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Articles by John  Robison
Articles by John Robison

Ask the Slot Expert: Playing Max Coin on a Slot Machine

12 November 2014
[Referring to last week's column about having to itemize deductions to deduct gambling losses:] Presumably the standard deduction was at some time determined to be a best guess at what a typical person/family would be allowed to deduct from their gross income if they itemized...read more
 
Articles by Dan Podheiser

Watching the November Nine on TV is a surreal experience

11 November 2014
At around 3:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, Billy Pappas made his exit from the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. The Lowell, Mass. native and foosball legend grinded his way to the final five of the November Nine, before losing a coinflip for most of his stack to Swedish pro Martin Jacobson...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Tonking out in fourth, wins $2.8 million at WSOP Main Event

11 November 2014
Outside of Mark Newhouse, no one took their exit from the World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Monday night and Tuesday morning harder than William Tonking.Tonking's day was a true roller coaster. He started the day fifth in chips, then catapulted himself into second when he put the piec...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Van Hoof leads at WSOP Main Event final table

11 November 2014
LAS VEGAS -- First the Ryder Cup. Now the World Series of Poker Main Event. It’s been a banner year for the Europeans.A European is guaranteed to win the Main Event after Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen advanced to three-handed play early Tuesday morning.Van Hoof has 89.6 million in chips...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Lone amateur at WSOP final table exits fifth

11 November 2014
William Pappaconstantinou (aka, Billy Pappas) was carrying the hopes and dreams of the foosball community, the amateur poker playing community and the greater Boston community on his back at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Monday night (and into Tuesday morning).He struggled ear...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Larrabe's unorthodox style leads to sixth place at WSOP Main Event

11 November 2014
If you watched any of the World Series of Poker coverage leading up to the Main Event final table, you probably saw Andoni Larrabe making what most players would call unorthodox plays.The 22-year-old professional poker player from Spain didn't disappoint on Monday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel &...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Sindelar never gets comfortable, finishes seventh at WSOP Main Event

11 November 2014
Most of the time, when you've been in a profession for almost a decade, you've had enough experiences to be prepared for just about anything.That doesn't apply, however, to professional poker players who play under the lights of the ESPN stage as a member of the November Nine.Dan Sindelar never got...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Politano finishes eighth at WSOP Main Event, Brazil rejoices

11 November 2014
LAS VEGAS -- We're only 14 years into the 21st century, but saying Bruno Politano got Brazil excited about the World Series of Poker Main Event might be the understatement of the century.The November Nine has seen rowdy supporters in the past...read more
 
Articles by Aaron  Todd
Articles by Aaron Todd

Newhouse finishes ninth for second year in a row at WSOP final table

11 November 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Mark Newhouse knew that William Tonking's hand was ahead of his pocket 10s when Tonking called his 4.5-million-chip bet with the board reading J-4-2-4 in the 56th hand of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Since he knew he was behind, he planned to chec...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

Baccarat versus Mini Baccarat

11 November 2014
Baccarat (pronounced bah-cah-rah, not back-a-rat) and mini-baccarat are not the exact same games owing to slight changes in their formats and their speeds. Indeed, baccarat is a good game to play while mini-baccarat can be a dangerous game to play.Baccarat is usually played in high roller rooms on ...read more

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