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Cardplayer Lifestyle Poker https://cardplayerlifestyle.com The #1 site for poker fans and recreational players Cardplayer Lifestyle Poker https://cardplayerlifestyle.com https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-Casino_chip_logo-32x32.png Mixed Games Poker Tournament Strategy For Beginners https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/mixed-games-poker-tournament-strategy-for-beginners/ https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/?p=47303 <p>It’s tournament time again in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker might not happen for a few more months, but there are tournaments everywhere and that means my poker buddies are all calling me for advice on mixed games. Most of the no-limit players I know have made this call at some point, most of them assuming that playing mixed games might be a good way to snatch themselves a bracelet because of the small fields.</p> <p>While it is true that many of the alternate game events have smaller fields, they also tend to be pretty tough if the field is small. In tournaments like the $1,500 buy-in HORSE you will certainly find a large number of amateurs, but that tournament also had 751 entries in 2019, and at least 100 of those people actually knew what they were doing. That’s no easy bracelet.</p> <p>The bigger buy-in events are no easier. They have great structures that really give skill some time to work and most of the players will be skilled mixed game players. So, much like there are plenty of obvious reasons to play at the <a href="https://casinosites.me.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best casino sites</a> when you gamble online, it’s similarly obvious that “thinking it’ll be an easy bracelet” is not the reason you should play mixed game tournaments. But there are, however, a host of other reasons.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-35512" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mixed-Games-scaled.jpg" alt="Mixed Games" width="1024" height="484" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mixed-Games-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mixed-Games-300x142.jpg 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mixed-Games-768x363.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px"></p> <p>Mixed games can make you a better poker player overall and help your hold’em game. Remember when only pot-limit Omaha players cared about blockers? Now they are a staple in every poker conversation. And once you learn about hand reading in stud, you will see that skill set in a whole new light.</p> <p>Mixed games are also a ton of fun. You’ll be learning new things and facing new situations against people you have probably never played with before.</p> <p>And when you go back home and tell people that you play mixed game events, you’ll get a new level of respect from the people who only play hold’em. Most alternate games are no harder than hold’em, but knowing how to play them gives you a certain credibility in the eyes of many players.</p> <p>So how do I answer those questions from my friends and students who want to start playing mixed game tournaments?</p> <p>First of all, if you don’t know the rules, ask the dealer. A simple mistake can be very expensive and there is no shame in asking about the rules. Everyone started somewhere. I’ve seen the best players in the world ask about the rules of games in $10k buy-in mixed games, so there is no reason you should be worried about doing it in a smaller event.</p> <p>Let’s start with the assumption that you already know most of the important tournament stuff like ICM implications, payout structures, etc. and that you are a reasonably experienced no-limit hold’em tournament player. Then I can just talk about the differences for each game.</p> <h2>Limit Hold’em</h2> <p>Preflop hand values change significantly in limit hold’em. You almost never want to slow play big pairs or Ace-King preflop, just get those bets in there. And big card strength is more important than the home run hitting potential of suited connectors and small pairs because when you hit those hands you can’t win nearly as much. As an example, I might fold to a button raise if I’m in the small blind with 33 in a fixed-limit event and reraise with it in a no-limit event. And if I held King-Jack in that same spot, I would definitely three-bet in a fixed-limit event.</p> <p>After the flop you’ll be continuing with weaker hands like two overcards, especially with backdoor draws, because your opponent won’t be able to bet a big portion of the pot. You’ll take more hands to showdown and you’ll bluff more often when the time is right because you are getting such good odds on your bluffs.</p> <p>Sometimes you will find that mixed game players hate the limit hold’em rounds and won’t play anything but premium hands. I actually raised six hands of limit hold’em in a row at the final table of the $10k HORSE event in 2014 (<a href="https://www.espn.com/poker/story/_/id/11066065/wsop-2014-chris-wallace-wins-horse-championship" target="_blank" rel="noopener">which I won</a>) and took down the blinds every time because no one at the table wanted to play hold’em. If you find this is happening, take advantage of it. Even if they call you or reraise, you still get to see a flop. But if the table is very loose and aggressive, back off and let the hands come to you.</p> <h2>Limit Omaha Eight Or Better</h2> <p>Starting hand values don’t mean as much in O8 as in most other games. That doesn’t mean you should play every hand, but I know excellent players who play a ton of hands and others who are very tight. Post-flop play is much more important because preflop the hands are much closer in terms of equity than in most other games.</p> <p>You should defend your big blind liberally to a single raise. You usually have enough equity to see a flop in that situation unless your hand is really miserable.</p> <p>Don’t get attached to your preflop holding. Your aces are worthless on a board with low cards or three to a flush or straight. Don’t throw money away calling down when one pair can never win. Play ace-deuce almost all the time, and any hand with A3 or A4 where the ace is suited is also playable in almost any situation.</p> <p>You should be bluffing less than you would in limit hold’em because you are going to be called down much more often. A few hours of play should help you understand how strong your hand needs to be in a typical situation to have a reasonable chance of winning. After that, fold anything that you are pretty sure is beat for both sides of the pot.</p> <p>Know that your opponents will often hold A2. And don’t get caught in a betting war where you have a strong but not great holding in both directions and two players are raising each other. They probably have the nuts on each side and you are almost never going to get more than half the pot, so fold early as soon as you realize the betting war is about to start with you caught in the middle.