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The LA Poker Classic
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Fresh off a win in Tunica, I was feeling pumped up and ready to attack the monster prize pool at the next World Poker Tour stop at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.
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It Feels Good to Be Back!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Finally. Finally, I get a chance to write more than a one-part column covering my tournament performance. Finally, the cards seem to be my friends again in these big tournaments, and everything seems to be coming together nicely.
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I'm Not Sure What to Think of This Hand
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I was down to the final 27 players in the World Series of Poker Circuit event at the Grand Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, with a decent-size stack. It didn't take us too long to get down to 19 players, when I played a rather interesting pot with Danny Alaei.
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An Awesome Read in Australia
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
My second major stop on the tournament circuit for 2006 was the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, home of World Champion Joe Hachem.
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Bizarro World
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
My plan was to start off 2006 with a bang and hit all five major tournaments in January. That would take me from the Bahamas to Australia, then to Tunica for two events, and finally to Atlantic City.
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Title Defense at the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Exactly one year had passed since the most memorable moment in my poker career. Going into the last event of the year, I'd just been passed by David Pham for Card Player Player of the Year honors, and had precisely one tournament to regain the lead. If I made the final nine out of 376 players, I'd regain the lead.
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Taking a Stand
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I was recently in Toronto for a couple of weeks, and aside from playing one night in a casino in Niagara Falls, the only other session I played was at the http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/ launch party. At that party, I announced the launch of http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/ (FCP) as a full-fledged online poker room, as well as a community to help improve your game. I also announced Daniel Negreanu's Protege, a promotion you will find only at FCP.
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Mixing it Up
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
You'll often hear players talk about "mixing up their play." It really is an important aspect of becoming a successful and unpredictable player. If you play each and every hand the same way, it makes it that much easier for your opponents to get a read on your play.
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Go Big or Go Home!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I recently played in a World Series of Poker Circuit event at Bally’s-Paris in Las Vegas and was involved in a hand that seemed pretty straightforward to me.
Later, when I opened the message boards at http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/, I saw that many of the posters were questioning my play of the hand. It ended up becoming a pretty heated discussion, so I thought I’d use this column to share my thoughts on the hand.
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Poker Superstars Invitational II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I don't normally write about hands that I wasn't involved in, but recently while I was watching the Poker Superstars Invitational II on FSN, there was a hand I saw played between Mike Sexton and Huck Seed that I found rather interesting.
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More From Borgata
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In the past I have written several three- or even four-part columns dealing with my run toward the final table of a tournament and my eventual win. Well, these days I haven’t gotten out of the first day in a while, so I’m stuck with writing about hands that happened early in a tournament!
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Borgata Poker Open - Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Walking into the Borgata tournament area this year was a rather surreal experience, especially in comparison to last year’s event. It was a little bizarre, actually. There were lights flashing, music playing, and concession stands; it had the look and feel of a rock concert.
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Yapping With Heimiller
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
There was a fun and interesting hand I played in the World Poker Tour event at the Legends of Poker tournament that I’d like to share. It was actually pretty funny to me, but I think you really had to be there to fully appreciate it. I’ll try my best to re-create the moment.
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Too Chicken or Just Conservative? You be the Judge
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Now that the World Series of Poker is over and the tournament schedule is a little lighter for me, I’m feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back into top form. I got married on Aug. 19, so this would be the first bit of poker I’d be playing as a married man.
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Conditional Probability
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I recently played in a $20,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em invitational tournament at Wynn Las Vegas. It was a short field of 23 players and would air live on FoxSportsNet.
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Stud Eight-or-Better for $500,000
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column, I shared a couple of hands with you from the challenge matches that I play at Wynn Las Vegas. Barry Greenstein has agreed to play me in every form of poker that I listed for challenge matches: limit hold’em, stud, Omaha eight-or-better, stud eight-or-better, deuce-to-seven triple draw, ace-to-five triple draw, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit hold’em, and no-limit hold’em.
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The $5 Million Challenge Continues - A $500,000 Challenge Match against Barry Greenstein
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Before the World Series of Poker started, Barry Greenstein had agreed to play me in all the nine forms of poker that I had listed in my open poker challenges ...
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Professional Poker Tour Final vs Erick Lindgren - Tick, tick, tick … the clock is running
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I’ve been playing poker since I was about 17 years old, giving me 13 years of poker experience. In that time ...
