Editorial: Clauf'd up

Editorial: Clauf'd up

Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev tells the story of ESGN - from the lavish feasts to the money famine - and explains why it was never going to work.

GosuGamers Hearthstone section officially opened!

GosuGamers Hearthstone section officially opened!

After weeks of preparation and coding, the Hearthstone section of GosuGamers is finally here, with a plethora of features to make covering the full scope of the game easy for both readers and writers.

WCG closes doors after 14 years

WCG closes doors after 14 years

According to CEO Brad Lee, the World Cyber Games will cease operations effective 2014. This announcement comes 14 years after the first event was held in 2000 in Yongin, South Korea.

Editorial: Acquainting eSports with mainstream businesses

Editorial: Acquainting eSports with mainstream businesses

GosuGamers' Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev talks to Oliver Fedtke and Manuel Kotschote, two guys with the ambitious project of creating Europe's largest professional eSports conference in order to attract the attention of mainstream businesses.

Happy holidays from GosuGamers.net

Happy holidays from GosuGamers.net

A day before Christmas eve and a week before we bid 2013 farewell, we give our biggest thanks to all who made this an unforgettable year for GosuGamers.

DreamHack partners with MTG for eSports studio in Stockholm

DreamHack partners with MTG for eSports studio in Stockholm

The Swedish eSports company and MTGx of the international media group "Modern Times Group" will cooperate to build an eSports studio in the Swedish capital, gunning for "7 days a week, 365 days a year" broadcast.

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Google-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

PokerGoogle-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

Google's deal to buy Twitch has reportedly been finalized as the internet giant gets ready to acquire the popular livestreaming platform under its wings for a whopping $1 billion.37

Newly-launched WECG aims to resurrect the spirit of eSports olympics

PokerNewly-launched WECG aims to resurrect the spirit of eSports olympics

The official press release of World e-Sports Championship Games speaks of a project that is to pick up from where the World Cyber Games left off and continue the traditions of the multi-national, multi-discipline event.3

GosuGamers Hearthstone section officially opened!

PokerGosuGamers Hearthstone section officially opened!

After weeks of preparation and coding, the Hearthstone section of GosuGamers is finally here, with a plethora of features to make covering the full scope of the game easy for both readers and writers.14

WCG closes doors after 14 years

PokerWCG closes doors after 14 years

According to CEO Brad Lee, the World Cyber Games will cease operations effective 2014. This announcement comes 14 years after the first event was held in 2000 in Yongin, South Korea.27

Hearthstone is in open beta! We ask you: Which class do you fancy the most?

PokerHearthstone is in open beta! We ask you: Which class do you fancy the most?

Since this week, everyone who wants to test Blizzard's free to play card game Hearthstone is allowed to do so as the game is now in open beta. Curious to see how our community likes the game we ask you: "Which Hearthstone class do you fancy the most?"21

DreamHack partners with MTG for eSports studio in Stockholm

PokerDreamHack partners with MTG for eSports studio in Stockholm

The Swedish eSports company and MTGx of the international media group "Modern Times Group" will cooperate to build an eSports studio in the Swedish capital, gunning for "7 days a week, 365 days a year" broadcast.7

We want your stories

PokerWe want your stories

Have you ever been an eSports volunteer? Are you currently working with any eSports organization? We want to hear from you.18

GosuGamers - recent changes

PokerGosuGamers - recent changes

GosuGamers got a face lift last week and since then we've already made some changes. The site will keep improving and adding features, keep track of the changes by reading the change log.22

GosuGamers is back!

PokerGosuGamers is back!

After more than a day of work, we're happy to be back online, bringing you the new and improved GosuGamers.net. An article on the new features will come later but for now, let's give the GG.net we love a hearty welcome back.134

TONIGHT: Bid farewell to the GosuGamers you know

PokerTONIGHT: Bid farewell to the GosuGamers you know

GosuGamers.net will be experiencing some downtime starting 06:00 CEST on Thursday, the 16th of May 2013, and in accordance to Blizzard/Valve's tradition we will be back 'when it's done'.159

PokerCONTEST: Bet on the champions of IEM World Championship and win GIGABYTE gaming gear!

