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Lifes little bad beats

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to finally win a competition. Not a poker one as such, but tickets to the English Poker Open welcome party in London. I’d been a little excited about going. Finally getting to party with the pros and enjoy a great night out

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Poker books

So you play poker and you’re doing ok. Well news is that you have to keep studying the game in order to improve. I’m often asked how to learn how to play poker and good books to read.

Here is a small list of books that I’ve read or have on my to read list and thought I’d share them with you that are available on Amazon

Kill Everyone 
Review from Amazon
“My advice is to buy this book, read it once, then read it again and test some of the strategies and insight from Poker pro "Elky". This book has really changed my perspective on the game and has helped me cash on various tournaments. 

Paperback from £25 Kindle Version £6

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Win the new iPhone 5 for just 5¢

The new iPhone 5 is here and are giving away 5 x iPhone 5’s for just a 5¢ Buy-in.

That’s right, simply play the iPhone 5 Giveaway tournament on 888 on the 18/09/2012 @ 19:02 GMT and the top 5 players will each get a new iPhone 5.

Need an account > Visit by clicking here New players currently receive £12 with no deposit required. 

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Black Belt Poker Ninja series

Kicking off on Monday, October 1, Ninja will see players infiltrate the cyber felt for six eclectic tournaments with buy-ins starting from as little as $5+0.50 and culminating in a $50+5 Main Event with a $2,500 guaranteed prize pool.

The full schedule is as follows:

Ninja #1 – Monday, October 01 (20:00) 
$10+1 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout Ninja

#2 – Tuesday, October 02 (20:00)
$25+2.50 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max Freezeout

Ninja #3 – Wednesday, October 03 (20:00)
$15+1.50 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack Freezeout Ninja

#4 – Thursday, October 04 (20:00)
$10+1 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 1 x Rebuy / Add-on Ninja

#5 – Friday, October 05 (20:00)
$5+0.50 Pot Limit Omaha 1 x Rebuy & Add-on Saturday,

October 06 (20:00)
$8+0.80 No Limit Hold'em Mega Satellite (10 seats guaranteed)

Ninja Main Event – Sunday, October 07 (20:00)
$50+5 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout ($2,500 GTD)

Each event will be hosted by a Black Belt Poker pro; turn assassin and eliminate a pro and we’ll give you free entry into the Main Event.

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Free poker money for 3 months

Claim three month’s poker cash

It’s tough to improve at poker unless you play for real money, but not all of us want to risk our hard-earned cash until we’re confident in our game. That’s why this weekend only PKR Poker are offering you the opportunity to get a free $10 every month for three months.

With cash tables starting as low as $.01/.02 and Sit & Go tournament buy-ins from 10 cents, you can enjoy a lot of poker with our money.

All you have to do is make a small deposit of $20 or more using bonus code 3MONTHS to unlock this offer, and then we’ll credit your first $10 after you’ve played one hand and then $10 each month after that up to $30!


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PKR Half Price weekend August 12

Save $’s this weekend at PKR

Full info on PKR Poker

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Black Belt Poker Nottingham Aug12

At the weekend it was Black Belt Live in Nottingham at the famous Dusk Till Dawn. I’ve played here twice before and played shockingly bad. This time there was a massive overlay when day 1a only managed to get 57 runners day 1b getting 200 runners. While I didn’t cash

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Poker Study hand review

I’ve played the odd bit of cash games over the years, both live and online. All with little success and just end up throwing money away. I always thought that I could just “play my game” and I should win. I used to think that when I got in to

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Black Belt Poker Nottingham Live – August 2012

Taken from the Black Belt Poker website On August 10-12, Nottingham Live will be returning to Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club for another weekend of poker fun and frolics with deep stacks, a fun atmosphere, and a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000. The Main Event is a $200+20 buy-in freezeout.

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Tournament v Cash poker & online v live

It’s been a while since my last blog. Starting like that makes me feel like I should be in confession or attending some kind of AA meeting. That would be a lot easier than talking about how I’m getting on with poker recently.

Online Poker

I’ve actually had a couple of nice wins and a couple of cashes. I managed to satellite in to the first Samurai tournament ($250+25 normal buyin) but I got in for a mere $5. Unfortunately on the night I didn’t manage to cash, but the 100 blackbelt points for $5 softened the blow.

I also managed to win a leg of the weekly Tuesday league, but the other legs I played really bad and didn’t get much further in the league. But cashing from using a token helped again.

Last week I decided that the only way I’m going to go and play Black Belt Poker Nottingham live in August 2012, was if I satellite in. The good thing with blackbelt is that they do offer a number of great ways to win your seat. Last Tuesday saw the start of the new league, with the overall winner getting a seat to notts live. But on the same night there was a $5 freeze out with 2 seats guaranteed and a $5 rebuy with 1 seat guaranteed. I decided I’d register for all 3 games and see how I got on

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