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The Weak Lead: Strategy and Counter Strategy, PART 1

Have you ever played against an opponent who makes a minimum bet despite a large pot? There are different reasons that an opponent uses this strategy. For some players they do not understand the no limit betting structure. A savvy player uses the minimum bet when they are on a draw, when they have a medium strength hand, to gain information, to steal the pot against certain opponents, and when they have a very strong hand. By making a minimum bet they might prevent an opponent from making a larger bet when on a draw.

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Brits Challenge Yanks to Poker

Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and James Bond are British names known and respected by Americans. Now, WILLIAM HILL may become the latest addition.

Founded in 1934, the company has been a major innovator in the growth and development of the gaming industry in the UK. Today, it owns two greyhound stadiums and operates some 2,200 betting-shops where visitors can wager on all sports, Baseball, NFL, Soccer, and Politics, among them.

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Oklahoma to Vegas and back to Oklahoma

Whatever happens in Vegas-Stays in Vegas. But here is a different line-What happened in Vegas-started in Oklahoma then it came to Las Vegas. And then the bottom line is: What happened in Vegas- Started in Oklahoma, Came to Vegas and now is returning back home to Oklahoma.

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Player Profile: Wendeen Eolis

Wendeen Eolis was up early on a recent morning for business-related conference calls to Asia and Europe, all about deals requiring her expertise concerning the strategic use of lawyers to get big deals done.

She was working from her hotel room at one of the new Indian-owned California resorts, but modern telecommunications being what it is, some things can easily be done anywhere. In this case, Eolis was balancing the demands of two very different kinds of challenges, all of them involving very big deals.

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Letter to a Loser

Dear Loser, I'm sorry to hear you've been running so badly. If I understand your situation, it's this:

You're getting spanked right now and there doesn't seem to be anything you can do to stop it. The last few weeks have been a perfect storm of bad beats, bad luck, and bad decisions, and it's combining to chew a hole in your bankroll, your confidence and your normally sunny disposition. And it's not like you don't know it's happening. To paraphrase Paul Kelly, "You see the knives out, you turn your back. You see the train, you stay right on that track."

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Stud 8 Myths

Stud 8 Myths

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Turning the Tables: A Joe and Hobby Fiction

Hobby and I drove to the farmer's market in West L.A. to buy fresh veggies. He was on another health kick, concocting all sorts of liquefied vegetable goop to purify his body. I stay silent on the sidelines, knowing that in another week or so he'll be lusting over a medium-rare steak. Hobby was inspecting a bunch of organic kale when I spotted someone I recognized.

"Julie," I shouted to catch her attention. When she turned I saw her eyes were red. She wanted to be recognized like someone wanted to be stopped for speeding, but she managed to muster a smile for me.

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Sometimes in life, there are things we'd liked to have done differently, if given a second chance. So I asked Mike if there's anything he would do differently today regarding poker. He gave me a list of pitfalls he'd like to have avoided. He said that he allowed his ego to dictate too many times. When he was young, it was practically impossible for him to let a challenge go by. For no reason, except ego, he'd risk his whole bankroll. Mike suggests that you guard against gambling more than you can afford to lose. When you gamble above your bankroll, you often must rebuild it.

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U.S. Poker Players Believe Skill Outweighs Luck

A survey of U.S. poker players commissioned by The World Poker Exchange, sponsor of the upcoming London Open lifestyle poker tournament in August, reveals preferences regarding playing poker, a game that is reaching new heights in popularity. Seventy-five percent of players engage in a game at least three times a month. Respondents indicated that 39 percent play five times or more a month. A 57 percent majority of online poker players believe that winning is more about skill than luck versus the 74 percent of traditional casino poker players who believe that skill definitely trumps luck.

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Cardroom Round-up: Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino

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