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My 2006 UIGEA Conspiracy Theory Confirmed?

Posted on06. Dec, 2010 by Gugel.

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The UIGEA passed the House and Senate on September 30, 2006. It served to restrict gambling transactions for financial institutions. For players, that meant it became harder to deposit and withdraw money.
On October 2, 2006, I made a prediction that the domestic casinos would rise from the ashes:
Here was my conspiracy theory:

Harrahs Entertainment [...]

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How the Poker Economy Works

Posted on09. Oct, 2010 by Gugel.

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Heres my simplified model of how the poker economy works:

The bucket represents the poker room.
There are two holes on the bottom.  One hole is the rake and the other hole is withdrawals.
Theres also a faucet that brings new water into the bucket. That water represents new deposits.

The poker room needs to keep the water level [...]

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The History Behind 7 Popular Poker Terms

Posted on22. Aug, 2010 by Gugel.

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You probably use these 7 poker terms all the time. The origin and history of these words is actually pretty funny
The Nuts
To have the best possible hand.

There are two possibilities about how this term originated.

Back in Old West, players could wager almost anything they had at a poker game. That included the nuts [...]

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3 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About the UIGEA

Posted on05. May, 2010 by Gugel.

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The UIGEA was passed in 2006 and made it harder for U.S. players to deposit money on poker sites.  But how and why was it pushed through Congress so quickly (and sneakily)?  Put on your tin foil hats here are 3 crazy conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy Theory #1: U.S. based casinos pushed through the UIGEA legislation.
Consider these facts:

In [...]

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Exclusive Sneak Peak at PokerTableRatings Premium

Posted on26. Apr, 2010 by Gugel.

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My friends over at PokerTableRatings.com gave me an exclusive sneak peak at the new PTR Premium section.  To take this bad boy for a test drive, I looked up some stats for Isildur1.
General Tab
So the first part of the Premium section is the General tab.  You get to see some of the data thats available [...]

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The Poker Life Cycle

Posted on04. Feb, 2010 by Gugel.

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People are born, grow up, grow old, and die.  Businesses are born, mature, and die.  Most businesses that were around 100 years ago arent around today technology gets outdated, CEOs die off and the corporate bureaucracy stifles adaptation. Poker, like any other business, has a finite lifespan.
Take a look at the graph below. The [...]

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And the Winner Is

Posted on14. Oct, 2009 by Gugel.

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In 2 weeks since, 12 people registered and made a meaningful post on the AnskyPoker.com HU Forums.
The lucky winner of the $25 worth of free coaching is Hank. Congrats and prepare to crush souls.

Remember, posting on the AnskyPoker.com Heads Up Forums is almost like getting free coaching. You can ask me any question [...]

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Win $25 Worth of Free Coaching

Posted on28. Sep, 2009 by Gugel.

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Want to win $25 (1/2 an hour) of free coaching from me?  All you have to do is post a hand or ask a question on the AnskyPoker.com Heads Up Forums.  Ill select one lucky winner out of everyone that makes a post in the next 2 weeks.
Update: In 3 days, 5 people have already [...]

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Introducing the AnskyPoker.com Heads Up Forums

Posted on24. Sep, 2009 by Gugel.

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Check out the new AnskyPoker.com Heads Up Forums!
Youll be able to personally ask me questions about hands youve played, heads up NL strategy, hand reading and mental toughness.  Ill post hands from my HU sessions too.  Its gonna be almost like getting free coaching from meALMOST
If you have questions about HU SNGs, 6max or full ring [...]

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Problems with HoldEm Manager After Full Tilts Update

Posted on08. Jul, 2009 by Gugel.

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It looks like the new version of FTP made the HEM HUD stop working.  It wouldnt even display the mucked hole cards of your opponent
HEM support was on it pretty quick and came out with a beta version that should address most of the issues.  It looks like one of the lasting consequences of this [...]

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Vegas Baby, Vegas

Posted on22. Jun, 2009 by Gugel.

