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Pundit-barbarian randomly setting fire to the poker landscape. Also a writer, artist, game designer, father, occasionally tedious know-it-all, but otherwise reasonably okay guy most of the time. @benefactumgames

MicroMillions to Include Showtime Hold’em and Fusion, Will WCOOP Follow?

Alex Weldon
If you’re a fan of weird poker variants, it’s worth taking note of the fact that PokerStars has started running “trial” tournaments for Showtime Hold’em and Fusion, two temporary formats it introduced as cash games for a few months each last year. For the time being, the tournaments are only available at buy-ins between $1.10 and $5.50, and rarely...

Kenny Hallaert on the Invisible Damage of Late Registration

Alex Weldon
If you’re a poker fan, you’re probably most likely to recognize Kenny Hallaert’s name as a player, specifically a player who made the November Nine in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. But although he’s still active in that regard – he’s cashed three bracelet events and two daily Deepstacks at this summer’s WSOP – he’s spent...

A Farewell to the Rio?

Alex Weldon
Rumors have been spreading over the last few months that the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will be soon be sold, possibly to be demolished in order for a new property to be built. Several Las Vegas-related Twitter accounts have been spreading the story, including @VitalVegas, which tweeted last week that it had confirmation from “multiple sources” that the...

Fusion Street by Street: The River

Alex Weldon
This is the final instalment of a four-part series of articles covering basic strategy for PokerStars’ new game Fusion in a street-by-street manner. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first article is here. If you’re not sure how Fusion is played, a comprehensive description and review of the game is here. Fusion was a bizarre game...

Fusion Street by Street: The Turn

Alex Weldon
This is the third in a four-part series of articles covering basic strategy for PokerStars’ new game Fusion in a street-by-street manner. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first article is here. If you’re not sure how Fusion is played, a comprehensive description and review of the game is here. On the turn, players finally have...

Fusion Street by Street: The Flop

Alex Weldon
This is the second in a four-part series of articles covering basic strategy for PokerStars’ new game Fusion in a street-by-street manner. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first article is here. If you’re not sure how Fusion is played, a comprehensive description and review of the game is here. The flop is the most complicated...

Fusion Street by Street: Preflop

Alex Weldon
PokerStars’ new game Fusion has been live for about two weeks now, and already the tables are starting to get tougher. That’s often the case with new formats, that there’s easy money to be made in the first week for quick learners, but after that the most clueless players have either gotten a clue or decided that they’re tired...
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