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Darts And Poker Live

Added on November 15th, 2012 by admin
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Pub games like darts and pool are getting mashed up with poker. It is simple why this need to mix two difficult games is sensible for pubs.

When you go tout for relief sometimes you need excitement so a quiet game of poker just wont do it, likewise a quiet game of pool or darts do not measure up so by combining the three or even just two helps to stimulate the pleasure part of the brain with intellectual and skilful thoughts. 

Why beach volleyball is an Olympic sport and darts is not has always baffled me. Both are skilful and fun to watch. To play darts at any standard requires skill. Yes the people can be drinking beer monsters and still throw decent darts could be an image problem. However, in his day when alive, a drunken Jocky Wilson could still have beaten 99 out of hundred average darts player who was stone cold sober, he was that good.

So with this in mind I will post the rules and regulations for the Knot Knockout:

This Sunday (18-11-12) at The Staffordshire Knot, Darlaston.

Entry fee will be £3, registration at 3pm and ToE oche 3:30pm.

It’s a 301 – best of 3.

Final 301 – best of 5.Those that cannot make it, there wil be a live broadcast at http://knot.pokerknave.com/tv/ (this cannot be viewed on Apple’s iphone or ipad).

There will be a Omaha tournament after the darts final and the entry will be £20 plus 1 rebuy. £2 for a buffet will also be charged. This will not be live on the Internet.


Pub Poker Can Hurt…..Your Pocket!

Added on November 12th, 2012 by admin
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The poker is a very interesting game which you can consider when you have enough free time. Especially when you want to get a relax from your stressful day to day work, the poker is a good alternative for you. But, it is always recommended not to be addicted to such things as it could consider as a part of gambling and it could ruin your whole money in seconds. When it comes to a poker game, the place you are involved in the game is important. The reason is if you are involved in these games without a proper legal approval then you too have to face certain problems if something goes wrong. Therefore it is very important to find a suitable place to proceed with your poker game play.

 

If you are interested to participate in a poker game in a pub, be careful it could ruin your poker generally there are two reasons for this. The first one is the rules and the regulations of pub poker could be varied from one pub to another. Therefore you need to have a clear understanding on what type of poker game you are going to play and what would be the return out of it. Having a good idea for this would be a good for you and you can decide on how you have to handle the game.

 

Furthermore when you play poker at a pub, you could spend money more than you spend at another poker lounge. This is common across the board and you need to keep in mind. Also the winnings you get from these pubs are limited and more often you will not get any winnings. The reason is these places are targeting for a specific category of people who just want to play some game. Hence they won’t expect to have a winning from their poker game. If the game is delivered in a handy way where they can be satisfied with it, that’s the best service required. Therefore the scenario is different.

 

Finally, if you are trying some other poker games at a pub don’t stop it. You should try it. What is mentioned above is the risks of doing it and what are the areas you need to consider. So if you consider on the points highlighted above, of course you will be able to get the best poker experience of your life accordingly. Hopefully you will not lose all your money at the pub poker.

Thanks to guest author Shiranthak


PokerKnave About To Go Live

Added on September 30th, 2012 by admin
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtyxr6

It has been a long time coming, and we will soon realise that you don’t have to be a superstar poker player to have a good game! Pokerknave is going to stream live card games from pubs via the Internet. We will show all types of card games from poker to brag, from nap to bridge. 

The difference is we will show your every day Joe’s and Joanna’s. Sometimes we will feature one of our Poker Totty’s, but on the whole it will be those who treat poker as a recreation and not a profession, although the standard of play can be quite high. 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtz3wh

Also on the horizon will be live streamed 8 ball pool matches. This will follow the format of English pool which is played by 2 million people in the UK alone. So keep checking us out and if you know of any venues from pubs to casino’s that may be interested let us know via the contact form.


Why Playing Quietly Is Good.

Added on April 10th, 2012 by admin
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A Straight Draw

A Straight Draw

Patience is a virtue in a cash game set up. Ideally sitting back and let your opponent do the running especially if they are all ‘loosey goosey’ is the perfect play in most format but especially nice when in a cash game. 

Playing in a ring game is almost akin to painting a picture. You create a scenario with your play and install the narrative, hopefully it’s whate leads you to winning.

