All Strategy – Pokerroad Review

August 27, 2008

Sometimes I get sick of writing about pokerroad. But the fact is, they produce some of the best content in the poker-sphere. If you don’t know by now, check em out.

Their newest show is ‘All Strategy’ with Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, and Scott Huff.

Start at the bottom – Scott Huf – he’s entertaining and keeps things moving along.

Bonomo – he is MUCH better than the ‘calling station’ show he produced on Cardplayer. That show made my ears hurt, and there was a video feed to make it more awkward and boring. I think he’s better on PR because he doesn’t have to carry the entertainment value, he can just get geeky on em. His personality is kind of bland, but he seems to get a little more lively with some other personalities to key in on.

Negreanu – obviously one of the best minds in poker, and also one of the few who can truly verbalize his thoughts.

The show – overall very informative. If you like poker strategy talk then the ‘All Strategy’ show is going to be entertaining for you.

This Episode – a great dialogue on short stacking tournament play. Bonomo said “…often players use being on the short stack as an excuse to play poorly.” They proceed to discuss the benefits of logically thinking about your stack size, along with the other players at your table stack sizes. Even when you are desperate, there can be good and bad opportunities to try and double up or pick up the blinds/antes. I also liked the ‘coin-flipping’ discussion – if you are better than the average player at the table, then you can think twice about getting in those ‘average’ spots, and look for better spots to accumulate chips (with made hands, safe boards, etc.)



Three reasons to like Kid Poker

August 22, 2008

Daniel Negreanu – he’s well respected among the poker community.  He’s played in the biggest games in the world, and although not a regular in those games any more he at least takes his shots.  He is a bit of a work horse, and has multiple side projects all taping into the poker world to make a few dollars.  Another smart move, you might as well get the gravy while the gravy is worth gettin.  He’s also the type of tv personality that makes it interesting to watch – you hear his thought processes on hands, you listen to him call out the opponents cards, he laughs and jokes, much more entertaining overall than the standard sunglass/hat wearing couch-pro.  At the end of the day it’s about marketability.  It pays to set yourself apart and define your niche.  He is the ‘nice guy’ in the poker world.

Here’s three reasons why I like him:

1.  We have the same birthday.  July 26th.

2.  He likes the Buffalo Bills.  Wide Right.

3.  He can put together complete sentences and talk intelligently about any poker game.  Stay in school kids.

Daniel Negreanu Signs w/Poker Stars!

June 11, 2007

Big news, Daniel Negreanu – one of the best all around poker players out there, has left Full Contact Poker, and signed with Poker Stars. 

A press conference is set to take place at the Rio at 11 a.m. PT.  Negreanu will be bringing his protégé promotion over with him. Read the rest of this entry »