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Liv Boeree Discusses Skill and Luck in TED Talk

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis April 8th, 2019

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Liv Boeree knows a thing or two about skill and luck. She’s been a professional poker player since 2009 and has managed to earn $3.85 million in live tournament winnings since then. Boeree isn’t playing as much poker recently. However, she still has plenty of knowledge on the game thanks to her lengthy career. The TV presenter and speaker recently put her knowledge on display during a TED Talk. She discussed whether it’s better to be lucky or skilled on the path to success. Here’s a look at the highlights from her talk. Life Is Like a Game of Poker …

Americas Cardroom hashes out $1.3 Million High Five series

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis April 4th, 2019

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If you’re looking to smoke your opponents, you’ll want to log on to Americas Cardroom from April 17th to 21st. That’s when the US-facing poker site is running the latest installment of its popular High Five Tournament Series. The High Five will take your bankroll higher with 25 added tournaments (5 per day) and $1.3 Million in total guarantees. While the High Five has tourneys starting at just $1.05, the high point will be the $420,000 GTD Main Event on Sunday, April 21st at 4pm ET. You can buy a seat for $420+30 or satellite your way in for less. …

Even Social Online Poker Is Infested with Bots

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis April 2nd, 2019

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Real-money online poker has dealt with a serious bot problem for several years. But now, it seems that social-poker is also running into the same dilemma. As you may know, poker bots are programs that automatically plays hands for the user. These programs have become a larger pain, with their collective skill levels growing stronger. It stands to reason that bot owners would only want to employ these programs in real-money games. However, Zynga, the world’s largest social-poker site, has recently reported that A.I. is now after play-money chips too. Zynga Reveals Bot Problem through Conference Call Zynga recently had …

Poker Pro Uses Winnings to Launch “Uber for Logistics”

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis March 22nd, 2019

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Many poker pros stick with the game until they no longer find it profitable. Shing Chow, on the other hand, has chosen to take his poker profits and start a business. Chow began his early adult life working for Bain & Co., a management consulting company in Beijing. But after three years, he grew bored with the job and quit. He’d been playing poker recreationally up to this point and decided to turn pro. Chow played professionally for eight years, racking up 30 million yuan (£3.4 million) in cash-game profits. He then used a large portion of his winnings to …

PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts & Automated Reference Materials

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis March 13th, 2019

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PokerStars has banned multiple third-party software tools as of March 4. Their new policy is specifically aimed at seating scripts and automated “reference materials.” This move is big on two fronts. On one hand, it takes away certain tools that serious players find useful. However, this policy change also figures to make PokerStars friendlier to recreational players. Keep reading to find out more on why these changes were made along with their long-term implications. PokerStars Wants to Create an Even Playing Field Severin Rasset, director of innovation and poker operations at Stars, noted that third-party tools have always given certain …