I am not the greatest online cash player as I am too lazy to get one of those bots that measures a players game and let you know what to do to maximise your winnings against these players. So I tend yo gravitate to those anonymous tables where you can hit and run then come back as a different player.

It upsets the regular online professional but for me my losses have gone down and every now and then I make a profit. It sets me up to play my natural game which is online SnG’s.

Now live games is a different matter. I love playing live cash games as you can be more deliberate and again painting the picture, creating the narrative is an art form that is the real skill in this type of format.

So if your a noisy bugger such as your’s truly it is good to be a little bit quiet when playing cash games.


Being The Dealer

Added on June 17th, 2010 by admin
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The Card Dealer by Frank Peak

The Card Dealer by Frank Peak

If you are a poker player in live games, and, through accident or design you end up dealing for long periods of the time, boy the period will drag and bore you senseless.

I have had the misfortune in being the dealer for a while and it sucks! Constantly telling people to ante up or put their blinds in is so tedious how anyone decides to make a profession out of it I do not know. Inevitably you will get question on whether its a person bets or some player decides they want to slow play for some rubbish reason and you have to continuously tell that individual to speed up, bet, fold or just do something because it is numbing waiting for the to do something.

Why had I decided to help people learn to play poker I do not know. I maybe a great personality and all that, but, being a teacher is not what I want to do, especially when I have to explain the concept of split pots for the millionth time. After a while I noticed that the players just wait for your voice to instruct them how to play. why can’t these people just look at the table and not wonder off into some parallel universe where their boring, tedious life has some significance? Just follow the game and do not wait to be prompted…

The bit I hate is the high pitched questioning of an instruction such as ‘how much’ or ‘but my pair of 2′s is the winner’ even though there is a pair of tens and a pair of 3′s????!!!! You find the high pitch question remarks from players who are new and just won a nice pot. They think that somehow they are good and that their opinions and utterances has some value other than to make life difficult for the dealer. I could quite happily smack the person in the face because instead of getting on with the game they start poncing around and priming as a peacock.

After my numerous dealing that I have done recently I have decided to up my game because dealing is crap and I do not want to be in the position where I have to smile and make someone happy when in truth the punter need a clump around the head with a big stick.

The accusing looks and comments from losing poker players can get on my wick. Why should I cheat because I know how you play and you play shit? At the end of a gruelling day listening to whinges, bad manners and poor social skills, I do like to have a dabble on the  tables, so at first it was nice to see how people played but once you have read the play It is time to take advantage. But in the meantime i will have to listen to more ‘…is it my go…?


A Poker Situationist

Added on April 25th, 2010 by admin
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Situationist Playing Poker

Situationist Playing Poker

Thinking outside the box is a much overused term, however, it is the thing that is needed to win at anything and that includes poker. When you are playing poker you are Managing Director, Finance Director and Marketing Manager for your game.

Managing Director – to make all major decisions with your game. Things such as online or live, which tournament, am I good enough to play at this level i have got the mug player sussed he twitches when he has a big hand etc etc.

Finance Director – is this hand worth betting half my chips on? What is the the odds of making the inside straight and is winning the pot worth the bet etc, etc.

Marketing Manager – is my table image good or bad, shall I wear a hoodie and/or sunglasses, should I show my bluff to my opponent etc etc.

With me there is a fourth position and that is Secretary and Registrar and this take place in the blogging for this site. It is like some do it yourself psychoanalysis for my play.

Maybe its my need to understand the nature of my addiction that I create and organise the thoughts in my head then commit them to the Internet for some sort of purge from my memory bank. i am a total ‘situationist’ in that I believe and try to exhibit a total instant art for effect world view on playing poker.

I find that if my external existence has been good my card game becomes un-inhibited. When my mind is elsewhere due to the daily grind of living so is my poker game. As a motivational discourse, using situation-ism to help come to terms will random ‘situation’ and especially to making erratic decision.


Online v Live part 2

Added on March 18th, 2010 by admin
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It is the old story that will never go away is playing online better than playing live? The answer must be playing live, because of the experience of actual human contact and the nuances that can be gleaned from playing a real life human.

Playing online can have its advantages as you can physically leak as much tells as you want, which cannot hurt you because no one can see you. The only time you can get a tell is if you volunteer the information such as typing a message or after losing a sick pot, immediately going all in with the next hand (admit it we have all done it). On the whole in my view, it is better to play live just for the ability to meet people.