</p> <p>Last, avoid hands with a dangler. A dangler is any hand that contains a completely unconnected card. AKQ is interesting, but with an 8 as the last card. And 345 might be playable with another low card, but not 345Q, that hand is terrible and will just get you in trouble.</p> <p>Second-best hands are your biggest fear here. A suited king is worth very little, because the suited ace will be out against you so often and you will pay off the nut flush much more often than a lower flush will pay you off. Play hands and draws that will make the nuts.</p> <h2>Razz</h2> <p>Razz is just 7-card stud played for low. Your best possible hand is A2345 and aces are always low. Typical starting hands are three cards with an 8 or lower, but be sure to take into account your opponents’ face-up cards. If there’s a 7 and a 4 behind you, your 852 is junk. If the cards behind you are all above an 8, then 852 is the nuts.</p> <p>Understanding board locks is important in razz. There are many times when you know you have the best hand on fifth, sixth, and even seventh street. If your opponent is showing XX894 and you have 76542, you not only have the best hand now, but your opponent can not beat you no matter what cards they catch, so you have a board lock.</p> <p>You can determine your opponent’s best possible hand by assuming they have the best possible hole cards. On seventh street this means that you choose their two lowest face-up cards and think about what hole cards would be the best for them. If you can beat that best possible hand, don’t stop betting and raising.</p> <p>Just as importantly, be aware of those board locks against you. If you hold the (23)894 and your opponent is showing 542, you almost certainly aren’t ahead, and you could potentially be facing a board lock. Even if it isn’t a board lock because they made a pair, they are still in good shape with a hand like (57)542, so your best hope is to be about a coin flip against them.</p> <p>Like most stud games, you should usually be folding the odd numbered streets, though folds on fourth street are common as well when your opponent catches a good card and you catch a big card or a pair.</p> <h2>7-Card Stud</h2> <p>Reading your opponents board is key in this game. The hand reading will be more important, and more accurate, than you are used to in hold’em with such limited information. If you are facing a raise from a player with a Jack showing, you should fold pairs lower than Jacks unless your third card is above a Jack. And if you see a reraise from a low card, be aware that they may have a big pair in the hole.</p> <p>Draws are heavily affected by the dead cards, so even if you can’t remember every card that was folded, take note of the important ones. If you have Ah9h4h and two other players are showing hearts, you may want to fold. But if there are no hearts and no aces showing, your hand is “live,” meaning your draw is much more likely to come in. Keep this in mind when you have a drawing hand and only chase that draw if the cards you need are still in the deck.</p> <p>If you have a pair to start, you should usually fold when multiple cards above yours are still to act unless your kicker with your pair is big and your hand is live. A hand like 779 is junk with three face cards behind and a nine already in the muck.</p> <h2>7-Card Stud Eight or Better</h2> <p>This is my favorite of the common mixed games. The “Super” and “Tahoe” versions are especially fun, and similar mixes like Razzdugi are a ton of fun. You will also find that beginning players make really expensive mistakes in stud/8.</p> <p>You are basically playing for low to start with in most stud/8 hands. A pair of kings can be playable, but I’d rather have A34. And if you are going to play a big pair, make sure there are no aces behind you because they are very likely to get involved and your hand will be tough to play.</p> <p>Your best possible hands are A23 single suited or AA2, depending on the number of opponents, but any three connected low cards of three low cards that are suited make for a very strong hand. Don’t overplay hands like 852 where you can’t make a great low or a straight. And avoid danglers completely. A2Q is not a very strong hand and really only good for stealing if the Q is in the hole.</p> <p>If you combine the board locks of razz with the high card hand reading of stud, you get a good feel for how to play stud/8. Fold the odd numbered streets most of the time. If you are folding an even numbered street, you probably made a mistake somewhere.</p> <h2>Pot Limit Omaha</h2> <p>Omaha played only for high is a post-flop game. Preflop hand selection matters, but not nearly so much as playing well after the flop. If you are playing a mixed game event, you will want to be very careful in the PLO rounds because the pots will be huge and the variance will be really big. You will also run into PLO specialists playing a ton of hands and outplaying their opponents after the flop and hoping to make up for the fact that they don’t play the other games very well. Don’t get involved with those players if you can avoid it.</p> <p>Again, avoid danglers. Choose hands where all the cards work together. And don’t draw to anything but the nuts. Second nut flush and straight draws are very expensive and usually not worth it.</p> <p>If you get short stacked in PLO, pick a hand that plays well to see all five cards and get it in. You’ll almost always have enough equity, even if you are against a strong preflop raise, to get your chips in and hope for a triple or quadruple up.</p> <h2>2-7 Triple Draw</h2> <p>This is 5-card draw played for low with three draws, but it’s not as complicated as that may sound. The fact that straights and flushes count against you is key in this game, especially the straights. 952 is actually a much better hand than 678, and 72K is probably better than either one. Having a deuce in your hand is key because you won’t make a straight as often and you can make so many more strong hands. Many players refuse to play a triple draw hand unless it includes a deuce. And having a 7 to go with that deuce makes it playable in almost every situation unless you are facing multiple raises cold, and some players will never fold 72 before the draw.</p> <p>Pay attention to how many cards your opponent is drawing. If they draw three and you have made a 9 low, you should be betting. The chance that they made a better hand than yours is very low. If they draw one on the next street, you may want to slow down.</p> <p>Because triple draw is a game, like hold’em, of very limited information, you are more concerned with the strength of your own hand than you might be in the stud games, but it’s still important to pay attention to what your opponents are doing.</p> <h2>Other Mixed Games</h2> <p>There are many other excellent mixed games, including PLO/8, five card draw, Archie, super stud variants, and a plethora of combinations of the games with odd names like Drawmaha and Razzdugi. Once you understand the basic components that make up these games, picking up the new variants won’t take long and you’ll find they are a ton of fun.