patrik Antonius, Nanad Medic, Phil Hellmuth, Layne Flack, John Juanda, Eli Elezra, Freddy Deeb, David Benyamine, Andy Black, Barny Boatman, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, Doyle Brunson, Thor Hansen, Allen Cunningham, Robert Willaimson III, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, and Chris Ferguson, all were close at hand plus lots of extra recognized Poker competitors.

This competition offer each participant the alternative of a complimentary 10,000 chip re-buy that might also be taken on the opening of their competition or at any time throughout the primary 3 levels. The earliest celebrity to be got rid of from the competition was Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu in fact obtained his re-buy at the initiate of the competition and continued to be beaten it in rapid trend.

Battle was scorching and serious in the early hours. The 2007 WSOP-Europe PLO title holder Dario Alioto was get rid of soon following Negreanu. Also get rid of approximately very similar point in time was Jens Voertmann. Voertmann succeeded the 3,000 dollars H.O.R.S.E. competition at the WSOP at Vegas last June.

Eliminated by Jason Mercier was Gus Hansen. At face-off the panel dealt A♦-8-6♦-Q-J. Mercier holds 8-7-6-4 for two pairs and Hansen holds 9-7-5-3 for a combine of draws so as to miss. Mike “The Mouth” Matusow didn’t become successful to the ceremonial dinner break in this competition. We are not certain of how “The Mouth” was eradicated but when somebody talk about how calm it was, and we understand it’s because to his leaving.

Phil Ivey and Josh Arieh were eradicated only just following the ceremonial dinner break. Arieh was worn-out next to Donnacha O’Dea. He held a straight but O’Dea held some set of aces. The river hands paired the panel, providing O’Dea a full house as well as Arieh the streak. Phil was losing to approximately 3,000 following the ceremonial dinner smash as well as soon was get rid of. He is almost certainly gazing for Mike Matusow to attempt and begin a Chinese Poker competition.

Sherkhan Farnood was taking part-in in this competition while participating in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E. last table. On a panel of 4♥-Q♥-3♠-9♥-J♦, Farnood was exhausted next to Andreas Krause and Erik Seidel. Farnood presented Q♠-8♠-10♣-9♣ for a nut hands. Seidel merely showed a pair of aces. Krause manures his card. Subsequent to the cards Farnood tripled equal to 37,000.

Annette Obrestad almost immediately eradicated with David Williams. Obrestad made a flop with full house in the panel presenting 5-5-7 on the flop. She holds a 5-7 within her hand. Unhappily, for a nut boat, Williams hold a pocket sevens. Therefore, Obrestad drifted downward the river.

This competition will not carry John Phan his 3rd bracelet for this year. A flop of 8♥-7♥-7♣, Phan gamble out 3,000. Jani Sointula moved up the amount of the jackpot, next Phan going drained. Sointula was called. Phan dropped A♦-A♥-8♣-10♣ for aces upbeat. Sointula let somebody see with Q♠-8♠-5♥-6♥ for a two pair plus a straight flush drawing hand. The turn drop the K♥, providing Sointula cards with same suite and the river card dropped the K♣, closing succeed for Sointula.

Three celebrities were eradicated in dumpy sort. Primarily Richard Ashby was eradicated by Surindar Sunar. Shortly later, Sunar also get rid of when the two pair he has were outdrawn with one more competitor’s superior two pair. Patrik Antonius goes exhausted investment a pair of queens however the hands was outdrawn then he was drove toward the rail also.

Barry Greenstein also eradicated with Neil Channing. Consequently Greenstein is diminutive one more reproduction of his volume. Channing completed the last desk within the Event No. 1 of the WSOP-E. Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Adam Junglen did not charge a lot improved and they get rid of soon following the start of the nocturnal final stage.

David Williams got a state of affairs with extreme highs and lows of a day. He was attributable to only 13,000 flakes at single idea in the twilight but greater than before to in excess of 100,000 in the final stage. Part with those chips move toward at the outlay of Jeff Madsen. Williams was crippled Madsen while he fell down a group of kings, out-drawing the aces of Madsen. Then soon subsequently, Madsen was worn-out by means of a straight deal plus a pair. Williams got a couple of queens then an underhand flush draw. The panel came to in succession hearts to complete Williams’ flush as well as Madsen was outside the door.

