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Kristy Arnett

Kristy Arnett

Kristy Arnett was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A tomboy from the start, she played multiple sports and boasted a wardrobe filled with baggy athletic pants and oversized t-shirts with some no nonsense saying printed on it like, “Shut up and play.” After graduating high school, Kristy attended Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne on a soccer and academic scholarship and majored in communications with a minor in journalism. During college, she discovered a passion for both poker and writing, which eventually developed into a career dream of working in the industry.

After her last soccer season, Kristy took the proverbial leap of faith via an old Chevy Lumina packed full of her belongings and headed to Las Vegas to finish school and hopefully find a job. Through the masterful use of social networking, Kristy landed an internship at Card Player Magazine, which quickly became a full-time job as a writer and on-camera hostess. After three years, she happily accepted a position at PokerNews.

A serious poker player at heart, Kristy continues to play often with the unique opportunity to learn from the best players in the world while providing PokerNews readers exclusive poker insight in weekly strategy articles. Though the swishy pants and big tees have been replaced by skirts and high heels, Kristy continues to believe in the simple yet poetic saying, “Shut up and play.”


Kristy Arnett Articles

2014 March
Strategy with Kristy: Mike McDonald Narrows Opponent's Hand Range Preflop
Strategy with Kristy: Aaron Steinberg On Misconception of Becoming "Emotionally Dead"
Strategy with Kristy: Run It Once Elite Pro Nick Rampone, Pt. 2
Strategy with Kristy: Run It Once Elite Pro Nick Rampone, Pt. 1
Strategy Vault: Applying Leverage with Amanda Musumeci
 
February
Seat Open with Dani Stern: Life Before Poker and the Difficulties of Being a Pro
Strategy Vault: Cold Four-Bet Bluffing with Randal Flowers, Pt. 2
Strategy with Kristy: Danielle Andersen Discusses Longevity and Balance in Poker
Strategy Vault: Cold Four-Bet Bluffing with Randal Flowers, Pt. 1
Strategy with Kristy: Darren Rabinowitz on Break in Aussie Millions Main Event
 
January
Strategy with Kristy: Mickey Petersen Discusses Playing a Table Full of Regs
Seat Open with Adrienne Rowsome: Competitive Upbringing & Occupational Therapy
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Adrienne Rowsome Discusses Seven-Card Stud Eight-or-Better
Stay Stacked: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere!
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Griffin Benger Laments About His PCA Bustout Hand
 
2013 December
PokerNews' Guide To Low-Stakes Multi-Table Tournaments On WSOP.com
PokerNews' Guide To Low-Stakes Sit-N-Gos On WSOP.com
PokerNews' Guide To Micro-Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Cash Games On WSOP.com
Strategy with Kristy: Ari Engel Discusses Tournament Strategy
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Observations of Successful Live Pros
 
November
Strategy with Kristy: Alec Torelli Talks How to Decide If You Should Go Play Poker
Strategy with Kristy: Alec Torelli Talks About Handling Downswings
Seat Open with Jonathan Karamalikis: First Big Win and Plans for the Future
Strategy with Kristy: Galen Hall Talks About How to Get Better at Poker Quickly
CardRunners: How to Become a Competent Turbo MTT Poker Player Part 2
Strategy with Kristy: Jason Lavallee Discusses a Queen-High Call
Strategy with Kristy: Nikolai Yakovenko Discusses Pineapple Open-Face Chinese Poker
 
October
Strategy with Kristy: Poker Math Part 2 with Aaron Wilt
My First Big, Televised Cash Game Featuring Kristy Arnett
Strategy Vault: Picking on Weak Players with Matthias Habernig
Strategy with Kristy: Aaron "Wiltontilt" Wilt Answers Listener Questions
Seat Open: Negreanu Talks About His Poker Crew, Accomplishments, and Poker's Changes
Strategy with Kristy: Timothy Adams Analyzes Hand from EPT London Super High Roller
PokerNews Weekly: EPT London, Poker Hall of Fame, Latest Winners, and More
Seat Open with Daniel Negreanu: Growing Up a Trouble Maker and Hustling Pool
PokerNews Weekly: EPT London, Online Gaming in New Jersey, and Runner Runner
 
September
Seat Open: Maria Mayrinck on Growing Up with a Rare Condition and Working as Writer and Director
Strategy with Kristy: Poker Math Part 1
Strategy with Kristy: Kristy Discusses Poker Night in America Experience
CardRunners Instructor Grant Coombs Analyses Hands in Replayer
STRATEGY VIDEO: Bubble Play with Jonathan Little
CardRunners Instructor Grant Coombs Analyzes Losing Hands From Recent Cash Session
 