We at GosuGamers in cooperation with GIGABYTE are giving you the chance to win top notch hardware by betting on IEM World Championship matches proving to be the best GosuBetter around.20

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Editorial: Clauf'd up

PokerEditorial: Clauf'd up

Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev tells the story of ESGN - from the lavish feasts to the money famine - and explains why it was never going to work.13

PokerEditorial: Acquainting eSports with mainstream businesses

GosuGamers' Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev talks to Oliver Fedtke and Manuel Kotschote, two guys with the ambitious project of creating Europe's largest professional eSports conference in order to attract the attention of mainstream businesses.7

Happy holidays from GosuGamers.net

PokerHappy holidays from GosuGamers.net

A day before Christmas eve and a week before we bid 2013 farewell, we give our biggest thanks to all who made this an unforgettable year for GosuGamers.24

PokerOlivier 'livb112' Busquet Interview - Part 2

For those who weren’t familiar with Olivier Busquet from his record setting heads-up sit and go exploits online or his World Poker Tour win, he made a very positive impression in his debut as color commentator for the World Series of Poker Main Event coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com this summer, giving astute and insightful commentary.

We continue with Part 2 of Olivier's two part in-depth interview where he shares his live tournament poker experiences along with the future of poker and his role in it. Part 1 of the interview focused on how Olivier developed as a person and into a poker player of note.
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PokerWhat is Rake?

Rake is the term used to describe the amount a casino or online poker room takes from each poker game to make money from hosting the game. Unlike in casino games where players play against the house who has a built in edge to profit from the game, in poker players play each others and pay a small fee to the poker room for the right to play.1

PokerOlivier 'livb112' Busquet Interview

For those who weren’t familiar with Olivier Busquet from his record setting heads-up sit and go exploits online or his World Poker Tour win, he made a very positive impression in his debut as color commentator for the World Series of Poker Main Event coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com this summer, giving astute and insightful commentary.

Olivier kindly took a couple hours out of his busy schedule to give Gosugamers.net an in-depth interview on his background and development in poker. Due to the length of the interview, it will be delivered in two parts. Part 1 focuses on how Olivier developed as a person and into a poker player of note. Part 2 of the Busquet interview focuses on his specific live tournament experiences with attention on the future of poker and Olivier’s role in it.
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PokerProtecting Yourself from Cheating

A relatively new poker player messaged me with a few questions today. Besides the usual questions about what site to play on and where to find the best poker advice, he asked how he could avoid being cheated or scammed. It is a hot topic in the poker world this week with the Jose "Girah" Macedo, Haseeb "Dogishead/InternetPokers" Qureshi and Chino Rheem cheating episodes being revealed. The poker world continues to have high profile cheating incidents come to light bringing a black eye to the whole industry. New players are particularly wary of getting involved in the game for fear of being taken.0

PokerWho is a poker pro?

In a recent poker Op-Ed article by Steve Ruddock, he took offense to Beth Shak being called a "poker pro" in a New York Post feature focused on her giving away some of her massive designer shoe collection (over 1300 pairs) to charity. Ruddock objected to her designation as a poker pro on the grounds that he felt she was a long term losing player and that the majority of her money and income came from her reputed $50 million divorce settlement from high stakes poker player Dan Shak. Ruddock's reaction mirrors a number of others within the poker world who prefer a tighter designation of who is a "poker pro."0

PokerDanielle 'dmoongirl' Andersen Interview

Danielle 'dmoongirl' Andersen is finally starting to get the recognition she deserves. The 27-year-old wife and mother from small town southern Minnesota has been one of the top online cash game players around battling against many top players at $25/$50 No Limit Hold'em 6-max. She kept her identity under wraps for years, but now with her featured role in the upcoming "Boom" poker documentary, the cessation of online poker in the U.S., and her bankroll stuck on Full Tilt Poker, she is taking a more visible role in the poker community. Read about her fascinating journey in this in-depth interview of how this young woman from New Ulm, Minnesota has developed into one of the most feared poker players anywhere.0

