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Epstein & Baron take WSOP gold

By Arnold Warner As the 2019 World Series of Poker’s Main Event gets underway (July 3), nearly 70 events have already been completed. Top NorCal players have claimed...

Covarrubias is Turlock Anniversary Series Champion

By Raymond T. Akers The 15 Year Anniversary Championship Series at Turlock Poker Room & Casino June 6 to 16 spread a total of nine different tournaments. While the...

Lucky Chances’ Battle of the Bay breaks records

By Barbara Engler The 21st annual Battle of the Bay tournament series, held at Lucky Chances Casino from April 26 to May 6, broke casino records in the two biggest...

Poker & Pop Culture

Book Review By Raymond T. Akers When I first saw the title of the book “Poker & Pop Culture” (D&B Poker), for some reason I immediately had a vision of...

Bay 101 Open coming in Aug.

The Bay 101 Casino in San Jose will host the annual Bay 101 Open from Aug. 12 to 19. With six events culminating in a three-day, $1,100 buy-in Main Event, this series...

Giving up a little value

By Jonathan Little In cash games, you should usually strive to extract every little bit of value that you can, but in tournaments, you should often pass up on small...

Risk management and you

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos After years of waiting, we finally made it to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, to play “Deal or No Deal” with none other...

Play good, run good

Prop Tales By Bill Patty I three-bet with K-K preflop from middle position and it is capped by the original raiser who is under the gun. We go to the flop five-handed....

Promotions are to your advantage

By Kenny Smith Cardroom promotions are one of the most valuable tools at a player’s disposal. If used correctly and often enough they can help to either add to one’s...

Nguyen takes Livermore Players Championship

Livermore Casino’s latest Players Championship tournament on June 9 lasted over six hours, and in the end the latest winner was Tony Nguyen. The series ran from...

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