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‘KingDan’ Smith offers 4 Keys to Poker Success

Poker News RTR Dave November 6th, 2014

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The GPI’s #1 ranking, a WPT title, $8.86 million in tournament winnings…yeah, Dan ‘KingDan’ Smith can play poker. So it’s little surprise that Entrepreneur Magazine picked Smith’s brain when they were looking for a pro to dish some tips and compare poker to entrepreneurship. As KingDan contends, both poker and business require high-risk decisions that create a “special blend of excitement and anxiety.” So how does Smith go about overcoming the anxiety and making the best decisions possible? Let’s take a look at some tips from the world’s top-ranked poker player. 1. Manage your expectations Nobody enters poker tournaments expecting …

Weekly Flop: Save Aviation Club, Ivey to Grow Pot, Bellande’s Belly Shrinking

Poker News RTR Dave November 4th, 2014

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Phil Ivey Marijuana RakeTheRakeThe Aviation Club de France (AFC) is one of Europe’s most-prestigious and historic poker rooms. But weeks after the AFC was raided, it still hasn’t reopened. Can the legendary poker room be saved?…

Phil Ivey’s business empire could be literally growing as he’s one of 26 Las Vegas applicants who were approved for a medical marijuana dispensary…

Jean-Robert Bellande has often been teased about his weight over the years. So he turned this into motivation to win a big prop bet, which you can read about below along with other highlights of the week’s poker news…

How a $100 Poker Bankroll launched Pat McAfee’s Incredible NFL Career

Poker News RTR Dave November 2nd, 2014

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In the broad spectrum of poker, $100 isn’t even enough for Phil Ivey to make a prop bet at a restaurant. But for Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, $100 proved to be the catalyst for a highly successful NFL career that’s lasted for six seasons. That said, let’s look at how McAfee parlayed his meager poker bankroll into a shot at sports glory. This poker game was like something out of a movie Many of us have seen Hollywood’s version of poker, where some young gun walks into a smoky den full of shady looking characters with a few hundred …

3 Reasons PokerStars has Instituted Huge Changes

Poker News RTR Dave October 31st, 2014

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What a good time for the Scheinberg’s to have gotten out of the online poker industry, huh? Ever since the Scheinberg family sold PokerStars to Amaya Gaming for $4.9 billion, the world’s largest poker site has gone through vast changes, some of which have been unpopular. Below you can see what’s changed, or at least intensified, in the aftermath of the June sale. Bigger focus on recreational-friendly products like Spin & Gos, casino games. Reducing the roster of sponsored pros. Reducing rewards for SuperNova Elite players. Charging currency fees for withdrawals. Ending agreements with smaller affiliates. Is all of this …

Weekly Flop: Bitar Broke & Dying, Ivey Poker Down, Matusow Nearly Paralyzed

Poker News RTR Dave October 29th, 2014

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If karma truly does exist, then Ray Bitar is getting it back tenfold. The former Full Tilt Poker CEO is allegedly dying and flat broke… The launch of the Ivey Poker Facebook app was short lived since it’s already been taken off the market. However, the reason why is actually a positive one… In news that came out of left field, Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow was nearly paralyzed during surgery. Find out the details on all of these stories in the Weekly Flop. Ray Bitar has no money and is close to death Many believe that Ray Bitar got a …

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