Daniel Laidlaw

    Daniel Laidlaw is a professional player who is often found grinding the high-stakes cash games in Macau. Daniel's tournament record is also impressive with two WSOP cashes, four ANZPT/APPT cashes and the 2013 Sydney Poker Championships title in over $500,000 in live earnings.
  • European vacations

    It’s been a few months since my last blog and in that time my focus has mostly been on tournaments, as it ended up being for the majority of the year. I did a month-long Europe trip in October and have just returned from a couple of weeks at EPT Prague so now seems like an appropriate time to discuss the experience of playing European tourneys. ..Read more

  • Tournament heaters, sweating friends and cash game grievances

    It’s been a few months since my last update and a lot has happened. ..Read more

  • WSOP APAC cash games and heading back to Macau

    I fly out for APPT Cebu today after a welcome two week break from live poker. It’s been a career-best start to the year that has included the Aussie Millions, six weeks of cash games in Macau, a trip to EPT London, and the inaugural WSOP APAC in Melbourne. ..Read more

  • Mixing it with the best at the Aussie Millions

    I’m in Macau again after a successful couple of weeks in Melbourne for the Aussie Millions. January is the most exciting time of the poker year for me because it has the greatest potential for profit, thanks largely to the Aussie Millions Main Event. ..Read more

  • Poker and Business - A cash game perspective

    Tim Napper recently wrote an articulate but fundamentally misguided piece in which he proposed that the nature of poker, in particular cash games, explains why poker players are so bad at investing and handling money. Essentially, he argued that because a cash game player’s income is large ..Read more

  • A Macau Year in Review

    My poker year is pretty much over. I spent about 22 weeks of it in Macau, from where I returned on Tuesday, and am a little conflicted over what to write about. ..Read more

  • Back in Macau

    I have been back in Macau for almost four weeks now and so far this trip has gone a lot better than the previous one. After a late-trip upswing that included a career-best session on the final day, I left Macau in June feeling quite positive about the whole experience and keen to return here again, and so far it’s gone pretty much according to expectation. ..Read more

  • Musings from Macau

    Step outside the glass doors of your hotel after two days of online hibernation and the humidity hits you in the face, your glasses fog up, and you’re reminded “oh that’s right…I’m in Asia”. ..Read more

  • Poker Strategy: The Mental Game (Part 2)

    As I embark on another period of live poker I thought I’d help prepare myself by sharing an expanded mental checklist of the sort of things you should be thinking about when preparing for and playing a live session. ..Read more

  • Poker Strategy: The Mental Game (Part 1)

    As I embark on another period of live poker I thought I’d help prepare myself by sharing an expanded mental checklist of the sort of things you should be thinking about when preparing for and playing a live session. Pregame: warm up! ..Read more