Monthly Archive:: December 2018

Connor “blanconegro” Drinan dominating live and online poker from Canada. Connor Drinan isn’t really a household name in the live poker world, and yet he has amassed more than US $11 million in tournament cashes. His online poker moniker, “blanconegro”, has been known to strike fear in the hearts of those who know it,...
Does your poker game have a perceivably passive or aggressive personality? We’ve been talking recently about identifiable player types; labels that make others easier to read and exploit. Yesterday’s segment, entitled Get a Grip on Poker, deals with the difference between loose and tight play, and the hand range equated to each. Today, we’re...
Comparative theory of poker grip – loose versus tight hand selection. There are a lot of different player types out there. Pay enough attention, and you can throw multiple labels on everyone you come up against on the felt. Two of the most common types you can expect to come across are loose poker...
$1.9m GTD PartyPoker LIVE World Cup of Cards is coming to the Playground Poker Club in Montreal Jan 20-Feb 6. PartyPoker will return to its new favorite haunt, the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, next month. This time, the popular online poker operator is organizing a two-week festival that will see $1,926,000 in guaranteed...
World Poker Tour back in creator’s hands with Black Ridge merger. The World Poker Tour (WPT) is falling back into the hands of its founding father, Lyle Berman, thanks to a most interesting new merger deal. Berman’s company, Black Ridge Acquisition Corp, has struck a deal to acquire WPT Enterprises for $150 million. WPT...
Five reasons why PartyPoker will retain the title of best online poker site in 2019. PartyPoker made a lot of big moves in 2018. Some were extremely successful, impressing the operator’s worthy dominance of the industry upon players throughout Canada, Europe, and beyond. Others were, well… not so well received. But together, all of...
Daniel Negreanu does it again, laying down top straight on a gut feeling his opponent outdrew him. There’s something about Daniel Negreanu. Something eerily akin to telepathy. I don’t think they guy is psychic, or he’d have more WSOP bracelets–at the least, an ever-elusive WOSP Championship title—adorning his trophy case. But if he’s not...
A close-up look at small-ball poker, the modern-day bet sizing strategy of Daniel Negreanu. It wasn’t too long ago that tournaments thrived on big bets from big players. You were either a weak limper, or an aggressive pot-multiplying raiser. The unleashing of so much aggression is what reduced the fields so quickly. The aggressors...
Surviving a poker tournament in the final stages, as advised by Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu. Making the transition from skilled player to effective professional is far easier said than done. It’s not just about learning the ways of modern day masters, but executing them with refined precision. Who better to learn such intricate skills...
Daniel Negreanu’s modern-day advice for making the bubble in a live multi-table tournament. Yesterday, we began a discussion on the expert tournament strategy of Canada’s most successful MTT professional, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu. The first edition covers his words of wisdom for the earliest stages of a multi-table tournament (MTT). If you missed it,...