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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Last year at this time we were making our own side bets as to who would make it into the 48th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event, who would eventually make it to the Final 9, and ultimately who would end up taking it down, walk away with the much coveted title of Poker Champion, take the Championship Bracelet, and the millions of dollars.

It ended up being Scott Blumstein who took it all home and stuffed $8.15 million into his bank account. In 2016 Qui Nguyen took the title and $8, 005, 310, and in 2015 Joe McKeehen took it all down and walked with $7.68 million, but who will be in it and who will take the 49th WSOP Main Event glory and riches home this year? It is still too early to know.

As we have already reported, the 49th Annual WSOP is scheduled to start on May 29th for registration and the first event will begin on May30th. The Main Event will begin July 2nd and it’s expected to reach the Final Table by July 12th.

For those of you who want or hope to enter any of this year’s events here is a link to the complete list of the 2018  49th Annual World Series of Poker Schedule. Do you have any favorites for this year? Will you be heading to the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this year? If so, we hope to see you there.

Send us your comments and or questions.

Tadas PeckaitisTadas “My Poker Coaching” Peckaitis

Many players do not reach success in poker for one obvious reason – they don’t have a system to know how to improve. Consuming random content, watching your favorite pros play or reading how-to books will not help you much; you need to have your own strategy.

This is why I launched my complete poker training program where I show you what you need to do to be successful, and most importantly how to do it. To get more information you can register for a FREE webinar following the same link to make sure you will get most out of it.

The full program is divided into three parts and nine simple steps that will help you to build a solid strategy and prepare for your games. Therefore, today I want to quickly recap those three parts.

Preparation

This is the first step, which many players miss. Obviously, learning advanced strategies is crucial, but you have to make a few things right even before sitting down at the poker table.

For example, it’s important to choose the best game format for you. Some players start playing MTTs (Multiple Table Tournaments) right away, and I was one of them. But after a while, those 12-hour sessions started to get tiring. Personally, I feel much better when I can control when I want to play and how long my session should be. For those reasons, cash games are way better fit for me. You need to determine the best fit for you!

The same thought process goes for choosing the right poker room and poker tools. It is better to make good decisions in the beginning, and you will save a lot of time and money in the process.

Foundation

Another area that might not look essential but is actually crucial is your mental strategy. Just as before, it is better to make this right at the beginning so as not to have regrets later on.

Spending a few minutes to prepare for your games, review what you are trying to learn and warming up the brain can do wonders. You will be able to start making better decisions from the start of the session and keep your concentration longer, which matters a lot. On top of that, learn to identify your emotions so you know when to quit playing at the right time as well as to prevent yourself from tilting.

In addition, you need to get into Game Theory Optimal (GTO) implementation. GTO is a very wide topic, but the most important takeaway is that you need to learn GTO so you can use it as your starting point. However, as soon as you notice imbalances and mistakes in your opponent’s play, you should switch to exploitative strategy because that is where all the money is.

Strategy

The last part is self-explanatory. When you have covered the previous steps, you are ready to do some heavy lifting and jump into advanced strategies yourself.

If you are playing online, you have the luxury of using your own stats to identify your mistakes and make a plan on how to fix them. However, most players should start by learning fundamental strategies like c-betting, bluffing spots, big blind play, bet sizing and so on.

Summing it up

Obviously, we only scratched the surface here. The bottom line is concentrate on studying the right way rather than consuming random content. For more information, just register for my webinar and I will share my experience with you. It has already helped hundreds of players and will likely help you as well.

The Feel of The FeltAs I said, to get more info just register for my free webinar and I will share my experiences and lessons that have already helped hundreds of players with their game at the poker tables and will likely help you as well!

 

Send me your thoughts, comments or questions!

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

The 2018 Schedule for the 49th Annual World Series of Poker has been released and there has already been plenty of excitement. This year there will be a total of 78 bracelet events that include the return of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. The action will start on May 29th and run through to July 17. As expected, it will all take place at the fabulous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

If you intend on participating then get to the Rio by May 29 to register. Then on May 30th, Event 1, the $565 buy in “Casino Employees” will start at 11 a.m., followed by Event 2, a brand new $10,000 “No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty at 3 p.m. May will close out on Thursday, May 31st with Event 3, the familiar $3,000 “No-Limit Hold’em Shootout,” at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Event 4 will close the month with the $1,500 “Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.”

All that action and excitement just during the first few days of this year’s World Series of Poker! Will you be able to take it all in? Will you be there for any of it? If not, have no fears. Simply check here with us on a regular basis and we will keep you posted. As usual, our eyes and ears will be reporting to us from the Rio’s WSOP Events rooms. Just a heads up; the $1,000,000 buy in “The Big One for One Drop.” is scheduled as Event 78.

According to the official schedule from the WSOP, it looks like this year the hugely popular “Main Event,” Event 65A, will actually start on the morning of July 2nd through July 4th. On Day 3 all fields will merge and play everyday until there’s a Final Table and the ultimate crowning of this year’s World Series of Poker Champion.

Any of you have a favorite in mind?

Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

In what comes as a welcome surprise to the state’s numerous poker fans, the World Poker Tour’s DeepStacks recently announced it will be making a stop in Houston, Texas, located at 10739 Gulf Freeway. That’s right, despite Texas’ strict no gambling laws, the city of Houston will play host to the $100K GTD WPT DeepStacks Main Event from September 21-25. The $1,000 buy-in tournament will take place at the FreeRolls Poker Club.

FREEROLLS Poker Club Houston Texas

Why is this such a big surprise? Because poker clubs in Texas have to adhere to stringent requirements in order to offer poker at all. Their games must be held in a private place; all players must have an equal chance of winning; and all payments taken must be paid out as winnings to participants. The last provision, of course, makes it impossible for card rooms to earn any money from games, so all gambling at membership clubs are“non-profitable activities”.

The FreeRolls Poker Club, however, (along with other up-and-coming poker clubs that have also figured out the winning, and completely legal, formula) offers daily, monthly, or annual subscriptions allowing members to play at the venue for as long as they like, with no further associated costs. The club also earns some extra money, via advertisements shown on touchscreens located on each individual table.

In order to enter the WPT DeepStacks Houston, a player must first pay a $100 membership, with all other funds collected subsequently going directly towards the tournament’s prize pool, meaning any re-entries will cost just $1,000. In other words, the card room will earn its revenues only from memberships fees, in addition to money derived from its advertisers and sponsors.World Poker Tour DeepStacks

Meanwhile, WPT DeepStacks executive director, Chris Torina, says that his brand is excited to be leading the way in Texas, and was hopeful that the “first-class live event” would pioneer the way for future tournaments to be held in Texas. Furthermore, the event has already attracted a great deal of buzz on social  media, indicating that it was likely to be an extremely popular event.

The question is, how many of our Texan followers will rush to enter this event. We can think of several who are probably already salivating, let us know who you are.

Send us your comments and or questions.