</p> <p>I love mixed games and would like to see them continue to grow. So when you get bored with hold’em, as we all do eventually, give mixed games a shot. One great place to start will be the <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/announcing-the-inaugural-cardplayer-lifestyle-mixed-game-festival/">Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival</a> in October. You may get hooked just like I did, and if you study hard there is real money to be made because so many of your opponents will be making bigger mistakes than they do in hold’em tournaments at the same buy-in level.</p> <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" class="author-box" readability="13.53452685422"><span itemprop="image"><img alt data-srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/ 2x" height="75" width="75" loading="lazy" data-src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" class="avatar avatar-75 photo lazyloaded" src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/"></span><strong>About <a href="https://plus.google.com/100822846138122744730" rel="author" target="_blank"><span itemprop="name">Chris Wallace</span></a></strong><p>Chris 'Fox' Wallace is a poker world champion who has been writing about and teaching the game for over 15 years. With over $1 million in tournament winnings and a WSOP bracelet among his accomplishments, The Fox is one of the most respected names in the game.</p> <p>Chris is the co-owner of the iNinja Poker Tour, which you can learn more about by visiting www.ininjapoker.com.</p> </div><div class="rp4wp-related-posts"> <h3>Other Posts You'll Enjoy</h3> </div> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:34:16 -0400 Chris Wallace en-US text/html https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/mixed-games-poker-tournament-strategy-for-beginners/ Poker Tips & Strategy 2-7 Triple Draw 7-Card Stud 7-Card Stud 8 or Better limit hold'em mixed games Omaha 8 or better Pot Limit Omaha Razz The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/20/21): Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-bernard-lee-poker-show-7-20-21-johnnievibes-moreno/ https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/?p=47750 <p><strong>Interview Part 1 of 2:</strong></p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="JohnnieVibes was so happy for his brother, Andrew, after he won 2021 Wynn Millions - Part 1 of 2" width="770" height="433" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5irZdOkRBjc?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <p><strong>Interview Part 2 of 2:</strong></p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="JohnnieVibes discusses how he got started in blogging for YouTube - Interview Part 2 of 2" width="770" height="433" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hq_csEDJunY?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <p>Bernard Lee interviews <strong>Johnnie Moreno</strong>, who has been a professional poker player for over a decade. However, over the past several years, Moreno, better known as “JohnnieVibes” has become a celebrity due to his YouTube poker vlogs.</p> <p>Johnnie initially talks about how surreal it was to watch his brother, Andrew, <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-bernard-lee-poker-show-7-13-21-andrew-moreno/">our guest last week</a>, capture the 2021 Wynn Millions main event. He discusses how he initially went to community college, but later got involved in poker through his brother, who he is so close with. Johnnie also discusses the trials and tribulations of playing mid-stakes poker after leaving his full-time job as a software developer. He also describes the poker landscape over the last decade. Johnnie describes how he became interested in poker vlogging, not fearful of the internet trolls since he was confident in his poker game. Johnnie talks about how he has continued to improve his poker game over the past several years. Johnnie talks about playing in games in Las Vegas, including private games.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/5-things-i-learned-from-binge-watching-91-episodes-of-johnnie-vibes-vlog/">5 Things I Learned From Binge Watching 91 Episodes of Johnnie Vibes’ Vlog</a></strong></p> <p>In the second part of our interview, Johnnie reflects on his start of making vlogs on YouTube, including making music mixes and videos. He also discusses how he has monetized his YouTube page. Johnnie talks about self-improvement and what ignites his passion of creating something that didn’t exist. Bernard explains how Johnnie inspired him to create <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/bernardleepoker" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The BernardLeePoker YouTube channel</a>. Johnnie talks about creating his videos that tell a story and also sparked the interest on his YouTube channel. Johnnie discusses the process including graphics and how long it takes to create a vlog for YouTube. Johnnie also explains the streaming process for the WSOP bracelet events and also the different skills set of talking, commentating and being entertaining during the stream. He talks about setting up meet-up games, which was created by <strong>Andrew Neeme</strong>. At the end, Johnnie talks about his future regarding poker and vlogs on YouTube.</p> <p>Finally, Johnnie congratulates Bernard as he develops his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/bernardleepoker" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BernardLeePoker YouTube channel</a>.</p> <table> <tbody readability="33.378872120731"> <tr readability="5"> <td width="94"><strong>0:00</strong></td> <td width="524">Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be professional poker player and YouTube vlogger, Johnnie Moreno, better known as “JohnnieVibes”.</td> </tr> <tr readability="7"> <td width="94"><strong>0:52</strong></td> <td width="524"><strong>Daniel Negreanu</strong> captures his first title in eight years, winning Event #7 at the PokerGO Cup. 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He also describes the poker landscape over the last decade.</td> </tr> <tr readability="4"> <td width="94"><strong>15:36</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie describes how he became interested in poker vlogging, not fearful of the internet trolls since he was confident in his poker game.</td> </tr> <tr readability="2"> <td width="94"><strong>21:57</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about how he has continued to improve his poker game over the past several years.</td> </tr> <tr readability="3"> <td width="94"><strong>25:45</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about playing in games in Las Vegas, including private games.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="94"><strong>27:47</strong></td> <td width="524"><a href="https://www.sharemypair.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Share My Pair&nbsp;</a>Ad</td> </tr> <tr readability="5"> <td width="94"><strong>28:19</strong></td> <td width="524">Bernard continues his interview with professional poker player and YouTube vlogger, Johnnie Moreno, better known as “JohnnieVibes”.