The Irish Poker Open is around the corner. It’s scheduled to kick off on March 29th 2013 and will play through April 1st. The year 2013 might sound like a long ways away, but time flies. Before we know it, winter will be coming to a close and March will be upon us.
You can prepare yourself for the Irish Open starting today by visiting Titan Poker and winning a free entry to the main event. Titan Poker is currently hosting a satellite series that is giving away €3200 prize packages to the Irish Open.
Every week from now until March 22nd, Titan Poker will be hosting three super satellites. These satellites will be giving away prize packages that include a seat at the Irish Open, airfare and accommodations. Here’s a quick look at the super satellite schedule:
- Sundays: Irish Open Super Satellite at 20:00 GMT €160+16
- Mondays: Irish Open Super Satellite at 20:00 GMT €30+3 R/A
- Thursdays: Irish Open Super Satellite at 20:00 GMT €100+9
If you finish high enough in any of these weekly events, you’ll be going to Dublin courtesy of Titan Poker. There, you’ll compete against some of the best poker players in the world for your chance to win life-changing money in one of the biggest tournament events of the year.
These satellites may be a little on the expensive side, but do not worry. Titan Poker will also be hosting sub-qualifiers the whole time. You can play in these sub-satellites for as little as €0.31+0.03 and win your way up through the ranks. Play your cards right, and you just might end up in Dublin.
Here’s what each prize package includes:
- €2000+250 for the entry fee
- €395 for 5 nights at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin
- €30 for handling fees
- €525 for travel and spending money
Starting now, you can win free seats to the Carbon Poker $125K every week by earning a measly 100 VIP points. All you have to do is earn 100 VIP points between 00:01 on Sunday and 15:00 the following Saturday. Do that and you’ll be invited to a freeroll tournament in which the top 100 players receive free tickets to the $109 $125K Guarantee.
The freeroll tournament is hosted every Saturday at 15:00. If you have earned 100 VIP points by that time, you’ll get a chance to play. If you place in the top 100 in that tournament, you’ll get free tickets to the $125K on the following day. Read More…
Dr. Jack Berdy from New York has announced a new Botox treatment regimen geared specifically for poker players. The doctor calls the program “Pokertox” and says that it is designed to help poker players avoid giving off tells at the poker table.
In a story posted by the Huffington Post, Dr. Berdy explains that poker players can schedule a meeting with him to talk about their tells. The patient and doctor can then come up with a Botox treatment plan to help combat those poker tells. Read More…
Bet365 has a pretty simple VIP rewards system that’s based on earning Merit Points. Every time you participate in a real money cash game or tournament, Merit Points are credited to your account. After you accumulate a few Merit Points, you can start redeeming them for merchandise, free tournament tickets and cold, hard cash. Read More…
One of the best all-around poker tips I can give you is to leave your pride at the door. This piece of advice goes for both complete newbies and experienced vets alike. Pride has always been associated with poker because poker is seen as a game of great minds and stone-faced bluffs. This is due to the competitive nature of poker as well as TV’s portrayal of James Bond-like characters defeating their opponents in high stakes poker games. Read More…
The majority of poker sites offer new customers one of two options to experience poker on their computers. The most popular method is to download the poker software, install it and play through the software. The second option is to play at the website through a browser-based interface similar to free Flash games that you can find online. Read More…
Five Card Draw is the most difficult mainstream poker game to find online. It’s the game most of us first learned as kids but yet it has had a real hard time catching on online. The good news is there are still a few poker sites that offer real money 5 Card Draw games online. Read More…
Out of all the different player types in poker, maniacs always give me the most trouble. These are the players that raise a lot of hands, bet frequently and make huge raises out of nowhere. These players are tough to play against because they are unpredictable and they put us in uncomfortable spots for lots of money. Read More…
A press release distributed by Lock Poker earlier today officially acknowledged that Lock Poker is in the process of buying the Cake Poker Network. Lock Poker announced that it is in the process of purchasing the Cake Poker Network and all its assets. In place of both networks, Lock Poker will create a new poker network called Revolution Gaming on June 1st. Read More…
Poker cash games are where the real action takes place. Tournaments might get a lot of TV coverage, but cash games are where millions and millions of dollars trade hands every day. The biggest winning poker players in the world make the vast majority of their money in cash games.
The continuous nature of cash games makes them a great place to win money. You don’t lose hours of your life if a single hand goes poorly like you do in tournaments. And if you hit a rough patch of luck, you can jump right back in there and keep on grinding. The other side of the coin is that it is just as easy to lose money in cash games. If you’re not careful, you can lose a lot of money very quickly.
So with that in mind, these are the five easiest ways to lose money in poker cash games:
1. Play a lot of starting hands
This piece of advice has been repeated countless times on the internet, but people to this day continue to lose money in cash games by playing too loose. I think that much of the problem is that the blinds look so small compared to the stack sizes that people feel they can sneak in for cheap and have a real shot at winning a big pot.
The problem with loose play in cash games is not the cost of the blinds (although that does have an effect), but it is that loose play puts you into difficult situations after the flop. If you play too many starting hands, you will end up making tough decisions after the flop. This eventually leads to you losing big pots with mediocre hands.
2. Bluff a lot
Bluffing is overrated in online cash games – especially in low stakes cash games. When you bluff against loose players, there is a good chance that you will be called. The definition of “loose player” is someone who calls too much. When you bluff against smart players, there’s a good chance you get called by strong hands. Good players do not get into big pots without strong hands. Read More…