PokerPlaying Online Poker for a Living

Many people, including beginners, are enamored by the idea of playing online poker for a living. When you read the blogs, videos and news reports about the lifestyles of successful online players, it seems so enticing. They seem to have lots of money, tremendous freedom, and travel all over the world. Who wouldn’t want that?0

PokerSinking or Swimming on the River

The fifth and final community card dealt in No Limit Hold’em is called the river. With all the community cards shown, it is the final chance to bet, call, raise or fold. Because the biggest bets are often made on the river, your decisions are so much more important than on any other street. So how do you know when to make a raise or when to call your opponent’s bet?0

PokerUnderstanding Table Position and Starting Hands

Poker players often hear that position is a vital concept in poker, but they are confused by how to practically implement it. They grasp that having more information than their opponent will benefit them in their decisions but how does that impact what hands they should play and how they should play them. This article will give more concrete advice on what hands to play with detailed data on the expectations of playing certain hands from different positions.1

PokerFive Unexpected Ways to Make More Money at Poker

Once a player has mastered how to play solid winning poker, the game becomes one of finding edges. Each new level you move up, brings you in contact with more and more competent and tricky players. Your relative win rate may decrease. The traditional mode to make more money is to play more hours and more tables to increase your potential earnings. But there are other options. Simply playing more isn’t always the answer. It can burn you out on the game sooner. Sometimes you need to consider some lesser explored ways of increasing your earnings.0

PokerWhy Did You Make That Play?

Poker is a game of incomplete information. No one can see all the cards or know what every opponent is thinking. In this environment, it is the thinking player with the best plan that usually comes out on top. In order to formulate the best plan you need to be asking why everyone is playing as they are? You want to piece together your opponent’s actions so that you have the most complete picture.0

PokerCommon Mathematical Situations in Poker

While it isn't a necessity to be a math specialist to do well at poker, there are certainly many times when knowing your statistics, percentages and odds will greatly assist you to make the correct decision. In the last poker guide, the basics of pot odds were discussed regarding when to call and chase with a hand that is likely not best at the time. Additionally, in heads up pots it is important to know your percentages or odds to make a hand. It isn't necessary to memorize each situation, but rather to understand the relative chances you have to make certain hands in certain situations. Having a good sense of the relative chances of having certain hands and how they fare against the other most common hands you will face is key to your success in No Limit Texas Hold'em.1

PokerUnderstanding Pot Odds in Poker

Learning how to use pot odds is essential for any poker player to play a fundamentally sound poker game. Without incorporating the basic math and percentages involved in the game, you are likely to make numerous unprofitable decisions.2

PokerPerception Bias in Poker

One area of poker that many players overestimate their own ability is in predicting their opponents attitudes and behavior. We build up an understanding of their behavior based off previous experience, but also peppered with false projections and impressions. We wrongly assume that other people think like us. It is a concept called the false consensus. It is the idea that we each think other people think the same way we do given the same information we processed to arrive at our conclusion.1

PokerMix It Up - Fringe Games

Keeping your mind fresh is very important in poker. After playing many hours and thousands of hands of Texas Hold’em, you notice certain hands and situations being repeated over and over. Each situation is slightly different, but you will see a lot of repetition of the most common situations. It is quite natural for poker players who play tons of NLHE, to slip into a very robotic playing style. When you stop looking at each situation individually and creatively, your game will slip. 0

PokerThe Mechanics of Multi-Tabling

In previous articles, the need to learn to multi-table has been stressed to increase your earn rate. In this article, we will delve into specific advice on how to learn to multi-table effectively. When you are a newer player, you need time to think through every move. You want to play close attention to all the players and actions they take to evaluate and decide on your best possible move. As you play more and more hands, you start to notice situations that repeat themselves. Over time you learn to make quicker decisions in these situations. There will still be some tricky hands that you want to take more time to decide on, but many hands become routine bet, call or folds. 0

PokerPut Your Grind On

Once you acquire a solid foundation to your poker game, there is no more important step to future success than to put your grind on. The more hands you play, the more situations you become comfortable with and the more likely you are to excel at poker. With the natural variance associated with poker, it can take playing many thousands of hands before you get a sense of your potential win rate. 0