August
PokerNews Weekly: EPT Barcelona, Alpha8, and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
CardRunners Instructor Mark Silver Discusses How to Pick Up Chips Deep in Tournaments
Strategy with Kristy: Nikolai Yakovenko Discusses Open-Face Chinese Poker Strategy Part 2
Dylan Tollemache Lets Viewers Sweat Short-Handed Zoom Poker
Seat Open with Jeff Gross: Poker Goals and His Jet-Setting Lifestyle
Strategy with Kristy: Nikolai Yakovenko Discusses Open-Face Chinese Poker Strategy Part 1
Seat Open with Jeff Gross: Life Before Poker, Soccer, and Completing School
Strategy with Kristy: Max Steinberg Talks About Busting Phil Ivey in the WSOP Main Event
CardRunners Instructor Matthew Janda Discusses Advanced Bet Sizing
Seat Open with Kyle Julius: Childhood, Turning Pro, and Almost Going Broke
Strategy with Kristy: Max Steinberg Talks About Getting Three-Outed For a Bracelet
 
July
CardRunners On-the-Go Video by VodkaHaze on Dealing with Downswings
CardRunners Instructor Collin Moshman Finds Leaks in Sit-And-Go Player
CardRunners Instructor Scott Augustine is Back for High Stakes Friday
VIDEO: Phil Hellmuth Makes WSOP Main Event Predictions
PokerNews Weekly: WSOP Main Event Updates and Chad Elie Speaks
Strategy with Kristy: A Must Listen Before WSOP Main Event with Jared Tendler
CardRunners Instructor Pawel Nazarewicz Discusses Three-Betting Versus Flatting Preflop
STRATEGY VIDEO: Martins Adeniya Makes Agonizing Fold in WSOP Main Event
The Straddle: A Look Behind the Scenes at the WSOP Week #5
VIDEO: Jeff Gross, Tim Adams, and Kristy Arnett Crush Opponents at Soccer
 
June
Strategy with Kristy: Two Hands from the One Drop High Roller
VIDEO: Jonathan Little with Three Practical Tournament Tips
CardRunners Instructor Grant Coombs Instructs with Live-Play Video
VIDEO: Randy Lew on Reverse Implied Odds
Strategy with Kristy: To Go Broke or Not to Go Broke with Ace-King?
VIDEO: Mickey Petersen Explains Implied Odds
CardRunners Instructor Rick Mask Discusses Shorthanded Rush Poker
STRATEGY: Daniel Negreanu Discusses Pot-Limit Omaha Tips for Beginners
PokerNews Weekly: WSOP Highlights and ISPT/ANZPT/GDAM Winners
CardRunners Instructor Alex Baker Reviews a Tricky Hand
Strategy with Kristy: WSOP Quickie with Darryll Fish
Beginner Strategy: Limping with Lex Veldhuis
 
May
Seat Open: Lex Veldhuis Part One
Strategy with Kristy: Backing, Staking, Piece Buying, Swapping and More
CardRunners Instructor Mathew Janda Discusses Playing a Middle Pocket Pair on the Flop
Strategy With Kristy: Hand Analysis with Daniel Negreanu, Randy Lew and Mickey Peterson
CardRunners Instructor Ville "GoGetaRealJob" Savonlahti Discusses Microstakes PLO
Playing Ace-King in Early Stages of Sit-n-Gos with Chris Mozingo
Advanced Strategy From CardRunners Instructor Rick Mask on a River-Raised Spot
Strategy with Kristy: Jared Tendler Discusses Mental Game of Poker 2
PokerNews Weekly: EPT9 Grand Final and Phil Ivey Sues Crockfords Casino
Analyzing Preflop Decisions by PokerXFactor's Ryan Welch
Mark Silver Finds Leaks in a Card Runner Member's Tourney Game
CardRunners Instructor Pawel "verneer" Nazarewicz Discusses Six-Max Zoom Poker
Seat Open: Jake Cody Part Two
Strategy with Kristy: Paul Volpe Discusses Path to High-Stakes MTTs
Grand Coombs Helps CardRunners Member Find Leaks
 
