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Chinese Poker
Posted at 06/03/2009 11 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Chinese Poker --- Chinese poker, also known as Russian poker, is getting more popular all over the world although it originally started in Asia as the name indicates. It is even played online now making it easily available to everyone especially the new players who may want to learn how to play it...



Common Mistakes Poker Players Make
Posted at 09/14/2008 02 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Common Mistakes Poker Players Make --- Poker, as any and everyone who have tried their hands at the game or who know how the game is played will tell you that Poker is a game of skill. No doubt a little luck will go a long way in any game, but poker is game of wits where you have to know when to hold and when to fold ...



Putting the Play Back in Poker
Posted at 08/30/2008 09 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
Putting the Play Back in Poker --- With the mélange of poker tournaments on offer all around the world and online, poker has come to be seen as a serious sport. A number of novelty companies have put the fun back in the game by creating little collectibles that can be used to customize your poker experience.


Tips to win while playing poker
Posted at 08/05/2008 02 AM in General Discussions by Sack.
Tips to win while playing poker --- Many believe that Poker is a game of luck and there is no place for skills and ability at this popular game card game. However, it has been proved that poker is not only about playing with intent and ability, but there is great amount of intelligence and skill that goes along wit...



European Poker Tour
Posted at 07/09/2008 11 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
European Poker Tour --- The European Poker Tour is a series of Poker championships in the European circuit that attract players by the thousands. These are broadcast throughout Europe and are watched by millions of viewers. The increasing popularity of the European Poker Tour has attracted many sponsors...



The Three Prominent Poker Player Types
Posted at 10/13/2007 01 AM in General Discussions by Sack.
The Three Prominent Poker Player Types --- Very often, you would have come across players who are different from the rest. At the same time, you would play against those who are as easy as a walk in the park. These players are highly predictive and lack any sort of creative imagination. A significant chunk of your earning...



Poker is a Game of Hunting
Posted at 09/04/2007 04 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
Poker is a Game of Hunting --- One of the most important tactics applied in poker is ‘waiting for your chance.’ It might sound weird to you, but the fact remains that winning players always wait for an opportunity and do not take hasty decisions. Most rookies make the mistake of judging a game by its surface a...



Registration begins for WSOP Europe’s inaugural event
Posted at 08/14/2007 04 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Registration begins for WSOP Europe’s inaugural event --- The Las Vegas tournament has set its sights on Europe, starting September 6 at The Casino in The Empire in Leicester Square, London. The event will kick off with a three day, £2500 HORSE event. A two-day £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament, also hosted at The Empire, will commence ...



A Strong Starting Hand is Just a Good Start
Posted at 08/09/2007 04 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
A Strong Starting Hand is Just a Good Start --- A common phenomenon among mediocre players is their fixation for starting hands. More often than not, these players have the misconception that the starting hand determines the course of the game and at times, even the result. When they have an AK or a QQ, it is highly probable t...



A Career In Poker
Posted at 07/16/2007 03 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
A Career In Poker --- Somebody once asked me what I do for a living. I was quite surprised to see the look of bewilderment on the face of that person when I told him I play Poker. It could be because it is a common perception that Poker is a hobby and is played only when people have time to kill. Howe...



WSOP achieves second largest field and payout in 38 year history
Posted at 07/11/2007 11 PM in General Discussions by The Padawan.
WSOP achieves second largest field and payout in 38 year history --- The World Series of Poker is by far the largest poker tournament in existence today and this year’s tournament of 2007 showed some remarkable results. The World Series of Poker achieved its second highest ever field and payout percentages in its 38 year old history despite the US...



Phil Hellmuth win at the WSOP
Posted at 06/20/2007 01 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Phil Hellmuth win at the WSOP --- The second week of a scheduled seven week action at the WSOP concluded on Sunday 17th June, 2007 at the Rio. The highlight of the father’s day action at the World Series of Poker was the record-extending win by one of the greatest players alive, Phil Hellmuth. The juggernaut seem...



