WSOP 2019

We are approaching the start of the most popular poker festival. The 50th edition of WSOP Main Event begins on May 29th, running until July 16th, whereby the winner will be crowned! Read on to discover more about the World Series of Poker, as well as discovering how you can be a part of competitive tournaments with the right poker coaching and training. Who knows; maybe you could be on the WSOP winner’s list in the future.

An introduction to the World Series of Poker

So, let’s start by having a brief look at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Of course, any poker player has heard about this amazing event! But, do you know when it started? It dates back to 1970. Benny Binion started the WSOP with a single tournament event, whereby he invited seven of the world’s best poker players to the Horseshoe Casino. Benny Binion was an American gambling icon, as well as being a career criminal. He also played a huge role in revitalising the Vegas hotel and casino scene. Over time, this event has grown and grown, with the vast majority of the major poker variants featured. In recent years, though, over half of the events are variants of Texas hold’em.

The 50th Series of WSOP

This year’s event is the 50th edition of this amazing tournament. It starts this week and it will end mid-July. The event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the famous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament involves 89 bracelet events. There are a number of additional tournaments and prizes to celebrate the fact that it is the 50th anniversary of the WSOP. This includes the addition of the Big 50, which is a No Limit Hold’em event with a $500 buy-in, offering $1 million for the winner, which is part of a guaranteed £5 million prize pool. There will also be a No Limit Hold’em event with a $500 buy-in. So, what other events are on the card? As mentioned, there are 89 poker events. The first event is the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em, and the final event is a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em. In between, there are lots of great poker events, suited to all styles, including a $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed poker event and a number of different Bounty events.

Win more tournaments with expert poker coaching

When it comes to any type of poker tournament, poker coaching and training is of huge importance. You cannot go into these events without doing any research or preparation. There are going to be players there with tons of experience and you need to make sure that you are prepared. We offer tournament (MTT) coaching to ensure that this is the case. This includes hand history reviews, so you can look at how particular hands have been played in the past with our coaches and get expert guidance and insights. You can use this knowledge to give yourself a competitive edge. If you would like more information about the poker coaching we provide and how it can give you an advantage, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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5 Ways to Improve at Poker and Make Money

  1. Pay Attention
    This concept is so simple but lost on so many poker players. So many people are playing on auto pilot, letting HUDs drive their decision making or simply just playing their own cards. There is no substitute for actually concentrating on the table action and using that to your advantage.
  2. Read
    There is so much material out there to help you become a better player. Like any subject, reading and learning more about the subject will improve your technical ability and give you insights you didn’t have before. One of our previous blog entries had some recommendations, see here.
  3. History Review
    This can’t be stressed enough. If you want to fully appreciate your leaks and maximise your strengths, you need to set aside time to review how you have played and get an objective opinion on how you played and what could have been done differently. This needs to be continual process, particularly as the game changes. In order to keep ahead of the game, you need to review and assess continuously.   Texas Holdem Questions offer hand history review sessions for as little as 1 hour.
  4. Pick your games wisely
    Play at appropriate days and times. Tired? Don’t play then! Why are you playing a SNG when you’re a cash game player? If you want to improve your game and build your bank roll, you need to be selective about the games you play and when you play. Treat poker as your business, not just a gamble.
  5. Be Patient
    This is one of the most important skills to become a great player. You need to exercise patience, whether it’s moving limits, playing tournaments and waiting for that big pay or just card dead in your session at casino. I truly believe sometimes patience is what separates losing and winning players. A professional will continue to be patient even after a bad beat, whereas a losing player will chase the following hands.
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