April
Video Blog: PokerNews' Kristy Arnett's First Experience with Ultimate Poker
CardRunners Instructor Rick Mask Plays Short-Handed Rush Poker
Strategy with Kristy: Paul Berende and Sorel Mizzi Discuss EPT Berlin High Roller
Dave D'Alesandro Discusses Turning Hand Into Bluff on the River
CardRunners Instructor Miikka Anttonen Analyses Hands from 2013
Pawel "verneer" Nazarewicz Talks About How to Beat the Micros
Seat Open: Jason Koon Part One
Strategy with Kristy: Gus Voelzel Discusses Keys to Poker Success
Kevin Saul Discusses Hand From the PokerStars Sunday Warmup
Matt Doran and Pawel Nazarewicz Discuss How to Play Aces
 
March
Strategy with Kristy: Jason Somerville on Heads-Up Sit-N-Go Strategy
CardRunners Instructor Alex Baker Teaches Low-Stakes Cap Games
Strategy with Kristy: Reid Young Discusses Out-of-Position Floats
Frank Jordan Discusses Strategies for Large-Field, Low-Buy-in Tournaments
CardRunners Instructor Scott Augustine Reviews Hands from $1,000NL
Seat Open with Chad Brown Part Two
CardRunners Instructor Will Ma Discusses Run in The Big $22 on PokerStars
Seat Open with Chad Brown Part One
Strategy with Kristy: Differences in Tournament & Cash Game Strategy with Frank Rusnak
CardRunners Instructor Grant Coombs Discusses Turning Hands into Bluffs
Gareth Chantler is Back with More Low-Stakes Zoom Poker Strategy
PokerNews Weekly: New Jersey Legalizes Online Poker and More
Strategy with Kristy: Jason Koon Discusses Hand From EPT Deauville
CardRunners Instructor Dylan Tollemache is Back with a New Six-Max Series
 
February
Strategy with Kristy: Darryll Fish Analyzes Key Hands During WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Matt Doran and Grant Coombs Analyze Hands at $100NL
Seat Open: Johnny Lodden Part Two
Strategy with Kristy: Vanessa Rousso, Liv Boeree, & Lex Veldhuis Discuss Life on the Road
CardRunners Instructor Corwin Cole Discusses Bloated Turns
Seat Open: Johnny Lodden Part One
CardRunners Instructor Brad Augsburger Finds Leaks in MTT Rebuy
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Discusses Downswings
 
January
Strategy with Kristy: Shaun Deeb & Jason Mercier on Open-Faced Chinese Poker
Eric "Sheets" Haber Discusses Hand Selection
Peter Jennings Discusses Six-Max $200NL
Strategy with Kristy: Daniel Negreanu & Jason Somerville on Staking
Shaun Deeb Explains Rules of Open Face Chinese Poker
PokerNews Weekly: PCA, Supernova Alex Wice, Mid-States Poker Tour
 
2012 December
Strategy with Kristy: David Randall Discusses Hands from WSOP-C Rincon
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Ramzi Jelassi from EPT Prague
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Jon Little Discusses Importance of Thinking Ahead
 
November
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Live Cash Game Grinders Part 4
Seat Open Pius Heinz Part One
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Live Cash Game Grinders Part 3
 
October
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Live Cash Game Grinders Part 1
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Cylus Watson Talks Pulling the Trigger in Poker Tournaments
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Max Steinberg Analyzes Hands from WPT Legends of Poker
 
September
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Phil Collins Answers Listener Questions
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Andrew Seidman Discusses Hand Versus Dan O'Brien
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Blair Hinkle Discusses Calling Three-Bets Out of Position
 
August
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: David Randall Analyzes Poker Hand Against Ben Lamb
Strategy with Kristy: Mike Watson, Mike McDonald Discuss Hands From EPT Super High Roller
Strategy with Kristy: Christina Lindley Discusses Live and Online No-Limit Hold'em Strategy
Strategy with Kristy: Reid Young Analyzes Cash Game Poker Hands
 
July
Strategy with Kristy: Nick DiVella Discusses WSOP Main Event Run
 
June
Strategy with Kristy: Melanie Weisner Analyzes Hands from WSOP
Strategy with Kristy: John Racener Discusses Pot-Limit Omaha
Strategy with Kristy: Lauren Kling Discusses Tournament Poker Shootout Strategy
Strategy with Kristy: Jason Koon Discusses Health and Heads Up
 
May
Strategy with Kristy: Eric Froelich Discusses Satellites and Staking
Strategy with Kristy: Darryll Fish on Preparing for the WSOP
Strategy with Kristy: Denny Man Discusses Playing Flops Out of Position
Strategy with Kristy: Nick DiVella
 
April
Strategy with Kristy: Terrence Chan
Strategy with Kristy: David "Doc" Sands
Black Friday Chronicles: Where Were You?
PokerNews Weekly: April 6, 2012
Strategy with Kristy: Aaron Jones Part One
 
