June 14, 2007

Diamond and Gold Poker Chip Necklace

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If you are looking for a high end gift for the jewlery wearing poker lover in your life, you can pick them up this diamond and gold poker chip necklace from coolwatercanyon.com.


Solid 14kt Gold 1/4 ct Poker Chip is an absolute beatuy. This unisex necklace is perfect for both men and women. When sitting at any poker table you will have every player focused on your necklace and not the cards. The enameled suits are exactly like the real deal. The curcumference of the chip has 12 genuine brilliant diamonds. This poker chip comes with a heavy bale which allows the chip to float on the chain. It comes with an 18 gold curb chain. This is not thin chip either

At a price of $737.83, its not cheap, but it would certainly make a statement. All we're wondering is, why the 83 cents?

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June 13, 2007

Phil Hellmuth Achieves 11 World Series of Poker Bracelets

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Well, the bad boy of poker has done it. He has won his 11th bracelet on the World Series of Poker events, and thus solidified his position as one of the greatest poker players of all time. And somehow, we think he wont be stopping at 11. Congratulations Mr. Hellmuth.


The Casino City Times has the story:


The self-dubbed WSOP "Record Man" now stands alone atop the poker world.

Phil Hellmuth Jr., who before the series vowed to play well enough to break all of the major WSOP records, humbly accepted number bracelet No. 11 from Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan Monday night after winning Event #15, a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event. The victory came just one year after he tied Brunson and Chan with ten WSOP titles.

The 1989 WSOP Main Event title was Hellmuth's largest victory in terms or prestige and money, but this last win was the personal mission of a player who wants to be remembered as one of the greatest of all time.

"This is the one I really wanted," Hellmuth said afterward in a post-tournament press conference. "I have so much respect for Doyle and Johnny. To now be at the top of the all-time (WSOP wins) list is really about as good a feeling as I have ever had."


Phil's Website
World Series of Poker Website

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June 8, 2007

Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer Lizard Eyes Glasses

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You can imagine what its like to be sitting on a massive call, turning to your opponent in an attempt to discern some tell from him by staring into the pools of his eyes, only to be rewarded by the cold stare back from the glassy orbs of a reptile. This is what it must be like playing against Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer.

Now, that cold empty fear, can also be what your opponents feel when they look to you! Behold, the Greg Raymer lizard eyes glasses!

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Now you have what you need to strike deep mamalian fear into the hearts of your opponents! Oh, and if you REALLY want to help your table image, eat a live mouse or two.

"Fossil Man"'s homepage
Lizard Eye Glasses at Amazon

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May 30, 2007

How to Be a Good Poker Host: Part 4 -- Cards and Chips

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Welcome to part four of our series on how to be a good poker host. If you missed parts one, two, or three, you may as well go catch up. Don't worry we'll wait.

There.. all set now? Great, now follow the jump as we discuss what you need to know about the part of poker that you need to have in order for there to be any poker at all, cards and chips.

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May 29, 2007

Poker Chip Flash Drive

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Its the final table at the World Series of Poker. Ivan Betchyabluffin has just gone all in against John Q. Everyman. Ivan is from Russia, and hes got only a pair of deuces, but hes bearing down against what he is sure is trip kings or better! What on earth is going on here??!?!

Ahhh.. Ivan is in fact a Russian defector! And he is actually transferring the super secret spy plans to the CIA agent John! But how is he slipping the plans? Why in his super cool USB flash drive disguised as a poker chip of course!

Now you too can pass along super spy messages in poker tournaments, OR you can just have a flash drive that will sit comfortably in your pocket. Spy, geek, or poker freak, you can pick up this 1 gigabyte flash drive at Target.

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May 25, 2007

Men's and Women's Poker Apparel at Poker-Wear.com

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Now, tell us.. what would you do, if you were to sit down at a no-limit table, and see the woman across the table from you wearing the t-shirt above? Its thoughts like this that keep us up at nights.

Oh.. that and the image of this beauty:

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Lots more apparel, in both Men's and Women's, in both tasteful and THAT, at Poker-Wear.com

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May 24, 2007

Fifty Two Reasons to get Kem Cards

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As you know, we take our poker seriously.

To begin with, we insist on a sturdy, but soft poker top. Then we pass out weighty plastic-clay-composite chips. Then finally we play with only the best playing cards around. Kem.

Now a REAL casino, likely does not use Kem cards. They have a seemingly endless supply of packs of cards that come all sealed and ready to go. But unlike a real casino, we dont take a rake when we play, so we need cards that will last us for more than one night of hard betting and Cheetos fingers. Enter Kem cards.

Kem cards are made of cellulose and plastic. They are slippery, and they are absolutely crap for magic tricks. What they are amazing at however, is lasting through YEARS of poker playing. And when we say years, we mean YEARS. We have been using 2 decks of Kem cards for over five years now, and they still play like we just took them out of the pack. For at least 2 years of that time, we had weekly poker nights. Believe us, these cards will last you a VERY VERY long time.

Some are shocked by the $20-$25 price tag. But trust us, at about $3-$5 a pop on a standard deck, you will find these cards will pay for themselves in no time.


Kems at Amazon.com -- Its where we got ours.
Official Kem Website -- Learn more about the product at the official site.
CustomPlayingCards.com -- You can even get Custom Kems!

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May 8, 2007

How to Be a Good Poker Host: Part 3 -- Chairs

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Its time to continue our series on how to be a good poker host! Today's topic: Chairs.

"But isn't it enough to just pull up a log to the dining room table?"

No. Its not.

Your guests will be sitting on their butts for several hours, stopping only briefly to go to the restroom, or to refill their beverages. Wait.. YOU should be refilling their beverages, so they will only get up to use the restroom! All the more crucial that the chairs around your table are comfortable and sturdy. Read on to find out more about what you need to do to be prepared to be the best poker host you can be, especially when it comes to chairs!

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May 4, 2007

Poker Glassware from High Hand Designs

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We've seen some of the stuff from High Hand Designs in the past, and we have found some more fun items you can use in your weekly poker game. While last time we mentioned their T shirts for looking your best at the table, this time we are highlighting some nice looking personalized glassware.

High Hand Designs has a collection of personalized glassware ranging from pint glasses, to snack bowls, but our favorite has to be this pitcher.

From the site:

"Tell your buddies it's their turn to get the beers! Hell, give em this pitcher and they can get more than one at a time."

Hell yeah!

Head on over to High Hand Designs to get a look at their glassware, as well as a myriad of other poker-related goodies!

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May 1, 2007

How to Be a Good Poker Host: Part 2 -- The Table

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Today we are continuing our series on how to be a good poker host. We are hoping that you will give back to your normal poker crowd, and surprise them by actually doing something other than scarfing their chips and beer. Just follow our helpful guide, and your friends will be exclaiming your poker hosting prowess, loving you, even as you slowly separate them from their money. That you see, is the trick of a good host.

Today's topic: The Table. Some think that all you need is a flat surface, and those people are wrong. We know that YOU aren't those people, so read on, and we'll remind you of all you need to know about tables.

If you haven't read Part 1 - The Playing Space, head there first, otherwise, read the skinny on tables after the jump!

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