Poker Blogs

  • More on Registrations, Payouts and Withholding Tax for Australians at the WSOP

    There has been a change to the way the World Series of Poker (WSOP) handles pay outs since my original article for Poker Asia Pacific on withholding tax for Australians at the WSOP. ..Read more

  • Safe Travels

    The World Series of Poker has once again kicked off in Las Vegas and I’m surprised, and rather disappointed, that one of the very first stories that emerged this year was about players getting their laptops stolen from their hotel rooms at the Rio. ..Read more

  • Australian Adventures

    I took one of the best trips of my life after the Aussie Millions. I stayed in Australia for several weeks afterwards and traveled up the east coast with one of my close friends. We started off in Byron Bay, which is a gorgeous little beach town with a hippie vibe, full of surfers, artists and other travelling folk. ..Read more

  • The APPT Macau Journey

    The APPT Macau Main Event commences this week and for me the tournament always has a special place in my heart. It's this poker festival that really got everything started for me as a Team PokerStars Pro. ..Read more

  • Training yourself to adopt better habits

    A couple of years ago, I started training in MMA -- boxing, Jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. At the time I was in pretty terrible shape. I wasn't overweight or anything -- in fact, I'm fairly thin -- but my fitness wasn't great. I'd get tired a lot and felt I could definitely improve myself physically. ..Read more

  • Raising the hospitality stakes

    Travelling around the Australian poker circuit provides the opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of different poker people from all around the country. You hear different things about what’s happening in their neck of the woods and stories both on and off the poker felt. ..Read more

  • Dating a poker pro

    Beep. Beep. BEEP. BEEP. I groan and look at the clock which reads 3:45am. Time to get up and make breakfast to prepare for the poker grind ahead. Well, not so much me (although I do play miniscule microstakes) but for Edison Nguyen, the real poker professional. ..Read more

  • The professionalism of poker officialdom

    As poker players have dramatically improved their poker game via coaching and training over the past few years, the improvement of poker dealers (the “umpires” of the game) has struggled to keep pace. ..Read more

  • Sensory deprivation turns to appreciation

    I've had some interesting experiences lately, involving sensory overload and sensory deprivation, which has been an interesting and enlightening contrast. ..Read more

  • Next Stop, APPT Seoul!

    Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is one of the world's premier players with over US$10 million in career earnings. He also lived for many years as a professional Starcraft player in Seoul, South Korea. ElkY will be heading to this year's APPT Seoul event and gives Poker Asia Pacific readers a special guide to the highlights of Seoul. ..Read more