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New Venue:  Issaquah Eagles*, 175 Front St., Issaquah - 2nd Sat, 4th Sun @1:30PM
New Venue: 
Bar MyX, 1212
California St., Everett  - Tuesdays 7PM beginning 4/22
New Night: 
Redmond Eagles*,
11440 Avondale Rd. NE. - Fridays 7:30PM (Eagles Only)*
New Venue: 
The Dub Pub,
11516 124th Ave NE, Kirkland - Mondays 7PM beginning 4/14
New Venue:  The Barrel Tavern, 11051 1st Ave S., Burien - Wednesdays 7PM

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Party Bus to the State Championship
$20 Round trip - Limited space,
call to reserve your seat.
Call Brad - 206-423-4286

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Spring Quaterly Championship
McCloud's Saloon
2901 Perry Ave., Bremerton
9AM Satellites - Main Event at Noon

Sunday - May 18th - Win a Seat to the World Series

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*For Eagles members only! Players may opt to have their placement count towards GPF league points for $1.00 The normal Eagles tournament buy-in is required but the $1 GPF sanctioning fee is only required if you want your placement to count towards GPF league point totals.   Want to play but not an Eagles member?  See the Bartender for details on how you can join the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

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GPF players are NEVER more than 2 tourney wins from playing in a Million$$ World Series Bracelet Event.  A single win qualifies you for 2 State Championships

Giving more back since 2005 - Nightly Cash Prizes Awarded

New Event
1st Semi-Annual Tournament of Champions - Sept 2014

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Washington State GPF Poker Championship

Winter 2014 - Tournament Results
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1st - Kurt Steputis
   2nd - Anthony Kibby
   3rd - Roger Coale
   4th - Serge Sharak
   5th - Andrew Giese
   6th - Mark Boehm
   7th - Mike Torre
   8th - Gino Navarro
 Bubble
Jennifer Carlisle

 














New Venues - Know of a bar or tavern that could use some additional customers.  Pitch our Poker Program and earn up to $100 when a venue signs up for two days of play. 

$100

Global Poker Federation will pay up to $100 when a bar or pub that you refer, signs up for poker.  Just have your local bar call us at 360-551-1209.  Make sure they tell us that you refered them!

WA State GPF Champions

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Kurt Steputis
Winter 2014

1st - Kurt Steputis
   2nd - Anthony Kibby
   3rd - Roger Coale
   4th - Serge Sharak
   5th - Andrew Giese
   6th - Mark Boehm
   7th - Mike Torre
   8th - Gino Navarro
      Bubble - Jennifer Carlisle


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Scott Luxich
Fall 2013

1st - Scott Luxich
   2nd - Patrick Van Horn
   3rd - Jason Zuraff
   4th - Roger Coale
   5th - Yana Merriam
   6th - Mary K Nelson
   7th - Marty Berndt
   8th - Kitaya Brady
      Bubble - William Eads


Marty Berndt
Summer 2013

1st - Marty Berndt
2nd - James Van Eaton
3rd - Milinda Baldwin
4th - Scott Luxich
5th - Donna Dilger
6th - Roger Coale
7th - Kerry Brooks
8th - Judy Almond


Roger Coale - 1st Place May 2013
Roger Coale
Spring 2013

1st Place - Roger Coale
2nd Place - Chris London
3rd Place - Scott Luxich
4th Place - Joan Turchin
5th Place - Tony Rusi
6th Place - Pat Van Horn
7th Place - James Kelby
8th Place - Chris King
Bubble - Donald Bly

 

Donald Bly winner Winter 2013 WA State GPF Poker Championship

Donald Bly
Winter 2013

2nd - Brett Zylinsky
3rd - Allen Lundborg
4th - Paul DeHass
5th - Keith Martinez
6th - Zach Robinson
7th - Tony Fuller
8th - Fernando Martinis
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Ron Toomey

Ron Toomey
Fall 2012

2nd - David Nugent
3rd - Sam Hovey
4th - Stacy Toomey
5th - Tony Rusi
6th - Nikos Lopez
7th - James Kelby
8th - Anthony Loeffler

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Jeff Welch
Summer 2012

2nd - Ron Eccles

3rd - Roger Coale
4th - Daniel Lakey

5th - Mike Torre
6th - Austin Miller
7th - Luke Nolan
8th - Donna Dilger

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Kurt Steputis - WA State GPF Poker Champion - May 2012

Kurt Steputis
Spring 2012

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Brett Verner - WA State GPF Poker Champion - Feb 2012

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Winter 2012
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Scott Clafiin Winner WA State GPF Poker Championship November 2012

Scott Clafin
Fall 2011
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Paula McCord
Summer 2011
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Evonne Bess
Fall 2010
Winter
2011