Jason Mercier completed the day with the chip headed with 209,800 chips. Shaun Deeb was subsequently with 190,700 chips. Bruno Fitoussi was a towering professional of today with 123,700 chips. Additional prominent are David Williams with 122,400, Phil Laak by 111,400, also Andy Bloch by 109,200. Chris Ferguson, Robert Williamson III, Allen Cunningham, and Erik Seidel are on all sides the center of the meadow. Doyle Brunson was still active in his track for his 11th bracelet however Brunson is one who of little stacks at 36,500. Do not add up him out but as this some glowing momentum pots might made him from dumpy stack toward a chip boss.

Lots of professionals crumb the filth in day one, as well as enthusiast preferred Daniel Negreanu. Phil Hellmuth and David Benyamine also didn’t do well during the day. The last year $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. winner Freddy Deeb could not discover several tricks for today.

Set up among 165 competitors however finally just 45 participants continued in this PLO battle for this day. Although the velocity of participation on Day 1 was quick and infuriated, wait for Thursday’s recreation future a quite further passive because of the big loads that will join a play. Competitors will be back at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday London era to create a stride on the way to the last table at this occasion.

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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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Other Players in Poker world


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

As Poker has become popular we have become familiar with a lot of the top professional players in the world. Poker players unite on Las Vegas to compete for World Series of Poker bracelets annually and on WSOP programming every year we expect to see guys like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Scotty Nguyen. Every one of those players is great and deserves all the publicity they get. Nevertheless there are a lot of other great players you just don’t hear a lot about who have won multiple bracelets, but aren’t as visible like the television professionals. These guys get a little attention of there own for the great undertakings at the WSOP.

Loads of people don’t even know who he is, but Billy Baxter has seven World Series of Poker bracelets. Winning his first bracelet in a 1975 deuce to seven lowball event and has went on to cash 28 times so far, Billy is a true legend of the game. Even though he only won 1 in the 90’s, he won 5 of his seven titles in the 80’s. He has made seven cashes since capturing his last bracelet in 2002. His wins have come in less popular games like deuce to seven lowball, Razz and Ace to Five draw is the reason you may not be familiar with Baxter. Proving that he is still a great player, he had a final table in event 40 most recently in 2008. Baxter deserves his spot in the midst of the poker greats of all time with 7 bracelets and more then a million in WSOP earnings,

Did you know Layne Flack that has 6 WSOP bracelets? With 19 career cashes, he has more then $2.2 million in career World Series earnings. He won his first title in 1999 in a pot limit holdem event for more then $220 000. In winning No Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo and pot limit Omaha rebuy is where his career would take off from there. bracelets. In 2008 Layne won his first bracelet in 5 years and took home more then a half a million dollars. Flack has 6 titles and has ended in the top five, five times. He had won a couple of those tournaments he would be right up there with career bracelets throughout his career.

Berry Johnston is a main event winner although a lot of people don’t know him. In 1986 Johnston took home the bracelet and $570 000 when he won the main event.  He has cashed an amazing 56 times in his career and has 5 bracelets in total. With his best finish being 10th in the World Championship of Omaha he cashed 3 times in 2008. Johnston has definitely had a great career with over $2 million in career earnings. He is known as one of the tightest and most solid players in Texas Hold’em history.  Johnston is bound to get a lot more cashes in his career and compete for more bracelets by the way he plays.

Another main event winner, Tom McEvoy took home the title in 1983.  He has 36 career World Series of Poker cashes and 4 bracelets in total. He continues to play in the series every year and has career earnings of more then $1.2 million. McEvoy has cashed 7 times in the last three years even if he is on a big bracelet drought not winning one since 1992. he won two events including besting Doyle Brunson at the final table of the main event  in 1983. His four bracelets are in four different games Limit Holdem, No Limit Holdem, Razz and Omaha. McEvoy is an excellent player and deserves his spot in poker history. In 2008 he finished in the top 30 twice and made more then $12 000.

