The Professor Schools the Teacher

December 24th, 2009 No comments

Both Gabe Kaplan, whom you may better know as Welcome Back Kotter teacher Gabe Kotter, and Howard “The Professor” Lederer would be considered “old school” poker players. Both have been very good players for decades, and the two showed how well they know each other in a hand on a recent episode of Poker After Dark.The hand took place early in the event, so all six players were still at the table and the blinds and stack sizes weren’t a really a factor at that point in the game. The hand began with Lederer sitting on the button and Kaplan in the big blind.

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David Benyamine Bluffs Jamie Gold

December 10th, 2009 No comments

On the television show High Stakes poker, the players often have some type of prop bet in play to juice up the action a bit. One of the most common props is the old 7-2 bet. All the players agree that anyone who wins a hand with 7-2 will collect some money from everyone at the table. During this period David Benyamine decided he would try to take down a pot while holding the worst hold’em hand.

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Negreanu Sniffs Out a Set at the WSOP

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

Daniel Negreanu is widely considered one of the best all-around tournament poker players in the world. He displayed his uncanny ability at putting opponents on hands at the World Series of Poker. In a situation where most of us would have lost a ton of chips, Negreanu was able to get off a big hand with ease.The hand started with Adam Jones limping in with the 7-2 of hearts. Negreanu was next to act, and made it 2,200 chips in to go with pocket nines. The raise apparently wasn’t enough to scare off Peter Antill, who called the raise with pocket fours.

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Montgomery Suffers Brutal Beat

November 19th, 2009 No comments

The final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker had lots of entertaining hands. We saw some hero calls and some bold moves at the poker tournament, but no hand could compare to the crushing beat that Scott Montgomery suffered to get eliminated in fifth place. He had just suffered a big loss for a good portion of his chips, but it looked like he was going to get right back into contention until the unspeakable happened.

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3D Poker: World of the Future

October 16th, 2009 No comments

Online poker is in constant evolution towards providing a playing experience that closely resembles a live game. Software creators understand that the more realistic their programs are, the more popular their games will be. The newest developments in online poker are three-dimensional programs that are more like video games than poker software. These games are reportedly, “Like Grand Theft Auto but with chip shuffling”, according to Bluff Magazine.

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