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Terry Smith
Spring 2010
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Donald Bly
Fall 2009
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Cathy Williams
Spring 2009
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Jim Appelgate
Fall 2008
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Sales Associates Wanted
Call Donald 360-551-1209

Poker Hosts Wanted
Call Donald 360-551-1209

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Regional Manager
Gray's Harbor

Now looking for a Regional Manager in the Gray's Harbor Area - Add 4 events per week & the League will conduct quarterly championships with two of the tourneys held in the Gray's Harbor area  Grand prize $500 cash and a seat at a WSOP bracelet event.  Call Donald for details at 360-551-120

Call Donald 360-551-1209

  Individuals that played online are listed in the column to the left.  If your screen name appears and you did not receive NLOP points it means that you have not sync'd your GPF Player Number and your NLOP screen name.

  Please follow the instructions for syncing your NLOP screen name with your GPF player number.  This is step 3 on the Player/Registration page http://globalpokerfederation.com/poker/index.asp?pm=1&p=players


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State Championship Qualification Requirements Win a seat at thel GPF Amateur Poker Championship May 2013 by accumulating 20 GPF points. Players that accummulate more than 20 pts will be awarded chips in accordance with the following schedule.  Points accumulated for the six months preceeding the Championship count.
 
Starting Chips 
  20 GPF Points = Seat and 10K in chips
   60 GPF Points = Seat & 15K in chips
100 GPF Points = Seat & 20K in chips

Re-Buys
50 GPF Points = 5K rebuy
(unlimited rebuys through 6th blind level, you must bust out to re-buy)

Add-Ons
100 GPF Points = 10k in chips at the end of the 6th blind level.

You don't have to take all your starting chips if saving the points for use as a re-buy or 4th blind add-on is a better choice.  Strategy begins before the tournament even starts.

Sit n Go - Satellite Tournaments
Beginning at 9AM the day of the GPF State Championship, eight person single table satellite tournaments will be conducted.  The last satellite will start no later than 11AM. Satellite tournaments will be started as soon as eight players are seated. Starting chip count will be 1000 with 10 minute blind levels. As many tournaments as can be started within the alotted time will be conducted.
 
1st Place    20 GPF pts
2nd Place   10 GPF pts

The Value of Free Poker to You!
What does it take to become skilled at the game of Texas Holdem?  One of the league's hosts in our early days, Jerry Marquez, a Texas Holdem dealer at the Clearwater Casino, once commented that for a player to go from novice to average playing in Casino Tournaments would require an investment of approximately $10,000.  And that's just to become average.  We have seen league members advance through large fields of players at local casinos as well as at the WSOP and win substantial cash payouts.  We would like to believe that the experience they acquired through free league play has been instrumental in helping to develop their game to this level.

Top Ten Poker Tells - The Body Language of Poker

1. Watch the Eyes 
This is why many pros wear sunglasses or visors/caps when playing, they know that the eyes rarely lie.

For example, many players can't help but stare at big hole cards, so their length of time peeking is longer.  Conversely, if a player is looking to steal the pot, he may look to his left to see if the remaining players, who haven't yet acted, have quickly glanced at their cards and are likely to fold. Another example, a player may try to ask you questions about your hand, knowing that people rarely can "look someone straight in the eyes" while being dishonest.

2. Facial Expression
Again, many pros try to disguise their entire face by wearing a cap and looking downward. This is to avoid the classic stare-down that poker pros are famous for. They may try to study your face for nervousness (detecting a weak hand), or even look for repetitive characteristics like a body "tic". You may have obvious unhappiness in your face when your hand is weak, and conversely, you may show a contrasting show of confidence when your hand is strong.

3. Weak is Strong/Strong is Weak 
In its most simplistic form, this usually applies to novice players but frequently applies to pros as well. Basically, players like to be actors, and when they have a monster hand they tend to look disinterested. For example: "Oh, is it my turn to act" or "Oh I guess I will play these cards". Alternatively, a player increasing the level of his voice while raising the pot, and trying to look intimidating.. may be running a bluff.

4. Anxiety
Anxiety typically occurs in people when they are confronted, or anticipating confrontation. Psychologists call this the "Fight or Flight" stimulus response, which links back to the days when we were cavemen/cavewomen. Physical changes happen including flexing of muscles, eye pupil dilation, palpitating heart rate, dry throat. In poker, when someone has a big hand they are typically ready for confrontation and can exhibit some of these characteristics. You may see the chest expanding abnormally, or you may notice the players voice become slightly higher as he makes a comment. Some of the top players in the game will stare at the vein on the top-side of your face for blood pressure changes. During a bluff, the player may demonstrate anxiety, but if he knows he will fold the hand if re-raised (non-confrontational end) may look quite comfortable.

5. Trembling Hands
Also, a byproduct of anxiety, beware of a player whose hands are shaking, this nervousness can represent a big hand.

