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Poker News 25-11-2013

Two demographics poker needs to target

Seniors By Seniors I mean “poker seniors,” which is anyone over the age of about 40. When poker went “mainstream” in the early and mid 2000’s this demographic was pushed aside and replaced by young, brash players. Before the Poker Boom these middle-aged men were exactly the type of casual players that fueled the games; […]

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Poker News 24-11-2013

The Sunday Funnies 11/24/2013: A lighthearted look at the poker world

Conspiracy theories abound in PokerNews.com presenter contest PokerNews.com is looking for a new Junior Presenter at tournaments and in their search for the right hire they decided to open the contest up to the public… the poker public… what could possibly go wrong? Other than allegations of professionally produced videos, shady vote counts, and rule […]

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Poker News 24-11-2013

Ten members of the poker media you should be following

Since the coming days will likely be filled with nothing but New Jersey online gambling news, I thought I’d throw out a curveball and point you in the right direction for some of the news in the poker world other than from myself. This is kind of a strange column, and one that just came […]

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Poker News 23-11-2013

The WPT is Back in Montreal for a Second Year

Following up on its great success in Montreal last year, the WPT has decided to include the Canadian city in its tour again this year. WPT Montréal 2012 drew a field of 1173 players, well over twice the average on the tour and only eight shy of the biggest stop on the tour that year, […]

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Poker News 22-11-2013

It’s Time to Change Online Poker Hand Histories

A while back 4Flush’s John Mehaffey penned an article where he offered up his suggestions to the upcoming crop of online poker providers in New Jersey on the ways they can avoid the pitfalls of their predecessors in Nevada. John’s suggestions range from providing simple, easy-to-find, terms and conditions to where customer support centers should […]

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Poker News 21-11-2013

Jared Jaffee Wins but Margo Costa shines at WPT Jacksonville

The lengthily-titled WPT BestBet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble had its final table this Tuesday, with five relative unknowns squaring off against three-time WPT finalist Jared Jaffee. With the deep stack coming in as well as the experience edge, Jaffee was the clear favorite to win the event, and no upset was to be forthcoming. Even […]

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Poker News 20-11-2013

Book Review: Education of a Modern Poker Player

In 1957 code-breaker/spy/poker enthusiast Herbert O. Yardley (perhaps the original “Most Interesting Man in the World”) published Education of a Poker Player. The book was one part memoir and one part poker primer, and together it combined for a fascinating read. Some 55 years later, in 2013, John Billingham, Emanuel Cinca, and Thomas Tiroch, working […]

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Poker News 19-11-2013

Evaluating PokerStars 3x Turbo Rebuy Tournaments

PokerStars has a great many so-called “3x-Turbo” rebuy tournaments running on a daily basis, and many more included as part of MicroMillions 6. These events can be good value if approached correctly, but you’ll want to know what you’re getting into before you try one. What does the 3x actually mean? The first thing to […]

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Poker News 19-11-2013

Gruissem wins WPT Alpha8 St. Kitts; Alpha8 future still in doubt

If you would have asked me a few months back “which WPT Alpha8 $100k buy-in tournament would produce the biggest field,” St. Kitts would have been a distant third behind London and the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. So you can imagine my surprise when the WPT Alpha8 St. Kitts attracted 23 players (along […]

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Poker News 19-11-2013

Fixing the Poker Hall of Fame nomination and induction process

If you read my columns regularly you know that I have a bit of an unhealthy fascination with the Poker Hall of Fame –from who belongs in it to how it should be configured. In this column I want to talk about the nomination and induction process, and how we can make the process as […]

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