BlogNews Weekly: Poker Journeys, Isaac Haxton's Big Day, and Preflop Calling Ranges
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If you want to play live poker for a living, you need to be prepared to do a lot of traveling. Although this means spending much of your time away from home, it also provides a chance to experience many different places around the world.
Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody has discussed his journeys throughout the world in his PokerStars blog titled "Getting Back on the Tournament Trail". Cody discusses his adventures starting in Florida during the spring when his daughter Arianna was born and continues from there.
Head to the PokerStars Blog to read more about Jake Cody's poker journey.
Isaac Haxton Wins $556,800 on Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker is the home to some of the highest stakes online cash games. Players are often competing for sums of money most of us can only dream about.
Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton once again proved why he is one of the most feared heads-up players in the game when he recently demolished "Denoking" for $556,800 during two hours of play at the $50/$100 no-limit hold'em heads-up tables on Full Tilt Poker on Sept. 12.
Full Tilt Poker's blog titled "Ike 'luvtheWNBA' Haxton Wins $557K at Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em", describes some of the key hands in Haxton's great day along with some of the other big winners on the day, including Daniel "jungleman12" Cates winning $283,300 against Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius.
Read more on the Full Tilt Poker blog about Ike Haxton's great day.
Refine Your Preflop Calling Ranges
The partypoker blog is often full of free poker strategy tips. Recently, partypoker's Josef Rantamaki produced a 15-minute video designed to help you refine your preflop calling ranges which you can watch for free in the partypoker blog titled "The Ultimate Guide to Preflop Calling Ranges".
The video helps present that raising and folding aren't the only two actions you can think about when deciding how to approach your hand before the flop. There are also some helpful charts in the video to help guide you along to use while you are playing.
Check out the partypoker blog for a guide on preflop calling ranges.