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Just booked my tickets to Vegas today.  Im leaving this Friday and coming back on Tuesday.  My flight leaves at like 5:50AM Tuesday so that pretty much guarantees Im staying up all night.  Im so pumped!
Best part is that Im staying with Ansky at the Two Months, Two Million house.  Plan is to go to [...]

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3 Things You Need to Master

Posted on29. May, 2009 by Gugel.

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There are three things you need to master to be a great poker player.  Thats right, just three things.
If you master just one or two, youll probably be mediocre at best (probably still bad).  Some people have excellent emotional control, but bad hand reading skills.  Others have great strategy, but bad emotional control.  Identify your [...]

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Top 100 Poker Blogs of 2009

Posted on30. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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Heres a list of the 100 best poker blogs of 2009. The blogs were rated on how often people linked to them and how much traffic they received. Yup, its pretty much a popularity contest. It would be a little too much work to rate each blog on the quality of content [...]

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The Best of TwoPlusTwo

Posted on02. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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Really exciting news!  Ive been secretly working on a small project that Im ready to release.
If youre like me, youve wished you could separate the good 2+2 threads from the junk.  Now you can.  Think Digg for 2+2.  The idea is for us to share and vote on our favorite 2+2 threads.  If we all [...]

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UIGEA Repeal in the Works?

Posted on16. Mar, 2009 by Gugel.

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The UIGEA was probably the worst thing that has ever happened to poker.  In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was pushed through Congress and made American poker players jump through hoops to deposit and withdraw funds.  Its still legal for Americans to play online poker, but it made it illegal for banks and [...]

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Free CardRunners Membership

Posted on09. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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Online poker coaching sites are all the rage these days.  The thing is though, for the players that would benefit the most from joining, theyre kinda expensive.  I read a blog post on Ed Millers blog (did he get paid to write that?) on how to get free membership to CardRunners and Stoxpoker and I [...]

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Using PokerTableRatings With FullTilt

Posted on03. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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I got an email from FullTilt poker this afternoon that basically said I could no longer use PokerTableRatings.com. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:
Your account has been temporarily suspended as it has recently come to our attention that you have been using prohibited software while playing on Full Tilt Poker.   In particular (but [...]

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How Much Are You Paying in Rake?

Posted on02. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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Did you ever actually calculate how much money you’re paying to FullTilt or Stars? It’s actually pretty surprising.
Here are the averages of how much I’ve paid on FullTilt HU tables:

$50NL: $0.040 per hand
$100NL: $0.049 per hand
$200NL: $0.056 per hand

It’s not much when you look at it, but it really starts to stack up when [...]

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Anskys Best 2+2 Posts

Posted on03. Oct, 2008 by Ansky.

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I just came 4th in the Stars 300, for about 5400 dollars. Im pretty sure Im at the stage with my poker career and bankroll, that I could give 2 shits about coming in 4th. I mean, yeah, 5400, weeee, but I fucking hate losing at final tables. It was a fairly tough final table [...]

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An Ultimate Poker PC Buying, Upgrading Tweaking Guide

Posted on05. Dec, 2006 by Gugel.

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Buying a Poker PC
But what makes a poker PC? The computer I got back in 1998 can run any online poker room, you say.
You might not mind waiting a few minutes to access your PokerTracker or HoldEm Manager database while your computer is pretty much paralyzed. It probably doesnt bother you that in the back of [...]

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Serious Threat to Online Poker

Posted on15. Sep, 2006 by Ansky.

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Its serious, and its very real right now. For a few months now, the possibility of an anti internet gambling bill passing in the US senate has been looming, and it seems now it is on the verge of occuring. This 2+2 thread explains the situation quite well.
To ANY and EVERY American person who reads this [...]

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A 10/25NL Session on UB

Posted on06. Jun, 2006 by Ansky.

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I finally had a decent session at 10/25 on UB. Typically I just find a really sick table to sit at if Im already playing 5/10, I dont like plan to play 10/25. When this happens, usually I am 1 tabling then, and really concentrating on the action. Its definitely less profitable than 8 tabling [...]

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