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BoBomb14 Wins the $10M Gtd Venom Tournament

Brad Johnson | February 3, 2022

The $10 million guaranteed Venom tournament took place at Americas Cardroom and what an event it was. Some 3,782 players bought in, and "BoBomb14" of Austria outlasted them all. Their reward? An impressive $782,062. Those of you with the ability to perform math mentally have, no doubt, realized one of...

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Five of the Best Poker Players From Finland

Brad Johnson | February 1, 2022

Finland, or the Republic of Finland to give the country its official title, produces incredible poker players. The country has a population some 29 times smaller than the United States, yet its top five live poker tournament players have combined winnings of $30,699,638. Finnish players tend to play a loose-aggressive...

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Gallegos Grabs MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk Title

Brad Johnson | January 31, 2022

Billyray Gallegos is the latest American to win a Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Main Event title. The Denver, Colorado, native came out on top of a 683-strong field at Bally’s Black Hawk, and walked away with $104,890 after a three-handed chop. Gallegos is a cash game player by trade but...

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Alexander Yen Captures WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Title

Brad Johnson | January 28, 2022

Alexander Yen struck gold for the first time when he triumphed in the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event. Yen, who hails from Illinois, came out on top of a 1,982-strong field and secured a $975,240 top prize. Yen had two runner-up finishes before this victory; both came in...

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Flopping Top Set In a Three-Bet Pot

Brad Johnson | January 27, 2022

Flopping top set is a fantastic spot to find yourself in at the poker table. Such a strong hand means your hand is best unless a straight or flush is possible. Improving to top set in a three-bet pot is a dream scenario because you stand to win a substantial...

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Victor Paredes Wins WSOPC Thunder Valley Main Event

Brad Johnson | January 26, 2022

The World Series of Poker Circuit tour headed to California for the WSOPC Thunder Valley Main Event. The $1,700 buy-in tournament drew in a 587-strong crowd, which Victor Paredes outlasted. Paredes got his hands on a coveted gold WSOPC ring in addition to $169,294. Paredes came close to securing his...

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Five American Poker Players To Look Out For in 2022

Brad Johnson | January 25, 2022

We are already almost a full month into 2022 and both online poker and live poker tournaments are running worldwide. American poker players make up the largest demographic of grinders so it is only right to take a look at five American poker players who we believe will enjoy standout...

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Ferro Leads WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event

Brad Johnson | January 24, 2022

The $3,500 buy-in WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open has reached the business end of the tournament with only 87 of the 1,982 starters remaining in the hunt for the huge $975,240. A familiar name is the chip leader going into Day 2, reigning WPT Player of the Year Jacob Ferro....

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Back-to-Back Victories and $1.6M for Petrangelo

Brad Johnson | January 22, 2022

The inaugural Stairway to Millions series concluded this week and Nick Petrangelo stole the show. The man from Feeding Hill, Massachusetts, won both the $50,000 and $100,000 buy-in events for a combined $1,593,000. Petrangelo had two other Stairway to Millions final tables under his belt when he entered the seventh...

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What To Consider When Making a Preflop Raise

Brad Johnson | January 21, 2022

Every action you make at the poker table must have a reason behind it. From a preflop raise, three-betting from the blinds, or even calling a bet should have a clear reason why you made it. Splashing around in pots for the sake of it is a recipe for destroying...

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