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BlogNews Weekly: Daniel Negreanu, Slowrolls, and Small Pocket Pairs

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  • Negreanu's near miss for a WSOP bracelet, the 'art' of slowrolling, and small pocket pairs are at the core of this week's BlogNews Weekly.

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at some of the major poker sites. Featuring the most popular blog posts, BlogNews Weekly is your one-stop shop for all your poker blog highlights.

This week, we bring you highlights from the latest PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker blogs.

Negreanu's Near Miss For WSOP Bracelet #7

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu currently holds six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets from events across three continents. "Kid Poker" recently had a near miss for his seventh bracelet when he finished in third place in the WSOP Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

The PokerStars blog titled A Quick Word on Negreanu's Near Miss shares a Tweet from Negreanu that, despite the near miss, he is still having fun and already seated for the WSOP Event #44: $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Read more on the PokerStars blog about Negreanu's near miss.

Slowroll Or Not?

Sometimes a slowroll is very apparent and other times it is less obvious. The Full Tilt blog titled When is a Slowroll Not a Slowroll? starts off with the video below from a recent hand in the PaddyPower Irish Open where Germany's Andreas Gann slowrolled Irish poker legend Donnacha O'Dea on the final table of the Main Event.

Other times it is less obvious when someone might be slowrolling. Matthew Perry runs through a hand that in a vacuum might seem like a slowroll, but after explaining his reasoning, no one on the table thought he was doing so.

Head to the Full Tilt blog to read more about slowrolling.

How to Play Small Pairs

Playing small pocket pairs can be tricky in hold'em as if you don't flop the set - which only happens approximately one out of eight times - it is very difficult to know whether or not you're ahead.

Partypoker Team Pro Tony Dunst breaks down this topic in a blog titled Teach The People: How to Play Small Pairs, including explaining what you should be thinking about depending on the stage of the tournament and what types of opponents you are up against.

The blog also includes a short instructional video — can check it out below — where Jonathan Duhamel flopped a set with pocket fours against Dan "Jungleman" Cates.

Learn more on the partypoker blog about how to play small pocket pairs.

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