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  1. 2016-07-08 00:59:38

    SSL Everywhere

    An awesome benefit of our recent migration is that Pokersoup now uses SSL everywhere, throughout the whole site. This means all of your interactions and browsing on pokersoup are encrypted can't be viewed by a 3rd party (at least, not without a whole lot of effort. Hi NSA!).

    We're using free, simple, and highly recommended certificates provided by Let's Encrypt, whose mission is to get every website to use SSL all the time. A mission Jason and I completely support.

    Enjoy!

    Posted by Ethan at 2016-07-08 00:59:38 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  2. 2016-07-06 00:46:35

    Migration Complete!

    Pokersoup.com is now running on a fresh new server! This brings to an end our old server hosted at Rackspace Cloud that had been running since 2008. It served us and you well: at one point the server had an uptime of over 3 years, and the server process itself had been running for over 1 year without restarting. Pretty good!

    Unfortunately, Rackspace mandated that we migrate this old beast to their new architecture, and it wasn't going well. Faced with a fresh server build, we decided it was time to say bye to Rackspace for good.

    Now we're moving on to a fresh new setup with Linode. We're running a modern Linux distro with SSD disks, Xeon E5 processors, and quadruple the RAM of the previous system.

    Oh, and it's half the price of Rackspace. Suck it, Rackspace.

    Jason and I have done a lot of testing, but we're hoping to hear from our users if anything goes wrong. Just hit that feedback link in the lower-right and let us know if you're having problems!

    Posted by Ethan at 2016-07-06 00:46:35 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  3. 2016-04-28 11:40:29

    Online Poker Play

    Online poker is exactly what the name implies. It is your favorite card game played online via the internet. Following the Moneymaker boom of 2003 where an amateur poker player took down the World Series of Poker and became world champion, poker, and in particular Texas Holdem has skyrocketed in popularity. Revenues are now mind boggling sums of billions of dollars yearly, and we want to teach you how to get a piece of the pie.

    Posted by JamesP at 2016-04-28 11:40:29 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  4. 2014-10-18 13:46:00

    Weekly Home Cash Game Elk Gove Florin & Calvine

    I am interested in starting a weekly cash game for poker players in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.

    OPEN TO ANY WEEK NIGHT- please contact if interested in attending

    Posted by Winternova22 at 2014-10-18 13:46:00 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  5. 2014-08-06 06:36:03

    Be Entertained! Win Jackpots with Online Poker

    Have you ever experienced poker download? Have you ever played poker online? Do you ever think why people play poker online? Then do one thing, give online poker a try! When you play poker online, you will certainly say that you have caught the excitement and jackpots right on your computer and from the comfort of your own home. Just as in every aspect of life, the Internet has opened up great new opportunities in the world of poker. Best online poker games, multiplayer games on money tables, video poker and monster pots give real poker to play and LAS VEGAS & ATLANTIC CITY gambling to enjoy.

    Traditionally, when you thought of poker, you would envision a bar room full of the questionable types, or a back room filled with smoke, noise and crowd, where betting and danger evolves. But poker over the internet is peaceful and entertaining. Online poker brings the best poker games to play to every corner of the world, and allows everyone to enjoy the challenge and the excitement of winning. The advantages of online poker are countless and fun beyond words. Online poker is LIVE, SECURE, INTERESTING and REWARDING. Online poker is non-stop; play Omaha Poker, Texas Holdem and other poker games 24*7. Multiplayer, virtual online poker rooms where multiplayer LOW-LIMIT and HIGH-LIMIT games are played. Professional online poker players participate in live tournaments and compete for monster pots. So get the poker download for FREE and play poker games Online.

    Online poker games are played both for FUN and REAL MONEY. If you are looking for real poker actions then open a real money account. To do this, you must:

    1. Download an online poker software for free.

    2. Start playing for FREE instantly or if you want to play for real money, then open a real money account.

    3. After opening the account deposit your money, check your account history, access your bonus account and cash out.

    With online poker play favorite poker games online, everything from Omaha Holdem Poker to Caribbean Poker. After a few rounds of online poker, you may not even want to play offline. Because the excitement of online poker is just as real, and the excitement is great. Give online poker a try and see what the magic world of online poker brings for you!