Online Poker Safety
Posted at 04/12/2006 07:04:02 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Online Poker Safety --- Poker is very easily accessible because you can play online but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is completely safe. In general it depends on where you are playing because not all online poker rooms follow the rules.

Some companies steal money from players or take...



Becoming a Pro
Posted at 04/05/2006 08:40:40 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Becoming a Pro --- A good amount of people play online poker for a living because the game is so easily accesible. The only thing a person that plays poker for a living has to do is get up in the morning and turn on their computer and they are at work.

It sounds great but it is not for e...



Online or Offline?
Posted at 04/03/2006 02:27:49 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Online or Offline? --- A lot of people are playing poker online, and I mean a lot. Even with that said a lot of people still like the face to face offline games. So which one is better?

Some of the reasons people give for playing offline is that it is much easier to cash out. You don't have ...



Routines, Rituals, Rules, and Superstitions
Posted at 03/27/2006 10:12:29 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Routines, Rituals, Rules, and Superstitions --- Everyone has certain ways to do certain things. Some people go to the gym at the same time everyday. Some people play basketball with lucky socks. Other people grocery shop at the same time every week.

In poker, players have routines, rituals, rules, and superstition...



The future of poker
Posted at 03/09/2006 12:48:05 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
The future of poker --- The popularity of poker has increased dramatically over the last few years. People are playing poker in online poker rooms, at casinos, in their homes, on college campuses, and even on television. The question this brings up is how long will poker’s popularity last? A lot of thin...



A change of plan
Posted at 03/03/2006 03:42:09 AM in General Discussions by Toxteth Jack.
A change of plan --- The real world took over for what should have been my 3rd week. A blocked drain led to a flooded bathroom and hall. So I took the hint and had this week off, just playing a few SnGs on Stars as and when I felt like it in between dealing with soggy carpets etc. The 2nd week of 'th...



First week not so great
Posted at 02/14/2006 11:48:47 PM in General Discussions by Toxteth Jack.
First week not so great --- Well I've finished my first 'proper' week and I feel lucky to be only $6 down at the end of it. On Wednesday morning, coming to the end of my last hour I got involved in a hand I had no business being involved in and lost $9. Instead of stopping I foolishly tried to 'get it back'...



High Stakes Poker On GSN
Posted at 02/13/2006 03:58:35 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
High Stakes Poker On GSN --- If you have yet to see or hear about this then you’re really missing out. Every Monday night on GSN at 9:00 eastern time there is poker being shown. Yeah, I know, big whoop-- you can see poker just about every day now on some channel. But straying from the norm of the same old fi...



Is Poker the New Stock Market?
Posted at 02/11/2006 01:21:32 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Is Poker the New Stock Market? ---

When people talk about investing or using their money to make money they talk about stocks, real estate, CD’s, mutual funds, and starting a business. Why is their no mention of poker as an investment?

The truth is, people that play poker, whether as a hobby or for a ...



I learned a new word
Posted at 01/25/2006 08:52:39 AM in General Discussions by The Padawan.
I learned a new word --- I have learned the most hated word in poker. Variance. This is an ugly nasty word. Especially since I learned it the hard way. I got hammered with variance in 4 straight SnGs. It happened like this. In each SnG I was dealt AA in good position with 4 or 5 players left. Someone ahe...



Poker Study Break – The Importance of Continuous Improvement
Posted at 01/22/2006 07:12:51 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Study Break – The Importance of Continuous Improvement --- In many ways, poker players are like a flowing stream or river. We find the path of least resistance within the online poker world, and then stick with it. We gladly take our profits from preying on the weaker players in our path. The problem with this is that without continue...



Poker As a Part-Time Job
Posted at 12/20/2005 06:46:30 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker As a Part-Time Job --- In the whirlwind of events that has been my professional life as of late, I have struggled to find the place where poker fits in. My initial exploits in poker were those of a hobbyist simply looking to play for fun while enjoying small and steady profits. However, as the profit...



