Friday, December 17, 2010

Whats Happing Across The Planet Network??

Well, most of you will already know that I now do my blogging over at SNG Planet. However, thanks to a huge backlog of poker strategy and other ramblings... Plan3t Gong does still get a number of visitors which would probably put owners of - shall we say 'thinner' - poker sites to shame! With that in mind I have come over for one of my irregular updates on the highlights from my poker site network... since it is snowing outside I'll get a little festive and name this as:

5 Poker Distractions From All That Xmas Shopping

Come on, we all know xmas eve is a fine time to do your shopping... plenty of time to play some online poker before then.

1) My first idea is that life would be great if you had a spare $50k to spend this holiday season... a new car, fantastic TV, latest games and music... the possibilities are endless. Well one way of getting the cash is to win 6 of the Jackpot Sit And Go Tournaments in a row over at Titan Poker... these games attract a lot of recreational players and are great for building a profit, with 4 levels of jackpot you never know when you'll be in for a big xmas boost.

2) Fine tune you play with some approved poker tools. There are now huge numbers of tools which can be used to improve your profits, some of these are considered to be cheating by the poker sites. Our latest revamped site - Fairest Poker Sites - contains a list of the approved tools, in addition to unique reviews focusing on the RNGs and banking fairness of the biggest online poker sites.

3) You could write for SNG Planet! Yes, we are currently on the look out for writers for an irregular 'view from the tables' column. All the details over on the SNG Planet blog.

4) Satellite into one of the biggest Sunday Poker Tournaments, we just put up a great new section listing some tournament schedules for small stakes and higher stakes players, going through the Sunday majors for US and European players and even focusing on smaller stakes big prize tournaments. Whether it is the Sunday Million or a $3rebuy - you have to be in it to win it (or something equally as corny)

5) Grab $8 Completely Free at Poker... this one runs until the end of December, sign-up and you will get a free $8 to play with... non-US / over-18 are the only restrictions, though you need to play through 20 times to withdraw... not that hard in poker. One tournament win and your freebee could easily turn into a decent poker bankroll.

Ah well, enjoyed this format - I'll come back over in early Jan and do 5 more for the new year!

Gl at the tables, Mark

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quick Update Time!

Time for a quick update on what I have been up to, since this ol' blog still gets some eyeballs to the pages I'll pop back every month or so to let you know how the network of poker websites which is known (by me) as the Planet Corp empire is coming along... my regular blog is now at SNG Planet -

For the last couple of months we have put new projects on ice and focused on improving / brushing up the existing network. This included a couple of sites which were good ideas at the time and poorly made. So the main news for this post is that both are updated and ready for the general public!

- First up is my Poker Network News site, this will focus on changes and updates for the main networks (and include some news on the stand alone sites too if this is interesting). We totally scrapped the old design and moved the site to Wordpress, still some fine tuning of the navigation and a number of pages which somehow got left out of the transition to add - however I'm actually quite pleased with the result.... now just got to get into the habit of blogging the news there every day! You can see it here: GONE!

- Next we have a scratchcard site, this is a and aimed at bingo playing Brits. I like the design and colours, however the way the site had to be strutured via the WP theme turned out to be a hassle... we got it sorted in the end, and this was a lesson learned about how it is more than just the looks alone which go into choosing your wordpress theme. We feature 3 sites, and the many online scratchcards and games like deal or no deal etc too... you can see the results here:

Thats all that are completed, tons of work ongoing with my main Casino site being the big focus for the next week and next in the queue Omaha Planet then Rakeback Planet... its all go!

GL at the tables, Mark

Friday, September 10, 2010

Latest Interesting Articles Across My Network Of Sites

Quite a few updates to tell you about - I do announce these in my new blog at SNG Planet as they are completed... since the interweb is such a big place I am also doing occasional summary posts here, after all, the more people who find the articles useful the better.

First up is actually the very latest - Carbon Poker have released a new version of their software for final beta testing... I reviewed it and gave info on a very special sign-up bonus offers for testers over at my SNG P blog - you can read it here: Carbon Poker New Software

Next a couple of changes at Omaha Planet, I have the e-book about transitioning from Holdem to Omaha a good brush up, we also put an advert box in your face for first time visitors... this is an experiment to see how many people sign-up for the eBook compared with how many hit the back button, so far so good. The book is called 'Tune In, Bet Pot, Cash Out' and is aimed at beginner+ players making the switch... you can read it at

Finally, another guide - this time to the 90 player Knockout SNGs at Full Tilt Poker, this is a detailed eBook format... I'm not giving it freely though - this will go to those players who have completed the $16 Per Hour SNG Blueprint as a 'special'. You can get on the Blueprint course - which takes beginner to intermediate players to the $16 per hour profit level within 4 weeks, over at

Thats all the updates for now - I'm working on an 'Ultimate Guide' at the moment, you'll need to keep an eye on SNG Planet to find out what it is!!

GL at the tables, Mark

Saturday, July 24, 2010

$16 Per Hour SNG Blueprint... Now Ready

Hey, my new course is ready!

Called this the '$16 Per Hour SNG Blueprint' and as the name suggests the idea is to take novice poker players and empower them to earn at least $16 each hour from the tables.

