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US Poker Sites

Some online poker rooms are not open to US residents.  Fortunately, there are still several sites which are more than happy to scoop rake and tournament fees from American players.  Availability of online poker to US residents isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

You can register a new account for free to participate in regularly scheduled freerolls and most offer significant initial deposit bonuses.  US money poker sites offer these initial deposit bonuses which can payout anywhere from 100-200% of your initial deposit.   For new players this means, deposit $500 and earn up to $1000 with a 200% initial deposit bonus.

These bonuses are earned by accumulating frequent player points (FPP’s) from playing ring games, tournaments and sng’s. Check each site’s FPP earning schedule to determine how best to accumulate FPP’s.  Some sites offer “Happy Hour” where FPP’s are accumulated at a faster rate.

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I’ve been deep in Bodog’s 6k Guarantee a few times before, bubbling just before the final table. This time around I ran pretty hot when we got down to 3 tables and was able to carry it thru to a win. But it wasn’t easy.

I got HU against a maniac on my left that was giving me trouble at the final table. He had a 2-1 chip lead but i just waited for some good spots to trap and knew he’d pay me off.

I won a huge pot with A-3 vs 10-5 on a A-3-4-10-3 board to double the first time. Then i picked up the mightee Q-8 on the button and limped. He minraised, which he was doing a lot HU. He either would minraise or shove. The flop came Q high, he bet i called. turn was an 8 and it all went in. He turned out to have J-3o and flopped 2p but i turned a higher 2p. Poker is ez when you can get lucky in a few critical spots. Crazy thing is i never saw A-A or K-K the entire tournament, pretty sick.

Although the screenshot says 1st paid out $1270, that didn’t include the overlay. The difference in payouts between 1st & 2nd was $600. 1st paid $1650.

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