Chau Giang is one of the best characters in poker. He has won 3 bracelets and has 46 career cashes. Giang with 8 cashes with 3 top 15 finishes had an amazing 2008. He is still an excellent poker player and can win every time he plays. His earliest bracelet came in 1993 and most lately won a 2004 Pot Limit Omaha event. Chau finishing in the money 17 times over the past 3 World Series of Poker’s, is indeed a cash machine.  When he finished 3rd at a Pot Limit Omaha event for almost $300 000 was His biggest cash in 2006. Chau is one of the most consistent and best players in the world as his Career earnings of close to $1.5 million.

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Pot Limit Poker Guidelines


18 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Omaha Poker

Although Omaha Poker is a game that is played like Texas Hold’em poker but has unique differences in the overall rules which starts as each player is dealt four cards. The game is played much like holdem with a flop, turn, and river and the betting occurs after each round as in Holdem from that point. To make their best five card hand at showdown players must use two cards in their hand and three cards on the board. The one who has the best hand wins the pot.  Omaha can be played in two forms, either limit or pot limit (which is more popular).

The best starting hands are those that have two aces in Omaha Poker which is a game of big cards and big draws or one or both of the Aces suited with other cards. Not all hands with Aces are created identical.  The best would probably be hands with two aces but two cards that do not coordinate are speculative hands. Not only do you have a pair of aces, you also have multiple straight draws. If your cards are suited as well, particularly suited with the aces, that offers you even more outs to win.  When you start with a hand containing that has two aces, most of the time you will raise the pot pre-flop.

Hands with two kings and two queens as their top pair just examples of other great hands. Flush possibilities are superior because not all Pokerhands are equal and the hands with straight.  These are hands that can also be passing in for a raise pre-flop, unless only call if someone else has raised.

If someone says that they have a wrap in Omaha, they are not talking about their lunch but Omaha is four consecutive cards that can create a straight.  J-10-9-8 double suited is the strongest wrap. This will allow you to make any straight from a 9 high straight to broadway.  Lower wrap straights must to be played with carefulness as they can be trap hands like for example s hand such as 3-4-5-6 can be easily outdrawn.  These are limping hands while you are learning to play the game you can naturally call a raise pre-flop with these hands

While you are learning the game at least not all coordinated hands should be played. get out If the flop does not improve your hand and  playing only unsuited wraps and big pairs either in the blind or in a very loose game is optional.

The first player to open betting can raised up to seven times the small blind which makes Betting in Pot-Limit Omaha is a little different in most games. Each subsequent raise is the amount of the pot after the initial raise, a lot of times players will tend to bet the full amount of the pot to either protect their hand, or to get more money into the pot while other bet amounts are allowed.  You will discover that Pot Limit Omaha is also an action game not for the faint of heart.  Many people will see a flop and stay in a pot after the flop due to the different possibilities their hand possesses because of the drawing nature of the game.  PLO is more popular than holdem In many parts of Europe and in fact, more money typical goes into a pot in a pot limit Omaha game than it is in a No-limit holdem game.

Know where you hand stands at all times and you need to pay careful attention to the board in Pot Limit Omaha.  In lower limit games where fewer people will fold pre-flop in especially Omaha, you need to be drawing to the nut or holding the nuts or you will typically be the loser.  Get out if you hold a straight and there is a probable flush and if the board paired and there is more than one opponent in the hand.  You need to consider getting out of the hand when your hand is 2nd nut or lower.

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September 19th the World Series of Poker Europe Launch


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

World Series of Poker Europe opening in below two weeks as of Empire Casino in Leicester Square in London, England. Previous year was the primary constantly WSOP-Europe and now assures a future incredible game. The WSOP-Europe is a cluster of a three bracelet categories. The categories are Pot Limit Omaha, No Limit Holdem and H.O.R.S.E.

