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Breaking down the A9 call of Russell Thomas

October 30, 2012 | 4:35 am | Derk

I have been working with Russell Thomas the past couple of months on short stack play and ICM issues.  I am doing an entire series of videos about my work with him over on PokerVT.com where I make poker training videos. You can also check out more of his training he did with Jason [...]

Big One for One Drop final table strategy

July 4, 2012 | 3:55 pm | Derk

While watching and listening to the broadcast for the Big One for One Drop there was a lot of interesting analysis from very high level pros, but there was a pretty big mistake that several of them made.  I heard them say a couple of times that once it got to the final table and [...]

Variance in SNGs

May 23, 2011 | 11:29 am | Derk

So, one of the cooler videos I did for Poker VT a while back was on variance.  I don’t think most people truly appreciate how crazy variance can get.  In one of my earliest videos I showed off a program written by RVG (who later went on to create HEM) that was an ROI simulator.  [...]

Looks like things have changed…

April 19, 2011 | 7:45 am | Derk

With the closure of the two largest sites in the US I’ve taken to playing a lot more live as I live in Las Vegas. I’m still feeling things out and running around to various poker rooms to see what’s going on at each one. Here’s a picture of Binion’s from earlier tonight:

I [...]

Strategy blog forthcoming

April 11, 2011 | 1:26 am | Derk

I’ve cleared a lot of old posts and I’m going to be making this a SNG strategy blog in the future.  I’ll be going over a lot of stuff related to SNGs, ICM, and plenty of theory.   A lot of it will probably be the same type of stuff I go over on my “Strategy [...]

Wow shut up please JCarver

December 29, 2010 | 7:52 am | Derk

Help JCarver is writing all these posts and taking over the website!!!
No really they’re worth reading, so be sure to go check them out.
I’ve got some interesting stuff in the pipeline, one is a review of probably the first poker book I’ve read in almost 2 years, and it’s not me making fun of T. J. [...]

Derk wins $30k Super Turbo Guarantee on FTP for $10k

August 29, 2009 | 1:04 am | bragbot

2nd time I’ve won it, holla!

Woo hoo, I’m a PokerVT pro now!

July 30, 2009 | 8:33 pm | Derk

I’ve been pretty busy since getting back from WSOP, but it hasn’t been from playing poker. I’ve been trying to finalize plans to move to Vegas at the end of August. Things are finally starting to get going on that front though. However, I have even bigger news…
I recently got signed as [...]

May wrap up

June 1, 2009 | 4:02 am | Derk

May was one hell of a month for me.  Full Tilt Poker kept doing triple point happy hours and I wanted to win the rake race on my affiliate, which is based on FTP points earned.  I had previously gotten 2nd twice, so for the first 25 days of the month I did nothing but [...]

Derk wins FTP high stakes SNG leaderboard for May

May 31, 2009 | 8:12 pm | bragbot