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By: Jason Lake   If you play home games regularly, you're probably used to a lot of banter at the poker table. Live tournament poker is a different animal. In the wise words of Daryl Hall and John Oates, some things are better left unsaid. Opening your mouth can really mess up your poker game; it's dangerous enough that some people refuse to talk at all, lest they give off “tells” or otherwise...
“Semi-Pro” Is a Good Thing
By: Jason Lake   The World Series of Poker is by far the most important event on the calendar. Every summer, the eyes of the poker world turn to the Rio in Las Vegas, where the best and the brightest gather to play for millions of dollars in prize money. It's become a cultural touchstone, drawing large audiences and encouraging countless people to try their hand at poker. Some of these people...
Colossus II Makes the Grade
By: Jason Lake No matter how you slice it, the World Series of Poker hit a home run this year with the $565 Colossus II No-Limit Hold'em tournament. Some will be disappointed with the turnout; 21,613 entries were registered for this year's event, down from 22,374 when it debuted last year. That includes rebuys – players were allowed back into any of the six starting flights if they busted early....
Making the Move From Online to Live Tournaments
By: Jason Lake   Repetition is the key to learning. That's why online poker players have been taking over the live tournament scene – they put in many more hands per hour than the 30 or so you might get to play in person. And they can play 24/7 from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever they can get internet. You're probably one of the growing legion of players who do just that. But have...
By: Jason Lake Henry Orenstein is a fine poker player. He won a bracelet at the 1996 World Series of Poker, beating 64 other players (including TJ Cloutier) to win the $5,000 Seven-Card Stud event. Orenstein also cashed in twice at the WSOP Main Event, and two years ago, he made the final table in another WSOP Stud tournament – at age 91. Not bad. But that's not half the story. Orenstein, a...

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