June 4, 2010

Poker Players May Use Drugs to Stay Sharp and Win at the Table

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Really? I think you can play your best game substance free. If you're that tired and the game is too long - get up and leave. There's really no need to juice yourself up to just play poker even if it's your living.

Researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., found that alongside caffeine, energy drinks and guarana, professional and amateur players all over the world are turning to marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, Valium and a host of other prescription medications to try to gain some advantage at the table.

"The use of these substances could allow poker players to stay awake longer, as well as focus and concentrate better, which would be a competitive advantage, study author Kevin Clauson, an associate professor at NSU's College of Pharmacy, said in a university news release.

Via US News and World Report

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May 28, 2010

When it can pay later to show your successful bluff in Poker


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Pretty amazing article from Steve Rosenbloom - when to bluff? This article shows you the when and when not to bluff in poker, and then show said bluff.

The decision to bluff is one thing. The decision to show a successful bluff is another, usually determined by whether you want to keep opponents guessing or believe that revealing your play might put the victim on tilt.

Here's how young, talented pro Faraz Jaka played it in a hand from the World Poker Tour's $15,000-buy-in Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Las Vegas' Bellagio in 2009.

At Steve Rosenbloom on poker: When it can pay later to show your successful bluff - San Jose Mercury News

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May 21, 2010

More Chips at Aria Casino with Phil Ivey Poker Room

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The newest casino on the Las Vegas strip, the Aria, is set to open a Phil Ivey solo table poker room. Having won millions in both tournaments and cash games, Ivey is considered by many to be the best poker player alive surpassing even the likes of the great Doyle Brunson. Indeed, Ivey is a regular in the famous Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio where the biggest poker games in Vegas are held.

The Aria Phil Ivey Poker room is expected to spread some of the most expensive poker games in Vegas and will likely become a direct competitor to the famed Bobby’s Room. To celebrate the opening of the room the Aria will be hosting a celebrity and VIP tournament with $250,000 on offer for the winner. In addition to the prize money the winning player will also get a chance to battle Phil Ivey heads-up for a further $250,000.

Via Gambling Online Magazine

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May 14, 2010

Batman the Dark Knight Poker Chip Set

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The Dark Knight poker chip set comes with 54 prop replica Joker cards (as seen in The Dark Knight film!) and a standard "playable" 4-suit, 54 card deck defaced by The Joker. Included are 100 4-color poker chips in Joker-themed colors of green, purple, red and black, and 5 dice. The entire set comes housed in a black aluminum carrying case.

At Big Bad Toy Store

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May 7, 2010

11.5 Gram Dual Pattern Clay Composite Gambling Poker Chip Chipset with Gaming Accessories

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We really like this all inclusive Poker Chip set from Bluff King. It's got just about everything you could ever want in a poker chip set, and the case is killer.

Set Includes:

  • 25 $1000 yellow chips, 25 $500 purple chips, 65 $100 black chips
  • 65 $25 green chips, 130 $10 blue chips, 145 $5 red chips
  • 195 $1 grey chips & 1 Heavy Duty Aluminum Case. 5 cut cards, 2 Decks of Playing Cards and 5 Dice.
  • 6 Dealer Buttons including Dealer, Small Blind, Big Blind, Reserved, Kill, & Missed Blind
  • APO, FPO, PO Box, HI, AK, PR and US terrories Friendly!

At 650 11.5 Gram Dual Pattern Clay Composite Gambling Poker Chip Chipset with Gaming Accessories

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April 30, 2010

Poker Chip Tricks from the Pros

We just found this amazing video featuring tons of poker chip tricks. Sure they can be annoying to others if you're not good at them, but when you're good - it's like an extension of your poker game.

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April 23, 2010

Bicycle Eco Edition Playing Cards - Play Green Poker

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This is a new release card from bicycle called the Eco. These cards are crafted from sustainable forest paper, and feature a starch based laminating glue and vegetable based printing inks to keep them eco-friendly. These cards are completely recyclable.

At Bicycle Eco Edition Playing Cards:

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April 16, 2010

Friendly Poker Games Might Get Legalized in South Carolina

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We like the thought of a friendly game of poker being okay, and we also like the thought of not being raided by cops when we get out our poker chipos. The South Carolina government is finally moving on repairing what many consider ineffective and archaic laws governing social gambling, and allowing social poker games. Now this doesn't mean you can just gamble it up, but it does look less likely they'll raid your Wednesday night game.

At CardPlayer.com

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April 9, 2010

Feds Investigate Full Tilt Poker for Money Laundering

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Looks like Full Tilt Poker is being investigated for money laundering, and many high profile players are being called to testify in a rather vague grand jury.

Full Tilt Poker, the world's second-largest online poker site, is under investigation by a federal grand jury. High-profile poker players and founding representatives Howard Lederer and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson were both named as quarries in the case.

"FBI agents or prosecutors have spoken to at least two people involved in disputes with Full Tilt, paying special attention to the possibility of money-laundering violations," reports the Financial Times of London.

More at DailyFinance

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April 2, 2010

SpadeClub Poker to Give Away Seats to 2010 World Series - Go Get One

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SpadeClub is making poker fantasies and dreams come true by awarding members with seats to the 2010 World Series of Poker. For 2010, SpadeClub has something special in store, with six seats in total being awarded. Starting today, members can start playing in daily qualifiers, looking to make their way to the $12K World Series Final on June 20. The winner of the final event will receive a $12,000 World Series prize package, which includes the $10,000 buy-in for the 2010 main event plus $2,000 to cover travel expenses and accommodations.

Via CardPlayer.com at Spade Club

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