H.O.R.S.E. event in previous year drew 105 competitors and the ultimate table was an all-VIP field. Joe Beevers, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Alex Kravchenko, Jennifer Harman, Thomas Bihl and Kirk Morrison, were all opposing for the primary eternally WSOP-E bracelet. Thomas Bihl and Jennifer Harman looked apiece a heads up, and subsequent to extensive heads up bout, Thomas Bihl succeeded the bracelet plus £70,875 jackpot.

There are 165 competitors come into the PLO Competition. The ultimate board incorporated pros Andy Bloch Tony Guoga, and Dario Alioto. Alioto appeared triumphant and took home the £234,390 jackpot. This is a European history record for a jackpot in Omaha event.

The 10,000 dollars buy-in No-Limit finals had 362 competitors joined. It was obvious near the beginning that there was one more intensifying celebrity of poker within the meadow. Annette Obrestad competently takes the helm her means through the professional profound meadow and ended the closing board of the game. Annette was merely the third lady in the record of the WSOP to formulate a foremost event ultimate table. An additional reason there was is her achievement was goes after so keenly by the humanity. She was only 18 of age.

Obrestad skillfully steered her way throughout a final table as well as in finish line bring about three achievements. Primary, was the foremost World Series of Poker-Europe Main Event champion. Subsequently, Obrestad was the first feminine to succeed a Main Event in WSOP history. Lastly, she was the youthfulness bracelet champion ever. One thing in my opinion discover comically is the reality that even though Obrestad is the Main Event winner, she still not capable to take part in at WSOP in Vegas until she got 21 of age.

Finally, the three games at the 2007 WSOP-E were sweep up by Europeans. The WSOP-E this year assures to be at the same time as significant and thrilling. Not like previous year, this 2008’s game is hold at just one site. Coordinators expect that the middle place will provide the event superior disclosure. The principal titles in the humanity will make for the occasion as well as Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, Ted Forrest, and Jennifer Harman.

For myself, I forecast an intense presentation of US in H.O.R.S.E. category. Lots of H.O.R.S.E. games turn out to be showcases of largely Poker aptitude. PLO will probably be conquered by Europeans once more. I have take part in PLO competitions that contain serious with European competitors in addition I will confirm so as to they are extremely hard-hitting Omaha participants. The one of my bigheadedness moments in the world poker was an ultimate table I completed in Pot-Limit Omaha. The motivation I was accordingly bigheaded is that the crowd was half European. Main Event would probably be subjugated by online participants. Whereas lots of professionals do disparate to acknowledge it, the online contestants are starting to take over No-Limit Holdem. Individuals that work on their abilities on the net have a big benefit more than live competitors, and this meadow will be no less than half full of online customers. I do not witness Obrestad doing again like Main Event winner.

The World Series of Poker-Europe starts on the 19th of September. Throughout the WSOP-E, I would take you information and bring up to dates concerning the largest poker happening in Europe.

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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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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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Pot Limit Omaha Poker 101


16 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Omaha Poker
Pot Limit Omaha Poker 101

Pot Limit Omaha Poker 101

Texas Hold’em Poker and Omaha Poker are two games which are played very much alike each other but have differences in overall rules.  Each player of the Omaha Poker is dealt with four cards.  At that certain point, Omaha Poker is played like the Holdem Poker where turns, river and flop are incurred.  After each round, which is when betting occurs.  During a showdown, there should be two cards on each players hand while three cards are placed on the board to be able to make best five card hand.  Of course, the one who has the best hand would win the pot.  The Omaha Poker is played primarily in two ways: the pot limit and the limit.  In this article, we will be using the Pot Limit Omaha which is by far the more popular form of the game.

Omaha Pokeris a game which employs big draws and big cards.  If you have two aces in your starting hands, that is to be considered as best starting hands.  It would be most favorable if you get to have one or two of the Aces suited like the other cards.  An example of a best starting hand in the said game is A, A, K, K, double suited.  This would mean that one A-K is of the same suit while the other one another suit.  Some hands with Aces are not as powerful as some are.  For example, a hand with two aces and where the two cards do not coordinate, then they could be considered as speculative hands.  In this case, you do have aces and nothing more.  When your cards are suited with the aces, it would give you more chances of winning.

