Daily Fantasy Sports and Trading

Daily Fantasy Sports and Trading

You’ve seen the ads everywhere for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). FanDuel and DraftKings in particular have blitzed the media since start of the NFL season (though DFS is available for all of the major sports). Their goal is to target an audience of sports fans who want to draft teams...

Final Table: The Chameleon

Our final post from this year’s tournament comes from The Chameleon, a Trader who learned to play poker with his family as soon as he was old enough to be dealt in. Our Chameleon describes his poker style as “able to blend into the style of the game, but standout...

Final Table: The Ace

I had a bad feeling about the semi-final table, and my hands confirmed it as soon as I sat down. I was never able to get into the action and every time I bought a cheap flop, nothing good came up. My stack was short and it would have gotten...

Round 3: The Ace

Today we’ll hear from The Ace, a Software Engineer originally from Argopoli, Salerno, Italy. While he calls his poker style tight, he claims to know when it’s time for a change. Sometimes it happens that you fold bad cards and realise after the river you had the winning hand, but...

Round 3: The Deliberator

At the start of Round 3, I was already in danger with only 4K in chips. I needed to double up and fast. With my limited stack size relative to the blind levels, my choices were largely all-in or nothing. At the start of the round, I was reasonably fortunate...

Round 3: The Poker Shark

The good times kept rolling for me in round three. Especially as we neared the final table “bubble,” I noticed my opponents tighten up significantly, which played well to my looser style. I was able to take a lot of blinds and induce some folds on the flop to grow...

Round 3: The Newbie

My last hand in the tournament was a solid, played-to-the-hilt hand. I was at the point in my game where either I folded until the blind came back around and knocked me out on a bad hand I had to play on principal, or I could go out swinging on...

Round 2: The Deliberator

Today’s guest post comes from The Deliberator, a Development Team Lead with a loose aggressive poker style. He’s been playing for the seven years he’s been at SIG; let’s see if that practice pays off for him. Round 2 was uneventful except for 1 hand I played pretty badly and...

Round 2: The Wild Card

Today we’ll hear from The Wild Card, a Business Analyst originally from Canton, MA. When this guest poster first came to SIG, she couldn’t properly shuffle a deck of cards. Through over two years of practice, she’s not only one of our players, but also a dealer in the tournament!...