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Vegas or Bust: World Series of Poker Tips

Johnny Kampis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

The World Series of Poker begins a week from today, as pros and amateurs alike converge on Las Vegas for what is by far the world's biggest poker tour...

Vegas or Bust: Small Bankroll? Large Bankroll? It's All Relative

Johnny Kampis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

When I say I plan to begin a six-week journey through the World Series of Poker with a $10,000 bankroll, you, as a reader, probably fall into one of two camps. You think that's a crazy amount of money to risk in Vegas this summer. Or you think it's a pittance of a bankroll for the WSOP.

Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Pros

Johnny Kampis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

On the precipice of 40, the dream still burns within me. It burns so strongly that my wife, Amy, and I will pack up our 6-year-old son, John Harper, and 2-year-old daughter, Sarah Beth, and drive to that gambling mecca of the Mojave where we will live as locals for nearly two months during the duration of the 2016 WSOP.

6 Casino Hotels Worth the Gamble

trivago | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel

With cash prizes in the millions, and a host of celebrities joining international tournaments, it's no surprise that poker is fast becoming the most popular game of chance online and of course on the casino floor.

Player Accidentally Enters Wrong Event At World Series Of Poker, Wins Anyway

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weird News

They say fortune favors the bold, but for Christian Pham, maybe it was just in the cards. Pham, 40, accidentally signed up for the wrong event in t...

WATCH: Poker Player Not The Least Bit Excited About Winning Millions

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.18.2014 | Weird News

You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run celebrate winning millions of dollars. Pro pok...

How Poker Can Tell Us If a Person Will Blow His Money

Don McNay | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Poker players frequently give off signals that tip off the kind of cards they have. It is the same thing in these conferences. I would actually pay the attorneys and clients to bring me to meditations as I can spot problems and make corrections before they get money in their hands.

Why Poker Champ Isn't Getting His $11.7 Million

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Poker champ Phil Ivey recently played a different card game and won $11.7 million. But did he play Crockfords casino for a sucker? The ritzy London...

Art of Living: Poker and Mindful Meditation

Kate Moulene | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kate Moulene

I have found the most productive, fun, and effective exercise for mastering discipline comes from playing poker. Fifty-two cards, eight opponents and a lifetime of lessons that can be applied to just about everything.

My Impossible Run Through the World Series of Poker

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports

My goal was fairly modest: I wanted to enjoy as much of this experience as I could, so I ventured to survive until the end of Day 1, after which only 15 percent of the field would be left sitting.

Winning Tips at the World Series of Poker

Harmon Leon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Hands are the biggest giveaway when collecting information on your opponents. Check to see if their hands are flat or arched in a ready-for-action position.

Decision Strategy: Learning From Poker

Annie Duke | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Annie Duke

Poker at its best is really just a decision making problem with lots of similarities to the kinds of problems you are presented with in life.

Skokie Man Rakes In Big Money At World Series Of Poker

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

At the ripe age of 20, Tom Koral looked 16. That was 2004, when Koral was trying to get into casinos to play poker. Like many college students, Kor...

Jessica Prois

All-In For Charity: Which WSOP Players Donate Some Of Their Earnings? | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact

As The World Series of Poker wound down Tuesday, there was more than just chips and big checks at stake. The numbers haven't been added up as there...

Culture Forecast: Zach Braff Wrote A Play, And More News This Week

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Monday, July 18 "Mann v. Ford" -- part of HBO's summer series of documentaries -- follows the Ramapough Indians' lawsuit against Ford. A bit of bac...

Paul Pierce Eliminated From Main Event

Posted 09.11.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- With only 20 minutes to go in Level 9, Paul Pierce made his exit from the WSOP main event. The NBA All-Star had been the attention of all...

Celtics Star Reaches 2nd Day At World Series Of Poker

ESPN | Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports

A total of 2,181 players started play on Day 1C and after the end of Level 4, less than 1,300 have kept their dreams of a WSOP main event title alive....

Poker Player Wins $1.1 Million In Vegas

Stow, OH Patch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

A dream has become reality for Stow resident Joe Ebanks, who overcame a field of 474 players to win a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet - an...

Jason Mercier: New Young Gun on the Poker Scene

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Jason Mercier, the 23-year-old poker star, talks about his decision to go pro, his gamesmanship, and who his archrival is.

Poker With Flair at the Latin American Poker Tour

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Like a swarm of crickets, that familiar sound of clicking poker chips fills the tournament room inside the Atlantic City Casino.

The Faces and Style of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT)

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Tournament poker is also about big personalities. At the LAPT, the personalities are even bigger.

SHOCK: World Series Of Poker Stud DIES During Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul Kitsos, a "morbidly obese" would-be World Series of Poker competitor, died during his flight to the tournament, according to the New York Post. T...

Steve Begleiter, Former Bear Stearns Exec: Poker World Series Winner?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATED: Bloomberg reports that Steve Begleiter, the former head of corporate strategy at Bear Stearns, has finished sixth in the 2009 World Series o...

Poker Pros Make Excellent Traders, Says Harvard Finance Professor | Mason Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Brandon Adams, who teaches behavioral finance at Harvard University's Department of Economics, says some of the best candidates...

Joe Cada Facebook Fans Grow With 2009 WSOP Main Event Win

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joe Cada became the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker Main Event at the age of 21, and his feat is giving him a boost on Facebook....