This course lasts 30 days and is in 4 parts, each building on the one before. We start with 'The Blueprint' which outlines the basic strategy stage-by-stage. Next I teach bubble play in terms of prize pool equity (ICM etc), before the 3rd part gets readers up to speed multi-tabling. Finally I bring it all together with the 'profit booster' which contains some killer tips on improving returns from SNGs... and gets you over the 'hump' and into the bigger winnings!

Click Here For The Preview And Join Page At SNG Planet

Would be great to see as many readers as possible join me on the course... and of course, your feedback is valued and always welcome.

GL at the tables, Mark

Friday, July 09, 2010

New SNG Course Almost Completed!

Quick Planet Corp Update here today... I'm a good 80% through completing a fantastic (in my opinion!) new course, this is called the $16 / Hour SNG blueprint and is actually in 4 parts, going from the basics to bubble play then multi-tabling and finally bringing it all together with some killer strategy tips.

The thing is, having worked in the poker industry for a good few years now, I'm paranoid that the scummy low life out there will re-publish the course, which is currently in pdf format. So, I'm making sure that Google etc know that the work is already published before we go live (aiming for next Thursday) by offering parts of the book for republication - as long as a notice of 'express permission' is given with it that plugs my site... if you have a blog or website and would like to have some high quality material for your readers then let me know.

For now here is my preview page and the 'where we will be in 30 days from now' page - just to give readers a little taster!


Chapter #1 – 30 Days From Now – Where Will You Be After Completing This Course.

With the skills and knowledge to earn an average of $16 per hour (or more!) from the tables your bankroll could be starting to grow very fat indeed after completing this course. Let us be more specific, by way of introducing the main concepts.

I expect that the average player will be logging on to their chosen poker site, firing up 6 to 8+ turbo SNG tournaments, following our guidelines to avoid having too many multi-tabling opponents. They will be making fairly ‘automatic’ decisions in most cases, based on a clearly defined strategy specifically designed to reduce difficult spots without leaving too much ‘value’ on the table.

Our player will be cashing and winning at a rate which sees their bankroll move up and up and up with more games played. Busting out will not be a problem, you’ll simply fire up more games – waiting for the bubble where you now have the skills and knowledge to take advantage of your opponents again and again.

In 30 days you will have the tools to grow your poker bankroll at will. Whether your objective is to move to the high-stakes tournaments, transition to cash games or even just to generate some useful extra money for non-poker uses – you’ll always have the ability to come back for more.

We have broken the skills into 4 separate focus areas:

Part #1 – The SNG Blueprint: This part of the course will give you the ‘big view’, showing you how SNGs can mean big profits and giving you a new perspective which will quickly boost your profits, along with strategy and profit-making advice and insights which we will build on as the course progresses.

Part #2 - Becoming A Bubble Ninja: This part will arrive in 1 week, it will break down the bubble of a 1-table SNG tournament like you have never seen before. By the end of this section you will know exactly what mistakes your opponents are making at the bubble, and possess an effective counter-strategy for each one.

Part #3 – Turn Up The Volume: Next we will teach you how to gradually increase the number of games you are playing – while maintaining that profitable edge. You will be amazed how quickly playing 6 or more games can become as simple a routine as playing just 2!

Part #4 – SNG Profit Booster: In many ways this is the most important part of the course, arriving a week after Part #3. While we would love to share the insights and advanced strategy tips with you earlier – they become even more valuable after you have a solid grasp of the principles from the earlier sections.

If you are prepared to put in effort to learn the key concepts then read on, mastering SNG tournaments is easier than many people think!

You will find the course over at of course (English only from Thursday, though we will have it translated into DE, RU and HU shortly!)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Time For A Graceful Retirement!

*** Another Update *** Bringing this blog back to life... not so much covering my own games anymore (see link below)... providing industry insights, links to interesting articles and highlighting any interesting blogs out there instead... ***

*** Quick Update: I started a new blog - it is part of my main site Sit N Go Planet, and continues right where Plan3t Gong left off.... check out the Sit N Go Planet Blog now! ***

An announcement - I have decided the time has come to let Plan3t Gong gracefully retire.

Over the last few years it has been a pleasure, no - an honour, to have provided 100's of posts with the theme of 'making you think' about poker in all its wonderful forms. However, life moves on, and rather than allow my passion for this blog to dwindle into nothingness or simply abandoning posting altogether I would prefer to draw a definite line, say a 'big thanks' to the readers who made the whole thing possible and then move on...

Good news - I'll continue to blog, Melted Felt is my poker news satire blog and that will be updated regularly. Also considering a more personal non-business blog too (we will see). I'll also continue to write tons of poker strategy articles... these now go on my 'Planet' network (see adverts on the right --> )

Finally, it seemed a shame to waste so many strategy / thought provoking pieces... so I have make a 'super sticky' with links to as many as possible (sticky also linked on right). Updates will continue below when I have a new business venture to announce.

Thanks very much to everyone, as I say it has been a genuine honour to have been read (and hopefully enjoyed!) by so many of you...

GL at the tables, Mark

Quick PS: I'm still passing on any interesting poker links / news and blog posts via Twitter.... will follow you back if you don't tweet junk! You can find me at