</td> </tr> <tr readability="4"> <td width="94"><strong>29:25</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie reflects on his start of making vlogs on YouTube, including making music mixes and videos. He also discusses how he has monetized his YouTube channel.</td> </tr> <tr readability="3"> <td width="94"><strong>35:40</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about self-improvement and what ignites his passion of creating something that didn’t exist.</td> </tr> <tr readability="2"> <td width="94"><strong>37:51</strong></td> <td width="524">Bernard explains how Johnnie inspired him to create The BernardLeePoker YouTube channel.</td> </tr> <tr readability="3"> <td width="94"><strong>40:22</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about creating his videos that tell a story and also sparked the interest on his YouTube channel.</td> </tr> <tr readability="3"> <td width="94"><strong>43:17</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie discusses the process including graphics and how long it takes to create a vlog for YouTube.</td> </tr> <tr readability="4"> <td width="94"><strong>44:57</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie explains the streaming process for the WSOP bracelet events and also the different skills set of talking, commentating and being entertaining during the stream.</td> </tr> <tr readability="3"> <td width="94"><strong>46:58</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about setting up meet-up games, which was created by Andrew Neeme.</td> </tr> <tr readability="2"> <td width="94"><strong>49:55</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie talks about his future regarding poker and vlogs on YouTube.</td> </tr> <tr readability="2"> <td width="94"><strong>53:11</strong></td> <td width="524">Johnnie congratulates Bernard as he develops his The BernardLeePoker YouTube channel.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-47751" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Screen-Shot-2021-07-22-at-4.35.59-PM.png" alt="Johnnie Vibes Moreno" width="528" height="450" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Screen-Shot-2021-07-22-at-4.35.59-PM.png 528w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Screen-Shot-2021-07-22-at-4.35.59-PM-300x256.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 528px) 100vw, 528px"></p> <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" class="author-box" readability="13.665943600868"><span itemprop="image"><img alt data-srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/ 2x" height="75" width="75" loading="lazy" data-src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" class="avatar avatar-75 photo lazyloaded" src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/"></span><strong>About <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-bernard-lee-poker-show-7-20-21-johnnievibes-moreno/" rel="author" target="_blank"><span itemprop="name">Bernard Lee</span></a></strong><p>Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, Pokernews, Card Player and All-In magazines and hosting his widely popular poker podcast/radio show, The Bernard Lee Poker Show.</p> </div> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:46:36 -0400 Bernard Lee en-US text/html https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-bernard-lee-poker-show-7-20-21-johnnievibes-moreno/ Podcasts Andrew Moreno Andrew Neeme Bernard Lee Bernard Lee Poker Show Johnnie Moreno JohnnieVibes Kristy Arnett Vlogging Vlogs Wynn Millions What’s New at Run It Once Training? | Summer 2021 https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/whats-new-at-run-it-once-training-summer-2021/ https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/?p=47732 <p>As part of our ongoing collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.runitonce.com/galfond-sulsky-dvoress-exclusive-videos/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Run It Once Training</a>, we are pleased to share with you this comprehensive quarterly recap of their activities, new offerings, and latest promotions for Summer 2021. As always, there’s been plenty going on over at Run It Once Training headquarters. We hope you enjoy the latest quarterly update, and welcome your feedback on their latest developments.</p> <h2><span>Free Video Offer for Cardplayer Lifestyle Readers</span></h2> <p><span>To get started, Run It Once Training has a special treat for all Cardplayer Lifestyle readers. Just like in our previous update articles, for the next seven days you’ll have the opportunity to access one of Run It Once’s Elite level videos for FREE! This time, high-stakes pro <strong>Luke ‘</strong></span><strong><i>Clanty’</i></strong><span><strong> Johnson</strong> takes on the $500 Zoom pool. Notably, the video has a special and important trait: Luke made sure to run ALL of the upcoming decisions in the video through the solver prior to recording. That means that he has all the answers at hand to make for the most efficient learning experience that you have ever encountered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/luke-johnson-nlhe-2-table-zoom-nl500/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-47734" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson.png" alt="Luke Johnson" width="1838" height="867" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson.png 1838w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson-300x142.png 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson-1024x483.png 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson-768x362.png 768w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Pic-1-Luke-Johnson-1536x725.png 1536w" sizes="(max-width: 1838px) 100vw, 1838px"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/luke-johnson-nlhe-2-table-zoom-nl500/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>Check out $500 Zoom With All the Answers</span></a><span> for free now!</span></p> <h2><span>Get 2 months of Elite for the price of one</span></h2> <p><span>Becoming the best at anything takes hard work, but it also requires learning from those who have already gone where you want to go. Run It Once Training has just launched their biggest Elite promotion since their launch in 2012. Currently, you can lock in 2 months of their Elite membership for the price of one!&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Run It Once’s Elite plan was built to take your game to the next level. With high stakes players like <strong>Phil Galfond</strong>, <strong>Ben Sulsky</strong>, and <strong>Sam Greenwood</strong> putting out two new videos every day and a library of over 4,000 Elite videos (plus 2,500 Essential videos included!), you’ll be playing better poker in no time.