January 29, 2009

The Theory of Poker from David Sklansky

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What's not to love about this book? Nothing. The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing.

Okay - my brain hurts, but many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.

At The Theory of Poker from David Sklansky

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January 23, 2009

Fat Cat Hold'em Dealer Poker Chip Set

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Ideal for tournaments, card clubs, or late-night poker games with the buddies, this Fat Cat Hold'em Dealer poker chip set includes everything you need to keep the games flowing. The Hold'em Dealer set comes with 500 11.5-gram striped dice chips--150 white chips, 150 blue chips, 100 red chips, 50 green chips, and 50 black chips--along with a lockable silver aluminum case that holds everything in a single convenient location. Also stored in the case are a pair of card decks and three buttons: big blind, little blind, and dealer. The set makes a handy accessory whether you're hosting a game at your place or heading to a friend's house for some poker action.

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January 15, 2009

Three-card poker Versus Pai Gow - Betting Advice

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Pretty interesting article at the Detroit Free Press:

My buddy Tom plays three-card poker, with the ante only bet, no pair plus. He says he wins more than loses. Well to me, if he puts down 10 bucks and has low three cards, he just folds without knowing what the dealer was holding. That's 10 bucks gone! Who gets to buy the beer next time at the casino? -- Myron A.

Click on through for the full answer at the Detroit Free Press

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January 9, 2009

PokerStars Smashes World Record With 35,000 Players in a Single Online Poker Tournament

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The results are in. PokerStars -- the world's largest online poker site -- has shattered the Guinness World Record for the Largest Online Poker Tournament.

As part of PokerStars' 'World Record Week', 35,000 poker players -- enough to fill a professional football stadium -- took part in the special $11 buy-in tournament on Sunday, December 28, 2008, with PokerStars guaranteeing a $500,000 prize pool. PokerStars had set the previous record with a field of 20,000 players in the Sunday Hundred Grand on July 29, 2007.

The tournament, which sold out well in advance, played for over 9.5 hours with a record 8,750 players reaching the money. The winner Stan34powa from France, outlasted the world's biggest-ever field to win a $30,000 first prize.

Full Read at PokerStars Smashes World Record With 35,000 Players in a Single Tournament

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January 2, 2009

RFID-Enabled Poker Table Knows Every Card in the Deck and on the Table

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Looking for the ultimate poker table setup to make the game both legit and also trackable without the "hole cam"? This setup uses tiny RFID cards attached to each card, and movements are monitored with four separate HD cameras, all running into a video encoder to create a live feed. The setup cost Milner about $7000 and three months to build, and Milner, a chairman of an IT company, loves the level of detail it brings to his games.

Via Gizmodo at Video Poker Table

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