May 11, 2012
Over the last few years as the game of poker has become more and more popular there has been a huge increase in the number of people playing it. This has resulted in a lot of young players bursting on to the scene and becoming stars overnight. This is not the case with David Kitai, it has taken him several years of consistent results to become a well known poker player, this is however exactly what he has become.
David Kitai is a professional poker player from Belgium who has quickly built a reputation as one of the top players in the game. He plays mainly on the European Poker Tour where he has won a couple of events and has several money finishes. He is well known for being one of the most relaxed and casual players on the EPT.
David Kitai got his start in poker when he went to United States to learn English. The people he met during is studies got him started on poker and it was not long before he was winning games on a regular basis. The result was that when he got back to Belgium instead of going and looking for a job like he intended to he started to play poker professionally. This proved to be a wise move as he was soon making a lot more money playing poker than he could working.
In the early days Kitai focused exclusively on cash games and these are something that he still plays in regularly. However as tournament play started to become more popular he started to enter these as well. This has worked out well for him as he now has career tournament winnings of nearly two million dollars. In addition he continues to play in cash games on a regular basis and this is largely how he makes his living.
Like a lot of the players who started to get into poker in the early 2000′s just as the game was becoming popular David Kitai is something of a specialist at Texas Hold’em, this being the only game that most new players learn. He has however worked hard at learning the other types of poker over the last few years and has done well enough that most of his cash games are now Pot Limit Omaha. Of course at tournaments he plays only Texas Hold’em as this is all that is played on the EPT.
David Kitai is not the best known poker player in the world, although he is quite well known in Belgium, but he has built up a reputation on the European Poker Tour. If he continues to play well and have the success that he has been having he will certainly become better known in the not too distant future.
July 01, 2010
The world of sport has been mulled by controversies with athletes using substances which can boost their performance. A new study reveals that even poker players will do something to an extent to enhance their level of play. A research conducted by experts at the Nova Southeastern University found out that a big chunk of poker players turn to substances to help them with the long hours on the poker table.
NSU conducted a survey of professional players suggests that 80% of them turn to certain substances to jack up their performance and have some edge during tournaments.
This does not really imply use of diuretics or steroids but the 12 hours of poker make the players turn to energy drinks, marijuana, or alcohol. Players cite reasons like trying to stay awake or staying focus why they take such substances.
The survey reveals that about 28% are pill poppers during a tournament to help them with performance. Majority of these players got their drugs without any prescription.
Players also love caffeine as 57% of the surveyed pros admitted to gulping it up during poker tournaments. Energy drinks top the list with 41% using them.
There is also a big chunk at 27% of poker players admitting to smoking marijuana prior to a game while 24% prefer alcohol too boost their poker potentials.
May 08, 2009
Poker has been attracting many people all over the world to try their luck and skills pitted against one another. It has surged as one of the most popular table games among others. Poker has been around for centuries now, and people still swear by it.
Online poker has become people’s favorite form of entertainment online and climbed popularity charts owing to its easy access and rewarding nature. Online gambling has tasted success within a very short period, and people have patronized the game of poker to great extent.
The online gambling industry in America is well worth over $10 million and targets to reach around $100 million within a few years. The online poker came into light in 1998 through a small online poker room by the name planet poker, which was sole online poker room for quite sometime. Online poker provided people the ease of operation through their homes and features that casino could not provide.
May 08, 2009
Yes, Jamie “Donkaments” Gold ended up winning the WSOP in 2006, but the ever so awesome Allen Cunningham does make a HUGE call in this hand — showing a perfect read on Jamie Gold. Allen Cunningham is a genius, we all know this — but here’s ABSOLUTE proof.
It’s a great game, and Allen is a great player!
May 08, 2009
ROFL I love Daniel Negreanu‘s comment
January 03, 2009
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November 24, 2008
Teh Jinx Poker, a poker site of a young gun showing us his poker results has some sad news today — Teh Jinx Poker is broke. Apparently he went on a bad run on high stakes, which ended up costing him his $1550 bankroll in one session.
I can’t feel bad for people overplaying their money…
September 16, 2008
Not a bad flop for Tony G’s KdJd, flopping a Royal Flush. The only way Tony could have seen any action in this one was with a ten or a nine on the river, too bad for him (and luckily for Patrik) that wasn’t the case…
Amongst those watching: Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey.