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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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Player Profile: Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton

February 16th, 2009 No comments

Oneof Europe’s best young online poker players is Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton. Hailing from London, Laurence has recently vaulted himself into the No. 6 position on the pocketfives.com online tournament player standings with an amazing display of multi-tabling the biggest games online. “rivermanl” or “whatariver1” as he’s also known, not only plays in all the big online multi-table poker tournaments, but he also plays high limit sit-and-go and $25/$50 no limit holdem cash games, all at the same time.

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Player Profile: Jonathan “therookieqq9” Plens

February 15th, 2009 No comments

The country of Canada has produced a few big-name poker stars: Daniel Negreanu and Brad Booth, just to name a couple. But Canada is also producing some of the best online players as well, featuring frequently in world poker news and one of them is rapidly becoming one of the biggest names in online multi-table tournament poker. Jonathan “therookieqq9” Plens has been making his mark on the online poker player leaderboards for more than a year now, and recently has vaulted himself into the pocketfives.com top 10 online player standings by winning the pocketfives.com monthly PLB race in November 2008.

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