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May, 2011

US Players Can Exchange PokerStars FPP for Cash

Friday, May 6th, 2011

I know some people who had $1,000s worth of FPP in their accounts. Fortunately for them – and for you – PokerStars is allowing players to exchange their FPPs for cash…

PokerStars is Processing Cashouts for US Players

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Black Friday updated regarding PokerStars cashouts for US players.

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/15/2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

1.) Black Friday: the US government’s actions against PokerStars, Full Tilt, and UB. I assert that while this is a huge blow for those who enjoy playing online poker, the issue at hand is really much bigger – and I talk about how the US has strayed from the principles it was founded upon.

How to Compare Bonus Offers and Effective Rakeback

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

PokerStars and Full Tilt both have a big tournament series coming up. WCOOP at PokerStars begins this Sunday (9/5/2010) and features events with buy-ins ranging from $109 to $10,300. Meanwhile, MiniFTOPs begins next Wednesday (9/8/2010) and will be catering to players who prefer tournaments with smaller buy-ins: $11 to $216.

PokerStars and Full Tilt aren’t just [...]

Determining the Conversion Rate of VIP Program Points: The Turbo Takedown at PokerStars

Friday, February 26th, 2010

On last week’s edition of Killer Poker Analysis, I covered the following topics:

1.) Open shoving distributions from the small blind in tournament situations when antes are around 12.5% of the big blind
2.) Knowing when to start playing in bigger games
3.) Heads-up play

I also announced that I won’t be doing a podcast today. I’ll miss everybody [...]

How to Employ Turn Check Raises in No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Another weekend; another Pokerstarsathon! This has been my 3rd consecutive weekend of logging 20+ hours on PokerStars. The past two Mondays, I felt horrible despite pulling in some nice profits. Yesterday, I felt a bit more chipper even though I netted a loss for the weekend. I’m proud of being a bot whose physical and [...]

$530 Tournament Ticket for Only $400 at PokerStars!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I woke up today to a pleasant surprise: today’s discount item in the PokerStars VIP Store is a $530 tournament ticket for 25,000 FPP (at $.016/FPP, that comes out to only $400). I was disappointed a few days ago when the $285 cash bonus didn’t have an exchange rate of at least $.016/FPP, but PokerStars [...]

1 6-max No-Limit Hold ‘em Table: 250 Hands Per Hour

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

It’s been 6 days since my last blog post, and it’s been raining a bunch in Vegas. I miss the sun, but it’s stupid to complain about rain here; we need every damn drop of water we can get!

Meanwhile, John Vorhaus (JV) was in town over the weekend. He played in a celebrity charity event [...]

Get $1,500 with your PokerStars FPP!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Before getting into the meat of this post, I have a quick announcement: don’t forget to tune into my weekly podcast,┬áKiller Poker Analysis, today at 5:00PM PT at┬áRounder’s Radio!

PokerStars is kicking off 2010 with a bang! Their VIP program has traditionally made them the site of choice for players capable of putting in ridiculous playing [...]

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