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Meet The People: partypoker Ambassador Tony Dunst

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partypoker ambassador Tony Dunst is something of a rarity in poker. Not only has he enjoyed success in the online and live poker worlds, he has also forged a career away from the tables as the host of the WPT Raw Deal strategy segment on the televised World Poker Tour circuit. Tony became a WPT […]

Mike Sexton Reacts to His Lifetime Achievement Award

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On February 25, 2016, I was honored as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd edition of the GPI American Poker Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. It was a fabulous evening, first class all the way. More importantly, many deserving people who have all contributed to the betterment of the poker industry, […]

Teach The People: How to play pocket queens

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Pocket queens are unquestionably a premium hand in no limit Texas Hold’em, but there’s a large disparity between how confident you feel with queens and how confident you feel with kings or aces. As there are more nuance to  playing pocket queens, new players often consider them a “trouble hand” and alter their raise sizes to […]

Mike Sexton speaks – potential brand ambassadors

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In my previous blog post, Let’s hear it for the WPT, I discussed the many difficulty associated with obtaining sponsorship from mainstream companies, even for the most long-standing and reputable poker entities. Today I will be writing about individual sponsorship for players. Numerous poker players have enjoyed sponsorship deals from online poker sites and hopefully […]

partypoker presents – The WPT500 at Aria

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If you’re a poker player looking for some real value in the near future, you might consider playing the WPT500 at ARIA – the first day 1’s started in May and the tournament runs through until July 6 (with ten starting flights). Here are some very good reasons to play the WPT500 at ARIA: The guarantee […]

Teach The People: How to play small pairs

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Playing small pairs in hold’em can be awkward because unless they flop a set, they can be difficult to win with when the hand goes to showdown. Exactly what qualifies as a small pair is relative to the situation, but for the purpose of this article we’ll say small pairs are pocket twos through to […]

The poker world according to Tony Dunst

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Tony Dunst, as by now you’re probably aware, has played poker against people from every corner of the globe and the wily professional has agreed to share his opinion about an array of nationalities he has come face to face with at the felt. We like to call this segment, the Poker World According to […]

A bad beat at the worst possible time

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The cliché response to hearing about a bad beat is, “that’s poker”, a response that’s half sorry about that and half shut up about it. It’s rare to find a bad beat that’s interesting to anyone but the person who experienced it, the best stories typically involving two players who are rivals, dislike each other […]

Playing with Pocket Jacks

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Because pocket jacks can vary from spearheading one of the strongest in the hand to being barely worth a call, they are often thought of as a ‘trouble hand’ by beginners. It’s pocket jacks’ lack of clarity that creates trouble for less experienced players. When playing pocket jacks in tournament poker the primary factor to […]

Let’s hear it for the WPT

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World Poker Tour Season XIII is in the books. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of the WPT since Day 1. If you have a job you love, consider yourself very lucky. I sure do. I still thoroughly enjoy what I do and love working for the WPT, whose staff are professional, very […]