March 29, 2007

Major League Baseball Poker Chips

Today, with spring training in the air, and the baseball season about to start, we present these official Major League Baseball Chip Sets.

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Enjoy one of the most popular games today-poker-with Upper Deck's new MLB Poker Sets! This poker set includes two decks of casino-quality cards, 5 dice, a dealer button and 500 high quality 11.5g clay composite chips. The case, as well as each individual chip displays your team logo. Everything comes packaged in a super aluminum carrying case.

At $69.99, they are a nice gift for that player in your life who loves their baseball team. Just remember, its ALWAYS poker season.

Selecet your favorite team over at MLB.com

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March 22, 2007

Make Your Own Poker Chips

Sometimes, no matter how much customization a chip manufacturer can offer, it still isn't enough. If you have found that you just can't get what you want, or if its simply the high cost of custom chips, then the time may have come for you to take a crack at making your own chips!

We found this great tutorial over at SpazzticCrafts.com on how to make your own chips from polymer clay, like Sculpy.


The art of caning, used with a polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpey, is perfect for creating your own personalized poker chips. My poker chips never turn out quite as perfect as the machine made plastic or clay ones you can order online, but I don't mind items having that crafty look and feel. Unfortunately, this method isn't perfect. It can take a hours to make enough chips to play with if this is your first time working with canes. I also slightly prefer the feel of professionally made poker chips. I use Fimo, which ends up feeling just slightly oily (but is stronger than Sculpey). This method does have some great advantages though. It's possible to customize everything about the poker chip, from colors, to patterns, to imprints, to stamping. If you're only interested in a personalized stamp that you do yourself, it's possible to buy poker chips in bulk from a place like WorldPokerOutlet.com (I recommend the clay ones) and jump down to the later steps of this tutorial.

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March 19, 2007

Poker Shot Glasses

These poker shot glasses aren't too fancy, but thats how we like em.

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We are especially intrigued by the little stack container they come in. That looks just right to hold your shot glasses on the way to your poker event, and just right to hold your wad o' cash on the way home.

And if your friends run out of money while you play, no worries, you can switch to Beer Poker:


Playing Beer Poker - Shot Ante Drinking Game

It's really easy, and you can do it with just a few people. All you need is a deck of cards and any kind of alcohol. (Base the alcohol choice on how long you want to play before passing out). For this example, just to make it easy, we'll say there are 4 players and we're playing regular five card poker. Get up to the point where you would be betting. At that point, you have to bet by shots. So player #1 raises it one shot, and player #2 matches. If no one else goes in, they (players 3 and 4) have to drink one shot each. Now if player #1 or #2 raises it, they will have to drink that much if they lose. The winning hand sits out of drinking that time around and they are the dealer the next round, and they can set up a new game (7 card or whatever). Usually works well.

Beer Poker and Other Drinking Games at Brewthis.com

Shot Glasses at Bwild.com

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March 13, 2007

A Poker Chip Theme Every Quahogger Can Love

We know you are wondering.. whats a Quahog? Head over to Wikipedia to find out. You will discover that the Quahog is not just a hard clam, but also a Rhode Island staple. And what funny cartoon television show is written by a Rhode Islander? That's right, the Family Guy! The characters in the show even hail from the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island.

Now that you are familiar with quahogs, and because we know you love the Family Guy, here's a chip set we know you will love to break out for your best friends.

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This set may not have the highest quality chips you may come across, but it will certainly bring a smile to your face as you raise 2 Stewies. It comes complete with 200 "Family Guy" chips, and a deck of custom cards.

Just one problem, these sets are hard to find! We couldn't find new ones anywhere! So if you must have that Family Guy Poker Set, head to Ebay and start snipin!

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March 9, 2007

Poker Themed Cufflinks

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We came across these poker cufflinks today while browsing Amazon. We think they look rather snazzy. There is nothing quite like dressing up for a trip to the casino. The way we see it, you may as well look like a million bucks when you try to earn 'em.

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March 5, 2007

Online Poker with Commentary

Some clever fellow on YouTube has taken to doling out his poker advice by commentating over his online play sessions.

We don't think this guy is amazing, but the commentary is actually pretty entertaining, and he at least knows what hes talking about. Even if nes not the best player, his approach to commentating over the game is the first we've seen online, and we hope he starts some kind of trend.

Check them out.
In "Lesson 1", he shows how to use agressive betting to target a player, and set him off, though we're not sure if it was him who got set off.


Note the sidebar on YouTube to see the other "Lessons".

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March 2, 2007

Whats Black and Blue and Green and Read All Over?

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Phil Gordon has put together a nice collection of little books to help guide you to upping your poker playing potential. All of you know that Phil is a world-class player, and he doesnt hold back in his set of books. You can get each one individually if you like, but we like this little box set on our library shelf.

The black book begins with the basics, but with some sound observations from the poker pro. Then the green book guides you into being a better player overall, with its methods for staying ahead and profitable. The blue book brings it home, helping you turn from amateur to pro. Deffinitely a must have in your poker library

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