Is Poker A Sport?
Posted at 11/10/2005 04:15:50 AM in General Discussions by Sack.
Is Poker A Sport? --- I frequent a few message boards, have casual conversations, and listen to drunken banter on almost a daily basis. People wage verbal war from all topics ranging from politics and religion to whether or not that chicks things are real. Conversations get heated, things are said abo...



Don't Berate the Fish
Posted at 11/09/2005 02:07:52 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Don't Berate the Fish --- I believe that most people are full of themselves to a certain extent. I don't think anyone can deny that they like the feeling they get by outdoing someone else, whether playing a sport, a game, or even just being proven right after an argument. Everyone thinks they're very cle...



Update
Posted at 11/08/2005 02:32:02 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Update --- This is just to let everyone know that I'm still alive. I haven't been keeping up with the blog and I apologize to anyone who may actually read my stuff. To be honest, I'm not really happy with the quality of my posts in the past. I think I've been repetitive and just plain bo...



The Honor Of Being Feared
Posted at 10/29/2005 07:11:42 AM in General Discussions by Sack.
The Honor Of Being Feared --- p1_ivey_0714.jpg

Would you want that staring you down as you make a decision? I know I sure wouldn't! I'm happy to say one of my favorite players to watch and learn from ca...



PokerStars Blogger Championship
Posted at 09/29/2005 08:50:11 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
PokerStars Blogger Championship --- PokerStars is offering entry to a blogger championship tournament on October 23rd, 2006 – 4:00pm EST / 1:00pm PST. Having registered for the tournament, I will report the outcome to the blog. Best of luck to all other entrants!




Guess Who Had a Winning Week!
Posted at 09/26/2005 04:57:29 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Guess Who Had a Winning Week! --- It's been like two weeks since I've written, so there's a lot of updating to get to. The week that ended on the 18th fell in line with the previous ones as far as the being crappy is concerned. However, thanks to a brilliant football wager I pretty much broke even for the week....



I'm Back!
Posted at 09/13/2005 09:22:47 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
I'm Back! --- After a little absence from the blog, I'm back and better than ever. Actually, I'm exactly the same as ever, but I'm feeling optimistic so let's pretend. Let me get the bad news out of the way and mention that last week was another losing one. Thanks to a couple of bonuses I g...



Comments Welcome – Movable Type Comment Spam is No More
Posted at 09/09/2005 10:24:57 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Comments Welcome – Movable Type Comment Spam is No More --- At least I hope so anyway!

Previously, I had the comment feature enabled and welcomed comments on any of the blog posts on the site. Unfortunately, however, there are many programs out there preying Movable Type’s comment feature by submitting countless spam messages ...



Slowly Getting Back
Posted at 09/07/2005 02:02:34 AM in General Discussions by Sack.
Slowly Getting Back --- Well things have finally balanced out in the world and I’m back to my normal profitability in the world of poker. My withdrawals from last night will total more than my paychecks from work, which is very good to Sack. The downside is that it is really only balancing out the lackl...



Poker Gods And My Sins
Posted at 09/01/2005 05:43:01 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
Poker Gods And My Sins --- *NOTE* This was written a few days ago, I just forgot to post it!

From time to time a ship passes through the sea that does not satisfy the standards or wishes that King Neptune has set forth. A cocky “unsinkable” ship partying and playing loud music all night may pass...



Square One
Posted at 08/31/2005 08:53:04 PM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Square One --- This week has been pretty much as bad as I think it can get poker-wise. I've lost all the money I made last week, plus a little. I just feel completely beaten down. I made some mistakes, like I always do when I play, but the majority of the losses have been due to suckouts or ...



Rainbows and Kittens
Posted at 08/29/2005 03:03:15 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Rainbows and Kittens --- After a slow start followed by a maddening downturn, my first week of jobless poker skyrocketed into a resounding success. I can only assume that the plea in my last post convinced the poker gods to take pity on me, as since then my cards have improved a skrillion-fold, my confi...



Affirmation In Negative Times
Posted at 08/25/2005 01:40:34 PM in General Discussions by Sack.
Affirmation In Negative Times --- In the short few months I hav? actually been playing poker I feel like I have come a long way and played very well. And when I say few months playing, I don’t mean as in “I’ve played some form of poker for {kittens} and giggles and now I play seriously. I actually mean I’ve only ...



