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My WSOP – Part 1

By Mark Bassaly For me, this year’s WSOP has had some highs and lows. Like any other poker player that puts work into their craft, I had some very high expectations...

WSOP dreams

By Mark Bassaly The 2017 World Series of Poker is now upon us, so I wanted to take a moment to say good luck to everyone on the felt and off it! I’m sure most of...

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...

We’re all one — on the felt

By Vincent Olmos You may not know me, but we’ve played together. We’ve shared thousands of hands and you may not even recognize my face. We may not live in the same...

Running bad or just playing bad?

By Kenny Smith Losing streaks can be difficult to cope with in poker. Many people say that they play the game to have fun and it can be a fun game to play. The...

Connecting and Disconnecting

By Bill Patty I have had several jobs I loved in my lifetime. During all of those jobs (emergency medical technician, teacher, parent, chef), the one thing I always did...

Muzzle the inappropriate comments

By Kenny Smith Gender and race are topics that I never imagined I would write about. I’ve never even remotely tossed it around. As a “person of color” I’m...

Play good! Play bad! Get lucky!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Have you ever had one of those days when, no matter how well you think you are playing, you just can’t win a hand? The kind of cold streak...

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...

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