March
Strategy with Kristy: Jonathan Little Discusses His Poker Strategy Book
Strategy with Kristy: Reid Young Discusses Showdown Value
Strategy with Kristy: Tax Time
PokerNews Weekly: March 16, 2012
Strategy with Kristy: Chris George Discusses Mixed Games
Strategy with Kristy: Live Cash Game Coaching
 
February
My First: Brian Hastings Discusses His First Big Downswing
PokerNews Weekly: February 17, 2012
Strategy with Kristy: Quinn Sivage Discusses Min-Raising Button
Strategy with Kristy: Quinn Sivage Discusses Using Stats Preflop
Strategy with Kristy: John Kim Part Two
 
January
Strategy with Kristy: John Kim Part One
Strategy with Kristy: Phil Collins Discusses the WSOP Main Event Final Table
 
2011 December
Strategy with Kristy: Jared Tendler on the Mental Game of Poker Part 2
PokerNews Weekly: December 16, 2011
Strategy with Kristy: Jared Tendler on the Mental Game of Poker Pt 1
Strategy with Kristy: Mike Watson Discusses Playing Big Stacks
PokerNews Weekly: December 9, 2011
My First: Tristan Wade Wins a Gold Bracelet
PokerNews Weekly: December 2, 2011
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Kane "Nascar_1949" Kalas
 
November
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Jared Bleznick
Seat Open with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Part Two
PokerNews Weekly: November 11, 2011
Strategy with Kristy: Randal Flowers Discusses Bluffing Preflop
Seat Open with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Part One
Strategy with Kristy: Andrew Seidman Discusses His Book, Easy Game
 
October
PokerNews Weekly: October 28, 2011
Strategy with Kristy: Andrew Robl Discusses Televised Cash Game Hands
PokerNews Weekly: October 22, 2011
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Mike McDonald Talks Epic Poker League Win
Sin City Series: Home Game Poker Etiquette
Poker Players and Entrepreneurs: A Compatible Match
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Amanda Musumeci Discusses WSOP Main Event
 
September
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Olivier Busquet Discusses Tough Spots
PokerNews Weekly: September 23, 2011
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Ben Wilinofsky Discusses Short-Stack Strategy
PokerNews Weekly: September 16, 2011
Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Lex Veldhuis Discusses Pot-Limit Omaha
Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 2 with Tommy Angelo
Expert Insight Founder Brandon Adams Talks Business
Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 1 with Tommy Angelo
 
August
Sin City Series: Ibiza
Strategy with Kristy Podcast Part 2 with Andrew Seidman
The Strategy with Kristy Podcast Premiere Episode
Sin City Series: Epic Poker League
PokerNews Weekly: August 12, 2011
Hand from the Epic Poker League Main Event with Joe Hachem
A Pot-Limit Omaha Cash Game Hand with Brian Hastings
 
July
A Hand from the WSOP with Carter King
A Hand from the WSOP Main Event with Phil Collins
A Hand from the WSOP with Ryan D'Angelo
A Hand from the WSOP with Liv Boeree
 
June
A Hand from the WSOP with Olivier Busquet
Strategy Behind Staking with Faraz Jaka
Playing Early Position Hands in Limit Omaha 8 or Better
Randy Lew Discusses a Hand from the World Series of Poker
Christian Harder Discusses Hand from WPT Championship
 
May
Tournament Hand Analysis with EPT Berlin Winner Ben Wilinofsky
Advice from the Pros on Preparing for the WSOP
Preflop Aggression in Live Cash Games with Bart Hanson
 
April
Pot Control with Jonathan Little
Player Responses and Future Plans after Black Friday
Alex Wice Discusses a Hand Versus Lee Watkinson
Hand from NAPT Mohegan Sun with Ronnie Bardah
Poker As A Profession with Taylor Caby
Sin City Series: Tax Advice for Pros
 
March
Flatting in Position with Jon Friedberg
Value Betting with PokerStars Supernova Elite Mike Ziemba, Pt. 2
Value Betting with PokerStars Supernova Elite Mike Ziemba, Pt. 1
Hand Analysis with David Benefield
Victor Ramdin Analyzes Bluff from The Big Event
Bet Sizing With Tristan Wade
 
February
Sin City Series: Behind the Scenes at the Big Game
John "Nicolak" Kim Analyzes Two Cash Game Hands
Sin City Series: WAG Diaries Sarah & Heath
Sin City Series: Jared Huggins
Liv Boeree Talks About PokerStars Sunday Warmup Win
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: From PCA to Super Bowl Weekend
Side Pot Hand Analysis with Adam Geyer
The Sunday Grind: Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
 
