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pinguinachica Wins Biggest-Ever PKO

Matthew Pitt | November 9, 2020

Americas Cardroom wrote itself into the online poker record books with its latest Venom tournament. The Venom PKO is officially the biggest-ever PKO tournament ever. A monster-sized field of 2,711 entries meant a $6,777,500 prize pool, way more than the advertised $5 million guarantee. It also meant seven of the...

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Polk Crushes Negreanu in First Online Session

Matthew Pitt | November 8, 2020

Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu locked horns in the first online session of their heads-up challenge and Polk crushed. A deadly combination of playing well and running hot saw Polk beat Negreanu out of $218,292. The long-time feuding superstars played 200 live hands last week. This relatively short session took...

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Transitioning From a TAG to LAG Style

Matthew Pitt | November 6, 2020

Most poker players are advised to play a tight-aggressive (TAG) style when they start their poker careers. It is effective in lower stakes games and is easy to learn. Loose-aggressive (LAG) is more difficult to learn, but it opens up more ways to win. Transitioning from TAG to LAG is...

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Negreanu Takes $117K Lead in Polk Grudge Match

Matthew Pitt | November 5, 2020

The grudge match between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk kicked off on November 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The high stakes duo are playing 25,000 hands of heads-up no-limit hold’em with $200/$400 blinds. is hosting the majority of the hands due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first 200...

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Five Poker Stars Who Call Indiana Home

Matthew Pitt | November 3, 2020

The name of Indiana, the Hoosier State, means Land of the Indians. It should be Land of the Poker Player, perhaps? Indiana isn’t a state known for producing elite poker players, but several Hoosiers are exceptional at poker. Aaron Jones, Andrew Moreno, and Jessica Dawley are three players you’ve likely...

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MGM Grand Is Giving Away Jackpot Money Via Freerolls

Matthew Pitt | November 2, 2020

MGM Grand is hosting a trio of special freerolls in the coming weeks to distribute leftover jackpot money. The company permanently closed three of its poker rooms and all three had jackpot funds in the pot. Las Vegas had 31 poker rooms open for business before the March lockdown. Only...

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Put Your Opponents on a Range of Hands Not Specific Hands

Matthew Pitt | October 30, 2020

Let There Be Range is an extremely popular poker strategy book. It comes in e-book format and exchanges hands for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars. Why is it so popular and important? Because it got players accurately thinking about range of hands instead of a specific hand. Most poker strategy...

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Jonathan Duhamel On The Hook For $1.8M in Unpaid Taxes

Matthew Pitt | October 29, 2020

Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes and it’s the latter that has Jonathan Duhamel rattled. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion is embroiled in a tax dispute with Canadian authorities. Duhamel was a relative unknown until his monster-sized WSOP Main Event victory. Only four...

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Who Are The Best Poker Players From Massachusetts?

Matthew Pitt | October 28, 2020

Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the United States. The Bay State has produced some incredible poker players over the years. Some of those players are world-renowned, and you’re about to find out why. The top five winning Massachusetts players have $64,822,469 in live...

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mikealtolusso Wins ACR $100K Gtd PKO Event

Matthew Pitt | October 26, 2020

The $100,000 guaranteed High Roller PKO tournament at Americas Cardroom was huge. A field of 271 players paid $600+$30 and created a $162,600 prize pool, including “mikealtolusso”. He bought in twice and the decision to fire a second bullet was a good one. Why? Because he took down the tournament...

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