Richard Toth

A $333,000 kick in the teeth

The 2006 World Series of Poker is the tournament series that finally convinced me to become a poker pro. It also is one of the most frustrating moments of my entire career. Back then I was working for a Hungarian IT company, doing the 9-to-5 thing while I played poker at night. I was making decent ...more

by Richard Toth on October 17, 2013 7:38 AM

Home (happily) for the summer

Years ago, when I was chasing the first Hungarian bracelet, the World Series of Poker was very exciting for me. I couldn't imagine not to play all the World Series events I could. For 40 days I'd wake up every day, maybe have a training run, and then start to play at noon. There was a feeling every ...more

by Richard Toth on July 22, 2013 8:15 AM

Talk it out!

People often talk about how much tougher poker is today than it was four years ago. They're right about that but that doesn't mean that the games are unbeatable. It just means that the old ways of improving aren't the best ways anymore. When I started to play poker 8 or 9 years ago I had no informa...more

by Richard Toth on May 9, 2013 8:01 AM

Budapest: Europe's must-see destination

For the last 10 or 11 years I've lived in Budapest. It's probably my favorite place on Earth. Everyone talks about Paris and Rome and London. I've been to each several times. They're fabulous cities, no doubt about it. But Budapest is a little different. Every time I come home from a poker trip, it ...more

by Richard Toth on April 9, 2013 2:00 AM

Challenge accepted

Open-Face Chinese Poker has been dominating my life the last few months. I saw on Twitter that everyone went crazy about the game so I just started playing it with my friends. We tried to figure out a scoring system and a strategy together. In my Hungarian poker circle, with my friends, I was the bi...more

by Richard Toth on February 20, 2013 8:58 AM

For the love of Prague

When I wrote this, I was sitting in Prague where the latest European Poker Tour stop is winding down. I had just busted the Main Event and had been playing cash games and having fun with my friends as I prepared to return home to Hungary where I have been for the rest of the year. I always enjoyed...more

by Richard Toth on December 31, 2012 9:03 AM