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/a/affone/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-47735" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad.png" alt="Run It Once But 1 Get 1" width="600" height="600" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad.png 1080w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad-300x300.png 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad-150x150.png 150w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad-768x768.png 768w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/phil-sulsky-ad-370x370.png 370w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px"></a></p> <p><span>On top of the expansive and filterable video library with two video updates every single day, you also get access to </span><b>exclusive Q&amp;A sessions</b><span> with your favorite Elite pros. In these unique one-hour sessions you can get to know some of the best players in the world on a more personal level, have them answer your questions and learn how they have overcome their struggles on the way up. Just recently, Phil Galfond joined this unique event and shared his personal career advice with all of the Elite members. You can still </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/elite-monthly-calls/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>check out all previous Q&amp;A sessions</span></a><span> with an Elite account.</span></p> <p><span>Taking advantage of this unique 1+1 Elite deal is incredibly easy. When creating a new account or upgrading your existing one to Elite for the first time, the required coupon code </span><i><span>‘freeelite’</span></i><span> will already be filled in and all you need to do to unlock the bonus is click the red activate button upon checkout.</span></p> <p><span>Don’t miss out on this special deal, </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/a/affone/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>lock in your 1+1 package today</span></a><span>.</span></p> <h2><span>New Course Launches: PADS on PADS and PLO Puzzle</span></h2> <p><span>Recently, Run It Once Training celebrated the release of two brand new, advanced-level, courses that take you through a guided learning curriculum and provide you with lifetime access.</span></p> <h3>PADS on PADS: Perfecting Analysis, Decisions, &amp; Strategy</h3> <p><span>With over $15 million in combined live &amp; online earnings, <strong>Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard</strong> is one of the most accomplished MTT pros in the world. His unique charisma and endless energy makes him one of the guys you will just LOVE to listen to and learn from for hours and hours. Earlier this year, Run It Once teamed up with Patrick to create a unique course, titled </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/pads-on-pads/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>PADS on PADS</span></a><span>. In it, Patrick shares everything that he knows about tournament poker over the course of more than 160 videos and 80+ hours of content. In a nutshell, it’s the most in-depth, comprehensive tournament course available on the market.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/pads-on-pads/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-46108" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Run-It-Once-Pads-on-Pads.png" alt="Run It Once Pads on Pads" width="604" height="435" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Run-It-Once-Pads-on-Pads.png 604w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Run-It-Once-Pads-on-Pads-300x216.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 604px) 100vw, 604px"></a></p> <p><span>You’ll learn about ICM, postflop play, playing out of the blinds, off the table considerations, exploitative adjustments and a whole bunch more. It wasn’t enough for Patrick to share everything that he knew though. He also brought in guest pros to discuss their particular areas of expertise. You’ll get videos from <strong>Kevin Rabichow</strong> on HU play in MTTs, videos from <strong>Alex ‘Pwndidi’ Theologis</strong> on PSKOs, as well as a few other surprise guests sprinkled throughout the course.</span></p> <p><span>If the content available in the course wasn’t enough for you, Patrick even committed to releasing regular update videos to make sure that all of his students stay on top of the current meta-game in tournament poker. Since the course’s launch in February, 17 brand new videos have already been added to the course, and with WSOP coming up soon you can expect some more additions over the next few weeks.</span></p> <p><span>Lastly, all course members get private access to an interactive PADS on PADS Facebook group that is hosted by Patrick himself to field any questions that you might run into while studying the content. If this course sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out our detailed </span><a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/pads-on-pads-a-review-of-patrick-leonards-run-it-once-course/"><span>review of PADS on PADS</span></a><span> to get an even better idea of what to expect from the course or check out a short </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/pads-on-pads/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>intro video from Patrick here</span></a>.</p> <h3>PLO Puzzle: Mastering Single Raised Pots</h3> <p><span>With Run It Once founder Phil Galfond being considered one of the most successful PLO players of all time, it is no surprise that one key strength of Run It Once Training has always been 4-card poker. After having released the ultimate beginner’s guide to Pot Limit Omaha </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/from-the-ground-up-plo/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>From the Ground Up: PLO Edition</span></a><span>, Run It Once has now followed up with their first advanced-level PLO course.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/plo-puzzle/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-47737" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle.png" alt="PLO Puzzle" width="1624" height="746" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle.png 1624w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle-300x138.png 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle-1024x470.png 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle-768x353.png 768w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PLO-Puzzle-1536x706.png 1536w" sizes="(max-width: 1624px) 100vw, 1624px"></a></p> <p><span>This new course aims to </span><b>Solve the PLO Puzzle </b><span>and will help you master one of the most frequent spots in Pot Limit Omaha: </span><b>single raised pots</b><span>. Over the course of 46 videos and over 100 quizzes, Elite coaches <strong>Richard Gryko</strong> and <strong>Cory Mikesell</strong> will have you understanding board textures, frequencies, and bet sizings like never before. On top of that, you’ll get access to frequency sheets containing information from hundreds of GTO sims to supplement your learning. If you’re into PLO, then I would highly recommend you first <a href="https://www.runitonce.com/courses/plo-puzzle/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">check out the </a></span><strong>two FREE videos</strong><span> that are available before deciding on whether the course is a good fit for you.