March 2009

  • March 2009
  • Cover Story: Ziigmund – The ups and downs of Ilari Sahamies
    Bloody Hellfire! – Derek Kelly examines the excesses of Ireland’s Hellfire Club
    What Makes a Poker Player? Matt Perry investigates
    Sit-n-go – Meet Online Player of the Year, The Maven
    Snapshot – PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
    The Beat – With Neil “Bad Beat” Channing
    Newswire – Rolling poker news from around the globe
    Wicked Chops Poker – Irreverent poker backchat
    Dr Tom – Is your game sick?
    Nick’s Column – Nick attempts some fey, middle-class verbal smackdowns
    Being Phil Laak – 24 hours in the life of the Unabomber
    On the Road – Dr Pauly heads to the PCA
    Countdown to the Irish Open – Time to get excited
    Grassroots – Supporting poker in the community
    Pickleman – The myth of tournament winnings
    Poker Girl – Wise words from Annie Duke
    Jeff Madsen – Jeff gets hung up on HORSE
    Virtual Felt
    Online Report – All the latest from
    Bluff Labs – Bluff investigates rakeback
    Wilt on Tilt – Do the math!
    Vivek Rajkumar – Why you should take notes
    Chad Brown – Food for thought
    Poker VT – Scintillating strategy from Poker VT
    Mike Caro – Misconceptions in NLH
    Navarro – A closer look at when Farha met Moneymaker
    Lee Jones – Lee gets by with some help from his friends
    Bonomo Blog – Multi-tabling in the Bahamas
    Justin Shronk – a look at Gowen vs FullTilt
    David Williams – How to ask questions
    Paul Jackson – Words of advice for young people
    Peter Eastgate – We’ve only gone and got strategy from the world champion!
    Rizen – Learn when to let it go
    Table Games – Les Golden takes a look at loaded dice
    Tommy Angelo – Welcome to poetry corner
    Off the Felt – The continuing adventures of Adam Slutsky
    Calendar – Bluff’s tourney picks
    Card Gang – Win over €1200 worth of tournament entries

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Dear Tom,

I’ve been doing well playing online sit-n-gos and regularly getting in the top three, or, to be more specific, the top two.

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“Who is Ziigmund on FTP?” The inevitable post flashed up on the 2+2 forums sometime around the middle of 2007 in response to the curious emergence of a wildly aggressive player tearing into the highest stakes on the net. “He is rumoured to be a Finnish player called Ilari Sahamies,” came a tentative response.

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Dear Dr. Tom,

I always seem to get myself in a fix during tournaments in small blind/big blind confrontations. I never believe my opponent has anything, even when he’s re-raising me.