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Ian Simpson: WSOP Main Event Part 2

My last blog described the fantastic opening I had to the WSOP Main Event. This blog describes how easily a strong chip count can disappear with just a few key hands. Around level 3 is where the tournament really started … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: WSOP Event #44 Day 1

God I love the WSOP. There’s more poker than you can shake a stick at. The atmosphere at the tables is lively and fun and the pro players are nicely diluted by all the tourists taking their shot at a … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Guest Blog

So, I’ve been convinced to let my big brother write another guest blog. It’s remarkably less offensive than last time, and by which I mean he didn’t refer to me as piggy once!  So, earlier this month I went with my … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Hand Analysis

Currently me and my brother are in Portugal for the Unibet Open: Troia event. I won a package to the tournament worth €2,500 after winning a satellite online. The accommodation was for two so my big bro finally gets to … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Bankroll Management

I’ve been asked by a few readers to write a short piece on bankroll management, so here you go. My basic principles are to make sure that the bills are paid at the end of the month, some money is … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: What Does The Future Hold After Such A Big Year?

A year ago, in one of my first articles I’d ever written I talked about my goal being to take down a trophy at a major event. Well, the last tournament of my Sole Survivor package saw me winning the Irish Poker Open 2013 … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Final Table

Two years in a row I manage to make the final table of the Irish Poker Open. Last year I entered as the chip leader and finished 4th. This year I entered 4th in chips and managed to finish first. I … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Day 3

Day 2 ended without the bubble bursting. Possibly thanks to the 30,000 starting stack (10,000 more than last year). There were 63 players left going into day 3 and 54 of those got themselves a €4,350 pay day which is … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Day 2

So, starting day two with over 2.5x the average stack was certainly a big advantage. I liked my table draw too. Me and Emma woke up got breakfast and headed downstairs. Some familiar faces from yesterday, and from previous Irish … Continue reading

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Ian Simpson: Winning The Irish Poker Open 2013 – Day 1

Just before the Irish Open 2013 I had been reviewing my year as a sponsored pro after winning the Sole Survivor package last April. I had been given €50,000 in buy ins and really wanted to take the opportunity and prove myself as a … Continue reading

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