So I’m out at the LAPC in Los Angeles and have been playing just a shade less than perfect. The only problem is that no matter how good the reads are that I’m putting on my opponents and their hands, my hands just refuse to hold up in big pot situations. Here’s a run down: Continue Reading
The poker world mourns after the death of famous poker player Amir Vahedi on January 8th, 2009.
Amir Vahedi died at the age of 46 due to complications of his diabetes and will be missed by many. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and began his poker career in 1997, cashing his first event in 2000. Amir was awarded with the honor of being named No limit Texas Holdem player of the year in 2001. He won his first WSOP bracelet in a May 2003 event. Only two weeks later, Amir Vahedi cashed in sixth place in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Continue Reading
As I was leaving the WSOP the other day, this girl jumps out of her car with her arms waving and started screaming… “Stop! Stop!… Can I check out your car? Oh ya, I work for PokerNews.com… when can we setup and interview?” Below are the results of the interview… great job guys!
The 2009 WSOP has started with a bang this year, and there are quite a few more players this year than there was last. Overall, they events are cheaper than last year… averaging from $1000 to $2000. There are also quite a few championship events that have been added with buyins ranging from $10,000 to as much as $50,000. Continue Reading
I was priced in preflop on this hand and flopped an open ended straight draw. I bet $150 and was raised, then reraised all in. I put somebody on a set and the other on at least a flush draw with an over card to the board. The proper play was to fold, which is what I did, but I still would have hit it on the turn. Continue Reading