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!...

Round 2: The Poker Shark

Today’s guest post comes from The Poker Shark, an Assistant Trader originally from Chicago, IL. With a loose aggressive poker style and a lot of confidence, this Shark is a fun one to watch! It’s better to be lucky than good, but it’s even better to be both! I think...

Round 2: The Newbie

I came close to losing it all last night. I ignored another player’s signals that he had a flush and came within inches of being forced to go all in, in the hopes of a straight. But the closest moment came right at the end, when I was dealt a...

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...