Thursday, 27 February 2014
We all know that poker is a game of skill and one that often favours the better player, but try telling this to someone who isn't familiar with the game and it often falls on deaf ears.
Indeed, anytime you tell someone you play poker, especially if you're a professional, it often elicits the response: "oh, so you're a gambler".Such a blasé and infuriating reaction can often be enough to cause instant tilt and this is something PokerStars pro and high stakes legend Isaac Haxton knows all too well. Having had to deal with his fair sure of scepticism and cynicism over the years, Haxton decided to write a blog about his experiences telling people he's a professional player. Addressing the problems he faces when telling people he plays poker for a living, he broke down the respondents into four categories:The "wide-eyed awe" guy - the person who can't believe you play such a cool game. The "I know better" guy - the one thinks you can't be a long-term winner. The "I don't get it" guy - the person who is baffled by the prospect of playing full time. The "I played poker once as well" guy - the guy who loves to tell you his bad beat stories like he's a pro.Despite being frustrated enough to pen a blog, Haxton has been able to take comfort from the fact that his Team Online video profile has helped "a ton of pros" show their parents what a professional poker player is actually like.Watch Ike's film below.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
With 5,000 expected entries, £250,000 guaranteed in prizes and only £120 to play, its no wonder Coventry is the place to be between July 30 and August 7.
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes four.
Vamshi Vandanapu wins in Coventry.
Multitude of main event qualifiers.
Poker’s unassuming killer steps back into the limelight.
Meet one of UK poker's rising stars.
We talk to WSOP bracelet winner.
By Paul Oresteen.
Just keep smiling...
By Adam Slutsky
Pushing the envelope for a new poker generation.
Jeff KImber on fish.
So says Dara O'Kearney.
Dara O'Kearney looks at game thoery.
Dara O'K on bounty tournaments.
Rob Yong calls for competition.
A critical eye on the poker world.
Nick Wealthall on unconscious decision making.
Structure changes don't suit recreationals.
Features | Strategy | Interviews | Reviews | News | Profiles | Pages | British Poker Awards
© 2015 BluffEurope.com