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5 Poker Moves Which Are Less Effective In 2013 Than They Used To Be

This post is inspired by a conversation with a poker friend last week. In addition to the usual umming and ahhing about the games getting tougher, the talk moved to the effectiveness of specific ‘moves’ at the tables. Now we can all look back fondly to the ‘golden age’ when continuation betting actually worked and 3-betting was only done with aces or kings – but I was interested enough to make a mental note to blog about the subject.

Poker Happy Hour Hunting?

After completing an article about PokerStars ‘VIP Month’ for one of my smaller sites, I have started wondering whether there are enough ‘happy hours’ around to make deliberately targeting these a good strategy?

A lot of sites have these hours, where you can earn double or 1.5x points, usually at the cash game tables. My question is whether the extra benefits from these points make it worthwhile changing up your schedule to play more during the designated times??

Quick Announcement – SNG Planet Spanish!

Some news, we just went live with the Spanish Version of SNG Planet! This is the end of several weeks of hard work for the Planet Corp team – not to mention a lot of translations going back several  months. As with all the different languages I have ensured we have a wide variety of articles covering all the main themes of the site (Sit N Goes, Mult-Table Tournaments and Satellites…just in case you did not know!).

Super Power Poker Tournaments

Poker can be repetitive after a while, and – let’s be honest – the innovations in the games have been few and far between over the years.Sure, poker has sped up, hyper-turbos and Rush / Zoom clones are now ubiquitous – but real innovations? Something to keep the recreational players interested for longer? Something to draw new players from other more ‘entertaining’ games? Well, I have not seen anything that ticks those boxes.

Thoughts And Insights From The MicroMillions

On Friday evening a rare conjunction occurred… I was feeling like a session of poker, my health was cooperating and the better half did not have any plans to get me out of my study for social reasons. I took full advantage with a big tournament session, which included some MicroMillions events as well as my more regular choices. I actually got deep in one of the events, well, 200th(ish) out of many thousands.

Mini Planet Corp + Health Update

A short monthly business update this time, since a combo of medical leave and travel means that things are uncannily similar to where they were last month. For readers new to this type of post, these are my monthly updates of the behind the scenes thinking here at Planet HQ – focusing on my network of gambling sites. I’ll start with a quick health update!

Dates For Your Tournament Diary

Happy to report that I am now back at Planet HQ and back to writing again. One of my first tasks is to catch up with the goings on at the different poker sites. Turns out that there is quite a lot to look forward to now that the World Series qualifiers are over! Below I have summarized the main upcoming events, both online and live, along with a few words about why I think SNG Planet readers will benefit.

Quick note – US readers should jump to number 5 below…