Habits Of Successful Players

If you thought that poker was all about luck and needed little preparation that would be a very wrong view of this game.


There are several poker game varieties, but every variety has certain techniques and strategies that need to be known to play the games well. Such knowledge is no less when it comes to the poker experts. If you wish to know how the participants prepare for the poker tournaments, the players will talk about preparations that is no less than any sport or game. As poker is more of a game of strategies and mental abilities, there is a certain state of mind the players need to acquire in order to stay focused and play well.

Those who are expert players and ambassadors of the game have different strategies lined up to help them excel in the game. Some have certain rituals in place which could be quite unusual. Many do several things which they find beneficial to prepare for poker tournaments. Indeed, many will state that doing too much can be detrimental when they are preparing to play in a major poker tournament. Continue reading Habits Of Successful Players

WPT Tournament of Champions: Jaffe tops final table

On Saturday, the final table was all set in the Monster World Poker Tour Tournament with Jonathan Jaffe leading the path with 996000 in chips.


The last 6 poker players would go back on Sunday at 4 pm (local time) to play down to a champ in the very first tournament, and what a final table it is about to be.
The tournaments second day happened with thirty-one of the sixty-four entrants coming back to action. The top 8 positions were set to pay out, and following Justin Young elimination in tenth place, the last 9 joined at one table to erupt the bubble. The very last person to go home with nothing in hand proved to be Ravi Raghavan, garnering the undesirable title of “bubble boy.”
With his riddance, the top 8 finishes attained the money, along with a minimum payout worth US$ 38160. Yevgeniy Timoshenko was the very first to bust, decreasing in 8th spot to Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. After that, to end out the day as well as set the official World Poker Tour final table, Andy Frankenberger short stack finally yielded and he busted in 7th to Schwartz, garnering US$ 47700.
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Man caught by police for assaulting poker player

Cemal Egilmez, a poker player from Florida, was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly slapped a fellow player at Gulfstream Park casino, Hallandale. A leading website reported that Egilmez was reportedly taunting the player he ended up slapping, telling to the person that he had ‘baby nuts.’
A police reported said that Cemal was taunting his opposition player when the person being heckled got out of his chair and showed Cemal and a lady sitting next to Cemal a US$ 500000 balance in his bank account from his cellphone. Reports suggest that this sent Cemal over the edge. Then he allegedly assaulted the man.
Meanwhile, it was a great week for NJ poker players both on the live and virtual poker. To begin things off, the World Series of Poker Main Event 2015 final table saw 2 pros from Garden State with Josh Beckley battling his place to 2nd spot for a US$ 4470896 payday, and Thomas Cannuli banking US$ 1426283 for his 6th spot finish.

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David Vamplew earnings show poker is a profitable venture for all and sundry

The Global Poker Index was founded by various players to undertake incessant player rankings at the international plane.

They use various factors such as the buy-in figures among others to calculate total points garnered within a three year phase. In the February 2015 GPI rankings, David Vamplew scored 2628.64 to place 57th up from his 59th position in the penultimate release earlier. He is from the UK and has featured at the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour where he has performed incredibly. Though his trophy portfolio lacks many bracelets and accolades, his resume is a catchy piece for avid poker players.

At the WSOP, he first played at the $2,500 NLHE where he placed 106th to garner $6,071 in 2010 and later appeared in 2011 two times at the $10,000 Main Event emerging 268th to take home $40,645 and the $1,500 NLHE Six-Handed for a 4th ranking to take home $141,030. Recently in 2012, he plunge into the $1,500 NLHE Re-entry where he was 103rd to take home $4,595 and $1,000 NLHE where he was ranked 140th for a meager $2,465. On the other hand, he has played at the WPT where he has cashed once for a whacking €147,970 and also placed 3rd in the 2011 World Poker Tour Venice €3,000 tournament. Nevertheless, the EPT has been the most lucrative of all poker events Scott has participated. Continue reading David Vamplew earnings show poker is a profitable venture for all and sundry

Charidimos (Harry) Demetriou past record intimates more success in the offing

When one is flipping the poker books for English top-notch players of all time, you cannot skip the profile of Charidimos (Harry) Demetriou. Charidimos has played vibrantly at the international poker circuits where his accomplishments have seen him sail through up the ladder.

A cursory glance at his resume reveals he has both winnings and losses; however, his gains outweigh the failures to a great extent. In fact, his simple poker resume is a paradigm for upcoming players who may give up owing to substantial losses innate in gambling.

Charidimos has final tabled at high-profile poker tournaments where he has reaped great rewards, this includes the WSOP, WPT and Worlds’ Heads-Up Championship. Continue reading Charidimos (Harry) Demetriou past record intimates more success in the offing