Strong Showing on Friday Night

Strong Showing on Friday Night
Posted by Steven, October 9, 2011 Friday night is always a popular time to play at Titan Poker and this past Friday night was no exception. The biggest tournament of the evening was the Friday $60,000 Guaranteed R/A, which attracted 311 players who bumped up the total prizepool to $74,300. Titan Poker players had a very strong showing in the event, taking four of the top six places. Finnish player “WhyRiverOhWhy” finished second in the tournament for a prize of $11,516.50. Going into heads-up play, “pbenny123” had a slight lead over “WhyRiverOhWhy”. A string of some 13 unremarkable hands allowed him to increase the lead until the Finnish player raised when holding K 9 and “pbenny123” was able to force his opponent all-in pre-flop holding A 3. The community cards didn’t help either player, giving “pbenny123” the tournament victory for a prize of $19,318. Finishing in third place was “BROHYPNOL” from Australia, who won a prize of $7,058.50. “BROHYPNOL” was able to repeat his excellent tournament play the following night when he finished seventh in the $35,000 GP Freezeout for a prize of $1,329. The winner of Saturday night’s $35,000 GP Freezeout was Titan Poker’s very own “pakred17” from Russia, who captured first prize of $11,075. The other top finishers in the Friday night event were “DomikProf” from Germany, who finished in 5th place for $4,086.50; and “InescapableD” from Canada, who finished in 6th place for $2,972.

Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 1 with Tommy Angelo

Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 1 with Tommy Angelo
September 01 2011, Kristy Arnett Related Articles Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 2 with Andrew Seidman The Strategy with Kristy Podcast Premiere Episode From the Big Screen to the Final Table: The Princess Bride Share It Tags Poker Strategy, PokerNews Strategy, PokerNews Podcast Print Tommy Angelo is a well-respected poker player, writer and coach. He’s best known for penning, Elements of Poker, which addresses the mental side of poker. In Part 1 of his interview for the Strategy with Kristy podcast, he discusses how to begin improving your poker mindset, as well as addresses the common hurdles players face during the process. Podcast Powered By Podbean Here is a snippet from the interview: There are things you need to learn about poker as far the fundamentals including odds, thought processes, identifying playing styles, and how to adjust, but then there’s the other side of being a good poker player. You need to know when to quit, identify when you’re tilting, and plug those types of leaks. I know you have a new book coming out, but I want to talk about your first one, Elements of Poker, for a bit. When working on the mental part of the game, is one of the biggest hurdles just recognizing that you need to work on it in the first place? Absolutely. That’s the hardest thing—awareness and being to able to accurately access our own performance and our own mindset, especially early. That is a big challenge. One of the things I tell people who are just getting started is that it’s very natural to start with just the cards. The first thing we learn is three-of-a kind beats two-pair, or whatever. It usually takes a little while for someone to go up and down the swings and go through some tilt issues before they realize, in their saner moments that they can step back and say, “This is what I really need to work on.” So what I tell people who are just getting going is that instead of taking all of your improvement energy and channeling it toward making your A-game better, meaning your betting strategy, your tells, and everything, is to partition off some of that energy and spend it working on all these other aspects of the game including your own mental stability right from the beginning. Make it a priority instead of making it an incidental thing. Let’s say after three or four years, you’ve got an A-game that’s good enough to beat the game you’re playing. Now, if you want to improve your win rate, the only place to turn to improve it significantly is to do what I call, “lop of the C-game.” That’s where Elements of Poker starts. The idea there is that you have to be able to accurately asses what your C-game is, when it happens, and why it happens. Then go at it diligently with great effort. Let’s say you lop off the very, very worst of your performance. Let’s say it only comes up once a week when you’re really bad, but through tools and whatever, you managed to lop that off. Now you will have a new C-game which will be better than your old C-game. A long-range plan of improvement should be what I call, “From the top up and bottom up.” You work on your A-game all the time, and you work on your C-game all the time. That’s a path that’s sustainable and will always bear fruit. Tune in every Thursday for new episodes of Strategy with Kristy and feel free to send in questions, ideas or suggestions for the podcast to kristy@pokernews.com. Also remember, follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news. *Photo courtesy of Betting.Betfair.com Follow Kristy Arnett on Twitter — @KristyArnett Comments

KidPoker gossip is stirring up the poker forums

KidPoker gossip is stirring up the poker forums
Daniel Negreanu Poker Blog, Gossip, Poker, Poker Babes, Poker News, poker blog August 26th, 2011 KidPoker is stirring up the forumsGossip is not new to Daniel Negreanu. Often his in his poker career he has had more than one thread in the poker forums mention him, his game and many personal items as well. At times he responds to the threads, at times he just lets people chatter. At this time, it appears to be a good time for him to just let the other poker players talk. And they are talking about his personal life. Krisztina Polgar Bikini Recently, Daniel Negreanu has begun to date Krisztina Polgar, a poker playing Hungarian Super model. Krisztina and Daniel have a significant age difference between them, but that clearly doesn’t hinder their relationship. She’s turned heads at live events and stirred up the forums. This stunning blonde has been seen with Daniel at the World Series of Poker and at other events around Las Vegas. Together the poker playing duo has proven to be able to grab the headlines playing the game or walking through the lobby. People will be and are watching the couple carefully and as often as they can be. kidpoker Play Online Poker Poker Blog Copyright 2008 Just add chips LLCSubscribe to PokerBloggs.com

Possible Charges Follow Online Poker Player

Possible Charges Follow Online Poker Player
In what may go down as one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind, several sources have confirmed that online poker legend “Street 3” is actually “Isildur1”, and not Victor Blom like so many people have believed. Long believed to be a money gifting malcontent on both twitter and in online poker, “Street […]

Series of Poker prize package from 888poker

Series of Poker prize package from 888poker
888poker in Canada is offering its Canadian players the chance of a lifetime to make the transition to pro. Read the full story at http://www.classicasinos.com/Poker_Promotions/wsop_prize_package_888poker.html