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$200,000 Challenge Match Against Joe Cassidy - A limit hold’em challenge match against a tough, young player
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my third challenge match at Wynn Las Vegas, once again my opponent chose limit hold’em...
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A $500,000 Challenge Match Against Mimi Tran - Two challenge matches are in the books
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
As many people may know by now, I recently decided to make an open challenge available to anybody in the world...
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Play Hours Not Results
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Most of my ideas on how to actually make a living playing poker successfully were formed in my teens back in Toronto. I fiddled with many thoughts...
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Beating Up On A Buddy
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Playing poker for a living with the same faces over and over again can create some very awkward situations. Inevitably, you will...
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I Got Punk’d
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
It was February 2005 and I had made the Professional Poker Tour (PPT) final table as the chip leader. Yet, for the first time in my poker career, I’d have to wait more than a week to play that final table. In the meantime...
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Jack Binion World Poker Open - Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
As I mentioned in my last column, this was the first fast-paced tournament I’d played in years. I’ve become accustomed to playing in the bigger...
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Jack Binion World Poker Open -- Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
On day two of the championship event at the Jack Binion World Poker Open, nothing too interesting happened. My stack continued to...
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Jack Binion World Poker Open — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
With 2004 officially history, it was time to start racking up points for Card Player’s 2005 Player of the Year award. My next stop on the tournament circuit was Tunica, Mississippi, where I hadn’t had much...
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I'm Stoked About STACKED
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Less than a year ago, I was approached with an idea to do a poker video game. I’d already listened to several other similar ideas and wasn’t too gung ho about it. Luckily for me...
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The Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
With two tables left in the event, I was the chip leader, but there was still lots of work to be done. My table absolutely stunk! It was full of...
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The Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Going into day two of the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic, it was looking real good for me...
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The Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic — Part 1
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In a previous column (“The Player of the Year Race,” Vol. 18/No. 2, Jan. 28, 2005), I set the stage for my final attempt at winning Card Player’s Player of the Year honors. I’d led for most...
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2004 Borgata Poker Open — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Let me begin this column by saying, “Oops!” I recently ran into David Williams in the Bahamas at a World Poker Tour event when he said, “Hey, whatever happened to the...
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The Player of the Year Race
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I honestly think one of the reasons I did as well as I did in 2004 was that I didn’t play in any tournaments I didn’t feel like playing. At the beginning of the year, I decided that I was going to stay in Vegas more and...
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Asian Poker Players
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I grew up in Toronto, which is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It was common in a classroom of 30 kids to see 20 countries represented...
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2004 Borgata Poker Open — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Day two was a rough one for me. I started the day as one of the big chip leaders, but within the first limit, I was down below par...
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2004 Borgata Poker Open — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
My plan when traveling cross-country to play a tournament is always to get plenty of rest and make sure that I arrive at the facility early enough so that I can get acclimated...
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World Series of Poker Shootout
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
The circumstances surrounding this event were strange, to say the least. Harrah’s and ESPN decided to put on a special event and award $2 million to the winner of a 10-handed one-table tournament...
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Championship Poker at the Plaza — Final Table
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
On day two of this tournament, we played for a very long time, all the way from 36 players down to the final six...
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Championship Poker at the Plaza — Day Two
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I was very excited to get started on day two of this event, because there was an interesting twist to it that was unique to all other events. Down to the final 36 players, we played sixhanded at six tables...
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Championship Poker at the Plaza — Day One
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
One of the coolest things about poker being televised now is that I can reference tournaments I've played in to come up with material for my column...
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World Poker Tour Championship 2004
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Normally when I write columns about my tournament experiences, I try to keep them in chronological order...
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2004 World Series of Poker
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Going into the championship event of the 2004 World Series of Poker, I had positioned myself atop the leader board for the Best All-Around Player award. Right after winning the $2,000 limit hold'em event...
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Limit Hold'em at the 2004 World Series of Poker
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I've said it before and I'll say it again: While limit hold'em and no-limit hold'em may seem similar, the optimal strategy...
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World Series of Poker 2004 — $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em With Rebuys
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I really had high hopes for the 2004 World Series of Poker. I was already having a great year in cash games...
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PartyPoker Million III — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Things were pretty awesome. I was back on a cruise ship, and back at another World Poker Tour final table, giving myself a chance to make up for what went wrong in my last attempt at victory...
