Mark Seif wins no-limit hold'em championship, earns second gold bracelet this week!
How great a week has this been for Mark Seif? Just six days ago, he won his first gold bracelet ever in the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold'em Shootout. Seif collected $181,330 for his victory.
I will continue analyzing the play of hands after the flop today by looking at two forms of 3 of a kind. There are three ways to make 3 of a kind in Omaha on the flop. First: the flop may contain 3 of the same rank. I will not consider this probability as it offers all players the same advantage. If you are holding two cards of the same rank and flop a third you will have 3 of a kind. This is commonly referred to as a set. When a pair flops and you hold a single card of the same rank this is referred to as flopping trips.
I thought I could win the hand with a pair of kings, but when an ace dropped on the river and the tough looking old woman opposite me went all in, I declined to call. A few hands later, she went all in again; this time her kings beat a pair of queens. It was a righteous win, so why did I feel uneasy? There was something about this wigwearing woman that made me wary. She wore a pound of makeup, even had some on the backs of her hands. Her lipstick looked like it was applied with a palette knife.
Todd Brunson triumphs in Omaha High-Low championship and wins first gold bracelet
When Todd Brunson was 23-years-old, he approached his parents. He told them that he intended to become a professional poker player. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Brunson had many career options from which to choose. But like his famous father who made an identical decision a generation earlier, Brunson figured he could make a much better living toiling across the green felt rather than conforming to a more conventional way of life.
The Fear Factor:
'Rookie' Brian Wilson tops all-star poker lineup and wins first gold bracelet
Some generations are defined by popular slogans. "The Greatest Generation" referred to young people raised during the 1940s who made tremendous sacrifices. "Make Love, Not War" came to define the 1960s and a cultural revolution. "Greed is Good" typified the prevailing attitude during the ultra-materialistic 1980s.
You don't have to wait for summer for poker to heat up in New York State. It's hot now and getting hotter!
Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY, is going even bigger . . . from 22 poker tables to 32. Construction starts after their Third Annual Empire State Hold'em Championship, August 14-21. To hone your tournament skills prior to the event, you can take advantage of any of 10 daily tournaments, most no-limit hold'em. The poker room is open 24-7.
"It's very easy to do a good deed." - Barry Greenstein
[Editor's Note: This story is an adaptation of interviews and material that are part of Ms. Eolis' forthcoming book, Power Poker Dame.]
During the past several weeks, scores of poker players have taken their places on the set of the new poker movie, Lucky You, to participate in a piece of modern poker history. I was part of the crowd, counting the blessing of yet a third tony poker invitation in one week.
Denis Ethier Wins Stud High-Low Poker Derby:
Former racehorse owner from Canada eclipses tough field and cashes $160,682 ticket
A record 279 players saddled up to run in the second Seven-Card Stud High-Low (Eight-or-Better) championship at this year's World Series of Poker. For this event, the entry fee was $2,000. The total prize pool amounted to $513,360.