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WSOP releases controversial ‘Value Menu’ tournament schedule

WSOP releases controversial ‘Value Menu’ tournament schedule

The 51st World Series of Poker will be held from 26th May to 15th July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It is not clear yet how many tournaments there will be in total at this year’s festival. However, a recent announcement from the WSOP is...

Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

We have teamed up with 888poker! The poker room will be offering exclusive $100 freerolls to Somuchpoker followers every Sunday! The field size is expected to be small, you have a great chance to get your hands on some easy money. You do not have to make any sort of...

Asian players take a stab at poker vlogs

Asian players take a stab at poker vlogs

Poker vlogs have been around for a while now and although the attention is drawn more to the big name vloggers from the U.S. like Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen, there are a lot of smaller vloggers across Asia-Pacific that are giving it a shot on YouTube. What is a poker...

Closing the “Fitz”: A disaster for Irish Poker

Closing the “Fitz”: A disaster for Irish Poker

Just a week before Christmas the most iconic poker venue in Ireland, the Fitzwilliams Casino & Card Club, tragically announced that it will permanently shut its doors immediately with 80 staff losing their jobs. The “Fitz”, as people lovingly called it, had been...

Chinese Poker Apps – Where to play in 2020?

Chinese Poker Apps – Where to play in 2020?

PokerMaster has  almost come to an end. Just 3 years ago, Daniel Cates was talking on Doug Polk’s podcast about high stakes games that were being played on Chinese apps. Since then however, the popularity of these apps may have grown but the landscape has shifted...

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Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

We have teamed up with 888poker! The poker room will be offering exclusive $100 freerolls to Somuchpoker followers every Sunday! The field size is expected to be small, you have a great chance to get your hands on some easy money. You do not have to make any sort of...

Chinese Poker Apps – Where to play in 2020?

Chinese Poker Apps – Where to play in 2020?

PokerMaster has  almost come to an end. Just 3 years ago, Daniel Cates was talking on Doug Polk’s podcast about high stakes games that were being played on Chinese apps. Since then however, the popularity of these apps may have grown but the landscape has shifted...

Exclusive $250 Freeroll on Natural8 – No deposit needed

Exclusive $250 Freeroll on Natural8 – No deposit needed

We have teamed up with Natural8! The poker room is offering exclusive $250 freerolls to Somuchpoker followers every month! The field size is expected to be small, you have a great chance to get your hands on some easy money. You do not have to make any sort of deposit...

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Interview with WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Dario Sammartino

Interview with WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Dario Sammartino

A few weeks ago, Dario Sammartino finished runner-up of the WSOP Main Event pocketing $6M in the process.  Our reporter Gaelle Jaudon had the chance to talk with him about this incredible performance. Somuchpoker: First, congratulations on the nice suit you wore at...

STRATEGY

Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament
Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament

Over the years, deal making has become an increasingly popular and important factor in tournaments. It allows players to flatten the payouts in the late stages which decreases the variance which can make tournament grinding difficult to manage as a profession. Most...

Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?
Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once. But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go...

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Five key areas for strengthening your Short Deck game
Five key areas for strengthening your Short Deck game

With Hold’em having been puzzled over and analysed under a microscope for over twenty years, the strategic elements of the game are beginning to follow a choreographed tightrope of game theory. Increasing numbers of players are playing almost every situation optimally...

FEATURED ASIA

Six Asia poker trends of 2019

Six Asia poker trends of 2019

It was a dizzying year of poker in Asia with barely a break in the live tournament scene. Players had plenty to choose from as festivals sometimes overlapped. Vietnam and the Philippines were consistently busy with nonstop events both local and international. Coming...

Asia Pacific’s biggest player achievements of 2019

Asia Pacific’s biggest player achievements of 2019

Another incredible year of poker has come and gone. Once again, players from Asia – Pacific outshined around the globe. For some, their wallets weighed down with large scores, for others dreams were fulfilled. Many definitely deserve acknowledgment. Here’s a...

Florencio Campomanes clinches the APPT Manila 2019 Main Event

Florencio Campomanes clinches the APPT Manila 2019 Main Event

After four days of heated competition that included a final day that ran for 13 hours at Okada Manila, semi-retired Filipino player Florencio Campomanes railroaded the latter half of the final table to become the newest APPT Main Event champion. He pocketed his...

Mid-year update on GPI Asia’s top 10: Daniel Tang takes the lead

Mid-year update on GPI Asia’s top 10: Daniel Tang takes the lead

With the summer’s biggest poker event all wrapped up, it’s time for a mid-year review on the Global Poker Index Asia rankings. Since our last update significant changes have taken place; only six players secured their top ten standing and Hong Kong’s Daniel Chi Tang...

REST OF THE WORLD

Five stories that built Billy Baxter’s legacy

Five stories that built Billy Baxter’s legacy

When it comes to legends of poker, Billy Baxter is certainly not spoken of as much as he should be. Not only has he accumulated 7 WSOP bracelets and been cashing at the WSOP for over forty years, but he also paid Stu Ungar’s 1997 Main Event entry because he was having...

Five untold stories about the genius that was Stu Ungar

Five untold stories about the genius that was Stu Ungar

When it comes to poker legends and the story of their lives, none can match Stu Ungar’s in terms of genius and degeneracy. Born with incredible intelligence and a photographic memory, Ungar was surrounded by gambling from the time he could walk. He won his first Gin...

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