A strange realisation, and a piece of strategy

I’m back from Paris, looking forward to a few days to catch up on work and relax, before the difficult looking task of finding my way to Deauville next week for the next leg of the EPT.

Stuart 'TrickyRock' Rutter

As I was on the plane home, a strange realisation dawned on me. If I think back through my results over the last year or so, my only successes seem to come in precisely the places I least like going to. London, scene of my biggest cash to date, is a wrench to get to, and a place whose impersonality always get me down. Paris is a beautiful place, but the city where I have made 2 final tables on the last 3 visits, is host to the only unpleasant casino on the poker tour. I can only think that Luton, where I have my most consistent record of cashing, suffered a real injustice when it lost its top spot to Hull in the list of The 100 worst places to live in Britain. (more…)

How to play 5 Card Stud Poker

Five Card Stud Poker, available at 32Red Poker, has four rounds of betting. It is a game that requires patience and skill, in knowing when to fold or call. Players are able to make informed decisions based on the number of visible cards on the table. The number of visible cards makes it easier for Players to judge the strength of their hands. (more…)

A question of economics

I was asked a question by Micky McCool, that is interesting enough to warrant a whole article. Micky is a good friend who I had been chatting to in Galway, who asked this question to me:

Stuart, we both spoke briefly in Galway on financial issues with regards to the British Pound’s demise. How will this effect the recent poker boom in England, how will effect young players trying to progress and how will it effect British players trying for glory in Europe with the bigger comps? (more…)