</span></p> <h2><span>Group Coaching Project w/ Highstakes Pro Kevin Rabichow</span></h2> <p><span>Run It Once Training is always looking for new ways to help poker enthusiasts grow as players. Some of us prefer learning from a diverse group of coaches’ videos, some prefer structured video content in the form of courses, and some prefer using GTO training tools to test their knowledge. This summer, Run It Once is giving you a completely different option to help you reach your poker goals.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/coaching/kevin-rabichow/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-47739" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kevin-Rabichow-Group-Coaching.jpg" alt="Kevin Rabichow Group Coaching" width="1400" height="988" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kevin-Rabichow-Group-Coaching.jpg 1400w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kevin-Rabichow-Group-Coaching-300x212.jpg 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kevin-Rabichow-Group-Coaching-1024x723.jpg 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Kevin-Rabichow-Group-Coaching-768x542.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1400px) 100vw, 1400px"></a></p> <p><span>Run It Once has partnered with one of their longest tenured Elite coaches, Kevin Rabichow, to provide you with a more personalized option for your poker development. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from an experienced high -stakes coach alongside a small group of your peers.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Here’s a quick&nbsp; breakdown of the program:</span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1"><span>It takes place over four weeks</span></li> <li aria-level="1"><span>You’ll be placed into a group of 5-10 players</span></li> <li aria-level="1"><span>You’ll receive two 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Kevin</span></li> <li aria-level="1"><span>You’ll take part in four weekly group calls that are specifically tailored to the group’s needs</span></li> <li aria-level="1"><span>You’ll have access to a private Discord server to discuss strategy and to network</span></li> <li aria-level="1"><span>You’ll take part in a private game with your group and you’ll review the footage together afterwards</span></li> </ul> <p><span>This program is open to everyone, but spots are limited. If you’re interested in finding out more, </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/coaching/kevin-rabichow/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>click here to apply</span></a><span> for the next edition of this bootcamp.&nbsp;</span></p> <h2><span>The Run It Once Coaching Roster: Stronger than ever</span></h2> <p><span>One of the biggest strengths of the Run It Once membership plans is that you can trust that you’re getting coached by proven winners. Since our last update, plenty of fresh talent has been added to the coaching roster.</span></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-47740" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/thejericho2.png" alt="thejericho2" width="398" height="500" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/thejericho2.png 814w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/thejericho2-239x300.png 239w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/thejericho2-768x964.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 398px) 100vw, 398px"></p> <p><span>First and foremost, there have been some exciting new high-stakes additions:</span></p> <ul> <li><i><span>thejericho2</span></i><span> started playing $0.01/0.02 in 2012 but he plays just a little bit higher these days… He frequently sits at the highest stakes available online and recently reviewed $20,000 pots in his video </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/thejericho2-nlhe-review-biggest-hands-ever/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>Biggest Hands Ever</span></a><span>.</span></li> <li><span>The most recent session from new Elite PLO coach </span><i><span>imbajimba</span></i><span> isn’t far off those stakes, as he brings you a </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/imbajimba-pro-poke-high-stakes-live-play-plo/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>multi-tabling session at $25/$50</span></a><span>.</span></li> <li><span>The third high-stakes addition to the Elite team is special because he is specialized in both 6-max and heads-up play, and is on a quest to become one of the top players in the world. His name is Luke Johnson, he regularly sits at NL $1k and $2k+, and yes you remembered correctly from the top of this article, you can <a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/luke-johnson-nlhe-2-table-zoom-nl500/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">check out one of Luke’s videos for FREE right here</a>!</span></li> </ul> <p><span>But that’s not all; there have been even more additions! On the Elite MTT roster, <strong>Patrick Brooks</strong> made his debut just a few weeks ago and recently reviewed a deep run in a </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/patrick-brooks-wsop-the-big-dog-hands-analysis/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>$800 WSOP 6-Max event</span></a><span>. Likewise, for the Essential plan there have been three new additions to the team who now share their expertise with you. The MTT team was strengthened by <strong>Adam Crawfor</strong>d whose latest video teaches you </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/adam-crawford-mtt-maximize-ev-vs-weak-players/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>how to maximize your EV against weak players</span></a><span> in tournaments. <strong>Ivan Banic</strong> released his first video just a few weeks later and recently demonstrated his strategy in a </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/ivan-banic-mtt-live-play-commentary/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>four table live-play</span></a><span> recording with a focus on $200+ bounty builder events.</span></p> <p><span>The Essential NLHE coaching roster also saw a new addition with longtime Run It Once member <strong>Shaun Pauwels</strong> taking the next step in his poker journey and becoming a coach. His first video utilizes aggregated reports to derive a deeper understanding on the tricky situation of </span><a href="https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/shaun-pauwels-cbet-oop-in-srp/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><span>c-betting out of position</span></a><span> and even includes all of the reports that he discusses in the video to download.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>—</p> <p>That’s all for now. This column will be back once again come autumn, where we’ll continue updating you with the latest news, updates, and product releases that <a href="https://www.runitonce.com/galfond-sulsky-dvoress-exclusive-videos/?affiliate=affone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Run It Once Training</a>&nbsp;has to offer.