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Party Poker Million III — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
After a pretty tough struggle on day one, day two went about as smoothly as it possibly could. I started the day somewhere...
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PartyPoker Million III — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Of all the World Poker Tour events, the PartyPoker Million will always be my favorite. For one, it's limit hold'em, which...
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Shooting Star 2004 — Part II: The Weak Lead
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column, I shared a hand with you in which I used a no-limit hold'em weapon that isn't discussed too often: the weak lead. A weak lead is a smallish-sized bet into a rather large pot that often screams...
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Shooting Star 2004 — the Weak Lead
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
It was the second straight year I'd attended the Shooting Star tournament, and I was honored to be one of the...
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World Poker Tour Caribbean Adventure — Part IV
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Here I was finally, at the final table of a World Poker Tour event. The first WPT season had gone very poorly for me, and I had experienced a heartbreaker in the first event of the WPT's second season, finishing seventh in Paris...
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World Poker Tour Caribbean Adventure — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
With just 45 players remaining, my stack of $108,300 was good for fourth overall. As long as I didn't do anything too stupid, I felt like I just might crack the ice and make a WPT final table...
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World Poker Tour Caribbean Adventure — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you've read a few of my tournament series columns in the past, you know that I often get sidetracked from the actual play of the hands and discuss things that don't really pertain to poker...
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World Poker Tour Caribbean Adventure — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
My next stop on the World Poker Tour would see us aboard the beautiful Voyager of the Seas, by Royal Caribbean...
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The Woman Who Made Me
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
This column is long overdue...
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Bellagio Five-Diamond Poker Classic
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Finally, after traveling to Paris, Los Angeles, and the East Coast, I got home-court advantage. The World Poker Tour's next stop was at Bellagio, and I was fresh and ready to play...
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Showdown at the Sands - Part III: Coin Flips
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you missed Part I and Part II (you can find them at either http://www.cardplayer.com or http://www.fullcontactpoker.com ), here is a little summary of the current situation...
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Showdown at the Sands — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I got a great night’s sleep, was fully recovered from the mental anguish attached to losing half of my stack late on day one, and was ready to make a run on day two. Right off the bat...
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Showdown at the Sands — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Not too long after my last disappointing trip to the East Coast — you remember, the one where I played like a donkey and blamed it on an overdose of caffeine — I found myself back in Atlantic City, but this time there would be no excuses...
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Four Queens Classic — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Finally, I get to write a column in which I actually make the final table! It feels like it’s been so long...
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Four Queens Classic — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
As promised in my last column, I’d like to go into detail about a key hand I played against Mike Laing on day two...
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Four Queens Classic — Day One
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you have been a regular reader of my columns, you may have noticed a recent change in themes. Coming up with new, fresh material every two weeks is a difficult task, so I’ve decided to use my column as a tournament diary of sorts...
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The Biggest Pot I've Ever Lost
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Members of the media who don’t really understand poker often ask me, “What’s the biggest pot you’ve ever lost?” They’ll usually ask this question after they have asked, “What’s the biggest pot you’ve ever won?” For some reason, it seems to be an important question from the public’s standpoint, but it used to be a question I had trouble answering, because…
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Atlantic City Week — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Picking up where I left off in Part II last issue, I was in the midst of the $5,000 buy-in championship event at Borgata...
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Atlantic City Week — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Well, if you read Part I, you know how disappointed I was with my effort in the United States Poker Championship tournament at the Taj Mahal.
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Atlantic City Week — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
The schedule for two recent tournaments on the East Coast, the United States Poker Championship at Trump Taj Mahal and the Borgata Poker Open at the Borgata, offered a very unique opportunity.
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World Poker Tour: Legends of Poker
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you have been reading my column regularly, you know that the first season on the World Poker Tour was very disappointing for me.
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Learn ... or Lose
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
At the beginning of 2003, I made a conscious decision to play fewer tournaments and get back to playing more live-action poker...
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World Poker Tour in Paris — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
As promised, in this issue I’m going to share with you a crucial hand that had a lot to do with deciding the outcome of the tournament.
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World Poker Tour in Paris — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you read Part I of this trilogy, you’d know that I ended up with $8,550 after the first day of action...
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World Poker Tour in Paris — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
After having a disappointing first season on the World Poker Tour, I was determined to put forth a better effort in the second season. In 11 attempts during season one, I failed to cash in any of them.
