March 13, 2009

2009 World Series of Poker Registration Begins - 30,000 Chips for Each Player


I can't tell you how excited I am for the 2009 World Series of Poker. It's down year for the economy, and I think that's going to bring out some real focus in the players in the main event. I also think this may be the year the side events get some real competition. Big news is the fact the main event is going to give each player 30,000 chips instead of less than half that - to make it interesting. Let's see what happens - SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL ME IN!

Those four words will be music to the ears of many poker players who have criticized the World Series of Poker in the past for not providing enough starting chips and for not allowing enough play in the later stages of its tournaments.


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March 6, 2009

Pocket Aces Can Get You Into Poker Chip Trouble


Why? Because you'll lose all your chips in a multi-way pot if you're not careful. :-)

Pocket aces might make up the best starting hand in Texas hold' em, but the old line remains a welcome caveat: You can win a small pot with aces, but you can lose a big one.

Ideally, you want to play your aces heads-up against a single opponent because you are at least a 4-1 favorite against another pocket pair. But if you get involved in a multi-way pot, you can find yourself in a lot of trouble if you aren't disciplined enough to lay them down.

"You just have to let it go sometimes," said Johnny Chan, the 1987 and '88 World Series of Poker main event champion.

Full Read At Steve Rosenbloom on poker

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February 27, 2009

Modern Clay Poker Chips - Cool Poker Chips


These modern clay poker chips are getting rave reviews. We like the Caesar's touch.

I've just recieved my a sample set from sidepot, i really like the look and feel of these chips. they are much easier to read than the inplay. however, when i showed them to a friend he thought they felt too light. i said he was crazy and too used to playing with the "real" chip weight (11.5). well he was right ...sort of, we happened to have a digi scale on hand and...drumroll please...only 8.2 thru 8.5 grams! the inplay were slighty heavier at 8.8 thru 9, and the archetype were bang on 10g. i still think they are really nice but i do question the weight...bty i also had a dollar chip from the "exalibur" casino, weighed close to 10g. it too is a clay chip. overall, very nice chip

At Modern Clay Poker Chips

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February 20, 2009

Judge Says Poker is a Game of Skill


Nice to see this trend continues, and why don't we have legal online poker in the US? Hmmm....

A South Carolina judge may have just dealt poker players a royal flush.

Mount Pleasant Municipal Judge Larry Duffy ruled Thursday that there is "overwhelming" evidence that Texas Hold 'em poker is a game of skill, not chance, the Associated Press reports.

Read at Judge says poker is game of skill, not chance - On Deadline -

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February 6, 2009

Gameland Sports Hold'em, Craps, and Blackjack Table Top


What's not to love about a 3 way poker table top - well - you'll still need the table. This 8 player position poker table comes complete with trays for poker chips and a drink holder. The table's felt is marked with a white border, signifying the "live area" in which to bet and where your community cards would lie. This black table top has a really nice feel to it. The best thing about this table top is its convenience. It is very easy to travel with as it folds in 4. Its not very heavy for travel but it is solid enough for durable use. Folding the table reduces the size to 16.5" by 33" for easy storage in a closet or under a bed. The table is made from 3/4 inch wood and covered with a professional style black felt. It is a 66" x 33" table top which fits very nicely onto a card table or any kitchen table and instantly tranforms it into a poker table.

At Gameland Sports Hold'em, Craps, and Blackjack Table Top

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