With Neil "Bad Beat" Channing
As the man guaranteeing a €1M first prize for the ISPT, he's asking the UK poker community to get behind this unique poker event. We interview Rob Yong, the most generous man in poker.
I’ve noticed an increased tendency recently among players on forums and in tournaments towards the bubble. They seem to be taking ICM too literally. They seem to be forgetting that the “M” in ICM stands for “model”. Your true equity in bubble situations is not exactly as ICM predicts. I’d like to recap the known shortcomings of the model, and consider some rules of thumb to help with decision making in the heat of battle.
I had quite a tough opening table at the recent GPS in Birmingham, which is unusual so early in the tournament. There were a couple of decent players to my right and also Paul McTaggart (who beat me heads up in last year’s Edinburgh GPS) and another decent player to my left.
By Jeff Kimber
Having brushed up our pre-flop PLO game, narrowed our starting ranges and worked on our post-flop tactics, we get to the most important street in poker, the river. Like the medal ceremony at the London Olympics, or payday if you work a nine-to-five, this is when the fruits of your labour are rewarded, and hopefully when you’ll receive your just deserts for your hard endeavour.
Gossip from our mystery man at the heart of Irish Poker … Well, actually, it’s just Ciaran Corbett with his eyes blocked out, but hey…
Nicky Powerreports from the Irish poker scene
Adam "Snoopy" Goulding snoops around the world of online poker
You can’t beat a good old poker party, and the ISPT Launch Party at the swanky The Mayfair Hotel was just that.
High stakes UK pro David Gent tells us about one surreal Sunday last month when he won $836,321.83 for second in the Sunday Million
If Roger Moore had gone into town planning...
Stephen Bartley examines the curious and strangely irrelevant phenomenon of the fifth-place finisher.
by James "SplitSuit" Sweeney
Sizing those c-bets with John "KasinoKrime" Beauprez of Quick Pro PLO
Bluff Europe interviews Kara Scott