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.
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…)
When you look at the poker calendar and see that the next event is at the Aviation Club in Paris, you face a decision that feels similar to the shock of dropping a five pound note into a toilet. You know what the right thing is to do financially, but to do so will be a pretty grim experience. (more…)
Texas Hold’em Poker is the classic poker game made famous by the numerous tournaments and televised events which feature this exciting game.
Texas Hold’em is quite simple in its structure and easy to learn how to play. However, like many gambling games, to play Texas Hold’em Poker well takes practice, understanding, experience and wit. (more…)
Omaha Poker is similar to both Omaha Hi-Lo Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker at 32Red Poker Room. Players must create the best five-card hand combination from a total of nine cards. The nine cards are made up of four pocket cards and five community cards. This results in stronger hand combinations. (more…)
Seven Card Stud Poker, available at 32Red Poker, has five rounds of betting. The maximum bet doubles after the third round of betting. This leads to large pots. Seven Card Stud Poker is a game that requires patience and skill, in knowing when to fold or call. (more…)
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…)
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…)