November 29, 2010
5 Great Movies About Playing Cards
OK, maybe all these movies aren't ABOUT playing poker and other card games, but they certainly do feature the game heavily. I was going to call this "5 Great Casino Movies" but then I would've felt like I had to put Casino on the list, and I can't call that movie "great" with a clean conscience. Take that, DeNiro - you're nowhere near as cool as James Garner and Jodie Foster, who are apparently playing poker next to a bong in the above poster.
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November 19, 2010
Inside the Poker Mind (Kindle Edition)
These days, knowing when to hold them and when to fold them isn't enough. If you want to avoid being the fish at the next table you sit at, you're going to want to spend some time thinking about the game in general, and your game in particular. this book of assorted essays will broaden your poker horizons on items like hand selection, the image you project, and how to read your opponents.
As the text will show, winning poker is a process that requires a lot of thinking as well as a thorough and systematic approach to the game, and that is what this book is about. Topics include "Playing Too Many Hands," "Self-Weighting Cold Calls," "Short-Handed Play: Don?t Miss Out," "The Strategic Moment in Hold ?em," "Countering a Good Reader," "A Poker Player in Therapy," and "Thoughts on the Effects of the Poker Literature." Those of you who are serious about your game should find much of this material to be extremely valuable.
At Inside the Poker Mind: Essays on Hold 'em and General Poker Concepts
November 17, 2010
EA Texas Hold em: Play Poker On Your Kindle
I wasn't aware Amazon was creating interactive games for its popular Kindle ereaders, but hey - live and learn. They've recently released a Texas Hold 'Em game from (in)famous game developer Electronic Arts that will let you play poker anywhere you can take your Kindle - plus as of the time of this writing it only costs four bucks.
EA Texas Hold'em is easy to play whether you're a poker pro or brand-new to Texas Hold'em. Choose between 3 difficulty levels and challenge 6 unique in-game characters in Career Mode. Sharpen your poker skills in Practice Mode, or Pass 'N Play with up to 4 friends. Earn 16 different awards, track your stats, and even get help from the in-game Advisor.
At EA Texas Hold em
November 15, 2010
84-Inch Folding Poker Table
If you're looking to hold an ongoing poker night, or even an occasional one, but you don't have the dedicated space for a full-on poker table, here's the compromise for you. This 84" x 42" folding poker table from Fat Cat features a green cloth playing surface and a cushioned rail with 10 built-in drink holders. The legs are steel with solid bracing, and the whole table folds up easily to get it out of the way when you're not playing.
At Fat Cat 84-Inch Folding Poker Table
November 12, 2010
Poker Tells Essentials
Picking up tells is a huge part of poker, but it's also one of the toughest things to learn. Some say you're either born with the ability to read people, or you're not. This book, Poker Tells Essentials, written by a former FBI agent, claims to be able to illuminate the mysteries of human behavior, including:
- How to observe properly
- How to develop intelligence on your fellow players
- Tells of the face, arms, hands, and torso
- How to best interpret the tells you observe
- What are the most authentic tells
- How to unveil bluffers
- How to prepare for big tournaments
- How the comfort/discomfort paradigm can help you to see tells like never before.
At Poker Tells Essentials
November 8, 2010
World Series of Poker 2008 for Nintendo DS
Online poker is great, but unless you want to whip out your laptop on the bus, it can be difficult to scratch the itch. That's why we like the Nintendo DS version of the World Series of Poker 2008 - the rules of poker don't change but you can take this anywhere your DS goes and it's available for a discounted price. Gotta keep those skills sharp even when you're out of the house, right?
Enter the largest sporting event in the world, the World Series of Poker, and battle "The Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth along the way! Build your bankroll and face-off against some of the world's top pros in your quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 main event.
- All Star Pro Line-up featuring Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth
- Special Heads-up tournament mode for intense poker action
- New locations including Paris, Flamingo, Bally's Harrah's Las Vegas
- Unlock upgrades to the most exclusive VIP suites in Las Vegas
- New poker tutorials and learning tools to improve your game
At World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
November 5, 2010
Poker Gift Idea: The Pokerstars Strategy Guide
The Pokerstars Strategy Guide isn't due out until next February, but that doesn't mean you should ignore it as a gift idea this Christmas. If you or someone you know is an online poker enthusiast, this could very well be the right book to get...available in both paperback and Kindle versions.
Online poker is the fastest-growing and most popular game in the world. PokerStars is where the action is, with games and tournaments running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, around the globe. To be a true poker star you must master the inside strategies of proven winners:
- Chris Moneymaker shows how to focus when faced with tough decisions.
- Katja Thater and Vanessa Rousso disclose the hidden female advantage.
- Barry Greenstein tells how to pick the right games to make the most money.
- Daniel Negreanu discusses how to choose the best position play.
- Alexander Kravchenko describes playing the short-stack in a tournament.
At The Pokerstars Strategy Guide
November 3, 2010
Poker Gift Idea: Card Player Magazine
I've been pondering what to get my poker-playing friends for Christmas this year, so I sat back and asked myself - what would I want? I would want a resource that kept me excited about poker, helped me out with strategy, and generally just kept me up on what's going on in the world of poker. The answer? Card Player magazine.
Card Player is the premier poker magazine. It is distributed to most of the poker rooms across the country, championship poker tournament events, and charity poker events. Every issue provides expert strategy and analysis, and addresses important issues within the poker industry.
Can't really go wrong with that - it's the gift that keeps on giving, a subscription's dirt cheap, and that subscription card will fit nicely in a stocking.
At Card Player Magazine
November 1, 2010
Just The Chips Monthly Roundup: October 2010
I'm excited to share the results of my first month at the helm of Just The Chips. Below is a roundup of all the items we covered in October, and we plan to bring you even more great poker news and products in the months ahead.
Poker Chip Sets
Poker Video Games
Poker T-Shirt Club
The first rule of Poker T-Shirt Club is you don't talk about Poker T-Shirt Club...well, we're breaking that rule to tell you about the sweet shirts you can get. We rummaged through the site and found some doozies - you probably know a lady who needs a Big Pair shirt, or maybe a Justin Timberlake fan who would kill for the Cry Me a River one. I liked the I Club Donkeys shirt (pictured above), and you'll be able to find all four suits on the site.
Shop your little heart out at Poker T-Shirt Club.