</p> <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" class="author-box" readability="27.518705763397"><span itemprop="image"><img alt data-srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/ 2x" height="75" width="75" loading="lazy" data-src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" class="avatar avatar-75 photo lazyloaded" src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/"></span><strong>About <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/whats-new-at-run-it-once-training-summer-2021/" rel="author" target="_blank"><span itemprop="name">Robbie Strazynski</span></a></strong><p>Robbie founded Cardplayer Lifestyle in 2009.</p> <p>Having quite literally learned how to play poker around the kitchen table as a child, "living a Cardplayer Lifestyle" is something that he's always aspired to. After having worked as a copywriter and marketing professional in the online gaming industry for a number of years, Robbie transitioned to become self-employed in the poker media industry in March 2017.</p> <p>Robbie translated Pulling The Trigger: The Autobiography of Poker Pro Eli Elezra, from Hebrew into English. He is also the host of the Twitch.tv/poker roundtable panel show The Orbit, the CardsChat Podcast, and creator of the Poker Notes Live mobile app.</p> <p>Robbie received the 2018 Global Poker Award for Charitable Initiative of the Year and in 2019 he was recognized by the Women's Poker Association with their Excellence Award as Media Support Person of the Year.</p> <p>Connect with Robbie on Twitter @cardplayerlife, or via email: robbie@cardplayerlifestyle.com.</p> </div><div class="rp4wp-related-posts"> <h3>Other Posts You'll Enjoy</h3> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:27:38 -0400 Robbie Strazynski en-US text/html https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/whats-new-at-run-it-once-training-summer-2021/ Poker Courses Kevin Rabichow Pads on PADS Patrick Leonard PLO Puzzle Run It Once Run It Once Poker Run It Once Training The Vlogger Effect: A New Kind of Poker Boom https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-vlogger-effect-a-new-kind-of-poker-boom/ https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/?p=47683 <p>The Moneymaker Effect will never be matched. A Georgia accountant winning the 2003 Main Event and the technological boom of the early 2000s collided with such force that it created poker’s Big Bang. Unfortunately, this boom did not result in never ending expansion. Legislation snuffed out the flame that was the Moneymaker Effect. The game survives, and the effects of that faithful Main Event win are still felt today.</p> <p>Although we are far removed from the boom of the 2000s, right under our noses a new poker boom is occurring: the poker content boom. It’s easy to reminisce on the glory days of poker, seeing a colorful cast of characters on shows such as <em>Poker After Dark</em>, <em>The Big Game</em>, and of course <em>High Stakes Poker</em>. As the game moved away from table talk and towards <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/best-poker-training-sites/">poker training</a> and GTO strategy, we lost those colorful poker celebrities.</p> <p>Many of us can appreciate watching a “human computer” like <strong>Ike Haxton</strong> make seemingly no mistakes, but it’s a little different than watching <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-heart-of-a-champion-an-interview-with-tony-g/"><strong>Tony G</strong></a> call for a bike, or <strong>Phil Laak</strong> hiding behind a couch. Poker celebrities of the past five years couldn’t have seemed more different than those of the previous decade. Then, all of a sudden, a couple unknown Vegas grinders started appearing on those recommended YouTube videos.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-25187" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/vlogger-game.jpg" alt="poker vloggers" width="1024" height="576" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/vlogger-game.jpg 1024w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/vlogger-game-300x169.jpg 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/vlogger-game-768x432.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px"></p> <p>In comes the poker vlog. Prior to being told to look up <strong>Brad Owen</strong> and <strong>Andrew Neeme</strong>, I assumed vloggers were entitled teenagers doing stupid stunts on YouTube. When I was first told to look up Neeme’s channel, I was half expecting to see a highlight reel of Vegas strip clubs, parties, and fake $100’s being waved around. Needless to say, I was very surprised to see a video of someone playing $2/5. Not only that, but they even shared their strategy and thought process on the hands!</p> <p>For many people like myself, this was the first time poker content was centered around attainable stakes. I couldn’t relate to a $400 big blind when my regular buy-in was only $300, but watching Neeme and Owen play red chip games was exactly what I needed. For the first time in my poker career, a poker pro was sharing their hand-by-hand thought process on a recent session. Sure, poker books can help with big picture strategy, but nothing beats an in-depth explanation of why each decision was made.</p> <p>I was hooked. I watched hours of Neeme and Owen. I found myself skipping over my normal YouTube videos of “Epic Bad Beats” or “Phil Helmuth Biggest Meltdowns” (although I still indulge on occasion) and was watching as many poker vlogs as I could. Neeme and Owen opened the door for many other vloggers. I was delighted as I saw new channels pop up.</p> <p>DogeBag was great to watch since we played the same staked ($1/$2), <strong>Jeff Boski</strong> brought some MTT content to the scene, <strong>Ben Deach</strong> and <strong>Adam Rude</strong> showed the non-poker pro side of things, holding down day jobs and grinding when they can, and then some vloggers closer to home like <strong><a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/getting-to-know-ethan-rampage-poker-yau/">Ethan “Rampage Poker” Yau</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-bernard-lee-poker-show-7-21-20-ryan-joeyisamush-depaulo/">Ryan “Degenerate Gambler” Depaulo</a></strong> joined in. The list goes on and on.</p> <p>One of the most amazing things about poker is that anyone can play as long as you have the buy-in. This meant the millionaires of the world got to sit down with poker celebrities and compete for tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today however, all you need is about $500 and a ride to the nearest meet up game. Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen took an idea to showcase their lives as poker pros and turned it into a resurgence in poker content.</p> <p>While the vlogger effect won’t reach the heights of the <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/poker-book-review-moneymaker-effect/">Moneymaker Effect</a>, I think it is time to recognize what these YouTube channels have done for the popularity of poker.