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On more than one occasion, it has been said that winning the World Series of Poker Main Event is every poker player's dream. For most though, plunking down $10,000 just for a ticket to the big show is a tough pill to swallow. That’s where satellite tournaments come into play. Year after year, players of every skill level take their shot in satellite tournaments, hoping that they can earn a seat into the WSOP Main for a fraction of the cost. After all, there’s no better feeling than being able to play for the big money while still maintaining your bankroll. No doubt in 2018 there will be pl
When professional poker players are asked how the game affects their life, they usually say it gives them money and freedom. In the meantime, the poker lifestyle is considered to be unhealthy: a bad regimen, burned nerves, poor nutrition, and social skills that leave a lot to be desired. However, people forget that poker is not just a specific way to earn money, but also serious training for the brain and a chance to develop entrepreneurial skills. Poker improves your self-discipline There are players with natural talent, no argument there. But strategy alone won't bring you success
[caption width="640"] The bracelet Tom McEvoy won for winning the 1983 WSOP Main Event can be yours for just The bracelet Tom McEvoy won for winning the 1983 WSOP Main Event can be yours for just $13,500,500[/caption] For many poker historians, Tom McEvoy holds a special place in poker history. In 1983 the then 38-year-old became the first person to win the World Series of Poker Main Event after winning their way in via a satellite. Now he’s selling off the bracelet he earned for that victory and a number of other pieces of memorabilia. In an eBay listing posted last week, poker fans ca
[caption width="320" align="alignleft"] Local businessman Ian Kalman wants a deep run in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event this week.(HPT photo)[/caption] When the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event gets underway this week in San Jose, California, Ian Kalman will be in the field taking on some of the biggest names in the game. “I love the Shooting Star tournament. It’s nice that it’s local and easy to get too. I mean, I don’t have to take a flight to play in it – so that’s nice,” said Kalman. The Shooting Star event is a unique one on the WPT. A total of 54 top pros ar