Another great hand would be having two queens and two kings.  This would be considered as a top pair.  Likewise, this would hold true as it does with those with a couple of aces.  Those with flush and straight possibilities are far less superior to those who do not have such.  Two pairs are also strong most especially if those two pair are coordinated.  An example of which is:  Js, Jh, Qs and Qh is stronger than Qh, Qs, 7c and 7s.  These are the kind of hands which can be raised pre-flop when someone else has risen.

An Omaha wrap on the other hand means having four consecutive cards making a straight.  The most powerful wrap would be J, 10, 9 and 8 double suited.  This is so, because this hand would let you make a broadway and to the least a nine high straight.  Wrap straights which are lower should be played with caution.  They could easily be outdrawn.

While you are just a beginner learning to play the game, it is recommended not to always play with coordinated hands.  More so, totally unsuited two pair hands and large unsuited wraps should be avoided as they could be potential in letting you lose.

Pot Limit Omaha betting is quite different if compared to most games. The first player to open the betting could rise to seven more than the small blind.  After which, the next raise is subsequent to the amount of the pot.  Some players would bet a full amount to make the pot money grow bigger and to protect their hand.  The Pot Limit Omaha could also be considered as an action game.  This is because of its drawing nature.

Players need to be extra careful and pay attention to the board while playing the Plot Limit Omaha.  This is where you will know where your hand stands.  During the game, you should draw to the nut or hold the nuts otherwise you will end up a loser.  When you see that the board is paired and one more opponent is in the hand, then it is time for you to get out.  There would always be exceptions, as situations come up.  As a beginner, it is most recommended to be observant of all possibilities.

The swings of the Pot Limit Omaha are unlike any other game thus making it a high action one.  Players should be able to develop his own solid strategy to maximize his winning potential.

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“Naked Aces” in Omaha Poker


16 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in Omaha Poker
Naked Poker Aces

Naked Poker Aces

When playing Texas Hold’em Poker, a player would literally feel a bit of adrenaline rush when he sees pocket aces in his hands.  This holds true when playing Pot Limit Omaha Poker.  On the other hand though, it does not always follow that all hands which contain aces are that strong.  Let us discuss a bit about the “naked aces” or the uncoordinated aces.

A lot of people who plays Pot Limit Omaha know that the best way to start is to hold A, A, K and K double suited.  This is considered to be a very powerful hand.  In preflop, this would always be ahead.  Accordingly, hands which have aces with a couple of cards which are coordinated are also very powerful.

It is a common scene that players would always get into traps with aces.  This happens when the aces which they are playing are not suited or coordinated.  They would almost always get into that “holdem Poker mentality”.  This mentality is when players would treat starting hands with two aces as if it were like the nuts.  If the aces do not have any backup whatsoever, you would be relying on the aces alone to win.  With only these to win, you would need to be very lucky.

There was once an Omaha Poker tournament a year ago where a player who is very well known to be aggressive opposed to one who is a loose player from the middle position and another player.  The pot had been raised again by the player on the button while the LAG player with all-in reraised and was called.  The LAG player has A, A, 9 and 4 with not suits at all.  On the other hand the opponent has Qh, Jd, 10h and 9s.  The player with the aces would only have 58% chances to win.  It was a coin flip situation almost.  The aces became an underdog when the flop fell 8s, 10c, 2d.  At this point, the player who has the wrap had 57% chances of winning.  Eventually, the player with the wrap hit a straight while the aces were busted.

In this scenario, you would clearly see that you need a wrap to hit and it also demonstrated that a backup for the aces is needed to win. Having a couple of aces at hand is indeed a favorite but to stay ahead, the hand must hit.  Most of the times uncoordinated aces falls behind and does not hit the flop.

How then should you play with uncoordinated aces in hand?  Playing with “naked aces would depend on a lot of factors.  These factors are the type of players, the limits, position and most importantly your stack.  Players with “naked aces” are almost always behind those who pick up a draw. Always bear in mind that you must lightly tread if you would not hit the flop.

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