August 2009

  • August 2009
  • Features
    26 Crazy Nevada: Tourist attractions in America’s weirdest state
    34 Roland De Wolfe: Roland takes it down in Vegas
    32 European poker capital of the year: Dublin nails it again
    50 ElkY: Meet the coolest Frenchman in Vegas
    10 The Beat: With Neil “Bad Beat” Channing
    12 Bluff Newswire: Rolling poker news from around the globe
    16 Nick Wealthall: Nick reports from Sin City
    18 Dr Tom: Is your poker game sick?
    20 Being Phil Laak: Random thoughts from the Unabomber
    24 Our Kelly: Crosswords and Badugi
    38 Grassroots: Supporting poker in the community

    44 Paddy Power Poker Pro: Paddy Power meets Tony G
    46 WSOPE preview: Heads up with John Tabatabai

    56 Bluff Labs: A look at the finest casino dining in London
    58 Jeff Lisandro: Meet the man who took the Series by storm
    62 Irish Winter Festival: Gearing up for Paddy Power’s Oktoberfest
    64 English Poker Open: Top names confirmed for exciting new festival
    66 Bonomo: Justin takes us to Value Town
    68 Off the Felt: The perils of A-J
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    70 Online Report: Snoopy profiles the latest movers and shakers online
    72 Real Poker Training: Timing tells online
    73 Do the Math: With Deuces Cracked
    74 Deepstack University: SNG strategy
    76 Caro: The Mad Genius teaches us to act crazy
    78 Lee Jones: Lee’s adventures in Wonderland
    81 Rizen: Picking on the weak spots
    82 Tempering the rational with the irrational
    86 Pickleman: Rethinking those hands you “can’t get away from”
    88 Action Jackson: Paul’s running bad again
    90 Unibet Open: Pickleman cashes at the Vic
    92 Hand Histories: Hand analysis with Ian Frazer
    94 Table Games: How to beat the pesky casino
    96 Card Gang: Play in our $5,000 freeroll

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Dear Dr Tom,

What’s the “correct” answer to “Will you show me if I fold?” Discuss.



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Pub quiz question: who was the first act to perform the title track from the album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at a live gig? Before you think I’m getting all reverse-reverse psychology on you, yes, it was written by the Beatles.

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Soon after arriving in Vegas I agreed to meet Karl Mahrenholtz at The Venetian to play the $500 PLO tournament. We sat next to each other and I hardly won a hand. Unfortunately I did not ask Karl for a percentage saver and he went on to win $24,000. Instead, after my untimely exit, I went to play $2/$5 PLO cash with the locals.

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Fresh from winning his first WSOP bracelet, Roland de Wolfe gives us the low down from this years World Series in Vegas.