Dapo takes down $100+9 on Pokerstars

November 9, 2007

Dapo Fadeyi, a founding member of Team PROP, took down a $100+9 buyin on Pokerstars last night, under the alias greygoose8.  He outlasted 300 players to take home the $8250 first place prize.  Listen to Dapo breakdown his thought process throughout this event:

“Well going into the tourney my strategy was just to be patient early and try to pick up a few hands and generally if I can get away with a few bluffs early things generally go well for me. Things went to plan as I picked up some big pairs early and won a lot of small uncontested pots. I was one of the chip leaders the entire tourney. A major hand for me was … Read the rest of this entry »

Durrr amongst the Chip Leaders @ Foxwoods…Freddy Deeb and Zeejustin are aswell.

November 9, 2007

He is known more for his cash game skills than his tournament prowess, but that doesn’t mean that online phenom Tom “durrrr” Dwan can’t build a chip stack. On day 1b of the World Poker Finals, Dwan jumped out to an early chip lead after doubling up with a straight flush and spent the rest of the day terrorizing his table and increasing his stack. Read the rest of this entry »

Negative Sum Game

November 8, 2007

This post is about sustainability.  It’s about inefficient legislation.  It’s about the future.  It’s about economic trends.  It’s about special interest groups.  It’s about corruption. 

Are we talking about politics?  No.  Well, mostly no.  We’re talking poker, and the future of the game we all enjoy.

Poker is currently a negative sum game…  Read the rest of this entry »

Phil Ivey Wisdom

November 7, 2007

From fulltiltpoker.com:

When it comes to advice about poker, my attitude is very simple: seek it out, absorb it, but while you’re at the table, forget it.

I’m a firm believer in learning the game by playing the game. I’m not saying there aren’t a lot of great resources around to help players improve their games or that poker books and tutorials don’t have their place. They do. However, the problem I see with people who rely on these kinds of aids is that they end up playing poker like someone else or – even worse – like everyone else. Read the rest of this entry »