27 October 2012
The L Files - part one
In mid-September and in the aftermath of the sale of Full Tilt Poker to PokerStars, Howard Lederer surprised the poker community by finally breaking his silence and requesting an interview with PokerNews.com.
04 April 2012
Broke in Vegas
The problem with this poker lark is that things don’t always go to plan. It’s been the fate of many of us poker players to “overextend” ourselves when visiting Sin City and end up epically doing our proverbials; in short: going broke. So, in case we’re ever accused of being too “aspirational” in this magazine, here’s our guide to hitting rock bottom. God knows, we’ve been there.
02 March 2012
How to masquerade as a champion poker player
Poker is the only sport in the world where you can actually masquerade as world class while being a bit – well – crap, at least for a short amount of time. Imagine trying that in the Premiership! You’d stand out like Sebastien Squillaci. In poker, though, while the good players will have figured you pretty quickly, with the right amount of cunning, hubris and good-old fashioned self-delusion, you can convince the rest of us (and yourself) that you’re a star. Here’s our simple guide…
01 November 2011
King of the Spinners
Everyone loves a good spin-up story – a death-defying tightrope walk which, for a few hours or days – or years, in some cases – cheats variance and flies in the face of everything we try tell our readers about good bankroll management. Let’s face it; no one can resist a spot of impetuous, reckless heroism, whether it’s by impudently defying the house edge or just sheer common sense. So, from busto to robusto in as little time as possible, here are our favourite spin-up heroes…
11 October 2011
Spin it Up!
How NOT to practice bankroll management by Matt Perry.
08 September 2011
The five biggest online pots of all time…
Remember the high stakes games on Full Tilt? Will we ever see their like again? Probably not. These were the glory days of high stakes of online poker. For just three crazy months towards the end of 2009 pots at the highest level of PLO were regularly reaching the $300k. In fact, the top five biggest pots all occurred within one week of each other, all PLO $500-$1000, and featured just three players.
01 August 2011
The Big Con?
Bluff looks at the book that inspired The Sting, and asks, ‘Can a cheat ever be honourable?’
29 June 2011
Bankroll Management – OFF the tables
You’re a poker player, so by now you know that the feds have charged the founders of three of the world’s biggest internet poker businesses with money laundering, bank fraud and some other pretty serious stuff.
01 June 2011
The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler & Barry Carter
By Matt Perry
The Gospel of Matthew [Perry], 1:40-43
40 A man with severe tilting problems came to Him and begged Him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me Ivey.”
41 Jared was filled with compassion. He reached out His hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said. “Be Zen!” Immediately the tilt left him and he was cleansed.
05 May 2011
The f*@# can you lay that down? The top five televised folds
As awesome as it is to pull off a big bluff, as we showed you last month, it’s perhaps even sweeter to get away from a hand that a mere mortal would have gone broke on. Some may argue it’s even harder – any monkey can shove chips into a pot, it takes a true master to realise that they are up against a straight flush and let four of a kind go...