Victor Ramdin

Is Poker a selfish game? Not always.

The end of the year is drawing near, that time when people start to think about the holidays and also giving to charity. Not coincidentally, there are several different charity poker tournaments happening these days, and it just so happens I'm writing in the middle of some of them.The first was the...more

by Victor Ramdin on November 20, 2014 7:03 AM

Black kings of death

Like a lot of people at the end of the summer, I'm taking a little break after the World Series of Poker.The WSOP was par for me this year. I had a very, very bad start, going 0-for-12 in tournaments without cashing. But on my second trip I cashed 3 out of 5 events -- no super deep runs or anythin...more

by Victor Ramdin on September 2, 2014 6:26 AM

Why min-cashes are okay with me

People say min-cashing shouldn't be a goal in tournament poker. But let me tell you, sometimes a min-cash is more than all right.Not long ago I played the EPT Sanremo Main Event where I barely made the money to earn one of those min-cashes. I wanted to write a little about my thinking at the end o...more

by Victor Ramdin on June 10, 2014 8:40 AM

ShowMustG00n claims second Women's Sunday title, Boeree final tables

It was certainly a busy Sunday on PokerStars this weekend!Of course, the biggest news was the infamous Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) hosting its 2014 edition of tournaments. With three buy-in levels of each event and more than $40 million in guarantees throughout the series, players we...more

by Jen Newell on May 11, 2014 6:57 PM

A parent before a poker player

I haven't been playing too much this spring. I did make a quick trip to the Borgata for a tournament not long ago, and I also traveled to EPT Sanremo where I managed to min-cash in the Main Event. I've played online some as well. But aside from that I have essentially been taking a break, going a...more

by Victor Ramdin on April 24, 2014 8:10 AM

Four wishes

At the beginning of each year, everyone likes to talk about how many bracelets they want to win or how much money they want to win. I didn't exactly make a set of resolutions or set a list of ambitious goals. I made a wish list, since what I'm wishing for is quite a lot! My first wish is to absolute...more

by Victor Ramdin on February 13, 2014 7:10 AM

My favorite time of year

I always look forward to the end of the year. It's a time of year when I dial back my traveling and spend most of my time in the New York City area. It's easy to take a nice little drive up to New England to see the leaves as they change color or to enjoy some snow. The end of the year is also a bus...more

by Victor Ramdin on December 25, 2013 9:10 AM

Keep it on the up and up

We all play poker because we want to win - pros, beginners, and casual poker players somewhere in between. But if you're at my table, don't even think about trying to shoot an angle. If you want to win a pot at my table, you better win it fair and square.At EPT Barcelona, a player at my table used t...more

by Victor Ramdin on November 11, 2013 6:31 AM

My sources say "winner!"

Wouldn't it be great if there was a crystal ball that would show you what tournaments you're going to cash in or even win? I think two of my friends might have one, and I'll tell you why.The last couple of years at the World Series of Poker, I started off slowly then got hot at the end. I often put ...more

by Victor Ramdin on September 18, 2013 9:43 AM

Breaking my own rules

I saved myself a lot of money by winning an EPT Grand Final package on PokerStars in a $500 satellite. However, my play down the stretch in the Main Event ended up costing me even more. Now that I have a little distance and can look back on how I played on Days 4 and 5, I realized that I made two ve...more

by Victor Ramdin on August 6, 2013 7:01 AM
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