</p> <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" class="author-box" readability="17.525483304042"><span itemprop="image"><img alt data-srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/ 2x" height="75" width="75" loading="lazy" data-src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" class="avatar avatar-75 photo lazyloaded" src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/"></span><strong>About <a href="https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-vlogger-effect-a-new-kind-of-poker-boom/" rel="author" target="_blank"><span itemprop="name">Connor Whiteley</span></a></strong><p>Connor Whiteley is a financial services professional and freelance writer who spends as much time as possible on the felt. Previously, Connor was a dealer in various underground Los Angeles poker games, but left the city and those games to raise his daughter with his loving wife Jennifer.</p> <p>Connor is constantly staying up to date in the poker world and strives to make poker writing his full time career. While you will most likely see him at a NLH table, he would prefer to be playing Drawmaha, Badeucey, and any other mixed game you can think of.</p> </div> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:25:16 -0400 Connor Whiteley en-US text/html https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/the-vlogger-effect-a-new-kind-of-poker-boom/ Poker Op-Eds Andrew Neeme Brad Owen vlog Poker vs Slots: Which Offers Bigger Winnings? https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/poker-vs-slots-which-offers-bigger-winnings/ https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/?p=47709 <p><span lang="EN-GB">There is plenty of scope for crossover between fans of online slots and fans of poker. After all, both are games that form a cornerstone of casino gaming, offering opportunities to win huge prizes with just a single stroke of luck.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB">That’s why there is no shortage of poker-themed online slots, while virtually every slot game features symbols from a deck of cards such as aces and jacks. While there are many reasons to play both slots and poker, the main reason people play both is for the chance to win some jackpot prizes. If you’re in it for the money, which one is better for you? Let’s dive in and find out.</span></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6716" src="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/poker-and-slots1.jpg" alt="poker and slots" width="800" height="600" srcset="https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/poker-and-slots1.jpg 800w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/poker-and-slots1-300x225.jpg 300w, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.107.20/9f0.bc2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/poker-and-slots1-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px"></p> <h2>Poker Winnings</h2> <p>When assessing how much you can win from poker, there are a lot of factors to look at. Poker comes in all shapes and sizes, with the top professional tournaments offering prizes <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43156512" target="_blank" rel="noopener">exceeding millions of pounds</a>&nbsp;for those players that can climb their way to the top.</p> <p>When playing poker casually at an online or land-based casino, the math is a bit different. For one, your prizes are sometimes determined by how much you and your fellow players are willing to wager. This means that, on average, winnings from individual rounds of poker will tend to be modest, but this can quickly add up over time. However, there are different types of games as some will require buy-ins rather than being sit and go, so you can opt for the most suitable amount based on your bankroll.</p> <h2>Slot Winnings</h2> <p>With online slots, there are&nbsp;large variations. Some of the more modest slot games tend to offer you the chance to win ten or twenty times your stake per spin. This means that, if you get lucky, a £1 spin could result in a £20 win. However, with some of the more popular slots, the prizes on offer differ significantly. Take the ever-popular <a href="https://www.superseven.com/ca/online-casino/megaways" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Megaways slots</a>, which are known specifically for delivering huge maximum wins.</p> <p>Popular Megaways titles such as Gonzo’s Quest and Twin Spin offer multiplier bonuses that can result in you winning up to 10,000 times your original stake from a single spin. This means that, in theory, a £1 slot spin could instantly translate into a £10,000 payout.</p> <h2>Poker Odds</h2> <p>Of course, the prizes on offer are not the whole story. The odds are also important when assessing your chances of hitting a jackpot. With poker, the top winning hands can look like impossible odds. For example, the chance of being dealt a royal flush is a staggering <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/probability-of-being-dealt-a-royal-flush-3126173" target="_blank" rel="noopener">649,739 to 1</a>. However, it is important to note that poker involves a certain degree of skill, meaning that your odds of winning are somewhat in your control since you need to be able to bluff and go on the offensive at the right times.</p> <h2>Slot Odds</h2> <p>Slot odds are easier to calculate. While the odds of hitting the highest possible payout are pretty much just as slim as getting a royal flush in poker, this is not the full story. After all, every online slot game has an RTP (return-to-player) ratio, which determines how much of your stake on average you get back over time after a massive amount of spins. For example, if a slot has a stated RTP of 98%, this means that you would win, on average, 98 pence back for every pound spent on the slot. This can make slots a less significant investment than poker if you opt for high-RTP titles.</p> <p>It seems that both slots and poker have their individual merits as far as prizes are concerned. While the top-tier winnings tend to be higher generally in slots than in poker, players of poker have more opportunity to tilt the odds in their favour.</p> <div itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" class="author-box" readability="10.550314465409"><span itemprop="image"><img alt data-srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/ 2x" height="75" width="75" loading="lazy" data-src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" class="avatar avatar-75 photo lazyloaded" src="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/" srcset="https://s.gravatar.com/avatar/"></span><strong>About <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/100250194311803122098" rel="author" target="_blank"><span itemprop="name">Marcus Harmon</span></a></strong><p>Marcus Harmon is a poker writer and editor of Sunshine Poker Rooms, a poker news and information source. With a decade of experience in the online gaming industry, Marcus has been lucky enough to have met and indeed been beaten by some of the great players. His other passions are soccer and travel.</p> </div><div class="rp4wp-related-posts"> <h3>Other Posts You'll Enjoy</h3> </div> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:35:06 -0400 Marcus Harmon en-US text/html https://cardplayerlifestyle.com/poker-vs-slots-which-offers-bigger-winnings/ Casino Games online slots poker and slots slots
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