Visiting Baha Mar before the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party – Part 1

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In November, PartyPoker is having a major tournament series featuring two (yes, 2!) $10,000,000 guaranteed events called the Caribbean Poker Party at Baha Mar, a new luxury resort in the Bahamas and asked if I would go there to make a video blog showing off the resort. Seeing how Amie and I have not had a non-poker vacation away together in two years, we were celebrating our three-year anniversary, and are expecting our second son in December, how could I say no?

This video features lots of beach time and amazing food, plus a little slot machine action.

You can watch part 2 here. 

Baha Mar is amazing. Every detail is accounted for. The beach is pristine, the rooms and the venue are immaculate, and the food is amazing. If you are looking for a tournament to play in the near future, you will not want to miss PartyPokerLive’s Caribbean Poker Party. Click here for details on the series. I will see you there!

Playing a $10,000 Final Table

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Last year, I had the pleasure of making the final table of the $10,000 buy-in event that PartyPoker put on in Punta Cana. It was a lot of fun. My opponents (who were all excellent players) put me in tons of difficult river spots. I enjoyed it! I will be sure to review many of these hands in my podcast WeeklyPokerHand over the next few months.

Check out these two episodes of Poker Night and let me know what you think.

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2018 WSOP Video Blog Part 4 – One Drop + WPT Foundation Event

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I get my only WSOP cash of 2018, coach David Einhorn in the $1,000,000 One Drop event, and Amie final tables the WPT Foundation event in NYC. It was a whirlwind!

Thanks for watching the vlog! I will be spending the next few weeks working on various projects for you, so be sure to sign up to my email list to get access to them. Also, if you have not already, sign up to your free trial at See you next week!

Checking for Value

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This hand I was told about from a $500 buy-in tournament clearly illustrates an important concept you must master if you want to succeed at poker.

With blinds at 800/1600-200 with a 45,000 effective stack, the button, an unknown player who seems to be a bit too aggressive and splashy, called. Our Hero raised to 4,000 with Ah-6s from the small blind. The big blind folded and the button called.

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Interesting Hand from the WSOP Main Event Final Table

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The fact that the players who made the WSOP final table used to have four months to prepare created an interesting dynamic that diligent players could exploit. If you happened to make the final table with a short stack, you had four months to study exactly which hands you should be willing to go all-in with when the action folds to you. This high-risk all-in or fold situation just so happened to occur on the second hand of the 2015 WSOP final table.

Without going into too much detail, there were two short stacks at the table, Chan and Butteroni, both with 15 big blinds. The next shortest stack had 30 big blinds. This typically implies that Chan and Butteroni should try to outlast each other. However, the WSOP Main Event has a bizarre payout structure: Read More

Poker Night Live with Winners of CBS Survivor

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I recently had the awesome experience of going to Los Angeles to play a $5/$5 game with four winners of my favorite tv show, Survivor, and one of my favorite people, Joe Stapleton. The show was aired live on CBS Sports. It was a lot of fun and I managed to win almost every big pot. That is lucky! I utilized many of the concepts explained in my best-selling book Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Cash Games. It could not have gone any better!

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