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Online Poker is Too Much Fun! — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column, I touched on some of the positives and negatives associated with playing online. Overall, I believe the positives far outweigh the negatives...
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Online Poker is Too Much Fun! — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you have already ventured into cyberspace to play poker, you know what I mean when I say online poker is too much fun. If you haven’t played online, why not...
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The Truth About Tells
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here. If you believe that watching for a twitchy eye or a flared nostril is what poker is all about...
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Opening the Door to Disaster
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
So, 839 people pony up $10,000 in hope of winning the “Big One.” I think a “wow” is in order...
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World Series of Poker $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In a recent column called “Look Within Yourself for Answers,” I shared with you the fact that I hadn’t been pleased with my recent results in the big no-limit hold’em events...
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Great Play or Fluke? You be the Judge
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Here's the situation: There are approximately 35 players left in the $2,000 buy-in pot-limit hold'em World Series of Poker tournament, and you are the chip leader with approximately $23,000...
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Queens and Nines in the $1,500 World Series of Poker Seven-Card Stud Tournament
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I played a hand recently at the World Series of Poker that I’d like to share with you, including the bizarre circumstances, my thought process during the hand, and the end result...
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Look Within Yourself for Answers
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Sometimes when nothing appears to be going your way, you may begin to question your own theories about the game...
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A New Study Tool
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you wanted to work on your poker game, there are several ways you could do so. You could start by reading David Sklansky’s poker textbooks and learning the fundamentals...
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This Game Sucks!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
How often have you heard this expression? You are happily playing in your $15-$30 stud game when a hold’em player decides to sit down in your “dumb” game.
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Positively Fifth Street: A Book Review
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Let me start by saying that I’m nowhere near qualified to do a proper book review. I did just fine in 11th-grade English, but that’s about the extent of my experience doing book reviews...
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My Biggest Pet Peeve: The Dry Side Pot Bluff — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Many of my friends are often bothered by my sharing certain tournament “secrets.” Well, they are going to have to suffer through this one, because the dry side pot bluff is driving me crazy!
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My Biggest Pet Peeve: The Dry Side Pot Bluff — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Let me start this column by saying that I don’t normally share too much strategy information in my columns...
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Travel With Me … Costa Rica — Part VII
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Author’s note: This column was written months ago as the conclusion of a seven-part series.
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Travel With Me … Europe and the PartyPoker Cruise — Part VI
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
It’s time now to see how things are done outside the United States and Canada. For our first stop, I’ll be taking you to the beautiful Isle of Mann, home of the Poker Million.
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Travel With Me … Bay Area, Mississippi, and Reno — Part V
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
On our first stop of this leg of our journey, we’ll drop in on the Shooting Star tournament in the Bay Area, and meet superstar tournament director Matt Savage and superstar tournament player Phil Hellmuth …
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Travel With Me … Atlantic City and Foxwoods — Part IV
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you’ve been keeping up to date with my journey thus far, you have visited three Canadian cities (Toronto, Vancouver, and Windsor), and two American cities (Las Vegas and Los Angeles)...
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Travel With Me … Las Vegas and Los Angeles — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
So far, we’ve visited the three cities where I’ve played poker in Canada — Toronto, Vancouver, and Windsor.
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Travel With Me … Vancouver and Windsor — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column I gave you a little background history of the game of hold’em in Toronto.
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Travel With Me … Toronto — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Since I started traveling the tournament circuit back in ‘96-’97, I’ve been fortunate to play in some very diverse poker rooms — some more pleasant than others...
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The Turn
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In any form of hold’em, it is my opinion that the turn is the most difficult and most crucial street to play...
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Does Youth Equal Luck?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
It amazes me how often I hear things like, “I used to hold lots of hands when I was young,” or, “I used to hit every flush draw when I was young.” I’ve heard these statements come out of the mouths of some excellent poker players...
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The Woman Who Broke Me — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
OK, for those of you who need catching up because you missed the first two parts of this story (shame on you), here is a brief review of what you missed...
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The Woman Who Broke Me — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In the last issue, I shared with you parts of a personal story that helped me destroy a decent bankroll...
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The Woman Who Broke Me — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you had a chance to read the trilogy I wrote recently regarding alcohol, you’d know I went through some tough times during all of the year 2000, and then most of 2001...