January
Daniel Kelly Analyzes Hand Versus Brett Richey
The Las Vegas Grinder: Venetian and Caesars Palace to Hold Tourney Series
Hand Analysis from PCA Main Event with Eric Froehlich
Sin City Series: Suite at the Cosmopolitan
Floating Versus Bluff Raising with Andrew Seidman
 
2010 December
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Goodbye 2010
Top Ten Stories of 2010: #7, Smith, Laak, and Hansen Win Bracelets
HUD Basics with David “The Maven” Chicotsky Part 2
Sin City Series: How to Spot a Bluff
HUD Basics with David “The Maven” Chicotsky Part 1
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Poker After Dark, Vacation, and Podcast
Rush Turbo Strategy with FTOPS Winner Mike Leah
The Sunday Grind: Justin Smith
 
November
The Sunday Grind: Andrew Robl
Hand Analysis with Thuy Doan Versus Phil Galfond
Sin City Series: Poker After Dark
Hand Analysis of Huge Hand at NAPT Los Angeles with Chris DeMaci
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: November Nine and More
Hand Analysis from The Big Game with Andrew Robl
The Sunday Grind: David "The Maven" Chicotsky
 
October
The Sin City Series: Tournament Series for Small Bankrolls
Hand Analysis from the WSOP-C Hammond Regional Championship with David Paredes
The Sunday Grind: Brian Rast
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Tournaments and Fun
The Sin City Series: High Stakes Golf
Hand From the WPT Festa al Lago with Anthony Yeh
Defining Polarization with Quinn Sivage
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Pick-Up as an Art
PLO Hand Analysis with Brian Rast Versus Tom Dwan
The Sunday Grind: Road Warriors
 
September
A Hand the From the LAPT Rosario Main Event with Terrance Chan
The Sunday Grind: Justin Young
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett: Poker Off Season in Vegas
Tournament Hand Analysis with Lauren Kling
The Sunday Grind: Lauren Kling
The Sin City Series: Brian Rast
Turbo Tournament Strategy with Phil “USCphildo” Collins
The Sunday Grind: Phil "USCphildo" Collins
Las Vegas Life with Kristy Arnett
Small Continuation Betting in Three-Bet Pots with Carter King
The Sunday Grind: Tony Dunst
A Hand from the UBOC Main Event with Justin Young
 
August
The Vegas Grinder: Update on the Hard Rock and the Lowdown on Room Rates
Learning Mixed Games with Ville Wahlbeck
Managing Your Bankroll with Jonathan Little: Part 2
Managing Your Bankroll with Jonathan Little: Part 1
Hand Analysis from WSOP Main Event with Adam Junglen Part 2
Hand Analysis from WSOP Main Event with Adam Junglen Part 1
 
July
General Guidelines on Small Pairs Preflop with Christian Harder
The Vegas Grinder: Detox Poker Series at Hard Rock, Caesars Palace Cash-Game Promotions and More
A Hand from the WSOP with Andrew Brokos
Happy 24th Birthday, Now Go Retire
 
June
A Hand from the WSOP with Mclean Karr
A Hand from the WSOP with Amit Makhija
Playing WSOP Event No. 3 the $1,000 NLH with Vanessa Rousso
 
May
Vegas Grinder: Summer Roundup
The Ivey Room Sees First Cash-Game Poker Action After Opening
Adjusting Against Thinking Players with Brett Richey
WSOP Rookie Roundup: Jim Collopy
Representing Hands with Shaun Deeb
Relative Hand Strength with Jon Aguiar
 
April
Bluff Attempt at EPT Grand Final With Lex Veldhuis
Keeping Your Range Open With Ryan D’Angelo, Part 2
Keeping Your Range Open With Ryan D’Angelo, Part 1
Three-Handed Tournament Strategy with Eric Baldwin, Part 2
Three-Handed Tournament Strategy with Eric Baldwin, Part 1
Bluffing in Heads-Up Cash Games with Eric Liu
Stealing Strategy in Tournaments with Steve “gboro780” Gross
 
March
The Vegas Grinder: WPT Prelims at Bellagio, WSOP Circuit at Caesars and More
Short-stack Tournament Strategy with Amit Makhija Part 2
Short-stack Tournament Strategy with Amit Makhija Part 1
Playing Aces in Pot-Limit Omaha: Part 2
Playing Aces in Pot-Limit Omaha