Round 1: The Expert

It’s always a pleasure to play and deal in the SIG Poker tourney and 2015 was no different. It’s about the nicest poker tournament around, with everyone very willing to help beginners as well as discuss hands. Of course, that doesn’t change the competitive nature, and the fact that some...

Round 1: The Whiz Kid

Well, I didn’t make it through to the next round, but I have an interesting hand to share. I started the tournament under the gun and I was dealt AhQc. The blinds were 20/40, and I had 950 chips. I raised to 125, the player two to my left min-raised...

Round 1: The Dubliner

After the pizza was eaten, we kicked off. I had a few minor skirmishes early and chipped from 1000 to 1200, then down to 800. Unfortunately, my tournament didn’t last much longer. I called a raise with 67 from the Big Blind. The 963 flop checked through and the turn...

Round 1: The Newbie

Tonight, my first time in the SIG tournament, was the longest stretch of poker I’ve played in my life. When you’re in a poker tournament for the first time, you want nothing more than to play your hands and win big. But when I picked up my first cards, I...

Meet “The Expert”

I’ve enjoyed playing poker since college, but winning two WSOP bracelets in 2006 is hands down my favorite poker memory. I’m originally from Auburn, AL and I started playing in card rooms over 20 years ago. You could classify my style as mathematical and really aggressive. I co-authored The Mathematics...

Meet “The Whiz Kid”

I started my “poker career” a few years ago thinking I was way better than I actually was. After two years at SIG’s Bala office, one as an AT and one as an Equity Options Trader, I’m hopeful that that gap has gotten a bit smaller. I would like to...

Meet “The Dubliner”

Growing up in Galway, in the west of Ireland, I started playing poker when I was about 10 years old. I’m excited to represent the SIG tournament from our Dublin office, where I’ve been a Trader for eight years. I’d say my poker style is loose aggressive. Playing in the...

Meet “The Newbie”

I learned to play poker when I was 13 in my small Massachusetts hometown, but I’d say I’ve probably played for a total of 15 hours since. Though I’m a newbie, I still have my own style. I’m cautious but certain, going into each dealt hand free from prejudice. I...