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Playing ‘Not to Lose’ is No Way to Win
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I recently read a column in Card Player written by Warren Karp. In it, he explains that when playing tournament poker, you should think in terms of “dollar for dollar...”
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Playoff Performer/Tournament Player?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Throughout 18 NHL seasons and with three Stanley Cup rings with three different teams, Claude Lemieux has been known to be what is called a “clutch playoff performer...”
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Alcohol … The Party’s Over — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Part III of this trilogy is clearly the most difficult for me to write. In Part I and Part II, I shared with you some of the sillier things I’ve done in my life, but they pale in comparison to what I’m about to tell you...
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Alcohol … Pot-Limit Hold’em — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In Part I last issue, I gave you a little history of my teenage years, and how alcohol and poker just seemed to go hand in hand. As I got older, I realized how naïve that was, and decided to take the game of poker more seriously by committing to playing...
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Alcohol … the Early Years — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I have so much to say about the horrible combination of poker and alcohol that I could probably write a whole book about it...
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Running Bad, Are You?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Since I started writing this column a little over a year ago, I’ve received a lot of E-mail from “wannabe” pros and others who have been having problems with the game...
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Meet Jennifer Harman — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column, I started to tell you about the amazing success story that is Jennifer Harman. She first fell in love with the game of poker at the age of 8, and climbed her way all the way to the top of a “man’s world...”
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Meet Jennifer Harman — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In 1998, I was at the World Series of Poker, grinding away trying to scrape up the buy-ins for the tournaments, when I had a chance to meet a very special person...
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Should Pot-Limit or No-Limit Hold’em Crown our World Champion?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I’m going to take a break from what you’d normally expect from my column, because there is something I’ve wanted to clarify to the public for a long time...
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Dave Newman and the Three-Year Bluff
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I can still remember the first time I played live-action pot-limit hold’em as if it were yesterday. I think I was about 17 years old, and was playing regularly at a private club called Check N’ Raise...
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Ding, Ning, Ning, Ning!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
That’s the sound slot machines make when you walk through the casino, but I heard this sound long before I ever stepped foot in a casino. I heard it back in my teen years while playing $10-$20 poker at the charity casinos...
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Vanunu — My Favorite Poker Game
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
That’s a strange title, I know. Vanunu is the name of a poker game that we “invented” way back when I was playing in my $1-$5 game in high school. To this day, it remains the most thought-provoking and skill-demanding game I’ve ever played in my life...
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Don’t be Such a Nit! — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In the last issue, I promised to share with you the worst case of nitty behavior I’ve ever seen. For those of you who missed my last column — shame on you! Seriously, though, in my last column, I gave a little description of a nit, as well as his negative characteristics...
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Don’t be Such a Nit! — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Nits are a plague to the poker world. They are a cancer that eats away at a good game and eventually helps destroy it...
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Should I Turn Pro?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I receive E-mail after E-mail asking me this question. They’re usually from younger players who don’t like the idea of a 9-to-5 job. So, rather than answer all of these E-mails individually, I thought I would answer them once and for all in my column...
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Be a Sponge
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
There are many ways to improve your poker game — reading books, talking with successful players, analyzing hands with friends, and so on. There is one other valuable tool you can use to improve your game that I think has been overlooked in general...
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Foxwoods — A Hidden Gem
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
The tournament trail featured a stop at Foxwoods again in November, and attendance was up across the board. Many players from the West Coast decided to make the trip after hearing rave reviews about the tournament and its structure...
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Teaching Poker
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Fresh off a win at the World Series of Poker in ‘98, I had a newfound confidence in my own abilities. I went on a tear right after that, winning a tournament in four consecutive events from L.A. to Vegas...
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Nutbar
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In my last column, I discussed the art of teaching poker and how dismal I was at it. Eventually, though, I think I got the hang of it, understanding better how to teach my friends what they needed to learn based on the mistakes they were making...
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After the ’98 World Series of Poker — Where Did All the Money
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
After winning my bracelet in ’98, I was given a sense of freedom I’d never had before. Up until that point, $10,000 was a huge bankroll to me. I had never seen $100,000 before — and now I had it...
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My First World Series of Poker Bracelet — Part III
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I really would have liked telling this story in one single column, but I don’t think it would have been right to tell Barry Shulman that he needed to allow me 10 extra pages for my column! So, I decided to break it down into three parts, also realizing that it would be easier to read that way...
