Get Free Poker Strategy Tips From Run It Once & Sam Greenwood

This dude is red hot!

Super crusher Sam Greenwood started off 2019 firing on all cylinders. He cashed in the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), flat out won the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller, cashed in the PCA Main Event and then cashed again in the $25,000 PCA High Roller!

Over the course of just over a week, Sam cashed for just under $2,000,000!

In the video below from poker training site Run It Once, Sam shares some of the knowledge that helped him crush down in The Bahamas.

If you strive to be good at poker, you are going to want to check it out!

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#10YearChallenge:

Unibet Poker

Let’s have a look at how Unibet Poker has changed in 10 years.

Continuing the #10YearChallenge trend, we now move to Unibet Poker.

Yes, it may sound little surprising but Unibet Poker did exist 10 years ago and it was one of the largest skins of MPN. It moved off MPN and launched its own independent online poker platform in 2014 with a focus on recreational players.

Since its launch, the room has led the way in many industry design movements. It became known for its blind lobby, pseudo-anonymous tables, its fresh approach to customer loyalty and its implementation of promotions, missions, and achievements.

Unibet Table: 2009 vs 2019

Unibet Lobby: 2009 vs 2019

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OP-Poker Announces PokerStars’ Power Up Championship

More than $5000 prizes up for grabs in a new Power Up promotion.

PokerStars’ esports hybrid poker game called Power Up will have its first-ever promotion as OP-Poker in association with PokerStars has exclusively announced a new leaderboard promotion called Power Up Championship.

Although the promotion is yet to be officially announced by PokerStars, OP-Poker has revealed that the new promotion will reward over $5000 in prizes to Power Up players.

The leaderboard will run from January 28 for two weeks until February 17. The winner of the leaderboard will receive $3000, with 2nd and 3rd each receiving $1000.

More details and rules of the Championship leaderboard is expected to be announced on both PokerStars and OP-Poker’s website.

OP-Poker is a team of Twitch streamers and poker content creators based in Brighton, UK. They launched their website in October 2017 and is the only active strategy website to offer video training content on Power Up and other PokerStars new variants on their Youtube channel.

In August 2018, PokerStars teamed up with them as the official ambassadors and community hosts for Power Up to promote the game.

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How To Become A Better Online Poker Player

When it comes to playing poker, strong players are the winners. It may seem obvious to some, but poker is much more about skill than luck. As is the case with any trade, it takes time and practice to become the best.

While it’s hard to beat the high-paced excitement of a live poker game, to truly become a master of your craft, online poker sites in the UK like the ones you can find here are a great bet. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been playing for years, there’s always room for improvement. Check out some of the tips below to see how you can become a better online poker player and walk away from more games with more winnings.

Study The Game

Since you’re reading this article, you’re already on the right track to becoming a better online poker player. There is always more to learn. Continue researching and studying all aspects of the game.

Check out popular online gambling sites to learn more about game techniques or pick up a copy of an informative book like this one to expand your online poker knowledge.

If you’ve been playing poker for years but are less familiar with enjoying the game online, take time to investigate the unique aspects of online poker. For one, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the time-bank feature, as live poker players often aren’t used to having a set amount of time to play.

You’ll also want to browse the website you’re using to become familiar with the tools and bonuses at your disposal. These could prove useful down the road.

As you continue playing online poker, take time every now and then to evaluate your own techniques to see how you can improve or do things differently next time.

Get Your Mind Right

In any competition, success is directly impacted by your mindset. If you go into a game lacking confidence, questioning your ability, and doubting your chance at winning, you’ve already lost.

Even in the comfort of your own home, a positive attitude and confidence can be the difference between winning and losing an online poker game.

Additionally, before you log on, take a minute to think about how you are feeling. Joining an online poker game as a way to escape negative emotions can have unfortunate consequences. Rather than thinking rationally, you may play a much more emotionally-charged game.

You should aim to keep your mind on track throughout the game. If you lose a big hand and feel your emotions spiraling out of control, take time to calm down before continuing. The last thing you want is to be taken advantage of because your mind isn’t in the right place.

Fold When You Need To

Especially for beginning poker players, just playing the game is exciting enough. It’s easy to get caught up in the fun and play too many hands or stay in mediocre hands.