    Posted by raty at 2014-08-06 06:36:03 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  6. 2014-01-23 20:28:10

    Opening Hand

    Hey all. I'm Andy and this is my blog. Sure, it's on a poker site and it will be about poker often, I'll also infuse a variety of things that might be in the news, or just on my mind.

    Tonight is one of my regular poker nights, and typically the biggest of the week. I usually play Tuesday and Thursday nights at a pub near my home. They run a freeroll game that typically gets 40 players. The purse is $110 ($75 for first, $25 for second and a $10 bounty on the tourney operator.). Most of the players are regulars, so I know how they play for the most part. When I started playing there about 4 years ago, I made the final table on a very regular basis (I'd say 80%). I won 5 times within the first 6 months. Then I had a long cold spell which I snapped a few months ago. The last few weeks have seen a couple final table appearances, and a 4th place finish last week.

    I'll post again after tonight's game and track my hands, etc. Hopefully, it's not a short night.

    Take care and good luck!

    A-Dub

    Posted by adub79 at 2014-01-23 20:28:10 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  7. 2013-11-18 19:27:30

    What The Next Few Months Holds

    Hey everyone, after much thought over playing Magic The Gathering more then poker over the last couple of years. I am ready to sell my collection I am going to hold onto it until about Feb. With this in mind and discussing with Jason. I am ready to play more holdem and focus free time towards that. I just wanted to make a quick post with what is going on lately, With an approximate bankroll starting around 1,500 I will be playing as much as I can once everything is sold and figured out. So expect more posts on my progress after everything settles down.

    Take care and may all your pots be monster.

    Posted by Nick L at 2013-11-18 19:27:30 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  8. 2013-10-28 16:30:56

    Season 6 Final

    Rob ALMOST wins. That is all.

    J/k. Rob may be submitting an article/recap soon. Check back for updates.

    Posted by Nemo at 2013-10-28 16:30:56 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  9. 2013-09-30 12:48:30

    The Most Successful Poker Players Around

    During the 20th Century poker has transformed from a recreational activity played by male enthusiasts, to a widely popular spectator activity with huge prizes and an international fan base full of online casino fans. The World Poker Tour gives players the chance to win huge prizes. Below are some of the most successful poker players around.

    Antonio Esfandiari
    The Iranian Magician is the undisputed king of poker. As of July 2013 his total tournament winnings exceed $25.5 million. At the age of 26 he won his first World Poker Tour title in L.A. taking home close to $1.4million. He has placed first in six tournaments and has three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. His most recent price was a cool $329,339 for a fourth place finish in the Five Star World Championship Event in December 2012.

    Sam Trickett
    Nottingham born Trickett is the most successful British poker player of all time. He has eight first place finishes and three bracelets. Trickett made his name in 2012 when he scooped a colossal $10,112,001 in the WSOP Big One for One Drop. With total prize winnings of $19,752,481, he is the second most successful poker player of all-time.

    Erik Seidel
    New Yorker Seidel is a veteran on the poker tour; he finished second in his first major tournament, the 1988 WSOP. With an impressive 23 first place finishes as well as eight WSOP bracelets; it???s no surprise that he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. Seidel total winnings come to $17,285,021.

    Daniel Negreanu
    Another veteran of the tour, the Canadian has amassed an impressive $16,532,751 in winnings, placing first in 34 tournaments and collecting four WSOP bracelets. He has also taught a variety of celebrities the game, notably actor Tobey Maguire.

    Posted by KCasey at 2013-09-30 12:48:30 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)

  10. 2013-06-24 21:35:40

    Online Poker Website Research

    Hi everyone. I am a grad student doing research as to what drives people to specific online poker sites. I have heard that there are lots of different reasons and am really interested in learning the major points. Please rate the following factors/elements (giving one to least important, 10 to the most important).

    company reputation?
    sign up bonus?
    loyalty program?
    banking safety?
    who the room was "endorsed" by?
    Table/Room Interactivity (with other players and/or poker pro via chat)
    Social Media aspects?
    Private room (ability to play with your friends)
    Immediate cashout capability?
    "Clean" game? (clean meaning no bots, no third party spyware, etc)

    Finally, could you please list which site/s you play at?

    Thank you.

    Posted by kalli at 2013-06-24 21:35:40 | permalink | Discuss (0 comments)