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My First World Series of Poker Bracelet — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
In Part I last issue, I related how much of a struggle I’d had at the 1998 World Series of Poker — zero success and diminishing confidence, coupled with running bad (or so I thought) and a short bankroll...
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My First World Series of Poker Bracelet-Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Warning: The following three-part column will not help your poker game in any way. It is strictly a story about the events that took place leading up to my first World Series of Poker win. Actually, you should read it thinking, “Don’t do what Daniel did ... “
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Let's Make a Deal? I Think Not!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Very early in my tournament poker career, I had to decide how I was going to handle the dealmaking that occurs in many of the major tournaments. I had to be very careful not to take the worst of it in any deals I'd make...
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Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
The year was 1998 and I'd just had a very successful tournament at Foxwoods, building my bankroll up to $60,000 from $2,000 a month before...
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Role Models
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
The great Charles Barkely once said, "I am not a role model." Well, like it or not, his behavior had some influence on the game of basketball, nonetheless. Young basketball players of the future look up to someone like Charles Barkley because of his talent or maybe even his image...
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Rob Gingras — the Happy Gambler?
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
So, who is Rob Gingras? He is probably the best unknown tournament player around...
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My First Big Tournament Win
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
After attending my first World Series of Poker in ‘96, I just couldn’t wait to get back to playing the big tournaments. Of course, I wasn’t actually able to play any of the events at the WSOP in ‘96, but just being there gave me the itch...
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8-3 Offsuit is Cool!

Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
OK, maybe 8-3 offsuit isn't exactly "cool," but I think after you read my column, you'll understand what I mean. In my younger days of playing $10-$20 hold'em in Toronto...
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Bettin’ Benny vs. Slow-Playin’ Seto — Part II
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Last issue, in Part I, I told you a little bit about Slow-Playin' Seto. Slow-Playin' Seto played in the first house game I ever played in. Wait, he didn't exactly "play." He sat there most of the night waiting for the nuts...
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Bettin’ Benny vs. Slow Playin’ Seto — Part I
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I want to backtrack a little to the very early days of my career. Before I'd ever set foot in a casino or cardroom, I learned the game of poker, as most people do, in house games...
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Well, Mom, I’m a Professional Poker Player
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
It didn’t take me too long in my poker career to realize that it was something I loved and could make a living doing. Now, explaining that to my mother and family was another story...
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Win the Battle With Your Ego
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Before taking my first trip to Las Vegas, I was probably the most confident 21-year-old poker player on the planet. Of course, I was sent back home with my tail between my legs, and was ready for all the remarks that I was sure to hear from the other regulars in my local $10-$20 game...
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Look Out, Vegas, Here I Come!
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
I can still remember my first trip to Las Vegas as if it were yesterday. I imagine it’s something I’ll never forget. I’d just turned 21 and was going to show those Vegas rocks what I was made of — so I thought...
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Old Man With an Earring
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
When I was growing up, the majority of the professionals in my game were also very young. As I’ve said in past columns, we all became close friends. The live ones were usually older businessmen taking the day off or playing during their lunch breaks, except for one guy we simply called “old man with an earring...”
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Live Ones Pay the Bills
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
If you’ve been reading my columns over the last few issues, you’d know that I played in a very friendly $10-$20 game as a teenager. Heck, almost all the players in the game would get together afterward for a few drinks! The important thing about the game was that we kept the live ones happy...
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Tournament Practice
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
Before I even started playing poker, I was fascinated by tournaments of all kinds. I used to keep statistics on my Nintendo baseball game, as well as all sorts of other made-up tournaments...
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Full-Contact Poker: Party Day
Card Player poker article by Daniel Negreanu
As you could probably tell from my first two articles, you won’t exactly learn how to play A-Q from early position by reading them. It’s not that I’m against a strategy column, but there is already...
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With over one hundred poker articles spanning the last five years and a new poker article written every two weeks and published in Card Player magazine, Daniel Negreanu brings the world of poker to the tables of countless poker enthusiasts and poker players alike.

As a regular Card Player columnist, Daniel's poker articles have helped many readers learn the game of poker from the early days of an upcoming professional poker player to the realization of a true poker champion last year as Daniel became the 2004 Card Player Player of the Year, as well as, one of the most successful tournament players in history with 36+ worldwide wins and bragging rights as the WPT All-Time Top Money Winner.

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