Guest Blog Post: Ken Adams

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For those of you who don’t know me, I am a 68-year old amateur part-time tournament player.  I began playing tournament poker in earnest in the 1990’s and even though my family life and full time job as a lawyer left me time to play only a dozen tournaments a year, I had just begun to enjoy some modest success when the internet poker boom hit.  Read More

Learning from Zach Elwood

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Zach Elwood

This blog post initially appeared as a guest post on Zach Elwood’s blog at For the best information about poker tells, check it out.


Whenever I am in the middle of any sort of significant downswing, I make a point to study the technical aspects of the game as much as possible while also seeing if anything else is going wrong with my game.

In this blog post, I will discuss how poker tells helped me claw out of my biggest downswing to date and also list ways you can use tells to improve your game.

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Evaulating Top Pair

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11Since top pair is the most common “value” hand you will make after the flop, it is important to fully understand how to play it. Despite the frequency with which you make top pair, most amateur players misplay this holding on a regular basis. It is important to realize that all top pairs are not created equal.

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Australia Trip Report

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My view in Melbourne

As most of you know, I spent all of October, 2014 in Australia.  I decided to make the trip to play the WSOP APAC events even though EPT London, which turned out to be a much larger tournament, was going on at roughly the same time. I decided to travel much farther to Australia because Amie, my fiancée, wanted to take a vacation to Australia and I figure
d this would be our only opportunity to make the trip any time soon.  Our plan was for me to arrive on 10/1 and for Amie to come after the poker tournament was finished, along  with one of her friends.

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My Podcast List

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logopodcastI have been asked numerous times “What podcasts do you listen to?” For those who do not know, I spend a TON of time listening to podcasts. While most people spend their time listening to music, I try to learn things to better my life. I usually listen to podcasts while traveling, working out, and occasionally at the poker table, although that is not recommended because it makes concentrating on the game nearly impossible.

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