The money you’ve put in the pot may motivate you to stay in the game longer than you should. If there is no way your hand can lead you to a win, fold right away. You’re better to move on than hang on once you know that nothing good can come of the cards in your hand.

Pay Attention

There is a lot going on in a game of poker. If you’re just starting, you’re likely paying close attention to your hand and not much else. To become a better online poker player, you should pay more attention to what is happening in front of you. Think ahead whenever possible, strategize, and stay aware.

Whenever possible, pay attention to your opponents. You may be able to catch tendencies or strategies and use them against your opponents to gain an upper hand.

Additionally, don’t succumb to distractions. Turn your phone off or put it away. Find a quiet space to play. Don’t play under the influence of alcohol. If you follow these simple guidelines, you’re more likely to succeed.

Be Realistic

Are you just playing for fun or are you hoping to get rich? If your eyes are flashing with money signs, you may be steering too far away from reality.

Once you get good at online poker, there’s a good chance you’ll start seeing some exciting prize money. But can you make enough to quit your day job? Probably not.

With small warrants, you’d have to not only win consistently, but play from sun up to sun down. If you have bills to pay or a family to support, the safer option is to enjoy your winnings in addition to the salary you make from your regular job.

Start With Low Stakes

If you’re just getting started in the world of online poker, your best bet is to play it safe. Start with low stakes while you get used to the format of the game and features of the site. While playing with low stakes, you’ll feel less pressured to perform well right away.

Additionally, playing with low stakes leaves you with more money to play with. If you go all in right away and lose it all, you won’t have any funds left to play with.

Play low stake games for a while until you’re comfortable, confident, and ready to raise the stakes. When you feel ready to move up, do so gradually and cautiously to avoid playing above your means.

Have Fun

If you’ve ever watched professional poker players during a tournament, you may have noticed how tense and serious the environment seemed to be. While playing online poker in the comfort of your own home, you should feel much more relaxed. While real funds may be at stake, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy yourself.

When all is said and done, poker is a game meant for players to enjoy. Try to avoid getting too wrapped up in the logistics, and just have fun.

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Jason Koon Becomes Triton Poker Ambassador

American pro is expected to participate in each of the Triton Poker tours this year.

Partypoker team pro and prominent high-stakes poker player, Jason Koon has joined hands with Triton Poker to become the first player to represent the brand as an ambassador.

The American poker pro has racked up over $23 million in live tournament cashes and is one of the most respected players in the poker community.

In 2018, Jason won over $12 million including a first-place finish and his career best in the Short Deck event of the Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro for $3.5 million.

“Joining the Triton team was a no-brainer for me,” said Koon on his appointment.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of their tournaments. The experience that players feel during a Triton event is second to none. I couldn’t be more excited. The Triton stops are pure poker. You play some of the biggest buy-ins in the world both in cash games and tournaments, and I love high stakes, high-pressure poker,” Koon added.

Jason will play an active role in promoting the Triton Poker brand and will feature at each of the five tours of Triton starting with the tour in Jeju, South Korea from March 2 to 9.

The upcoming Triton tour promises to provide “more action”, “more stops than ever before” and is also set to host the biggest buy-in in poker history.

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Phil Hellmuth

Will Head To South America with Partypoker

Fifteen time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth with head to Brazil for the first time as part of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America stop.

Hoping to run deep, Hellmuth will be seen entering the Main Event that has a $5 million guarantee and a $10,300 buy-in.

Set in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio, the LIVE MILLIONS will kick off the years MILLIONS tour. Online qualifiers and satellites to MILLIONS South America are already underway online.

The partypoker LIVE action kicks off on March 15.

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Nikita “Mikita” Bodyakovskiy Joins partypoker

Belarussian high stakes player becomes the newest partypoker ambassador.

Online poker room, partypoker, has added yet another new member to its team, Nikita Bodyakovskiy who happens to be one of the most feared online cash game specialists.

Also known as “Mikita” among the poker community, Nikita has accumulated over $20 million on the live circuit since 2010, $14 million of which came in 2018 alone.

The 26-year-old’s biggest win came last year at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event in Jeju where he racked over $5 million for his first-place finish.

Bodyakovskiy joins the likes of some of the world’s best poker players such as Fedor Holz, Jason Koon, Ike Haxton, and Timofey Kuznetsov.

“I am delighted to be joining Team partypoker,” said the 26-year old poker pro.