6. Glance at Chips
Again, relating to the eyes. It is common for players to quickly glance at their chips if they connect with the board after a Flop. This may be a subconscious reaction, but the tell is the player is already planning his attack!

7. Peeking Hole Cards on Flop
Some players will take another look at their hole cards when, for example, the board is showing a potential 3 card flush draw. Typically, the player is looking to see if one of his cards is connecting, because he remembers only that the two cards are different suits.

8. Repetitive Betting Patterns
Usually the most revealing poker tells are based on the way a player habitually bets during particular situations. For example, maybe the player always checks when he has made the nuts, or a player may regularly fold after being re-raised.

9. Body Posture/Attitude
Some players show obvious changes in their posture based on their attitude/hand strength. For instance, you may notice their shoulders drop/slump when they are not confident (weak hand). Conversely, you may notice the player is very attentive and sitting in an erect position when he has strength. You may also notice that a player who bluffs a lot, leans forward in a confrontational way... remember Strong is Weak!

10. Chip Stacking
When you first sit down at a table, study the way the players stack their chips. Although it is a generalization, loose aggressive players typically maintain unorganized/sloppy stacks, while tight conservative players keep well organized/neat stacks.

How to calculate hand odds (the longer way):

Once you know how to correctly count the number of outs you have for a hand, you can use that to calculate what percentage of the time you will hit your hand by the river. Probability can be calculated easily for a single event, like the flipping of the River card from the Turn. This would simply be: for two cards however, like from the Flop to the River, it's a bit more tricky. This is calculated by figuring out the probability of your cards not hitting twice in a row and subtracting that from 100%. This can be calculated as shown below:

Turn and River Probability Calculation

The number 47 represents the remaining cards left in the deck after the flop (52 total cards, minus 2 in our hand and 3 on the flop = 47 remaining cards). Even though there might not technically be 47 cards remaining, we do calculations assuming we are the only players in the game. To illustrate, here is a two-overcard draw, which has 3 outs for each overcard, giving a total of 6 outs for a top-pair draw:

How to calculate hand odds (the shorter way):
Now that you've learned the proper way of calculating hand odds in Texas Hold'em, there is a shortcut that makes it much easier to calculate odds:

After you find the number of outs you have, multiply by 4 and you will get a close estimate to the percentage of hitting that hand from the Flop. Multiply by 2 instead to get a percentage estimate from the Turn. You can see these figures for yourself below:

However, most of the time we want to see this in hand odds, which will be explained after you read about pot odds. To change a percentage to odds, the formula is:

Thus, to change the 24% draw into odds that we can use, we do the following:

 
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Starting Hand Values

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Figure the Odds.... Improve Your Game!
Cards

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Odds

Pair pre-flop

6

1 in 17

Suited cards pre-flop

24

1 in 4.2

Suited Connectors (3/4, JQ, etc.)

4

1 in 25

AA or KK pre-flop

0.9

1 in 111

AK (Big Slick) pre-flop

1.2

1 in 83

AK suited pre-flop

0.3

1 in 332

A in hand pre-flop

16

1 in 6.25

AA, KK, QQ, or JJ

1.8

1 in 56

Flop is all one kind (JJJ)

.24

1 in 425

AA vs. KK pre-flop (heads up)

.004

1 in 22560

AK pocket cards and catching an A or K by the river

50

1 in 2

Pocket cards J's or better

9

1 in 11

Completing a flopped flush draw by the river

39

1 in 2.6

Open ended Straight Flush completing to flush or straight by river

54

1 in 8.5

Completing open-ended straight draw

34

1 in 2.9

Two Pair improving to Full House

17

1 in 5.8

Three of a kind (set) on flop improving to Full House or Quads

37

1 in 2.7

Pocket Pair Improving to a set on flop

12

1 in 8

No pair Pocket cards improving to a pair on the flop

32

1 in 3.125

Suited Pocket cards, catching two more on flop

11

1 in 9

One pair on flop improving to two pair or a set by river

22

1 in 4.7

Pocket pair improving to a set after flop

9

1 in 11

Two over cards improving to a pair by river

26

1 in 3.9

Two over cards and a gutshot improving to a pair or straight

43

1 in 2.3

Gutshot straight hitting by river

17

1 in 6

Gutshot and pair improving to two pair or better

39

1 in 2.6

Backdoor Flush hitting

4

1 in 24

Runner Runner Straight

1.5

1 in 68

Backdoor Flush or Gutshot Straight impriving to one by river

21

1 in 4.8

5 players on flop, someone has an A when one is on the board

58

1 in 1.7

4 players on flop, someone has an A when one is on the board

47

1 in 2.1

3 players on flop, someone has an A when one is on the board

35

1 in 2.9

2 players on flop, someone has an A when one is on the board

23

1 in 4.3












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