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Summer is coming!

By Kyle Kitagawa SUMMER IS COMING, and I’m free rolling it after my latest tournament score.  For those who haven’t followed my journey to this point, I am a...

Trip tips for the WSOP

By Kyle Kitagawa [Editor’s note: Major apologies to Kyle, whose name was misspelled on the hard copy version of this article. Mea culpa!] The 2017 World Series of...

Hitting the tournament circuit

[PHOTO BY DREW AMATO] It’s been a while since my last post, so I’m due for an explanation.  I’ve been extremely busy lately in preparation for what...

Take a Risk

Many of you probably never knew that I was on the high school debate team at El Cerrito High School from 2000-2003.  I competed on a national circuit level and did a...

Instagram Special live game

By Kyle Kitagawa If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, I go by @Cali_Kidddd, and I am quite active on the social media platform when it comes to sharing my...

#2 How Would You Play the Hand?

This is from a hand that I recently played in a soft 1/3 NL game at Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights, CA. On this particular Friday night, they had 14 cash games...

#1 How Would You Play the Hand?

This is a hand that I played in a juicy 1/3 No Limit Holdem game held at The Limelight Cardroom in downtown Sacramento where things got tricky playing A♣K♣ from...

Pineapple Open Face Chinese is THE BEST

Last month I only played two tournaments.  Neither of them were Holdem’ events.  I’m so bored with Holdem’ right now that I can’t even focus...

Managing Tilt and Understanding Variance; “Smashing Stuff”

For years, I had no idea how to control my emotions from poker.  The swings in poker can be brutal, and often times what separates a winning player from a losing player...

Strategy: Limit Holdem Hand Reviews

A lot of people have asked me about my strategy for limit holdem, so I’ve decided to share a few hand reviews from live sessions I’ve played.  Each hand...

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