Make it Stop!
Posted at 08/25/2005 05:52:49 AM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Make it Stop! --- It seems like only yesterday that I was posting about my moderate success, spouting optimism and touting the freedom of my new life. What a fool I was. So young, so naive. I've come to realize over the last twenty-some-odd hours that poker hates me, and I it. Let me explain. ...



Mediocre Poker
Posted at 08/23/2005 11:33:50 PM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Mediocre Poker --- It rhymes. Cute. Anyway, this is the second official day of my poker career. So far things have been pretty lukewarm. I haven't won any huge pots, nor have I lost any. My big hands have held up for the most part, so I can't complain about that. There just haven't been many ...



Chasing the Dream - An Introduction
Posted at 08/19/2005 09:46:01 PM in General Discussions by Wiggie.
Chasing the Dream - An Introduction --- Like so many others in the post-Moneymaker poker boom, I'm fairly new to poker. I got the bug while watching the 2004 World Series of Poker. Although I didn't know anything about hold 'em or much about poker at all, I was intrigued and began learning as much as I could about th...



Calling All Prospective Blog Authors – Free Poker Blog!
Posted at 08/09/2005 08:33:21 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Calling All Prospective Blog Authors – Free Poker Blog! --- In the words of the great songwriting, but whiney singing Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'! Albeit a little less revolutionary than the social changes of the 1960’s, PokerGreed.com will be undergoing some major changes in the coming weeks. You may have noticed the recen...



Rounders Movie Review
Posted at 04/17/2005 05:22:20 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Rounders Movie Review ---



Is There a Right Way to Play Poker?
Posted at 04/08/2005 03:50:19 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Is There a Right Way to Play Poker? --- On the surface, poker appears simple enough to warrant a yes answer to this question. When you eliminate all the qualitative considerations in a poker game, it ultimately boils down to a game of long-run statistics. However, playing the mathematically correct way all the time d...



Understanding Your Poker Outs
Posted at 04/04/2005 04:24:15 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Understanding Your Poker Outs --- What are Outs? In basic terms, your outs in a poker hand are those cards that you believe will make you a winning hand. Note that you are not guaranteed to win a hand when you hit your outs because you do not know what your opponent ha...



The Importance of Bonus Dollars
Posted at 03/29/2005 04:33:46 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
The Importance of Bonus Dollars --- Many of the online poker rooms offer bonus dollars for initial and subsequent redeposits into your poker account on an almost continuous basis. These bonus dollars are then converted into real money, at varying rates depending on the site, as you play in their cash games. For l...



Buy-In With the Table Maximum
Posted at 03/28/2005 06:10:43 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Buy-In With the Table Maximum --- Question: In cash games, should I buy-in with the table minimum or maximum? Answer: Great question! Regardless of the limit you play, you are faced with a decision each time you sit at the poker table as to how much to buy-in for. M...



Poker Motivated by Greed – Playing for Profit
Posted at 03/28/2005 01:23:46 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Motivated by Greed – Playing for Profit --- The name PokerGreed.com originates from the framework that I employ in my poker play. I am highly motivated by the concept of accumulating money, even if it means taking that money from other individuals (within the governing rules). In essence, I am not satisfied by what I alr...



Poker Conspiracy Theory
Posted at 03/25/2005 10:37:39 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Conspiracy Theory --- If you frequent any of the existing poker forums or chat rooms, you will undoubtedly hear numerous posts discussing possible conspiracies on various poker websites. Are these individuals being paranoid, or is there some truth to the claims?

Cash Out Curse


Poker & Taxes (For Non-Professional Players)
Posted at 03/24/2005 03:32:21 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker & Taxes (For Non-Professional Players) --- Benjamin Franklin said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Unfortunately, our poker endeavors are not immune to this phrase. This post is intended to discuss tax considerations as they relate to poker winnings.

Who needs to pay taxes?



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