“If you look at the current members, established world-class players such as Ike Haxton, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard and “Trueteller” (Timofey Kuznetsov) – they are all nice and well-respected people,”

“To be part of a team like this is a true honour for me. These players have been playing at the top level for years and they can always help with advice, because they know poker from the inside. I will be working in the same area and will try to add my own expertise to help improve the game of poker across the world.”

partypoker managing director, Tom Waters welcomed him and said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Nikita to Team partypoker. Nikita is one of the most respected players in the world, and has recorded some incredible results in such a short space of time.”

“Along with the various other members of the Player Panel, Nikita’s expertise of the game will help us to shape our policies and improve the playing experience for players at partypoker.”

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#10YearChallenge:

Partypoker

Let’s party like it’s 2009.

After having previously compared PokerStars and Full Tilt as a part of #10YearChallenge trend, today it’s turn for partypoker.

As you can see, there have been significant changes to both the playing table and the main lobby. In fact, partypoker made several changes to its software over the last two years—completely new logo, color scheme and layout.

This is probably the most nostalgic for many players, but tell us—which do you prefer, 2009 or 2019? Let us know on Twitter!

Partypoker Table: 2009 vs 2019

Partypoker Lobby 2009 vs 2019

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Doug Polk Returns To Polker News

Doug Polk returns to YouTube with a long awaited Poker News episode covering the latest hot topics in the poker world.

Polk gets into the tip shaming scandal surrounding the recent PSPC winner and gets into the salty comments after Eli Elezra’s recent AMA turned sour.

Polk also takes a pop at PokerStars for raising the rake on the recent Sunday Millions tournament—well it wouldn’t be Polk if he didn’t have something to say about rake or Stars would it?

Check it out below.

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The Psychology of the Con:

Watch – How Not to Get Fooled by Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s brightest minds over in the World Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland.

She graces the stage to talk about “The Psychology of the Con: How Not to Get Fooled” where she talks all about trust.

“Trust is good and trust is natural, it is our default state. It is distrust that is learned. But we are living in a peculiar moment of time, when generalized levels of trust are on the decline. So how do we recapture trust, but do so in a way that we are trusting in the right people and right things?”

Watch in full below.

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#10YearChallenge:

Full Tilt Poker

Let’s have a look at how Full Tilt has changed in 10 years.

Keeping with the #10YearChallenge trend, we now move on to Full Tilt.

Back in 2009, Full Tilt Poker was PokerStars’ biggest competitor and was among the top 3 online poker rooms in the world in terms of cash game traffic. Then in 2011 Black Friday happened. Years later, PokerStars’ parent company purchased the assets of Full Tilt Poker and eventually relaunched it still with its own separate player pool and software.

In 2016, Full Tilt merged with PokerStars and is now a skin of PokerStars.

Full Tilt Table: 2009 vs 2019

Full Tilt Lobby 2009 vs 2019

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#10YearChallenge:

PokerStars

Let’s have a look at how PokerStars has changed in 10 years.

So there’s a new trend that has been buzzing on social media with the hashtag #10YearChallenge. Thousands of people are posting on Instagram and Facebook comparing their pictures from 2009 with the recent one.

So we thought of doing something similar with online poker clients, starting with the world’s leading online poker room, PokerStars. 'Cause why not?

PokerStars Table: 2009 vs 2019

PokerStars Lobby 2009 vs 2019

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WATCH: The Devilfish Documentary By partypoker

Much loved poker pro David Ulliott, better know as Devilfish, has been honored by partypoker with a four part documentary.

Having $6.2 million in live earnings to his name, Devilfish was a much loved poker pro both on and off the felt. He sadly passed away back in 2015 at the age of 61.

Part 4 of the Devilfish Documentary drops on http://partypokerlive.com on Friday January 25.

All three previous episodes can be watched over on partypoker TV or directly here.

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Get To Know

Poker High Roller Jason Koon

With lifetime poker earnings of over $23 million it’s hard to think of Jason Koon as anything but one of the world’s top poker players.

But life is rarely that simple and he didn’t start out at the top. Like most good stories, Koon’s in one of grit and determination as he overcame the odds to become one of the best poker players in the world.

In this revealing interview on the Paul Phua Poker YouTube channel, we get insight into Koon’s life before he became a high roller, including the tumultuous times with his father and how at one point he lived on the streets.

Watch the full interview below.

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