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Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Top 10 things to keep an eye on at the WSOP Main Event final table

20 July 2015
LAS VEGAS -- When Daniel Negreanu busted out of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 11th place, it felt like the air had been sucked out of the room. The fans in attendance had poured all their energy into supporting and rooting for the popular pro...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Double exposure and Pete Rose

19 July 2015
QUESTION: My wife and I went to Detroit to visit relatives, and some of us went to a casino. Her brothers are blackjack players and so am I, but they like a game called double exposure. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it before, but I know I’d never played it.In blackjack, the house has an edge because you only get to see one of the dealer’s cards, right? The dealer sees all your cards before he plays...read more
 
Articles by Henry  Tamburin
Articles by Henry Tamburin

Free bet blackjack

18 July 2015
Have you every wished the dealer would match your double down and pair split bets with chips from her chip tray? Wish no more, because that’s exactly the twist in the new blackjack game called free bet blackjack. To get the scoop on the game, I interviewed the game’s inventor Geoff Hall, CEO of Cus...read more
 
Articles by Mark  Pilarski
Articles by Mark Pilarski

Deal Me In: Most loss leaders are long gone

17 July 2015
Dear Mark: I have been practicing my Deuces Wild video poker skills, looking to accomplish that perfect play. The online casino I was practicing at today has the suggested card(s) hold feature by default. You can't shut it off. Here is my problem...read more
 
Articles by John  Grochowski
Articles by John Grochowski

Pink-faced

16 July 2015
If you play in casinos enough, you’re going to have some embarrassing little incidents. Maybe there’s a little rule or custom you don’t know about. Maybe you’re caught up in the day and just have a brain cramp. Maybe sometimes you’re just a victim of circumstances, doing nothing wrong, but a comment by a dealer or a player makes you go red.I’ve certainly had my share...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Negreanu falls short of WSOP Main Event final table

15 July 2015
LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set, and Joe McKeehen is your chip leader with 63.1 million in chips. Joining the McKeehen at the final table is Zvi Stern (29.8 million), Neil Blumenfield (22 million), Pierre Neuville (21.075 million), Max Steinberg (20.2 million), ...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Day 6 of the WSOP Main Event shows a shift in the meaning of 'social'

14 July 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Poker is always called a "social game." In home games, where most poker (in the U.S.) is played, that statement is true. But once you leave the friendly confines of the home game, it rings hollow. In competitive poker -- and especially in tournament poker -- the poker player is truly alone.That's not true in other individual sports and games...read more
 
Articles by Frank  Scoblete
Articles by Frank Scoblete

The demon of dice control

14 July 2015
FROM JOHN: Are dice controllers getting more notice from the casinos? I have played craps at various casinos in different states, and I've started to see more people setting their dice.Along with this, more comments from the boxman on the time it takes for them to do it...read more
 
Articles by Dan Podheiser

Top 10 things the World Series of Poker got right this year

13 July 2015
Boasting 67 tournaments over a month and a half of the summer, the World Series of Poker is the biggest and most popular poker event in the world. With that designation comes high expectations from players, media and all other stakeholders involved.It also means that, with upwards of 50,000 poker p...read more
 
Articles by Vin  Narayanan
Articles by Vin Narayanan

Prize money doesn't dull the pain at the WSOP Main Event

13 July 2015
LAS VEGAS -- There's no good way to bust out of the World Series of Poker Main Event. But some ways are a lot worse than others -- a lesson Heinz Kamutzki learned the hard way on Day 5 of the World Series of Poker Main Event.Kamutzki's day started innocently enough...read more

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