The one thing online has over live is that you can try new things without giving away too much. Trying out new strategies in real money situation has to help your playing style. The cloak of anonymity conceals the nerves of slow playing Jacks knowing that your opponent are looking for Queen, King or Ace.

Also, playing online has certainly helped make a change of the worlds best players. It seems that the online poker players are taking over the world, with younger players charging all over the old guard, and, all learnt their game online.

Online poker players also have the ability to create statistics that can be read by all and sundry and therefore get chipped up to play bigger tournaments if they have the ability to grind and not get too bored with doing it. In fact there is now the option to play big game poker and not risk your bank. This is the project which a group of UK guys are working on at the moment.

So to help all those new and hungry future world champions do not forget to enter the freeroll with our friends from AWHpoker.

The game is for €50 and starts Sunday 21st of March at 8pm (20:00) – the password is ‘totty’. Click on this banner to go to the site. Sorry no US players.


Poker – Online v Live

Added on March 17th, 2010 by admin
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It is the old story that will never go away is playing online better than playing live? The answer must be playing live, because of the experience of actual human contact and the nuances that can be gleaned from playing a real life human.

Playing online can have its advantages as you can physically leak as much tells as you want, which cannot hurt you because no one can see you. The only time you can get a tell is if you volunteer the information such as typing a message or after losing a sick pot, immediately going all in with the next hand (admit it we have all done it).  On the whole in my view, it is better to play live just for the ability to meet people.

The one thing online has over live is that you can try new things without giving away too much. Trying out new strategies in real money situation has to help your playing style. The cloak of anonymity conceals the nerves of slow playing Jacks knowing that your opponent are looking for Queen, King or Ace.

Also, playing online has certainly helped make a change of the worlds best players. It seems that the online poker players are taking over the world, with younger players charging all over the old guard, and, all learnt their game online.

Online poker players also have the ability to create statistics that can be read by all and sundry and therefore get chipped up to play bigger tournaments if they have the ability to grind and not get too bored with doing it. In fact there is now the option to play big game poker and not risk your bank. This is the project which a group of UK guys are working on at the moment.

So to help all those new and hungry future world champions do not forget to enter the freeroll with our friends from AWHpoker.

The game is for €50 and starts Sunday 21st of March at 8pm (20:00) – the password is ‘totty’. Click on this banner to go to the site. Sorry no US players.


Recession Hits Poker Profits

Added on November 14th, 2009 by admin
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a view on poker from a dodgy position

a view on poker from a dodgy position

You cannot be surprised that the recession has hit the poker industry in the UK with the live poker game suffering the most according to Mintel, the market research company.

According to the report under the provocative heading ‘Poker…a busted flush?’ Mintel state that gross gaming yield dropped from £265 million in 2008 to £247 million in 2009. With almost a third admitting to have changed their playing habits due to the recession.

The biggest loser has been live poker which has been labelled as boring. Which surprises me because my live pub games have been said to have resembled the decadence during the fall of the Roman Empire.

I think the problem with the live game is that there is nothing to do if you get knocked out early, also, most casino frown on table banter. The reason for this is that it can get out of hand and turn into abuse. Depending on the persons involved this can lead to fights. The trick is keeping it sweet, which is quite hard since people hate to lose even if its for small stakes or even play chips. I think I may have cracked the problem of boring live games, since my versions of live poker do seem to be popular.

With the online game it is well overdue for Poker 2,0 or even 3.0 if you take 3D poker and social networks as Poker 2.0. As you may have read me go on about it, ad nauseum <LINK 1>, <LINK 2>,online poker needs a new technological bounce to put fresh impetus into the game. There are people working on it and soon I maybe able to send out some good news on that front.

In the end the popularity of poker is like losing your virginity once you have done it you will always go back for seconds.


Next Generation Poker Model

Added on August 27th, 2009 by admin
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Sometime ago I wrote a piece about the next generation for online poker. Sadly nothing seems to be happening at the moment, although there seems to be a lot of research and ultimately it is all about technology and social interaction.

What I am doing – apart from moaning about being bored with losing on the poker tables – is trying to build a team for more live games and promotions. The fruit of my endeavour will be available soon, but don’t hold your breath as you may be holding it for a long time…

 


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